by Joseph Zeo
Difficulty: Really hard
A 17 year old girl is found dead with a suicide note in her pocket, but not everything is as it seems. What truly lies beneath the facade of the most prosperous city in the East?
I had never been to a Chinese funeral before, much less one conducted in the ancient Taoist tradition. The smoke and noise were simply overwhelming. The eye-stinging incense was smothering, with, I suspected, the sole purpose of making the guests cry regardless of their feelings for the deceased. Yellow-clad monks chanted ceaselessly with various bells, while relatives and servants burned paper money to send to the dead, lest the soul lacked the cash to bribe the guards in the underworld.