Monday, 30 August 2004

National Day.. Wish all of you the best.

Seems that I agree with the term National Day. Just a date where we celebrate every year in memory of the time when we got to govern the country on our own. But, the term 'Merdeka' or celebrating our indipendence is way over-rated... here's why I think that is so.

1. Much to our Merdeka, we are still under submission to other 'superior'. At the moment, most of us are 'living to work' and NOT 'work for a living'. We have to work when they wanted us to. Most of the time with no extra benefit, no overtime and no extra allowance. Instead of working to bring back income for the family..you are getting income just enough to pay bills, pay all debts, some food and transportation cost to go back and forth the ofice. Time spend in the office are far more than at home... with the motto "be thankful you have a job right now. there are many people who are still looking for a job.." most employers will say that to you. Is that a threat?

2. While we should show the world what we are capable of when we're 'merdeka', we end up taking all that the others have to offer and treat our own things as rubbish. From culture, attitude, music, arts and even inventions.. to us, anything local is craps and anything from outside is good..merdeka?? (even some of us like hindustan and dangdut better than our own local flavour.) NOT ALL of the things from Malaysia is Bad.. and if you really have brains.. you should realise that.

3. In the matters of heart.. we are always in dilemma. Always have problems in making good decisions. And we tned to hold on to the bad past of our lives when we should have move on, plan for a better future and make the best out of the present situation. Seems that the past still chain us, and thus make all ou present decision going back to what we had in the past. Merdeka?

So, what is Merdeka anyway? I don't feel like I am Merdeka for now...For some reason, certain major things in life are still dictated by others..

MERDEKA ARE YOU??

Happy National Day people...

Saturday, 28 August 2004

TOP 10 : When You Think It's All Worth It.

Here's an article that I bumped into. Top 10 reason why you really fall in love with somebody and you're willing to go to the next step. READ and tell me what you think?

Top 10: Traits Of A Great Girlfriend
By Jonathan Carlson

I must admit that playing the field is a whole lot of fun, but so is being in a serious relationship -- provided that it's with the right woman. But how do you know if she really is the right woman for you? If she possesses the following 10 traits, you better hold on to her for dear life or, before you know it, a guy who already knows where it's at will get his hands on your "goods."

Number 10 : She's independent

No one wants a girlfriend they have to baby-sit. Once in a while, like if she's had a rough day at work, it's great to be her shoulder to cry on, but if she can't seem to function without you and is constantly after you, she will eventually make you feel like you're suffocating, which is a surefire way to get you running out the nearest exit.

On the other hand, if she has her very own personality and opinions, can stand on her own two feet, both financially and emotionally, and is able to enjoy time away from you -- while still missing you, of course -- then she must be a great girlfriend.

Number 9 : She's intelligent

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but the bimbo routine gets real old, real fast. A woman who can meet you at an intellectual level is a total turn-on. Instead of being the one in total control, you'll find yourself trying to figure out what she's really thinking behind those glazed eyes of hers -- or if she's actually thinking at all.

An intelligent woman will constantly surprise you and keep you on your toes. She won't let you get bored of her. Besides, it's nice to have something to talk about between all that chandelier-hanging sex.

Number 8 : She's sexual

While we're on the topic, a great girlfriend has to be sexually compatible with you. For instance, if you're into S&M and she's more the "fluffy lingerie" type, that's a problem. The two of you have to be on the same page -- or, at least, she has to be willing to wear leather and use a whip from time to time.

Of course, this doesn't imply that she has to know all the right moves straight away; it simply means that you and she have an undeniable attraction towards each other, and are able to communicate your desires verbally (or with physical cues). It is important that you please each other in the bedroom, or on top of the dryer -- whatever the case may be.

Number 7 : She's beautiful

I know, this one is kind of obvious, but important nonetheless. A great girlfriend will not only want to look good for you, but also for herself. She should always look her best and be well put together -- matching lingerie is a definite plus.

You have to be proud to have her on your arm and enjoy the sight of her in any light. And this doesn't mean that she has to be a Heidi Klum clone. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if you think her full bottom or uncontrollable curls are beautiful, you're allowed.

Number 6 : She respects you

This is a biggie. Your woman must respect you. This means that she listens to you, even if she doesn't necessarily agree with what you're saying. And, of course, she never tries to demean or belittle you in any way, shape, or form.

