Friday, April 16, 2010

The Art of Shameless : Self-Promotion

Living as an Ezzad

Whenever there is a newly designed t-shirt in the market, most people will be interested in the graphic printed on it. Well, the same goes with me. When it does not catch my eye, a thought will pop in my head, ‘What in the first place makes the designer design such a thing?’ Since I am pretty good at drawing, I was given the task to design layout for my class t-shirt in my school. It was the first time I had to design something and to my surprise it was hard to even come up with one simple design.

At that moment, I realized it is not an easy task to squeeze out ideas to satisfy the creative demands of society. What intrigues me the most is that a designer does not only have to come up with creative products, they must also know how to make it appealing and yet at the same time functional. How on earth a designer combine these entire puzzle together had captivated my curiosity.

Deep passion in art and design has amplified my sketching skill. It has been my main hobby since I can remember. My spare time since childhood has been filled with producing tonnes of artwork, ranging from striking free hand sketches, vandalizing my friends' tables, to the complex photo editing on Photoshop. Through my lens, there is always a place for expressing art. No words can describe my love and passion for art.

Plus, being a part of graphic designers and theme developer team for my school yearbook has accelerated my creative potential. The fact that we need to chase a tight deadline to complete all our work has given me beneficial experience on how to work competently and cope with all the pressure at work. These design related experiences have taught me on how to produce something that is unique and satisfying. At that point, I knew that my ideal career would be related to art and design.

Yet, deep interest in art does not obstruct me from being mesmerized with attention-grabbing facts in other science subjects. In fact, I am rather proficient on those subjects. This had propelled me to be one of the school representatives for mathematics and physics quiz, where I managed to obtain a distinction. So, I ended up having a difficulty in choosing from a wide variety of courses for my study since art and science are on opposite sides of the polar.

Then, architecture answered me. To me, architecture is the most scientific art and the most artistic science. Architecture let me integrate both my skills in art and my strength in science onto one platform. This has certainly burned my desire to take this challenging course.

Chances to blend my passion towards art in architecture blossoms as I further my study in A-level, where I took art and design along with mathematics, physics and other subjects. Masses of assignments made me deal with a lot of aspects, those that require out-of-the-box solutions in order to produce grand end results, which are unique in their characteristics.

Being sponsored by Malaysia Public Service Department trains me to maintain my academic excellent level, and juggling between academic and co-curricular activities has never been a problem for me. In fact, I find a sweet escape in sports, which is later, found to be as important as the education aspect. Being a school representative in cricket not only gave me room to break free from my daily schedule, but also gave me the chance to meet other people, which simultaneously enhance my social skills. Being chosen as a dorm captain at my school gave me the chance to explore my leadership skills. This experience taught me on how to manage a bunch of people with different personalities and somehow boost my communication skills as I work with them.

Altogether, these experiences have developed my abilities and formulated my desire to become an architect. Enriching experiences, vibrant cultures and top reputation of UK in educational area had convinced me that studying in your institution will be a definitive platform to fulfill my dream of becoming an architect.

Berikut, adalah Personal Statement yang telah dihantar untuk mempromote diri di UCAS, menceritakan 'apajadah kau nak sangat jadi arkitek?' Ini pun dah dipolish berkali-kali oleh semua orang. Terima kasih :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cerita tentang kehidupan

* Sekadar gambar hiasan

Untuk tatapan umum. Post berikut tiada kena-mengena antara mereka yang masih hidup atau yang telah meninggal dunia. Sebarang persamaan adalah kebetulan semata-mata.

Tiga peringkat kehidupan :

  • Remaja - Dimana kita ada banyak masa dan kudrat tenaga, tapi tidak berduit. Bermain, bersuka ria, bergembira, bagai orang gila, tetapi semua dibatasi dengan kemampuan ekonomi masing-masing.
  • Pekerja - Ada duit dan masih bersisakan kudrat-kudrat remaja, tapi tiada masa. Lagi-lagi kalau dah jadi hamba duit. Kekayaan bukan segala-galanya, ada family, ada kawan, ada orang yang sayang kita, cukuplah kan.
  • Tua ganyut - Berduit dan banyak gila masa, tapi tiada lagi tenaga.

Kesimpulan : Enjoy kehidupan selagi mana yang kita boleh dan nikmati setiap benda yang kita hadapi pada masa sekarang, tanpa mengira sekecil mana ia. Buat hidup kita bermakna setiap saat, sebab kita tak boleh nak ada semua pada satu-satu masa.

Pengajaran : Buat masa ini, nikmati senyuman akak jamu setiap kali lalu Mydin.

Dem. Asyik tulis pasal akak jamu je. Dan berikut merupakan sebahagian artwork-artwork yang dihantar sebagai portfolio untuk universiti di sana :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

And I wonder

Did you missed me,
while you were looking for yourself out there?

Did I ever popped in your thought,
when we were barely keep in touch again?

While I was holding on, all you did was let go
Don't you?

It's just like having the worst nightmare after having the best dream aite?
Didn't I?

Post hati koyak lama dah :(

Nasib baik ada akak jamu yang selalu senyum kalau lalu depan kedai dia sebelah Mydin.
Senyuman yang boleh membuatkan satu hari aku bermakna.

And yes, I'm enjoying every small pleasures that I can get,
walaupun ianya sesimple senyuman akak jamu.
Tiada apa-apa masalah bukan? :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bau seperti semangat remaja

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nice niece

Tahu tak apa yang aku suka pasal budak ni?
Emosi dia, perasaan dia, raut wajah dia, sangat jujur, tak plastik hatta sekentut pun.
Semua boleh nampak, dengan hanya melihat mukanya sahaja.
Kalau dia suka, benci, takut, semua boleh baca dengan sekilas pandangan.
Lagi-lagi kalau dah lama tak jumpa aku, mesti menangis kalau aku nak dukung dia kejap.
Dia takut kut.

Em kejap,
bab air liur keluar mencurah-curah kat bahu aku time dukung dia,
yang tu je aku tak suka pasal budak yang mengalami masalah buncit di pipi ni.