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Tian Hou Temple, Chiwan, Shekou, Shenzhen, China


In front of the main image of Tian Hou, there is a table of offerings.  Note the bowl with the arrow.  Then see the close-up below.


In recent friendly arguments over nationalism, etc., several of my buddies have repeatedly mentioned McDonalds as one of the creeping scourges that Amerika has unleashed on the world.  No nationalist I, I have stated repeatedly that, for better or worse, American culture has irrevocably changed the world we live in, whether you think of Hollywood movies; rock, R & B, or jazz; or, yes, even the very idea of fast food.  To see the Apple Pie presented as an offering to an ancient Chinese goddess, though, caught even me by surprise.

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