Jhun with his "cock" fighting paintJhun’s first years as a painter in Bahrain were very exciting. He met a lot of Filipino artists. It is no surprise that majority of the working artists in advertising agencies in downtown “Manama” were Filipinos. They formed a Group of Filipino Artists and held several group art exhibits in the country. Their art shows were recognized by the Shaikhs and Royal family members. Also during his stay in Bahrain, he joined the international arts exhibits participated in by hundreds of artists from different parts of the world held at the Bahrain National Museum.

During his last exhibit prior to his family’s Toronto sojourn, Jhun was interviewed and featured in the Bahrain TV together with some of his fellow Filipino Artists.