Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cheating Death

A sudden and saddened news on the death of DJ A.M. filled yahoo web page yesterday. Ever heard of him? A very talented DJ in Hollywood whom, a year ago had survived a plane crashed together with the drummer (former Blink 182 band member) Travis Barker.

The thing that caught my mind is that, is it considered as 'cheating death'?

What is 'cheating death'? Can one get away from it or just prolong the time of the death?It has been narrated in a profoundly acclaimed movie i.e "Final Destination"(Eerie I know). In that movie, a group of people able to avoid possible fatal event yet the responsible Grim Reaper denied their adjournment and find ways hunting each one of them. But to make it more 'Hollywood material', they add some storyline to it...the whole story kicked off from a premonition...*yawn*

In medical field, cheating death is not spared. For example a cancer person cured without going for chemotheraphy. Possible? One might ask, what about the famous rapper 50 cent who was shot 9 times yet survived? Perhaps the shooter an amateur missed the vital part? Or its just his luck?(God knows).

Could it be true? Regardless of the movie magic, does it actually work that way? You are save for today...but it hunts you...or would death just waived and skipped your turn? Maybe...But as for me being a muslim, I believe in Al-Qada wal-Qadar...(destiny by God's decree)

Well, there are series of unexplainable events. Somehow, DJ A.M's death does trigger the notion of 'cheating death'...whether it was meant to be or the fatal event was entirely due to his foolishness (drug overdose death). Now that would be a mystery.

For all I know, if I were able to cheat death...and survived. I would definately celebrate the fullest.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

To The Ghost of My Past

I've told you once...
I can't be your friend.
Do understand and asked no more.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gravity by Sara Bareilles

Something always bring me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do, I still feel you here 'til the moment I'm gone

You hold me without touch
You keep me without chains
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your rain

Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
But you're on to me and all over me

You loved me 'cause I'm fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strenght is gone

Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
But you're on to me and all over me

I live here on my knees as I
Try to make you see that you're
Everything I think I need here on the ground
But you're neither friend nor foe though I
Can't seem to let you go

The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down
You're keeping me down...

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long

Friday, August 14, 2009

Off to Subang!

Last weekend went for a movie and I would definately recommend The Proposal for your viewing pleasure. The storyline is simple, fun as Sandra Bullock (dah tua fave actress aku ni) colours all the scenes with the help of another funny man i.e Ryan Reynolds. Not even 1 scene that bore me. I kept on laughing from the beginning til the end.(Contrary to what Daud had experienced...I guess its true when he said it's 'a chick flick')Instead he suggested yourstruly to watch Setem. I read Am's entry and she gave a good review of the movie as well. I'm a bit sceptical with Malay's movie. No offence. I bet they will show Setem this Raya? Or maybe via Astro Box Office first,then perhaps view it at channel 104-Ria? Definately, maybe...

Anyway, am off to Subang today right after work. There's a trial this Monday at Tangkak. God knows how far Tangkak from JB is. So since its fixed on Monday, I've decided might as well I push off from USJ instead. Oh ya, went to Muar last Tuesday. It is such a nice small town. Somehow, it is similar to Ipoh. There are certain area reminds me of Kuching (the market site facing the river) and certain location similar to Kuala Kangsar (owh, I missed the pasar pagi at K.K especially the big thick fat murtabak, delicious hot pau and the morning scenery there...where apek would lepak by the riverside. It is the ideal pension town). Did I mention that there's a river in Muar? Beautiful. No wonder Bon and Wirna loves staying there. By the way, the Mee Bandung...owh dear...mouthwatering...haven!

So tonight am gonna drop by at Jonker Walk/Street for a bowl of prawn mee and cendol. Well,nothing fabulous bout the cendol tho. The best cendol would be the one in front of Sekolah Menengah Dato' Onn, Butterworth. Tapi dah tutup and moved to Selayang. Next best cendol would be the one at Penang Road. That one is still operating. They have a franchaise at Giant Section 13 (I dunno they still have it now)

I'm still having a mild fever that turns my voice to a husky one. What to do...

Friday, August 7, 2009

“Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair”

William Cowper an English poet who lived in the year of 1731 til 1800 had understood the notion and felt the pain of being apart from the loved one. And realised the bitterness to rely on a shattered hope. The quotation is a self-explainatory. What more can I say...

Monday, August 3, 2009


Its unfortunate that I didn't get the chance to meet this wonderful lady in person. The nation was shocked after learning that Yasmin Ahmad had passed away on the 25th of July 2009.

It is undeniable her work had touches many hearts, mine is not spared. It started from 'Rabun', a short movie based on the beautiful life of her parents until the recent hit 'Talentime' and numerous commercials that won awards and appraised by many. Known for her simple yet inspiring work, she had opened many minds to comprehend the true meaning of unity in this multiracial country we are living. I guess its not too much for me to say that she was amongst the first to come up with the idea of 1 Malaysia.

Mom read an article from The Star paper tells the story from her parents's point of view. They praised highly and proudly of their late daughter. It touch me, the fact that she would call her mother every single day without failing regardless of her busy schedule and always on the move just to ask her 3 questions "buat apa? sihat? are you happy?"

The article elaborate further as she was very concerned bout her parent's happiness and even warned other siblings to ensure none of them dare to hurt their mother and father. Yet, the part that touch me deeply as my mom told me that in the article, her mother told the writer that Yasmin wanted to look after her mother until her mother's last breathe. She wanted to be the one to be there and managed the day her mother leave this world, somehow, she had passed away before the mother...

No doubt a responsible daughter she was.

A lost to the industry...she shall be missed.
1 July 1958 - 25 July 2009

Al-fatihah to Yasmin Ahmad.