Wednesday, 26 April 2006

Apa guna kalau lengit???

Bukanya marah.. nasihat..

Well, Malaysians are facinating lot aren't we? The way we rate success & achievement are very interesting, we don'tukanya marah.. nasihat.. even have to look deep. Here are some example on how we rate success..

1. The amount of wealth the person have. As long as that person spend some money on us, what the person do for a living to get that wealth does not matter.

2. Friend of VIP. Yes, the moment you're a friend .. or better still, you just got to know certain VIP up close.. the whole village would consider you as 'successful person'

3. Own something huge. Anything.. It could be a Mercedes with no engine in it. It could be a huge mansion given to you because it's haunted to the maximum.. or maybe a bradcasting channel that does not run properly.. and the sense of 'orang kaya' is there..

So, how bad are we at rating achievements and success.. VERY BAD. Anyway, I dedicate this song to those who felt successful in a very wrong direction.

Lengit - Spider
Song by Tam
Lyric by Loloq

bukan aku marah kosong
marah aku ada sebab
tak payah aku nak terangkan
bukan aku lagak sombong
lagak aku ada sebab
tak payah aku nak jelaskan

cinta kau jual terlalulah mahal
mana boleh masuk akal
sampai jiwaku kalau boleh gadai
masih tak cukup nak langsai

tinggi bola engkau lambung
mana boleh cecah langit
tinggi hidung engkau mancung
aga guna kalau lengit?

oh carilah orang lain yang lebih dahsyat dariku
yang sanggup taat kepadamu

maafkanlah ku sekali
dari hujung rambutku ini
sampai ke hujung kaki

biarlah ku angkat kakiku lari
dari seksa sebegini
hidup jadi patung hujung tali
gerakku digerak jari

and by that my dear friend, is a friendly advise towards achieving MP9 .. "otak tu kasi rendam clorox and change the way you see things, please..tak payah poyo la,jangan aniaya orang lain.."

err.. Peace..??

p.s Oh.. cerita ini tiada kena mengena dengan sesiapa, sama ada yang hidup atau yang dah mati. Kalau terasa tu.. nak buat camna? Siapa suruh makan cili?

Monday, 24 April 2006

Err... Something Something LAH!!

It's The Beatles weekend for me. From talking about the work of Lennon with Loloq, admiring athe constant philosophy of McCartney.. to finally having my own copy of The 1969 Abbey Road album.

I've always like The Beatles. Don't ask how I got to love this lagendary band. Maybe because my mom talk about the band before. Maybe because my cousins introduced their music to me when I was still a kid.. Maybe I'm just another cliche' who follow the work of The Beatles with no real intention.. whatever the reason would be (somehow, this line triggers que sera sera in my head now.. damn..) I end up admiring their works more than ever now. Understanding the personalities behind the music and what triggers them to come up with such lovely compositions that take the world.

Anyway, before this, typically.. I'm inspired and admire the work of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (actually, more McCartney than Lennon..).. somehow, last weekend got me attracted to know more about another Beatles member.. the late George Harrison. (Ezad.. akhirnya,kau berjaya pengaruh aku..damn..)

So, here's a video by The Beatles. The one video where all the members feature their 'other half'. A song written and sang by the late George Harrison and was dubbed by Frank Sinatra as "The greatest love song ever written"

SOMETHING - The Beatles
by George Harrison

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me

I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe her now

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me

Don't want to leave her now
You know I believe her now

You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know
You stick around now it may show
I don't know, I don't know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me

Don't want to leave her now
You know I believe her now

What do you think?

p.s Somehow, John's & Yoko's dressing reminds me of Hansel & Gratel story..

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

The Power of 3 will set you free..

Aww shucks, I've been tagged again and almost forgot all about it. So, here's my version to honor of the person who tagged me.. Miss Elly

1. Amir
2. Amiruddin
3. Mekong (thank you to hostel life..)

1. EtCetera
2. Alienated
3. Lestart
(no.2 & 3 is no longer valid for years now..)

1. my ideas
2. my guts
3. my wits
(are all those considered 'things'?)

1. my temper towards anybody abusing authority
2. my anti-establishment mood
3. my loss of patience over anything that seems idiotic to me.

1. jawa
2. chinese
3. malay
(err... lagi indon dari indon ke ni..?)

