Sunday, December 28, 2008

Psychomantra - Yenna Solla Pogirai

Finally after a long wait, the official Music video for Psychomantra - Yenna solla pogirai is out!!

Artist: Psychomantra
Song: Yenna Solla Pogirai
Direction: Rajkumar C. Kopalan & Denesh Kumar

Do leave comments on the video, thanks a lot!!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thank you!

Merry christmas everyone! Firstly I would like to apologize to everyone of you for not updating my blog for sometime. Well I was actually in the midst of transitioning over to a new job. Yes finally after 3 years in RM, I had an opportunity to move to another team. Its called as Integrated Management Group (IMG). Gempaq siot!

Let me not get into the details of my job scope and nature but I can foresee lots of work and tonne’s of fun ahead. The team seems to be nice so far. In align with this post I would like to thank some individuals who have been directly or indirectly motivating and helping me throughout my tenure in RM.

Firstly I would like to thank ME, for guiding me and telling me my mistakes and errors. You are so cool even when I screwed up at times and I know you are one good manager who can never be replaced.

Alan and Sree – you f**ers are the first friends that I had when I first joined. Dude I still remember when I first called you Mr. Leo.. hahhah had so much fun. I can never pay back what Sree did for me in Seremban, no joke bro, u wiped my puke when I was drunk and made me sober. I know after all that shit you did, I called you a f**ker. Ahahhahah

Amir & Vee - For teaching me so much in SIRD, both of you were so patient and though me alot. Thanks a million!

Of course to my friends: Rames aka Gym Body 1, WeiKang, Samson, Siva, Balan, Kenny, RAZ my suckling my sex toy you were hahahha, Shaz, Naren,Parks, Sasi the cancer boy – sorry sasi, I know I was the cause of the whole thing, Benny – dude actually I’m the one who started calling you benny and eventually it became your name, Edward aka uncle, goonting aka shortie.

Okay I may have missed out some of you from the list but that does not mean that I forgot bout you all, its just that the list is too long to be written here.

To the leads: TeikYap, PW,Gemma – thanks alot !

Harsh – bro I will never forget what you did for me J

Navin – Bro you are my gym master and the best TL ever too !

To those f**kers who hate me while I was there, stabbed my back, all y’all can come and s**k mi di** !

Guys, my two-cent thoughts, until the time we don’t open our mouth and fight for our rights till then we will be screwed. Stand up and ask for what you deserve and don’t let others make decisions for you.

Life is a big game so you gotta play it with a big heart!

By the way, the reason I’m posting this thank you note in my blog is because :

1. Been quite some time since I uploaded any post
2. I tend to used lots of vulgar words in my post
3. I have my own cubicle (hahhahahaha)

Okay now stop cursing me. I know some of you will be cursing me the moment I moved here, well life is a bitch, either you f**k it or get f***ed by it.

Peace

Rujjcoomarh aka Raj

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My 2009 Wishlist

I have never done this before. Jotting down my wishlist, because each year when I have a wish or wishlist it never worked out so far. Of course not all the time. Plenty of changes I have been facing through the year of 2008, tremendous changes for good and for bad. But I aint gonna talk about it here, let it be as it is.

Welcoming 2009, here I have few things that I want to do or to have for the next one year. The list can be long, we are all humans, arent we :)

  1. Get a DSLR
  2. Change my car (City/Civic/Lancer/Wish/X-Trail)
  3. Fly to Australia or New Zealand but this time for real holiday.
  4. Get a Blackberry
  5. Buy another house
  6. Register rujjcoomarh.com
  7. Complete SAP
  8. To direct at least 5 music videos
  9. To complete at least 2 short movies
  10. Prepare a full length story to shoot
I think Im done..but just in case if I happen to remember anything then I might add in.

Cheers and Merry Christmas...Happy New year too!

Rujjcoomarh

Friday, December 5, 2008

An Indian Wedding

Lately I have been attending plenty of Indian weddings. According to the Indian calendar, November and December seems to be very auspicious for weddings, so that indirectly drained out half of my salary for buying gifts and putting ‘moiyee’ for my friends who got married. But that’s okay cuz at the end of the day I know these are all investments. Heheheh hope to get those back when I get married one day.

Before I move on, I would like to make myself clear, this is not a religious, political or caste related post. So please don’t be a pain in my balls and start your hullabaloo here. This is just an observation and it’s totally about what’s in my head. Okay so enough of sucking, and just click the forward button.

If you realize at one point of time, you will have all types of invitation cards at your coffee table and you will be having a tough time to choose which wedding to attend and how much to give them. Well that happened to me recently where half of my friends and relatives got married at the same time. Some of them on the same day where I have to freaking wake up so early on a Sunday morning to attend a wedding and then rush to another wedding and get back home. With no rest rushed to another wedding dinner in the evening. Ok this is how it will be when it comes to an Indian wedding.

Everyone will be rushing to bathe and the ladies will always go first. Meantime the male species will be ironing their jippa’s and shirts but of course if their maid is in the house, she will be doing all this. Once done, everyone will be searching for their gold chain, gold ring, bracelet and all the assets in the form of gold. Remember it’s a prestige issue if you don’t cover yourself with gold when you are attending a wedding.

Now you are there at the hall. When you are walking in you will have all the small kids sprinkling on you the fragrant water, some kids are so small that you have to bend down to get sprinkled. That is the reason why I don’t get sprinkled, as I will just smile at the kids and walk in. The moment you walk into the hall first thing you will see is the bride or the grooms relative whom you don’t know who, they will greet you and welcome you in. Followed by that you will see a big vinayagar (hindu elephant god) statue at the entrance decorated with flowers, lights and oil lamp. Some comes with rangoli kolam or water fountain. Now you are in, the first thing that you would want to do is find a place to sit either at the most left or the most right side of the wedding hall. Why? I will tell you why later.

On the stage, there are some rules to follow. The parents and relatives of the bride will have to stand only at her side and the same theory applies for the groom as well. Is this some kind of rule? I don’t know J. Both sides will be acting like strangers and looking at each other like never seen each other before. Actually internally they will be thinking, “I think my necklace is bigger than hers”. Then, seated on the floor, you will see the aiyer and his assistant. By the way, aiyer means the Hindu priest who conducts wedding and rituals. Now you will see the aiyer chanting some mantra’s where no one will understand especially for someone like me. Mark my words; since all the mantras are chanted in Sanskrit, 99% of the crowd will never understand what’s happening. So, lets say the aiyer is saying “thisisafukedepwedingwichihavetocunductonsundemorn” it may sound like a mantra to us, or at least me. Hahahahah .. ok coming back…

After a while you will see a row of small kids walking into the hall with oil lamp in their hands, walking very slowly. They are known as the Light Girls, of course there will be at least 3 boys stuck in that group. At times this may look scary because you will think that the kid might just fall off and burn the whole deco or some aunties saree. But, thanks to a 15-16 year old kid who will always be there to guide and monitor the kids. Slowly you will see either the bride or the groom walking depends on the timing and ritual that is going on the stage now. Lets say it’s the bride, I bet you will have so much mercy for her. Common mistake alert! In every wedding the flower garland will be so big and heavy that the bride have to slant her body forward. Why people why? She is not someone who has been carrying weight or dumbbells. The garland will be easily around 2 kilos adding to that you will have all the jewels in this world weighing another 2 kilos adding to that the saree will be another 2 kilo. So theoretically a bride will be carrying around 6 kilos of weight during her wedding. Now I know why most of the time, after an Indian wedding the couples will not celebrate their first night. Slowly the bride will walk to the stage and during this process everyone will be looking at the bride. Some will be blessing her, some will be cursing as she maybe one of the grooms ex-girlfriends or any of the auntie’s where the bride was suppose to be her daughter. Once in a while you will have the ex-boyfriends seated there and looking at the bride. You know guys, very rare an Indian ex-boyfriend will attend his ex-gf’s wedding.

