Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In all honesty class, I think you're...

WTH did I just spew out in class just now? OMG... those kids are doomed. They're gonna graduate as hobos kust because I couldn't differentiate 'alliteration' and 'assonance'. I'm a lousy lecturer!

I'm gonna go hide under the blanket now.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The time has cometh!!

OMG! OMG! I'm finally that guy!! Well... not literally but I'm a lecturer now!! OMG! OMG!!




OMG!! I'm soo gonna screw up my students.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bangsawan "Musang Berjanggut"

I made it to the 'Musang Berjanggut' premiere all on my own! Woot! Woot! Ok, maybe a small feat to most people but to someone who has lousy sense of direction this is truly a deed worth celebrating. I didn't even get lost. Not even once. Am so proud! *pats self on the back*

'Musang Berjanggut' was definitely entertaining but definitely not as grand or as well rehearsed as 'Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup' which is a terrible shame really. That show truly had potential. It was kinda draggy and the in between performances were really bleargh! But again... I marvel at these people's eye for props and details. The makeup = superb. Props = amazing. If only I had that kind of budget back in my theater days. The things I would do... the things I would do *sigh*

I took the liberty of taking some pictures to help with what I'm writing but seeing how crappy the pics turned out I don't know if it'll help at all. So I stopped halfway through the show. But do enjoy whatever pictures I took (if you can, that is).

The King's Palace. A truly magnificient scene. The costumes... the props... SUPERB!!

1st Interval: Siti Nurhaliza song. Forgot the title but this gal did it justice. But the dancers... eeuurrgghhh... lose the costumes. T-A-C-K-Y!

The prince's quest for the gal with marriage material. But instead he found this "betina". Demeaning to ladies everywhere? Totally. Does anybody care? Not a one.

Junior performers doing the 'zapin'. They weren't the best dancers in the world but you just can't help but go aww at their cuteness. I just love the girl's costumes.

This fella is Haziq from one of the AF seasons. I know he doesn't look it in the picture but if you squint your left eye and tilt your head 2 inches to the right you can totally see that its him.

This is when the prince finally meets his non-betina girlfriend, Dang Sri Arif Laksana.

So yeah... after this guy I just gave up. 1.) The show was getting kinda boring. 2.) I was hungry as hell. 3.) My battery was dangerouly close to giving up on me. But nothing much was missed. The play ends with the infamous scene of the king and ministers being fooled by the beautiful Dang Sri Arif Laksana and eventually leading up to the scene where the "musang berjanggut" was revealed.

One thing I must say is that malaysian theater has totally lifted its censorship bar since sexual entendres were blatant throughout the entire show despite the presence of kids under the age of 12. Awkward much?

But I think I'm totally hooked on bangsawan. I'm looking forward to Panggung Bandaraya's lineup for bangsawan shows next year. New year's resolution no. 212: Be a regular at bangsawan shows. Kak Ani, IIU's current drama teacher, will be proud.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

7 "Deadly" Scenes... maybe not so deadly.

How would you feel watching a sex scene, LIVE, with your teenage sister by your side?


But kudos to the cast and crew of the "Seven Deadly Scenes" play, recently staged in KLPac. Certainly helped set my expectations and mood way up there when audiences were bombarded with full-on tongue action, moans and groans and kamasutra pose number 361 (I think) right in the very first scene. Thank God the Malaysian censory board has not reached the theatre scene just yet.

So was the play good? Oh-kay laa...

Was it worth paying rm25 just to see it? Oh-kay laa...

Would I go see it again? No.

So the "Seven Deadly Scenes" was a good show. Entertaining even. But to tell you the truth, it was kinda old. Most of the scenes were pretty predictable and I ended up picking on stupid mundane details of the play instead of focusing on the storyline. As the show's director/ producer/ script writer, you certainly do not want your audience thinking about the actress not shaving her legs rather than the plot of the show. *Seriously, actors wearing skirts should always shave their legs!*

And I totally didn't get the scene depicting sloth. The actors certainly portrayed sloth but what the scene was about? No clue. Seriously, 3 literature majors couldn't figure out that scene at all. If anybody can explain to me what's the significance of the frantic thundering on the door, the rope pulling and the eerie, erratic laughter and sobs were all about I'd greatly appreciate it.

