Saturday, July 21, 2012

Looking for my roots: Public art

 I found recorded History, my Great grand Father, an educated Cantonese , a Siew Cai left China to manage a project clearing the jungle to plant rubber.
My mum was born here, she and my Dad were among the first children of these clan to be born in Sarawak.
This Mr Kong was the first of Mum's clan to lead her people to come.
They have huge slats of memorial plagues,
This Mr. Deng was the first leader of my Dad's clan.
With my friend Vanny.

For my save the world meme, it is important for future generations to know their roots. Lest they forget the hardship their forefather went through.


Elaine Yim said...

It must have been a memorable trip, especially so when you could get acquainted with your roots. I am cantonese too but I haven't been to the part of China where our ancestors originated. Only my aunty has been there. It was a very touching and memorable experience for her and there would be tears in her eyes everytime she talks about it.

wenn said...

interesting facts..

GingerV said...

Ann this was lovely. I am glad you were able to find these signs of your heritage.

Jama said...

Looks like you had a good trip home, understanding more of your roots.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful opportunity for you. A great story to hear about you. Blessings