Be back in 3
by, 07-10-2010 at 03:14 AM (330 Views)
yeah, yeah i haven't updated in about a week and a half but ive been busy... so what else is different? Well my grandmother passed away so me and my family have been making preparations for the funeral these past 2 weeks handling the life insurance to to her will, yeah i know its a sketchy subject to talk about, especially on a gaming blog that should just be about gaming but screw it its a window for alot of my gaming buddies to know more about me and what going on in my life. Hmong funerals are different from regular Catholic funerals(obviously), theres alot of labor involved including poultry to type of clothes to type of music that must be played for the spirit to rest piecefully. No metal or copper can remain in the cast-kit and the clothes of the decieve must be clean and pure, if there is a mistake then it will bring shame and bad luck to the entire family line from now to the future. A gifted person who is talented with the "qeej' or Spirit Horn must play a song to rest the deceased, heres a quick picture of a qeej:
theres alot of superstition involved in hmong weddings like the spirit of the deceased must be able to rest or it may return as a vengeful spirit. Unlike regular Catholic funerals the main head of the family must stay to watch the deceased out of respect and tradition, usually lasting 3 days its been longer in the past but dues to modern times some traditions were changed. Theres alot more that goes into hmong funerals but i wont go into to much detail. My uncle became Catholic and decided on a more american funeral which caused alot of conflict between the heads of our family, some deciding to put there beliefs aside and morn for the my grandmother while other out right wont even come to the funeral because of this. Funny how religion or beliefs effect every culture no matter the situation, but its just stupid in my point of view. I believe no matter what culture you are the passing of someone is a terrible time for everyone and instead of knocking heads lets just put aside our beliefs and remember the ones who have passed.
Yeah i know, i didnt have to talk so much about how hmong funerals are like, i just thought it'll be interesting to talk about and have more insight for people who aren't hmong. So, the more you know. Maybe i should talk about some stories about evil spirits and scary stories told to me when i was a kid... but i'll save that for next time.
Keep on gaming guys,(I need a new tag line, this ones to plain)
PS: Im fine just in case people were concerned about how i feel about my grandmother passing but im doing better, so no worries people.