Now she is on stage, seated next to the groom. “Cut to the floor”. No one will actually concentrate or even watch at what’s happening on the stage. How to, when the videographers light will be shining towards you and all you can see is the glare. I have experienced where the videographer will bring his video camera towards your face and you have to pretend like he is not there. Have you ever tried smiling or making funny face at the camera? Nope. In fact no one will. I remember one wedding where my friends and myself actually greeted my groom-friend for his wedding in front of the camera, “macha, getting married ha? Gone lah you!! Hahahaha” I think we should do that when we attend a wedding. C’mon that is the reason why they have videographer’s right. Then there are still photographers. Do you know that photographers and videographers cannot get along well in some weddings? Each will be flashing their lights at everyone and we have to suffer. Uncle, the blardy video light so freaking hot larr..i'm sweating.

From time to time you will see someone will be wiping the sweat out of the grooms forehead, thanks to the cameraman. I have to stress this part, I have no idea why the cameraman will be standing on the stage most of the time and taking pictures. They don’t take the photos of the crowd and they sometimes block the damn view. Hellooooo…can you like stand at the side please.. I can’t see the bride’s necklace. Ok moving on, all of a sudden you will see one uncle or aunty whom you know or even you friend for instance. They will smile and walk to you, shake you hand and ask the golden question. “Are you the bride side or groom side?” Or sometimes-even better, ”came for wedding ah?” I will be like what?? Is there another event happening here or what? Of course you can’t say anything so you will either answer that silly question or smile. After asking how are you and your parents, blah blah this this that that, both you and the other person will be looking at each other or looking around. Out of idea what to talk. After turning here and there, you will say “ok uncle, see you around later” which of course I wont be fuccin bothered to see him again. Ultimately you wont see him again. Now it’s the time where everyone is waiting for. Tying the holy string, Thali.

All of a sudden the whole hall will be noisy, with the sound of the musicians and the aiyer shouting kettimelam kettimelam. This is the part where I always feel shitty about. Blardy cameramen will be standing in front of the couples and blocking everyone’s view from the floor. Fck dude! We are here so long waiting and you just block our view?? Some are considerate by standing at the sides; but still their cameras will be flying all around. The videoman will be using all his filming skills and shooting from angle to angle, left right up down. And then, Oh gosh there it is the sound. THE SOUND!! Sound of the chairs being pushed and everyone standing up. The moment they know that the thali have been tied everyone will be rushing to get their food. This sight is common in all weddings. Provided that the food is served at the side of the hall. Now you know why you must find a place at the side of the hall. If not you will have to wait in that long freaking queue.

This is the time where you get the chance to see or hear some auntie’s gossiping and comparing each other’s gold and saree’s. If you watch closely, you will see the aunties talking to each other but their eyes will be looking at each other’s saree design or necklace design. If you are lucky, you might get the chance to see the auntie’s hot daughter in saree. Guys please don’t fall for this unless you really know that girl. Now you will see these girls young and hot with saree’s, if free drop by Bangsar during the weekend. You will see the same girl, with tetek-baring top, drunk and having orgy with her college mate’s in Absolute or Lockup. So guys don’t fall for it, listen to the Guru.

In the food row, nothing special actually. An Indian wedding is incomplete if there is no mutton, chicken sambal, ghee rice and mix vege. Mix vege is a must!! There are some rules before taking the rice. Take one plate for you and pass the other plates to the person at the back of you despite the fact the person have to wait longer holding the plates, and sometimes one old aunty or uncle will give that fucced up smile and cut the line. Hey!! So people don’t pass the plates, I know how to take it. Now you are the rice section, take as much as you want, next the mutton; take that, and the chicken sambal. Don’t miss that followed by mix vege, sweet and sour fish etc etc. Now you will see the plate is so full that you can even hide TajMahal in it.

Finished eating, only now you walk up to the stage to give the moiyee or your gift. Of course you have to queue up. Now once you have given the gift, stand in a group for a photo. Done? No don’t move. Pose in front of the video camera. Can I ask? How the hell to pose if front of the video camera? All you can do is cover macho and just look at the camera to finish panning from left to right. Done, move on towards the exit of the hall.

On the way say goodbye to the same person million times and collect some laddoos and sweets along the way.

So now we have a complete Indian wedding. My follow up post will be on Indian wedding dinner/reception.

Rujjcoomarh.



Monday, December 1, 2008

Proud to be Keling

I know that I’m being a keling here. Wanna know why? Because I promised that I will blog frequently but after such a long break only now I manage to write again. So isn’t it called as Janji Keling. Did you guys realize that recently the word keling have became a major talk of the town as everyone is calling everyone keling.

What actually the word ‘keling’ means? There are many interpretations for the word keling. Some say according to Dewan Bahasa Pustaka, the word refers to Indian Muslim community who hails from India. Another interpretation would be the word is used to call Indians during the colonial stages etc. Even recently I read in one of my friends blog that the word keling is used to address ladies with kolusu. (Kolusu means the anklet, which is worn by Indian women) The sound from kolusu which is made from the anklet “kling..kling” is where the word keling originated from. Well as for me personally I don’t know what the hell is the actual meaning for KELING.

Im sure that you have read the headlines where one of the MP called another MP “keling”. I choose not to comment or address anything on political related issues because it’s just getting from bad to worse. Till the day Malaysian Politics becomes mature till then I will not write anything about it. (Hopefully) So coming back to the MP part. I have no idea why did he actually called another person keling. I know it feels nice to throw harsh remarks or comments towards another person whom you hate to the core.

Based on my personal experience, I think “keling” is cool word. Some Indians became so matured in their thinking where we are at a stage of taking it cool when it comes to the word keling. When someone calls us keling, we don’t get angry, well at least I don’t. Nah not at all.. I just laugh at the person who calls me keling. Sometimes my friends and me make fun with each other by calling us the kelings. For instance “dey keling, come let’s go for a drink” or even “Look at the time now. Blardy janji keling lar you f****ers!”

No matter countless times another person calls us keling or keling pariyah or what ever category of keling, we cant deny the fact of we are Indians and we are fuckin proud of it! Just by someone who is few thousand years younger than us callin Keling will not dampened our spirits. So lets be smart keling and not get angry or emotional about it. As for me, if they are referring to the fact where Indians/Hindus is equals to Keling. Well thank you, guess what we are the kelings who designed the geometrical and arithmetical techniques. The kelings who built architectures without the help of any technology or mass equipments. The same kelings who started living this earth about 5000 years ago (man-known years). Thank you for calling us keling, the same keling who actually being listed as one of the top billionaires in the world, predicted to be one of the superpower in the world. Thank you for those who referred us as kelings, as the kelings are the one who is getting hold of IT and the most advanced technology with just a snap of a finger and the keling list goes on..

I am not being racist at any point here, I’m just being proud to be keling, as how some calls us to be. Despite the numerous explanations have been given that Indians are not keling but some just fail to comprehend that. So let it be Indians = Keling. If that’s what makes you happy, then that’s what it is. Keling betul lar aku nie!

I have so much respect for my other religion friends and we even joke on calling names. My Chinese and Malay friends call me keling and I do call them back with terms referring to them. But it’s just mere fun and joy. End of the day we respect each other so much and we don’t give that two fucks about some immature individuals or politicians who call others keling.

Thank you.









Thursday, November 13, 2008

Farkin Challenging & Data

Since the outsourcing, we have moved out from the main building to another extra(fuckin)ordinary building. The new seating is so perfect where it meets the World Organisation of Fuct-The-Staffs (WOFTS) standard. This new place is actually a meeting which was specially redesign to accomodate about 50 employees at one time and there is only 45 seats. The pictures below is taken during the first few weeks we moved in, so there is not much stuffs and rubbish on the tables and it looks more neat.

They are also planning to move the locker cabinets to the same area. Everyday we feel so fuccin delighted to come to work and sit at our desk to start the day. The place so well designed that no matter how far or how fast you walk, you will not get lost and everyone is within your fuccin reach!

