Ho Fung-lin was exhausted when she carried the 5kg bag of rice home after spending the entire night waiting for the handout in Tsz Wan Shan last month, but she didn't like the idea of having someone fetch it for her. 'I enjoy collecting the rice myself, it is blessed rice which could bring luck and peace to my family,' said Madam Ho, 82. 'All my neighbours went there on that day.' She arrived at the Tsz Wan Shan playground at about 1am on August 30 to pick up her rice and a $100 lai see packet at 8am. 'I spent the night chatting with my neighbours. I got to know someone from an estate in Kwun Tong as well - she and four of her friends met up the night before and took a taxi together,' Madam Ho said. But she said it would be better if the organisers used coupons to distribute the rice. 'I wouldn't have to carry the rice myself then, but I could still join the event.' Tsui Chun, who went to three handouts this year with his wife, agreed with Madam Ho. 'The tradition is about handing out rice. With people delivering it to your doorstep it becomes a subsidy, not a festive offering. Yue Nan is an important festival for the Chiu Chow people. It would become very quiet if there were no more handouts.' Mr Tsui, who likes hiking, said he was not particularly tired and he did not worry much about safety. 'Order and management is all it needs,' he said. Madam Ho, who lives with her daughter and son-in-law, said she would not mind if the rice packets were smaller. 'I only got the rice for religious reasons, I don't mind whether it's 5kg or five ounces,' she said. 'Last time a group was criticised for handing out rice weighing 8kg, that's too much for the aged.' She said she planned to go to collect rice again next year if she was still healthy enough.