Day: March 30, 2013
A Hello to QingMing
Long before I could recall, the day has arrived again.
Today, I spent a trip down to Mount Vernon Sanctuary to pay respect to my ancestors on this QingMing Festival. QingMing (also known as Tomb Sweeping Day) is a big day and a yearly day of observance to most Chinese. It is a day to remember and pay respect to their late ancestors. Sweeping the tomb, offering foods and joss paper accessories are common practice on QingMing.
The sanctuary is sitting on Mount Vernon Hill. This delighting piece of land is going to be transformed into residential developments soon. My ancestors would have to move out from their long stay in no time.
It’s a place I love to visit, as the lush greenery and fresh air is awesome. The peace and calm I got from this piece of land is as good as emancipation. The lovely surrounding for all these ancestors is going to be a past soon, though their existence will always remain in our present!
Imagine them strolling along the road, sitting on the bench and chatting about their past.
Enjoying the offerings from the wonderful nature.
The tree, the fruits…
While the rain just came on time for a happy ending…