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Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Tales From The Bedroom
閨房趣談

9 – 11 Feb (Fri – Sun)
@ stage 2, Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac)
檳城表演藝術中心 貳號劇場

Comedy Variety | 喜劇
* Age Limit : Mature Audience | 適合成人觀賞
* In English with some local languages

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[ENGLISH]

Subsequent to three consecutive years of sold-out runs in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Big Nose Productions and penangpac present The Best of Tales from the Bedroom, a special treat for Penangites this Valentine’s Day.

A compilation of an all comedy line-up from Tales from the Bedroom I, II, III plus two new play as a bonus, this two hour comic fiesta is a show not to be missed.

Join us this Valentine’s Day as we delve into the lives of couples and explore relationship stereotypes, squeamish bedroom conversations, awkward one night stands and sneaky quickies. What better way for you to celebrate the most romantic time of the year than to hold the hand of the one you love as you laugh your ass off!

Come join us spread love and laughter!

[中文]

在這個情人節,大鼻子製作 (Big Nose Production) 與檳城表演藝中心將為大家帶來超級精裝版《閨房趣談》(Tales From The Bedroom),10個精彩小品選自分別於 2014、2015 與 2016 年在吉隆坡賣得一票難求的《閨房趣談 I、II、III》,探索夫妻生活中的酸甜苦辣。從逗趣的閨房對話、尷尬的一夜情到那些偷雞摸狗的事,《閨房趣談》絕對能讓您牽著摯愛的手,從頭笑到尾!

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SHOW INFO | 演出資訊

DATE | 日期 :
9 – 11 Feb 2018 (Fri – Sun)

TIME | 時間 :
9 Feb 2018 (Fri) @ 8:30pm
10 Feb 2018 (Sat) @ 3pm, 8:30pm
11 Feb 2018 (Sun) @ 3pm

VENUE | 地點 :
stage 2, penangpac
檳城表演藝術中心 貳號劇場

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談 ~ Part 2

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Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony & Display of Lights 2018   Leave a comment


The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

 

 

Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights 2018 Year of the Dog

Date: Sunday, 11 February (Lighting Ceremony)

Penang’s iconic temple, ‘Kek Lok Si’ or the Temple of Supreme Bliss is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Kek Lok Si has started preparing for its annual lighting ceremony.

This year, the lighting ceremony will be commenced on 11 February, 2018.

The over 125 years old Kek Lok Si Temple itself has always been a tourist attraction in Penang but the annual display of lights is even a bigger crowd puller, attracting many tourists from all around the world and locals as well.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

 

 

The risks of the photographers
Photo-shooting at this annual event is interesting and at times can be risky for more senior citizen like me. This year was also basically the same as we waited for Marilyn to fetch Bertrand and myself from the house, after her dogs-feeding routine. It was getting late at 6.45 pm and have to go to the Maybank ATM machine. Traffic was  quite smooth. We took a strenuous uphill hike towards the destined place on the hill-side of a fruit farm. We had sought permission from the man for the past few years to photo-shoot the event. We thanked him for his generosity. Reaching the terrace where fruit trees were growing, we then slowly climb upwards the earth and sandy terraces. It was indeed very “slippery” due to the dry sand. One misstep one can fall several metres downwards due to the steep slope. Many thanks to Bertrand,Michael Chuan, Marcel Tan and Max Teoh for carrying my bag and tripods plus aiding me upwards with torchlights. There were already over 10 photographers on the hillside with the tripods and cameras ready for the action. Some of them came down from the upper terraces.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

Ethics of photographers
Usually we had a list of 10 photographers which we had earlier asked for approval from the land owner. As the space is limited, we did not request for more photographers to be on the terraces unless prior permission was granted. There were photographers coming on their own and lying to the land owner that they had permission which was definitely false. I place my tripod in my usual terrace lower than the rest of the photographers as I did not want to climb up further owing to my weak legs. Quickly, I set up my camera and tripod and just in time for the photo-shoot which started at 8.00 pm. However, special thanks and appreciation to Michael Chuan for the credit of finding this alternative site that saved hiking time of 30 minutes up the stone steps to the hilltop, behind the vegetable farm. However, we had to hike a steep tarred road to get to hill terraces. Many thanks to the kind and generous land-owner. The photographs taken here were quite similar in composition and framing as the ones on top of my positioning.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

 

 

The Lighting Ceremony
The colourful lightings were instantly suddenly lighted up with all parts of the Temple.The lighting ceremony had began and next shall be the fireworks display.