A great girlfriend won't ever cause scenes in public or in front of your friends and family, and will always wait to discuss matters with you in private. If she respects you, chances are that she will behave in a tactful and diplomatic manner in most situations, which is definitely a good thing.

Number 5 : She lets you be a man

Do not -- I repeat -- do not get involved with a woman who tries to get you to eat cottage cheese and fruit for breakfast and insists that you give up poker night with the guys. You will end up resenting her more than you can imagine. A good girlfriend lets you be a guy in all your glory, poker night and all. If she's a great girlfriend, she'll even bring you and your buddies a couple of beers and make you some of her famous sandwiches.

She has to understand that men and women are different and should allow you to be yourself. Just like you wouldn't deprive her of going shopping with her best girlfriend, she shouldn't expect you to give up the guys for her.

Number 4 : She's nagless

There is nothing worse than a nag! A great girlfriend knows this and chooses her battles wisely. She knows when to speak-up and when to let it slide. You don't want a girlfriend who will give you the heights of hell for leaving a couple of dishes in the sink occasionally.

However, if you live together and you stay out all night without calling her, and she lets you have it, then you're setting yourself up for disaster. This is a situation that nobody would let slide -- not even a great girlfriend.

Number 3 : She gets along with friends & family

A great girlfriend will not only help your mom in the kitchen, listen to your dad's stories, and hang out with your friends, she will enjoy it. She'll make a real effort to get to know and love the most important people in your life. And she won't try to get you to ditch your best buds.

She'll actually empathize with your brother's getting dumped and suggest that you guys take him out to cheer him up. Not only that, but your friends won't roll their eyes and moan when you mention that she'll be joining you guys when she gets off work (yes, women like this do exist).

Number 2 : She loves you

If you have found a woman who loves you for who you really are and not who you pretend or try to be sometimes, you should definitely hang on to her. A woman who doesn't try to change you is hard to find. Of course, everyone has their slightly annoying habits that their mate has to contend with, but if she really loves you, she will be able to cope with these.

Another way to know if she really loves you is by observing the way she looks at you and treats you on an everyday basis. If the sight of you doesn't seem to faze her either way, and she doesn't really seem to care about what you have to say, she's either playing very hard to get, or sees you as just some guy. But if a surprise visit or phone call from you makes her light up, there's no denying that she loves you.

Number 1 : She makes you want to be a better man

Stop making that face... Any man who has a great girlfriend or wife will tell you that she makes him want to be a better man. She doesn't have to say or do anything; it just is that way. If you suddenly feel bad about how you treated your sister or find yourself trying to get your finances in order, you might want to think about your motivation for doing so. It could be love.

do you already have her?
So, if this list seems to describe your current flame, you, my friend, are styling. In fact, you are probably the envy of all of your friends, even if they tease you for losing your status as "king player."

However, if the woman you are dating is more like the polar opposite, then I don't think that getting serious with her would be in your best interest -- but you knew that already, didn't you?

END

so... what do you think? I know, that I on the Number 1 factor. I do have somebody in mind..

Wednesday, 25 August 2004

What's a Perfect Marriage.... Scientifically???

Come across this article. Funny though when I did say earlier Love is not something you can scientifically calculate. Somebody in UK did formulate a calculation for perfect marriage.. (thanks Lisa for pointing out this funny article)

GO ON... READ...

Why 32+27=A Perfect Marriage

Finding the perfect partner is only part of the equation for a perfect marriage. Turns out that if you want a life of wedded bliss, you must also marry at the optimum age.

And what is that age? According to a researcher in Great Britain, the answer is right here: M=Y+(1/e[X-Y]). That computes to 32 years old for men and 27 years old for women, reports London's Evening Standard.

This unusual bit of math wizardry is the handiwork of statistician Dennis Lindley, a professor at London's University College. He is confident his formula is so accurate that he says it will save marriages and reduce the divorce rate. If men and women know the optimum age at which to stop playing the field and start settling down, then they won't marry too soon or wait too long and be doomed to a loveless life.

This is his mathematical logic, according to the Evening Standard: To find an optimum marriageable age, subtract the earliest age at which you start looking for a partner (the professor assumes 16) from the latest age you would expect to marry (he says 60 for men, 46 for women), multiply it by a logarithmic formula (which works out at 0.36), and then add it again to your starting age.

FOR MEN:60-16=44
44 x 0.36=15.84
15.84+16=31.84

FOR WOMEN:
46-16=30
33 x 0.36=10.8
10.8+16=26.8

The mathematician turned love counselor advises, "In the run-in period, men are learning about ladies. But they mustn't do this for too long." Thirty-two years to be exact.