We dont use the internal messenger anymore, because we are sitting so close that we just have to shout to the person and he or she can reply within seconds. So this can avoid situations where some btches wont reply your messages. The walls are filled with artisticly designed plain white paint where you can imagine any images and it will immediately reflected on the wall. As part of meeting the Health, Safety and Environment guidelines we have been provided with a short chairs with ergo(NO)mical chairs which doesnt fit people like me especially. Not forgetting our workdesk which is so fuccin 'BIG' that we cant rest our hands comfortably. A big fuccin thanks to contributors!

The rooms have been filled with aromatherapy methods such as body odour, chowkit parfums, Fart Pte Ltd etc.
We are all so fuccin happy and joyfull with this new place even recently we voiced that we are so fuckin'happy'!

Concerns and thoughts have been squeezed and put together but of course to meet the WOFTS requirements, our proposals have been inserted through right ear and ejected through the ass.

Here are some of the testimonials from 'fuccin-happy' friends who share my joy of our new office:

happyme says: the place is like cybercafe lighting designed for test lab as the doors say.. its SLA n personal agenda over the staff

Bunny says: i find the place totally suck..there;s not much space for us to stretch our legs hence making our leg cramp..theres no privacy as well since the office looks more like a computer lab to me..n knowing that the place used to be a store room just makes it even worst. sigh!

Chebek says: we know lar the fukin talkin to someone on the phone, fukin dont inform the whole world!

Black says: Pantat! Chibai! Come and batin lah puki, chowhai!

Bro says: Bro, the blady smell... ohhh shitt like drainage man.. bitches bought the perfurm frm petaling street i think..

Merah Jambu says:
1. Im very unhappy with the new office. The main problem I face is the tables are too short. As the LCD monitors take up bulk of the space, there little left for the keyboard and mouse. With this limited balance space we are to place our hands and palms to work. Over hours of work this will cause alot of stress to the palms and wrist causing R.S.I. This is considered a violation of HSSE

2. The chairs cushion are all worn out and some are broken. Ive changed chairs 3 x since coming here and yet canot find a suitable one where the height can be adjusted to the tall new setup of the stupid cyber cafe setup

3. The fler talks too loud and is a major distraction. He purposely puts the phone on speaker when dialing as thou to let ppl know hez actually working...and for heavens sake, can he stop sigh-ing ! everytime he finishes talking to someone he will sigh as if one big masalah negara has been taken care of now

4. teklees are doing free OT by walking around and monitoring if analyst are surfing Net or chatting...dont remember *** or *** doing that during their days..

p/s: All the names have been edited due to privacy and security reasons. Certain data's have been changed to suit this blog.

Last but not least, here are some photos of how our place looks like.














ITS FUCcIN DATA !!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Layan....

Siru siru uravukal pirivithe ...yen ninaivukul
Vare vare kasakethe ...yen ilamaiyum
Ninaithe nadanthathe mudinthathe ..yen kanavukul
Yenna acho theriyeliye...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chittiram part 11

"So Arjun, I hope you have read and understood the complication from the report. " Dr. Gary started immediately. Arjun just looked at the medical report in his hands and didn't reply Dr. Gary. "Arjun, listen to me..I know its very difficult to accept this, but let me explain, and before that, I’m going to talk to you as your friend" After a long gap Dr. Gary started "Buddy, I know you for so many years man, you are very strong person. We have to accept this fact."
Arjun replied with a slow voice "I know Gary, but you tell me. If you are in my shoes, can you be normal. Man, I can't do that! There must be a way for this Gary, that is the reason I want you to handle this case. You are a great doctor Gary, please help me as a friend.Pleasssee..."

Arjun was begging Dr. Gary without stop. "Arjun stop it. You think I don't want to anything about this as well, I want you to be happy and you are my friend. I always want the best for you, man. This type of disease will occur when there is a small growth at the lower part of the brain. So far we can assume that the blood clog that happened sometime back caused this. But we should have known this earlier so that we could have done something like an operation but now. Arjun, it's too late. Gary ended his explanation to Arjun with such a heavy heart.

At this point Arjun started tearing and realized that everything is out of his hands now. He just felt like his whole world came crushing on him, now even worse. Now slowly Arjun realized why Dhanya was reacting like that to him, now he understood that every action of Dhanya and Divya, he seems to understand everything. But at the end of his heart he knows it's all too late for anything.

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Weeks and months passed by. Arjun and Divya met more often and shared lots of thoughts. As for now both of them are not certain if this is leading to somewhere but Arjun knows that his heart is always looking for Dhanya.

"So Arjun, tell me how it all started with Dhanya. Well you know that I didn't expect this at all. You can share it with me of course if you don't mind." Divya slowly started to dig out stories from Arjun. Suddenly Dhanya shouted "Hey both of you.. What is this uh, meeting up without me is it?...So what’s happening uh uh uh .. " With a cynical smile. Dhanya didn't realize that they are actually talking about her.

"Well you know what, you gonna live for 100 years! I just thought of calling you for a drink and there you are..sitting with Arjun, hahahah" Arjun said " hey whats with that laugh, don't tease me okay. This is just a casual meet.” "I know I know, I didn't asked for explanation" she said. Butting in " well you know something Arjun was actually telling me some interesting stuffs about girls" Arjun took a sip of his coffee and smiled at both of them. "About girls?? What does a man with cash sign and business in his head have in mind about girls? And please don't give me that egoistic male logic about girls who are paethethic, girls who are this, girls who are that okay" Dhanya defending but at the same time showing interest on what would it be that they are discussing about.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Total Immersion Camp (TIC)

I received this email via my yahoogroup. Lets see if we can help them out..


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The EWRF(Educational Welfare & Research Foundation) together with
Tamil Foundation has been running the Total Immersion Camp (TIC) for
the past 5 years for standard 6 (six)Tamil School Students.

This programme aims to create a smoother transition for Tamil School
Student entering secondary schools, so that they could gain self
confidence and are more proficient in English.

This year there are 800 students from 10 states who will be
participanting in this program for 21days in 13 centres. This program
will cost a total sum of RM560,500.00.

Funding has always been one of our major challenges, but we are more
than grateful to receive partial funding from MCEF-CCI.

With this in mind, we kindly seek your kind assistance to undertake
the part of food costing RM2,000.00. For your information, the
total food expenses will cost us RM25,200.00 per centre i.e (RM12per
day x 100 (student + Wardens+Vounters + teacheers) x 21days).

The center will be at 13 school with student participants of 800.
The school is :
1) SJK (T) SIMPANG LIMA, KLANG
2) SJK (T) BATU 14, PUCHONG
3) SJT (T) VIVEKANANDA, P.J.
4) SJK (T) TAMAN MELATI
5) SJK (T) AMPANG
6) SJK (T) MAK MANDIN, BUTTERWORTH, PENANG.
7) SJK (T) LADANG MALAKOF, TASEK GELUGOR, PENANG.
8) SJK (T) JASIN, MELAKA
9) TELUK INTAN
10)IPOH
11)SJK (T) MENTAKAB, PAHANG.
12)SJK (T) DESA CEMERLANG
13)SJK (T) PERBADANAN, KEDAH

I am seeking your kind support and help to run this event
successfully. The Community looks forward to your continued
assistance as your geneours contribution will go a long way in
assisting the educational development of our underprivileged children.

Thank you

With Kind regards

S.PERALEN
PROJECT COORDINATOR
EWRF (EDUCATIONAL WELFARE & RESEARCH FOUNDATION)
SUITE 7-01, LEVEL 7,
HERITAGE HOUSE,
NO 33, JALAN YAP AH SHAK,
50300 KUALA LUMPUR.
H/P : 016-3860265
TEL : 03-2693 4671 / 4672
FAX : 03-2693 4677

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On Location - Psychomantra Freestylin'

This video was taken during break time. On the set of Psychomantra's new music video. Beatbox done by Shiv and freestylin by Psychomantra.

Look out for more video's coming soon!

