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Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival …   Leave a comment


Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival …

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

Mooncake

  • mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅; pinyin: yuè bǐng; Jyutping: jyut6 beng2; Yale: yuht béng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally
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  • skin mooncake, snowy mooncake, ice skin mooncake or crystal mooncake is a Chinese food eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Snow skin mooncakes are a
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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people.[2][3] The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with a full moon at night.

Mooncakes, which are traditionally pipi eaten during this pipi festival, have appeared in western countries as an exotic sweet.

 

Today, Moonday, 24 September, 2018, is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

Today, Moonday, 24 September, 2018, is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

Today, Moonday, 24 September, 2018, is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

Today, Moonday, 24 September, 2018, is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

Today, Moonday, 24 September, 2018, is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

Today, Moonday, 24 September, 2018, is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival 2018.

 

Alternative names

The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known by other names, such as:

  • Moon Festival or Harvest Moon Festival, because of the celebration’s association with the full moon on this night, as well as the traditions of moon worship and moon gazing.
  • Jūng-chāu Jit (中秋節), official name in Cantonese.
  • Tết Trung Thu, official name in Vietnamese.
  • Zhōngqiū Jié (中秋节), the official name in Mandarin.
  • Lantern Festival, a term sometimes used in SingaporeMalaysia and Indonesia, which is not to be confused with the Lantern Festival in China that occurs on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar.
  • Reunion Festival, in earlier times, a woman in China took this occasion to visit her parents before returning to celebrate with her husband and his parents.[9]
  • Children’s Festival, in Vietnam, because of the emphasis on the celebration of children.

Meanings of the festival

The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected:

  • Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It’s said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important.
  • Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions
  • Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future

Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion. It’s about well being together.

Extracted from Wikipedia

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre For Women posts 2018   Leave a comment


Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre For Women posts 2018

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre for Women posts 2018

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre for Women posts 2018

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre for Women posts 2018

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre for Women posts 2018

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre for Women posts 2018

Photographs of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) for Theatre for Women posts 2018

Wishing my mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunts, nieces, female relatives and friends. my fellow female bloggers & friends, readers  –  A Happy Women’s Day even though some of you are not one yet. Today – 8th March, 2018 is the International Women’s Day!

SP Lim

Pai Thnee Kong by our mother tonight ..   Leave a comment


Pai Thnee Kong by our mother tonight 

Today, Friday 23 February, 2018 is the 8th Day Of The Lunar Chinese New Year being the Eve of The Jade Emperor’s Birthday.
My mother is making Nyonya “ANG KOO” Kueh in preparation to make offerings & pray to The Jade Emperor on his birthday at the stroke of midnight that is Saturday 24 February, 2018!

Today is the 8th Day Of The Lunar Chinese New Year.
MOM is making Nyonya “ANG KOO” Kueh in preparation to make offerings & pray to The Jade Emperor on his birthday at the stroke of midnight !

Today is the 8th Day Of The Lunar Chinese New Year.
MOM is making Nyonya “ANG KOO” Kueh in preparation to make offerings & pray to The Jade Emperor on his birthday at the stroke of midnight !

Extracted from my sister’s Facebook post.

 

After tonight’s “Pai Thnee Kong”, we are now looking forward to the 15th day of The Lunar Chinese New Year “CHAP GOH MEH” aka known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day !    Cindy Lim, my sister’s comments.

This Eighth Day of the Chinese New Year is the very day the Hokkiens Clan emerged from the sugar cane plantations safely after an invasion from some barbaric tribes during Chinese New Year. We, the Hokkiens Clan, prayed to the Jade Emperor for our safety and peaceful conclusion to the unwelcome invasion with two stalks of sugar cane ( one each tied to the front leg of the altar table ) with other offerings. As some of us are more Buddhist-oriented,  we do not offer Roasted Pigs, Ducks, Chicken and other meat offerings anymore.  My mother offers only vegetarian offerings and fruits only. Thus, it is normally the Hokkiens dialect  Chinese Community prays to The Jade Emperor during the night of the 8th Day. The actual day of the Jade Emperor’s Birthday is the 9th Day of the Chinese New Year.

SP Lim

Please note that each stalk of sugar cane is covered with yellow prayers’ joss paper. Each stalk is tied to the right/left leg of the altar table.

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations 3.3   Leave a comment


The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

This Grand Dinner was held on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 at Phor Tay Secondary School, Sungai Dua, Penang after the celebrations of the Nine Emperors Gods and the Procession. On that eventful night after midnight, some parts of Penang Island were badly flooded with some up to the roofs of their houses. It was very bad flooding occurrence in 60 years. Many were affected.

SP Lim

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations 2.3   Leave a comment


The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

This Grand Dinner was held on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 at Phor Tay Secondary School, Sungai Dua, Penang after the celebrations of the Nine Emperors Gods and the Procession. On that eventful night after midnight, some parts of Penang Island were badly flooded with some up to the roofs of their houses. It was very bad flooding occurrence in 60 years. Many were affected.

SP Lim

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations 1.3   Leave a comment


The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

This Grand Dinner was held on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 at Phor Tay Secondary School, Sungai Dua, Penang after the celebrations of the Nine Emperors Gods and the Procession. On that eventful night after midnight, some parts of Penang Island were badly flooded with some up to the roofs of their houses. It was very bad flooding occurrence in 60 years. Many were affected.

SP Lim

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

The Grand Dinner of the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong 175th. Anniversary Celebrations

Sharing old memories …   2 comments


Sharing old memories …

I was featured as one of the photographers for Wayang or Chinese Opera in the Kwong Wah Jit Poh newspaper supplement today – Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement.

SP Lim

Sharing old memories …

Sharing old memories …

Sharing old memories …

Burmese Archers of the olden days   Leave a comment


Burmese Archers of the olden days

Burmese Archers of the olden days

From my Photo Archives ~ VI   2 comments


From my Photo Archives ~ VI

Dear fellow Relatives, Bloggers, Friends, Associates and All.

Thank for your patience and tolerance as finally my internet is back for a while. I am using this window of opportunity to upload my photographs from my archives first. Apologies.

SP Lim

Nyonyas in weaving

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2   1 comment


Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

 Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

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