Here you will find information about rituals of various schools in Asia and the world, ghost stories, martial arts and herbs etc. You are welcomed to enjoy the materials if they please you. I do not wish to endorse magic of any sorts. All materials are for entertainment purposes only.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Secret Ingredient For Knock Out Wine (一杯醉)
absent from my blog for a good reason. My life was too boring and I decided I
need some travelling due north. Or I wouldn’t have any stories to continue with
further blog postings…
recently I had an opportunity to dine with a Cambodian old man during my
Indochina rendezvous. The meeting was not prearranged just to tell you the
truth. You see, I was waiting for my friend to come and fetch me in a local restaurant
and this old man just barged in and asked me if he can sit beside me. I didn’t
refuse his request and invited him to be seated.
It was raining
quite heavily outside so I ordered a bowl of hot noodle soup for the grandpa
and we begun our not so fluent conversation. As a matter of fact, the
conversation was more like guessing hand gestures than actual talking: I don’t
speak Cambodian and the grandpa doesn’t speak English. Luckily the grandpa
understands a little Chinese and seems that that was sufficient to get the
simple meal, we sort of chatting about the local delicacies and good local hang
about. Somehow the conversation topic was veered towards the magical practices
and once this topic is touched upon, I could see old grandpa’s eyes suddenly
brightened up and he told me a secret recipe to make knock-out wine that could
knock out any drinker. That was to repay my good hospitality.
to the grandpa, the main ingredient of the knock-out wine is any rotating
parts: bullock cart wheels, bicycle wheel frames, metal gears etc. So, once we
have gotten the required ingredients; we can just dip the part into a bottle of
wine on a full moon night. If the part is too big, then it is okay to break it
into pieces and fill it in the bottle.
must put this special wine under our beds for one complete month before letting
our opponents to consume. Before we parted, the grandpa touted that a small cup
of this special vine is enough to bring down any super good drinkers. The
antidote to this spell is simple: Just hold a piece of pebble or wood in your
palm and the magic will be null and void.
This spell is useless to me as even a small cup of ordinary wine already
make me see stars and planets. So, I don’t drink and would just leave it for
the interested parties to experiment. But just a word of caution: drinking is
bad for your health! Take it or leave it.