An Arkay Productions / Eden Studioz presentation

www.arkayproductions.com

Monday, October 13, 2008

sharing some links for Psychomantras on location photos

I bet you have seen the photos that I posted about the On Locations..

Well we have Hanusha who posted some of the photos.. in a different way hehehehe

http://hanusha.blogspot.com/2008/10/heat-is-on-arkay-productions.html

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Psychomantra Video - On Location

Wassup people!

As I have promised before, here it is...Psychomantra's - On location photo's..
This video directed by Me (heheeh) with Eden... I will be uploading some video and few more photo's soon.. as for now enjoy the album and the password for the album is dubukku

Special thanks to Vicki for the photo's...Thanks bro!

Click here for more photos

More news and updates @

http://www.malaysiamix.com
http://www.mytamilchannel.com/salanam
http://www.mindsblog.com





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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Psychomantra New Video - Updates

Okay I have sucessfully completed shooting for Psychomantras new video. Glad to be back as a Director!

For now I wont write much on the updates but meantime you can check out these blogs to get some snippets on the shoot.

Gary my breakdancer for the video:
http://garyarwin.blogspot.com/

Geo's blog, he is one of the character for the couple scene:
http://sirgeogeo.blogspot.com/

I will be uploading some photos but still waiting for Vick to do some touchups. Meantime, yenna solla pogirai?

Rujjcoomarh

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vikrant - The Review


Been almost 3 weeks since the local Tamil movie was released, Vikranth. I just got the chance to watch the other day. Before I could go on writing this review, please be noted that this is merely my opinion and this shall not affect the credibility and shall not be judgmental about the movie.

The story is about Vikrant who is a super-rich businessman who’s girlfriend and family get killed. Police will investigate and found that Vikrant is the killer but later there will be a twist in the end. So I wont categorize this movie as a thriller or revenge-seeking plot. For a Malaysian movie, I should praise the producer and director of this movie for their effort.

The movie is worth the watch however it didn’t capture the crowd in the cinema. I watched at Pavillion KL and there were only 4 of us in the cinema hall. Now that’s really sad to see the lack of support from our locals especially the Indians. Forget about stereotyping that Malaysian Indian entertainment suck, people. Please support our local Indian entertainment. As a director myself, its very heartbreaking for me to see other directors and Indian entertainers does not get the support that they want for this movie. Of course I wont deny the fact that the movie got a lots of flaws and so on but lets just forget all that and watch it. I strongly feel that we should stop comparing local Tamil movies to India. In India its different, each year there is about 150 movies released in India, but here in Malaysia the number is impossible to be reached. However there are directors and artiste who try their utmost level to give us good entertainment. Our local Indians need to change their mindset towards local entertainment and start support local productions. It can be albums, songs, movie or tele-serials. Of course for the good and quality one’s.

Ok let me now get into the fine and flaws of the movie Vikrant.

The plus point of this movie would be, the commercial element used especially the opening scene for the hero. Even though this reminds me of Gajini but they have done quite well, but I feel that they should have tracked that shot. Meaning, use track for that scene where thehero will be walking from the plane. Another plus of the movie would be Sri Kumar who is already a dancer himself, gave an excellent performance in his songs. They used quite number of dancers in their song. What else..hmmm…editing was good where each cuts had a good flow to the next scene. The locations for the song are simply superb, very nicely taken. Above all that another interesting reason to watch this movie will Malaysia Vasudevan acting as Sri Kumar’s father. He also sang a song in the soundtrack.

The not-so-nice part would be the costumes. Throughout the movie there are too many black shirts, suit etc used among the actors. So this doesn’t look nice on screen, in fact there are some scenes where it’s just looked flat. Just like the actor and the background got camouflaged. They perhaps should have used a proper lighting to avoid this. Then there are unnecessary and unprofessional scenes. Example, the villain is a rich businessman but he looked like bouncer. Shabbily dressed and not shaven, so he could not carry himself as a rich businessman. He looked more like a pub owner. Adding to that there will be a scene where both the hero and villain will be showing their money power over a bottle of wine. I seriously feel that this is a bad example to show financial strength.

Of course these minute, unnoticeable scenes have affected me when I watched it. The commercial element that does not suit the movie plot, so that’s a bit disappointing. I hope that if you part of the Vikrant team and reading this, please take this positively. Dialogue delivery timing is abit out so that makes the movie a bit dull because each time they finish a dialogue there is gap without any BGM. I think Ethirkaalam had better BGM. Appearance of Shanmuganathan made me looked forward for comedy in the movie but it was a letdown as the movie goes on.

In Vikranth we have Ram & Anantha in the guest role that eventually will explain who is the actual culprit in this movie and why is that character is taking revenge. The climax of this movie is well taken with so many twist and turns that can take you on a roller coaster ride.

Last but not least my grading for this movie would be 2.5 out of 5, but that doesn’t mean this is a bad movie and worthless to watch. Please watch it in theatres and support them. Give them positive feedback and tell them what you think of the movie. This will help directors like us to improve in future. And for the artiste and to those who is already in the industry, please expand your mind and be innovative when making a movie. Lets bring Malaysian Indian Entertainment to another level.

Producer: HS Dharan
Director: P. Ramesh
Story/screenplay/script/dialogue: Sri Kumar Harichandran
Cast: Sri Kumar Harichandran, Malaysia Vasuthevan, Shantini, RS Vishnu, YB Dato Mohan, Sivarajah AMN, Mansher Singh, Ram & Anantha, Amos
Music: Jay Raggaveindra



Friday, September 26, 2008

Whatcha gonna say??!

1. Wassup people, I know I have not been updating my blog lately but of course I have a valid reason for that.

2. I am currently working on a project. Im so excited and nervous bout it coz this time its BIG. But I am very confident that I can do it.

3. I will update all the details after Sunday 28 Sept. Until then I will not reveal what am I doing and so on, but please be patient and stay tuned.

4. After this Sunday, another part of this whole project will take over and I will be tied up with that as well.

5. But ferk no, I will still update my blog. Just that I am out of idea. At least after Sunday I know what to write after that.

6. This is will be a collaboration between me and ehem ehem.

7. And I dont know why the ferk am I writing like this.

8. But who care's ,lets go the datuk..opps sorry Chedet style, yo!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saroja, I love you!



Movie: Saroja
Director: Venkat Prabhu
Produced by: Amma Creations
Producer: T.Siva
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raaja
Cinematographer: Shakthi Saravanan
Cast: Premji Amaren, SPB Charan, Vaibhav Reddy, Mirchi Siva, Nikitha, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Vega and Kajal Agarwal


I have to admit this. I watched this movie for 4 times. Yes, 4 friggin times in the same week. And I laughed more and more each time I watched it. Never bored. If you give me a chance now I will watch it again. One movie that is so close to my heart and worth my RM 11. Not forgetting, you can watch this movie till the end, literally the end, till GSC close down their curtains J Movie tagline: One ordinary day, Four ordinary men, One extra ordinary situation

Ok, let me get into my review now. If you have watched Chennai 600028 then there are some rules that you have to follow. Be prepared to laugh more, get yourself and your mind out of that movie first before you watch this. Believe you will fail comparing. Well when I first watched the trailer, I was thinking this movie must be full of thriller and suspense; well tell you what, HELL NO! Why? Watch it to believe it.

Saroja is name of one of the character in this movie. The core of the story does evolve around Saroja but that is not all about it. I will reveal the story of this movie but I can shadow it for you, it's about 4 friends who are heading for a cricket game and there is an accident. It's a one-day story, which starts morning till the next day morning. Just 24 hours.

For the first time in Tamil cinema, Saroja have a promotional video " My Life ”. This song will not appear in the movie it is only for promo use. You can find it in youtube. Composed by Yuvan and sung by a Singaporean singer. Opening of the movie reminds me of movies like Babel, Heat, during the credits. I would define Saroja as Tamil version of Scary movie, where there are spoofs of other movies in it. Yes I'm not kidding, it does have the spoofs of famous movies. For instance the opening credits have similar type of opening like Dasavatharam, that flying through the clouds and that view above the ground. Well as the movie goes on you get to see all those elements involved.

