Wednesday, September 22, 2010

walking around (part 2/2)

Many villagers chatted with us along the way, actually mostly with dad since he’s the only
one well-versed in Teochew, some even invited us to have tea in their house. Although i did
suspect a few of them were a little weary of me because i was taking pictures (with my limited
understanding of Teochew, i overheard dad explaining to one of them that i was only taking
pictures for leisure). Photography is not something common in the village and some might
not even have seen a camera before. But they were quick to warm up and none of them stop
me from taking any pictures. i love this warm and friendly village!

This greengrocer was happy to pose for the camera with his cute grandchild.

The entrance nameplate literally translates to Hundred Years Old Community.

Many children were playing outside their house, enjoying their Teachers’ Day holiday.

Such happy faces swimming in the river!

The same river where they fish.

The same river where the women washed their laundry.

And the same river where they dumped their rubbish next to it –.–|||

A common tiny flower found in the village.

The sign reads “Ancestral-passed-on-skill Dental”. Doesn’t it reminds you of period dramas?
Secret antidotes?

Morning glory lookalike. Or are they?

This small area opposite from where we walked looked almost like a water village,
so beautiful.

Checking out on the missing person notice.

Riding and enjoying a piece of watermelon. i could hear their giggles from far :-)

The hair dresser who ran out happily to show dad her relatives address in Singapore.

Leaving her client’s hair half-way done! lol

The shed was flooded! And the hens were free to roam for the evening.

Checking them in the morning to make sure they were alight :-)

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