Monday, March 19, 2007


I started collecting pencil holders after I acquired the first one in Japan in the 80s. I bought a crayon holder in Barcelona when my friend and I went to Bilbao in July 2001. I used it to do a sketch on the famous Frank Ghery's Guggenheim Museum. Norman Foster's underground stations were still under construction then.

I will like to revisit Bilbao one day. Bilbao is always reinventing itself and Singapore can learn from them. In early 2000, Bilbao was rejuvenated by building a new city with famous landmarks designed by world renowned architects including a modern airport by Calatrava. I built a website in 2002 for that trip here