Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mockingjay Part 1

So I have seen the movie, and due to my love-hate relationship with the book, i will not write what i think of the movie (no time anyway)

But daymn the movie had a scene where they utilize my most favourite quote in the entirety of the Hunger Games universe.

and that scene with Katniss and Josh killing it, I just can't

Here have a goodie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

7 Dudes in Distress

Way to turn the expression on its head!

There are seven males described in this article, and I pretty much agree with it though if you dig deep, and deeper, it's not that much hahaha

But the best part is, that I love ALL OF THEM even if they are dudes in distress


Monday, July 7, 2014

My Cat's Weird Behaviour

Whenever I sit quietly somewhere, he will come and sit near me. That's normal rite? But he will always make sure some part of his body touches me. And if I moved, he would change his position and make sure that he touches me. I think he loves me...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bucky and Natasha

Found A New Ship!!

I have read about them and omg the story is so awesome!! I cant wait if they will ever film's too good not to be filmed!

They are the Black Widow and the Winter Soldier!! Egads their romance is soo passionate and sad too. Especially the latest cliffhanger!

Ok a bit of the story (the run-down)

Well, The Winter Soldier is actually Captain America's sidekick, James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes. After a mission against Baron Zemo, he and Cap fell into ice and Cap was frozen for over 70 years. Bucky however was saved by the Red Skull and was memory-erased and turned into the Winter Soldier (TWS). The reason why TRS did this is because Bucky has excellent skills, as he was trained by Captain America himself.

TWS was also used to train spies and one day he was tasked to train a Soviet spy his skills and the English language-her name was Natasha Romanoff. They fell in love and when it was discovered, Natasha was married off to someone (for intel) and TWS was put in suspended animation.

But TWS was always woken up to do hideous tasks and assasinations as he didn't remember his real self, but he always, always fell for Natasha aka The Black Widow and whenever that happened, he was put into suspended animation again. :(

This changed when Captain America (Steve Rogers) was found amidst the ice and resumed his role. He crossed path with TWS and tried to make Bucky remember but to no avail. Until when they battled for the Cosmic Cube and as Cap was holding it, he yelled for Bucky to remember who he was.

 The CC is able to turn any wish into reality, so as a result Bucky remembered everything and resumed his relationship with Natasha. Of course, when Bucky became Captain America later, they were both in the Avengers and had fantastic love stories.

foreshadowing much?

Because of how and what they do to each other. Both are master assassins, have once lost their paths and now are on the path of redemption. Both are problematic people and it's gonna be very hard to find people who would've understood what they are going for and it's just sweet and lucky that they found each other. And they try their hardest to be for each other and they support each other very much. A case in point

And when u thought everything is fine and dandy, Nat was kidnapped and brainwashed. When she was rescued, her memory was reconstructed. They managed to recover her memories about Bucky but it was gone. And when they tried to fix her, Bucky stopped them saying he doesn't want her to suffer anymore and 'only he had to suffer these feelings' Gaaaaaaaaaah

Oh, I would love to see Bucky-Natasha relationship to be in the MCU. I really, really hope so esp. when Sebastian Stan looks so beautiful with Scarlett Johanson!

Oh, and I end this post with the cover from the Black Widow #8 that has matched the half of BW and TWS. It's like they are the other half of each other :'(

Friday, June 20, 2014

Am i fascist?

So I took a test

And found out, maybe NOT

Disciplined but Tolerant-I like the sound of it :-) It sounds like I have principles (I do!) but I try to understand people. I try the hardest, believe me!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Hawtness that is Oberyn Martell

Game of Thrones is one sick, sick series. But I still follow it, just to know the final fate of The Starks. I. LOVE. THE.STARKS. It breaks my heart every time I see them not with each other because they have gone through so much. And now that the three eldest in the family are gone, the young uns are left.

Oh and other families come into the series too. But I hurt for The Starks so much, I cannot accept anyone else, And then came the Martells, or specifically Oberyn Martell, The Prince of Dorne.

When he first appeared, I disliked him. He's too sexed up. And he stabbed a man's hand just because he's a Lannister. And then, we are told of his reasons, his motives, his drives. Why he hates the Lannisters and how sexily hawt capable he is.

