Monday, October 8, 2012

Art Culture Identity, Central Market

**This is not from central market, but I like the wordings to start my story**
          I forgot when was the last time to remind myself it is time to relax, till one of the days; I dive into the Central Market to check out the ‘alive’ arts and cultures in Malaysia. This is a way to diverse my stress, ease my mind by focusing what is going on in the art and painting world, and get a healthy course for my eyes on beautiful arts.

One of the artist from Lot 10 (refer below for info)



It is amazing for artist to change a subject into art, eh? How to differentiate the traditional and modern art? The traditional is the one who are really motivated to stick with their own mind and body to create a unique one, where else the modern one will always play around the magical arts using the computer or high-tech gadgets they to make more 3d dimension. Both give us beautiful arts in the end.

Is an art a passion, an income opportunity, a way for living yet surviving, or an appreciation? This is pretty hard to determine. Some artists did make a blast being well-known globally, and some yet keeping as low profile as possible.


The mentality of our mind sometimes has been hold back by the affordability of money. This is when arts were put in a difficult situation. Those who want to buy the masterpiece might have to think twice if the prices are expensive for them, which is why we should expand our knowledge in appreciating art. Seeing the final piece of art is beautiful, but do you know the process behind the art? The hard work, the process, the multiple failure the artists encounter before making a perfect one, the negotiation to fetch the hard work a better price and quality. Should we know? Yes, we should understand more before making any judgment.

Hence, these are the few shops which I think it is really something different, and you should go and visit Central Market by yourself:


G45: Ecowarna's products are range of nature based such as sustainable wood, plants & leaves origin, either as a whole product itself, or as a complimentary product to batik paintings.

www.ecowarna.com



The eco-green art-craft

DG 10: Art of Leather- Hand-made wood mobile strap; well, it can be any strap. but these are the cute ones...

Konichiwa....

Bae Bae...I am a dog made of leather.

M01: Carpenter Tan. I like this shop because it shows you the way to choose a good quality combs, and tips to how to take care of your hair. If you are looking for a good comb, why don't invest into Carpenter Tan's comb? Don't say I didn't tell you, and don't come find Carpenter Tan only when your hair getting bald, it's too late by then!


www.woodencomb.co.uk/


Quality combs by Carpenter Tan

Lot 10: Impian Unik Niaga- Well, not the Lot 10 we have in our mind (not the one near to Sungai Wang), but I like it here is because the artist draws many types of colorful frames, which gave the feeling of: life is wonderful...

www.lot10artscrafts.blogspot.com





K35-39:Kheng’s Antique & Collectible(also known as Kota Pinang). You know, I just feel so touched missing something I didn't able to see way before I was born? All I can saw was only by a brief description by grandparents and some black and white movie and the torn books left in the old home...till I stopped at here.


This is the only shop which brings me the sweet old times, where I can be in the world where my grandparents used to live with. The only thing which challenges me is to find this shop info, and I wasn't sure the exact info till I Google search and luckily, I manage to identify the same floor tiles.

**Reference: http://www.timeoutkl.com/shopping/venues/Khengs-Antique-and-Collectibles

Victor or by the name Kheng, thank you for keeping all the antiques.


The game machine, the early version perhaps...

Elvis Presley...

Do you know the story behind?

I miss my toy box! I used to have one!

Big antique clock to watch over us...
Well, I passed by this radio and really want to switch the channels...I wasn't allowed....

Can I just buy without breaking it?
Walking out to the next to Central Market, you will walk to Annexe market. Well, I am not sure what happened to Annexe market. (I try to check info from the Central market website but the whole Annexe market has some error as per today).


Here are the few catchy paintings which attract me, mentioning about it, is this I think of? Law of Attraction?



NS 19: Coconut Shop. Well, you will be surprised how a leftover coconut shell can turn to a beautiful art ya.

We are on coconut rack!

Hey, cows are fishing....where is the cat?

huh, the cat is sitting between the owls?


KB 07: Mokuseihin. Mokuseihin offers souvenirs and carvings made from wood. I love especially this because there are devils between the heart, ah ha!

But still, it is a good wood craft I would say, the staff is able to do lasercut and engraving, why don't you check it out?

Mokuseihin stall.

Time to eat? Well, you must try Nyonya food at Central Market:
M02: Precious Old China. It serves the real Nyonya food. Check them out at:

www.oldchina.com.my




Sighed, can I have all the arts at my home? Well, I glad you might go there and grab some arts with your love and sincerity!

Bye!
Wau wau Malaysia
Is it the ending?The inspector is reading the info of Central Market. Do you think he is doing that? 
**guess....

Thinking....look blank...

Hey, pass by this barber shop...For once, I want to come to this shop at least. It was at the street way before my parents were born, thrilled! Wonder how they can handle my hair?

**devil laughter from me, muahahahahahah**


Since Year 1937!



Special thanks to:

http://centralmarket.com.my

http://www.timeoutkl.com

www.oldchina.com.my





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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium






Puff puff…bubble in our life, here come the fishes in the ocean….I was wondering is there a need to eat fish? They are so so so beautiful, and we the human not only kill them, and pollute their sea and you know what? Thanks to research of nutrition in the fishes, some of the fishes had gone extinct because it is good for human to eat! I wonder if one day, people investigate and found out human’s flesh is enrich with vitamins, shall we start killing each other? Think of this, and think for the other living things too. After all, all of us are living things. We end up eating what we had polluted! I believe in karma though…well, it is an opinion, but still…


Anyway, don’t want to spoil your mood in this fresh new blog again!



