Friday, April 8, 2011

Paper iPhones and iPads: Hot items for Ching Ming this year

Ching Ming, the Chinese day for sweeping the graves of ancestors, and honoring them with gifts took place on April 5th this year.  Traditionally, paper items representing money, clothing, food, homes and other consumer items are burned.  The belief is that these items can then be used by the deceased, whose physical needs are much the same as those of the living.
This year, the iPhone and the iPads that were in demand for the living were also in demand in their paper form for the dead.

I would certainly like to send an iPhone to my Granny too, but as I recall, she had enough trouble with the really loud phone with the giant buttons when she was alive.  Maybe she'd prefer a nice box of chocolates instead.

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