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Happy Chap Goh Mei. Last day of Chinese new year.

Chinese New year with lion troupe

Happy Chap Goh Mei. Today is the 15th and final day of Chinese new year celebrations. It falls on the snow moon and this auspicious day is also our Chinese Valentine’s day.

Today was such a joyful day chasing lions and dragons with Chelsia Ng πŸ€—

I’m so sad that the lunar new year celebrations have come to an end, but I do hope the year of the pig will be a whole year of celebrating happiness, success and love for us all.

And yes, we believe in magic and unicorns πŸŠπŸŒ•πŸ’›πŸŽ‘πŸ’šπŸ™

Watch the Chinese New Year performance here:

Chinese New year celebrating Jade Emperor’s birthday also known in Hokkien as Pai ti Kong

Chinese New year celebrating Jade Emperor’s birthday also known in Hokkien as Pai ti Kong.

This is the most important day for the Hokkiens during the lunar new year celebrations and it is one of my favourite festivals.

Traditionally a feast is laid out on the altar table for the Jade emperor to thank him for his protection and blessings. Offerings like gold paper are burnt to send to heaven and fireworks and firecrackers are set off at midnight.

Watch the video to see how we celebrate x

Sketch of the day no 1229 in my moleskine sketchbook: floating lanterns.

Follow the light home. Floating lanterns

Happy Sunday. Follow the light home.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine sketchbook is of floating lanterns for spirits to be guided home.

It’s about 3 weeks too early for lanterns but I know if I don’t sketch it I’m going to forget this day.

George town festival 2018 opening weekend highlights

Go to http://www.PenangLocal.com to read more

Sketch of the day no 1172 in my moleskine art journal: basket of oranges

Happy Chap Goh Meh. ‘Nian Hua’ illustration

Happy Chap Goh Meh. Today is the last day of Chinese New Year and traditionally we throw oranges into the sea to find a soul mate. It is the Chinese version of Valentine’s Day. I’m throwing this whole basket in just to be safe πŸ˜‚

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a basket of oranges.

Sketch of the day no 1171 in my moleskine art journal: carp lantern

Follow the light home. ‘Nian Hua’ illustration

Follow the light home. Tomorrow is the full moon and last day of the Lunar new year which is celebrated by lighting lanterns.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of s symbolic carp lantern

Sketch of the day no 1126 in my moleskine art journal: candle. πŸŽ†

Diwali greetings

May this Diwali illuminate a bright new path. Happy Diwali. 

Sketch of the day  in my moleskine art journal is of a diya/candle. πŸŽ†

George town festival highlights: Before they pass away by photo journalist Jimmy Nelson.Β 

Before they pass away. An amazing and captivating exhibition by photo journalist Jimmy Nelson.

He has taken stylised portraits of indigenous tribes around the world to raise awareness of their cultures.

For more info visitΒ http://www.GeorgeTownFestival.com

For more info about Jimmy Nelson visitΒ http://www.JimmyNelson.com

Penang Local

Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson for George town festival

Before they pass away. An amazing and captivating exhibition by photo journalist Jimmy Nelson.

He has taken stylised portraits of indigenous tribes around the world to raise awareness of their cultures.

Venue: Bangunan UAB. 21-35 Gat lebuh China, Penang.

Opening hours: 11am – 6pm

Until: 27 August 2017

Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson

For more info visitwww.GeorgeTownFestival.com

For more info about Jimmy Nelson visitwww.JimmyNelson.com

JIMMY NELSON – PHOTOGRAPHER

Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot (1985). The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim.

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Sketch of the day no 1109 in my moleskine art journal: Common grass yellow butterfly.Β 

Be happy like me. Common grass yellow butterfly.

Be happy like me. 

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a Common grass yellow butterfly. 
Enjoy the weekend. I’m off to visit as many exhibitions as i can as it is the opening weekend of George Town festival 2017. 

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