A few more photos of my ancestral home...
There is a staircase leading to the balcony that offers a scenic view.
A view from the balcony...my ancestral house is facing
a mountain 太平山 & a river.
Good Feng Shui indeed :-)
These's a couplet on both sides of the main door saying:
Intricate wood carving.
The meaningful words on the mirror in the main hall:
The first part is about the benefit of reading, and the second part is about noble character.
My brother told me 芝兰 is iris / orchid that symbolizes noble character / true friendship.
I'm sure it was my great grandpa's wish that all his descendants possess such good habit and character!
A corner of the interior. That house was badly flooded many years ago.
Curious to have a look at the pigsty.
My dad standing in front of the Chinese New Year couplet written by my cousin's son whom has won many calligraphy awards. Did I mention my great grandpa wrote good calligraphy...and my dad has beautiful handwriting too?
The dining area.
Getting ready for a feast. Red is the favorite color for Chinese family. Feeling like CNY reunion :-)
Yummy Hakka delicacies that included Soon Ban 笋粄, Ngiong Tew Fu 釀豆腐, Meatball Soup, Foo Chook腐皮, Lou Su Ban 老鼠粄 etc. There're also chicken, very fresh mushroom & vegetable.
Besides Chinese tea, we're served with the very tasty homemade wine - Niang Jiu 娘酒.
I turned lobster red after a few cups...but i just couldn't resist it! What to do... I'm a Hakka Mui 客家妹！
The delicious Lou Su Ban 老鼠粄
Very clean underground water.
One thing for sure, this is a fruitful & meaningful trip that we shall always remember...
I can't seem to find the above in English (by Rabindranath Tagore).
So I loosely translate it.
"At sunset, no matter how long the shadow of tree stretches,
it'll always link to the root / begin at the root"