Rupajiwa Studio and Space Gambus Experiment kasi PICCAH!

A person reminded me tonight that all forms start with a dot followed by a line and end with a dot. The reminder resonates something that have long been forgotten...a feeling which I thought has forsaken me.

Rupajiwa and Space Gambus Experiment's performance at Solaris Dutamas tonight successfully gave me goosebumps with their soul-awakening noise-experiment performance. Rupajiwa, who is responsible for creating visuals presentation for the backdrop screen, blended a 'surreal-ly' twisted visual art complimented with unique music composition played by Space Gambus Experiment (SPE). The twist to these extraordinary performances are due to the collaboration of these two infamous names, whom perhaps by chance, have the same right-brain wavelengths!

I heard a fascinating fact about SPE's music composition whilst listening to a bunch of guys talking with smoke puffing out their nostrils (that includes my fiancee who happily took the chance to smoke while we're on a date! GRRR!) From what I gathered, it seems that the main sound element to SPE's music literally came totally from out of the world!

A rough summary from what I have heard is that the head of SPE actually works with Malaysia National Space Agency (MNSA), a agency that do stuff related to outer space activities. This brilliant guy is responsible for recording sounds created in outer space such as the sound produced by planet Jupiter's wavelengths. So what he did was, he basically compiled the sounds then form a quirky music band which consists of members that play traditional and modern musical instruments such as the banhu lookalike ( no idea what it is called), rebab and the usual guitar-drum-bassist's set. I tell you, the result was super- maut-awesome!

To tell the truth, my body actually bent forward and I was sitting at the edge of my chair charmed by their passions in exhibiting their artistry skills, creations and enthusiasms. I felt my heart stopped when they teasingly ended their performance with lingering bewitching music. ( Though the ending had a anti-climax effect on audience actually...some had gave away a clap and someone else already stood up ready to give 'encore' but the ending came too late so it ended with just an overall claps)

So, how do I describe Rupajiwa's visual presentation?
I cant'.
I can just say that their team experimented with slow shutter technique that allows light movements be captured beautifully and they have composed the images with human dance movements that are parallel to their visual concept. The performance was very mind-stimulating and visually satisfying that left me sated at the very end. I have to admit that it was a mind-blowing choreography that strongly narrated a story and message that only known to the creators but nevertheless manage to motivate me to march forward in designing my dreams and paths.

I congratulate SPE and Rupajiwa for successfully delivering such a memorable performance and thank you for sharing your souls to the rest of us.

p/s: There are 4 parts of videos to the performance.


Harta Karun

Di dalam dunia ini ada banyak harta karun.
Bersepah-sepah di setiap persegi bumi.
Bermacam jenis beribu cara berjuta warna.
Dalam jutaan itu gerak hati menilai nilai.
Namun apakah nilai harta dalam waktu?

Kekadang x berkenan pun terpaksa dipilih.
Tetapi rupanya yang terpaksa pula dihargai.
Kekadang pula harta dulu hilang bertemu semula.
Tetapi rupanya lebih baik dibiarkan hilang daripada ditemui.
Kekadang harta itu dianggap picisan.
Tetapi dalam melalui onak picisan jadi pedoman.
Kekadang harta ini apabila sering digilap jadi berseri.
Tetapi kalau terlebih gilap boleh jadi asid.

Itulah dia harta karun.
Penentu ikatan titik kehidupan.
Mencorak langkah menyokong diri.
Pelebur batin pelemah kendiri.


Fasa Bertunang~

Yup sudah bertunang.

Memang dah lama xupdate blog sebab sedang berada diawang-awangan terbang keriangan angkara pakcik merpati yang sangat sweet itu~aih...

Tujuan artikel ni?

Pakcik merpati tuh xbayar lagi fon dia maka sudah beberapa hari fon ini sunyi sepi...kurik...kurik...skang nih sampai tahap dah tak boleh tahan lagi maka memberontak di sini~ WAAARGGHHH!!

Apa perasaan bertunang?

Sangat lah lain daripada bercinta masa couple,
lain daripada cinta affair dan skandal,
lain daripada cinta teman tapi mesra,
lain daripada cinta kepada sahabat2 berlainan jantina,
kesimpulannya lain.

Kenapa lain?

Lain sebab masa bertunang kita rasa secured.
Gaduh2 pon...alaa...nanti tahu akan baik semula.
Edisi merajuk boleh jadi over.
Sebab tahu member itu serius dengan kita.
Cinta,kasih kerana Dia.
Bak kata Evy, kahwin itu satu amalan yang dapat pahala.
Jadi, bertunang ialah proses ke arah amalan itu.

