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Petrol seller

Posted in Watercolors with tags , , , on January 22, 2013 by Francis Jong

>Brand new year with a brand new start. Hope everyone have a good rest and a begin the year with a fresh start. chinese New Year is just around the corner, wish everyone have a great snake year ahead and farewell to the dragon, it’s a good ride indeed, bumpy but still manage.

This is a painting i did during last year December, we went back to Kuching for christmas. So we did make a trip Grandma old house at Samarahan. Nothing much left of the old house, overgrown with bush and sort, only the rusted zink roof can be seen, hide behind those banana trees. See picture below.

old house

while on the way back saw a few small stalls selling fuel for motorbike. What caught my eyes is the pepsi, coke or sprite bottle used as storage for the volatile fuel. Kinda dangerous but what the heck, i guess business sense rule all other senses, include common sense. I was wondering what happen if the biker cigarette burning aches just somehow blown and contact with the fuel. Unthinkable.

Hope you enjoy this painting.

oil vendor


Cha Kueh Vendor

Posted in Watercolors with tags , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by Francis Jong

Since this is going to be the last day of the year 2012 and humanity did not end on the 21st Dec, so i think i will just continue to post and life goes on. Just like to wish all my readers a wonderful New Year celebration, be safe and have fun and hope next year is even more amazing for you.

This is a Cha Kueh vendor, he normally works on a trishaw and parks at street corner or at hawker centre. The Cha Kueh (meaning fry cake in chinese Teochew dialect) is actually stir frying little square shape of soft white carrot cake with garlic and egg. you could order it either spicy or sweet. Very delicious, it’s a chinese Teochew delicacy and usually it’s eaten as breakfast. It can be found almost in any part of Malaysia and Singapore. The big “Wok” (saucer pan) is where the magic happen, mixing all the ingredients with a good fire, in a matter of minutes it’s done. The smell is just mouth-watering.

cha kueh vendor


Posted in Watercolors with tags , , , , on September 15, 2012 by Francis Jong

It’s the final quarter of the year, still might not be too late to fulfill any resolution or if there’s any to start with. Well anyhow the days and weeks passes like lightning, with frightening speed. Nowadays i even start to notice some graying on my chin, it’s not all bad news, i take it as a sign that you are now wiser or i hope so. Well, do reflect event that touches our lives, may it be good or bad, keep up the good work, have faith in yourself and pray more. I’m sure you be fine.

Hope you like this painting, it’s a reflection of Melbourne Parliament building while my wife and kid rides the Tram number 35.

A Little part of Kuching

Posted in Watercolors with tags , , on March 3, 2012 by Francis Jong

Wow, it’s been a while since i wrote anything on this blog. Wish everyone who still reading this blog happy, healthy and all the best on anything that you do. Went back to home town kuching during last Chinese New Year. How time flies, it’s March now. Well during the stay, i manage to snap a few photos of lion dance dancing from shops to shops, how nostalgic seeing it especially from centuries old shop houses.

Here’s the painting i did on the wonderful atmosphere of celebration. The crowd is amazing and of cause the load drum and other musical instrument play its role.


Posted in Watercolors with tags , , on August 17, 2010 by Francis Jong

Sorry for not updating this blog last week, too many things going on during the past weeks. Most of it are work related. I did not manage to finish any art work during the whole of last week so i just put up thise piece which i did a while ago.

It’s base on a reference photo taken from my friend Nic while he was travelling at South America. I think it’s somewhere at Argentina, i think. The far end of the painting is the glacier overlook at the channel. Hope you like this painting.

Clowning Around

Posted in Watercolors with tags , , on May 21, 2010 by Francis Jong

Another late posting again. Hope everyone have a better weeks then myself. Weekend is around the corner, time to recharge.

Have done this piece quite some time ago. It’s actually a reference to a colored hardcover book i bought few years back during a book warehouse sale.

Hope you enjoy this painting.

Leading a hand

Posted in Watercolors with tags , , , on April 26, 2010 by Francis Jong

leading a hand to our little ones. No matter how old they are, they’re still our little girls or boys in every parent eyes. They are little and that is why they need our guidance and protection. Sometimes news headline reads “babies found in dumpster” or some little girl or boy admitted to hospital with heavy bruises and later did not make it. I’m sure such incident does happen in any part of the world but lately it happen quite often in Malaysia, cases after cases of cruelty surface in every part of the country. Such news really make one feel really sad and often the blame falls on the parents or guardian of the kid. That we can’t deny, but there is also another face of the story. What made them do it? I guess one’s can say, It’s all in the mind. All i can say mental health had not made much progress in this country, many don’t even know they are sick before it’s too late. Sometime leading a hand to the little one might not solve the entire puzzle, the big one too need help urgently.