February 10, 2010

Chinese New Year 3 -Something new something old.....

Niki is in town to help celebrate Chinese New Year. He can draw a portrait for you. In ancient days the Chinese would always have a family portrait painted during Chinese New Year. It would be best if there were five generations under one roof. And what a wonderful family portrait that would be.

In my maternal grandfather's house in Sg. Maaw there was a portrait of the Lau ancestors - all seven generations of men from the ancient days. They must have been the first seven generations of the Lau Clan. I wonder if this portrait can still be found in Sarawak. According to my Uncle Pang Sing every Lau family in the past had this portrait in the living room.

I remember my late father would always gather us together to take nice photos with grand father when we visited him at the large house. I think it is a very good practice to have family portraits taken during CNY because that is the only time when almost every one is together at home.

Wish Niki a lot of prosperity too and may more people come together for family photos.

Niki wanted to draw my portrait for me. But I told him I would come back when I look younger and prettier.....he caught the humour. I kept my money.





Lovely lekor - but as instructed by my cardiologist I must never eat fried food!  And obediently I have not eaten lekor or KFC for five years now. Strict diet. I also do not eat deep fried food because I have very bad bouts of tonsilitis. And these lekor look so attrrrrrrractive....


Sunglasses gazing at you..."buy me..buy me.." I thought it would be nice to look like Elvis Presley during CNY....

Chinese Muslim ladies can have new tudong......

My old favourite : Sugar cane water.....since KL days a long long time ago....

Wow...Keladi Drink!! And Serai Susu....these are new!!

Children ....enjoy these pictures .....





10 comments:

Ann said...

You should have just asked him to draw a younger you. LOL

Bengbeng said...

But you have always looked so young ;)

Ah Ngao said...

never mind,old wine taste good so you see,when young people calls me uncle,uncle - i felt good.indeed these lekors looks yummy,ada isi and not thin thin like some i saw.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann
May be I should go back to him tomo and ask him to draw a 20 year old me...I will bring a photo instead...LOL!!

Framing is expensive here. What about in Auckland?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Bengbeng

How many oranges must I give you for saying this? :) :)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao
Oh yes...old wine tastes good and old ginger also more pedas...

Old girl?

thanks for your moral support. Yummy lekor. Heard that there is a special factory here. Must go and find out.

cheers.

wenn said...

i would love to hv him painted for me.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Wenn

Absolutely. He is good and only for RM35. When I went to see him five or six were in the queue...but he said very fast very fast....And you don't have to sit in front of him...you can be at a corner and he will look at you once in a while. I am going down to see him at work again!! Amazing!!

Thanks...

Ah Ngao said...

oh...you mean if old girls calls me uncle2 ? jadi lo...we clicks lo...,hahaha!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao

You click with the person you love.....not just ANY girl....play safe always. Keep your head and you keep your wallet....

If any one calls you uncle you have to be careful.