Inktober 2016

I hope I can draw as many as  I can, but at the meantime I have made 4 entries:

Ok. The previous one is actually from my travel sketchbook. This is made for #inktober2016. #inktobermalaysia #emilainktober

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#inktober2016 #inktobermalaysia #emilainktober

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#emilainktober #inktober2016 #inktobermalaysia #illustration #drawing #red

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Beijing in poetry

Being alone in my room watching out the window, I came up with these short poems. Short poems that use 5-7-5 haiku syllable (not fit as Japanese haiku as there are no kigo in them). Some people call it modern haiku.

Photos were captured with my Nikon D5100.


Tiny dots in flight
against the vault of heaven,
finding way back home.
-Emila, Aug 27,2016


Alone together,
reflecting one another;
soulmates forever.
-Emila, Aug 27, 2016


Streetlights lining up
busy Beijing boulevards;
relentless honking.
-Emila, Aug 28, 2017.

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Collaboration with Zurich Insurance Malaysia to raise funds for less fortunate children

It is truly a refreshing experience for me to be collaborating with Zurich to spread the message of financial and physical wellness. As a children’s book author and mother, these messages resonated strongly with me. With my artwork, I wanted to incorporate values of family togetherness whilst showcasing elements of protection and saving up for the future. I hope I can invoke these same feelings to all who see my art.

Zurich Insurance Malaysia Road Show

Throughout May to August, Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad (ZIMB) is running a series of initiatives under its Journey to Wellness campaign. These initiatives, aimed at inspiring fellow Malaysians to adopt healthier lifestyles to achieve both physical and financial wellness, includes a series of nationwide roadshows, exclusive wellness seminars, a social media contest as well as a charity drive.

One of the highlights in these roadshow locations is a giant coin jar, specially hand-painted by me to help raise funds for the less fortunate children from the Shelter Home for Children.

The giant coin jar will be travelling to selected locations nationwide (please see below).  The proceeds collected will be channelled to the Shelter Home for Children to help provide food, clothing and education for the children, and maintenance of the home.

Here’s the list of the roadshow locations:

  • Palm Mall, Seremban: 17 – 19 June 2016
  • IOI City Mall, Putrajaya:  15 – 17 July 2016
  • Village Mall, Sungai Petani: 29 – 31 July 2016
  • Gurney Plaza, Penang 4 – 7 August 2016
  • Ipoh Parade, Ipoh 18 – 21 August 2016

After Ipoh, the roadshow team will be at Johor Bahru, Kluang, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. For more updates, please visit Zurich’s Journey to Wellness page.

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Happy World Book & Copyright Day

wbdposterHappy World Book & Copyright Day to all!

To celebrate, share and spread the love and respect for books and reading, OyezBooks is having a limited time promotion starting from 22-24 April with 20% off ALL Oyez titles AND in addition, they are also throwing in their World
Book Day poster (of a cute anteater reading books) for FREE!

Just enter WORLDBOOKDAY in the Coupon Code upon checkout –




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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everybody! Earth is home to billions of people and we share it with millions of species of plants, trees, and animals—from the smallest bee to the biggest whale. We rely on earth for everything we need; food, water, and oxygen. Respect the earth.

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