Thursday, October 22, 2009

First Haiku


Assalamualaikum,

First snow falls
Snowflakes glitter
No love wish

Soft white snow
Landed on my palm
Heart is lonely

Snowflakes melting
On hair and clothes
Chest is cold

Coldness touches earth
Lake froze
Love stood

Winter wind blows
Make me shiver
Tears heated heart
"

My first haiku.
It was Thursday – a “cloudy and highly-flammable” – as I share with Kak Maz. I felt a pulse inside me rising and pushing me back into the black hole of melancholy.

I just have to emphasize the feelings that reside in me. Haiku; I said. I’d called this “First Snow”.

Sad theme, yes it is. It was because this haiku did inspired by the sadness in me.
Apparently, after this haiku written I was inspired by an oldies song “You’re My Everything” and a sweet and nice and lovely haiku started to fill in the air:

Sun kiss and smiles
Flowers blooming
Love loving

Wassalam.





Monday, October 5, 2009

My Song of Joy

Assalamualaikum,

There’s a song that keep on playing in my head since I was 10 years old. The song brings along sweetest memory a 10 year old girl could have. It’s Song of Joy.

I grew up memorizing the melody, each single day so that I will not forget about it. I was too young to know who composed it, or how I would be able to find it. Back at that time, internet was not an application all houses were equipped with, not even as mobile or easy accessed as today. Therefore, the best I could do is to mention the title to as many potential people as I can. The return was no one ever knows about it.

Let’s talk about the 10 years old girl and the song, shall we?
A 10 years old girl had a crush on her senior. The boy was predicted to be school’s next best student – he was 12. Well, she’s only a 10 years old girl, living in a small village where news spread like all houses have their doors stick together. So, not much action could be taken, not that she had options; the crush remained as crush. The girl admired the boy.

One day – it was just a normal day – the music teacher called her to the boy’s class. She was selected to be the conductor for so called small orchestra the music teacher formed as for standard 6 students. This so called small orchestra will be playing on school’s prize giving ceremony. “Oh” was all she could say. The music teacher managed to convince the girl and she accepted the news – no option was given.

On the first rehearsal day – her best day – she was standing in front of a group of seniors, waving her hands per instructed – the boy stands right in front of her. The boy stands in front of her! The joy enjoyed every seconds of the rehearsal, glancing the boy’s note – Song of Joy, that’s the title of the melody. It was really a song of joy. No 10 years old girl would be lucky enough to stand at her place. Ever.

The girl’s rehearsal time with the boy continue after school. Did I mention that the boy lived next door? Oh, yes he was! He was the boy next door; not just that, he is the girl’s girl friend’s brother. She listened as the boy played the melody.

That’s the story. I hear the melody whenever the wind blows - not all wind, but a specific wind. It carries the melody in it.

Both of us – grew up: go to secondary school (schools for him), graduated from university – we didn’t have any words since that happen. His family still lives in the same house, next to my grandmother abandoned house. Sometime my family visited his family; his family accepts our invitation or most of the time look after our what’s-left properties.

He is a story. A nice one. He is now a happily married guy – I didn’t get the chance to meet his lucky wife yet. When we met again after both of us graduated, we started to talk like friends, like we have known each other for years – like we should.

Song of Joy is and will remain as a special song to my heart.

Wassalam.

Al Kisah Kasih

Akhirnya, runut bunyi untuk drama bersiri Nur Kasih telah mula dimainkan di corong-corong radio. Juga bermaksud mp3 runut tersebut, nyanyian Yasin boleh dimuat turun di internet!

Drama Nur Kasih seolah-olah mengakhiri ketandusan drama bertema keagamaan di Malaysia. Telah sekian lama para penonton disogokkan dengan karya bertema keagamaan dari negara seberang. Apa yang menariknya mengenai Nur Kasih; selain kontroversi para pelakonnya, adalah kebanyakan penonton mula tertarik dengan trailer dan runut bunyinya sebelum dramanya.

