Tuesday, January 27, 2009

i believe...

...that 'a picture paints a thousand words'.
and so, does my photos.

I took part in History Channel's
PHOTOS FOR THE FUTURE!
below are my 3 photos.
*click on each photo to enlarge*
*or click here to view all*




St. Paul's Church, Malacca.
It's revisiting history. Or perhaps, reflecting.

A one-day trip with my friends to Malacca. It was packed with people around town. It was a school holiday...no wonder.

In our History books, half or more of it is all about Malacca, the Historical Town. We see lots of them in our books, and so..during holidays, we get to see the real thing for ourselves. Many parents will bring their children to revisit history. For them to understand the past better. For them to reflect and to learn from history.

In mid 2008, Malacca was listed under the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
St. Paul's Church is one of the buildings located in that area. It was originally a Portuguese chapel built by Duarte Coelho in 1521. It was known as Chapel of the Mother of God (Madre de Deus) or Our Lady of the Hill (Nossa Senhora do Oiteiro).

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Clogs, not Crocs.
Our traditional CLOGS!

Many old people still wear these, but not for the younger generation.
Many of them thinks that it's just some 'lame', old fashioned, noisy pair of shoes!
It's a treasure...i can say!
And it's dying...i sadly say.


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That's my sister and I. We were holding our mom's self-made lanterns.
We took part in the street procession during the Lantern Festival in Penang. This picture was also The Star newspaper's North edition's cover. Yeah, we were the "Star North cover girls"!
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The caption below the photo on that daily paper goes...
"Lantern Princesses... two girls, clad in samfu and embroided shoes, taking part in the street procession with their exquisitely designed lanterns.- STARpix by K.T. GOH"

With love,
Jade

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