Saturday, May 24, 2008

Memories of SiChuan




Visited the Sichuan Province in 2002. Memories of this beautiful place 都江堰 DuJiangYan Irrigation System, was built by the Qin governor Li Bing (李冰). In 2000, Dujiangyan became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the major earthquake happened on May 12, 2008; lots of lives been taken. In the city of Dujiangyan, a school collapsed with 900 students buried and 50 dead. The project's famous Fish Mouth was cracked but not severely damaged otherwise. The victims are suffereing. So let's pray hard for them and also count our blessings. Lots of people are suffering out there, so do appreciate every moment that we live in everyday.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Batik Craftwork




Well what do ya think? Interesting Batik craftwork shown in the
Batik Convention & Exhibition 2007, December.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Wesak Day!

The Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA) at Burma road, Penang.
Lighting up candles for blessings...
The Wesak day flag!
Went for my prayers as usual... during the evening so it's not too hot. Bath the little buddha with holy water and brought 2 packets of holy water back as well to have a bath. This only happens during wesak day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trip to the Museum

A field trip with students to the Museum & Gallery Tuanku Fauziah at USM today.

Interesting depiction of a Sarong batik by the artist,
Mohd Noor Mahmud,Acrylic wood on canvas, 2007.

This is my favourite piece, titled "7 images in 2 hours"

by Mohd. Daud B. Abd. Rahim, 2002.


This one is an interesting art piece.... showing the Chinese Kampong culture, mixing a lot of Malay culture influences.

Some of my students doing interative drawings at the gallery.

Monday, May 12, 2008

World Belly Dance Day - Part 1

The Harmony Hafla Charity Event held in
Berjaya Hotel Grand Ballroom, on the 10th of May 2008.

Love those poses?

Badia, the Belly Dancer from USA, striking a pose!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

World Music Festival Penang 2008 - Part 2

Hooray! I have waited for this day to come! Well, this is the second time that the World Music Festival event organised here. I went there quite early and have spotted a good place and manage to sit in between the two big stage.
Here's my hubby and the rest of the music lovers.......

This group is the the first to kick off on last Sunday 5th May Music Festival,



It's called Techung from Tibet/USA.


This band is from the USA, they are the Balfa Toujours. They played the fiddle sticks and did lots of jazz dance music which stirs the crowds up. People start dancing and swaying!
This group is from Denmark, go by the name Afenginn. They played very interesting music too, love the sax! The crowds gone wild by now!

This is my favourite group, Lo Cor De La Plana; I bought their CD which cost me RM90! The most expensive CD among all.... how come? They all sang vocals with some help of little instruments that's why! Love their music, it was fantastic!

This is Kenge Kenge from Kenya. They are the keepers of their tribe traditional music. They have performers and dancers too. Love their lively music and vibrant dance!

Here you can see that the crowds gone wild at the end! Everyone is enjoying themselves!

Monday, May 5, 2008

World Music Festival Penang 2008 - Part 1

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Hooray!! It didn't rain this year! I went to the Music fest yesterday and it was fun! I enjoyed the whole session. Lots of people and it is more organised than last year! The sound system was fantastic and it really impress the whole crowd! People dancing and swaying away the whole nite! So, this is a sneak preview of one of my favourite band in the Music Fest, the band is called "Lo Cor De La Plana" from France.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Mime in Penang!



Well it's true, Not long ago, little Penang Street Market had an interesting moment, whereby you can see these people all in White walking around trying to speak to everyone with their smiley faces and hands, with a big smile on their face. Here shows the artist and his trainees performing spontaneously.
If you are wondering what mime is....., it is actually one of the oldest forms of the theatre (the dramatic art of representing scenes from life through expressive bodily and facial movements).
A bit of history about Pantomime
Pantomime in Greece, often took the form of mimetic dances. The art of gesture was called orchesis, from which we get the word orchestra, the Greek term for a dancing place.
The Romans were especially fond of pantomime. The sketches were often played as afterpieces to the written plays, or even between acts. Two famous players (both freed slaves), were Pylades and Bathyllus.
The Empress Theodora of Byzantium, a ruler remarkable for her concern with the welfare of women and performers, was a pantomime player from her childhood until shortly before her marriage to Emperor Justinian.
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