Monday, 6 April 2015

"Kena Main" @ Istana Budaya~!!

Salam n hye everyone~!!

I know I'm don't deserve to be called a blogger because I rarely update. I've been extremely busy with my studies, freelance work and crafting.

Last Friday (3rd April 2015), me and 4 of my classmates went to watch a theatrical play at Istana Budaya. The title is "Kena Main", hehe.. A classmate of mine got free tickets to the play, so he invited anyone who would like to come join. Of course, I immediately agreed, as this was my first time ever watching a play.

There are ethics if you want to watch a play at Istana Budaya. You cannot wear slippers or sandals, torn jeans, round-neck t-shirts and revealing clothes. You can go to Istana Budaya's website to obtain more info.

"Kena Main" is written and directed by Khalid Salleh. The play focuses on the lives of a group of blind street musicians (or buskers, as you may call them): Jusuh, Daud, Mona and Pie. One of them, Mona, is in trouble with the police because she ran away from home. Daud feels guilty as he was the one who invited her to come to Kuala Lumpur. A drug addict recognises Mona from a newspaper article and threatens Mona to send her to the police. As Mona panicks, a committee member of a welfare organisation and the organisation's lawyer help Mona with her police case. Meanwhile, Jusuh and Pie tricks Daud into giving himself in to the police. Daud, full of guilt, goes to the police station nervously, not knowing that he has been tricked by his friends. Lastly, the case is settled, and the four blind musicians are offered to play music at the welfare organisation's charity night.

This play has actually been staged before in 1998 and was entered in the Malaysia Book Record for being the first play to have real blind actors. However, this year, the play is acted by famous actors on a bigger stage, namely Eman Manan, Ebby Saiful, Aida Othman, Sani Sudin, Azizah Mahzan, Sabri Yunus, Fauziah Nawi, Azman Hassan and many others.

I had absolute fun watching the play. The theater was full of laughter. "Kena Main" (which means "tricked/getting tricked") is funny, inspiring and thought-provoking. And watching a live play makes you feel more connected to the characters played out.

Here are some pics, hehe..

My free ticket!!! ^_^

Me & Liyana

Selfie before the play starts, hehehe...

All the actors lining up after the end of the play

The director/screenwriter, Khalid Salleh

Taking a pic with an artist!!! >w<

I took a pic with an artist. I seldom watch Malay dramas/movies, but I seem to recognise his face. I asked my friends who were with me that night, and even they could not recall his name. Do any of you know his name? I would be honoured if you could help me out on this one, hihi~....

Thanks for reading & happy blogging~!!

Links for more info:
* Story about the director/screenwriter & the play:
* Review of the play:

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Comic Fiesta 2014~!! (o^▽^o)

Salam n hye everyone~!!

Haha, so I have been away from this blog for a loooong time. I'm very sorry, hihi~... I know it's a bit late, but I still do want to update a bit on the recent Comic Fiesta 2014 event I attended last year. Last year's Comic Fiesta was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 27th-28th December 2014.

This time, I went for both days as compared to the previous year (click here for Comic Fiesta 2013 blogpost), as I was more prepared for the event, emotionally and financially, haha XD I went there with my frens this time, and at the end of both days, attended the group gathering of Anime Fan Club [Malaysia Only] (it's a Facebook anime club, click here for the link).

So, of course, here are the pics that I snapped there, hihi~...

The looooong queue of people lining up to buy on-site tickets

After 1 hour or so, finally bought tickets for Day 1 & Day 2

Let the force of otaku be with us!

Culture Japan booth - a must-go booth, especially guys, haha

Doujin booths

List of GempakStarz artists who were scheduled to come to the event. I missed Kaoru bcoz I was too busy shopping T^T

OMG! Kenshin & Sanosuke (Samurai X) spotted! σ(≧ε≦o)

Anime products made from felt, it's an inspiration for me! (๑>ᴗ<๑)

Asuna (Sword Art Online)

Cosplayers from Yu-Gi-Oh!

The awesome-looking Darth Vader!!! о(ж>▽<)y ☆

Me wearing a Going Merry (One Piece) t-shirt bought at the event wif a Going Merry plushie

Sanji (One Piece)

Doodled here too. Can you spot my doodle? XD

Kawaii Kagamine Rin & Hatsune Miku hijab cosplayers (Vocaloid)

Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Carribean)

Me wif Daft Punk cosplayers

Me wif Hastune Miku cosplayer & my newly bought giant Miku plushie! (Ɔ ˘⌣˘)♥(˘⌣˘ C)

Day 1 anime merchandise haul

Day 2 anime merchandise haul

Anime Fans Club [Malaysian Only] banner (made by my fren, hehe)

Day 1 group gathering

Day 2 group gathering

Did any of you go to the event? Let's go there again at the end of this year, hihi~... (๑✧∀✧๑)

Thanks for reading & happy blogging~!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Of Master's Degree & MyMaster~...

Salam n hye everyone~!!

I'm not really sure if any of you know this, but I'm currently a postgraduate student in a university in KL

Yup, I juz started my Master's degree studies in September 2014. And right now, I'm entering the last few weeks of Sem 1. My final exams for this sem is in January~.... ">_<

I decided to further my studies as I wanted to obtain a job of my dreams in the future (that is, being a translator, of course). Since I'm a full-time student again now, I'm only working part time at my old job once a while.

Besides that, I do freelance translation & proofreading jobs as well. (if you wanna know more, juz click here). My craft business has been a bit slow, but orders are still in queue. ^_^ Alhamdulillah~...

For those of you who are applying for or are currently studying for Master's degree or PhD, you must have heard of MyBrain15. MyBrain15 is sort of like a scholarship by the government. Well, it's more like a financial aid to increase the number of postgraduates in Malaysia. MyMaster is for Master students, while MyPhD is for PhD students.

Alhamdulillah, my MyMaster application has juz been approved last Friday. Thus, I'm in the midst of settling the required documents to be submitted.

Being a student again, yes, it does feel great. There are no more work stress. Yet, you gain stress from assignments and studying for exams, haha.. \(T∇T)/ Plus, Master's degree is different from Bachelor's degree, where you have to be super fast in jotting down the notes in class, and the lecturers will give you titles of books to be read. Yup, that's right, you have to find your own notes by reading books either online or purchasing them.

And in terms of assignments and exams, you're required to give out a lot more than expected. Yes, I mean, A LOT. Huhuhuhu~... Coz as a Master student, you're seen as an adult. ( ̄□ ̄;)!!

Thankfully, now I have my own laptop, bought online from Dell. Yeay~~~~~ o(〃^▽^〃)o Anyway, at least now I have some time to spend wif Hannah, and also catch up on watching anime~~... :3

Thanks for reading & happy blogging~!!
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