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Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 4   Leave a comment


Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 4

Beautiful colourful purses, ladies.

SP Lim

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 4

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 3   Leave a comment


Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 3

Beautiful colourful beads for handicraft wares, ladies.

SP Lim

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 3

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 2   Leave a comment


Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 2

Beautiful colourful curtains or other things, ladies.

SP Lim

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 2

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 1   Leave a comment


Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 1

Beautiful colourful shoes, ladies.

SP Lim

Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar ~ 1

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang   6 comments


Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; pinyin: Dōngzhì; literally: “the arrival of winter”) is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22 (according to East Asia time).

The origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin and yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in. The philosophical significance of this is symbolized by the I Ching hexagram (復, “Returning”).

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Traditional activities

Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get-togethers (especially in the southern parts of China and in Chinese communities overseas) is the making and eating of tangyuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinous rice flour and sometimes brightly coloured. Each family member receives at least one large tangyuan in addition to several small ones. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed. They are cooked in a sweet soup or savory broth with both the ball and the soup/broth served in one bowl. It is also often served with a mildly alcoholic unfiltered rice wine containing whole grains of glutinous rice (and often also Sweet Osmanthus flowers), called jiuniang. 

 

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) was celebrated at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today – Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. I was selected to be the Urn Keeper (Lor Choo) for 2017.

The Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon   5 comments


Just came back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light. The event was held today – Saturday, November 17, 2016 from 7.00 am till 5.00 pm.

These are the 3 Themed Photographs which I did not submit. I submitted three different ones of lesser quality.

Just back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light.

Just back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light.

Just back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light.

Just back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light.

Just back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light.

Just back from the Canon Photomarathon 2016 at Gurney Paragon with the 3 Themes of Consumerism, Beautiful Botanicals and Light.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 ~ Part 2   1 comment


Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016  –  200 Years of Excellence with photographs by Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Special thanks to Mr Max Teoh for sharing his photographs with us – the Class of 1964 to 1970.

SP Lim

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

 

Penang Free School is a secondary school located on Green Lane (officially Jalan Masjid Negeri), George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Penang Free School is the first English-medium school in Southeast Asia, and is the oldest recorded school in the country. Alumni are known as “Old Frees”. There is a history of rivalry with St. Xavier’s Institution, another of Penang’s premier schools, which also claims to be Malaysia’s oldest school.

History

The school was founded by Rev. Robert Sparke Hutchings on 21 October 1816, on the island of Penang, Malaya. Its first headmaster was Mr. William Cox 1816-1821. Its premises on Farquhar Street first housed the Hutchings School, but is now the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. In 1928, the school moved to its current location on Green Lane(officially Jalan Masjid Negeri). The school hosted the first communist cell ever to penetrate a Malayan school. Several of the schoolmasters were socialist in outlook and encouraged the formation of the cell, which produced a cadre of communist leaders who made their careers in China. The communist cell was suppressed in the late 1930s.

The school received cluster school status from the Malaysian Ministry of Education in 2007.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

 

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

Penang Free School Bicentenary Dinner on October 21, 2016 with photographs by Mr Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography.

The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 6   1 comment


The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 6

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History

The decision to agree to celebrate Vesākha as the Buddha’s birthday was formalized at the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held in Sri Lanka in 1950, although festivals at this time in the Buddhist world are a centuries-old tradition. The resolution that was adopted at the World Conference reads as follows:

That this Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, while recording its appreciation of the gracious act of His Majesty, the Maharaja of Nepal in making the full-moon day of Vesak a Public Holiday in Nepal, earnestly requests the Heads of Governments of all countries in which large or small number of Buddhists are to be found, to take steps to make the full-moon day in the month of May a Public Holiday in honour of the Buddha, who is universally acclaimed as one of the greatest benefactors of Humanity.

On Vesākha Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate events of significance to Buddhists of all traditions:
The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. As Buddhism spread from India it was assimilated into many foreign cultures, and consequently Vesākha is celebrated in many different ways all over the world. In India, Vaishakh Purnima day is also known as Buddha Jayanti day and has been traditionally accepted as Buddha’s birth day.

In 1999, the United Nations resolved to internationally observe the day of Vesak at its headquarters and offices.

The name of the observance is derived from the Pali term vesākha or Sanskrit vaiśākha, which is the name of the lunar month in the Hindu calendar falling in April–May (see Vaisakha). In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name (Vaiśākha) and derived variants of it. Local renditions of the name vary by language, including:
Assamese: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddho Purnima
Bengali: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddho Purnima, বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী Buddho Joyonti, ভেসাক Bhesak
Dzongkha: སྟོན་པའི་དུས་ཆེན་༥ འཛོམས་ Dhüchen Nga Zom
Burmese: ကဆုန်လပြည့် ဗုဒ္ဓနေ့ “Full Moon Day”
Chinese: 佛陀誕辰紀念日; pinyin: Fótuó dànchén jìniàn rì, 佛誕 (Fódàn, Birthday of the Buddha), 浴佛節 (Yùfójié, Occasion of Bathing the Buddha), 衛塞節 (Wèisāi jié)
Hindi: बुद्ध पूर्णिमा Buddha Pūrṇimā, बुद्ध जयन्ती Buddha Jayantī, वैशाख पूर्णिमा Vaisākh Pūrṇimā
Indonesian: Hari Raya Waisak
Japanese: 花祭 Hanamatsuri (Day of Flowers)
Khmer: វិសាខបូជា Visak Bochea
Kannada: ಬುದ್ಧ ಪೌರ್ಣಮಿ Buddha Pournami
Hangul: 석가 탄신일; hanja: 釋迦誕辰日; RR: Seokka Tanshin-il (Birthday of the Shakyamuni Buddha)
Lao: ວິສາຂະບູຊາ Vixakha Bouxa
Malay: Hari Wesak (هاري ويسق)
Mongolian: Бурхан Багшийн Их Дүйцэн Өдөр (Lord Buddha’s Great Festival Day)
Newar: स्वांया पुन्हि Swānyā Punhi
Nepali: बुद्ध पुर्णिमा Buddha Purnima, बुद्ध जयन्ति Buddha Jayanti
Sinhalese: වෙසක් Vesak
Tamil: விசாக தினம் Vicāka Tiṉam
Telugu: బుద్ధ పౌర్ణమి Buddha Pournami or alternatively Telugu: వైశాఖ పౌర్ణమి Vaisakha Pournami
Thai: วิสาขบูชา Wisakha Bucha
Tibetan: ས་ག་ཟླ་བ།, THL: Sa Ga Dawa
Vietnamese: Phật Đản (Birthday of the Buddha)

