Friday, May 22, 2015

David Letterman's Final Show - All Highlights Here

All the stuff that happened in the final show of The Late Show With David Letterman, May 20th .. all from the official Youtube of the Late Show. Go there for more stuff :)

The Start


Letterman Final Entrance



The Monologue


David wishes the best for his replacement, Stephen Colbert


The Top 10 List - Celebrity Top 10 Things I've Always Wanted To Say To Dave


A Day In The Life of David Letterman



David Letterman and the Kids


The Letterman Final Thank You and Good Night

The Letterman Show highlights featuring Foo Fighters


The Letterman Final Credits



Thank you, Dave .. especially for your Top 10 Lists :) you will be missed ...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last Morning In Jinan

last morning in Jinan, and it has to be a wet morning .. just like my first morning. :)


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hurt.

Saya tidak suka diherdik. And it really hurts when it is done by a loved one, and in public. You know who your real family are, and it hurts. Ok, fear and anger, your turn to play ....



Saturday, May 16, 2015

How I Met Your Mother aka 14 May 2015

Pada penghujung tahun 2005, sekitar November, ada satu majlis keramaian anjuran rakan-rakan di Hotel Grand Pacific, berdekatan PWTC. Majlis hi-tea. Saya dah register nak pergi. Petang itu, hujan sekitar kawasan perumahan saya ketika itu (Damansara Damai). Memang rasa tidak mahu pergi, sebab masa itu bermotor lagi. Tapi, sebab dah berjanji dengan penganjur, kita pergi juga.

Majlis keramaian ini, meraikan Aidilfitri, antara kami. Macam biasa, bila jumpa kawan2, masa berlalu begitu cepat. Makan dan borak-borak. :) Pada majlis itu, ada dua rakan puteri baru yang saya berkenalan, A dan B.

Pada masa itu, memang keadaan diri ini, sedikit sunyi, sebab my best friend, Errol, baru sahaja melangsungkan perkahwinan. Sudah tidak ada geng :P ... so have to find new diversion, so to speak ...

Ikut style zaman itu, mula la rajin sms A and B sejak berjumpa. A, best friend rakan saya, Khai, manakala B, seorang yang bekerja di industri insurans. Respon B suam2 kuku, in other words, maybe dia tidak berminat, manakala A pula memberikan respon yang sangat baik. Terlalu baik ;-)

Nak ringkaskan cerita, enam bulan selepas itu, pada 14 May 2006, aku dan A bertunang. 14 May adalah tarikh hari jadi beliau. Dan tepat dua bulan selepas itu, kami telah bernikah.

Tahun ini untuk raikan hari jadinya, kami ke IOI City Mall, menonton  Avengers Age of Ultron, di GSC, dan makan di Tony Roma's. The movie was excellent and we had a good time.

Happy birthday, awak :) terima kasih kerana kejar saya pada masa kita dating-dating dulu :)

and here's hoping to many more years of happiness ... :)

gambar terbaru keluarga kami



Friday, May 01, 2015

Lawatan ke PBAKL 2015

Lama sudah tidak ada isi.. baru ada isi untuk tulis kembali ...

Siang tadi, pergi ke PBAKL 2015 di lokasi biasa, PWTC. Ramai orang, pelbagai peringkat umur dan ragam. Pelbagai penerbit, seperti dahulu.

Gambar menunjukkan buku-buku yang dibeli. Buku-buku yang dijamin akan dibaca :)


Saya mahu meneroka alam buku Indie yang semakin popular di Malaysia. Jikalau anda lihat buku Saiful Nang di atas, pasti anda ingat penerbit, penerbit baru, pada hal, di sebaliknya, adalah penerbit popular.

Kisah di sebalik buku2 yang dibeli

Koleksi Ujang dan Ayop Anak Tulakang dibeli di booth Creative Enterprise. Nostalgia zaman kanak-kanak, semasa saya gemar membaca Gila-Gila. Masa di booth Creative Enterprise, rasa sedih melihat keadaan Creative Enterprise yang tidak seberapa berbanding penerbit2 tempatan yang lain, padahal mereka adalah antara veteran penerbitan negara.

