Thursday, August 12, 2010
This hugely popular Mega Sale event this year starts from 24 July to 16 September signifying a six-week long shopping window of great bargains and discounts. This year, it's timely too for Muslim folks celebrating Hari Raya where it's customary to have new clothes, new curtains, new coat of paint for the house, etc.
Starting Aug 10 for the next fifteen days, Buddhists/Taoists of Chinese descent celebrate what is known as the Month of the Hungry Ghosts or what is commonly-referred to as Por Thor where it is believed that the gates of Hades opens to let out spirits. This is the period once a year that these spirits are free to roam the earth, sort of like a spirit vacation. This is the time of year in which you see tents being set up for singing performances by scantily-dressed female singers. However, this year, we'll get to see Chinese opera instead as the organizers have been encouraged to have more 'decent' shows citing that the Emperor of Hades did not request for performances with scantily-clad performers.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to doing some shopping myself and plan to hit some sneaker stores for a good pair of running shoes. Happy shopping y'all..
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