Thursday, November 25, 2010

#947-Kathina 2010.

Taking a quick rest from studying, so I'm here blogging for a little while.
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Quoted from Wikipedia;

Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. The season during which a monastery may hold a 'Kathina' festival is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar (usually October).

It is a time of giving, for the laity to express gratitude to monks. Lay Buddhists bring donations to temples, especially new robes for the monks.

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This year's Kathina's main sponsor at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, my usual temple, were my parents. It was pretty much like the past years, just that this year we had some extra 'duties' as we're the main sponsors. The Kathina Day itself was 31st of last month. I was there to help take photos.

Kathina 2010 on Flickr.

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Lunch dana on Kathina Eve.
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Kathina Eve night prayers.
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Going round the Sima Hall.
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Getting ready to go round the Sima Hall on Kathina Day.
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During the lunch dana on Kathina Day.
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Photos taken with my Canon EOS 500D.
iTunes playing Jesse McCartney feat. Ludacris - How Do You Sleep.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.

#946-My 19th birthday party. =)

Taking a quick rest from studying, so I'm here blogging for a little while.
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Well, my birthdate is the 24th of October. This year, I planned to celebrate it on the 24th itself since it was a Sunday. But it turns out a lot of my friends couldn't make it on that day, so I switched it to the 23rd instead, one day earlier. In the afternoon, me, Wei Jian, Kelly, Zuan Fu, Jack, Jeremy and Boon Hean went to watch RED in the cinema. Pretty awesome movie! The BBQ party was held in the evening at my house. This year's part was probably the best birthday party I ever had. =D

My 19th birthday party on Flickr.

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The tent all set up. First time having one for a party.
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Clockwise from Joshua (white shirt on the left); Kelly, Zuan Fu, Soon Keat, Hui Chi, Ling Shing, and Merritt.
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Khang Wooi.
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Me and Alvin.
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The Xaverian boys! Lin Hin, Me, Benny and Wei Jian. Delton's sitting down.
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Hui Chi, Me and Ling Shing.
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Harry looking blur.
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From left; Liang, Marcus, Jack, Akash and Aaron. That's my brother in the background.
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Bernard and Soo Fen.
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Celebrated Tabitha's birthday as well. =) Since it falls on the same day as mine.
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Got 'thrown' into the pool.
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Connie, Min Kar, Me and Gavin.
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Yee Chun and Ted.
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Sze Lin and Shu Lynn.
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Yin Fang.
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Photo in the pool. There's Tabitha, Teng, Viki, Marcus, Akash, Liang, Aaron, Me and Ted.
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I kinda like this photo!
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Group photo! Not everyone who came is in here though.
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Jeremy, Me and Boon Hean.
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The view you get when you're on someone's bonnet while moving at 5km/h.

Photos taken with my Canon EOS 500D.
iTunes playing Ke$ha - We R Who We R.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.

Monday, November 22, 2010

#945-Tabitha's birthday dinner.

Taking a quick rest from studying, so I'm here blogging for a little while.
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Anyways, last month, on the 13th, a few of us gathered at Wen Han's house to celebrate Tabitha's birthday. Tab is someone I met in college, and to my surprise, she shares the same birthdate as me! First time actually meeting someone with the same birthdate as me. =) So, Wen Han as the host, pretty much did everything for us, including cooking, hosting, and letting us have a good time! I was the photographer for the night and YUU was the videographer for the night.

Tabitha's birthday dinner on Flickr.

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Yuu, Me and Tabitha.
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Trying to get Kelly to take a photo.
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At the dinner table.
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Wen Han the host, that's Chai Chai on the right.
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Natalie, Soon Keat and Zuan Fu supposed to be acting out something for losing the game of 'Can'.
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Now it was my and Yuu's turn to act out as husband and husband if I remember correctly.
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Aaron and Chai Chai supposed to be 'dancing'.
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Everyone feasting on the cake.
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Group photo!

Photos taken with my Canon EOS 500D.
iTunes playing Ke$ha - Sleazy.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

#944-Choo Ning's 19th birthday.

She's a friend I met in college. A couple of weeks back, a few of us decided to go celebrate her birthday at Harvest Inn Cafe. It's my first time there, the food was not that bad. =) Had fun and here are the photos.

Choo Ning's 19th birthday on Flickr.

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Yee Chun's achievement was to park there where no one else could. Haha.
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Gavin and Qianyi.
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Lokkee and Yangshi.
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Yee Chun, the 'big, cute baby dinosaur' blowing a flame.
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The birthday girl.
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Connie.
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Me and the birthday girl.
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Group photo. =)
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Audi, Mercedes, BMW. =)

Photos taken with my Canon EOS 500D.
iTunes playing The Ready Set - Love Like Woe.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.