Posts tagged People
Hanabi at Yokohama (July 2008)

Hanabi Taikai (花火大会) or fireworks festival is held in Summer and showcase a fabulous fireworks show that lasts for about one to two hours. I really love this festival because I can dress up in yukata, have one or two cans of beer haha but of course, the best thing is to be able to share those things with my friends. And as what usually accompany a festival in Japan is street snack and game stalls lining the streets. 

The sketches below are from the reference photos that my friend took during Hanabi festival in Yokohama, July 2008.

Now that I'm not living in Japan anymore, I miss this festival the most. Well, I guess the next visit to Japan will be in Summer then :D

Hanabi go ers at yokohama
Hanabi at yokohama
Hanabi goer at yokohama
Sketching at The Coffee Bean Cafe

.: August 09, 2012. Thursday :.

On the day Singapore celebrating its independence day, we went to a newly opened Gardens by the Bay. BUT… since we arrived there at the time where the sun was directly overhead, we chilled out at a cafe in Marina Bay Sands. Did draw the food and the people. Gosh, how I suck at drawing people. I want to draw people and their gestures effortlessly… well, I'll just keep drawing, and drawing, and drawing, and hopefully I can get better :)

The coffee bean and tea leaf
Just a Little Sketch

From a reference photo I took during Summer 2008 in Japan. Mom and Dad visited us in Tokyo and so we planned a trip to Osaka, Kyoto and Hakone. Hoping to do more sketches of Hakone. Ahh finding the right pic will be tough tho, took tons of photos from the trip :p

Natsu Matsuri at Ueno Park

Ah it's this time of the year again. On August, many events are held in Japan, celebrating the summer. It's called Natsu matsuri, a summer festival.

I love going to these events, always filled with people, a huge selection of street snacks and of course, beer. Nothing compared to drinking a chilled beer in a hot, summer season.

This sketch below is from a photo I took on August, 2008, at Ueno park.

Ueno park natsu matsuri
Hanami Festival 2008

I love Sakura and going to hanami (cherry blossoms/sakura viewing) was exciting and fun. The paintings really don't do justice here. You should feel the atmosphere at hanami. So alive.

These paintings were drawn from reference photos that I took when I went to hanami with my friends in the year 2008.

:Oil on canvas 60 x 40 cm::

.: Sakura viewing at Ueno :.

~February 2009~



~February 28, 2009~

Travel Sketch: A Bit of Japan

.: An old post from my other blog :.

Aahh takoyaki I bought from that small store above was the yummiest takoyaki ever so far. I went to Osaka and Kyoto with my family and oh we only spent half a day in Kyoto... HALF A DAY!!! What were we thinking?? hm well, I just have to make sure the next time I go there, I'll absorb every detail of the beauty of the old city.

~ February 27, 2009 ~

Takoyaki stall

I forgot when it was when Benny gave us an omiyage, mochi. The mochi was put in a box with picture on the lid. I happened to be the last one who got the mochi so Inge *or was it Ellen??* gave me the mochi and the box. I love the picture on the lid, very simple, so I decided to keep the box *didn't have the heart to throw it*. I guess you might find one in omiyage stores ^^ 

~ February 27, 2009 ~


It is another sakura sketch, in case you don't know what the heck is that pink, tree-like curvy lines. Nothing more to say. I love sakura.

~ February 06, 2009 ~

One Day as a Tourist

My family came visiting several weeks ago and they brought a large group with them. By large, I mean 30-people-large. I joined them on the second day they were here, to Universal Studio Singapore. I've been there three times already so that was the fourth. At least with the new Transformers attraction in action, I didn't feel quite so guilty on spending $70 for a mini USS haha. Plus, there's nothing better than 

being with your family, even a boring touristy spot could be amusing :D

Well, I was right. Transformers didn't disappoint me AT ALL! I rode the attraction twice, would be more if we had time. It was THAT good!! Me and my brother also tried the *

I think

* the main star of USS, the BattleStar. Ohh that was my first time. During my previous visits, I was chickened out. But I'm glad I tried it this time. Sooo freakin' damn cool.


After USS, we watched "Songs of the Sea". Well, I watched this one many times as well. But I have a soft spot for this show. When I first came to Singapore, my mom accompanied me. Together we explored Singapore and we watched this show. Just the two of us. So yeah, it brought back this memory every time I watched it.

While waiting for the show to open, we went to a nearby bar, and I ended up order one large glass of Singapore Sling.