Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Banter

I saw her appeared in seconds on the AF8 final two weeks ago and I knew that her appearance that night will create an uproar to the industry and community. And so it did. Some like the way she dressed up whilst some obviously don't. To me, it is unthinkable when she boastfully claimed that she has performed umrah three times and yet has the nerve to look pretty cheap that night.

Extracts from Normah Becok BH 27th May 2010

"....Atas sebab itulah, atas undangan rakan-rakan di Astro, Cik Normah pergilah juga sebab tak mahu mengecilkan hati kawan-kawan. Walaupun pada mulanya hati Cik Normah keberatan, tetapi apabila sudah sampai ke sana dan terjumpa pula rakan-rakan seperjuangan. Kebosanan Cik Normah berubah menjadi keseronokan.

Ketika berborak sakan dengan teman-teman, tiba-tiba mata Cik Normah terpana pada seorang wanita yang cukup anggun yang juga bukan asing dalam industri seni tanah air. Wanita cantik berbaju merah dan berbunga di kepala itu cukup menarik perhatian Cik Normah. Dari paras kepala ke pinggang, Cik Normah memang terpegun melihat kecantikannya tetapi bila melihat pinggang ke bawah, Cik Normah hampir saja tersedak.
(I noticed she loves decorative headgear. Can still remember her wearing the big black hat on that midnite flight from Jakarata to KL months ago).

Dalam hati Cik Normah terdetik, amboi seksinya Rozita Che Wan. Bukan main putih gebu lagi pehanya. Ramai juga yang agak ‘tersiksa’ apabila terpandang penampilan seksi Rozita ketika itu. Maaflah Ita jika Cik Normah menegur, Cik Normah bukanlah ortodoks atau old school, cuma Cik Normah tak berapa berkenan dengan penampilan Ita pada malam itu. Memanglah cantik dan mengiurkan, tetapi skirt pendek paras atas lutut yang bila duduk menyerlahkan keputihan pehanya tak berapa elok pada pandangan Cik Normah.

Lagipun Ita baru saja pulang dari umrah, bukankah lebih elok jika memakai pakaian yang lebih sopan. Kalau boleh bila balik dari menunaikan ibadat, pakaian kenalah jaga sikit. Ialah seolah-olah umrah tu pergi melancong pula bila balik penampilan tidak dijaga. Dalam sebuah drama yang disiarkan dalam Astro juga turut menampilkan Ita berpakaian sopan, lengkap bertudung. Tapi realitinya... aduhai!"




(Well, actually the one seated next to her, Azza of Elite is pretty much in the same boat. But because she tak de lah baru pulang from performing umrah kali yang ke 3, and may not be as "iconic" as RCW, she was not that critically lambasted. Too bad, life can be unfair!)


Then in Zubir's corner in B Pop today, he tried to get clarification from RCW.

RCW's reply was,

"Saya akui kelalaian saya, sewajarnya saya perlu lebih peka dengan keaadaan sekeliling yang dipenuhi peminat dan rakan wartawan. Mungkin kerana faktor masa, tak sempat cari baju lain, selain teruja dengan rekaan Calvin Thoo, saya lalai dengan status diri yang baru saja mengerjakan umrah" (Aiyoh gurl, isn't that too contradictory!)

"Saya mohon maaf kepada semua pihak yang tersinggung atas ketelanjuran pakaian saya pada malam konsert AF8 tempoh hari. Kalau ikutkan hati, saya nak berhenti berlakon serta merta, lambat sangat nak tunggu sampai tahun depan. Inilah pengajaran paling berharga sepanjang karier lakonan saya. Saya benar benar tersentak dan malu dengan apa yang berlaku pada malam itu." ( Chill. OK, apology accepted. To err is human. And hopefully you remember that kata perlu dikota gurl, or your fans especially a teacher whom I know, who links you in fb, will be utterly devastated).

Meanwhile, I am inclined to share Wardina's view which has attracted so much criticisms, and, sis, I am with you. She felt that Malaysian artists are not qualified to become icons or idols. Although she may be making a general statement, I am pretty sure that it is her experiential observation with regards the Malaysian artists. I can't agree more.

It is never my intention to humiliate or damage anyone's reputation in this post, only that I hope kita akan terus prihatin terhadap budaya timur kita yang penuh dengan kesopanan dan adab susila yang tinggi.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Aliah Is 17

It was 17 years ago that I held my first baby in my arms. Her birth was a life changing moment for both me and beloved husband. On that 17th day of May 1993, there emerged a new born baby and a new mom with immense love, passion and excitement towards each other. Honestly, I thought I would have never coped and made it this far. Alhamdulillah other than the first 100 days after Aliah's birth which was very challenging, she was such a tolerant and adorable baby to take care of.





