Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gadoh 2009 – Touching Film by Malaysian

We’re blindfolded all this while.. We believe what we hear and what we wanted to believe.. But have we try our best to see and to understand what others try to tell us and let us know how they feel?! Did we actually opened our eyes wide enough without biased thoughts?!

We’re all educated by our parents at homes and even our teachers from school… Are we the one to be blame for what we are now or they should be blame?! Yet, on one hand, we blame the school for not teaching our children properly, and on the other hand, the school blame the parents for not able to teach their own children..

So.. who should we blame then?! Do we put all our blame on our children as they gave us shame and could not be educated?!

There’s so much to say, and so much to question.. but when we flipped back the pages, we started to regret for our own fault and realized that we can actually help them before it’s too late..


GADOH is one film that touches my soul and I believe much more who had watched this film.. It shows how we were educated by the elders and what we see that happened in Malaysia..

My friend once asked me, “Harry, did you notice how racist people are in KL? It happened a lot in my university..”

Me, as a student in Limkokwing University, a private university in Malaysia, we saw more than just three races (Malays, Chinese, Indians).. We saw more cultures and we saw worse.. Perhaps, there are still people who are being racist in our university, but, I see less..

I’m not trying to make any comparison in any other university or what.. But this is what I see.. I may not be a good observant, but I’m pretty sure my eye won’t lie to me.. I didn’t see much discrimination among Malaysians, be it Chinese, Malay, or Indians like what we see in the society..

Whenever I sat on a taxi in Kuala Lumpur, the taxi drivers sure told me a lot about different race.. and definitely, he discriminated a lot.. I guess, almost all of us are polluted.. We’d been blindfolded!

If we could do simple thing such as listening to others, it might help.. If we could just try to put ourselves in their shoes, we might understand how it feels to be them..

Here, I urge everyone who is reading this blog, try no to tie your ear to yourself.. Try not to blindfold yourself.. Give people chance by listening what they have to say.. Give yourself a chance to see what is really happening in the real world and not just the country itself..

Lots have been said and lots have been heard.. I do hope every Malaysian is able to watch this film ”Gadoh”.. It was not screen in the cinema as it deemed to be having explicit racist content.. Watch it to know it.. It’s in multi-language.. If you can understand Cantonese, Malay, and English.. Then you should have no problem at all at watching this movie..

Below is the film’s information and everything else that you would like to know.. Enjoy watching!!



Movie Info:
Duration: 70 mins
Director: Brenda Danker, Namron
Producer: Anna Har
Production Company: Big Pictures Productions
Supported by Pusat KOMAS
Starring: Namron, Nicholas Liew Davis, Zahiril Adzim, Amerul Affendi and Maya Tan Abdullah
Language: Bahasa Malaysia with English/BM subtitles
Poster design by: Alexdrina Chong, Lucid Design Collaborative Studio

Gadoh tells a story of a group of teenagers who fought each other along racial lines; a cycle of hatred and violence further escalated by their environment and school system.

What was to be a quick resolution to improve the school’s bad image, was taken as an opportunity for one teacher who believed that real change was possible. She ropes in the help of an old friend and reluctant maverick theater activist for this arduous task.

Is there hope amidst the cycle of discrimination that surrounds us? Watch Gadoh for their story, and what it may very well tell us about ourselves.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Tsunami @ Haeundae

I just watched this movie, Tsunami at Haeundae, at Genting Highlands Cinema and it touched my heart so deep that I can even feel droplets of water rushing down to my chin.. It’s been a while since I had those type of feelings which gets into me deeply and touches my soul.. It’s been a while since I get really swallowed up by the whole scene or should I say that I got fascinated more than ever in this movie..


I can still recall few touching scenes inside the movie even until now.. The images keep flashing through my memories and it feels like I’m in the movie together with those refugees who runs for their life with their love ones and sacrificed themselves for the others.. It feels so yesterday, literally.. even though I’d never been through those type of situations or circumstances..

Sometimes, it makes me think..

How worth can our life be?!

Are we spending our time in a right way?!

What had we been doing in the past??!

How far can you go to save your love ones?!

Is trying to be a hero something great or is it stupid?!

and more..

Tsunami at Haeundae is not just a movie to me.. It carries a lot of powerful message to everyone who’re watching that movie.. I don’t know how far can you think of when you are watching this movie, but I’d got a lot in my mind..


I’d rate this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars if you asked me..

I’m also well impressed by this movie as it seemed to be like any others big movie production from Hollywood.. It’s really up to the standard.. Of course, let’s not compare much from Hollywood as we always know who leads the market.. The thing is, it’s seriously a good film..

