jueves, junio 09, 2005

Hiroshy from Havana, Cuba

His name "Hiroshy" is Japanese but he does not speak Japanese and neither had he ever been in Japan.

Hiroshy is from Havana, Cuba and like most Cubanos, he speaks Spanish. He is on a visit to Malaysia and has been here for the past two weeks. This is one of the Asian countries that he is visiting for the first time since leaving Cuba five months ago.

Earlier, he and his companion, Bernard, were in Thailand and Laos and they are very impressed by the warmness of the Asians that they have met.

An engineer in Information Technology, he is married and they have a four year old son.

(From Malaysia: Herbert; from Cuba: Hiroshy)

domingo, junio 05, 2005

Frometa's Paintings - Opening Ceremony

Ribbon cutting
Originally uploaded by Friends of Cuba.
An official opening ceremony for the exhibiting of Cuban paintings was held on the early evening of 01 June, 2005 at the 1 Utama Shopping Complex in Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur.

Dato' G Palanivel, the deputy minister in the Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development who spoke 'off the cuff' at the event was the Guest of Honour. Also present among the number of distinguished guests were the Crown Prince of Negri Sembilan, His Highness Tunku Naquiyuddin, the Ambassador of Cuba to Malaysia, HE Pedro Munzon Barata and a Minister from Cuba, HE Bernand who is on a working visit to Malaysia.

The exhibition is to showcase a number of paintings by a renowned Cuban artist, Gilberto Frometa. The exhibition, open to the public, will be from the 01 to 08 June, 2005.

view photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/herbwong