Sunday, July 29, 2007
hello..for those who don't know.. i just went to P.D to few days ago. went there on friday and arrived back home today, around 3p.m. i was working actually, as an "asssistant trainer". haha. yes.The trainers involved were my dad (of course), abang firdaus (dad's friend's son), and ME. i wasn't to agreeable on following my dad at first, but after a few training sessions there, i was getting the hang of it. well it beats going through orientation thats for sure.haha.
i actually learnt more on this trip rather than during orientation. :/ dont get me wrong, orientation was.. so-so, fun. this trip was fun-NY haha. it's funny how childish an adult can be, and how adult a child can be. this group that "we were" training (more likely, my dad) were around their early thirties to late forty's. as usual, i was the youngest in the crowd. ( :/ no surprises there)
there were all kinds of people. there are ones u could predict, there are ones u couldn't. it was an experience for me. and tons of respect goes to my dad for tackling every situation well. seriously, i was amazed at how he resolved conflicts. it's gonna be hard to measure up to him. haha. but i'll be thankful just to have half of his communication skills.
i guess my orientation week was a bit extra than other freshies. i know i'm like typing rubbish now, thats cause i feel i have a responsibility towards the blog. ( and i'll feel guilty if i dont tyoe something)
oh and spoke to a few old friends. helped putri with her "the effect of free sex towards the country" assignment. called mye a few times to confirm/postpone/CANCEL the trip to mid valley, prank called azeera saying that i was a guy from taylors. (haha that was funny). and called nazir and iqbal just to say hi. oh and ezat, it was more like rubbish trash talk with him. but worth it haha. funny.
and i baru perasan, i've been talking to mye on the phone a lot. i think she misses me. haha.
oh and called ZULAIKHA RAZALI. she was on the bus. :/
and messaged gie, a new friend. kot. we'll see.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
it's my 21st day of being the lone ranger. :)
going through life at the same place, the same house, the same streets, the same restauraunts..but in a different way.
its kind of like living 21 days of new life. i've met people never imagined of meeting. like mr. ujang who taught me everything about t-shirts. i met wai yen, at usj 12 court, and turns out it was his last day in malaysia. he was setting off to australia the next day. i met dad's old housemate in uni, who clearly had forgotten my dad, and he wasnt hiding it, "sapa aa? tk ingtlah." after that statement, he asked directions and walked away.
funny how things went around here at home.
i drove. thats another thing. i drove everywhere. and surprisingly i drove to, nostalgic places. coincidently.
alamanda, kota damansara, usj 12 court, and school.
enough to retap all memories locked and stored in my head.
well last night, was a meet to be remembered. nothing fancy but we were back, not all of us, just a small portion. but that small portion was enough. we talked, laughed, pondered old memories, and shared new ones.
for the first time, i wasn't jealous of the experience they went through. i wasn't putting on a deaf ear. i wasn't the fake listener. for once, i wasn't selfish. it was fun again to hear stories from a friend, to hear their voices of laughter.
but this time, this meet, we were all different, we were all grown up. i kno its a bold statement to say, that we have all grown up. but i think we really are. being able to live life without old friends but still keeping them for emegencies. some had new things added in their lives. some were just the same. :)
before last night's meet. before last night. i had my hopes died down. plans to meet were just, plans. no hopes, just plans. it's because it usually doesnt end up how i hoped it would. so having a plan, and not hoping it would turn out right was a habit i had developed.
um. i hate partings. i hate leaving stuff im used too.
i realised with partings, comes new meets.
:) so its ok.
hmm..i'm gonna write another post tomorrow. not sure if it's gonna be a long one or a short one. but there's gonna be a post for sure.
i'm just typing stuff that went through my mind a while ago. while watching "sexy voice and robo", surprising how fictionous stories could make us realise things. small details that we had let pass by.
i guess im gonna let this post hang here.
i have no plans to end it the right way.