I’m not going to reveal anything from that movie as I think you should go watch it in the cinema while you can.. Seriously, IT’S A GOOD FILM, I repeat… It’s worth paying RM11 or RM12 for such a movie.. Let’s support Asia’s movie once in a while..

I told my girlfriend that I shouldn’t have watched it.. Well, I was just joking about that.. I would like to watch it again if I were asked to watch it again.. It’s a good film, why not?!

The only part is you should not watch the movie with the light on.. I don’t want anyone to see me in those type of situation.. Well, ya.. “those type”..

So, go go! Go watch it while it’s still showing in the cinema!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sharing is Caring

I received this email which touched my heart and even tickles my heart as I laughed my heart out in the end.. Wonder why is this forwarded mail so powerful that it moves and tickles my heart?!

READ IT and FINISH IT from top to the bottom of the story to get the whole picture..

The sharing of marriage...
The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink.

He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife.

He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.

He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them . As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering.

Obviously they were thinking, 'That poor old couple - all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.'

As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were just fine - they were used to sharing everything

People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. 

Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said 'No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.'

Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked 'What is it you are waiting for?'

..and she answered..


Highlight to see what she answered..






.. 'THE TEETH!!'



Monday, September 21, 2009

Hari Raya Break Symptoms

I had this Hari Raya Break Symptoms.. Like any other breaks, I’d plan it way before the break.. When I say “way before”, I mean really way way before like few months break..

“But why?!” you asked..

Blame the airlines for the expensive tickets as time draws near!!!

Okay.. Back to the symptoms which I think most of us are infected by it most of the time.. I mean, most of the holidays.. So, instead of saying it just Hari Raya Break Symptom, we just make it our Holiday Symptoms..

Holiday Symptoms:
1. Lazy
2. Dizzy
3. Complaining the things that revolves around
4. Can’t think properly - Haywire
5. Couldn’t focus
6. Drag everything to the end

Well, those are normal symptoms for most of us la.. maybe not all.. but I’m sure you’ll get one of it.. Just don’t tell me you get this like throughout the year.. You seriously gotta check yourself out and go and take a break! A SERIOUS BREAK!

Anyway, what I’ve always admire are the courage and the struggles for the Muslims during the “Fasting” or “Puasa” period.. Seriously, two thumbs up to all of you who didn’t even skip your fast or puasa for any selfish reason.. But for those who skipped class with the reason “puasa”, it’s quite a pity la.. My sentiment for you all..

I seriously can’t even imagine myself not drinking any water at all for the whole day.. Food maybe I can still tolerate but for not drinking, that’s like the hardest part.. Perhaps, if you do fast, let me know how you struggle through this…

Are the first few days the hardest or was it the last day of fasting the hardest? First few days ‘cause of the sudden change or routine or last day of fasting with foods around and with the festive season drawing nearer?

Last but not least, Me, Harry, would like to wish you all “Selamat Hari Raya”.. Enjoy your holiday!! Oh.. enjoy your foods but don’t over eat.. enjoy your duit raa but don’t overspent it… Just don’t over do it!

Selamat Hari Raya..
Eid Mubarak..


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Like the new header of mine?!

Well, from the previous two post, I’d mentioned a lot about my header.. However, there were a lot of changes before I’d actually picked this current one.. I did asked few of my friends to do a bit of survey and to get votes.. In the end, it turned out well..

The concept of this header was actually having the word that looks like a story book or even a magazine header.. I used clean font type to portray the targeted word which is “The Twilight Edition”, and, of course, smaller fonts with different color for the slogan which is “more personal” and “more mysterious”

Well, let’s do less word and more picture this time.. Let’s see the step-by-step evolution of this header..

(first version, without the link, simple and clean design)

(second version, added the link below in orange color and enlarge the height)

(third version, added “Blog Of Life” in the bottom right)

(forth version, moved the “Blog Of Life” to the top of the wordings)

(fifth version, added some decoration to the “Blog Of Life”)


(sixth version, added the “..and the story continues..” at the bottom right)

That’s not all, ‘cause my friends thought that, too many words make the header lost it's focus, so, the only solution is to make the orange link at the bottom left smaller..

(final version, made the orange link smaller)

However, I did some funny tryout to make the header more interesting within the versions.. Well, of course, the failure ones..

(Failure experiment, colored the “i” into red to make it more mysterious)

So, which one do you actually like?

If you asked me, I’d say the current one.. (Of course lah, I designed one what..)