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My Birthday’s Dinner   Leave a comment


My Birthday’s Dinner

My Birthday’s Dinner with my Birthday Cake

My Birthday Dinner on Thursday, 25 July, 2019   1 comment


My Birthday Dinner on Thursday, 25 July, 2019 at Kham Khee ( Steamboat ) of 11, Jalan Bungah Rampai, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang. Appointment with Hak at 016 4823695 for Steamboat of Beef or Chicken only. Excellent and delicious.

SP Lim

Happy Birthday   5 comments


Today is my Birthday – 25th July, 2018

My Birthday Cheese Cake

 

 

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home ~ Part 3 FINAL   Leave a comment


Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Firstly in the morning is the cleaning and tidying of Mazu’s Place of Worship and presentation of a new yellow robe bought for me by a clansman from Taiwan. I was elected the Lor Choo or Urn Keeper for 2017/2018 and the Mazu Diety was worshipped in my house for one year. This Urn and Diety shall be returned to Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi and to be worshipped by the next elected Urn Keeper for the next year of 2018/2019.

After the cleaning and wearing of the new robe, a joss-stick was lit and placed into the urn. Next, was the transportation to the car which was driven by Marilyn slowly to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang. George Town is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. We reached the Temple safely and slowly carried Mazu, our Lim’s Ancestral Diety into the Temple and placed on a special table. The Ceremony is thus completed safely.

The actual birthday of Mazu is on this coming Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 but our Lim Clan of Seang Kooi Tong celebrates on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 which is also the the Election Day of the Malaysian 14th General Elections.

SP Lim

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. She is the deified form of the purported historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Fujianese shamaness whose life span is traditionally dated from 960 to 987. Revered after her death as a tutelary deity of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors, her worship spread throughout China’s coastal regions and overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia. She was thought to roam the seas, protecting her believers through miraculous interventions. She is now generally regarded by her believers as a powerful and benevolent Queen of Heaven. Mazuism is popular on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Firstly in the morning is the cleaning and tidying of Mazu’s Place of Worship and presentation of a new yellow robe bought for me by a clansman from Taiwan. I was elected the Lor Choo or Urn Keeper for 2017/2018 and the Mazu Diety was worshipped in my house for one year. This Urn and Diety shall be returned to Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi and to be worshipped by the next elected Urn Keeper for the next year of 2018/2019.

After the cleaning and wearing of the new robe, a joss-stick was lit and placed into the urn. Next, was the transportation to the car which was driven by Marilyn slowly to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang. George Town is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. We reached the Temple safely and slowly carried Mazu, our Lim’s Ancestral Diety into the Temple and placed on a special table. The Ceremony is thus completed safely.

The actual birthday of Mazu is on this coming Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 but our Lim Clan of Seang Kooi Tong celebrates on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 which is also the the Election Day of the Malaysian 14th General Elections.

SP Lim

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. She is the deified form of the purported historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Fujianese shamaness whose life span is traditionally dated from 960 to 987. Revered after her death as a tutelary deity of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors, her worship spread throughout China’s coastal regions and overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia. She was thought to roam the seas, protecting her believers through miraculous interventions. She is now generally regarded by her believers as a powerful and benevolent Queen of Heaven. Mazuism is popular on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Photographer’s preparation   3 comments


Photographer’s preparation

Thanks to Max Teoh for taking this shot.

SP Lim

Photographer’s preparation

Back to 2014 in good memories   1 comment


Back to 2014 in good memories

Japan Foundation KL published their Issue No: 74 Feb-March 2014 Teman Baru with some of my photos. Thank you for the selected useage:-

Japan Foundation KL published their Issue No: 74 Feb-March 2014 Teman Baru with some of my photos. Thank you for the selected useage:-

Japan Foundation KL published their Issue No: 74 Feb-March 2014 Teman Baru with some of my photos. Thank you for the selected useage:-

Japan Foundation KL published their Issue No: 74 Feb-March 2014 Teman Baru with some of my photos. Thank you for the selected useage:-

Japan Foundation KL published their Issue No: 74 Feb-March 2014 Teman Baru with some of my photos. Thank you for the selected useage:-

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.

Chang Yen Yeou’s Review of a photograph taken 28 years ago   2 comments


“Review 28yrs photo…” taken from Facebook on a post by Chang Yen Yeou at my mother-in-law’s house at a happy event. I just cannot recall what event at all.

Chang Yen Yeou’s Review of a photograph taken 28 years ago – thank you for the photograph. Photograph showed the blogger with moustache with his late wife Saw Ai having their buffet dinner with Yen Yeou’s wife and children, I presume. It brings happy and sad memories – happy at the event and sad that I missed my better half for the last six years.

I was informed that it was Mr Chew Jin Chew’s House-warming party at Rose Avenue, Penang. My memory is just not working that well.

SP Lim

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Memories of August, 2014   Leave a comment


Mr Lim, Newspaper again.

Newspaper cutting of August, 2014.

Newspaper cutting of August, 2014.

I was captured taking photograph of the Twa Peh Kong (Taoist God of Prosperity) images at the Poh Hock Seah, Armenian Street, Penang by a local Malaysian Chinese newspaper. The article is in Mandarin so I cannot comprehend the written Mandarin therewith as I am fully educated in the English language since my primary school days. Apologies as no translation.

SP Lim

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