Tuesday, July 7, 2009

TOA Penang

My workshop-type classes have recently begun at The One Academy (TOA) Penang. It's a pretty comfy place, but most of it is still under renovating work.

The administrative counter in the lobby.

Mysterious computer terminals sitting outside the classrooms.

The main hall, which is used mostly for Drawing 1 class and exhibitions.

Freakishly huge posters.

Freakishly enlarged mannequin sketches by former students.

The hall and stage, where we have our Drawing 1 class.

Figure Studies 1. A lecture on ideal proportions of the human face.

Watching some art history video in Drawing 1.

Drawing geometric shapes. Those easel-things are very uncomfortable to use ...

A demonstration by the lecturer on drawing with a reference.

A seperate group, also watching a demonstration.

Stuff the lecturer put on the board.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Went to Butterworth to hang out with WenSee, her younger sister and her best friend, also commonly recognise as her twin, since they share the same last name and part of their first names.

Sorry, crappy picture quality because it's all from a phone camera.

Snack counter at the cinema. Movie: 17 Again.

Tops - White, turquoise, orange: sister, twin, AhWen.

Walking out of another store as they search for a new pair of pants for mei mei, since the one she was wearing was kinda slipping off.

A meal at Sunday's. Shh, they didn't want me to take their pictures, but they don't know I took this.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

BAKUC, Gurney Plaza

There's a Bandai Action Kit Universal Cup (BAKUC) exhibition at Gurney Plaza this week ... And since I've been doing Gunpla for quite a while now, I went to check it out.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Art of Music by CLBWO, 8th May 2009

Went to a concert performed by the Chung Ling Butterworth Wind Orchestra on Friday night.

But before that, I went back to CLHS to borrow a euphonium and a couple of music stands for them. They were having their annual Sports Day.

Went to Dewan Sri Pinang to watch their rehearsals in the afternoon, because, well, you know, I missed them so much and whatnot. I bought their lunch, a KFC Variety Bucket. Ying's order, obviously.

Went to dinner at Gurney Hotel's Subway with CY and ShihTong - my first meal of the day - and got back to DSP just in time for the concert.

Prelude for Band wasn't bad, albeit being a little rusty, and I felt Dvořák's Slavonic Dance could've been better without the brass. The junior ensemble was pretty good, considering that they're only juniors.

I could really feel the piece by the woodwinds ensemble and Mambo no. 5 had a really nice Japanese touch to it. Malagueña could've been better and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace had a rocky start but was awesome overall. Poet and Peasant was just perfect, topped off with the soundtrack from Lilo and Stitch as a encore piece.

We said goodbye and me and WenLoong went to a McDonald's just to have a nice chat and to catch up with each other. And I found out WenLoong's got himself a girlfriend! It's Little Miss Sunshiny-Lemon! Awww ... I think they're cute together!

The concert programme booklet. Nice and simple design.

The KaoYao gang reunites! ... Well, minus CY.

*Gasp* Oooooohh ... it's a ... thing-a-ma-bob!

I'm so gonna miss them ... :')

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Mei mei suddenly decides that she wants to go out for dinner and asked me if I wanted to come with. She arrived at my house just moments after I agreed. I took a quick shower and we head out for Tsuruya, a Japanese (duh) restaurant where two of our old primary school friends are working at.

They were still preparing when we got there and was shoo-ed away by an employee whose English was horribly incomprehensible. We walk around the whole I-Avenue building before going back to the restaurant to ask if we could wait inside.

Opening time came and we made our orders. The dishes were awesome. Very nice. I highly recommend this place. Definitely a must for Japanese food-lovers. Heck, it's definitely a must for anyone who love eating.

Right, enough words. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. I'll be rating the dishes out of 5 stars.

Some lighting to set the mood. Or for mei to play with. Atmosphere: 4 and a half stars.

WenLoong and HooiKhim a.k.a. Miss Smiley Lemon (or just Lemon) who were our waiters for tonight.

Having a nice chat since we haven't met in a while.

Taking our orders. Lemon still has that bright beautiful smile on her face. I wonder if she ever stops smiling?

Other customers have arrived and Lemon gets to work.

The garlic chahan (fried rice). 4 stars.

The Spider Maki. 2 and a half stars.

The Tsuruya Special Maki. 5 stars.

The Nama Ika Teriyaki. A whole squid. 4 and a half stars.

Again, mei won't allow a picture of her without me being in it with her. Oh yeah, customer service: 5 stars, but just because they're our friends.