Friday, 30 December 2005

Sebelum Labuh Tirai Malam..



This would be my last entry for 2005. This might as well be a recap of happenings around me within this year.

It has been a great year. Full ups and down as usual, but as a whole, life has never been better. Either it is way better than before or maybe just slightly better is not an issue here. As long as there're progress in life, I'm thankful to God for the blessings I've received this year.

I've seen successes before my eyes with the friends from Bhumiband bagged 3 awards at the APM at the early part of the year. I'm also happy to know that I am a part of history that been made this year, directly or indirectly.

I've met so many long lost friends this year. Some that I've not met since graduation. I have to admit, I was the one who's been avoiding many of them due to my decision to take different path in life. At least now, they can see what I've become by chosing these paths. (There's reasons to all of it my friend)

Hey, I've also met new friends this year. From all over the place. Some that I met online (2/3 of my life spent online this year.. *I assume*), Some of you knew me face to face in the 'real' world..

To all of you. It has been wonderful knowing everybody. I hope it will not stop there.

2005 also give a distinctive mark to me and the team here. We started operating with a proper office on 1st January. Opening the year with only three of us in the company, with only 3 PCs, a printer, desks and a 14-inch TV in the office. A humble start for huge ambition to build what others think at that moment (maybe they still think..) crazy, ridiculous and impossible dream. Well, I'm proud to say that, this office will turn 1 this Sunday. Our crazy, ridiculous and impossible dream seems worth every risk and effort that we took. We're now with proper facilities, about 20-odd staffs and we don't think we have begin fully operational yet.. The best is yet to come.. and more surprises to go...

With that, I'm thankful to God, for my only resolution this year is to be better and keep seeking to be better. As far as I'm concern, I've achieved that.

I'll end this year's entry with a video. I personally like this video. It's a soundtrack for an Indinesian Movie 'GIE'.. and this is the lyric to end it all

akan aku telusuri
jalan yg setapak ini
semoga kutemukan jawaban..


HAPPY NEW YEAR

END

Wednesday, 28 December 2005

Love this lovely lady with all my heart

I had a long weekend off the office. *hooray to 'off the office'* but not really off from work. You know, it's easy to take leave a day or two when you're 100% working for others. But in my case, you'll tend to worry more about the work because the rise and fall of the company is somewhat depends on you. (OK.. enough about work)

Yesterday, brings different meanings to each and everyone of us in the world. We are reminded of the biggest tragedy of Tsunami, which in a way 'celebrates' it's birthday. Medias around the world did not miss to cover the story it. Some review the progress we made after one year of the incident. Some look into possibilities of how we can contribute further to help those affected places.

Still, as far as I can channel surfing over the remote control, none actually remind us of our reaction, our human instinct on giving, sharing, helping and tolarating each other.. making sure that lives are saved disregard of their race, status or religion. We do whatever we can to ease their pain. We care more about them than we actually care about ourselves. AND THAT, my friend, is what we should be reminding ourselves everyday. HOW did we actually do that? and WHY is that, when every effort is done.. and time goes by, we suddenly change, with most of us turn into the ugly personality who only cares about themselves more than others? I wonder.

As for me, 26th Dec has always been meaningful to me. Always has and always be, as it is the birthdate of the most lovely lady that I've ever known. She's wonderful to everybody who knows her. She's strong in dealing with everyday life especially, when dealing with her bowel cancer. She's the love of everybody in the family.

This year, she's enjoying a 5-day trip (since last Friday) in Kuching, Sarawak where she celebrated her birthday yesterday with her husband, her two granddaughters, as well as one of her son and her daughter-in-law. I'm sure she had a Great time of her life there.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA.. I know I can't be there with everybody, (and I'm truly jealous of that..) but nobody can take away my love for you. Wishing and praying all the wonderful things to happen for you from this day onwards.. Much better than what you already have. HAPPY BIRTHDAY..

END
p.s Hey, 2005 is about to close it's curtain. Have you reviewed all your resolutions for this year?

Monday, 19 December 2005

She's Back!! ..She's Back!!

Assalamualaikum..

You read comics before right? (come on, unless you're a useless freak.. then maybe, you never once like to read comic..) Any comics.. Beano, Tin-tin, Archie's, Calvin & Hobbes, X-Men, Mad Magazine.. Any kind. Till the Malaysian comic to the likes of Gila-gila, Ujang, Gelihati (ada lagi ke?) or the Malaysian godfather of cartoon, Dato' Lat. I'm sure you've read at least half of what I've listed.

Now, remember the glory days of Ujang. Can you remember the characters in those Magazine? From the mascot of Din Beramboi, the 'mat rempit' of Cupin. And then the Beautiful girl with 'tudung' with the name Kartini. Anybody remembers that?

I'm back..

Remember me??

Well, Kartini is back! After a few years disapearing from the scene, she's back with the latest update in her life. She's now with us here. Thanks to the creator of the character, Azhar Ahmad (better known as Tembakau or Aryone by friends) who is a member of the content development team, you'll see the new Kartini in the new environment.
WOOooooo...

