Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Confession of An Older Brother

The melancholy series will have to wait.

It was almost a year ago when my little brother told us he is getting married. And I felt, a little bit sad but mostly happy and proud of him. My little brother is getting married!

And that was a year ago. Last weekend we went to Jerantut, Pahang for the final ceremony. It went fast. With only one lafaz it is confirmed that my brother now belong to somebody else. When I hugged him after that, I couldn't help myself from crying. I confess, I cried like a sissy girl.

Me and my brother, we shared a lot of things. We shared the same bedroom, we smoke the same cigarettes, we support the same football club, we have the same craze on hongkie comics. He bought a new sandals and I thought it was cool and then I bought the same sandals with different colors. When my bike broke down in the middle of nowhere, he is the first person will be in my mind, and the same goes to him. His friends are my friends. And although there were 2 years gap between us, most people will mistakenly took us as a twin. We were that close.

It was 6 pm, and as usual I was lying on the couch watching tv, supposedly during this time he will be home from work. And I waited, before then I realized he will not be coming home again, ever. And I walked to my room, it is a little bit quieter without him around. I guess, I just miss my brother.

I felt just like I lost him, but I know, I lost him for a better cause. And I wishing nothing other than their happiness, forever. Be happy my brother, my best friend, for now you are the king of the world.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Melancholy

Ana shouted to my face.

"Why Asrol, why? Why did you do this to me? After everything bad I've done, why you still help me?"

I'm confused. Why the hell she shouting at my face for? I'm the one who supposed to be pissed, not her. Besides, can't she tell?

I looked straight at her face, deep inside her eyes. I tried to find the strength to tell her the truth. The truth why I was always by her side. The truth why I picked calls from her late at night listening to her babbling about Eric. The truth about how I drove 35 kilometers at 2 o'clock in the morning to her house just to accompany her because she got a fight with that guy. The truth.. about everything.

I took a deep breath.

"You know why."

Her face changed at the sudden. I knew she knew. And she knew it all this while, but heart kept telling her to deny it.

"You love me?"

There was a silence at a moment, and then, slowly, I nodded.

"And you'll do anything just to make me happy?"

"Yeah." It was short, but I felt like being stripped off my clothes, and everybody in the whole world could see my butt ugly naked.

There you go. The worst confession I ever had. And suddenly I couldn't stand the awkwardness of the situation, it might be better if I just leave.

"Good bye Ana. It's been a pleasure knowing you all this while. I hope, one day you will meet the man of your dream, who will make you happy, just like the story you've been telling us."

And I turned around. I couldn't afford to let her seeing me crying. And with all the might and strength that I still have, I walked away, step by step. She just stood still there, not knowing what to do.

I walked away slowly, hoping that some miracle might happen although I gave up on it long time ago. And for a moment, I was right, before suddenly she shouted,

"Wait!"

I stopped.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Let the season begin!

The season is coming! Let see what can I say about the upcoming season, shall we?

The Champion
I say the championship will be a battle between Chelshit, Liverpool and Manure. I couldn't see any team would be the favourite one. What a second there mate. Last time I check, you were an Arsenal fan. So what happen? Switch club already? To hell I'm gonna switch club.

Chelshit
With the arrival of Ancelotti, I doubt he can do what Jose has done. He is great at Milan, but English football is different. My prediction, he gonna get is ass fired up after 3/4 of the season. Abrahamovic surely isn't a patient guy.

Liverpool
Perhaps this is the best time for Rafa to retain the title. The should've done it last year, but through out the end they drew too much and finished of at second. Altough I believe they were a stronger side compared to Manure, but unfortunately this is a league game. However the departure of Alonso might be the drawback there, and his replacement Aquilani hasn't been tested yet.

Manure
I am pretty much sure they will not retain the championship, and I pray to God not to let them win it again or my ears will bleed like a fountain. History shows whenever their star player leave the club, Manure will lost the championship. Cantona has proved it, Beckham has proved it, and now the departure of Ronaldo will sure will prove it. Besides, Sir Alex didn't get any suitable replacement altough I might say Antonio Valencia might shine. Ohh, how about Owen? Well he is good, and perhaps he might show something, but I predicted Sir Alex will play him as a sub through out the season.

Arsenal
Well I will be relieved if they even ended up at top 4! With the departure of Toure and Adebayor (not that I like him, in fact I hated him), Arsene Wenger has a difficulties to find a suitable replacement with a very limited budget. Plus Rosicky will be out for 2 months (again!) and Nasri will not be on the starting line also due to injury, Wenger will have to depend on their youngsters to make sure they were still in the fight. Can they do it? I doubt it myself.

Manchester City
The big spending Manchester City will have their manager Mark Hughes' ass fired up by the mid season. Believe me. And you ask me why is that? The answer is simple. Mark Hughes is still not up to the par.

Team pengacau
That will be Aston Villa, Everton and Hotspur. The reason is simple, they got a pretty good manager themselves, and they know how to emphasize their players advantages to their benefit.

So let enjoy the game lads! Unfortunately I will not be watching the game while lying on the floor and sipping a nice hot coffee, as we had cancelled the sports channel already. Org pompuan dlm umah aku sume hoorey laa ape lagi, as they got the tv for themselves on the weekend. As for me and my brother, we still got mamak as an option. Thank God mamaks and their pricy food, we still get to watch EPL next season!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

PPSMI

Some people asked me what is my opinion on this. This gonna be a little bit heavier than usual. You've been warned. :p

Some people sees PPSMI as a method to improve English among students, which is I believe they were being misinterpreted, or they interpreted it wrongly, or maybe they just got a bad information about it. (Or maybe I am the one who misinterpreted it but the hell I care as long as I believe that is the way).

The way I see it, PPSMI is never meant to improve English among students. It was meant to familiarize the students with the jargon words and terms in Science and Math, which are many in English, unfortunately. We might have to differentiate with these two interpretations, which obviously doesn't resemble each other at all. The main point is we must concentrate more on vocabs. not grammar.

Early suggestion from Tun M suggested that English to be taught in this two subjects, Science and Math, not History, Kemahiran Hidup, Pendidikan Seni or any other subject. The main reason is simply because most of the reference books for these two subjects are applicable in English, mostly. It is hard to find one In Malay. Science and Math terms in English were widely used internationally, where in such way might confuse our students when they go the university level.

Unfortunately for us PPSMI is a mere experiment. There is not a single country in the world has develop or implement this kind of technique into their system, thus it is impossible to prove that it's gonna work. You ask Tun M yourself even he will answer you that he will never know is it going to work. It is a big risk I might say, gambling with the future of our young ones, but in a way I do believe this is a calculated risk, which most of the drawback can be predicted and some counter measures has been ready made to prevent something bad from happen, hopefully.

We should've never compare our situation with other countries, for instance some of us will compare us with China and Japan, how in the world they can develop their countries, being so advance in Science and Technology although they learn them in their own language. Hmm. That was a good thought. It appears that the people who did that thought failed to mention that 95% of the population of the said countries were based on their race, which means 95% of China 1.3 billion population were Chinese, which again means that 1.3 billion speaks and writes in Chinese. The same goes to Japan where 95% of their 120 million population were Japanese and they talk Japanese and they write Japanese.

