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Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts   Leave a comment


Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Our part of the Malaysia was badly hit by heavy rainfall a week ago with many low-lying places flooded. My house was unaffected as it is on slightly higher level. However, rain continued to fall on and off – sometimes heavy rains causing a lot of tension and anxiety.

So, last night of Friday, 22 September, 2017 I wrote on Facebook … ” Rain stopped for some time, so maybe go photo-shooting tonight … ” of which I did but quite late at 9.30 pm breaking the monotony of just staying at home and watching TV.

SP Lim

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

Twa Peh Kong’s Teochew Wayang starts

 

I was told and heard from the Manager of this leading Thai-originated Teochew Sai Yong Hong Wayang Troupe personally that it  shall be performing for the last year in Penang due to economical reason/s. Owing to the low exchange rate of Malaysian Ringgit (RM) to Thailand’s Baht, it is grossly unprofitable to come to Penang to perform even at a higher rate of RM5,000.00 per night’s performance. It is furthermore more profitable to perform in Thailand as the Thai richer Wayang fans will give generous amount of cash to outstanding performers during the performance itself. As the Malaysian audience are usually wage-earners, such cash rewards were practically non-existent locally.

So what you are seeing of these photographs shall be the final few photographs of their performances in Penang as I shall try to catch more moments of their final performances in Penang.

SP Lim

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The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ` Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

 

Removing the head-dress is a symbol of giving up as a royalty or in resigning the appointed post by the Emperor.

SP Lim

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

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The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The Masked Evil Spirit

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The Masked Evil Spirit

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The Emperor with an eye on beautiful ladies

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The transformed Masked Evil Spirit into a beauty who seduced the Emperor

 

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

 

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 14   2 comments


From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 13   2 comments


From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

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