The Story of Nurul,Aishah,Cha2,AkaZukii

why can't life be much easier than this? no complications, no agonies, no worries...just pleasant....everyday, but we would not call that life now would we?

Friday, December 29, 2006

#OF PUBERTY AND THE MOON

Yes, finally Malaysian films showed new improvement. After the amazingly done (considering the budget and expertise etc), Yusry's debut film-Cicakman really have set the standards of Malaysian films higher. Really guys, if you haven't watched Cicakman, you're about to miss a history. Put aside all your prejudices and high expectations and of course don't ever compare this film to any Hollywood's sci-fi movie...and you'll find it quite thrilling and surprisingly impressive. Following Cicakman's success was 'Cinta' (although i didn't watch it, because i'm on a ban mode to all sharifah amani's movie...i have nothing against her really, but i don't know why i just don't fancy her and the fact that this movie resembles alot of that British's film-Love Actually-no originality man!), now another Malay movie that deserves the thumbs up-TENTANG BULAN! or loosely translated as about the moon. Bare in mind, there's no real focus about the moon or anything like that...just artistically and symbolically named that way.



As seen above is a scene from the movie. A REAL REMINDER. THIS POSTING WILL CONTAIN SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE :P anyways, the movie is all about ordinary life of 6 good friends set back in early 80s. These kampong or village kids is a reminiscence of us back in the old days when our lives wasn't controlled by any hi-tech gadgets...at least to me. :-) although i wasn't born and raised in kampung i could still relate to this movie easily as most of the scenes depicted really represents us kids back then-we were playful, enjoy life to the fullest, would get dirty, get spanking from the mommy...you know just being KIDS!

it's a drama, comedy and of course a lil' exaggeration of life (if not we wouldn't call it fiction :p ) okay so now a little synopsis. Basically the story is about 5 bestfriends of which one of them is a girl or tomboyish like (because she wants to fit in) but eventually this one girl have feelings to one guy, the so-called most handsome hunk of the lot. Everything was going fine for them all until one day, one hot city chicha came to their village....and spelled trouble! For all the 4 guys, they all wanted the girl and slowly the tomboyish gal's existence was pushed aside....practically ended as an outcast. More saddening for her, she feel threatened by this hot girl for not only getting all the attention from her bestfriends, but especially from that one hot guy of whom she also dig. and so, you now what happened....CAT FIGHTS....! a little. but in the end of the day, they all remained friends until they're all grown ups, and one of the guys ended up marrying that hot out towner after all.....but which one?? YOU GUYS HAVE TO WATCH IT TO KNOW WHO....and i assured you, this movie really worth every penny of that RM8-RM10 cinema ticket!!! :-)

# OF WORKING AND GRADUATING


Okay. i've been lagging off when it comes to updating my blog this past of late. It's almost a month now since i've been offically working, and it's TIRING like hell. and to think, the production of news isn't at its full throttle yet. Sure i've had little experiences as a journalist before, but never have i imagined doing everything all by myself....multi-tasking really brings a whole new meaning to me now...death trap! other than the known medically proven facts that cardiac arrests' factors; working as a news journalist can also contribute to a short life :p. NO! i'm not merely musing or fussing here..it's a known fact to all news journalist.

Right. you might be thinking, what could be so hard to report and write a news? well in the definition of "multi-tasking" of my department, that would be sooo hard. Not only you have to be the reporter...on location and writing the script but you are also the production crew on location-the cameraman etc, and when you're done with that, you are the one who have to do the visual editing, the voice-over recording.....and the for the 8 o'clock news, be part of the studio crew! and the pay is soooo bad with the amount of workload you have to deal with...at least to me as i am only a humble LEGAL CONTRACTER! or in other words- KULI BATAK like crazyy..Right. You might be saying...well it's a challenge you have to boldly take and be done with. BUT being human, i can't stop to think of all these disadvantages happening to me...all the injustices etc!. I do hope that i'll be offered a better contract after my 6 months is up next May, insyaAllah. and then life will be better..amin!


Well, today for the first time, i was out reporting on my own. Although i haven't done my visual editing at this point of blog entry; i've tasted the "heat" of my crazy line of work. As today was also the first day of our "dry-run". FYI: dry-run is a term used in production that means, you do the production just like the real thing but it's not shown on-air. just like a "full dress rehearsal". Anywho, seen above is my picture snapped during the tv's press conference and media briefing last thursday at sri pentas, and TV9 NEWS will be offically on-air every 8pm daily starting next 010107.....so people do watch out for the verrryyy GREEEEEEEEEN TV9 NEWS!

