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happy monday:)

Hello all, how was your weekends? I had a good time involved in Hari Belia 2011 at Putra Jaya. It's been such a long 3 days to me... kind of flat and I am hoping to lay down all day long to recover. It was a nice experience with lots of crowds, a very good exposure to me. Thanks to whoever that came, giving me continuos support. You know who you are...mmmuaahhh:) In between Lorong Seni there are a stage where live performance are all day long to night..and I have been fed with various types of music, from Jazz to Rock by many talented independent artist that I never realise of their existance before. The music still lingering in my head till now... Many peoples have make an enquiry on my upcoming book binding workshop. I have add on additional info  on the venue detail. I am not a poet and not an expressive type of person but I dedicate this poem to one Uncle that helped me three night ago. Terlalu

Quote of the Day:)

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.   Julia Sorel Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect.   Real Live Preacher Lorong Seni,  @ 1 Million Youth Gathering 2011 We play the hands of cards life gives us. And the worst hands can make us the best players.   Doc Searls

Quote of the Day:)

Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it - Oprah Winfrey

June Bookbinding Workshop

Yeaaayyyy I have the date and venue for June book Binding Workshop 7. For the first time I am going to bring my workshop to this lovely place  PIECES . I have published some hint on my previous article about the place, so do check it here ..will post more pictures if I had an opportunity on my next visit ...very very exciting place and charming. I am sure you will like it too... Learning book binding skill there will be a very interesting experience. Click here for further info and how to register:) You could register directly to me or, you could also register through PIECES.  Email or call them at 03 2110029 (Nana/Joanne). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have you ever need to make a decision in a very short period? Then if you commit to it you need to change a way of doing and thinking for 360 degree? It's been one year this month since I quit my

Hello there:)

What a lovely day today. Myself been so busy having an important meeting and site visit...pheeewww just looking at other possibilitIes of  putting up my products at different level, something that still very far from being materialised. It going to be a busy day for me on top of blogging I will keep continue creating, creating and creating.  Another 2 days before the Youth Day at PutraJaya. The organiser has confirmed my demonstration slot; at 5pm on Saturday..if you are gonna be around, please drop by at Lorong Seni and say hi.  What do you expect from my booth will be many many handmade goods from bags, plushies, tshirt, painting, handbound books and cuppies. 4 of us going to be under 2 booth no 9 & 10 > Eita, MayaPuri, My Glass Cubicle & myself. I am not usually join any of government event..but I thought, why not give it a try on top of helping out a friend that wanted me to become one of the speaker. So my OK just a simple demo session

Happy Monday:)

Hello all... do you have a wonderful weekend? Time flies super fast and it is Monday again. I had a great weekend doing my book binding workshop. This coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday going to be a busy day to me again. Will be at Putra Jaya fo Hari Belia. I might have my slot on Saturday doing the demo for book binding workshop. So watch this space for the update: . So many things will happen within that 3 days. They will have all sort of programme, such as creative talk, seminars and demo, art show, video and film screening, creative playground, degree show. The whole event was called INOVA . So if you are around please drop by at our booth no 9 & 10. INOVA will be held in at the Ministry Youth & Sports Building in Putrajaya but at the Lorong Seni section,  located right BEHIND ISTANA KEHAKIMAN Address: Kementerian Belia Dan Sukan Malaysia, Aras 3, Menara KBS,  No 27 Persiran Perdana, Presint 4, Pusat Pentadbiran Keraja

Quote of the Day:)

Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position : all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 6- Day 1

Hello all... How was your Saturday? I am occupied with my LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 6. I love it and am so grateful to be able to meet up with so many wonderful people so far. Different background with the same common passion. I wont be able to tell which workshop is the best.. all are fun in its own way, where I personally feel emotionally connected with each of them in different way. I been teaching and it has become a learning curve to me too. They are amongst the best people I've ever known, genuinely interested to learn the skill. 8 peeps joining my workshop this time:  Cindy /  Event&PR  Jan /  HR Manager Cheryl /  Graduate Rita /  Marketing & Sales Yin Sze /  Internet Banking Pei Chuey /  Flavourist Eva /  Graphic Designer Sook Mei /  Trading Firm Sweet Rita..working very hard. She used to be my client.. Thanks for your support dear:) Mother & Daughter > Jan & Cheryl Some have art and craft background and some