COMING SOON (in any way we want it to be..) 2006

Friday, 16 December 2005

All the smiles that are ever gonna haunt me



Well,At the end of the world
Or the last thing I see
You are
Never coming home
Never coming home
Could I?
Should I?
And all the things that you never ever told me
And all the smiles that are ever gonna haunt me
- Ghost of You (My Chemical Romance)


It's 6:15am, I've not sleep for about 24 hours now and I am still not sleepy. Blame it on insomniac.. The truth is, I've been worrying about meeting my own deadlines on one project, which I set to get it done by next Monday. On top of that, I was given less than 24 hours notice that I will be conducting an exclusive interview with Yvonne Ridley later this evening.

For those of you who are not familiar with Yvonne Ridley, was the award-winning British journalist, a chief reporter for the Sunday Express who, 3 years ago was captured Taliban for sneaking into Afghanistan with a camera, only to be released 10 days later. A year after the release, she converted into Islam and since then, actively campaigning for humanitarian and anti-war.

NOW, with such background behind her, HOW CAN I NOT BE NERVOUS??

May this be another wonderful journey in my life experience..

END

Tuesday, 13 December 2005

The Last Samurai??


Peduli apa kalau kali ni I'm in vain... I'm HAPPY!! HAPPY!!


My new toy has arrived. And I'm placing it right on my work desk, here in the office.


AND No, I don't have any problems with others who tried to bring us down. NOT AT ALL.. It's just a 3 piece Samurai Sword to show.

YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME?

END

Saturday, 10 December 2005

Faded Innocence..


They say that as we get older, we'll be wiser. We are also made to believe that since we're wiser than before, we might as well be mature. Hence, we are definitely better than we are before.


A friend forwarded this photos to me. Usually, I would ignore most of the forwarded emails but this one did caught my attention. Photos of letters made by kids to God. Yup, it may sound weird to many of us. Better still, as we read all their letters, wierd is no longer the feeling we get but we laugh at how funny the content of the letters are. Immediately, all we have in mind are how cute the kids are at that moment. We imagine how innocent they are, how cute the situation be and how pure their hearts to come up with such thing.

Now, imagine again, what happened to those pure hearts, to the innocence and those superb attitute in facing everydays life that we once had in us? Are those values that was given to us from birth, does not mean anything to life of adulthood?

Which brings back to the issue of being wiser and better as we get older. Are we really that wise and better?


Sometimes, there's many things we can learn from these kids.

END
p.s There's like 21 photos of those letters. I only show 3 here. To see the rest, click to my FOTOPAGES.

Saturday, 3 December 2005

An event to mark our existance


Not much nonsense this week eh? I've been busy preparing for the our event at KL tower on 1st December. On Monday and Tuesday, we did a studio shoot for our video ID of the Channel. By the end of the 2 days, we completed the video and here it is, the same video we show on the night at KL Tower.

Free video hosting, video codes at www.vidiLife.com



Well, it could have been better. I know I can do better that. But, for a quick production which is almost faster than fast-food industry itself, that's the best for a production juggling between other tasks.

Here are some of the photos from the event that night, which was held at Megaview Deck, KL Tower. For more photos, just click to my FOTOPAGES



What do you think?

END

Friday, 2 December 2005

The multiple faces on a wondering mind..

Under night vision surveillance

err.. Infrared Scan.

just another frame on the film

I'm on 60's TV..


The mind taking it's own course and decided to take a break by not bothering to think about anything of work in nature. Which also means, my intention to update this blog properly had to postpone to another day. Enjoy the colors of life..

Have a wonderful weekend everybody. Take care..

END
p.s The Hari Raya Open House with Orphanage by Ansar Channel, MiTV and WHam was held at KL tower Maindeck last night. Nanti-nanti lah cerita..otak penat..

Monday, 28 November 2005

Back in the 23rd and 5th.. there was this incident.

Somewhere in Ramadhan, I was Tagged by Bayah to fulfil this instruction. I was busy back then and promise her to get to it once I got my things done and since then, I never did able to get to it until now.

These are the instructions..

1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas.
5. Tag five people to do the same.

And after 10 minutes of browsing the old files, here is what I got to provide according to the instructions..

On my 23rd Post which was somewhere last year, my 5th sentence (Mind you, I'm not sure if I count it correctly) is..

A few collegues already gave me the same remark.. "you're wondering off!!.. you're not focussed!" or "you're mind is elsewhere".


Hmm.. ok. That's not a good sentence to be reminded of. Anyway, it's the past. It's something that I've dealt on. Subconciously, I am in a way, frustrated with the overall situation back in my old workplace. Many decisions seems ridiculous, many responses seems superficial.

I guess it make me sick to see how shallow people can be by making attempts of looking and appearing as if when they are the nicest, loveliest and most civilised human being among us. It's sickening when it is obvious, that deep inside, all they care is to be among the people they called 'elites'.

