Sunday, May 21, 2006

The United Colours Of Multiculturism

Woah! Seems like Buddha's Birthday Party isn't over yet! I found out that despite the celebration of Buddha's birthday yesterday, the celebration continues into today!

But today being Sunday drew in more crowd than yesterday and there were more participants and volunteers. There were dragon dance and lions dance to kick start today's ceremony infront of volunteers dressed in different costumes representing the diverse cultures from Asia.

I found out today that this ceremony was organised by the Buddha's Light International Association of Victoria or BLIA in short. BLIA has branches worldwide and its membership is made up of lay Buddist followers. I thought there's only 1 type of Buddhist?

Like yesterday the abbot of the monks led the ceremony but today it was on a larger scale with a long entourage filled with VIPs and dignitaries like Lord Mayor John So who seems to spend all his Sundays here!

After the usual buddist chants and prayers, the BLIA participants made their offerings to the Buddha like flowers, incense, light and fruits. These are the 4 merits of offerings which I shall briefly explains alongside the pictures below.

Flower offering; flowers are beautiful and fragrant, yet their splendor will not last forever. Thus they illustrate the impermanence of all beings. Aren't those lovely ladies look like flowers to you!

Incense offering; aromatic incense purifies the atmosphere as well as the mind. Just as its fragrance travels afar, so do good deeds axtend for the benefit of all.

Aww..perfect smile! Light offering; Light extinguishes darkness in the same way that wisdom dispels ignorance. Bit like the light side of the Force overcoming the dark side as told by George Lucas!

Fruit offering; fruit is nutritious as well as pleasing to the taste. It also represents the result of our spiritual cultivation and helps us be mindful of the law of cause and effect. Well there you have it. I've learned some spiritual lessons today! I'm enlightened!

But what the heck, I can't deny I'm mainly here for the SYTs! C'mon Suituapui and Quavadis, do your worst. Hit me! Just remember this that I did it for all hot blooded males out there and that include you too! Hehehe...


OK, last camwhore before we say goodbye. Till next year, have a good year and remember the teachings of the Buddha! Na Mo Omi To Fuo!

39 comments:

Helen said...

There is a lot of beautiful 'seen luis' (fairies) around ler....

WC, your fingers aching from all those camera clicking or not?? lol

frau amelia farbissina said...

hahaha I'm sure Terese was watching your every hot-blooded move at the 2-day event. :D

When I first read the title of your last post, I thought...hmm Wuching is posting a birthday tribute to Suituapui, the Laughing Buddha. LOL

STP, sorry ok. No offence meant. It's just that everytime when I read your comments, you always have lots of hahaha in them.

"Ahhhh....Help me Wuching, STP is going to beat me up" #runs off#

fooDcrazEE said...

nice pic

JoMel said...

You have been TAGGED! ;)

Mei said...

no coverage on the greek festival on russell-lonsdale?? HhmMmM..

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

wuching went to heaven? So many concubines lining up for him. LOL.

wong said...

DAmn man... That must be a nice show there... :D Wondering if Sibu having some show too? :P

JoMel said...

awww... shucks! I just realised you have completed this meme before. Oh well, never mind then!

Nine3 Nine 3 said...

No wonder KL damn boring, all concubines gone down under

suituapui said...

Wah! "Chit-sien-ni"...the 7 fairies! Goggle! Goggle! Hey, come to think of it...ur last posts involve 3 people...Suituapui, Moron and Buddha! Reminds me of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (not necessarily in htat order)!

Che-Cheh said...

Nice outfits...wish I dare to wear one of those ;)

Wuching said...

helen: too little time & too many sien lui!

frau amelia farbissina: don't worry, stp is a real man..he doesn't hit women, right stp?

foodcrazee: thank you!

jomel: nice try, better luck next time!

mei: no, i missed out on that one! :(

5xmom: i'm in heaven! hahahahaha

wong: u should do more post on sibu

nine3nine3: i'm sure there's more in kl!

STP: i guess i'm the bad & ugly both rolled into 1!

che-cheh: these r jedi outfits so i'm sure u can wear them!

suituapui said...

So Buddha and I both good lah?

QuaVadis said...

Ho Boy..Wuching...how can I attack you today? Your post is too religious and holy that I cannot do anything to you....Buddha preached love and peace or else bad karma falls on you..and since you spring it up...cannot..cannoot...post another posting and I will attack your purported manliness hahahahaha.

Anyway, he who called you Moron paid a visit to my blog...scary liau..nasib he didn't make any scene..hahahahahaha

Anyway...KNB's 29th B'day coming up in a few months time and I was wondering if I can find a few dozen ladies and dress them up in manchu outfits as seen in your post and parade the ladies in front of him for his choosing...hahahahahahhahahahha...Wuching..see if you can arrange for some Vietnamese Gals and Mainland Chinese Gals that can speak perfect english to be sent back here to Kch before August for KNB...I will try to look for the manchu costumes here...hahaha

Hoo boy..not it sounds like Wuching and I are running an international brothel.....Sorry... No Discounts for you LAKSA..and definitely none for u STP..you're married..hahaha

suituapui said...

Didn't KNB have had enuf in Phuket? No outfits? Those things the priests wear can do also lah! (Oops!...I'm offline now and won;t be back till Wenzday! Going to Betong! Ha ha ha ha ha!)

QuaVadis said...

