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RM400 of Chinese New Year couplets for 2011

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juesatta awakening foundation logo (draft)

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Early this month, the organising committees of Chun Nuan Ren Jian, Jia Jia Tie Chun Lian (春暖人间、家家贴春联) handed an amount of RM90,000 donation to St John Bachang Haemodialysis Centre. This amount of money was collected from the sale of Chinese New Year couplets prior to Chinese New Year of this year.

The event which held annually is a great success. Over the 8 years, this fundraising event has collected a total amount of RM567,000. Most of the volunteers were Chinese calligraphers consisted of senior citizens and students actively helping to write the couplets and promote to the public.

Besides promoting Chinese calligraphy and encouraging Chinese households to paste couplets on the gateposts or door panels, every year the event aims to support St. John Bachang Haemodialysis Centre, an NGO which charges only RM10 per dialysis treatment for patients who suffer from kidney disease. The money collected from the sale will be donated to the centre and help to ease the finance burdens.

During the handing over of the donation to centre, the organizing committees expressed gratitude to all who volunteered for the event and to public including schools and societies who showed their great supports. Without such support, the event could not be as successful.

And here in juesatta, we helped to promote the Chinese couplets too as of last year. We would like to thank to our friends for the support as we managed to collect an amount of RM400 from the sale of the Chinese couplets. The fund collected here had been handed to the organising committees in March.

Once again thank you and may all beings be happy.

Year of Rabbit – Chinese New Year couplets for charity

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Chinese New Year couplets for charity sale

Chinese New Year couplets for charity sale

Malaysian Contemporary Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Association of Melaka are organising Chun Nuan Ren Jian, Jia Jia Tie Chun Lian (春暖人间、家家贴春联) to promote Chinese calligraphy and decoration of New Year couplets for the household. Experienced Chinese calligraphers including children are helping to write the couplets and promote the sale.

Chinese couplets known as dui lian (对联) or “contrapuntal couplets” may be seen on doorways in Chinese communities worldwide. Couplets displayed as part of the Chinese New Year festival, on the first morning of the New Year, are called chun lian (春联). These are usually purchased at a market a few days before and glued to the doorframe. The text of the couplets is often traditional and contains hopes for prosperity.

Chinese couplets are normally written on vertical strips of red paper in the best calligraphic style one can muster. The first (called upper) line is posted on the right side of the front door. The second (called lower) line is posted on the left side of the front door. The couplets should correspond with each other phonologically, syntactically and semantically word for word and phrase for phrase.

This coming Chinese New Year will be the year Rabbit and also the 8th year the Malaysian Contemporary Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Association of Melaka is doing the event. The sale of the Chinese couplets from this event is for charity as fund collected will be donated to the Bachang St John’s Dialysis Center providing treatment for patients suffered from kidney disease.

Unfortunately I am unable to join the team these two weeks for going to school by school in Melaka to promote Chinese calligraphy and the sale of the couplets, however I am doing my best to write as many as I can and pass to the team for sale. So far, I have written about 30 pieces of the couplets and will keep on writing before Chinese New Year.

Thanks to the organizing committee for your hard work and friends for you support. To my friends who are interested in buying the couplets and doing charity at the same time, kindly contact me.

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! May all beings be happy.

兔年“春暖人间、家家户户贴春联”活动开跑了

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“八糟”(猫名)在春联中开跑了!

“八糟”(猫名)在春联中开跑了!

由马来西亚书画联盟甲州联委会发起的“春暖人间、家家贴春联”活动开跑了!

推广书法艺术、鼓励农历新年贴春联的文化之余,这活动还为峇章圣约翰洗肾中心筹款,帮助患有肾脏病的患者,十分有意义

我想感谢书法老师刘明亮一年的教导和鼓励,书法班的朋友丽丽时时分享书法的心得,筹委会主席戴桂珠女士不断鼓励我写春联,和宋群礼、邢福兴、蔡天成先生等等的书法家朋友响应这项活动和所肃立的好榜样。

今年由于工作忙碌无法参与这项活动巡回马六甲的一些华小挥毫,我还是会尽力在家帮忙写春联。至今才写了30多对,还要更努力。

有兴趣为家里贴上春联,增加家里的春意的朋友们能联络我义买,让人人在春节感受人间的温情。

祝大家新年快乐,身体健康!

爸,我要更努力!

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小朋友耀坤(右边)和嘉彬,都写了一手好字

活泼的小朋友耀坤(右边)和嘉彬,都写了一手好字

汤耀坤小朋友的书法是我们所见识到和羡慕的。我曾经问汤爸爸:“为什么他会学书法?是兴趣吗?” 

当耀坤就读幼儿园时,他是一位好动和好玩的小朋友。幼儿园的老师常常推荐汤爸爸和汤妈妈,希望他们能带耀坤去刘明亮书法老师那里去学书法。这不只是一门艺术,也能让耀坤定定性。汤爸爸和汤妈妈商量后,觉得书法没有什么用,就没有带儿子去学。但是每一次汤爸爸和汤妈妈到了幼儿园,老师还是不断的提倡书法,希望耀坤能够去学习。 

由于老师的热诚,汤爸爸和汤妈妈逼于无奈下带了耀坤去明亮老师的书法班。可是到了幼儿园的老师所指明的路行到了书法班的地区,却找不到书法班的所在。于是,他们又放弃了。 

再一次,汤爸爸和汤妈妈见到了幼儿园的老师,她还是建议耀坤去学书法。既然老师都那么坚持,汤妈妈决定送儿子去学书法了。这次他们终于找到了明亮老师的书法班,耀坤也开始上课了。他那个时候根本不了解书法,只抱着玩玩的态度去学习,每次都由汤妈妈带去书法班。 

