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The Hokkiens Are Having A Blast

Create: 02/05/2017 - 13:40
The Hokkiens Are Having A Blast - Pai Ti Kong

It is called the Hokkien New Year in Melaka where the Hokkiens arrived some 500 or 600 years ago. The Pai Ti Kong tradition lives on. It will be a blast midnight tonight. Keep your pets indoor.

Tonight, the Hokkiens will set off enough firecrackers and fireworks to make the world think North Korea launched some nuclear weapons. It's the 'coming out from hiding in sugar cane plantation" syndrome.
Don't let your cats and dogs out tonight as they may be bewildered and wander off until lost.

Japenese Tofu With Crab Meat

Create: 02/05/2017 - 13:18
Japenese Tofu With Crab Meat

Recommended dish at Chong Fatt Seafood Restaurant. Circular Japanese egg tofu with crab meat is very good and delicious. The broccoli garnish added a nice dash of green as a contrasting colour.

Panasonic GM-1, ISO 1000, f4, 1/200 sec.

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A Toss For Huat

Create: 02/05/2017 - 13:12
A Toss For Huat.- Chong Fatt's Yee Sang

My first "yee sang" raw fish salad tossing dish for CNY. My aunt Annie and hubby William came to visit from JB. At Chong Fatt restaurant KL.

Asus ZenFone 3 image

#yeesang #asus #chongfatt

Smoky Inside - The Guandi Temple In KL Chinatown

Create: 01/29/2017 - 18:56
Smoky Inside - The Guandi Temple In KL Chinatown

The Guan Di Temple (关帝庙) in Chinatown KL is a must stop for many Taoist devotees during Chinese New Year. It is also an annual pilgrimage for me as a photographer. It offers many wonderful subjects for the camera. The temple was built in 1888.

My post yesterday entitled "Those Halcyon Days (Blue Skies And Candlelight) was from this temple.

The Reunion Dinner

Create: 01/27/2017 - 15:02
The Reunion Dinner

Its cultural significance is similar to the Thanksgiving dinner of the West. The modern families are separated by obligations of career and marriage. Hence the yearly rush back to hometowns to reunite for the dinner. In China, the exodus can result in traffic jams hundreds of miles long and at one time, it lasted for weeks.

Happy Chinese New Year 2017

Create: 01/27/2017 - 01:22
Happy Chinese New Year 2017

Photographed this rooster in a remote village near the Ulu Slim Hot Springs last year. I was watching it with trepidation as it was play fighting violently with another young rooster. Cock fighting is a young rooster's obsession, it seemed.