Hey all!! I'm not dead!!
*Of course la I'm not dead because you didn't come to my wake yet*
Okay, lame joke..
A little update on why didn't I update my blog for more than a week.
I found a job for these 2 months. Long hours therefore I have no time to play or blog.
But wednesday(today) is my off day *Yippee!!!*
So here's the update.
It was a beautiful saturday morning *not writing essay la!!*
But really, it was a beautiful morning.
Woke up earlier than usual, get ready to go to United Voice Fun Fair.
For those of you who don't know, United Voice is a Self-Advocacy Society fof Persons with Learning Disabilities.
This fun fair was organised to raise funds for those people.
I really like helping out for these causes because it touches my heart and make me feel blessed to be healthy.
The sky was beautiful that day. Blue, bright.
There are many stalls at the fair.
Some sell food...
Some sell sweets and candies...
I have developed a liking for cotton candy.
I don't know when and don't know why.
Maybe its the facination of the machine.
Its quite nice to see the spinner spins out threads of candy.
And I just love looking at it *hardly eat though*
There's even a stall which sells vegetable and another selling plants.
*Scouts volunteers (or maybe not) helping at the sale*
Other than food, there's also fun and games for all ages.
*Some of the games that were there*
Some little girls wanted to play in the inflated "playpen"
but because the weather was hot and the surface of the fabric will probably burn our skin,
it was being deflated so that people will not get burned unnecessarily.
There are also various activities for children.
*Colouring contest for little kids*
*Mom helping daughter with her sand art*
What is a fair without jumble sales right?
There are so many thing on sale that day.
There were dragonflies(balancing bamboo), drawings, clothes, books, used items for sale.
*Caught in a call*
Yes, these toys are all made using socks. *Stinky!!*
*Sock dolls and used golf set*
*There's also a clown playing peek-a-boo*
*The girls seem scared*
Back outside, there were some activities going on..
*Fatherly act trying to pujuk the crying baby*
*3 little girls waiting for their rojak*
*Its a hot day, its nice to have ice-cream!!*
*Somehow I like this photo. Candid enough.*
The clown was outside trying to play with people and make them laugh.
Sadly no one wanted to play so, the clown is sad ):
So that ends my update for now.
Might not have much to update about since I'm tied to work.
But oh well, its time to start getting used to being commited to work right?
So till next time!!!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Hey all!! I'm not dead!!
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 20:37
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
That day, was my birthday.
Slept early the night before because I was tired.
*Nobody said that the birthday boy has to stay up late at night to recieve wishes*
Woke up the next day recieving loads of messages.
Thank you to the 50+ people that flooded my phone with greetings!!
I love you all!!!
Later that day, I received another msg from her.
So happens that other than being my birthday, that day was our 100th day together.
She counted. She actually counted!!
Was touched beyond words.
Time flies when you're having fun, and when you're apart.
We hardly spent much time together,
and there we are spending our 100th day together texting each other.
Though not much *cuz I was busy working etc* the feelings is beyond description.
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 04:00
Friday, 13 March 2009
A few of you know that I will be a one-day vegetarian on my birthday.
But I'm not sure if you know why.
Don't care if you wanna know anot la, I'm gonna tell you anyways.
I was born on March 10, 1986.
Just so happen that it was the 1st day of the 2nd month in the Lunar Calendar.
If I were to celebrate my birthday on the Lunar calendar, I memang have to be a vegetarian la.
*1st day and fifteenth day mar!!*
But if I were to celebrate my birthday on March 10, I'm still a vegetarian.
I was once told by a monk many years ago that we can pledge to be a one-day vegetarian on our birthday.
All the merits gotten from that day can be passed on to the one who went through the pain and suffering, walked the thin line between life and death just to bring us to this world.
Therefore, I will become a vegetarian for the entire day during my birthday and hopefully my mother will be blessed with good health.
I know la I'm damn potong.
Birthdays should be happy but I made it sound so serious.
If you wanna read my birthday post last year, here it is.
My birthday = Mom's suffering day
Okay, since this is my 1st non-vegetarian birthday dinner in many years,
definitely must show show the things we makan right?
Continued from my previous post Dong Zen Temple,
we head to Carey Island for dinner before heading home.
Carey Island is like only 10 minutes drive away from Jenjarom.
Apparently it was an island "infested" by alot of mat sallehs around 10 years ago.
and now everyone went back to their home country and there are only orang asli in the island.
