Friday, July 2, 2010

Oo Syak Gee Lu Society

The "Oo Syak Gee Lu Society", was founded in 1897, by people of the Oo Syak village who immigrated to Hawaii.  Detective Chang Apana's family came from that village.  Walter Wan Chang was a past president of this society from 1968 to 1969. 

What the Oo Syak banner conveys, as interpreted by Eunice Chang Lum Chun:

* Large tree at the top right: Oo Syak, the strongest of the three villages in Sam Heong.
* Bamboo at the top middle: Pang Larm Village.
* Tree at the top left: Que Tau Village.
* Characters at the left: The area of Oo Syak village is a beautiful place to live.
* Characters at the right: Honolulu, Hawaii
* Middle characters: Oo Syak Gee Lu
* Flowers at the sides: Are for the four seasons. Oo Syak and the other villages are strong to withstand the winters.
* Dragons at the bottom: Support Oo Syak.

The banner artist is Stephen Yee, a professional art designer who has devoted himself to Chinese traditional painting for more than 40 years. He is particularly good at paintings of landscapes, figures and flower-and-birds.

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