Friday, February 29, 2008

Chup!! Chup!!

Nothing much...saje wana make a nonsense post...
Cuz hor, today is 29th of February mah...only once in 4 years wor..
So, die die also must a posting about it lor...

Friday, February 22, 2008

Eventful 3days : 15th of February (Part 1)

Continue from previous post, our event for the 2nd day was a trip to Kek Lok Si., which is located nearby our place. Every year, during Chinese New Year period, the temple will be decorated with lots of lightings, and when the night time comes, it changes to a gorgeous and beautiful scene.
A brief introduction about the history of Kek Lok Si:

"The construction of the temple began in 1893 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy in Pitt Street. With the support of the consular representative of China in Penang, the project received the sanction of the Manchu Emperor GuangXu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras.

The primary benefector of the the Kek Lok Si Temple in 1906 was none other than Kapitan Chung Keng Quee.

In 1930, the seven storey main pagoda of the temple or the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, was completed. This pagoda combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown; reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

In 2002, a 30.2m bronze statue of the Guan Yin was completed and opened to public. The statue is located on the hillside above the pagoda."

On that day, we leave home to Kek Lok Si at around 6pm. We decided to go there earlier because there will be a huge crowd during night time, and it will not be easy for us to find a car park. We reached there later than an expected 10 minutes. No traffic jam actually, just that someone missed the junction to Kek Lok Si, and went to Air Itam Dam instead. Keke...

We reached the hilltop of the Kek Lok Si at around 6.30pm, and the first view that attracted us was the still-under-construction Guan Yin Temple. The bronze Guan Yin statue was completed in year 2002, and now, the undergoing construction is to build a huge temple that fits the Guan Yin statue. The proposed temple will be around 60 feet tall, and will be surrounded by a thousand of smaller Guan Yin bronze statue. The project is estimated around RM40 million.

Far view of the Guan Yin Temple.

The front door of the temple.

The front side of the temple.

A closer view to the Guan Yin Statue.

Wishing tree - here you can write down your wishes and tie to the tree.

The 2 guardians for Guan Yin.

The pillar of the huge temple. No less than 60 feet high. And the carvings are so nice!

The cable car station.

There are a few stalls that were selling some merchandise for temple donation purpose. And we saw this 2 lovely micey couple. Ain't they cute? hehe...

Cutie mice.. Hehe..

Stay tuned for part 2, more photos to come! Keke...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Eventful 3days : 14th of February

We had a rather eventful 3days staring from the 14th of Febrauary to 16th of February.

Let us start from the 1st day of the 3days events. As you all know, on the 14th of February is the Valentine`s Day but this year, we chose not to celebrate it cuz for some reasons la. Hehe but the main reason was on that day itself was the Chinese mainly Hokkien people praying the Gof of heaven of known as The Jade Emperor (Tian Gong). It also marked the actual day for the Hokkien people to celebrate their New Year. Some culture lo. =)

Our journey started at ard 9 ish pm.....its hard to look for a parking space unless you wanted to pay RM5 to secure a parking space lor....

Anyway, we manage to look for a parking space which was quite far from our destination and will needed some walking to get there.

This is the main gate to the temple.

And along the roadside to the temple which was located at the peak of the slope, there was this huge groups of beggars asking and waiting for "donation" from the public.

Half way to the temple. Almost there !!!! After some climbing, legs also started to pain d....o.O

Aaaaahhhhh....the final gate to the temple. We`re there !!!!

Before we proceed to the temple to pray, this is the scenery from the peak of the slope... Took some time to reached to the top....

Then, we went to pray but din take any pictures inside...=P

After spending some time (i think ard 2hour ++) inside the temple, we leave the place to cure our grumbling tummy cuz we havent had our dinner !!!

And on our way down from the temple, we spotted this lonely turtle....

With this, we ended our 1 day event and 2 more to go....Stay tune....!!! =)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy 14th of February


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Birthday to everyone!!!!!

Dear everyone,

According to the Chinese lunar calendar (1st moon of the 7th day), today is 人日 aka human day which also meant as everybody`s birthday. Thus, we at this blog, would like to wish You and You and You and whoever that are reading this blog a very Happy Birthday. =)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tong Tong Chiang !!!

Tong tong tong chiang!!
Still very much in CNY mood....hehe...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year



Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year Eve

Today is the day before Chinese people big day as today is Chinese New Year Eve is called Chu-Xi (haha, duno how to put in chinese character).

Anyway, mostly all the Chinese will be having their reunion dinner with family members and usher the new moon day which is the Chinese New Year Day. Will be a very happy moment where everyone will be present for the event. Members from oversea or other state will be back to their hometown.

I was surfing for the new year eve and found this website. I found it kind of interesting and wated to share with you all. Here`s the link.

Me and my family including BoBo wanted to wish all this blog readers :

'A very Happy Chinese New Year Eve
And have an enjoyable get together with family members.'

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fast Fast...

Tick tock tick tock...Time goes so fast and without realising it, its already the 2nd month into the new year d...

Very fast,all the Chinese in this world will be celebrating Chinese New Year...but our family will not be celebrating this year as my grandpa just passed away not long ago and havent pass the 100th days mark...

So, our family will have a quiet new year. No ang pow, no reunion dinner, no nothing. This is the 1st time i cross the new year without ang pow. =(

But anyway, seeing people busy busy preparing for the event, feel happy also. Traffic is so jam nowadays. Shopping complexes, supermarkets, markets all packed with people. Terrible laa.. They got so many things to buy. Can food la, drinks la, mandarins la, cookies laa..


So, have you all prepare for the celebration? =)