Chinese New Year Eve many years back. THE auntie was preparing to pray to the various deities.
me: mama, why must we pray to the deities on Chinese New Year ar??
auntie: orrrrrrh, coz its like the deities are going on a business trip to the heavens for their AGM with the Jade Emperor to report on their various progress.
me: then why must prepare so much food???
auntie: those companies with AGMs also prepare a lot of food to entertain their shareholders so that the shareholders would not raise some sensitive questions!! same lar!! must prepare food for the deities so that they would not raise sensitive issues about our households mahz…