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‘Talentime’ in my point of view

Talentime

Talentime

I juz watch the hottest local movie in town! haha..i know it’s late. been busy lately to get myself some hours to spend at cinema.it’s great having the time of my life…a lil shopping,the gr8 food and movie time..! I’ve been eager to watch Talentime as numbers of my frens urged me to, by tellin me how great it is. Ok…i gave it a try then, as it sounds so great. I hope it will not disappoint me as other Yasmin’s movie. Ok…story goes great at first…a lot of laughter in the cinema. yeah.i enjoy it.but it goes slower and slower despite should have reach the climacs. Anyway, it really touch some hearts in the cinema when Hafiz’s mum died in the hospital and when Mahesh being beaten by her mum. However…I really really am not agreed with how the movie portrayed the cultural/economy differences between races in Malaysia. Some said it is the honest emotion of Yasmin Ahmad, but should she raise different lifestyle among races issue, which hardly exist in our current community?

– the Indians are still the that low class, conservative community, still fighting among each other over dissatisfaction

– the Malays are that open-minded, thinking her daughter sleeping at home alone with her BF is acceptable and considered sweet

– the Chinese should always put achievement in school as the 1st priority, and will do anything to be the best achiever, even the mean things

melur & mahesh

melur & mahesh

I know she always put the relationship and racial conflict as her priority in every of her film, but I really am dissappointed as I thought this film is different from others. Hmm…but it’s ok…she already told it in her blog, that this film is not somethin new.

Well…in my point of view about the current scene of mixed culture in Malaysia, the racial gap among races are about to fade (except the Malay family’s lifestyle, which can hardly exist). More Indian are being elitist and business person,  hard to write this, but there are numbers of Chinese drop-out despite many being success in business and the Malay are not that open minded, putting the religion in the first place (I wonder how the mum of the Malay family seems to be good Islamic practise but can easily accept her daughter’s behaviour of being alone at home with a guy).

To cut it short, Malaysian nowadays regardless of race are living in harmony and equal economic condition. Anyway…honestly, I really enjoy the soundtracks. Great choice of music!

April 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm 1 comment

Senikini – kini terwujud

The First Issue of Senikini

The First Issue of Senikini

The first issue of Senikini is now out!

For those waiting for this issue since the release of launching issue, it can be obtained at BSLN. Err..there’s pdf version anyway, if you dont feel like visiting the gallery.

Here they are:

Senikini – launching issue (Nov-Dec 2008)

Senikini – 1st issue

Well…it’s a good step for our National Art Gallery to produce a magazine to gather information of our local visual art scene. However i still think Kakiseni is the pundit of our local art scene, be it visual art or music scene. Kakiseni has vowed to take the responsibility to be the superhero of our local art scene long before the real hero open their eyes to see why they should be the hero. The new hero is warming up, i think….finally.

April 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm 1 comment

Music Showcase – UM

the music showcase 2009

the music showcase 2009

Its been long since I haven’t feast my ears at music shows..the last I’ve attended was the Miller’s Orchestra at Genting Highland in November 2008. Yeah…about 5 month..hehe. Pretty strange. I grew up listening to the loud brass band and orchestra  almost every day back at my alma mater Sultanah Asma School hostel. Sigh..how I miss those years. Since there’s one nearby, I decided to join in.

the Glenn Miller Orchestra

the Glenn Miller Orchestra

the Sultanah Asma School Band

the Sultanah Asma School Band

Apparently, the show is conducted by the Performance Art students of Universiti Malaya. Most of the performers are the final students, if I’m not mistaken. Overall performance are ok.mostly average…but there’s some really impressing…the Soprano girl, Doris who sang Mein Herr Marquis (Herr Marquis means Laughing Song by Johann Strauss Jr., composed for the Opera Die Fledermaus in 1874). The performance made the  grand evening. Here’s the video I’d taken during her performance :

menn herr marquis

The other impressing perfoermances are from Tan Kwee Chin with Rhapsody Op.11 No.3 C Major ( of the great female pianist Dohnanyi)  and the Tak Lempong, the humble yet amazing Minangkabau traditional music. The conductor himself has done great job conducting the team. And the last performance was from Dr Nasir’s music technology line up. Ouh…I fell in love with the arrangement of  ‘Ku Impikan Bintang’ they’ve played. It’s my fav Sean Ghazi’s song and they played it well.haha…I wish they played Shahnon Shah’s too.  The last song came with the singer…the chief of the Cultural Centre. And it was also my fav. song…sung by Utada Hikaru, Fly Me to the Moon. What a great nite!

April 9, 2009 at 6:56 am Leave a comment


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