 He's called 'The Red Viper' because he learned about poisons. He famously defeated a fearsome enemy and laced his sword with poison. And he's very, very loyal. Like a Stark. You'll find nobody as loyal as him in the series. He hates the Lannisters because when they coup de ta for The Iron Throne, The Mountain 'Ser Gregor Clegane' raped and killed her sister, Elia and her children. And he's still waiting for his turn to pay for what they did to her.

A little background on the House of Martell. The rulers of Dorne. And this is a BADASS house. Even Tywin admits he needs the Martells because of the threat from the east of 'a mother of dragons'. The only land never defeated by dragons was Dorne and the de facto leader of Westeros, Tywin Lannister even needs them!

And God, can he dress or can he dress? I mean look at his marvellous dress. Open collar, bright colors and long surcoat. When he walks, he reminds me of a tiger prowling into enemy's lair  RAWR.
Look at him fillin the dress!
Oh, and his children, all 8 of them are badasses on their own. They are called the Sand Snakes, because they are the daughters of The Red Viper and pretty much share the same feral hotness  ferocity as their father.

And credits must be given to the actor who played him, Pedro Pascal. He imbues and embellishes all the character perfectly and I like all his mannerisms and even his accent. Uh oh and when he makes himself the Champion for Tyrion on the above image, I melted. Good God that man can pose!

[spoiler] yes i know he'll die in the next episode but HNNNNG *melts into a puddle*

Thursday, May 15, 2014

this is FitzSimmons ship

How Do You I Love Thee ? Let Me Count The Ways

I knew it. Ok I didn't. But I did think something will happen. But not this. NOOOOOO

I don't know about the rest of the viewers but Agent Fitz and Agent Simmons from Marvel's Agent of SHIELD are my favourite agents (yes, even more than Coulson). Both agents, bff since college years, he in engineering, she in bio-chem, have undeniable chemistry that they are called SCIENCE SIBS by fans, of course, emulating the SCIENCE BROS tag given deservedly to Bruce Banner and Tony Stark.

I mean what's not to love about them? Both are clever and beautiful and nerdy LOL. But they are so important to one another, they're like siblings-with Jemma (Simmons) playing the older sister. They are each other's strength-they finish each other's sentence and thoughts and they know and understand what the other is feeling. 

Like that episode when Jemma was infected by an alien virus and had like minutes to die? Uh oh. First time seperated from Fitz since they were roped into SHIELD

she decided to jump from the plane (because she would combust. Don't ask)

and Fitz was yelling OMG

And that episode when they were questioned...

Fitz's answer is very sweet

Jemma's answer, however, is straight from my heart

And so in the season's finale, SPOILERSSSSS

They were trapped inside a box, dropped into the ocean. At first they thought they're gonna die but they figured out a way to save themselves. The catch was, they're 90 feet deep, and the oxygen was only for one. WHY? WHY? So in a heartbreaking scene, Fitz told Jemma that she's gonna use the oxygen because she's the better swimmer etc etc. But Jemma refused

And Fitz said "You're more than that " I JUST CAN'T. And he proceeded by saying something that tugged and made my heart ached the whole night

He shoved the oxygen thingy to Jemma and when Jemma shouted "NOOOOOO!" heartbreakingly- damn that girl knows her stuff, Fitz pushed the button on that box and they were out of the box. Of course, 

Fitz is unconscious. Is he dead? Well, almost but he had not received oxygen for some time and Coulson's words were " He will never be the same"

Well for one thing, I'm glad he didn't die because this is Whedon we're talking about. He has killed a lot of favourite characters in his series before (like Doyle in ANGEL) just as a catalyst for the others. And he's very good at creating chemistry and  pain when he separates them (Wesley and Fred in ANGELor Buffy and Angel) I just hope Fitz's character will not be rendered less because come on, Ian de Caestecker is a treasure and Elizabeth Hendstridge is a delight, that it is really strange that my screen hasn't exploded every time they are in a scene together!!

And I'm excited for season 2 because I know Whedon would do something fantastic because it's Whedon! Maybe turn Fitz into a badass or evil OMG I'm taking it too far!

ok. I'll leave with all the pretty pictures of the pretty couple pair.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Imma Hamster..!!!

