Monday, June 30, 2008

Daddy don't kiss me!!

Daddy don't kiss me!!!!

Friend : Ello pass kepada you punya clerk (pass the phone to the clerk)
Me : huh what clerk ??? Oi lusu
Friend : huh? Ops ;p

That’s how my Saturday morning started, as early as 8 am. While my nut friend kept repeating ok you can go back to sleep, we ended up yakking for more than hour.

Friend : ok you can go back to sleep now
Me : sleep??? How am I supposed to go back to sleep?

And that call sparked my mom and I to drive down to Seremban to finally meet his cute little daughter. I haven’t had the time to visit them since she came back from JB and everytime I picked a date my mom wouldn’t be free and she insisted on following me.

Shhh don’t tell him we’re just 30 minutes away ;p He’d kill me ;p


Cutiepie alert Safe in grandma's arms She stole my toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

The darling actually rarely cries, it’s just she got hungry at the precise moment I was trying to photography both father and daughter. So I got to feed her instead. She is such a father’s pet, she keeps looking for him and looking at the direction his voice was coming from, and practically ignoring us eventhough we were playing with her.

Sigh children are so beautiful ;) they warm your heart and pull your heart strings.

She held my finger ..... Kid managed to have 2 naps in between all this, she just suddenly got up and decided she liked looking at me. As you can see she’s got me around her little fingers. Or she sensed I was about to steal her toy.

Somehow I accidentally stole her little bell toy and while we were driving back I found it in my bag. Ops I really didn’t mean to steal from a kid! Scouts promise!






When I told my friend I had accidentally took his kids toy he called me a

“PENYAMUN”
“THIEF”

Opssy it wasn’t my fault! ;p

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pointy post

I had a post in mind and a few others, but I just haven’t had the time to write any to post and so we go back to a point post.

  • Its officially down to 2 – god bless us hopefully we don’t go crazy though we just might.
  • I spent 5 hours on my feet editing a book of collections of my photos and the MAC hanged! Yes a MAC can hang. Lost half my work and had to redo them and ended up closing the shop for them ;p but at the end it was all worth it – love what I’ve done – can’t wait to see the finished product.
  • This comment made my week ;)

    you're d real woman wif curves who rocked the stage aren't you!!!

    me and my frens we're cheering like crazy for you!


    Awwwwwwwwwwwww thanks ;)
  • Apparently there are people who are obsessed with me – its so funny ;p
  • I thought fan clubs were started by fans – apparently I was wrong.
  • I walked out of an appointment coz I wouldn’t wait that long for anyone – I’m still contemplating the apology.
  • I had a sweet sweet surprise – like melted chocolate.
  • This little kid I have been trying to talk to sat and stared at me while I was yakking on the phone coz I wasn’t talking to her. So we had a – lets-see-who’s-toungue-is-pinker- contest ;p
  • Try explaining “laid” to someone – its seriously funny.
  • Oh someone wanted me drunk and then another was looking for me “r*ape” – ewww sickos get a life!
  • I lost a bet – but I still think I would have won if we had dug deeper – he had a delicious lunch anyway ;p
  • Copy cat alert - you would think they could think for themselve - yawn ....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wedding series ||| : The guests

Hidden in the shadows Weddings are supposedly the union of two souls the marriage of two families. They’re also the meeting place for interesting characters. See if you can recognize these people :

The Gossip
Always wants to know or dish out some soddy story about someone to anyone regardless if they want to hear or not. Favourite line : Did you hear?? So and so …..





The Show off

Has an intense need to show off at every given moment. Someone’s wedding was better, someones clothes/ jewelery was better, they have pricier stuff, ext. Favourite line : Oh but mine’s more expensive.

The nitpicker
Has something to complain about everything, from the bride to the food. Favourite line : But this is SO wrongggg…..

The Foodie
Arrives just before the main moment of the wedding and would be at the food line before the wedding is even over. Favourite line : What time are they serving the food?

