Thursday, August 22, 2013

8 Pitfalls to validate you're a famous Artiste (and possibly very attractive). Provided you don't fall flat to your face first.

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People thinks it's all fun and glamour becoming an Artiste (I know some of my silly students do). To them, life of an artiste is easy and free from worries. Darlings, far far from this delusion! Being a non-muslim Artiste in a muslim country like Malaysia is totally different from Hollywood. Our local creative industry in TV broadcasting and some film quarters is controlled with many self-imposed rules of don't do this and do that, populated by mostly, if not all fools who are afraid and always in hiding. What's more, many Malaysians don't really care about local artistes, and with good reasons too - I agree with them. For me, this is an advantage for me, because truly I cannot stand local artistes myself, and would be gladly be left alone with my own devices. No paparazzi to disturb me, or tricky news reports about me - though when I first become famous, lots of crazy reports can be read at local papers which are not true. But on a larger context, an Artiste needs to function in the society too, and it definitely affects my everyday life. If you're a real Artiste, you can never ever really fits into a "normal society". How come? Let's start examining based on my own real-life experience:

1) People wants to see you - just see, you see?
The first time this happened to me was when one of The Star newspaper journalists arranged a meeting with me saying that it wanted to publish a feature story, after the news article. That was at the height of my famous Malaysian Idol performance that went viral online. So being new, I just obliged and meet the said journalist. Not one journalist, but 5 of them turned up! Of course, I was young and naive that time, and just followed them up to the office tower, and we sat in the meeting room. After that, nothing happened - meaning no news on print. I never buy The Stars newspaper after that. The subsequent times when this see-see happens is when I apply for jobs. This happened quite recently, and the 2 ladies interviewing me looked super excited, which I don't know why! Again, nothing happened - meaning no job being offered. This type of meeting will surely happen if I were to send in my resume to any company.


One of my first most-downloaded
and misused picture online
2) People wants to own you
Some people after seeing, feeling not satisfied, wants MORE. Yes, and that is to own you for free. Specifically in a Malaysian context, most people in business are real cheapskates. Like the saying - nothing is free. Even when people gives you money, you can expect something you have to give in return. It's business, pure and simple. But there's plenty of unscrupulous business people in Malaysia, and most of them are really there for their own benefit. What's worse is the ownership part. I don't know whether it's due to religion, the concept of ownership is really apparent here. Owning a human being is the worst type, because then - you would be a modern-day slave! They expect you to behave a certain way- heads covered, everything covered from tit to toe, and that is not creativity. Live free or die. Personally, I feel like dying or losing hope if I were to work in an office hour environment type.

3) Harder to find regular job
Artistes are very different from normal folks. I don't know whether it's because of my own impatience, or the expectations people have upon me. I believe it has to do with me in large part, because I cannot really stand long dull office hours or I'll give them a real Steve Jobs - unless if they compensates well and fairly. Also most if not all Malaysian companies practises cheap salary to hire, and NOT based on your credentials and past achievements don't count a thing. They prefer to hire the young and naive, so these companies can control them easily, not like a smart and experienced person like myself. So, most of the time, we would run away from regular full-time jobs. Possibly because I am not a regular person in the first place. But other than that, my reputation as an artiste - people knows my face! So it can be a double-edged sword. Most if not all bosses are those traditional sort, and deem artistes as such and such, so it's not the good morally upright sort impression they have on me. That's it, I'm destined to be a kept harlot for the rest of my life. Anyone?

4) Jealousy
Like it or not, most adult Malaysians still behaves like little children. They're envious of your achievements. Or would praise you in very plastic manner. Then, they would say some incriminating or negative comment behind your back just to make themselves feel better to make up for their own lack of achievements. Or define you in a way that makes them feel better. It happens to me before, so jealousy is a big no-no if you want to become a true artiste. The truth is, there's nothing to be jealous about! I have a student who gets so envious of actors on billboards. Sooner or later, he would find out (in a very hard way for him, I'm sure) that he's jealous about nothing. There's one Russian bitch (in Malaysia, we have a term Mak Gatal, translated in English as Auntie Itchy) I accidentally "bumped" into online who went berserk in attacking me via emails and comments (that's why I don't publish it here) when she knew about me. That week, my blog was hit with the highest number of visitors from that country....you're right - Russia! See how jealousy transcends nations.

For my fans who wants to know about my latest ACHIEVEMENTS:
BMW Film Awards Best Actor
Jury Duty
Europe Photo Exhibit
The Face for Jobstreet
World Cup KFC commercial
Controversial but Most-Watched Episode
The Golden Shorts Fame

5) Temptations Galore
Men and women wants to own you. Like me, I've managed to do some profiling homework of all the people who were interested in me in the past and now, and the facts were astonishing! These facts I'll keep for my own personal pleasure, thank you. I respect the privacy of all my conquests, even the bad ones. When human being wants you, they would tempts you with all sorts of pleasures. So as an artiste, do you give in or give out? This has to do with the type of person that artiste is in the first place. I've seen artiste fallen into drugs and sex, and it has to do with their own desires. That's where my coaching comes in handy with How to Manage Yourself in facing Temptation. Don't give in to silly pressures - it's all just in your head and from your lack of sleep. Nowadays I am much wiser not to be attracted by temptations. I received calls, and most of them I just passed on to my friend to handle. Yes, good physique of a person is important, but it's not everything. Tall good-looking people falls too, so why not give the shorter guys a chance? I am short by the way, so I am talking about myself.

6) Eyes will be judging
All artistes crave attention. But as you matures, you'll find that not all attention is good. Aspiring artistes needs to know when is the right time to get attention, when to let go and what to do with it after that. Besides getting precious attention, it is also wise for the artiste to learn how to let go of their own selfish desire for attention. It has a lot to do with self-control and wisdom. Remember there are bad men too in this world. And they have eyes on you too. You know in Malaysia, little little things people like to blow it out of proportion. Like wearing a totally innocent skimpy yellow shorts. That's an uneducated mentality, and so many of them are like that. So is that the type of market you want to conquer for your fame and fortune? If yes, good, go ahead. If not, it's important to KNOW YOUR MARKET. That's why Personal Coaching is really essential for all artistes, not only the new ones, but the mature ones need it too.

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7) Strangers want to take you home (or to their starship)
To the new, this prospect may seem exciting. But wait until you get into their homes. When I entered a strangers' home, you get to know the person even more. Most of the homes I went into are bungalows and beautiful condos with tight security. I get to see some pretty stuff collected from around the world. Some of the locations of these homes are so isolated, it's like travelling into another state (or galaxy). But as an artiste, you must love to travel. Inculcate the adventuresome spirit in you. Then be patient. Now a word of precaution: once you entered a stranger's home, you may not be able to get out as fast as you want. Some would insist you to stay and read a book. Some would insist you to sit quietly on the sofa, while meals are being prepared. Just pray you don't get any lunatic who went bananas to control everything in the house (even you!), and you'll have to suffer through the night. Yikes! The latest offer I received is to be on a cruise ship. I think that's better than to be in a dark lonely bungalow up on some god-forsaken hills.

