Just received a #Chinese Language edition of my book, Feathers
Displays of Brilliant Plumage by @chroniclebooks Many thanks again to @watsonpayne for her amazing care for the material and guidance through the process. I love seeing the Chinese characters next to the pictures, to me, they are a beautiful extra visual element of the pages. #feathers
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Sr. Regina (left) and Sr. Agneta (right) joined St. Augustinian Sisters of the Divine Mercy (OSA) to become religious nuns in 1963. They are both the daughters of lay missionaries from the Chinese Mainland who happened to sell staple goods in Serengkah, Borneo.
In 1910 five Chinese traders, all brothers, arrived in the area after a long journey that saw them go first to Penang (Malaysia) and then Singapore.
After a few years, two of the brothers returned to China whilst the other three, Tan A Hak (Sr. Agneta's father), Tan A Ni (Sr. Regina's father) and Tan Kau Pue, settled in Serengkah, which at the time was accessible only by river boat.
Of the three brothers, only Tan A Hak loved to travel and socialise with the local population. Moved by a strong spirit of evangelisation, he introduced natives Dayak to Christianity.
A Hak's daily encounters with local Dayak natives provide him an opportunity to introduce Christianity to these local Dayak natives in Serengkah in 1911. So a seed of Christianity bore the first fruit a century ago with the conversion of tribal Dayak.
Photo: Sept. 2018
#dayak #history #missionary #osa #augustinian #nun #catholic #christianity #evangelisation #borneo #asianhistory #wonderfulindonesia #women #chinese #tribal
The Yin Yang is perhaps the most important #symbol in human history.
They must have been trendy for a minute in the mid 90s when I was 5 years old or so, we all had little #yinyang #key chains.
Obviously it was a cool design, I remember always wanting a yin yang pog, remember those little cardboard #marketing circles with different #logos and #brands on them
Playing for keeps!
The laws of nature never change.
The Order and Chaos cycles constitute the current stage of nature.
Remember Yin exist in Yang and Yang exist in Yin which is represented by the circles.
The good within the bad and the bad within the good is justified by the humans ability to reason.
Rationality and a desire for appreciation is the only thing that separates mankind from the animal kingdom.
The year you are born is represented by an animal.
2019 is the year of the PIG! 2020 starts a new cycle, the RAT's on deck.
Pay attention and respect the animals in your life especially the snakes!
#art #perspective #light #dark #shades #universal #ancient #china #chinese #youth #remember #ideas #pattern #purpose #meaning #omnipresent