All my life people would tell me to follow my passion. When I tell them my passion is to make the unthinkable a reality, they would repeat the question. Architecture is usually my scapegoat. Oh. architecture... they would contemplate and start discussing whatever subject that's architecture related.
So the word passion is very very subjective. Most people misunderstood passion as a manifestation of self-discipline to achieve something that will result financial benefits. Some people think passion is something that can be considered a hobby. Some just tagged along as they themselves do not understand the word.
Personally, passion for me is the drive to outdo myself over and over again. To do so, I'd ask myself "What do I like to do?" and not "Who do I want to become?". To know what we really like to do, we have to be brave, constantly try new things and widen our paradigm (perluaskan paradigma) Only then will we be in pursuit of our passion, when we found our niche.
Who do I consider people with passion? I'll give you some online examples:
The Reader from starranise on Vimeo.
Wisley over Lefroy, any day. His quiet countenance, his
character, his calmness, his conduct, his patient temperament, his take on
affection…there was such a sweet allure to his personality, and I saw little
fault in his stiffness or his social unease, for reasons I cannot fathom.
It was then I realised that I was being completely
rational. Reason alone took control and nothing else.
Oh dear God. I suspect I’m growing up.
What a blow to the wild fancies of the heart!
May I know who's speaking
Marissa, I don't think I know you.
But I know you
That's not fair issit? Haha. How do we know eachother?
That's not important. Are you free tonight?
Erm... I'm... err.. free. How do we know eachother?
Like I told you, that's not important.
So who are you then?
Thank god! I thought you's some kind of lunatic.
Are you free tonight?
Ahha, baru ingat! I've an appointment with a stalker
...... You mean me?
No no no, another one. I'm sorry to dissapoint you.
*stuttering* Okay, bye.
You're cool. Stay cool.
- A girl with perfectly smooth and adequately proportionate legs.
- A guy with a ripped upper body.
- Six people who speaks fluent english. Three guys and three girls.
- Suhail to teach me how to use Adobe Aftereffect.
- A tripod with wheels
- A larger green screen
It's a good movie for teenagers who can think for themselves. For budding teens with a heap of insecurities, this movie will do more bad than good.
It's a simple indie movie with indirectly direct messages, for teenagers lah. I can't deny that the movie brims with a culture I'm not at ease with. Call me conservative or whatever but the way I see it, teenagers need to hang out with their cousins and siblings more often. They will somehow get stuck with their friends for the rest of their lives anyway so why compromise the time we have with our family?
Personally, I won't bring my brothers to watch this movie. As overprotective as this may sound, they are still below the legal age and as far as I'm concern, no under-18 brother of mine will get inspired by the indie scene. It's not a healthy scene. It's not even Islamic. We are muslims, no?
Everytime I read the newspaper, news of children and teenagers' death sends me chills. They didn't have the time to contribute to humanity, I would think to myself. Is it because they won't be able to contribute even if they live longer or is the cosmic nature of their deaths are vital for the ultimatum of the future? I believe everyone lives for a reason but dying, dying is the final moment of living. Death is an apprehension of nothingness. Another journey begins but that journey will not be a straight passage with different doors and windows. It will be a neverending roller coaster ride with our life deeds as its supporting structures.
Early death is compensated with hassle-free heaven entrance. Knowing for a fact that my death is imminent and there is nothing anyone can do to postpone it, I live with the fear of nearing its course. Will I be able to carve my name on the pavement of greatness before I die? Will I able to change people's lives before I die? As my Will-I s mounts, my I-Will s sinks.
Greatness, no matter how profound it may be is temporary. It serves as memories and lessons but Greatness in Loving is a different level of Greatness altogether. Greatness in Loving is the only continuous momentum we can ever inflict on generations to come without it halting.
Knowing this, I pledge myself to Give whatever I can offer to anything I stumble upon, may it be advice, lessons, protection or friendship. I don't want to be remembered or idolized. I don't want to be people's pillar of strength. I want to teach people to realize that the only free thing that they can give to anything without having to pay the price is Love. Love is the only force in this world that will never diminish. It snowballs to the end of Life as we know it.
When I die, I do not want my burial site to have any kind of structure or momento. I would like to rot in the ground without no physical reminder on it. I do not want my children or family to ritually moarn my death. I like to believe that they had not lost someone they love. Because loving the departed will not do much good unless we carry on loving. What better way than loving dead love ones than carry on their journey of Love-giving. And carry on loving we shall. Today, tomorrow and for the rest of our lives.