8) Pants will be dropping (or some such obscene gesture)
I have encountered people doing some obscene gestures at me at different places. My first was when I was doing a shoot for a Malay drama, and this gaffer (I think - he was carrying equipment in and out of the location) would come touching my crotch area after I've changed into my ward robe! When I am alone sitting, reading my script, he would hovered unknowingly and whispered some obscene words to conjure some imagination into my head when I'm trying to memorise my lines! Mental rape, help. This type of obscene behavior goes beyond just the set location, and at your local mamak restaurant too! I don't know whether it's because I'm famous (not trying to be conceited here or just plain attractive?) , but this Mamak guy at the counter would looked very excitedly like almost out-of-breath whenever I come to the counter to pay. Once, he was so daring as to enact his masturbatory hand gestures right in front of me! After that incident, I would only call upon the other more polite waiter to come to my table so I can pay through him - not directly confronting that obscene dwarf. The first week of the fasting month, I came in again just to observe how he would react when he sees me. And it was hilarious! He walked from his cashier counter to the wash basin (a few times) which was only just a few steps behind him, and splash himself with water and wet his face like he's fainting or somewhat suffering from some sort of deprivation. Good.

And one more thing...
Your pictures shall be taken indiscriminately. This would wrap up your desire for craving attention. For me, like most other normal folks, it feels like invasion of privacy. I used to teach, and some of my students would snap a picture of me without my knowledge when I'm teaching.So what did I do? I carried my own camera and snap a picture back at him, while covering my face.

So there you have it - the 8 pitfalls (plus one more) an artiste would eventually face (and endure) in their careers. This may sound like fun reading, but for me - it still is an everyday challenge. The good thing is I am not always on the media or too exposed, which gives me some form of exclusivity and mystery as an Artiste. Having all these experience are fun, and some downright torture, but I am still glad to be able to write and impart these insights to all my beloved readers here. Again, personal coaching is important for upcoming artistes to cleverly overcome the 8 pitfalls I've just mentioned, and this service is what I provide. Read about my PERSONAL COACHING's TOP TEN success stories here:
1) Coaching You to Success
2) Full Attendance
3) Fashion Students Showcase
4) Bigger Class
5) Taking Students on Roadshows
6) International Students
7) Student on Magazine Cover
8) Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
9) Students Photo Shoot
10) Students Performing for Event

For how to become a better ARTISTE tips:

For more tips on how to be a smarter SHOPPER, click below:
Instant Coffee Review
Tips to Better Touchscreen Care
The Buyer's Psychology
Money-Saving Tips
How to be a Smart Shopper (Grocery Goods)
Tips for Buying Shoes (Sneakers)
Instant Noodles (Mee Goreng) Review
The Perfectionist Shopper
Shopping Tips for Electronic Gadgets
Music Player Review
Taking Care of Your Umbrella
Tips for Buying the Best Diary
The Best Tablet

For GAME apps and FILM review:
Temple Run vs Subway Surfers vs Minion Rush
Angry Birds Space (close to 10,000 hits)
Angry Birds: Red's Mighty Feathers
Skyfall movie review
Pacific Rim and Lone Ranger
In the Mood for Love vs Belle Du Jour

For EVENTS, FASHION & RESTAURANT:
Pre-Hari Raya KLCC Window Display
 Dome Cafe Review
La Fleur Review
Stuff Magazine 9th Anniversary Party
Myanmar Art Review
Smartphones Unveiling Event
Fire-y Dragon Displays
Christmas 2011 Display
PC Fair Review KLCC
Student Art Fair
MaSIF Fashion Review
Spring/Summer Display Review
Fashion Show Review
Fashion Sales Preview Party
Launch Event - Pikom ICT Capsquare

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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I first knew about Steve Jobs when I was in primary school. Back then we have a computer room filled with the Macintosh. I wasn't really a computer whiz kid whatever, but it's a very sought-after subject that time. I was just a kid, and I managed to draw stuff on the computer, and it was touted by my teachers as fantastic. In church, I thought Jobs was a book in the Bible.Then in college, I have to learn to use the Mac for creating magazine covers and advertisements. The last time Steve Jobs was famous to me at least was when he was diagnosed with cancer, before ushering the Iphone 4S. Seriously, I don't even own any Apple products even after his death - generally I don't follow the herds of people rushing to get his last product. But as a man, Steve Jobs strikes me as someone I could relate to. Hence, when his official autobiography was due out, I first got myself a copy.

Walter Isaacson wrote in a very matter-of-fact manner, devoid of any sentimental or flowery language I would usually get from novels. It's really refreshing to read every page without having to endure all the sentimentality for once - and this book is good. You can read it fast or read it slow, it doesn't matter. I can still get all the facts I wanted from a reporter that is the writer, who is objective, informative and unbiased when describing this technopreneur Steve Jobs. Trust me, it's better than watching the movie. This book is detailed to the T. It started with Jobs' parents. A detailed account of how they met as young lovers and out came Steve.

I won't go into his account of life, but I am most appalled by the way Steve Jobs treated people. From the book, we get to know how he's a spoiled child, often being told how special he is. Then he discovered that he was adopted, hence he seek to find himself, not his real parents per se - but to find his selfish self to enlightenment. He got himself into dropping acids and into all the flower movent of the 60s, basically getting himself high. The flow of the book follows chronologically from his childhood up to his death.

What appeals me to the book is the fact that Steve Jobs is an artiste himself, but cloaked in the form of a billionaire who runs the world's most successful company Apple. His artistic sensibilities are one that is perfection. As I read the book, I began to see how he makes other people suffer for perfection. He strives for perfection, and he suffers from chasing after it too. But one thing he actually makes me realise is how often the people all around me are stupid, dumb and utterly bunch of asses. It's quite true his assessment, but if I were him, I won't waste my energy in attacking these type of people. But since he's the boss, therefore, he's free to do as he pleases like a dictator ruling his little country. Another extremity to both sides of his personality.

I suspect a lot of Malaysian companies are reading his book, and thinking themselves as great as Steve Jobs, therefore many would throw their stupid tantrums. Please silly bosses, you are NOT Steve Jobs. You can never be like him. Ever. He lived at this time, born and raised in that certain way no one else can be alike, So please be kinder and use other ways to manage your staff. Don't let poor folks working for you suffer for your silly high standards. Come on, this is Malaysia. We are still a developing country. Our ways are so different from this Steve Jobs. Like one saying "Do not hit where the pud is, but hit it where it has not been before".

What I've learned from this book:
1) Your country of origin determines your future success.
2) The first Mac was a failure. Steve Job's first true successful product was Ipod.
3) Steve Jobs is great at creating hype but hype can only give you this much only.
4) Treating people like shit is not going to sustain your success.
5) Life is short, so create only the best product - that is YOU!

Looking back again, I do find moments in the book that Steve Jobs and I were exactly alike. First off, it's his mind distortion technique. After reading this book, now I realised I actually uses that too whenever I'm with people I work with. If I discovered a film director I really liked and wanted to work with, I used that technique.