There is a scene where Siva and SPB Charan will run away from the villains, they will hide in a area behind a huge wall. At that point they will re-enact the scene from Kaaka Kaaka where the 4 policemen will find one of the officers wife beheaded and put in a box. "Why is this happening to us? They killed a policeman!" remember that scene in an open field. Surya and his other officers. Yes that's the same scene they will mock here and it's superbly hilarious. The whole cinema was laughing to it. Ahhhahaaha even now I'm laughing! Another that you can look for is each time Premji bumps into a girl he will have his angels running around the girl and dancing for an old song from one of Bagyaraj's movie. Adding to the spoof's one of the last scene where the villain played by Sampath will ask his girlfriend Kalyani played by Nikitha to go away and then there will be one last guy who wont go away even Sampath will ask him to follow Nikitha to go. This scene reminds me of Pudhupettai and Pattiyal.

This movie does not have those typical hero elements, flying on the wall and kicking butt. No typical love song and item numbers and no damn opening song for hero. In fact there is no fixed hero in this movie and also heroine. Another interesting portion that viewers can look for is when the whole of Chennai-28 cast will be featured in this movie at one scene. That's funny too! Every part of this movie is hilarious and will be enjoyed by viewers. Even the suspense moment we will laugh because end of each suspense bit there will be comedy. The whole movie is shot at one location only and fully night scene. Even though it's at night but you will have the feel that you are part of the cast and being there yourself. Salute to the cinematographer Shakti Saravanan. Ok now we move on to the technical part of the movie.

BGM. As usual Yuvan Shankar Raaja have done a wonderful job here. His bgm's are simply superb just like his songs as well. Opening song Cheeky Cheeky will feature Yuvan himself. The music video was made in a very westernized way just like how Pussycat dolls, Justin Timberlake or even Snoop Dogg video will look like. Please don't miss that song. Then we have Aja Mere Soniye, this song have that Om Shanti Om feel where you get the chance to see all the TV serial actors coming together in one song and dancing. They even have Radhika featured in that song. Very colorful and lively. The next song that really impressed me personally was Dhost Badha Dhost. I wish I could make a music video just like that. It has that Dil Chahta Hai feel in that song, well even the music is kinda similar but it suits the Tamil audience. The song runs the whole journey of the 4 friends to Hyderabad and then we have Kodana Kodi song. Kodana Kodi is something like item number but not really an item number. It's like a jolly mood song, which has Nikitha dancing, and she is hot! Kalyan who choreographed for this song has a trademark step and I think this step will become famous just like that Theepedika step. Lastly " My life " , as I have mentioned earlier will not be feature in the movie but towards the end they will have the song for the closing credits. As for background scores, one bgm that I will not forget is the part where Sampath's intro comes in and also another scene where the villains will walk to their jeep. It's just out of this world. Sounds like 50cent rapped for it. Very short but killer!!

The lighting for the movie is still making me wonder how they did it. Perfect lighting that made the whole night ambience so realistic and will certainly make the viewers amazed. Hopefully Saroja ’s team wins an award for this year. Shakthi Saravanan who handled the camera for Chennai-28 is roped for the same role in this movie and this time he has set his limits high. In most of the scenes the camera is handheld so I can feel how much trouble he have been through for every scene. It’s not a light camera that they have used for the movie.

Jayaram and Prakashraj role are very small but important. End of the movie you will get the chance to see who is the real villain and how jealously turns into betrayal and murder.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We're On Astro!!!!!

Watch me on Astro Vanavil channel 201 at 2pm
Sunday 7 sept 08

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Penang Village @ Alamanda, Putrajaya

Around last week, as usual me and Hanusha wanted to have our usual lunch hangout. We were wondering around Alamanda and she suggested Penang Village. The place looks very nice next to the fountain. Its facing outside Alamanda, I bet its kinda easy to find. I post some pix for y'all to view.




The Entrance

Hot Lemon Tea

Iced Lychee Ribena (AWESOME!)

Oyster Yellow Mee

Deep Fried Pandan Chicken (recommended)

Nasi Goreng Tomyam

Monday, September 1, 2008

Why I hate BN..


Sedition.ISA.Law Ammendment. Recently during the Permatang Pauh's by election, alots of ceramah was going on as we are aware off.


In one of BN's ceramah, Datuk Ahmad Ismail (i dont know who the fck is he) called all the chinese are squatters and its impossible to achieve equal rights in Malaysia. So MCA vise-president voiced out his dissatisfaction here BUT this is what PM said here


So he just called chinese as squatters and Badawi actually said that he didnt meant what he said??


Now I'm fucced up !


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

UPM Natyanjali 2008




Firstly I would like to thank all my dancers from K17 UPM for their co-operation, tolerance and support that they have given me as the choreographer and showed so very high level of respect and gratitude towards the art. Thank you, guys!

Last week 23rd August 2008, (happy birthday, Rujj) UPM had their yearly event. The Natyanjali. It’s actually a dance competition organized every year by UPM’s Putra Kalashetra. Who are they and when they started, I don’t know, but thanks to them for organizing such event.

This is the 3rd year I am choreographing for the students there. My first one was Koli Veda Koli then followed by numerous performances. Each year K17 participates in Natyanjali, they will not win. Yes, they will not win and I wont blame anyone for that.

This year I choreographed 2 groups. One if the senior group and the other were juniors. First we chose Saroja Saman Nikalo for the juniors, and then we changed to Etta katti from 12B, then Sikki Mukki Nerupe from Vettaiyadu Vilayadu. Then finally we decided to dance for Machakari from Sillendru oru Kadhal. This is because the organizers had some issue on the lyrics and other issues as well. Not only us, even the semi classical group had some issues with selecting their song, in fact theirs was much more BIGGER problem compared to ours. You can read all about it
here (by the way, this is another version of how the event went on)



Back to our story. We started practicing everyday with the juniors, spent so much of time. Of course they don’t have prior experience in dancing for such a big crowd or competition. But its okay, there is always a start for everything. I named them the Machakari group which consist of Predith, Eric, Sangeetha, Natasha, Stephanie, Jayanthi, Kokilavani, 2 chinese girls (I’m so sorry that I cant remember your names. I told you rite that I have difficulties in remembering names. Sorry okay)



So we had mixed crowd, in fact when I started choreographing in UPM, it’s my first experience in teaching for a mixed crowd. We had all the races Malay, Chinese, Indians, Sabahan, Sarawakian. Damn, salute you people. Diversity at its excellence!

That’s for the junior groups. Now for the senior groups we decided to dance for Samba Samba from Love Birds. Why this song? Well this year I really wanted to explore their talents since they are bit more experienced dancers already. So I thought of exploring their talents and taking them to another level. Thank god it worked! I knew by taking one song which is new and famous for now would not create that impact, so Hanusha and me started breaking our heads on what song to choose. Back to back, our thoughts just kept pointing to one music director. AR Rahman. So we told ourselves, why not we choose a song that combines AR Rahman and Prabhu Deva (a.k.a Benny Lava on the internet). *Poof* there came that songs.
SAMBA SAMBA from Love Birds J you can click on the link to watch the original video.




Now what? Decided on the song, what will be the theme? What else. Almost most of the dance groups and dancers will definitely done this concept at least once in their lifetime. Even as for me we did this concept for Theepidika once for Astro. Yenna concept, bro? THRILLER lar what else. How can one forget the original Thriller by Michael Jackson. So I started imagining the whole group dancing for Samba Samba for Thriller. Mmmm now that’s interesting. Immediately I called up Sham and told her that I want to meet the senior group dancers. When I told them the song and the concept they said ok, without thinking so much. Thank you guys for having so much trust and faith in me.

Appreciate it!

So we started practicing. Almost everyday from 7.30pm till about 10pm. The last 3 weeks before the competition I started choreographing for Samba Samba. This time I gave different kind of steps and formations. This time the piece had more drama and concentrated on their acting and facial expressions. Finally came the competition day.