What a bless Friday:)

I had such a wonderful week..I am so blessed being surrounded by people that appreciate what I am doing..I am not sure if I believe in miracle but miracle does happen at the upmost time, when I need one... .. Small little thing that consider a real big, good instinct and vibe that never lie.  I did mentioned before that I am attending a jewelry class organised by Emi Kaz . Such a talented and master in his own right. I am attended the soldering class..pheww need lots of practise especially being friend with the flame. He was so patience and full of passion. I had so much respect of what he was doing. Email him should you wanna give yourself a try learning this skill I been learning how to solder a few part into one and  been worked with brass and silver. Been introduced to the tools..these are all so new to me..but having a chance to learn a new skill make me appreciate handmade stuff even more.    my first attempt..which I feel...more than good. Me very easy

Quote of the Day:)

In forming a bridge between body and mind, dreams may be used as a springboard from which man can leap to new realms of experience lying outside his normal state of consciousness. Ann Faraday

New Book:)

Photos of my latest creation, requested by client that wanted a photo album that could fit 4R picture with a little space to write. She wanted to incorporate the image of Australia and this album will fill with travel photos while she visited the country. I could always customised the front page but it gonna cost to create a new mould so my suggestion to her is to have nature images. I also included dotted background like an Australia aboriginal art... I have bind 5 album in total, with another 8 cover options:) Photo Album DETAIL: Binding type  Kettle stitch   Paper  Thick paper, 180gsm, Beige colour Total of page  102 front back/ 51 sheets Measurement  8"(height) x 7.5"(width) Finishing  Metal corner with elastic band Price  RM75 + RM10 (optional) postage within Klang Valley detailing cover option cover option

Hello There:)

At last I got myself a new card reader..A few photos to share here....Last few days has been a day that I feel like doing nothing, I am being such a lazy, laying down make myself occupied by reading some romantic novel..LOL...  I am not sure if you believe in this blues thingy... but for sure I can't drag myself too long, got to come out from this grief....looking at many works needed to be settled. I am so looking forwards for my book binding workshop, excited to meet up with new people, make new friend..exchanging view does make my mind stimulate... Experimenting with leather cover...gonna produce more. this is such a long delay project for someone. Comission job: 25 pcs packaging for jewelry.  I am using 5 types of fabric for outer and velvety effect fabric for inside to protect the jewelry from scratch. Next week gonna be a busy week for me; preparing materials, finalise menu, fine metal class, visiting potential new place for book binding workshop (I am sooo

Quote of the Day:)

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorph osis - Martha Beck

Hello There:)

Not everything made you stronger. It was possible to survive, yet still be crippled for your trouble. Sometimes it was okay to run away, to skip the test, to chicken out. Or at least to get some help. Scott Westerfeld I started my day with morning walk..been stopping this habit for months. Kind of regain my energy back. I have created one book and the cover were made of leather. Unfortunately my card reader are gone kaput. Couldn't transfer photos from my NIKON. Will do that soon. Got my copy of CutOut Magazine..will sleep with smile on my face:) Today was my 13th wedding anniversary. Wow...that long and my prayer will be the happiness, ever lasting commitment and love forever..Amin I am looking forwards to have another book binding workshop on 21st and 22nd May. I had to close the application since my home can't handle much students and few will join June workshop instead.. I am so looking forwards... Take care//syam

Happy Mother's Day Emak

I won't ask for more than Emak good health. I am not usually celebrating mother's day, but I did called to wish her. Everyday such as special as this day. So looking forwards for a weekend break next week. I am going home mak:) Without her I am not what I am now.... Loads of Love, Huge Hugs and Many Kisses //syam

