Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oktober Itu....

This song was written back in 2005. I did the lyrics and Omar K did the melody. I dug it out of my music library and decided to make a video for it and voila, here it is. If you put aside my voice, this is quite a beautiful song. I do think a professional singer should take it and record it properly.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shut up, fool!

Twitter in Malaysia seems to be abuzz with the whole school fees issue. One local celeb (Wardina) decided to retweet something "ada ka anak menteri sekolah government?" The dumbass celeb got a taste of her own meds when Najwa Mahiaddin (TPM's daughter) replied to the twit "saya dan adik beradik saya semua sekolah government." Nak kata apa lagi kan? I decided to jump into the whole debacle and twitted to the celeb "be more responsible in what you retweet" and she came up with the lamest of defence, "just because i retweet doesnt mean i endorse." Hellooooo, when you retweet something obviously you agree to it. You wouldn't have retweeted something that you feel nothing for right? Unless you add a disclaimer there. Which she didn't. This particular celeb needs to realize that when you're a public figure, people pay extra attention to what you say, so you have to be more careful in putting your thoughts out there in cyberspace. If you want to vent, have a private account and only add your closest friends. Ini twits semua for public view and cakap ikut suka hati. 

I just don't understand why people are so pissed about the school fees issue. Government mansuhkan yuran kecoh, government mintak bayar kecoh. Don't they realize that as it is we don't pay that much for our kids to attend public schools in the country. Someone else said on Facebook, "memang lah mansuh yuran, tapi nanti ada macam-macam bayaran tambahan, sapa nak tanggung?" Beranak pandai, tapi bila kena bayar school fees, books etc merungut. Semua nak harap government tanggung. Some countries mak bapak kena start saving for their kids' college funds dari time budak tu baby lagi. In Malaysia you don't even have to think about college funds. Our public universities punya fees dah kira low gila, itu pun dapat PTPTN lagi. And our degrees are recognized worldwide. 

Lain kali kalau tak nak bayar school fees, jangan beranak. Telan birth control pills tu banyak-banyak and keep your pie-holes shut. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Don't Give Up On Us Baby

I recorded this cover version of David Soul's Don't Give Up On Us in 2006. My other half convinced me to make a video of it and put it on YouTube. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

of apples and durians....

Today, the world lost a great marketing man. A man who took an idea and turned it into a way of life. The only other American I can think of who has managed to do that was Gene Roddenberry. Many others have tried yet they did not live long enough to prosper. In his short life however, Jobs convinced the world that it could not get by without an ipod, or an iphone or and imac or an ipad. Now that's sheer genius. Although the iphone 4s has outraged many, Apple will continue to live long and prosper. Because one man managed to turn luxury into a necessity. However his success in stylizing his products never quite worked on me. I was never an Apple person. To me it's like spending 4K on a Gucci handbag, when you can get an equally good bag at Parkson for 100 bucks. But then again, that's what a good businessman does. He convinces people to buy something they don't need. But Jobs went one step further, he convinced them that they couldn't live without it. He convinced them that without all the apps, their lives would be meaningless. For years to come, people will be studying his marketing strategies, analyzing his techniques and dissecting his thoughts. You've made quite an impact, Steve. Quite an impact. Perhaps Apple will soon come out with an app to immortalize your presence amongst your ardent followers. Good night, Steve Jobs.

On a totally different subject matter, I completed two projects today. One was a photo collage of my late uncle. My dad wanted to put up a picture of my uncle who passed away a couple weeks ago and I volunteered to make a collage instead of just framing one picture. So after slaving for days on PhotoShop, I finally finished it.