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Penang Trip

I am driving alone to Ipoh to fetch my good friend, Lina before heading up to Penang. Been planning for the trip to replenish some stock at China House, I76 The Shop and Bon Ton. The next trip to Penang only going to be in August.  I always love the small break in every trip to Penang. I will repeat doing the same thing, going to the same makan place, and wondering around, indulge myself with inspiration. George Town is one of my favourite place to stay. I stayed at my friend Guest House at Lebuh Noordin, and cancelled my booking at one of the guest house at Love Lane, long story and I shouldn't take the risk by staying at the place I not familiar with. I am not so picky about the place I will sleep but it must have white bed sheet and attach bathroom, end of story. Here is my routine & tips whenever in Penang: Prefer to stay at George Town, all are within walking distance. Breakfast usually at Mug Shot, they serve the best Bagel and my favourite is Bagel wit

Workshop at Kinokuniya

It's always good to be back and having my workshop at Kinokuniya. My last workshop at Kinokuniya was last two years. And I came back for the second time with four workshop slots to offer. Antalis the major paper distributor was sponsoring the paper and it was nice to be able to experimenting using eco friendly paper mainly from Europe. Good to see some new and familiar faces curious to learn the book binding skill:) What a happy day!

Typical day of Little Syam

Blackie the cat.  Stamping Stock for Penang and Langkawi Silkscreen printing progress. Always nice to see someone to say hi at the event I've been involved. This is Jenna and her family:) My happiness:) There are so many things need to be done before my trip to Penang. Looking through the list to do that not moving in the pipeline is so painful. I had refused a few jobs, to give myself a little pause and break. This coming Ramadan going to be less busy compare to last year. I just accepted less workshops and not going to work on every weekend. Will have Ramadan workshop with BIG Publika, Setia Alam Club for fathers day and my usual SKC workshop at Setia Eco Glades. There are few pending jobs need to start doing.

Food, food and food

Someone was expressing how amazing that I can work independently doing stuff I passionate about, going to many places and work at the same time enjoying life and having a good food like what as appeared in my Instagram. To tell you the truth the reward I am having now is the reward for working hard at the very beginning. I quit my corporate job without any regret, even though the money was lucrative. I learn to take a risk and confident I can do it. Work hard and being persistent is all the recipe and I am still doing it until now. Don't judge the Instagram picture shown each time... The thing that I've never shown is the sleepless night, carrying heavy tools everytime I went to bazaar or workshop, adrenaline rush to meet my deadline, my back pain and my numb hand due to overwork.  Food is important because that's the only way I can reward myself, having the best coffee, escape to the small cafe is a way to pay back. I kinda have my favourite spot and I tend t