:) bateren renkon tomato maaa----aaaaaxxxxx!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
percentage of wanting to change colours: 98%
ejat: Bodo lah nko ma. thnk u thnk u.*muka mcm hairan begitu* u must really miss us kan?. *then cheeky one sided smile*
percentage of wanting to change colours: 68%
jannah: hah? apsal nih? arma ke nih? *pandang slack*then some mocking. then once i hand it over baru thnk u. *blur face/smile tk kena*
percentage of wanting to change colours: 80%
snowman: WAaah! Reaaallyy??!! thnks ma! *bear/yeti smiles*
percentage of wanting to change colours: he goes with the flow.
~ a bet i made to myself. sort of like human studies.
i shall explain when it happens..and i shall tell the scores : (?/4)
for now dont ask.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Okay. another short one, cause i got this feeling theres gonna be lightning pretty soon.
I guess everything is going fine. yah just fine. besides the scare i got mase so call hilang phone haha. ezat u know what im talking about. BUT, although the phones ok..theres one more thing u guys need to know..i lost my specs too...shitty shitty stuff yah?
I mean if it was when we all was back home, i would had laughed.haha. kan?. i just realised that with u guys around things seemed to be fine. i dont know if u guys realized, but i do think so..
If zu ejat jannah mye nazir and sabree was here it would have been easier. i guess.
(no offense to the others, these guys has just been there when they need to be there, its just the case of right timing. i still appreaciate all of you),
Well sumtimes i just need u people back here. maybelah.
P/s: Big special thnks to ZU for being there, although not the same way as u used to, this will do for now, and a big special thnks to buddy JO for talks we had yah? not much, but usually comforting(i mule practice pop lock balik.haaha).
AND ALIA IS COMING HOME ON THE 23RD. reminderlah. :)
and sorry, i dont have the time and mood to right long pieces lagi. but soon, soon. :P
~ off ~
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Dance the disco kid
lets bring the beat up,lets pump it up
sugar your just to hard to resist
precious precious ur one i cant help to notice
u take me to odd places
i show u new faces
babe lets pause.
i cant get enough of ur lip gloss~
babe lets pause.
dont force it, remember ur the one who caused it
lets not toast for the moment
i would like to remain sober
lets just wait and see what happens
and see how do we do it proper.
babe lets pause.
i cant get enough of ur lip gloss~
babe lets pause.
dont force it, remember ur the one who caused it.
babe lets wait till sunset arrives,
so in the meantime lets keep things alive.
Friday, July 13, 2007
i've been going home all these years, but i never really tried to enjoy my stay. its always mak's house(we call nenek, mak.), or some other relative's..the furthest would be orchard road.
well, for the next stay,i guess i'll try and bring a friend. maybe that would do the trick. all i know that i want to take pictures. and it has to be at night.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
its time to show all of u.The Secret
lets start with this fella. Known in the school as the blur guy
this pic was taken sum time ago,candid
and belive me,even all of us dont believe its arma
enough there.stop laughing...i know its funny but..
hmm...this fella is known in his school as
look at what came out on my camera lensno wonder.
control macho,hahaha...but he has a WHOLE lot of story,made by himself.about himself...hahahaha
ok2,now i bring u the snowman..
or polar bear...or teddy...
or..BULAT...hehe,whatever it is...he is still the most..
VIOLENT!..prove me wrong.
i know this is not right but...
its in my camera!!
hehe,he's the quiet 1...his mind is full of things...but most of it is rubbish...haha,but 'rubbish' in a sense that nobody would hve thought about it...yes,back in his school he the 'idol' for the girls....so girls,this is what u all hve been worship all this while....*blind man*
wait! there's more!
told ya.ok2...i think thats enough
anyway,guys...these pics cannot be obtain anywhere on earth...
only here,so guys...for the memories,dont beat me
brought to u by hulu hala enterprise under guidance of tokyo's ABIT
"oh. saya ade kedai bang, tuu ha kedai rock kapak tu, haha." he sells, "rock kapak" t-shirts.(none of my liking. haha) mr.ujang insisted if i had any problems, come see him there at central market.(sori bang jauhlah. satu hari nantilah.haha.)