Of course the Machakari done a good job for first timers. Then the senior groups went on stage. Then the music started and I just couldn’t believe my eyes. The way they make up and the amount of props. And their performance was mind blowing. Their effort was so obvious on stage. That point of time I knew this year we are the champions. I recorded all their performances, classical, semi classical and also their contemporary. Will upload soon once I have finished editing.As for now maybe I can post some pictures and dance videos during their practice sessions.

Then the time that we were all waiting for came. Announcement of winners.

Natyanjali 2008 – K17 winning list:

Classical - 2nd placing
Semi Classical - Champion and
Best Costume
Contemporary - Champion



Overall they won Best Theme, Best Make and Props,Best Costume, Overall Champions Natyanjali 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was so happy and proud that we sapu habis all the categories. They deserve it I would say. Hanusha and me didn’t expect that they will win this much, sorry for underestimating guys. To our surprise this is the first time Astro was there to cover the event. Once the prize giving ceremony completed, Astro came to interview us for the program 360 Degrees that will be aired every Sunday 2pm on Vanavil. My god.. Im so thankful to you! Thank you Lord. I felt so proud and happy talking in front of the camera even though this is not my first time, but yeah I was ferkin happy!! I will update when they will air this coverage.

Of course some people were stunned and shocked to see our victory, well accept it behbay. This is rule of the game!

After that we went back to the university campus, and thank you people for giving me not so surprised party ahahahah Im just kiddin. So thoughtful of you people to get me a cake and cut that nite. Lastly we had a post mortem session to clear things off and celebrate our glory.

So that’s all for now, I will keep updating on the videos and photos.

In Rujj own words to all tha mofukaz out there, WE WON, BITCH!!

related post can be found here @ Hanusha's blog and Gary's blog





Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nokia E71

as promised here..

As how the saying goes, first love is always the memorable one’s. My love for Sony Ericsson is still with me. I still feel that SE have one of the best camera and music player.


Anyway coming to todays posting, 2 months ago I was having this thought of changing my phone. Something more hi-tec, something more business classy. Took my XDA Flame (here) asking for pricing, sad to say they offered toooooo low. Way toooo low.

So wanted to try luck, I posted in Lelong.com.my, of course after had some issue due to the systems stupidity I decided not to use lelong… anymore. E-bay is much better. OK that’s another story another day. I was going around asking for good trade in price hoping to get something better. My hit list was – Sony Ericsson's P1, Nokia E90, HTC Touch Diamond, Samsung Omnia and of course iPhone.

I have no idea what struck my mind, suddenly I saw Nokia E71. Even though in photo’s it looked ugly but the specs and description captured my heart. So I went through online forums, discussions, blog and youtube just to find out everything about Nokia E71. End of the day its quite captivating, the functions and the design

One fine day, went to Sunway Pyramid to check out the phone. Fast forward. I paid for my new E71 and of course traded my SE k800i. The price for E71 was RM1800 with 2GB mini SD card and screen protector. Comes with a leather pouch and other accessories as well. It was worth the buy due its functionality. It looks sleek and classy and of course suitable for businessperson. More or less like Blackberry but sleeker version of it. Silver and black, wow what a combination, I would say!

At first it was a bit difficult for me to type messages coz its very small but got used to it. Oh yeah did I mentioned that its QWERTY keyboard.





To read more on its specs go to: http://www.gsmcellphonereview.com/nokia-e71-live-pictures-updates/ or any other phone websites such as GSMArena or Mobille88.
Let you read the review of this phone for now, while I go have fun with my E71!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Arkay Productions Featured at Malaysiamix.com

BREAKING NEWS !!




Thanks to Malaysiamix.com for featuring Arkay Productions at their website. For more details on Arkay Productions and their article click here.. WooooHHoooooooo










Thanks to Malaysiamix.com on behalf of








Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kaadhalae Nee – You’re My Love

After such a long time, I fell in love with a song. Of course my all time favorite is Snegithane. I will just fly into another world when I hear Snegithane from Alaypayuthey.
But after Snegithane, I think this song is just so mesmerizing and soothing.. in short captured my heart. I don’t know why but I just cant stop myself from listening to is everyday for almost 20times..too in love with this song, I guess. Of course the actor look like one banglaa but the music is just superb!

And Vijay Yesudass just sound exactly like his dad !@@!

Gotta listen to that violin part and also the lyrics. Very deep and meaningful expressing the guy’s feelings of what he is going through because of his girlfriend’s stubbornness. Of course if you watch the movie you will know why.

Movie: Nenjathai Killathe
Music: Premji Amaren
Cast: Vikranth

I have translated the song to English of course it will sound a bit like rubbish because of its direct translation, but what tha heck!


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Kaadhaley nee ennoadu koabam kollaadhey
My love don’t you get angry with me
kaalamellaam unnai naan theada seiyaathey
Don’t let me search for your all my life
naan oru seavagam kaadhalin kaadhalan
I am a servant for love, love’s lover
yaaridam naan unai theaduvean kaadhaley (Kaadhaley)
where else I can find someone like you, my love

Thoongum poadhum yoasipean
I will think about you even when im sleeping
thoogaadhu unai naan neasippean
I will love you when you’re not sleeping
unnum poadhu unaiyea unnavey naan yaasippean
Even when I’m eating I will pray that you’re eating
poagum idamelaam undhan kaigalai
pidiththabadiyea naan nadakkirean
Everywhere that I go I imagined holding your hands and walking together

enna koabamoa kannaik kattinee unnai theadavey solgirai
I don’t know why you blindfolded me and asked me to search for you
kaadhaley naan oru kaadhalin thoodhuvan
Girl, im the love messenger
nee enai kaadhali kaadhaley vaazhuvaai
My love will live forever if you love me..

Kaadhaley un vaasalil mozhigal yaavum mounamum
Girl, in front of you all the words are meaningless
peasugindra vaarththaiyoa naanathaaley vilagumey
Even the paragraph will shy away hearing your voice
yaarumillaiyea endra poadhilum varambu meeriyadhillaiyea
We never crossed limits even when we are by ourselves
kaadhalaaginoam kasindhum uruginoam karangal theendiyadhillaiyea
Even when we are deep in love, we didn’t touched each other
aayiram kaalamaai vaazhgiraai kaadhaley
For thousand years, I will live
yaarumey ennaip poala kaadhalan illaiyea
As no other lover who can be like me…


Listen to the song, watch the video and enjoy while I prepare myself for my next post...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

StopThatShit/Hatred

There is saying goes, everything that is taken in limits always provide long lasting satisfaction. I don’t know who said this but it makes sense. :-D

Lately since the release of Dasavatharam, the DJ’s of THR Raaga have been imitating KamalHassan’s one of the 10 characters, Balram Naidu. In the beginning it was funny, cute etc to hear them imitating but its getting abit annoying and out of hand. Its f****ng irritating to hear Anantha, Uthaya, Maran, Geetha, Ram doing this mimicry performances everyday all the time. For instance when I’m driving to work, they do that when someone calls in or reading SMS.
Why not you people leave that mimicry to the person who can do it. As I have mentioned, its funny and exciting in the beginning but please for heaven sake stop that shit. It’s IRRITATING!! Especially early morning!

The man took so long to practice and change his voice modulation to come up with such a wonderful performance on screen and you people are making mockery out of it, just like how The Villanz did on their remix songs [
here]. Sometimes some people just keep doing things repetitively which eventually leads to irritation from the opposite party. I have always feeling ferked up with Raaga DJ’s because they are freaking irritating. The only show which I would want to listen is Kalakkal Kalai, reason being for traffic report, Ithu Epidi Iruku prank show, Enna Satham Ithe and some jokes by both the DJ’s and another would be on Sunday’s Malaysia Top Ten, in support of our local artist. The last DJ’s that I would want to listen to is Geetha, Maran and Revathy. You can take this article as bitching of Raaga DJ’s but that’s the fact.