Apparently our country is unique, we got somewhat like 24 million of population, but only 50% of them were Malays, which means only 12 millions of us were Malay, and to make the matter worse some of that 12 million not even speaks and writes in Malay, more over practicing the Malay culture. And you just imagine the costs to translate all the books from other language to Malay, or even produce one, simply speaking it doesn't worth it. The solution, learn the subjects in English. Easy peasy Japanesey.

Those Chinese and Indian in our country demanded that these two subjects to be taught in their native tongue, this is because most of the books were imported from China and India respectively! How about us the Malay? Import them from Indon?

Eventually I had my experience on this myself and I believe the same goes to most of you. For instance in Malay a Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) is called Aci Dwi Sesendol. Can you imagine learning the Malay terms in college and you carry this knowledge when you go to work? And don't even let me me start with computer programming.

I don't know how the current system works, but during my time, what I learned about English is grammar. Lots and lots of grammar. Past tense, present tense, future tense, past present tense and a whole lot of other tenses. For a freaking 11 years in school I learn about grammar, and that is all about it when it comes to learn English in school. Which is, I believe a little bit less important than vocabs. Personally I believe learning English in school must be about vocabs, not grammar, as we are a non-English-speaking natives.

Or maybe we should reorganize the method of learning and teaching English in school. For instance, to master a certain language, one must endure these three skills, Reading, Writing and Speaking. And perhaps we should organize the methods to be around these three skills.

That is long enough. Although that, these PPSMI thingy is still a debatable discussion. Supposedly we work together to make this matter happen instead of fighting each other because of dissimilar ideas. Give me your thought on this.

ps: I'm writing this at 2:30 am, yes that is in the morning. Forgive me for the bad grammar or misspelling. I'm too sleepy to even reread it.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Review of iPhone apps #1

I've downloaded a total of 117 apps already. When I first get the phone, I promised to myself I will get only the free apps from the iTunes. But what can I say, I'm just a normal guy with a credit card.

Okay stop the yapping already. Let's get straight to the point.

Facebook


The best ever installed. However its only offers the main features, which means no stupid quizzes or whatever annoying things that people love to update on the main post. And if you don't logout from your account, it will keep you update just like a push mail or sms.

There's an alternative if you refused to install the apps of course. You can just simply go the websites through your Safari browser, and you can even choose between the iPhone webpage or the normal one. Still, it doesn't support flash, which means no Mafia Wars or Restaurant City. sighh..

Worms


Can you ever imagine you can play Worms on your phone one day? 10 years ago I thought it was something impossible, but just take a look at where we are now.

The game is similar to the what has been offered to the PCs years ago. The same "Incomingggg!" yelling, the same funny killing your opponent by baseball, and the same funny "Aahhhh" yelling when you've being blasted far away out of the screen by the Halelujah bomb.

The drawback is, it is kinda hard to control. I mean sometimes when you tap it twice to do the backflip, the phone detected as a single tap and you ended up jumping to the front, which sometimes sucks because in front of you there is a mine, or worse the sea and you ended up dead. You know what I mean if you ever played the game.

And there is no mission. Sucks. After several times of single or multiplayer games, you will get bored already. But perhaps it will be upgraded in the future.

And it will cost you USD4.99. Sucks, because it cost me that much, but I couldn't resist. They were soo cute. LOL.

Kuala Lumpur


Three Words. Don't Buy It! Or on a second thought, Buy It, because I don't want to be the only one who feels cheated!

Stupid apps I might say. Even the Google Maps is much better. And it cost you (and me) USD0.99. Damn it. I should've read the review first.

Maybank2u


This apps is kinda useful. Showing you through the Google Map the nearest location of ATMs and Branches near you, plus it also can show you the nearest location of the restaurant that offers you treats Privileges, but you have to install the buUuk Makan apps to be able to do this. And its free, so no hurting while trying.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition


The hillarious Monkey Island series reborn on iPhone! This is the future to be installed on my phone because I'm out of the budget right now, thehehe, but soon! And it will cost me USD7.99. Blerghh is it worth it? I hope its worth it.

Okay that is long enough for the moment. Will be back with more reviews.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Yasmin Ahmad R.I.P.

This entry might abrupt anger among you readers, but I hope you will read this to the end.

I never fancied Yasmin Ahmad. Ok maybe I lied a little bit there. I do fancied her during her early works, with the ads that coming on our tv screens, especially during any festive eves. It were so brilliant, made us think for a second about life and such, and before we realized it we started to anticipate for her ads everytime the festive seasons coming.

And then that's it. I stopped liking her works after her movie debut, Sepet. Most of us thought it was a brilliant piece of work. I thought it was a brilliant piece of work. It just I don't like the idea of the movie. So does her other works. I don't quite agree how she interpreted Islam in her movies. It is a dangerous thing to play with. It's not even a play thing. We are not suppose to play with the thing that we do not know. I have never gone out to the toilet in the middle of a movie play. I think it a waste. You got a plenty of time to do your pee before or after the movie. But while watching Gubra, for the first time in my life, ok maybe I exegerate it too much, for the first time in my life as far as I can remember, I gone out to the toilet, in the middle of the movie. I just can't swallow it anymore.

Nevertheless, she is a great director, with a brilliant vision and idea in her mind. She inspired, she got followers, she has a lot of admirers, and the most important thing, she put our movie industry one step ahead. Maybe two steps, or maybe a significant leap. She will be missed by us, and some already have.

Rest in peace, Yasmin Ahmad. Al-Fatihah.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hiatus

I was around actually, got so many things in my mind but too lazy too write. Maybe I should wrap up everything in one go. Okey, let see...

Manure vs Malaysian XI
3 - 2?? Sir Alex must be kinda pissed right now, so he told the press that they gonna repeat this Monday. Wahaha. Tak puas hati ngan team Malaysia.

Norish Karman vs ex-hubby
Norish Karman is a bitch. There, I've said it. She proposed to claim from his ex-husband RM11k per month for nafkah anak2, kononnya for their education dunia dan akhirat, while she goes around and fucking a man way younger than herself, and then she goes to the press, telling the whole world how a good mother she is. Stop it God damnit. Everybody knows now.

MJ is dead
He is not! He falsified his own death, because while practicing for his upcoming concert, he saw from the recording that he's sucks and suddenly realised that, he can't perform anymore. Not like the time when he still young. Then he got panicked, oh God what to do? I got so many hutang to pay, and I can't perform anymore, who gonna watch my concert? Suddenly, he thought, hey, maybe I should fake my own death. Well, it turn around to be a brilliant idea. His records sale goes quadraple within 1 week, everybody telling good things about him, and they even had a live telecast for his funeral! "Daymne, I must be that famous," he thought, while sipping a mojito in an exotic island far away nobody knows where. Nobody even recognize him there, because he covered his new face all the time before. "Daymne, I am dead, but am still rich. This is what people call, life." How ironic.