Here we go!





At last, some hugs from our cute little toy species in the ocean. Let’s do our part, shall we? You can make a difference, by practicing eating more vegetables instead of meats or fishes, and start to save water, and not being snobbish to pollute the fishes’ home – the ocean and the sea. Remember, whatever you do, god knows, we know, you know. Cheers have a nice day! Save the earth, and we shall live!

More info at:

http://www.sh-aquarium.com/en/html/index.aspx

Remember, save the place we are living, save each other...love you all...



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Shanghai Museum

The view outside of Shanghai Museum...or are they coming towards me to get an autograph?


Art and culture, all preserved, all being remembered, all are fighters of creators!

This time, there are too many photos and I believe you all will be tired scrolling down from top to toe and end up doesn’t even feel like reading the blog.

Yes, I understand, hence, to make it interesting, I convert all the pictures into a video version. Yes, no need to say thank you, but I hope you will be saying that. I am bringing you pictures to make sure your Shanghai trip won’t be disaster, won’t be another conned holiday trip and won’t be boring after all.

Sit back, relax, take your popcorn…okay, a bit out of topic…all I need is your full attention. Now I will show you only part of china history. Did I say part only? Yes, part only. Why? There are so many museums that the guard told me they always exchange historical items all around the museums in the world! Crying out loud, only part already took my one whole day, you know? But seeing all of them with your own eyes, and the feeling and experience? Come and have a look now, shall we?





Puff! The end! Well, still tempting for it huh? I want to charge you  for next session! haha!! Hey, don;t get angry, I am just joking! Like to see your smile while reading my happy blog.

Here is the info of the museum:

http://www.sh-artmuseum.org.cn/

till the day I blog again, till the day we live again, till the day I bring you my love of blog, my story, my passion, for the love of readers all around the world. Long live me! Hahahaha!




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Yu Garden, Shanghai

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Yu Garden, comes back alive from the past

Yu garden, the only place at Shanghai which makes me going back to the years of dynasty. This is real perseverance of keeping everything in place is really challenging. Yuyuan Garden,a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was completed in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. For further history details, you can click this link:

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shanghai/yuyuan_garden.htm

Yu Garden


Imagine during those days without machines involved. The hard work of fined craftsmanship done bit by bit, the stronger man with the higher spirits to build such a mass beautiful garden. Well, regardless they rebuild it or they make it as a tourism destination. The rebuild architectural construction was as same as what it was. I have the pictures before and after, and it is exactly the same. Why must you come here? Check this out:

http://www.yuyuantm.com.cn/yuyuan/En/Index/

The palace

The one that make me interesting is the nine-bend bridge, with hexagonal bridge being built. (I was counting the angles…just to confirm the history, I know it was stupid, but it satisfies me when I am sure that thing is correct)

1..2..3...9,ok, 9 angles!


And then I found the Chinese version of Edward Scissorsman…he was observing his client while cutting out the exact same client’s face, using a pair of scissors and red paper. I don’t think I can do that in a short time of learning how to do it, so might as well, just offer the artist to cut something out from the paper for you.




Oops, I found a belly dancer guy, which I m curious, if they are so hot, why bother to put on a tee? I cannot see any six packs but just one round belly (3 months old pregnant?). Lifting up a tee till the stomach level is a trend for china guys. What a fashion trend!

The contestant of Mr China Belly


Okay, when there are people, here is the food. I am not sure it is delicious or popular or affordable, everyone seems do not mind to line up at this specific restaurant, Nan Xiang, to order their ‘xiao long pao’ the shanghai dumplings with the juices and savoring pork inside.



Oh, so this is my ancestors used to live! Just kidding, the famous building. So I bet this is the Yuhua Hall as mentioned at the previous links I recommend to you. The few walls to make the garden even more persona and personal.

beautiful...


Walking behind, noticed these two lions guarding the temple at Yu garden.

Safeguard

And moving on, I found this guy demonstrating the old times when western comes to china to introduce video filming during the long long long time ago.


 



Walk again, ah ha! Something different. A lady was drawing on the tee shirt. (Live) again. Well, not something I can see such artistic people at Kuala Lumpur. Notice her drawing the tiger quietly and calmly, therefore I do not dare to disturb her.



1-2 hours at there, volla, here comes the evening scenery. Oh ya, by the way, try to go there earlier to have a look at the Cheng Huang temple or City God temple. I heard that it is a very historical old temple which you cannot afford to miss it. I was disappointed that I was late to reach there, but I shall come again another time, here is the info! http://www.yuyuantm.com.cn/yuyuan/En/Tourism/temple.aspx




Walked by this cute little shop where they use ‘so familiar’ words to convey the message of good well-cooked noodles. Get someone who knows how to read Chinese to look at this picture.




Okay, street art. This time, a Chinese artist drew a naked lady. Something I can’t see at Kuala Lumpur, because it is against the main religion at Malaysia. I understand, but I will fall in love in such art though.

The end. Catch me again for next blog of episodes...




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