Hi again guys!
Just thought I’d update you on my current travels. I am currently in Kuala Lumpur for a work meeting. I’ve been trying to pick up more and more web and graphic design clients now that 2017 is approaching. My goal is to be able to have 10 clients on hand that I can manage on retainer that I will work with on a month to month basis.
So in Kuala Lumpur, I met up with the owner of a clothing boutique that sells baju kurung. Baju kurung is a type of traditional Malaysian costume that I believe is also a national dress for women here. They would like to create a website with guides on muslimah wear, specifically focusing on baju kurung and baju kebaya. There are many types available such as baju kurung moden, lace, peplum, etc. I haven’t fully gotten the grasp of it yet but I’m sure by the end of this project, I’ll sure be an expert on the subject, haha.
So what they’d like to do is for me to create them a website. Additionally, they’d like me to also do some graphic design work for them as well. We have also talked about social media management. What that means is that I will set up their social media profiles and once every week I’ll upload content and pictures onto those profiles such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Haven’t really done social media management before but I think it will be a new skill that I can add to my CV. Plus, more money for me to travel 🙂 So, if you guys are interested in knowing more about baju kurung, make sure to check out their website! I will post a link to it once we’ve got the ball rolling.
It was a fun and productive meeting. After the meeting, we head out to lunch at Suria KLCC (the shopping mall that’s connected to the Petronas Twin Towers.) It was very futuristic and modern sitting surrounded by sky scrapers.
For new year, our plan is to hit up some nice beachside resort and just unwind. Take two weeks or so off to recharge our mind and body. Not sure yet where we’ll go, but hopefully we can decide soon as the price will surely increase the more we wait.
Well that’s it for now. Will update more in a little bit.
This post: New freelance client, travelling around Vietnam and my plan for the next few weeks.
Hi guys, been a while since I last update my site. I haven’t been active blogging lately because I just haven’t had the find nor interest for it. I will try to blog more often, I promise. So today I will write a little update on what I’m working on and where in the world I am right now.
So, as you guys know, I’m travelling the world, seeing exciting places and getting to explore new cultures. A lot of people have also asked, “How do you support your self while travelling?” Well, well, well… Here’s my answer. I do freelance design work, both graphic and web design. It gives me the freedom of time and freedom of location in the sense that I can work from anywhere I want. The process is simple. I network with like minded people and they refer me to their previous clients.
So, these past two weeks, I have been working on a project for an online poker site. They already have their site all set up but wanted to make their site prettier. On top of that, they wanted me to look at how to increase their conversion rate. Basically what that means is, how to get more engagement from their visitors. I do this by using contrasting colors where they want to redirect the reader’s attention to. One problem that I faced was, since I do not have any experience within online casino or anything similar, I just had to go with my gut instincts and apply basic fundamentals of User Experience design.
A little bit of info on the client. The client is a company located in Malta with several satellite offices around the world and they run multiple sites targeting the online casino and the iGaming crowd. They produce contents that’s relevant to that industry and how the make money is by sending traffic to their advertisers. You can check my write up about the project in the link I mentioned below (via Cargo Collective), and if you like, you can also visit the finished site here for a list of paypal poker sites. This specific site focus on PayPal poker sites (click to view my write-up of the project). Basically different payment methods that you can use to deposit funds into your account. I hope that they’re satisfied with my work and that we can continue to work on more projects in the future.
Now back to my travelling adventures, these past few weeks have been fun. Been riding my rented scooter a lot. Last week we were at Halong Bay, and this week we’re in Ho Chi Minh City. From next week on, we will be in Laos for two weeks. Thinking of buying a good book to read during the long train and bus rides. Any suggestions? The next few weeks will be quite interesting and I’m really looking forward to that.
Alright now, all the best, speak soon.
– Wanderlust Poet
Wow! That’s how I am going to begin this post!
For the past 5 days I’ve been visiting the island of Langkawi located in Kedah, Malaysia. It’s been an amazing trip so far. I’ve visited waterfalls, snorkelled around the coral reefs, gone deep sea fishing, etc.
This place is truly magical. The other day, I went to a beach where I have NEVER in my life seen whiter sands. The beach called Tanjung Rhu Beach is simply stunning. The sand is SO white. From the beach you can see Thailand in the distance. We went swimming, snorkelling, ate some bbq and even saw the sunset. The sunset itself is worth a blog post on itself.
We stayed at a private villa called Alamanda Hilltop Villa at Alamanda Villas Langkawi. From our balcony, we got an unbelievable view of the paddy fields and the mountains. There’s a stunning infinity pool that we chilled to cool ourself off. Alamanda is a small boutique resort located in the heart of Langkawi consisting of approximately 6 villas surrounded by a nice and well taken care of garden. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. We booked the property through AirBnB. All in all, it has been a good holiday.
