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Kek lok si pagoda

Kek lok si pagoda, Penang

The only failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows ~ Buddha
Sketch of the day no 1285 in my moleskine sketchbook: kek lok si pagoda. This heavenly 7 tier pagoda is built in the Burmese, Thai and Chinese architectural styles and was completed in 1930

Thai Pagoda from Wat Chaiya mangkalaran in Penang

Chedi Chaiya mangkalaram in Penang

Yesterday was a good visit to the temple to say a prayer and to pay respect to my ancestors. Some days I go in feeling unsettled but I always come out feeling at peace and blessed.

This trip I also want to say a big thank you to the temple for giving me a very special gift which I have been searching for a while now. I am thankful 🙏

Your work is to discover yours, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it ~ Buddha.

Sketch of the day no 1284 in my moleskine sketchbook is of the chedi Chaiya mangkalaram in Penang. It is part of the oldest Thai temple in Penang.

Chinese Pagoda

Chinese Pagoda in Kek lok si temple in Penang

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still ~ Chinese Proverb

Sketch of the day no 1283 in my moleskine sketchbook : small pagoda pavilion at kek lok si temple in my hometown of Penang.

Blue morpho butterfly

Blue morpho butterfly

Make a wish when you this magical butterfly.

Sketch of the day no 1282 in my moleskine sketchbook: blue morpho butterfly 🦋

Just Jill the Polo pony

The Polo pony

Meet Just Jill the Polo pony 🐎🐴
Sketch of the day no 1281 in my moleskine sketchbook : I like to stand and graze all day, “Jilling”

Volet crowned woodnymph

Violet crowned woodnymph

Some days I just need to perch and observe.
Sketch of the day no 1280 in my moleskine sketchbook : violet crowned woodnymph.

Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi

Kangxi emperor

Sketch of the day no 1279 in my moleskine sketchbook: Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi

Don’t you just love his outfit?

Emperor Hongwu, 1st Ming Dynasty emperor

Emperor Hongwu, Ming Dynasty

Sketch of the day no 1278 in my moleskine sketchbook: Emperor Hongwu, 1st emperor of Ming Dynasty
He was born a peasant, became a monk, then a rebel leader, and finally became the first emperor of a new dynasty.

Ming dynasty emperor

Ming dynasty emperor

Happy November. It’s a brand new month and a brand new sketchbook. I’ve neglected my sketches for a while now only because I finished my last one and needed to order a new one and here it is finally!

Sketch of the day no 1277 in my moleskine sketchbook : ming dynasty emperor 💙

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