WHAT?! Another psychology (ehem ehem) hullabaloo test and I got HAMSTER!! It's a rodent! Yes, cute schmazzy patzy but it's a rodent! Why can't I be a cat. I never get cat :(

# hamster: Tidak sabar dan begitu hiperaktif! Kamu mahu segala-galanya dilakukan dengan pantas. Namun, kamu memang sederhana orangnya dan begitu' suka apabila ramai yang memberikan perhatian kepada kamu. Kamu bijak berhadapan dengan masalah dan tidak mahu terlibat dengan sebarang kontroversi. Setiap langkah dan keputusan, kamu akan berfikir sebelum melakukannya. Kamu mempunyai kata hati yang kuat dan itulah yang menjadi penyelamat kepada kamu.
# Jangan tidak tahu, mereka yang bernaung di bawah hamster memang begitu bijak mencari wang dan begitu pandai mengatur kewangannya. Kamu memang akan berjaya di dalam perniagaan..

 below is the WHOLE bday date test

Januari 01-09 ~ hamster
Januari 10-24 ~ Tikus
Januari 25-31 ~ Singa
Februari 01-05 ~ Kucing
Februari 06-14 ~ Merpati
Februari 15-21 ~ Kura-kura
Februari 22-28 ~ Harimau Bintang
Mac 01-12 ~ hamster
Mac 13-15 ~ Singa
Mac 16-23 ~ Tikus
Mac 24-31 ~ Kucing
April 01-03 ~ jerung
April 04-14 ~ Harimau Bintang
April 15-26 ~ Tikus
April 27-30 ~ Kura-kura
Mei 01-13 ~ jerung
Mei 14-21 ~ Merpati
Mei 22-31 ~ Singa
Jun 01-03 ~ Tikus
Jun 04-14 ~ Kura-kura
Jun 15-20 ~ jerung
Jun 21-24 ~ hamster
Jun 25-30 ~ Kucing
Jul 01-09 ~ Tikus
Julai 10-15 ~ jerung
Julai 16-26 ~ Merpati
Julai 27-31 ~ Kucing
Ogas 01-15 ~ hamster
Ogos 16-25 ~ Tikus
Ogos 26-31 ~ Kura-kura
September 01-14 ~ Merpati
September 15-27 ~ Kucing
September 28-30 ~ jerung
Oktober 01-15 ~ hamster
Oktober 16-27 ~ Kura-kura
Oktober 28-31 ~ Harimau Bintang 
November 01-16 ~ Singa
November 17-30 ~ Kucing
Disember 01-16 ~ jerung
Disember 17-25 ~ hamster
Disember 26-31 ~ Merpati "
»»» maksud/erti :

# jerung: Kamu memang seorang yang setia dan manis orangnya. Kesetian kamu memang tidak boleh disangkal lagi. kejujuran dan keikhlasan adalah kekuatan kamu, malahan di dalam kerjaya kamu memang boleh dipercayai.Kamu adalah orang yang sederhana dan sering bersikap rendah diri.Kamu bukan orang yang akan mencari masalah dan sukakan suasana yang damai.Kualiti itulah yang menjadikan teman-teman suka berada di sisi kamu. Cita rasa kamu di dalam fesyen juga diakui baik dan kamu akan mudah terasa malu dan sedih sekiranya alamari pakaianmu tidak lengkap dengan pakaian yang mengikut peredaran fesyen. Biarpun kamu tidak mempunyai teman yang ramai tetapi teman-teman yang bersama dengan kamu memang mempunyai kualiti yang baik.

# Tikus: Kamu ini memang penuh dengan muslihat! Namun, sikap itulah yang menjadikan kamu nampak bijak dan menjadikan wajah kamu comel dan mudah menarik perhatian orang disekelilingmu. Ramai yang suka berkawan dengan kamu kerana sikap kamu yang memang mengundang keseronokan kepada orang lain. Memang kamu sering dijemput untuk memeriahkan majlis dan ramai yang menyukai kehadiran kamu, tetapi kamu begitu sensitif orangnya dan itu menjadikan orang sekelilingmu berhati-hati untuk berbicara dengan kamu. sekiranya ada yang berani menggunakan perkataan kasar, memang mereka akan mengundang kemarahan kamu di tahap maksimum! Kamu perlu bijak mengawal emosi kamu kerana teman-teman juga manusia yang tidak lepas dari melakukan kesilapan.