The Busybody
Comes to weddings to find out the latest gossip and whose kid is not married yet. Then proceeds to bug said kid on why they haven’t gotten married. Favourite line : So why aren’t you married? You’re not young anymore!

The I’m so happy and you ain’t
These are normally newly weds or newly coupled people. In absolute bliss of their honeymoon period, they insist on matchmaking all their single friends coz they believe that you can only be happy if you’re with someone. Favourite line :ohhh you’re still single? How sad!!

The matchmaker
Passionate in connecting people – Nokia would be so proud! They’re always trying to matchmake people at weddings. Found wrestling some poor gal into meeting someones son. Favourite line : I have the perfect match for you!

The scowler
Was forced to attend the wedding by wife or mother. So sulks in a corner throughout the wedding. Favourite line : I could be watching the game!

And so ends the wedding series ;)

Also read The Family and The Bride

Monday, June 23, 2008

Crazy June

  • June kicked of with a bang a funeral and literally getting my car banged by a reckless idiot on the very last day of May.
  • Bangle shopped till we dropped – I'm a certified accessory addict!
  • My brother’ registration took place despite the unexpected incident.
  • A lovely photowalk out in KL
  • Found out a magazine stole my photo - working on the action plan now
  • A friends bday celebration at the kids home – Agathians Shelter....... That was some good time. The kids were ever excited to see us. At one point the guys decided to get them to see boys as always best. Of course we couldn’t let that be. So I told the kids if that’s so then I was gonna leave. Immediately the kids declared GALS WERE THE BEST!!! Hehehe nothing like good old blackmailing.
  • Premier of Night Shyamalan' new movie Happening and that was the day LDP decided to craze up and I had to do stunts to get to Midvalley and forgo my Vietnamese dinner and instead have Mcds. Argh
  • Happening was awesome scary till the screwed up ending. I mean how could you go Bollywood on us???? Arghhhh. – After drinks made up for the bollywoodness of the movie where we discussed the movie, desperate women, ppls weird yoga notions, hot men, and weird people ;p
  • Took the train after ages – due to being carless for 2 weeks – even reached the station earlier than our agreed pickup time – ended up getting pissed by flirty taxi driver trying to be bollywood hero
  • Watched the unbelievably boring Dasavatharam – wished I hadn’t wasted my time.
  • Headed to Titiwangsa for another surprise birthday party which ended at 3 am.
  • Crawled out of bed 3 and half hour later for the Awam Treasure Hunt – awesome fun
  • Finished reading a few books this month ;p and bought a bunch as well – burnt a hole in my pocket in the process.
  • Got addicted to card games called Saboteur ;p
  • A few farewell lunches
  • Watched the Kung Fu Panda – excellent fun – loved it.
  • Finally visited the Gardens (shopping mall) – they have some lovely restaurants – good food, gorgeous ambiance.
  • Spent the last 2 weeks super processing my brothers registration photos – my mother is a SLAVE driver. Poor victim = ME ;(
  • Launched V-Eyez Imagery.
  • My sweet lovely CAR is back! Met weird people while picking it up and even found a souvenier – the left a walkie inside the car. I should keep it for ransom ;p
  • Partied a few times this month after staying of my feet for the last 3 months.
  • Got invites to the Nuffnang Wild Party – had fun dressing up for it – note to self – it takes longer to get ready for costume parties!
  • And there’s still another week for June to end! Yikes ;p

Thursday, June 19, 2008

V-Eyez Imagery

I've been contemplating this for some time now and I've finally decided to go pro.


V-Eyez Imagery

So do pass the word around.
Make sure you visit my site on what I can do - contact me and I'll give you ideas.

Being human

Smile all overA few weeks back my colleague and I had a very interesting conversation.

They regularly visited one of their friends restaurants. Since they spend quite some time there, they tend to chat up the waiters occasionally. One day they decided to talk to him about his life in spattering English.






