Chinese mythology depicts the dragon as a long, serpent-like creature with powerful talons. Often linked with auspicious power, it is the natural choice for the symbol of fortune.
23 February 2012
The temple called me up to photograph a triennial event, the light-up of the fire dragon. The life and death of the dragon happened on that very night of February, as it danced its greatest first and last — its only dance.
Writeboard is back for the new year! We have been on hiatus for several months now and this time round, we are collaborating with Esplanade to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the theme– Celebrating Life. And yes, Esplanade is now 10 years old!
As the theme suggests, our Writeboard sessions will be based on the values, which well, embrace life too. So we made a trip to Huayi Festival and asked the people there what COURAGE means to them.
I have a penchant for old treasures, which was why I have really enjoyed myself at our previous visit to Treasure Dragon Trading in Chinatown. Unfortunately, it has closed down the last time I walked by the area late last year. Despite so, I have still managed to get my fix on these oldies at Thieves’ Market also known as the flea market at Sungei Road.
Tucked inconspicuously along Geylang Road, Medical Office is an antique little pharmacy that appears to be an anachronism stuck in time. We talked to the two proprietors, two eloquent and elderly gentlemen who spoke in the deliberate, kindly sort of way that only the wisdom of their generation offers.