Fireworks
As expected like clockwork, the fireworks started after the instantaneous lighting up ceremony.

The Light Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang 2018 ~ 檳城鶴山極樂寺戊戌年新春燈會亮燈儀式

So this ended the 2018 Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Ceremony and the Display of Lights on the Sunday of 11th February, 2018.

SP Lim

Tales From The Bedroom 閨房趣談   Leave a comment


Tales From The Bedroom
閨房趣談

9 – 11 Feb (Fri – Sun)
@ stage 2, Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac)
檳城表演藝術中心 貳號劇場

Comedy Variety | 喜劇
* Age Limit : Mature Audience | 適合成人觀賞
* In English with some local languages

+ + +

[ENGLISH]

Subsequent to three consecutive years of sold-out runs in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Big Nose Productions and penangpac present The Best of Tales from the Bedroom, a special treat for Penangites this Valentine’s Day.

A compilation of an all comedy line-up from Tales from the Bedroom I, II, III plus two new play as a bonus, this two hour comic fiesta is a show not to be missed.

Join us this Valentine’s Day as we delve into the lives of couples and explore relationship stereotypes, squeamish bedroom conversations, awkward one night stands and sneaky quickies. What better way for you to celebrate the most romantic time of the year than to hold the hand of the one you love as you laugh your ass off!

Come join us spread love and laughter!

[中文]

在這個情人節,大鼻子製作 (Big Nose Production) 與檳城表演藝中心將為大家帶來超級精裝版《閨房趣談》(Tales From The Bedroom),10個精彩小品選自分別於 2014、2015 與 2016 年在吉隆坡賣得一票難求的《閨房趣談 I、II、III》,探索夫妻生活中的酸甜苦辣。從逗趣的閨房對話、尷尬的一夜情到那些偷雞摸狗的事,《閨房趣談》絕對能讓您牽著摯愛的手,從頭笑到尾!

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SHOW INFO | 演出資訊

DATE | 日期 :
9 – 11 Feb 2018 (Fri – Sun)

TIME | 時間 :
9 Feb 2018 (Fri) @ 8:30pm
10 Feb 2018 (Sat) @ 3pm, 8:30pm
11 Feb 2018 (Sun) @ 3pm

VENUE | 地點 :
stage 2, penangpac
檳城表演藝術中心 貳號劇場

TICKET PRICE | 票價 :

RM 35 for Adults

RM 30 for Students, Physically-challenged, TAS Card Holders & Senior Citizens above 60

PROMOTION | 優惠 :

Early Bird | 早鳥票
RM 28 (valid until 15 Jan 2018)

Comedy Variety | 喜劇
* Age Limit : Mature Audience | 適合成人觀賞
* In English with some local languages

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Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談

Tales From The Bedroom  閨房趣談

From my past travels : The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam   Leave a comment


From my past travels : The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Wishing you all  ” A Happy New Year of Peace, Health, Wealth and Abundance in 2018 to you and your family “.

The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Post Office of City of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Food, Fruits and Dishes at the Buffet Luncheon   Leave a comment


Food, Fruits and Dishes at the Buffet Luncheon

 

Fresh Fruits at the Buffet Luncheon

Dishes of Pickled Fruits at the Buffet Luncheon

Dish of hot curry  salmon fish-heads at the Buffet Luncheon

Roasted ducks

Dishes at the Buffet Luncheon

Dishes of boiled shrimps at the Buffet Luncheon

November Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 3.3   Leave a comment


This is the November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group at the Starview Restaurant, Dato Kramat Road, Penang on Saturday, Nov 4, 2017. Twelve ex=classmates from Class of 1964 to 1970 Penang Free School attended this gathering. Food was good with fish steam-boat and Chinese Cantonese dishes. Tonight after midnight, there was the great floods in Penang in 60 years. In actual fact the restaurant was flooded up to the flooring of restaurant later that afternoon after our lunch.

SP Lim

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 3.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 3.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 3.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 3.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 3.3

Heavy rains due to tropical storm

 

 

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3   Leave a comment


November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group

This is the November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group at the Starview Restaurant, Dato Kramat Road, Penang on Saturday, Nov 4, 2017. Twelve ex=classmates from Class of 1964 to 1970 Penang Free School attended this gathering. Food was good with fish steam-boat and Chinese Cantonese dishes. Tonight after midnight, there was the great floods in Penang in 60 years. In actual fact the restaurant was flooded up to the flooring of restaurant later that afternoon after our lunch.

SP Lim

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3

November 2017 Monthly Luncheon of the Old Frees Penang Lang Group 2.3

 

 

 

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