Happy Easter/God Påske 2010

4 Apr 2010 – Happy Bday Richard YUNG

Easter/Påske (Norwegian), Pesakh (Hebrew), is the central religious feast for the Christians. After Good Fri is Easter Sun/Resurrection Day, when Jesus rose from the dead and stayed around for 40 days before he ascended into heaven. Easter and the holidays do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars. Instead, the date for Easter is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. In Western Christianity, Easter marks the ending of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline in preparation for Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.

It’s pretty much common knowledge that Easter is a Christian celebration of Christ’s rising, but this holiday also has pagan origins. Where did the colored eggs, cute little bunnies, baby chicks, leg of lamb dinners and lilies come from? They are all symbols of rebirth and the lamb was a traditional religious sacrifice.

Good Fri: family dinner at Les & Ivy’s Sentosa Cove condo. While I was in KCH, a naked body of a young Chinese woman was found drowned in a lap pool of a bungalow just down the road from the condo! What really happened? 

Sat: Tea with Leonard@Max Brenner Chocolate Bar*** Tried to get a ticket@Esplanade for Antonín Dvořák‘s New World Symphony (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), unfortunately sold out. C’est la vie, win some (Buko Nero****) and lose some! Instead had a lovely dinner@Leong Kee’s (Klang) Bah Kut Teh***/pork ribs herbal soup and a pleasant cool drizzly evening walk around the colourful Arab St area.

Reincarnation, resurrection, rebirth, reawakening, renew, revival, etc. For me all those words=learning at various stages in life. Casting away ignorance, prejudices, destructive and negative thoughts or ideas clearing space & room to move forward towards maturity; evolving and flying freely like the beautiful butterfly after the gestation in a cocoon! Am now truly ready for a double rebirth with Resurrection Day falling on the same day as ChingMing 🙂

The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances – Robert Flatt

 

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