Sunday, June 15, 2008
I finally got to go to the highly acclaimed theatre...This is what I think:
1. Saloma (Liza Hanim) and P.Ramlee (Musly Ramlee) gave me goosebumps when they sang. They were awesome. Firstly, they look just like the real stars...Secondly, Musly sounds almost exactly like P. Ramlee and Liza Hanim in her own way had such a beautiful voice...I'm sorry she had to start off her career during the reining days of Siti Nurhaliza...She's so good.
2. I loved the choreography...Its like watching a Broadway...the crisp efficient moves were flawless.
3. I loved all the other casts as well...Chad, Atilia, Melissa Saila...But Emelda was a bit of a disappointment...but still not too bad for a first timer.
4. The songs were just too bad though...When I went to this theater, I'd expect the producers to use only P. Ramlee's original songs...However, I think there were just about 5 songs of his...pity...coz I'm pretty sure the legend had produced hundreds of beautiful songs. The newly composed songs are pretty lame...The producers used the same 2 songs over and over, and just changed the lyrics to fit to the occasion. The worst parts of it was that these songs are melodiously non-original...Try listening to the song 'Reflection' by Christina Aguilera in Mulan and 'Pulanglah' by Misha Omar in Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam...Kantoi...Its a real pity because out of all the scenes, the scenes that really touched me were the ones when P. Ramlee sang his own songs...sigh...
I'd definitely list this theatre as one of my favorites. Thumbs up to the Malaysian local theatre. You guys are world class...
Its been one hectic weekend after another...The previous trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone, and just last week, was the weekend that everyone (other than the ones celebrating it) feared. It turned out fantastic of course, thanks to everyone that organised so many things.
Lets see...my birthday was a Friday...I took leave, but no, its not entirely for me, but to bake 300 cuppies for order...This is the most I've ever done...It was great, it was hell, it was fantastic, and I was welcomed into one of the most beautiful homes I've ever been to (my gracious customer) I got many many gifts from evryone as well; shoes from Mak, MP3 Player from sis 3, a jewelery box from sis 4, a watch from sis 1, a silver Ziziano bracelet from Han and a mani pedi session from Nik and Saza..huhu...I'm pampered...
An angel in Norway ordered and delivered a Pods & Petals Giftlab cake to my doorsteps...thanks Zai...It was delicious!
Saturday was Nik's birthday, which she, Saza and I celebrated manicuring and pedicuring at Bangsar...I have gorgeous nails now people, and I can't wait for next month to go for my monthly pedicure now...Who can blame me? Its sooo addictive...That night, me and Mak shoots off for Genting, to join my lil sisters for a nite over there...They have Click 5 concert to go to, and we just felt its better if we joined in the fun (this is actually the long story made short...its actually a very long story, and I don't think I'd share it here) Sunday was Mom's birthday, and we had a great half day in Genting, and the rest, downtown in KL..Dinner was at Mak's fav...Tarbush...Yummy as always...
Olyn is all smiley coz she's feeling like a princess
Nik and Saza are happy too
To top off the day...a Banana Split at Baskin...yummm
Nik posing with her cuppie I made
At Genting..having a stroll after breakfast...sigh...
Its a Monkey Plant!! We found this while walking that morning, just by the roadside...Gorgeous kan..
The Durian Ice Cream not to be missed...Check this out at Restoran Yik Kee...same row with Hotel Seri Malaysia...creamy and not so sweet...
Sunday, June 01, 2008
I don't know if anyone else in the world is as blessed as I am when it comes to the truest of friends. Its been a while since I've cried nearly to puking, but I had just that last night. I know I shouldn't (especially when it comes to 'those' reasons), but it just came and wouldn't stop. To make things worse, my plans for theatre, which I've been looking forward to since April, after Tiara Jaqueline announced that there'll be a second show of P. Ramlee suddenly went down the drain due to some technical errors. This is a tribute to Nik, whom rescued me from my miserable depression last night, without even an act of self-righteousness. She lives about 20km away, yet without hesitation, she quickly dialed up another friends, and we were off to Bora Bora for a good borak-borak session. Thanks a million deary, may Allah bless you and I'd like you to know that you are always a part of my prayers always. And you too sweethearts; Zai, Han, Loady, Parv, Saza and Norleen. Love you guys to bits.