But nevertheless many people still go there for seafood.
*Part of the crowd there*
When we arrived there, the sun was already setting.
We get to sit there and watch the colour of the sky change slowly bit by bit.
*Blue skies turn orange*
*Just a few minutes later*
Other than the sky, the next most interesting is FOOD!!!
*Coconut - Better than Langkawi's*
*Deep fried prawns with salt*
The interesting thing about the prawns is its deep fried till so crispy that you can eat it whole including the head, tail, and shells.
*First you see it, then its gone!!*
*Fried egg with oyster aka Ojian Yeoh Ee Ling*
*Fried Dong Fun*
*Kam Heong Crabs*
My family eats relatively little. Except with it comes to vegetables.
So we didn't really ordered that much.
After a good dinner, we burp till our hearts are content *Joking la!!*
Then we head home.
Oh before ending this post..
*We finished our food except for the Dong Fun*
Okay okay, curious what did I have for my actual birthday on March 10, 2009??
I makan vegetarian economy rice for both lunch and dinner.
Happy now??!!! *Laughs*
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 22:34
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Mommy has always wanted to go to Dong Zen Temple located in Jenjarom.
Its just a little bit pass Banting near Klang.
*That information is for those who don't know*
Its well known that Dong Zen Temple has beautiful displays especially during Chinese New Year.
Astro and MY FM has been organising a CNY countdown event there since last year and it is a huge success.
Since it was a public holiday *
My Prophet's birthday* the next day, we went to Dong Zen Temple.
This post is for those who haven't been to the temple before.
People who goes there often don't have to read ddi.
*Looks at yinxie and yinli*
Haha!! Joking la!!
The drive to Dong Zen Temple took me about 1hour *leaving from Sungai Buloh*
As soon as I parked the car, my camera starts working.
And its time to show some photos now~
*A statue of a Bodhisattva (菩萨) overlooking the main entrance of the temple*
Once inside, you'll be greeted by the statues of the 18 Arhats (阿罗汉) lined up on both sides.
*This is a temple, obviously it'll involve many Buddhism terms*
For those of you who wish to know more about these terms, I've linked the words with wikipedia (the only english source I know) or you can ask. haha!!
*Arhats on the left*
*Arhats on the right*
At the end of the road, there sits a huge Buddha statue on top of the guest room.
*Candid photo of sis*
*Part of my family*
Normally, I would take the side view of the statue *I love side views*
But I didn't for this statue because if we look from the side,
the Buddha's head is twice as big as His body. Don't like it.
There are many little statues placed everywhere within the temple grounds.
So many that I wouldn't wanna take the photos of all of them.
Each and every one of them are nicely carved.
*A monk scholar*
*Small fat monk*
*A Bodhisattva statue*
There are also a lot of plants, flowers and greenaries there.
I just love flowers!! *don't ask me why*
*Tree and flower*
*Pine tree leaves*
Flowers, trees and leaves are the main reason green is my favourite colour.
Green just makes me feel so fresh. Its good for the eyes too!!
*Family with the thousand hand Kuan Yin carving*
*Family resting in the tea house*
*Parents admiring the statues of the 10 Great Disciples*
A nice place is enjoyed by everyone regardless of race and religion eventhough this is a religious temple.
*Indians in a Chinese Buddhist Temple*
*The Malay couple took their wedding photo right NEXT to the Buddha statue @_@*
The Great Temple Hall is a really nicely decorated place.
Its filled with bronze carving of the Buddha's life story and many statues are placed there.
*The Great Buddha Statue*
*Buddha's grace reflected on the floor*
I really wanted to stand in the middle and take this photo.
But it'll be pretty rude if I'm standing in the middle because I'm not a high monk.
*and I don't wish to be one*
So, this is the best substitute I guess.
*Wood carved Bodhisattva*
*Buddha overlooking the Bodhisattva*
Of all the bronze carvings, this is my favourite.
This is the story of the Buddha telling his first 5 disciples about the Four Noble Truth in the "deer park".
The weather outside is really nice.
Its not hot, yet we had clear blue skies.
I found that I'm starting to take lotsa photos of the blue skies.
And I know who's its for. *hehe*
*Evie, I'll still take beach photos for you if I happen to be there*
*Resting before moving on*
Thats all for the Dong Zen Temple trip.
Next post will be my birthday dinner in Carey Island.
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 10:06