Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Wordless Wednesday: RIP Law Seong Juan

I noticed how pretty the sky was this morning. But at noon it suddenly raining, as the earth is crying. Then I realized it is because you're up there. Rest In Peace my dear friend, Law Seong Juan


 |“Friendship will always be the same as it was because neither heaven and hell nor the earth can get in the way between true friends.”|


He maybe had leave us all, but the memories that we all been shared together is something that you can't buy at the store. This is our photo together since 1999. There's a saying "If tears could build a stair way, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.", but I knew it was impossible. We'll be missing you dear friend.

Law, may you be happy there| Naz, be strong dude, we all felt the same.



Damn, I really missed him. Don't cry JImmy, please be strong too.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Re: Drama VS Realiti

Assalammualaikum. Hello reader! Senyum.



*Aku tahu budak itu comel, aku suka dia juga.


Entri kali ini bukan untuk mempromosikan cerita Epilog Syurga Cinta mahupun memberikan sinopsis tentang cerita ini. Ini cuma *gambar semata-mata. Senyum.


Aku rasa semua manusia termasuklah aku dan kamu semua pasti pernah mengimpikan agar hidup kita umpama ceritera di dalam kotak hitam itu yang menayangkan kisah cinta, kekayaan dengan kereta mewah dan manusia yang hidup di dalam kemewahan itu selalunya jahil dan jauh daripada Agama-Nya dan kemudian jatuh cinta dengan gadis yang comel cute dan bertudung seperti *Rafidah Ibrahim, tambah dengan lemah lembut dan pandai melayan budak-budak dan akhirnya mula berubah mencari jalan pulang kepada Tuhan. And they live happily ever after.

Persoalannya, adakah cerita seperti itu di dalam realiti ini?



1.  Jika ditakdirkan seorang lelaki itu mendapat penyakit seperti kanser,selalunya di dalam drama,dia akan merahsiakan dan menjauhkan diri dengan pasangannya...kononnya utk tidak membebankan pasangan tersebut...adakah di alam realiti benda seperti ini yg berlaku atau sebaliknya? 


Fikir secara rasional, adakah manusia zaman sekarang yang lebih mencintai mati daripada dunia? Dan di dalam realiti ini jika seseorang itu menghidap penyakit kanser yang boleh membawa kepada kematian, dia memerlukan sokongan daripada pasangannya, ahli keluarga dan teman-teman rapat. Ini adalah norma di dalam kehidupan kita sebagai insan yang lemah, kita perlukan sokongan dan bantuan daripada orang di sekeliling kita. Lagipun dengan merahsiakan perkara yang serius seperti ini atau pun bertindak menjauhkan diri tidak akan mengubah apa-apa, pasangan kita akan risau, gelisah dan resah apabila keadaan ini terjadi, adakah kita tidak membebankan pasangan kita dengan cara demikian? What the fffu.. Tutup mulut. 


*Do you think you'll let this cute girl worrying about you all around while you kept her in the dark for the sickness? Just tell her the truth and if she's willingly stay with you, she's one and only for you.


2. Jika di dalam drama melayu,kita dapat lihat semuanya kaya-raya dan pada masa yg sama mempunyai masalah mereka...adakah itu yg cuba dipaparkan kepada masyarakat bahawa realitinya ia berlaku seperti itu?

Come on guys, as for me working as a technical officer at this not-so-popular place also had many problems and obstacles in my life, and for the students out there who are sacrificing their time watching Korean movies and drama, also had problems to holding up to the end of the stories. Dalam hidup ini tidak ada seorang manusia pun yang dapat lari daripada masalah, kaya atau miskin tetap punyai masalah, cuma mungkin masalah itu datang dengan cara yang berbeza-beza. Kerana Allah S.W.T. itu Maha Adil, Dia tidak akan menguji hamba-Nya dengan ujian yang tidak mampu ditanggung oleh hamba-Nya itu. Problems? Seperti entri daripada NurulBadiah Lai, "jangan kejar masalah, jangan lari dari masalah, hadapi masalah." Ya kita yang kurang berkemampuan seringkali fikir "kalaulah aku kaya...." tetapi di dalam realiti, kekayaan itu tidak sangat menjamin kebahagiaan. Tapi ada sesetengah perkara kita perlukan duit kan? Boleh baca di sini mengenai kekayaan, "Harta Dunia-Kekayaan Hari Kemudian?".

*Kekayaan itu jarang sekali menjamin kebahagiaan, namun segalanya telah tertulis pada garisan takdir. |suka cerita ini.|

3. Satu benda yg menarik perhatian aku...seorang lelaki berubah ke arah kebaikan kerana seorang wanita..(hidayah ALLAH itu dalam pelbagai cara,Subhanallah)...adakah realitinya juga begitu?

