Monday, March 29

Life is like a black man's left testicle, it's not right it's not fair

Lolx, the above line is quoted from Talentime, lame? 

So I watched Talentime few days back with a bunch of crazy fellows. I would say the movie is worth watching, feel free just grab one and watch. Oh, the DVD we rent does not have subtitle and we were guessing the plot most of the time because they speak in all languages, BM, Chinese, Cantonese, Tamil, English and even in sign language. That's Malaysia!  

I never find Malaysian produced movie appealing, at least to me. Interesting enough, the trigger point to give Talentime a try was Yasmin Ahmad's death. Had she still alive, I wouldn't have chosen Talentime when we're struggling what movie to watch that night. In fact, I wouldn't even know her. 

Just like Micheal Jackson, you know, his long sleep has put him back in the limelight again. Those who didn't know him now became his fans; suddenly all the negative charges against him dismissed; people moonwalk-ing on streets; his humanitarian hits warmed the earth... You can even hear people saying "Guess what, I never liked him but things changed now. He is awesome!"  Of course, I'm one of them. 

Anyhow, I find it extremely perplexing when someone's death actually brought more attention to him/her. Perplexed as in I don't know if I should feel happy or sad on behalf of the deceased; glad that finally my hard works are now recognised and much appreciated, but at an irreplaceable expense. 

Why must we start being more appreciative only when we start losing? Sigh... 

Sunday, March 7

Say "hi" to my long-lost friends

Funny fact about problems is that when they come, they don't come alone. They come in bunch.

JAMES 1:2-4 
'Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lack of anything.' 

So, the scripture tells me do not resent problems, temptations or trials as intruders even though they are tearing my body and my soul into pieces. In the opposite, greet them as I would a long-lost friend. 

Truce, shall we?