Buku Not terbitan Tulisnovel.com clan, dibeli secara tunai dari sahabat lama FB, Cik Husna, sebagai menyokong usaha penulisan beliau. Sempat bergambar dengan Puan Husna yang saya kenal sejak zaman Karipap-karipap Cinta PTS ;-)

ihsan FB Puan Husna Adnan

Buku-buku Dubook Press yang saya beli timbul dari perasaan ingin tahu mengenai keistimewaan Dubook yang saya dengar sejak sebulan dua, di FB rakan penulis .. buku mereka jenis Indie ... tiga buku yang saya beli dipilih berdasarkan imbasan bacaan isi mereka. Bermulalah penerokaan saya ke alam buku Indie yang popular di kalangan muda-muda sekarang.

Sama dengan buku Fixi, trilogi tulisan cik Gina ... masa melawat booth Fixi di tingkat 4, pada mulanya saya tidak mahu beli apa-apa buku Fixi, kerana buku fiksyen Fixi lain dari yang lain. Terus terang, buku-buku Fixi meneroka alam di hujung, 'edge'.. bukan buku-buku tipikal. Jadi buyer beware, Akhirnya saya beli sebab memang tertarik dengan Ngeri,dan keramahan Cik Gina melayan celoteh saya mengenai buku-bukunya. Another book arena to ponder.

Saiful Nang. Hmm, saya hormat dan kagum dengan beliau. Ramai yang bersetuju bila saya katakan yang beliau adalah pemangkin kepopulariti fotografi perkahwinan Melayu. Jika anda tidak pernah membaca blog beliau, buku ini adalah permulaan yang bagus kerana ia adalah kompilasi tulisan blog/FB beliau. Mengapa saya beli ialah saya nak tahu apa yang membuat beliau 'tick'. I do not agree with some of his words, especially nowadays, tetapi give credit where it's due. Beliau berjaya dalam bidang beliau dan kerja kebajikan beliau di bawah Rumah Warga Prihatin harus dicontohi.

Jumpa-jumpa

Jumpa Prof Kami dan Kak Roza di booth UMKI anjuran Blink. Aduh, Prof, maaf kerana lama tidak ikut UMKI. Saya akan ikut kembali. It's good to have you and Kak Roza back here in Malaysia. Beliau dan Kak Roza masih begitu, semangat dan bersahaja. It feels like I have known them for a long while.

Jumpa tuan Syaizul Amal di Gempak Starz :) sempat tegur beliau dan berborak sekejap. Salah seorang tokoh penerbitan buku Malaysia yang saya hormati dan kagumi. Tidak lokek berkongsi ilmu dan cerita perniagaan buku Blink.

Kesimpulannya, lawatan yang okay, tapi tidak semeriah bagi saya macam tahun-tahun dahulu. Am I getting more cynical, atau saya kepenatan masa itu..

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Forgiveness Is The Only Way To Let Go

I always had issues of letting go in the past. Most, if not all, stems from anger of injustice, shit, et al. One of the major issues I had was how my attempted return to a previous workplace, DagangNet, was shattered due to so called company policy, even though I thought my return would be accepted with open arms. Esp, with the person who was handling HR during that time. In a way, she was clear that I would not be accepted back, even though the rest of them knew but were too p***y to tell it straight up.
I carried the hurt/grudge for a while .. and though I thought I had let it go, a recent event affecting DagangNet made it realize that it was still an issue inside. After a while, I decided that I should just tell the person that gave me the shock years ago .... through FB chat. I told her the whole story and basically said this ... I apologize for hating her what she did to me, and I forgave her for screwing me during that time, as she performing her duties at that time, and wished her the best for the future. It was closure, and I was relieved. I did not pay attention to whatever she said, as it did not matter any more. I finally let go ....
I guess, in the end, if you have issues, go to the core and decide what to do. Remember, you can forgive and move on. Usually you will not forget it, but it is easier to move on.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mortality Is Here .....

Earlier tonight, I had a reunion of sorts with a bunch of guys from my form one days in SM Vivekananda. I was late, due to car problems. A few of them turned up ... the one major thing that was playing in the back of mind was simply " .. dang, we met nearly 30 years ago! .." THIRTY YEARS ago ... when I was a kid, 30 years seemed so far away .... but here we are ...

Had a great time and realized that I have kinda moved on ...  and I had pleasant memories of that time ...


the picture above was my form one picture .. my one and only year there ... but great memories ...