Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mamee, Menjana Impian: I'm on TV!

Wait, working with Mawi? Gosh, it’s the most absolute unexpected outcome. (I actually prefer NOT to!). Working with passionate contestants who are chasing their dream to win 50gran for furthering their studies? Now that’s a reality show! I had the privilege to work with most top and high profile creative people from the advertising and media industry such as Ted Adnan, Riz Ainuddin, Josh Lim, among the Mamee ambassador such as the crazy-funny Felix, the attention-seeker Mawi, and the sporting yet sweet and adorable Amylea.

To find out more, don’t forget to watch me in action, helping the contestant to design a poster for their assignment. It was fun helping them, directing shot for the celebrities. I personally enjoy working with Amylea, she’s super-cool and supportive.

For Muslim friends who's having their breakfast ‘buka puasa’ around 7.10-20pm (depending on location), don’t forget to change to channel 9, 7.30p.m, next Wednesday, 4th of October!

By the way, just to confirm that DMP 'Recreate & Realign' had been successfully pick as 'Official Selection of Webcuts 2006, Germany'. This 12th of October, our works will be showcase in Cineplex in Berlin, Germany!

Apa Ada Dengan Ramadan?
Updated: 30th September 2006

HDR: Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, by Muid Latif
HDR: Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, by Muid Latif

I took KTM to Seremban today and went for a ‘shooting spree’ at Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson beach side. I know that my mission is to take as many shots as possible and learn to know more about how to control exposure, aperture and shutter speed with the DSLR camera I had recently purchased. I know that by doing more practice, I can increase my photography skillets. Gosh, just discovered the HDR technique is pretty amazing. Anyway, it’s always been so nice to come back to Port Dickson. A lot of stuff and places had changed in Port Dickson; surprisingly a lot of places become dull and unreceptive, such as the town and Marina Bay, as it turn out into a total mess. Only the good thing in Port Dickson is that they had improve their road system, however, I am sure that Port Dickson is not a convincing place to promote ‘Malaysia Tourism’ as the local state really need to push their people and create more awareness.

Potrait Shot: Mr. Valentine (Thanks for the great time and your courtesy to model for me :P)

Anyway, I went back to Kuala Lumpur around 10:45 pm. Here’s an interesting observation. Ramadan is supposed to be a good month, a holy month where people should be moderate, do more good things in life, and stop wasting time with redundant entertainment right? I don’t know what’s going on with the Malay community in Bandar Tasik Selatan. It seems that time, after all the pakcik and makcik finish their tarawikh, this ‘Melayu-tak-ada-adat’ and the one ‘tak-tau malu’ would gather at the famous place called Gossip Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT Restaurant (just next to the ERL/KTM/Star Tasik Selatan Station) and start ‘melalak’ (Karaoke) until midnight. I just couldn’t figure out where they put their pride as Muslim. I mean, I know that I’m not a religious person, but come on lah, please have some respect for Ramadan. Takkan bulan puasa pun nak memekak dengan ber’karaoke. See, this is what exactly happens when there is no control over broadcasting industry (entertainment). They encourage more Malaysian to be uninspiring idols. It's all about fame. Banyak sangat generasi sekarang termasuk those old folks yang tak sedar diri tergolek-golek, terjoget-joget, menyanyi melalak di bulan Ramadan. Puji je suara macam Mawi atau Broery Marantika, terus lupa akhirat, dibanjiri dengan pujian duniawi. Why most of the typical bumi's allllwaayss like to waste time? Why not they spend their time wisely by sitting at home with their family, teach children how to read, how to write, how to draw, let them understand deeper about Malay language or English language ka, literature, teach them about Science or Geography ka..? Why can’t we be more educated rather than being to entertainment-minded. I’m sure by 2010, semua generasi baru akan jadi penyanyi, entertainer, rather than contributing themselves to help Malaysia grow in the corporate world, ICT industry and what not. To the Malays out there who think entertainment is more important in their lives more than any other thing in the world, please think about what will happen in the future if you don’t encourage the young ones to learn to be more productive, more educated and more patriotic. It's time to wake up. Jangan tenggelam dengan hiburan sangat. It's not wrong to have some entertainment, but keep your head up to the sky.

How Does A Relationship Becomes A Reality?

I’m a very anti-affection person. I am so because I hate what the past did to me, how I loose my control over my love life and affection towards a person. Most of the time, I have to give, and give, and give. I tolerate and had been very patience. I don’t desperate to get married if I know in Klang Valley, all the 60% of Malay man having an affair with other woman, or vice versa. Marriage is to show off my pride and success of who I am, but neglecting what I want rather have to follow the customs and what people out there want for me. But I can’t go against because I want a son or a daughter. I can’t just simply get a woman and make ‘em balloon for 9 months and go. That’s not the way, I have a religion. I can’t imagine the pain on how a woman went through to give birth. ‘Bukan senang’. But, men still have privilege to get another wife right? So how far fair to a woman? Go figure.

One of the factor I try to avoid relationship is because it’s distracting, it’s emotionally distracting. It’s even tense when most of modern woman these days are too demanding and materialistic. During my last breakup, the last dialogue was ‘Muid, who are you to be with me, you just drive a kancil, even I drive a bigger car than you’. So, I swallow really hard to face the fact of how typical it can be. So where goes the affection and sincerity in us? Mutual respect dah takde because we choose not to. Because we felt glamorous to marry a king rather than a slave.

Anyway, this is not a part for me to say that the women out there all like that dan bukan alasan kenapa tak nak ber'relationship', only that the one I met semua a bit superficial, the more beautiful you are, the more attitude you get from them, seriously, yang opposite pulak, always have negative thinking, asyik blame 'emselves, shallow la.. tak de yin and yang. *sigh. I had a long discussion with one of my girl friend regarding this topic. I respect her views but somehow in relationship there have to be a space where you need to be 'selective' of your partner or lover, cause you never know who you going to sleep with (means, orangnya pembersih ke, tidur berdengkur ke, makan pinggan tak basuh, burb or gas-maniac ke).

Sometimes, I dream and woke up, I'm still in a fantasy. Just another fantasy... do most of the people we love choose security (financial), material, hi-culture (where you have the privillage to travel, eat at expensive restaurants, etc). Would you choose relationship over a person who have the big bags or a middle-class person, who wants to enjoy life as happy as he or she can be?

I have found the one..
Me: Sorry I'm late. Don't wait for me.
'B': No, I've been waiting you for all my life.

2 opinions :

chot said...

alamak aku guna astro camne nak tgk channel 9? terpaksa la beli satu prabola lagi ni...

Dida said...

cam menarek neh.. can't wait to watch it.