Tomb Sweeping Day is just around the corner!Be warned!

The Qingming Festival (清明節), aka the Tomb Sweeping Day or Clear and Bright Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day from the Spring Equinox), usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar (see Chinese calendar). Every leap year, Qing Ming is on April 4.

This year will fall on this Saturday,Apr 4th. I have been exercising this filial act in joining my parents and relatives to visit our ancestors’ graves since i know how to clean up the floor and pulling up weeds. As a catholic, this is the only occasion that I’d take up joss stick and pray like the buddhists. For me, it is a customary act which should be religiously observed every year,as a respect to our ancestors.

Today newspaper also brings up a spooky report on 4 guys went to seek help from MCA public complaint bureau chief-Datuk Michael Chong for helping them to locate 2 missing persons (A mother and a son). Here is the story:

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Michael Chong has been called upon to help in various cases involving violent Ah Long, missing spouses, Internet scams and vengeful partners.

But the latest one could spook even a veteran like him. Five men claim they are being forced by a ghost to locate its wife and son.

The men approached the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head after attempts to locate the duo, including by publishing notices in three Chinese dailies, proved futile.

Chong with the 4 complainants who were possessed by the spirit earlier

Chong with the 4 complainants who were possessed by the spirit earlier

The five claimed they were holidaying in Cambodia earlier this month when some restless spirits harassed and possessed them.

“I felt a great unease almost immediately, as though there were many angry spirits surrounding me,” Teow claimed, adding that he was possessed twice within four hours.

His friend Ding Hon Sai, 38, said he panicked when he saw Teow going into a seizure the same night, when they were in a pub.

“When he gained consciousness, he spoke in a woman’s voice and started to sob loudly,” said Ding, adding that the ‘ghost’ was begging for forgiveness in Hokkien.

The second time Teow was possessed, a male spirit said it would stop disturbing them only if they located its son, one Chew Kon Lai, 38, and wife Chong Sim Choon.

Chong said he had later received an anonymous call asking him to help five men from Alor Setar who would be seeking his help.

“This is an unusual case. I hope we can help the men locate these two people as soon as possible,” he said.

Those who have information on the location of Chew or Sim Choon can contact Teow at 019-5758288, Ding at 012-482 9855 or MCA secretary Tay Joann at 03-21615678.

I am not sure if Datuk Chong and the guys have ever thought of the missing 2 persons are in different realms, which is not in our earthland realm. I do hope they will locate them soon.

Ladies & Gentlemen, be good and kind always,remember to go n pray to your ancestors this weekend. When you are there, don’t simply shout to others, don’t borrrow anything from strangers….but you can still ask for numbers from your ancestors but not from their neighbours. you might be trespassing into other territorial realm!!! THis is what i was told all the years when come to this day….Good Luck!


~ by talkkok on March 31, 2009.

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