(Hmm I don't have anything anymore in my mind right now, maybe I will update some more later. Maybe.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What makes a winning team? DEFENSE!!

And the last night game prove the theory is right, defensive playing will make a team wins. Greece has proved it, Italy had, and now US.

Spain surely has a very strong attacking side, but when it faced a very strong defense, the attackers seems became useless. Plus, their defenders were so fragile, one counter attack will surely pay.

One thing for sure, if you want to play it defensive, you need to have a great mental strength. Being attack all the time, only a team with great mental strength can withstand it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Legend of Hare and Tortoise Continues

This is my own version of this Hare and Tortoise story. In order for you to understand this entry, you must read my previous post first.

By this time, the Hare and Tortoise has become great friends right now, or at least the Tortoise thought so. The Hare started to feel the Tortoise has become insanely annoying day by day. "Crap, this tortoise has become like a leech, sticking to me like 24 7. It just wouldn't leave me alone."

And then one day, the Tortoise came to the Hare's house, just to say hi and what a lovely day it is. The Hare greeted it with smile, but his heart scream like hell. "Okay thats it. I had enough. I'm gonna fuck him in the ass. Fuck him hard like it being rammed by a train."

So the Hare organize a race. Its a friendly race, to strengthen up the male bonding, so the Hare said. The Tortoise agreed without a second thought. "This is great! It will strengthen up our relationship. Not the kind of relationship that you think you dirty minded," the Tortoise thought.

"Tortoise. We will race like the last race we've been racing before. (Uuuhhhh rhyme.) But this time, there will be a surprise."

"Oh really? Really? What is it?" asked the Tortoise, excited.

"(Damn this Tortoise. It wouldn't be a surprise if I told you already, stupid dumbass.) No I wouldn't tell you, but I know, you will love it," the Hare replied politely.

So the race began. Just like the last time, the Hare ran while carrying the Tortoise on his back till the riverbank. There, the Tortoise swim crossing the river with the Hare on his back. Just like the last time.

And then, they arrived at the opposite bank. Suddenly, the Hare kicked the Tortoise and he fell into a big hole nearby. It just happened that the Hare already dug a big hole, big enough to cover the Tortoise before the game started.

The Hare smirked an evil smile. The Tortoise cried in agonizing pain, "Why, Hare, why? Why do you did this to me?"

The Hare replied,"No particular reason mate. I could be a storm, or an earthquake for God sake. If I didn't do it, somebody else will. In fact, if I don't be careful enough, you might did it to me as well."

"What are you thinking? I will never do it to you!"

"Well you can say that, because you are the one in the hole right now, not me. Sorry mate, it just business. You just stay there, I have a race to catch."

And the Hare continued the race. He crossed the finish line, all alone. He smelled the fresh air of victory, "Wow, I never thought it feels this good." And the Hare took the rewards and the chics all for himself, "There's gonna be one hell of a party tonight," he thought.

The moral of the story?

Don't trust anybody with your life! Come on, would you believe the Hare and the Tortoise could work with each other without any suspicious thought? Think again.

This is the capitalist world that we are living in. No matter what you do, the one with the opportunist mind will always succeed.

In short, BE STRATEGIC!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The New Story of Hare and Tortoise

I believe some of you might have read this, some might not. Anyhow, I'm posting it up here. Why am I doing this again? Well, I got my reason. :D. Just read God damnit!

Once upon a time a tortoise and a hare had an argument about who was faster. They decided to settle the argument with a race. They agreed on a route and started off the race.

The hare shot ahead and ran briskly for some time. Then seeing that he was far ahead of the tortoise, he thought he'd sit under a tree for some time and relax before continuing the race.

He sat under the tree and soon fell asleep. The tortoise plodding on overtook him and soon finished the race, emerging as the undisputed champ.

The hare woke up and realised that he'd lost the race. The moral of the story is that slow and steady wins the race.

This is the version of the story that we've all grown up with.

But then recently, someone told me a more interesting version of this story. It continues.

The hare was disappointed at losing the race and he did some Defect Prevention (Root Cause Analysis). He realised that he'd lost the race only because he had been overconfident, careless and lax.

If he had not taken things for granted, there's no way the tortoise could have beaten him. So he challenged the tortoise to another race. The tortoise agreed.

This time, the hare went all out and ran without stopping from start to finish. He won by several miles.

The moral of the story

Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady.

If you have two people in your organisation, one slow, methodical and reliable, and the other fast and still reliable at what he does, the fast and reliable chap will consistently climb the organisational ladder faster than the slow, methodical chap.

It's good to be slow and steady; but it's better to be fast and reliable.

But the story doesn't end here. The tortoise did some thinking this time, and realised that there's no way he can beat the hare in a race the way it was currently formatted.

He thought for a while, and then challenged the hare to another race, but on a slightly different route.

The hare agreed. They started off. In keeping with his self-made commitment to be consistently fast, the hare took off and ran at top speed until he came to a broad river.

The finishing line was a couple of kilometers on the other side of the river.

The hare sat there wondering what to do. In the meantime the tortoise trundled along, got into the river, swam to the opposite bank, continued walking and finished the race.

The moral of the story?

First identify your core competency and then change the playing field to suit your core competency.

In an organisation, if you are a good speaker, make sure you create opportunities to give presentations that enable the senior management to notice you.

If your strength is analysis, make sure you do some sort of research, make a report and send it upstairs. Working to your strengths will not only get you noticed but will also create opportunities for growth and advancement.

The story still hasn't ended.

The hare and the tortoise, by this time, had become pretty good friends and they did some thinking together. Both realised that the last race could have been run much better.

So they decided to do the last race again, but to run as a team this time.

They started off, and this time the hare carried the tortoise till the riverbank. There, the tortoise took over and swam across with the hare on his back.

On the opposite bank, the hare again carried the tortoise and they reached the finishing line together. They both felt a greater sense of satisfaction than they'd felt earlier.

The moral of the story?

It's good to be individually brilliant and to have strong core competencies; but unless you're able to work in a team and harness each other's core competencies, you'll always perform below par because there will always be situations at which you'll do poorly and someone else does well.

Teamwork is mainly about situational leadership, letting the person with the relevant core competency for a situation take leadership.

There are more lessons to be learnt from this story.

Note that neither the hare nor the tortoise gave up after failures. The hare decided to work harder and put in more effort after his failure.

The tortoise changed his strategy because he was already working as hard as he could. In life, when faced with failure, sometimes it is appropriate to work harder and put in more effort.

Sometimes it is appropriate to change strategy and try something different. And sometimes it is appropriate to do both.

The hare and the tortoise also learnt another vital lesson. When we stop competing against a rival and instead start competing against the situation, we perform far better.

When Roberto Goizueta took over as CEO of Coca-Cola in the 1980s, he was faced with intense competition from Pepsi that was eating into Coke's growth.