END

p.s.. So, if according to this.. I have another 2 years to go then.. AND I should find somebody who'll be 27 in 2 years.. woohooo... calculative indeed. :)

HAVE A NICE DAY PEOPLE..

Tuesday, 24 August 2004

Here.. Laugh If Want To..

PREGNANT

In a second grade sex education class,

a little girl asks,
"Teacher, can my momma get pregnant?"

The teacher asks, "How old is your mother?"

The little girl says, "Forty."

The teacher says, "Yes, your mother could get pregnant."

The little girl asks, "Can my big sister get pregnant?"

The teacher asks, "How old is your sister?"

The little girl answers, "Nineteen."

The teacher says, "Oh my yes, your sister certainly could get pregnant."

The little girl asks, "Can I get pregnant?"

The teacher asks, "How old are you?"

The little girl says, "I'm seven years old."

The teacher says, "No, you can't get pregnant."

The little boy behind the little girl gives her a poke and says, "See, I told you we had nothing to worry about."

Saturday, 21 August 2004

Go ahead..read and ponder...

Here's an article by somebody I don't know who but the topic and the reasoning behind it does make you think. Go on.. read the article and give some thought to it. It might had happened to you before or you might experienced it now. Whatever the situation is.. I would say that he does have a point to ponder.

The one that got away

In your life, you'll make note of a lot of people. Ones with whom you shared something special, ones who will always mean something. There's the one you first kissed, the one you first loved, the one you lost your virginity to, the one you put on a pedestal, the one you're with... and the one that got away.

Who is the one that got away? I guess it's that person with who everything was great, everything was perfect, but the timing was just wrong. There was no fault in the person, there was no flaw in the chemistry, but the cards just didn't fall the right way, I suppose.

I believe in the fact that ending up with someone, finding a longtime partner that is, does not lie merely in the other person. I can actually argue that an equal part, or maybe even the greater part, has to do with the matter of timing. It has to do with you being ready to settle down and commit to someone in a way that goes beyond the little niceties of giddy romance.

How often have you gone through it without even realizing it? When you're not ready to commit in that mature manner, it doesn't matter who you're with, it just doesn't work. Small problems become big; inconsequentials become dealbreakers simply because you're not ready and it shows. It's not that you and the person you're with are no good; it's just that it's not yet right, and little things become the flashpoint of that fact.

Then one day you're ready. You really are. And when this happens you'll be ready to settle down with someone. He or she may not be the most perfect, they might not be the brightest star of romance to ever have burned in your life, but it'll work because you're ready. It'll work because it's the right time and you'll make it work. And it'll make sense, it really will.

So that day comes when you're finally making sense of things, and you find yourself to be a different person. Things are different, your approach is different, you finally understand who you are and what you want, and you've become ready because the time has truly arrived. And mind you, there's no telling when this day will come. Hopefully you're single but you could be in a long-term relationship, you could be married with three kids, it doesn't matter. All you know is that you've changed, and for some reason, the one that got away, is the first person you think about.

You'll think about them because you'll wonder, "What if they were here today?" You'll wonder, "What if we were together now, with me as I am and not as I was?" That's what the one that got away is. The biggest "What if?" you'll have in your life.

If you're married, you'll just have to accept the fact that the one that got away, got away. Believe me, no matter how fairy tale you think your marriage is, this can happen to the best of us. But hopefully you're mature enough to realize that you're already with the one you're with and this is just another test of your commitment, one which will just strengthen your marriage when you get past it. Sure, you'll think about him/her every so often, but it's alright. It's never nice to live with a "might have been," but it happens.

Maybe the one that got away is the one who's already married. In which case it's the same thing. You just have to accept and know that your memories of that person will probably bring a nice little smile to your lips in the future when you're old and gray and reminiscing.

But if neither of that is the case, then it's different. What do you do if it's not yet too late? Simple...find him, find her. Because the very existence of a "one that got away" means that you'll always wonder, what if you got that one?

Ask him out to coffee, ask her out to a movie, it doesn't matter if you've dropped in from out of nowhere. You'd be surprised, you just might be "the one that got away" as well for the person who is your "the one that got away."

