Lanterns and Flowers


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I’ve not been feeling very good since work has started again after Chinese New Year. And I decided that I should do something different, visit a new place instead of staying at home, with my mind occupied with thoughts about work.

The first thing that came to my mind when I woke up was that. I was still thinking about what happened yesterday and while I was still lying on the bed, I called Mummy. She was shocked that I’m calling her so early but I just wanted to talk and I miss her.

After that, I drove all the way to Jenjarom, Kuala Langat with Mr.Boyfriend as compass, equipped with PapiMami’s detailed route explanation. The journey was an hour long and I’m happy I didn’t get lost!

We went to visit FGS Dong Zen Temple as I wanted to see the lantern cum flower festival which ends 19 February. It was quite hot when we arrived at 5pm but was just in time to catch the parade of lion dance, dragon dance and the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin who sprinkled the holy water to the crowd (Grace, included) so that they are blessed with physical and spiritual peace.

It rained after the parade and so we made our way inside the temple to pray. I told Buddha that I want my parents to be healthy, my sister to do well in her studies, friends to be happy, a new job for me, happiness for me and thanked him for everything.

After the rain stopped, I wanted to take more pictures and I was just waiting for the sky to turn dark as the lanterns were already being lit. Unfortunately, my camera ran out of battery so I didn’t took any of the lanterns glowing in the dark because I captured too many pictures during the parade and that I guess my battery wasn’t fully charged when I brought it out today. I was a bit disappointed but I told myself at least I did take some.



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