You guys want to know what I’ve been busy with this month? I’ve been directing a week’s worth of episodes of the popular teen sitcom ‘Impian Illyana‘ (now going into it’s 3rd season… which should be on air sometime in June or July), produced by Red Comm. We’ve been shooting practically every day and I’m beginning to feel very tired. Oh well, just a few more weeks to go.
Actually, the shoot has been pretty pleasant. One of the highlights has got to be when Zami Ismail made a cameo appearance. It was a pleasure and honour directing this veteran comedian famous for his role as ‘Pak Uda’ in the 1980s sitcom ‘Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu‘.
I remember the days when I was in primary school. I was a big fan of ‘Knight Rider‘. My dad wasn’t. He was a big fan of ‘Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu’. I wanted to watch ‘Knight Rider’. My dad didn’t. He had control of the television. I didn’t. I would cry. He would lock me in my room. Damn ‘Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu’!
Have you ever been so busy with work that you feel like crying yourself to sleep at night? Arghh! I hope that come the month of May… I can breath a little.
Here’s a short video I did when I followed the MERCY Malaysia relief mission to Jogjakarta, Indonesia after the earthquake in 2006. The doctors, nurses, psychologists and logistics volunteers have hearts of gold. All I did was volunteer my videographing skills. Dammit! I should have studied medicine… I’m sure I would be more useful to society today instead of corrupting it with my stupid videos and films!
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