He had come from Bangladesh where his father who works as a supervisor earns 3000 bangladesh rupees. He has a younger brother and sister as well. Mom is typically a housewife. He used to work in mechanic shed and only finished high school. He had to opt out of school to feed their family and support his younger brothers education. That’s when he came to Malaysia. He earn’s slightly more than the usual waiter RM 800 – the rest normally earn around RM 600. But this isn’t his only job after his 12 hour shift he goes home sleeps for a few hours and then heads to a pub nearby to do some chores and gets paid around RM 200 per month.

His story doesn’t end there; he lives with 30 ppl in a two room house and pays RM 200 per month to sleep there. My friends were shocked to hear that but he happily exclaimed he has it better the house below has 50 people staying in it. He manages his total expenses to RM 500 per month and sends the rest back home.

Is it worth it? He says yes – I was earning only 600 rupees there where else he can now send so much more home.

You think his brother will fare better? I’m not so sure coz I’ve met labourers and waiters with degrees before and yes life wasn’t rosy for them either.

In my previous job every year we hosted an exhibition for a duration of 10 days. The last day would be the dismantling day and no matter what your position was in the company, you were assigned to sit at one of the gates to supervise that particular floors moving and ensure no goods are stolen.

Construction acrobaticsSo you end up sitting there and arguing with contractors and their workers on their passes and time limit. The tension only lasts for a while coz after a while we become friends. I remember one time these Indonesian guys were taking ages to dismantle their booth, so I got stuck there longer than usual and lunch time came and their food arrived. Minutes later a packet of ice milo is sent to me, courtesy of the group and their bosses coz they knew my food hadn’t arrived. I was touched coz they didn’t have to.

Do you really think they want to work as labourers and waiters? Jobs local Malaysians shun coz its minimum waged.

Do you think they want to share a house with 30 people or a makeshift room with 20 people where your only option of a shower is outside at the construction area in public?

Would you do their job? Don’t give me the smart ass answer that they didn’t study, like I said most probably have paper qualifications. Why can’t we learn to be humane to them? Why do we have to turn our noses at them?

I wrote this a long time back watching a similar situation – it’s food for thought.

SearchingWe are in many ways lucky. We live in a nation that has a somewhat balanced economic and a stable political scene. At times the market does tremble and memories of the economic downfall resurface but even then most of us managed to enter the job market and today hold successful jobs. Very few of us realize the importance of a stable economy and political scene. Any ripple in the thin glass surface and we could be in the same shoes of foreigners that we often shun. I’m no saint to claim I’m not wary of them but I do try to remain as humane as possible with the few I meet on a daily basis.

Little do we realize that as much as they need the money, we need them as we lack the labour force to support our industries. The only thing that separates most of us with them is the profile of our countries. If situations were reversed, where do you think the bulk of us will land?

I will always remain thankful for what we have. Lets hope it remains for our lives to go on as it is.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

One liners

@ The world is filled with too many dumbos - yet you wonder how they reached their positions.

@ The dumb rule the world coz they mastered the art of sucking up

@ Most people take notes - not everyone understands what they wrote

@ Most people know how to read but very few can comprehend.

@ More people are against the political race based award read here, here, and here

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hunting in KL

Waiting....


All Women’s Action Society - AWAM annually organizes treasure hunts to raise funds to help women across Malaysia. The hunt was themed Hunting For Equal Footing.

I’ve always wanted to take part but I have a knack of not registering on time. This time we managed to do so and Kervin, his friend, Praveen, g and me teamed up. Joining the teams were also the top contestants from Amazing Race Asia.