Creative Indulgence

Went for creative indulgence with gang from workshop 5. I am not fully myself today, thinking of Larry ashes going to be scattered at Beach of St Clair, Dunedin. Good bye white butterfly, fly high, free yourself and be happy... Went to a few places, holding myself from buying a lot...Have to start creating, but seems the mood not fully recover..Crafter blues? Dropped by at Pipit market...huge crowd..lots of follower. Met many familiar faces...and many handmade books, creation from students used to attend my workshop...Happy and really proud of them. Many interesting stuff...but I am so lazy capturing photos....blame for the blues I am facing at this moment. Love xoxo //syam

Quote of the Day:)

Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move. Real Live Preacher

Hello There:)

Been keeping myself busy... had Cynthia came for coptic lesson today, she missed 2nd day class..and time seem flies really fast. Get yourself copy of latest  Cutout Magazine   VOL 02 Issue 02  available at major bookstore nationwide. It was my design on the cover:). If you wish to subscribe email them at  picture copyright of cutout mag Cutout Mag team going to have their first Creative Muse. If you wish to join them, booth available at only RM30. So hurry, email them at picture copyright of cutout mag when 11 June 2011  where The Weld Shopping Centre KL  (Concourse, LG)

Happy Wednesday

Despite feeling a bit down for loss of Larry...and sleepless night keep thinking of him..I had received a lovely email from Mel , visitor from Christchurch New Zealand at Etsy Market, last Saturday. It was good to hear that familiar tone of slang again. She sent me a photo of my hanging mobile she took. Her kind words is an encouragement... from unexpected person that I met in my life journey... Thanks Mel , perhaps we could meet again one day when our life might cross at the other side of world. cheers//syam

Rest in Peace My Dear Larry:(

GOOD BYE SWEET LARRY Like a comet Blazing 'cross the evening sky   Gone too soon Like a rainbow  Fading in the twinkling of an eye   Gone too soon Shiny and sparkly   And splendidly bright  Here one day   Gone one night Like the loss of sunlight  On a cloudy afternoon   Gone too soon Like a castle   Built upon a sandy beach   Gone too soon Like a perfect flower   That is just beyond your reach   Gone too soon Born to amuse , to inspire, to delight   Here one day   Gone one night Like a sunse t   Dying with the rising of the moon  Gone too soon Browse through his photo, saw my dolltopia kuda on top of his fire place, my christmas present to him last 2 years. He was the reason why I keep teaching book binding passionately, sharing everything I know and I wish I could inspired people as much as he has inspired me. I am paralysed when I got to know today that he was gone, forever.  Now I know...why there are no answer...You kind o

Happy Tuesday

I am going for creative indulgence with my group of students from workshop 5 this Saturday... We will end up our creative indulgence trip at Pipit Market. So for whoever free please drop by at: venue : Annexe Gallery , Central Market , KL date : 7th May 2011 , Saturday It is worth spending your money while supporting our local creative talent and you will find many handmade craft, art design, independent brand and unique limited items, there. More than 60 artists / designer / crafter ! & miniature exhibition will be featured and involved in wonderful market.  RM70, size: 8" x 7" / 120 pages double sided using 180gsm beige quality paper with 1100gsm hand silkscreen cover Here I would like to share latest book I made recently... I have been sold one at Etsy Crafter market 3.

Bangkok...City with a Blend of Everything:)

Here I would like to share a pictures captured during my visit to Bangkok. Bangkok is a charming city with  exotic blend of tradition and modernity.  There is so much to see and I feel 5 days is enough to cover everything on Bangkok.  THE FABULOUS PLACE - A nice cafe to hang out for coffee and dessert at Khaosan area I am so amaze by effort they make whereby branding and detail of application becomes essentially important for their business. Talking about small shop and cafe along the street...wowww      Basker & Street artist at JJ Market.... passionately happy at what they are doing Art form can be found everywhere Gallery at JJ Market. All artist appear individually without any repetition in style and approach. Lina, Safinaz & Me having coffee at Paragon Shopping Mall. Sensible shoe and stamina needed if you want to visit Bangkok. That's for a long walk:) A definite place to visit again.