Last night’s Graphic design and novel conference was awesome

Hi bloggersphere finally I have some good news to post. Before I get to last night’s design event I must tell you how I got invited to such an event. A while back I saw a graphic designer in the paper and she suffers with anxiety like I do and even lives in the same town that I live in. I had to friend her on Facebook and tell her how much her story inspired me. After that we gotten a bit closer.  She even gave me advice on how I should improve as a graphic designer. Anyway last week she inboxed me and invited for last night’s event.

I was so nervous going alone and very anxious to talk to anyone since everyone else came in groups. Sure at first I had my doubts for coming at 1st since I was alone. I tried to make conversation with some designers and they where uptight and wanted to only talk with the people and group they came with. Anyway later on I started a conversation with the guys sitting in front on me and they where cool. One of them a writer and the other a comic book artist. So I asked them they if they did any comic book drawing like anime style. So he asked me if I was into anime and from there on we basically became friends and had stuff in common.

Points I took to heart from the speakers as a graphic designer.

1) Experiment at first what design or art form you like to do. Example digital painting art or vector art designs and then the one you feel most comfortable doing, stick with it and master it.

2) doesn’t matter if your work sucks. If your a writer or designer.  Keep doing it till you get an audience that will help you improve and know who to write and design for.

3) keep putting your work out there.  Day in and day out on your social media. Don’t be afraid.  You never know where your next job or client could come from. Become your biggest fan slash brand and portray your skill on your social accounts so people know exactly what you do.

Anyway after the event finish people where told to go the table and collaborate with artists in trying to draw a comic. It was fun. Something I’ve never done before.  Also before I left I made sure to greet the girl who invited me for the event. Since I never met her in person it was a huge honour. She said she wasn’t sure if it was me until I introduced myself.  She didn’t want to say anything in case it was the wrong person. Anyway she was so glad I came and told her how much it meant to me that she thought of inviting me and how much I admired her work as a graphic designer. So this morning she inboxed me on Facebook thanking me and told me how much it meant that I came to the event. Guess it was a great way to start today.  🙂 

image

image

image

image

Advertisements

Why I still wanna get the nokia asha 503

Today I have a blackberry and its awesome but my keypad is slowly going. So who knows when I’m gonna need a new phone. Still with Android conquering the market its clearly the obvious choice. Android is on almost every device and now they have budget android phones so people still ask me why do you still want to get a nokia asha 503.

Its really simple! Firstly I’m unemployed. This matter because android eats a lot of data whereby the nokia asha doesn’t and it only charges you for what you using. Secondly most people with a top notch phone like the samsung galaxy s5 only use it for its most basic features like whatsapp, email, facebook, twitter, youtube, music, videos and lately bbm.
So basically they have an expensive phone to use basic features.

That’s exactly why I want to get the nokia asha 503 because I don’t need all the extra apps to eat my data. Just everything I need! The asha 503 provides. Twitter, facebook, internet, email, linkedin, music, videos, games, alternative blogging apps for blogger and wordpress. I’m not much a fan of instagram but the nokia asha has a 3rd party instagram app if you choose to use instagram on your asha.

Besides all the favourite apps like 4squares, wechat, line, youtube, viber and more you can get on the nokia asha. I’m not saying its perfect. It has some things about the phone that annoys me like? The screen should of been bigger? No multi tasking with apps accept for music player in the background. No default copy and paste feature but you can copy and paste on apps like operamini, uc browser and any other app that allows you to use that feature.

Good qualities : comes with facebook, twitter and more preloaded. The fastlane feature is a quick menu that allows to access your most used apps in a swipe. Also the phone looks dam good. The touch keypad is awesome and you can change the layouts of the keyboard touch screen. Still this is just my opinion but I’m sure can make up your own mind when buying a phone to suit your needs.

To Go or not to Go!

Its friday and our neighbour’s daughter is getting married. Its a hindu or tamil wedding. So the wedding is actually tomorrow but they invited us also tonight. I’m not sure weather to go. I mean its gonna feel awkward sitting with my parents and yet again going to another function being single. Also most of the girls there come with their boyfriends or parents. So theirs no room for flirting or meeting someone new.

Still the upside is! There’s always good food at these events. Never mind that just looking at all the beautiful women is enough even if I don’t talk to them. The other reason why I don’t wanna go is because I cut my hair. I made it really short and I don’t look so good with this hairstyle. What was I thinking hey! It was hot and I was frustrated so yes I cut my own hair.

Usually when I go to these events that are in my neighbourhood. I usually sit with my one neighbour if possible. She always keeps me company! No she’s not single though just really sweet. I want to go but I’m in a crappy mood for some reason. So I’m not sure if I’ll be good company.

The thing is! The girl that’s getting married. Well a year or 2 ago we was getting to know each other better. Even though we are neighbours I never really spoke to her. So I added her on facebook she had broken up with her ex at the time and we used to stay up late chatting. There was some chemistry there but all of a sudden she disappeared. I haven’t heard from her in a while since then.

Late last year I see she’s back on facebook again but this time she has a boyfriend. So i noticed she unfriended me on facebook. So I added her again as a friend, but never spoken since then. Sorry I think I got a bit side tracked putting to much taught into this post remembering the history here.

Anyway if I don’t find something to wear and if I don’t look good wearing it. I am not going.

She wants to be my booty call!

