31/03/2010

30/03/2010

29/03/2010

day 1035























Pic 9 of 9: taken on sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

28/03/2010

day 1034























Pic 8 of 9: taken on sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

27/03/2010

day 1033























Pic 7 of 9: taken in sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

26/03/2010

day 1032























Pic 6 of 9: taken in sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

25/03/2010

day 1031

Pic 5 of 9: taken in sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

24/03/2010

day 1030























Pic 4 of 9: taken in sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

23/03/2010

day 1029


Pic 3 of 9: taken in sequence. 
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010. 

22/03/2010

day 1028























Pic 2 of 9: taken in sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

21/03/2010

day 1027

The third series of Thaipusam 2010.
Taken in sequence when a devotee took out all those hooks and needles of his body.


Pic 1 of 9: taken in sequence.
The 3rd series of Thaipusam 2010.

20/03/2010

day 1026

I was tagged by Liisa to do some blogging archeology by republishing the sixth picture in this blog and ask 10 other photobloggers to do the same. As I have been inactive for the past couple months (due to works, works, works) and still catching up my breath, I will only tag three closest blog-friends: 
That Hideous Man
Owl Eng
Noonton and Cocobean
























So here it is, my 6th picture of the blog, Day 6, 04 June 2007. The pic was taken not by me - it was by my then boy friend, but I was the one who directed him. It was a rather breezy nights and my hand was not steady enough, and well, it was taken with a prototype of a Sony Ericsson mobile phone camera! 

19/03/2010

day 1025

Get ready.
Pic 12 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

18/03/2010

day 1024

Spikes for the kavadi.
Pic 11 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

17/03/2010

day 1023

Small and medium size milk pots to be hung on the body.
Pic 10 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

16/03/2010

day 1022

The appropriate pair of sandals for the attire of the day, also being lined up with other accessories and offerings to be blessed.
Pic 9 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

15/03/2010

day 1021























Hooks, needles and stuffs that will pierce through the devotee's body.
Pic 8 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

14/03/2010

day 1020























Offerings.
Pic 7 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

13/03/2010

day 1019























Small milk pots that will be hung into the devotee's body, are placed amongst the offerings to be blessed.
Pic 6 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

12/03/2010

day 1018























Offering.
Pic 5 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

11/03/2010

day 1017























Preparing the milk pot.
Pic 4 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

10/03/2010

day 1016

The holy cow (strictly no pun intended).
Pic 3 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

09/03/2010

day 1015

Blessed paper.
Pic 2 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

08/03/2010

day 1014

The second series of pictures taken from Thaipusam 2010 are compilation of meaningful and colourful offerings prepared for the celebration.

All taken from Sri Sriniyasa Perumal Temple, Singapore.

As my knowledge is very limited, I am afraid that the notes are pretty short, if any.
























Ganesha, bathed with blessed milk.
Pic 1 of 12: The 2nd series of Thaipusam 2010.

07/03/2010

day 1013























Pic 6 of 6: The 2nd series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Details of the Porcelain Lamp, River Hongbao festival.

06/03/2010

day 1012























Pic 5 of 6: The 2nd series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Lamp-like thing with revolving top in between the phoenix and the dragon, of the Porcelain Lamp, River Hongbao festival.

05/03/2010

day 1011

Pic 4 of 6: The 2nd series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Phoenix tail of Porcelain Lamp, River Hongbao festival.

04/03/2010

day 1010























Pic 3 of 6: The 2nd series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Phoenix tail of Porcelain Lamp, River Hongbao festival.

03/03/2010

day 1009























Pic 2 of 6: The 2nd series of Chinese New Year 2010.
The phoenix of the Porcelain Lamp, River Hongbao festival.

02/03/2010

day 1008

The following six pictures are of Porcelain Lamp. It is actually not a lamp, but statue composed over ten thousands pieces of porcelain plates, bowls, cups and spoons showing the dragon, phoenix and a lamp-like shape in between, bringing auspices and prosperity. It is made by people of Chengdu China for Singapore's River Hongbao festival.

True to my idealistic, there is no picture of the whole statue, since the environment was just rather horrid with bright spot light, wires, nets and people in the back ground. But it's rather easy to imagine the scale since I think plates and spoons are on standard size around the world... more or less??

























Pic 1 of 6: The 2nd series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Dragon Head of the Porcelain Lamp, River Hongbao festival.

01/03/2010

day 1007

Monday: because we had dinner to share.
Thank you for such a fabulous time; may our paths cross again some day.

Braid Hills, Edinburgh.