I'm sure most of you are aware, that the Hungry Ghost festival has started. It's pretty evident yesterday, when you see people utilising the communal burning bins - burning 'hell-money' and joss-sticks rimmed the grass verge along the drains.
Won't be long before you see makeshift stages witht heir getai and wayang performances. Not forgetting the auctions. Then, there's always the ... ghost stories.
Anyway, this story was recounted by my brother's collegue. She had taken bus no. 14 from Orchard to Bedok around 2330hrs yesterday. Bus no. FOURTEEN ...Gettit? (according to some Chinese superstition, 14 is a 'bad' no. because it means, "sure-die")
She sat at the front-most seat on the upper deck. So she got a full-view of what goes on. Her gripe was that the bus moved at a pace "where it's faster if I walk". Maybe it's some exaggeration on her part but the bus was DEAD SLOW (pun intended).
If that wasn't bad enough, the bus driver actually stopped at ALL the bus-stops, despite there being NO ONE who hailed the bus or even alight. He even opened the door, okay?
The poor girl was so scared out of her wits that she alighted when the bus reached Bedok South. Her destination was Bedok nterchange. She did not even look back when walking away.
Since it's that time of the year, my bro and I decide to catch a movie or two and see if the same thing happened like when we watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last year. You know, about how some cinemas had a whole row left empty during ther shows, despite a full-house..?