|The simple poster of the event at Liberty Hall, Benavides Street|
More information about Mr. Chua Hu.
From 1969 to the present he is an active alumni member of St. Stephen's High School (school of Tricia Co Reyes), he endeavored himself to studying Chinese painting and calligraphy under Masters Arcenia Chua (maiden surname) and Master Ju I-Hsiung (mentor of Virginia Lloyd Davies).
From 1980 to the present focused on Bonsai as an alternate branch of Chinese painting/calligraphy and the
ascetic teachings of Buddhism.
He is a Writer and poet for Buddhist organizations and Temples in Taiwan and the Philippines.
From 1985 to the present he is a lecturer extraordinaire on many subjects involving the three main topics mentioned above mostly within the Chinese community and guest to most major Chinese Buddhist Temples' cultural events.
He teaches and provides inspiration to serious cultural buffs of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. His works can be seen on the forthcoming Chinese painting/Calligraphy exhibit (October 27, 2013 - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM) on the 6th floor of the Annex Building beside the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Binondo, Manila along Dasmarinas St. This cultural exhibit involves pupils and associates of Master Arcenia Chua who has actively kept the art of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in the Philippines with high esteem. (Information courtesy of Mr. Rey O. De Jesus)
The whole session was in Mandarin but I got help from some good friends to help me understand what they are showing to the crowd. Mr. Chua explained that Bonsai is more of a descipline. He explained the different aspects of the Art to a very enthusiastic crowd of mostly ladies and their friends. Some of the people who came are also hobbyist like Mr. Chua.
The lecture was interactive and practical since the audience asked question as Mr. Chua was giving the lecture.
|Presidents of Chinatown YMCA|
|Trophies at the YMCA|
|Registration form for the event|
|Set-up at the 6th floor auditorium|
|Mr. Chua posing with his bonsai|
|Mr Chua with Mr de Jesus|
|Tools used for trimming bonsai|
|Talking about the lecturer Mr. Chua|
|Mr. Chua explaining himself|
|The giving of plaque to Mr. Chua|
|Posing with the lecturer Mr. Chua|
|With some of the participants of the lecture|