This is still a work-in-progress with illustrations and text roughed in to get the story going.
The frames are presented in storyboard fashion to provide a cinematic feel.

Note: To continue reading the story when you reach the bottom of the page, click "Older Posts" or navigate through the "Blog Archive".

4D Lucky Number for the Year of the Rat

He's here with the Lucky Number you all have been waiting for! Cai Shen Ye or God of Prosperity has divined the Four Digits for a win in the Year of the Rat. As to the date it will strike the prize it's your call.

So grab this chance to convert your ang pows (or red packets) into a tidy fortune! But remember to share your winnings with your favourite charities, as Cai Shen Ye would have wished. The more you share the more your chances of winning.

Disclaimer: The author is not responsible for your actions at the betting booth.


In conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial I have created a little video of the founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles and tagged it with a promotion of my collection of mementos ranging from T-shirts, plates and keychains, to throw pillows, mugs and more.

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A pre-visualization of Chapter 1


To the south of China lies this vast and timeless land that the Chinese call Nanyang, or the Southern Ocean. The region encompasses all the waters and lands of southeast Asia, the Malay archipelago and beyond.

Since ancient times the Chinese have sailed the seas of Nanyang in search of the vast riches that is the stuff of dreams. Many have become fabulously rich, others paid with their very lives. Through their enterprise great cities have sprung up linking peoples of many skins and tongues through their common desire to trade. It is in this romantic setting that my story unfolds.

“Nanyang” tells of two brothers Hock and Seng who, separated during a shipwreck and after many twists and turns in their lives, eventually come face to face on opposites of the law.

The outcome marks the turning point in their journey from boys to men.

In telling this tale, I myself have embarked on a journey of a thousand miles. This little video says I have taken the first step.

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Best viewed full screen and with minimum 2.1 speakers on.

The saga continues online below: