Friday, June 09, 2006

The upcoming works

Besides getting excited with my new arrival of MadTV, best of season 8,9 & 10, I will be joining Shieko and the rest of Malaysian / Singaporean artists and designers in ‘The Poster Exhibition’ organized by The Click Project at Wondermilk Gallery, Uptown, Damansara this 20th of June. Come and support us! I can't wait for few of my X-Men comics paperback orders. Should be here next week.

Check out few of my work in progress, which I never post before in public ;-).

For Isma Yusoof, Malaysian Photographer

For (website)

For SWS interactive website

Oh, for those mobile fanatic, especially the World Cup fans, check out my friend’s illustrations for Astro Mobile portal. Feel free to download the cool character of World Cup players. Wey... support weyyy…

No more of those …

Hust now after Friday prayer, I was having lunch with my colleague and we were discussing about school kids with hand phones. Then the conversation got better when we talk about the old school games that we used to play like collecting rubbers of world’s flag (eraser), ‘Police & Thief’ (Hide and seek), ‘Kunda Kundi’ (correct me if I’m wrong) and many more. I used to make football players and soccer field using manila cards or build a robot (transformers). It’s so interactive and cool. Those days huh… and now? Boring, games at schools are almost all in devices… no pendidikan jasmani and stuff. What is the ministry of education is doing la. Pretty lame sylibus they put in schools. There goes the wired culture. Yo, dump the old conventional stuff rite? Gaaa...

Traveling to Kota Kinabalu

I’m so excited to go to Sabah next month, from 14th to 16th of July. I’m borrowing Abby’s digital camera to see if I can get some nice shots to post on my Flickr and meantime I can explore the beauty horizon of Mount Kinabalu. I’m also buying a new Lomo camera (God, please, please let me have the action sampler if it’s still available at The Folio at Time Square). This would be my first time traveling there and I will have the privilege to watch (my Head of Project of the Saladin team) traditional wedding ceremony of Khadazan. I mean, I live in Kuching, Sarawak for like 2 years plus, but I know Sabah would definitely be different.

Excuse me, what relationship?

I am no longer bound to any relationship, so therefore I am free and single again. I had recently brokeup with someone (who I had given three chances, funnyhuh?). I felt no such affection in my heart and I think too much of work because work and my family are the most that make me happy and constantly drive me vibrant although there are times things can get tough dealing with emotionally sensitive mother :P.

Today, I remove all the traces of pictures, gifts, roses and memories. In fact, I already vanish few memories, but I want to put an end to it all. Like burn thyeem (them) to hell I teeywl (tell) you. Finally! I can have the whole time in the world to be with my family and friends. Things will work out far better than I’m expected. Like I said in my earlier posts, I’m happy and contented, nothing gonna bring me down. Don't worry my friends out there, don't be sorry because no one is perfect handling relationships ;-). I'm gud! And you there, if you are reading this, you better testify cause you ain't goin' nowhere!

Songs to play for a 'peaceful' breakup:
01. After The Love Has Gone - 112
02. Fantasia Sebuah Cinta - Adibah Noor
03. Fairy Tale - Toni Braxton
04. Through The Fire - Chaka Khan
05. Open Up My Heart - Yolanda Adams
06. Can't Explain (42Nd Street Happenstance) - Jill Scott
The Other Side of The Game - Erykah Badu
08. Deep Waters - Incognito
09. Anything But Down - Sheryl Crow
10. The Ship - Miles Davis
11. A House Is Not A Home - Luther Vandross
12. All This Love - Xscape
13. Once I Loved - Gilberto Astrud
14. Tidurlah Sayang - Double Take
15. Mas Que Nada ('Say no More') - Else Soares
16. Simple Kind of Life - No Doubt
17. S'Wonderful - Diana Krall

Enjoy your weekend guys, and happy World Cup!!


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Golden Life

While Malaysians complaining about fuel price, tolls, taxes, local entertainment industry crisis, and whatsoever, what we actually really need to focus is more on what surrounds us. What is humanity? What is our culture? How do we strengthen our mutual communications, what about Mother Nature? What happen if there is tomorrow for all of us? Have we ever aware of what's going on in our neighbour country? How many have you seen what happen to Yogyakarta? What about the landslide in Hulu Kelang, Selangor this few days? Will you stand and whining about price fuel, or condemn a person? Or we more willingly to reach to your love ones as quick as possible, spend more time with them? As for what matters now is time, because time is such a valuable thing.

I think May is a month for me to look upon myself. I had really observed, analyzed, studied about my time and focus more on what I would become in future. What I need to worry and what the future holds. I thought myself to stay close to family. I wash my clothes often without relying on my maid, I cleaned up my room, I furnish them, and have my lunch or dinner together with the whole family. I had sacrificed (financially) almost what I desire and put the priority to what I need and must have. I get to spend more time with my family, especially closer to my little brother and sister. I get to know and learn how important to keep relationship with your family as close as you can, rather to run away from it. I don’t need to spend too much time with my friends, or more than an hour at the gym, or do unnecessary things.

I see most parents who doesn’t concern about their children would probably spend their redundant time entering karaoke competition (yes, especially Malaysian Army families (other-rank)and police, no pun intended!) and let their wives watch TV, makeup stories among their neighbors, get their big ass swell and expose to disease, let their children wandering with group of bikers at nights or left them at cyber cafĂ©, where teenagers (the children) can curse and swear harsh language among themselves. These are the issues we must look into. Should parents be proud to send their son on stage to show to the world how they (the children) can sing? What is education in the 21st century? Where all the good parents go? Why the younger generation getting more complicated and rude? Why our oriental customs fades away?

I had fulfilled my weekend with a lot of activities. I had the chance to control myself, a chance to control my temptation. Instead of spending three to four hundreds Ringgit to buy a pair of shoe, I decided tp put my money on other stuff, like buying pizza, taking the kids out to watch movie (yes, X-Men), drive them around Klang Valley and went to fun fair, where they can enjoy and see beautiful things in life, rather sit at home watching TV, stuck with your PS2 or computer. It was fun and I like it a lot. I rather spend my money on them, buying foods and books for them. I am proud to be a brother. Treasure your very moment ladies and gentlement.

Feel free to drop by my all new Flickr, features our weekend getaways with IKEA shopping and Lantern Festival, at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. (The entrance is RM5 and this expo will be on 'till end of June. For those who want to do photography, I encourage to come after 9.30 so the lest crowd and more space, it is easy so you can get your shots. What would your weekend be this weekend? :-)

Innovation in architecture

Seen the latest Apple store at Fifth Avenue? It’s absolutely breathtaking. Explanation is definitely unnecessary. All you need to do is to click here and step yourself to a clarify realm. Enjoy!

A show, called the 'Poster show'

At the present, I haven't been participating in any exhibition for few months and my recent submission to Wondermilk Gallery will open my hope to see how my art can communicate with the audiences and hope to meet more people who concern about art. The proposed date of the show would be around 20th of June. Other than that, I am excited to see my story board got selected as finalist at the Love@Fiction at the Singapore Museum of Art (SAM). I'm much excited about it. Thanks to Zack, Shieko and Iwas for bringing me to the museum. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be doing one. Check out their latest work in Kuantan via Shieko's fotopages. Arigato guys! Btw, the article about the National Hip Hop dance competition I recently participate had been out in the news (6th of June 2006).