Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2018 and Latest Update

Salam~ Wassup guys~

Wow, it's 2019 already! And I am still single Q.Q

There are lots of story left untold for 2018. 

How our family finally settled down in Rawang, my trip to Vietnam, my father hospitalization due to appendix burst, my championship in PingPong tournament, list of corporate training I've went for 2018 and much more!

I really need to spend some time to write everything, even if it's just in a simple sentence. I don't want the memories flies just like that~

Oh yeah! Just wanna make a brief update, I am still working at the same company. Some colleagues went in and out, but yeah, I am still standing and kicking despite all challenges hehe.

Last weekend, I went to Kolej Matrikulasi Selangor for the "Alumni Sayang KMS" programme. I think I decided to become the committee in just 2 weeks and struggled with committee's work while working. Luckily my teammate is a fresh 20 years old girl who has just finished her final exam 😃 Intan did helped me a lot in making the explorace a successful even. Oh, I'll make another dedicated post about this event. I feel really happy to share all my knowledge with the matrics's students especially my group, Number 4. 
Stay tuned! 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Guitar, Me & My Concerns


It's been a while right?

Tonight, I'm thinking of talking about guitar and me. And my concerns.

Not that many people know that apart from me loving drawing & painting, I have a thing for musical instruments as well.

It started with the recorder, obviously, since that's the only instrument all of us had to learn during the primary school. You know that we learnt all the boring songs right, haha. So when I first heard one of the boys played Januari by Glenn Fredly (I was 11 years old), I was mesmerized, like, ''Oh, we can play other song too on the recorder?''

I rarely listen to music back then but I think I've heard it in the radio. Those days without internet and all, I didn't have the resource to search for that song, to listen to the full song. So what I did, since I want to play it so much, I relied on my ears and memory. I did try and error on what I've heard from that boy. And with that effort, I succeeded, albeit it's only the chorus.

Years by years, I played the recorder based on what I heard. I never truly learn to read music sheets, only trained my ears. After all, it's only for fun.

After recorder, I got interested in the piano. I know I can't afford the piano, so I will secretly play the piano in the main hall of my hostel (Kolej Tun Syed Nasir), during lunch hour, or in the evening around 5pm. I remember how my fingers were shaking whenever I put them on the keys haha. I just love the sound of piano. Since I never learn how to play, or even research on how to start playing the piano for beginners, what I did was relied on my ears again, and try and error which keys I thought fitted. And with one hand of course. One key at a time, but of course the sound made me relieved somehow.

So, after I graduated, and started working, saved up some money, I learnt about purchasing online at Lazada hahaha. I don't know why, but I suddenly want to try the flute. So I bought the one from China, and to my dismay, it sounded exactly like a recorder. Maybe something to do with the G key? I don't know. Flute is hard to learn at first, since I need to position my lips accurately to blow off the air into the hole. So by time, I got bored.

So after a while, I thought about learning to play the guitar. I don't remember how I suddenly interested in playing a guitar, when before this I never was even a tiny bit interested in it. So on December 2016, I purchased my first guitar at Lazada around RM145. The brand is Mukita. I learnt how to play it by the internet and youtube. First, I learnt about whatever it is that made the guitar, eg. the strings, the fret, capo, tune, strumming pattern, etc. I installed an apps and that apps really helped me in learning the chords. So I mastered the 4 basic chords, and learnt how to read sheets. Sometimes when they are new chord I don't know in a certain song, I will looked it up and learnt it specifically. Like the Am, Dm, E, F, Em7, etc.

Now it's 2018 already. I am still a very newbies in playing guitar, but I can play some songs now, provided I have the lyric in front of me haha. I actually really hope to play guitar well, and someone to teach me. Frankly, there are some times that I really want to give up since some chords are really hard and I wasn't sure if it is the right sound or not.

But, I remember somewhere I read, "Don't say you are not skilled at something unless you tried it for hundreds time".

So, that was my journey on my music instruments experience.

So, my concerns are?

I know there is a fatwa that said Music is Haram, and playing some music instrument especially those with strings is Haram. Yeah, we can't seems to sit well with that fatwa considering that we Malaysian Muslim has been with Music the longest that I know. We were born with it. It is really hard for us to accept it. When will we be? My interest for music instrument, can I really suppress it one day?

I don't listen to music song much. What I'm interested in are just the melody and music instruments. I am aware of the fact Muslim woman are not supposed to sing in public, especially in front of ajnabi, so I'm holding to that until now and forever. But how about playing the music instrument?

In order to be a good muslim, what should I do?

I might have to think through on why the heck I love the music instrumental so much. I felt that it is one of my achievement in life, to master something I never thought I can.  It feel like a life challenge, to be able to master one music instrument at one time. But, what good it brings me? Ermm releasing some stress? Some may say, read the Quran. Stay with good pious people. Learn about Islam more.

Now I think I'm a really bad person for having interest in music intruments...

Hope Allah will guide me to choose which one is good for me. Whether to stay with my hobby, just for personal satisfaction, or to release it in one go...

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The End of 2017

It's the end of 2017 already.

Lots of things happened in this year. Not that I jotted down everything in this blog, what a waste.
Memories may become dull in the future. What will left is the memories imprinted in other media, not in the brain only. But I somehow believe, even we may not remember it anymore in the future, the heart can feel it.

