#White Night #白夜 by #FengLi “They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night”.
I just got this book at #UNSEEN ” #amsterdam
When I saw this book, I felt fear to this photos but same time I was attracted by this power.
This book was Shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First Photobook award.
It’s again that time of the year when we Mid-Autumn Festival with our loved ones.Here is a clip about this festival from time-travel themed series Myth (Shen Hua).The main character and his friend find a mystical antique container and is sent into the later Qin Dynasty(about 2,000 years ago). They traveled the ancient kingdom trying to find their way back to the modern day. This production fully reflects the contrasts between ancient and modern times.
M1:The moon is very round today.Is it 15th of August today? Mid-Autumn Festival.
I’m vey talented.This isn’t bad.
M1:Brother Yu,Brother Yu!I brought something good to eat!I made this personally.Fragrant,warm,fresh,and just over the oven!Look!
M2:What is this?
M2:What’s a mooncake?
M1:No way.Today is 15th of August, Mid-Autumn Festival.
Every family eats mooncakes!Even aliens know that.
M2:I know today is 15th of August,but Mid-Autumn Festival and mooncake,that’s the fist time I’ve heard of it.
M1:Ah,how come he is like this?Oh,I remerber this tradition came from the Song Dynasty.
M2:This mooncake tastes really good.
M1:When I was at home before the festival,friends gave each other so many mooncakes that we couldn’t eat them all.I hated them!But I didn’t think eating them today made them so delicious.
M2:You must be missing home.
M1:Today the moon is really round.
At the end,he quoted the poem ofSu Shi(蘇軾) as saying“How long will the full moon appear?
Wine cup in hand, I ask the sky.
I do not know what time of the year
It would be tonight in the palace on high.” (Translated version by Xu Yuanchong)
𝙈𝙊𝙊𝙉𝘾𝘼𝙆𝙀 𝙁𝙀𝙎𝙏𝙄𝙑𝘼𝙇 🌙
Famous la dengan tanglung. Tadi pegi pasar malam pun havoc giler. Seller kat pasar malam majoritinya orang cina.
Ramai la yang pegi pasar malam beli tanglung. Main api. Tengok budak-budak main seronok gilerr. Aku lak nak join.
Dekat area ss2 ni, majoriti orang cina. Memang mcm kampung. Seronok ! Berjalan keliling taman sambil bawak api. ⒽⒶⓋⓄⒸ !
CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan📚
#CrazyRichAsians is your typical love story - Boy meets girl, girl has no clue boy is from the richest home in all of #Asia . Boy and girl fall in love then navigate and overcome obstacles of bloodline and family drama, jealous exes, old money vs new money matters etc. Typical, you know, only the entire story is steeped in wealth. Stupendous, outrageous, near exaggerated wealth. The bickering that happens even amongst the super-rich despite having everything is the funniest part of this book. Its an easy and fun read for when you need 'sometin lite.' Nothing with regards to style or dialogue or language but lots of funny Cantonese and Malay slangs. 📚
The story in the introduction chapter is the most captivating thing about #CrazyRichAsians in my opinion. Smart idea to use it as introduction because it keeps you interested and wanting to read but the entire book is the stuff of AfMagic movies. All grandiose and robust at the beginning only to come and fall flat. There are so many characters you are trying to keep up with and wondering why they exist. The story arc, in my opinion, was a little messy. It builds up with fake suspense until nearly the last page. And when it finally unravels, you are like ok, then what? That's how flat on your face it falls, like the typical abrupt ending of a Hollywood movie after three hours of fluff, flashback and soundtrack. 📚
While wealth is the biggest talking point of the book, fascinating and eye-popping in the first few pages, it is also the reason for its flatness. You would think after establishing the premise that we are dealing with the richest family in Asia whose patriarch decides to buy up the London Calthorpe hotel for the simple pleasure of firing a disrespectful manager, the author would have made his point about the level of wealth, but on every single page, he insists on spoon feeding us with the details of the black Tumi suitcase, blue Armani suit, mahogany bookcase, diamond-shaped jacuzzi, naked peach Chloe, vintage Givenchy, calfskin Le Corbusier lounge chairs, Cutler and Gross sunglasses. Exhausting!!!
Read last paragraph on the blog. Exhausted my IG caption limit.
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Mooncake gambling, Bo Bing, as it's know in Chinese, is a Mid-Autumn Festival tradition unique to Fujian province.
All the Bo Bing game requires are six dices and a china bowl. People throw the dice into the bowl and get a different pips, whicj stand for a different ranks of awards.
The pleasant silvery sound of the dice brightens the festive mood and adds joy to family gatherings.
The photo shows residents in Xiamen, Fujian province having fun with mooncake gambling, Sept 19, 2009.
Mooncake and tea.
Eating mooncakes while watching the full moon is an important part of the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, and is more like a symbol of a family unity.
At the very beggining, moon cakes were served as a sacrifice to the Moon.
The word "moon cake" first appeared in the Southern Song Dinasty [1127-1279]. Nowadays, moon cakes are given as presents to loved ones and it represents people's wishes to be together during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The ancient ceremony of worshipping the moon is performed in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Sept 8, 2014. [Photo by Wang Jiankang]
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations date back more than 2,000 years ago. In feudal times, Chinese emperors prayed to Heaven for a prosperous year. They chose the morning of the 15tbh of the second lunar month to worship the sun and the night of the 15th day of the eighth lunar month to hold a ceremony in praise of the moon.
It was not until the early Tang Dinasty [618-907] that the day was officially celebrated as a traditional festival. It became an established festival during the Song Dinasty [960-1279], and has become as popular as the Spring Festival since the Ming [1368-1644] and Qing [1644-1911] dynasties.
Mid-Autumn Festival's legend concerns Houyi, an archer, who saved the earth by shooting down nine of the suns. He became a tyrant and stole an elixir from a goddess, but his beautiful wife, Change'e, drank it to save the people from her husband's forever tyrannical rule.
After drinking it, she found herself bloating, grabbed a rabbit to keep her company and then flew to the moon. When the local people heard this, the arranged incense tables to worship the goddess Change'e praying for happiness and safety. Since then, worshipping and appreciating the moon during Mid-Autumn Festival has become popular.
View of the full moon against an ancient building in Shiaoxing, East China's Zhejiang province.
As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eight lunar month, Sept 24 this year. This day is also considered as a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain are harvested by this time.