Hei..STP..you going to Betong? That's my old campaign area...have fun there...there's a Kopi tiam that serves rather nice kolo mee, its the shop that is right smack in the center of the old bazaar facing the town square...forgot the name already...but they serve really nice noodles there...and by the way..you can order half bowl..but knowing STP..he will order 2 bowls....hahahaha..maybe you can make it 2 and half bowl :P

suituapui said...

Slurp! Slurp! Somehow I know I'll be driving much faster now...Betong, Kolo Mee, here I come!

Wuching said...

STP: don't get carried away just becoz i din call u bad or ugly..

KNB obviously din get enuff in phuket so must have more, u wanna belanja him?

betong ah? i forgot about betong oredi, small town but ig u go there where r all the ppl there gonna go? u practically squash the whole town & break its seams! hahahaha

QV: wuah, thankz so much for not attacking me..

so what u gonna do for KNB on his birthday? give him women for free ah? don't know lah, lidat brothel sure go bankrupt one since i think he's gonna be taking lots of viagra!

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHA...for his Birthday mah..then he can do our account for free and dont charge us and also help us to evade tax..hahahaha....

STP..don't drive too fast..got speed trap now.

Wuch... errr.. Betong now is a great town, bursting at the seams, even without the help of STP hahaha.. it is growing fast and rapidly and I'm not spewing governemnt propoganda here...in fact..I am dissing the Governemnt in my blog today..hehehe..ISA here I come..or I might have to move to Australia...hey..Wuch.any empty houses in your neighbourhood? hahaha

Laksa said...

nice pics, bro :)

what about the greek festival? my cousins went for a look and they said it was smashing as well...

Neo said...

Nice pixs, nice offerings :)

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Didn't know QV was going to be so generous on my Birthday gift. Had I known, I would have brought back a Katoey for him from Phuket for his Bday in June...hahahah.

Anyways, vietnamese and mainland chinese girls in manchu outfits are not exactly my cup of tea. Even if they can speak perfect ENglish!

Wuching said...

QV: as a matter of fact, we do have an empty house in my neighbourhood, u want anot?

laksa: aiya, i missed that greek festival lah, din know it was on till too late!

neo: u mean the girls right?

KNB: wuah, u r really choosy wif girls hor! in phuket u were not so choosy leh, just anyone will do..even shemale! hahahaha

Weila said...

INTERSESTING POST with very NICE PHOTOS. :)

kpgnangkaboy said...

Excuse me.... shemale is my bday gift for QV. I dont dig chicks with d***s. Please don't ruin my playboy image....hahahaha.
I'm not that choosy lar...any girl that looks like Jessica Alba is fine for me...hahah.

robin said...

gosh, i am blinded by colours !!!

Wuching said...

weila: thank you! ur always full of praise..i'm embarrassed!

KNB: u a playboy? sure anot wor?

robin: technicolor dreamgirls!

Simple American said...

So when is the flower plucking ceremony?

I think there are a lot of different Buddhist sects, just like Christians split. I know Japanese has four types I can think of right off the bat.

Really loved the pictures you took. The costumes are awesome. So lovely.

Wuching said...

simple american: there's too many sects, splits & religions in this world...my god is better than ur god kinda thing going on..so sad..

QuaVadis said...

WTF!!! Any gals that looks like Jessica Alba?? cis...talk about high expectations...hey..KNB...have u checked out the waitress kopi tiam near my Great Grand Uncle's opis?

thank you cousin..but you don't have to get me any thing...just offer a prayer for me will be sufficient a birthday gift..the rest..God will provide..

Whoa!! that sounds so scriptural..got to get out of this religious mode and be wacky......see..Wuch..tat's what happens when you post on religious celebration..I can't be naughty and diss people without thinking of religion...hehehehe

KpgNangkaBoy said...

QV - Huh? which kopi tiam would that be? Why do you ask? she look like Jessica alba mer? hahahah
I guess I'll have to order my trademark Soya Bean Fresh. Haha

QuaVadis said...

Nope..she reminds me of our northern neighbour...at first I tot she's freelancing as a waitress in kopi tiam in the daytime..hahaha...u know..the Dua Puluh Sen behind my Great Grand Uncle's office..near the river...there's a kopi tiam there in that building..the Dua Puluh Sen at Ang Cheng Hoe.....

U and ur soya bean fresh..the waitress at kenyalang still gives me funny look everytime I go makan there ever since your stupid soya bean fresh comment..hahaha

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Ang Cheng Hoe indeed... never been to that kopi tiam. got nice food mer?
Nothing wrong with soya bean fresh ler...why give u funny look?

QuaVadis said...

Its the way you pronounced the Fresh..haha.. the fried noodles ie. the tomato kueh tiaw is not bad..and the kolo mee is the brother of the one that makes kolo mee at lau ia keng

Wuching said...

QV: tell me more about the soya bean fresh..what happened?

QuaVadis said...

Cis..K-po hahahahhah...ok..since u r so bored...KNB wanted to Order Soya Bean from the waitress and he pronounced it in such a way.. Soya bean Sejuk...Fresh!! and stressing on the fresh....in a very perverted way...haha

Wuching said...

QV: its a bit hard to imagine how he said it, perhaps u can record it & send it to me!

QuaVadis said...

Think Austin Powers...:P

Wuching said...

QV: oh..behave! huh huh huh huh...