This was my first time joining a professionally organized treasure hunt. We got there on time and registered ourselves before heading to the nearest mamak for food. By the time we got back to Timesquare, they had already started the briefing. We caught enough to figure it was gonna be really hard. Anyway we shaked on having fun ;p

The moment I got the questions (I was team leader) I scanned through the answers and realized we needed to find balloons. So I called up Praveen to see if they can spot any balloons but there was none in sight at the foyer. So we decided to fill up some of the questions first before heading to the first clue. The balloon location had something to do with tigers. So I put on my friendly face and approached one of the Times Square staff for clues. He ended up giving us ideas right up to the end.

The first question had us bewildered and so instead of wasting time we jotted a few answers and headed for the next question and we found the answer for the second question. Seriously the questions we re pretty hard. We tried to fill in information as much as we could but apparently we don’t think like the organizers.

While it was really hard, when the answers were finally revealed we realized most of the answers were plucked out of the air by the organizers involving anagrams and even 60s musicians. Yeah right how were we supposed to know who sang Rocky road and especially a group called Bad company. Or the fact about a Korean Singer??? So would it be ok if I suggested Tamil heroes for the next challenge? Or South African Singers?

Anyway we reached the 1st check point in the nick of time to realize we had to guess some of the answers as they began countdowning the checkpoint.

We collected the second set of clues and decided to split the group to get things done faster. There were fewer questions but they were harder than the first set.

The problem with the questions were some were anagram based others were pretty direct but how do you figure out which were which. Anyway we made our decisions and headed back and decided to google one of the questions. A samaritan at Starbucks willingly let me use his laptop and though I couldn’t find an answer he told me to comeback anytime to use his laptop.

Anyway we headed down after filling up the forms thinking that was al but apparently there was still another round of questions. My first reaction – WTF.

This time the search was inside the mall. So we headed to the directory to find the answers and decided it would be faster if we split the questions. By the time we got the answers we realized we were about to get penalized and decided to get the answers by phone and then submitting to the organizers. Lets just say we did lots of running around.

ITS all MINEEEEEEEEEEE We finally slumped down at the side of the stage exhausted. Since the next programme was starting in an hour and we were more exhausted than hungry, we decided to skip lunch. That’s when we made friends with these bunch of malay guys from one of the sponsor company teams whose bosses wife was also AWAM’s VP.

We were exchanging information on the clues and figuring whose answers would win whenever our answers were different. We even figured what to do with the balloons we had collected – a balloon fight of course! We had so much fun and so did the guys.

Anyway right before the lucky draw runs, they decided to have a contest for the guys and I edged the guys from the other team to go but they didn’t so of course we teased them. The first contestant on stage rocked the stage. They were supposed to dance with a football as sexy as possible. The one gauy who dropped the ball twice ended up being called no balls ;p poor thing ;p

As expected none of us won the lucky draw – I’ve never won a lucky draw ever. I’ve done things and answered questions to win prizes but never lucky draws. After the first batch of lucky draws they announced another contest for the gals to win an Adidas shirt. That’s when the malay guys challenged me to go on stage. Of course how could I say no to a challenge so I became the first person on stage – on the condition they better cheer me on. Guess who was on stage – it was yummylicious Rovilson from the Amazing Race Asia 2. heh we even had a conversation on stage.

He thanked me for joining him on stage (awwww) and then said I’m not sure what we’re gonna do and I added whatever is lets just have fun and he agreed (awwww).

We were tasked to dance with Rovilson. And the first gal rocked and I was like oh oh. Darn you have to do well. Apparently I rocked the stage coz the crowd was cheering. By the time I finished the 3rd contestant had run away and the 4 th gal went instead. She rocked to and Rovilson got naughty and flashed out money. ;p I’m sure you guys know who won. Of course the crowd had to decide who was the winner by cheering and thank god I got the 2nd highest cheer or my bunch of friends would have gotten kicked. ;p

Anyway the last gal won and we were given Adidas caps instead. See I told ya I always have to earn my gifts! ;p

The stage is mINE Then they revealed the answers and we were like what??? We ended up booing most of the answers since it was plain ridiculous. We still don’t get how those top winners won. But I guess they must be serious treasure hunters coz none of them smiled and we tried cheering them when they passed by but they still wouldn’t smile.

