Sunday, March 20, 2011

Short Eyes

Hitting the nearest fast-food joint after the play in Seed sweater, Uniqlo shirt, Topman jeans, Lewre ankle boots and Uniqlo bag


Last week on Wednesday I rushed home after work, changed and met my friend to catch a local play titled "Short Eyes" at The Actor's Studio Lot 10. It was the premiere night and the audience got the ticket for half of the original price.

Originally written by Miguel Pinero in 1974, this localized version is directed by Farid Ayam. It tells a tale of the outcasts and their struggle with guilt, consequences and fear. Set in the back drop of prison cells, it showcased some serious raw acting talent of our local young actors. I'm not a regular in Malaysian theater scene so I'm only familiar with two out of all 11 actors in the play. Well just simply because Nam Ron and Zahiril Adzim have both been acting in local TV series and movies.

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Photo from HERE

But I have to say I was very impressed. Although the black, white and Latino references were quite confusing at times, I love how each of these tough characters have their own little vulnerable side to them. It just shows how we are all scared of something regardless of the persona we try to put forward for others to see.

Today is actually the last day to catch this great play. So by the time you read this, it might have already ended. I'm just happy to share my excitement over this nonetheless.

For those who missed it, you can read more about it HERE along with a full review in Malay.

Song playing inside my head: The Shin's Caring Is Creepy
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Circle


I have a few entries pending. Kinda busy but mostly I'm just lazy. When the clock struck at 6pm everyday, I rush out of the office, get home as quickly as I could and just stay there until the next day when I have to wake up late and get back to work again. It's like a cycle and it has started to become a lifestyle which I didn't sign up for.

Wearing Cotton On tee and striped pants, M&S boat shoes and assorted rings from Diva, H&M and Vincci

Yeah and that was me giving y'all a wallpaper-worthy pose for your desktop. Hahah! Perfect for Halloween.

Aside from my own little mini drama inside my head, other stuff like writing is still in full swing. I have been updating Emmagem readers on the Galliano news. Emma-a-man is on too with entries about momma's boy and navy shoes. And don't forget the fashion week. I've been writing a lot about that too. Read all of them HERE

Song playing inside my head: Adele's Someone Like You and this is how it feels like:

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Aku Siapa


A couple of weeks back I went to the premiere of a documentary movie entitled "Aku Siapa". Directed by our very own local talent Norhayati Kaprawi of Lensa Srikandi, it discussed the issue of hijab or head-scarf among Muslim women here in Malaysia. The well-researched documentary try to find the answer for so many questions regarding the subject like why do they wear them, the origin of it and which part of the Holy Quran stated that women need to cover their hair.

And in case you're wondering, most women interviewed in the movie was totally clueless when they were asked these questions.

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After the premiere wearing Zara tee, Topman skinny jeans, Forever 21 bag and biker jacket, brown army boots and DIVA rings



I have to say that it's a very sensitive issue and Norhayati is bold enough to really put it out there. The discussion afterward among the viewers and people involved in the movie mentioned a lot about "alternative point of view" on the matter which was something pretty much unheard of in mainstream media. I am not an expert to talk about religion and anything closely related to it. But leaving the premiere at Annexe that evening left us with even more unanswered questions.

And my friend Shikin happens to wear hijab. I couldn't help myself from asking her this one question:

"You're not going to take off yours anytime soon right?"

Song playing inside my head: Bruno Mars' Marry You

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