Monday, February 29, 2016

Love letter | Leap Day

Officially been in my intern-ship company for appropriately one month time.
Checking mails, reading, blogging, quiet times for myself...
All these bring something in me.

Today is a special day!
Yeah it is.
Once in four years time,
they called it "Leap Day".

Justin Bieber's song of  "Love yourself",
non-stop repeating in my mind,
the lyrics, melody, feelings.

This contemporary kind of way in expressing the song is beautiful.
Feel the inner strength of both of the dancer trying to express.
How they blend themselves into the lyrics and performing out using their body language.
It's pretty amazing!

That's why,
I love it so so much when there's one of my instructor doing steps using this song.
I'm totally in!
Spread the love,
everything start from love yourself. 
Source from YouTube:
'Cause if you like the way you look that much
Ohhhh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

Love letter
To my body, my soul, my mind, my everything.
Not to be what other title as "self-centre",
but it's all about to make yourself feel good and everything start from loving yourself;
before you go outside and start spreading love around or to love someone else.

For 22 years living my life,
my body is the one always be with me after my family.
sometime I got only me myself and my body.
No matter how worst the situation could be,
my body always be with me.

This what I came across in Love letter to myself, my body.

For some bad times during my past period,
sorry for being bad or rude to my body where sometime my body doesn't deserve any of it.
For bad emotion, bad balance way of lifestyle etc.
I'm sorry, my body is the best that always stays with me!

For sometimes where others been commenting that you're not beautiful enough,
for sometimes other judge you that I got a fat body, short legs or any stuff like that.
But thanks God,
I love you better than anyone in this world.
Cause you're mine, my body.
And I don't feel any sense of shy or embracing because of your outlook,
but I'm thankful and blessed enough to have the one and only unique body like you.
That belong to me.

After all the times pass,
for more than 20 years being with me and belong to me.

I've now more and more love you, my body.
I started to emphasize in psychology and inner sense of thoughts of you, 
for a healthy mental thoughts of you;
I started to go out and kick off the comfort zone,
socializing, new exploration, happiness, control of emotions,
just because my thoughts are no longer the same;
I started to participating in fitness and healthy lifestyle,
from doing only ballet classes, and now expanding to various type of dancing,
which including zumba, ritmo, kpop, salsa, piloxing..
All kind of love, my passion.

Never stops in developing the better shine in my,
self-development, improvement, achievements;
life goals, wanderlust, desire, dreams!
Work for my dream to come true,
go beyond my capability with passion and love.

Thank God,
I have you with me, and gonna protect you for the rest of my life.
To make you feel comfortable, happy, peace.
For sustainable goods, self improvements and shine of confidence.

Leap Day can never be simple,
Not just because it happen once in 4 year times.
It make us realize how precious every day could be,
appreciating and always be thankful towards your life.
In daily routine of life,
lead day bringing us meaning of love ourselves even more for than the usual day.

Love yourself everyday,
live for yourself.
Be the better version of yourself!

Love yourself, scare away your Monday blue!

Appreciate, Stay Blessed.



Sunday, February 28, 2016

#MAYEXPLORATION "Ong Ya Gong" 13th day of CNY festive (2016) | Melaka

Last weekend.
The 13th day of Chinese New Year in lunar calendar,
it usually doesn't impact much for others besides Melaka resident.

This local Chinese New Year festive not the usual one where we used to know.
Perhaps we doesn't even know the existence of this local events.

Believe me,
after this post.
You probably add some values and local-friendly ideas in you towards Melaka.

The name of "Ong Ya Gong" is actually from the words of Hokkien,
in the meaning of imperial prince of God.
Where every year Melakian (especially those staying slightly away from the Melaka city) would definitely celebrate this festive using the local style local way!
With huge impact, grand parade event in Melaka.

Let's jump in!
Happy kid that can't wait for the festive to start,
especially with really a lot of lion dance that you hardly get in KL city area.

This is the first station of the festive,
where this "Ong Ya Gong" festive is where people carrying the "Kiuu" station to station,
where the station can be temple or houses that preparing stuff for praying and waiting for the visitation of God as the symbol of good luck and blessing for the whole family.

Source from google.

Oh, for the "Kiuu" is actually "transportation" of ancient time,
like the one they use for carry the bridge in the past time,
just that to carry God one gonna be open-air. Lol
They call it "bridal sedan chair" in english,
where need different people from different stations to pass and carry "Kiuu" and go around their station till the next station.

It's very heavy cause it makes from real quality kind of wood,
that's why usually in movie we'll see like four pax carrying,
but not in reality.
In gonna be a lot of manpower to carry, somehow it depends as well.
Perhaps young man could have 4 to carry the whole "chair".

And there's locals believe that,
if you shake the "Kiuu" harder and the God will feel more happy!

Notice the guy wearing white with orange colour kind of "whip",
it believe to chase away the devils or any other bad things away.
In another way,
to announce that the God is coming!
A symbol of "clear the way" for the God.
Before they enter. The man in white praying and "clear the way" for God.

The men will enter after the road are "clear".

Peoples usually prepare a lot to pray and sort of goods giving to the God,

Once they enter & go around that area, the chair will be place above a wooden bench.

Peoples are happy and so so crowded!


Place where they place the Gods chair while open for public to pray or waiting for visitation next station.

Praying for goods.

So nice they decorate it, simple.

I love the expression of the grandma in this photo. So natural & lovely!


Know the reason why that I love this festive so much?

On the way moving to the next stations.

So the visitation goes on for the whole day,
it depends either for people to follow the whole routing of visitation or prepare & wait at their home.
For those who are preparing and waiting for the arrival of Ong Ya Gong God.

It's a halal. Trust me!
Cause it's a chocolate cake.
A mini piggie chocolate cake so cute!

Without flash, the chocolate smell really strong!

My uncle house, which is our HOWE's family representative every year almost the evening visitation part where the waiting for the Ong Ya Gong to be there for blessing.

So attractive where they actually add on LED lights when the night are getting closer.

Bring into our home and shake as possible as the can for blessing and good luck for the whole year!

On the way to the final station before heading back to the temple.

Everyone walk there or take their motorbike there.

The view at evening of the place or "parking" area for the God's sandal chair. Heheee

Long long long table!
It's always so interesting for this family after us!

The last station from morning to evening, before they back to the temple of Ong Ya Gong.

Return back to the temple.

Traditional entertainment of Chinese tradition cultural.

There's lucky number here from the God, if you got it, you're lucky!

That's it for this post!
Stay tuned for my video of this Ong Ya Gong festival,
where they actually have something different surprise for us every year.

My love little one.
The cute newphew that always miss me!
He called me using my mom phone and said
 "May May Ayi (Aunt in Chinese), why are you not here? I miss you so much!"
"When are you coming back again?"
"Are you coming back? Can you let me know when the next time you're back?"
"I miss you so so so much!"
He's so so sweeeet!
Make my day.

*lum sei me*
(Sweet die me)
Direct translate from Chinese. hehheee..

Top pro poser be like!

Look at his cute face! ;)
hahahh with my second brother.

Sweet face shown when he's on the line with me.

Sweet faceeee.. too lovely!

Just to share what I experience or norm for some of us,
or some part of our cultural of how we live in this atmosphere!
Hope it finds you well & awareness of Melaka, my hometown.
The most beautiful city.


Appreciate, Stay Blessed.