Monday, November 13, 2006

Jesus vs Dua Beh Gong

Yesterday I was talking cock with my neighbours, since my roomie went back to Malaysia, few of them came to my room after fed up of studying for the coming final exam.

Then, Herlexu mentioned about some hardcore Christian in City Harvest(a church which is located outside my uni, along Jln Boon Lay). The Christian will donate more than 10% of their salaries to the church and everytime when they go to the church, they will donate again...=.=

They used the money the build a nice church, which is larger than any of the lecture theatre in my uni, total with 3 levels and 3 basement levels ...lastly the big cross of the church can rotate(in mathematic terms means rotate along y-axis), can you imagine that?

We only have some background lights blinking behind our Guan Yin statue leh..

Hm..since the muslims are so rich,why don't they build a mosque with the "onion" rotating also?

Suddenly, i remembered that I was stopped by a pastor in Boon Lay interchange before.
Here is the conversation between us.

Pastor : Hey, young man...can i ask u a few question?

Viva : Ok..

Pastor : Do you think that human is perfect?

Viva : No..i don't think so...

Pastor : Agree. Then do you think that you are faultless?

Viva : Of course not lah...

Pastor : Okok...then do you believe that heaven exists?

Viva : No, i believe that hell exists.

(Since I am a buddhist, I believe that there are 18th levels in hell)

Pastor : If 1 day if you are a given a chance to enter heaven, will you go?

Viva : Watever lah...die then die le lah...y so care about go where...

Pastor : ....

Then, he started to talked alot of craps to me...

"Actually, heaven exists and normally we will go to heaven after we passed away..Long time ago, there is no distance between human and heaven.However, faults separate human and heaven. Since then, there is a gap and we cannot go to heaven le..."

"But if you believe Jesus, if you realize and admit your faults, Jesus will forgive you and you will be on your way to heaven...and the cross is the way to overcomes the gap..."

I shared this story to them, but unfortunately all of them laugh until stomachache..because most of us are Buddhist...paiseh

Then, Herlexu came up with a good idea.He suggested me next time if I encounter such problem again,just take 1 thing from my pocket and give to the pastor and tell him...

"Uncle, jit geh xi bai Dua Beh Gong e dao gia eh,eh poh pin onn. lai bin wu 4 geh li, lu kua liao kak kin ke buey toto, dak kang bao kui tao pio eh"
("Uncle, this 1 I get from Dua Beh Gong there, can protect you one. Inside there got 4 numbers, after you see it faster go and buy TOTO, tonight confirm open 1st prize one")

Then, the pastor no need to stand there and find people to join Christian lo..

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Kusu Island

Yesterday was the 15th day of this month in Lunar Calendar( which is 初十五), and I went to Kusu Island with my parents and relatives. Kusu Island means "Tortoise Island" (龟屿) and it's "famous" because there is a lot of tortoises and turtles on this island, and there is also a temple which most of the people come here to 拜拜 during the whole ninth-month in Lunar Calender(in Chinese we called it 九皇爷).

It took about 15minutes ferry trip from Marina South to there, and that was the first time my dad and I willing to go to such a crowded place during peak season.

Soon, we reached there and were heading to that temple.Beside the temple, there is a stall which is selling "treasures"(宝) and a bunch of joss-sticks at $2/set. Chinese believes that the gods in heaven can receive the treasure after we burnt it. Since I am quite superstitious, I gave my mom $10 to buy 5sets of it. @@ comes the problem, where should I burn the things?
Then, i noticed this....

There were 4 workers standing beside the fireplace and with a metal box on the table.

They will help us to burn the things, and everytime before they did it, one of them will knock on the metal box, telling you that you need to donate according to your willingness so that the temple is always being lighten up with joss-sticks and oil lamps(添香油). WTH, we have already paid $2 for the set of "treasures" and that's more than enough. Sorry, i am not insulting the gods in the heaven, but who knows that whether the money that we donated is used to buy joss-sticks and oil lamps, OR it is paid to them as salary for helping us to burn those things?

Soon, as we were leaving the island, then i saw this statue...

This statue probably is the symbol of this island, but don't you think that the head and the legs are a bit long until it looks like a giant lizard with a tortoise shell on it?Or is there a difference between eastern-species-turtles and western-species-turtles??


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