Monday, February 27, 2012

Cuci The Musical - The Last Kopek

Aku actually very curious about the The Last Kopek ituuu... sebab bunyi adalah sangat obscene. Atau aku memang otak kuning. 

Cuci is one of the few recent Malay movies I actually watched. Ye. Saya memang berlagak suke tengok cerita Western sahaja. Tetapi to be fair when Malaysia keluarkan movie (which to be fair maybe a straight to Astro first type of movie ) seperti Hantu Dalam Botol Kicap, bukan ke ko rasa macam Malaysian filmmaker ni rase the penonton is too bodoh. To be fair too, Western movies seperti Skyline ( yang aku tengok kejab semalam ) pon rubbish tahap menggiler. Tapi when they also produced film like The Fighter ( where you can see the actors work REALLY hard to get that level of physical transformation) rase macam nak menangis bile I can't find the same equivalent in our shore. 

Ok aku dah melalut dari nak bercerita pasal musical Cuci kepada tahap filmmaking and acting qualities in Malaysia vs Western. 

Anyway courtesy of a lovely friend, we manage to attend the media preview to watch Cuci the Musical. 

Other blog might have better and more pics, tapi I only took pic of the closing sebab I malas taking pic. (also bukan not allowed kee you yg bukan media photogs itteww)

Aku nak buat point form. Sebab aku malas. 

Tak perlu synopsis kut because I think most of us had watched the movie. The movie was quite good and entertaining though lacking in something I can't comprehend. But it is still good nonetheless. I can't remember exactly what went on in the movie so I can't actually compare it to the musical if they had make some changes. But from what I can remember apart from some minor details, more or less it is the same. 

This is after all the Season 3 (or going to be) of the musical running, so I also gathered a lot of people had already watched the musical. 

Anyway, the cast this time consist of Afdlin Shauki, Hans Isaac, Awie and Nabil ( taking over the AC Mizal role in the movie) . Not sure if in the past seasons it was still Nabil. I like these 4 cast, they have good working synergy and you can see that the jokes being bounced at each other works like a charm because they honestly loves working together and throwing ideas together. 

The supporting are Vanidah Imran, Harun Salim Bachik, Dina and Douglas Lim. I love all of them excepting Vanidah Imran I love a tiny bit less which I will expand upon later. 

Now the pros: 

It was good, entertaining, manage to not make me feel regretful missing out on cuddle cat time at home. ( Aku sangat appreciate cuddling cat time okeh ). That is a big plus. 

 I love the upbeat songs, especially when the strongest voice in the house belt it out. Sung by Afdlin, Awie and  Dina always manage to perk you up. I especially love one of the Dina song she busted out some pretty nice move to dance along and not even a waver in her powerful voice. I heart Dina y'all. 

Apart from the fabulous 4, which you know is gonna be fabulous and hilarious, I always enjoy the scene whenever Harun Salim Bachik, Dina and Douglas Lim take the stage. Harun Salim Bachik is no surprise as he is a veteran in comedic acting. But the other 2 surprises me greatly with their timing and delivery and I love their addition in this cast. 

The set is one of the more nicest sets I had ever set. Kudos to the set director or whoever you may called it to be. One of the most disappointing thing I had from watching PGL is because I felt the set is bland and amateurish. This is one of the more better set I'd seen. It was big, it was expressive, and I especially love the loving details they put into it. I felt like giving the set director a standing ovation because to me, it was kinda impressive. 

I laughed out loud a lot of time and based on the crowd they felt the same. It was ohsem. It was great. It was a success. 

Now the cons: ( sebab saya memang suke complain)

Now Vanidah Imran because I promised to expand further on this. I love Vanidah Imran. Make no mistake. I think she is one of the best actress in her generation. She was good in this. But there is something lacking. I think the something is the comedic timing. Maybe a the script just called on the heroine to just look pretty and be fawned over. I don't think she have great comedic timing. Sometimes she hit it, sometimes I just smiled. I wish Malaysian have a lot of great comedic actress. Maybe there is one, but I can't think of any right now. Give me example! ( oh yes, Ida Nerina is one of em! )

The more slower songs, I kept yawning at. Tapi mungkin saya mengantuk sebab saya tak sempat makan. 

