2008 – Looking back

Tomorrow will be another year, and tonight we celebrate. Sharing some personal insight of my life, looking back at 2008.

Usability:
Finding a meaning to my design, I’d always had an interest in usability. And looking forward to Jan 2009 for the week long usability training at HFI Bangalore. But then “in their perfect world of usability, everything would be so boring“. That’s why the planet needs people like Martin, who could strike a balance ;)

Photography:
I’m not a purist when it comes to photography, so my photos are normally baked in Picasa and sometimes in Photoshop. That doesn’t mean the sanity of the original composition is compromised. I still don’t have a Flick PRO account, but it’s one place which I’m very active. In 2008, I got several inquiries for my photos, including some from an ad agency in Sydney & an Indian publishing house. Not to forget, featured on Schmap.com.

My Beautiful Valley

Airi Haobam:
2008 is a year I won’t forget for the sole reason that me & my wife, Khuman, we’re blessed with a beautiful baby girl Airi Haobam, on 28 August 2008. She completed 4 months few days back and she’s a Daddy’s girl. Love you sweetheart :)

Airi Haobam

Projects:
Beside my regular job, some projects of 2008 includes a radio station in Houston, Texas. Interactive learning modules, websites, training and conference materials for a Management firm in Dubai. And lastly consulting & visual design for a web portal for preparing students online appearing in competitive exams.

Music:
Since my in-and-out association with Heavy Water, I’m more in rock metal these days. Two composition are in progress, one almost done. Hopefully, we’ll be able to finish early 2009. My friends at Sonic Flare, recently re-recorded one of my first composition “Dumb” as “Hurt”, with a new lyrics dedicating to Mumbai terror attack. And I don’t care what people said, I really like Chinese Democracy :P

Heavy Water

Interior design:
Might be a hangover from my Civil engineering days. I love sketching geometric shapes that includes architecture. Check my idea of my living room.

Website:
FFFFOUND!, I just can’t get over this site. Radical, innovative, creative or you can just surrender yourself in the site. Quite an array of image from all over. Please be aware, it got some nudity. IDEO is another which inspires me. And with my new found interest in interior design, just can’t have a day past without browsing Apartment Theory.

Thanks:
Finally a big thanks to Jonathan Lochhead at Website Design Awards for the making this site a reality. And to the pillar of my strength, my lovely wife Khuman, love you dear.

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