Wednesday, October 22

The power of love.

The power of love between this two good friends drawn many people to Cameron Highlands last weekend. It was Tokku & Norico's wedding held in Tokku's hometown, Kampung Raja located in the mountainous tourist hot spot. I was one of the invited guest, bride's maid and also vocal performed a song and a half on the stage that wedding dinner's night.

If it was not because of this two cute bride & bridegroom, I would have no reason to visit the lovely places in Cameron Highlands and had my first ever experience in becoming a bride's maid. Especially in such special circumstances which Norico had her parents, sister and close friends flew all the way from Japan to attend her wedding. If it's not because of her, I would have no chance to use my poorly broken Japanese language to communicate with them and had much fun knowing Norico's and also Tokku's family and friends. The wedding was conducted the Chinese traditional way where bridegroom came pick bride up with decorated car and loud horns, prank on bridegroom before he sees his bride, drink tea session with the elders etc. I felt honored to witness all these.

[This is what bride's maids do. Prepare pranks for bridegroom!]

And if it was not because of the two sweet couple, I would have not met so many nice people in the wedding. I was in Cameron Highlands since last Friday evening with Wai Khong and Eugene. The two lecturers from my graduated college whom was Norico's lecturers in Multimedia courses. It's great knowing them and had some fun during the road trip together. Wai Khong was the wedding's decorator and one of the performers. We did a duet on stage after weeks of singing practice together. Eugene was the official wedding photographer for the event. All are helpers in a car.

Besides this, I've got the chance to see mountains of fresh flowers because of this lovely wedding. That's the most flowers I've ever seen in my whole life. It was truly enjoying moment in Cameron Highlands except for the hours of winding road trip.

After the tiring but excited weekend in Cameron Highlands, it was a wedding party held in a Mexican restaurant in Taipan, Subang on the following Monday night. I had another night of great fun. Much satisfaction performing to a small crowd. So warm and cozy dinner. It's such a wedding spree going on and on. The newly weds are very excited and happy although totally exhausted.

Lastly, I made my wishes through a simple motion clip for their marriage. It was quite a rush work before the wedding weekend. Hope they don't mind it. Congratulations again dear Tokku & Norico!

More great photos at Eugene's site.

Tuesday, October 14

Such great meal, such great mood.

I have been adjusting lifestyle since the quit of permanent job. Doing more jogging at the park, kickboxing at home, consuming more fresh vegetable and fruits, no junk food, quit supper and no dinner after 8pm. Sounds funny but I think I'm happier by doing all these at least for this two weeks. Yes, the ultimate goal is to lose 3kg in weight. I wanna get back in shape and find back my flat tummy. I wanna look not too bad in my newly bought cheong sam for a wedding.

Just few more days to a good friend's wedding ceremony. I am one of the bride's maid, helping out here and there for the decoration, and promised to do singing performance on stage. Well, the bride invited me to sing. I'll give my best performance and been doing practice constantly. It's my very first experience doing all these and am very happy and excited about it.

In one of my freelance day in Leo Burnett recently, I brought my own meal to work. Love it so much! Such satisfaction preparing own healthy meal in the kitchen. I found back all those memories I used to spend in kitchen years ago. Cooking is really an enjoying process. And diet food don't have to be too harsh as long as it's healthy and fresh. Although I plan to have just fruits for the whole day, it's hard to achieve in a sudden period. Anyway I'm happy with my salad diet.

Such great meal and such great mood.

Saturday, October 4

Let's get Kyoorius!

A very much anticipating event that I'll definitely have myself a seat there. If you are curious about this event or still hesitating to folk out the money to take part, I would suggest you to go read about each speakers' stories.

These people made great impacts to their respective field and to (some part of) the world. Particularly related to creative economy. Google about them. Read about them. And if you are so impressed with what they've done, you would be generating enough curiousity to listen to what they have to say.

I'm particularly interested in Paul Hughes's 'design thinking'. And if I could meet Chris Anderson, I would love to listen to him talking about his Long Tail. But that's way too much to ask. Buy one and read instead!

Friday, October 3

Beauty of Uncertainty.

Beauty of Uncertainty.

A song by KT Tunstall from her second music album 'Drastic Fantastic' released last year. It is not as affable as the first one but the album's comic artworks somehow thrilled me. It's by Robin Footitt.

Uncertainty has made me into silence for almost a year (or more) since graduated from art college. Like Maira Kalman written in 'The Principles of Uncertainty' :

"How can I tell you everything that is in my heart. Impossible to begin. Enough. No. Begin..."

And from there she started to talk about Dodo birds, candy-striped water tower, the old people who have difficulty walking, wedding during the dark times, funny candies, the journey in Paris, Kitty Carlisle Hart dated George Gershwin, Stefan Sagmeister is so tall, the man dances on salt and so many little things she saw/thought/imagined/talked/met/ate/felt in life with her naively beautiful illustration. I particularly love the things that fall out of books part.

Yes. How can I tell you everything that is in my heart. I have no clue of what's in my heart since a year ago. I know what's in my head but not in my heart. I looked for jobs that is related to what I've studied in college right after graduation. I found one and I thought I was lavishly happy. So I carried with me a clueless heart and worked hard. I thought I've worked hard enough. But there's never enough. Never.

The uncertainty about this working life I was having. Is this really what it should be? If this is what is so-called the local advertising life, I would say it is pathetic. Rather pathetic. So I was told to leave. Either by a third person or by my heart, it does not matter. So I left.

The uncertainty about life continues to strike every seconds. But I started to have clues again. That this world is so bright and beautiful. That I should put my feet on the ground to walk again.
So I did. I am waiting to leave and see the world and do something. Do something that make sense to me.

The uncertainty follows me. And I hope it will follow me for the rest of life.