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The Singaporean Says: daily-life practicalities of Cultural Diversity.

Two days ago, I went in search of apples.

The choice of apples left was appalling.

And then, overhearing some conversations, it struck me. The hungry ghost festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Festival) is here and people are snapping up the apples and the oranges and... whatever for worship.

This is what it means to be Singaporean--it means that I accept and understand that for a while my apples will be uglier when I shop later at night. It means that the non-believers/non-practitioners and non-Chinese tolerate the piles of ashes and food items left along the road. And the more polluted air of course.

Also, seen today: bubble tea (with pearls and the thick straw) left for worship along with the more traditional 发糕!


Happily at Home,


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