I Am Made For SAM

My brother and father hurrying towards us...

My brother and father hurrying towards us…

Vanessa and Grandpapa she called Gong Gong (公公).

Vanessa and Grandpapa she called Gong Gong (公公).

Vanessa, Dad and I. We're going to see Vanessa's exhibit which I mentioned in the Kudos For Crudos post.

Vanessa, Dad and I.
We’re going to see Vanessa’s exhibit which I mentioned in the Kudos For Crudos post.

Because of our humid weather, dresscode to art galleries are not so rigid.

Because of our humid weather, dresscode to art galleries are not so rigid.

Hmmm... Let's see...

Hmmm… Let’s see…


Let’s see what Vanessa saw.


Dad reading the programme booklet to get an insight of Vany’s work.




eirelaV features the contrasting ideologies of elegance and dilapidation as its subjects. ~ TAP 2013


The photograph’s surrealistic presentation of said subjects softens the starkness of the contrast, thereby sending the Romanticised message that the cohabitation of such extremes is not only possible, but may also be awe-inspiringly beautiful. ~ TAP 2013


Vanessa’s mentor;
Kevin Christopher Ou (born March 4, 1979) is an American photographer who was born in Singapore.
His photographs have been published in Rolling Stone, Nylon, Elle, DUB, People, Surface,Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Lego, BMW and General Motors.
Since then he has photographed Nick Cannon, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, P Diddy, Elijah Wood and 50 Cent.
Ou was named one of the top 10 most influential U.S. photographers in 2009.
Info: Wikipedia


When my girls were very young, Dad used to come over and bond with his grandchildren over art sessions. He told me that Vanessa has artistic streak. Standing now in front of her work with a programme booklet in hand, I hope he is proud of her just as I am. See V Day! for more info.

2013-07-04 SAM©BondingTool

Vanessa Caitlin Jayne developed her passion in photography while pursuing Broadcast Journalism and Film at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Her projects in Melbourne range from Fashion Photography and Writing to Short Films and Documentaries. Her Docu-Film Anywhere But Here (2012) was one of the winners in RMIT’s Best of Media 2012 award and was featured at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). She is currently the in-house photographer for Billionaire.com, a luxury online magazine. ~ TAP 2013

We are very proud of you, Vany!

We are very proud of you, Vany!

I Am Made For SAM!

The blue stickers the men wore say “I Am Made For SAM”.
SAM is acronym for Singapore Art Museum.
But I like to think she’s made for me 😉

Vanessa and her work.

See her portfolio by clicking on this photo.

My parents are the pillars of my universe. My world revolves around my children.

My parents and siblings are the pillars of my universe. My world revolves around my children.

The Apprenticeship Programme 2013
70 Apprentices
23 Mentors

Text credit on the apprentices’ work: The Apprenticeship Programme 2013 (booklet).

Happy parenting, mentoring and nurturing 🙂

P.S. I did not forget, what we ate after the exhibition is on my next post 😉

15 Responses to “I Am Made For SAM”
  1. Janet Rörschåch says:

    What a proud day for your whole family. Vanessa is a talent. From what I can tell, the whole family is talented. Brava!

    • Sam Han says:

      Thank you Janet! My browser or internet is acting weird lately. Having difficutly uploading pictures. Reader (where I check on new post by those I follow) and comments are sometimes not notified. If I’d missed some be patient 🙂

      • Janet Rörschåch says:

        I am so not worried, Sam. I’m all for people living their lives. You know, I don’t get all the notifications either. Hmmmm….Maybe it’s not a connection, but something about how WordPress works, may be?

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Congratulations to your daughter and your family. Great to see this recognition. And the “I am made for SAM” stickers. 🙂

  3. renxkyoko says:

    Oh, wow ! Those photos are amazing ! ! Your daughter will go places, I’m sure.

  4. johorkaki says:

    Happy for you and your family 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    This is so awesome! Your daughter is very talented! So glad you could all visit the exhibit together. 🙂

  6. I’ll take a couple of those stickers for my brothers. See if it improves them at all 😉

  7. daniellajoe says:

    That is interesting , congrats Vany!!! I hope you have much success 🙂

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