Sunday, March 22, 2009

Holy Noon - Kuan Ying Temple, Penang.

outside view.

side view.

joss paper burner.

one of the beggars.



I cant tell what's this cos i cant read chinese.

pillar with a dragon carved on it.

ceiling and the banner.



don't know whats this... mayb its something to do with wishing or 'kei fook' or for the dead?

filling the oil lamp.

joss paper.


guardian lion on the right.

once in a month there will be some charity. This time, nasi lemak and a packet of angpow were distributed to each of the beggars. U can see how long the queue is from the pic.

Pigeons. There used to be many many of them. And i remember my childhood memory where i would run across the crowd of birds and they would all flew away. haha!

During 30th of Dec, i was at Penang back then, and i've decided to go to the famous tourist spot in my hometown to take some pics after dropping my mum to work at 10am... so this is the place... Penang's Kuan Ying Temple... the last time i went was when i was younger and always accompanied by my mum... and this time... i went there alone... like a tourist.. with a dslr... so as expected... the uncles (beggars hanging around the place) will treat u like a tourist... and there came a very friendly uncle (not sure whether he's one of the beggars or worker.. haha) saying "hey... are you a tourist or a penangite? wanna take pictures? Go la can go in dun worry..." lol... of course i answered that i am local n quickly disappear from his view...

And there i went in... snap snap snap... most of the people inside dont bother bout me... guess they were used to the tourist-snapping-pics habit... it didn't felt so awkward as i'm free to snap as much as i want! ^^ so i walk in and out of the temple... and then went in again... explored every little things inside... but i cant read chinese though...

After snapping all i wanted... i've decided to pray... so i got myself a set of praying materials which consists of a bunch of josticks, two candles and a thin stack of joss paper... though i cant really remember the sequence to put the josticks on the burner... but i can roughly remember from all the times i followed my mum to the temples and by observing the aunts around... so i went outside to get started with the 1st jostick... haha... then came the uncle again... this time he saw me with those josticks and he asked "U know how to pray or not? yalo correct lo follow the biggest burner 1st then outside to inside..." so i gave him a nod and a smile and escaped again... haha...

Then finally i finished all the snapping and praying... time to go home... and its lunch time already... so i spent quite some time around the temple... an hour plus... nice experience though... felt kinda holy that noon... haha!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Xin Jie

This is my lil niece, Xin Jie.... brought her to play around at the garden of my apartment when she visit my house during cny... so there i went... chasing her here and there with my dslr... she loves taking photo though... and she owns a camera for herself... surprise? wowed? haha!

Monday, March 9, 2009

SKPT cny reunion

Part of the interios design. Other sides were not so nice though.

Busy browsing the menu.

Hot lemon tea.

erm... coffee.

Mushroom soup. Highly recommended!

Grilled chicken in mushroom sauce.

Chicken chop in black pepper sauce. Nice!

Butter garlic fish.

Teriyaki sauce chicken.

Raspberry ice cream. They have a variety of flavours though.

Following from the earlier post about cny with Lileng, this was the reunion i mentioned earlier... the 4th/5th reunion of skpt 1994 batch i guess... and as usual... around 10 of us will get together... eat and then proceed sumwhere for a drink! this time... other than the usual steamboat... we went western! n we chosed JL Gourmet restaurant in Prangin Mall, Penang for our reunion dinner... Pics above were those food and drinks we ordered... Overall of the food was quite good.


SS again.

Got cameraman for this.

i'm not in... sigh! cos i am the cameraman!



Heng tai.



The next destination we proceed to was the same as the last reunion... Seawind Cafe! we love that place.... guess we love the beers too... haha... so here we come... playing cards with some chit chat n photography session! Afterthat, again we went down to the beach... that's the good thing bout this cafe... its by the beach! with the tipsy condition, we sang a lil, dance a lil, and crap a lil by the beach... finally when all the shoes and heels are filled with sand... we were prepared to bring em home... haha...

So that concludes the reunions i had with frens during new year 2009. =)

Friday, March 6, 2009


Its just something i did few minutes ago... A form of expression... To express the feelings i am feeling right now... Sigh.

Due to the request from munster, the 2nd pic is added.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Special Appearance

3 person sharing a bowl of korean noodle before the special guest arrive at mua house...

our ss group photo...

more ss.... haha

the four girls

Its the 5th day of cny.... and again i was with my primary buddies... that day was special! we FINALLY got our long lost friend to appear in front of our eyes for a little meet up session at mua house.... that's lileng... my dear friend which i've not seen since STPM exam until this year's new year... its always so hard to get her out... n after much of scolding and nagging and begging... finally we get to see her this year....

and that was bcos actually we were goin to have a primary schoolmate reunion on that night... but she coudnt make it at night... so we kinda 'forced' her to my house for a little while in the evening bfore we proceed to the reunion dinner with the others...

there we go chatting a lil... updating a lil.... sharing a lil.... and ss a lil....