What I Learnt From My Art Sale Failure

Last week, I tried to sell my art, and I failed. This failure in particular stung, because deep down it reminded me of when I was 8 and told: “Artist don’t make money. You should do something else instead.” Over the past 1.5 weeks, I felt that they were right. …

The Three Most Common Motifs in the Dreamer Penguins’ World

As a visual artist and coach, my life has been all about pursuing what I love and fulfilling my dreams. One of my dreams is to help people connect to their truest vision for their lives, through the art, music and writing I create, which is inspired by my own …

A World Where All Our Dreams Come True

In the summer of 2018, I went to Spain to attend my first artist residency, where I painted the first Dream Tree mural. After that, I stayed a month in La Garriga with a local family in exchange for practising English with them. During my time there, their daughter turned …

All it takes is to just SHOW UP and BE THERE.

A year ago I attended an artist residency in Cēsis, Latvia. For some reason I felt that I wasn’t “artsy” enough to be there, and among these artists who I perceived to be more “legit”, I couldn’t help feeling like a fraud. Each time I hung out with them, I …

How Vocal Coaching Helped Me Become the Leader I Never Thought I Could Be

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been very shy and fearful about speaking up in front of others. So it was a huge act of courage when in Primary 2, I raised my hand in class and nominated myself to be the class monitor.  When the time came …

The Constant Call To Adventure

Wake up. Go to school. Return home. Practice piano. Do homework. Go to sleep.  This was my weekday routine all through elementary school. Every school term passed in the same way, year after year.  Weekends promised something different, and yet when Saturday evenings came round, my family would drive ten …

How I Lost My Love For Singing and Found It Again

I fell in love with singing when I was 13, ever since my first secondary school music class. Previously in my primary school there had been one good music teacher, who always led the school in the National Anthem during assembly and other songs during school celebrations, but she was …

“If you don’t do this, nothing in your life will change.”

When I was preparing for my first solo exhibition in early 2013, it was the most difficult things I had ever done. I worked with a life coach for 5 weeks on a project plan to bring this exhibition to life, and for one entire week, I didn’t do anything …