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Treasures of a Straits Chinese: Feed my soul

Feed my soul. Tiffin carrier

#30 Feed my soul. The tiffin carrier is a traditional lunch box. Food is important in our culture and it is food that makes us happy.

Acrylic and oil on canvas
Size 800 x 600
Price RM 2800 (sold)

BulanLifestyle artworks from Treasures of a Straits Chinese collection

Treasures of a Straits Chinese collection in their new home

I was invited to view my treasured artworks from Treasures of Straits Chinese collection in their beautiful new home and I learnt about the story of this couple’s love for each other.

My artworks couldn’t have chosen a better place in their hearts.

I’m so happy. Thank you 💝

The pieces bought were:

1. Love is in the air. The peony

2. Rise from the ashes. The phoenix

3. Feed my soul. The tiffin carrier

The meaning of these pieces of art matched them perfectly as if I had made it exclusively for them. Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways. I feel connected to them forever through my work and I know they will be great guardians to them.

Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G Hotel Gurney Penang

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Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition with the GM of G Hotel and his team

1 February 2018

Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G Hotel Gurney Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese, my first solo art exhibition opened on a very auspicious day, the day after the extremely powerful super blood blue full moon eclipse.

It was a full house and I am extremely thrilled by the turn out. Many of my friends travelled from Singapore and from KL. Friends from my childhood days, new friends and the media.

I have compiled a short video so you can have a glimpse of the event.

I am truly grateful and it has been an honour to be able to share my work with such a beautiful audience.

I had been so stressed leading up to this big day but finally i can breathe again. I learnt many things this week and i had to give a speech in front of a crowd which made me panic into sleepless nights. I was in denial not wanting to write the speech but luckily my best friends who were staying with me the few days leading up to the show sat me down the night before to write the speech which I thought I could get away by winging it! Clearly not cos I am not a natural speaker.

Here’s part of the speech

A little story…

On the day of my opening a Malay Muslim security guard walking by his rounds was drawn to the butterfly painting. I gave him a few moments to contemplate on the work and to read the description as he was about to move on, I walked over and introduced myself and asked him what he thought of the painting.

He replied, “i understand what you mean. We have the same in our culture.” Thank you i said and he walked away.

I was moved because of all the paintings that is the one that connects me with my mother. He picked that one probably because it connects him with his loved one.

The description reads:

I dream of you. Butterflies symbolise love and long life. I was once told that the butterfly carries the soul of our departed loved ones.

I was moved by this interaction. The artwork has served its purpose. It connected two complete strangers from different backgrounds to share a moment of reflection, uniting two cultures and hopefully it has made his day a little happier, like he made mine.

The exhibition runs until 30 April 2018

Venue: G Hotel Gurney Penang, Malaysia

Under the full moon at BulanLifestyle HQ

Treasures of a Straits Chinese. A solo art exhibition by Penang artist Tiffany Choong opening at G hotel Gurney 1 Feb 2018

Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G hotel Gurney art gallery, Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese.

My long awaited first solo exhibition opens in 2 days at the prestigious G hotel Gurney Penang.

The journey has taken a long time. I had to wait for the sun, moon and stars to align. It’s been exciting, exhausting, nerve wrecking, a roller-coaster of emotions and to top it off, it’s going to be full moon.

I don’t know about you but the full moon drains my energy, in a good way.

Time for new beginnings… 🌕

Official launch of 1 Utama E: FlowRider and AirRider at 1 Utama Shopping mall, PJ

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FlowRider @ 1 Utama E official launch party

Last night, I took some well needed time off from preparations for my upcoming solo exhibition to have some fun. Despite the rain, what a fun night out it was at 1 Utama E official launch party…
I will have to go back another day to try the Flowrider and AirRider when no one’s watching or filming ;p
The vision of 1 Utama is to develop this new wing of the shopping mall into a sports and entertainment outlet and to attract sports tourism into the country via competitions.

1 Utama E, is the the new sports and entertainment outlet at 1 Utama shopping mall,

The AirRider simulates skydiving in a controlled and safe environment.

The FlowRider is a surf pool that is used for bodyboarding, flow boarding and surfing.

Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Customer Service Centre Tel: 03-7710 8118 | Email: custserv@1utama.com.my

Sketch of the day no 1152 in my moleskine art journal : Francis Light Memorial pavilion George Town. 

Francis Light Memorial pavilion in Penang

Sketch of the day no 1152 in my moleskine art journal is of Francis Light Memorial pavilion George Town. 

Designed in a mix of Georgian and Palladian architectural style. 

Sketch of the day no 1153 in my moleskine art journal: Plastic bags. 

Plastic bags in Penang

Plastic bags are everywhere. Everyday should be a no plastic bag day to save our planet. What do you think? 

Sketch of the day no 1153 in my moleskine art journal are of some Plastic bags. 

Sketch of the day no 1151 in my moleskine art journal : St Georges Anglican church 

St Georges Anglican church Penang

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of St Georges Anglican church in George Town,  Penang. 

Sketch of the day no 1150 in my moleskine art journal: Queen Victoria memorial clocktower. 

Queen Victoria memorial clocktower George town Penang

Have you seen this Iconic building in Penang? 

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Queen Victoria memorial clocktower. 

This clocktower is presented by Chuah Che Eok in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The iconic clocktower was built in 1897 – 1902 in the Moorish style architecture. 

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