Feature Photo is entitled Control by Nakamura Ryuji. It is one of the works shown at the Takeo Paper Show: Subtle Delicate or Infinitesimal.
This past December while in London, I had the chance to visit this incredible exhibition at Japan House. All the exhibits rested on custom built tables which were masterpieces in themselves. The works were created by living artists, working in paper, across many disciplines: art, animation, architecture, fashion, graphic design and literature.
It was such a feast for the senses – unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture these creations with my camera phone, due to lack of focus (lots of stunned gawking) & skill (sigh … no excuses). Here is a link which might give you a taste of some of these wonderful creations.
I am thinking of this exhibition on account of Debbie’s One-Word Sunday: Circles, as the above work is made up of such tiny rings of paper.
In thinking of Circles, I think of several close friends who have lost loved ones just this year. Younger Daughter has become quite philosophical about the many wakes we’ve attended, and she comforts us all by reminding us that it is all part of the Circle of Life.
It has been quite a month – we enjoyed the 1st half in London with our favourite walks, museums and of course, food; then mid-month, hopping on a plane back to Singapore, where we spent the remainder of the month reacclimatising ourselves to the warm weather under the hazy spell of jet lag. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: January 2019”
My excuse for this late post (for which I beg your forgiveness & indulgence) is that it has been a whirlwind of a month, filled with hearty eating & congenial revelry in London. It has been a precious time with adventuresome Older & Younger Daughters, in part with Loving Husband: enjoying catch-up with family & old friends, delighting in the festivities of the season, and welcoming the Christ-child into our midst. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: December 2018”
The canal starting in the Paddington basin is one of my favourite places to run in London. I love the cobblestone paths, eerie quiet and charming houseboats as I am transported to a different time & place. One of the many delights of this vibrant & historical city. Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Running along the Canal”
I have long known of La Crêperie de Hampstead, recommended by numerous friends as London’s most typical Parisian street crêperie. They are situated permanently in a “food truck” on Hampstead High Street, down the road from Hampstead Station. Continue reading “Finding Treasure: the most delectable crêpe”
One of the greatest joys of running in London is the frequent encounters with sculptures in the parks & streets. This one is Kensington Gardens has always been one of my favourites, for the story it represents & the the numerous squirrels, fairies and rabbits that surround our hero. Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Five Minutes with Peter Pan”
Tucked away in Hampstead Heath, not far at all from Central London, is this treasure called Kenwood House. I have frequented Hampstead on several occasions but always for the express purpose of singing Sacred Harp at Heath Street Baptist Church. I had no idea that just a few minutes further down the road is countryside views which are unexpected and stunning, till a Hospitable Friend brought us to explore this lovely heritage home and her grounds, which are reminiscent of the Regency movies & books I love so much. Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Kenwood House”
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Singapore anymore”
Borrowed from Frank L Baum’s Wizard of Oz
Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore 12 Nov 2018
Natural History Museum, London 26 Nov 18
In a blink of an eye, we find ourselves transported from tropical heat to wintery enchantment. We are in London to enjoy a few months with Beloved Aunt & Uncle, to experience the Christmas season in a much cooler fashion than afforded in sunny Singapore. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: November 2018”
One sleep on the plane this past Friday and suddenly, Lovely Daughters and I miraculously find ourselves transported from rainy, humid & hot Singapore to rainy, grey & cold London! Grey & Cold are by no means a criticism – this is the way we like our weather! Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Five Minutes with a Greenhouse”
July has been the epitome of summer, filled with vacation trips, visiting with family & old friends who have returned from far & wide, and lots & lots of sun! Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: July 2018”