So we didn’t win but it was good fun and we had a good team. The point was to have fun and we did.

But seriously they have to figure out a sane way of deciphering the questions or stick to one style – we so can’t read people’s minds you know!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rehash Kamal

God I wasted 3 and a half hours in a theatre watching a total crap called Dasavatharam. I came out of the movie thinking – Poor KS Ravikumar – someone just bulldozed him out of his own movie.

Now while most ppl agree the movie is bad a lot of ppl think the so called acting was good – seriously I don’t know what you guys were looking at.

The whole movie was a rehash of all his previous roles. To me if you’re gonna act in 10 different roles I expect each role to be different from the other in the sense of walking, style and not a copy of a character you did in a previous movie.


***Character Spoiler ahead****


Lets take the first Kamalahassan – MR 12th century – the walk posture and even movie poster is reminiscent of his role in Hey Ram. This was definitely one of the better performance in the movie, the scene the cinematography, the chanting – I would say my favourite part of the movie if there was one.

Asin definitely overacts in this scene. Napoleon does a good job in his short role.

The hero Kamal – has loads of ego problems. I guess it never occurred to him before that he was creating something to kill people. Anyway this kamal reminds you of the Kamal from Indian, the walk and looks and behaviour styles.

George Bush – the make up looked soooooo fake. Btw why was Bush doing a jiggy on stage and waving like a mad celebrity. Yes politicians wave but they’re taught how to do the polite yet cheerful wave and no dance around on the stage – it reflects badly to do otherwise. Again Kamals tell tale gaiety walk makes an appearance and not that of the actuall Bush. Some research could have done loads but then I guess he was relying on the makeup.

Christian Fletcher – So the guys a ruthless killer – than doesn’t make him a super villain. Just an invisible one. The make up again was soo fake – you couldn’t see a single facial expression, and the walk reminds you of Kamal in Virumandi. He seemed like he was trying to copy some villain from Hollywood – but looked more out of a zombie movie.

Balram Naidu – ah this guy I liked – predictable but I liked him but he too reminded me of the old naicker and remember the dual role he played in this movie where he replaced this businessman after escaping from jail and who can forget cute old man from Punnagai Mannan? The walking the pushing of the tummy the face movement, were pretty similar. But here’s the thing the role reminded me of SPB as the cop in maniratnams Thiruda Thiruda – and that was excellent acting.

Japanese guy – it looked like a mask – and 2 eyes moving inside the mask. Lets not even go with the pronounciation – the heavely tamil accented speech – where Tamil shouldn’t be we got Tamil accent- how clever.

Avtar singh – I like the make up here and his facial expression – but the moment he started dancing it was typical trademark kamal moves. All we’d need to see were his legs and you’d know.

Grandma – my god her makeup was so fake but at least the acting was original – you didn’t associate her to Avvai Shanmugi. But the movements were very robot like – maybe he took a crash course in how to be a 90 year old women?

Activist – oh he I liked – though again he reminded me of Anbe Sivam disfugered Kamal though his walk was more Guna like. But this was definetly interesting acting.

Tall Kamal – oh dear god can it get more fake and stupid? He reminded me of Beem boy but the thing is Beem boy wasn’t Tamil – Tall guy was. His family spoke perfect Tamil and suddenly he can’t – what the hell??? Height does not disfigure your speech nor make you create some fake accent!

I didn’t imagine any of this, I’ve probably watched more Kamal movies then I have of Rajini. The whole movie was an ego boost depending on makeup to do the acting.

Worst ever Kamal movie – and I pity all his fans who are trying to defend their hero by denying the truth. ;p

I hope Kamal figures his folly and stops being such a slave to his own ego

Dasa ewwwwwwwwwww

My one liner on Dasavathram and all Kamalahasan fans.

