Saturday, January 24, 2009

Looking Back

It was such a rush-rush week to get ready to head home for Chinese New Year. I had to pack my barang-barangs for 1 week's stay. This is a luxury vacation trip with free accomodation at my dad's new 'hotel like' condo. I left KL after lunch and ahead of me in the highway were blogger LeuMas, Gary and KP in their own Ferraris. But then my Kanchil arrived Penang 1 hour earlier! The traffic was heavy in many areas but no jams, then how Twilight the tortoise beat the hares?

My secret : I drove along the EMERGENCY LANE most of the time lah!

Before I left home, like a grandma I did last minute spring cleaning and basuh kain, wash toilet etc. Then tried to move boxes here & there till I stumbled into a JD Cole's type of unpacked treasures since carting them back from abroad. 
I just stopped all my cleaning and browsed tru my piles of photos taken over a decade plus some artworks done in American classes. I had to paint and design as well for the Advertising Business studies and I was hopeless until I met a hunky classmate!

Twilight and his 2 best friends posing by the Lake Erie in North of Pennsylvania in Winter. Behind us you can see a black line and that is Canada! The Korean hearthrob student was a hot favourite of the Japanese female students who went Ga-Ga over him. I met him during our stay at the boarding school at Point Park College and we became room mates later. The Italian hunk who looked like BJ Bear was from Cleveland, Ohio and my classmate & Art mentor whom I am grateful to this day.

My fond memories of them:
Lee Joon Sung (Korean) - He shit so smelly and taught me to eat Kim Chi. Later my shit became smelly like his. He taught me to speak Korean but I have forgotten 99% of it now. Alamak!
Michael Legan (Italian) - He told me that all the animals in the zoo are Negro's relatives. He also boasted that Italy is famous for everything on earth!! Mafia, lovers, ferraris, fashion and spaghetti! I taught him business studies & he guided me in all the painting classes which helped me to graduate with honours.

Title: Mountain Goat 
- Used a pointed inkless pen to etch on the black board. It took me 3 days to scrape the white lines!

Title: Mongolian Hunter
Oil painting which took over 2 weeks to finish coz it was freezing winter. In the end I put it in the kitchen's oven to dry it.

Title: My Bird
Used o.1 technical pen to draw this birdie and I forgot its name. Maybe it's Tweety.

Title: American Footballer
This is the conventional air brush similar to how we spray motorcars. It was a white player but I screwed up the skin and changed it to a black American player instead. After that I was good at spraying toilet bowls when urinating.

Title: Malaysian Vegetables
Used acrylic to paint this abstract and it was easy and fast.

Title: In America, I Poured Out My True Colors
I bet Sushi King could not display their noodles hanging in midair like mine. It won a special prize and hundreds of busy bodies snapped photos of my Maggi Mee! 
Malaysia Boleh!


  1. Waaaaa. so many hidden talents. Twilight is a really cleber boi!^_^


  2. OMG!!! You're a real talent. I like the Mongolian Hunter and the Bird artwork. It's very nice!

    So, do you still keep in touch with both of your friends? How are they doing now?

  3. By the way, why do you change the template?

  4. i str8 away rush here after i heard calvin said ur artwork very nice...very nice really!! so realistic! Sifu...teach me :p

  5. oh my fucking God~ i never thought my god dad is such a talented artist~ cool :)

  6. Whoa~ nice lei! love the maggie mee one the most! Love conceptual stuffs!! :P

  7. Hey T.Z. you are such a talented guy, i love all the painting, maybe next time you can have your exhibition and invited all of us to share your honor. look so handsome in the photo:-)XD

    Happy Chinese New Year and have a great holidays!

  8. wow, didn't know you can paint so well woh.. btw, how many years back was that photo taken?? i still suspect whether that one were you~~ hehehe :p

  9. I like your artwork. Your style is so fine arts.

    I barely remember airbrushing in my days at NAFA. I would airbrush like hell and mask like crazy and still produce the most crap airbrush illustration. I just can't do fine arts, I switch to mutimedia design during my Uni days.

    We can talk Arts and share ideas Twilight! That would be interesting. We have a design blog at Feel free to visit if you like.

    Lastly, u are quite tall for an asian. Was that RayBan you were wearing?

  10. Anton - My Art is not really good, it was so amateur. Nowadays I hardly have the time and mood to draw anything.

    Calvin - My 2 friends have lost touch coz I kept changing address and didnt contact them. When I returned to Malaysia, email & internet was just in the scene, so I also didn't have email. Why you didn't like my template? Too dark izzit??

    Kenny - You like it? I can teach you lah but I am not sifu la. Nowadays better use computer to draw.

    LeuMas - My god, so vulgar like me! Ha ha ha ha!!

    Fable Frog - I also like the Maggi Mee one but I left it behind coz cannot carry so bulky home. Tried to make them here but failed!

    Daniel - It was over 10 years ago that I looked like that. I think I am big, fat and ugly now unless I pump irons like you to stay young. I dare not hold exhibitions, so shy! Can meh?.... LOL

    SK - Over 10 years old photo la. Why suspect not me guar??.... You thought I look Indian ah?

    A Common Sporean - I will read the links given. I am no longer able to paint anything now. Lost touch and hands shaky lah..

  11. you are very good in fine art... I'm just learned color pencil coloring, watercolor and pastel only ><
    You are so COOL!!!!!!!

  12. I read your comment in my blog before I went to bed at 11pm last night. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it. I admit I do have expectation in her drawings as she learned art since she was 4 years old. Your input is really valueble to me and April. I have a glanced at Twilight Museum on certain subjects. I am so glad to know you in blogsphere. You are one talented person too.

  13. Well,well,well, very creative and artistic. What makes me admire your talent is when you oresented your art pieces done in different mediums. Some people can work on just one or two mediums just like me but yours is encompassing. I am glad you get to share them. The patience alone is incredibly admiring. I super like the Mountain Goat.


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