Ada yang meletakkan Nur Kasih sebagai drama keagamaan terbaik. Tetapi tidak ada yang sempurna selain DIA. Nur Kasih, dalam membawakan tema dan mesej keagamaan yang mudah dan agak biasa; masih kuat dgn garapan dialog dan olahan skrip serta jalan cerita yang menjadikannya sebuah karya yang menarik. Ditangan Khabir Bhatia serta sinematografinya yang baik, kisah Aidil, Adam, Nur Amina, Ustaz Hassan, Hajjah, Kat, Alia serta lain-lain watak menjadi sebuah pementasan kehidupan bertaraf tinggi.

Uncang Pemikiran Nur Kasih

Dialog/Babak kegemaran:
Babak perbualan Ustaz Hassan bersama Hajjah. Dalam babak tersebut, Ustaz Hassan mengamanahkan beberapa barang untuk Aidil dan Adam kepada Hajjah. Dalam masa yang sama, Ustaz Hassan berasa sedih kerana tiada apa-apa untuk ditinggalkan kepada isterinya. Kata-kata maaf Ustaz Hassan antara lain berkata Hajjah: “isteri orang ada intan berlian…“; lantas, Hajjah menjawab: “isteri Abang ada Abang”. [3:10-3:15]



Isu:
Kesabaran Aidil dan Nur Amina.
Memang tak tercapai akalku.
Unbelievable.

Suka:
Aidil bertemu Aliya – di kedai buku dan di rumah Aliya.
Kemunculan Aliya memang sangat dinantikan oleh semua peminat Nur Kasih. Babak tersebut menarik dan mewakili titik perubahan dalam kisah Nur Kasih; walaupun babak pertemuan di kedai buku mengingatkan kepada Ayat-ayat Cinta.

Sengal:
Sarah. Tiada komen yang bersesuaian.

Pendidikan:
Tiada perkahwinan paksa dalam Islam.

Unkai

Tak sabar menanti pengakhiran Nur Kasih. Minggu ini Aidil akan menikahi Aliya dan Sarah seperti biasa akan menyalahkan Nur Amina dan berbuat perkara yang tidak sepatutnya. Dari sinopsis Nur Kasih yang didapati, Sarah kemudiannya akan meracuni perkahwinan Aidil-Aliya.

Pesan

Setiap sesuatu itu ada baik dan buruknya. Dari mesej keagamaan yang dibawakan, fikirkanlah dengan akal dari al-Quran dan as-Sunnah. Jangan bergurukan rancangan televisyen dan lembaran skrip semata-mata.

Wassalam.


Runut bunyi boleh dimuat turun dari: http://www.mediafire.com/?vdjiydnmeei

Nur Kasih
oleh Yassin Sulaiman

Lewat ini ku rasakan
Kasih kian ku dambakan
Resah hati yang ku pendam
Pada takdir dan harapan

Detik waktu dan suratan
Siapa tahu ketentuan
Ku mencari cahayanya
Dalam bayang kegelapan

Nur kasih
Nur kasih

Nasib hidup dan pilihan
Lain untuk setiap insan
Melayarkan perjalanan
Dalam maya kesamaran

Nur kasih
Nur kasih

Aku kembali kerana masih
Mencari yang hakiki
Sinar pasti
Janji suci yang abadi

Nur kasih
Nur kasih
Nur kasih
Nur kasih

*bridge*

Nur kasih
Nur kasih

Aku kembali kerana
Masih mencari yang hakiki
Sinar pasti
Janji suci yang abadi

Nur nur ya nur kasih
Nur ya nur kasih
Nur nur kasihNur kasih

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gravity of Love

Assalamualaikum,

This would be a very simple post; I’m sharing a lovely and great song by Sara Bareilles, Gravity.
[Another thank you note for Kak Maz for her sharing in Facebook].

I find the lyric suited a story I’ve trying to tell. I doubted to find any other songs or phrases that simply explain how love could be. So to say, how one just can’t get his/herself out from the love chain at any defines condition the love is.

It is because the touch of love is the gravity.
It was so hard to write any single elaboration as the lyric illustrated all.
Enjoy!
Wassalam.


Gravity
by Sara Bareilles

Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.
No matter what I say or do I'll still feel you here 'til the moment I'm gone.

You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your reign.

Set me free, leave me be.
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.

You loved me 'cause I'm fragile.
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strength is gone.

Set me free, leave me be.
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.

I live here on my knees as I try to make you see that you're everything I think I need here on the ground.
But you're neither friend nor foe though I can't seem to let you go.The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down.