Sunday, February 22, 2009

Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula


It's official!!

Our local film industry is reviving with the release of Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula!
For the first time in my life, i watched a Malay film in theater and came out really proud, and with a big wide smile on my face too! And not only once, but twice!

Of course, it helps greatly when you entered the cinema with no high hope or expectation - oh come on, Malay film?!! Sorry! - but Geng really delivered... and i tell you, it delivered BIG time!!!

Great story line, graphic, sounds, characters, 'acting', did i mention story line?, and best of all, great dialogue - which almost unheard of from a Malay movies, except P.Ramlee's, of course - all mixed up and help Geng become the most enjoyable film you can ever asked, especially for families.

It's hard to find anything you will dislike about the movies. And i tell you, i'm one of the greatest cynic for Malay film industry! I mean, who can resist such cute characters, in the form of Upin & Ipin, and even Rajoo and Sapy! With nearly perfect 3D-animation in a very low budget of merely RM 4 million, i really salute the Les' Copaque team for bringing Geng to theaters. One word: GREAT!!

Oh, wait! i do have one thing i dislike about the movie! The song in the middle of the movie. The scene was playing greatly, as the 'kampung' scenery was shown perfectly and the music, especially from the harmonica fuelled the mood nicely, and suddenly this song came and.. bamm, not good enough...!
But, mind you, that's the closest thing i would able to recall on any negative thought throughout the 1 and 1/2 hour movie!

The best scene? and i'm sure everyone would agree is the part of 'roller-coaster' involving Upin, Ipin, and Rajoo. The suspense, the graphic, and especially the humor?! huu, top-notched! Perfect!!! You know, I chuckle everytime i recall that part!

Ok, i better stop now! This is what happened when i got too excited. Heck, i can write about it non-stop!

Lastly, for what is worth, i would say, we no longer need Saiful Apek... and.. and... who else eh? ha, and the crappy Prof Madya, for our film industry. In fact, with their brand of ill-humored-with-very-bad-storyline-it-makes-me-want-to-puke (sorry for the language) for a movie, they in fact, killed the industry. What we need is these fresh guys (like the Les' Copaque team), willing to try something new and have the sense of what a great movie should be...!

P/S; don't get out too early once the movie finished. Wait for a while...

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Monday, February 16, 2009



My close friends would know one obvious fact about me. I hate riddles, teka-teki, whatever. For me, it's too unpredictable! Some riddles just need simple logic to solve, others will require wild imagination. And i somehow, found that very hard to follow. Too far-fetched, i would say.

But, i for one, never short of appreciation for good stuff, especially hillarious ones. So, although, i will never get to answer any riddles that has been thrown to my face, i will always laugh as soon as i was given the answer.

And, i can't remember ever laughed harder than i did recently for these two riddles:
Some of you may have heard of these, so just bear with me and let me have my fun, ok? Hehe.
(To sustain the originality of the riddles, i'll write in Malay)

Kenapa patung Tuhan dalam kuil Hindu, bermata bulat?
Kenapa patung Tuhan dalam tokong Cina, matanya sepet?
Dan, kenapa pula tidak ada piano dalam masjid?

Ok, the last part is weird, but who cares, right? After all, it's just a riddle.
So, here come the other one...

Banyak-banyak binatang, binatang apa ada telur di tengkuk?

So, take a deep breath....
And here ae the answers...

For the first question,

Kenapa patung Tuhan dalam kuil Hindu, bermata bulat?
Kenapa patung Tuhan dalam tokong Cina, matanya sepet?
Dan, kenapa pula tidak ada piano dalam masjid?

The answer is,

Patung Tuhand dalam kuil Hindu bermata bulat, sebab perempuannya semua pakai sari... seksi
Patung Tuhan dalam tokong Cina matanya sepet, sebab, asap dari colok pedihkan mata depa, so, mata jadi sepet, hmmm.
Last sekali, kenapa takde piano dalam masjid? Jawapannya... letak selipar kat masjid pun hilang, ini kan pula letak piano???!!!!!

I remember laughed really hard - even when i write this. Maybe because of the piano, kot.
I asked why piano, and when my friend said he didn't know, i laughed even harder!

So, for the second question,

Banyak-banyak binatang, binatang apa ada telur di tengkuk?

The answer is,



And, i laughed soooo hard, i almost got stomach ache!

Thanks to my good friend Alias for the riddles. Maybe part of why i found the two riddles were very funny because of the way he phrased them, i don't know. But i still remember, i even asked him for more of those!!!

If any one of you have good/fun riddles, do come and share ok. Just don't forget to provide the answer so i could have a good laugh over it, heheh...

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Here We Come..

By Mullah

Here we come again..... Election is around the corner. One is in Perak for Bukit Gantang Parlimentary Seat and another is in Kedah for Bukit Selambau State Seat. PAS MP for Bukit Gantang died because of heart attack and the PKR Assemblyman reportedly has resigned from his post. Hhhmm....... After the fiasco in Perak last week, we will encounter another 'election fever' months. Not one but TWO elections at one time.

