This is a beautiful piece written on Madiba from the blog Returning to Camissa, which I follow on WordPress. Nelson Mandela has been gravely ill for almost half of this year. I am so relieved to know that he has finally been able to unzip his worn-out skin suit and is now flying free. Since my time in the pristine silence of my uncle’s farm in the Karoo, I have (…) Read more
He was loved and admired the world over, profiled in books and movies, and showered with awards and accolades. But even the most public of personalities have little-known facts buried in their biographies. via Nelson Mandela: 10 surprising facts you probably didn’t know – CNN.com.
The great Nelson Mandela breath his last earlier today. Archbishop Makgoba releases a beautiful Madiba prayer Go forth, revolutionary and loving soul, on your journey out of this world, in the name of God, who created you, suffered with you and liberated you. I think Al Jazeera’s news tribute to Madiba was beautiful and captured his life and important moments. You can view the video below or click here: Also (…) Read more
This Chicago-born musician of Indian ethnicity has an amazing jazz vocal. I first stumbled across his album “Hi-Fly” a couple of years back while browsing some stuff online. The album is produced by Grammy-award winning musician John Clayton and though it was released about two years ago, it still sounds fresh. Perhaps that’s the quality of jazz music. It always sounds fresh and current. He’s got three albums to date with (…) Read more
My recent blog post on Maybank’s website disaster has received a lot of shares and reads. More than 10,000 unique readers in less than 72 hours of it being published. Thank you so much for the support. Being a designer myself, I was quite tempted to do a mock up of a new Maybank2u design when one of my readers shared a link with me. This amazing designer, Shaza Hakim (…) Read more
For those of you who were unaware, Maybank decided to roll out a new online banking interface yesterday morning without any prior warning or alert. Outcome: DISASTER Rolling out a new interface is one thing. Rolling out a horrible, un-user friendly interface with bugs is quite another. I tested it myself and was quite furious at the fact that I had to wait minutes for the site to load, let (…) Read more
This is really awesome! Art in a whole new level Liu Bolin is an artist from China’s Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Bolin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries (…) Read more