You might drop in from out of nowhere and it won't make a difference. If the timing is finally right, it'll all just fall into place somehow and you know, I'm thinking, it would be a great feeling, in the end, to be able to say to someone, "Hey you, you're the one that ALMOST got away. miss you too much.., but can't miss you anyless."
Amin Azlan

- END -

So.. what do you think? Wonder if you do have that somebody who got away? Wonder if you are the person who got away? Or maybe this thing might not happen to you yet.. but will it happen to you? Whatever your thoughts are.. for me.. the past is the past.. and I wish, I hope and I pray.. that the next relationship will not be it.... To Amin Azlan (whoever you are..) nicely put. This is a good piece.

Friday, 20 August 2004

Another old song to remember

Somebody just drop by this blog by coincidence. I pay a visit to her blog and found an beautiful old song.. Here's something from Radiohead. Another Brit genius in music..(Thanks Ninie..)

I MIGHT BE WRONG - Radiohead

I might be wrong
I might be wrong
I could have sworn
I saw a light coming home

I used to think
I used to think
There is no future left at all
I used to think

Open up, begin again
Let's go down the waterfall
Think about the good times and
Never look back
Never look back

What would I do?
What would I do?
If I did not have you?

Open up and let me in
Let's go down the waterfall
Have ourselves a good time
It's nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all

And the reason is...

Something for all of you on the pre-weekend mood. Happy weeekend everybody. (with hope I got something better to write later.. right now, I don't have anything better than this..)



THE REASON - Hoobastank



I'm not a perfect person
There are many things I wish I didn't do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is YOU

I'm sorry that I hurt you
It's something that I must live with everyday
And all the pain that I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
That's why I need you to hear

I found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is YOU

I'm not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is YOU

I found a reason to show
A side of me you didn't know
A reason for all that I do
And the reason is YOU

Wednesday, 18 August 2004

If Olympics were created in Tanah Melayu...

As the people of the world stop killing each other for a while and concentrating on competing in the olympics..here's a thought of what would the main games be if olympics were created in Tanah Melayu... (thanks Lizz..you inspired the thought)

1. Galah panjang.. a game of 2 teams of 4 idiots running back and forth to cross 4 lines that was guarded by another team. We will save cost of game venue coz we could easily use badminton courts for the game.

2. Kuda Longkang .. this is the race of speed. not technology wise but you will win if the current of the longkang you're competing on is on your side. For the instrument to race.. you can either use big leaves, paperboat origami or maybe ice-cream sticks.

3. batu seremban / ceper tutup botol oren : the games need a balancing skills using your hands. precision is the skills that you need. While batu seremban is the ladies event. Ceper tutup botol oren is the men's event.

4. bola chopping .. here's another cost effective game. Using the football field and a used tennis ball.. the game can be played by as many people as you want. The objective is to throw the ball to any person that becomes your target as hard as you can. Those who can't stand getting hurt lose.

5. Zero Point ... the acrobatic skills competition. Although this game of jumping over strings of rubber bands are meant for womens event. we'll make exception to include it the the mens event.

These are just 5 example of what would the main games be if Tanah Melayu created the olympics. And that does not include Sabung Keris (as to fencing), kerbaustarian (equine for kerbau) and much more...

What say you?


Tuesday, 17 August 2004

Can I just hope...?

I hope that we live in a better world, where people can help depend on each other with no hidden agenda. Where we can trust people as who they are and they accepting us as who we are.

I hope that we could at appreciate life as something more than just work and being better in work. That what we work on is for the sake to enjoy it and appreciate it with our loved ones.. not sacrificng our loved ones for the sake of work.

I hope that we could think outside the box. That we appeciate talents and creativity. We appreciate all things new in life and not hesitated by it. That tradition should get us moving to be better not holding us back to where our people mentality are .. 30 years ago.

I hope that people appreciate us based on the merit of our personality, our mind and our attitude.. not on who we know, how we look like and what can we give them.

I hope that people will realize..some things are not meant to be evaluate by logic science and calculations. Creativity, talent, emotion and feelings are some of those things that should not be calculated. It should be taken based on gut instinct.

I hope that while we are being extra careful, we believe in the nice things of people. We don't like all bad deeds of people, but we reject the good things done by people as well..

I hope that the world is not as confused as it's already have right now..

JUST A HOPE..In the spirit of Olympics..

Sunday, 15 August 2004

Immortal am I ??..