Eww ewww it was sooooooooooooooooo bad – just wasted 3 and a half hour of my life.

Friday, June 13, 2008

LOL

I'm laughing my ass off some people's immaturity. LOL get a life ;p

ps : keep the entertainment coming ;p

Opportunist

I have great respect for people who stick to their guns, views and political parties. The rest who jump between parties like most of us change clothes – go sit in a corner and suck a lollipop. Do you even have a spine??

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mystery Tag

I found this tag at prem’s blog. It’s different from the rest of the tags. So anyway instead of giving out peoples names – ill be putting their first initials.

Name 5 people you can think of right off the top of your head.Don't read the questions underneath until you write the names of all 5people.This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first..NO CHEATING!

1. B
2. G
3. K
4. V
5. P

DONT READ AHEAD UNLESS U FILLED THE TOP



1. How did you meet 1?
- through a friend

2. On a scale of 1 -10 how would u rate your friendship with 1?
- 9 ;)

3. how long have you known 4?
4 years now

4. How do you know number 3?
through photography

5. wheres 5?
chatting with me ;p

6.A fact about number 1?
- amazing person

7.Who is 4 going out with?
no one

8. What does 1 do for a living?
own business

9. Would you live with number 3?
-ohh I wouldn’t mind – though I hope I don’t scream again ;p

10. What do you like about number 2?
- everything

11. Do you miss number 5?
- when she’s not around ;)

12. Would you make out with number 4?
- noooooooooooooo u don’t do that with friends!

13. What’s your opinion of number 2?
- a darling I hope I don’t ever lose

14. What's your favorite memory with number 5?
the fact that I created a vain monster ;p hehehe

15. What would you do if number 1 and 2 were going out?
- lol not gonna happen ;)

16. Ever had a long conversation with 5?
all the time

17. Have you ever slept at 2's house?
- yeah every now and then

18. Do you hang out with 3 a lot?
- yes a lot an I love it

19. Who have you known the longest?
- 2

20. How often do you talk to 1?
- as often as possible

21. What about 2?
- daily – nearly every other hour

22. Have you ever thought 3 more than a friend?
- heheheh that would mean I’m not straight – and I know I’m straight
23. Would you go out for a date with 5?
- lol nooo same reason as above

24. Do you dream about 2?
- hehehe again noo

25. What did no 4 did to you that you can never forget?
- was my accomplice in a devious prank – and got scolded yet never got me caught – awwww

26. What have you done for 1 that the person never forget?
- no one ever forgets me ;p

27. What's 3 hobby?
- addiction to photography

28. Who do u want to TAG?
no one ;p

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wedding Series || : The Bride

Bridal glowMen lets not kid yourselves, weddings are all about the bride. You’re there to accompany the main highlight of the day, no one is really looking at your suit, veshti, jhuppa or waiting for you to make a grand entrance. It’s all about the bride and they come in many shapes and characters.









Ms Panicky
Panics none stop coz she’s so disorganized she still hasn’t decided what to wear at the wedding and the weddings 3 weeks away! Found in a constant frenzy at all times.

Ms Silent
They’re like a dormant volcano, you never know when they’re gonna erupt coz all this while they’ve been agreeing to everything that someone chose for them. They wanted to choose a different colour but someone thought another colour would look nice on them yet they kept quiet. One day the erupt at such a force, it shocks the daylight out of everyone. The one with the perfect fake yes-I-like-that smile.

Ms Listmaker
Doesn’t do anything without consulting THE list. Panics if said lists goes missing, the advance update 3 copies which are kept in the office, car and home every day. Found consulting list when asked hows she doing?

Ms Perfectionist
Like the perfectionist family, they’re pretty scary. Goes crazy if the little bridesmaid have pony tails on the wrong sides of their heads. Everything has to mirror each other including the 1000 guests. Found scowling on wedding day and pointing out that you hadn’t worn the correct shade of fushia she had wanted.

