Tag Archive | Christianity

Roads to Redemption

Church elders putting down icons of Jesus on the cross in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd as worshippers look on from outside the crowded church.

A friend’s Insta-story reminded me that March 30 this year was not only Good Friday, but also the beginning of the observance period for the Chinese tomb-sweeping festival known as Qingming (清明). The coincidence of two religious festivals, each revolving around different ways of honouring the deceased, struck me deeply. And so, I was drawn to discover how each of these groups would experience the same day in their distinct ways.

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Reminiscing on an Old Lady

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A picture of the old auntie and her friend taken in December 2016.

The lane leading from the Buona Vista subway station to the nearby mall, as of late, is framed by eager touts or salesmen. Itinerant tissue-paper sellers – a euphemistic term to describe those who would narrowly become beggars – appear, set up shop, and often vanish without a trace.

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