I'm sorry, display of artificial affection is sickening. Trying to gain what you don't earn is even worse.. and I'm happy to know, that some of you might just have to be out of jobs.

Thank you for the experience. At least from where I am now, I will surely do my best to avoid sweet talking 'corporate leeces' to be in our team. I am very satisfied with the outcome.

OK, here's the 5 lucky (or not)people to be tagged by me..

1. Ms Binx of Rhumba Addict
2. Ubisetela of Kiwi Kasu.. er... Kiwi land. (no excuse..you have to do this)
3. Teek of Heads full of Tick. (no excuse for you too..)
4. Anisism the Bibik of Architecture
5. Slyn of Micheal Bolton Fan Club (hehehe.. my turn to tag you)

Go ahead... get yourself ready and work on the Meme. Since you already know what's the hidden meaning from that sentence, I hope people will realise by now that, whenever you meet people who put their heart and soul to anything that they do... DO NOT TRY TO MESS WITH THEM..

END
p.s Please, look at this entry as another joke made by humans. Seriously, it is funny to see people so shallow in life (eh? did I say funny or pity? )

Thursday, 24 November 2005

If I should stumble on my moment in time




I don't really admire American bands. To me British and Europe have much better bands. Thanks to MTV, kids nowadays don't realise that. The music now have less value, not many bands have solid music knowledge and ideas and hip hop is the ultimate way of life.. (haha.. they must be joking..)

Anyway, one American Band is exceptional though, this is definitely one talented group. Every member of this band are great in their own way. (hey, that sounds like The Beatles..)

Oh well, to Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey..
please.. please.. please.. reunite for once and come back to KL for another concert. (agak-agak dia baca tak??..hahaha)

Watch the video, listen to the song, read the lyrics.. and enjoy Mr Big. (see.. even SATC took the name as character..hahahah)

Goin' Where The Wind Blows - Mr Big

Someone said life is for the taking
Here I am with my hand out waiting for a ride
I've been living on my great expectations
What good is it when I'm stranded here
And the world just passess by
Where are the signs to help me get out of this place

If I should stumble on my moment in time,
How will I know
If the story's written on my face, does it show
Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain
Or am I a fool going where the wind blows

Here I sit halfway to somewhere
Thinking about what's in front of me
and what I left behind
On my own, supposed to be so easy
Is this what I've been after
Or have I lost my mind
Maybe this is my chance coming to take me away

If I should stumble on my moment in time,
How will I know
If the story's written on my face, does it show
Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain
Or am I a fool going where the wind blows

Here I am walking naked through the world
Taking up space, society's child
Make room for me, make room for me,
make room for me

Am I strong enough to walk on water
Smart enough to come in out of the rain
Or am I a fool
Going where the wind blows
Going where the wind blows
Going where the wind blows
Going where the wind blows


END
p.s Thanks for the 'makan' invitations..Those invitations on 26th, I'm really sorry that I can't make it. (I'll be in Seremban that day) Those invitations on 27th, I'll be doing marathon to attend all. Nyeh Nyeh Nyeh.. anybody following?

Wednesday, 23 November 2005

.. the moral of the story is...

Can I do my catwalk now?


I would like to wish Ika in Singapore and my pet-sis Lisa in Alor Star, SELAMAT PENGANTIN BARU!! last weekend. To Ika, I got your invitation card, I know I promise to attend the wedding and I even planned my trip to Singapore last weekend. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the plans at the very last minute due to my work (what can I say? I'm married to my work..)

Anybody remembers reading Aesop Fables when you're a kid? Anybody remember listening to Malay folklores like Mat Jenin, Si Luncai and Lebai Malang? Remember how these stories have affected us in a way or another? How in any Fables, fairytales or folklore arond the world, shared one thing in common.. "all stories have moral values to share in all those stories.."

Now, let's take the same formula to practice. Read a book, watch a movie, listen to the music.. and try figure out the 'moral of the story' from each examples that I've been watching throughout the weekend.

TROY : You can kill her people, you can kill her cousin and still be love and forgiven by the woman only and ONLY. if you're Brad Pitt.. (orang lain jangan, mondok ternakan dia mati sekor pun, dia tak ampun sampai mati)

THE UNTOUCHABLES : You can topple down a Mafia Boss but you need lots of sacrifices. (Nasib baik it's not Brad Pitt as the Mafia Boss, or you can just forget it. You're the evil man to blame if he's caught guilty)

WIGAN ATHLETIC vs ARSENAL : It pays to be rich and famous, even the commentator's remark on the game will intentionally be on your side. It works even better to public's eye if you're rich and handsome (eh wait.. if you're rich, you're handsome to their eyes already. Forget about my last line...)

MANCHESTER UNITED vs CHARLTON ATHLETIC : (all together now..) GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!! GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!! (hahah.. gila bias..) Nah.. same moral of the story above applied.

MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS : Don't worry if you curse, swear or harass anybody sexually on TV. You have all the elements to get away from it (rich, handsome, popular).. They'll love you.

Enough examples for now... What's your moral of the story?

Eat your heart out. I'm the new supermodel!


Hahahah.....

END
p.s Read, listen, ponder and learn from those folklores and fables. You'll understand the basic nature of human are good and full of moral values.

Friday, 18 November 2005

Do NOT read beauty magazine it will only make you feel UGLY!

For my passion of music, for my interest in movies, for my believe in creativity..I've always admired the works of Baz Luhrman. I like all his works. I know I might not seen all of it but at least from what he did in Romeo and Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and the famous remake of Moulin Rouge, this man is awesome. Actually, even the word 'awesome' is still an understatement.. He is beyond awesome with regards to his work.

So for the weekend. I present to you another creative work of Baz Luhrman. His speech song from 1999 .. Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99,
if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…
I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….
You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you

Sing

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are eckless with yours.

Floss

Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters; throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..

Dance
Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents; you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…


END
p.s Have a wonderful weekend ahead people. Give a thought of what's been presented by Baz Luhrman. It's quite interesting.

Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Better when I'm older... woohooo...



I'll Be - Edwin McCain

LATEST UPDATE : I've found the video I've been looking for!!.. HERE IT IS.. 'I'll Be' by Edwin McCain..

I've been dropped out, burned up,
fought my way back from the dead
Tuned in, turned on,
Remembered the things that you said
- I'll Be (Edwin McCain)


Been a while since I put a video up didn't I? So, here's an old video that caught my attention. A really nice video. Personally, I prefer this song more than his other singles, but that does not mean this song is less of quality in any way..

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

END
p.s Oh God, I got another Meme to fulfill. Will put that up soon. OK Bayah? Yours is kinda hard you know..

Monday, 14 November 2005

My favourite number is 7 and I'm cursed by the number.

OK, I've been tagged by many people a week before Aidilfitri. I apologise for not doing it sooner. Got lots of excuses for being so, but let's not get into that. So, here's one tag I'm clearing off today. THANK YOU SLYN


[Q.01] Seven Things I Plan To Do Before I Die:

1. To have my own company that runs smoothly and financially stable
2. To be financially independant by the age 40.
3. To have my own charity foundation to aid talented children
4. To perform Hajj
5. To travel around the world
6. To write a book
7. To produce a series of travel documentary, my own way.

[Q.02] Seven Celebrity Crushes:(ok, this would be hard to fulfill..)
1. Cameron Diaz
2. Chaterine Zeta Jones
3. Helen Hunt
4. Eva Mandez
5. repeat no.1
6. repeat no.2
7. repeat no.3 (I told you.. It's not an easy question)

[Q.03] Seven Often Repeated Words:
1. Apa cerita?
2. Anyway..
3. Apa dia?
4. cool..
5. Laa..
6. Ek eleh..
7. cam sial..

[Q.04] Seven Traits I Look For In The Opposite Sex (peh.. soalan cari maut ni..)
1. Really know what she wants in life
2. Know her respect and manners in front of family (mine and hers)
3. Smart and friendly
4. Sound judgement of character
5. Able to take sense of humor.
6. Interesting personality
7. Attractive and beautiful to my eye (hey, I'm human la..)

[Q.05] FIVE People This Tags Goes To:
1. TEEK (coz I like to give you homework..haha)
2. UBISETELA (something to do before coming back to Malaysia)
3. LISSA (coz you don't update your blog)
4. SHERYL (coz I know you love to do this..)
5. AXUERRA (cozz..err coz I'm running out of people to pass this to. hehe..)

So there you go.. One tag is done.
*disclaimer : the answers given are correct at that point of time.. (boleh lak ada disclaimer.. )

END

Wednesday, 9 November 2005

Schizophernia is a very hard word to spell..

How do you feel if the house that you live in now, actually does not exist in the real world?

What would you do if you realise the best friend that you had all this while, is actually somebody who only exist in your mind?

Have you ever think about the possibility that this world you live might be one big illusion?

How do you react if the person who wrote this entry you're reading, died 2 years ago?

Hehehe.. Just kidding la.. (have I screwed up your mind yet? Hope not..)




Oh well, I'm back in Mud Valley, where the city pretends to understand its populations..(apa aku merepek ni??) Anyway, I'm back since Monday morning. In an attempt to avoid those ridiculous traffic going towards KL on the expressway, (and by that, I wonder why we call it 'express'way at that moment) I start my journey back from JB at 11:30pm, reaching the house in KL at about 3am which officially ended my 5-days holiday.

In a nutshell, my Aidilfitri this year is slightly below personal satisfactory level compared to previous years. And the reason behind it all was due to the limited time spared for this year's celebration. What happened next was a chain reaction from the one month stint of production.

No, I didn't manage to visit all my relatives. I didn't manage to recover from work exhaustion either.

Oh yeah, my 2 adorable nieces are more hyperactive than ever. I rarely get a space of my own back in JB from the moment they woke up till the time they go to sleep. Oh well, here are their pictures..