Women drive me crazy and I love it but sometimes you have to draw the line. Men do have standards you know, even though women think we guys will sleep with anything with legs or at least that’s how the saying goes. A few months now I met a women on mxit ,its a south african instant messenger/ social network. We chatted from time to time as friends.

Clearly it seems she got the wrong message from me thinking I was into her. I made it clear with her I wasn’t looking for a relationship. Maybe I was imagining things that she was into me! Until she told me I got something to say and its gonna sound crazy. So I asked her what was is it. “She replied that she loves me, she’s says I know it sounds crazy but when I don’t chat to you I feel alone and when I do chat with you I feel alive. You drive me crazy and I just can’t explain it. That’s why I didn’t want to tell you this.

I thought to myself what the hell is going on here. I have to break things of with this crazy women, but i didn’t want to hurt her feeling in the process. So I acted like a jerk and told her listen I’m not looking for a relationship right now all I want is sex. I thought this would do it and she wouldn’t want nothing to do with me. That was my biggest mistake. She told me that’s fine and I could have sex with her as long as she got to be with me.

This started to freak me out. I stopped replying to her messages. She was stalking my facebook and commenting on my statuses a lot. Thank god she don’t have twitter or I’d be screwed since I use my twitter more often. Its seems I can’t do no wrong in this women’s eyes. I won’t pretend to be a saint. I love sex but I don’t just sleep around. I love that I have to get to know a women first and earn her trust before ever having sex with her. That to me means she’s of value and worth pursuing.

Oh sorry got a little side tracked there. Well I spoke to her last night again. She’s still crazy over me and its seems I have no way of breaking things off with her without hurting her feeling. So I told her I don’t want to be with you. Its not you its me. I know its the famous cheesy line usually found in movies but I had nothing else to go on. She said to me don’t worry its ok we can just have sex. When I heard that I just wanted scream and shout, because she didn’t get the message that I don’t want anything to do with her. Its just so frustrating.

The only thing I can do for now is block her on facebook and whatsapp. Delete her from my bbm and have no contact with her ever again.

Choosing a name for my graphic design facebook page is hard!

Welcome back bloggers, tweeters and friends from an awesome weekend. I wonder what you’ve been up to. As for me I’ve been working on a name for my graphic design brand. I tell you thinking of names is hard. I’ve been frustrated out of my mind thinking of names. What ever cool names I did think of! Is usually taken.

I really need to get this done because I feel without purpose being unemployed and all. Also I can’t do any freelance work without a company name or brand, otherwise people won’t bother to hire my services but if I got a facebook page with my designs, prices and contact details. I’ll be more likely to be known as a brand and get business slash clients.

Once I’ve accomplished that I’ll feel like I have a purpose or something to work towards. I don’t want to rush creating my facebook page but I feel pressured to do so. Still regardless on the name I am excited and eager to get things started. You know that feeling when you passionate about something that’s how I feel about this. If anyone knows any creative names or anything to do with graphic design feel free to comment.

I want to be the next apple type brand but in graphic design. Just maybe I could strike gold with my design brand. I don’t pretend to be an expert on branding but I do read a lot of blogs and ebooks. So fingers crossed hope it all works out guys. 🙂

Almost got sued for blogging about people on facebook

Getting sued is no joke but the reason I was getting sued was! I wrote a article a while back about how some people get famous through facebook. Because I thought it was interesting and would make a great article. So I wrote the article. The other people I wrote about had no problem with my article accept for this one girl. She insisted I take off the article. I didn’t write anything bad about her. In fact I wrote good things.

She had a problem with it and inboxed me on facebook asking me who gave me permission to write about her. She argued for a while as I tried to take it all in. Guess I assumed I had freedom of speech until she threaten me with a law suit. It was scary at 1st but luckily for me my friend is studying law and i got his advice. My friend advised me that she can’t sue me as long as I didn’t break defamation of character, which I didn’t.

Even with the law on my side I didn’t want to piss off this girl anymore. So I took off the article. After all her bullshit, she told me its great what you doing and that maybe if I got to know her better maybe then she would let me write about her after asking for permission of course. Lmao she unfriended me on facebook after that conversation so her words was lies. Maybe I shouldn’t of been nice in the article. In all honesty it was a great article but one I had to discard thanks to miss high and mighty.

Sometimes doing nice things don’t pay of, instead you get sued. So anyone writing articles about people make sure not to break that person’s defamation of character or will get sued. This is just a tip and advice to all your bloggers. Learn from my mistakes and keep on writing.

Giving Google plus a second shot

I’m a social media fanatic. Love socialising and connecting with people. Unfortunately my past experience with google plus was kind of disappointing. Well I’m bored kind of unemployed and with time to spare. So I’m giving google plus a second chance.

Since I’m a mobile blogger and social trender, I use google plus on the mobile site. I don’t have an app because blackberry doesn’t have an app yet. Anyway the mobile site is pretty clean and neat better than facebook I think. Just have a problem connecting with people there.

Its seems people only use google plus profiles to share links and share their brands. I’m kinda guilty of that to. Maybe if I added more peoples personal profiles on google plus I’d have more interaction. Also people hardly up date their profiles unless their a popular brand. I find google plus to be boring but sharing my links there do rank up in google search engines.

To be honest I think google plus has a lot of potential but maybe we need to give it a little more time before people actually get into it or catch with the trend. As for me I’ll still use it but not as much as use I twitter or my wordpress blog. Google plus still has a long way to go before anyone really takes it seriously.