The other more glaring point we shared is impatience. But there's a slight difference here, being that Steve Jobs is impatient with his staff. As for me, I am simply impatient with myself! I have things I want to achieve, and time and money is always against us. That's also motivated by the sense that life is short, as do Steve Jobs. But his death was one quite painful and tragic, and really nobody wants to end their lives from cancer. So in many ways, many people felt a connection with this book by Walter Isaacson. His writing is direct, clear, straightforward and fair in much a way a mediator should be. And this is what makes this book such a must-have. And of course, the subject is one of such extreme polarities, corporate back-stabbing and laced with so much story arcs between father figures and abandoned child - truly it's real life. Abandonment is another form of abuse. Very true.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Why Bananas is the Artiste's Choice for King of Fruitdom





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First, let me christened bananas as the king in all of fruitdom. If people ask me what type of fruit to act or represent, it must be bananas! Not the smelly durian. Or the stuck-up apples. I love bananas because it means different things to different people. You can call someone went bananas, which means that person went crazy mad. Or to the vulgar folks, banana means the penis. This banana fruit is truly THE fruit all artistes should embrace.

The Shape
It's easy to hold with one hand. The elongated almost dynamite stick-like shape makes it stand out among the crowd of boring fruits everywhere. Just stick out a banana in a public place, and surely someone would give you a stare. The shape is attention grabbing, which is why I always have a banana for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can put it in your bag - big or small and it still fits. Put it in your pocket at your pants to connotes your manliness or the jacket to scare people into thinking you have a pistol. The banana shape is here to intimidate, arouse, scare, cajol and a million other tiny emotions would surface without any words spoken necessarily. Especially if you're a serious award recognised Actor like me, the banana's golden shape looks more like an Oscar statuette.

A-peeling
The act of peeling the skin of a banana could emote a hundred reactions from men and women. The act itself is so easy to do, and not strenuous to your finger muscles. I always enjoy peeling off a banana in front of someone I hate or love, once I've already identified that person.

A hundred ways to eat
After peeling off the skins, voila, the full flesh is revealed immediately. Not like the hard and sharp skin of the durian, how troublesome to crack open. With a banana, you can skip all the drama and hurdles and simply eat it with a relaxed mind. If you're an actor like me, find the perfect person you can eat it in front to and give them a performance of a lifetime. For someone you love, bit in big chunks slowly to show how passionate you can be, and leave an exhilarating expectation for afterwards. For someone you despise, quickly bit off the heads of the flesh to show you have no mercy to those who crosses your path or angers you in any way.

Nutrition for the rich and poor alike
An artiste have to constantly keeps his or her body in shape. After some heavy workout, a banana in the purse is always an energy booster. Or if you're too poor to buy food, simply just get a bunch of bananas - it's equally and even more satisfying than a 5-course meal. I always feel better, cheerier and more ready to confront this hypocritical world after I stomach a banana. Besides being such a satisfying fruit like no other, a banana is extremely budget-friendly too if you're a person of limited means.


Short Shelf Life
Once you purchase a bunch of bananas, be sure to finish it, say within 4 days. The banana peels begin to have black spots, a gentle reminder to all of us that life is short for all of us, not just the bananas. So everytime you peel one off, savor each bite like it's your last and enjoy all the tiny sensations the flesh exudes in your watery mouth. Make sure you chew well, until it finally turns into a delicious melted ice-cream mesh, then swallow with one hearty joyous gulp as a welcome addition to your stomach (God knows what crap you put inside, but a banana is surely more nutritious). Once it is gone, take a moment to relive everything you had till that moment and give thanks.

Always a happy boy with a banana
And finally...
Every little bit of the banana has some use if you really put your heart and mind to it. Same with your life. Nothing is wasted, unless you say it so. A banana's life is how you make it in your state of mind. Even the banana's peel can be put into good use if you know what to do. If you love to care for your skin, place the peels over your eyes and the top of your forehead immediately after peeling, for underneath is full of nutrients for the skin. If there's someone you hate, simply wait in a corner for him or her to walk by, then throws the peels right on the walkway for that person to slip upon and fall flat on the face with a bang! Oh, the joys of being bananas....






For my fans who wants to know about my latest ACHIEVEMENTS:
BMW Film Awards Best Actor
Jury Duty
Europe Photo Exhibit
The Face for Jobstreet
World Cup KFC commercial
Controversial but Most-Watched Episode
The Golden Shorts Fame

Read about my PERSONAL COACHING's TOP TEN success stories here:
1) Coaching You to Success
2) Full Attendance
3) Fashion Students Showcase
4) Bigger Class
5) Taking Students on Roadshows
6) International Students
7) Student on Magazine Cover
8) Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
9) Students Photo Shoot
10) Students Performing for Event

For more tips on how to be a smarter SHOPPER, click below:
Instant Coffee Review
Tips to Better Touchscreen Care
The Buyer's Psychology
Money-Saving Tips
How to be a Smart Shopper (Grocery Goods)
Tips for Buying Shoes (Sneakers)
Instant Noodles (Mee Goreng) Review
The Perfectionist Shopper
Shopping Tips for Electronic Gadgets
Music Player Review
Taking Care of Your Umbrella
Tips for Buying the Best Diary
The Best Tablet

For GAME apps and FILM review:
Temple Run vs Subway Surfers vs Minion Rush
Angry Birds Space (close to 10,000 hits)
Angry Birds: Red's Mighty Feathers
Skyfall movie review
Pacific Rim and Lone Ranger
In the Mood for Love vs Belle Du Jour

For EVENTS, FASHION & RESTAURANT:
Pre-Hari Raya KLCC Window Display
 Dome Cafe Review
La Fleur Review
Stuff Magazine 9th Anniversary Party
Myanmar Art Review
Smartphones Unveiling Event
Fire-y Dragon Displays
Christmas 2011 Display
PC Fair Review KLCC
Student Art Fair
MaSIF Fashion Review
Spring/Summer Display Review
Fashion Show Review
Fashion Sales Preview Party
Launch Event - Pikom ICT Capsquare


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Monday, August 12, 2013

How to Increase the Storage Capacity of your Smart Devices (Android tablet)

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Your smart devices are your whole world when you're single and eligible. My Samsung tab is the only device that receives email from around the world and allows me to make calls too in one device. I have an Ipad too, but that's another story. When you're new to your smart device, it's always exciting, you want to press every button that appears to see what happen - much like a lover or a friend. It's all fun and games until your storage space went out. From that moment on, some applications just hang or stay unresponsive. You have to restart your device, or in some cases send to the service centre. Like my tab's case, when I try to touch on my gallery, it could not open to my files.

1) Delete unwanted apps
There are so many applications in the Play Store. Some are utterly rubbish app. Some apps you only need to use it once. Some apps went live for a moment, then totally disappeared from Play Store. So choose your apps wisely. For me - I love games. As I began to play more games, I begin to be able to discern which game have the better quality compared to others more less quality games - so I would uninstall the less quality games. No unused app is left staying unused in my tab. To delete an app easily and more effectively, you need to be online. Then click to your Play Store, where a list of your installed apps would appear. Then click on the app you want to delete, and a page of the app would appear on the right colum. Click the "Uninstall" button.