For me, after reading comments in Malaysian Insider online news portal, one reader's comment still stuck in my mind. One reader said that 'God has spoken' and InsyaALLAH, we will see the hikmah behind these elections. BN and Pakatan Rakyat will go all out to win these prize seats and at the same time, we will see that Datuk Seri Najib Razak will become our 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia in April 2009. Pakatan Rakyat also, under the leadership of de facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim, will strategise new things and methods to win these elections after the political fiasco in Perak last week.
Hhmmmm.... But I afraid that we forgot the one of the IMPORTANT things to do in this tense time that is HOW to overcome this ECONOMIC DOWNTURN that affects every one of us, including the PR and BN hard core supporters. I heard that many factories closed and will be closed in future (including Flextronic) and this will affect us BADLY if no necessary measures take place. Hhhmm... that's all for now... See You......

Saturday, February 7, 2009



If people ask me, i would answer,

let them do what they want... for now!
let them savour this 'victory'... for now!
let them celebrate this brief accomplishment... for now!
let them parade their stupidity and foolness... for now!

But if you ask me, what's actually the question?
I might ask you back,

Is it matter? The answers above served about everything that happened in our world right this very minute!

Israel invaded Palestine
BN invaded Perak

The only difference is the religion! And pardon me, even that sometimes, counts so little nowadays...!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Manjung - My Workplace

By Mullah

On this time of writing, Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, 47, ADUN for Pangkor, will become the 11th Perak Menteri Besar after a two day political turmoil in Perak. As I said to my workmate yesterday, that Malaysian politics can put US politics in shame. And he agreed. Hahahahaha. Today writing is about my 1 month living and working in Manjung, Perak, started from 5th January 2009 - 5th February 2009

I started my journey to Manjung on Sunday, 4th January 2009. Driving alone through Meru, Kapar, Jeram and had an hour rest at Kuala Selangor. After 2 hours driving, I reached Sitiawan and then proceed to Lumut, to meet my friend there. Just to share with you that Manjung is a district comprising Seri Manjung, Lekir, Segari, Lumut, Pangkor and Sitiawan. In fact, Manjung is a second fastest growing district after Ipoh in Perak. Apart from that, Manjung has many prominent and 'hot' places like Pasir Panjang: area of Datuk Seri Ir Nizar; Pangkor: area of Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and Lumut: area of Deputy Finance Minister.

My first rented house was with Assistant District Officer (ADO) of Manjung and of courselah, I lived in Government Quaters for 2 weeks before moving to Seri Manjung with my friends. Life rhythm here is medium moving - not too slow like life in kampungs and not too fast like life in Kuala Lumpur. People here enjoy life at the fullest, if I can say that, and enjoy the outdoors more than the indoors. If you're kaki pancing, I can recommend to you several places to go and if you want to go to air terjun, many places are nearby like Ulu Kernas. Hhhmmmm....... Basically, InsyaALLAH, I plan to settle down here with my family and enhance my career life here with the company... Ooh..... I forgot to tell you my company's namelah........The tagline for my company is 'Beyond Boundaries'....... See you................

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Political Turmoil in Perak

By Mullah

This week is a political turmoil week in Perak. We can see that this problem rooted back last week, when ADUN Bota, Datuk Nasarudin Hashim, 'jumped ship' to join PKR and then, jumped back to join UMNO yesterday

Yesterday, DPM, Datuk Seri Najib, announced that BN Perak had a simple majority to form new Perak Government with the help from 3 so-called Independents - ADUNs Changkat Jering, Behrang and Jelapang. Pakatan Rakyat Government, led by Datuk Seri Ir Nizar, responded back that BN has cheated and abducted their ADUNs to form new government.... Hhhmm..... So how to solve this problem??? According to Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi, the Palace will play important role to solve this uncertainty once and for all and if you ask me, the best way is to dissolve the Perak State Assembly and call for a fresh election in Perak. So, less than a year, we will have another State Election in Perak and this 'election fever' is not cooling down. End this year, we can expect the Sarawak State Election and many surprises will be out for our 'entertainment'.... Hehehehehehe

Monday, February 2, 2009

When Champion Meets Legend

By Mullah...

Last night was a night to remember for all worldwide tennis fans. Before that, Assalamualaikum to all readers from me and this is my first posting in English. As we predict it, the final match of Australian Open 2009 is a great match in the modern era; between Federer, a legend in the making, and Nadal, the great Champion of the moment

I, as Federer fan, will always respect the challenge from Nadal and his time will come to become a legend in his time. But, for me, Federer is 'the great player of all time' as Vijay, the commentator, said last night in the Starsport. Just a short of 14 Grand Slam titles that equal Pete Sampras' record, Federer has time to make it equal or even break the record. Pete Sampras even declared it in the New Straits Times that Federer will make it 15 Grand Slam titles. Hhmm.......... Enough praise already for Federer. So how about Nadal??? I, as a tennis fan, respect the attitude, on the court and off the court, of Nadal. As the current No 1 tennis player in the world, Nadal, is the undisputed Champion of Roland Galos for 4 consecutive years in a row, from 2005 to 2008. As the title said, he is the Champion and no words can describe it. He has many years in front of him and let see when this 'Matador of Melbourne' becomes a Legend.... Adios.............