Saturday, September 26, 2009

Art from Bali

Lovers - Wooden sculpture
Mother & Child - Wooden sculpture
Giant Egg covered with colored glass tiles

Stone carving (I buy those already come with the frame)
Mother & Child is my favorite theme as it presents compassionate composition
I love to collect sculptures with simple yet artistic form
Figurative & abstract wood sculpture

The colourful hand painted art piece from "Daun Gift Shop" in Kuta Square Blok E 26-27

to be continued...

Glittering Buddha from Bali





My daughter said those sparkling mirror tiles make the Buddha look like disco lights. As for me, I love this glittering statue as it is constantly "changing" when viewed from different angles and places.

It reminds me of a saying that reflects our life in this world -
The Only Thing Unchanged is Change.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We Love Bali!

Wearing mask to prevent H1N1 in the airport... but never expected to experience earthquake inside our hotel room!
Having a sumptuous dinner at Jimbaran Beach on the evening we arrived at Bali.
Bali temple in Ubud (We had a half day tour in Ubud on the 2nd day).
Li Li and I taking a photo with our favourite painting...
it somehow represents our wonderful friendship (we've been friends since primary 1)
The skillful painter at work.
I love wood sculpture.
Famous "bebek bengil" at Laka Leke. Yummy!
The beautiful paddy field.
5 nights in Nikko Bali.

Kids love the beach. (They joined the Nikko Bali Jungle Camp for a day)
Tian Zi the mermaid.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday Candles

Lit 7 candles on the birthday cake... it's grandpa's 70th birthday! (Guess they wish to have 70 candles to play with...)

While Dad and Jessie are blowing out the candles (their birthdays fall on the same day), the camera caught TH & TJ busy playing with fire.

I know my kids like to play with fire but hardly have the chance. .. except during birthdays and moon cake festival. They know the danger of fire, but fascinated with it.
TJ's cousin sister Yu Jie's eyes are on the fire too...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Piano Duet For Dad

video
Tian Huey and I would like to dedicate this piano piece to Mr William Chin (yesterday was his 70th birthday). Hope dad love this piece of music played by his daughter and granddaughter.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The only Chinese restaurant on the moon (my cartoon)


The one & only chinese restaurant run by Chang'e. Chinese folktale can be inspirational :-)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Who's the 1st to set foot on the moon? (my cartoon)


from left: Wu Gang the wood cutter, Chang'e, Neil Armstrong & the Rabbit


Chang'e and Houyi the Archer (Version 2) - wikipedia

The Jade Bunny delineated on the moon.

Chang'e was a beautiful young girl working in the Jade Emperor's palace in heaven, where immortals, good people and fairies lived. One day, she accidentally broke a precious porcelain jar. Angered, the Jade Emperor banished her to live on earth, where ordinary people lived. She could return to the Heaven, if she contributed a valuable service on earth.

Chang'e was transformed into a member of a poor farming family. When she was 18, a young hunter named Houyi from another village spotted her, now a beautiful young woman. They became friends.

One day, a strange phenomenon occurred -- 10 suns arose in the sky instead of one, blazing the earth. Houyi, an expert archer, stepped forward to try to save the earth. He successfully shot down nine of the suns, becoming an instant hero. He eventually became king and married Chang'e.

But Houyi grew to become a tyrant. He sought immortality by ordering an elixir be created to prolong his life. The elixir in the form of a single pill was almost ready when Chang'e came upon it. She either accidentally or purposely swallowed the pill. This angered King Houyi, who went after his wife. Trying to flee, she jumped out the window of a chamber at the top of palace -- and, instead of falling, she floated into the sky toward the moon.

King Houyi tried to shoot her down with arrows, but without success. Her companion, a rabbit, is constantly pounding the elixir of immortality in a large mortar.

The moon is also inhabited by a woodcutter who tries to cut down the cassia tree, giver of life. But as fast as he cuts into the tree, it heals itself, and he never makes any progress. The Chinese use this image of the cassia tree to explain mortal life on earth -- the limbs are constantly being cut away by death, but new buds continually appear.

Meanwhile, King Houyi ascended to the sun and built a palace. So Chang'e and Houyi came to represent the yin and yang, the moon and the sun.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009