When things are going well, we forget to remember that things can change and go wrong, as they do. 2008 will go down as a year of historic and unprecedented change. No one dares to confidently predict the impact of the events, some say the world as we know it will be radically changed. To Paint a Smile is not a conventional book. It is one man’s journey through another man’s art. The author Woon Tai Ho weaves contemporary events into the art and life-long philosophy of Tan Swie Hian — of the inter-connectedness of everything and anything; and the seemingly simple yet disciplined practice of living in the moment. The result is a joyful page-turner with autobiographical and biographical elements of author and artist, with vignettes of some of the most dramatic events around the world woven into a poet-painter’s world of resolved calm and inner clarity.