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I designed a T-shirt for introverts. Wear this and unite in #teamintroverts.

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Front design

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Have you ever feel so tired of trying to explain to people to respect your space? *sigh* People getting close into physical contact to you are draining your energy away. Get this raglan shirt on Teespring and let it speak for you.

Link: https://teespring.com/get-space-respect

Campaign ends Dec 25th, 2016.

Dilemma of an Ummah Designer.. Part #2

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(Note: Read Part #1 first)

When a potential client’s message came into my inbox, it meant chance for me.

This one regular client who currently lived in my hometown asked to design a poster for a coming-up event for school kids. She didn’t give me any template but gave me an exemplary poster from another branch; different from the previous client who shared their template to me beforehand.

So obviously this client was asking to design a poster from scratch. I accepted it but I asked for agreement to pay before I can proceed. Then…

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I don’t know if they were misinterpreting my service, and I don’t know if this client was being sarcastic, but I only hope for two things:

  1. If they talk shit behind my back, then I pray their pahala to be given to me.
  2. I want them to understand what I’m going through and why I need money.

Designers who worked in a physical shop would charge RM40 per hour for one design. I offered RM30 with no time limit and didn’t mind to start from scratch. This person is a regular client which I never asked for payment before. Maybe they didn’t expect me to ask for payment. It’s okay.. I already saved a probability of this thing would happen.

But, I never expected for a double reply. That “Dari kak grah…” , I knew something was wrong from there. Criticism. That person had never showed her interest in my personality and psychology, but let’s just leave it to there. I don’t want to backbite the person who acted like she cared, because at least she acted.

*sigh* I thought this kind of organization would support me through my calamities. And there goes.. But not all are like that. Maybe it’s only those who worked in my birthplace.

Long story, short: My sister asked if I could lend her some money because she had zero ringgit in her account and she needed to buy diapers & milk for her twin toddlers. She was asking for RM300 not knowing that I had only RM222 in my account. So I said to her, what if I lend you RM150 first, and the other half later? She said OK. There went my RM150. I withdrew the remainder also to pay some debts I had with my friend, now leaving only RM5 in my account. My wallet now screaming THERE ARE ONLY 8 PIECES OF BLUE NOTES IN HERE!

Until then. Salaam..

Dilemma of an Ummah Designer.. Part #1

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I had people asking for my help nowadays – designing posters, banners etc.

To inform, soon there will be a big event running all over my country for fresh school graduates. There will be carnivals like Jom Masuk U, Career Week and my most concerned, Karnival Lepasan Sekolah (KLS). All are expected to be held in January 2017.

So last week, I received a job from KRIM Dungun, Terengganu as they urgently need a designer for a poster of an event. I actually volunteered myself to help them, but a friend of mine suggest that, “Hey it’s not  your obligation to help them since you are here in Selangor. They’re asking for help, don’t let them take you for granted. You know you have a lot to do here, right? Selangor branch needs you more. We need your time. I suggest that you put a price on your service. Besides, you need money for time being, right?”

She had me thinking, because what she said was right. I’m being too kind to let people take me for granted. So I decided, if they start to be very picky about the output, or if they ask to edit some more after I submit, I should charge them.

Seems like my client from Dungun was okay with the term, and it wasn’t me that decided the price on my service. They themselves wanted to pay me RM50. How can I give enough thanks to Allah? Guys, if you think RM50 for this job is cheap, let me tell you that for a student like me, it’s worth every minute. All I had been thinking about was my lunch, dinner and petrol. If I had any left, I’d save it for my Final Year Project presentation.

RM50. I have to do my best! So what I submitted to my client was not only a poster, but a Facebook profile picture that I think they need to change, and also a new Facebook cover (because I think they took Johor’s branch cover and that’s wrong).

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Turns out my client liked my service. Yeay!! Alhamdulillah. It’s not much of a problem since my client kindly shared the template of the poster beforehand. Also, that’s why I added my own work and effort to offer them some new images for their Facebook page. I thank Allah so much for answering my prayers. I asked for money, and he gave me a job so I could earn my own.

