Archive for November 9th, 2018

This is one of those quotes written by Van Gogh before. They were posted at the wall of the studio. I was inspired by it.

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

My mentor said earlier, everything can be learned if you have the heart to do it.  Go, go Arlene. No one is too old to do a new task. I’d like to say, it was a challenge for me.

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Before we went to Sip & Gogh, we spent lunch first  at Sultan Mediterranean Grill at The Podium.  I love what Nissa ordered for the two of us.

Souvlaki Platter


Braised Lamb Shank

The braised lamb was so big it was good enough for two but we finished it all and shared the rice.

We can’t resist to have a souvenir photo at the lobby of The Podium while waiting for my son-in-law to fetch us.

They have a smaller Christmas tree at the entrance with the Christmas countdown.

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Come to think of it. It was not even in my bucket list as one of those things to try.

It was Nissa’s birthday gift to me, an afternoon of learning, fun and laughter. Precious bonding with my daughter.

Early this morning, I asked Josef if he was not going to work since he woke up late. He said he is on vacation leave. I didn’t have any inkling that Nissa was coming over to fetch me. She went on leave too so we could go to Sip & Gogh,  a  paint and sip studio in the market today. A new concept of learning how to paint. That was why Josef went on leave so he could take care of Oreo 🙂

My golly, I didn’t know where to start.


Can I do this?


What else is lacking? Amateur when it comes to this…haha!


They served finger food.


Finally done. Nissa attempted a more elaborate one, I settled with a silhouette figure.

I had a hard time drawing those trees, and those three silhouette of a family. Finalized it by painting the sides of the canvas black too and putting my name of course. It’s a 16″ x 20″ frame in acrylic.

Did I tell you that it was my first time to dabble in paint? All I can draw before were mere stick figures and flowers.  I’d like to think this is my masterpiece. Nissa was positive though that this won’t be the first time that I’ll visit this place. Who knows?

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