Saturday, February 28, 2009

the ticking time bomb

I've always been worried of the ticking time bomb. I thought it was gonna go off about one year ago. looks like its probably definitely going off some time at the end of this year. I'm not sure if I'm prepared for it. Maybe I should be. It's been ticking for awhile.

Once it blows, its the end of my life here as I know it. Metallica said it, only 'memory remains'. In a way, the bulk of the good stuff are already memories, but at least now I can still be in denial, as long as the bomb is still ticking. Here's me going on about the past again. pfft!

I guess we face a few ticking time bombs throughout our measly lives (one of them was when I had to stay away from home, one was moving here) but this one would be the biggest one yet. It's not as big as 'death' but for now, from where I'm standing, it's pretty fucking huge. Not yet! But there's no stopping it. It's inevitable.

Hope: the time left is well spent with important people.
Hope: they have the time for it.

*note: I freaking hate Beyonce's 'single ladies' song. WTF.

the wishing well band.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Screenplay 1.1 - What is a screenplay?

ACT I: Set-up -> plot point 1 -> ACT II: Confrontation -> plot point 2 -> ACT III: Resolution

The story is set up, the characters are established,the situation is shown, we find out what the story is about and what he relationships of the characters are.

The main character(s) needs in the story is challenged. (S)he faces obstacles that keep them from achieving their goal in the story. There is a conflict.

Unlike an ending, a resolution is the solution to the problem put forth by the story.

Plot points:
are incidents that occur that will ultimately change the course of the story from one act to another. It changes the flow of the screenplay to a different direction. Act I turns into act II, act II turns into act III.

*personal notes from chapter 1 of 'Screenplay' by Syd Field. I'm at chapter 3 atm. More to come.

I begin my journey into the world of films, officially starting Monday. Action!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Untuk Tiada Siapa - Untuk Saya

Enak, lazat, berkrim.


Friday, February 20, 2009


Aku ingat dulu masa kecik slalu pikir orang besar ni pelik. Takkan diorang tak paham fikiran budak. Aku (masa tu) confirm lah tak paham apa yang diorang fikir, sebab aku belum sampai umur diorang. Tapi, diorang pernah umur aku (yang budak). So since diorang dah pernah lalui alam tu, takkan tak faham kan?

Masa tu aku nak macam2. Jeles ngan budak lain yg dapat mainan. Paling aku jeles, transformers. Sial ar, aku nak optimus prime gak. Tak dapat punya pasal, skarang aku balas dendam beli Optimus Prime Masterpiece yg boleh tahan mahal jugak laa. Habis satu Tokyo aku pusing untuk cari. Hmm, mungkin satu Akihabara. So imej backpacker rugged aku hancur dengan kotak optimus prime kat tangan, tapi takpe.

I used to think that being a toy maker is the best job in the world ever. Eh ter-english lak. Dulu aku tengok cerita 'Big' Tom Hanks. Dia faham minda budak walaupun badan dia orang besar. Hebat!

Kembali ke budak, aku faham skarang. Aku faham yang memang orang dewasa tak faham budak. Kita dah lupa. Aku tak ingat cara aku berfikir masa umur 10 tahun. Skarang ni ada budak umur 8 tahun sebelah aku. Dia buat name tag sendiri, tulis pakai pen. Then silap, dia padam guna pen, scratch it, then guna liquid macam gila. then color guna highlighter. comot gila. Conteng2 kaki pakai higlighter hijau. Tulis2 benda. Gila kot budak ni.

so i'm wondering, was i like this when i was her age? when i was a budak? because i always felt that i'm matured. or was that just a feeling? Even now? Even in the future? Do we all forget how it is to be kids?


Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman is a superstar. Well I haven't read this book but I have it. I'm sort of saving it. It's the last Gaiman novel I have. Aw man!

You would find that it's not unlike Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Bod is to the Graveyard Book as Mowgli is to the Jungle Book. The major difference is that Bod is raised by the undead in a graveyard, instead of by animals in a jungle. That's sort of the gist things.

Gaiman goes on tours and does readings, one chapter per place. After the readings, the one chapter of the night, he gives a long Q&A. In a way, they're sort of giving the book away because all the readings are filmed! Click here to hear the book, read to you by the superstar himself, chapter by chapter.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

gambarasu 3

*semalam saya pergi memancing buat kali pertama. tak dapat ikan langsung. yay!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

gambarasu 2


the answer cometh

the game has started. Just a bit, but it has definitely begun. This is the journey into the unknown I've been waiting for. I have found a temporary answer.

ok, malas tulis panjang2.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Peak

I'm not sure what it's called. The golden years? Hmm, maybe that's old age. It's definitely called 'youth' but that's so boring. It must have a better name. I can't remember. But whatever it is, I am at the peak of my time, I'm supposed to be unstoppable now, conquering opportunities, ambition and dreams.

I always thought that the early twenties was the perfect age to live. Do what you want, no regrets, but of course with limitations. I am not afraid of temptation. I believe in my values and principles enough to not do something stupid. I won't do anything that will leave me ashamed of myself. I do have vices though. Oh well.

We are mentally prepared. Less talk, more action. I choose to do what I love, throwing away stability in the process. Everything will work out when the time is right.

Knowledge. I have very limited knowledge on the world. Especially emotionally. 24 years hasn't supplied me anywhere near enough knowledge. I don't even know much about my home country or it's neighbours. I will spend a month traveling around Malaysia, alone. Okay, maybe longer. A week in each state (macam ada duit je).

Travel and learn. Jauh perjalanan, luas pemandangan. I haven't even been to Singapore, Thailand or even Sabah and Sarawak!

This is the last year I can go visit my brother in London. I'm not too much of a fan of the whole Eurotrip thing but will do. Maybe Snowboarding with my cousin's family in Finland. Go around India on a train.

Kan best kalau aku anak Tan Sri or Sultan. Kalau related pun okay dah.

Then what? Stability. That's hard. Not to worry, all in due time. For now, layan lagu jepun dulu.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Good Omens

Adoi bosan sial pak security ni membebel. Budget negara India dia tu best sangat. IT capital of the world konon. Dah le kena jumpa dia ni setiap Jumaat. Aku ignore dia dengan menulis blog post ni. Alamak dia datang balik, bertenggek kat sini nak cerita la ni. Dia nampak pulak buku aku bertajuk Good Omens.

Dia pandai pancing sial. Dia cakap satu ayat, then tunggu and stare untuk response dari aku.

Dia: The middle East are investing heavily on warehouses on the border of India.

(Apa mengarut ni tiba2?). Dia tunggu.

Aku: Oh.
Dia: It's more convenient for them. It takes 1 hour 40 minutes by flight from Mumbai to Dubai.
Aku: Oh.
Dia: Dubai is great. Most of them are royalty. (mumbles something about how much they invested, aku pun tak ingat dah)

Inilah masanya untuk zone out. Tutup otak. Kepala still angguk tapi pikir benda lain. Aduh beratnya mata aku tiba-tiba. Terasa nak menguap lak depan muka dia.

Bagus! Blah pun kau! Taktik tak layan sambil menaip berjaya! Update blog pun skali gus.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett or Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

Pasal 'the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angels of the Bottomless Pit,Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness'. Alah, aku rasa ni cerita pasal Antichrist aka Dajjal. Betul ke Antichrist tu Dajjal? Biar aku wiki kejap.

okay, dah wiki. Still tak tau. Naseb ar.

Alamak, dia datang bertenggek balik!