This is a discussion on Hungry ghost festival within the Second Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by angelwendy hUH.. i just feed my boy papaya... y cannot eat?? i also dont know. maybe only apply ...
i got a shock when my sis told me her in law said cannot but since my mom said can then ok ... but my mom also said...this month when we go out or when baby go out ...best to have something metal on us or a red packet ..so on safe side i just add a safety pin to my blouse/pant ( cos all my maternal clothes no pocket) ...hehe...it is also metal
Last edited by PTB7476; 11-08-2010 at 01:47 PM.
what my hubby told me is that this year's 7th month is 1 of the "fiercest" 7th month for the past 50 years. due to the timing whereby the gates are open for "them" to come out, it clashes with moon being covered, therefore those VERY powerful evils are out this year. the "guards" power wasnt powerful enough to stop those VERY evil ones out. how true? im not too sure. he said he read it somewhere.
just to share this.
Regarding the rubbish chute area thingy heard dat is those in the new flat one...old flats rubbish chute I not sure also cos all tis was told by mine manicurist....
than i sibei stress... work midnight (although twice a week), but at those fishing pond sia... heard those kinda places alot of spirit.... holy~~~
just be careful with the places we walk . i had a pair of scissor in my bag.. a small one with those plastic cover covering the sharp area. *in case kenna police stop, consider as dangerous item..* try not to go out so late also. after 7pm dont go out.. but i worked in a hospital, cant really prevent lotsa things. just try not to go to the mortuary area. but the mortuary is under my care. sigh. just pray nothing happen there, so i dont have to visit that place.
Delivered my girl on 03 Feb 2011 & my boy on 03 Jan 2013 =)
gem- thats scary~ =X
cant go out at night ehhh? oopsie, im like meeting my gf to party this sat.. think i shlall go home after the sun rise. =X
Wow, i am pregnant and i always have to drive my girl back from my mum's place every night. Am worried...
How to avoid such things from following us?
I saw "scissors. metal thing in red packet", what else?
For my girl? Where do you get the red string? From which temple ?
Yes i heard about it too that this year 7th month very fierce. So better be home early after work. Take care everybody.
whoa..i am not chinese but all this is sure spooking me out..hehheh
i just tell my kids dont step over the offerings n candles..watched too many horror movies about the hungry ghost festival
it is good to learn and know more about the hungry ghost festi but mummies, rmb dont get over paranoid. Just do things as per normal and dont step on those you shdnt be stepping, dont anyhow spout nonsense.. as for the rest, try to follow but if cant, what to do? lik the rubbish chute thingy, if your house really happen to be right beside one, there is nth much you can do right? can always ask the family members to throw the rubbish. =)
just my humble 2 cents worth =)
Just to share my experience, I am non chinese but I believe in all these Hungry Ghost thing.
For me on National Day , What i did was all the window in my house i hung a crystal piece so as to ward off evil as I am on the second floor and placed 2 iron nails on the window grills gap as well.
Reason is my blk ever a woman jump down some 3yrs back when we are still here. After that sometimes at night my dogs howl at my hall window which directly faces a tree.
Now that I am pregnant just taking some extra precaution. Whenever after work I come home I keep a bottle of water outside my gate, I will wash my feet at the doorway before entering. And I ask everyone to follow that at home too.
Every evening make sure I light my alter and pray to gods to protect my house.
i am non chinese but i rather be safe than sorry. for me i can see and sense them but the seeing part is not too clear..thank god for that..Hubby fetches me from work and thereafter no going out at all.
praying all will be fine.
me too will leave a pail of water outside to wash feet...
- dont get to paraniod/ scared.... "ghost" tends to disturb those who are scared of them, show them you are not scared, be brave.... as long as they see you so "brave" they dont dare to disturb you.... infact they are scared of humans too (brave ones)....
- you can put a red packet with promgrate leaves, tea leaves, a pinch of salt , a pinch of rice. My ahma usually pack this for us in the 7th month/ visit cemerty, funneral etc
- dont anyhow curse and swear, keep your mouth zip... dont anyhow say things also.... best zip...
- dont anyhow step...
- DO NOT HAVE BELLS/ wind chimes, both my and mother in laws says it will lure the ghost to you.... dont anyhow shake your keys also got the sound "ling ling ling" ....
dont scared your self.... its not so scary... those still preggy mummies, please keep your cool... dont affect your pregnancy... just be careful can already
this post getting quite eerrie and scares alot of ppl... haha