Concubine Lane-Ipoh

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Splendid, beautiful and warm
That’s what you are, full of charm

But history was unkind
To the truth, some were blind

Your story was interestingly told
By many as they stroll, young and old

Tell tales has it, you were gifted
By a wealthy man indeed

Some whispered you were the haven
Of love untold and forbidden

You’re a silent witness
Of the truth there is that says

“I am but a memory
Of glorious past of history”.

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Inspired by my recent visit to The Concubine Lane, in Old Town Ipoh, Perak.

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The Concubine Lane has history that goes all the way back to 1892 when parts of Old Town Ipoh were rebuilt after a fire. The Concubine Lanes were part of the rebuilt which was owned by a mining tycoon who have said to give these lanes to his three wives. Thus the locals call it, the wife’s lane, concubine lane and the second concubine lane. Another version of the story is said to be that these are the lanes to which the rich men hid their second wives.

Regardless of the validity of the story, the Concubine Lane is a beautiful reminder that no matter what happens, we continue to persevere and live the life we love. We will be UPROOTED sometimes, we will be CHALLENGED, and we will be BROKEN; know that these are nothing but part of a greater plan, for us to become the better if not the best version of ourselves.

After the fire that hit the Old Town Ipoh in 1892, its people have been resilient and dedicated in their pursuit of bringing back the glory that the the place used to have.

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Today, Old Town Ipoh, stands majestically as one of the places to visit in Ipoh. The crumbled walls and broken architecture are reminders of its past: the once broken, the once burned down, the once forgotten has risen again.

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The Concubine Lane is one of the distinct and remarkable areas in Old Town Ipoh, which at the same has a story many wil not be happy about. Having said that, Concubine Lane has inspired people to learn to understand the diverse culture of Malaysia through its vibrant colors, its cafes, its novelty shops and its walls. Most importantly it teaches us a very important lesson in life; a lesson that says,  no matter what people think or say about you, you stand by your beliefs, your values and your idealism. You rise up above criticisms and continue to inspire others to be good. Every wall and every corner of Concubine Lane is a manefistation that one can learn to better themselves amidst all the crisis and tribulations.

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The Concubine Lane is a testament of love. And as we walk along its corners, know that it will be a silent witness to a love’s sweet whispers, a child’s biggest dream, a mother’s plea, a husband’s triumph and of dreams do come true.

Posted for calmkate’s Friday-fun- Uprooted https://aroused.blog/2019/07/06/friday-fun-uprooted/

Mysterious Rain

You are a picture of quiet serenity
Plunge into darkness
Out of the blue
And…on a hot
weary afternoon
Amidst silence
And shimmering heat
You become hot as a horse radish
Steamy as a terrarium
Then you gently thickened
You poured..

That mysterious rain
On a scorching summer afternoon

 

p.s.

the heat is on…its officially summer…but a little rain could be mysteriously stunning. .

There you go..another “Summer Rain”..

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…a steamy, hot summer late afternoon in Singapore. ..

My Summer Rain

Love goes, they say
When the pain of loving
Is too much to bear
When you
Can hope no more
Wish no more
When the heart
finally gets tired…
Of hoping…
Of dreaming…
Of waiting..
Then love goes…

My love, i say will never go.
Even when it has been very painful
Or too much to hold still
Because all I
Wanna do is
Wish for more.
My heart will never be tired
Of hoping…
Of dreaming..
Of waiting…
My love will never go

‘Cos i found the summer rain in you

 

 

P.S.

I have been doing this summer rain theme for quite a while..and it has inspired me so much that i just can’t stop yet.

I wish you find your “Summer Rain” too

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***A beautiful afternoon Summer Rain in Singapore***

Marche @ Vivo City

I have been to Singapore many times. I love the city. And there is one restaurant that i have loved too.

It’s Marche in Vivo City.

I love the food. And i love the way foods are being ordered  and served.

As soon as you enter, they get you seated over a table where you will be most comfortable with. Then they hand you over a card which you will use to order food from the minifood stalls inside the restaurant. The incharge then would charge the amount of the food you order and you will have to pay for it as you exit. The cashier is located at the exit area.

It is a fun restaurant because you actualy get to do some sort of food shopping.

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What do you see?


What do you see?
Your dreams in an
Endless possibility;
Or a potential yet
To be explored?

What do you see?
Your beauty where no
Naked eye may see;
Or a charm yet
To be felt?

What do you see?
Your future in
Oblivion;
Or a past yet
To be redeemed?

What do you see?
That no man has ever seen?

P.S

What we see depends actually on what we are looking for.

Until then,

Mich