Hari Raya wishes from PROTON Design

In this month of celebration we, PROTON Design, would like to wish everyone celebrating a blessed Eid Mubarak wherever you may be. Maaf zahir dan batin!


This year the message of our Eid video is based on cherishing life’s moments, appreciating the little things and celebrating what brings us together as family.

You can also use the link for YouTube by clicking on this: Ucapan Hari Raya 2016 dari PROTON Design or search: Ucapan Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2016 dari PROTON Design (HD).

Watch as we ‘freeze time’ to achieve the above 🙂

Take care and enjoy the festivities!


azlano 2.0 > 2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 39 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 320 posts. There were 33 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 2nd with 533 views. The most popular post that day was Less Than 12 Hours To Go.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were funtastickodesign.wordpress.com, en.wikipedia.org, twitter.com, saluran07.blogspot.com, and adlankhalidi.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for azlano, problem solving, raya wishes, selamat hari raya wishes, and proton saga.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Less Than 12 Hours To Go March 2010


The Proton Saga RED Show Car January 2008


Hari Raya Wishes September 2008


Proton Exora Prestige and Prime April 2009


The Problem Solving Flowchart February 2010

KLIMS 2010

The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show is now on at Putra World Trade Centre and will end on 12th December. Have you visited? Try to avoid the peak times because it can be so crowded that you won’t be able to move let alone take pictures to fully appreciate the exhibits.

PROTON Design is out in full force this time round, showcasing not one but five designs, specifically 2 concepts and 3 show cars. Dubbed the Pahlawan Series it is a testament of our abilities to develop practical and emotive designs which illustrate our vision of the immediate future.

Do visit the PROTON booth and be part of our Styling Digital LIVE Studio. I’ll be there on and off so give me a holler should you see me!

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The Choices We Make

It has been a while since I’ve last posted anything in this blog. Honestly, my work and lifestyle has taken over most of my free time so I no longer have the luxury to spend precious minutes writing about nothing. Fyi this entry is written as I’m sitting in an airplane on the way to work… such is my hectic schedule these days.

Another hindrance towards me writing to my hearts content is the confidentiality & privacy factor which I have to increasingly bear with due to my line of work. Yes, it is becoming a major hindrance. Gone are the times when I can write about anything which comes to mind. Or when I wish to express my excitement or sadness about a particular event or subject. These days I have to think twice about everything.

This situation is what is curbing my storytelling. Making azlano 2.0 almost a ghost town with fewer and fewer updates as time goes by. I guess that’s the effect of being in my profession. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and I wouldn’t trade it for anything (yet). But sometimes I feel I have to act more times than I get to be me.

I used to write a lot but now I don’t. I used to speak publicly out loud in giving out my ideas but now I have to get permission. I also used to just go to any event I want but now it has to be justified. Boxed-in is the word I’d use now to aptly describe my feelings.

How far would you go to liberate yourself from the confines of bureaucracy and corporate expectations? Would you trade everything that you hold dear to be able to regain your freedom? Or do you succumb and meander slowly whilst suppressing your beliefs? Hard questions indeed.

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Sometimes I feel motivation is a gift more than a personal drive coming from self initiation. It’s such a big word too.

Just the other day I was talking to one of my new designers and I asked why he wanted to join my team. It was a simple question but the answer I received was one of enlightenment. It was very humbling even.

He spoke of ‘coming home‘, he being here as ‘a great privilege‘, and wanting to ‘one day lead the team‘. I have to say it is not easy to express these sort of feelings with conviction and intensity. The human eyes, voice and expression tells it all.

It’s at that moment I felt such motivation to be more of a gift than anything else. It must be. Because there are not many out there who will feel that way and express it with such sincerity. I believe him. And I think he will achieve what he wants.