"i'm a simple guy, saya tolong abang.. semuanya sebab..saham. "
we all had a small laugh.
Well i guess, if i hadn't took this chance today, i wouldn't have known the stuff i was told.
We just need to take a chance. :) chewah.
Friday, July 6, 2007
explanation; i guess i see it as a platform. i love making stuff.(by the way the corru boards and all..still untouched) but the thing i love more than making stuff is..making stuff that people wear everyday, t-shirts, bags, shoes, pants.. how sissy it may sound, i guess thats the way it is, and the only way to get started is to get myself these amazing,state of the art, "machines".
No. i won't post pictures of the latest sewing machines, that would be too gay. im not obsessing over one, i just need one.
instead of gay pictures of sewing machines, im posting stories of cool men who :"may" have started with these machines.
firstly is ofcourse NIGO.
Nigo never set out to become Japan's hottest fashion designer or an internationally famous arbiter of style, or to show young people how to rebel without losing their cool. But the fact that he is now one of the most influential movers and shakers of his generation—given how little attention he paid to cram schools, university examinations and the meticulous career planning that are still adolescent obsessions in Japan—does not strike him as particularly odd, either. In fact, he sees his focus on his passions, rather than on society's expectations, as the secret of his success. "I never planned too far ahead," says the 33-year-old, wearing a T shirt and jeans plus two necklaces and a giant watch dripping with hip-hop quantities of bling. "I just tried to do what I love and create the things that I wanted to create."
And what he has always loved to create is clothes. As a fashion student, magazine stylist and DJ in 1990s Tokyo, Nigo could never find exactly the quality-crafted, cooler-than-thou T shirts he and his buddies craved. So he started making them himself, selling them to friends and out of duffel bags at parties and DJ shows. The shirts were strange but playful, aggressively designed affairs, frequently sporting simian motifs and obscure echoes of the 1968 sci-fi classic movie Planet of the Apes. Produced in limited quantities, they quickly became the ultimate badge of street cred among the hipsters in the back alleys of Tokyo's fashion-obsessed Harajuku neighborhood.
When did you start developing an interest in fashion?
At 12 my parents bought me a pair of Levi 501’s and some white Adidas Superstar sneakers. At the time I wasn’t too bothered, but later I discovered a magazine called Popeye & Olive. One day I read an article about Tokyo and they spoke about the best shopping areas. From there I developed an interested in 50’s fashion and music, which at the time was very trendy in Tokyo. I liked Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley. At the same time a Japanese band called the “Checkers” broke through; I liked the way they dressed, Rockabilly style; but until 18 I used to always wear denims and white sneakers.
When did you move into the centre of Tokyo? After school?
Yeh, I moved when I was 18. I wanted to become a fashion journalist. I enrolled in a fashion college wanting to specialise in fashion editing. That’s where I met Jonio, the designer who started the Undercover brand. Jonio introduced me to a lot of influential people like Hiroshi Fujiwarea, DJ and designer for Head Porter. And the MD of Astoarobot, the fashion store, who thought I looked just like Hiroshi so he started calling me “Nigo”, it’s a Japanese word for “number two”. I didn’t go to school very much. I used to go clubbing with them every night. I felt lucky just to know them and they turned out to be crucial for my future.
What were you planning to do after college?