Nevertheless, starting tomorrow, I'll venture my life as a 26 years old woman. Man, I can't believe in that number huhu. And I am still single!

Anyway, I finally got my driving license lololol. What an achievement! Haha!

This year, alhamdulillah, I really thanks Allah for giving me the chance to continue living this life.

I met lots of new people, enthusiastic younger new colleagues, new friends through training course, etc. 

It's been almost two years since I graduated, and it will be lies if I tell that I didn't miss my university's life. All the usrah, tazkirah, pious lovely friends... Alhamdulillah, Allah still giving me the chance to at least solat jemaah between girls at the office.

"Aku adalah anak-anak panah Islam. Campakkanlah aku ke mana sahaja, aku tetap berjuang demi Islam!" - Saad Abi Waqqas

Hope I can live up to that. I do not wish to stray more than I could be. Let's hope 2018 I can be a better me! I gotta find more programme to fulfil my soul.

Oh, my father asked me to read this book somewhere early this year. But I never finish it huhu. Half-way already. Somehow, when there's a will, there's a way :) Next year, we will be settled down at Rawang insyaAllah.

Well, 2018 ea.
I need to write down what I'm gonna achieve this year.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Not So Much a Movie Review

I always thought that watching drama is a waste of time. But deep in my heart, I want to direct a movie one day. What movie director who direct a movie without watching any movie as a reference? 

So, this is it. I'm going to watch drama, and jot down any things for reference. I especially detest korean drama, not until lately. I detested because I thought korean drama is all about love between people. Like, the story centered all around them. How pitiful. 

But, I started to realize there are different kind of movie genres. They just not shown on our tv channel. Afterall, romance stories are what getting hits the most nowadays, tch.

1. W - Two World

-Between a 2D and real world. It doesn't make any sense, but this is what we called as fantasy. Everyone can fantasize on something, and you can make anything happen in a fantasy world. No logic can be found. 2D people can transport to the real world and become human. But, something has to pay for it, which is the life of the real people. They exchange their life. It takes two to tango. 
- Of course GCI plays an important aspect in creating this.
- there is no 2nd male lead who will fight for female 1 love. 2nd male lead is her father I think.
- family relationship. 
- the male lead memory was erased, but he can like the same girl again over time. Well, this is kind of cliche despite I think the small time they spent for the second time. Glad the memory doesn't magically come, because if it is, then it is not logical. But whoops, anything can happen in a fantasy world. But we still craves for some logic right? I mean, me.
- the acting? Everyone is ok.
- the scene management. I like how they did their flashback. Example, there are 3 cuts on the flashback. But the earliest flashback was on the third. Do you get what I mean? It doesn't start directly on the first scene of  the supposed flashback. It was done backwards. I think this way of managing flashback scenes is interesting. First time I saw this.
- did I cry? I think I did at scenes where people cried. I always wonder how the actor can moved people to tears. 

2. Bring It On, Ghost

-Ghost of 5 years is actually a living person in coma. Even in the end she regained consciousness, she can't remember a thing during her coma state; a wandering soul. 

Ok, this kinda makes sense. The love bloom again with that guy's effort. Well, memories might come, but will not be clear enough. If she started to remember everything suddenly, then it's cliche.
-The characters. Two male mc, two female mc. Looks cliche enough, but not. Male 1 like female 1. Female 2 like male 2. Male 2 is the antagonist. In older drama, 2 female will fight for 1 male. And the 2nd male lead who likes female 1 will get heartbroken. I think this setup is not famous lately. People don't want any cliche stuff. They want something that at least can relate themselves with. Ok back to the characters, aside from the 2 male 2 female lead, there are side characters. A comedy duo. The parents/guardian of leads also play important role.
-One thing I like, is how they portrayed they life history of the antagonist. Make we pity him at one point. Like he doesn't deserve that because he was possessed. As the monk said, we see him doing bad things because of an evil spirit, but in the eye of society, he is a murderer. So in the end, at least the antagonist and his mother kinda reconciled. There's a slight happy ending for him in the end. Not totally making him evil till the end. So, can we relates the antagonist with our real world? What say you? What is the reason, the moral behind this?
-Another thing, the ending. I found it's hard to create a suitable ending. I can't really satisfied with the ending, but, even I dunno what kind of ending that I want. What say you?
- the acting. It's cool that the male 1 guy is not so cool and acted bubbly with the girl he loves at the end. Not a cliche cold bad boys guy. But, acting bubbly is kinda weird and seriously not my type haha. Overall, everyone acting was ok.
- Of course GCI plays an important aspect in creating this. Well, it's good the ghosts' appearance were kinda the same, same body gestures, contact eyes, blood. But it still sometimes made me jumped. 
- the scene management. Starts with reality then some flashback in the middle. This is the usual thing. Another one, some scenes on the previous episode were left hanging, and continued at the next episode. Not sure if randomly or consequently placed. This is kinda cool I guess. Making us wonder, when will the cliffhanger resolve.


Okay, so far, that's two drama I've watched. Maybe I should watch other country's drama. Bye bye~

Oh yeah, any recommendations? Do drop your comment below~

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