Kong Hei Fatt Choy!!!
Woof woof wooF!!! 🐕🐶
I did something record-breaking today. I visited my favorite local Kuan Yin Temple (known as Kuan Yin Teng in Hokkien) on 1st day of CNY, which is really really rare! Hahaha Even after countless of visits, I always find this temple extremely beautiful. Tucked at the corner of a busy and famous roundabout in Klang town, Kuan Yin Teng is the place to find peace and calmness. So glad I have this piece of treasure in my hometown. In fact, in just under 1km radius, there are 1 mosque, 1 surau, 2 Indian temples and 2 churches as well. God, I love my town!
I took my DSLR with me, knowing I will always find many things that charm me there. Allow me to share my snaps with you all.
Prayer’s lotus candles. Love the angle. The evening sun were quite harsh. I have to tone down the saturation.
Happy Chinese kok kok kok New Year!
I’m not too late in wishing you all, right? Fact is I didn’t have CNY mood a week ago. But today, I’m super excited. Maybe because we’re celebrating Jade Emperor’s birthday midnight tonight and I will get to eat tonnes of angku kueh. Hehe
I visited the century old Kuan Yin temple in Klang today. Here are some photos which I took at the temple:
Incense sticks or joss sticks. When you have extra stick(s), put it here. I never understand why the temple never provide the exact number of sticks. There’s always extra one or two. Hmm…
A mother’s love is infinite.
This is one of the way she shows us…
Clothes washing by hand. Hers and ours. Only for delicate, new and quality ones.
I visited Kuan Yin Temple at Setapak in KL with my family on 3rd day of Chinese New Year this year. This time my grandma tagged along. *happy* I also had my DSLR with me. I snapped some photos of the temple surrounding while my mom and grandma were busy talking with the monk. Check ’em out below. I also did a photography session on this temple three years ago. Feel free to check it out here.
A pair of mandarin orange trees at the temple entrance. Don’t be wowed by the large oranges. They don’t belong to the trees. Haha
I started this Loved Hands series 5 years ago. It’s about photographing the hands of my loved ones while travelling in the car. You can check out the first part and second part if you’re curious.
Dad. My worse nightmare is coming true. His nagging is more serious than my grandma now. Still a smoker and drinker. Sigh. If only he could stop doing both of that.
A visit to plant nursery is necessary whenever Chinese New Year is coming. We buy potted plants and flowers to beautify our home. With only a week left to CNY, all I saw mostly at my regular plant nursery is chrysanthemum. I didn’t buy the mums though instead I bought 2 other flowering plants which I’ve no idea of their names and a lime plant. Haha
To me, chrysanthemum has always been a regular flower. A flower that’s too normal to my liking. However I’m starting to appreciate its beauty more in recent years. I searched the web for the reason why chrysanthemum is a favorite choice during CNY and come to a zero conclusion. LOL There are various reason stated such as nobility, longevity, perfection, joy… Mmmm thinking hard, I guess chrysanthemum symbolizes all the above. 😉
Let’s appreciate the beauty of chrysanthemums…
Sea of chrysanthemums.