Monday, January 11, 2010

To a Good Start - RT/WW



On the first morning of the year, we accompanied our elders to Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery to offer prayers. While they chanted the sutra for hours, ....


I walked around the temple grounds and found this man standing outside the back doors, praying alone ......  for more than an hour.



Beside a huge Goddess of Mercy statue, I found these adorable statues. I took individual photos of them as each one wears a different expression on its face.


The monks plant their own vegetables in one part of the temple grounds. They were blessed with a good harvest.... and the fruits of their labour were huge!

I wish for a good harvest this year too. :)





First Commenter - Lina

27 comments:

  1. I'm hoping for a better year this year. A good start for a new decade. :)

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  2. Wow! The man standing there praying for more than an hour?

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  3. Those statues are really cute! So many of them! : )

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  4. Wish you a great 2010! Have a great harvest! : )

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  5. Good morning ECL! You are right, adorable la the statues! :)

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  6. Same here ECL! I wish everything will be alright for all of us. :D

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  7. I am a bit confused, because I read that the Chinese New Year this year was February 14th? Which calander is this celebration?? Lovely photos though, may the monks be blessed with a good harvest this year too!

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  8. May U have a fruitful year too, Ecl. Just pray hard like that man on the back..lol.

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  9. Here's wishing everybody a good start to a new year!
    Just curious, why is the man at the back door instead of the opened door? too many people?

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  10. Love the photo share...and I'm right there with you and all your commentors so far....we need to begin anew and live a good life ---all around the world.

    Mine's Here A sweet kitty...but sour puss under the Christmas tree with ruby colored, red bows...you need to scroll down on the post, just below my pencil sketch!

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  11. How have you been?

    Wishing you a good start to the new year, with lots of good harvest of the fruits of your efforts.

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  12. the photo of the man praying alone is very touching

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  13. Whenever I enter a temple, I love the incense smell that bring back memories of my uncle's. He was a joss stick maker.

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  14. a very nice relaxed place!
    all the best to everyone! =)

    kenwooi.com

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  15. Hi ECL!

    May this year be a better one!

    happy WW!

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  16. I love these temple photos. The colors and ground are so vibrant and alive. The man praying alone was obviously in some despair and I hope he has now found some comfort.

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  17. So pretty, the reds are just wonderful but the whole temple is just stunning,wish I could visit someday....
    Happy RT!

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  18. I hope the new year brings good news for everyone. the statues are cute.

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  19. the little statues look cute...hehhee...mebe u can share with us their individual expression? :)

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  20. I wish for a good harvest also, everywhere in the world!

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  21. Those statues are so cute :) hehehe Hi ECL, I missed this place much :) Been uber busy since being promoted to Account Manager and been working on getting new agents before the month ends. I nearly died when they told me I had to hire 700 qualified candidates. So as of right now am multi-tasking like crazy. :) But am getting back into my old habits :) so expect your weekly visitor to be back more often ;) xoxo

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  22. What a wonderful tradition and great contribution as well as a habit - thanks for sharing!

    Those temples look so majestic - what great pics ECL!

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