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My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers on Wednesday, 28.03.2018   Leave a comment


My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

 

The Qingming or Ching Ming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4 or 5 April in a given year. Other common translations include Chinese Memorial Day and Ancestors’ Day.

Qingming has been regularly observed as a statutory public holiday in China. In Taiwan, the public holiday was in the past always observed on 5 April to honor the death of Chiang Kai-shek on that day in 1975, but with Chiang’s party currently out of power, this convention is not being observed. It became a public holiday in mainland China in 2008.

In the mainland, the holiday is associated with the consumption of qingtuan, green dumplings made of glutinous rice and barley grass. In Taiwan, the similar confection is known as caozaiguo or shuchuguo.

A similar holiday is observed in the Ryukyu Islands, called Shīmī in the local language.

From Wikipedia

My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

My Grandfather, Granduncle and my late wife Ang Saw Ai’s Cheng Beng Prayers at Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang on Wednesday, 28 March, 2018.

 

The Justin Mott Workshop held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.   Leave a comment


The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

The Justin Mott x Canon Image Square Penang Workshop was held successfully today – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Black Kettle Cafe, Penang.

Internet is back after 3 days   2 comments


Internet is back after 3 days

My sincere apologies for no post for the last 3 days.

Posted by handphone on Facebook when there was no internet connection:-

Still no internet on my CPU so use handphone to post to Facebook.

Mobile phone companies are very prompt to mete out “punishment” if you are late in payment of their subscriptions and bills.

 

SP Lim

Posted March 29, 2018 by lspeng1951 in Photography

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 4

 

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 3

 

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ~ Part 2

 

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm   Leave a comment


The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

The Funeral of the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm

 

The Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm   Leave a comment


This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

Our Deepest Condolences to Khoo Yu Jin and family.

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.

SP Lim

I am the current Wesak Procession Chairman after Mr Khoo Kwan Hock’s retirement some years ago. Mr Khoo had passed away .

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

This was the Wake at the late Mdm Ng Gaik Imm ( spouse of the late Khoo Kwan Hock – our past Wesak Procession Chairman ) at the Mt Erskine Funeral Parlour, Penang, Funeral shall be tomorrow – Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1.00 pm leaving here for Mt Erskine Crematorium.

 

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL   Leave a comment


Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. The 12-year cycle is an approximation to the 11.86-year orbital period of Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar SystemIt and its variations remain popular in East Asian countries including ChinaJapanSouth Korea and Taiwan.

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

Name

The Chinese zodiac is called 生肖 or Shēngxiào in Mandarin. Identifying this scheme using the generic term “zodiac” reflects several superficial similarities to the Western zodiac: both have time cycles divided into 12 parts, each labels at least the majority of those parts with names of animals, and each is widely associated with a culture of ascribing a person’s personality or events in his or her life to the supposed influence of the person’s particular relationship to the cycle.

Nevertheless, there are major differences which render the term inaccurate: the animals of the Chinese zodiac are not associated with constellations spanned by the ecliptic plane. The Chinese 12-part cycle corresponds to years, rather than months. The Chinese zodiac is represented by 12 animals, whereas some of the signs in the Western zodiac are not animals, despite the implication of the Greek etymology of the zodiac.

 

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

The Horse (午) is the seventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. There is a long tradition.

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 10 FINAL

The Rat (子) is the first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rat is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Signs

A stone carving of the Chinese zodiac.
From Wikipedia

The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat. The following are the twelve zodiac signs (each with its associated Earthly Branch) in order and their characteristics.[2] WoodFireEarthMetal, and Water as nature five elements.

  1. Rat –  () (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water)
  2. Ox –  () (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Earth)
  3. Tiger –  () (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood)
  4. Rabbit –  () (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood)
  5. Dragon –  () (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Earth)
  6. Snake –  () (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire)
  7. Horse –  () (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire)
  8. Goat –  () (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Earth)
  9. Monkey –  () (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal)
  10. Rooster –  () (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal)
  11. Dog –  () (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Earth)
  12. Pig –  () (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water)

In Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself. It is a common misconception that the animals assigned by year are the only signs and many Western descriptions of Chinese astrology draw solely on this system. In fact, there are also animal signs assigned by month (called inner animals), by day (called true animals) and hours (called secret animals). The Earth is all 12 signs, 5 seasons.

While a person might appear to be a Dragon because they were born in the year of the Dragon, they might also be a Snake internally, an Ox truly, and a Goatsecretively.

A conflict between a person’s zodiac sign and how they live is known as Tai Sui or kai sui.

 

Extracted from Wikipedia

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9   Leave a comment


Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

Night Shooting of the Temple Fairs of Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth ~ Part 9

 

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