Sunday 7 November 2010

drawings//colouring by 姑姐 and yw


fish and duck by 姑姐.

duck and fish by yw.

duck and chicken by 姑姐.

goose draft by 姑姐.

goose by 姑姐.

happy crab by yw.

tree when troubled. 5+ am 3rd june 2009.

virus friends when suspected to have been exposed to H1N1. 25th june 2009.


fishes for 姑姐 to colour. drawn in the dark while staying over in SGH. 16th oct 2010. colouring completed by 姑姐 at home on 6th nov 2010.


my auntie drew for me and taught me to draw when i was a kiddo. i remember it was mostly fishes in various forms and often in great detail, based on pictures she saw in magazines or the fish we happened to be eating for dinner that day. i can't find any of those earlier drawings but a few years back i thought to start my aunt drawing again and it became a bit of a back and forth dialogue between us.

she was hospitalised recently. i didn't really know how to make her feel better and was feeling quite down myself but just instinctively brought this sketchbook we've been using along to the hospital when i stayed over with her and drew in the dark when it was impossible to sleep.

Tuesday 10 August 2010

24 hour may day getaway // 1st to 2nd May 2010






our 24 hour passport stamping excursion to a nearby island...

麻雀虽小,五脏居全 !

thankfully we've still managed go on our (at least) once a year IDiotic Travel Agency adventures two years after graduating, even if it was only for 24 hours...

ayam goreng, bebek goreng, keropokness, jus alpokat, A&W, $23 healthy spa massage, good sleep, sparkling sea, morning crawls in somewhat oily waters, passport stamped - nothing more to ask for really!


scalloped sky en route to genting on your camera // 14th to 18th june 2010



thank you for being someone who would lend a photographer a camera! :]

Thursday 29 April 2010



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我从友人的店在雨中步行到图书馆,在久违的 Level 8 看书。

在回家的路上决定试一试新的路程,试搭 Circle Line。

走着走着,突然在雨后的 Bras Basah 地铁站外发现又是黄花的季节了。。。

令我想起 Telok Kurau 小学体育场雨后的黄花地毯。。。

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Friday 19 February 2010

来啊来啊: Chennai Chutney

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dear family and friends + other secret readers again,

some of my works from a workshop trip i was involved in last december will be part of an exhibition called Chennai Chutney that is opening

this tuesday 23rd feb 2010, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Objectifs (56A Arab Street).

as part of the workshop process, our instructor had a fair bit of control over what was finally selected from the pool of images we gathered over those 5 days in Chennai and Mahabalipuram so you might find that it’s a little different from what i would usually put together for a final selection but i am really also learning to learn from how others see and work with my pictures.

the pictures were selected in a manner that should tell you not only about Chennai but also clue you in on the personality and vision of each of the 8 photographers.

please drop by if you can, have a look and learn along with me!

do let me know if you are coming for the opening so that we can be well-stocked with enough food and drinks for you. :]

thanks and i hope to see you this tuesday!

yan wei

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You are invited to Chennai Chutney!

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There is no Taj Mahal or Bollywood to capture the imagination of the would-be tourist to Chennai. In fact, one may at first glance conclude that Chennai is rather like chutney - a spicy vegetarian preparation that is merely an accompaniment to the main courses that are Agra and Mumbai. Looking beyond, however, the visitor is allowed the rare opportunity, amidst an intensely media-opinionated culture, to experience the city from a fresh perspective – his/her own.

Chennai Chutney features images by participants of the workshop led by US-based photo-essayist David H Wells. The photographers - Birgit Voogt, Eleanor Ng, Karen and Laurie Murrell, Duff Hughes, Ulla Gratton, Chia Yan Wei and Su Yen Chen – hailing from 6 different countries of origin and located across three continents - nevertheless blended incredibly well together in five days in December 2009.

From admiring ancient temples to ducking for cover from the unexpected heavy rains, the group got an unforgettable taste of the diverse flavours of daily life in Tamil Nadu state’s capital. It is hoped that the images in this exhibition likewise capture the spirit and soul of this sometimes sour, sometimes sweet, but always spicy city.

Photographers: Birgit Voogt, Eleanor Ng, Karen and Laurie Murrell, Duff Hughes, Ulla Gratton, Chia Yan Wei and Su Yen Chen

Opening reception: 23rd Feb 2010, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Exhibition will run from 24th Feb – 23rd March 2010
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat 12pm - 6pm

56A Arab Street
Singapore 199573
t. +65 6293 9782
f. +65 6293 9723

For directions to Objectifs:

We hope to see you then!