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Ways to Use Eco-friendly Japanese Wrapping Cloth Furoshiki By Pinky Toky
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Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used in numerous ways. It is eco-friendly as it is reusable. It comes in a wide range of sizes and beautiful designs.
The Red Headscarf Samsui Women Hong Tou Jin By Pinky Toky
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Due to extreme poverty in their hometown, Chinese women from Samsui came to Singapore in search of jobs as early as the 1920s. Most of them worked in the construction industry. As they were always... More > adorned with a red bandana when working at the construction site, they came to be known as “hong tou jin”, meaning red headscarf. As most of their hard-earned money was spent on supporting relatives back home, many of them lived in utter poverty in old age. As at November 2013, there are only two hong tou jin left in Singapore.< Less
Cantonese Opera Zae Baak Fu White Tiger Ritual By Pinky Toky
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When performing on a newly-built stage, the Cantonese opera troupe will have to carry out a ritual to “break” or initiate the stage before the actual performance on the first night. This... More > ritual is known by several names, namely Zae Baak Fu, Zae Toi, Po Toi, Tiu Choy Sun (Fortune Deity Dance), or Da Mau (Beating Cat).< Less
Jing-zhe Zae Baak Fu & Da Siu Yan By Pinky Toky
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Jing-zhe, which means “the awakening of hibernated insects and animals”, marks the start of spring. It usually begins on March 5, 6 or 7 of each year. It is an age-old Cantonese custom to... More > make offering to the White Tiger (Zae Baak Fu) and to “beat petty little people” (Da Siu Yan) on Jing-zhe Day to get rid of bad luck and unpleasant people from our lives.< Less