Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Forget 1957 Hati Malaya.
In cinemas May 7th
Sell Out! world-premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2008 and won the Young Cinema Award for Altre Visioni. It also won the NETPAC Award at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and has been invited to 13 international film festivals so far.
Starring: Jerrica Lai, Peter Davis, Kee Thuan Chye, Lim Teik Leong, Hannah Lo, Lee Szu Hung and Wong Wai Hoong.
Director and Writer: Yeo Joon Han
Her name is Rafflesia Pong (Rafflesia=largest flower in the world, which reeks of animal carcass; Pong=stink). She’s a bottom-ranking arts show host who’s disillusioned with “those over-rated underachievers we call artists.” He’s Eric Tan (Eric=Eric, Tan=typical Chinese surname), a product designer who’s just about to learn that it doesn’t pay to be creative. They both work for FONY, a multinational conglomerate whose mission statement, copied from a Taiwanese company, is to be original.
In the face of such pressure, will Eric and Rafflesia retain their artistic integrityor will they finally sell out to fame, fortune or some other nasty thing that also starts with “F”?
Someone actually said he felt this was one his list of best movies of the year. Mind you, he didn't mean best MALAYSIAN movies, but best MOVIES.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
How would you feel if you had no choice but to give up on a chance to study with a renowned, caring and concerned teacher who actually contacts you first?
How would you feel if you had no choice but to think that all hope is lost of exploring a new culture and environment?
How would you feel if all of this was because life is unfair, and in this world only some people have enough money to study abroad?
How would you feel if, by having to decline this amazing offer, life would never be the way it should've been?
This 5% of hope which I have left is solely based on the number of days I have left, which in itself - doesn't make sense.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yong Siew Toh, National University of Singapore - accepted
Manhattan School of Music - rejected
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester - accepted
New England Conservatory - rejected
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati - accepted
Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin College - waitlisted
School of Music, Western Illinois University - accepted
Not too bad, considering the fact that a few years ago, this might well have been impossible to even imagine.
Then again, impossible is nothing. Right?
Geez. Advertisements nowadays.
It has been a full month since I received the unbelievable news that I had been accepted into Eastman. When I applied to the schools in the US, I never had a first choice, but Eastman was definitely ranked among the top on my list.
One month on, and it looks as if the wonderful opportunity to study there is gradually fading away.
No, I do not want to be negative or pessimistic, and no, I do not want to give up hope, but in life, one must be REALISTIC. One must make the right choices when the going gets tough, when things don't fall into place, and just hope for a brighter tomorrow.
During this period of thought, I have been evaluating the pros and cons of studying at Eastman, or Yong Siew Toh, for that matter.
At the end of the day, I may well have to make a choice - to do the right thing.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I can't go for AYO.
I can't go for AYO.
I WANNA GO FOR AYO.
It's a sad, sad situation. I'm stuck with the decision of having to turn down the offer of joining the Asian Youth Orchestra this year. What a letdown, after being one of only two Malaysians accepted.
If I were to go for AYO's summer festival and tour, I can foresee that I would feel a little better about myself when I enter university. As it is now, I'll just be going in to university without the extra experience and knowledge.
Sigh, the sacrifices one has to make.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Then how is it you guys could lose the two 'Bukits' - Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau, again? And, don't forget, by a bigger margin in both seats!
Come on, fuckers. Stop living in denial. Stop believing that the Chinese and the Indians are supporting you. Don't waste your breath by being so cock-sure about winning these by-elections. It's 4 out of 5 now, dicks.
And where was Malaysia's favourite pop star Mahathir, eh? Oh yes, of course, there he was, 'playing' at a gig in Bukit Gantang, drawing cheers from his fans, going "Hidup Tun! Hidup Mahathir!" Some of you, his cronies thought he'd make an impact on the results. Well you now know that he didn't. Would be interesting to see what he has to say tomorrow.
After all this, Badawi is sitting pretty at home, flipping the channels on TV, and thinking to himself, "Well, I shouldn't have anything to do with this, since Najib is now in charge."
Who knows? Maybe Mahathir will decide to take a swipe at you again, dude.
Today's moral of the story: If your maggi goreng is too, too pedas, don't fucking eat it.
No, I mean that, like, literally.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Bribe police? Boleh.
Political sex scandal boleh.
Goyang kaki and dapat scholarship memang boleh.
Super fucking dirty toilet pun boleh.
Yoga kena ban also boleh.
Double, triple parking boleh.
"Correct, correct, correct" pun boleh.
1.7 million ringgit worth of public funds for a screwed up politician's so called 'official trips' with his wife, three kids, and Indonesian maid mana boleh? Gila kah? MEMANG BOLEH!!
Never on time for anything - boleh.
"Ikut saja" pun boleh.
Buy and sell pirated DVDs, VCDs, itu boleh juga.
Buy over politicians to take over state government boleh. Biasa doh.
Never pay saman boleh.
Work 5 minutes, minum 2 hours? BOLEH!
Note the highlighted cases.
Well I thought my Moral Studies lecturer was a dumb fuck in some ways. Looks like he isn't that dumb after all.
Today in class, he was talking about the case of murder and it went something like this: "an eye for an eye is the common understanding of the issue. When you kill someone, you are sentenced to death. But in Malaysia, if you kill someone, you can become - Prime Minister."
DAMN RIGHT LA.
THAT 'S THE BEST THING I'VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME.
Too bad it's too late. Look who's gonna be sworn in tomorrow.