Lets take Minnal.Fm for instance; they have improved so much compared to last time. More songs are being aired, local songs and new releases and one of the main point they don’t crack stupid jokes and laugh unnecessarily like Maran. If you are one of the Astro staff or Raaga employee or even worse one of the DJ reading this, I bet you must be cursing by now well guess what Rujjs Fuccadillicz dun give a shit bout dat. Period!

There are so many forums and topic discussing the nonsense that all these DJs are doing everyday on air. I can imagine the DJ asking me this question “F**er, you talk so much. U thinks easy ah being a DJ. You come and do lar our work then you know one. Easy to talk what”
Well this would be my reply to you “That is your job so do it! I will do mine. Prove me wrong and f*** off”

Advertisements. I don’t know if some of us realize that radio stations like Raaga survives on commercials and that is the reason why they will say 40 minutes of non-stop songs, BUT out of a sudden there will 10-15 minutes of commercials. Err, I’m not so sure which part we don’t understand here, 40minutes of music – non stop?? Are you sure? The other day, I was stuck in traffic jam, ignoring the traffic report by Raaga, so I decided why not I time the commercials duration in between songs. The choice is yours to believe, it took about 13-15 minutes for all the commercials to finish completely. Damn, that’s not my cup of tea. Eagerly waiting they will air some songs or some beneficial information will be shared, not so surprised, Ram and Revathy start their nonsense? Talking and talking all the way, before they one miserable song.

In this circle of life there are so many characters that we meet everyday. I have talked about characteristics before [
here] so I don’t want to get deeper on that. Some we just cant tolerate, that can be anyone for the matter of fact. Your dad, mum, wife, friend, boss, supervisor, neighbor, stall owner, staff at counters etc. Just anyone. But how many of us are able to tell them in a nice way that their attitude or reaction towards you it’s a bit annoying and they should stop it. Of course some do that but in a very harsh way. We are lucky if someone who is listening have the positive mentality to accept the feedback from you and please don’t be rude and challenge others. How many of us can actually voice us what we feel like, being honest or straight forward can be dangerous at times. Why, I wont be surprised if its actually threatens the strength of a friendship or relationship. Relationship here means, any type of relationship, love, boss-staff, buyer-seller etc. Few months back we saw citizens gathered to voice out their opinion (Nov 25), and even yesterday I saw in the news, students of UiTM gathered (I’m not sure about them getting the permission to gather in such a big crowd part) protested in ‘peace’ objecting the statement of MB of Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim that 10% allocation for Non-Muslim students in UiTM. You see everyone have the right to say what he or she feels like.

But the only difference with 25th Nov protest and UiTM protest is; the second one didn’t get the chance to experience the ‘wonderful’ time being shot by water cannon, the ‘sensation’ of tear gas or even the ‘pleasure’ of getting beaten up by FRU personnel’s. Too bad! We are all Malaysian’s aren’t we? Malaysia is the only country, which practices freedom of speech up to their core. To proof that, bloggers and socialist are being arrested instead of the real criminals.

Okay, I don’t want to end up in the headlines so I refrain myself from commenting further on that issue.

So that’s all for now, I wanted to write about the Butterfly Effect and Chaos Theory but it will take sometime, gathering information.

Rujjcoomarh.



Friday, August 1, 2008

Remix - Trend or disaster?

Before I could start, I would like to share the meaning of remix:
Re-mix
-Verb (used with object)
1. To mix again.
2. To mix and re-record the elements of (a musical recording) in a different way.


So now we know the meaning of remix. How many of you actually listen to these remix songs? There are so many examples to be mentioned, some nice to hear some not at all. In Malaysia we have this new remix storm hitting us especially on the Malaysia Indian Artiste. Yesterday I was listening to THR raga, and they played this song. At first I couldn't get the song, but after a while, I realized that is actually one of the old Tamil 80's song, which was quite famous at that time.

I just f**king hate it when they do that. Remix and remix and remix. I just hate remix! Don't you have any idea to compose or write a song, well that is why you're a musician right, in the first place? The mentality of remixing needs to be changed. Once in a while the remixed song will sound nice, but after a while it gets really boring . For me it's the same like eating the same thosai in different plates. The content is the same, the tune is the same, they just add in some beats increase the tempo and voila they you go, album of the year. For real?

Specifically for Malaysian's Indian artiste, they seem to be so fascinated with remix and they tend to over-do it. I am someone who supports local entertainment but at times i just cant stand this whole remix shit. Just to mention here, some of the remixes are Machane - The Villanz, Yen Jodi - vassan (maya kalaignargal), Yetho mogam - CS, Yennadi Meenachi - Hyperkinetix and there is one more from OG Nanba but I cant recall the title of the song and there are many more of them out there. Please for heaven sake, compose your own songs. How can an artiste expect listeners to buy their albums if the their songs are all ciplak from somewhere and remix here and there, and then just call it an album and charge so high. I rather buy the original song.

Me personally would not want to do that. I rather listen to the original song. Of course we cant deny the fact that musicians like Ar Rahman, Vidyasagar, Yuvan etc also doing the same, but the amount of songs that they compose, outnumbered the remix. So we as listeners have plenty of option on which song to listen and to not. I hate remix so I skip those songs, but for us here locally, how many albums or songs have they released? Just for an example, we take The Villanz. 2 albums -Ashtivaram and Sagavaram. How many songs you have? 15? 16? And there is 2-3 remix in one album.
How do you want me to listen to this nonsense, you just go on killing that song? By the way I have The Villanz both albums, original. I’m not saying that one cannot copy or remix songs, but there a method to do so which will help listeners to enjoy and buy the album. For instance, YBN - Madai Thiranthe, Asaiyai Kaathuleh - Zurazamharam, Bus Stop - Psychomantra and few more. You may take one or two lines from the song or even the tune but don't kill the originality of the song.

Well, now days releasing an album are much more easier then it was. First you spend about 5-6k to compose and record one single track. Send it to THR or Minnal, they play it and you become famous with one song. Then you start performing. This is a good tactic to gain market. Then goes the second part, remix few songs, spend money (a lot of them), some get cheated at times, come out with an album. 10 songs, 4 original track, 2 bonus track like beat boxing, talking, laughing, cracking stupid jokes, 3 remix, 1 track for gratitude/intro/outro. Looks like a tough one? But why did I say easy? Well it become naturally if you are an Indian and you wear your bling bling plus, rap few lines of Tupac's Hit em Up or Snoop Doggs What’s my name, or even Cypress Hill, you are a rapper! Start rapping or singing. Who said you need sangeetham as basics? We will talk bout this later

Again, I am someone who works closely with artiste from Malaysia and Singapore, and trying very hard to bring our local Indian entertainment industry to the next level. I appreciate if you are not judgmental about me and my support towards our local entertainment industry, just by reading this article. This is an outcome of frustration on depreciation of quality of Local Indian Entertainment. By all means I am pointing this to the minority of the group which still stereotyping and reluctant to improve.

So now we have completed one album and the song goes super duper hit. Now what? Music Video. "Video clip.. no lah I’m not interested". Why??

Visual presentation always captures the viewer's attention. The importance that our artiste shows in making an album is not the same in making a music video.
(We will discuss this in another topic)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Characteristics

This article is written based on my own observation throughout sometime and it’s merely my own thoughts and it does not reflect any individuals. If some part of this happens to be reflecting your own personality, I do not hold any responsibility for it. Do take into consideration that this blog is owned by me and my thoughts to be shared with others. There are so many characters that I have met which some interest me. Despite being tormented and tortured they are some who just don’t care of being pushed off the limit. I really salute for their patience. They do realise that people around them always take advantage on them and take them for granted. This person seems to be so nice which really impressed me, being bullied is not an easy situation to handle. The reason I'm saying being bullied is because that is how it’s defined according to my definition. This may not be the proper way to handle this and this person actually realise that but they just enjoy being tortured. Does that mean that their dumb or numb? No, certainly not. Their heart is just too pure I would say, can I say that?


