Tanah Rata in Cameron Hills is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Malaysia and offers relief from the heat and humidity of the lowlands. More importantly, though, it has proven to be a superb place to grow tea.
Archives for January 2016
For many people, collecting art fills a kind of spiritual void, gives them something they did not know they were missing. Art, in all its many forms, reminds us how to be human. Collecting it connects us to each other and helps us understand others’ cultures.
Being heavily inspired by Artists who create work that pushes the boundaries on a particular esthetic, I see my work as being accessible to a wide audience due to the esthetic choices I make and the themes I am willing to explore.
It’s remarkable how little the term “atheist” tells you about someone. The one thing it does tell you is that we are not convinced of the existence of a god. But we believe in lots of things. It might be worth having a conversation to learn more about each other. Perhaps a dance with “the devil you don’t know” and you might find we have a lot in common.
The blue bird came out of its cage to sing a melody of love, and the song made the room remember its silence as the dried flowers of time began to age.
Following a stormy week the skies started to clear and the sea calmed enough to this sailor to head out of the safe harbour for the next destination. As I painted this 24×30 I thought of the old quote “Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.
With each new year comes new promises to do better, eat better, learn more, achieve more, grow further, but after 4 months or maybe only 4 weeks into a brand new year, many of us fall off and revert to old ways. We can do better than that. By keeping ourselves organized and free from distraction, anyone can make 2016 the most productive year ever.
To their horror, the light didn’t scare the giant snakes. It only served to illuminate the people’s fate. The Akurra surrounded the Aborigines in their giant coils and set about swallowing every human they could.
The Ganges, the Sindh, or the Brahmaputra – rivers that are laced with myths, legends, and the ebbs and flows of thousands of years of human history through the course of their long journeys from the mountains to the seas.
Man-made tourist attractions don’t come much better than the Langkawi Sky Bridge in the north of Malaysia. This curved, concrete and metal bridge is 125 metres long and spans between two mountains. It’s recognized as one of the engineering marvels of the world and affords marvelous views usually reserved for high-flying birds.