Saturday, March 31, 2018

CHENG BENG AT BUKIT CHINA IN KOK LANAS, KELANTAN, TO CLEAN AND CLEAR THE GRAVES OF MY GRANDPARENTS, UNCLE KEE NAI TONG, COUSIN KEE HUA SOON AND THEN TO STANDING BUDDHA TEMPLE TO CHENG BENG MY COUSIN KEE HUI KANG ON 31 MARCH 2018. PAYING AND PRAYING RESPECTS TO OUR ELDERS IS INTRINSIC PART OF CHINESE CULTURE AND I AM SO DELIGHTED TO SEE THIS CUSTOM HAS GROWN STRONGER OVER THE YEARS AS MORE PEOPLE REALISE THE DEBT THEY OWE TO THEIR PARENTS, RELATIVES AND ANCESTORS.

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MY COUSIN-IN-LAW KHIM AT MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
BEAUTIFULLY CLEANED AND MAINTAINED 
I REMEMBER THIS CLEARLY THIS GRAVE SINCE I FIRST CAME TO BURY MY GRANDFATHER
VERDANT GREEN GRASS
MY COUSINS 
GRANDFATHER KEE'S GRAVE FROM THE TOP


KEE HUA HEAN AT OUR GRANDMOTHER'S GRAVE
THE GRASS HAD NOT BEEN PLANTED YET ON BARE EARTH
MY GRANDMOTHER'S GRAVE WITH THE PAIR OF CELESTIAL ANGELS THAT IMPRESSED ME SO MUCH WHEN I CAME AS A CHILD TO BURY HER
NICELY MAINTAINED BY BUKIT CINA AUTHORITY

DATO KEE HUA CHEE AT HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER'S GRAVE IN BUKIT CINA, KELANTAN


THE MOUND RATHER STRANGE AT THIS GRAVE NEXT TO GRANDPA'S GRAVE
DUNNO WHY THE FAMILY LIKED THIS, MUST BE FOR FENG SHUI REASONS

KHIM AND LIM SUAY BOEY

KEE HUA HEAN AND HIS COUSIN-IN-LAWKEE ENG LEONG

NEARBY GRAVE WITH KIM CHUA SHAPED AS FLAGS---NEW INNOVATION WHICH CAN EASILY BE STUCK INTO EARTH AND WOULD NOT BE BLOWN AWAY BY WIND!




VERY IMPORTANT TOR TI KONG OR EARTH GOD WHO LOOKS AFTER AND PROTECTS GRAVES
PRAY TO HIM FIRST
THEN TO GRANDPA

SO CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED---HOPE GRANDFATHER IS HAPPY IN HEAVEN WITH HIS SON KEE NAI SENG, MY FATHER



LIM SUAY BOEY, HER SON KEE ENG LEONG, KHIM, KEE HUA HEAN AND HIS BRO KEE HUI BENG


KEE HUA HEAN, KEE HUI BENG, DATO KEE HUA CHEE, LIM SUAY BOEY AND KHIM
MAY OUR GRANDFATHER CONTINUE TO BLESS US. DEAR AH KONG!
LIM SUAY BOEY AND KHIM PRAYING TO THEIR GRANDFATHER-IN-LAW


THIS GRAVE VERY DE GRAND


KEE HUA HEAN CLEARING LEAVES FROM GRAVE OF KEE HUA SOON WHO TRAGICALLY DIED IN CAR CRASH 6068 WHEN HE WAS A PRE TEEN


KEE NAI TONG'S GRAVE
THE FATHER OF KEE HUA SOON
BOTH FATHER AND SON DIED IN PEUGEOT CAR ACCIDENT AND MAY THEY REST IN PEACE WITH BUDDHA 
KEE HUA HEAN SWEEPING DEAD LEAVES

SO MODERN STYLISH!



MY FIRST COUSIN KEE HUA SOON







MY TUASO LIM SUAY BOEY
LIM SUAY BOEY AND KHIM WERE HARDEST WORKING 



THAT'S MY NAME IN CHINESE---KEE HUA CHEE

MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
PROTECTOR LION AT GRANDPA'S GRAVE
PROTECTOR FAIRY AT GRANDMA'S GRAVE
THEY WERE CLEAN GREY WHEN I FIRST SAW THEM BUT NOW THEY HAVE FADED AND BECOME DISCOLORED LIKE US ALL! KERWEI LAIPING


GRANDMA'S GRAVE







PRAYERS TO GRANDMOTHER KEE


DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN ALL WHITE 



LATEST TREND IS SPRINKLING GLITTERS AND SPARKLES ON GRAVE!




TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA



TOR TI KONG MAIN HALL 





YOUNG MALAY GIRL IN TUDUNG WORKING COLLECTING PARKING FEE OF RM 20 FOR MAINTENANCE AND GIVING 4 BOTTLES OF MINERAL WATER PER CAR
IN KELANTAN, MUSLIM GIRLS HAPPILY WORK AT CHINESE CEMETERIES WITHOUT QUALMS AS WE ARE SO TOLERANT OF EACH OTHER
I EXPECTED TO SEE CHINESE PEOPLE WORKING HERE BUT THERE WERE 2 MALAYI GIRLS IN TUDUNG, WELL DONE!

ENTRANCE TO FAMOUS BUKIT CINA IN KELANTAN



SITTING BUDDHA TEMPLE WHERE MY COUSIN KEE HUI KANG'S URN IS KEPT













STATUE OF TSITIGABHA OR KSITIGABA, ONE OF 4 IMPORTANT BUDDHAS. HE IS THE  BODDHISATVA OF THOSE SUFFERING IN HELL AS HE VOWED HE WOULD NOT BE A BUDDHA UNTIL HELL IS EMPTY OF ALL SUFFERERS WHICH MIGHT MEAN IT WOULD TALE FOREVER! HE ALSO VOWED TO LOOK AFTER AND GUIDE ALL SENTIENT BEINGS IN THE 6 WORLDS BETWEEN THE DEATH OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA AND ARRIVAL OF MAITREYA THE FUTURE BUDDHA
INSIDE THE MAIN CHAPEL OF SEATED BUDDHA IN KELANTAN



PRAYERS IN SESSION WITH CHANTING
KEE HUI KANG'S CUBICLE
MY COUSIN KEE HUI KANG




LADDER IF CUBICLE IS LOCATED HIGH

STILL GOT SPACES


FIRST PRAYERS TO KSITIGABHA TO ENSURE HE LEADS THE DECEASED TO HEAVEN AND GUIDE THEM TOWARDS BUDDHA
DATO KEE HUA CHEE, LIM SUAY BOOEY, KHIM AND KEE HUA HEAN



PRAYING IN FRONT OF KEE HUI KANG




KEE HUA HEAN'S PARENTS' CUBICLES. THE URNS HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO NILAI AT SEMENYIH 











DATO KEE HUA CHEE AT SITTING BUDDHA TEMPLE IN KELANTAN

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