This is quite possibly hazardous to workplace employment.
Parental Discretion Advised
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Ah, yes. The unfamous Rat-Gerbil war of 1937.
The rabbits kept it all very hush-hush.
From what I understand, this multi-layered concept of Hell in Chinese Mythology was influenced by Buddhism. The idea is, that all people go to Hell. But how long they stay in Hell depends on the crimes they've committed. The original 134 Hells were eventually simplified down to 10 Courts of Hell, and each of the courts is responsible for the punishment(s) of certain crimes.
While we were walking through this very dark and creepy display, which seemed to be three miles long, we overheard the following:
Mother: "See, that's what happens when you don't listen to your Mother."
Father: "You get disemboweled."
After you've finally served your time in Hell, you get to visit the 10th Court. In this last court, you are assigned your next life, and are given a drink of magic tea which erases all your memories of your punishment and your previous lives.
And that's it for our trip to Haw Par Villa. Easily the creepiest, weirdest, awesomest place I have had the pleasure of visiting.
And you know what? In all that craziness, we never did find the statue that showed the ultimate in filial piety. Which is a Confucian ideal about respecting and caring for your parents and ancestors. Now, I'm all about caring for my parents and grandparents in their last days. Or, where my father-in-law is concerned, putting him on a snow-machine and aiming him into a blizzard...
But, unlike Madame Zhangsun, I'm not going to breastfeed my old toothless grand-anybody.
"What was that honey? It was BAD! It had no fire, no energy, no nothing! So tomorrow from 5 to 7 will you PLEASE act like you have more than a two word vocabulary. It must be green." — The Fifth Element (1997)
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