By entering the Competition, Participants
acknowledge that they may be required to be used in publicity without further
consent or payment. Such publicity may include without limitation the
Participant’s video, and their name and/or likeness, voice, photographs and/or
video footage of the Participant, biographical information provided by the
Participants/winners and/or any statement made by them concerning the
competition and/or the prizes.
Ihate Terms and Conditions. They are so
intimidating and righteous.
Each Participant warrants, agrees and
undertakes that he or she has no right,
title or interest in any
submitted (or any portion thereof), and that
they shall not
assert or permit
to be asserted any claim to any right, title or
interest in any such video
(or any portion thereof).I made the video, submitted it to you and
now I have no rights of it whatsoever? I think that's why Yasmin Ahmad had
people to upload her works since Petronas has full patronage over
them. And get
By entering the Competition, Participants
acknowledge that they may be required
to be used in publicity without
further consent or payment. Such publicity may
the Participant’s video, and their name and/or
and/or video footage of the Participant,
by the Participants/winners and/or any
made by them concerning the
competition and/or the
prizes.Scary eh? They are telling me that I can be
used by them in any form without paying me. Or they can also decide to clone
and make the clone sumpah kena liwat at the Federal Mosque for the fun of
(if the Terms and Condition applies in the future lah)It's scary nonetheless. Company lawyers are
evil aura emitting human beings pillowed by
relentless icing-covered PR people.I can't still comprehend the idea of them
having me to agree to "Such publicity may include without limitation the
Participant’s video, and their name and/or likeness, voice, photographs
video footage of the Participant"I feel bare, nude and vulnerable (which if
applies to any other even would make me squirm in ectasy) Forget what I'd
written. You can't right? You have that image stuck in your brain
Insaflah rakan-rakanku... Ramadhan dah
Permatang Pauh Election
I don't think I have enough energy to reserve my excitement for these three important events. As I watch the slimy son-in-law resort to dirrrrty politicking, I can't help but to feel betrayed.
- Politicians saving their asses.
- Malaysians not celebrating Merdeka like we used to.
- Politicians swearing in mosques.
- Coffee Boy getting media attention for allegedly having gay sex.
Harapan Ramadhan: Raihan featuring Man Bai
Mana menghilang Raihan ek? I can get used to the idea of them running the country, like in the movie Syukur 21.
I'm a wee bit excited that I get to dine at Menara KL for Free. Maybe I should get myself a Jerneh Insurance. Maybe that will get me to win. Imagine:
- Judge1: Alright guys, our task today is to pick a winner so let's do it!
- Judge2, Judge3, Judge4 and Judge5 : Yeah!
- Judge3: This fellow here is honestly concerned about the environment. His stuttering voice indicates pure fear of destruction. And the video's really good...
- Judge5: I agree. But this girl right here used excellent cinematography and her video isn't grainy like the others at all. I'm rooting for her.
- Judge2: Her music is a little confusing though, I like Doris's better. His video is short, simple and delivers vital messages. For a 16 year old, his sensibilities on the environment is amazing.
- Judge4: This candidate.... Afiq Deen. He has Jerneh Insurance.
See how easily this could be an advantage?
Take me for a Ride
Indefinite happiness is unexplainable. So why bother.
Shit! - Tahi!
Fuck!!!! - Park!!!! (akan membayangkan taman yang indah penuh dengan anak dara bertudung yang sedah berkelah)
Fuck It! - Phuket! (kawasan peranginan di Thailand, sungguh indah)
MotherFucker - Mata Fakir (tingkatkan amalan bersedekah pada orang buta yang jual tisu di warung makan)
Bitch! - Beach! (mesti terasa tenang sesudah menjerit ini)
Bastard! - Bas Tadi! (sesuai digunakan apabila mengumpat pemandu bas yang tak mahu berhenti di perhentian bas setelah tunggu berjam-jam)
Babi! - Baby! (mengingatkan wajah kekasih, bayi atau Britney Spears)
Pukimak! - Pooh Kee Ma (nama orang cina yang tak bersalah)
Kimak! - Kima! (sejenis siput yang sedap dimasak sambal tumis, popular di Sabah)
Cibai! - Gee, Pie! (dalam bahasa melayunya: wah, pai!)
Bangsat! - Bang, sat! (wanita utara yang menyuruh suaminya untuk tunggu sebentar)
Son of a Bitch! - Sana off Pitch! (melakonkan watak Syafinaz yang sedang memarahi contestant One In A Million)
Chee See! - Cheesy!
