Monday, December 29, 2014

John Ho : I Love Tokyo and You !

Recently I bought a book from Borders, IOI City Mall about an Illustrator from Hong Kong ~ John Ho who quit his job and spend a year in Japan pursuing his dream in studies.
I was mesmerized by his passion  in life. 
He illustrated his living, studying, even his romance story and every minutes count and 
filled with joy and experience.

There are some similarity in Japanese and Chinese character which may vary in meaning. 
So grateful that John Ho shared and included the list of the words in this book (the black box in the left) 
Every doubt that I had before has solved.

Friday, December 26, 2014

You are allowed to be yourself


my canvas painting that I did few weeks back.

I fear that I could spoil the painting if I add more elements

but i decide to give a try .. and bear with whatever mistake i have did 

small baby steps ... and the painting is looks like....hmm


I have not done yet...

The canvas painting will continue to evolve in sometimes later

You are allowed to be yourself, 
to make mistakes, 
to start again, 
to try new things, 
to break out of your comfort zone, 
to speak your mind, 
to sing your own song, 
to relax, 
to have time to yourself outside of work, 
to be content, 
to be ambitious, 
to sleep in, 
to live life YOUR way, 
to not understand, 
to love again after loss, 
to ask questions, 
to wonder why, 
to forgive, 
to apologize, 
to stand on your own two feet, 
to depend on someone, 
to love too much, 
to cry, 
to achieve, 
to dream … you ARE allowed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Paper Bag Journal - 2014

I did my Christmas shopping yesterday at Isetan KLCC Suria. 

I drool on the nice Christmas wrapping paper that Isetan offered !
Even I was felt a bit demotivated with the altitude of the one of the staff in customer service in gift wrapping … but argg ... get rid of those feeling.

I grabbed the newsletter and cut out my favorite images. 

Here are the 2 paper bag book that I make in 2011 and 2010.

For year 2014,

on the left : a drawing from Christopher (8 years old) , my best friend's son.  
 right : cut out images from the newsletter

my collage page made from the cut out images. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

(continue) Travel Journal Japan

I am so happy lately i had completed a semester for my studies and my 9-month task at work has approved by our client. So, I have lots of spare time at night :) for 'ME' time. 
Thus, I started to pick up my travel journal (recent trip to Japan) and fill the page with the memory that still fresh in mind. 
Like lots of friend out there are impressed with the Japanese culture. So do I. 

Never you or I can imagine that a country can be that clean and you can't find a single trash bin along the street. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gallery Petronas : Street Art

Happening in Gallery Petronas, Suria KLCC 
25.11.2014 - 04.01.2015

'Tanah air ku' is the collaboration project between Petronas and local street artists for 6 new graffiti artwork across Kuala Lumpur.

'Tanah Air ku' is a Malay words, which 
Tanah = land
Air = Water
ku = me 

in translation mean ' my home land'. 

The 6 murals are located across Kuala Lumpur, Jalan (means 'street') Sultan Ismail, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin and Leboh Ampang. 

Postcard wall 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2015 Journal : Moleskine Evernote Sketchbook

For the past 2 years, I have used Moleskine to record my days. 
2013 ~ Plain Soft Notebook

Coming to new year, my new companion will be  
2015 ~ Evernote Sketchbook 

The smart stickers ~ with vibrant colors which i believe will make the pages more interesting.  

 The journal includes 3 months Evernote Premium subscription, the password keep in the pocket.  

The inside pages looks like...dotted pattern that is optimised for the updated mobile software as described here. I can see some challenges for me in 2015...  

What is your choice of Journal for 2015 ?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Passion Journal

Have you heard of Passion Journal, a system journal inspired by Angelia Trinidad

The passion journal not only meant for journaling but also comprise of Goal Setting Guide, Weekly Appointment Calendar, Priotised Personal & Work-To-Do List (Monthly check in reflection pages and question & etc).

Get the full free PDF of the 2015 Passion Planner in this link. 

Offer ends December 3, 2014.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Travelogue ~ Japan 2014

As an art journaler , we are tends to keep all the evidence with us no matter the ephemera as small like a piece of receipt, food packaging even a fallen leaves. 

 For me, a trip to overseas is a luxurious things to do.
I grasped each of the moment in every trip that I have made. 

either in a page , Bangkok (2012)
in a travelogue , Hong Kong (2013) , Korea (2011) and here , Silk Road (2009) .
 And of course not to forget the photo to take along each changing scene.

I use Muji notebook to record for the trip just because I like the beige colour cover and the pages. 

Incorporate the collage images from Artstronauts. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Okuhida ~ Orange-ish and Red-ish Maple Tree

Wind is blowing while i taking this shot.

~ Okuhida Bear Park

The scene are just so beautiful !! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Japan trip ~ Shirakawa-go

I am too much happy and bless to fulfill my long awaited dream to this place ~ Shirakawa Gassho
I've joined Apple Vacation tour to Central Japan. 
And Shirakawa is one of the main highlight of the tour.  

The day of visit was beautiful
blue skye and bright

The best view suggested 

Shirakawa-go gasso is as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is situated at the foot of Mt. Haku-san in northwestern Gifu Prefecture.  It is a quiet mountain village with rice fields and a river running through it.

What a coincidence is that on the day of visit, i have opportunity to view the village people restored the traditional thatched roof of one of the house.