And what's with the overly emphasized Manglish? Totally annoying if you ask me. But then again, drama and theater is all about over-exxageration. But if you see a Chinese girl wincing at the over-usage of "ya lor" and "maa" at the end of EVERY sentence, then you wonder if those extra syllables are actually worth it.

But don't get me wrong. I don't hate the show. On the contrary I enjoyed certain scenes especially greed and pride. And NO I'm not saying this because I'm biased towards Shamir, who's a close personal friend of mine who happens to be acting acting in both scenes. It was a coincidence. I totally didn't know he was in it. Okay... Fine!! I knew he was in it. And yes, I maybe a little biased. But he's the best actor in that show and you know it.

So would I recommend the show to you? Yeah... but only if you manage to get your hands on a student card and get an rm10 discount on the tickets. I'm evil, I know. I'm the eighth deadly sin :P

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tag Time

*surfer dude style* I got tagged, Yeahh... I got tagged.

Azreen, my hair-pulling shoe-addict friend, has passed me the torch so now I shall endure the "larian obor" and play the game.

And the rules are...

  • List 7 facts about yourself on your blog

  • Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about yourself as well (How can this be possible when my life is nothing but spectacular? :P)

  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs

  • Link the person who tagged you

  • Leave a comment for each blogger

Seems simple enough. So... on your marks. Ready? Set. Go!!

7 Facts About Me

  1. I'm a major control-freak. Luckily it comes and goes. So if you see me acting like an OCD tyrannical dictator... run.

  2. I'm totally in love with cats. I am content spending a whole weekend mooching around with my furry feline companions. They're cool y'all.

  3. I have small feet - size 4/5. They're totally unproportionate with the rest of my body. So if you see me spread-eagled on the floor or have bandaged ankles... go figure.

  4. I have tiny eyes. Again, they're totally unproportionate with my face. When I laugh, my eyeballs disappear. Literally.

  5. I have a claw for my left middle finger. It has proven to be useful in extremely itchy situations.

  6. I heart cute Jap boys. They're skinny, have weird hair and looks far to feminine to be male but they rock my world.
  7. I'm hemophobic. I fear blood. And no I don't faint every month during my monthlies.

7 unspectacular quirks

  1. Creepy crawlies totally creep me out. Even the mere thought of them would send me into huge spasms of geli-ness.

  2. All things cheesy make me go whee! Current craves = Coffee Bean's bagel and cream cheese.

  3. I detest those alarms that goes beep! beep! beep! at shop entrances. They always give out false alarms and the next thing you know you're slammed against the wall by burly security men all for a box of toothpaste the cashier forgot to ring up.

  4. When I'm extremely nervous my right leg would twitch like mad. I have no idea why but it can be extremely annoying to those whose seat is right in front of mine in assemblies.

  5. I like checking out girls' makeup. So if I stare at you too long. Be flattered. It means I think you're makeup is fantastic not because I want to date you.

  6. Touching animal movies will trigger the crybaby in me. Whale Rider totally dehydrated me.

  7. If I start speaking in a British accent, just knock me in the head. I may be in my show-off mode.

So now cometh tagging time! And the lucky winners are...

  • Zetty - rawr!
  • Elyna - this should be interesting :)
  • Firah - will this be filled with Hollywood goss? ;)
  • Midge - eh mana blog you ye?
  • Alia - Kpop filled facts?
  • Mrs. Intan Suhana - pictures have to be included ye ;)
  • Apple - tulis ye, jangan tak tulis.
So go people... get tagging!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

OMG!! DUCK!! It's a SHOE!!

A truly spectacular close to end an amazing year. Now nobody will forget 2008.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Amy swimming. Muahahahaha!!

Awww... my baby sis is now a guppy. Muahahaha! A day in Amy's swimming adventures.

Amy is braving the deep-end here. I think red & white life preservers becomes her. She should wear it always. LoL!

Amy learning the breaststroke. How cute!

So yeah... my baby sis is finally learning how to swim. *sob* She's growing up so fast *sob* It was like just yesterday when I nursed her back to health from dengue. Time really flies...


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