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a religious procession in Tanah Rata

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Pic courtesy Neil Morton. Neil tells me the stairs at the back of pic lead to the Convent School. I think it is the annual Kow Wong Yeah (Nine Emperor God) festival which is celebrated throughout the country and I have seen the processions in Ipoh, Taiping and Penang.
· Date: November 23, 2009 · Views: 10138 ·
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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 23, 2009 1:55am

Hello Kayes,


I think it's a Ninth Emperor God festival too. The guy with white pants and white singlet was holding a Ninth Emperor God banner.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 24, 2009 5:31am

Another pic from Neil. See the little girl on the right? And the policeman on the left wearing the old khaki uniform?


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/kwycam10.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 24, 2009 9:02am

'Kesian' the small girl on the right of this pic. - I think she must be crying for seeing this type of procession for the first time. Sad


The hair stylist for the 'Liang Lui' (in the centre of this pic.) must be busy with few customers at one time while doing her hair. Or was it the timer was not functioning - just as Kayes says "Old clocks seldom tell the time". Accurate timer is very important when perming hair. Anyway, who knows her 'Pow Char Chong' hair style will be the hair style for 2010. Smile


Our elders called 'mata-mata' Pak Keok (white legs). In this case, this 'mata-mata' should be called 'Hug Pak Keok' (black and white legs Smile). The sock on his left leg is higher than the one on the right and I hope his superior didn't notice it. One more thing, his socks are longer than his khaki shorts - I know because I have just measured them. Ka ka ka ka ka .....


Is the Mini in this pic. a Mini Clubman?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 24, 2009 4:18pm

That girl's hair must have been styled by the "Anna Hair Waving Saloon". Note "saloon" instead of "salon". Pic below courtesy Neil Morton. The Mini Clubman was launched only in the early 1970s with a 1275 cc engine and a slightly longer body. Car in pic was probably a first generation Mini with a 850cc engine.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/annwave.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
November 24, 2009 5:59pm

Here's another pic from Neil. Walking on hot coals must have been a favourite pastime for Cameron folks during the 1950s when the weather was still cool/cold, unlike now.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/fwalk.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 25, 2009 1:49am

"Anna Hair WAVING Salon" was also a female tailoring shop. That "Liang Lui" must be a CH local as she was holding an umbrella and wearing slippers only - a very lame explanation ..... Smile


Thank you very much for those informative and valuable pics., Neil!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 25, 2009 3:01am

Hello Kayes,


A friend bought a Honda Beat for RM40K. What do you think about the price? The reg. no. is JD_(forgot the actual alphabet and not sure if this reg. no. is the original reg. no. when the car was new). Smile
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 25, 2009 7:06am

Orange,is the term Mata-Mata,still in common useage?I have not heard it for a long time.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 25, 2009 7:50am

Hi Jim,


So impressed you know the word 'mata-mata'. In Johore, they were called 'kepala kereta api' - I was told. We don't use these terms anymore. Police in BM is 'Polis'.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 25, 2009 10:12pm

Orange,I know of one or two,here and in Malaysia,that the term Kepala Kayu would befit better
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 25, 2009 11:31pm

Methinks you betray your age Orange?
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
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November 26, 2009 1:22am

It is of interest,to me at least,that certain names and phrases,or slang fall into dis-use over certain periods of time.I have noticed,for example,that Malaysians,when speaking English,will use the term 'Scold'. I was born in England,leaving when I was aged 11yrs old and was stationed there when I was 19yrs old.I tell you,apart from Poetry or Literature,I have never heard the term used in general conversation.Apart from in Malaysia.Malaysians of Indian descent? also use the term 'Isn't It' the only other people I have heard use this phrase are the Welsh.There are people elswhere in the U.K.who use the term 'Init'(a distorted version of the term)used by people who would have difficulty enunciating thier shoe size.I mean no offence,far from it,just an observation on the nuances of how language can change.I have used the term Mata-Mata and young Malaysians look at me bemused
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 26, 2009 5:45am

Hi Jim,


Sometimes we still use the word "mata-mata" in our daily spoken language. In Cantonese it's "Ma Tou". Smile It's more appropriate to refer them as polis. I always have a high respect for our Malaysian polis. Syabas to them for maintaining peace and order in our country!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 26, 2009 7:03am

In school, we were always asked to look up the meanings for words like: "mata-mata; batu (miles or kilometres); kupang (1 kupang is 10 sen); lima duit (5 sen); nyior (kelapa in Perak and Pulau Pinang) dan lain-lain lagi. These words can be useful esp. for Kertas Kefahaman. Our Cikgu always told us: "Tidak rugi jika kita faham perkataan-perkataan yang jarang digunakan." My BM tuition teacher gave me a longer list for those seldom used words. Smile
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
November 26, 2009 8:57am

Cheers Orange,I learn something new every day
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
November 29, 2009 7:06am

Jim, here are two more:- Smile


1. Kubu-kubu (butterflies and now is 'rama-rama')


2. Tanjong (Penang and now is Pulau Pinang. 'Tan Yong' in Cantonese.)



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