2) Get an External SD Card
If you have an Android tablet, most of it have an external SD slot. Use it! Don't leave it untended that hole/slot at the edge of your tablet. If your tab comes with a 16GB space, you can actually get an SD card up to 32GB. But one techie person advised me not to, because it might cause my tablet to hang. So just purchase another SD card of the same storage space as your tablet, and it comes total of 32GB. Sometimes when one purchase a tablet, one gets a bit confused over the mention of the external SD card, so do read carefully and ask the retailer.

3) Transfer all your files to your ExtSD Card
Once you inserted your SD card into the slot, it's time to transfer your files. At first when I want to do this, I thought my tab would automatically transfers itself when it reaches the limit of the storage. Unfortunately no, YOU have to do it yourself! It's very tricky for a non-techie to do all these, speaking from my own experience. But actually it's very easy! Firstly, you just click at the upper right corner of your tablet screen where a square of dots, then a page would appear showing your Apps and Widgets. Search for "My Files" button and click it. A page would appear, on the left colum is listed storage SDCard and ExtSdCard. Yes, there's 2 SD cards. Just click at the SDCard first, and comes a list of all your downloaded apps. Simply tick all the boxes and touch the scissors button meaning to cut all your apps. Then you click your ExtSdCard and simply touch on the colour palette button - meaning to paste all your files in there. Done.

Be forewarned...
But the next step is a bit tricky. You can choose to delete all your files in your SDCard, which I do, for I need the storage. Some people don't, which defeats the purpose of having the external SD card in the first place right? The reason some people don't is because they're afraid the apps would all disappear from the screen, like I do when I first transferred my files. Let me assure you guys, it won't. Your usual app placements are still there. I was relieved to see all the apps are the same as before. Now be forwarned if you're a Temple Run gamer - your scores and coins collected will be gone! But who cares anyway, when I've already played the game using different upgrades like Scarlett Fox, Barry Bones and Karma Lee. I've done them all. In fact, I still prefer Guy Dangerous. So don't worry about it. Besides, you can play the game again and try better. It's not a do-or-die competition.

Other apps I've experienced difficulty in using once after I've transfered all my apps is my music and video player/downloader app. My advise, uninstall the app and reinstall the same apps back again, and it all works just fine - phew. All my Angry Birds game apps works just fine with my scores and points still intact, and also to watch my Toons there. This is good news for me, because I really don't want to start back at Level 1 of Angry Birds. Some of their levels are pretty hard to crack! From what I observed, only Temple Run 2 game apps experienced this fluke.

4) Get a Pen Drive and Connection Kit
I was curious to find out whether I can watch movies from other sources using my Tab 7.7. The screen is absolutely gorgeous with eye-popping colours. So I went to Low Yat Plaza, and enquired around. One friend advised me to buy a hard disk. But I don't have that much files to store anyway, why keep one? Besides, it's quite expensive. Then I went to a salesperson and he recommended I use a pendrive and USB connection cable, to buy from him costs like RM190 for the connection kit alone. But when I went to another store, the connection kit only costs like RM10! What a great difference in price! The pendrive with 64GB really costs anything - like RM130. These accessories would prove helpful in the future for my transferring of large files, especially my high pixels modelling pictures and hi-definition movies I've acted in, when I wanted to do some presentation. I simply cannot wait when tablets become bigger and better.

For my fans who wants to know about my latest ACHIEVEMENTS:
BMW Film Awards Best Actor
Jury Duty
Europe Photo Exhibit
The Face for Jobstreet
World Cup KFC commercial
Controversial but Most-Watched Episode
The Golden Shorts Fame

For more tips on how to be a smarter SHOPPER, click below:
Instant Coffee Review
Tips to Better Touchscreen Care
The Buyer's Psychology
Money-Saving Tips
How to be a Smart Shopper (Grocery Goods)
Tips for Buying Shoes (Sneakers)
Instant Noodles (Mee Goreng) Review
The Perfectionist Shopper
Shopping Tips for Electronic Gadgets
Music Player Review
Taking Care of Your Umbrella
Tips for Buying the Best Diary
The Best Tablet

For GAME apps and FILM review:
Temple Run vs Subway Surfers vs Minion Rush
Angry Birds Space (close to 10,000 hits)
Angry Birds: Red's Mighty Feathers
Skyfall movie review
Pacific Rim and Lone Ranger
In the Mood for Love vs Belle Du Jour

For EVENTS, FASHION & RESTAURANT:
Pre-Hari Raya KLCC Window Display
 Dome Cafe Review
La Fleur Review
Stuff Magazine 9th Anniversary Party
Myanmar Art Review
Smartphones Unveiling Event
Fire-y Dragon Displays
Christmas 2011 Display
PC Fair Review KLCC
Student Art Fair
MaSIF Fashion Review
Spring/Summer Display Review
Fashion Show Review
Fashion Sales Preview Party
Launch Event - Pikom ICT Capsquare


Read about my past students' TOP TEN success stories here:
1) Coaching You to Success
2) Full Attendance
3) Fashion Students Showcase
4) Bigger Class
5) Taking Students on Roadshows
6) International Students
7) Student on Magazine Cover
8) Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
9) Students Photo Shoot
10) Students Performing for Event

For how to become a better ARTISTE tips:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Why Skyfall is such a treat to both art enthusiasts and middle-core action addicts.

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Yes, Skyfall achieves that beautiful balance that can only be watched at large screen cinema. I know this review is late, but I am just writing this for my own enjoyment. Thanks in large part to the director: Sam Mendes, the music by Thomas Newman and of course the huge following from the name James Bond brings to it. To make it simply, the success of Skyfall, which grossed over a 1 billion dollars lies with the director, the music and the name James Bond. I know many critics out there would not agree with me. But this is my personal view, and interestingly I find Skyfall extremely accessible to follow the simple story plotlines. Sam Mendes is extremely good with the introduction. Thomas Newman is fantastic with his transitions. And of course the producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are great at reinvigorating the franchise again and again with each new James Bond movie. Great work! Let's start first with..

Simple Plot
It's very simple. Our hero secret agent James Bond played by the handsome Daniel Craig appeared on the first shot of the movie in a blurred focus screen, but the sudden loud music (trumpets I suspect?) announces his emergence onto the screen. Then he walks towards the camera where finally his devilishly good looks appeared visibly only his eyes while the top and lower part of his head is covered in shadows - a beautiful way to introduce the super spy in such classic noir fashion. That short prelude is enough to get the audience in the cinema excited, and proceeded with a tinge of suspence, we are in a room with Ronson slouched on the arm chair with a gun shot wound. The scene  in the room serves to establish the mid-point crisis faced by James Bond and his superior M - where they have to recover the list of agents stolen by a mysterious killer. Fast forward with the beautiful car chase through the streets of Turkey and on the motorbikes rooftop chase of the busy bazaar, the action is fast without seemingly too haphazard, and so easy to follow right to the climatic train chase-and-fight sequence.

