2017-09-27 14:08:54 UTC
Stop it, stupid asshole.Yale Guen Mar, ready for Tony Chee Mar's birth anniversary? Tony would have been 102 on November 5. Donald, Ellen and Eugene will honor Tony Chee Mar as they always do every November 5. So will Brenton, Luca and Valentina. Even May Fung, Roberto and Silvia are planning to join them.
It's none od your business.
Now, stop it.
It's none od your business.
Now, stop it.
Eugene, Ellen and Donald are throwing a joint party in Tucson, AZ for ghosts of Kim Hi Wong Tony Chee Mar as they do every year.
Yale Guen Mar, you have wasted your life utterly. A fifth generation restaurant worker that you are, you could not hold on to jobs even as a janitor in restaurants.
But don't blame your parents Kim Hi Wong and Tony Chee Mar for your plight. They did their level best to keep you afloat and on the straight and narrow. Your failures are the result of character flaws of your very own.
Yale Guen Mar, the least you can do is to pay homage to your parents and all your other ancestors. Coming up is Tony Chee Mar's birth anniversary. He would have been 102 on November 5, 2017.
November is also the 68th anniversary of the first time you met Tony Chee Mar after you sailed into San Francisco from Hong Kong as an 11 year old boy in 1949 after the CCP took control of PRC.
It will be a grand gesture if, in spite of your character flaws, you can get yourself to join your siblings Ellen, Donald and Eugene to honor and humor the ghosts of Tony Chee Mar and Kim Hi Wong.
November 5 will be a good time for you to honor the past with a spirit of celebration that includes space for both reflection and renewal.
But most of all, it will be a time for you to bond with Ellen, Donald and Eugene and, perhaps, even with Brenton, Lica and Valentina.
Yale Guen Mar, if you play your cards right, Dr. Eugene Yale Mar might yet agree to have you as a friend on Facebook.
So, go for it, Yale Guen Mar. Travel to Tucson, AZ. Visit the gravesite of Tony Chee Mar and Kim Hi Wong. It is in Lot 9 of East Palm Cemetery. It will be a wonderful opportunity to reminesce about ancestors with your siblings and other kith and kin. Fly kites or plant seeds to make the occasion a joyous one.
And don't forget to offer the best Mai Tai and the finest in Taishanese cuisine to the ghosts of Tony Chee Mar and Kim Hi Wong.
But your most visible activity should revolve around tomb sweeping, the ritual cleaning of gravesites to honor a family’s ancestors. People care for their relatives in the afterlife by visiting at the cemetery, refreshing their tombstones and making offerings of food, incense and joss paper. Once tomb sweeping is complete, join the picnic that your siblings Ellen, Donald and Eugene arrange for all the relatives, kith and kin.
But tidying up the graves of Tony Chee Mar and Kim Hi Wong is the most imprtant thing for you to do on November 5. It is a respectful family tradition that goes to the heart of filial piety. Symbolically, a clean and tidy gravesite will remind Tony Chee Mar and Kim Hi Wong that you are finally repenting all your failings. They will forgive you and so will your siblings Ellen, Donald and Eugene.
Brenton, Luca and Valentina are doing the same in Boston.
The family in Boston will be joined by May Fung from Quincy and Dr. Roberto Buonamici from Tuscany.
Yale Guen Mar, do something nice for the ghosts who would like nothing better than to drink your wine, eat your food and smell your incense.
Yalke Guen Mar, if you fail in your filial duties, then ... well ... , you'll reap as you sow.
China gotta ban this practice. It pollutes the environment and waste good paper. - People burn paper money on ghost festival to mourn for victims in Yunnan earthquakeYale Guen Mar, don't bad-mouth Hungy Ghost Festival - you do far more harm to the environment:
* when you shit in taro patches of your Hmong neighbors
* when your diapers leak on Ravinder's sofa and on Rolida Lee's reclining chair
* when you fart in Merced Community Food Market, Yue Cheng Market and Rancho San Miguel Supermarket
* when the tampons inside your asshole leak blood
Yale Guen Mar, take an outing to Tucson, Arizona. Catch a bus to get there. Plan to be in Tucson, AZ on 5th November - your "dad" Tony Chee Mar would have been 102 on 5th November. He was born on November 5, 1915.
Enjoy the nature. Go fly a kite. Wear willow branches on the head. Ride on swings. Such outings not only add joy to life but also promote a healthy body and mind.
Moment of truth for you, Yale Guen Mar. You already have one foot on your grave. There is not much time left for you to redeem yourself.
Yale Guen Mar, it is time to redeem yourself. November 5 is just around the corner. It is 18 days before Thanksgiving. November 5 is just the ideal date for you to honor your ancestors in general and your "dad" Tony Chee Mar in particular..
Travel to Tucson, Arizona. Visit East Palm Cemetery (Lot 49) to visit the gravesites of your noble-hearted parents. Tidy up the place. Clear the weeds. Offer flowers and paper money. Burn incenses. Kowtow before the tombstones of Tony Chee Mar and Kim Hi Wong. You'll feel a lot better.
You will also get to meet your relatives at the grave site. Your siblings Donald, Ellen and Eugene are certain to be there. Brenton will be there with his two kids Luca and Valentina. Silvia will be there to pay respects to the family patriarch. Heck, even May Fung from Quincy, MA and Roberto Buonamici from Tuscany, Italy are planning to be at the gravesite on November 5.
This is a golden opportunity for you to make amends for all your acts of omission and commission. Eugene might finally forgive you to have you as a freiend on Facebook.
I know you can't fly. You have been put on a no-fly list after that fiasco in 2010 when you had to be put on a train to be shipped back from Kansas to Merced, CA.
But you don't need to fly if you wish to go to Tucson. What happened to the minivan that Yuhua Luo gave you to get rid of you from her life? And, anyway, you can always take a bus.
So go for it. I'll be there on Quingming day. It will be an experience for everyone to meet you there finally.