Monday, December 14, 2009

Root Search

Asian, especially Chinese, emphasizes a lot on 'root', which is the bloodline or ancestries.

That's why on the third day in Guang Zhou, we flew one and a half hour to Hai Nan island to visit the old house where my grandpa grew up.

It was located at a very remote village and it took us almost four hours from San Ya.

I virtually felt nothing during the trip as I was not emotional attached to any of this place. But to my mum and my aunts, it was the place where their father grew up and they had heard a lot about it at a very young age.

They were so emotional that they shed tears when they reached there.

It would long-winded to describe everything in details so I made a short video of the journey.


Enjoy :)

14 comments:

anson said...

nice video!
真的很有寻根的感觉!
太夸了吧!还放鞭炮呢!
那uncle还真的是扫墓哩!
干草堆上放鞭炮,小心森林大火!
阿威,你的吃相好像刚刚从赤柱放出来!

kaemin said...

cool ! ! !
I should have followed if I am nt in exam ... haha

o.O mama at 1:59 ... LoL

~Live Life~ said...

tat was cool!

珍惜一切就算没有拥有...how true! appreciate that...

That day I asked about my roots...but we have lost track of our ancestors back in China...i guess...

calvin said...

Cool!

I know everyone has been using the same word, but to be able to track down your roots is something really exciting to me. Only if I could do that. Maybe I should, by going back to Sri Lanka one day hahaha!

By the way, you looked so awkward among them all. So obvious you are a city boy when you are compared to the grandmas and aunties, although you are not living in a city in Malaysia. As we know, NT can be considered quite an ulu place by Malaysian standard xD

淑君 said...

看起来就好快乐哦~
哦耶我也想去寻根,可是我不懂要去哪里寻咧==
无所谓总之看到亲切的老人家就很棒了,好像哟也是一份子的感觉……
呵呵~

kae vin said...

anson:

thank you. haha. ya the kampung people there all fire up firecrackers to welcome people.
What la. You know the chicken was real hard to bite? XD

kaemin:

yaya you should.

I caught a few video of mama stumbling. Go home show u. XD

Live Life:

Yeah. :)

Well, I guess sometimes it was just hard.

Perhaps you should leave a trace so that your future generation can track u back. XD

calvin:

lol you should go sri lanka.

It was not that I was a city or what. It was just that I couldn't speak in the dialect of Hainanese. It was even harder to understand the Hainanese with the Chinese accent.

Shu Jun:

哈哈哈。你也是很厉害自爽的hor?

你可以问问你父母关于你的祖籍然后去寻!XD

calvin said...

Aiyo, you always mention Sri Lanka, later people think I am a dark Sinhalese boy la lol!

:) said...

"later people think I am a dark Sinhalese boy la lol!" but ur profile pic can see wat , so why pple want to assume u like tat ? -.-

Anonymous said...

the muslim food was good izzit?

calvin said...

@ :)

Not trying to be racist here, but it is just a joke.
Take it easy dude.

=chuan guan= said...
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:) said...

im not saying u racist things la, but wonder why u so worry abt color

calvin said...

Like I said, it was just a joke and it was never my intention to take the "colour" factor so seriously. I guess we should put this topic to rest.

Cheers~

Eliz said...

touching video~ good job ! Hope I can find out my root too~ but dont know where to start ~ hahaha ~ nvm will know when I meet God ^^