Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Offerings to our ancestors - Wordless Wednesdays #1


63 comments:

  1. Welcome to WW. Lovely picture and thank you for sharing it us.

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  2. This is my FIRST post on Wordless Wednesdays. ^-^

    It is a photo of the food offerings for our ancestors’ on the traditional Death Anniversary (Cheng Ming Festival) this year.

    The festival is observed annually by Chinese all over the world. We prayed and asked for blessings. It is a day for us to remember our loved ones who left us.

    We believe there is another second life after death. So we burnt paper money, houses and things made of paper to them. :)

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  3. Delicious - what are all those tasty looking things?

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  4. tegdirb92,
    My Mom and I cooked the dishes and we bought some of the snacks.

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  5. Hi Brian,
    Thanks for stopping by and the welcome! :)

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  6. Hi Seabird,
    We prepared some cooked food and snacks. There were meat buns, rice cakes, fruits and dumplings.

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  7. Welcome to WW! Yummy shot! I love Chinese Cuisine, but this one look very special and made with love...

    Happy WW! :-)

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  8. Hi Isabelle!
    Yes, this offering was made with love. Thanks for your warm welcome. :)

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  9. I don't know what they are, but they look delicious.

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  10. That looks lovely, such a nice tradition. Welcome to WW!

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  11. Captain Picard,
    They are food being offered to our ancestors. :)

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  12. PARTYTIME!

    I'll be over in about 15 minutes!

    Yummmmmmm

    Happy WW!

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  13. Hi JennieBoo,
    Thanks for the warm welcome. Yeah! We had a big feast after the prayers have been offered. :)

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  14. Wow! I just learned about this tradition the other day. Beautiful!

    Happy WW!

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  15. Hi Sue,
    Oh, you did? Chinese do this in remembrance of their ancestors. :)

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  16. It's the first time I hear of Wordless Wednesday. Why Wordless?

    Is this Cheng Meng?

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  17. How beautiful. Provacative. You just slowed me down to think about and thank my ancestors. That's quite a table!

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  18. What a wonderful custom. How important it is to remember those who come before us.

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  19. So are we supposed to leave comments since it's wordless? :p

    Ching Ming here again? So fast...I remember reading your post about burning money and houses to ancestors not too long ago leh...wah....

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  20. Wonderful display and thanks for the explanation!

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  21. Oh how these look wonderful...

    HAppy WW!

    Ours is up as well, but it is a post down due to late breaking news... http://burntofferings.blogspot.com/

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  22. Yes, and the hungry ghost festival has just started.

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  23. First welcome to Wordless Wednesday. I love your honoring your ancestors. I too believe that there is life after our deaths. Have a great WW. :)

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  24. What delicious looking food. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. welcome to WW. that picture makes me really miss Malaysian food

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  26. Interesting photo! It looks yummy! Can I have some? ;-)

    Happy WW!

    Mayogi

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  27. Wah lots of offerings hor!!! ery colorful.....

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  28. Your ancestors must be very happy and pleased with all those yummy offerings.
    Mine is up too.

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  29. WW looks/sounds fun!
    *keeps mum*
    But failed... hehe...

    ps: how r u? how r u???

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  30. I ought to have Wordless Wednesdays too... for days when words just don't do the trick as well as a well taken picture does.

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  31. I love bao!

    I had a Chinese roommate and miss her cooking!

    Xie Xie!

    I just returned from the funeral of my cousin who died at the age of 90. She had a wonderful life and the funeral was pleasant. We also visited the other graves in our family cemetery with some of the elder relatives. Afterwards we had a reception at the church as well as our house, where we all enjoyed a champagne toast in her memory.

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  32. Welcome to WW! And thanks for the cultural lesson.

    I live on the East Coast too (not your east coast though ;)

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  33. Welcome to the WW list.
    Those are offerings for your ancestors correct ?

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  34. Yummy!!! and the next post is such a great tribute.. .

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  35. Haha, I just hop from a friend's blog. She also wrote the title as "wordless wednesday"... looks like all of us dare not talk to much on these days huh.... LOL :)

    okok... I better keep quiet.

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  36. What a beautiful celebration, Im so pleased to learn something as I travel WW's this week, Thank you!
    And the offerings are gorgeous too - Hope you enjoy being part of WW!
    Ive got a red orchid this week if you get a chance to stop by, Cheers!

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  37. Wow, that's quite an offering.

    It's been sometime since I attended one. I missed those days. All the kids in my family would fold the paper and challenged who could finish faster. Hahaa ..

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  38. Niki-chan,
    This is a simple one, the elaborate one is really awesome.

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  39. lilMrsT,
    Your family celebrate this festival too. :) The kids find it fun and interesting.

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