Oh, oh, it's that time of the year again when the gates of hell are open and ravenous ghosts are released to wander the earth!
In case you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, you can read about the festival here.
During this period, offerings of candles, joss sticks, food and drinks to fete the wandering spirits are seen on roadsides.
Throughout the entire Ghost Month, several superstitions and beliefs are observed and wandering out after dark (more so when you are alone) is totally taboo, lest you bump into one of 'them' !
Interestingly, I noticed that starving stray dogs do not go near these food offerings in the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival — they would rather scavenge the trash bins nearby!
You reckon they see something we humans can't see??