Tuesday, November 30, 2010
His body became weaker and weaker and finally he had to leave this world.
The news of his death brought his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren who were staying in Selangor. For five days before his cremation, all the family members gathered at his house to perform chanting of the Amitabha Buddha's name and other rituasl. Normally the house will be very quiet because most of his sons are working and living in Selangor.
This incident shows that the Chinese stress the importance of filial piety to parents even to the day when they pass away. The death of one of the parents will definitely bring all members of the family back to show their last respect and responsibility to the dead.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I manage to catch some examples of Dong Ba Wen in photos and produced below for the perusal of readers to this blog.
Some Dong Ba Wen can be found on the pillar
Sunday, November 28, 2010
So far, no one has been able to conquer Jade Dragon Snow Hill because of the unpredictable weather conditions and the unstable rock structures. The climbers will fail to anchor themselves on the ascent because of the nature of the rocks which give way easily.
This is the scene of trees at around 6 degrees Celsius.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The photos below are self-explanary with some comments added in.
The words on the stone read
'The Jiu Xiang Geological National Park'
Friday, November 26, 2010
One of the peculiar physical features of Yunnan is the Stone Forest. There are stones as tall as trees lying here and there forming a forest. A visit to Yunnan is not complete without a visit to this wonder of nature. Earthquakes which occur frequently also affect the structure of the stones as can be seen from the photos I took of them.
We were able to watch the traditional dance performed by the Bai minority group of Yunnan. Some visitors joined them for the dance too.
Entrance to Stone Forest
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I hope you enjoy looking at the flowers posted here.