And then.. A couple of hours after that.. I got a new job again. But this time.. It didn’t help. I’ll continue in my next post, insyaAllah.

Bantuan membikin poster

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Saya boleh membantu anda untuk membuat poster dengan design yang menarik. Dengan hanya RM50 setiap satu .psd file ataupun .ai file (pilih salah satu), anda boleh menyebarluaskan perniagaan anda dengan keistimewaan grafik dalam pengiklanan.

Untuk promosi design 1 poster dan free satu, sila tempah Kerja melalui Bantu.my (nama: syaza-s).

E-mel saya di sytrange@gmail.com untuk maklumat lanjut.

Kalori, mohonlah bakor.

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Teruk betul saya makan hari ni. Boleh pulak dalam sehari 4 hidangan nasi saya makan. Allah.. Lama-lama macam ni mudarat lah T_T

Semestinya kamu yang jenis makan lantak akan tertanya-tanya, 4 hidangan nasi, so what? Biasalah.. Kita makan hari-hari kot. Apalah nak berkira sangat ngan kalori tu..

Kenapa saya berkira-kira sangat pasal ni? Straight to the point, saya memang kalau boleh nak maintain berat badan. Memanglah sekarang nampak body kecik sedap-sedap.. But then in the future, the leftover energy yang kita sepatutnya bakar melalui aktiviti seharian kita, akan bertukar menjadi fat. Lama-lama kita pun fat.

Okay.. Now you guys would say, pergilah workout, burn that calories. Yes, that is what I am doing 3x per week; say yoga, personal training, high-intensity abs workout etc. These things help a lot not only in maintaining my weight, but also building muscles to replace the fatty layer under my skin. Soon, bye-bye cellulite.

So what happen kalau makan banyak? Yelah.. Bagi saya seolah-olah benda ni spoil usaha saya selama ni. Hadoi.. Kalau kamu jenis faham tentang diet, mesti kamu faham rasa mengkhianati usaha diet kita selama ini. Cheh.. Nak cakap je. Lol. Bayangkan dalam satu project team, kita penat-penat bekerjasama dan bertungkus-lumus dari awal semester sampai nak hujung semester untuk siapkan projek yang kita ingin sangat menjadi sebuah kejayaan dalam sejarah hidup kita. Tiba-tiba seorang member ni dia buat hal pulak, tengah-tengah semester dah mula malas, hilang semangat, tak buat kerja.. Kan dia lah spoiler dalam group tu. Last-last masa nak present hujung nanti, hambar..

Hambar.. Mahukah kamu diet kamu selama ini menjadi sia-sia? Tak mahu kan? Haish!

Jadinya malam ini, saya check pembakaran kalori kat CalorieCalculator. Nak tahu kalori yang optimum kita ambil setiap hari, kena tahu berat, tinggi dan umur. Saya umur 26, tinggi tak berapa, berat 44kg. Berat saya ni kira OK lah kan bagi kamu? Sebab tu saya nak kekalkan. Nombor cantik walaupun orang Cina tak suka. Kah kah kah!

Untuk kekalkan berat ni, kalori yang sepatutnya saya ambil untuk setiap hari hanyalah 1,450. Kalau terlebih intake, kenalah bakor.. Cara-cara nak bakor kalori ni ada disediakan dalam gambar rajah yang saya attached pada entry ni. Hmm.. Terfikir pulak kan kalau 4 hidangan nasi yang saya makan tadi tu berapa kalori-lah agaknya?

Satu hidangan nasi = 225 kalori
225 x 4 hidangan = 900 kalori

900 kalori macam OK kan? Jangan lupa lauk-lauk yang saya makan tadi.. Berminyak, berlemak.. Waduh waduh.. Gawatlah begini.

K bye. Esok nak jogging.

burn baby burn

Sekarang kamu tahu kan pentingnya jaga makan. Kalau tak, azablah kena buat 100 lompat bintang, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats. Haih!

Tak ada life.

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“Design students have no life”.

Aaaa… Betullah tu. Jadual saya sentiasa penuh.

