Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Muallaf, The Convert of Heart

基督徒朋友说 “要常去教会哦”,
这句话让我想起了Yasmin Ahmad 的 Muallaf。

Muallaf, 字面上是意欲 皈依穆斯林:描述的是 心灵上的改变。

 Muallaf by Yasmin Ahmad

电影里有一句dialogue, 让我印象深远:

心里是荡漾回愁,揪着揪着 心有所感。


*Rohani,反抗虐待的父亲带着妹妹Rohana 离家出走;
 电影的男主角- 天主教家庭背景的Brian  因为童年阴影 远离信仰。

电影的拍摄手法 是引用可兰经的经文章节来表达。   (如果你看了电影,想要了解其中可兰经 经文的话)

许多热衷电影的年轻一辈,总爱问Yasmin 怎么样才可以拍一部好电影?
她的答案 永远会是 “I've no idea.”

" It isn’t about creating something from thin air, but about documenting our personal feelings about the things that we see. Or to put it crudely, how are you going to be a storyteller if you have no story to tell? Perhaps, in the end, there are no such things as creative people; there are only sharp observers with sensitive hearts. "
              -Yasmin Ahmad, 2006

Malaysian 观众对电影的观念分类为 两种:
1. 电影的主要功能是 娱乐 (毫无惊喜的Malaysian's 答案)
2. 电影必须带有道德观价值

比起前者,Yasmis觉得NO.2 的更加困扰!

"For them, a film must be a sort of propaganda, where the filmmaker is given the right to impose the strongest of opinions on the audience. People who populate the story of the film must do the "right" thing all the time, and the ones that don't, must atone before the end credits, or suffer dire consequences."
             -Yasmin Ahmad, 2006

人们总预期在电影后离场说,这部电影背后的信息如何启发他/她的人生思想。对Yasmin 而言,这些所谓的道德价值和每天真实生活里发生的故事完全没有关系;听故事的人 又怎么能和说故事的人互相交换意见 当彼此经历和感受的并不是同一样的爱,惧怕,希望,绝望和喜悦。

" I shan't tell you here what I personally feel the purpose of a film is,
but I'd just like to hear what you folks feel and think about it."
                                           -Yasmin Ahmad

你追求什么 你盲从什么

你想像什么 你猜测什么


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Late Tag

I've so much to say,
I don't know what to say and how to say.

More verbal keeps thing even complicated..
Thats why everyone remain silent,
So quiet yet desperate.

If you would, you've did...
Should apologise or be grateful for your insecure?
Moving on,
Shall we?

In the dawn,
The night asked me:
Why do you stop dancing gracefully like twenties?
.... Aint you wanna hav all the time in the world.

Lets bury it,
and I would tag it as memories..
Purple tag or White?
With the deepest condolences, dedicate this song..
It was a song of sorrow; It was a song of celebration.

I would say,
Ever, it was a sparkle of my life.


Saturday, September 11, 2010


" So much more than meets the eye "
I know, you're more than what I should see you as... 

Friday, September 10, 2010


I've to prepare something to cook this few days because is Hari Raya now, I know all the shop nearby ain't gonna open for business before I die at house. So, today's menu is Herbal Soup with Black Chicken! 

I thought it goin to be an easy dish, simply put the chicken + herbal + water in the rice cooker and cook....  Mana tahu..

It was a WHOLE CHICKEN without cut into pieces, OHH....

Then, I've to Call my mum for help!


           " hello, mummy arh.... the chicken hor..... " (Dun Laugh leh)

Love Shape....
Chop! Chop! Chop! Chop with all my strength, finally....
Hmmm, I'll be stronger and bigger after taking this soup!

*  I've great appetite as usual  =)

I love the smell of chinese herbal, can't wait to eat !!!

Put everything in the rice cooker and press [COOK]

*  *
*   *   *

-  after 1 hour -

 Dar.... Dar... ...  smell good, yummy yummy...

alright, I've to enjoy my NUTRIENT and HEALTHY meal now,


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mini but Mighty

The concept of this Public Service Announcement (PSA) is to create awareness of public that Malaysia is not only built up by 3 races and "categorized" other as Lain-Lain.

In the end of the commercial shown capital which refering to "Lain-Lain" is actually in the spelling of MALAYSIA as part of the nation.

Happy 53rd National Day, Malaysia  =)


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Shadow

The story is about a vocalist, Alex from a punk band is looking for an answer why his father has converted into muslim after acknowledge about his death. This 12 minutes short film makes an analogy between life and shadow, no matter how good or bad is your past, it is still your stories that can never be "Delete".

Alex Fong as Bryan,Vocalist of Punk Band
Luqman Lee as Father (Lim)
Joyce as Mother
Zackry Roland Anthony as Lim's Best friend
Ruth Victor as Guitarist
Yasmin Lee as Pianist
Jonathan Tay as Drummer
Hustler as Deejay

                             -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -   -   -

It was a disappointed production,
Everyone, I believe.

So much of hardworks and exorbitant production fees,
It should be more than this,
It was totally under expectation and thats melancholy.

Though we fail to earn any credit from anyone,
lets take it like The Shadow...
No matter how good or bad it was, It is still our baby...
At least, It is an Effort.

I would love to thanks to Our Lecturers: Ms Tan Wooi Yee and Mr Beh Chun Chee, for your guidance, consultation and time spent keeping track of our progression, especially during post-production. Mr Beh, though your words really make me feel DAMN stress and downhearted, but I know is all for our own good and I'm NOT STRWABERRY GENERATION loh.... 
I appreciate it, seriously..... Sir.

Thanks to all my dearest talent involved in the production, willing to spend time and highly co-operate with our tight shooting schedule within a week without any pay or rewards for you guys. Our lecturer, starring in the short film: Mr Luqman and Mr Zackry, Thank You so much.

Not forgotten, all the crew of The Shadow Production team who DID make so much of effort and hardworks from Pre-production to Post-production, and the Screening! Cheers and Clap for yourself, we've make another big move and wiser through this experience, kan?

-Enjoy the Show-

Sunday, September 5, 2010

An affordable sweet memories

I was shopping in the Jusco trying to grab myself some snack food and I FOUND this! The feeling of excited and familiar rushed into my mind, YES..... my parents always bought this biscuit for us when I was young and it still can be found in the market now, WOW!

Whenever I open the fridge and I'll find this when I was young  =)
Do you Remember?

No matter how creative packaging or new flavours all the brand on the rack,
still cant fight over the taste of good old time.

Chocolate or Milk?
I love Both!

So Crispy, So Happy!