耀坤学了不久,也是一年级了。汤爸爸有次问起明亮老师对儿子的评语,老师给了很好的评语。后来才知道老师搞错了学生,他还很不客气地批评了耀坤,说了耀坤不认真的学习态度。汤爸爸听了,真的吃不下这口气,认为老师太看不起自己的儿子。于是,他告诉汤妈妈,从今以后,他会亲自带儿子去学书法,也会留在书法班监督儿子学习。 

在不久后,有了个书法比赛。汤爸爸当然支持耀坤去参赛,希望比赛能增广儿子对书法的认识,也促进他对书法的兴趣。第一次参赛的耀坤当然非常紧张,要当着那么多群众写字,和那么多人比赛。最终,他还是完成了他的字。当主办当局宣布小学组赛果的时候,耀坤也很紧张,而且也拭目以待,希望能拿个奖项。报告奖项是由比较低的安慰奖先报告,到优秀奖三、二、一名。一个个的报告了,也报告了第一名,许多的奖项,却没有耀坤的名。当然他很失望,很沮丧。 

当报告初中和高中组的奖项时,耀坤还是抱着希望,叫爸爸不要带他离开比赛会场,可能他还会有希望得奖。汤爸爸知道儿子不肯放弃,也不知道怎么跟他解释,就一直陪着儿子到整个比赛结束了。儿子的希望最后还是破灭了。 

在回家的漫漫的路途上,汤爸爸和耀坤在车上一直没有说话。爸爸瞧见儿子很沮丧,也很心疼,觉得不忍心逼着儿子再学书法了。于是汤爸爸是对耀坤说:“耀坤,你现在想怎么办?” 

“爸,我要更努力!”耀坤回答。 

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三、四年后的今天,耀坤今年十一岁了。他不只是培二小学师生校园之光,在之后很多的书法比赛都有不错的成绩,赢了不少的奖项。耀坤能有今天的成就,全是父母的鼓励、刘老师的教导和他自己的坚持和努力。 

其实,很多兴趣是可以培养的,不一定要靠天分。刘老师和我说过:天分只能让某个人比别人更快的掌握技巧;而真正能进步的因素是靠努力。物理学家牛顿他曾这样说过:“虽然自已有某些方面的天分和才华,但仅靠天分的自然流露,没有自觉的勤奋努力是远远不够的。” 

很谢谢汤爸爸和我们分享他和儿子的学习经历。愿耀坤小朋友能继续努力,虚心学习,方能更上一层楼。 

耀坤全神贯注的写字,为春暖人间、家家贴春联的活动挥毫募款。

耀坤全神贯注的写字,为春暖人间、家家贴春联的活动挥毫募款。左为刘明亮老师。

有关汤耀坤的主题:
春暖人间、家家贴春联 - 到访文化小学、培二小学、平民小学和香林小学
春暖人间、家家贴春联 – 序幕
春暖人间,家家贴春联 – 春联义卖

再遇李茂东先生 – 水墨画分享

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李茂东先生在培二小学现场画竹

李茂东先生在培二小学现场画竹

前几天我在香林小学遇到了李茂东先生。在嘉宾致词时,他很幽默的交给我一张字条,写着:你的网站的梅花不是我画的。

还记得李茂东水墨画家的主题?里面有个梅花水墨画。原来茂东先生到访这个网站,看到了我所刊登的梅花水墨画写着李茂东先生的作品其实不是他所画,所以让我知道。

之后,我和茂东先生交谈了一会儿,了解了他一些事情。茂东先生热爱画画。除了水墨画,他也喜欢铅笔画。在十多年前,他喜欢背着背包装满了绘画器材,到处去写生。他只学了短期的水墨画,而之后却不断地磨练,才有我们所看到的成就。

平时文静的李茂东,为人其实和蔼可亲,有时还很幽默。在他和宋群礼先生等书法家在一起的时候,我看见了几个大孩子在游乐,很豪爽,一点架子都没有。在茂东先生作画的时候,有时很轻描淡写的画,有时却全神专注的画,也许这就是他描绘人生,在生活找到一个平衡点。

我带了朋友Murphy到鸡场街的庚寅年“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的活动场地去选购春联和水墨画。Murphy是一个很响应慈善的人。活动所卖的春联和水墨画的款项将捐给峇章圣约翰洗肾中心,帮助患有肾脏病的患者。Murphy很豪爽的买了几副茂东先生的水墨画,和几副春联。然后他也让我拍摄这几副作品:

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春暖人间、家家贴春联-到访文化小学、培二小学、平民小学和香林小学

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“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的工委主席戴桂珠女士也现场挥毫,写得一手好字。

“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的工委主席戴桂珠女士在文化小学现场挥毫,写得一手好字。

上个星期,我跟着“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的团队和书法家,到几间小学去推广书法和募捐。其中的学校有文化小学、陪二小学、平民小学和香林小学。这个活动是为峇章圣约翰洗肾中心筹款,希望帮助患有肾脏病的患者,同时也大家响应贴春联,增加春天的气息。各界人士,包括了书法家、学生、老师等等,都出钱出力,支持富有意义的活动。

据我所知,文化小学筹到了4千零吉,打破了去年的纪录。培二小学也卖了400幅春联,筹获了1千3百零吉。而平民小学所筹到的款项要到这个星期五才知晓。只有少过两百学生的香林小学也筹获了6百多零吉。

以下是我拍到的照片,和大家分享。

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