Isnin-Jumaat, saya akan bekerja di fakulti ikut waktu pejabat. Jumaat malam-Ahad saya ada kelas / kerja kursus. Malam-malam saya akan diisi dengan membuat tugasan yang diberi oleh pensyarah. Itupun kalau mampu. Kalau tidak mampu, badan ini kalah juga pada mata. Ya, mata penting untuk buat kerja. Sesekali kalau mata sudah tertutup, badan pun shut down sekali tak ada hala tuju.

Program dakwah dan tarbiyyah hari Sabtu dan Ahad saya tak dapat nak pergi kerana kelas dibuat cuma pada hujung minggu. Yang dapat saya ikut serta cuma MABIT dan Qiyamullail. Tamat program, saya terpaksa bergegas balik ke rumah, mandi dan ke kelas pukul 9 pagi, sampailah kelas habis jam 6 atau 7 petang.

Allahurabbi.. Sesibuk saya ini saya sentiasa mengingatkan diri bahawa ada orang yang lagi sibuk daripada saya dan mereka kini sedang berusaha. Saya juga akan berusaha untuk menghabiskan pengajian, sambil mencari duit halal untuk menampung pembelajaran. Yuran RM2000-3000 satu semester. Ya Allah.. Mudahkanlah bagiku untuk menggapai rezeki dan mengurusnya.

Semester 1 tak lama lagi tamat. Cuma tinggal pembentangan projek. Malangnya tak ada cuti buat kami, kerana terus sambung semester pendek. Sabar. Hadapi dengan senyuman kambing.

Doakan saya. Terima kasih ^_^

Oh.. Dan saya perasan kebelakangan ni semua photo yang ada di internet ada button Pinterest. Suddenly I feel insecure.

Sambung ke Sarjana.. (Ambil pangkat sarjan.)

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Gomene.. Gomene.. Lama dah tak masuk WordPress. I promise I write in Malay. Ekk.. But now why I type in Manglish ley??

Susah sebenarnya nak komited dgn menulis blog ni. Sebab saya ni suka menulis guna pen. Tak pen pun, paling saya suka buat grafik. Cheh tak payah cerita lah.

Saya ada satu berita gembira (insyaAllah gembira) untuk dikongsikan. Minggu lepas, saya mendapat respons daripada sebuah universiti tempatan. Permohonan saya untuk menyambung pelajaran ke peringkat Sarjana diluluskan. Alhamdulillah.. Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin..

Pada suatu ketika, saya pernah menyatakan hasrat untuk belajar di Jepun. Tapi takpa.. Saya rasa peluang yang datang ni patut saya ambil dulu. Kejap, saya tak buat istikharah lagi!! Rasulullah S.A.W. pun buat istikharah sebelum memuktamadkan keputusan.

Apa pentingnya istikharah ni? Peluang dah depan mata. Just grab it then!

Tidak begitu ya, adik-adik.. Setiap keputusan kita memberi impak kepada masa kini dan juga masa depan kita. Walaupun peluang dah depan mata, seeloknya, kita tanyakan kepada pemilik hati dan pemilik diri ini apa yang kita perlu putuskan.. Berkomunikasilah pada Allah subhanahu wataala. Tanyakan, sama ada yang ini yang atau tidak untuk masa depan kita dan masa depan ummah. It’s like asking for Allah’s blessings, just like we are supposed to asked our parents before we do things or going out somewhere. Jikalau ibubapa kita berkenan, doa mereka insyaAllah akan menyusuli.. Jikalau Allah berkenan, rahmat dan berkat-Nya insyaAllah akan kita nikmati. Apapun nanti halangan yang mendatang, kita akan yakin bahawa kita boleh overcome masalah yang kita alami itu. Sebab apa? Sebab Allah dah bagi petunjuk itulah destiny kita.

Yang penting.. Istikharah harus kita lakukan dengan hati yang ikhlas dan berlapang dada.

Sebenarnya bukan nak ambil pangkat sarjan. Ambik pangkat Master la ni. Saya pun tak tahu kenapalah dipanggil “sarjana”. Tapi baguslah ada perkataan melayu untuk bachelor. Hahaha! Kita kena bangga dengan bahasa ibunda!

Apapun nanti, siapa pun yang membaca entry ni, doakan saya ya! =]

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