Heng Pak Nang

 

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Title: Fire

Title (Original Language): 一把火

Year: 2017

Words in the Drawing:In fact I intend to draw a Christmas tree but I failed. Eventually I drew matches. Last time we used matches when we cooked meals.  I loved cooking vegetables the most, especially frying mixed vegetables. I stir-fried cabbages, carrots and mustard together. This fire made me angry. Although I know that when someone is angry, he or she is not adorable, like a tiger which is going to kill and eat people. I had an argument with my friend yesterday.  Whatever I said she didn’t want to listen. I was angry and refused to talk to her further. Now I am sitting beside the window and looking at the sky. I feel better now. I think people usually argue and fight is because of they talk a lot and make a lot of mistakes. If we don’t talk, then there will be lesser mistakes and lesser troubles.

Size: 17.5cm X 15.2cm

Location: The Valley of Hope Story Gallery

Owner: Heng Pak Nang

Copyright: Heng Pak Nang

 
 

Title: Pak Nang

Title (Original Language): 木兰

Year: 2017

Words in the Drawing:This is me, I drew myself, wearing spectacles and smiling. I also drew cat and chicks. I love to keep pet cat. I have also kept two chicks before as pets. They were as big as pigeons. Wherever I went, they followed. Many people always say that I look beautiful but my friend tells me that I shouldn’t be happy with those compliments because people actually tease me. I don’t agree with that. Why do people tease me? They say that I look beautiful is because they are nice and kind. I think my friend is jealous of me. That’s why she tells me that people tease me.  Do you know that I am quite popular? I have many friends wherever I go.  I am aware that I don’t look nice and they actually sympathise with me and they care about me. Each time I go to see doctors at Tong Shin Hospital or general hospital, those doctors and nurses are concerned about me and they care about me too. Hence, I am contented with my look because people never look down on me. I smile to people and they smile to me too. Those interns in the hospitals (Houseman) wave their hands at me and I respond to them too. As a conclusion, everyone likes me and takes good care of me. 

Size: 17.5cm X 15.2cm

Location: The Valley of Hope Story Gallery

Owner: Heng Pak Nang

Copyright: Heng Pak Nang 

 
 

Title: A House with Skylight

Title (Original Language): 有天窗的家

Year: 2017

Words in the Drawing:Someone asked me the reason why I drew a house with skylight. I said with the skylight, I can have “moon bathing”. Full moon represents reunion. I think my life is complete. This is because I can still move around as well as to help others even I am already 80 years old. When others need to take their meals and medicine, I can assist them. Even if I were to leave the world now, I have no more regrets. I pray to the God to allow me to leave peacefully and not to suffer on the bed or give troubles to others.  I wish I will be able to leave in a comfortable manner in the future.

Size: 17.5cm X 15.2cm

Location: The Valley of Hope Story Gallery

Owner: Heng Pak Nang

Copyright: Heng Pak Nang 

 
 

Title: Pairs of Cocks and Hens

Title (Original Language): 公鸡母鸡双双对对

Year: 2017

Words in the Drawing:I like to see couples. This drawing made me think of my husband, Ah Sek. We seldom said sweet words to each other when we were together. However, he was very thoughtful and never showed his temper. He was a perfectionist. He wanted everything to be perfect. I still remember that I requested him to build a chicken coop for me. He spent one whole day just to take measurement. He wanted to build the best one for me. I was impatient and urged him to simply build one for me. I asked him why he didn’t marry a more beautiful lady since he wanted to build a flawless chicken coop. I told him that it was much better to look for a more beautiful and presentable wife. He just smiled but didn’t respond. My husband passed away at the age of 64. I had been thinking of him for three years after he passed away. Sometimes, when my things go missing, I usually call his name and ask, ‘Ah Sek, my thing is missing. Please help so that I can find it.’ I really miss him badly.

Size: 17.5cm X 15.2cm

Location: The Valley of Hope Story Gallery

Owner: Heng Pak Nang

Copyright: Heng Pak Nang 

 
 

Title: Attap House

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