# Singa: Begitu kontra dengan spesies kamu, rupanya kamu ini memang pendamai orangnya. Kamu tidak suka terlibat dengan pertengkaran atau pergaduhan. Kamu begitu sukakan aktiviti luar rumah dan tidak gemar melepak tidak tentu arah tujuan. Memang dilahirkan untuk menjadi ketua dan memberikan arahan kepada orang lain dengan cara yang paling disenangi. Kamu memang suka menyayangi dan disayangi orang lain. Namun,kamu memang mudah dipermainkan oleh orang lain, jadi berhati-hati.

# Kucing: Kamu memang penyayang, disayangi namun kadang-kala begitu pemalu. Kamu sukakan keadaan yang senyap dan damai. Di dalam kehidupan,kamu suka mempelajari tentang perkara baru dan sentiasa melakukan setiap sesuatu dengan bersungguh-sungguh. Di dalam situasi normal, kamu memang nampak tenang tetapi apabila kamu dicabar, serta merta kamu mudah mengamuk! Mereka yang bernaung dibawah kucing memang bijak bergaya. Orang sekelilingmu sering menjadikan kamu sebagai idola di dalam berpakaian. Kamu bijak bersosial tetapi hanya bercakap dengan orang kamu kenali. Kamu memang begitu berhati-hati memilih teman.

# Kura-kura: Kamu semakin hampir dengan kesempurnaan dan begitu baik hati.Kebaikan kamu akan sentiasa dikenang orang sekeliling kamu. Kamu sukakan kedamaian, sekiranya teman-teman ada menyakiti hati kamu, kamu tidak akan cuba menyakitkan hati mereka pula. Kerana ini, kamu memang disayangi dan disenangi teman-teman. Kamu juga tidak suka cakap belakang dan orang sekelilingmu begitu senang dengan cara kamu melayan mereka. Kamu sentiasa akan memberi kasih sayang dan tidak pernah mengharapkan balasan. Pemurah juga adalah sikap kamu dan kamu sentiasa melihat kehidupan sebagai latihan praktikal.

# Merpati: Kamu adalah simbol sikap yang sentiasa riang. Apa saja yang kamu lakukan, kamu akan enjoy setiap detiknya. Kahadiran kamu menjadikan teman-teman serta orang sekeliling begitu riang dan senang dengan sikap kamu. Kamu adalah ketua di dalam kumpulan teman-teman dan bijak memujuk dan menghiburkan hati orang yang sedang gundah-gulana. Hipokrasi adalah sifat yang paling kamu benci dan orang yang sebegini memang kamu tolak tepi. Di dalam pekerjaan, kamu memang teratur dan sistematik. Namun,awas! Kamu mudah jatuh cinta!

# Harimau Bintang: Kamu seorang yang misteri. Kamu boleh berhadapan dengan tekanan dengan tenangnya Kamu juga boleh menghadapi setiap senario yang menguji kesabaran tanpa perlu mengamuk untuk melepaskan geram. Kadang-kala, kamu ini kejam orangnya. Hmmm...kamu suka bergosip tetapi hanya bersama dengan teman-teman yang kamu percayai sahaja. Mereka yang bernaung dibawah harimau bintang adalah begitu teratur dan kemas orangnya. Tetapi,apa yang tidak tahan dengan sikap kamu yang mahu setiap sesuatu mengikut cara -kamu. Sikap itulah yang menjadikan kamu senang hilang kawan. Namun,apabila teman-teman menghadapi masalah, kamu adalah orang pertama yang mereka cari.