Well it’s getting late now, better log off.
Hello and welcome to my blog.
On this blog you will find a collection of my reviews and recommendations. I have decided to start blogging to supplement my income on the side. I think it will be a great way for me to generate some side income.
So, what can you expect to find? Well, I blog about everything I BELIEVE in, and PASSIONATE about. If there’s a product that I strongly believe in, best believe that I will talk about it here. If my friends offer some great services, yes, I will write a recommendation on them here as well, and I will try my best to be unbiased.
If I’ve recently discovered a new song or a band, I will make sure to share it here as well. A gig I went to? You can bet your ass I will write a review on it. I will however try to focus on positivity and avoid writing on bad experiences and/or rants.
Basically, it’s just an outlet for me to write and practice my writing. I think it’s a good way to express my creativity in the form of words constructed into meaningful expressions of self.
Well, that is it for now. Speak soon.
Thank you for visiting and have a nice day…
This is a post on Marbella. I will personally list things down based on my experience living on Costa Del Sol.
First of all, the weather is brilliant. Marbella is located in the Mediterranean southern Spain. Annual sunshine days are over 300 days a year. Where else in Europe can you sit in a t-shirt in a “chiringuito” enjoying a nice cold sangria with some gambas pil pil?
It is a very social place. Marbella’s social life is at it’s best during the summer months. The population expands by three folds during these months. Holiday makers seeking a nice vacation comes through to enjoy what this part of the world has to offer. From the beautiful beaches to the night life, tourists comes for various reasons.
Some nearby destinations of Marbella includes; Estepona, San Roque, Sotogrande all the way to Tarifa on the west meanwhile Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Mijas all the way to Malaga on it’s east.
Some popular clubs to visit during the summer months;
Nikki Beach Marbella
Ocean Club Marbella
Sala Beach Marbella
Seven Puerto Banus
Havana Puerto Banus
Some beaches of Marbella
There are many successful businesses here in Marbella. Here are some of the industries that are dominant in Marbella:
Search Engine Optimization
Whatever your interests in Marbella may be, I am sure you will love this place. A word of advice, don’t forget to visit other charming looking villages nearby such as the typical Spanish white villages of Ojen and Monda up the mountains, Estepona Old Town and Benahavis.
If you like looking at boats, yachts, flashy cars and the blings, then head over to the world renown marina Puerto Banus. Here you’ll see the Saudi Royal Family’s yacht(s) moored. On land, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Bugattis showing off who’s got the shiniest toys.
Whatever it is, come! I insist. You can stay at my house.
Andalucia is located in southern Spain. It is home to 8.45 million people. It is the second largest autonomous community in terms of area size as well as the most populated in Spain. The Andalucian territory is divided amongst eight provinces, namely; Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Seville serves as the capital city of Andalucia.
In this blog post, we will look further into Marbella and it’s famous marina Puerto Banus, located in the area of Nueva Andalucia.
Marbella is a city and municipality situated between Malaga and the Straits of Gibraltar in southern Spain, belonging to the province of Málaga. Marbella is a wonderful mediterranean city and a part of the idyllic Costa Del Sol where one can experience over 300 sunshine filled days best enjoyed with a jar of sangria, tapas and paella. On a clear day, you can enjoy the magnificient views of Morocco and Gibraltar.
Back in 2002, Marbella property boom saw luxury villas, apartments, and houses being snapped up by foreign buyers making it one of the real estate go-to places in Europe. Puerto Banus apartments became highly sought after due to it’s famous marina. According to Marbella Direct’s blog, the luxury marina of Puerto Banús is home to an array of restaurants, bars and extravagant nightlife, making it the perfect place for celeb-spotting or to simply relax and admire the many yachts at anchor.
Now that you’ve read a bit about Andalucia, Marbella and Puerto Banus, why don’t you come down for a visit? A word of advice, make sure to bring your sunscreen, positive attitude and an open mind to enjoy this magnificent place home to the movie stars and the rich and famous.
Thanks for visiting my blog. So I’ve decided to start blogging to fill up my time while travelling. Sometimes while travelling, there’s a surplus amount of down time in between waiting for the next train, rainy days, and just lounging by the beach.
I would like to use this blog as my platform to share with my family and friends on my travel adventures. I will be travelling through out South America for the next 3 months just soaking up what life has to offer. I will make sure to share pictures, moments and laughters so you guys can be a part of it too.
Alright, that’s it for now.
Will keep you updated.
Hope that you guys keep visiting my blog and keep up to date with my adventures. Thanks.
– Wanderlust Poet