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Chinese New Year – Day One

What a packed day its been so far. Spent the morning at the chinese temple in town trying to capture the essence of the first day of chinese new year. There were at least 30 other photogs with the same objective. It’ll be interesting to see the different perspectives and interpretations offered by all of them. Unfortunately, some of the otais haven’t yet gotten on the web, so not much chance of seeing their works 🙁


A new year, a new beginning…


A time to offer thanks and prayers…


… and hope for a prosperous and happy year ahead…



… where RED is the colour of the day…


… and PLENTY of incense is burnt…


Its also about blessing the lions…


… and getting blessings from the lions…


… and warming up the lions before they go full steam for the day…


… visiting a large number of houses whose owners have invited them…


This year, there were a huge number of on-lookers…


… including the group of photogs from the Brunei Forever Forum 🙂


… and this group of otais…


… even Dato Hishamuddien took time out of his busy schedule to snap a few shots

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  • Zul February 7, 2008, 8:19 pm

    Bro, great pics !! And you used the old link for the Brunei Forever forums lah … heheh and I really wanna see the Otais pics … heheh kan compare2 lah 😀 😛

  • Senor Pablo February 7, 2008, 9:10 pm

    Dato Hishamuddin!!! hehehee.. Good one bro!! LOL

  • anakbrunei February 7, 2008, 11:13 pm

    Zul: heheh tks for the heads up, ammended accordingly, and I added the otai pics as well 😀

  • Headache February 7, 2008, 11:55 pm

    Lawa ih ur pictures 😀

  • Zul February 8, 2008, 7:54 am

    Hahah, lawa gamabar comparison sama Otais atu … heheh … konpom, that’s what we’ll look like in a few decades … heheh 😀 😛

  • G-`FerRo February 9, 2008, 11:03 pm

    … mcm banar sulnya dato ah …. ahaks ….

    nice set btw … 🙂

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