I needed to get dressed for that party the Philosopher had invited me to. And, of course, I had nothing to wear. Please do not smile my reader friend. That is always a delicate matter. The little black dress (Oh Tiffany! Oh, Givenchy!) is of course, always a possibility. But no. Too easy. I wondered why I’d paid 40 bucks a piece for two additional suitcases to find myself with nothing to wear. So I rummaged and rummaged and found an old Cheong Sam (your typical body-hugging Chinese dress) I’d bought once for a wedding and never wore again. It made me look like a Chinese waitress. Why had I packed it still is a mystery.
Yet here was the solution for this intellectual party the Philosopher was throwing. I took a pair of scissors and sewing kit. A girl should never travel without a pair of scissors. I cut…
The seagulls glide and glide over the waters. Hundreds of them. Gliding and flying effortlessly. Catch the wind. Glide a while. Then a swift stroke of a wing and glide again. Stewart is probably up there. I can’t make him out. Too many seagulls in the air. And too many ships in the waters! Reminds me of traffic in Bangkok, Chang Mai or KL, without the motorbikes. Here, ships and boats of all size and hue cross each other at breakneck speed. Well, a few knots’ breakneck speed. They make quite a show, sounding their horns at each other. Painting the water white with their foamy trails. Ferries, tourist boats, fishing boats, one or the other Navy battle ship. Russia and the Black sea are not too far away.
Every now and then a seagull stops in mid-air, flipping its wings madly, suspended in the air, then drops into the…
Sunday night was the first episode and my only complaint was that it was on later than I wished. See where the English went to escape the heat and sun of The Indian Summers. The accents make it a tad challenging to understand but Downton Abbey is in its last season, so this is a great addition! If you like history, great writing and acting, breathtaking scenery , filmed at the foot of the Himalayas and tucked into the tea plantations, intrigue , complicated love stories. . . .take a look. I love history, BBC miniseries with stellar writing and acting, handsome Indians, beautiful Indian women . . . . .and of course Incredible India!
Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern…
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George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community. Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations and collaborations from international and local artists alike. With over one hundred unique events each year, the Festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future. Drawing thousands of visitors each year to Penang, George Town Festival is quickly becoming one of Asia’s must-see events.
About We Are Artists
We Are Artists is a creative group formed by artists, for artists.
We have built an international network and database of contemporary artists across a vast range of disciplines.
We promote them for free so as to encourage learning, collaboration, and to help them build their careers.
We run workshops and educational sessions for all ages and abilities across the globe...
We also run a shophouse in Penang, which acts as our headquarters, workshop space, and collaboration space
Thank you for featuring the Penang Colouring book by We Are Artists in the Malaymail online. The book launch is in a week’s time. Friday 31st July 2015 at the Little Art House, 90 Lorong Macalister, Penang, Malaysia from 3pm – 6pm.
Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a Darth vadar hot air balloon.
I went on a hot air ballooon on Saturday with some friends in the Padang polo, Penang. There was a hot air balloon fiesta over the weekend, organised by Penang tourist board. It is the first time that we’ve had hot air balloons here.
Only 180 tickets were available for each session. There were a total of 4 sessions over 2 days. O yeah, we queued in the hot tropical sun for those tickets and I don’t regret it. We brought Noah, my friend’s 7 year old and the look on his face was priceless!!!