Di dalam realiti ini, ada lelaki yang berubah ke arah kebaikan kerana seorang wanita, dan banyak juga kisah dan cerita seperti ini yang aku pernah dengar dari sahabat dan orang sekeliling. Perkara ini benar, dan mungkin dari cerita-cerita ini menjadi ilham para penulis novel untuk menulis dan akhirnya menjadi cerita untuk dijadikan tontonan kita sekalian. Juga ada wanita yang berubah kerana lelaki. Asasnya sesiapa sahaja boleh berubah ke arah kebaikan ataupun sebaliknya, namun jika niat ingin berubah itu adalah kerana Allah S.W.T, nescaya perubahan itu akan menjadi lebih baik. Kerana jika kita berubah kerana seorang wanita/lelaki, kerana cinta kita terhadapnya, adakah kita akan kekal di dalam perubahan itu jika cinta itu tidak kesampaian? Namun jika kita berubah kerana Allah S.W.T, adakah Dia akan meninggalkan kita sedangkan kita cuba mendekati-Nya? 

*Adakah kita akan berubah kerana CINTA seorang wanita ataupun kerana CINTA kepada Allah.?

Kesimpulannya, drama ataupun realiti itu adalah ibarat cermin yang mencerminkan satu sama lain, tanpa realiti takkan terciptanya drama. Dan kita drama itu diwujudkan untuk dijadikan iktibar dan pengajaran buat kita. Jadi teruskan hidup anda dengan optimum, kerana realiti ini adalah kehidupan yang sebenar.

JImmy: Sila tinggalkan pertanyaan anda di shoutbox saya dan Insya-Allah saya akan cuba menjawabnya. Senyum.






Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Unggun Bersih by A. Samad. Said

 
Semakin lara kita didera bara—
kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:
Demokrasi sebenderang mentari
sehasrat hajat semurni harga diri.

Lama resah kita—demokrasi luka;
lama duka kita—demokrasi lara.
Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;
suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami!

Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:
(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):
Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,
diperlu hanya unggun api yang syahdu.

Kini menyalalah unggun sakti itu;
kini merebaklah nyala unggun itu.

24—25, 6.11. A. SAMAD SAID 

Nota kecil: Karya beliau setiap satunya terlalu dalam isinya, perlu dikupas dan difahami bukan sekadar dibaca. Sedang mencari "Salina", dahulu tidak sempat untuk habis bacanya, kini telah berkemampuan mahu simpan jadikan koleksi.

Love and Death


"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, love is stronger than death, but death is something sure." 

Friday, 15 July 2011

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

"Going back in a flash over the women I've known. It's like a chain which I've forged out of my own misery. Each one bound to the other." -Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (1934)
 
I need money to buy this book because someone that I knew who owned "her" won't even let me touch "her" while in his possession. Smile. 

Well my salary didn't pay enough, and the photography things still didn't pay yet. So it's mean that I'll have to wait a little bit longer.

Anyone out there with extra money?

Thursday, 14 July 2011

I'm sorry, I just can't let you have this smile once more.

Ini adalah kisah tentang sebuah senyuman yang pernah hilang. 
"Is a smile a question?  Or is it the answer?" -Lee Smith

Seorang lelaki, seorang gadis dan sebuah kisah realiti cerita hati yang kecundang dan musnah hinggakan yang tinggal hanya secebis kenangan yang dikorek dari simpanan memori yang paling dalam.

Apakah sebenarnya cinta? 

 Although sometimes rocky, amidst all of the hurdles, love is hard… but love never fails.

"Love never fails", okay let me tell you one thing, love did fails. Kerana daripada manakah cinta itu lahir, itu yang akan membentuk jalan dan menentukan cinta itu berjaya ataupun sebaliknya. Setiap daripada kita pasti pernah merasai kemanisan cinta dan kehancuran hati saat cinta yang selama ini hebat diperkatakan dihebahkan akhirnya musnah kerana satu kesilapan. Kerana wujudnya curiga dalam perhubungan, akhirnya segalanya hilang. There's no more "I Love You", "Papa Mama" and such. Can you see, love did failed. Tidak ada "puppy love" yang akan bertahan sehingga ke hujung jalanan cinta. Kalau ada pun cuma 5%, dan selebihnya 95% adalah gagal. Sama seperti aku yang pernah gagal.

Aku pernah terbang tinggi kerana aku bodoh, umpama Icarus dengan sayap lilinnya yang terbang mendekati matahari lalu jatuh dan mati. Tragis bukan? Kita semua punyai impian namun sayap lilin itu takkan membawa kita ke atas dengan lebih tinggi sebaliknya menanti masa untuk cair dan membunuh diri sendiri dengan impian tanpa usaha. Lebih baik bina Tower of Babel dan panjat perlahan-lahan mendekati langit sebelum ianya runtuh kerana kejahilan kita. Atau berdoa, berusaha dan akhirnya tawakal kepada Tuhan agar ditemukan jodoh yang terbaik buat diri kita. 

When the time comes, and it will… you will find a match for your heart; the two hearts will create one love.

