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Monday, March 08, 2010

Chp 287. Happy Women’s Day

First of all, let me say – I HATE WOMEN’S DAYYYYYYYY!!!!

Wooooo boy, that felt great.

Now things are starting to look much better. My head is feeling lighter, and I am starting to recollect why I automatically try to run away when I see sniffer dogs…

I don’t hate every Women’s Day. I just hate today’s Women’s Day. Nothing to do with sexism or whateva –isms. I hate today simply because I work at a digital Ad Agency. Women’s Day means making hundreds of Women’s Day offers for our clients – emailers, newsletters, online offers, webpage maintenance, banners, soshkeels, virals etc etc.

And this year is worse because Women’s Day falls on a freaking Monday.

When it comes to creating campaigns for our clients (like 20% discount at blah blah blah), there are always last minute changes here and there. Other years, it’s ok because Women’s Day was on a weekend or some other day except Monday. So we always had enough time to make the changes before D-Day. But this year, all the changes that had to be made came in on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. And since we don’t work on those days, our work kept accumulating and accumulating. Monday morning, reached office… kabooom!

That’s why I hate this year’s Women’s Day. I was soooo damn busy the whole day, Satan didn’t even bother to tempt me with any dirty thoughts.

Now that I am finally done with work, It’s time to visit my blog and wish you all a Happy Women’s Day, late as it may be.

And to show that I really really really mean it when I say “Happy Women’s Day”, well, I’ve just spent almost 48 hours during the weekend making a collage of the profile pics of all the female Facebook fans of our Mizo community site – is currently one of the most popular Zo sites today, and run by a dedicated team of admins. We don’t get paid, hell no. We are just doing our community a favor because we believe it is our duty to do so. The other admins are in charge of the tedious work of collecting, editing, verifying and scheduling articles, while I mainly do the social media part. It’s a great place to practice what you learn at work, and I’ve already covered it from blog feed aggregator and weekly updates to mobile integration to Facebook fan-page management. Currently we have 720+ fans on FB.

So this weekend I collected around 300 of our top female FB fans, went through each profile, selected the best pic from their album, edited every single pic so that one could look their best (side profile from a low angled shot looks amazing at 50x50 pixel size) and arranged them all on one huge banner. The banner of course covered the entire main screen of, but it was just a one day thingie, so everybody understood.

And yes, even though people had to scroll all the way down because of the huge banner covered with pretty ladies, none of the guys complained. I wonder why.

I won’t be posting on my blog any of the pics/collage I designed because of the way things took a completely different turn at – Guys started voting for the prettiest profile from the collage! Lolz. Eventually there was even a winner declared. Haha, we men!

Anyway, we tend to keep Women’s Day all week long as our theme, so there won’t be any such events unfolding again.

I really hope all you wonderful people had a grand time today, and that we can cherish this special moment by trying to make everyday a Women’s Day (except when it comes to professional work!)

Cheers, and a big hugz to you all.


Lucy In The Sky said...

Happy Women's Day to you too :)

Talk about clients HA! Wonderful, aren't they? :D

I Kritmat putar khi haw duh tawh lo tihna mi??

illusionaire said...

lolz. Thanx for reminding me. Yeah, its high time I say goodbye to Santa! :D I just remembered, Santa is still there on my Twitter page too. lolz.

Pixie said...

Happy Women's Day to you too!! :D

illusionaire said...

lolz... thanx, pix. And urrmmm... Women's Day is pretty much like a birthday. You don't wish back the person who just wished ya :D

Shuakshuali said...

You don't hate Women's day, you hate Mondays and the extra workload and crappy clients...repeat after me "I love women, and I will celebrate them everyday..."

mangbuhril said...

Happy women's day !! thanks to all the women out there, otherwise we wouldn't even be born.... he he

btw saw that banner, almost jump on my office chair,my first thought was how much time would go into making this one banner, am not complaining though, just appreciating the hard work done. I betcha most of the guys would be popping their eyes out browsing misual on that Women's day.
And it's not fair we should also have a men's day

OpaHmar said...

So who's the winner? I need to check the profile out, add as a friend in case She's not on my list ;)

illusionaire said...

@ OPA: Don't worry, I checked. You're not on OUR common friend list. :D :D :D :D *PWNED* :D :D

@ Shuaksual: lolz. "Celebrate them everyday"??? Now you're making me think things I shouldn't be thinking in office... :D

@ Mang: hehehe judging by the number of comments that particular post got, yesterday was indeed Men's Day rather than Women's Day. I have never seen any of our men so happy and excited during the voting :-)

And yeah, it took a long time to make that... but its all for a cause, so its worth it.

Varte said...

i really, really do appreciate your hard work and of course you don't hate women, you only hate MONDAY

"selected the best pic from their album, edited every single pic so that one could look their best".. hahaha

so, you chose my best picture and i came out like that lolzzz.. could not help myself laughing :-)

illusionaire said...

lolz. Comon, that was a beautiful pic. I like it. And you know what? You also have a very beautiful personality. :)

aduhi said...

So you spent almost 48 hours checking out the photos of female fans of Sounds like hard work, but I bet you enjoyed every second of it!!!

illusionaire said...

Sometimes, one must sacrifice for the community and greater good... :)

Eveline said...

HAHAHA. You are awesome. Where can I find your clone?
It was a Monday and if you had the slightest intention of making women all over the internet go all melty and thinking you are wonderful, you succeeded.
Have a great day, Kima. :*

Zairemthiama Pachuau said...

Your comment box no.5 "Sometimes, one must sacrifice for the community and greater good", has been rightly said. Pu Kim, I have to admit that your contribution, through e-networking, towards universal brotherhood, in particular among the Mizo community is IMMENSE. You have all my honour and respect. May you, in return, have God's blessings.

Irene said...

Very well done!!!

Your hard work will pay you one day...
Your contribution towards the community is great!!

illusionaire said...

@ Eve: lolz Eve. Don't worry, my clone will find your clone one day, and they will have lots of little clone children, and maybe we'll even visit them during the weekends :D

@ Zairemthiama: Pu Zai. You're being too kind. But thanx for the compliment. I am far from doing anything that is worthwhile, but I guess it is only fair that we all try to give as much as we can to the community. God bless.

@ Irene: Thanx. By the way, did ya see your pic on the banner. Very "langsar" you are :D

DayDreamBeliever said...

Three things:
1. How come I didn't get any of those special offers?

2. Is my pretty picture on at :p (btw, love how u link women's day and ur admittedly justifiable boast about the site :P)

3. Belated Happy Women's Day to you too. WOuld you remember the day if your line of work didn't require you to? hehehe. Thanks for remembering, seriously. :)

Naupang^Fel said...

hey you did a great job -- making over the ugly faces on the facebook LOL.

Wowww!!! I wondered when I saw the site, not because you turned those monkeys into real humans but due to the space taken by the photos :)

We did some bullshit in our office, let me add. We were asked to put our vote (Wote as they said) for someone whom we admire in our office. Hmmm....whom would you EVER admire among these rushing to get into the bus people.

Clio said...

It seems we women are special because I never heard of Men's Day:)lol

illusionaire said...

@ DayDream: lolz. Answers:

1. Could send you the special offers because I don't have your number anymore and you refuse to gimme :)

2. Your pics may not be on the banner, but they are everywhere at for the Cheraw World Record occasion. I see you had an amazing time! :D

3. And of course I would always remember this day even if it wasn't due to work. My mamma raised me well :D

@ Naupang^fel: Hey at least you got your woman to celebrate the day with, so quit complaining :)

@ Clio: Yes, that is so unfair... :) We should start protesting and demanding for such a day :D