# hamster: Tidak sabar dan begitu hiperaktif! Kamu mahu segala-galanya dilakukan dengan pantas. Namun, kamu memang sederhana orangnya dan begitu' suka apabila ramai yang memberikan perhatian kepada kamu. Kamu bijak berhadapan dengan masalah dan tidak mahu terlibat dengan sebarang kontroversi. Setiap langkah dan keputusan, kamu akan berfikir sebelum melakukannya. Kamu mempunyai kata hati yang kuat dan itulah yang menjadi penyelemat kepada kamu.
# Jangan tidak tahu, mereka yang bernaung di bawah hamster memang begitu bijak mencari wang dan begitu pandai mengatur kewangannya. Kamu memang akan berjaya di dalam perniagaan..

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Hmm...interesting. I answered an online test, a personality test, because I'm a sucker for those kind of tests. Aand what do I get? Well according to Jung, I'm INFP-Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving. What does that mean? It means, err, you can read the description below. But if you are tl;dr, let me sum it up for you

I don't know how true this is, and I don't even like Belle! (My favourite Disney princess is Mulan)

But if you want to read the looooooooooooooong version of it, here we go

INFP Description

by Joe Butt

  • INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities. 

  • INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. With few exceptions, it is the NF child who readily develops imaginary playmates (as with Anne of Green Gables's "bookcase girlfriend"--her own reflection) and whose stuffed animals come to life like the Velveteen Rabbit and the Skin Horse.

  • INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity.

  • Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response:

  • Of course, not all of life is rosy, and INFPs are not exempt from the same disappointments and frustrations common to humanity. As INTPs tend to have a sense of failed competence, INFPs struggle with the issue of their own ethical perfection, e.g., performance of duty for the greater cause. An INFP friend describes the inner conflict as not good versus bad, but on a grand scale, Good vs. Evil. Luke Skywalker in Star Wars depicts this conflict in his struggle between the two sides of "The Force." Although the dark side must be reckoned with, the INFP believes that good ultimately triumphs.
  • Some INFPs have a gift for taking technical information and putting it into layman's terms. Brendan Kehoe's Zen and the Art of the Internet is one example of this "de-jargoning" talent in action. 

(INFP stands for Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving and represents individual's preferences in four dimensions characterising personality type, according to Jung's and Briggs Myers' theories of personality type.)

Functional Analysis Of The INFP

Based on Jung’s framework of mental functions - by Joe Butt

Introverted Feeling

INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of introverted Feeling. Being inward-turning, the natural attraction is away from world and toward essence and ideal. This introversion of dominant Feeling, receiving its data from extraverted intuition, must be the source of the quixotic nature of these usually gentle beings. Feeling is caught in the approach- avoidance bind between concern both for people and for All Creatures Great and Small, and a psycho-magnetic repulsion from the same. The "object," be it homo sapiens or a mere representation of an organism, is valued only to the degree that the object contains some measure of the inner Essence or greater Good. Doing a good deed, for example, may provide intrinsic satisfaction which is only secondary to the greater good of striking a blow against Man's Inhumanity to Mankind.

Extraverted iNtuition

Extraverted intuition faces outward, greeting the world on behalf of Feeling. What the observer usually sees is creativity with implied good will. Intuition spawns this type's philosophical bent and strengthens pattern perception. It combines as auxiliary with introverted Feeling and gives rise to unusual skill in both character development and fluency with language--a sound basis for the development of literary facility. If INTPs aspire to word mechanics, INFPs would be verbal artists.

Introverted Sensing

Sensing is introverted and often invisible. This stealth function in the third position gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent- mindedness and other-worldliness, however, Feeling's strong people awareness provides a balancing, mitigating effect. This introverted Sensing is somewhat categorical, a subdued version of SJ sensing. In the third position, however, it is easily overridden by the stronger functions.

Extraverted Thinking

The INFP may turn to inferior extraverted Thinking for help in focusing on externals and for closure. INFPs can even masquerade in their ESTJ business suit, but not without expending considerable energy. The inferior, problematic nature of Extraverted Thinking is its lack of context and proportion. Single impersonal facts may loom large or attain higher priority than more salient principles which are all but overlooked.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Prince of Lan Ling

I don't recall how I got to this wonderful drama series titled 'Prince of Lan Ling' (Prince of Orchid Hill) Maybe it was between all my obsession with Jin Yong's Condor Series and somehow I remembered I had this soul crush with a supporting character from 'Wind and Cloud 2' 10 years ago. I didn't remember his name but if I see him again, I'd know. So after further research, to my surprise he has become quite a household name in China and rightfully so. And finding out that he had a series with Ariel Lin, I quickly watched the drama series and I. LOVE. IT!!