Of course finally, the story puts our hero in liquid death, and there comes the music montage where Adele sang her Oscar-winning song. The story actually started with James Bond "death" in the first act, his resurrection the second act and finally the renewal of the hero. I'm sure the writers of the movie: John Logan, Robert Wade, Neal Purvis and Ian Fleming (of course, for he's the genesis of the story) really thought through in terms of visual and words - finding that perfect balance so the audience is able to put them together mentally in such cohesive manner and sometimes funny moments such as when James first approached M in her appartment uttering "Enjoying death" which is basically to end the first act of the movie.

Transitions of Scenes and Sounds
The second act is the best and I loved the most so far. It's really nice to experience the tactile transition into the second act when James after being briefed by Q announced "Brave new world", and the breathtaking scene of ultra-modern Shanghai opens up with a sky view of the tall, glittery, LED laser lights cascading through the city. Beautiful. And add that transition with the loud orchestra led by Thomas Newman, it almost feels like this is a "sound film". The music comes in really at the precise moment, either driven by the story plot in the first act when James Bond fell into the river of his "death", then cut into the sound-driven sequence of the rain drops tapping gently on the windows of the MI6 office building slowly transitioning into a more muscular rippling of the rushing river bed where our hero is sinking into his "end". You can really feel the audience is slowly pulled into the water with our hero, hence began the journey of the movie.

I notice the little musical themes composition designed, specifically or maybe not, for each of the main character of the movie. Most noticeably of course at the start is our hero, Then the hired killer Patrice, when he first appeared at the Shanghai airport, the music sounds like electronica right up until he made his kill at the tower. From there, I heard the sweeping romantic strings to introduce the seductive and dark Bond Girl Severine at the edge of the broken window looking for our hero that disappears into the dark after killing Patrice. The music plays such important role to enhance these characters and meant to illicit an emotional response from the audience. For James Bond, it's the great anticipation of a hero's presence. For Patrice, it's the cool, sophisticated and precise hit of electronic notes to punctuate the precised target hits of a hired killer. For Severine, it's the romantic damsel awaiting for her tragic end.

Bond Girl
I feel Severine's purpose in the movie is more perfunctory, but each scene with her is extremely beautifully photographed by the cinematographer Roger Deakins. The warm, yellowish golden tones at the Macau casino really brings out Severine's best features. Her backless dress and extremely long neck is enhanced through the shots. When a character's tenure in the movie is short, make sure each shot is perfect, and it was indeed shot beautifully. The shot in the shower where Severine is approached by the dashing James Bond is where another perfect balance meet. It's not graphically sexual, thanks to the moistured and watered shower glass door that "covers" the naked bodies (and naughty parts) of our hunky thespian and ultra slim beauty. But it's very sexual too at the same time, thanks to the atmospheric music and romantic body movements by James Bond in enveloping his muscular body gently to turn Severine around to him and finally they kissed passionately....

Lets the Audience Breathes
When the second part is about to end, we are taken on a sail boat to meet the villain Silva. It's always the anticipation that gives room for the audience to breathe before they are thrown into another frenzy of concentration of words and drama. The sky shot of the vast sea and the speeding boat is truly cinematic and has to be watched in the cinema again and again, wow! I truly commend the director Sam Mendes for these cinematic, wide-open spaced shots, for really, I only have one brain and one concentration. After all the thrilling passion, I need to breathe in some refreshing sea air, and this is what he provided so well - room to breathe before the next dramatic action. It's always these little, little thoughts from the film director that keeps an audience like me appreciative of the art. The placement of Severine at the front threshold of the speeding boat is almost like both her feet is anchored separately, like she is preparing herself what she would ultimately face - her death. The shot is still, a Sam Mendes' signature and also his favourite technique.

Finally the villain Silva is introduced but only when our hero is tied to a chair. Here you have Silva monologuing after making an awkwardly unique and comic "entrance into the movie" of coming out from a dirty lift. The long monologue is actually about his own end and how his grandmother deals with rats - all done in a single shot. Horrid canabalistic savagery put into words only. But a good listening audience would be able to imagine the rest of the nightmare as a rat. Classic story-telling, almost radio-like moment where pictures of rats are superfluous, only the play of sounds and words from Silva's dirty "acidic" mouth are all that's needed. I noticed how round the ears of Daniel Craig's really are, and it's really cute and round as buttons when he answered back at Silva with only one word: "Resurrection" - signifies the start of the final third act of the movie. Silva truly sheds a light to the more exciting side of James Bond in a brief shot when he opens up his thighs with a slight but powerful impression on the audiences' mind of our hero's covered phallic erection? Big things to come....surely, for the next instalment in 2015. Resur-rection, indeed. Amen.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Instant Coffee Reviews - the cuppa that gets you gonna wanna more than ever.




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Everybody who wakes up early almost always need a cup of coffee to perk them up. Not everybody has a coffee-making or cappuccino machine. But we're living in an instant world, and thank goodness we have instant coffee that comes in packets and sachets. Who has the time nowadays to grind coffee and wait for the time for the coffee beans to roast? Now we only need to cut open a sachet, pour the coffee powder in, mix with some hot water and voila! Due to the need for instant caffeine, an array of instant coffee brands began to spring up everywhere competing for our consumption. To ease you busy workers out there, here are some of the selected brands of instant coffees that deserves my review, and to ease in your purchase decision next time. If you read and find that I need to add milk powder and oats into my cuppa, that means the concentration of the coffee left much to be desired. Personally, I love my coffee strong, thick and rich. All these qualities are certified only when I DON'T need to add milk powder and oats to thicken the content. For more tips as a good consumer, click links below:
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1) Nescafe Gold
The name is so well-known, with celebrity-endorsed all the way. Plus with the word Gold, I say, what the heck, let me give it a try. I must advise the Nestle group to make the packet of the sachet more "finger friendly", for I managed to cut my finger until it bleeds just pouring the powder out! A new lesson: stay away from brands endorsed by local celebrities?

The opened packet can be sharp, so be careful when you pour the powder out, especially when you have the habit of pulling the sachet cover all the way to ensure all the powder inside is out, because along the skin, one tiny edge is cutting. I notice visibly hard granules among the powder. When I tasted the coffee, it's hardly as strong as I would have like it. In the end, I have to mix it with extra milk and oats to give it a slightly more "satisfying" taste. But overall, only 1 ★ out of 5.

2) Alicafe
I purchased this brand because of the Power Root. This ingredient is a high selling point, since tongkat ali is known to be a herb that helps a man's sexual strength. For this brand, your cuppa needs to be small so as to get the taste of the coffee. If you add too much water, the taste of the herb is lost. Do I need to add milk and oats into the mix? Well, it depends - so it's a yes and no.  For that I give it ★★out of 5.

3) Oldtown Coffee
This brand is famous because it has a chain of restaurants and consumer products, mainly the white coffee range: Classic, Hazelnut among others. The flavour has a thick undertones, which suits my palate. The coffee is strong too, which I love without feeling heavy. I can choose to mix it with oats or milk powder, and it would become rich, so usually I won't. I'll give it ★★★ out of 5.

