We went back to Pomelosville yesterday for the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. It is a grand celebration for 9 days starting from the 1st day of the Ninth lunar month in the Chinese calendar. Hubs and I have been celebrating this festival since we were kids so we always try to go back every year to the Tow Boo Kong Temple to offer our prayers and also to buy the tortoise shape buns and the lotus paste buns. Unlike those at the Ampang temple in KL, these tortoise buns and lotus paste ones can be eaten. They are very fluffy especially freshly steamed.
The tortoise buns. Ashley is fascinated with them because they are all pink
the giant tortoise bun for prayers
Spiralistic hanging joss sticks beside the temple
Place for burning the joss sticks at the entrance to the temple. I forgot to take a photo of the temple. Ashley was afraid to go into the temple because it was packed and was very smoky due to the joss sticks. She and I waited at the entrance for hubs and MIL.
The lil missy was eyeing these colourful lucky wind spinners (is this the correct term?) being sold at the entrance as soon as we arrived. Later she told me that she would like to have one. It cost rm10 each and of course I didn’t get it for her because I know she’s only interested in it for a few hours.
Instead, I bought her a cheaper one – rm 3.50 A very happy girl and her new toy.
That’s it for today. Will write more about our trip in my next post. Although this is only a short trip, it is really tiring for me. Must be all the running around, trying to cover a few places like visiting Sam Poh Tong to offer prayers to my late FIL, SIL & my grandmother, sending my MIL to her friend’s house as well as packing and unpacking the luggage. I didn’t even get to meet up with my good friends in Ipoh. Sorry girls. Next time, ok? 😀