I need to write it down because my memories won't last forever. My dad can repeat the same thing several times a week, I'm not sure if he's just nagging or he has forgotten that he has mentioned it before.
During 7th Lunar month, the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival. It is a season of horror movie releases, TV started playing their favourite horror show repeats & of course, my favorite, Taiwanese talkshow, has celebrities sharing their encounters.
Mostly are about their encounters during filming or in hotel. The most heartwarming story that stays in my mind was about this couple who got lost in the mountain roads while trying to get home from a vacation. They drove from daylight to darkness but still couldn't get out of the mountain roads into expressway. Suddenly their son appear on the car hood with a lantern in his hand. The son has passed away when he was very young in a car accident. A vehicle has knocked him down during the mooncake festival with lantern still in his hand. The couple didn't said anything but looked at each other exchanging unspoken words that their son has come helped them. The son directed them out of the mountain roads by pointing right/left using the lantern in his hand. After the couple finally hit the expressway, the son disappeared and never appear to them again.
When I heard this story, I had tears in my eyes because it's such a good story regardless of whether it's true or not. It's so touching and it's good to hear good out of so many scary ones.
Once we were in China, we were allocated a room right at the end and in a corner. To get to our room, we have to go past the fire exit door and there stands a solitary door to our room. When I opened the door, I remember it very clearly that a very strong dusty and moldy smell hit me. When I asked Mel if he smell the same, he said he didn't. He proceed to nap an hour on the bed. While I examine the room, I realized the room doesn't has a window!
Hotel 101 - never accept a room without window because there's no sunlight so negative "energy" are stronger. It also poses safety issues. Without windows, you've one less escape route during emergency. I also practice knocking on the door three times before entering to warn anything that may be in the room. Thereafter, we will announce our arrival and mention about how long we are staying and asked to be excused. Just to be on the safe side I guess.