Saturday, 26 February 2011

oodalalee. what a day.

So, it is 51 minutes passed the a.m. And I am fighting my sleep now to make this post. But I must post it as it's magic is all in posting today... or... tonight. Or maybe a little while ago.

Saturdays for me usually are not holidays. As much as I don't want to work. I end up working. As much as I plan on relaxing or taking it easy, life has those funny aces up its sleeve.. you know the ones that tell you sorry sunshine, this is what you're doing today. God's decree.

I was exchanging texts with a client regarding her pick up. And here's what she had to say...

I'm totally out of words. Seriously. I had to read it a couple of times to register it all. Alhamdulillah. It's all the Almighty's magic. :) He's Awesome. Did you all know that? *rhetorical question* I am thankful to Him lately, MORE than ever for His immense blessings... and this month, my belief... is of blessings and blessings beyond count. Thank you Allah mian. 

So the not so holiday Saturday began with work in the morning. And in the late hours of noon, it happened. The first Elan meet up. I didn't realize it'd turn out as it did. It was awesome. The airhead me had a hard time finding the lounge, but I survived. Thank You. S.A. <3 you are my hero. :D

The meeting was cool. We got to introduce ourselves. It reminded me of the AA meetings we see on Finding Nemo. But it was fun... I set afloat some bookmarks and some of those wallet cards too. It feels all grown-uppy handing out visiting cards doesn't it? Makes you feel like you REALLY have something substantial you're standing for. Laughs.out.loud. No really. It just hit me. I am a professional. Oh God. I graduate this year. I'll have a degree. *inshaALLAH* It's one of those moments, I'm asking... Where is time going? 

Wherever. It's happening. And life is happening with it. And today, was one of those days, where being amidst talented and amazing individuals, you feel like you too are totally up to something. I have a stack of really neat visiting cards I should be feeding numbers into my phone with. But I think I'll leave that on tomorrow. I feel this Elan session is good for grooming us as people who can and should be ready to represent their brand or be proud of what they do. It's not just networking. It's expressing what your philosophy is. What you envision, not just for your own brand, but our country and society altogether. Here's to the women, power to us! wohoooo! The other day in our Liberal Arts Elective, we talked about gender bias... and the glass ceiling for women. Sky is the limit. But there it is, that ceiling. Well... what some don't know... the glass ceiling has a window latch that opens like a skylight. :p And we are making big things happen. And little Firefly will glow in the darkest of places. *inshaALLAH*

Today, I finally met the faces behind the brilliant line of work ranging from Wrap n Roll, Dots n Dashes, Bells n Bells, Say Cheese, Sweet Art, Khadija Karim, Sugar Doodle... and more! It was totally casual. Kudos to Khadija, Sania and Urouge... for all being the awesome young guns out there ;) Missing today was GPCS... sighsss.

A post on the Firefly wall today totally made my day: 

♥♥♥++ An infinite loop of ♥ for the Fire Fly Gal ,her work and her blog just loved reading those hope-alot-aloud lines ,a great soother for the messy minds and confused hearts!stay blessed

Hon. You and the Firefly gal have tons in common :) Keep reading. You'll realize that the soothing is all within the chaos of life's little mysteries... and confused hearts are always lucky. They have a thirst for direction as compared to those who wander endlessly to one unnamed destination. Explore it all... and stay true. x

Thursday, 24 February 2011


A few nights back, I received this sms. I glanced at again... because it just makes me smile... and really.. laugh.out.loud. It is by far the most flattering and touching message. ♥ Lots of Love M! x

"Firefly by far is the best thing Ive ordered for. I hope when I grow up, Firefly grows SO much, I get to intern there, and compete with a million other desperate to-get-an-internship-there people ;P"

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

sparkles. hello sunshine!

Well now. 
Fresh, squeeky clean slate. And some fun fun ideas brewing in the crazy melting pot mind of mine. aaah. I am beginning to think I've entered that world where I really do make everything whimsical with a chance of rainbows. I've transformed into the inner optimist-outer smile-ist. Aint' that somethin? I've had a number of days where I've asked myself, WHERE is the time flying? God Almighty, thank you. I'm actually thinking, I'm glad I don't have time to think. When you think. You worry. When you worry, you lose it. When you lose it, you miss out the rainbows. And when you do that, you forget there ever was a sunshine worth smiling for!

So on that dose of positivity, and my new happy color, yellow, I present to you. Life as the Firefly Girl. Yes, I'm serious. I've been called that! Laughs.out.Loud. You know what, I should have recorded the date of my first 'Firefly Girl' title acceptance. 

I've spent quite sometime tweaking out the layout here. And I'm sure, every you stop by here, you'll see something slightly altered. Hey... I'm' getting used to this new blogware. Wordpress is out. Simply because I couldn't customize it without pulling out my credit card. *sad face* 

Anyhoo! Howdy everybody! My name is Varah, and I am your Firefly Girl. I am the mastermind behind the whimsical forecast at Firefly. I don't have a creative department, or an operations director. I work out of my sketchbook and a Dell I purchased two years ago. I think a lot. And believe strongly in destiny. And well, Firefly didn't happen because I wanted to one day. It happened because it was meant to, so that I could meet lovely folk of the likes of you. :) I'm blessed really. Everyday, I learn something new and get to communicate with someone totally different. It's an honor really, to be able to be called upon to bring smiles to the faces of so many beautiful people. I hope I continue to :) It's a toughie being a design student in final year. I need prayers to get through... to keep at it you know ;)

Recent sunshine tribute for today's news:

Hope you all love it. It's super special.
Available as a keychain & magnet too.

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