His executives were Pepsi-focussed and intent on increasing market share 0.1 per cent a time.

Goizueta decided to stop competing against Pepsi and instead compete against the situation of 0.1 per cent growth.

He asked his executives what was the average fluid intake of an American per day? The answer was 14 ounces. What was Coke's share of that? Two ounces. Goizueta said Coke needed a larger share of that market.

The competition wasn't Pepsi. It was the water, tea, coffee, milk and fruit juices that went into the remaining 12 ounces. The public should reach for a Coke whenever they felt like drinking something.

To this end, Coke put up vending machines at every street corner. Sales took a quantum jump and Pepsi has never quite caught up since.

To sum up, the story of the hare and tortoise teaches us many things.
Important lessons are:
  • that fast and consistent will always beat slow and steady;
  • work to your competencies;
  • pooling resources and working as a team will always beat individual performers;
  • never give up when faced with failure;
  • and finally, compete against the situation. Not against a rival.
In Short, BE STRATEGIC!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

One Day in MPH Warehouse Sale

I went to MPH warehouse sale yesterday. Thousands of book to be chosen up to, and I wondering around for like 2 hours, only to find out, there were none that interest me. Bookstores nowadays, sell 3 types of books:

1. Autobiography - The fuck. If I ever want to read something about somebody famous, I can always look for it in wikipedia. If you are not in wiki, that means you are not famous enough. (Although I always wanted to know everything about Nadia, she's hot! Or maybe I can write an entry of her. Wait. Better don't. I will fall into sicko and pathetic categories).

2. Self motivation - The fuck times two. Especially the books about how to become a rich motherfucker by lying your ass down on the coach doing nothing while watching your money multiply by itself. Damn it. The truth is, these books really helps somebody become richer, but it will never be you. Its the author.

Talking about self-motivation books, I stumble upon this book.



I'll be damned. Eruwan Gerry Norsen is my housemate back in UTP years. I've heard he wrote a book about how to become wealthy by selling your products in lelong.com.my. Well, maybe I should take a shot. Support kawan.



Fuck! RM28! Forget it!

3. Novels - I love reading. But reading novels, I don't quite have the time to do that anymore. It will be a waste if I bought any but didn't read them. Better borrow it from someone like Dila the yg penggila buku ke.

Then, I walked around the warehouse looking for something that might interest me. I was looking for classical ancient China history story books like Romance of the Three Kingdom or Water Margin, and then suddenly, I accidently, I mean accidently, accidently means non-intentionally, I stepped over a girl's foot.

"Ouch!"
"Oopss. Sorry. I'm so sorry."
"It's OK."
"Sakit ke? Sorry."
"Takpe sikit aje."


She smiled. Damn. She's cute.

We walked our own way then. But from afar, I can still saw her, and she also kept looking at me. Wow! I might have a chance! Hmm maybe I should ask her for a drink, maybe.

I walked back to her, Ok la this time intentionally, pretending to look for books la konon, and then we met again. She smiled again, but then her eyes caught the two books that I carried, and suddenly the smile gone. She waited no more and walk away.

The books titled, "Disney for Little Children, Learn ABC" and "Disney Bedtime Stories."

Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! It were for my niece! What should I do? Chase her back and tell her the whole thing? You expect her to believe all that bullshit?

Well, like always, I just let it go. I smiled, like how silly it can be. Ahh better get home already. Can't wait to see the happy face of my niece when she get the books.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weekend Football Update

It was an exciting weekend, with EPL is near to end, and Malaysian football scenario also is heating up, especially after that incident in Kota Bharu.

Kelantan vs Selangor
The truth is, I don't give a fuck on who's gonna win the cup. I'm boycotting every single game that involves FAM, as long as Sultan Ahmad Shah is the president, I'm not going to watch any. I think FAM has been a little bit big headed lately. Every single player and coach were not allowed to make any statement without any permission from the board. What the fuck is that? You must ask your mummy for permission to take a piss? Fucking rediculous I might say.

But still, I felt a little bit dissappointed with what happen at KB. Most of them were Malays btw. Halim Napi should never be allowed to play. This is like what? His third suspension?

Manure vs Spurs
I always hate Spurs. Not only because it was the arch rival of Arsenal, but also because you cannot rely anything on them. Leading two goals before the half time, but then down to 5 - 2 before the game ended. Five fucking goals in 45 minutes. What the fuck la Spurs.

Newcastle
A must win for them for the game to come. Unfortunately for them, the next week will be against Liverpool. Sorry to say Magpies, I'd rather see you at the bottom of the league than seeing Manure retain the cup again. So a must win for Liverpool too.

And this week will be more exciting, with the champion's league semi final is coming up. Adiós!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nice Guys Are Winners Before the Game Ever Starts

I watched a video sent by a friend of mine, where there is this one chinese lady being robbed by a group of men on a broad daylight! It was frightening, I can't imagine having a house of my own with a situation like this. It is not save anymore outside there. You can no longer trust anybody, yet trusting a stranger.

There was some time in my life that I don't believe the above title. Good men don't exist. Hell is paved with good samaritans, just like William Holden said.

But one day, my dad came home before he realized that he left his wallet, probably in a public toilet in Bangsar. He went back there only to find out it was not there anymore. There was somewhat like RM1000 plus in his wallet, plus very important cards and infos in it. There is nothing much we could do. We tried to track his way back to the last place he remembered the wallet with him, but to no avail it was nothing.

It was night already, and we were prepared to make a police report, before suddenly my dad received a phone call from a stranger.

"Encik nih Gazali ke?"
"Ye saya."
"Encik ada hilang wallet tak?"
"Ada2."
"Wallet encik ada pada saya nih. Saya ada dkt Cheras. Dtg la amik."


We waited no more. We rushed there and several minutes later we arrived and being greeted by a young man in his 20's.

"Encik Gazali ye? Nih ha wallet encik. Sori laa saya selongkar nak carik no phone. Saya dah call byk nombor semua kata bukan. Nasib baik jumpa nombor nih."

We felt so grateful. My dad checked his wallet, and all the money plus the cards were all there. Feeling thankful, my dad gave RM100 to that young man, but he politely refuse to except it.

"Ikhlas bang."

But I thought, why??

He answered me, "Saya nak tunjukkan dalam dunia nih ada lg org baik. Jadik saya mulakan dgn diri saya dulu."

Well, I was stunned. I never thought good men still exist. I thought they always finish last.

Come to think of it, I have met them myself several times before, especially when my bike broke down in the middle of nowhere. My bike got it tyre punctured at least once every month! And to my surprise, everytimes it happen, there will always somebody will stopped by and offered their helps. And sometimes, they knew nothing much they could do about it, but still they will stopped by and asked if anything that they can do.

I believe it now. It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts. I believe, if you want somebody to do something, especially something good, you must start it with yourself.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Football Random Rant Part 1

The best striker
Fernando Torres of course, at the moment. Although he bagged only 9 goals so far this season, still for me he is the best. And you want to know why?

