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Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1   Leave a comment


Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang (Krama Javanese: “Shadow”), also known as Wajang, is a form of puppet theatre art found in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, wherein a dramatic story is told through shadows thrown by puppets and sometimes combined with human characters. The art form celebrates the Indonesian culture and artistic talent, its origins are traced to medieval era spread of Hinduism and the arrival of leather-based puppet arts called Tholu bommalata from southern India.

Wayang refers to the entire dramatic show. Sometimes the leather puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali. The dramatic stories play out mythologies, such as episodes from the Hindu epics the Ramayana, the Mahabharata as well as local adaptions of cultural legends. Traditionally, a wayang is played out in a ritualized midnight to dawn show by a dalang – an artist and spiritual leader, and people watch the show from both sides of the screen.

UNESCO designated wayang kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return for the acknowledgment, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage. Wayang has also been a significant historical art form in MalaysiaThailandCambodia and Laos.

Extracted from Wikipedia.

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

These photographs were taken in 2012 at the George Town Festival GTF 2012. I have just edited these photographs in 2017. See Act 2 tomorrow.

These photographs showed the Buddhist-like Prayers Ceremony before the actual commencement of main show of Wayang Kulit.

SP Lim

When I am 66 …   11 comments


When I get older losing my hair ….

When I am 66 ( more than 64 ) …

as the Beatles’ song went …

SP Lim

My simple Birthday Lunch of Lam Mee ( Birthday Noodles ) and Red-dyed hard boiled eggs as per Chinese Traditional way …

From Wikipedia:-

Chinese red eggs (红鸡蛋) are bright pink coloured cooked chicken eggs. The eggs are first hard boiled and then a wet red calligraphy paper is wiped over the eggs to create a pink colouring. My case red dye is used,

In Chinese culture, it is common to hold at the baby´s first-month birthday a red egg and ginger party. Usually the baby’s name is announced to friends and relatives at this party. One might find a bowl of brightly coloured cooked chicken eggs on the guests’ buffet or serving tables,[1] or the hosts might hand out the red-dyed eggs, symbolizing joy and renewed life. Nowadays, some people also will give red eggs to their friends and families to celebrate their birthday.

Origin and folklore

Similar to Western easter eggs, in Chinese culture eggs symbolize birth or a new start. For eggs to be served to guests during an important birthday (such as the first month or first year) is very significant. The colour red means prosperity and good fortune to the Chinese, while white or beige is considered the colour of death.

My simple Birthday Lunch of Lam Mee ( Birthday Noodles ) and Red-dyed hard boiled eggs as per Chinese Traditional way on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 …

My simple Birthday Lunch of Lam Mee ( Birthday Noodles ) and Red-dyed hard boiled eggs as per Chinese Traditional way …

My simple Birthday Lunch of Lam Mee ( Birthday Noodles ) and Red-dyed hard boiled eggs as per Chinese Traditional way …

 

Consecration Ceremony after restoration of the Statues of Guan Yin and various Dharma Protectors of Guan Yin (Kuan Yim) Teng, Pitt Street, Penang   Leave a comment


Consecration Ceremony after restoration of the Statues of Guan Yin and various Dharma Protectors held on Wednesday,28th June 2017 (5th Day of Sixth Moon) at 8.30 am Guan Yin (Kuan Yim) Teng, Pitt Street, Penang.

Consecration Ceremony after restoration of the Statues of Guan Yin and various Dharma Protectors held on Wednesday,28th June 2017 (5th Day of Sixth Moon) at 8.30 am Guan Yin (Kuan Yim) Teng, Pitt Street, Penang

Consecration Ceremony after restoration of the Statues of Guan Yin and various Dharma Protectors held on Wednesday,28th June 2017 (5th Day of Sixth Moon) at 8.30 am Guan Yin (Kuan Yim) Teng, Pitt Street, Penang

Consecration Ceremony after restoration of the Statues of Guan Yin and various Dharma Protectors held on Wednesday,28th June 2017 (5th Day of Sixth Moon) at 8.30 am Guan Yin (Kuan Yim) Teng, Pitt Street, Penang

A Quick Trip to Singapore 6   Leave a comment


A Quick Trip to Singapore 6

A Singapore Trip with my Mother and Aunty to attend the Wedding of Nicholas & Aster on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore. Aster is the daughter of my brother Philip Lim Soo Lip.

SP Lim

A Singapore Trip to attend the Wedding of Nicholas & Aster on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore.

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7   2 comments


 

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

We further celebrated the 87th Birthday of Madam Tea Siew Yam at a Dinner at the Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo Steamboat Restaurant, Penang on Tuesday, 30th. May, 2017.

Wishing a Happy Birthday to my Mother and also Happy Duan-Wu Festival or Dragon Boat Festival or Happy Dumpling’s Day to everyone else. This is the celebrations of tonight with my mother and my friends on her actual birthday, at the Chong Qing Lao Hao Guo Steamboat Restaurant, Penang.

Many Happy Returns of the Day,

SP Lim

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 7

 

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 6   2 comments


Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Take 6

We further celebrated the 87th Birthday of Madam Tea Siew Yam at a Dinner at the Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo Steamboat Restaurant, Penang on Tuesday, 30th. May, 2017.

Wishing a Happy Birthday to my Mother and also Happy Duan-Wu Festival or Dragon Boat Festival or Happy Dumpling’s Day to everyone else. This is the celebrations of tonight with my mother and my friends on her actual birthday, at the Chong Qing Lao Hao Guo Steamboat Restaurant, Penang.

Many Happy Returns of the Day,

SP Lim

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5   Leave a comment


Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

The family celebrated the 87th Birthday of Madam Tea Siew Yam at a Luncheon at the New CRC Restaurant, Penang on Sunday, 28th. May, 2017.

Many Happy Returns of the Day,

SP Lim

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

Our Mother, Madam Tea Siew Yam’s 87th. Birthday ~ Part 5

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