Thursday, July 31, 2008

membuang masa membazir waktu

kawan kawan the movie... jom kita LAWAN?

Satu cerita tentang kawan-kawan. Kawan-kawan bukan lawan tapi... kenapa mesti ada kawan yang makan kawan, kawan jadi lawan, lawan musuh kawan. Pelikkan? Kawan tetap kawan sampai bebila pun kawan. Kawan ibarat sebuah taman yang sangat menawan. Kawan adalah teman. Teman yang tak mungkin tikam kawan. Teman yang takkan musuhi kawan. Kawan-kawan kitakan kawan, kenapa nak lawan? Lawan untuk kebaikan tegur kesilapan bantu kawan
tapi... lawan untuk keburukan burukkan kawan tipu kawan jatuhkan lawan. Ingatlah kawan, fikirlah teman...Kitakan makhluk Tuhan. Saya sayang kawan. Saya hormat teman dan tak benci pada lawan. Sekian.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SEPI menyepi

Sepi merupakan filem dari hasil buah tangan Kabir Bhatia selepas filem CINTA. Satu yang terlintas di fikiran saya ialah filem ini pasti berbeza dan menyentuh jiwa. Di dalam filem Sepi, penulis skrip sangat bijak sebenarnya dalam mengatur logik antara sastera dan kehidupan seharian rakyat Malaysia sehingga setiap elemen di dalam filem ini dirasakan cukup ramuannya, tidak berlebih-lebih dan yang paling penting inilah kehidupan kita sebenarnya.

Filem sepi merangkumi tiga cerita yang berbeza tetapi terikat dalam satu takdir yang dikaitkan dengan begitu sempurna. Sepi berbicara mengenai perjalanan sebuah harapan, pengorbanan dan sebagainya. Lumrah sebuah kehidupan, jalan menemui kebahagiaan tidak selalunya mudah. Kisah Adam, Sufi dan Imaan, sepi terlebih dulu menjengah hati mereka hingga membuatkan mereka mencari cinta, memilih cinta, dan menggenggam cinta. Sepi mengajar mereka erti cinta dan mungkin mengajar kita juga. Itu sebahagian daripada rempah ratus dalam filem Sepi.

Lakonan Afdlin Shauki, Vanida Imran, Nasya Aziz, Eja, Riezman Khuzaimi, Tony Eusoff, Syed Hussein, Baizura Kahar, Pierre Andre dan semua pelakon tambahan mantap dan membanggakan. Sinematografi yang mengagumkan, jalinan dari satu babak ke satu babak yang indah dan latar penceritaan yang benar-benar membawa pengertian sepi dari kacamata setiap watak yang ditonjolkan.

Jika filem-filem Melayu mahu diterima semula dan mahu dijadikan pilihan tontonan di panggung, filem Sepi adalah jawapan dan menjadi tanda aras filem yang berkualiti. Tetapi sayang, sukar sebenarnya untuk menyalahkan penonton kenapa filem sepi kurang mendapat tempat di hati penonton. Kenapa.... ? bukan salah promosi, promosi mengenai filem ini sudah cukup memenuhi setiap ruang media cetak mahupun media elektronik. Mungkin, pendedahan kita dalam menilai sesuatu kualiti sesebuah filem belum cukup mendalam dan masih belum cukup matang. Tepuk dada tanya minda.



Monday, July 28, 2008


Harajuku (原宿 "meadow lodging") is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. The area is known internationally for its youth style and fashion. Harajuku street style is promoted in Japanese and international publications such as Kera, Tune, Gothic & Lolita Bible and Fruits.

Harajuku style originated among teens on the streets of the Harajuku Shopping District in Tokyo. It may have been brought to many people's attention by American singer Gwen Stefani, but the evolution of the style certainly didn't begin with her and it certainly won't end with her. Like many "street fashions" it is difficult to characterize, both because it is constantly changing and because it has many manifestations. There is no cookie-cutter approach to the style, but if you want to dress in Harajuku style, here are some guidelines to get you started.


Shopping in an eclectic Harajuku boutique

1. Mix and (mis)match different fashions. What is now known as Harajuku (like Halloween in Japan every Sunday) style started as teens in the district began to integrate traditional Japanese attire, especially kimonos and geta sandals, into their dress. Before, they wore primarily clothes that were influenced by the West, but by mixing the traditional with the modern, they created a new style. Other examples of mixing and matching including the punk look with the schoolgirl uniform or a goth look with designer clothes. In Harajuku, mixing different styles and mismatching colors and patterns is encouraged--you can do anything you want, as long as your outfit is a thoughtful expression of your individuality

2. Become familiar with variations of style in the Harajuku district. It's impossible to pinpoint one "Harajuku style." Many styles have originated or developed on the streets of Harajuku, and many Harajuku girls (and boys) integrate one or more of these somewhat more defined styles into their outfits.

Gothic Lolita involves wearing gothic, feminine and elegant clothes, to the extent that you look like a living Victorian doll.