Bridezilla
The queen of craziness. Insists on everything to be as her wish. Anyone who dares object against her wishes receives a yelling or will have to face weeks of sulking. Found standing next to the groom wearing a shocking pink shirt and giving the evil eye to the little gal who removed her ponytail.

Ms Awww
She’s the bride that makes you go aww coz shes glowing through her inner beauty and you can’t help but cry as she walks by smilling at her guests. Found laughing on her wedding diaz.

Freaking busy

My life is sooo freaking busy.

As the days pass and everything unfolds, I’m even more happy I withdrew from the political blogger award. There is no other way to deem it. The good thing is a lot of my anon readers have come out to comment. Nice to know. Plus seriously I don’t bite – I may take ages to comment though. ;)

Then there’s this new issue – with the plagirasation – I will be taking action on it – need to consult a few people first. Still totally pissed though. The bright side of it is – I realized that so many people out there do count me as a friend and are looking out for me. If they hadn’t alerted me I would have been totally oblivious to everything.

On a happier note – my brothers registration went on well. My brother is now a married man legally, though as most people know Indians don’t really recognize that ceremony as the official one. But yes we have someone new in the family, which is nice, hopefully life turns out well for the both of them. Congrats again kiddo. Hehe

My dear friend Kervin finally got his DSLR – we were supposed to buy it together but work had kept him pretty busy for the last few months. And so its awesome to seem him go “hey darn we can do those anymore” – all I can say is welcome to the shock and the walking we have to do to get those shots. Though that 50 mm is amazing isn’t it? ;p

Made a few decisions last week and am so glad I stuck to my guts. Always trust your gut feeling, it hasn’t really been wrong. I’m counting the days till the end of the next 3 months.

I’m missing my car lots – got so used to the car. Can’t wait to get it back.

Monday, June 09, 2008

KUMUDAM STEALS

Kumudam Steals

I am so irritated.

What is wrong with all these publications. FLICKR IS NOT A FREE PHOTOGRAPHY SITE!

You want to use our images - contact us and pay the relevant sum. stop stealing our photos.

Kumudam Reporter - a Tamil weekly magazine in India has published one of my photos without my permission.

flickr users Bala and Sakthivel alerted me on this. I'm trying to get a copy of the magazine before I take my next step.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Jazzy Outer Rim

Concentration


This is a long overdue post. Well most of my posts are long overdue. Anyway thanks to my colleague, I got to attend to The Outer Rim, fusion-jazz charity concert organized at RUUMS which was organized by Life College, to raise funds for its Gift of Hope Scholarship Fund.

My favourite part of the concert was the opening act, a local singer from Sabah, Mia Palencia. Wow her voice just blew me over. Tried looking her up on youtube – theres a few videos but none do justice to her voice.






Outer Rim is a Jazz quartert from Japan consisting of Norihiko Hibino on Saxophone, Hakuei Kim on Piano, Jeff Curry on Bass Guitar and Nobuaki Fujii on Drums. Of course the dreadlock drummer had my eyes throughout the night but I couldn’t get a good shot of him plus I was too shy to walk to the empty centre area to get photos.

The blues Saxophonist Potrait of a pianist

So all you get are photos of the shy but outstanding pianist and Saxophonist. I did enjoy the concert – they are really good – though I must admit I prefer the more fast beat set where the drummer shined not coz he was cute but I love percussions.

Here’s a video I found on youtube of their performance.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

idiocrisy...

I never started blogging for fame. I loved to write and blogging made it so much easier and through that I met some wonderful friends and some not so wonderful people.

Last Sunday I laughed my head of when I saw this news on a Tamil news program on blogging, and non bloggers or opportunist bloggers giving their views on it. Blogging is now the most in-thing to do if especially if you're a politician. Every single donkey now claims they're a blogger. it's plain lame!