First off, I thought this would be like a war drama. It is but honestly it's more towards heart tugging romance which is, if done well, would be awesome in my book. Yes i hate cheesy. I only love cheesy wedges.

The title character is played by Feng Shao Feng. Yes, he is the actor whom I have had a crush since 10 years ago. Lan Ling Wang exists in history. Renowned as One of the Most Handsome (READ: BEAUTIFUL) Men in Ancient China, he was also famous as a very great general, undefeatable even. He was also, according to history, very kind and benevolent and cared for his country very much. The problem was that he was so beautiful his enemies did not fear him thus he wore a scary mask in war. Unfortunately he died in his 30s after drinking poison wine sent by the Emperor who was his cousin. This drama series is about and around that, and of course a love story.

For more information go for this review.

I would to say that this series had a good cast. I loved all of them-so perfect in their roles!
Daniel Chan played the third person in the love triangle-he plays Yuwen Yong, the Zhou Emperor who falls for Lan Ling Wang's wife, Xue Wu played by the ever effervescent Ariel Lin. Xue Wu of course is no ordinary lady. She's from a heavenly clan and whoever has her support shall rule. So there's quite some chasing in the story.
Then we have George Hu who plays An De Wang, the brother to Lan Ling Wang. I like his characterization so much. And his character is very very funny and naughty as he often becomes the matchmaker between Lan Ling Wang and Xue Wu.

Han Xiao Dong played by Wei Qian Xiang is also another interesting character. He has a crush on Xue Wu as she is his saviour so he stays by her side. But he's not needy or dependent or sth, he's like a loyal bestfriend. Cool character!! And it helps that he's easy on the eyes too *wink wink*

I can't put it what I love about it because of the shoujo manga-ish or am I that smitten with Feng Shao Feng? But let me tell u sth, I haven't enjoyed a lot of Chinese drama, the last one was 'Fated to Love You' and that was in 2006. But this one made me lose sleep and it's worth it!

Oh and the theme songs were pretty fantastic! My favourite is Ming Yun by Jia Jia but the opening song by Mayday and closing by Della were pretty melodious too!

enjoy the pretty!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Best Memory (1)

                            If you don't know, when I was in the university, I had to take another language. Yes. I had to take mandarin because Japanese class was full (Japanese was all the rage that time) So three years in UiTM and 2 years in UKM, I was quite enamoured with it. I could at least read basic mandarin. Though honestly I'm really bad with the intonations. Don't ask.

                            Apparently I excelled in my subject that at the end of my sem, I got an A. Which surprised myself because a few native speakers in my class also got As. The best memory was this- my lecturer, Wong laoshi, called me and talked to me. She told me that if I wanted to become a mandarin lecturer, she was willing to teach me and guide me all the way until I got a degree or master in mandarin. I was surprised and touched. Because she picked me and she was willing to guide me. But I had to refuse her because my love for English surpasses my love for any languages and I was, and am into literature. She said ok and she told me to study diligently. Xie xie laoshi. I will always remember your kind words and encouragement.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Yeah if you could

I'm currently watching My Love is From Another Star

and so far my most favourite scene is this

and i can't stop humming that song-"you're my destiny, geudean"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sajak 'Anjing Itu'

Anjing Itu
Anjing itu kurus kelabu
Lidah terjelir nafas termengah-mengah
Menjaga istana tuannya yang gemuk
Patuh setia, menerima dan menyerah

Anjing itu, sering menyalak-nyalak selalunya mendayu-dayu
Bukan kerana ada musuh
Tetapi minta makanan, perutnya lapar
Tuannya hanya mencampakkan cebis-cebis roti kering.

Anjing itu, tidak dibebaskan
Lehernya dirantai, punca digenggaman tuannya.

Anjing itu, bila perlu, diperah
Bagi menjaga keselamatan tuannya
Menjadi binatang lindungan desakan luar
Dan himpitan dalam

Begitu rupa nasib, anjing itu
Kurus kering, dalam semuanya tak cukupan
Hanya menanti rahim tuannya
Cebis-cebis roti kering
Dan tulang-tulang tak berdaging
Itulah jadi makanan, dan hidup jadi
Alat kesenangan manusia jahat memperhambakannya.

