37. Hsiu-mei Wu at temple

Sunday August 10, 2008

Hsiu-mei Wu *ahma took Huiling and me to a temple. First she showed us how to pick offering foods for the gods. We picked a box of Taiwanese cookies and two pieces of red bread (Red means fortune) for blessing.

The temple was very colorful and decorative because of the upcoming "Pudu" ghost festival in Taiwan. Inside the temple there were many different gods and the ahma and Huiling explained to me how to pay respect to each god. 

* "halmunis" in Korean, or "ahmas" in Taiwanese means "grandmas". (In Asia, elders are commonly referred to as grandmother or grandfather, whether you are related to them or not, as a way of showing respect.)

Picking up offering bread with the ahma and Huiling

At the temple gate

With the ahma

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