END
p.s Those house I've promise to visit for raya. Don't worry, raya sebulan kan? I'll try to make it.. OH, I'm happy to attend any open house if invited..hahaahha..

Sunday, 30 October 2005

Raikan Kemenangan Aidiladha

It has been the most hectic Ramadhan for me this year. Life is nothing more than work, work and more work, even on the weekends. What the heck, it's for Aidilfitri and I'm not regretting any of it.

photo & model coutesy of Anisism Daud


May we celebrate the glory of Syawal in high spirit humanity.
May we are blessed with brilliant minds, wonderful heart and beautiful soul in facing our life ahead.
May we are strong enough to face any obstacles and challenges in life

most of all.. May we live peacefully and cherish every moment of it..

My wish. My prayers. My hope..
For me and for all of you. No matter where you are.
Thank you for the moments. It is truely an honour.

SALAM ALDILFIRI
AMPUN MAAF ATAS SEGALANYA


deep from the bottom of my heart..Minal Eid Wal Faidzin..


END
p.s I'll be driving back to JB tomorrow evening & on holiday for only a week. Hope to meet those who'll be in JB.

My offer to those who wants to tag along to JB tomorrow is still open. Anybody?

Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Inilah Hari Kita. Tiada Lagi Rasa Ketakutan..

Things are getting a bit hectic than usual here. I practically live in the office now. Not regreting anything here. I chose to be where I am now.

Anyway, it's 9 days to Aidilfitri. It's the beginning of Malam Tujuh Likur. (and a week to go to Deepavali to those celebrating it..)

They say in Malam Tujuh Likur. There's a night called Lailatul Qadr.Your prayers will be granted. Your Doa will come true. Anything that you wish for if you happen to woke up that night will become a reality.

They say, the best prayers, the best Doa is when you're ask from Allah not just for you but for others as well.

Tonight, if it is the night of all nights, I pray for the well-being, the success, the peace and prosperity of my family, my relatives, my collegues and last but never the least friends that have been around me all these years, all around the world, wherever they are.

May God bless us all. Amiinnn..

Salam Dunia - M Nasir


Suara tangis yang kau dengar
Memecah hari kudus ini
Adalah aku
Mengenang pemilikmu

Kita pohon kemenangan
Meroboh kota keakuan
Ini saatnya
Yang kunanti-nanti

Mereka yang dilanda derita
Redhalah harimu kan tiba
Cahaya kekasih yang benar
Menghapus segala api kemarahan

Salam dunia
Salam semua
Salam Hari Raya
Bersinar akhirnya
Salam dunia
Salam semua
Salam Hari Raya
Bersinar akhirnya

Inilah hari kita
Tiada lagi rasa ketakutan



END

Friday, 21 October 2005

It's not that bad isn't it?


Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong

Just want to let this out off the chest...

Life may seems unfair, but that's what makes it exciting. Isn't it? I mean, look at it in a different view.. If we've not been tested through hardship of life, if we're not been tested by God, we're definitely not what we are now? So, if we learn from it, we'll be better in any angles of life. And if we don't learn from it... maybe we'll be those cowards who turns bad and start blaming everything else in these world for not treating us nicely.

The truth is.. to hell with everything else. We are what we make of ourselves. And if the malay saying "Kubur masing-masing", then it would also best meant "and so does what you make out of your life.."

As long as we believe that the sun will always shine after the rain. As long as we believe that there's always light at the end of the tunnel. Then, there's always chances that our lives will be better after every hiccups of life.

Don't you think so? Then live..

END
p.s Al-Fatihah to Allahyarhamah Datin Seri Endon. May Allah blessed her souls. Have a blessed weekend evrybody.

Monday, 17 October 2005

Ape keghoje kome kat banda dighaje?

look at the mountains!!

Too many work. Too many work. It's more than all of us can handle now. Which is good, Alhamdulillah, because too many work is always better than have nothing to do at all. As a result to this, most of us are handling 3-4 projects at one time, which needs us to juggle all teh tasks well within the period given.. and pray that all things falls well in places. Either we juggle it like the next big media player or juggle it like the clown in the Royal Circus.

oooo..spooky..

I just got back from Kuala Kangsar lat Sunday. I was there for 3 days accompanying Loloq to the location of his next film gig. Since I'll be there for 3 days, might as well make full use of the time to do some shooting myself. (No, I don't act). Mine project are much simpler, to go to Kuala Kangsar take shots of scenaries. The mountain scenaries, the village scenes and so on. Scenes which is quite impossible to get in the city.

it's never wrong to shop till you drop here.

Unfortunately, I only achieve to get half of the footages than what I'm targeted to achieve due to heavy rain in the earlier parts of the evening. Hey, half is always better than nothing right? I've planned a backup and now moving to plan B.

The famous bridge. Night view from the rest house.

Whatever it is, here are some of the photos taken from Kuala Kangsar. To view more, you can always click HERE

Loloq - taking his rockstar persona for the film.