I was entertaining a couple of friends who came from Singapore last Friday night. Manage to get into HRC without paying any cavor charge (thanks to my previous job in the music business). The band playing for this month is Sky High..a club band that from what I see, was mostly influenced by Heavy Metal and Classic rock genre.. As they start their 3rd session for the night (I arrive late.. miss the first 2 sessions) The only upto date hit they play was 'Here Without You' in the beginning and 'My Immortal' to end the session. In between.. they play 4 Metallica classics in a row. Gosh.. I felt like going to 'Tribute to Metallica' mini-gig. I'm a fan of Metallica myself, but don't bore us with 4 Metallica songs in a row..Unless you ARE Metallica..(unfortunately.. you're not)

After that.. went to supper. Sent my Singaporean friends back to their hotel and went home.. but one thing does not leave me.. 'My Immortal' is still playing in my head. AND it still plays in my head till now.. damn.. I guess I'll be driving to Tangkak with 'My Imortal' in my head..

In a lame attempt to drag all of you to the song.. here's the lyric..

my immortal- evenesance

i'm so tired of being here
suppressed by all of my childish fears
and if you have to leave
i wish that you would just leave
because your presence still lingers here
and it won't leave me alone

these wounds won't seem to heal
this pain is just too real
there's just too much that time cannot erase

when you cried i'd wipe away all of your tears
when you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears
and i've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

you used to captivate me
by your resonating light
but now i'm bound by the life you left behind
your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

these wounds won't seem to heal
this pain is just too real
there's just too much that time cannot erase

when you cried i'd wipe away all of your tears
when you'd scream i'd fight away all of your fears
and i've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

i've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
and though you're still with me
i've been alone all along


AFTER READING THE LYRICS... alamak.. I'll be on low mood all the way to Tangkak la ni.. damn..

Friday, 13 August 2004

Is it true?

Here's an interesting issue raised on 8tv Quickie last night (yeah.. I do watch other channels too)

"Do girls actually fall for bad boys?"

Their argument was, it is obvious that bad boys like James Dean or Robbie William get more attention and easily attracted by girls. Unfortunate for the 'good guys'.. they will never have such chance as girls will only want to be just another friend.

I don't know how true is the argument but it does makes sense. A player will always get the girls attention no matter it's known to public he'll play their hearts out. Shaggy will still be fantasize by most girls although 'It wasn;t me' is a lame excuse when you got caught red-handed..

I didn't get to see the poll results of this issue on 8tv (obviously already change channel by then)

What say you??

Wednesday, 11 August 2004

Tribute to Halimi and Nora

I've known Halimi and Nora way back since 1999. By this week, they will be celebrating their 2 months wedding anniversary. I didn't go to their reception. Back then, I was very busy with work and had no weekends to spare (not that I regret for not having weekend off..it's better than having nothing to do on weekends)

Halimi, was my collegue back then at Cyber Music Asia. Soft spoken guy, with creative talent that nobody that I know could compete. A mechanical engineer by qualification but choose to be a webmaster instead. Back then, most of the entertainment websites, Artists official site and Music Industry website was done by this guy. Until one day, he got a better offer and left the scene to join FSBM I-design as one of the specialist, where I got the chance to work there too as Media Editor thanks to his recommendation. (unfortunately, I'm not ready to be in Cyberjaya bro..)My job there last only for a less than half a year, as I rejected the offer as permanent staff.

it is thru him that I know Nora, sweet and high-spirit lady, who from I see.. was a perfect match for him. They share almost everything.. every single interest. she just graduated from MMU and from the way I see it.. She'll go far after this..

Interestingly, they met on a chatroom. Amacam chat on XSmusic.com, a web portal that we used to work on back in those Cyber Music Asia days.. from there, it florish and now.. Husband and Wife.

Well.. to both of you.. I celebrate your anniversary. Making up the absence to both of your reception. (my fault..always been..) It's an honour to know both of you. It's a pleasure to see how both of you went through.. and thank you for being a friend.

Another thing... the WEDDING GALLERY was superb. Reflects the true love between both of you..at least now I know who to look for if I need to create one myself.. (If laa.. only If.. not going to be any sooner..)


HERE'S TO HALIMI AND NORA.. May this is the beginning for a better tomorrow!

Tuesday, 10 August 2004

So what happen when all things are done?

It's not a good day for me. Yup, as interesting as it can be to hold another Press Conference for Spanar Jaya, which are going for it's 7th Season this September, I don't feel like it matters anymore. It's just another job.

