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  • courage to be – Quote
    “There is a reality outside the world…That reality is the unique source of all the good that can exist in this world: that is to say, all beauty, all truth, all justice, all legitimacy, all order, and all human behavior that is mindful of obligations.”
  • stem cutting ~bougainvillea, a pot and chinese poetry
    This is the present growth of the Bougainvillea plant I propagated using stem cutting since Oct 2021. It began blooming in June 2022. The stem has branched out into 3 different stalks since. Other plant […]
  • Reflection on art show ‘regeneration-ways of being’
    How do artists and their practices support regenerative or restorative possibilities towards people, environment, and the things of everyday life. Regeneration refers to environmental consciousness. It is also about how we become concerned and engaged with the world. The durability of the art object and the toil of the artists. The artist liberates earthy materials from the position of rapid consumption to one of durability, stability, and reflection. Could it move towards a far-sighted approach to world connectedness?
  • Regeneration – Ways of Being group art exhibition Opening reception 18 June 2022
    Originally posted on artistscaravan:
    If one could, while intimately acquainted with your world, express the idea of regeneration into works of art and the processes involved, how would it turn out? Regeneration: Ways of Being,…
  • edamame with mushrooms and french beans
    I harvested Edamame and cooked a vegetarian dish with mushrooms and French beans. I cooked the edamame first by steaming the peas in the rice cooker together with cooking the rice so I could save […]
  • The twany coaster caterpillar
    There were Tawny coaster caterpillars in the garden’s begonvilla plant. I counted 8 of them. These caterpillars have thorns. Its a common caterpillar in Singapore. The butterflies are beautiful! I made a 4 hour time […]
  • Dehydeated mint leaves
    What to do with having too much fresh mint leaves? Dehydrating them is one of the ways to prolong their shell life. I have 2 pots of Borage mint plants that had grown pretty big. […]
  • masak masak
    Unstate 05 – A closer examination of the interview In the audio interview that was conducted in the art work Unstate #05, a form of ‘play’ was imagined and invented by secondary school female students. […]
  • The common Mormon caterpillar
    In late October, I discovered there are 4 caterpillars hanging around in the lime plant at the garden. They are the Common Mormon. You can check this link out for more information on this butterfly […]
  • Roselle tea and jelly
    This is a refreshing dessert. It has a minty taste from the mint and a tint of sourish from the young roselle leaves. I got the roselle ingredients from the garden, I am using the […]
  • Fresh chilli sauce
    Harvested some fresh red chillis from the mini garden throughout the week. Hence, I made this fresh chilli paste which I often made. To use, simply add soy sauce to the chilli paste for food depending on preferences or stir fry with vegetables.
  • A lump of form
    This morning, I took this photo in my little garden. There had been a long day of rain and it appears in the following morning that water bubbles had accumulated itself on stems of various […]
  • Resources-permaculture and the arts
    Recently I finished an online permaculture course, it was about 4 sessions of 8 hours each and 2 checkin sessions of 2 hours each. Below are some resources on the Permaculture and the Art. I […]
  • Cinnamon stew chicken wings
    Receipe I harvested coriander from my garden last week and make a simply homely dish with it. It has slight cinnamon sweet taste. Below is the receipe. CINNAMON STEW CHICKEN WINGS Serves: 5 persons Ingredients1 […]
  • Courage to be-quotes
    what’s the purpose of reading classic books? its the kind of route to being independent or even free a free person with a sense of free is someone who doesn’t live off another person’s word or doesn’t live by the authority of this Society in our society the authority of public opinion and the way to achieve this independence is by reading especially the great books the classic books.
  • Courage to be-quotes
    what’s the purpose of reading classic books? its the kind of route to being independent or even free a free person with a sense of free is someone who doesn’t live off another person’s word or doesn’t live by the authority of this Society in our society the authority of public opinion and the way to achieve this independence is by reading especially the great books the classic books.
  • Photo C5
    About the photo I collected this photographic print yesterday. This photograph was taken in Cambodia, Siam Reap, the Ta Prohm Temple. The foliage and the tones of the greenery makes this one of my favourite […]
  • Unstate #05-behind the scenes
    the national library site and is inspired by writer, Christine Tee memoir titled: My convent at Victoria Street.
  • Local music
    During my teenage years, I used to attend many Singapore local music gigs around the island. Back then, we could attend gigs in many public spaces such as the old world trade centre outdoor atrium, […]
  • Courage to be-quotes
    I realized that I had to make the choice to be an artist because only as an artist could I be totally responsible for what I did. The decision to be an artist is the decision to be free. Freedom is the condition of responsibility. I realized that to be an artist is not a question of form or of content, it’s a question of responsibility. The decision to be an artist is a decision for the absolute and for eternity. That has nothing to do with romanticism or idealism, it’s a question of courage.
  • The stroke
    This image was taken some years ago in a housing estate in Singapore. This housing estate is unique as it is a block of rental flats. There are 11 storeys. The lifts end at the […]