4) Penang White Coffee

If I were to pit this brand against Nescafe Gold, this brand definitely wins in terms of the taste. It's richer and fuller, which is similar to an old Penang coffee shop roasted cuppa. You can smell the aroma rising when I mixed it with hot water. I would definitely consider endorsing this brand if they offer me. ★★★★ stars out of 5.

5) Chek Hup White Coffee King
The most striking thing about this brand is its packaging - bright yellow with big words splashed across. And the content of the coffee powder is more than other brands, hence giving the feeling of value for money. The taste is rich and kow (strong) but with a slight bitter-ish undertaste to it. This is also the first instant coffee brand that makes me want to experiment other brands. ★★★ out of 5.


6) Ah Huat White Coffee
This is quite an old man's brand, seeing the logo. So expect the taste to be quite traditional. No bitterness, but strong beans taste. If you like it rich, then don't add much water when you mix. Still good without any sugary taste, so you won't feel guilty over too much sugar. ★★★ out of 5.


7) Kapal Api
I cannot seem to find this brand at any of the retail supermarkets anymore. But I can tell you it is quite good and thick. I love the taste. When I come to know about this brand, I get a free coffee cup, which is a nice addition for me to mix my coffee into. The taste is strong and rich, with generous portions of coffee powder in a packet. I couldn't show you the packaging, but it's a white colour with pink linings and the logo is on the cup featured in the picture. If you find this brand, buy it. The taste of the coffee is good and rich. And if they offer a free cup, even more worth it. ★★★★ out of 5.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Zaman Gemilang Budaya "Ma-Lu-Gua" - Selamat Datang. Di manakah hilangnya Kebijaksanaan dan Keberanian Menyatukan Kemanusiaan Sejagat?

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Di mana situ ada permulaan, di situ juga ada pengakhirannya. Sebagai seorang artis antarabangsa yang diberikan pengiktirafan Pelakon Terbaik dan juri bagi Anugerah Skrin, menjadi semakin jelasnya tanggungjawab saya sebagai anak seni tanahair yang terabai (atas dasar kepintaran saya, agama dan budaya? Rupa kita sama sahaja - orang Asia) untuk melahirkan satu ulasan ikhlas, bernas dan jelas demi menyatukan negara kesayangan kita. Walaupun kekurangan sumber kewangan, (dengan ambisi rahsia ingin menjadi sekaya Dr. Mahathir. Hanya orang susah sahaja yang mampu menulis ulasan bernas, bukan orang kaya), Kris menganggap diri cukup bertuah kerana pernah berkawan dengan rakan Melayu yang tidak memandang rendah kepada Kris. Kehidupan Kris yang susah mencari makan sebagai artis bukan saya seorang sahaja, malah jika dilihat secara makro melibatkan perhubungan antara kaum. Sejak kebelakangan ini, perhubungan antara kaum Cina dan Melayu dalam media berkelihatan menjadi semakin kurang rapat silaturahimnya. Semua masalah dan derita dalam dunia ini adalah ciptaan manusia itu sendiri, tidak kira bangsa, agama dan negara asal manusia itu tersebut. Masalah dan derita yang dihadapi oleh golongan kaum Cina adalah sama dengan golongan Melayu pada asasnya. Dan yang paling ironik adalah bila tuduhan punca "masalah" atau "gejala" tersebut adalah khusus ditujukan pada golongan kaum dan bukan pada individu tertentu menyebabkan orang yang tidak bersalah contohnya artis bukan Melayu tetapi hanya fasih Bahasa Melayu sahaja seperti saya ini - dijadikan mangsa. Objektif utama pengelolaan tulisan ini adalah untuk kita menentukan apakah faktor psikologi yang mengakibatkan keruntuhan komunikasi dan sosial antara kaum, yang pada asasnya adalah bertumpu hanya pada kelemahan manusia itu sendiri.


Media Sempit
Kekosongan ruang komunikasi yang terbesar dan paling diabaikan perhatian oleh industri hiburan tempatan adalah menciptakan karya yang menunjukkan kepintaran interaksi dan komunikasi yang sebenar antara semua kaum, bukan hanya pada dasar permukaan yang kosmetik sahaja. Representasi sebenar antara kaum yang berbeza dalam satu drama dalam bahasa kebangsaan iaitu bahasa Malaysia, contohnya, akan sekurang-kurangnya "menyatukan" pemandangan makro rakyat pada satu negara, iaitu negara Malaysia, dan bukannya dipecahkan kepada kategori Melayu, Cina dan India. Disebabkan tiadanya satu drama atau filem yang menyatukan golongan kaum yang berbeza dalam satu konteks Malaysia yang moden (tidak termasuk filem sejarah atau lagenda), maka lahirnya pelbagai kes prasangka dan sikap buruk yang telah terserap dalam budaya Malaysia kita kini. Adakah apa yang kita faham mengenai kaum lain datang dari berita tempatan dan olahan pendapat ahli politik yang duduk di kementerian kerajaan sahaja? Apa terjadi dengan olahan pemikiran individu yang tidak tercemar oleh pengaruh agama, budaya dan politik?

Sebagai artis yang pernah berinteraksi dengan pengarah antarabangsa, Kris mula memahami "perbezaan" cara budaya antarabangsa dan tempatan. Sebenarnya pada asas, tiada perbezaan langsung! Tetapi satu perkara yang ketara sekali ialah kebanyakan rakan tempatan melaung dalam gejala ketakutan yang tersekat oleh garisan budaya dan agama masing-masing. Contohnya perkara remeh temeh seperti pakaian boleh diheboh hebohkan menjadi perkara terbesar. "Awak pakai begini, bahaya tu". Perkara perkara kecil pasal orang lain diambil kira dengan seberat-beratnya sehingga ingin menghukum mati sedangkan pernilaian diri sendiri pun tidak pandai lagi. Itu lah bak kekata, tak pandai berjalan sudah mahu berlari. Letakkan tuduhan pada kekurangan pendidikan diri bukan atas nilai mengembangkan minda tetapi hanya sekadar atas nilai kertas ijazah sahaja.

Prasangka Negatif
Kekurangan pemandangan rakyat Malaysia yang terhad mengakibatkan kaum yang hanya bertumpu pada kaum masing-masing. Ini bukan salah mana-mana pihak. Ambil contoh masa Kris ingin sewakan bilik pada orang luar. Kris tidak meletakkan kriteria bangsa mana pun dalam iklan, tetapi terbuka kepada sesiapa sahaja. Pernah menyewakan bilik kepada lelaki Melayu, telah tandatangi kontrak, tetapi akhirnya berpindah tanpa memulangkan kunci, malah mencuri pun ada. Kedegilan si penyewa bilik tersebut tidak mengikuti kontrak, dicemari lagi oleh prasangka perkauman sebenarnya mencerminkan tahap mentaliti rakyat Malaysia yang semakin berleluasa. Dari pihak saya yang cuba ingin beramah mesra pun tidak membawa apa-apa kesan disebabkan prasangka yang "semua Cina adalah penipu." Di sebelah pagar pemisahan itu pula kebanyakan kaum Cina pun takut untuk menyewakan rumah atau bilik kepada kaum lain, atas alasan tidak ingin mencetuskan apa-apa situasi yang berkonflik. Pada pandangan personal Kris, "konflik" itu sepatutnya dialu-alukan oleh semua pihak, kerana dari situ kita dapat mempelajari antara satu sama lain. Sedihnya, kebanyakan rakyat Malaysia lebih inginkan keamanan di tahap kosmetik yang palsu sahaja (seperti berdiam-diam baik) dari bertembung tembok sehingga mencapai persefahaman yang tulen. Jika dia tak mahu berkawan dengan aku, buat apa aku susahkan diri?