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

Wesak Charity Dinner 2016   Leave a comment


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Wesak Charity Dinner 2016

This vegetarian dinner was organized for the senior citizens of various Old Folks Home, handicapped people including children, orphans and the underprivileged last night of Monday 9th May, 2016 at Han Chiang School Hall starting at 7.00 pm. This was timed earlier as we wanted the diners to be back at their homes by 9.30 pm for them to rest as usual. The organizers are the Charity and Welfare Committee of the Penang Wesak Celebrations Main Committee led by Dato Dr Loh Hock Hun. The blogger is a Vice-Chairman of this Committee and also the Chairman for the Procession Committee for the last year. I shall retire next year from the Procession Committee to pave the way for the younger generation to take up the responsibility. I shall remain as Vice-Chairman on the Main Committee.

SP Lim

Note: Apology, my internet is unstable like the waves of the sea – up and down. Now, my outstanding emails had swelled to 1,365 & increasing each hour, and shall take more than a fortnight to be read due to slow snail-paced internet speed in loading. I shall my very best to read these emails.

Latest entry:
My internet was down again till now 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 11/05/2016 due to wrong password given by TM.

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Yosakoi Parade & Carnival 2016   Leave a comment


Yosakoi Parade & Carnival 2016

Yosakoi (よさこい)
is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan. Yosakoi started in the city of Kōchi in 1954, as a modern rendition of Awa Odori, a traditional summer dance. Yosakoi-style dancing has spread throughout much of Japan. The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. The choreographed dances are often performed by large teams. Along with a number of professional yosakoi schools and town dance teams, yosakoi is also a popular event during the sports festivals held by Japanese elementary, junior, and senior high schools. Yosakoi participants include men and women of almost all ages – sometimes within a single team. In the dialect of Tosa province (modern-day Kōchi Prefecture), “yosakoi” means “Come at night.”

Yosakoi 2016

Penang Yosakoi Parade & Carnival is back again! The 3rd Installation.
This year’s Penang Yosakoi Parade 2016 has a different line up from the 2nd or 1st Installation.

Programme List for this year’s event.
[Paraders]
– Star Wars Troopers
– Perlis School Yosakoi Team ( SM Sultan Abdul Halim )
– Kedah School Yosakoi Team
– St Georges School Yosakoi Team
– Jumping Balls
– Pokok Sena Yosakoi Team
– SM Sains Kepala Batas Yosakoi Team
– Jin Zumba – Mary
– Parade Bus Ride
– MBPP Dancers
– MBPP Junior Dancers
– Tenby kids Water Mikoshi
– Regular Mikoshi – Mushinkan
– Kendo paraders
– PWDC
– Conny Zumba
– Conny Dancers
– CURE Cosplay Parade (CCP)
– Independent Cosplayers
– Yosakoi Light Box
– KL Yosakoi Team
– Penangpac
– Prince of Wales School Dancers
– Entopia Bus

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[Carnival]
Games
– Kingyo Sukui
– Ghost Maze Runner
– Splash Mob (Water Bombing Session)
– Cure Cosplay Collection (CCC)
– Entopia
– Kingyo Sukui
– Kimono
– Splash!
– 3D Trick Art Booths
– Ghosthouse
– Bazaar Stalls
– Carboot Sale
– Penang Yagura Tower

Check It out During Event! There are more to be listed.

Special Program List:
– CURE Cosplay Parade
– CURE Cosplay Collection

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Schedule
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Pre-PYP 2016 @ Town Hall
1200 – Japan Martial Arts Demo
1800 – Japan Martial Arts Demo Conclusion
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PYP 2016 @ Esplanade, Town Hall
1630 – Matsuri Preparation
1700 – Bazaar Opening
1730 – Parade Preparation
1800 – Carnival ON!
1830 – Parade Commence
2030 – Parade Conclusion
2100 – Carnival Show STARTS
2200 – Carnival Show Intermediary
2230 – Carnival Chill Grounds
2300 – Event Ends

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Updated 12 March 2016.

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For tomorrow, I shall post after editing the photographs of the thousand over photographs for my Photo 101 week-end assignment ” Yosakoi Parade 2016 Part 1 ” so watch out and look for this post. Thank you for your kind co-operation as internet is slow and unstable including my desktop computer maybe infected by virus.

Lim Soo Peng
Senior budding photographer in training under Blogging University – Photo 101.

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