A vain Lin Dan
A vain Haikal
I hope you're happy!
Gravity breeds consequences. Gravity is an act of God. Because Allah is the truth so we shall never know any other truth other than the truth we can be certain of. Neither will we be able to comply our version of truth to Allah's. Because we are not Him. So how in living logic will we be able to justify our version of truth? We can't. But we can be in pursuit of truth. And to be in pursuit of truth, we must never believe our own truth.
"This is because Allah is the truth and that which they call upon besides Him is the falsehood." (31:30)
Dia siap scan lagi and explain sedikit sebanyak. She's Jannah's size 4 sister, Najah. The best thing about reading other people's handwriting is I can know whether or not the writer's single.
Najah is single. She's cute and apparently has small feet. But as much as I want to officially stalk her (like I did to Haikal) I'm too preoccupied with:
Together We Share, Together We Meet: A Schizophrenic Journey.
Apparently, some of my ex-classmates who are studying overseas is both fascinated and saddened by the state of our country. Bloggers are getting detained again and politicians are runing awol, leaving traces of lies and deceits.
I don't think Abdullah Badawi understands why bloggers are trying to scathe his image. I don't think Pak Lah is man enough to admit that everyone in this country, from makcik nasi lemak to highranking CEOs is in concensus that he is not fit to be a leader anymore.
Blogs are the newly appointed trusted sources of information because the media is becoming irrelevant and politically motivated. People are fed up reading things they no longer or will never believe. It is time for Pak Lah to step down and give the throne to Najib before Anwar and the opposition garner enough momentum to push the current government off the brink they're on.
Anwar's arrest will only get more worldwide attention. Thanks to Ananda Krishnan, a vast majority of Malaysians have access to BBC, Aljazeera and CNN so we will not fall prey to reports of the state of our country potrayed by Bulletin Utama anymore. This will cause more BN leaders to 'convert' to save their asses to retain their status as prominent politicians.
I still think BN is the most relevant coalition for the time being because it has a half-century old understanding. It may not be perfect but like the country they're governing, they are growing. As the rakyat finally comprehend their power as citizens, BN will receive more constructive criticism and will make reforms to perfect its sense of governing. The evergrowing opposition will aid the improvement and if it doesn't, they will be appointed as the government in a timely manner. This will allow them to reach an understanding on how Malaysia should be led.
Pakatan Rakyat is still a pakatan. It's basically a collection of groups with different interest whose main short-term objective is to topple the giant. After the giant is toppled, they will squabble and fight, dismissing their basic responsibilities to uphold their racial-religion based idealism, deteriorating racial intergration and harmony of our country. This is only natural because PR is still a premature coalition.
In the economic turmoil we're in, the rakyat cannot afford our elected politicians to squabble away with their interests. We need a united front that has whole-hearted support from the rakyat to implement plans to develop sustainable energy, eradicate poverty, strengthen unity and educate the rakyat to prepare ourselves for the rough journey ahead.
In a nutshell, we the rakyat need Dato' Abdullah Badawi to step down as Prime Minister as soon as possible.
Variety's Justin Chang thought the story "... covers territory already over-tilled by countless disaster epics and zombie movies, offering little in the way of suspense, visceral kicks or narrative vitality to warrant the retread."
Joe Morgenstern of Wall Street Journal said the film was "woeful clunker of a paranoid thriller" and described it as "befuddling infelicities, insistent banalities, shambling pace and pervasive ineptitude".
Critics will be critics. I think their favourite method judging Shyamalan's movies is by comparison. They compare it with his first success The Sixth Sense and with other filmmakers of the thriller genre. Or maybe, just maybe, the critics don't understand the seriousness of the values and message weaved to his movies. The suicide phenomena in The Happening revolves around the implication of human destruction of the environment. He presented a theory that's so imaginatively realistic and heartfelt it inadvertently sends chills up my spine. I prefer a thriller with a realistic implication of realization and fear than a thriller with strong cinematic performance.
Lady In The Water made me cry like dying old man. It's not supposed to be a sad movie but I find his idea of existence very very relatable. And I liked it when he killed a film critic. He's sending a subtle message: critics can kiss my black indian ass! Critics responded by giving his movie terrible reviews and potrayed him as a narcissistic and arrogant human being. Instead of ignoring this movie, review readers like me was curious as of how this came to be, what made critics scathed his movie more than they ever would to the American Pie Chronicles, only to find out the human side of critics. They were angry because they were potrayed as useless witless stuck up wads so they souped revenge.