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Week 2 Journal- Buddhist Temples

Fernandez Leong

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 11:55:16 pm

@ fleong005

What is your favourite Buddhist Temple in Singapore? Why?

I don’t have a favourite Buddhist temple but the most memorable one is the Guan Yin Temple, also known as the Kwan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple, on Waterloo Street.

Image taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/40261708@N02/6194545742

My parents pray to Guan Yin so this is a temple that we will frequent, more so in Read more →

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Final Reflection: Team Bossom Buddies

Evangeline Ng

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 11:52:00 pm

@ Evangeline Ng

Final Product! –

It has definitely been a really fun and interesting semester with all the creative and fun presentations and group projects! (It beats having to take tests, duh!)

For our final project, we settled on appropriating the goddess, Yakshi. It was overall a great idea and it was definitely fun exploring how a voluptuous body like what Yakshi had, meant Read more →

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Chinese Porcelain Visual Response Reflection

Fernandez Leong

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 01:09:49 am

@ fleong005

In reproducing Chinese porcelain designs on paper plates, we seek to address its changing nature, from decorative items to utilitarian wares.

The plate we referred to was the Chrysanthemum dish made in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), found in the Asian Civilizations Museum.

Chrysanthemum dish

China, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty

Porcelain with depictions of plants and butterflies

After research Read more →

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Reflections

juliana

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 12:11:13 am

@ JULIANA

Our group, The Tranny Diaries, focused on the transformation of Guanyin from male to female and how the current context parallels this transformation.

For me, I found it really interesting to be working on this topic about transformation and linking it to the transgender community in today’s society as my knowledge about these people are very limited. When I look at Read more →

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Art History Visual Response: Reflection

Lu Jia Xian

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 12:07:26 am

@ JayAxe

Project: Yakshi / FHM (OSS Posts HERE)

Group Members: Alfred Yeo, Ching Jo Inng, Evangeline Ng, Lu Jia Xian

Subject: Indian Buddhism

Museum Visited: Asian Civilizations Museum

For this project, we chose to appropriate the traditional goddess / beings of fertility in Buddhist/Hindu/Jain mythology, Yakshi. We chose to appropriate her as her exposed dressing and her volumptious figure that was associated with childbirth Read more →

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