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Aug-29-13

Hungry Ghost Taboos

posted by constance

Can’t believe how time flies. I had just moved. Not exactly just. More than a month ago. I had stressed about it because I didn’t want to get it done during the 7th month, whereby the Chinese deemed as not a good month to move during the Hungry Ghost festival month. Good or bad? I moved before it and had rushed and rushed in packing and having house movers come in to complete in the third week of July… Phewwwww! A month plus later… voila! I’m still unpacking..hahahaha Too much on my hands with having to work and housework after work meant I hardly have enough time to unpack… One day in a week, limiting to only several hours of free time for me only!

Never mind… as long as I get it done slowly but surely!

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Aug-29-13

Coin as a Hobby

posted by constance

As a child I remember how I loved to collect coins. Old coins. My dad used to pass on some of his old coin and note collection and I would just sit for hours admiring the illustrations and symbols on it. After leaving school during my teenage years, I had stopped collecting coins, simply because nothing seemed antique enough for me. Now, in my forth decade, I have started to turn to coins again ever since we got the newly minted coins released for use. My youngest showed interest, and that prompted me to search for my album of coins. By now, I’d say these are really antiques! But a new interest on the american eagle silver dollar is something that I am curious about. Something I have not collected, nor seen in real, except online sites. Are these similar to people who collects gold coin as investment, I wonder…

Eagles as a carved or illustrative symbol is really interesting. A strong bold and freedom in character, for this is what the Americans have chosen, is really admirable.

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