The first rule to be a striker is, you must score, plus Fernando Torres scored crucial goals. A very important goal in a very important match, for example the first goal against Chelsea which they won by 2 - 0, and the first goal against Man U. That was a very important goal. After being down 0 - 1, he single handedly overcome Vidic and van der Sar to level up, definitely boost up his teammates morale.

And he is very dangerous up front. You can play him long ball, or short passes, and still he can create chances. You can play him single striker, or pair him with another striker, he can play as backup, or top, he can assists (and of course he can scores), he has a very good understanding with teammates, he can dribbles, he can heads, so what is the right word you might say? P.E.R.F.E.C.T!

The worst defender
Fabricio Collocini of Newcastle United. Seriously, I don't have any idea why the fuck Newcastle kept playing him in the first eleven. He is the worst ever! The loosing goal against Man U, his mistake. 2 goals from Arsenal, him again, and the latest of his contribution, the first goal against Chelsea last 2 nights. His late clearance pay Newcastle a price. A big price!

To be a good central defender, one must never trust anybody, especially his teammates. You just need to clear the ball, clear the ball God damn it! And whatever the price, he must prevent the ball from goes in, even at the cause of his life!

As for reference, John Terry is a good example of a good central defender. And Vidic (before the Liverpool game of course).

Monday, March 30, 2009

How to Celebrate Earth Hour, Waste RM22 and One Hour of Your Life at the Same Time

Try fishing udang harimau. Sighh...

I was bored that Saturday. Dead bored. It was like the highest point of boredom. Got myself two days leave, with nothing to do because it was raining cats and dogs for two straight days, everybody seems to be so lazy to even steps out of their house, plus thunder and lightning strikes every two minutes which prevented me to be online.

And lastly I ended up fishing udang harimau near my house with a friend of mine, while waiting for everybody to shutdown their lights. Surprisingly, nobody did so though, although I believe everybody is aware about the campaign. At least I am.

And unsurprisingly, we catch none. There goes my RM22 and 1 hour of my life, just like that. How easy nowadays to waste your money, but still, it is better than lying on the bed alone doing nothing.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Movie Talk part 2

I am a great admirer of Bryan Singer's works. I mean, he is brilliant when he had his hand on the camera. His masterpiece, The Usual Suspects, is the greatest of his works I believe. Man, who can ever forget when Verbal Kint walked out of the police station cripple, and slowly the cripple gone, then came a car, a man came out and light him a cigar, he put one leg in the car, look outside for a while, puff a little bit, and gone off. Man, I was like, what the fuck???? That was brilliant! That was awesome! The same feeling when you find out how Andy Dufresne escape from the prison in Shawshank Redemption, and the same feeling you found out Bruce Willis is actually dead already in Six Sense. Fucking brilliant!

And that's not all. I just love the whole movie actually. How he played with the background songs, the scripts, I just love a movie with good lines.

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone."

I don't actually know where the lines were originally from, but the first time I heard it was in the movie. Catchy eh?

And I love his other works too. X-Men, X-2, Superman Returns, I love it all.

I am glad he was brought in to direct Superman, because the original director's version, Brett Retner, is like a super crap.

"Abrams story re-imagined Superman as a Kryptonian prince sent to earth as a baby to avoid an impending civil war between king Jor-El and his brother Kata-Zor. Raised as Midwestern teen Clark Kent, and in love with his high school sweetheart Lois, Superman becomes humanity's defender when Kata-Zor invades Earth, aided by CIA Agent Lex Luthor, who is actually a Kryptonian in disguise. The film ended with Superman returning to Krypton to rule over his people after the death of Jor-El." (www.imdb.com)

Are you kidding me?? That's not Superman Returns! That is Super Faggot Kicking-His-Uncle-Ass-To-Become-A-King Returns! Brett Retner loves to do something bombastic. Look what he did to X-Men 3. Freaking lame. I hate it.

And I just love the Bryan Singer's version. How the emotional retention between Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and the background musics. One of my favourites scene, when Lois was trapped together with his fiance and son in the boat, all hope was lost, before suddenly Superman steps on the boat, and brought it up over the sea. And then the Superman's theme song slowly blend in.. brilliant. And also the scene after he throw that huge rock to the sun, he fell down, everybody just watching helplessly, and then Boomm! He hits the ground. I was silence. No background songs or any lines can be heard.

And the lines, I just love it.

Lex Luthor: Do you know the story of Prometheus? No, of course you don't. Prometheus was a god who stole the power of fire from the other gods and gave control of it to the mortals. In essence, he gave us technology, he gave us power.
Kitty Kowalski: So we're stealing fire? In the Arctic?
Lex Luthor: Actually, sort of. You see whoever controls technology controls the world. The Roman empire ruled the world because they built roads. The British empire ruled the world because they built ships. America; the atom bomb. And so on and so forth. I just want what Prometheus wanted.
Kitty Kowalski: Sounds great Lex, but you're not a god.
Lex Luthor: [fixes Kitty with an icy stare] Gods are selfish beings who fly around in little red capes and don't share their power with mankind. No, I don't want to be a *god*. I just want to bring fire to the people. And... I want my cut. (www.imdb.com)

How fucking awesome is that?

But of course, the movie lack of characters strength. Nothing much memorable about the character, not something you can remember like Forrest Gump, General Maximus Decimus Meridius, Chuck Noland of Cast Away, or even Captain Jack Sparrow.

Sadly, I have no idea why the rating was so low in IMDB. 6.7. That low. Or am I just sucker for low Q movies? Ha Ha.

At the moment, his latest movie, Valkyrie is on the show right now. Surprisingly I am not tempted to go and watch, not tempted at all. Wait for the torrent then I guess?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rant of the Week

Today, we shall review on the latest news that arose around us.

The political turmoil in Perak.
Sighh... too tired to even listen to this. So, i'll pass.

Dewan Rakyat Tun for P.Ramlee?
I think this is inappropriate. What makes the different if you give Tun to him anyway? He is already dead if you haven't notice. You guys in Dewan Rakyat give titles to people so easily. Wait. The royalties money will go double? Something fishy is going on here.

PPSMI is not relevant?
Some people thinks PPSMI is not relevant to be implemented, especially if you relate it with the students in kampung or luar bandar. If you ask me, I say PPSMI is a mere experiment. Thats it. You will never know the good and the bad, until you do it and get the result. If you even ask Tun M., i bet you he did not know the answer. But he believes, this is the shortcut for us to become a first-world country. He believes, in order for us to pursue the one to be pursuit, we must run faster that it, thus, the we can't use the same method as what it has been used. Some unthinkable methods might be the right one. I say, go for it!

Bajet mini RM10b
Pass!!

AF7
Frankly speaking I only watched AF2, which is the best yet ever of it. AF7, if they still maintain the same concept where students can't sing and perform, but depend on symphatetic crap as always, you gonna say bye bye to many of it fans. We got tired already with the same shit. Give us some other shit that worth smelling!

