Tuesday, October 20, 2009

You Look Lovely


Dear all,
please check this new online portal,

Some very special portal I've been involved in for the past few months.
All those morning meetings with endless overpriced Starbucks tea, Saturday meetings and running around between one mall to another is finally paid off!

We still have a lot to do. Monday was our soft launch. More things to be added, so check often...!

Let me know what you think and what YOU want to be featured in it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


A work in progress.

Another mural at the corner of an office

More pictures coming soon :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Good Morning Class!


Another mural. In the same month that I'm back in town!

Murkin and Murkin back in business and yes,
"We're soo professional!"

Here is a sneak peek of a mural that Sanchia and I have done for a T Shirt shop at Plaza Indonesia, T-Lab.
Awesome concept where you can make T shirt by selecting the shirt, the image you want to be added on it and bosch bosch bosch... ta daaaa! A brand new T-shirt just for you.

What we did is, we put our thinking cap for a week, grab some chalks and we calculate all the possible equations needed to make a great mural, and... wait, this is s great mural! We left it on the wall.
So, hear hear people...

The store is softly opened on Wednesday, the 6th
Go there, get your T-shirt and try to finish the equations we had there.

[All-around image from the making-of]

Back in homeland


I'm back in Jakarta.
Sorry for being M.I.A so suddenly. I packed all my stuff and left it at Mita's.
Yes. A delivery of 5 boxes to Mita's apartment in Shanghai.

it's been a month since I'm back. Did a few projects.

This is one that is online from blahbloh.com
Find my comic of Nationalism here and please please let me know what you think.
Is it a Yay or Nay?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Legalize It

The New Factory at Xikang Road holds a Legal Graffiti event everyAdd Video Saturday. They provide a big white wall with all the markers you need.

Join them next Saturday May 16th with a bunch of kids from the Shanghai French School.

I did mine yesterday, a teeny weeny fish in the corner.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

English Class on a Saturday Morning

My neighbour, Leslie, invited me to volunteer teaching a few classes in a migrant school in Pudong, Shanghai this weekend. Their school is not fancy, but I would say it is in a very good condition for the students to get good educations.

I've always enjoyed teaching, so of course I won't miss this chance.
We review with the what they already learned from class during the week, and add a few extra lessons of singing, games, and vocabulary.

I had a very good time with them. They're very very smart!
They know a lot of the words in the textbook and they are very eager to learn more.
Of course, some of the are too shy but I give them extra points for waking up early on a Saturday morning to learn English.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Following Coelho

An interesting article on Paulo Coelho's blog, that dude who wrote "The Alchemist"

Alan Cohen, a therapist who lives in Hawaii, is also working on this theme. He says that in his lectures he asks those who are dissatisfied with their work and seventy-five percent of the audience raise their hands. Cohen has created a system of twelve steps to help people to rediscover their “blessing” (he is a follower of Campbell):

1] Tell yourself the truth: draw two columns on a sheet of paper and in the left column write down what you would love to do. Then write down on the other side everything you’re doing without any enthusiasm. Write as if nobody were ever going to read what is there, don’t censure or judge your answers.

2] Start slowly, but start: call your travel agent, look for something that fits your budget; go and see the movie that you’ve been putting off; buy the book that you’ve been wanting to buy. Be generous to yourself and you’ll see that even these small steps will make you feel more alive.

3] Stop slowly, but stop: some things use up all your energy. Do you really need to go that committee meeting? Do you need to help those who do not want to be helped? Does your boss have the right to demand that in addition to your work you have to go to all the same parties that he goes to? When you stop doing what you’re not interested in doing, you’ll realize that you were making more demands of yourself than others were really asking.

4] Discover your small talents: what do your friends tell you that you do well? What do you do with relish, even if it’s not perfectly well done? These small talents are hidden messages of your large occult talents.

5] Begin to choose: if something gives you pleasure, don’t hesitate. If you’re in doubt, close your eyes, imagine that you’ve made decision A and see all that it will bring you. Now do the same with decision B. The decision that makes you feel more connected to life is the right one - even if it’s not the easiest to make.

6] Don’t base your decisions on financial gain: the gain will come if you really do it with enthusiasm. The same vase, made by a potter who loves what he does and by a man who hates his job, has a soul. It will be quickly sold (in the first case) or will stay on the shelves (in the second case).

7] Follow your intuition: the most interesting work is the one where you allow yourself to be creative. Einstein said: “I did not reach my understanding of the Universe using just mathematics.” Descartes, the father of logic, developed his method based on a dream he had.

8] Don’t be afraid to change your mind: if you put a decision aside and this bothers you, think again about what you chose. Don’t struggle against what gives you pleasure.

9] Learn how to rest: one day a week without thinking about work lets the subconscious help you, and many problems (but not all) are solved without any help from reason.

10] Let things show you a happier path: if you are struggling too much for something, without any results appearing, be more flexible and follow the paths that life offers. This does not mean giving up the struggle, growing lazy or leaving things in the hands of others - it means understanding that work with love brings us strength, never despair.

11] Read the signs: this is an individual language joined to intuition that appears at the right moments. Even if the signs point in the opposite direction from what you planned, follow them. Sometimes you can go wrong, but this is the best way to learn this new language.

12] Finally, take risks! the men who have changed the world set out on their paths through an act of faith. Believe in the force of your dreams. God is fair, He wouldn’t put in your heart a desire that couldn’t come true.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another Mural!

Another Mural for Happy Bridge Preschool.
This one is for the entrance.

The challenge: find a big scaffolding construction so I can go paint that high.

After many phone calls, I finally found a group of construction workers who are willing to build me one. Yaaaay!! *Anyone who needs scaffolding, or just great construction people, I will share with you the number of the laoban, Mr. Zhen - very efficient, fair, and surprisingly not a loud person.

here it is! I feel that I should show you the scaffolding itself.
And that bamboo weaving sheet is supposedly to keep me "safer"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Bridge

New mural project!

This time is in Shanghai, for Happy Bridge, a very cute trilingual preschool in Hong Qiao.
Done in 2 days, right in time for their Sunday Open House.

Come visit if you're in the area (it's inside the area of New Garden Hotel 新箢兵倌 at 1900 虹桥路)