May all of us have a superb week ahead.

END
p.s I'll be on top of Bukit Langat after Sahur later. The mission is to get a video footage (and some snapshots..) of sunrise over Klang Valley. Wish me luck.

Thursday, 13 October 2005

The Weird Elements (And So I've been Tagged..)

SO, I've been tagged by sweet little Naniz. I don't know what's the instruction for this Tag at first, but ok.. Thank you Naniz for explaning. THe bad habits and weird stuffs about me that not many people realise eh?. Alright, since this Tag came all the way from Singapore, these are the 'weird' stuffs that I can share (without anybody feeling too weird and run away)

1. I can eat everything except Tauge (or beansprout in 'omputih'). Seriously, I am a food appreciator. I appreciate all kinds of food without giving any unpleasant expressions. I eat all malay traditionals and 'kampung foods' too, without that 'I'm urban and kampung food is so yucky' kinda menggedik. But, no Tauge... maybe coz of the smell, maybe coz of bad experience in the past. I'm not quite sure why. But, when I'm having Mee Rebus Johor. I have no problem with Tauge.. AT ALL!!

2. I'm a lefthander. I write with my left hand, I hold things more with my left hand, I play badminton with my left hand. I dribble basketball with my left hand. I even pick up the phone with my left hand. BUT, I can still play hockey using the normal hockey stick, which was not made for lefthanders. I can play guitar like any righthander without turning the guitar the opposite direction like other lefthanders. I also control the PC mouse with my right hand.. WIERD??.. not wierd enough I guess..

3. I love to observe people. No, not oogling the appearances and the outer portrayals of the people. More of trying to read between the lines. Understand people as humans better. Most of the times, I either empathy or found it downright funny.. either way, it helps.

OK.. enough of that already. Hope you're satisfied with it Naniz. :)

I have to tag others now? OK.. Since I try to cheat my out and only spill out 3 points of me.. Here's the 3 LUCKY people that have been chosen. Main criteria for being chosen. Either you update regularly or you always have no idea what to update..(PRAY HARD.. It's not you..)

1. The mother of Y.. CK !!
2. The 'gelak-guling-guling' TEEK !!
3. My 'part-time' but efficient Assistant.. LISSA !! (I know, life is busy, consider this as part of taking a break. Which you should..AND your blog badly need an upadte.)

Alright people.. Comprende? Have fun working on it.

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p.s I'm off to Kuala Kangsar again later today. Will be back in 2 days time. Early wish.. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND everybody

Tuesday, 11 October 2005

Inspiring guts and glory..

Life is never easy isn't it? But, it's not terribly hard either. It's an ongoing process of learning. Well, unless you're born with silver spoon in your as..er..*excuse me* in your mouth. Or maybe have the luxury being a spoil brat.. nothing is that easy to go through..


Still, we see many people move on. They live. Even if it means with income of RM300 a month. They survive even if it means you only able to have one meal a day and that would rice with soya-sauce. Not that they like it. But, that's all they can afford to have for a time being.

The thing is, they move on. They slogged their way to life and apparently, some of them (or maybe many of them) made through it and later become successful person. Their success story, later inspire the others to succeed as well.

Enough of those 'non-glamorous' story. I'm sure each and every one of us have a certain advise or personal inspiration to move on through the hardship of life. I'm sure we're inspired by certain people or certain life experience, and who knows maybe we too, be an inspiration to others as well. Either we notice it or not.

My inspiration, to keep going and move on to work for a better life would always be my dad. We don't talk much and I always end up going the opposite direction from what he wants me to be. Most of the times, I saw failure smack right on my face than successes. That moment, I will always remember what he said to me on my first major failure.. "move on..that's not the end of the world!"

With that in mind, with that in heart is what got me to where I am now.. And I'm blessed with that. Thank you for the inspiration.

What's your Inspiration?

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Friday, 7 October 2005

Make your choice..

This life, it's more challenging than before. It's definitely much trickier than before. With more choices to make, more issues to think of, more decision making within the same old 24 hours, 365 days a year that been given to us.

Sometimes I wonder. How do we actually define the term 'trend'. Is it a very subjective matter that there's no single way to define it?

If it so, then how does the world agree without debate or discussion in deciding which trend is 'in' at the moment and what's not? How do we ever come to an agreeable decision that 'this is a year of multicoloured style' or 'this is a year to wear everything short.' or maybe 'this is a year all of us just not wear anything at all'.

and if, trend is set for a particular year, who actually decides on the trend for the world? Who have the authority to make the call and instruct us 'not to wear jeans anymore because this year is the year if wearing plastic bags on your head, and only plastic bags' ? If God already give us free will to choose.. then why do we still have some unidentified authority to tell us what we should do and what we should not do anymore.. (I'm sure God did not instruct us to change trends every year according to catalog..)

Whatever it is.. I still wonder. If that's all that matters in life, then maybe it is better for us to be born without brains and heart. Making it easier to just follow all those 'instructions' without questions. Right?