Manure gonna win 5 cups this season?
You can dream on Manure! (But my heart was thumping like a herd of galloping horses when they won the League Cup the other day. Stupid Spurs. That's why I hated Spurs.)

Raja Shahirah got married
The daughter of Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin, we kidnapped his own daughter from her mother in Australia, and sailed back to Malaysia single handedly, got married yesterday. (Is this a hot issues worth mentioning?) She's hot! (You God damn right it's worth mentioning!) Mak dia omputeh dowhh, what can you expect?

Global Economic Crisis?
All I can say is that, if you got money, which means extra money that you don't know what else to do with it, then give it to me. Blerghh.. Nope instead, this is the right time to invest. And of course this is not the right time to quit your job.

ps: This weekend gonna be a boring one.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Guus Hiddink Is The Best Coach In The World?

So Chelsea won 2-1 against Wigan last night. No I'm not a fan of Chelshit, that's why I call it "Chelshit", not "Love Chels" or whatever. And I'm not gonna talk about Chelshit too. Who in the world would ever listen to somebody talk about shit anyway?

But me gonna talk about Guus Hiddink, their current manager at the moment.

I believe he is a great coach. Clubs and national level, he is great at both of it. Just look at his impressive resume. He brought Holland to the semi of World Cup 98, barely lost to Brazil on penalty shootouts. I was a very beautiful game, I witnessed it, and it was one of the best game I ever watched.

Perhaps he was most remembered in 2002, where he leaded South Korea to the World Cup 2002 semi final. But if you ask me again, I say it was much because of luck, but still an impressive achievement you can be proud of.

In 2006, he took over Australia National team for only 6 months before the big tournament, the team nearly eliminated during the qualifying, but somehow he manage to save it and brought the Aussies to the World Cup for the first time after 32 years. They even scored their first goal, and manage to proceed to the 2nd round for the first time in their history.

And then, in 2008, he brought Russia to as far as semi final in Euro 2008, although in the early campaign, the team looked quite fragile especially after their lost to Israel by 1-2. He is the responsible person for the rise of Russian stars like Pavlyuchenko and Andrei Arshavin.

And now, he is the caretaker of team Chelsea.. erm I mean Chelshit. The first 2 games looks good, with a win against Juventus and Wigan.

Okay enough of his history already. The main question is, is he really the greatest football coach in the world at the moment? Is he?

The answer is, I don't think so. Wait until he be the head coach of Malaysia, only then he will know the real world of amateur football. Wait, doesn't Malaysia's football goes professional already? Who the fuck cares, they played like a sissy girl anyway.

And wait until he can take Malaysia to the World Cup, only then I will hail him as the best coach in the world. Until then, we will wait.

But maybe we will die waiting.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Show Off!!

This gonna be short, as I blogging this using my iPhone 3G via wifi at midvalley. Hahaha. Gile berlagak kan?

Well come to think of it, if u compare the basic features with other phones, there were nothing great about this phone. Cannot video call, cannot forward SMS, cannot mms, to name a few. And it kinda hard to type the SMS though.

However, there were plenty of software being shared through iTunes, which makes it great. One of the family favourite is that stupid fishing game. I can heard the whole night the sounds of the fishing rotor, as my younger brother hooked up to it every night now. Damn.

Besides, now u can even jailbreak it and install third party software, which on other way solve the SMS and mms problem! But still, nothing can be done about the video call though. No front camera maaa. Jk wat camne? Tp aku x jailbreak lg. Going to, lps puas aku lenjan bende nih dulu.

Anyway, it is highly recommended but sadly it's kinda hard to find one in Malaysia at the moment. Kalo ade pun mahal nk mampus. Kt digital mall pj, jejak RM3200 for the 8 Gig! Gilos.

Ok geng need to go.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm Just Addicted to That Silver Screen

I watched There Will be Blood the other day, and I was kinda dissapointed because the movie was sooo dark... and depressing. And boring. Freaking boring I might say. Blerghh. Make me think twice to watch No Country for Old Men that I already downloaded. The only reason that I watched it because it was Oscar nominated. Fuck Oscar. Nowadays they cherish dark and depressing movies too much. I want the Dark Knight on the list God dammit!

Hmm.. Made me thing, why don't I list down the top 100 movies in IMDB list that I already watched? Here goes nothing....

* Movie already watched is in black bold
* Movie that I think I'm gonna download and watch it, or anticipated in red bold

1. 9.1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. 9.1 The Godfather (1972)
3. 9.0 The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
5. 8.9 Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. 8.9 The Dark Knight (2008)
7. 8.8 Schindler's List (1993)
8. 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
9. 8.8 12 Angry Men (1957)
10. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
11. 8.8 Casablanca (1942)
12. 8.8 Star Wars (1977)
13. 8.8 Seven Samurai (1954)
14. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
15. 8.7 Goodfellas (1990)
16. 8.7 Rear Window (1954)
17. 8.7 City of God (2002)
18. 8.7 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
19. 8.7 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
20. 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
21. 8.7 Fight Club (1999)
22. 8.7 The Usual Suspects (1995)
23. 8.7 Psycho (1960)
24. 8.6 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
25. 8.6 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
26. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
27. 8.6 Memento (2000)
28. 8.6 North by Northwest (1959)
29. 8.6 The Matrix (1999)
30. 8.6 Citizen Kane (1941)
31. 8.6 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
32. 8.6 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
33. 8.6 Se7en (1995)
34. 8.6 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
35. 8.6 The Professional (1994)
36. 8.5 Apocalypse Now (1979)
37. 8.5 American Beauty (1999)
38. 8.5 Taxi Driver (1976)
39. 8.5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
40. 8.5 WALL·E (2008)
41. 8.5 American History X (1998)
42. 8.5 Vertigo (1958)
43. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957)
44. 8.5 Amelie (2001)
45. 8.5 Forrest Gump (1994)
46. 8.5 M (1931)
47. 8.5 Double Indemnity (1944)
48. 8.5 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
49. 8.5 The Departed (2006)
50. 8.5 Alien (1979)
51. 8.5 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
52. 8.5 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
53. 8.5 The Lives of Others (2006)
54. 8.5 The Third Man (1949)
55. 8.4 The Shining (1980)
56. 8.4 Chinatown (1974)
57. 8.4 The Pianist (2002)
58. 8.4 The Wrestler (2008)
59. 8.4 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
60. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
61. 8.4 Spirited Away (2001)
62. 8.4 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
63. 8.4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
64. 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
65. 8.4 L.A. Confidential (1997)
66. 8.4 Aliens (1986)
67. 8.4 Das Boot (1981)
68. 8.4 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
69. 8.4 Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
70. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
71. 8.4 City Lights (1931)
72. 8.4 Rashômon (1950)
73. 8.4 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
74. 8.4 Raging Bull (1980)
75. 8.4 All About Eve (1950)
76. 8.4 Modern Times (1936)
77. 8.3 Der Untergang/The Downfall (2004)
78. 8.3 Metropolis (1927)
79. 8.3 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
80. 8.3 Rebecca (1940)
81. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959)
82. 8.3 Gran Torino (2008)
83. 8.3 The Prestige (2006)
84. 8.3 Amadeus (1984)
85. 8.3 Life Is Beautiful (1997)
86. 8.3 The Elephant Man (1980)
87. 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
88. 8.3 The Apartment (1960)
89. 8.3 Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)
90. 8.3 Sin City (2005)
91. 8.3 The Great Escape (1963)
92. 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
93. 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
94. 8.3 The Great Dictator (1940)
95. 8.3 The Sting (1973)
96. 8.3 Touch of Evil (1958)
97. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
98. 8.3 Hotel Rwanda (2004)
99. 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
100. 8.3 No Country for Old Men (2007)

31 movies counted. Hmm not that much. I thought I've watched 50 or something. Ah senang cite movies yg aku tak tgk lagi tuh suma aku nak tgk lahh. Except for the depressing movies. But how am I gonna know the movie is depressing, unless I watch it? Okay, except for known depressing movies. Yg lain, nasib laa, I always can curse later.

