Thursday, February 9, 2012

家乡 (Sunset By the River)


也许从小在米乡这小镇长大的原因,我对朴实的乡村景色特别偏爱。每趟回来家乡,我总爱来到这静寂的河边,看着小河里的流水,望着那随风摇摆的椰子树,心里有说不出的宁静平和,我所眷念的,正是这与世无争的生活。

发呆了良久,太阳开始缓缓的降落在树丛里,有备而来的我从容的把落日余晖拍摄入镜头中。

在外工作多年,回到家乡,朋友们已不像以往那样多,也都有了各自的家庭,各忙各的。除了和家人在一起的时候,单独一个人的时间反而多了。除了拜年和一些小聚会,在家乡的农历新年竟是最清闲的一段日子。

母亲今年已七十八,除了膝盖偶尔会酸痛,所幸身体尚无大碍,依旧有一斑朋友定时练功强身。也庆幸从事保健产品的姐姐长期供应给母亲服用养生。

兄姐们都生活得很融洽,孩子们都能打成一片,今年唯独少了嫁到狮城的妹妹太过忙碌没能回来。

家乡的新年,清闲中带有热闹,又不失和谐欢欣的气氛。唯一恼人的,是那酷热的天气。。。

Whenever I come back to my hometown, I like to wander around just to look at the places where I grew up as a child. Equipped with a camera, I would try to capture images of places appealing to me.

This small river is located at the back of my sister’s residence. I would never miss visiting this place whenever I visited my sister. The simple view of the ordinary wooden houses, coconut trees by the river and its serenity are enough to have me captivated. I would sink into deep mental meditation state.

When the sun started to set, I would be awoken from the meditation. Came prepared, I shot the sunset scene of this tranquil place to be used on my desktop wallpaper.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

随性 (CNY)



年幼的儿子从小就爱看舞狮,买了个小舞狮头给他,他就随着舞狮录像的节奏似模似样的舞起来。和所有小朋友们一样,爱玩,爱闹,爱模仿的天性不需大人们的启发,它就在体内流着的血液里,也在每个人与生俱来的基因里。

回到乡下过年,除了和家人们的团圆饭,和朋友们聚一聚,一些民间习俗如放鞭炮,舞龙舞狮,烧香接财神等虽然都是春节惯例,却让春节的气氛更加浓郁,也让那几乎忘了玩乐的心灵又活跃起来。

没有了民间传统艺术,没有了信念,生活会是如何呢?只有工作生产赚钱的生活,和行尸走肉没甚分别,也必定不是完整的。因此朋友,兴起爱玩的时候就请尽情玩乐吧。平衡永远比失衡好得多。

随缘随心随意,是我向往的生活。如何在为生活奔波的同时,能做到随缘随心随意,是我在龙年的小展望。。。




During my stay in my hometown for CNY (Chinese New Year) celebration, I had an infection on my lip, but that did not stop me much from having good times with my family and enjoying the usual lovely atmosphere of the Spring Festival.

The traditional Chinese cultural art and practices such as the lion dance, the firecracker and the prayers for the God of Fortune made the children as well as the grown-ups cheery and delighted.

I did not miss the opportunity to capture some images of the lion dance, the firecracker and the incense sticks used for the prayers.

Every Lunar New Year celebration may be more or less the same, but I never fail to enjoy the joy through these simple activities and atmosphere they created, as well as through the opportunity to reunite with family members and meeting some old friends.

Life's Sayings

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life, it goes on. (Robert Frost)

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)

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