Kepelbagaian itu Rempah Hidup
Cuba bayangkan anda duduk di Malaysia yang hanya terdiri dari satu kaum sahaja. Siapa yang dapat bertahan untuk berdepan dengan orang yang sama dengan kita, cara hidup pun sama dengan kita dan semua aspek lain sama dengan kita? Kepelbagaian adalah rempah hidup. Filem yang Kris tonton di pawagam pun bukan cerita Cina. Cerita Melayu tengok juga. Sebagai bekas juri bagi Anugerah Skrin , Kris faham cara lakonan pelakon tempatan. Yang sedihnya adalah Kris sendiri merupakan salah seorang artis bukan Melayu yang rasa teramat serba salah apabila terlalu banyak menonton filem Melayu. Serba salah disebabkan rasa ada udang di sebalik batu pelakon profil seperti Kris ini "tidak sesuai" diletakkan sebagai pelakon utama dalam filem tempatan oleh produser dan pengarah filem tempatan - satu andaian boikot yang dikuatkuasakan oleh anasir politik perkauman? Juga adalah mustahil bagi Kris terus menyokong filem tempatan sedangkan industri tempatan tidak menyokong pelakon seperti diri ini, maka terpaksa lebarkan sayap dan mencuba nasib di luar negara dengan hati yang berat.

Bernafas Dalam Tempurung Asing
Hati berat kerana setiap filem komedi tempatan ditonton dapat meluahkan ketawa dalam diri, tetapi diri ini tidak dirasakan erat dengan penghuni dan pembuat filem tersebut. Hati berat kerana adanya tuduhan dilemparkan bahawa diri ini tidak fasih dengan budaya tempatan dengan niat untuk asingkan diri daripada kelompok, walaupun di awal kerjaya sebagai artis, diri ini menerima setiap watak tak kira besar kecilnya dengan harapan berpaut di hati agar suatu hari kelak filem Malaysia berupa sebenar-benarnya Malaysia dan tidak distereotaipkan kaum Cina, India dan Melayu. Kata pepatah, orang memberi, kita terima. Tetapi apa terjadi apabila orang yang mengasingkan kita? Jawapannya ialah kita boikot sahaja, habis cerita? Tak perlu susah susah kita menyoalkan pasal sokong produk tempatan itu dan ini. Jika produk memang dah tidak bagus (definisi bagus itu ikut individu masing-masing), setinggi bukit persoalan kualiti menaik hilang makna gunanya. Buktinya sama, dan orang kita tak sebodoh-bodohnya merima apa yang dipaparkan di skrin pawagam atau TV.

Perkembangan sumber manusia, bakat dan semua industri terbantut akibat politik perkauman. Gejala mengasing dari kaum lain dan bertumpu pada kaum masing-masing mengakibatkan daya usaha dan kreatif menjadi terhad. Bertambah buruk lagi adalah sikap membolot dan memboikot antara satu sama lain. Sikap ingin menjatuhkan orang lain mengatasi sikap membina diri. Falsafah mengumpul harta mengalahkan falsafah membina minda yang seterusnya melahirkan identiti diri yang lebih sihat ditumpaskan senang sekali oleh gejala politik perkauman. Kini, identiti diri kita terletak pada paksaan agama, budaya ciptaan media kosmetik, sosial cetek dan ketamakan orang lain, sehingga pernah berlaku orang membolot imej tanpa persetujuan dalam Facebook untuk naikkan jenama mereka.

Di manakah Lelaki Sejati kita?
Hasil dari semua paksaan yang berlahir dari politik perkauman tersebut, maka hasilnya kekurangan lelaki sejati untuk mengetuai industri, jabatan dan kerajaan di Malaysia kini. Jika adanya seorang lelaki yang sejati, dia tidak melahirkan tuduhan atau mengada-adakan senario untuk memperbesarkan egonya sendiri bagai permaisuri drama di atas takhta indera kayangannya. Adakah politik perkauman telah melahirkan satu golongan lelaki yang kurang sejati? Lelaki sejati akan mempeliharakan mereka yang tertindas tanpa mengambil kira bangsa, agama dan tahap sosial. Lelaki sejati tidak akan memperbesarkan haknya untuk mempertuankan dirinya ke atas golongan minoriti lain, tetapi sebaliknya akan merendahkan dirinya ke tahap yang setimpal dengan semua umat manusia ciptaan Tuhan yang serba kekurangan. Tetapi hakikatnya ialah, kebanyakan golongan, khususnya yang lelaki metroseksual khususnya yang dipercayai gay Melayu melihatkan diri mereka sebagai jauh lebih sempurna, berkuasa dan ramai orang mengila-gilakan status mereka. Di mana perginya lelaki sejati kita? Lebih perhatian diberikan kepada mereka, maka lebih mengembang ego. Terpaksa juga boikot, demi maruah diri tidak tercemar dengan cemburu kosong? Apa yang disangka "menjual" sebenarnya menjaja kekosongan.

Jangan salah tafsirkan lelaki sejati ini dengan seseorang yang berbadan tinggi, berkahwin, ada anak, berkelakuan macho ganas dan berketul-ketul ototnya. Definisi lelaki sejati ialah dia berani melakukan perkara yang betul dan benar. Lelaki sejati ini tidak akan mementingkan dan mempergunakan perkara yang remeh temeh kosmetik atau isu perkauman demi manfaat dirinya yang tamak. Contoh ketara seperti isu agama dan budaya diperbesarkan demi untuk mengasingkan antara kaum. Sebenarnya, semua isu ini diperbuatkan oleh manusia itu sendiri, maka penderitaan itu juga dicipta oleh diri sendiri, bukan oleh kaum lain semata-mata.