A few collegues already gave me the same remark.. "you're wondering off!!.. you're not focussed!" or "you're mind is elsewhere". Maybe they're right. Maybe I am all that. Whatever it is, life here is sickening. That's for sure.

I think I had it with this job I'm having. Yup, I never deny it's interesting, it's challenging and it's a wonderful experience. But, something is missing with it. I'm no longer enthusiastic about getting up early to go to work (in fact, i got up almost late to work)... and really, I feel like it's not worth it to hussle my life anymore.

Met a friend last night. Even he noticed the expression on my face (of course.. he's my junior back in Uni..he knows me better).. "what's up with you?.. something's really bothering you".. and I have no answer for that.

He's doing good. With many business offers around him. His dilemma is only to make the right choice. 2 of it, is to setup a business in Jakarta. The moment I heard that, I offered myself. If there's any chance that you would take me along.. please, take me with you. I would love to start new there where nothing reminds me of anything. He smiles and reply, " it would be great to have you around, let's see if that could happen"

Well, Mujahid. You're leaving for Umrah today. Have a great journey. May there's a sign for you to make the right choice. And pray for me, to at least survive this world. My intention to get out of here.. is still strong.

Sunday, 8 August 2004

World.. Keep the torture going..

This is what happen when you're all alone.. Maybe man is an island after all.. and this song somehow keeps teasing me everywhere, without fail from all radio, all houses and some CD player.. guess I'll be tortured by this nice song forever..


BRIGHT LIGHTS
By R. Thomas

SHE GOT OUT OF TOWN
ON A RAILWAY NEW YORK BOUND
TOOK ALL EXCEPT MY NAME
ANOTHER ALIEN ON BROADWAY

THERE'S SOME THINGS IN THIS WORLD
YOU JUST CAN'T CHANGE
SOME THINGS YOU CAN'T SEE
UNTIL IT GETS TOO LATE

BABY, BABY, BABY
WHEN ALL YOUR LOVE IS GONE
WHO WILL SAVE ME
FROM ALL I'M UP AGAINST OUT IN THIS WORLD
MAYBE, MAYBE, MAYBE
YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING
THAT'S ENOUGH TO PLEASE YOU
BUT IF THE BRIGHT LIGHTS DON'T RECEIVE YOU
YOU CAN TURN YOURSELF AROUND
AND COME ON HOME

I GOT A HOLE IN ME NOW
I GOT A SCAR I CAN TALK ABOUT
SHE KEEPS A PICTURE OF ME
IN HER APARTMENT IN THE CITY
SOME THINGS IN THIS WORLD
THEY DON'T MAKE SENSE
SOME THINGS YOU DON'T NEED
UNTIL THEY LEAVE YOU
AND THEY'RE THINGS THAT YOU MISS

BABY, BABY, BABY
WHEN ALL YOUR LOVE IS GONE
WHO WILL SAVE ME
FROM ALL I'M UP AGAINST OUT IN THIS WORLD
MAYBE, MAYBE, MAYBE
YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING
THAT'S ENOUGH TO PLEASE YOU
BUT IF THE BRIGHT LIGHTS DON'T RECEIVE YOU
YOU CAN TURN YOURSELF AROUND
AND COME ON HOME


LET THAT CITY TAKE YOU IN
LET THAT CITY SPIT YOU OUT
LET THAT CITY TAKE YOU DOWN
FOR GOD'S SAKE TURN AROUND


Enjoy the song.. I'll be ok once everything is lost.

Saturday, 7 August 2004

The Auditioner becomes the auditionee (is there any such word?)



Friday, 4:30pm : I went off from the office early today. Not that I've settled everything and have no other work left to do, just that I'm of to Kelab Shah Alam to watch my top 10 contestants of Who Will Win Golden Stars singing practice for their showcase on 8th August at Karnival Beli-Belah Bkt Jalil. The show will start at 8:30pm. One of the contestant offer her previllege to use the club's karaoke lounge for their practice. Talking about true sportsmanship in competition, these folks are full of it. (thanks Kak Ani for your kind thoughts)

Not just sportsmanship, they are also talented. Do not underestimate old-timers people coz they really can sing. They know their vocal range, how to use vibrato, play with pitch and even use the falseto technique very well... It's safe to say that these folks are far better than most of the young contestants in all singing competition we have on Malaysian TV. (and I said most of them.. and not all of them).. It was nice to hear them sing and you feel good just watching them enjoying themselves.. the same feeling I had when I first auditioned them back in June.

