Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Complete Circle...

... of being on a hiatus from the Wondergram!

Salam and Hello :)

It was exactly a year ago that I did my last post.  Funny enough, it was about my attempt to do the #366photoproject, which by right, I would have completed.  Keyword: "would have". I got only as far as the end of February! Haha... so much for 366 days! But that's alright, I'm not kicking myself about it, as it was just a fun project and there was no rules.  Maybe that could be the reason, there was no rules at all.  I found some IG friends who did the similar photo-a-day project following #fatmumslim's IG monthly photo list, which came out to be pretty neat!  Chantelle from FatMumSlim (yes, you read it right, Fat-Mum-Slim and not Fat-Muslim, hehe) made a list of photos to be taken daily as a simple guide for those wanting to do the project.  I decided to join the fun again, this time aiming to go beyond February (haha) and who knows, complete the whole year :)  As if tak cukup-cukup challenge, I'm also doing the #stickygramaday , again, just for the fun of it, while I'm in the mood and on a roll here! Woot! Over sikit starting new year takpe lah kan...

As the quote goes:

Bricks in Huanglongxi, Sichuan Province, China. May 2012.
A simple quote that I found in my 2012 organizer, yet strong enough to motivate me to start over (and this also goes back to running as I've been very and I mean verrrrryyyyy lazy in that department for the past 2 months).

I haven't planned what to blog, but the mood to blog has definitely come back.  Instagram seems to have taken over the world by the clicks and it has become THE portal to do visual microblogs (even took me away from Tumblring).  But it's fun.  Whatever suits to release a bit of the daily work day routines (and stress) right?

Well, in good spirits of re-starting for the new year, and hopefully not overthinking about writing and blogging, here are some pics from my Instagram.  The photos for the challenges are there in between the other snapshots... but it's always nice to see the week goes by in thumbnails :)

til then, have a wonderful tomorrow ;)

Monday, January 9, 2012

366 Photo Project - Week #1

Happy 2012 :) For this year's "collection" project, I've decided to get on board with the daily photo project for a year.  For the past years, I have noticed others that have been doing this sort of project.  Some call them 365 Photo Project, Project 365, 365 Days and so forth.  Just right before the new year, while I was browsing my Google Reader, I came across an post about The 365 Photo Project by iheartfaces.  Excited and inspired, I started with my first shot the next day on 1 January 2012.  I only realised that we have 366 days this year when a friend pointed it out to me after my first upload (a reason why the first photo is tagged #365photoproject).

For my #366photoproject, I don't have any specific theme set for the daily photos, other than to retain the size of the photos to be all in a square shape, with a caption, day number and the date (gotta have at least one form of consistency in a collection), and to just shoot anything that captures my eyes.  Most of my photos up to this first week were taken using iPhone3GS, and they are uploaded daily on tumblr and Instagram.  Several friends on twitter and facebook have also joined in, so this is going to be fun :)

Here is Week 1 for my 366 Photo Project:

I'm already imagining a poster of 366 thumbnail photos at the end of the year, and then looking at each one trying to recall the story behind them ;)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

colours in the backyard

We went to The Colour Lab for the second time earlier this evening.  The first time my husband and I visited the store/cafe, we sat inside.  But since the weather today was just way too gorgeous to be sitting in, we were excited to have coffee with three of our good friends at the backyard garden of the cafe.  The backyard garden is like a small courtyard with lattice walls all around.  They had wooden picnic tables, plants and some splashes of colours here and there, which really made the garden vibrant.  Here are some snapshots of the garden ornaments that caught my attention.

I had ice coffee and a good time :)

Photos from iPhone3GS