March 17, 2010

Little Chinese Dancers : Close-ups

At the Miri Photographic Society's Chinese New Year Dinner several dances were performed.

It is often very interesting to observe people when they get ready to dance or after they have danced. I like to capture those moments. One troupe particularly caught my eye. The little dancers' hair do and little pinafore was were delightful and intricate.

Are we bringing up our children properly and help them to become cultured and decent? Upright and polite? Knowledgeable of Confucian teaching?

As I looked at them I think of all those parents who have tried hard to give their best to their children and yet in some cases in their old age they are left alone in the old folks' home.

(Psst) Recently an old lady friend of mine was placed in an old folks' home where she has to share a room with three other ladies. Her prized milo was half emptied the first day.

I hope you will like these photos.....

This dance troupe is from Chung Hua Primary School Krokop.


wenn said...

sweet n lovely costume!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Wenn
Thanks...Miri primary schools are very good at training the girls especially to be good dancers. Costumes are usually well researched.

Ah Ngao said...

hi Sarawakiana,...what you're thinking,im also thinking like times,i was wondering of all the efforts,time,love and patience we gives to our children,later when we get old and frail...will they "betrayed" us...haha! i used to hear from many people," jangan harap2 olang muda tok,sendiri ala lui itu yang penting " i have seen and i think you've seen also,old parents being passed around or dribbled around like football.* sigh..* dont wanna imagine so much.
oh ya,about your recent comments to my posting,i can understand and feels about how you felt - about Simon's orchid.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ah Ngao
Yeah many people tell me just be open minded and try our best to look after our children very well and if in our old age they are good to us it will be a bonus. If they cannot take good care of us we will have to manage to the best of our ability. That's been responsible and independent.

I have also seen young people who look after their old parents until they don't have a life of their own. That is also very sad. I have seen a young man turning old and one parent died long ago leaving another one. Now that one is going soon. He is now almost 50...who will be with him? He is so single! No brothers and sisters.

We all have to pray hard.
I do have a good story to tell about Simon's orchids.

Bengbeng said...

i dare not even think about it.

Puan Isah said...

hi there
So nice to know you are talking about Miri!
I love reading your posts. Keep it up because I am always reading them :p

Here I'd love to share a blog award with you. Do check it out at
Thank you!

have a nice day :)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I know I know...I have four and you have one...we must just be prepared...Girl Guide and Boy Scout's motto.

Some times my friends and I go and visit this guy and have tea with him....just to have a good brotherly chat...We are all riding into the sunset bravely.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Puan Isah
Thanks for your compliments.

will check out the reference.

Happy to know that you are reading my Miri posts....God bless.

Ann said...

Hi CY,

Ideally, when I get old, I like to move to a smaller unit in a retirement village, 2 bedrooms. The grand kids can sleep over. I used to like a little garden or allotment, but now, I am not too sure, my computer has become my garden. LOL

Then as I get even older when I can't manage with housework and cooking, I like to move to rooms only in the village and have meals provided for. A little like a hotel. LOL

And when I am infirmed, move to a hospital room in the village.

Finally, I go to the ground. LOL

check out this place. It is near my school, and my friends before they went to the ground stayed there.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann
We have to be practical in the 21 century. I am like you. In the next two or three years we have to downsize. Children are defintely not coming back to Miri to stay and work! I would like to think that the Methodist church would have a hostel for older of my cousins is in a hospice now. A retirement settlement like those in Australia is nice. A friend of mine intelligently bought a terrace house to be shared by two of her sisters and herself. All three are not married and they would soon move out of their parents' old house which will be developed for a good sum and to be shared by the siblings in their old age. My single sisters also share a condo in Kuching with my mum. No garden to tend to..

This is the living curve vis-a-vis learning curve!!

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