This is my favourite photo. I was honoured to have been given the esteem opportunity to collaborate with my co-winner from Chinese Orchestra, Wang Xian Yang.
I didn’t mind the co-award because that opportunity to work with a traditional artist of another ethnicity turned out really well.
One of my best collaborators.
Deep inside I know we made our own little history in TP. Creating awareness of the relevance, versatility and dynamism of traditional arts in Singapore.
Xian Yang with his erhu and I with my movements, coalescing to produce a work that was refreshing for Temasek Polytechnic.
Hope to do a collaboration with him soon.
Stand up for traditional arts! We deserve equal opportunities and development!
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In 2006, during my graduation year at Temasek Polytechnic, I was awarded the Artist of the Year Award.
Thanks to my colleague Pang Hock who chanced thes photos in our old servers.
Such nostalgia. Remembered dedicating the award to all traditional artists: a cause, a fight that remains true to me.
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A moment in time.
You wish for time to stop.
You yearn for a moment when all things were well and good.
When life was simpler…
When expectations were few…
When reality was a mere fragment and dreams, rampant.
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With mummy at my SISPEC Passing Out Parade 7 years ago. Proud that I inherited her smile :) #soultari #365grateful #365soulgrateful
Such moments when captured, are simply priceless.
These kids from Tacloban, the area devastated due to Typhoon Haiyan, playing with the boxes from SSEAYP International Singapore (SIS)during play-time.
I love how they are so happy. I love how they are smiling so happily. I love how that spirit within them burns bright.
I miss my time in the Philippines.
Looking forward for another opportunity to travel there again.
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Just a snapshot of my work in Temasek Polytechnic. Facilitation is something I enjoy doing as well.
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Had a good time with students yesterday. Went to watch “Berkaca Dalam Diri” (The Mirror Within)
Always happy to bring them watch dance productions :)
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It is always special when old friends gather in celebration of a friend’s nuptials. Happy that I am more involved in one of my girl’s weddings this time.
We’ve gone a long way together, #keseniansianaktari
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SNT Alumni (batch 2003 to 2006) came together in celebration of our girl @polkahearts_ wedding!
Hope you enjoyed the performance darling. :)
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There comes a point in our lives when we must allow the people we love to go and develop themselves to their fullest potential.
Today when Rabia’s name was called upon I felt so proud that I was not able to control my tears.
Rabia’s sponsorship award may just be another award but I see it as something more than just that.
Her win is a score for aspiring traditional artists in non-arts Institutes of Higher Learning. A testament that traditional artists, stereotyped as backward, unpopular and irrelevant to contemporary society are able to succeed both academically and artistically.
I am proud of my student and her little achievement. Wishing her all the best in her future endeavours. I do not know whether she will pursue her passion for traditional arts in the next phase of her life. But I know one thing’s for sure: her participation in the arts have groomed her well: instilled self-confidence; a mode of expression and makes her a better wholesome being.
Yes, these are universal traits one may gain through the arts - traditional or contemporary.
Alhamdullilah. SYAABAS atas kejayaan mu.
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