OH, on a more blissful note of my sordid life- my final semester's result was out last week...and alhamdulillah, i made it through. well nothing grandeur of flying off the walls results ( just as i expected anyways :-p ) BUT i am very surprised to even see my Asian Politics results because i was really expecting something terrible, considering my performance last exam-was awful! so alhamdulillah, with the amount of study i did, the effort i put out with.....i got something a tiny bit more than i expected it to be...so KUDOS to me! :-) now looking forward for my convocation next MAY. yeayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

salaams

#AND, HENCE IT BEGUN...

Despite everything that i am about to write in this entry, i am very much thankful to Allah, that I was selected and got the chance to join TV9 pioneering news team of 10 spirited souls. But to even secured a job despite everything, i too am very thankful. Alhamdulillah indeed. anyways, today, i have officially start work at one of Media Prima's TV channel-TV9. The latest bunch of the conglomerate, no doubt it is very small in size, production, crew, space and everything that you can think of compare to the more seasoned "brothers" of it-like TV3 or 8 TV just to name a few. And this news department is even newer to the already minimal productions of TV9, but in a way a totally different entity.

Anywho, this small team of mine consist of 10 journalist that will also have to be multi-tasking in other areas of the news production such as cameraman,studio director,assistant producer and even driver. with 4 of the 10 already have excellent skill in the field, it's just us- Arab, Eira, Azley and I who have no skill nor experience to combat the upcoming challenges. With Arab and Eira is the presenter of the news, it is just Azley and I who is under legal contract staff-meaning we don't get to enjoy any, ANY benefits whatsoever, not even KWSP or SOCSO and everything else that you can imagine.

Well i don't want to be writing about the lack of advantages, like i said earlier despite everything i am thankful for this job when most of my friends is still scouting for one. But today, for a first day at job really is something. Not only i couldn't get my car parked early in the morning and have to resort to the inner side of the nearest shopping complex (of which by the way made me lose precious 20 minutes), i surely leave such an impression on my first day at work to my immediate superior. I didn't bring any photographs of me for the ID tags and hence, i was forced to make one-which means of course i have to walked all the way to that shopping complex just barely after i already made my entrace at office.


Seriously sweating like a pig, face all shiny..i took the picture. damn! i looked like shit and this is for a tag that i will be using for 6 months (at least) damn! namun begitu dalam swearing and crusing i managed to kill my waiting time for the pictures to be ready by-SHOPPING! finally that great so called mega sales have started and i bought a shoes! :p anywho, rushed back to office, handed over the gross picture of me and straight away headed to TV3 news room for my 2 weeks attachment. i was assigned to follow 2 senior journalists- mr hazran and mr azrul, and went off to the very boring MT-UMNO meeting at PWTC. i've been to this meetings before (twice) when i was a trainee at ntv7, it was ok cos you get to meet the ministers and such but the biting part was the long hour waiting.......anywho. of course the way these journalists is handling the job is way easier than what i have to do for Tv9 (heck cos i - we will have to all rounder) i was pretty relaxed. i don't even jot down notes during the press conference as i know very well that i won't be writing any scripts.

anyways, came back to office just in time for Buletin Utama and i thought well my job is done when i went to the loo (for now i regretted of coming back to the office from the loo) i was called for an assignment and to go ALONE!!!! i shrieakkkkked. i mean, i don't mind going alone(ok not totaly true :p ) but i sincerely hate the fact that i have to be home very late as the assignment is immegration/police raid on illegal immigrants and such. damn! this could take up for hours....and i am very tired especially both of my chubby feet as i wore high-heels shoe. But the assignement editor asked me to go(commanded me to go literally) and i just have to drag me arse to the location.

my misery doesn't just end there. as i know i will be coming back late, i decided to take my car out from the complex and parked it inside Sri Pentas-the office. I was shocked when i was charged a whopping RM15.00 for the parking fee!!! 15 bucks man.........when the price usually is just RM1.00! They told me that OU has put an hourly rating and i thought to myself if i were to pay this everyday...i will be ended up paying a total of RM450.00 every month just for car fee!!!! and that cost double my car fuel consumption and triple my food budget!!! WHAT AM I TO DO????????