Just wanted to wish upon the moon for all things good for all my loved ones and relatives this year...good health - prosperity - longevity - harmony- love - and academic success.
Moon gazing is a very great hobby of the traditional Chinese thoroughout the many different dynasties. On Chap Ngo May I spent some 15 minutes to capture these 12 shots in black and white under my coconut tree. Wish it were a willow tree though.
Enjoy these moon shots and my captions.
As clouds rolled by....
静夜思 Jìng yè sī
床前明月光， Chuáng qián míng yuè，
疑是地上霜。 Yí shì dì shàng shuāng.
举头望明月， Jŭ tóu wàng míng yuè,
低头思故乡。 Dī tóu sī gù xiāng.
Night Thoughts (by Libai - 李白)
Moonbeams play at the head of my bed,
And hoar frost on the floor;
I raised head to gaze at the moon,
My head lowered with thoughts of home. (simple translation)
Is the moon overseas brighter than our moon in Sarawak?
I see the moon and the moon sees me....
I thought a heart would be formed by the moving clouds...Almost!!
Don't "cloud" my moon!!
The coconut fronds overshadowing the moon.
This is not new at all : Chinese lovers would usually ask "Are you gazing at the moon as I am doing?" Let the inter-stellar waves connect the love ones.....
May the moon cheer you on always!