Saturday, December 24, 2011

Milestones: Opera Sabun

This week marks the start of the shooting of Playground Productions 's first ever TV series, Opera Sabun, produced by Cinematic Sdn. Bhd. for RTM 2. The series features good friends Megat Sharizal Redza Minhat Razif Hashim along with Jalaluddin Hassan and recent FFM winner, Nadiyatul Nisaa'. Fun chats at mamak stalls can take you places, never take them for granted.

Mental Note

There is a saying.

It doesn't matter how big or strong your enemy is. What really matters is how big or strong your friends are.

Come what may, if your friends are backstabbers. You will lose even if you foe is a mouse.

So choose wisely.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mental Note

When somebody says bad things about you, or make you doubt yourself, just say, "challenge accepted!"

Thank you Barney Stinson.

With or without you cover - Boyce Avenue & Kina Grannis

Nice!!!! One dayy Boyce Avenue.. One day!!!! Challenge Accepted.

Projek Disko Baldi - Cookie Monster

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Songlap was awesome. To me, i think it is the best Malay movie for the year 2011. 

What really worked was the acting, whereby most characters are acting like normal human beings, not monkeys. The plot is very engaging, focusing on the relationship of the two brothers, which i find was easy to relate to. Most of the plot devices were justified. There were some funny moments, and some very emotional ones. I find myself engaged throughout the movie.

What could've been better was the plot resolution. there were some characters and issues that were not resolved. Also, the issue of human trafficking/selling babies was only dabbled upon on the surface. (which i actually thought was still ok, because the focus is the relationship of the brothers, not what they do). Also, how some things happened was not really justified, like, why would you go closer to somebody who is holding a broken bottle, is beyond me. Especially when you know the other person is feeling threatened by your previous actions.

Pacing could've been slightly better as well. 

This movie might also not work for mainstream due to its subtlety in relaying the nature of the characters. The movie makes the audience think, which makes it lean more towards the artistic spectrum of the movie classification. But to say that it is an art movie, is definitely an overstatement.

What i can say i that everyone should go watch.

Go watch!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

mental note

Having passion is great. Having knowledge is also great. It would be best if you have both.

Hati - Raw teaser

Shot yesterday. Directed by Aswad. Actors Zarina Anjoulie and myself.

Good to work with passionate people.

Mental Note

Often, when you are thinking of what you should say, the moment has passed.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wherever you will go

I wish.

Mental Note

It is ok to be wrong, for the greater good. Just have to push your/my ego away.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Guang. BMW Shorties 2011 winner

This Short film won the BMW Shorties 2011. Respect!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Playground! Debut

Alhamdulillah, Playground Productions first debut at Tapis Rouge Comedy Night : THE PLAYGROUND! had a great turnout!. Thank you to those who came to the show!. To those who didn't get enough of improv, AIIA - Artificially Intelligent : Improvholics Anonymous will be performing at FUSED - An Experimental Performing Arts Series (Dec) this Friday at The Actors Studio @ Lot 10. Tickets are at RM 10 only!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Klue,Doh! an interesting experience

Check out the event page :

It is definitely an interesting theatre experience, where audience get to see both sides of the house : the study room in act 1 and the living room in act 2, or the other way around.

After looking at both sides of the story, only then you would be able to guess who the actual killer really is.

Very smart indeed.

Go for the staging experience. It is very rare that you get this experience.

If you have seen the workshop preview, go again. They have changed some characters and resolved some plot holes. It is definitely much tighter.

Also, it is a different experience.

I definitely need a thesaurus to find another word for experience. :)

How was the show?

Right after a theatre show. There was a pizza buffet waiting for the audience outside.

A : How was the show?
Tapai : Nantilah, we duduk story
A : No, no, what do you think of the show? did you like it?
Tapai : Pizza is good.
A : ouhhhhhhhhhh..

You see,I don't like to be all fake and say,"ahhh.. it was great!, loved it!". Like what most people do.

If you ask me, i'd rather start with, "what worked was..." and what could've been better was...". But that sort of criticism requires time to formulate.

So if anyone wants my opinion after a show, we go teh tarik later later ok?

Saturday, December 03, 2011


A: B, Ni Tapai, dia pelakon teater

B: kenapa?

Tapai : what do you mean kenapa?

B: Kenapa teater? Teater bosan.

Tapai : teater apa yang you dah tengok?

B : ......

Playground Productions on Business FM 89.9!

Actor/comedian Iedil Putra Alaudin tells us about Playground Productions' new comedy night series at the Tapis Rouge, which will feature stand up comedy, sketches, songs and comedy improvisation.

Check it out!

If you are coming, please call and reserve to avoid disappointment.

It's Playtime!

Busy Busy Busy

Orang tanya, "What do you do, Tapai?".

Aku Jawab, "Engineer Telecommunication, Playground Production & also Unit trust".

The follow up question would be, "whoa, macamana kau balance time ko aa?".

Most of the time i'll just smile and say "macam lahanat". 

But i have stuff that keeps me sane :

1) Good friends around me
2) TV series
3) Insanity (how apt) 

But honestly, if you ask me,"would you have it any other way?"

I would say no.