So when my stats leaped today, I was wondering what the hell was going on and behold the biggest idiocrasy ever. They're hosting a bloggers award (which I was nominated for and have requested to be removed) for indians and guess who are the organisers - a political party.

What is this need to put us around a circle called race when the whole idea of the internet is to create borderless connections? My reader list is incrediblly colourful, its beyond race and country - hence why I refrain from writing in any other language but english. Of course the occasional local dialogue does slip out but I often try my best to translate that. and hear some organisation wants to circle that.

why don't you go ahead and recognise our struggling musicians, designers, artists dancers and so on? Then doing something like this?

And then there's the blogger who gives out your personal number to people who are strangers to me. That's really LOW. I HATE that!!!

Seriously if you have so much money and time to waste let me know i'll help you channel it to my favourite charity.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

For once ...

Will fate take a peace offering?You know you hear of weddings, engagements and events being abruptly postponed due to a death of a family member. Everyone gasps when they hear such a thing – as its so sudden, so unexpected.

Everyone wonders why it couldn’t be after said event and not before. It’s the only thing people feel like discussing during the funeral. You never think its ever gonna happen to you, its somebody elses pain, shock.











Believe me the shock is indescribable. You’re not sure who to console yourself, your brother the groom, your sister in law who just lost her father, her family, your mom who is shocked beyond words.

You sit there at the funeral listening to all this talk about the suddenness, its effects to the engagement and whats going to happen. You try not to react to all the talk that’s taking place, but it isn’t easy as you quietly listen to what people have to say.

Then you’re left with the huge task of telling people it’s postponed, and you’re still figuring out how to get it done. You spent countless time on the phone explaining everything and you’re just fed up with having to explain anymore but you don’t really have a choice.

Yet you still have to pick up stuff for the engagement, coz at some point things have to move on. You wouldn’t believe how heartless some people are. People actually had the gall to ask us to reconsider the gal. I’m like which age do this people live in?????

Idiots!

For once I wish I had a normal life
For once I wish I didn’t have to go through a lot of stuff just coz I can handle it
For once I wish I didn’t have to be strong for everyone

Ah yes we should really make things worse – someone must have had that brilliant idea.

As we were heading to the funeral, trying to look for their house, a school van decides to ram into my car. Yes ram not hit. He didn’t even hit his breaks and was driving like a maniac. As every sane person would do, I slowed down to take a corner and I knew he was going to hit us coz I saw his van charging at us through the mirror.

We moved about 400ms coz of the impact and if I hadn’t turned in time, I’d have hit another car. All three of us were shaken, coz it had been a really hard impact. I turned back to see if he was going to go crazy again and just held on to the steering to gain my composure.

All I can say is thank god we were in the Honda and I had decided to drive. Otherwise we would have taken my moms small flat backed Kelisa and from the look of my car and the impact, we could have all died. That’s the exact thing the cop who photographed my car said.

Heck my curvy brake lights seem to have straightened from the impact. Thank god there were no children in the school van, I would have slapped the living daylights out of the driver. He was apologetic and really shaken, he couldn’t even talk.

So there I was pacifying him and mom who looked like she was about to have a panic attack. Anyway we had to finish the funeral first before we got stuck waiting for the cops at the station.

Idiot had the gall to tell the cop I stopped in the middle of the road. Unfortunately for him no one was buying his story and he got scolded by the cop. Making police reports aren’t hard but getting out of the hands of those workshops and tow car agents can be nearly impossible. You can see the dolar signs in their eyes as they saw the brunt of damages on the car. When I went back to collect the report, 10 guys surrounded my car to give me “advice”. I so hate them! If I needed your help I would ask you. You don’t need to surround me like a pack of vultures!

Now everyone thinks it’s the cars fault. Poor thing. To me I think the cars saved my life twice already, now I love the car even more. I don’t get why people have to blame everything else for everything that goes round.

All I can say is this too shall pass.

PS: will fate take a peace offering? i need a break