How to Make Sign Boards with A4 Papers

I guess this fits as one of the How-To’s in my wedding preparation.

In every wedding surely we need sign boards, especially those hosted at home. Even with GPS, elderly would prefer to go by hard copy map. I call this gut instinct, because they’re usually wrong.

Anyway, I did my own sign board using A4 paper. An A4 Paper is rather too small to make sign boards. It’s hardly seen. Even harder when driving. Therefor, I plan on printing 4 x A4 papers and stick em together.

The software that I’ll be using is Microsoft Powerpoint and PosteRazor. The latter was used to split the image.

  1. Download PosteRazor first. This will save you waiting time.
  2. Open up Powerpoint and go to File > Page Setup.
  3. Change the setting of the page to A4.
  4. Do your own design. Remember, it has to be seen and not pretty.
  5. When you’re done, go to File > Save as Picture. Choose PNG or JPEG
  6. Open PosteRazor and locate the design you just made.
  7. PosteRazor will take you through the wizard.
  8. Once you’re done, PosteRazor will print PDF format of the pages. Example.
  9. Printing time!

For the printing papers, I chose the color blue. By choosing a specific color, I could differentiate my sign boards. This will also help drivers to identify the signs quicker rather than reading everything.

Here’s my example.

Rule of Thumb: Sign boards are to be seen. So make em huge! Not as big as RM’s hair-do ok?

No Joke Man

There was once someone wise quoted this

Wedding preparation is no joke!

At first I was pretty skeptical myself until I get the preparation done or at least started. Gile gua cakap lu! Things that I needed to do or have already done.

  • Clear my room, this includes clearing up the closet for the bride, which also means throwing away things I want to keep, but don’t use it anymore, i.e. Junks
  • Paint my room, the room paint has already faded, eaten by time and some dirty paws. Takes two days, but done too.
  • Make a Baju Melayu for the ceremony. Choosing the fabric already takes half day. Done, needs ironing.
  • Go for fitting. This is tedious. Trying one and getting my size right. Done.
  • Find an altar. I haven’t done this yet. My God I’m dead.
  • Hantaran preparation. I’ve got all the things, but have yet to start.
  • Wedding invites. Cards, Facebook, Twitter etc. I already finished all the cards I ordered.
  • Go for facial? I don’t think I have time for this. LOL
  • Catering. Thank God mum manages this.
  • Goodie bags. My mum too. Thank you mama!
  • Prepare sign board for location, usually the day before the wedding.
  • and.. some other things that didn’t cross my mind now.

To make matters worst, my house is only on one power phase, the rest went kaput. That means there’s only electricity at certain sockets in the house. My parents left for umrah, so now it’s up to me and my brother to get this done. But where the hell can I find an electrician nearing Eid Fitr? Damn I’m screwed.

A little addition, got some part-time project that consumes a damn lot of my time.

This is tough, but I’ll live. Insya Allah.

ps: Wedding preparation is NO JOKE OK!

Farewell To My Parents

And so my parents left for umrah, leaving the rest of us behind. I hope they enjoyed their religious trip to the house of Arabs.

Now the real preparation begins. I need to clear my room, making way for the bride to move in. There’s always that discomfort feeling when throwing old stuff, it’s like breaking away from the fondest memories left behind. I guess its necessary to pave the future. Let’s just hope everything is fine and I don’t accidentally throw my brothers belonging.

With both my brothers (and their family) celebrating the festive Raya at their in-laws, looks I’ll be celebrating alone. Oh well, part of the gist of life.

ps: Writing review for Galaxy Tab 10.1 is pretty demanding.