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Kesan GST pada perbelanjaan harian


Wahh!! Very well presented! Brief, complete and easy to understand! I wonder who wrote the script. Hmmm….

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[Video originally appeared on KopitiamEkonomi.Com]

 

Does the tudung (head scarf) really have a role?


 

Way back in 2005, Liew Seng Tat (yes… the one of the ‘Lelaki Harapan Dunia‘ fame!) and I worked together on a documentary shot in Terengganu. It is called ‘Tudung’ and is about girls in tudungs (heard scarfs). Damnn… it got so much views on YouTube! Almost as much as that Gangnam video! Hahaha!!

It screened in a few film festivals back in the day too:

– 2006 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
– 2006 Hawaii International Film Festival
– 2007 Singapore Indie Documentary Film Festival

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Oh… and if you want to own my short films, I have a compilation DVD called ‘R.A.H.M.A.N. and other short films’ on sale really cheap at The Fat Bidin E-Store! Heheh! Wink wink!

The re-release of ‘Popiahs, murtabaks and a patriotic donkey’


 

Twelve years ago, I started making my own independent short films. In recent years, I think I’ve kind of lost the plot a little bit. So, in an attempt to reflect and prioritise what’s important, I’m re-releasing some of my old works (mid-life crisis!).

‘Popiahs, murtabaks and a patriotic donkey’ is probably the first short film I made… way back in 2003. It’s a video-essay about Malaysia’s obsession of always wanting to break records. I had watched Amir Muhammad‘s 6horts at The Actors Studio beneath Dataran Merdeka a year before and it made me feel like I could do it too. Not too bad for a first attempt I think. It even got invited to a few festivals:

– 26th New York Asian-American International Film Festival 2003
– The Emergency Filmmaking Project 2003 (Singapore)
– Cyberjaya Digital Video Competition 2003 Gold Award (Humour and Spoof)
– 2004 Eksperimento Film & Video Festival (Philippines)

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Oh… and if you want to own my short films, I have a compilation DVD called ‘R.A.H.M.A.N. and other short films’ on sale really cheap at The Fat Bidin E-Store! Heheh! Wink wink!

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Barely a roof over their heads


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Barely a roof over their heads
By Zan Azlee

In Wangsa Maju, a township in our city of Kuala Lumpur, there is a beautiful residential area filled with large villa-like bungalows and sidewalks that are lined with colourful flowers. A quick check online for the market price of one of these units reveals that the average price for a unit is around RM3 million.

It seems that Malaysians, and KL-ites, would have a decent quality of life in this day and age.

If you walk just 10 metres down from the entrance of this residential area, you will come to a small bush area. Walk in about 50 metres and you will come to a small clearing with a shack in the middle. You will find a smiling elderly man about mid-70s of age dressed shabbily (you would have to get through two barking dogs first!). [Click to read the full article and view the photos at English.AstroAwani.Com]

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Pakchic says: Sacrificing so my daughter can have a best friend


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Pakchic says: Sacrificing so my daughter can have a best friend
By Zan Azlee

We live far from where we work. We work in the city and we live on the outskirts. But that’s what we can afford. It’s a trade-off between travel distance and a bit of space and solitude.

When Athena turned two years old, my wife and I decided to send her to play school because she’s a really active and playful girl and it seemed like she would be bored at home all day.

We did a little bit of research and settled for a school near where we work in the city. We liked the teachers, students and it also meant that it was easy for us to send her in the morning.

The only problem was the fact that one of us had to leave work in the middle of the day when her school ended to fetch her and send her home.

Did I mention we live far from work? So what that means is that either my wife and I will have to spend an extra two hours commuting every day.

This extra two hours is in addition to the one hour we take to travel to work in the morning and another hour back from work in the evening (this is with heavy traffic of course).

In the beginning, it was alright. We were excited to see Athena so happy going to school and making friends. And we thought it was worth the effort.

Then the second year of school came about. Exhaustion started to creep into our lives as the extra commute starting taking it’s toll on us. [Click to read the full article at MakChic.Com]