Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank You Love!

Salam and hello~

Last Saturday, me and my two friends went to watch a musical theater Terima Kasih Cinta at Istana Budaya. It’s been my fifth time and I must say that I love watching theater be it a musical or not. One of my favorite things in the world. I enjoy watching movies, but it’s nothing compares to seeing them act and dance and sing live in front of you! Not only that, I always found myself wondering how the set was created, how many hours they spend to get all the perfect timing, how the cast could deliver and share their emotion with the audience. So many works to do and I guessed all these element is what makes it's impossible to leave a theater without a smile on your face no matter how cheesy the plot was!

Terima Kasih Cinta is a musical version of Cinta, they keep the plot exactly how it is with of course, new people to play the role. We have (cstand in for the original cast in the film) Vince and Nadia Aqila as Pierre Andre and Sharifah Amani; Deja Moss and Anding as Nanu Baharuddin and Que Haidar; Tony Eusoff and Norish Karman as Rashidi Ishak and Rita Rudaini ; Shajiry Damery and Faradhiya as Eizlan Yusuf and Fasha Sandha; Latiff Ibrahim, Safura Yaacob and Diddy Hirdy as Datuk Rahim Razali, Fatimah Abu Bakar and Nasrizal Ngasri. And no I’m not going to write the synopsis here. Just what I think of this play.

If you haven’t watched the film, I think it'll be hard to understand the storyline since there were too many pairings, too many many things for one to absorb at the introduction. The constantly and rapidly changing scene did not help at all.  However, the entire cast was great. Norish Karman and Tony impressed me the most. Their scene was intense and dramatic and I almost cry when Tony had to part from his daughter played by Nik Nur Amalin. Gosh, this girl is really amazing with her dance and her acting is not bad too! Just that I constantly get jealous as she gets to hug with Tony all the time, totally not fair. Lol, kidding. That girl is so cute, I wish I can be like her when I grow up~  Anding impress me too with his vocal and acting skill but his bright yellow pants were hurting my eyes (Same goes to Tony's bright orange and Shajiry's shocking pink blazer). But one thing is good for sure that every love-pair are color-coded, it really helps people like me (yang rabun, pastu tak bawak glasses) to know who is who especially the girls because once they change their clothes and hair, I really can’t tell anymore.

The stage set up was awesome in some way. It’s really important because you only have two and a half hour to cramp all the 5 plots together and this is where the stage set plays an important role. They have this 6 moveable cubicle, arrange in a row of three so it’s really high.  If you gonna watch this play, better choose the seat that a bit far from the stage. And they can move the cubicle to front and back. I love it but to some people, you might get a headache. At some point the stage looks really crowded.

Three minutes before the show start~

The list of songs contains Permata Untuk Isteri (Kopratasa), Seribu Impian (Casey), Cinta (Misha Omar/Jaclyn Victor), Kau Ilhamku (Man Bai), Belaian Jiwa (Carefree), Sejati (Wings), Mata (Noorkumalasari), Janji Manismu (Aisyah), Berkorban Apa Saja (P. Ramlee), Itu Kamu (Estranged) and the rest, I’m not really sure.  I’m not entirely happy with the songs choice but my fave has to be Mata - it's a sexy song and the vibe is really groovy (no doubt, music arrangement is awesome). It makes me wanna stand up and dance on my seat! And I really love it when they sing Itu Kamu - happening giler. The backup singers were also great. Like really great!

The best theater for me so far is still P. Ramlee the Musical but really, I shouldn't compare them two or with any other theater because every each of them have different style, left me with different emotions. I love some parts in here, but hate the others, so I guess this is the appeal of theater? 

Anyway, me and Ju-are went to Istana Budaya quite early, and while waiting for Suzie and Yah, we took many pictures~ Turns out that Yah couldn’t make it. So it’s just the 3 of us.

Pic with poster is a must!

Me: Oh, gong!
Ju-are: Gendang ar weih~

Ju-are and Suzie shopping~

The play finished at 11.45pm. There was a fan signing event with the cast and I would be in line if I wasn’t so hungry. And there was many people too. I managed to snap a few shots of them but it went all blur, cause I didn’t bring flash (so it wasn’t Sam’s fault).

Norish Karman

Tony Eusuff

And then we head on to Pelita for some naan cheese and tandoori. It’s yummy! 

And finally, I will end this post with a pic taken by Ju-are on our way to KL :D

Title: Aku Sekotak Tisu :D

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Clothes For Jjongie!