Damn it’s so difficult to sound so nice here in my blog. But what to do someone told me that I sound very angry in my blog most of the time. What to do it’s just the way I write. Just like some person. He can be so funny and jovial, cracking jokes all the time and become the person that others that would love to have him as their company, but deep down inside there is always some part of his or her heart there is anger, dissatisfaction and disputes. What will be his way to express that? Well as for me I will blog and express, others have their own way like singing, cutting them or even take drugs. Release tension?


Being egoistic and demanding is one character which I can’t tolerate till my marrow. That should not be ones character especially for someone who has less contact to the outside world. What is wrong by just being nice? Just because you have the rights and powers in your hands don’t misuse it. At time this may hurt others. If you are employer will that be so difficult to take care of your employees? I have been situation where I’m being monitored like school kids. Whatever we do wherever we move is being monitored in the name of excellence in providing service; people mislead themselves to do something which is not necessary.


There is this saying in Tamil, when someone does not have money or power in their hand they will be human, but when they have it more than its level inhumanity takes over. Even though the saying is short in Tamil but I can’t do the direct translation here. For a guy, I feel it’s inappropriate for him to act as though he is the king of the world. Have some respect to others despite the age difference. Being younger than you doesn’t mean that they are stupid or non knowledgeable, there are instances where younger child can teach a good lesson to the elders. Even Lord Muruga thought his dad a lesson. (Lord Muruga is Hindu god and this story appears in Hindu scriptures).


So never underestimate or put down anyone no matter they are young or old. At this point of this blog you may not understand what actually I’m trying to share with you here, well it’s just like the butterfly effect. To put it in a simple definition, small variation or change which being done in the initial condition of a current dynamical system will lead to large variations or changes in the long term behaviour which at the same time creates a long term change. We will discuss about butterfly effect in near future because this topic really interests me very much. Do take note here that there is thin line of difference between the butterfly effect and the chaos theory.
So whatever I post or discuss here, may create small changes in someone’s life or it could be even you.


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It feels nice to be me!

Before I could start writing this, I would like to acknowledge Amutha and Kavilan Bro for inspiring me to write this. Thank you guys. This is not because I want to taruk or tiru their idea; it’s just that I thought by me writing this I can bombard some lenchiow heads, which I always wanted to.

Well I’m not like others who have to wake up early in the morning and get stuck in traffic and reach office late, all those nonsense. My work starts at 2pm that if I’m on afternoon shift. If morning shifts I start at 7am so I will have to be up by 5. Since the experience on how it will be waking up at 5 and be at work by 7 have been shared previously, I will share my experience of being someone who works on afternoon shift. Since I start work at 2pm, I will only wake up about 9.30am and snooze my alarm till 10am. Sometimes, ammu kutty would call me and wake me up. How nice it feels to hear your loved one’s voice over the phone. After konjeraning a while on the phone, grab my purple towel and head to the ‘rain-room’. Of course along the way I share the same physical activity like
kavilan, yawning, scratching etc. Finished all the business in the ‘rain-room’.

Room scene.

I don’t have to wear formal, so open my closet grab one t-shirt and my 4 years old jeans which I have only washed it twice. At my altar pray to God “dear god please help me to keep those f**ers away from me at office. I hope today will be a good day to go to work and come back home peacefully.” Shit. I didn’t comb my hair yet, dammit! Finish praying and go back into my room and look into the mirror. My hair is too short so I don’t have to be Vidal Sassoon and I stopped using hair gel. Because according to my facial aunty, she said that it may cause dandruff and eventually lead to pimples. So pour abit of MBR oil, and mess up my hair and voila im done! Then followed by my powder, cologne etc. Now have to pray again. Again in front of my altar praying the same thing.

Head downstairs and “kakak, sudah buat milo kah?” Kakak replies “belum”. Me “apalah kakak, lu tak tau kah saya mau pergi kerja” So this time I have to make my own Milo. Sit on my sofa open my laptop connects to Internet start surfing. My grandmother will be there watching all the serials in Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Hindi, Sindhi sometimes Chinese.

Its 12pm. Drive to work, no need to worry about traffic jam. The road is so clear that I can reach Cyberjaya in 20mins; pick up Ammu kutty and head for lunch. Finished all this, now cut the scene into my office. Its 1.45pm on my watch and its just nice to login. Open all the application and this is where it gets interesting.

I cant surf or login to my messengers. Why? Simple. Because my superiors got nothing better to do in life. So what they will do is they actually peep into your machine and see what you actually doing. The moment the see you open IE immediately they will come to your place and “What you doing?” Of course I have to lie saying I’m doing work. I’m not Mahatma. He asks you “ Then open that window” pointing at your IE. So this time you are caught lar. Have to tell him that you are checking your emails. This is where the song titled you-shudnt-do-this-while-you-are-working starts. After a while with pallavi and charanam, the song completes. How nice it feels to invade other people’s privacy, right?

If you don’t want us to surf, block the damn access lar! Simple common sense. Even now I can point out how many people surfing the net without others knowledge. The logic is simple, if surfing or blogging is causing the productivity to drop, then it makes sense to refrain people from surfing but its different here. It essentially has improved. We all have been in that situation, why do you need to do all this? One thing for sure, not everyone’s boss will be like Ammu Kutty’s boss. Damn she is like God sent! Her concept is simple, you do what you want to do but work, make sure you finish. Don’t misuse the freedom. Well in this case, I cant even use it in the first place then how the fu** am I suppose to misuse? Got it? Being a manager or GM is not easy, apart from paper-knowledge one need understanding on how to administer people. If Mr,Dick is GM’s friend and he does something which we all not suppose to do, GM closes his eye’s. Underhandedly tell MrDick not do it. But when it comes to people like me who they presume we are all kuli-batak, in front of people they will reprimand. Murid-murid sekalian..

There starts another f**ked up day at work. Loosen up a bit, only then everyone will have the enthusiasm and strength of mind to work together. Visualize this. They put all the food on the plate and prevent you from touching it. Fu**ed up right? Oh there are times you can’t listen to songs. Can you actually believe it? For real! No kidding. Lunch have to be exactly one hour. In the name of transitioning and providing satisfaction to customers, some can really make a mockery. Mau block kalau block lar. Of course they wont coz they themselves have to surf what!! ahahhaah

Ok enough of frustration and irritation. Time reaching 11pm. Pham! Logoff, say bye to everyone but in my heart SO LONG SUCKERS!!

After work, called up some kaki’s meet up go for a drink. Lepak till about 1-2am and then go back and sleep. End of the day. The next day starts again tomorrow….

By reading this if you feel that you are being mentioned here, don’t take it into your heart okay, but even if you do, mmm I don’t care. This is my blog!

Now I wish I could be like Rabbit of Psycho.Unit, write one song just cursing everyone and rap it!

Suck and Sucked!


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Thursday, July 3, 2008

SRJK (T) Bangsar – Voluntary Work

Attention everyone. This is a public service announcement to those who always have that thirst for charity. Remember you won’t be paid for this and that is the reason it’s called public service or voluntary work.

Well cut things short, we are seeking for volunteers to teach English, Science and Maths for student in SRJK (T) Bangsar. This is to cater for all those students who cant afford to pay private tuition fee. So we need people to come over to the school on every Saturday for only 2 hours. Maybe from 11am till 1pm (time yet to be confirmed)

The classes will be conducted for students from Standard 1 and Standard 2 primary. If you have the heart and you think that you would want to extend your help to us, do email me your contact and I will call you up. You may provide contact via email rujjcoomarh@yahoo.com with the subject line “SRJKT Bangsar – Voluntary Work”

My email will be running on filters so you wouldn’t want your emails to go into my junk folder, right? J

This will be our first project and we hope to expand this activity to several schools.
Do take note that we are not politically involved with any parties or even NGO’s or society. We are on our own. Just bunch of people who are willing to help.

Thank you and hoping for a good response.

Valgha Tamizh, Valarga Samuthaayam

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