YESTERDAY ONCE MORE AT HAPPY VILLA

A recent project which added to my list of heritage walls.

This is at the dining area of a sheltered home for women. It’s been there for several years and recently renovated. The entire third floor belongs to this home and run by the Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services. Originally, there were 15 residents out of which only 8 remain. These are either single women or have a valid reason for being housed there. They are very well taken care of and their daily routine is regimented which starts with an exercise program in the morning followed by lunch and rest thereafter. In the afternoon, they may have either karaoke or watch television or they play some table games. Some may have visitors during the day.

Approval is required if you wish to just go see and take pictures of the walls. Private message or email me so I can get in touch with the relevant people to give your permission to visit the place.

Location: Happy Villa, Blk 1, Tangjong Pagar Plaza, #03-50.

Duration: 3.5 days

Dimensions: 2 walls approx. 9 ft x 4.5 ft

The blank walls at the Dining area

The blank walls at the Dining area

My sketch (a third one) after the client’s requirements.

My sketch (a third one) after the client’s requirements.

A sketch of the woman in the first wall

A sketch of the woman in the first wall

The first wall - Work in progress . At the end of the day, I went home and had a good think about what else I can add on or amend.

The first wall - Work in progress . At the end of the day, I went home and had a good think about what else I can add on or amend.

A must-add - the mascot of the place peering out from inside

A must-add - the mascot of the place peering out from inside

Tiles and details of the screen on first wall

Tiles and details of the screen on first wall

After more details are added and the cat too!

After more details are added and the cat too!

The grandfather’s clock must be there…

The grandfather’s clock must be there…

I remember buying these and reading them to improve my Chinese during school days.

I remember buying these and reading them to improve my Chinese during school days.

Those thermos flasks to keep the water hot used those days.

Those thermos flasks to keep the water hot used those days.

Good morning!

Good morning!

Sweet Sweet Ai Peng. Do you believe in angels?

Sweet Sweet Ai Peng. Do you believe in angels?

The words on top in the middle wall.

The words on top in the middle wall.

Immersed into the work…

Immersed into the work…

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More details added in the background.

More details added in the background.

The tiles at the second wall

The tiles at the second wall

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The details on the shelves which form part of the wall decor.

The details on the shelves which form part of the wall decor.

After touching up, I think unconsciously, I drew my mother

After touching up, I think unconsciously, I drew my mother

The hairdos those days.

The hairdos those days.

The revised version of the logo and words

The revised version of the logo and words

Can you tell what’s the name or coffee shop she bought the drink from?

Can you tell what’s the name or coffee shop she bought the drink from?

The completed second wall. Those bell bottoms - remember wearing them? I had a pair of denim ones bought from Bang Bang in HongKong.

The completed second wall. Those bell bottoms - remember wearing them? I had a pair of denim ones bought from Bang Bang in HongKong.

The completed first wall.

The completed first wall.

The completed walls

The completed walls