Monday, August 13, 2007

Next Stop: Wonderland

I was watching a programme on Channel U documenting this famous Singaporean make-up artist called Zing who moved to Hong Kong in 1992 to strike it out on his own. Zing met with success by virtue of his passion and sheer hard work and caused major changes in the makeup, fashion and entertainment scene first with his "bare-faced" looks and then with his creative approach to makeup. His portfolio includes celebrities such as, Faye Wong, Sammi Cheng, Carina Lau and Shu Qi etc. I must say, I am impressed with his works. The faces he painted are attention grabbing and to say the least, unforgettable. This is one guy who knew at a young age of 18 that he wanted to dabble in the world of powder and brushes. This is one man who COULD but did not entertain the thought of going to university to get a certificate—just in case his dreams backfired.
Sometimes in life, we say with a sigh of resignation that Man does not live on dreams and aspirations alone. But throw in talent with the aforementioned two pre-requisite and voila! You get the formula for success. Luck follows a passionate being who cannot but impress all he meets.

Sometimes it takes an example like Zing to remind the average Singaporean parent that we don't all have to grow up aspiring to be a doctor/ lawyer/ engineer to be a national icon in our own right. We can be hairstylists, hip hop dancers, farmers, chefs, aedes mosquitoes researcher or waste treatment chemists (yes, doing the dirty job can mean BIG business).

“It doesn’t really matter what you do. Just be really good at it and you’ll find your wonderland.” ~I.V.Y.



Blogger crazychick said...

i so agree with what you wrote. i always wanted to be a graphic designer but was forced to study IT instead by my father. although i have to thank him for that today, i still wonder how life would be as a graphic designer!

yeah, as long as a person is good at what he does and is willing to work hard for whatever he wants, he is sure to meet sucess someday! :)

5:18 PM  
Blogger I.V.Y. said...

To Jenn: OMI-GOD! I am looking for a graphic artist to draw comic/ cartoon strips. You interested to collaborate with me on this undertaking to venture into something on our own?
Pardon me, can a graphic designer specialise in illustrations like comics? Or you were refering to something along another line.

Whatever it is, I will post out my 'ad' on this blog soon. Stay tuned. I hope to find a good partner! =)

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Wilfrid said...

Very inspirational thought you have. I think you are still very young and by the look of it, I think you can be very successful in time to come.

On a side note, the make up is very original ... very artistic somemore ... who would have thought of that?!

12:04 AM  
Blogger crazychick said...

ahahaha.. so qiao. i don't think i'm qualified at all ler.. (you can know how "good" my skills are from the stick figures i always draw!! haha :P i wanted to be a multimedia graphics designer to be specific... designing websites / flash stuff :D i think graphic designers do need to know how to illustrate stuff though (maybe thats why i'm not cut out to be one... my younger brother cannot tell a horse i drew apart from a dog >.<

wish you luck!! hope you can find someone suitable for your venture!! :D

7:15 AM  

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