Stars and Night Lights

Assalamualaikum wbt. I have an obsession with stars or just night lights in general. In fact, my phone’s current lock screen is galaxy-themed and the homepage is a view of city lights at night. When I was a small kid, I asked my uncle for a telescope. Sebenarnya itu telescope cikai je but I thought […]

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Could You Forgive Someone Who Brutally Murdered Your Own Daughter Due to Pure Discrimination?

Assalamualaikum wbt. Bullying and abuse has been a hot issue lately what with the tragic and shocking local murders of three young souls: Mohd Thaqif, Zulfarhan and Nhaveen. A girl on Twitter made a thread on how she was personally lived through the brutal murder of her mother, brother, and maid, but the murderer now […]

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ART JOURNALING, My Beloved New Hobby!

Assalamualaikum wbt. Have you ever heard of someone keeping an art journal? According to Mixed Media Club, “An art journal, or artist’s journal, is a book kept by an artist as a visual, and sometimes verbal, record of her thoughts and ideas. Art journals generally combine visual journaling and writing, to create finished pages. Every imaginable style, media and technique is used by art journalists.” […]

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#IdolaSeni: Ahmad Hakym Ahmad Hilmy + KLSketchNation, Malaysia’s Urbansketching Community

Assalamualaikum wbt. This post is part of the #IdolaSeni series to show my gratitude to five Malaysian creatives who agreed to become respondents for my team and I’s research paper, ‘Instagram as a Platform for Emerging Visual Artists to Build Their Brand’. – “‘Togetherness in sketching’ refers to us putting sketching and art making in […]

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PHOTOSET SERIES: Colouring the World

Assalamualaikum wbt. I am a huge fan of colour-coordination, so a few months ago I decided to compile some of my favourite Instagram photographs over the past three years according to colour and weaved them into photosets. I title this series ‘Colouring the World’. Feast your eyes! “(We take our) colour from Allah, and who […]

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TWITTER: Pembunuh Blog

Assalamualaikum wbt. Teringat zaman saya berumur dua belas tahun, di mana selain pengguna Friendster dan Myspace, para blogger juga mendominasi laman internet. Zaman kegemilangan weyh masa tu. Waktu tu saya suka sangat membaca blog Hanis Zalikha dan Blog Serius. Wajib check setiap kali habis sekolah. Malangnya, zaman sudah berubah. Hanis Zalikha sudah lebih kurang dua tahun tak […]

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INFP: The Personality Type of Celebrated Writers, Artists and other Creatives

Assalamualaikum wbt. I’ve always been interested in psychology. And one day when I was about fourteen or fifteen, I discovered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Basically, these psychologists divided human personality into sixteen types, based on four main traits: introversion/extroversion, intuition/sensing, feeling/thinking, and perceiving/judging. Of course, human beings can’t easily be categorized into specific ‘types’ […]

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