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU (or mostly creep you out):
1. death
2. amnesia
3. err.. YOU!!..(just kidding... I don't know what else..)

1. sex
2. drugs
3. rock and roll
(and what's your IQ level again to believe these again?..)

1. shirt
2. pants
3. underwear..

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS (or artists at the moment):
1. U2
2. Matchbox 20
3. Metallica (oh yeah, I suddenly got Metallica bug again..)

1. Everlong - Foo Fighters
2. Jangan Berputus Asa - Spider
3. Di Belakangku - Peter Pan

1. Setup my own empire
2. Produce a song
3. Sex with japanese twins
(ok.. no.3 is not mine.. it's Austin Powers)

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP (love included in the package)
1. patience
2. understanding
3. hot supermodel body with sexy lips..
(go ahead, I want you to typically say .."typical men!!")

1. I speak my mind.
2. I'll be at very best to stay true.

1. I NEVER LIE.. Not even once..


1. Yamster the Blue Koala
2. Peanut
3. Sheryl

Goodbye for now
(I'm not the type to say I told you so)
Goodbye for now
So long
(I think the hardest part of holding on is lettin go)

p.s You're free from all the nonsense around you.. Goodbye for now..

Friday, 14 April 2006

Let's move on..

Life is never easy. Especially in this modern world, too many con-artiste around reaping all that to offer simply by using people's sentiments. Hey, who can blame them? There's opportunity smack right in front of their face. They saw how they can exploit the people's sentiment and use it to their own benefit.

In our circle of community, somehow there are 3 category of sentiments that has always been the elements used by these parasites..

1. Religion : You tend to talk more about religion, people will somehow sympatise more on your side.

2. Smart & clean image : You show a nicely clean image on how you dress, what you wear and how you groom yourself.. Don't worry about anything. They'll fall for you in no time.

3. Soft Spoken Communication : Be polite in any situation. You'll be loved.

No, I'm not saying those 3 elements should never be cultivated in each and everyone of us. All I'm saying is, while we try to promote the community to absorb these values in them, some people will juust use this to win our hearts and later use us for their own benefit.

My point is, even if you met somebody who have all those values in them, just take a step back and re-evaluate the person. In a world where nobody is perfect, sometimes when something is too good to be true, is actually NOT TRUE AT ALL.. and vice versa.

All I'm saying is, never prejudice to anybody. Accept them in whatever condition they are and be fair. After all.. No man is an island. We still need to have people around and life must go on..

The world I love
The tears I drop
To be part of
The wave can’t stop
Ever wonder if it’s all for you
The world I love
The trains I hop
To be part of
The wave can’t stop
Come and tell me when it’s time to

p.s Dalam bahasa melayu, (kalau tak paham bahasa omputih..) apa yang kita nampak dari luaran tak semestinya apa yang tersirat dalam hati orang itu. Masa akan tentukan..(kalau kita nak nilai laa..)

Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Sendiri Mau Ingat!!

Sometimes, I just don't get it. With all the knowledge we can get, with all the information we can seek and all those high human values that we are groomed as Asians, (or Malaysians, to be a bit specific..) I'm truely amazed by to see that many of us (unfortunately, I see more of my own race..), despite of knowing the fact that, although road to success have many routes, the basic foundation are still the same. You still need a plan, you still need to have the 'vehicle', you still need to have a good team to take the journey and most of all, just like in those reality shows (such as Amazing Race and Eco-Challenge), you need to maintain the morale of the team at the highest note as possible.

I don't think I would ever want to talk about team values anymore here. I've said enough.. So, all that I can say is... "SENDIRI MAU INGAT!!"

And with that, let's all sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy this lyric, performed by one of our very own band, Spider.


