Thursday, March 29, 2007

Teo Chew Temple

Acting as a tourist in Penang, I visited the Teo Chew Temple (located near Little India).


According to the history stated in the temple, this particular temple is about 100 years old.
Its role in the olden days was to gather all the Teo Chew people on occasions, etc. And not to forget a place to remember their ancestors.

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Its rich architecture really amazes me. Every minute detail is carefully drawn & done.

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These drawing is said to guard against evil things from entering the temple.

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Stepping through the "gates" was a welcoming court yard. This is where they hold their functions.
Look at the right of the photo and you'll see chairs stack up. They had something on earlier for Chinese New Year. Some gathering to makan makan.

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The caretaker lives beside the temple. Here seen is him. He closes the door leading to his home. And in a certain way telling us, this place is private place.

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And rightly so as in his home was a tempting fountain. I would have enter if it wasn't because of him.

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There are two halls in the temple. The main hall and the ancestral hall.
The main hall is where devotees pray to the gods and the ancestral hall, as its name suggest, is to pay respect to the ancestors.

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The main hall.

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The ancestral hall.

One will never fail to look up at the roof beam of this temple. Every beam is drawn with careful detail. I can't imagine how much time the artist back then used to draw it all. It's not like big, simply draw kinda thing. In fact, it's very neatly done.

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Even the writings on the wall are carved not painted on!

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I miss seeing this kind of doors.
They preserved it well, must have repainted it or something.

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A slight touch of modernization. The fan. Weather's getting hotter each day.
In the earlier days, these fans were not there.

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After going around, looking around, reading the history, taking many pictures, I left the temple premises.

Looking back, I took the overall look of it. Nothing special from outside. Deceiving.
Just by staying outside I would not have known about the beauty of this Teo Chew Temple. It has a humble appearance outside and a huge proud history/legacy inside.

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Cheers.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

This is Me.

This is Me. I'm sllim. Nice to meet you.

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My new hair cut. Do you like it?

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Yep, all about Me. I'm sllim.

Be happy to see Me. I seldom appear in photos. Why? It's just Me.

Me. Me. Me. Me. Nonsense.

Cheers.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Prom

PROM IS TOMORROW!

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Random Photo

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Yi Chuin

Cheers.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Temple |Part 2

---Blogging from college---

The experience of inside the temple.

Of course there were many people praying and the smoke/pollution caused was terrible! I must say it is much worst than second hand smoke from cigs.

At the main hall of the temple.

Busy, busy people.

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Devotees kneeling down in front of the main altar.

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The following two pictures are from the back portion of the temple.

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Look at the amount of joss stick this man is holding!

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Almost everyone there hold the same ammount of joss stick if not more.
Pollution, pollution...!

Thank God I survived.

Cheers.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Temple |Part 1

I visited the the Goddess of Mercy temple while I was in Penang.
Not for prayers or whatever ritual thing. I was just there for the pictures.

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I have a question for everyone, especially Buddhist. Why do people let go birds? What does it symbolize?

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The lady selling them didn't shoo me away even when I was up close to her birds. Maybe because I look like a tourist from Taiwan/Taipei (so said a guy there)

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While I was taking shots of the temple, these three ladies made me feel rather uneasy standing there.
They just stood right in front of me and held the joss stick right in front of me. I quickly took a few shots and went away.

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Some devotee seems more devoted than others, offering really huge joss sticks!

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A view of the temple from far.

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While standing from afar, I saw these particular tree people were praying/putting up incense to.

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Not only one statue but many!

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After taking some shots outside the temple, I ventured into the temple itself.

Shots of the inside tomorrow or soon.

Enjoy.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Tagged.

I'm doing this because Sook Kuan tagged me.

So the rules-

Each player of this game starts out by giving 6 weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write in a blog of their own 6 WEIRD things as well as state the rules clearly. In the end, you need to choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names. After you do that, leave them each a comment letting them know you tagged them and to read your blog!

Here we go!

1. I like taking snapshots of people. The next time you see someone with a camera pointing at you randomly, that might be me.

2. I'm talkative on MSN but quiet in real life. Sorry, but I prefer to talk when I can't see you.

3. I hate it when people type messages Lik3 +hI5. Ugh! Can't you type normally like a normal human??!!

4. I get bored of things/games easily. I play for a month or so, then feel bored and uninstall the whole game.

5. I have a crazy imagination. Ask my classmates (form 4/5) about my Brad Pitt essay and you'll understand.

6. I call my computer my 'darling'. Don't ask me why.

And I tag:
No one.

Disclaimer: the above weird things listed by author are unnecessarily real and practiced by the author herself.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Nieces

Just some more pictures of Ching Yi, Jia Ern and Louise.

At the restaurant, over lunch.

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At Louise's home.

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Enjoy.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ferry |Part2

People on the ferry, enjoying the breeze.

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Ching Yi have a 'habit' of throwing coins out the ferry. Of course, her dad gives her 1 cent coins to throw.

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Cute little Jia Ern looking at where the coin went.

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Hmm...?

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More please, daddy.

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That's all.

Cheers.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Ferry

You MUST take the ferry if you are in Penang!

Seriously, you gotta experience the ferry, the saltish taste of the wind, the sea breeze, the view, everything!

I have nothing to say so I'll let the photos speak for itself. Enjoy!

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Another ferry arriving at the pier.

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Penang Bridge.

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Looking back at Penang island.

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Komtar.

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Penang island.

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Port at Penang island.

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Penang island.

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Port/pier at Butterworth's side.

Next is the people on the ferry but most probably won't be in the next few days as my 'darling' computer is beginning to be 'naughty'. Gotta change it soon. Sigh...

Cheers.