Monday, November 24, 2008

akar, barat dan persepsi..

ada satu persoalan yg terngiang-ngiang dalam kepala otak aku ni.. benda yang aku rasa sangat pelik walaupun... cam ada gak laa explanation2 dari orang tentang fenomena ini. time tu aku tgh layan guitar hero 3 ngan si ikram, layan sangap balik dari hantar assignment kelas master. singgah laa rumah si ikki wikki tu.. time tengah sparring ngan dia lagu Paradise City, dendangan Guns n' Roses.. ikki started singing the song in malay and he goes.. "selamat datang ke bandar syurga.. dimana rumput nya kehijauan dan gadis2nya molek2 belaka.. owh.. awak.. tolonglah bawa aku pulang?". persoalannya di sini.. kenapa kalo kita translate lagu english to malay(atau mana2 bahasa mungkin..), bunyi nya would be soooo wrong??

apakah kurangnya?? dan di manakah silapnya?? kita memperkatakan tentang benda yang sama... tapi bila it's in malay... dah bunyi semacam.. dah tak 'cool' dah. adakah ini kerana effect 'pandang ke barat'? mentaliti kita yang selalu anggap, apa2 yang mat salleh buat.. semua best dan cool.. mentaliti kita yang anggap.. apa2 yang 'local' semuanya tak best dan tak berkualiti. kalo seorang lelaki bermuka malaysia masuk, kita pandang sebelah mata.. tapi bila seorang muka mat salleh(atau busuk2 mix mat salleh) kita pandang dia cam 'up' sket.. aku bukan nak promote semangat ke'tuan'an melayu(or keMALAYSIAan) pun... just pelik dengan benda ni.. ukuran individu bukan pada berapa hampir kau ngan mat salleh(make it rupa, preference, lifestyle or even rakan taulan kamu).

kalau kita perhatikan dengan lebih teliti.. element pandang barat(atau mana2 mat salleh) ni agak clear gak laaaa.. contoh?? nak ke?? korang tengok sekeliling korang lah.. mak cik minah(nama yang random..) yg rumah selang 3 lorong dari sini tu.. bangga gila anak dia kawen ngan mat salleh. menajaja cerita ke hulu ke hilir. kalau kita ternampak opposite sex yang mix sket... commonly(yg loser je la..) akan cakap.. "uih.. ni high maintenance ni.. out of my league". apsal? dia mix dia makan lebih sket ke?? league mana ni?? liga M dan english premier league ke?? =p talking bout football. mungkin ni sebab akibat negara kita pernah dijajah british kot.. by default, kita akan obsess ngan english premier league.. team kegemaran.. secara default juga adalah manchester united. pasukan yang disokong time world cup dan euro.. mestilah by default england. bila 'kita' celik sket.. baru start sokong pasukan la liga atau serie A. sebab brazil banyak menang dan probability untuk diorang menang tinggi.. 'kita' jump in the bandwagon. and for the sake of variety.. start rooting for other clubs and underdogs. itulah betapa kuatnya dasar 'pandang ke barat' ni terhadap us malaysian.

kenapa kita takleh nak bangga ngan roots kita? aku melayu.. aku bangga ngan roots aku.. music pilihan.. keroncong, joget, dan bersyair... kau chinese, mestilah kau layan gak bunyian erhu dan opera yg pasang stage mobile overnite tu eventhough nama kau dah tukar jadi alfred atau joanna. kau indian.. mesti laa ko layan bunyi bunyian tabla yang mengasyikkan.. kau kadazan.. bidayuh.. atau mungkin iban.. mana2 sub ethnic dayak di borneo sana... mesti laa kau pun layan bunyi bunyian sapek dan agung or kulintang ensemble gak kan?? dan bila ada orang cuba mengetengahkan music roots kita ni dalam bunyi-bunyian modern, yang 'sempit' akan cakap kita merosakkan tradisi kita. yang 'luas' plak.. akan cakap.. kita takde modal dan guna benda yang dah ada je... ada gak laa several artist kita yang guna element2 ni.. tapi masalahnya mereka tak treat it with respect. just amik satu part dan loop2 kan je.. takde pengisian.. takde reference yang utuh.. takde synthesis yang betul (atau at least usaha for it..) just sumbat je part dari lagu2 tu sebab malas nak tulis chorus.

aku harap satu hari nanti aku dapat menyanyi lagu womanizer dendangan britney spears dalam bahasa melayu tanpa ada orang pandang slack aku atau gelak guling2 atas lantai lah.. i'd go "kaki perempuan, kaki-kaki perempuan oh... kaki perempuan oh... kau tu kaki perempuan. kau.. kau kau tu.. kau.. kau kau tu.. kaki perempuan x3!" =p

tak salah kan??

Figura 1.1 gula-gula mata (eye candy??)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fashion police?

I don't know bout what other people(you) think but for me.. when you're out to have fun.. there's absolutely no need to overdress. Yeaa yeaaa... nowadays we have all the 'metro' guys.. 'uber' man.. modern hipsters... and the list goes on and on and on.. and sometimes, these people go to the borderline of their sexuality or sometimes just plain absurd. with the internet pumping the fashion veins locally, we cant expect to wear what people over the 'colder' hemisphere is wearing right? if your're wearing it at night, it's still tolerable. but if u're wearing a scarf on broad daylight under the burning sun.. it makes you wonder whether he had screwed his weather sense. or he has lost his affinity to temperature.


