Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Belacan vs. Keretapi

Blacan-ae tipuh, munggi-nae BLEKKK!
Nang kono keretapi berlanggaran, munggi-nae *ting

Berderai tawa kami ketika arwah Didi menyebut "perumpamaan" tersebut.

Walaupun pastinya kurang tepat sebutan dan lahjah dari segi Jawa Malaysia baku, sudah cukup real bagi kami lagi menggelikan hati.

Maksudnya lebih kurang, apabila belacan jatuh di depan kita bagaikan kuat benar bunyinya, manakala bunyi keretapi yang berlanggar nun jauh di sana berbunyi sayup hampir tak kedengaran.

  vs.

Perumpamaan tersebut menggambarkan bagaimana masalah yang kita hadapi tampak begitu besar pada pandangan kita.

Sedangkan orang lain mungkin sedang menghadapi dugaan dan cabaran yang jauh lebih besar dan mungkin memerlukan sokongan / bantuan kita tetapi tidak kita hiraukan.

Terimbau kembali zaman silam, 20 lebih tahun yang lepas- mengenangkan betapa selfish-nya aku ketika itu.

Sedih.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

N & R

Dalam renyai hujan, jemputan yang ku tunggu-tunggu tiba akhirnya.

Kebasahan.

Bagai ditangisi.

Tangisan gembirakah? Tangisan dukakah?

Mungkin kedua-duanya.

Setinggi-tinggi tahniah ku ucapkan buat N & R!

R, memang telah lama aku pasti kau lah pilihannya.

Dengan sepenuh hati aku doakan agar kamu berdua sentiasa kekal bahagia dalam keadaan sihat sejahtera dunia akhirat.

Moga dihindarkan sejauh-jauhnya daripada qada yang telah ku lalui.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Drama at the Masjid

Mr. Chairman got a real dressing down at Taraawih yesterday.
In public :o

I guess he took matters into his own hands one time too many.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

N

I received news yesterday evening.
N is getting married.

Ureshii desu. Shiawase mo, kanashimi mo.

Di sini kami bertemu.
Dan dia menjadi salah seorang kesayangan aku
yang amat, amat aku sayang.

Walaupun hanya aku sahaja yang rasa.
Selalunya aku dipergunakan mungkin.
Peduli apa aku?

Moga dengan ini dia tenang sentiasa
bahagia selamanya.
Di samping si dia yang menjadi pilihan hati.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Big Screen Breakdown: Dawn of Justice

Most viewers are or will be sorely disappointed by this movie...

...but I LOVED it!!! Go figure!

DO EXPECT

A proper laying down of background stories.
This is what will leave most viewers bored to the death for the first 90 minutes of screening.
To me, it is interesting and gives depth to each character as the story develops.

Some wonderful though understated acting.
The actors may not seem to be "doing" much but the effort it takes to make such casual scenes... Hats off to the cast and crew!
You'd really love to hate Jesse Eisenberg's characterisation of Luthor.

Beautiful design and details
Okay, most people wouldn't even bother about this but I am interested :P


DO FORGET ABOUT

The fight being the story.
As opposed to Marvel's flashy action packed approach, DC's recent remake of it's superhero movies is heading for the dark and gritty path.
Whatever action that is in the movie will usually be in support of the narrative.

A complicated storyline.
Straightforward, even predictable but it gets the job done.


This story managed to catch and hold my interest so well, which is one of my personal indicators for a good movie.
I completely forgot that I had a watch.
I stoically bore the incessant pressure on my bladder towards the end.

I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.
The storyline and storytelling could still be much improved.

Anyhow, I enjoyed it tremendously!

(photo by courtesy of UK Man's Lifestyle Blog)