Exits – The Mystery Of Death

Victor Chin, Peter Tan and Wuan at there photo exhibition at KLPac

About one year ago, Victor Chin bandied around the idea of Wuan and I holding a joint photo exhibition with him. The theme would be about the death of our mothers. We both have posted entries about the death of our mothers in our blogs respectively. As timing would have it, KLPac (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) gave us a slot just right after our wedding banquet in Penang.

As Victor would be traveling up to Penang for the banquet too, we had to do some juggling with our deadline to ensure that everything for the exhibition were done before we leave Kuala Lumpur. In fact, Victor did most of the work in organising the photographs and then send them for post-processing, printing and finally to the framer for stretching the printouts.

When we got the frames hung up on Monday, Victor announced to us that we got an extension to run the exhibition until September 13. It was originally slated to end on August 30. Friends and readers of The Digital Awakening are invited to view the images at Pentas 2 Foyer of KLPac. It is opened to the public from 10am to 10pm daily.

Why did we chose to showcase our deceased mothers? This is something that we would like to share during walkabouts and open discussions with visitors on every Saturday and Sunday (22, 23, 29 & 30 August and 5, 6, 12 & 13 September) from 2pm to 4pm. Do drop by.

The Star also ran an article on this exhibition titled “Pictures that speak a thousand words” in StarMetro yesterday (August 18, 2009).

Leaftlet of Exits - The Mystery of Death

RIP Yasmin Ahmad

In the end it’s these small things that you remember
the little imperfections that make them perfect for you.

She made me sniffle, more often than once, usually during festive seasons. She made me chuckle, of all things about death. She is the greatest storyteller Malaysia and Malaysians have ever seen. There was never one like her, one whose talent and ingenuity will be a hard act to follow. Malaysia has lost a great daughter. Rest in peace Yasmin Ahmad.

Remember Teoh Beng Hock

Wuan and I hit the road to Penang again last weekend. On that long journey with monotonous landscape, one nagging question kept popping up in my mind – the fate that befelled Teoh Beng Hock. What really happened to him? How did he fall to his death? These are questions all Malaysians should ask. We should be concerned because he was found dead in the premises of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), an enforcement agency that was set up to protect the interests of Malaysians. The government owes Teoh Beng Hock’s family an answer. Every right-thinking citizens of Malaysia should demand for no less than the truth to the events leading to this tragedy. Let not Teoh Beng Hock’s death be in vain.