Audi Mok (or Batdude) is a name that has taken prominence in the local music industry. Unlike most composers who produce ballads by the boatloads, he does other genres like pop, r&b, dance and rock. What's more amazing is that he's actually musically illiterate, i.e. he doesn't know how to read/write music notations. Here is an article that gives an insight on how he became a composer and producer.
It's the 2nd day of Syawal today. Alhamdulillah, praise be to God,
I have reasons to be in a celebratory mood. Reason #1: I managed
to complete another Ramadhan whilst fending off my own personal
demons, especially when it comes to driving on the roads of Kuala
Lumpur and Petaling Jaya when it was close to iftar. Reason #2: I
survived the annual Malaysian Balik Kampung Road Massacre and
made it safely to and fro the family's hometown of Johor Bahru,
although my driving legs are a bit traumatized from the massive
traffic jam stretching from Pedas/Linggi all the way past the
Seremban/Port Dickson exit on the North/South Highway that took
2 hours of our lives that we will never get back. Reason #3:
Unlike past years, my tummy remains intact from making any funny
bowel movements from the shock of getting food during daytime for
two days already. Can't say the same about my family members.
Which explains why we were all an agitated bunch of people when
we were stuck in that traffic jam.
On that note, I'd like to thank all those who sent those Raya
greeting SMSes, cards, e-cards, etc. To those 7-8
of you who participated in the The 2006 Eid Greeting Card Initiative,
thank you for providing me joy in sending those cards out.
Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf zahir dan batin.
Since we're approaching the middle of Ramadhan already, I thought
the time is appropriate to start on another Eid Greeting Card Initiative
like I did in 2004. When I was a kid, I enjoyed sending and
receiving Hari Raya cards via post, something that we almost
never do anymore since it's easier to fire away an SMS or e-card
and trees do not have to be cut to produce the cards. So, if
you'd like to receive a handwritten Aidilfitri (or Deepavali)
greeting card from me complete with my own DNA under the stamp in
your post box instead of a measly SMS or e-card greeting, just
drop your name and home or office address where you'd like to
receive the card at the contact page.
As always, the addresses obtained shall not be used to send
anything but the card and will be disposed of once the card is
sent to avoid it from falling into the hands of unscrupulous
parties like stalkers, Ah Longs,
nasty mothers-in-law, etc. There is absolutely no catch to this.
It's just something I do to humor myself really. Again, it's
open to just about anyone on the planet irregardless of faith
or ethnicity. Have them in by this Sunday, October 8, 2006.
You have my permission to spread the word on this too.