There's a story in my mind right now and it's that classic
children's fable about the race between the tortoise and the
pain-in-the-ass hare-brained nincompoop that everybody hates.
Y'see, the pain-in-the-ass hare-brained nincompoop kept running
out in front of the tortoise and taunting him. But right at the
end, the tortoise bit clean through the hare-brained nincompoop's
calf muscle, dragged him to the ground where he and the other
tortoises devoured him alive right there on the racetrack.
It's a disturbing children's story, I know. Remind me not to
read any children's tale to any kids when my mind's all warped.
It's a dog eat dog world we live in after all. Welcome to the
Year of the Dog. Let's do it doggy style, yo.
Some scientists believe that the more the human brain becomes
familiar with something, the less interested it becomes. No, I'm
not becoming less interested with this website that the updates
have been sparse lately. Just been preoccupied with wage slaving
activities that had me shuttling back and forth between KL and
Singapore the last couple of weeks. Having said that, I guess I
have to make sure that I consume a variety of food to make sure
that my brain doesn't get too familiar with stuff that passes
through the bowels. It ain't pretty when it ain't regular,
Hot on the heels of Baik Punya Cilok,
comes Buli Balik,
the sequel to Buli. Afdlin Shauki
is definitely on a roll. And it ain't spring, jelly or Swiss
either. So is my good boy behavior these days 'cos once
again, I had the privilege of being invited to watch his movie
at the press preview. This time, I sat in full.
Suffice to say, it's another local movie that I think is
worth parting your cash with to watch at the cinema. Unlike
Baik Punya Cilok though, Buli Balik is more of a comedy drama.
It has a rather "dark" underlying feel to it (akin to Anakin
Skywalker's journey to the Dark Side in Revenge of The Sith).
If you're looking for plenty of laughter in Buli Balik, you'll
probably be disappointed although Patrick Teoh's outrageous music video
makes for a hilarious comic relief! Ramlah Ram also makes a
cameo appearance complete with a mock of that infamous dress
she once wore at the Muzik Muzik finals and thatschool ditty
once featured in Ah Ha also makes an appearance! The subplots
in the movie all tie in nicely with the crux of the story and
don't feel out of place at all. The movie itself sports an all
star cast, including those with minor roles. Hans Isaac is
possibly at his acting best in this movie. I did feel that
some of the acting in parts of the movie were a bit contrived
but at least the movie didn't have any draggy parts at all.
Just don't be surpised if the ending tugs your emotions a bit
though. That's as much as I'm going to tell you for now. Find
out for yourselves when Buli Balik opens nationwide on January
Update (2350 hours): Check out what the others are saying
about the movie:
By now, the whole planet should have gotten 2005
and the hangover that came when bidding it adieu over and done
with. It's been two days into the new year. I don't have any
resolutions made per se (they're overrated anyways) but I do have
plans that I treat more as a framework for the months coming than
anything else. If there's anything that 2005 taught me, it was to
let certain things go and take its natural course with me just
playing it by ear as it goes along. Sure, there are times when it
hurt the ears (pitching lari, tempo berterabur,
takda feel, etc.) but it did allow me to do some exciting
new things as well as opened up new possibilities and interesting
experiences that I wouldn't have gotten any other way.
So here's to 2006.
Surprise me! I wish y'all the same too.