Drawing from memory

Oscar Wilde once said, “Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.”

True enough. Can you believe that  I drew this based on memory only?

pen and watercolor on moleskine sketchbook

I did not have underwater camera so I use my memory to record things I saw during my trip to Tioman few years back. To me this was quite an accomplishment as I don’t always remember things. I guess when we really want to remember, we can really remember. But this could not be compared to what Stephen Wiltshire can do. Really amazing! Watch this video: Drawing from Memory. I want his brain (in Sylar tone).

P/S: I must visit them fish soon. But on upper part of East Coast. Perhentian is on my mind.

 

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Tioman illustrated *

My son and I have few things in common and below is one. Notice the similarity?

I drew this:


Tioman Island map | Prismacolor on Moleskine
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And Yassin drew this:

He did drew Tioman map as well:

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Annyboo again! 3x in a row! wow!

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Tioman Island Retreat – Part 3 *

The next two days was fun; we went to the Marine Park, duty free shops, walked along the beach, swam, snorkeled in the crystal clear water, took pictures and what not. We wanted to stay for another night but as we have commitments on Monday, we just stick to our plan and left Tioman on Sunday taking the last ferry ride at 12.00pm.

From Mersing, we took Kluang-Ayer Hitam route and later the North-South Highway to KL. We dropped by at Kluang to visit my husbands old school and Pagoh to have our dinner. We finally reached KL at 10.00pm.

Below are more pictures from the holiday. Please wait while it loads. Thank you! Hope you enjoy looking at them!

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Annyboo!

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Tioman Island Retreat – Part 2 *

We finally boarded the ferry at 4.30pm sharp and the journey to Tioman Island took another 2 hours plus.


View from inside the ferry


Yassin busy playing gameboy in the ferry


Beautiful Mersing sky – can you see the rainbow?


Floating lighthouse


Fishing boat


Tioman from far


Tioman sunset

In the ferry, my husband and I discussed on where to board off (lol, everything was last minute!) We referred back to a flyer that the ticketing agent gave us. After a quick look at the map, we agreed to board off at Tekek Village. Tekek is a big village of ’em all as there is an airport there, no to mention the Marine Park Centre, as well as duty free shops. We knew we made the right choice as two local girls told my mom that Tekek is a good place to stay.


Tekek Jetty

We booked a ride to the beach area and was guided by a local man. We went to three chalet operators and chose to stay at Coral Reef Holiday. We booked 2 rooms; one for us and the other for my mom and aunt.


Coral Reef Holiday


View from our chalet; pen on Moleskine
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There will be more beautiful pictures in Tioman Island Retreat – Part 3.

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Annyboo!

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Tioman Island Retreat – Part 1 *

It was out of the blue when my husband suddenly suggested that we go to Tioman Island for a retreat after been working so hard lately. Initially, he suggested that we go to Sibu Island (not far from Tioman Island) but since there were not many choices of place to stay, we opted for Tioman Island instead. We didn’t made any calls or reservation as we were optimistic that there would be many rooms available as the school holiday hasn’t started yet. We invited my mom and my aunt to come along.

We left our home at 6am, with the hope to catch the 12.00pm ferry at Tg Gumuk, Kuala Rompin. It was a sudden plan so we did all the preparation last minute. My husband downloaded the route to Tg Gumuk from Google map and later upload it into his GPS tracking device.

The journey was fun as we got to see beautiful views.


Beautiful morning sky on the way to Kuala Pilah


Sunrise over the horizon


There is actually a village called Kg Geddes in Bahau. The name reminds me of Anne Geddes, the great photographer.


Exit 63 to Kuala Rompin

We reached Tg Gumuk at 11.30am and got a bit disappointed as the jetty is not operating at this moment. They are closed for the monsoon season and only will be open from January to October every year. We however booked ferry tickets and was told to get the next 4.30pm ride at Mersing Jetty. He also told us that Sibu Island will only be opened to public in December.

We reached Mersing at 12.30pm and after having our lunch, we just waited at the jetty for our ferry to arrive.


Lunch at a food shop nearby the Mersing Jetty


Yassin and his newfound friend, Alif, a local boy


View from the jetty (photo by Zaim)

We did our things while waiting: my mom and aunt exchanging stories, husband dozing off, Yassin with his Gameboy and me with my Moleskine sketching.


Mersing Jetty | pen on Moleskine
48 pages left! Yeehaw!

More photos will be up soon in Tioman Island Retreat – Part 2! Stay tune!

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Diya!!

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