Should I be stupify by all these and just follow? Or maybe it's better to be like in the movie, Matrix.. Get out of the system that's been running by 'machines'..

TIME TO CHOOSE
The Red Pill or The Blue Pill.
I've chosen mine.


END
p.s RAMADHAN AL MUBARAK EVERYBODY..I hope I make any sense to you here..

Friday, 30 September 2005

Can't be held responsible..


For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We'd never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

Anybody remember this song? OK, better still.. anybody remember this band? This is one of those few 'one-hit-wonder' that I like. Those of you who listens to Mix.fm (radio untuk orang-orang yang dah nak masuk usia ..*beep*) might have listen to the acoustic version of this song. Definitely reminds me of 1997. The time where economic crisis hit the country badly. I on the other hand still a student. It's the melody and the arrangement that got me hooked to the song. The lyrics..on the other hand.. not related.

OK, enough of history class..

And hey, it's weekend again. How time does fly..(better than the pigs..) How about some thoughts to think about over the weekend? That would be interesting isn't it?

1. Ever wonder how our past mistakes made us the person who we are now?
2. Do we learn from our past mistakes and move on?
3. Does our past mistakes still haunting us till now?
4. If we learn from the past.. what does the past actually teach us?
5. Are we sure that whatever things we learn from the past are the real lesson?

THINK ABOUT IT.. Have a wonderful weekend everybody.

END
p.s There's time when all we need is just to sit back and learn from the surroundings..

Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Laa..... Birthday lagi....

A good father to 2 beautiful and adorable girls, a loving husband, a great son and a wonderful brother. What else can I say? He's magical in his own class.


HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY TO SYAH
May all your dreams and ambition comes true


also.. Happy Birthday to my cousin, Abang Mohsin in Segamat. (yup, they share the same date)
END
p.s My applause to Dove for their latest campaign on searching for REAL BEAUTY. Visit www.campaignforrealbeauty.com for more details. Because Real Beauty is skin deep and never from the surface. Isn't it? :)

Tuesday, 27 September 2005

Manchester - Germany - Kuala Lumpur

Brief him on how I want it to be


He was in Manchester earlier this month for a show there. He was in Germany as well for the same occasion. Yesterday, he was here at out studio. Not, for to perform but to shoot a few public service announcement, as well as the Promo ID for our channel and broadband portal which will be aired this coming Ramadhan. (oh yeah, it's just a week plus away..)

The two kids are Arwah Zairi of Raihan's children


Anyway, I never do a promo ID with Anuar Zain before. This is my first, although we've known each other for a few years already. It was a quick one but still, it took us about 2 hours to get everything done.

So, it will be online and on Ansar Channel at MiTV this coming Ramadhan. Hope it will turn put as I expect it to be.

We've known each other for years, but this is our first photo together

The team.. One for the album

Anyway, thank you Anuar for your precious time. Have fun on the trip to Australia this coming Wednesday.

More photos HERE

END

Friday, 23 September 2005

Not just a team.. we're FAMILY!!

she said that I need lip gloss. For what??

We undergo photo sessions for our company last Monday. With the team and experience that we have here, we don't need to hire outside services for this. All done in-house. Here's some raw snippets of what we did last monday. It's a circus!!

the solo session

you heard about the pontianak who goes to hollywood?


Like I said, this is just the raw materials. The final result of this session is on the way. I'll put it up once it's ready. Anyway, ladies and gentlemen... Introducing the wonderful team of ANSAR CHANNEL. (and I would not trade this team for others)

The team 'almost-professional' pose'

The team 'not-professional-at-all' pose


The result of this session??? TUNGGUUUUU...!!!

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p.s Oh yeah, have a wonderful weekend ahead everybody. I forgot it's already weekend..

Monday, 19 September 2005

And rise above the flame...

PARDON ME - Incubus

Pardon me while I burst into flames.
I've had enough of the world, and its people's mindless games.
So pardon me while I burn and rise above the flame.
Pardon me, pardon me...I’ll never be the same.


This 21st Century, image can deceive you. They may look sharp, cool and intelligent but deep down in then are just hollow and disgusting. They may look powerful, but actually another puppet controlled by their master.

What's your purpose of life? What's your motive to live on till the near future? What's your ultimate goal in life? Would it be power? or maybe happiness? Could it be money and wealth? Or could it be popularity and being famous?

Once you answer all that.. there's one more question to answer..

Are you willing to scarifice everything to get what you wanted?

END
p.s I had had it with all these superficial factors when judging a book now is based solely on it's cover.. Thank you reality TV and the people who believe in those notions..

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

My Prayers To You..

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
It gets me through the night.
I aint gonna do what I don’t want to,
Im gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day


Remember the time I wrote about Bon Jovi and their works? Well, Welcome to another work of Bon Jovi.

Now, no matter how hard, how bullshit, how screwed up life can go against any of us.. My wish and prayers to all of you..May all of us..

