Marion Jevina Fotographie

Passionate about art & photography. Loving every bits of it, capturing my surroundings and making every moments Preserved!

Brunei Darussalam- Part II

A day trip with buddies to one of the smallest country in the world, Brunei Darussalam. 

In Monochrome

Love at first sight ….

Love at first sight ….

Chinese Red Lanterns

Chinese Red Lanterns

MV Logos Hope 
Trivia: Logos Hope  is a vessel which brings an expanded selection of over 5,000 titles of books and has 400 crew members coming from over 45 nationalities. Generally visits ports for two weeks and is continually sailing from port to port year round. Since the launch into active service in February 2009, she has been in several regions: Northern Europe, the Caribbean, West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, and most recently south Asia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Logos_Hope)
Recently Logos Hope been docking at Sim Kheng Hong Port, Kuching  since October 28 and tomorrow will be its last day here. So my friends & I decided to check out this famous floating book fair and it was one heck of an experience since I never actually been in any ship before.

MV Logos Hope 

Trivia: Logos Hope  is a vessel which brings an expanded selection of over 5,000 titles of books and has 400 crew members coming from over 45 nationalities. Generally visits ports for two weeks and is continually sailing from port to port year round. Since the launch into active service in February 2009, she has been in several regions: Northern Europe, the Caribbean, West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, and most recently south Asia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Logos_Hope)

Recently Logos Hope been docking at Sim Kheng Hong Port, Kuching  since October 28 and tomorrow will be its last day here. So my friends & I decided to check out this famous floating book fair and it was one heck of an experience since I never actually been in any ship before.

Baba Nyonya Homemade Delicacies

Seriously, I need Ice Jagung on a hot day like this!

Evening stroll at the garden

Mid Autumn Festival

The joyous Mid-Autumn Festival, the third and last festival for the living, was celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, around the time of the autumn equinox. Many referred to it simply as the “Fifteenth of the Eighth Moon”. In the Western calendar, the day of the festival usually occurred sometime between the second week of September and the second week of October.

This day was also considered a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain had been harvested by this time and food was abundant. With delinquent accounts settled prior to the festival , it was a time for relaxation and celebration. 

Origin

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festivity for both the Han and minority nationalities. The custom of worshipping the moon (called xi yue in Chinese) can be traced back as far as the ancient Xia and Shang Dynasties (2000 B.C.-1066 B.C.). In the Zhou Dynasty(1066 B.C.-221 B.C.), people hold ceremonies to greet winter and worship the moon whenever the Mid-Autumn Festival sets in. It becomes very prevalent in the Tang Dynasty(618-907 A.D.) that people enjoy and worship the full moon. In the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D.), however, people send round moon cakes to their relatives as gifts in expression of their best wishes of family reunion. When it becomes dark, they look up at the full silver moon or go sightseeing on lakes to celebrate the festival. Since the Ming (1368-1644 A.D. ) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911A.D.), the custom of Mid-Autumn Festival celebration becomes unprecedented popular. Together with the celebration there appear some special customs in different parts of the country, such as burning incense, planting Mid-Autumn trees, lighting lanterns on towers and fire dragon dances. However, the custom of playing under the moon is not so popular as it used to be nowadays, but it is not less popular to enjoy the bright silver moon. Whenever the festival sets in, people will look up at the full silver moon, drinking wine to celebrate their happy life or thinking of their relatives and friends far from home, and extending all of their best wishes to them.

http://www.chinavoc.com/festivals/Midautumn.htm

Vintage Tea Party