Went back last night after some shopping with CY at Ikea. Found that Mother has "sent the gods away" that day..
So the altar no longer had the tablets.. Very soon, the altar itself will go too, making the living room more spacious! :) Not to mention no more incense, no more tears :)
Hope to update soon on all the upgrading stuff - the house actually looks prettier now.. Not bad for a 30-year-old!