HAVE A NICE DAY!!


END
p.s There's moments in life when things just go hard on us, and all we need are just as many moral support that we can get to go through those times..

Monday, 12 September 2005

The value of family..




Ladies and gentlemen,

Straight from Nottingham, UK. Introducing the newest member of our extended family,

FARAH YASMIN
&
ADAM FARHAN

(8 September 2005)


May God bless the family with peace and prosperity. Aminn..

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p.s Mimi, plase inform me before going to UK. Got something to pass to the babies, and 1001 things to request from you.. hahahah..

Friday, 9 September 2005

Another Double Celebration

Fifi & Abar's Wedding back in 2001

Nothing beat good news among families. First, welcome home Ain and EG after a year spent in Stutgart, Germany. Hope you'll find 'sambal belacan' and 'durian' as tasty as before.. (just kidding)..

Here's another joy, about 12 midnight (Malaysian local time), cousin Fifi gave birth to a twin at Nottingham, UK. The babies are a boy and a girl. So, from all of us here in Malaysia (other places, I don't really know..) .. We would like to wish

CONGRATULATIONS TO FIFI AND ABAR
ON THEIR NEW BORN TWINS:
Adam Farhan
&
Farah Yasmin


(I hope I got the right spelling)


May God bless the family... Amiinn..

END

p.s Welcome to the huge family Adam Farhan and Farah Yasmin. You'll like it here..
The picture above.. that's not them..*(Anne Geddes collection)

Wednesday, 7 September 2005

Change Your View..



OK, I should be writing about this last night, right after the launch function at the ballroom of Berjaya Time Square Hotel. It is in fact a good news for most of the people there, especially our team at Ansar Channel. However, due to lots of work in our mind, even as the most highlihted channel for that night with MiTV Chairman giving the most time to the channel when he was presenting what MiTV have to offer, and also when our beloved PM showing his interest to the channel.. we however treat it as just another day at work. With no photos, no preparation for glamour and just being what we know best.. BEING OURSELVES.

I came late for the function. I got a shooting session at the office to direct. It's a Public Service Announcement. But, since the function is just across the road. Might as well just come later.

The most difficult part of the function has to be answering questions by most friends there.. "who's Channel is this?" .. as reluctant as we can say, we want to say other names but no other names involved here... so, we just say "we are the owners" and shut up.. and start to move on.

You see, in a functions where almost all media 'tycoon' are around. You don't simply expose yourself. I would rahter be in the studio, work the channel up than to be in a function full of sharks.

Anyway, I would like to thank you to

1. Dato'Rosman, who believe in us and gave us the chance to be an entreprenuer. Hence, here's a new channel.

2. Our Beloved PM, who personally like our concept and spend his time to meet our team personally for a brief introduction.

3. The passionate team. (that includes you Lissa ..) for giving the best to make things happen. (I consider it's not happening yet.. but we'll get there )

4. MiTV team.. Celebrate hapa? There's lots of things to be done. AND please (to some of them) .. KNOW THY FRIEND (outer image can be deceiving.. i can be just that if you want to..)

5. Nice to meet you again, (after my long hiding fr any functions).. Afdlin Shauki, Anuar Zain, Aziz Bakar, Izelan Basar, Charles Mohan, Steven Patrick, Sarimah, Dayang Nurfaizah, Izham Omar, Cheryl Samad, Ezlynn and Adibah Noor. (btw, Adibah's debut album is out now, go get it now!)

WELCOME TO ANSAR CHANNEL.


END
p.s No, don't ask me anything on the price of the setop box, or the services provided by MiTV and so on.. I'm not an employee of MiTV, so that's not what I'm suppose to be answering.

Monday, 5 September 2005

Lights will guide you home..and I..

FIX YOU - Coldplay

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears streaming down your face and I

Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face and I

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you


"Hello, My name is Amir... and I, as cheapskate as I am when it comes to buying things for myself, I am an impulsive shopper" .. at least that's how (I think) I have to introduce myself in the 'Shopoholic Anonymous' (IF there is such thing..)

Seriously, I've not been giving myself a treat other things than work for the past few weeks. So, this morning I went to Mon't Kiara's flea market. Actually, I missed that flea-market environnment. The community feista kind of feeling that make us believe "Humans are peaceful creature.. Natually".

anyway, I'm crazy over this song by Coldplay..

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p.s 5 / 9 / 2005 will mark the launch of the new cable provider in Malaysia.. May it runs smoothly and prosper..

Thursday, 1 September 2005

Double the joy. Double the celebration!!

At this hectic pace of work. I don't think I have anything more important to say here than to wish my twin nieces, LEENA AND JAJA... So,

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY
ZURA SYAZLEENA & ZURA SYAZNEEZA!!
(Did I get the spelling right this time?)





MAY ALL YOUR WISH COME TRUE THIS YEAR..



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p.s Wooo.. I heard you're mingling with my friends now eh? Tak cakap... heheh..