Aaron Haobam

I’m a Dad again for the second time. Aaron Haobam, my son born Thursday, 28 July 2011. Airi, my daughter, is excited of her younger brother. Me and my wife Khumanleima is so happy to have Aaron.

Have a Meeting

Found this image floating on the net. Please take it with good humor, since most of us endure meeting in our daily work. And in my kind of job, we normally have lots of discussions and think-out-loud sessions. Cheers

Images Bazaar

Images Bazaar
Photo: Haobam Flickr

Thanks to all the good fellas at Images Bazaar for the wonderful 2010 desk calendar.

In their own words:

All the images on ImagesBazaar are indicative of the innate expressions of deep-rooted feelings of individuals through which spring their day-to-day actions, postures and expressions. Indians believe in sharing happiness and sorrow together as a community. While doing so, Indians share unique mannerisms and expressions which are captured in our extensive library of creative imagery.

Truly World’s #1 collection of Indian images.

I’m a finisher

Sunfeast 10k 2009

Long overdue post. I ran my first 5k marathon 31st May 2009. I know 5km is not long for some people, but it’s a big achievement for people like me. I’ve been walking than gradually mixing with running since Feb 2009, some 4km for 5 days a week. So I was excited, when the Sunfeast Bangalore Marathon was announced. I was part of Nike Run Club regular running club at Kanteerava Stadium every Saturday. And thanks to coach Beedu Sir all for the advice and helping us reach the goal. Thanks Nike, still couldn’t believe all was for free, and YES for interested folks Nike Run Club starts again from 13 July, 6:15am every Saturday, Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore.

30 May 2009. Last day of training. Former 100m world record holder Maurice Greene. And 1982 London marathon winner’s Hugh Jones.

Sunfeast 10k 2009

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.

Firefox Bus

Firefox Bus
Photo: Kalyan Varma

Couldn’t help but post this picture. Got this from Gizmodo, finally drilled down to the original photographer Kalyan Varma. From his blog…

While coming from Mysore, we suddenly saw a big Firefox logo pasted on a bus. We stopped the car and and stopped the bus which was about to leave and took these photographs. I wonder if the artist knew where the logo came from :)

Well, Mysore is a place close to Bangalore, the technology hub of India. I’m not sure if the bus owner or the artist is aware of Mozilla Firefox. But then any publicity is good. Rediscover the web ;)

Firefox Bus

Firefox Bus