Japanese punks, inspired by the punk movement that began in London in the 70s, magnify rebelliousness with over-the-top clothes, accessories, makeup, and piercings.

Cosplay entails dressing up like your favorite cartoon/anime or computer game character.

Decora style favors bright colors, flamboyance and accessories from head to toe. You decorate yourself with plastic toys and jewelry, and it's not uncommon to have so many that you can hear them click together when the person moves.

Kawaii (literally translating from Japanese to "cute") places an emphasis on childlike playfulness--anime characters, ruffles, pastel colors, toys, and so on.

3. Dress in layers. One of the hallmarks of Harajuku is layering.
Sweaters, vests, or jackets over blouses over t-shirts, dresses worn with leggings, and so on. Layering clothes (or giving the appearance of layering by wearing ruffled dresses, for example) allows you to mix and match a wider variety of different styles, and adds more dimension to your outfit.

4. Customize your clothes. Secondhand clothing and do-it-yourself styles are popular ingredients in a Harajuku outfit. Like that flowered skirt but think it would look cuter with a ribbon pinned on it or with a more uneven, angular hemline? Get out the scissors and glue and make your store-bought clothes uniquely yours. Or, go even further and make your own skirt. Cutting the fabric to create bold angles and lines can make even a plain black dress appear remarkable and fun.

5. Accessorize. Add any wild accessories you have, such as belts, earrings, hair clips, jewelry, and handbags. Remember, accessories can be colorful and loud, and they don't have to match your clothes. Speaking of loud, in decora, a particular Harajuku style, accessories embellish an outfit from head to toe, and objects such as bells are sometimes used to add an aural dimension to the wardrobe.

6. Go wild with your
hair and makeup. The Harajuku style doesn't have to stop with your clothes. Pigtails and other "cute" hairstyles are particularly popular, as is dying your hair. Creative, even theatrical makeup can be a fun addition.

7. Wear whatever looks good to you. It's been said that the Harajuku style is not really a protest against mainstream fashion and commercialism (as punk was), but rather a way of dressing in whatever looks good to you. If you think mismatched rainbow and polka-dot leggings look good with a plaid dress, go for it!

Smile and say chiizu! If you dress Harajuku style outside of Harajuku, you'll likely draw attention from people unfamiliar with your international fashion sense. If the attention isn't positive, just smile graciously and keep going about your business. But if people ask questions or want to take pictures, strike a pose! The people in Harajuku are proud of their style, so you should be, too.


1. Many people mistakenly think that dressing Harajuku style is about just "throwing things together." While the assembly of different styles and patterns might seem haphazard, it's important to put a lot of thought into your style. If you study how people dress in the Harajuku shopping district, you'll see that the intricate outfits are carefully chosen to convey a certain image that a random and thoughtless combination never could.

2. Harajuku style changes very quickly. Keep up with the evolution of the style by reading publications like FRUiTS and These publications and others like them offer a wealth of pictures of Harajuku outfits and are updated weekly or monthly. If you want to dress in Harajuku style, looking at pictures is a good way to get inspired.

3. "Harajuku style" is also known as "FRUiTS fashion" to those who follow the magazine, but neither of these terms are commonly used by the Japanese who epitomize style when describing themselves.

4. Contrary to popular belief, Harajuku style is not just for the girls. While some variations of the style lend themselves more to females than to males (e.g. Gothic Lolita), many of the hallmarks of the style are gender-neutral. After all, it's about dressing in what looks good to you--why should girls have all the fun?


1. Don't get carried away with brand loyalty. While it's OK to favor certain designer labels (especially since brand loyalty is big in Japan), Harajuku is about creating your own look, so if you appear just like the mannequins in the mall or the pictures in the catalog, you may be stylish, but you're not unique. Don't be afraid to mix that Calvin Klein dress with a used, torn and tattered pair of jeans and some combat boots.

2. Also, In many places Harujuku style is very uncommon, you can't just dress the part, you have to be the part. When walking down the street people will look at you. Hold your head high, be proud of what you are wearing or else you look like a poser.

Ayat ayat CINTA

Apa indahnya sebuah cerita dalam ayat-ayat cinta?

Pada pendapat saya, Ayat Ayat Cinta berjaya mengadaptasikan sebuah novel cinta keagamaan menjadi sebuah filem komersial yang indah dan sangat menarik sehingga saya teruja untuk menontonnya berkali-kali. Tangkapan sinematografi cantik dan berseni. Runut bunyi mengasyikkan dan menyentuh perasaan. Lakonan semua pendukungnya berhasil menghidupkan watak watak cerita dan yang paling penting, dipenuhi ayat-ayat cinta yang sangat mengujakan dan penuh kalimah sastera! ini kelebihan yang ada pada ayat-ayat cinta. Ceritanya bukan sekadar satu hiburan tapi mesej yang ingin disampaikan sewajarnya di lihat sebagai satu panduan dan teladan untuk kita sama sama menilai erti CINTA sebenar.