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A novel review: L.U.V.E.

of ... confessions(pingu Toha's L.U.V.E. novel review)

Why is it so hard to express your utmost true feelings to another person closest to you (be it your parents, best friend(s), worst enemy or a most loved/adored/admired/respected person)?

Why is it much easier to express it to a non-human being, e.g. your pet(s), diary, voice recorder, wall (I'm not talking about facebook's or any social networks' wall), etc.?

Feelings and confessions.

They are something. Something that is not taught in schools, but is often discussed - a discourse, may it be an open discussion or a closed one; feelings are exchanged from one person to another, or perhaps even to other alternatives such as the aforementioned. 

L.U.V.E.  Confessions of lovers' experiences in love (and out of love). Fictitious or not, it is up to the reader to judge. A good read nonetheless. Comical and it is surprisingly ironic that there are people like the characters in the novel - reaching out and trying out to reac…

"Tom & Jerry"

Tom & Jerry
sahabat yang acapkali bermusuhmenegakkan ego masing-masing

Tom & Jerry
pertelingkahan yang menghumor penontonnya
lagak jenaka slapstik dan plastik
si Tom mengejar Jerry yang menghentak kepalanya dengan tukul, kadang kala dengan anvil
kadang kala bertembung si anjing Butch, pelindung Jerry
kisah komikal yang tiada penghujungnya

suatu hari, siri baru tiba
si Jerry dijenakakan lagi oleh si Tom - ditimbus tanah di belakang rumah mereka
si Jerry ditinggalkan
si Tom berlalu
si Butch tidak muncul membantu
si Jerry ditinggalkan, terus ditinggalkan dan ditinggalkan
dan si Tom dikurung di dalam sangkar di dalam rumah
si Butch tidak muncul membantuanak-anak kecil merungut sendiri: "Apa akan jadi pada Tom & Jerry?"

muncul lagi siri baru
Tom dihantar ke pusat jagaan haiwan terbiar
berjumpa dengan Butch di tempat sama, sangkar berbeza
bertukar cerita lalu meratapi si Jerry.(saat ini sang adik mulai teresak-esak)
"Tapi inikan cerita kartun? Biar betul si Tom meratapi Jerry sedang…

Cinta 2008

hampir kecewaku, Kaudatang
linangan syahdu menyambutMu
masih ada lagi sirnaMu dalam diriku

gelincirku, dipapahMu
petunjuk hidayah padaku
masih ada lagi cintaMu padaku

gelapku, penyuluhMu
kemaafan, keampunan pohon rayuku
masih ada lagi Ar-RahmanMu untukku

dalam terangku buta
dalam nyataku tuli
dalam jelasku bisu
dalam gerakku kaku
namun, masih ada lagi Ar-RahimMu buatku

syukurku panjatkan padaMu
apakah ada lagi cinta lain seagung cinta ini


14 ogos 2008
Pandan Indah

English poem #?

untitled

Living in disguise
I'm walking in the midst of the night
and the phantom approaches me sayin'
"Forgive your brothers for all their sins they've done
They'll crave for what's left and what's gone
Only if you avoid them all"

Left out in my shadow
I see the living world suffering
My self-esteem blew
Hurtin' every single bone and soul

I close my eyes
Pretending I'm fine
Fact is, I ain't what I am anymore

Slammin' down the phone
I felt life much easier on me
Take me away
I am no longer in my usual state of mind

Please forgive me
I'm leavin' this crazy world for the rest of you
I don't wanna know whatever happens
I'm an angel in disguise...

reenacted 2001, created 1997
SGGS, Penang

Another poem in English

note: This was created 7 years ago; I was a rebellious school gal and all I could do at that time was write. This poem complemented a novel I wrote about the same year. I later retyped the WHOLE novel and managed to keep it as a remiscence of my teenhood :)

ALONE

I tried to understand
I tried to comprehend
But nothing would come to mind
Everything seems blur and down
I know it is hard to be heard
For what I feel now is hard to describe

Loneliness...

Such a word, never a compliment
Knowing I'd be alone again
Roaming thru (through) heaps of memories
It seems never to end

Awake in bed late in the darkest of night
A lost shadow manoeuvres above me
There was a face I saw - shone the moonlight
With enquiries on it, putting me back into time
winding up the lost time

Loneliness is what I feel now...

Please forgive me...

reenacted 2001, created 1991
SGGS, Penang

Malay poetry in English

CyberNovel pertamaku (masih tiada tajuk)

satu

Entah berapa lama dia direnungipun dia tidak kisah. Seperti dia sudah biasa direnung sedemikian rupa. Lantas dia membayar harga majalah yang dibelinya dan berlalu dari situ. Masih dirasakan dia direnungi sekalian masyarakat di sekelilingnya. Dia mengatur langkah pantas meninggalkan tempat itu, menuju ke arah sebuah bas ekspres yang menunggu para penumpangnya memenuhi ruang-ruang tempat duduk sebelum bergerak menuju ke destinasinya.

Ketika dia menaiki bas itupun masih dirasakan ada sahaja pasangan mata memandangnya. Pun, dia acuh tak acuh saja. Sambil membelek-belek tiket bas, matanya melilau mencari nombor tempat duduknya. Mujur belum ramai orang yang menaiki, memenuhi bas tersebut. Pantas dia menyimpan bagasinya di ruang simpanan atas dan duduk di kerusinya. Menghela nafas lega. Penat, barangkali. Majalah yang dibelinya tadi dikeluarkan dari beg sandangnya. Membelek-belek muka utama dengan separuh minat. Sekali-sekala melepas pandang ke luar jendela bas. Masih ramai orang yang men…