Here's the story, today.. the contestants strikes back. They want me to sing with them and to show them I'm sporting enough to sing (and my ego that I auditioned them).. I sang..

First song.. Careless Whisper.. then Rindu bayangan and last song.. Eric Clapton's Change the World. By the end of the song I got theor claps and handshake. I guess I passed their test on me and accept the fact I'm able to audition them. (hahaha.. YES!!..I'm your auditioner!!.. *ego trip*)

Oh well, if you wanna see these folks in action, come to Karnical Beli-Belah at Bkt Jalil on 8th August (it's Sunday Night people!).. the show will start at 8:30pm.

Trust me. Old-timers can really hold their notes.. THEY CAN SING!!.

Wednesday, 4 August 2004

Back to Work..

Gosh.. I actually took my MC almost a week. How fast time passed by. Today, I got back to work, full of uncertainties, blur and with no sense of work updates.. I guess that one week MC really spoilt me. But it's MC..not that I want to.

So, the first thing to do is to get everything back on track.. check the emails. Check the necessary updates and talk to the collegues and meet the superior. End up, I noticed that my plan for Spanar Jaya New Season Press Conference, which I planned to be on the 11th August, which was then been postponed to early September, was decided by majority to go back to my proposed date.. 11th August. Damn.. what a way to start the day.. So, I start with preparing all the necessary plans and briefs for the guys to work it out. That's my job, plan and strategise accordingly all promotions regarding our local TV programme.

Somewhere along that period.. Something else struck me. I realised how I really missed the music industry so much. How, planning promotion tour, shows and publicity in the music scene is way more interesting, challenging and not a single event.. the same old experience. Every project is a brand new experience and how I wish the music industry would be in a better situation where at least we can have a decent amount of income to bring home and not being underpaid due to the many factors that does not support the industry.

Oh well, It's not bad working here. I like it here. Just that once a while, we tend to look back and see all those things we missed.

Whatever it is.. It's the work in the music industry that keep my sanity on a safe level after the bad break up. It's that industry that got me understand people better. It's that industry that teach me the value of patience when I'm once quite a temperamental person. So, thank you music industry.. it was a great journey after all...

Monday, 2 August 2004

True Love ends in Murder?

This is sickening. I'm officially calling Malay Mail the Crime and Court Tabloid. All you can read about from front page till almost the middle section is either court reports or murder case or other vice case.

Last week, Norzi Ayu, a researcher in UKM was stabbed to death by her ex BF after they broke-up earlier. Later that week, A chinese guy killed his 3 children than later commit suicide at the same place.

Let's not go into other cases and just look into these two. What's the reason behind the motives? Does loving anybody greatly permits you to kill them? Does that mean killing is a part of our norms and culture now?

Proves that Klang Valley now is a Sickening place to be. With the unbalanced development, high cost of living and the negligence of our moral values and psychological well-being, getting metal-illness is as easy as getting keropok lekor by the roadside.

This is just 2 examples of murder cases. I haven't include other cases like Noritta's, Uncle Don's incident and the Pandan Indah Condo fall...

What say you?

Sunday, 1 August 2004

A Legendary Love Story : Puteri Gunung Ledang

I bet most of you already seen a glimpse of the upcoming movie 'Puteri Gunung Ledang'. Some might even saw the full lengh video of the first soundtrack 'Asmaradana'.




With budget of RM15 million and the very serious process in preparation and production, I wuld suggest everybody to watch this movie. It will change the perception towards our Malaysian movie. And.. I do hope that it will become a new benchmark of local movies.

Puteri Gunung Ledang
In Theatres Near You : 31st August 2004

Lost my handphone

This has just came in..I lost my handphone while paying for petrol at the counter. Somebody open my car. Snatch the handphone and run off swiftly and undetected by anybody there. I took me only 1 minute or less to pay the petrol but still the thief manage to do that.

For the next 3 days, I will be without handphone and I also need to get all your numbers back. Some of your numbers I already have it in my previous SIM card. Those who I got the number within this year.. I totally lost. So, I appreciate if you would be kind enough to tell me your number again.

This is my first time losing a handphone. If previously, my handphone died on me and sent for reapair.. I felt like losing half of my life. This time.. with all my contact number gone. Which 60% of it are important for my life and career.. I'm almost dead. Living practically alone in KL.. my handphone is the only direct communication for me with other people.

Please.. I need your phone numbers back. I appreciate it very much.