Aku pernah bina cinta umpama Kasyah dan Ayu, cuma aku harapkan pengakhirannya berbeza tanpa kematian. Dan ianya terjadi cuma perpisahan itu bukan kerana kematian. Jadi cerita cinta kononnya hebat itu mati di situ. Aku seperti mendaki ke puncak menara Babel sebelum lihat kehancurannya di hadapan mata, aku terbang tinggi seperti Icarus sebelum aku jatuh menghancurkan hati sendiri. Dan kisah ini telah terkubur lama, sejak dari hari aku hancurkan hati ini. 

Senyuman ini yang pernah senyum hanya untuk kamu, 
Hati ini yang pernah merah hanya kerana kamu,
Dan jiwa ini yang pernah gembira di atas kehadiran kamu.

I'm sorry, I just can't let you have this smile once more. I'm happy now.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Say Hello to Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hello readers, this picture above was captured by Cartier-Bresson named Behind the Gare St. Lazare.  Cartier-Bresson or his full name is Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern journalism and master to a candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.

I'm not going to tell you everything about Henri Cartier-Bresson, google  it yourself. Laugh. But thanks to this man the photo journalism of today had been much more improved with stunning photos that can't be deceived by human eyes, that is what I called honest. Street is where you can see the reality of this world. Combining street with candid will give you a reality picture on the street. 
Here are some inspirational and great pictures taken in Malaysia.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY is just like many other things in life. EASY to do but DIFFICULT to do well. - Che' Ahmad Azhar


Street photography is a mirror of life as YOU see it. Street photography is beyond definition. Street Photography is my reason to be. - Chot Touch

 Saiful Nang - Founder of Candid Syndrome Malaysia.

Until next time, peace no war.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Street Photography Part 1

Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society.

"There are things hidden for all the world until photographed." - Craig Coverdale 

Picture was copied from here.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Bersih 2.0 : The Truth That Can't Be Cover

As we all well known, at 9th of July 2011 there's a rally happened in our country. The Bersih 2.0 rally (also called Walk For Democracy) was a follow up to 2007 Bersih Rally. The rally, organized by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), was supported by Pakatan Rakyat , the coalition of the three largest opposition parties in Malaysia, but was deemed illegal by the government. Bersih, chaired by former president of the Bar Council Ambiga Sreenevasan, were pushing the Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) to ensure free and fair elections in Malaysia. It demanded that the EC clean up the electoral roll, reform postal voting, use indelible ink, introduce a minimum 21-day campaign period, allow all parties free access to the media, and put an end to electoral fraud.


What the hell is Bersih anyway?

Bersih, short for the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil) is a coalition of 62 non-governmental organizations founded in November 2006. Since its founding, Bersih has been supported by the three main opposition parties, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), PAS, and DAP. Bersih is demanding on a clean election in our country run by the Election Commission of Malaysia, as you can see in the picture above.

What happened on 9th of July 2011?

The government officially estimates that 6000 people attended the rally, however, according to Asia Times, "online observations estimated the protester numbers were higher than the implausibly-low official figure." Independent assessments put the rally numbers at between 10,000 (sources sympathetic to the police) to over 20,000 (sources sympathetic to the protesters), while Bersih 2.0 claims a turnout of 50,000. The protestors were unable to congregate at Merdeka Stadium as many were forced to disperse by police who were heavily deployed throughout the city. Police arrested more than 1660 protestors, including Ambiga and several opposition figures. "500 youth members of the ruling party" turned out for the counter-rallies".

It was quite horrified that what we call a peace rally suddenly turn out to be an unpleasant event in our history. This is not about who we should point out to, it is about what we should do. From my personal point of view, this rally gives the civilian in our country their own right, the right to make our voices to be heard out loud. As we can see, Malaysia is known as a democratic country but let me ask you this ; "What is Democracy?"

In wikipedia, democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. Are we actually live in a democratic country? Think.

Media is being manipulated, money over reality. I'm not into politics or what but I'm in learning process to be a good photographer, yet I'm still not decided to be majoring in any specific fields such wedding, streets or even wildlife photography. But up until now I'm learning my photography in how to create a story behinds your pictures. The media should be honest on giving out the news, because it is normal for the viewers to believe what they read, what they see.

Readers, please find the truth with your heart. Here I shared with you what I think is the truth that can't be cover. 




See the truth behind the story, I'm not trying to raised your hate towards government, just want to share the real story on the streets. It is not about politics, it is about the art of seeing, that is what I practiced on my photography.

Until next time, smile.

A New Beginning

After all these years since I started blogging, since 2009 I think I keep on searching for something. Something that can't be described in words, cannot be shout out loud, something that is there but it can't be found, not be found by the current me.

And after such a long time of thinking, asking for opinions and such I finally came to a conclusion, I wanna create a new blog. A new place, niche for me to write and express everything that I want, share anything that I knew. Maybe this blog won't be the same or will be just the same as my previous blog, but I'm hoping that this newly made blog will bring me to another stage of blogging. Yeah, peoples learned through their mistakes, and their past. So here I am, starting up my new blog.

Smile.

p/s: Blog ini akan berubah-ubah bahasa dari Bahasa Inggeris-Bahasa Melayu mengikut mood penulis.