January 25, 2010


I was by chance at the Curve’s book fair last 2 weeks when I came across this book; Sayang by a Malaysian-Singapore-born Gopal Baratham. If it was not on discount, I wouldn’t dare to invest my Ringgit on a not-so-well-known local writer. I am like other Malaysians you see. We have a love affair for discounts and we always devoted our adorations to outlanders.

As I went through Sayang, I quickly learn that Gopal Baratham is not an unskilled writer at all. His constituents were overrun by vigorously active words, twisted in a way that you would disgrace your own English level.

I might be too expressive in depicting his endowment, but there’s nothing too shabby about the novel itself. As you go along, you might come across strings of thought-provoking and lurid words that you can read in some porn-base novel. Hush hush now dear friend, Sayang is not porn at all. It’s not. It is a story of a sixty-one-year-old schoolteacher; Joe Samy who married his own student half-of-his-age; Marie Kwan. He found out she was cheating on him while he himself struggling with the sexual envisage towards his own drug-addict son’s girlfriend. As the family falls apart, Joe Samy takes a hard lesson from life on the true meaning of Sayang.

Interesting enough? Wait till you reach the climax.

“Sayang… I know the word and its implications well. It was a truly Southeast Asian word, soft as its people and well-understood from Marang to Manila, Surabaya to Sulawesi, Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. It describes a love bound to sadness, a tenderness trembling on the edge of tears, a passion from which pity could not be detached.”

I’MNOSUPERMAN: As weird as it sound, I can easily relate this book with my own life.

January 21, 2010

My Flickr

Semua orang ada Flickr page. Aku pun nak jugak! Tapi bila tengok Flickr page orang lain, aku rasa macam 'kecik' jer. Apa la sangat picture-picture yang aku ambik. *Mode redha...

Anyway aku tetap cool. Klik kat sini untuk cool bersama-sama k. Terimas...

I'MNOSUPERMAN: Still... aku tak reti nak amik picture waktu malam. Naikkan ISO? Kecikkan aperture? Tinggikan aperture? Naikkan tripod? Turunkan tripod? Slow flash? Tok pahe weh!

January 19, 2010


A good boss will say, "I'm on leave. Please call me if you need my advice. Anything at all. You have my number right?"

Sejuk tak hati?

And a not so good boss will say, "I'm on leave. It's L.E.A.V.E, which mean 'leave me alone'. Don't even try to call me unless you are dying."


I'MNOSUPERMAN: Which one is you?

January 18, 2010

Salam takziah

Aku menerima kiriman sms dari Cd petang semalam. Bukan pantun yang aku terima seperti selalunya, tetapi khabar kehilangan ayahnya, Allahyarham Abdul Razak Bin Omar.

Takziah diucapkan buat Cd dan keluarga. Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat dan diletakkan dikalangan mereka yang beriman.

Abdul Razak Bin Omar; 1949 - 2010

"Kesedihan dan kegembiraan datang silih berganti. Tetapi janganlah dibiarkan sedih itu menjadi racun dalam hidup dan gembira itu menyebabkan kita leka. Perjalanan masih jauh..."

I'MNOSUPERMAN: Sabar ucuk...
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