In the vast earth village we live in, one will encounter many people who come from different places, background & cultures. They may be from different countries, speaks different languages & hold different types of believes. Who are they? They are the workplace security guards, restaurant caretaker, household helpers, visitors, teachers, lecturers & some of them, my fellow students. Each of them, with their very own stories & unique life experiences.
I, very fortunately, have the privilege in knowing some of these individuals who share part of their life experience with me. Some of them choose to work at a foreign country with higher Currency value, some choose to ‘upgrade’ themselves by studying abroad, some choose to visit & learn through their 5 senses.
All in all, everyone seeks the same thing, which is to pursuit the betterment of their life in their own way. We, as the locals, are no different from them, for we too, seek the same thing.
We are different, but we are the same.
Stay true to ourselves, let’s not play games,
We should embrace each other, and there is no shame.
In unity, we will live, that nobody can change.
Respect, Compassion & Learning from one another is the key towards enlightenment.
Title: Hope / Harapan
Together we shall stand & fight. Together we will live with pride.
This is an artwork for 2011 Project Harapan organized by the Comic Fiesta Committee.
The purpose of the artwork is to show support for the victims of the 2011 Japan Tsunami.
Artwork depicts a salaryman wielding a katana facing the roaring tsunami.
It symbolizes the people around the world (especially the victims) do not give up hope despite the tragedy and will continue live on and fight for their future well-being. It also symbolizes we, the people will always be ready to face any challenges that comes our way.
This artwork is inspired by:
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa-oki nami ura) & Salaryman of Japan
Mok Chuang Yung
Lecturer of Point College