Face #16: Rest in peace

October 7th, 2011 § 0

Face #16: Rest in peace

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

Rest in peace, Steve. Thanks for everything.

Face #15: On the wall

July 19th, 2011 § 0

Face #15: On the wall

This face, hung on the wall of my office. Not a precise copy.

Face #14: A random one

July 13th, 2011 § 0

Face #14: A random one

A quick sketch @ office.

Face #13 – Blind man with sound

May 11th, 2010 § 2

Face #13 - Blind man with sound

If this man was born in Finland he would now have been a famous rocker I think.

Here he is a beggar.

Bad luck for him.

Face #12 – Sleeping on a train

February 22nd, 2010 § 1

Face #12 - Sleeping on a train

I met this guy (and his family) on a train to Huế on Tết.

Couldn’t manage to buy full tickets, they ended up sitting by the stinky on-train toilet for two days from Saigon to Hanoi.

This is how he slept – sitting position in a corner, with his head on their clothes (read: rags) and luggage as the pillow.

When I arrived at Huế station, they had one more entire day to reach the oh-so-nice capital.

Face #11 – Songs for a new spring

February 21st, 2010 § 1

Face #11 - Songs for a new spring

I’m back from a long holiday. Lunar New Year, or Tết to be exact.

So this guy was singing us a song for a new spring coming. He possessed a great voice, and he played guitar so well.

And he was making a living from people’s pity.

I know another person, who possesses a good voice and plays guitar pretty well too. He’s earning like VND millions a day now.

P.S. The latter is not blind, if that makes any differences.

Face #10 – Marius

February 1st, 2010 § 0

Face #10 - Marius

(10:05:45 PM) Marius: thanx again for the caricature :)
(10:05:57 PM) Me/GTalk: what is a caricature?
(10:06:09 PM) Me/GTalk: ah
(10:06:20 PM) Me/GTalk: too bad it doesn’t look alike
(10:06:23 PM) Marius: http://www.tfd.com/caricature :)
(10:06:43 PM) Me/GTalk: lol you’re into everything open and free
(10:06:47 PM) Me/GTalk: even the dictionary
(10:06:55 PM) Marius: :)
(10:07:00 PM) Marius: yes
(10:07:22 PM) Me/GTalk: i think i’ll put it on Daily Faces if you won’t mind
(10:07:27 PM) Marius: sure
(10:07:30 PM) Me/GTalk: I mean, it doesn’t look like, but I like it
(10:07:32 PM) Me/GTalk: you do too
(10:07:34 PM) Me/GTalk: so why not
(10:07:35 PM) Marius: :)

So, dedicated to that guy, my ex-colleague and superior at Gameloft who made some gals cry when he quit.

Face #9 – Suy nghĩ về tiền tỉ

January 28th, 2010 § 0

Face #9 - Suy nghĩ về tiền tỉ

Another woman selling lottery tickets.

If you ever wonder what the title means – it’s like “thinking about billions” in English. The saying has a rhyme in Vietnamese.

Well in Vietnam everything has its rhyme.

Face #8 – Beggar

January 24th, 2010 § 0

Face #8 - Beggar

I rarely give a handout. Reason? Too many beggars here for me to afford.

I know a group of people that are rich enough to afford that sum of money to the huge load of beggars in this country.

Too bad they are the very ones that have been making this country full of beggars.

You can’t expect much from beggars. In some conditions you can’t expect much from the wealthy, neither.

Isn’t that sad?

Face #7 – Good luck bro

January 22nd, 2010 § 0

Face #7 - Good luck bro

This guy was trying to sell me some lottery tickets.

“Happy new year, and good luck bro” he told me. His face however, seemed to say “Now buy or die, make your choice” :D .

Done on a paperback. Scanned with my new Epson v30.