A Catholic dressed in blue in the thick of red Chinese shirts. That’s me at the Taoist Temple here in Malate last night as Chinoys (half-Chinese half-Filipino) beat the drum in welcoming the Year of the Golden Rabbit. A first time experience in such a place at such an occasion.
THE TEMPLE OF TAOISM INT’L. INC. Championing Love for the Country, Protection for the People, Honor for the Ancestors and Love of God.
CHINOYS all around. Don’t be misled, they are Chinese looking-Tagalog speaking and/or Filipino looking-Chinese speaking people. :-O
(Just a note, these people are barred from lighting any incense: those who have just recently visited a newly delivered mom; those who have just recently been from a funeral (or seen a dead body to be precise) and, to the ladies, if you are having your monthly period.) :-O
“KUAN SING TEH KUN”
KONG SIH FAH CHAY!