Independence Day Mix Special
This year's Independence Day celebration was a different one for me. Indonesia turned #RI70 this year. Instead of going on a recreational activity with my family, I prioritized in attending a flag ceremony at the church instead. Of course there would always be fun celebrations take place after the formal ceremony finished but my priority was the flag ceremony.
What I didn't know is that the semi-formal ceremony is much faster than the regular flag ceremony I used to attend when I was in school. SO Instead of trying to draw the whole scene, I ended up drawing segments and action clips on a sketch spread.
After the flag ceremony, the event continued to fun community activities and I again only drew a part of it because suddenly I was asked to help with the activities.
After the event ended we went to my mother in law's house to celebrate a #Chinesetradition called "Cit Gwe". It's like a praying time to our respected ancestors on the 7th month after Chinese New Year for the heavens' doors are all open during this special time--supposedly good time to do the offerings n prayers. SO when we got there, I found this "funky" (hope this term is acceptable) table arrangement awaited at the living room. Oh well ... what could a sketcher do but to document the whole thing, righhtt?? Happy Citgwe everybody!
This table is full of food and symbolic means. I wrote some of them here but a lot more text will be needed to explain this particular occasion completely. Maybe someday I'll write more about it.
So, yup, this year's #IndependenceDay celebration is a funky mix alright.