Monday, 9 August 2010

Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Ramadhan.

Welcome O' Ramadhan.

It's been so quick hasn't it. The last Ramadhan, I spent alot of wonderful memories with my family and friends back in Malaysia. And now, just like my first year in Birmingham, I'll be spending at least half of Ramadhan in the U.K.

Honestly, it's not that bad. It's actually much much more challenging, yes. But at least, it has been made possible for us to even fast and do extra ibadah.

This year, Ramadhan will mean alot to me. Test after test will be bestowed and given to me. Having recently graduated, that itself was a test. It'll be a journey I'll never forget. And with Ramadhan, insyaAllah.

Alhamdulillah Ya Allah for giving us the opportunity to go through this Holy Month with your grace. And may you accept our prayers, D'oa and plea. May you keep those who have gone to meet their maker near the pious ones.

This year, I feel like I've got a few things to tick on the list. InsyaAllah.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and healthy Ramadhan. And I ask for forgiveness from everyone, if i've ever said, done or made anything that might've hurt you in any way.


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Keeping it rolling.

Been awhile since I actually wrote something worth reading. I mean, something that actually came from my heart. Perhaps I've been too caught up with Uni and also my 'adventure' of looking for a job/placement in London. Maybe I'm trying too hard. Or not at all.

Anyway I'm doing what I can, with the time given to me. And insyaAllah I'll do the very best. Keep an eye out, I might just keep this blog running again. :)

Monday, 11 January 2010



I'll be posting stuff on here more often than my blogspot. Thanks to all readers who've been following. They say, you always need to start fresh at some point in your life. :)

I'll still try to update here whenever I can. :)


Monday, 4 January 2010

Sherlock Holmes

Many fans of THE Holmes would be dissapointed. But nevertheless, the movie entertained me. And that's that. Entertainment. Sometimes we take things too seriously. Things that don't even prove of any benefit to us. Why waste our energy comparing, debating and issue all kinds of facts about what the movie SHOULD be and what it isnt?

The clothes were beautiful by the way. ;)

Perhaps it's just a movie. It's nothing more. Mr. Downey Jr. acted pretty well. I don't speak English as a first language but nevertheless your accent was a little bit 'tipsy' there sir.

Just a side note. The few last words Holmes said in the movie kinda reminded me of how people tend to believe something because they were told it's how it is. Fear. Manipulation to control the mass crowds. Somehow I found what he said about Blackwood fooling people into believing that he HAD magic made me think. Is that what ad people do too? Or do we just sell stuff?

Saturday, 2 January 2010


Hey you.

I know you've been going through tough times. But steadfast!

Allah is always there for you whenever you need Him.


This morning

We were graced with a little bit of snow. Chilly. But will be my first
'morning' in many weeks.

My very own Tumblr

Thought of starting a new blog. I'll keep on with this one. I'll try and work something out. On the other blog, which is at, i'll be putting up stuff regarding the creative world and my thoughts on them.

It somewhat would help me in writing my dissertation and keeping myself on track with the world.

do visit!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy 2010!

Alhamdulillah, another year. Another year for achievements, success and loads more. 2009 was a wonderful year for me. Alot happened, though in a flash, they are still fresh in my mind. Running around here and there. But I still do remember the very little things that made my 'year' so memorable.

At the start of 2009, I never thought of it being such a wonderful to start off with. But it was an amazing journey. It's the people I think that really made my life the way it is. Beautiful. My thanks goes to all and Allah for blessing me with such beautiful people and also chance/opportunities. It was amazing how I pulled through really difficult situations. Situations which I never thought I would get by easily. But with persistence, Alhamdulillah, nothing is impossible.

Reminiscing the things that happened LAST year:

Got off to a good start in University. Guidance and help from tutors and friends made me all fired up to face the world. Although the recession made me tingle, it kinda made me much braver. My studies were well and it went on to the better of life.

I then got a placement at Ogilvy & Mather in Malaysia. This was fantastic. But not many know that I actually faced so much to get myself there. Papa always said, being successful needs sacrifice. And everything has a price. I had to face so many rejections from agencies. In the end I got into one that made me realise the things that I'll be facing in the times to come. Thanks to all at the agency for making me feel really at home and drilling me with the 'essentials'. I dare to admit, though I only did things of beginners, I still learned so so much. So much I just can't say it all.

This then made me think much more seriously of my life. How I would lead or direct it. Becoming an art director? But if I do not direct my life properly, that won't fit the puzzle will it? Praise be to Allah, I was inspired by the people around me. Now thinking of what I want in life MUCH more. And pursuing what is best for me.

Going back to Birmingham wasn't easy. Especially when I've met a wonderful person whom I love very much. Not knowing who she was, I took a brave step to see what fate would bring. Splendid. The one that loves me for who I am. Not what. Or how. But who. And who I am to her. Thank you sayang.

It took me long before I could accept the fact that I'm away again. Through rough roads. With wonderful people, I strayed far from the track I was on. But with Allah's grace, I'm still there. On track. InsyaAllah. It took me alot to get back on track. Courage. Confidence. And love from my parents made me go on.

And now, I'm sitting right in front of the laptop, thinking, how a whole year has been written down in less than 15-20 minutes. How wonderful it was I tell you. Though there are things that I want to keep in silence. Some things are best forgotten. Vengeance. Hatred. I want none of those.

I pray to Allah, that our lives become much more peaceful, successful and wonderful in every aspect. Peace. Prosperity and Respect.

Wishing everyone around the world a Happy New Year.

Happy 2010.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Bon Voyage my brother.

It's been a month already! E-am's been in Birmingham with me since late November. He flew back to KualaLumpur earlier this evening. Quite sad to see him go cause when i came home, it was quiet. He used to be the cheerful one that lights up the room and such. haha. He' hilarious. Arrogant. But hilarious. That's my brother.

Hope he's having a safe and wonderful flight. I asked the lady at the counter if the flight was full. We were delighted to hear that the flight was fairly empty. We secured a whole row for himself. Brilliant. The whole way to Dubai and then KualaLumpur.

Anyway, just wanted to thank him for everything whilst he was here. And apologies for not being able to provide or make available the time or events that he wanted. Cause I was superbly busy with my final project and it really took me out.

Hope you had a wonderful time here in Birmingham. You'll be missed very much.

4th Month.

Thank you b.


Love you.

Hilmi Ramlan