KAU SAJA - Spider
Song by : Tam & Tony
Lyric by : Mael & Loloq

Kau saja
Buat sarang labah-labah
Kau saja
Buat susah aku baca

Satu cerita banyak pecahan
Tak nampak kesudahan
Hujung simpang bertemu serampang
Bagai buih dihanyut gelombang

Tanpamu ku berdiri
Tanpamu kugagahi
Merempuh hidup di sini
Di alamku sendiri

Ooo... kawan katakanlah
Kau pun tak tahu
Ooo... kawan katakanlah
Kau juga buntu
Ooo... kawan katakanlah
Kau masih ragu

Kau saja
Mahu orang tengok handal
Kau saja
Belum tahu engkau bebal
Sampai bila nak terus berkhayal
Di kala malam tidur berkongsi bantal
Satu selimut beribu tampal
Awan lalu nak dipintal

Tanpamu ku berdiri
Tanpamu kugagahi
Merempuh hidup di sini
Di alamku sendiri

Ooo... kawan katakanlah
Kau pun tak tahu
Ooo... kawan katakanlah
Kau juga buntu
Ooo... kawan katakanlah
Kau masih ragu

p.s Kisah ini adalah rekaan semata-mata. Tiada kaitan dengan yang masih hidup atau yang telah mati. Kalau terasa.. SENDIRI MAU INGAT LA!!.. hehe

Thursday, 6 April 2006

How 'urban' can you be??

So, you think you're modern, sophisticated and far more advanced than any of your own race in this entire world. Yes, maybe you got a chance to see the world. Yes, maybe the way you think are somewhat broader than your next door neighbour. Yes, maybe you do have taste compared to your own relatives back in the village who you called 'Orang Ulu'..

Unfortunately, as long as you still in denial of who you are, what your background and where you're from.. You're actually not moving forward in life (although you think you are..)


The cartoon above may have illustrate this matter clearly.. in the simplest example it can be. Enjoy..

p.s May you find the real meaning of life along your journey..

Monday, 3 April 2006

Kapan dikapankan sebelum kebumi?

Mungkin pelik untuk aku tulis dalam Bahasa Melayu kali ini selepas sekian lama aku menulis dalam bahasa orang asing. Aku sendiri rasa sedikit janggal, tapi apa salahnya aku menulis dalam bahasa ibunda aku? Ini Bahasa Melayu, bukan Bahasa Sankrit. Tapi kalau bahasa ibunda aku bahasa sanskrit, aku tulis dalam sanskrit. (tapi itu bukan sebab aku tulis dalam bahasa Melayu kali ini..)

Apa kata kalau kita ulangkaji sejarah tanah melayu ini..

1511 - Dijajah Portugis
1641 - Dijajah Belanda
1795 - Dijajah British

Itu baru Melaka. Sementara Melaka sibuk dengan penjajah berganti baton, ada kawasan yang dijajah Siam.

Masa terus berjalan dan urusniaga jajahan diteruskan seperti satu francais yang menguntungkan.

Kita dijajah Jepun. Kita undang British semula untuk halau mereka (mungkin juga kita rindu dengan jajahan British)

Dari Portugis ke Belanda ke British ke Siam ke Jepun. Sejarah membuktikan kita antara negara yang mungkin memegang rekod sebagai NEGARA DIJAJAH TERBANYAK. Kalau tidak terbanyak pun, sekurang-kurangnya kita dapat menduduki senarai 5 teratas dalam senarai.

Sekarang, kita berdepan dengan situasi baru. Kaum penjajah mungkin tak berminat untuk menjajah kita lagi. Tapi kaum kulit hitam sudah mula menjajah, kaum bollywood pun hampir berjaya menjajah dan yang terbaru, kaum Indon akan menjajah kita.

Semua ini terjadi dengan pantas. Kaum yang suatu masa dahulu, dijajah dan dihambakan seperti kita, kini akan menjajah kita pula. Dan proses jajahan ini lebih mudah dengan bantuan orang kita sendiri yang mendabik dada dan mengaku dia adalah masyarakat moden, maju dan berpelajaran tinggi.

Atas nama kemodenan dan kemajuan, kita jemput semua elemen luar dan masih menganggap kaum kita sendiri kolot, hina dan dungu.

Kita tuding jari pada 'masyarakat moden' kita? Tsk perlu.

Kaji semula semua sejarah penjajahan terhadap tanah kita, semuanya ada satu persamaan.

"Penjajahan keatas kita adalah atas undangan orang kita sendiri dengan gembiranya.."

Dan elemen jajahan yang terbaik, menggunakan seni yang kita anggap indah dari mereka..

Masih tak paham artikel ni? Atau tak paham bahasa ini? Mungkin anda berpelajaran tinggi, tapi IQ anda masih dibawah tahap manusia melayu sebenar.