When I was in my teens..I use to envy ladies who wore anklet (kah lian) around their ankle.
Then one day,my grandmother told me,that she would bring me to buy that anklet after Chinese New Year if I can save enough ang pow...haha..


When Chinese New Year was over,I found to my disappointment that my any pow money was not enough to buy that anklet(kah lian).


My grandmother who do not want to disappoint me,says that ,there is a shop in Cambell Street which also sell those anklet,and it is cheaper as that shop is selling all gold plated jewelleries.
I was so happy as I couldn't care less..gold plated or pure gold also never mind..as long as I can get my anklet(kah lian).

To make the story short,my gold plated anklet lasted only three months and the gold colour fade off,then my granny says I have to bring it back to that shop to replate it again.

I have my real gold anklet(kah lian) when I started working and I can still remember that day..I bought my first gold anklet with my first salary..hahaha..

So ..until today, I still have this urge to wear this anklet(kah lian)..as it had wonderful memories for me....

Enclose are two photos of my anklet..ofcourse it isn't my first one,coz I keep changing to new ones from time to time..



I wonder if other ladies are still wearing these type of anklet anymore in malaysia.I use to have a small bell and a pendant attached to my anklet when I was young,but as I grows older,I switched to only two small pendants..coz the bell is noisy when I walk about...hahaha..

13 comments:

Constance Chan said...

you so cutelah. i think like you say, they bring back sweet memories so you wear them .. i think i stop wearing them when i grew up. cannot wait to be adult. cos to me, i feel like a child if i wear that...

but i have wonderful memories wearing those manik necklace, cos they were a gift from my granny. like a tradition, we have them. now my girls also got as a gift from their Ee Ee(my sis).

Joze Foo said...

last time when i was still young, i dunno who started the trend that...on chinese new year and when you attend wedding dinner you must wear gold. My mum left quite a lot gold jewellery for me and my sis. But we don really like gold. But my grandma insist we should wear some gold on cny, so i requested to wear my mum gold anklet... But now grew older we don wear it anymore...anyway its not safe to wear it too...

amy cheah said...

i quite agree to Joze, it is not safe to wear gold leh now! Me also not wearing any gold now but i switch to wear white gold lo. but for kah lian hio, i never wear it before. I not gila with kah lian but real gila with necklace, rings and subang (of cos is not gold eh).
For the kah lian hio, those hv bell eh, we used to said that person wearing it is like "anak kambing" or baby goat ...cos wherever she goes, the bell keep ring ring ring & the goat mummy easily to look for her! ha ha ha

Xiao-Kia said...

what i can see here is you have very nice leg hahaha... ka lian usually good for children becasue where ever they go we can hear them. Another thing good is the baby if wear at leg, at least they cannot bike it.

Xiao-Kia said...

aiyo typo.. is bite not bike.. hehe another thing is JLE go to my blog enjoy the song ya. What ever the singer sing is follow the chinese word. very funny one

Tau Sar Phneah said...

kah lian...i also have le..when im small...hehe...my mum still keep it...saying it's for my kids next time...haha... ;-)

sting said...

I've never gotten the chance to wear one... I think my school didn't allow them so my parents didn't get one for me... hm, I wonder if the japanese women wear them too? :-)

jepunlauee said...

japanese women dunt wear these type of kah lian..but now have those costume jewellery kah lian..onli wore by young ladies...hehe..

Princess Yoyo & family said...

maybe i liked it when i was younger but now i dont like it(dont know why), my sis wore one but my dad doesnt quite like it too. one of kindy mama-friend here is wearing kah lian, but hers one is not "lian" is just a string,maybe for fashion, his son also wear one.

Princess Yoyo & family said...

maybe i liked it when i was younger but now i dont like it(dont know why), my sis wore one but my dad doesnt quite like it too. one of kindy mama-friend here is wearing kah lian, but hers one is not "lian" is just a string,maybe for fashion, his son also wear one.

Kikey Loo said...

i love kah lian...
but now dun wear it any more, maybe when i go back Malaysia will wear it...

Sue said...

I use to wear but mine broke, have to wait to go back Malaysia to buy... sexy lau ee leg...

K3ViN said...

i still can c some of them still waer it...... Wah lau ee... ur leg soooo sexy nia :P keke (Me soooo bad nia)