4:30 - 7:00 a.m. Sunday
- finished reading Yasmin Ahmad's 'memoir' loaned to me by another Yasmin - I enjoyed it tremendously as it is funny and sad, poignant and pointed in parts. It is told in a series of encounters and conversations with her close friends and colleagues. One gets a sense of having known Yasmin after reading this book - I am going out and buying one for myself and a few more to give to friends.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
After a quick breakfast with Sam and Sara, we headed off across the river to join the Urban Sketcher's Kuching Sketch-crawl at the old Dewan Undangan Negeri Complex. Our little group was started by Peggy and Azie, both fellow architects and it has since grown to include several graphic designers, Yvonne who teaches sign langauge, Helena the Interior Designer, Adam the plastic surgeon and local students. Peggy is the dynamo behind our activities and has recently set up a page on FaceBook.
|Ink and wash on site - using a water brush filled with Chinese Ink|
|Started on site, finished at home|
|The outcome of one hour's sketching on site|
|Notice how they sit in the shade ?|
Sam shaved her hair a few years ago as part of Kuching's GO BALD campaign to raise money for our local Children's Cancer Society - so she is a avid supporter of friends who are game to do the same. Several of our friends were taking part so we dropped by to lend our moral support - especially for the women in the group when they get their hair shaved off. This is the 6th installment of the GO BALD campaign in Kuching and I was very touched to see that the number of young people taking part have increased - meaning that the event has raised their awareness in the plight of others. I was very proud to be in their company, I was told that they raised RM 400, 000.00 (USD 100,000) on Sunday.
|Claudia is an architect working with me|
|From front - Sofia, Claudia, Freddie, Ah-Fook and Louis|
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Dinner and off to bed