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I am glad that I could managed to refurbish the cushion for this antique chair my self:) The cushion was so worn out, time to change for the new one...Now I kind of know how to do it..will more adventurous with used of fabric next time. It doesn't take long to do it and very cost effective too:)

Dolltopia Teddy Bunny

Available at: AAM Christmas Charity Bazaar - American Association of Malaysia at Royale Chulan Hotel, Jalan Conlay, 10am-2pm 9th November //// Super Stylish Shopping Weekend – Penang 19th November //// Ipoh Arts Festival - 26th November //// RM60 + Certificate of Adoption

Hello there:)

               New book cover in the making... available soon for upcoming American Bazaar Applied Design class. Top: Student jotting down keyword for Art Movement Bottom: Ahh Dou work...:) Another great session I had today, and the class progress pretty well. I am excited for more session to come.

Photo Album - Custom Order

I am taking my life way too easy lately... Some small jobs here and there in between... My third class at Dasein this Thursday and I love every second of it. Few interesting ongoing assignment ..and I learn a lot too. Refresh all knowledge I used to learn before and it seems so much easier to see the big picture from lecturer view and perspective:P Hand bound photo album, a commission job from friend; still in the making:) In the process to add on more of my craft stock from plushies to books for up coming Bazaar. Kid's workshop for Petronas gallery for November and December are almost finalise...I will announce the final date soon for anyone who interested to send your kid...I gonna teach card making & book binding on November and basic silkscreen printing for following December. Due to some request, I am hoping to organise one LittleSyam book binding workshop on December too, will see if I can squeeze myself to do so,  stay tuned for this... Looking forward to bali

Celebrate Every Single Beads of Life

I would like to introduce to all of you to my extremely talented jewelry designer friend; Gigi Gee. Knowing her personally for her expertise in polymer clay beads and following the style that she has developed during these 7 years what make me admire her even more.   She had achieved a higher level and knowing her for constantly develop further and for never being satisfied at certain level and stick to the same feel & look.  I am trill the fact that she produces unexpected beautiful outcome with full of surprises in every latest collection. Enjoy an aesthetic on every beads, colours, texture, pattern..such an inspirational piece. What you see just small bit of her collection. Contact her directly at if you interested to purchase her collection. Like her here :) Cheers//syam

Mmmmm Mmmmm

Friend of mine posted this images from Toronto, Canada airport just now. The cover for the publication looks familiar... yup that's MY illustration on the cover. Published by publisher from Taiwan for worldwide distribution. Proud of it? sure I am, but getting the phone call from friend that being annoyed that my name did not credited on it. I had mixture feeling, being angry while I do not bother to check because I do not even get my copy but got to buy and get it myself. Being not credited as a designer was a sensitive issue here. Being appreciated is another issue. But it is not worth being angry because this becoming like a normal situation for me at this moment. I am numb. Oh God..I hope this is just some blues that I need to pass through//syam

21 October 2011

Dear God, I thank you for these feet, these eyes, these hands; I pray that wherever I go I will be able to see you in the world around me, and to always see honestly; I pray that whatever I touch will remind me your eternal presence in all things.... photo courtesy: Ain

have a good weekend:)

Small Little Thing That Make Me Happy:)

Busy week with small little thing that make me happy:) I had an interview and visit on Tuesday from a writer, Lee Kuen. I had fun teaching her kettle stitch and what a good idea having her to experience how to make book. 2 orders that make me smile and design plus finished artwork for a menu...going to be launch by end of month for Singapore & Malaysia... My first day at Dasein yesterday.. and I 've been talking a lot more than I can imagine....Get to know 21 students and I am sure we will have fun this whole semester. YES my live kind of fill up with happy bird lately:) Just a hint.. will post a real article & real menu soon..small little thing that make me grin from ear to ear.. I hope you have a great week too. Take care//syam

Lalala Bag Catalogue

RIP Steve Jobs

I still digesting that he was gone... man that inspired me a lot... life is pretty strange, you can 't have everything. 56th sounded young..but he was live this life fullest and that what matters...leave this strange world in his peak... you & your creativity will be missed deeply. Rest in Peace:( 'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories. The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 mon

Terengganu Trip Day 2&3 >>>7-8 Oct 2011

What an honour to be invited by Asia Promote, an establish event company to facilite 30 participants conjunctions with Sultan Mizan Cup 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. I had a wonderful time getting to know this 30 participants, passing & sharing a skill which kind of challenging at the beginning because of the language barrier and I have no clue of what their background like but they've adapted the skill smoothly. An hour later everyone feel comfortable and clique very well too. I hope they had a great time as mine. silkscreen class, student to prepare the background the final outcome of silkscreen BBQ dinner..a very prestige event organised by Asia Promote. I am so facinated with the lighting and overall deco..very very nice set up.   Me & Ita at BBQ Dinner. Love the overall look of deco & ambience:) Concert billboard I've designed under Asia Promote for the Sultan Mizan Concert. The billboard  located at one of the main s

Terengganu Trip Day 01 - 6 Oct 2011

We had a wonderful time exploring Kuala Terengganu town. Went to Pasar payang and get to know this wonderful China town with full of character and vibrant in colour and culture.... full of character, rich of culture I be able to see another side of Terengganu that I never know the existence of it. At one glance it looks like another china town can be found in Penang or Melaka, but then if you look closely, this is much better, with unexpected hidden view in small lane in between building. friendly tukang jahit:) beautiful challigraphy signage   beautiful conventional signage, absolute nice font and graphic the colour scheme is so wow   beautiful soul; Ita & Lina So spacious with detail and splash of vibrant colour. What a hidden treasure. Not too comercial what make it interesting:) It make me feel that I am at different era... I love the background especially:)
Kak long, Lina, Gigi and me going to participate in  25th Annual Christmas Charity Bazaar slated to take place 9 November, 10am to 2pm at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur again this coming November. Check us out:) at: The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Taming Sari Grand Ballroom 5, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Time Flies

My white  Daffodil  produced the flower again, two branch in a go. My mom gave me this plant 7 years ago, and I am waiting for the flower to come out only once in every 3 or 4 months...Last flower was in June. To look at it make me so happy and it reminded me of my beloved mom....I felt so comfort just by looking at it...rindu makkkk:( I am glad the communication collateral job was finally over...Work in such speed does happened a lot in previous job... but I never imagine it gonna be happened now but to have a good client was essential and hard to resist. Another submission of exciting proposal tomorrow too and I am off to Terengganu from Thursday to Sunday.  This time not for holiday but for my LittleSyam art and craft workshop for Sultan Mizan Cup. Act as course presenter with assistance of Lina & Eita. Starting with simple silkscreen course on the first day follows by book binding workshop on the second day. Targeted single mother and housewives in rural areas, which th

Hello there:)

Busy busy day...with many graphic job need to complete before Terengganu trip 6,7 & 8. I am basically working non stop. Many interesting things happen lately but I am out of words here due to work, work & work. Gonna have long break and enjoying my day teaching and planning from November onwards. Happy Owl Will participate in few expat bazaar by then, and looking forward for something big that could happen next year...I am excited:) Top: Trista & me Bottom: Molly and her beautiful creation & Auntie, the oldest student I had so far, and she's so good Top: Demo time Bottom: Birgit & me Cliff, Eleena, Junn & Alice Top: Beautiful creation by R•A•W (Lina) Bottom: Yuzz & Liza Top: Junn, Pek Mun in action Bottom: Pek Mun & Molly Enjoy the rest photo taken mixture Lina's camera & mine during KLDW. I still couldn't get over it yet.. Enjoying my last moment, while students do the finishing for their book. T