Here is the video of the Penang Kuan Yin Pavillion I shot yesterday. I didn’t stay through but left early for church.
It was a huge occasion and there were lots of monks that come from different countries and hence, look different too. CM Lim Guan Eng and YB Lim Kit Siang were there. So, were Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon. Then, the Deputy Housing Minister came in his serious, cannot smile, black black face. Most of us reporters do not know who he is and we asked each other if he is some Gerakan chap. It was only when I went back and saw his name on the banner that I know who he is. That’s the thing lah, the whole ceremony was mostly in Mandarin and the program also in Mandarin.
So, poor me was like cracking my head to listen and understand what is going to happen next. I only can understand words like balloon, bird, ribbons and had to wonder where those ballons are to be released, those birds from where and etc.
Haih…if only Buddhism is not so ‘Mandarin’, I would probably understand the faith I was born in. My birth cert still say I am a Buddhist while my IC said I have no religion (cos they claimed Catholic Christian is not a religion). Yet, I don’t know much about Buddhism simply because my parents never learn much about it and I couldn’t get my hands on good books on Buddhism.