Sunday, September 23, 2012

DA's contest


As in the title, recently DA (that stands for deviantART, mind you) ada melancarkan Draw This Again contest. It's an improvement-theme contest, katanya. 

So, basically, we choose any one of our old drawings, and we'll need to draw it again to see our improvements! (can be either traditional, digital, or photography arts). Kemudian, letakkan side by side the old and the new drawings and submit it. Unfortunately, I can't join because I'd never upload my old drawings at DA... they're not satisfying enough for me to show the public. -malu, malu-

So! since this idea is very tempting, I'll do it anyway... and post it here instead. The left one I had drawn sometime around 5 to 9 years ago, I think. 

Aku tak pernah percaya kalau seseorang tu kata, "I'll never be able to draw". Lies. I've seen how I develop over the years (yes, it's not easy... but still), and I've seen new artists develop here and there. All it takes is the 1st step. And time, I suppose. Memang la mula-mula tak lawa, but the word 'practice makes perfect' exists for a reason. Memang tak dinafikan pasal 'talent', but 'rajin' tu lagi penting. Have talent but still take it for granted will take you nowhere.


Friday, September 21, 2012



Greyson Chance had sung a very good song, Waiting Outside The Line strikes me somehow familiar as a situation I often put myself into, walau macam mana rasa keberatan pun masa tu. It's good to be reminded sometimes that there are someone who cares out there.

You'll never enjoy your life 
living inside the box,
You're so afraid of taking chances
how you're going to reach the top?
Rules and regulations 
force you to play it safe,
get rid of all the hesitations,
it's time for you to seize the day!
Instead of just sitting around 
and looking down on tomorrow,
you got to let your feet off the ground
the time is now...

Try to have no regrets 
even if it's just tonight,
how you're going to walk ahead
if you keep living blind
stuck in the same position
you deserve so much more
there's a whole world around us
just waiting to be explored...

Teringat pula time muda-muda dulu, during my school year, ada satu lagu favourite ni. A Praise Chorus by Jimmy Eat World also give me the same feeling before, though the song does lean towards something a bit... haha. Depends on your understanding of the song. 

Are you going to live your life wondering, 
standing in the back looking around?
Are you going to waste your time thinking
how you've grown up or how you missed out?
Things are never going to be the way you want
where it's going to get you acting serious?
Things are never going to be quite what you want
even at 25, you got to start sometime!

Are you going to live your life
standing in the back looking around?
Are you going to waste your time?
got to make a move or you'll miss out!
Someone's going to ask you what it's all about
stick around nostalgia won't let you down,
Someone's going to ask you what it's all about
what are you going to have to say for yourself?

Ok, so apa pointnya di sini? In my opinion, pointnya adalah kita tak patut asyik menyibuk menyesal with our pasts. Maksud saya (ceh, 'saya'), apabila kita selalu fikir yang 'I should have done this, I should have done that' etc. etc... sampai kita tidak dapat fokus pada present time! 
#%@!!! (tolong jangan teka apa maksudnya...)
Apa, macam la kita boleh ubah masa lampau kan? Ambil sebagai pengajaran sudah, jangan sampai makan diri.
Seriously, kita hidup di dunia ni tak lama sebenarnya. Kenapa tak memaximumkan masa yang ada, yesh, sebaik-baiknya. Dok menyesal saja tak ke mana.
Mana saya (ceh, 'saya') dapat idea ni? Dalam buku Don't Be Sad by Sheikh 'Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni, beliau ada mention kisah ni, tajuk-tajuk seperti 'The past is gone forever' and 'Today is all that you have'... Tambahan lagi, 'Leave the future alone until it comes'.
Tuan2 and puan2 boleh tgk2 kat sini,

Oh, point satu lagi, jangan takut gunakan peluang yang ada. 
"Baik, gunakan peluang yang ada! Lepas ni aku nak join semua aktiviti dekat U ni!! yes, hidup aku!!" eh, macam ni dah lain pula... 

Another note...
Uih, letih promote barang kat manusia yang lalu-lalang depan aku, tengok atas...
waaaah, suka this point of view.
Tapi si burung sempat lari...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

We are sisters

I'm happy to say that I was given a chance to know this one girl. She's older than me only by 2 years, but she's so wonderful.
 To keep her anonymous (and myself anonymous), this is not her. But that's how she appears, somehow.

What made our meeting special? She's not a native. Allah takdirkan kami berkenalan, Subhanallah...
This really strengthened my opinion on the fact that races never matter. Whichever countries we're from, whichever races we originates from, we are Muslims and thus we are sisters, Alhamdulillah.

And one fun fact is that there's some limited language-barrier between us, haha. There are times when one of us trying to express a point from deep in our heart and yet cannot because we have to communicate through our 2nd language (instead of each of our own mother tongue)... Come that time, it always become too funny and we would eventually laugh! 


Then, on another note...

Berbunga hati aku dengar nama 'dia'. Jangan sebut nama 'dia' boleh tak?

Interesting story I heard recently.
N has a friend, a girl. The girl like a boy, but never tell dearest friend N. N suspect though.
The girl really, really likes the boy. The boy also likes the girl.
Eh... typical, I know. But it's a true story!
The girl berdoa bersungguh-sungguh (kerana hanya Allah Yang Maha Berkuasa and Maha Mengetahui). The boy also prayed it seems! (drpd apa yang dicerita la)
Then... wa-la!! Married!
Now? They're gonna have a baby! Oh, happy, happy. 
Moral? Jodoh ditangan Allah. Kalau mengadu ke 'dinding', apa dapat?
Mana tahu cerita ni? N cerita, yup.