Sadly I haven't watch Pan's Labyrinth, yet. They said it was good, as good as Beowulf. Wait. Beowulf is not good at all, so why am I comparing them again? Hmm..Okay forget about that.

Talking about movies, I remembered this one time, I read Maxim back in UTP years. There was this article suggesting the parents to be careful when they purchase any CD movies, because it might turn out to be a porn movie with almost similar title. For example, the porn edition for Saving Private Ryan is Shaving Ryan's Private. It's a gay porn. Blerghh. They even got this funny tagline, "A group of man goes to the battlefield to find out their mision... is a man." Wahaha. Funny. Or maybe you should be careful when picking up Clockwork Orange or it might turn out to be Clockwork Orgy. Wahaha.

Okay folks. Maybe I will update on the other 150 movies of the IMDB list. Or maybe I will not. 

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Surat Terbuka Kepada Presiden FAM

Kepada:
Presiden
Persatuan Bolasepak Malaysia (FAM)
KDYMM Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al- Musta’in Billah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah

Ampun Tuanku beribu-ribu ampun sembah patik harap diampun.

Adapun patik yang pacal dan hina ini ingin menyuarakan pandangan patik barang sepatah dua kata tentang prestasi skuad negara kita yang begitu mengecewakan semenjak akhir-akhir ini.

Tuanku,

Adapun patik berpendapat, Tuanku lah yang sepatutnya bertanggungjawab terhadap prestasi skuad kebangsaan kita yg tidak memberangsangkan langsung sejak akhir-akhir ini. Ini boleh la kita ibaratkan seperti seorang ketua yang sedang mengetuai sebuah kapal, pincang kemudinya, porak perandalah kapalnya.

Sesungguhnya sebagai rakyat marhaen, patik tidak menafikan tentang sumbangan Tuanku dalam memartabatkan lagi sukan bolasepak di negara kita ini. Dibawah pimpinan Tuanku, sukan bolasepak telah diberikan satu nafas baru. FAM akhirnya memiliki kewangan yang kukuh, memiliki bangunan sendiri, Tuanku jugalah yang memperkenalkan liga semi-pro dan seterusnya liga profesional kedalam kancah bolasepak negara.

Sembah patik harap diampun, Tuanku,

Bagaimanapun, dizaman ini apa yang ingin rakyat lihat adalah keputusan. Jika dilihat dari prestasi skuad negara sejak Tuanku memegang teraju 25 tahun dahulu, tiada apa yg dapat dibanggakan. Prestasi skuad negara yang terbaik diarena antarabangsa barangkali ketika kita menjuarai Sukan SEA 1989. Kemudian, tiada apalagi yang boleh dibanggakan. Yang terbaik, barangkali muncul naib juara Piala Tiger 1996, dan kemudian 2 kali pencapaian tempat ketiga dalam kejohanan yang sama.

Dan baru-baru ini, skuad negara kita kalah lagi ditangan UAE dalam pusingan kelayakan Piala Asia 2011. Sementara pasukan - pasukan jiran kita mencatatkan keputusan yang memberangsangkan (Indonesia 0 - 0 Australia, Thailand 0 - 0 Iran, Singapura 2 - 1 Jordan), kita pula dibelasah 0 - 5 ditempat sendiri. Ranking kita di Asia Tenggara sudah jatuh dibawah Vietnam, dan Myanmar juga sudah mampu bersaing dengan negara kita sekarang. Menurut Ranking FIFA setakat Disember 2008, Malaysia kini berada di ranking 158 daripada 208 anggota. Bermakna hanya 50 negara sahaja yang berada dibawah kita. Myanmar juga berada di ranking ke-156! Sebagai perbandingan, Thailand berada diranking ke-124, Singapura (135), Vietnam (138) dan Indonesia (144). Berani lagi kita menggelar Korea Selatan sebagai musuh tradisi!

Sepuluh jari disusun, Tuanku,

Ditambah lagi dengan kehangatan Liga-M yang semakin suram, tiada kemeriahan lagi yang dapat dirasakan, apabila purata kehadiran penyokong ke stadium dibawah 5000 satu perlawanan. Kehangatan suasana pertandingan seperti 20 tahun lalu tidak dapat lagi dinikmati. Belum pula diungkit dengan kemelut kewangan yang dihadapi oleh persatuan bolasepak negeri, dan juga masalah pemain tidak dibayar gaji.

Tuanku,

Sebagai seorang rakyat Malaysia, tidak teringinkah Tuanku melihat skuad negara kita beraksi di Piala Dunia? Melihat pemain skuad negara kita berarak masuk di padang, kemudian lagu Negaraku dinyanyikan, melihat rakyat, tanpa mengira bangsa dan agama, bersatu memberikan sokongan padu kepada para pemain? Tidak inginkah Tuanku melihat, rakyat jelata dengan penuh bangga menyarung jersi negara dengan nama pemain terpapar di belakang? Tidak inginkah Tuanku, melihat pemain kita beraksi dipersada antarabangsa?

Sesungguhnya Tuanku, Tuanku sudah mencuba selama 25 tahun, dan tidak dapat memberikan hasil yang diharapkan. Seperti yang patik telah katakan di awal surat ini, rakyat mengharapkan hasil dan keputusan, dan pada hemat patik, Tuanku tidak dapat memberikan hasilnya.

Oleh itu, patik menggesa supaya Tuanku meletakkan jawatan selaku presiden dan kesemua ahli jawatankuasa eksekutif FAM melakukan perkara yang sama demi memikul tanggungjawab terhadap prestasi skuad negara sekarang ini. Sudah tiba masanya untuk orang lain pula merencanakan masa depan skuad negara dan FAM.

Raja Adil Raja Disembah, Raja Zalim Raja Disanggah

Menulis Untuk Bolasepak Negara

Ampun Tuanku

Yang benar,

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Loneliness Is About The Scariest Thing There Is

I received a phone call from a friend of mine just now. It was 3.00 am in the morning. She sounded natural initially before she busted into tears.

