Saturday, December 27, 2014

This seems to be like my mission for the past weeks when i was in my hectic study weeks. I couldn't concentrate on my studies because of my house issues. endless issues. the plumbing, the lighting,  the furnitures i just can’t imagine it now it was so pathetic. 

So after i finished my exams, and settled all the problems it’s a strange feeling to not to have any stress or plans to do for the upcoming weekend before I’m out of uk for my euro trip. It feels nice to be so calm you know, after a long while. My body is telling me it’s finally the time to slow down and I’m happily embracing the moment. 

While I’ve still got a tons of things to pack and arranging the itinerary for my travel mates and emailing/booking/printing etc. It’s nice to know that I can take a short moment to relax and surfs on a slower pace. Breaks are good for the soul. I’m a believer that pushing yourself to get what you want is a great motivation, but listening to my own body when it says enough is enough is fairly momentous. Just like how i always tell myself ’enough is enough’ when i couldn’t stop myself from being in the shower just because its freezing and warm water feels so good :P

With that being said I’m going to spend the rest of my day finishing my new holygrail novel (thank god i have a new muse), cooking, and taking my favourite time to listed to my hindi’s. 



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Going to India is something I’ve always wanted to do. Alhamdulillah it was everything I expected and more. It’s a big deal because it has always been my dream list. As weird as this might sounds, India, China and Egypt have always been my dream places to visit. Now that I have visited the other two, Egypt is the one left.

Not that I dont want to go to other places like Europe or whatever. Ofcourse I do. But these three countries have extra special spot in my heart. To cut the story short, we went there for charity programme that we organised oueselves. Alhamdulilah that Seventhski is part of this. Won’t be talking about everything as it’ll be super menjela. But I thought it’d be nice to post a few out of gazillions pictures of those here. :)

Plenty of programmes were conducted during those 5 days. From slums charity distribution, HIV/AIDS awareness, cleanliness education plus many others. We didnt just target small children of Bangalore, but also high school and pre-university students in educating them about HIV/AIDS.

These children are extremely beautiful,  polite and warm. What touches my heart so much was their keen of learning that you wont expect who will turned up. At first I was scared I couldnt communicate well with them since they dont understand English and my Hindi is a complete rubbish. I mean, I can understand Hindi but to speak with errorless grammar is impossible.

It drove me crazy cause its really hard to keep asking their teachers to translate what I wanted to say. I prefer to have direct communication with these kids instead of having a third party. So I embraced my rubbish Hindi and talked to these gorgeous kids (Infact, i made an announcement in Hindi. How shameless) and to my surprise, they responded to my instructions and answered my questions. I mean the whole class?! I was so happy I cant even tell haha. No more translator! mehee.

HIV/AIDS Forum for pre-uni with the Doctors from India and Malaysia

They're enjoying the perks of being spectators while I was the only one who have to study that day. How unfair. T__T XD 

Those 5 days were a total life changer. I rediscovered myself. Discovered how other people existed. These people are living in extreme poverty, but never seems to not to be happy. The whole journey entering the slums with 'rickshaw' was the best experience I've encountered. Watching small child walking bare-feet, vagabonds, and just everything. I was sitting in the corner of that vehicle i rode, enjoying the chilly winds, and snapping as much as i could with my camera. I have to say, I couldnt resist but teared up a little. How i wish I could contributes more to help these kids. Not just in that slums, but anywhere else where helps are needed. 

Thank you India, you have enlighted me in a way I could never possibly have thought. Definitely going to come back. Definitely. 


Been a while

Sunday, November 16, 2014

To tell you the truth, I've stared for almost an hour at my computer's screen figure out what to write. I have stopped blogging for about about 2 year now, my last post was dated 2012 wow that's a long time. And I'm not into blogging anymore so I figure I'll just turn it off. 

Really though, I felt so stupid and I could puke reading old posts of mine. Haha. I mean, cicakdanlelabah blog from the very beginning had always been a place to share some (just completely random things) and pictures.  As time goes I couldn’t maintain the commitment to blog like I used to. Might be leaving this blog, might be not. I don’t know. I’ll probably just leave it as it is. And maintain the name as it is too. To remind myself of how stupid I was to name my blog - - - - > cicakdanlelabah (??!!).

And the reason I happened to write this post is because I browsed through my my album in this laptop and realised I have forgotten about those moment when those pictures were taken. Such a waste. So i probably will blog again. As in just pictures. I think photos and their stories would be well documented this way. Just so that I wont be missing/forgetting the photos I snapped, which most of them ended up in my folders, leaving them unattended. Because how often do you open up your computer's folders to view all those images? Not that frequent, I believe. At least not for me. 

If malas sangat I'll just post pictures. and that's it. :P

A new site

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Back in 2010 when I was still blogging under the name of cicakdanlelabah, I came up with the ‘revelation’ of I should separate my personal blog from my portfolio website. So i sit back and have some sort of so called creative brainstorming of how my new site would be. Creating a new site every time is not an easy thing. Eventhough its not new for me.
I prefer the new site to be clear and simple just so that people could navigate and understand easier.

I’m counting my blessing to have awesome clients. Be it clients that would pick me up despite the fact that they have to be at work, or clients that I met just the day before and the next day they’re like sisters/brothers to me. This career has brought together people and experience beautiful things within few hours of knowing each other. 

When i started doing freelance website designing I don’t have any concept really. But as the business grew, I discovered that I enjoy making simplistic websites,  and my designs evolved as you browsed through my previous works. From grunge and complicated looking designs to minimalistic designs. PixelPalatte was created to allow me to do what I love, and allow me to work from home so that I can focused on my studies at the same time. Passion doesn’t necessarily have to overshadows responsibilities. :P 

Also, this allows me to evolve and be more organised. For those of you who have been a reader of this blog for quite sometime, you might remember that  I started out by helping blog readers to design their blog’s header. From then, orders coming in and I decided to expand and started designing entire blog and somehow managed to make some money from it. That evolved into designing business websites, e-commerce sites focuses more on the commercial purpose websites, and into getting PixelPalatte registered as a business under commissions of companies. It’s how Pixelpalatte started and it’ll continues to thrive. :)

Now, what about this personal blog of mine? I don’t know. Haha. I mean, cicakdanlelabah blog from the very beginning has always been a place to share some (just completely random things) and pictures.  As time goes I couldn’t maintain the commitment to blog like I used to. I don’t know. I’ll probably just leave it as it is. LOL.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy PixelPalatte as much as I do while making it. Till then, have a great day ahead!

With lots and lots of love,