Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sembang Pagi

1.18 am

Mata aku masih buntang

Patutnya aku mengejar dateline kerja

Tapi macam biasa aku selalu tersasar tujuan

Mana mungkin aku menolak peluang berdiskusi dengan Megat

Dia suka berdiskusi, aku suka berdiskusi

Mungkin kami ditakdirkan suka berdiskusi berdua

Kerana tiada siapa mahu mendengar topik bicara kami

Selalunya mengarut tapi tidak malam ini

Megat kata ada cikgu malas, ada cikgu tak reti banyak benda, ada cikgu sambil lewa

Aku jawab : Abah aku penyabar, dia ikhlas dengan ilmu yang ada

Sebab itu agaknya abah aku saban tahun mengajar kelas pemulihan

Pernah aku menyorok di balik pintu

Memerhatikan abah aku bersama murid-muridnya

Abah tidak suka mengajar aku

Dia fikir aku degil dan dia terkadang hilang sabar apabila mengajar aku

Mat Isa, cuba eja johan...

J-i-b-u-n..J-o-h-a-n cikgu

Salah Mat Isa..cuba tengok betul-betul

Saya tak tau cikgu

Pelan-pelan cuba lagi sampai dapat

Aku sudah menyumpah di belakang pintu

Aduh!bengapnya Mat Isa ni

J-o-h-a-n la Mat Isa jerit aku

Sudahnya aku pulak yang di tempelak abah

Jangan ganggu budak-budak ni!

Aku sedih campur cemburu

Abah aku lagi senang mengajar mereka dari aku!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

If you are wondering why Casey Affleck is nominated in the supporting act category for this movie, please watch it ASAP. Though deep down I was hoping that Brad Pitt would be nominated instead but of course I have to accept the fact that Casey Affleck deserves it.(plastic sangat kan?hahah). Towards the end of the movie I was reminded yet again why I love Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys. Wacko! Another movie about betrayal and trust that is beautifully written. I must warn you that it’s kind of slow and not for those who love fast moving and full of action kind of movie. This might contain spoiler but what the heck, nobody’s reading anyway lol.

My favourite scene is when Jesse James (Brad Pitt) says to Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) while Robert’s brother Charley Ford (Sam Rockwell) is looking at them both : The picture is kind of dirty and Jesse takes chair and stand on it to clean up the picture of a black stallion that hangs on the wall. Jesse then see the reflection on the mirror that Charley has already point his gun at Jesse and he knows that he’s going to die soon. Marvellous!

A beautiful narration from the movie:

He was ashamed of his persiflage, his boasting, his pretensions of courage and ruthlessness; he was sorry about his cold-bloodedness, his dispassion, his inability to express what he now believed was the case- that he truly regretted killing Jesse, that he missed the man as much as anybody and wished his murder hadn't been necessary. Even as he circulated his saloon he knew that the smiles disappeared when he passed by. He received so many menacing letters that he could read them without any reaction except curiosity. He kept to his apartment all day, flipping over playing cards, looking at his destiny in every King and Jack. Edward O'Kelly came up from Bachelor at one P.M. on the 8th. He had no grand scheme. No strategy. No agreement with higher authorities. Nothing but a vague longing for glory, and a generalized wish for revenge against Robert Ford. Edward O'Kelly would be ordered to serve a life sentence in the Colorado Penitentiary for second degree murder. Over seven thousand signatures would eventually be gathered in a petition asking for O'Kelly's release, and in 1902, Governor James B. Ullman would pardon the man. There would be no eulogies for Bob, no photographs of his body would be sold in sundries stores, no people would crowd the streets in the rain to see his funeral cortege, no biographies would be written about him, no children named after him, no one would ever pay twenty-five cents to stand in the rooms he grew up in. The shotgun would ignite, and Ella May would scream, but Robert Ford would only lay on the floor and look at the ceiling, the light going out of his eyes before he could find the right words.

I need fountain of Youth!

