Away In Hong Kong. by Dzulkanean Ali

Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind.
— Casey Neistat.

Currently at Changi Airport as I'm writing this post! I've got my bags all packed and ticket ready for boarding. Up, up and away to Hong Kong! Here's a little something about myself; I absolutely LOVE Hong Kong. I feel like it's like a home away from home. And to finally be back here again is wonderful!

What I'm packing for the trip. 

What I'm packing for the trip. 

This time I've come prepared with a tripod and a new edition to my arsenal; a gorilla pod. Brought my Lumix with my just in case if I need it, but mostly, I will be using my brand new iPhone 7 Plus to record videos and photos over my stay there. Hoping to churn them out into a travel montage (sort of). The idea of YouTube & videography have been in my head for quite some time, and I thought this would make a great opportunity to start one. We'll see how it goes!

Well, that's for now! Got to go. Flight boarding is in T-Minus 15 minutes. I'll also be uploading stories on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there!

Early Christmas Treat. by Dzulkanean Ali

Just me, my cup of Chai, and my thoughts. 

Just me, my cup of Chai, and my thoughts. 

So I was from a client meeting and was making my way to Starbucks for a quick cup of Chai Tea to unwind and recollect my thoughts from the meeting. That was when I saw this amazingly beautifully designed cup/tumblr and knew immediately I had to cop one. After all, my previous Starbucks tumblr broke into 2 separate parts.

The portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus is still terrible. 

The portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus is still terrible. 

Manage to give the portrait mode a quick play. Second time trying it out, but it just isn't working out for me yet. It feels like an amateur photoshop artist did a quick gausian blur on the background with "0" feather. 

One for the champion.  🔑🏆🔑

One for the champion.  🔑🏆🔑

Anyway, I guess the main reason why I bought this Gold blasted cup was mainly cause I needed some self motivation to carry on doing what I love to do. To be honest, it's really a constant fight between giving up and holding on & fighting for what you can achieve. And at times, giving up seems like the easiest way out! But that'll be another blog post for itself. I guess it's a healthy thing to do for you to treat yourself? Kinda like a pat on the back for a job well done or you've made it this far.

Very nice, simple & cheap festive packaging. 

Very nice, simple & cheap festive packaging. 

Regardless, I just think the entire Christmas Festive merch from Starbucks is amazing this year. From the product itself, to the packaging. And it's damn cost effective too. All they had was a printed polybag (the red bag that you see in the picture), a wrapping paper bag for my cup itself, a printed hangtag (made from raw paper), and a foil (to wrap it all up). Overall, I think the entire packaging costs less than 50¢ since it's being mass manufactured. A job well done Starbucks.