Kepentingan bertunang?

Bertunang bagi ruang untuk mengenali.
Kalau tengah couple, kita cover2 lagi.
Tapi bila tunang, masing2 mula mahu hak asasi.
Dah mahu, tuntut pula.
Tapi dah kata bertunang...
Masing2 masih ada ruang berkompromi.
Ada jarak untuk saling menerima.
Rumah sendiri ada untuk membawa diri.
Jadi, dah rasional bersua kembali.
Senyum bahagia merpati sejoli.

Benda paling best semasa bertunang?

Persediaan kahwin!
Walau tensi dan macam ada seribu lima perkara nak fikir,
yang paling best pakcik merpati sabooor je melayan dan bekerjasama...
walaupun setengah2 benda memang tak logik...dan permintaan mengada2 sahaja :D
Oh~ perasaan tunggu untuk kahwin pun best!
Lub dub...Lub dub....Lub dub...
disertai dengan:
Pu Tong...Pu Tong...Pu Tong...
Adrenaline rush yang best!~

Perubahan ketara apabila sudah bertunang?

Tetiba tumbuh sayap...semenjak itu asyik terbang je...belum turun2 lagi hehehe.

p/s: Sayang, cepatlah bayar bil fon tuh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do you think you can hurt me?

It's funny how simple words can hurt a human being to the core...isn't it?

Some say if you are hurt, that means you have low self-esteem.
Others say you are too sensitive. Just ignore it, it's just 'words'.
Few say words are just words, shut your ears if you can't stand them!

Words are combination of vocabularies to form a complete sentence, which carries an intention or at least, attention. Words are basically formed with tongue and lips movement accompanied with sound produced by something that vibrated in our throat, thus when we speak no harmful objects such as knife, needle nor poison will come out from our mouth. However, some formed words can hurt and cut deep. This hurtful words can cause serious harm as mentioned by Kelbra Fleiss in How words can Hurt , 'the accumulation of words that hurt can destroy your ego and break your heart'.

So how important is our ego and our heart?

Ego in 'self' term is your conciousness of your own identity (from web). Whereas heart is where we supposedly feel pain that is somewhere in the chest area.

1. 'For a salesperson, it takes a strong ego to face rejection, refusal and the rigours of constantly having to persuade someone to see his/her point of view' (Billy Brooks, Importance of Ego).
2. For a mother, it takes a strong heart to listen to a teacher's complaint about her beloved child.

# Please note the difference and similarity in both situations.

Hurling hurtful words to a person is a form of abusion. If you have been verbally abused and someone said you are hurt because you have low self-esteem, please stop figuring out are you or are you not because you are not! The fact is, the one that suffers from low self-esteem is the person who use those cruel words to others. 'They are the ones who feel insecure about themselves, so they make up for it by putting others down' (Kelbra Fleiss).

I guess, low self-esteem can bring out the worst of a person.

So, how do you handle a verbal abuser?

Kelbra suggested walking away from the person or respond with humour.

For me, I find it easier if I can laugh off the malice by making jokes and laughing about myself. It reverses the effect that abuser wanted to achieve. But, be cautious because excessive jokes about yourself can make you not be taken seriously by others or it may stress you out. I wish I can share my hurtful experience here but nope, this article is simply meant to create awareness about verbal abuse :)

Kelbra also mentioned that the word 'I' is very powerful to a person ego.
I believe that is true. No matter how difficult your abuser can be, if you use the word 'I', nobody can say anything about it. And yes, sometimes huge ego is crucial!

A simple example would be:
Bedah: Oh my Tijah... you're wearing green contact lenses. Why? Are you trying to look in-the-fashion?...you look fake...but ok laaa... from a distance, they do look great! Ermm...maybe you should try other brands...

Tijah: Really!! Thank you! I like it fake :)

# Maybe there are better examples of situations and comebacks but that's the best I can come out with,heh ;)

Oh well, you can never please everyone and there are people who just can't resist to spoil your jolly good mood. So, it is either you walk away or stick to your ground by playing a bit of reverse psychology because no matter how powerful the attack of abusive words hurt, it can be reflected easily by just a twist of a wisdom tongue.

p/s: Oh yea, in this context, the abuser's weapon ranges from snide remarks, sarcastic comments, cynical feedbacks, spiteful conversations, malicious gossips, mean wishes, disparaging lectures, and getting acrimonious answers...

I have no idea how to handle a person who curses loudly to my face or getting seriously horny remarks or being threatened... I pray that it will not happen to me!