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Travel Blogs from Hsinchu
... are sweeping out the good fortune that a new year will hopefully bring.
Don't even get them started on ghosts. Ghost Month is particularly intense, but year round you will see people with braziers outside their homes, burning ghost money or sometimes even cardboard Ferrari's for their ancestors. The belief is that they need money and posh wheels in heaven too.
But when it comes to Ghost Month, this really intensifies and also includes ...
... writing all about it once I get back (I heard that groan you buggers!!).
There was so much to do, so much to think about and so many angles to consider things from that it’s hard to recount them all and it would bore you to tears if I did (and if I haven’t already). Bit by bit and day by day, I chipped away and took great pleasure in checking off completed items from my desktop ‘to do’ list. It’s ***********vey in just a few pages a sense ...
... fee and there is a minimum charge. As you arrive, an envelope with your name on is given to you and you are made aware of the acceptable amount, i.e. 50 pounds or more. The amount you give is them checked and recorded in a register!
However, weddings are pretty dull compared to funerals. It is the norm in these parts to ensure a positive send-off and this means if a man is being buried, the more scantily clad dancing girls you can afford for the funeral march, the ...
... these as they fit in a bag and none of the trains or buses have bike racks like those in the US do, but it'd also be slow as hell on the road. The second or third cheapest road bike caught my eye. It was dark grey with black trimmings, sleek without being ostentatious and had a pair of shocks in front. Also the fact that it wasn't the absolute cheapest was a bit of a plus, I figured after a few years of going ...
... popular team names the kids came up with:
Team Angry Birds
Team Super Junior (a K-Pop boy band)
Team Super Mario Galaxy
Team Super Mario Galaxy II
Team Super-Super Mario Galaxy
Team Lady Gaga
Team Justin Bieber
Team Baby Baby
Team Jeremy Lin
I'm sure "Team Gangnam Style" has been added since.