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By Kim Ban Cheo

ISBN-10: 9971711885

ISBN-13: 9789971711887

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Clasping his hands together in the manner of a formal Chinese greeting, he bowed before the altar putting one leg forward and kneeling on his other leg before bringing the first leg down. Keeping his body upright, he swung his arms forward slowly and bowed down until his forehead almost touched the floor, his body supported by his hands which were now placed palms down on the ground. This position suggested the embracing of the feet of the subject of worship — a symbolic act of humility and adoration.

These were the Dragon candles representing the bridegroom and the Phoenix candles representing the bride. 2 kg). The Dragons were made of artistically moulded pieces of colourful tinsel and were pinned onto the candies together with four propitious Chinese characters cut from gold paper. The Phoenix candles were similarly decorated. In days of yore, the Dragons were more cunningly made and they really twined around the candles while the beards of the Dragons were made of silk threads of five colours.

23 24 3 Wedding Preparations Red and white kueh ih, glutinous rice balls served in a syrup, were used throughout Baba wedding rituals. Sang Ih — Personal Invitations In the early days of this century, it was the custom for wedding invitations to be delivered personally by the bridegroom to-be. He had to go from home to home to deliver the red invitation cards enclosed in red envelopes accompanied by an attendant, known as the Pak Chindek. This attendant would later coach the bridegroom as to the performance of rituals at the various wedding ceremonies as well as act as a valet.

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