It was 7 February 2016, the 30th day of the last month of the lunar calendar, they call it "Sam Sat" or simply "30th", and on that morning, to continue the tradition, there is always the morning prayers done at the old house.
My husband took me to Puteri Mart to buy fresh fishballs and the remaining stuff for the steamboat tonight and then we went straight to the old house.
The maid had already finished cooking everything and Tai Koo had all the altars ready for praying.
her son nephew had driven her there and he lighted some candles for the altar
She led the prayers, then we followed suit
Me. praying at my matrimonial home
the offerings that are put for praying.
Vegetarian dishes for my vegetarian grandmother
The tae zi kong or floor altar
the kitchen altar
Meanwhile in the garden..
josspapers were burnt. A lot of things have been simplified due to Tai Koo's frail condition, and there will be no late night vigil as was observed by my late mil
So, since I am the dutiful daughter-in-law and the youngest OLD relative, maybe it falls on me and my husband's shoulder to carry on the tradition in the years to come! Happy CNY 2016!