Original Artwork by Papa, Azhan and Nine (click image to link)
‘In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Time, indeed humanity is in a state of loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of truth and in the mutual teaching of patience’ (Surah al-`Asr, 103:1-3)
"Professional Architect lives almost by faith. When called upon he can do the job without fear or favour. He possesses aspecialized skill and lives by a code of ethics cloaked in honour andintegrity. He is expected to speak his mind and give his views. Whenfaced with absolute wrong, he can resolutely disagree and walk away." quote from THE PROFESSIONAL MAN by Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun PRESIDENT PAM

Friday, 30 January 2009


"Finally, we are going to fly to a bright and sunny place..our homeland."

picture: back in 2006


Angin pantai
Dingin mencengkam
Ombak laut
Mengajak pulang

Di sini ku rindu
Kampung halaman
Yang lama kutinggalkan

Betapa indahnya negeri orang
Tak seindah tanah tumpah darahku
Wajah sanak saudara yang tercinta
Bermain di mataku di kala sepi

Sawah ladang dan pohon nyior
Dengarkanlah jeritan hati
Kuingin nyatakan...
Aku sering merindu belaianmu
Aku sering merindui kasihmu

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture

"How's the exhibition?" asked my chairman as we walk out from the exhibition hall.

"It is totally inspirational. It shows the artistic side of Le Corbusier which I rarely see. I really love the fact that he also did a lot of paintings himself because I've started to do more painting recently. And I love it!" I replied.

"What kind of painting do you do? Is it landscape, abstract or human figure?

"Well I got the theme of dream places or home. Places we dream to be staying in. I'm about to finish a coral home with a couple snorkeling with all kind of beautiful fish surrounding them. The place is just outside their home in the coral beach. I've been thinking of working on a 3-series of painting once the coral home is done". I continued explaining to him as we walked towards the nearest cafe.
Le Corbusier - Art of Architecture, presented by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Trust in the Crypt of Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral, as part of the city's European Capital of Culture 2008 celebrations.

I've been given the opportunity to visit the exhibition, thanks to the Chairman and Directors of RGP who organized our trip to Liverpool on the 9th January 2009.
Here is exerpt of phamplet on the exhibition:-
Earlier that day before we got in the exhibition area (the Crypt) we had the opportunity to see the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral which actually sit on top of the exhibition spaces. The Cathedral is a modern design; different from the typical gothic architecture. The transformation of the design from traditional gothic to modern architecture without losing their faith's identity makes me wonder about Islamic contemporary design Mosque around the world. How do we do it?

The Le Corbusier -The Art of Architecture Exhibition area is really an epic design. The whole space volume is made of different kind of bricks arrangement. The 1933 workmanship and skills represented in the Crypt contruction is amazing.

Although I might be able to look up for some of the exhibits on the internet but it would never leave the same feelings to see the actual artwork with your bare eyes. Looking at the real things had given me more sense of scale. The scale somehow plays a role in transmitting the impact of the artwork to my imagination. The actual big canvas, the scale model, the tiny sketches, the floating sculpture and the real chair would not seem as inspirational as looking at images of them on the web.

Sunday, 4 January 2009


Dear Geoff,

My name is Fadzlan. I was at the 'stop the war in Palestine' demonstration held at Bury Town Hall yesterday. I made the stamp out of my painting of a bullet and distributed the stamp during the demonstration (it should be printed on better paper or maybe a badge)

These are a few photos taken at the event. I was not in front line of the crowd as it was my first experience to join such event. So, I only managed to snap pictures in between the crowd. Hopefully it will inspire people to stay together in fighting injustice and stopping wars.

I've got 2 active blogs where I posted my small part in stopping the war.

Hopefully your effort will bring peace and harmony.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace." Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

"Where there is love there is life." Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Thursday, 1 January 2009


Happy New Year 2009! Hopefully we would all be stronger and more patience to face the next challenges to come. May this new year also be filled with joy and happiness.

Paklan Stamp 010109

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PAPAN 9 is created with the hope that it could serve as the platform where my boys; Azhan and Nine could exhibit their art work and get more exposure to the world of art at a young age, an opportunity that I'd missed when I was younger.