The Little Painters
Saigon Children's Charity approached me to help them design two sets of greeting cards, one for Christmas, the other for Tet Vietnamese New Year.
A total of 200 children paintings was sent to me for my perusal and selection.
In those colourful strokes I saw hope and ambition, and a new generation eagerly to explore the world of opportunities outside.
The charity kicked off with a spectacular live performance by HCMC Ballet Symphony and Orchestra at the Conservatory of Music, followed by an Art and Photography exhibition sponsored by HSBC Bank.
Ms Thu, the organiser from Saigon Children's Society, called up one day, and told me the greeting cards were doing very well.
In return I wished her all the best for the year of 2009.
One of the Christmas paintings.
One of the Tet Vietnamese New Year paintings.