Wanna show off you guys my new bb skin! My sis introduce me to this shop called Popmyberry which sells lots of accessories for Blackberry user. The designs are seriously cute/cool and you can get it at reasonable price. You can check out their website here: popmyberry or visit their store at No. 21, Jalan SS 15/8B, Subang Jaya. 

I bought these at $22 each. Cute huh?

p/s:  Yes, Jjong the bb! :D

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let's Have An Ice-Skating Date!

We went ice-skating today!

Since I’ve promised my sisters that I’ll treat them to ice-skating this holiday, so we went to Sunway today. It’s been awhile since I last go ice-skating - I’m used to go here with a few friends quite frequent in the past - so I was nervous. Like really nervous. Just like the first time I went here with Ju-are. I was so nervous that I felt like my heart will popped out from my chest! But then, once I stepped on the ice, it only took me a few seconds to get used to it. And that familiar feeling when I skate - some sort of peaceful feeling? - I'm able to feeling it again and it makes me totally happy.

But my skill gets rusty, heh. My desire to learn how to twirl got stronger again, just like the old time. *sigh*

With my youngest sister Dila

So anyone want to go ice-skating with me?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Trip to Pengkalan Balak

We already have our first vacation for this year and it was a 2 days and one night trip to Pengkalan Balak, Malacca!

So the original plan was to spend a night at Seremban (at one of my aunt’s house) on Friday night and convoying to Malacca on the Saturday morning, breakfast at the R&R, should be reaching there before 11, a quick check in so the kids (that including me XD) can go straight to the beach, barbeque and karaoke session at night, and the next morning would be a sukaneka, then we could have a photography session at the beach, lunch before check out, maybe pay a visit to Malacca town before heading back to Kuala Lumpur. Sounds like a pleasant trip right? :D

Though I didn’t pack my bag until the last minute, I already have a thought of what to bring, so packing went smooth. And excitedly, we left home around 9pm.

 But kita merancang, Allah yang menentukan….

Our car broke down at Jalan Mahameru. Took more than an hour for AAM to come only to tell us that we need to take the car to a workshop. So we ditched Seremban plan and just head to Kg Pandan to another aunt’s house since it was the nearest at exactly 12am. Only then I know that I didn’t bring my sleeping pants T__T  Thank god mum did brought extra sweat pants so I’m safe from a pants-less night, kekekek~

It was just a minor problem; dad came back from workshop around 11am. We reached Seremban at 12.30 and still have to wait for the rest of the convoy team, so we decided to lunch and have a walk at Teluk Kemang beach. Nothing much to see cause the beach was short, we did everything we could to keep ourselves entertained by taking ridiculous pictures.

Lol, mum was so cooperative~

We only made a move around 2pm and it was raining lightly when we reach our chalet. It was a small room with a queen and single bed. There was a verandah connecting every 3 units and my younger cousins and niece were having a total fun climbing the divider from one verandah to another. The room was so clean and tidy and I’m honestly happy with it. The only thing I’m not pleased was that our room have only air conditioner - there was a fan but it was broken. There was no remote to control the temperature either! Imagine me being in an air-conditioned room on a raining day – that gives me a slight headache.  I was having a terrible flu that night. I was sneezing non-stop and was having trouble sleeping!

Help grilling the chickens (nampak sangat berlakon kan? :D)

And the rain kept on pouring for the next 24 hours and it ruined the remaining plan. We still have the barbeque and karaoke session that night despite the rain. But apart from that, we couldn’t do anything but to stay in the room. Luckily Mieyra bought the play-card when we’re at Teluk Kemang, so I learned how to play Cho Tai Tee. Kind of addicted to this game because I’m so good at it. I should be in a tournament or something, muahaha~ But that’s all we ever do. Some of my cousins went to the beach that morning, even though it was raining. They even had a banana boat ride! I wished I could put my nose somewhere safe and went for a ride too. Then balik baru pasang balik, can ah? :D

It was raining when we had our lunch on Sunday. It was still raining when we check out from the chalet. Still raining when we leave Malacca, still raining when we reach KL T_T I'm so glad that I'm wearing a multi-layered clothes - keeps me warm throughout the journey.  

Anyway, how did you guys spend your rainy weekend? Seems like I’m gonna be spending my holiday with indoor activities. Whatever you do guys, please take care of yourself. Drink lots of water and take vitamin C! >> More like advices for myself, hehe.

And oh! Happy Chinese New Year!