She sailed through the years with the other 4 siblings year on year with abundance of love and merriment. I still remember her puzzled face when I brought Ayna back from the hospital 13 months later. Her competitor baby sister turned to be her best friend until now.

After we conceived Ali, Alina and Alim, having little baby sister and brothers was no big deal to her anymore. As a matter of fact, Aliah proves to be a responsible sister to all of her four siblings. They have shared joy together and at times, inevitable sadness. For 15 years she was at home with us all, I could sense how she dread leaving home away from her beloved ones and her close friends @ BK, to move on to a different life in Samura.

On 17th May as we celebrated her 17th birthday quietly, we surely miss her laughter and Kak Long nagging. I am sure albeit the birthday celebration she had at the boarding school with her new friends early this week, she yearns to be with us and her old friends.




We will have a delayed birthday celebration this weekend when Aliah comes home.




Happy birthday sweet 17 Aliah and may Allah bless you with great health, happiness and success. We truly love and miss you.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Di Antara Kahwin & Makan Angin

Yesterday when I was at Kay's khenduri, Zendra asked me as she hugged me farewell, "Lama tak update blog?" "Busy, busy" I replied with a smirk.

Busy ke.... hehehe... Work as usual, it is endless, whilst at home, well since beloved husband was away for the whole week, I was also forced to do lots of errands, ye lah, to run those errands which I don't have to do when he is around.

I was looking forward to spending some time with beloved husband in Surabaya this Wesak Day weekend. Arrrggghhhh... should have booked the tickets earlier. Then I can tell him, "Sorry sayang, ticket dah book. Tak boleh buat apa dah." But I did not and now I regretted it. Why lah it took me so long to click on the MAS website buttons to redeem my Enrich points yang actually not that much pun cuma they will be expiring soon if I don't do anything. Huh!

What happened was, just now, beloved husband called me up when I was boring gila duduk kat kerusi JPN Maju junction waiting for my number to be called.

"Sayang, I am at Sri Hartamas. Just had lunch with E. And guess what? He is getting married on the 27th. Nikah on 27th and kahwin on 30th. 27th tu you tak payah datang lah. Just the guys. But 30th we go together, must! Sebab he is only inviting 5 of his close friends, with wives."

"Eh eh... wait a minute, so what happened to Surabaya? That is the Surabaya weekend kan. Thought you promised Oth*an and wife that we are visiting them?"




Deep in my heart I was wondering since when pulak beloved husband is prioritising his best friend's wedding over my dire need to SHOP in Seberang splurging my rupiahs away. Also to buy the cotton for baju raya especially when the tailor has warned this time, "Ti, buat baju raya awal sikit ye tahun ni. Mata dan tangan Kak Zai dah perlu mengambil lebih masa untuk menjahit baju kurung tu."

"I know this is E's big night but this is his second wedding."

"Eh, he is my best friend. Takkan tak pergi. Yang dulu tu lain, was more than 10 years ago and this time round is the proper, nikah and kahwin, ikut adat orang Melayu... Kena give all the support to him."



I don't want to argue with him albeit him saying that "Alah... jangan lah feel down. Nanti kita discuss kat rumah k." I am not the disputing type this time round, wonder why... Ooooo... must be sebab tak sampai hati after the stuffs he bought for me at la Sen*a last night :)

I know the Surabaya trip will be off this time. (sobbing sobbing ....) I checked the flight schedule. It is just too impossible to go that Friday and come back on Sunday. The one and only return flight reaches KL at 10.40 pm on Sunday. To go on Friday and come back on Saturday, just forget it. That is like equating our visit at Oth*an and Zi*a's to balik kampung in Seremban. Too short, tak best!

Guess I just need to chill and get over this frustration. Maybe it will not be that bad after all. Anyway I also need to do a bit of monitoring on Alina's UPSR revision. Have been neglecting that hence have to jamak my supervision over her.

Alamak, baju lip lap tak muat dah. Got time ah to tempah? Kak Zai... mata and tangan tu have to work extra hard this two weeks for me!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tribute to Emak on Mother's Day

(The Happy Mother's Day cards which Alim and Alina did for me today. Thanks dearies!)

I read somewhere, must be in one of the Hadiths, that "Hilang lah satu keberkatan di dunia ini apabila meninggal nya seorang ibu."

I berdo'a agar Emak dikurniakan kesihatan dan kekuatan, kemurahan rezki dan kebahagiaan yang berpanjangan.

Words can never express how grateful I am to Emak and how much I love her.


A mother is the truest friend we have,
When trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us,
When adversity takes the place of prosperity,
When friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us
Still she will cling onto us,
And endeavour by her kind percepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
And cause peace to return to our hearts
(Anon)

A tribute to Emak












And to all the beautiful and lovely mothers out there.....