Archive for February, 2012

A Drowning Man.

Posted: February 21, 2012 in Et Cetera

While out to sea, a large boat became shipwrecked and there was only a single survivor. This man prayed and asked God to save his life. Soon thereafter, another boat came by and offered the man some help.

“No thanks,” he said. “I’m waiting for God to save me.”

The men on the boat shrugged their shoulders and continued. As the man became more deeply concerned, another boat came by. Again, the people aboard offered this man some help, and again he politely decline. “I’m waiting for God to save me,” he said again.

After some time, the man began to lose his faith, and soon after that he died. Upon reaching Heaven, he had a chance to speak with God briefly.

“Why did you let me die? Why didn’t you answer my prayers?”

“Dummy, I sent you two boats!”

Moral values:

  • An action will lead you to something, no action will lead to nothing!
  • Remember to help each other.
  • Don’t be an arrogant person.
  • Remember there is always hope.
  • 13:11

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Kude Lah Puncanya.

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Itu Andy

It always happen to me. When I met new people, most of them will definitely linked to my networks. It will never stop. This happened recently…

I have a lot of crazy friends. I love them and I love my life… 🙂

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I Love Arts.

Posted: February 5, 2012 in Itu Andy

Even though I’m not an expert, I have been involved in many sorts of arts since I was a kid. In painting, I am more attracted to abstract and structure forms of expressions. In 2004 I am closed with Yusof Gajah and his lovely wife Zakiah Mohd Isa which I called her Mama from Gajah-gajah Gallery introduced by my OKU friend, Muha.  From them I learned more about naive arts. Both of them are very humble people. You’ll definitely melt by Mama’s manner. She is very polite, soft-spoken woman and she always smile. Those are the things that I have learnt and the way she represent herself captured my attention. Oh my, it has been years since I last visit them…

So my interest in arts continues. In 2008, I created my own hantaran (engagement gifts) for my engagement. It was a Balinese interior design concept. I uploaded in Facebook and I received many feedbacks and requests. Due to inevitable circumstances, that relationship did not last. That particular year, I only can accept 9 requests to be fulfilled.

On the 23rd July 2011, I am engaged to a lovely lady and another concept of hantaran was created. This time it was a garden concept or Eden Garden or Pastel Garden to be exact. Both of us have similar thought. We want our hantaran to be a totally different concept and presentation yet, it must be a simple and nice without any waste.

Our definition of waste is all the things that were used to decorate in the presentation can be re-used. Meaning, the flowers can be re-used as decoration in the house, we bought few plain white shelves to be the tray for the gifts, the artificial lawn so I can re-use it at my corridor and et cetera.

I decorated all the presentation on the day itself. It was done purposely because I want to do something that totally different. The hantaran are not consuming a lot of time to be completed due to the modern concept and I am not comfortable to do it earlier because people keep on asking where are the hantaran and stuffs. I did it on the day itself without any interruption because people are busy doing their things.

One of my favorite gifts is the painting which I named it “Life”. I used acrylic paints with pastel colors to paint it. There are 3 color layers:

  1. The lowest layer is in pink color. It represents our life as a new born or an infant. If you noticed, I painted in “one-way” strokes meaning, as an infant and a kid, we live our life with no hurdles, no problems and un-adventures basically nothing to worry about.
  2. The second layer is greenish and full of rough semi-circle strokes. Meaning, at our second level of life as a teenager and an adult is the most challenging stage. During this time, we are facing a lot of issues, problems, suffer and et cetera.
  3. Finally the last layer is yellowish with soft straight strokes on it. It means, at the final stage of our life, we are getting matured and we have overcome all the difficulties that we faced since the early stage of our life. At this level, there is nothing that we cannot control or handle. It’s our maturity and intelligent count.

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Conclusions to the layers interpretations are:

  • We are born as a clean white sheet and waiting to be painted by our parents initially, yet at a certain levels; we are the painter for our own life.
  • Life is beautiful. It is you who choose what colors you want to paint it either with pastel colors or a black color. The choice is yours and the brush is in your own hands.
  • At the end of the day, what we do define us.
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Love Hurts.

Posted: February 2, 2012 in Itu Andy

I have to disagree. Love is the most beautiful gift that God has created for us. The symbol of love is “heart” meaning, love has heart!

It is not love who hurts people, it is the person itself. People who have forgotten what love is about are the one who made other people suffer and treated others badly. It’s not love, it’s us.

I have grown with different types of music genre. It started with rock & roll, rap, hip hop, rapcore, grunge, hardcore and black metal. Until I met love, then another different types of music has enter my so called core blood. Since then, I realized there is actually a soft romantic sensitive part inside of me that have been awakening when I was introduced to love.

Now I am in love with the person who I will marry her soon.  She is the raison d’être why I am listening to Adele’s songs. It started from Rolling In The Deep, Someone Like You and Set Fire To The Rain. She loves to listen to those songs. She sang Rolling In The Deep when we went for a vocal testing and she also inserted the song in the MP3 player in the car. Love can change a pure born violent person in nature to different type of we, the underground scene people couldn’t even imagine. Can you see how cruel and heartless the love is? Hahahaha.

So, my research about Adele starts. I watched Adele – Someone Like You (Live in Her Home) in YouTube to start with and I found out that Someone Like You was the last song on her second album. During a live recording of the song in her home, Adele described writing the tune during the darkest hour of her heartache, when she was “feeling pretty miserable and pretty lonely”.

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The album, entitled “21”, focused on the singer’s relationships and the lyrics of Someone Like You are a powerful insight to her pain.

“I can imagine being about 40 (years old) and looking for him again, and turning up and he’s settled and he’s got a beautiful wife, and some beautiful kids, and he’s completely happy and I’m still on my own. That’s kind of about that…” – Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.

The record-breaking singer has stolen hearts across the globe singing about her own broken heart. “21” has sold over 3 million copies within one calendar year and has helped earn the singer three Guinness World Record entries.

I watched Adele – Someone Like You (Live at Royal Albert Hall) this morning. When I watched and heard the song, I can feel her, I understand how she felt, the depression, the sadness, the I cannot live without you feeling and et cetera. She even cried after she sang the song. How deep is the song meant to her and I can see that it came sincerely from her heart. Until now, I believe, she still can’t get over it.

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So friends, do not torn love’s reputation by saying love is cruel, love hurts and et cetera. It’s us who responsible on what we are or what we were doing to others.

To Adele, if you are in front of me, I will hug you and says “Adele, forget him. Move on. He’s married. There are a lot of beetles out there waiting for the broken hearted, can’t get over with, lonely, chubby girl who became a millionaire when she was dumped by her ex-boyfriend to accept them. You deserve someone better!” . A bunga bukan sekuntum and kumbang bukan seekor version lah.

Moral of the story:

  •  If you were dumped by someone, do not look back but move forward instead. There’s still a journey ahead.
  • Adele showed to us that it is not the end of the world when she broke up with someone that she loved most.
  • You will meet few wrong people in your life before you meet the right person.
  • It happened because God wants you to be matured and learnt something from it!
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I feel you Adele, I feel you. You go girl!

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