“When life gives you a unique time window, take advantage of it to forge new life experiences, learn and grow, or just mint some beautiful memories ”
For me, such an opportunity arose again in the second half of 2016, the last time being in 2015, when I spent two months in Fiji Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. Having since acquired the soul of a wandering backpacker, it took me no time to embark on a serendipitous adventure that I had fantasized about for some time – a solo motorbike trip across Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and ending in Hanoi, after 28 days and more than 2000 kilometers on the road, that fantasy became a reality.
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New York had one of the worst winter storms over the past weekend. Trapped inside the house gave me a unique opportunity to do something I had not done in a long while – drawing. Notwithstanding my passion for start-ups and investing, nothing else gives me more satisfaction and a sense of tranquility like art creation. An hour and a half of complete focus produced this drawing of Miyamoto Musashi, the famous Japanese swordsman and author of “The Book of Five Rings,” a text on martial arts and strategy. The drawing is based on the original artwork of Inuoe Takehiko’s masterpiece “Vagabond,” which was done with ink and brush. I guess my attempt at replicating Inuoe Sensei’s expressionism with a pencil was not a complete failure. Continue reading “Finding Mindfulness in Art” →
Started this blog to connect my passion and interests together, namely art/music, traveling, entrepreneurship, and investing. I believe these things are inter-connected and at the core represents who I am, my desire to create something out of nothing, to connect with the outside world, and my insatiable appetite for truth and knowledge.
So in this first post, I would like to share some of my artwork throughout the years :)~
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