It just occurred to me yesterday that I don’t have anymore weekends until I settle my freelance work which is scheduled to wrap in 20 March 2008 which I work simultaneously with other projects. I was putting on my sun block this morning before I went to work and how I suddenly let out a piercing shriek when I realized how terrible my eye bags had become. Maybe I should save up my money for botox or perhaps start having tempeh everyday like one of the MB told the public when asked about rumours of him having botox injected to make him looks 10 years younger. Duh!

Friday, February 15, 2008

This is the life!

Aloha boys and girls

I have abandoned my blog since December and it is such a joy to find the time to write again.

For some reasons, I have been occupied with lots of things lately, both in my permanent and freelance work. At the moment it feels like everything works according to plan but we’ll see how it goes. It’s just February anyway so I suppose it’s better if I leave everything in god’s hand.

Already in my second week in the new position that I thought would be less stressful but actually not.The location is far from my place but quite convenient to get there. I have no boss (yeayyyyyyy!) and no colleagues, but supervised by a senior partner than I only see once a week if he wants to give me special instructions i.e translating 42 pages of affidavit in 4 hours. Ampeh betol! As punctuality is listed at the fourth paragraph in my offer letter, of course I feel nervous if I reach Bangsar LRT station at 8am.Second week in the company and I already got 1 red dot in my punch card. Bleurghhhhh!Yes, we have punch card here in the company as well as a tea lady who serves drinks twice a day. Once, she came over to my place and offered me coffee and I politely said no because I bought some juice and brought it to work. Guess what? In the afternoon she didn’t offer me anymore drink. Lesson learnt so every time she offers I just accept it hahahaha.

I briefly have contacts with people in my position now. But when I do something funny would happen. As some one very dear said to me I am Diva Dizaz (Disaster). Luckily this time it wasn’t me that was disastrous.

Legally blonde : Hi Kak..(Kak?Aiyoh keji tau ko nie)

Kekure : Hey there.

Legally blonde : I’m the pupil. My name is Miss XXXX

Kekure : I’m the translator. You can call me XXXX. Nice to meet you Miss XXXX

Legally blonde : Same here. Any ways are you busy now?

Kekure : Yeah. Got dateline in one hour. Senior partner wants this document in 1 hour.

Legally blonde : Oh, I got things to be translated too.

Kekure : Is it urgent? Can you wait? You can just leave the documents here and I’ll sort it out after I finish this one(at this point I was already irritated and feeling a bit cranky as the senior’s secretary kept bugging me every half an hour. Nak cepat ko buat sendiri la kan? Huhuhuhu)

Legally blonde : Maybe I can use the pc in next cubicle and I just ask you directly if I have any questions?

Kekure : Sure. I’m cool with that. (Apa-apa jek la labu..aku dah malas nak layan ko)

After 2 minutes

Legally blonde : Aka (you can tell what race is it with this word. Sorry, it might offend someone)

Kekure : Yeap. What’s the problem?

Legally blonde : The monitor is blank (please read in bimbo tone)

Kekure : Have you switched it on?

Legally blonde : Yes I did. Can you come over and see what seems to be the problem.

Kekure then reluctantly got up and walked to next cubicle to save legally blonde from doom.

Legally blonde : See, told you that the pc is not working.

Kekure : Yes it’s not working because you didn’t push the on button dear! (She just switched on the onitor but not the CPU for god sake!)

This one happened to my colleague that works in It dept.

Legally blonde : My computer got virus one. When I type only gibberish will come out. See?

(At this point legally blonde was demonstrating it to my colleague)

IT : Oh ok. Can you move aside so I can check it out?

Legally blonde : Sure. Have a seat. (got up and brought her book along)

IT : It’s ok now. You can use the laptop. No problem at all it seems.

Legally blonde : Eh, how come ah? Just now when I type type only gibberish what?

IT : Oh that one? Of course la kan? Because your book was on the keyboard so just now you have removed it kan? The book was pressuring the keyboard lah.

Legally blonde : Oh ya ka?

Untuk sahabat-sahabat yang masih bersamaku walaupun aku banyak menyusahkan

Nidji - Arti Sahabat

Tak mudah untuk kita hadapi
Perbedaan yang berarti
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Rintangan silih berganti

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Kau teman sejati
Kita teman sejati
Hadapilan dunia
Genggam tanganku

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Saling mendengarkan hati
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