I wanted to live in Tokyo. I found a part time job in the Popeye & Olive editorial office. They put me in charge of a part of the magazine and I was earning very well. Japan was going through a strong economic period and people were doing well in every sector. I was well paid so I didn’t have any problem finding somewhere to live in town. Then I met a girl called Hitomi Oukawa at Popeye & Olive and she gave me a job as a stylist. At the same time Jonio and I were looking after a section of the magazine on fads and underground sub-culture. It was at that time (’92) that Jonio said to me: “why don’t we open a shop with exclusive clothes?” So on the first of April ’93 we opened a shop in Harajuku. We called it “Nowhere”. Two times a month I would set about sourcing garments for the shop. It became a store where friends came to hang out – we didn’t really look after the customers coming through the door, but we were selling well anyway. (He laughs.) Shortly afterwards, Jonio and I felt the bought-in garments weren’t selling enough, so Jonio said: “Let’s stop buying garments from other brands and create our own.”
A Bathing Ape®. Where does the name come from?
I was spending my evenings with my friend Shin, when one evening we were watching a TV program called “Yo!! Rap City”, I told Shin that I was going to start a clothing line. Shin suggested we start it together. We thought more about it and one night we saw a movie called “Planet of the Apes”. We liked it a lot. So much in fact, the next day we met up and decided to take some inspiration from it: we called our new brand A Bathing Ape®. Shin was good mates with Kuyamada, the lead singer of a famous band called Cornelias. We gave him a T-shirt to wear at his gigs and he did, so more and more people started to get to know our stuff. At the time we used to produce about 30 T-shirts a batch. We’d give half to friends and we’d sell the other half. We carried on like that for two years, producing very few of them, giving away half and selling half.
In 2003 you had your tenth anniversary. I hear that in the New Year you’ll be opening in the US. It this true? What will you be doing?
I’m having a jewel made in a jewellery store called Jacob the Jeweller in New York. Loads of celebrities go there like Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and Pharrell (N.E.R.D.). Their pictures are on the walls of the store and mine too now. Some people are curious and ask who the guy is in my picture – and that’s how Pharrell and I met. And Jay-Z wears my sneakers at concerts. Anyway, we became mates. Pharrell told me that he wanted to create a clothing line, so together we created the Billionaire Boys Club (BBC) brand like Louis Vuitton did with Marc Jacobs. Pharrell is the designer and it’s good publicity for me.As well as BBC, DUB magazine (a top men’s lifestyle magazine in the US) put me on their front page so many artists got to know me and started wearing my sneakers. Even a song by Jay-Z talks about “Ape Kicks”. America’s a massive opportunity for me.
Monday, July 2, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
The list goes...
- no random phonecalls from ezat, asking me to so call "help him run some errands" (pfft!) .
- no annual drop by's by nazir and the guys.
- no calls from mye asking favors (not like ezat, mye's favors, are usually real favors.) .
- no exhausting, leg cramping, money wasting(not that i have any right now) shopping trips.
There's more, but those are considered minor, the one i listed are the major missing links. But fear not! it's kinda relaxing. I guess i can see this as a good long vacation till the next hectic outing with the guys and girls.
"Till then, the monsters shall sleep under the city streets, but thou shall taste chaos when they cometh one."-arma
So, after realising that boredem came visiting when the guys left, i took the initiative to waste my dads money,as i like to call it, future spending. We(the family ofcourse) went to carrefour. I bought stuff that i imagined buying but my mind was never thinking of what was it really for. Heres another list of stuff.
The list of stuff i bought that was never on the list of "The list of stuff i need to buy":
- x4 mounting boards. 70x120 (black)
- x2 corru boards. 70x120 (black & L.green)
- x4 corru boards. 37x65 (black)
- x2 congurated papers*. 50x70 (black & white)
- x1 plastic book covering. yes. that.
*useful product suitable for many purposes: backing in picure frames, box making, book cover(ooh), support for display panels, decorative gift bags and boxes, cross laminated construction, cards and many other 3D paper craft.
Funny. But not to worry, i have already sketched "the product" in my mind, its just that sketching it in the mind is easier then moving my butt and sketching it on paper. haha. But! (again) though obstacles come facing, i have made a target to finish it in two days! yes! two days!
till then. assalamualaikum.