Siapa anjing
Hanya binatang setia.

3 Jun 1950.


Usman Awang masih lagi penyajak kegemaran saya. Baca saja sajak di atas, bagaimana beliau menggambarkan keadaan seekor anjing yang digunakan oleh tuannya, tapi diabaikan kebajikannya. 
Semasa saya mencari gambar anjing di googleimage untuk diletakkan disini, meruntun-runtun hati ini melihat gambar2 anjing yang didera oleh mereka yang digelar 'manusia'.

Ya, saya Muslim. Ya, saya tidak digalakkan menyentuh anjing dan jikalau saya menyentuh mereka, saya wajib menyamak tangan saya dengan membasuhnya sebanyak 6 kali air tanah dan sekali air mutla'. Tapi, adakah saya benci anjing? Tidak. mereka hamba ciptaan Allah Tuhanku dan mereka juga perlukan simpati dan kasih sayang. Cukup-cukuplah mendera anjing...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Dhoom 3

So I watched Dhoom 3 over the weekends. Yeah, I'm a hindi movie lover. I've been to cinemas watching hindi movies since I was 16 years old.

To make it short, Dhoom 3 is lousy; the movie suffers from style over substance. Some people might enjoy this kind of populist fare, but I need more soul. Not to say it was soul-less. The soup comes from the incomparable Aamir Khan. His presence in the movie is so larger than life and you can't take your eyes of him. Now, my favourite Khan is Shah Rukh, but arguably, Aamir is the best of the three. is shot


As like the other two preceding Dhoom movies, it's about Jai the 'super cop' and his bumbling sidekick, Ali as they try to capture a genius criminal who has been robbing the Western Bank of Chicago that drives the bank to near bankruptcy. Sahir, played by Aamir Khan, is the perpetrator, in revenge against the bank's thoughtlessness to refuse his father's loan on the latter's Circus establishment, causing the old man to kill himself in front of his 7-year-old son. So the story is about convicting Sahir, who is an accomplished circus master and death defying stunt man.

Now the twist in the movie is that Sahir has a twin who is 'hidden' as a part of the trick in magic, Samar, also played by Aamir. Except Samar is a bit, erm, autistic, which means he's actually superior in circus performance but in everything else, is clipped by Sahir. Samar falls in love with Alisya, Katrina Kaif's character and Jai uses this to create a rift among the sibs.

However, what ever the movie lacked in execution, it gives a good ending, I think. In the end, Sahir turns over all the evidence of his crimes to Jai, if Jai would let Samar go and only blame him. Satisfied with Jai's promise, Sahir jumps from the top of a dam, only to be caught by Samar, who refuses to let go. Sahir pleads Samar to let him go and to live his life with Alisya, but Samar tells Sahir that he promised dad that he would never let Sahir go. So both the twins jump to their death not before i cried my eyes out.

GAAHHH. I dunno. I always expect to hate every suicidal scenario cuz it's stupid but this scene rips me. SIGH. Maybe because they are twins and I have this unhealthy obsession about them. Hee.

 I have always thought about this conundrum of family vs love. How some people could run off with somebody they know in a few days as opposed to their family whom they have lived with for the rest of ther life? It boggles me. If I were to choose between a guy who I like and my family, who will I trust more? Of course the people whom I've known for as long as I have seen the world. So what Samar did was sad, yes. But more than that, he chose correctly though it was a bad decision. I love my sibs and it would hurt me very much if anything happens to them what more if it is among twins? The connection MUST be special and unfathomable.

Ok. Owh and the songs. Mind blowing yaar. My favourite is 'Malang Malang' which means nomad love. Pretty cool eh? It's picturisation is soo gorgeous I had to clap after it ended in the cinema! Videoclip of the song below.

Another is 'Kamli' Awesome too. Katrina dances like mad!

To sum it up, it was a high adrenaline ride, if you are up for that kind of thing. For me, my favorite scenes are between the twins and the ending. Call me sentimental fool but love comes in many kinds.