And I forced her to tell me what's the matter. She insisted at first, and then she told me the whole thing.

She felt lonely.

She cried because she thought it sounds silly.

As I thought, she doesn't sounds silly at all. I completely understand her. I completely understand, at times people need somebody by their side, just to be by their side, to love, and to be loved. Nobody can beat loneliness, at least that's what I think. It's the reason for Naruto to be so protective over his companions, and it's drive Sasuke to be so vengeful against his own brother.

And it's also one of the reason I stopped watching movies alone, and it has been quite sometime now. No more movies without accompanies around.

As John Milton said,"Loneliness is about the scariest thing there is."

True. True.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Answering Rozita Che Wan

I met her once in Hartamas. She's tall, 1.65 or 1.70m tall I guess, an average tall for a Malay lady. Although in the dark of the night, I can still see her fair skin. And she got a nice pair of legs too. She is gorgeous! And she's 36, and has 2 kids for God sake!

And then, I came across with this interview of her in Kosmo yesterday. Most of it were questions of heart. You met the right man lady! I am here to answer it all!

“CANTIKKAH saya?” tanya Rozita Che Wan, 35, dalam ketawa manja. (I wouldn't answer that. That is one silly question. I mean, she did know that she is beautiful right? What's that? You say woman love to be told that they are beautiful? Okay then. Yes you are beautiful). Pertanyaan penulis berbalas soalan apabila menanya Rozita mengenai konflik wanita cantik. Sambungnya: “Sukarnya kerana terdedah kepada fitnah.”

Masih berkisar perihal cantik, sekali lagi dia tertawa manja <--- (Owhh man. I can imagine that. No my hands is not under my pants right now, you can see it here. Here (I am waving my hand)), “Saya rasa saya tidak cukup cantik. Kata orang, wanita cantik selalu dapat barangan yang mahal. Tetapi saya tidak pernah dimewahkan sebegitu. (Well that's good. I don't like to pamper my lady with expensive things anyway. (The truth is, I can't afford it)).

“Cukup hanya dihantarkan bunga atau di-SMS (Khidmat Pesanan Ringkas) menyatakan hasrat berkenalan.” Ia satu pernyataan yang sekali gus membuktikan dia tidak pernah dihujani kemewahan material.

Seperti luahan Rozita di atas kertas kajang dua muka surat yang disuakan kepada VAZZ, dia menegaskan dirinya bukan wanita murahan. (Aahhhh tak kisah. Janji ko comel. Hehehe). Individu-individu bergelar VIP (orang kenamaan) tidak pernah gagal digosipkan dengan dirinya. Tetapi siapa sebenarnya mereka ini pada mata Rozita sendiri?

“Ada antara mereka gunakan duit untuk beli perempuan. Sukar untuk mencari lelaki sebegini yang jujur. (You just haven't met with the right man yet lady. (I am referring to ehmm.. me. Cis tak malu)). Pada mereka duit boleh beli segalanya.

“Mereka juga terdedah dengan wanita cantik di mana sahaja. Jadi di mana akhirnya? Selepas berjumpa seorang, tidak mustahil untuk mereka bertemu yang lain pula pada masa depan.”

Saya soal, adakah seorang Rozita Che Wan memerlukan perbelanjaan yang tinggi maka sebab itu dia dikaitkan dengan lelaki-lelaki kaya sahaja?

Jawabnya: “Mahu sahaja saya katakan kepada mereka yang berpendapat sebegitu bahawa bukan mereka yang perlu menjaga diri saya.

“Kehidupan saya biasa-biasa sahaja. Perbelanjaan saya hampir serupa dengan wanita yang lain.”
Apa yang menjadi keutamaan Rozita adalah perkara asas yang perlu dilunaskan – rumah, kereta, perbelanjaan sekolah anak-anak, gaji pemandu, barangan rumah dan petrol kereta.

“Saya jarang ke spa mahupun salon. Begitu juga gimnasium. Tidak juga saya membuat rawatan muka. Kali terakhir saya ke salon ialah bulan Mei tahun lalu.

“Saya juga jarang keluar bersosial. Kalau yang menjadi obsesi saya hanyalah minyak wangi yang saya gunakan sebotol seminggu. Lalu bagaimana saya dilabelkan sebagai ‘wanita maintenance tinggi’?” (Well that means, I got a chance right? Right?)

Menurut Rozita, pekerjaan dan anak-anak menjadi antidot kepada rusuh hatinya menghadapi semua cerita orang. (Kalo ade abang, sure la abang yang akan jadik antidot kpd rusuh hati ayang. Eh die lagi tua dr aku, so abang ke adik? What the fuck does antidote means anyway?) Tidak lama lagi pelakon yang berasal dari Kedah ini bakal bergelar DSP Zita melalui drama bersiri Gerak Khas.

Kepadanya, suasana penggambaran dan kesibukan dapat menukar hala tuju pemikiran dan ia adalah lebih penting daripada terlalu memikirkan cakap-cakap orang.

“Saya mencari cinta, bukan harta,” tegas wanita ini yang kini bergelar duta barang kemas Avon. (But I seek both! That's why I'm gonna marry a beatiful girl who has a rich father! Opss no no. I seek love too.)

Melihat ke dalam mata yang diselaputi warna biru kanta lensa, orang akan menemui kejujuran di situ.

Saya cuba bertanya lagi, bagaimana keadaan seorang Rozita apabila jatuh hati dan lelaki yang bagaimana dapat membuat dia berasa kuasa listrik cinta? (That's another bombastic word. Listrik.)

“Saya tahu saya jatuh cinta apabila hati saya sering berdebar-debar dan sering melihat ke arah telefon bimbit. Memeriksa sama ada terdapat SMS yang dikirimkan olehnya. (Me too. But sadly, you never reply me. What's that? You never got my number?)

“Saya kurang gemar lelaki berusia. Saya mahukan lelaki muda. (Yes! Yes! (I am jumping on the chair while both my hands were up on the air)). Lelaki yang tidak berfikiran kolot dan dapat mengawal keadaan.

“Dia juga perlu bijak dan pandai bercakap. Saya hanya mahu mendengar dia berkata-kata dan saya akan terdiam sambil memerhati,” ujarnya tersenyum cantik. (Owhh shit. That's gonna be a big problem. I am kind of a listener myself. But I can practice!)

Tuturnya dalam senyuman ditemani tahi lalat di pipi: “Kalau benarlah lelaki kaya itu jujur dan mahu membantu ibu tunggal, saya sarankan mereka berkahwin dengan wanita yang dalam kesusahan.

“Itu baru benar-benar dinamakan pertolongan yang ikhlas.” (No problemo, provided she is hot as hell like you!)

Rozita lantas bersiap-siap untuk sesi fotografi VAZZ kali ini dalam emosi gembira, namun hanya Tuhan yang tahu apa yang terkandung dalam diri dan hatinya.

That sum up our session today Rozita. I hope i have answered all your question. If you got any problemo, don't be shy, I am all up here willing to help you. (Fat chances dude!)