Sunday, 22 May 2011

Which one do you believe in?

This particular entry is inspired by Le Love :-

 sources: weheartit

My view?  They are both true. In other words, distance strengthens strong relationships and weakens those that are not meant to be. :) 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Thank You

Dear readers, 

I love blogging because I love words. I love to document my life, my thought and my belief through words so I can remember my life in the years to come and so I can focus on being thankful. This may sound ambitious but I also hope that my readers will walk away from my ramblings renewed in their pursuit of happiness. :)

It’s no secret, that blogs would not be anything without the people who chose to read them.

Though this blog has only been in existence for more than 3 months, it will not be what it is today without all the great people who take the time to read and comment. It's nice to know that my thoughts may make someone smile, or laugh, or even say, 'I feel you'. It also makes me feel a little less 'lonely' knowing someone else can relate to what I've written. So, thanks for taking the time to go through the archives.  I really appreciate you stopping by. :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Please End the Reign of Bullies

Uproar over violent school bullies (Read here)

I was disgusted and appalled by the behaviour of those bullies who were all girls. Seriously, what is wrong with them?

I am personally not happy with the whole 14-day suspension meted out on those mean girls. Suspended for 14 days and public apology are not enough. The harrowing experience is enough to cause whole life of damages to the poor girl. How are they going to compensate her for all that? Plus, knowing these kids, a suspension is probably like a holiday to them. 

The authority said the bullies are too young to go to jail. But mind you, this is a very serious crime! I strongly feel that they ought to be thrown into juvenile center until age of 18. I believe teenagers aged 13 are able to differentiate between bad behaviour and serious wrongdoing. So they are not 'too young' to me. They are 'big' enough to know that they are bullying their classmate. Even a 6 year-old kid knows he or she cannot slap, strangle and cut other people's hair without permission. 

What a disgraceful act! 

I hope the Ministry of Education and schools nationwide will come up with better guidelines on tackling school bullies from now on or else, they might go on to raise another generation of bullies! 

Monday, 2 May 2011

K.Pop to M-Pop? Inspiration or imitation?

Music defines a country and a culture as well.  Therefore, when I first heard about 24:7 and GULA-GULA as the first ever K-Pop group in Malaysia, I have tried to reason out the logic and relevance behind the news. However, no matter how much I have tried to think and think, I can't seem to be able to connect why Malaysia would need these two groups. 

One is all-male:

[The original]

[The Imitation]

One is all-female:
[The Original]
[The Imitation]

The only possible answer to my question could be:

Malaysian music industry has been desperate to rise to the top again (Have they ever been to the top? Well, just assume they have.). So what they do? Creating and producing more and more cheap celebrities, hoping that people will accept and spend money to buy or download their songs/albums! And because of the desperateness, they just copy-cat and reproduce something which other people have spent huge amount of money, time, sweat, and tears on!

When we say we need something 'fresh' and 'new' in our music industry, we don't mean GULA-GULA or 24:7. Look at our talented mainstream artists such as Siti Nurhaliza, Yuna, Faizal Tahir, Pop Shuvit, Jaclyn Victor and Aizat Amdan. They are great singers/songwriters who still uphold Malaysian identity while singing and performing. What we need is our music industry to produce more promising young talents as good as or better than them. 

In addition, what is the point of listening to Malaysian K-Pop music when the Hallyu Wave is so strong to start with, most fans would just go on listening to original K-Pop music rather than almost seemingly "pirated" stuff (airportsandme, 2011).

Simply put, the debut of GULA-GULA and 24:7 has somehow re-enforced the fact that Malaysian entertainment industry is so left behind as compared to the other countries. 

This is just my point of view. You don't have to like it :)