I think some scenes are being dragged a bit, some feel kinda flat and I felt a bit impatient for it to finish. But I felt a lot of movies and theaters are the same, so maybe it is just me. Like I said, I lapar la time tu. 

Overall it was a smooth production ( smooth in term of the jokes, seamless scenes) and mighty entertaining with some minor tiny things that people always gonna find fault at even at the most impressive critically acclaimed production. You won't regret it. And basically isn't that the point, that you won't regret handing out your hard earned money to entertain yourselves? 

(ye saya tengok free, tapi kalau saya bayar pon saya tak rase menyesal)

p/s: Terima kasih kerana bagi saya tiket Astro and friend. :D

Friday, February 17, 2012


My husband asked me if I wanted to go anywhere this weekend. By go he meant stay overnight anywhere nearby. On one hand I am tempted, on the other, I ain't feeling it because I am still in my feeling like I am gonna puke anywhere anytime stage. Rugi la breakfast buffet! Most of all, I ade separation anxiety laa dengan my cats. 

It is so hot nowadays that... I felt like sitting in a tub full of ice. Or maybe I am the only one who is feeling that way. 

For the first time in weeks I didn't wake up with a raging headache! I attribute it to my husband massaging my forehead before I go to sleep. Die balik Turkmenistan takkan nak suruh Kurap urut kut. 

I guess the above is full of complaints, but I guess I am nowadays as I am not feeling 100 percent nowadays. 

In the mean time it is TGIF which is always a plus. Taken Monday as leave just because. Ingatkan sudah sihat untuk merantau2 berjalan, tapi gi KLCC 3 jam pon rase derita. 

But I will still go to KLCC to pick up my paperback A Dance With Dragon. Agak suspicious that it comes mighty early, tapi kita tengok je dulu. Sekali nanti die bagi hardcover, sesia je pegi. Huh. 

Bobby is so naughty nowadays but I think he like it my husband is around so ade orang bagi attention sikit. Kurap macam biasa sentiasa emo when Bobby is around her. 

I am drawing a blank here. So gonna leave now (for ice cream). 

Monday, February 13, 2012


Direct to the point je kan title tu. 

Those who looked into my twitter already know I am pregnant. So now I am informing to the world (all 6 of you who read this blog) that I am. Alhamdulillah. Was hesitantly happy at first, as with my first pregnancy, I didn't make it past week 7. So when week 7 past by, I heaved a big sigh of relief. Now I am currently in my 14 weeks and should be in my 2nd trimester. Not too gleefully happy (old habit hard to break) as just barely in 14 weeks. 

Taking things slowly, reading things up slowly. Haven't bought any books, nor any baby stuffs. Not even any pregnancy stuffs! That's how paranoid I am. I am afraid to be too impulsively happy and be buying stuffs getting way ahead too happy and then lost the pregnancy. I have to start buying stuff soon as my pants and undies are starting to get uncomfortable. Well, things are still early and I have plenty of time to read and shop, so I don't really feel the urgency. 

Also first trimester had not been smooth. I like most of pregnant moms everywhere throughout the ages suffers the morning sickness malady. It is not as bad as some (like my sis who was admitted as she can't keep any fluid down) so I am thankful that I can at least hold down food most of the time. But 24/7 holding down the urge to puke is also not easy for me, because I had always hate puking (ok, nobody like it). I even consistently woke up in the middle of the night wanting to vomit tapi paksa diri tidur sebab malas la hoii. Hoping , like really hoping and praying that 2nd trimester onward I'll have easier time to look at food without feeling ill. 

In the mean time... well I hope everything is smooth sailing. 

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