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.