I’m not the type to get emotional when a celebrity or a famous person dies. Partly because death is a destination we all share. Some sooner than later. Thats all. But I’d have to say Steve Job’s passing pretty much hit a deep spot. Being in the design field, I feel blessed to be able to have been influenced by a man I would compare to some of the world’s geniuses and many other great people ie Gandhi. Like the rest, I dont think there will ever be another like him. At least not in my lifetime.
I am a convert from Windows. What influenced me the most about Apple is not only its many products’ physical beauty, but its ability to make users understand how it works from the get-go that puts a smile on your face. A truly holistic design approach. No other brand gives you this aesthetic and emotional pull.
To celebrate his life, there is 7 things I would like to thank him for.
7 because its the number of perfection.
7 because god made the world in 7 days.
7 is a personal number for me.
7 colours of the rainbow
7 days in a week.
7 wonders of the world.
7 is the number of security, safety and rest.
1. In all things we do, we must have passion. It brings things to a whole new level. Good to GREAT.
2. Focus on the big picture. Dont budge when people say you cant. Show them you CAN.
3. Design is not just about product beauty. Its about building a design-focused and design-integrated organization that will eventually spearhead innovations.
4. If you didn’t get it the first time, try again. Never settle.
5. Trust your instincts. You can only connect the dots looking backwards later so trust yourself.
6. Dont waste time living someone else’s life. Live yours.
7. Showing the world what great design can do.
I’ve never met him personally. But he’s definitely left a mark on me. And his passing has just inspired me more than ever. Steve has done more for design than anyone else could ever have.
To end, a video which i carry in my ipod/ipad and even the text transcript with me always to reflect on when things dont go right.
‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’
As the blog title says it all, here we have a newcomer into the ‘you-cant-resist-this-deal’ game.
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Its a Melbourne based website and for those going for a trip in Melbourne, lookup some deals and you’d be surprised by how much goodies you can get! And for those already in Melbourne, stay indoors from the cold and shop away at SuperKoupon!
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What I like about SuperKoupon is, after signing up as a member, you get AUD$10 when you refer a friend. So the more you refer, the more you get!
Wait! There’s more… there’s a Super Krazy Member level which you can get more goodies as well.
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Have a great deal peeps!
(I know this place has been around for sometime)
So there was this one day where Rita said ‘eh my boss brought me to this small Udon shop in Taman Desa. Damn nice. Small and authentic….’
Then i went once with her and my parents for lunch. No pics unfortunately and then made another trip there with Edwyn and Rita for dinner. This time armed with my camera, i took some pics to share!
I must say, for a small establishment, the food is just so good. No complaints of anything at all. Only downside is, the Hotpot and Yakitori is only available in the evening. The Yakitoris’ are RM3 a stick and really goes well with beer or sake which is available too. As for the Udon, i swear is smoother than a lot of other jap shops. They even wholesale it too!
Parking in that area is easy, quite, and you get a view of KLCC too haha. Really made a working night enjoyable.
For those looking for some good food with quiet atmosphere, the address is as below.
No.9, Jalan Bukit Desa 5
Taman Bukit Desa
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7980 3704
And its a real treat for rainy weather these days.
Enjoy the pics!
Okay peeps..salivating yet?…:P
Have a great week!
Levain Boulangerie Patisserie
This pleasant bakery has probably been around for quite sometime. Its a late discovery by me but better late than never
I’m a huge fan of bread. I love bread and when Rita suggested for us to go here, there is now way i could say no. Although a bigger group would be better cos there is just too many things on display to try. And there is only so much bread one can eat. So, after this visit, i did go back again 2 weeks later with mom on tow
Levain is slightly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, along Jalan Delima, Off Jln Imbi (beside Fukuya japanese rest.). Housed in a bungalow setup with both indoor and out door sitting.
All I can say is, this place makes non-bread lover irresistible to bread. Rita is a non-bread lover and she went nutters when we got there. Bread and pastry aside, Levain has got more to offer ie, pasta, soup, salads…etc.
One feature that struck me is that they had a stone oven…how cool is that. And in KL!
The mushroom soup with the croissant is a FANTASTIC COMBO. Must try!…
Alright, enuff words….on with the pics.
Make sure you go earlier on weekends although this place opens from 8am to 8pm. A slight warning though, Levain is perpetually crowded on Sundays
Went to Pavilion after Levain…and saw the storm clouds brewing and thought the colours of the sky was pretty nice.
Enjoy the weekend!
Sorry for this delayed post…:P
About a month back, Darren from Autodetailer invited me for his new garage/studio’s open day. Such a treat considering that i wasnt anybody in any industry so thanks heaps Darren! .
I am going to conclude straight away that this new 12,000sqf facility is truly the state-of-the-art in auto detailing in Malaysia. The amount of detail and effort poured into making this place is highly commendable. The whole place is has really been given a lot of thought in terms of space planning aesthetic and functionality. Darren does really love this work. I can he has passion when he brought he about to tour the new joint.
The garage is broken down into several several different areas. The first being the entrance of course. I love the contrast of how its dark at the entrance focusing only on the logo, and then as u walk into the facility, its all bright and professional looking.
(Just to note, some areas couldnt be photographed due to confidentiality reasons)
The overall theme of this garage would be a modern-urban-industrial setup. You can feel it the moment you step into it. Its how a rustic, cool looking garage should be. It my favourite interior treatment too
As I walked into the garage I get this sense of professionalism surrounding the whole place. I was greeted by Darren’s wife (sorry i suddenly forgot her name!) who was really warm and accomodating and then she looked for Darren for me. And then my tour of the facility began. Awesomeness!
This is the general work area for cars to be detailed. The lighting design in this facility is done by one of the best in Malaysia. The lighting here, although looks normal, simulates daylight on the outside. Its how you will see your car when its on the road. Also, cars detailed in this environment, coupled with the technology and professionalism are bound to be immaculate.
Next to the GT-R, i saw a BMW Boxer Cup. There are only two of these in Malaysia. And this belongs to a mutual friend of ours
Fancy seeing an old skool Alfa in the barracks. I must say, the job done on it made the car flawless looking.
Like the logo? Its designed by a pro in the States.
A window from the office looking out. Also a display of the equipments used.
With those car lifts, interior detailing can now be done at eye level. No need to squat and sit on the floor anymore i guess. Hehe…
Right in your face!
The most powerful street-legal Lotus money can buy. I know this car too well and its full of ‘authority’ on the road and track!
A feature wall displaying some kick-ass paint for your cars if you’re thinking of a paint job.
What do we have here? I’d like to call this the Black Room. Its a room that simulates street lights. Cars are put here to see how their cars would look like at night under street lighting.
Dont the cars in there look mean? Fierce beasts kept behind bars…heh heh
Ya gotta remove ur shoes to access this area.
Whats beyond this Black Room is my highlight of the garage.
The photostudio. Where all of Darren’s work come to life.
Darren made me shoot the next few photos with ONLY my iPhone and UNEDITED. The lighting in this room is really that good and nothing short of brilliant!
AMAZING RIGHT? :p
Lighting is damn best OK..OMG.
While i was still AWE-ing over the photoroom, the final section of the tour was the office.
I really love how industrial the office entrance looks.
Bright on the outside, dark on the inside. Cozy feeling in the office cum office waiting area.
That concrete table, was built first before anything else cos it was attached to the floor. The wooden flooring was built around it later. How cool is that!
Before I left, how could I not take a picture with the host?
Thanks Darren for the invite. It was an amazing insight and you have an amazing place. I hope you keep pushing your industry to its limit and continue to set the benchmark in autodetailing.