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02/15/2003 Archived Entry: "Payin' Respects to the Dead Grandpa..."

Today I spent some time with the family. Today is the anniversary of the death of my grandfather on my father's side. Not like I ever knew the man.... He kinda, like, died before I was even born.... ^_^; But it's a Vietnamese practice to pay respects to the dead on the anniversary of their death. All this took place at my grandmother's house. There, she set up an elaborate... I don't know what you'd call it... maybe an altar. On it, was placed a bunch of foods. I think the whole idea is that these are foods that the dead person really liked, but no one ever told me, so that's purely conjecture on my part there. Anyway, along with all the foods, are pictures of the deceased one. With that all in place, everyone just goes up to the altar and does a little prayer-type-thing. Not exactly. Something like we pay respects to the dead person and then ask him to help grant some desires of ours. I asked for a new car. XD Hopefully I'll be getting that MR2 I really want. And FD would be really nice, but I can't afford to maintain it. ^_^;; So after I did that, there was much fooding. I tell you, you can't go to a Viet function without food. There's always food around. You can't escape it! Not that you'd want to. Mm~... food....

When that was over, I went out yet again. Why? Because I went to meet up with a fellow poster on the Fanime forums. Yep, I met up with RyuDOA2Hayabusa at MGL. There we made some conversation. He played Capcom vs SNK 2.... I played SCII.... I had some competition, so I was happy. ^_^ After a while, we kinda got tired of the MGL action, so we headed over to Nikaku to window shop. XD So we didn't have any money to spend.... What else could we do? At least we both eyed plenty of things to spend our money on when we do have money.... ^_^;;; Finally, he came over to my house to leech some of my anime. ^_^; Not that it really matters to me. I still have plenty of CDs left. Maybe I should pick up a bit more though.... I want a good 400+ spare. Just in case.... ^_^

Oh my gosh. You won't believe it. I've been doing my homework! Not that I've been doing all of it, but I've gotten two sections of math half done. Oh yeah! I thought I'd accomplish nothing over this weekend, so you gotta give me props. Man, I surprise myself sometimes.... ^_^

Um... darn.... I want to bombard you peoples with a bunch of random babble, but nothing's coming to me right now. Hopefully my mind will be in a more random mood tomorrow, so ciao for now!

Replies: 4 comments

you have so much free time.. to make a new layout.. help me make one if you have so much time!! =P JK JK! But if you really do have time~ Just make me one!! X3 Hee hee.. that'd be so cool! XD er.. well.. anyway.. I think I got my cousin hooked on SCII.. i'm a bit addicted myself.. it's so easy.. ^_^;; well.. where i play it anyway! ^_^

Posted by xiao long @ 02/17/2003 09:51 PM PST

Hey ^^! Long time no see! In response to your comment, I haven't really been doing much commenting either ^^;;. Sorry about that, haven't had much time for anything since the new term started..eep.
Wow, so much random rant-ness, I don't know what to start commenting on!! In Russian culture we have the whole paying-respects thing on the anniversary of the person's death too. Except we don't set up an altar or anything.. we just gather around the dinner table and stuff our faces ^^;;. Um.. yeah. Anyway, I'm thinking of starting to play the iRO thingie XD!! It looks totally awesome!! I'll let you know when I'm all set and stuff ^-^! And here I thought I'd have nothing to do over winter break..:P

Posted by Lini @ 02/17/2003 08:37 AM PST

Thanks for explaining the Iro thingie!

Posted by Ilyana @ 02/17/2003 12:00 AM PST

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SCII
me
you
NOW!

Posted by Cinti @ 02/15/2003 10:53 PM PST

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