Jika tak bole menyoal, buat apa belajar tinggi-tinggi?
Setitik nila merosakkan susu sebelanga? Bukan semua peribahasa kita patut terima secara bulat-bulat. Semua manusia melakukan kesilapan. Persepsi kita melabelkan seseorang individu itu sebagai Melayu atau Cina, menunjukkan kecetekan pemikiran kita yang hanya mengambil bulat-bulat semua pengajaran atau peribahasa yang diturunkan. Peribahasa seperti di atas menimbulkan pelbagai reaksi yang dari sumber akarnya ialah takut. Dari perasaan takut untuk membuat salah, maka seterusnya hilang keinginan untuk mencuba untuk memahami punca kelemahan manusia itu sendiri. Maka generalisasi dilemparkan kepada satu kaum yang khusus, atau gelagat cara pemakaian seseorang individu yang dinampakkan lebih lemah. Fizikal seseorang tersebut dari segi kaum, agama, status dan pakaian menumpaskan faktor kemanusiaan seperti daya usaha, bakat dan landasan pencapaian. Fenomena ini adalah teramat ketara sekali dalam industri hiburan Malaysia. Walaupun bakat semua ada, kerja tak datang malah diboikot berasaskan pada sebab yang tidak masuk akal, remeh temeh dan tidak munasabah.

Kesempurnaan yang Ekstremis
Segala pencapaian manusia sebenarnya datang dari membuat apa yang dipersepsikan  itu "kesilapan". Tiada seorang pun yang suci dalam dunia ini, walaupun dia pakai tudung ke, kopiah ke, headset Beats ke, songkok ke ataupun topi koboi. Masalah timbul apabila kita mempunyai persepsi sengoh seseorang yang beragama, berbudaya atau berpendidikan tinggi, seperti mana tiada kesalahan atau kesilapan akan timbul. Segala-galanya mesti seratus peratus bersih, suci dan sempurna. Mentaliti kesempurnaan sebegini yang menyebabkan pelbagai masalah timbul dari segi sosial, politik dan ekonomi. Mentaliti kesempurnaan ini adalah pemikiran yang sempit dan satu hala. Apabila ada orang menyoal kesahihan kesempurnaan itu, maka pengasas konsep "kesempurnaan" atau "kesucian" tersebut akan menaikkan dirinya yang kurang sempurna itu dengan menyempitkan lagi pemandangan dunia sehingga tiada seorang pun berhak dan berani menyoal melalui pelbagai cara - penguatkuasaan undang-undang atau pelancaran aktiviti budaya khusus bagi satu golongan sahaja.

Manusia itu bukan pulau
Hanya manusia yang paling menjijikkan yang akan mengasingkan diri mereka dari umat manusia lain berdasarkan agama, bangsa dan budaya. Isu perkauman adalah perasaan dendam terhadap kaum lain yang tidak berasas pada bukti realistik dan berdasarkan pada cerita sejarah ciptaan manusia yang hanya pentingkan ketamakan nafsu untuk lebih berkuasa. Manusia sebegini sebenarnya terdiri daripada golongan minoriti Malaysia sahaja. Segolongan besar majoriti rakyat Malaysia langsung tidak mempunyai rasa pengasingan dari kaum lain, dan lebih mementingkan keamanan hidup. Disebabkan oleh penguasaan golongan minoriti sebegini dari semua aspek pengaruh kehidupan Malaysia terutamanya industri media, pendidikan dan penguatkuasaan undang-undang, maka lahirlah golongan anak muda yang tidak erti berhubung dengan golongan kaum lain atas perasaan takut dan dikelabui kebutaan yang kehilangan pelita pengetahuan - satu kecacatan yang menjadi semakin ketara. Golongan muda yang asyik berdepan di cermin lebih mementingkan stail rambut dan fesyen pakaian daripada memajukan diri dalam komunikasi dengan orang lain demi untuk memahami kelemahan dan kekuatan diri. Filem gangster mencetekkan dan menghadkan lagi cara pemahaman sesama manusia menerusi keganasan berlawan dan cara bertutur kepada "ma", "lu" dan "gua". Penekanan terhadap stail dan fesyen materialistik mencetuskan pelbagai perasaan negatif seperti cemburu yang tidak berakhiran dan kehilangan sabar apabila timbulnya orang lain yang lebih berkualiti dan lebih berjaya dari kaum lain. Maka dendam ingin menjatuhkan atau menghadkan tahap pencapaian seseorang itu dikuatkuasakan demi menjaga taraf diri yang tak seberapa dan sederhana itu.

Seperti dalam filem Hollywood "Godfather, di mana ketua gangster menjadi dalang kepada semua kedahsyatan yang dialami oleh keluarganya. Manusia yang menjijikkan sebegini, demi mengabsolusi semua perbuatan dan dosa menjijikkan itu akan lebih merapatkan diri mereka kepada agamanya iaitu katolik (dalam konteks tempatan pula agama lain) - dengan harapan untuk "membersihkan" diri mereka daripada semua dosa yang dilakukan. Dengan menyelubungi diri dengan kain budaya, golongan ini berharap dapat menutupkan segala hipokrisi diri - demi untuk menunjukkan bahawa diri mereka lah adalah lebih tinggi taraf dari umat manusia "lemah" yang lain menerusi keganasan berlawan dan menjerit"ma-lu-gua". Kebanyakan golongan ini gemar memandang rendah pada orang lain, menjerit arahan kepada orang lain, mengutamakan kesempurnaan ekstremis dan tidak erti menujukan jari telunjuk sendiri ke arah dirinya yang sebenarnya tiada perbezaan dari umat manusia yang lain - malah lebih buruk lagi dari mereka yang disalahkan.

Formula Ekstemis 
Fobia utama di golongan mereka yang tamak dan pentingkan diri ialah mereka selalu fikirkan orang lain akan merampas harta mereka atau cakapkan buruk pasal mereka. Ini seperti artis Malaysia yang sangka dirinya sudah popular disebabkan mukanya asyik keluar TV atau majalah, maka orang lain akan gosipkan mereka yang dah "popular" tu. Saya juga pernah kena fobia seperti ini melalui Media Cetak. Fobia ini juga terserap di arena politik perkauman. Jika nak tanya baik, mereka sangka kita sibuk. Jika nak buat kritikan bernas, maka kita dilabelkan "seditious". Sama juga dengan industri filem tempatan. Semua ini adalah sindrom fobia yang terikat dengan diri mereka yang sengaja diperbesar-besarkan dan diperlihatkan seperti orang (atau kaum lain) ingin menjatuhkan, menghina atau merampas hak mereka. Sedangkan dalam realiti, tiada seorang ingin hiraukan pun. Engkau nak jerit, jerit lah. Engkau nak cari lawan, cari lah. Hakikatnya, majoriti rakyat Malaysia inginkan keamanan, dapat cari makan setimpal dengan usaha dan kredibiliti yang susah payah dibinakan. Masalah masyarakat kita bukan pasal soal perkauman semata-mata, tetapi lebih makro daripada itu, iaitu pemberian kerja, dalam konteks dunia hiburan pemberian kontrak berlakon filem kepada pelakon yang betul-betul berhak menerimanya tanpa mangambil kira bangsa dan agama - kita semua anak Malaysia.

Di bawah adalah ringkasan mentaliti Malaysia yang perlu dihapuskan demi masa depan negara kita:
1) Mentaliti dunia ketiga tapi ingin menguasai semua
2) Soal-menyoal dan pergaulan bebas sesama kaum lain tidak digalakkan
3) Hanya satu yang bermahajarela, yang lain semua salah. Ekstremis....

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