over in my working place, people go gaga over fashion. students go to classes like going to a prom/rave party/club/rock concert (choose an appropriate occasion suiting to your personality). i dont really mind actually.. it's nice to see something new and different everyday. however it crosses the line when u see a guy with full white tux under the scorching sun. pretending that it's not burning his ass off for the sake of style. well that's the extreme example lah.. im not saying that im that innocent as well. u can also see me wearing a black sweatshirt over a shirt at noon as well.. but it's due to the nature that i must wear something black and if i didn't do that, i don't know when will i have the chance to wear all my colored shirts. so, pardon me lah ye?? =D

the not so extreme ones would be the color combination. sometimes, the combination makes you go WTF!!?? imagine spandex blue, with bright florescent yellow top and covered with a 'lacoste' green vest and a bright purple bag. it defies all logic! simply intolerable... a sin to my eyes. usually, i'd be getting these violation from girls... now men are also into this 'defy coloring conventions' posse. yeaa... yeaa... i know lah you're indie... you laaa hipsters... but when men started wearing yellow pants.. it makes you wonder for a while (btw.. you're not Hailey from Paramore.. u cant pull that one off. DEAL WITH IT!!).

as for exposure.. i don't really care bout how much skin you're showing to the world. it's your body, your temple, your 'wonderland'.. so you decide yourself. if you're talking bout preference, i'd say the principle 'buka atas bawah tutup, buka bawah atas tutup' would apply (credit to ladyesah =D). if you're wearing something short up and down.. somehow.. it'll look cheap (just my opinion). i once dated a girl and she wore a small tube for top and a very short skirt and nothing more.. and i was like.. "WTF!!?? i'm going out for a date, im nowhere near the red light district!!" (no offenses please, girls.. my preference.. not your future bf's xD). what really turns me on would be something more subtle.. something suggestive.. off shoulders perhaps.. something like this...

Figure 1.1 & 1.2 Prove that u don't need to show your skin to look sexy
(picture taken from here)

as for men.. you can never go wrong with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. well... if u're the experimental type, go ahead.. just dont end up looking like a clown with all the bright mismatched colors or end up looking gay(not the happy one... the sexual one!). preference? a nice ol' printed t-shirt works well for me.. something like these:-


Figure 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 & 1.7 Familiar?
(designs are all rights reserved to Obey clothing line)

all in all... fashion is up to an individual to determine. i'm just giving my two cents opinion on the issue. if u agreed with me.. well nice that we agreed on something. if u didn't.. well.. it's really not my problem anyway.. so you can screw yourself all you want.. xD

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cuba click sini tengok..

Sebagai seorang warganegara Malaysia, seorang insan.. Sudah menjadi kewajipan aku untuk mempamerkan papan tanda ini untuk tatapan semua.

Figura 1.1 Dengar nasihat ye adik-adik dan kawan-kawan??

So amcam? Terasa inspired tak hari ni? xD muhahahaha

Sunday, November 2, 2008

From here, now and onwards...

There we go again
Back to the same thing
Faith left cold in the rain
For misery is what it brings

There we go again
The same cycle over and over
Wash our hands from the stain
And cower behind our blanket as cover

There we go again
Back to where we started
Refused to be bled in vain
All happiness departed

If I could burn, I’d torch you dear
For every drop of kerosene fades with every scream
You're the tears, the means, the instigator, the sins, the fear, the dream..

There you go again.. and here I go now!
(No dear.. I need you to catch me if I fall)
Heads up, clutched fist, I'll march forward, onward..
(He's here but he's not you dear..)
Dive right out to the wide and the unknown now..
(Please dear who's gonna save when I’m not standing tall?)
This is my last regret, my last mistake, my final word!
(He's not here.. where are you my dear?)



Equine Park 28/10/2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hidup ini penuh drama..

"Ali.. I just can't help it.. he has been there in my life all this while.."

"Yea.. I know, been there.. done that. Don't let him feel like I once felt. You might just lose him forever.."

"I don't know.. It felt like having a big burden around my neck.. but I know his feelings are sincere.. It came out of love."

"Make up your mind Lucy.. If you think he's the one.. You shouldn't do what you're doing right now."

"I know.. I knoww.. I just cant help it.."

"Do you want to end up in the road that Sally and I went through?"

"I don't know if I'm that strong Ali.. I'm not strong Ali.."

"I was strong because you were there for me.. and all of them were there for me.."

"But I don't know how to see the world without him.."

"We are here for you Lucy.. I am here for you.."

"Ali..."


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"Do you think I am making the right choice here, Ali?"
(Setelah kupahami aku bukan yang terbaik..)

"What do you mean??"
(Yang ada di hatimu)

"To be back.. starting all over again.."
(Tak dapat kusangsikan.. Ternyata dirinyalah yang mengerti kamu..)

"Work for it.. Nothing comes easy in this world.. and if your heart is telling you that he's the one.. Then go for it dear.."
(.. Bukanlah diriku..)

"Roger that boss..! I will.. By the way, where have you been these two, three days?"
(Kini maafkanlah aku)

"Well.. I've been around. Chilling with friends and what not.."
(Bila aku menjadi bisu kepada dirimu)

"Wanna go for dinner later??"
(Bukan santunku terbungkam)

"Well.. kinda have a thing or two to be done.."
(Hanya hatiku berbatas 'tuk mengerti kamu)

"Owh.. too bad.. movie over the weekend?"
(Maafkanlah aku..)

"Well.. practically watched everything over in the cinema already.."
(Walau... ku masih mencintaimu)

"Heyya.. Ali.. Lucy darling.. wutcha guys up to?"
(Ku harus meninggalkanmu..)

"Something fishy of course.. Naa.. I'm going off anyway.."
(Ku harus melupakanmu..)

"But Ali.. our movie session??"
(Meski... hatiku menyayangimu)

"Darling.. movies? owh man.. borriingg.. lets go party tonight.."
(Nurani membutuhkanmu...)

"Sayang.. i don't feel like partying.."
(Ku harus merelakanmu..)

"Later love birds.."

"Ali.. wait up..!!"

*music - Bukan Diriku by Samson