Monday, August 23, 2010

. the Camerons & the doctors.

Sometimes I wish I could just write YES everytime someone gives me a form with the "Sex" question. It's called gender u freaking moronic bastards. //end of rant//

Anyway, I'm finally back from a long hiatus. A lot has happened in the past few days. Met up with a friend of mine in SP, Village Mall to catch the Expendables and we spent some buka puasa time together as well as had some crazy boardgame fun like cards and stack 'em' up. It has really been a while kan since I played this game. I mean, as we grow right we forgot the simple things and always look at the more complex picture. Sometimes I wish I could just let go and lay back. Enjoy everything that comes. Not go chasing for something all the time. It gets tiring after a while.

Anyway, the Expendables was OHfreakingSEM. Except during the climax I had to close both my ears as it was getting too loud. I don't know, maybe I could've tolerated this if my ears were full of ear wax. -_-"

A big hug to Sarah, Faris, Ana & Nadira for the great time playing BLUFF and JENGA.

The next day I was in a car heading south to the mountains for a photoshoot. It was all crazy and we had tons of fun. I could've met my future wife there. Except I was working and my eyes just need to focus. It wasn't until after the shoot and we were in our car heading to the next destination that my friends said "She had a tattoo on her thigh".


She would've been my wife. Then to make it up, they started frantically recommending me friends on their FB and telling me whose boobs were big. We were having a ball of laughter all the time. I thank god for wonderful friends.

Anyway, here are some pics from that day. Enjoy. More pics will be up in my photography blog soon. Check out Jimmy Ang Studio & Art.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Always In Wonderland by PAN Productions

I never really liked musicals. It reminds me of some Chicago overly ostentatious performance with singings that are thrown forcefully every once in a while.

I remember some of my younger days watching "The Sound of Music". That wasn't so bad. But every other musical crap that came out after that was awful. Imitations don't usually succeed well. I've always known that. Especially when my efforts to imitate my friends' homework don't turn out that well.

Then Grease came out. With John Travolta leading the pack alongside Olivia Newton John, we had another hell bending fun raising film. The next musical I watched was Hairspray. I tell you that lot was a mix. I liked it, my friend hated it. I guess musicals are not for everyone.

Then it wasn't until the hugely successful Glee that people started thinking, "hey, maybe singing in a sitcom cum series isn't that bad...". I thought Glee's concept was refreshing. There were too much of NCIS, CSI thingamajig on TV these days.

When Chelsia Ng told me she will be in a play, I never thought "not in a million years" that it was a musical. I know she can sing. She belted out well in Realiti and her OST for Ghost with Douglas Lim titled "Masih Jua" was sincerely good.

Then a couple of days before the play. I just had to get tics for "MTV World Stage". Of all the damn dates, it had to coincide with the tics for Always In Wonderland. Alas, with a heavy heart, I declined the tics from Nasz and sobbed for Katy Perry, WonderGirls and Tokio Hotel. I guess that's a few international names who won't be getting some lovin' from my camera lense. LOL.

Now that I've been to Always in Wonderland watching the play directed by Nell Ng and played by a wonderful cast of acclaimed singers cum actresses cum dancers cum newcasters cum radio Djs like Chelsia Ng, Alexander A.J., Elvira Arul, Zalina Lee, Atilia H, Alizakri Z., Peter Ong, Rina Omar, Tria Aziz, Kenneth S. Menon, Sabrina Hassan, Harick Ng, Arephyzz O., Janet Lee, Ann Tan, Callista C., Darius Lim, Marcus Lim & Pui Yi Chan. I can say for sure, not a single ounce of regret is in my bone for skipping that tic to MTV World Stage Asia.

As most of you might know, I support a lot of Malaysian productions such as KAMI, Papadom till the likes of Sepet, Gubra and even Adnan Sempit. I don't support them because they need us. I support them because I believe in them. We as Malaysians are as good if not better than foreign productions. We do not lack talent, maybe trust and budget. We may not have the right contacts for a Hollywood budget production but what amazes me more is that with limited budget, we can still create magic. Just a different magic. And that is where Always In Wonderland shines. They found 'Berjaya'. They made 'Berjaya Group' a believer in local production. They made everything work.

And now I'm inspired for my own project. I don't know whether it'll be able to work out the way I envision it to be. Yet, I have to start somewhere.

p/s: visit my whole album for this musical here.
p/s/s: Get Atilia Haron's latest album Indah 'di pasaran sekarang'.
p/s/s/s: Thanks to Chelsia Ng for the wonderful invite. See you soon dear. RAWR! Stay OHSEM.

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