Asal kami dari bumi…

… Kami tinggal di tepi laut…

Kadang-kadang, bila kita tengok wayang, kita lupa perkara yang paling penting sekali; storyline itu sendiri.

When Yusry announced that the total cost of the movie was 8 million, everyone’s expectations were high. It got higher when the trailer came out. I really don’t understand why people are criticizing about the quality of the special effects and cinematography. Be realistic. If you want a quality as good as Hollywood’s epic movies, it costs more than 8 million USD… 8 million RINGGIT gives you one of the best produced movie in Malaysia cinematic history. You want better quality, give Yusry more budget!

Overall, I love the way the story was told. I am glad to see that the art of storytelling is enforced in the movie. I thought the actress who potrayed Embok and the Chinese Princess didn’t suit the characters. Embok looks too young and the Princess looks too old and modern for the young Prince of Rome. The Princess shold have more accent when speaking a foreign language and not sounding like a westener faking a chinese accent . Nonetheless, the Princess is one of my favorite character in the movie. My absolute favorite is Kamawas. If the word ‘evil’ has a picture in the dictionary, it would be his face. And I would also like to point out to the make-up artist/costume person, 8 million budget, the least you can do is make a believable wig for Datuk Rahim Razali. Macam rambut dia mau tercabut dari kepala pulak. I understand the need of the tall ramos but make it more subtle. Don’t make it too obvious that he was wearing a huge wig.

Merong? The character itself is very intriguing. I was doing a little bit of googling about his background, and concluded that Merong Mahawangsa was the first ever Pan-Asian in the known history!!! Heh… Stephen Rahman-Huges? Sungguh tegap badan mu itu! Very ngam to play the character. I just wish that the writers took a little bit of time on the last scene where Merong sacrificed himself…

So, would I recommend the movie to others? Of course! But if you expect a flawless movie with great special effects because it cost 8 million, DON’T! Go for the story. A lovely way to learn history… Yusry, if you are reading this, give yourself a round of applause because you did one hell of a job! And this review will not be complete, without quoting the famous pantoum from the movie.

Sampai masa tiba waktunya. Redup hati kamu berdua. Bila dua jasad bersatu. Hidup mati jadi bersama…

Cliche yang amat!

Kenapa bila wayang melayu potray perempuan kampung, semuanya berbaju kurung kedah, bertocang dua?

Bila aku balik Kuantan, selain dari makcik-makcik, no young person running around the kawasan kampung pakai baju kurung kedah dan bertocang dua.

Moral of the story, kepada producer/pembikin cerita melayu, stereotype itu sudah tak ada lagi okay?! Budak kampung pun sekarang main FB, pakai skinny jeans dan tidaklah bertocang dua sudah…

Sekian.

It was worth the wait!

I waited… And waited… And waited some more… And finally it arrived!

My custom made Le Pliage Longchamp bag directly from USA finally made it to my hand after almost 3 weeks stuck in kastam KK.

To those who love the Le Pliage, I say get the custom made! The total cost (plus shipping) is around RM800. It’s cheap considering only you will have the bag because like mine, I got my name embroidered on it. Muahahahah!!!! Love it!

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Rock N Roll Baby! – Top 9

As it goes in Malaysia;

Jacob – “If I’m in the bottom 3, it’s because America’s not ready to look into the mirror”???? Can you get any cockier? News flash Mr Lusk, if Michael Jackson was alive, he would definitely have things to say about your performance. Judges! Stop idolizing this guy! He needs to be taught a lesson. I hope he’s in the bottom 3.

Haley – Too much growling baby… But it was a good performance still. For such a small person, she really got a big voice.

Casey – This is how it should be done. He went crazy, and then he toned down like a pro. I love it when he plays the bass. Simply tasteful.

Lauren – Loving the voice, hating the attire she was wearing. What’s up with the shorts? Fugly!

James – Surprisingly, he goes slow on Rock N Roll week. Good… Good… Very unexpected (unlike Pia’s performance, I bet, cause everyone is looking forward for a fast tempo from her).

Scotty – Sexy! Weird sexy, nerdy sexy… This boy is going to be rich and famous.

Pia – She’s a pretty girl. That’s all I’m gonna say. Not bothered about her singing. Nope… Not at all…

Stefano – Trying too hard to please again.

Paul – I love this performance! Fun. Energetic.

This week is sooooo boring. The problem with this season is that everyone can actually sing. It’s just a matter of choosing the right song and performing it crazy good beyond and above expectations. And since most of them performed like mad during the auditions, now, they are out of the suprise element. I want greatness people! Greatness! I don’t care who goes back this week, as long as it’s not Casey or James. But if I have to guess, I say¬†Stefano.

Kiehl’s Deodorant

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I’ve used a lot of other brands before but nothing compares to this one. You can see the effect only after a week. Seriously… If you have an obsession towards getting your armpit looking nice and feeling soft, this is the deodorant you want to have! Yes, a little bit pricey (RM40 for a small tube), but it is worth every ringgit you pay.

P/s: There will be a lot of product reviews coming out soon… Nothing to do but observe and share the best info I can gather.

To fall in love is easy…

… To stay in love is the hard part.

I was inspired to write something about this when Benny wrote the same thing on his FB. I realized I do have a looooong list of falling in love with fiction and non-fiction character. Heh… Let me see if I can gather them up in a post. ūüėČ

  • Fred Savage – I was so in love with him that I actually wrote a fan letter and got a computer generated postcard from him. Woot! Woot!!!!
  • Doogie Howser – Who ever make fun of me because of this, will be reprimended. He was cute, young and a doctor okay?!
  • Jordan Knight – Still am in love with him… Sigh…
  • Ex-bf #2 – Why #2 first? Because I met him first and fell in love with him first but only got his attention later, after ex-bf #1.
  • Batman – All Batman. I wanted to marry Batman, just so that I could sit in his Batmobile.
  • Ex-bf #1 – Was so in love and was so heartbroken when got dumped. Cried everytime I took a bath because I didn’t want anybody else to see me cry. Chet! Jiwang karat!
  • Howie D from Backstreet Boys – Seriously… I was never a Justin Timberlake fan, when everybody was screaming his name. I had Howie’s poster all over my books!
  • Takuya Kimura – Always and forever my favorite fashion icon!
  • Dean Forrester from Gilmore Girls¬†– I had a serious obsession towards the character. Bought the whole DVD set of GG just because of him.
  • Legolas – Again, whoever dares to laugh, dares to die! And stop saying he’s Gimli’s gay partner!!!!
  • Will Turner – Romance never cease to amaze eventhough the man looks like they never mandi at all. IMO, Will Turner is one of the most romantic character in movie.
  • Sam Winchester of Supernatural – Yes, played by the same person (Jared Padalecki) as Dean Forrester. No, I wasn’t in love with Jared. I was in love with 2 separate fictional character.
  • Hwang Tae Gyung of You’re Beautiful – Checkout my post on him.
  • Lee Dong Gun – I find this dude very softspoken. No longer in love with him but I still have a picture of him on my desk in my office. Heh…

So now people would be asking why are the 2 biggest obsessions missing? Well, my friends, people like Abang Johnny and Abang Beckham is way up there tahap dewa punya obsession, you just can’t afford to lose your energy wanting to marry them.

Enough with useless post. I just have this sudden urge to write something today. I hope this will continue and the blog will be filled with lovely things again!

p/s: My list is not that long after all! Someone will definitely have some things to add on later… :p