Monday, January 19, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia

Assalamualaikum,



Ini adalah movie review aku yang pertama.
Semoga Bernard Chauly berasa bangga. Ahaks.

Cerita ini diadaptasi daripada novel bertajuk Manisnya Cinta yang ditulis oleh Anis Ayuni. Aku pernah baca novel ni sekali (novel mak aku) and yes, cerita dia okay. Not too lovey-dovey gitu. Bahasa yang digunakan pun okay. Tak seperti kebanyakan novel yang ditulis oleh penulis-penulis baru zaman sekarang. Dan tidak terlalu jiwang. Novel yang akan aku recommend untuk korang baca.


Sinopsis novel Manisnya Cinta  :


APAKAH nilai sebuah cinta bagi seorang gadis berlesung pipit bernama Ifti Liyana?

Sejak bertahun-tahun, sayangnya pada Fredo tidak pernah melimpah. Nalurinya sentiasa menidakkan, benarkah mereka bercinta? Akhirnya, mereka kian jauh dan lelaki itu membawa haluan sendiri. Dia sendiri pasrah!

Namun, pandang pertamanya dengan Nazmi, memutikkan perasaan yang aneh. Lelaki itu yang sekejap ada dan hilang seperti menyeru-nyeru semangatnya. Dirinya ibarat mengejar bayang-bayang. Namun, keegoannya sering kali menepis kata hatinya. Tetapi bagaimana dengan rindu yang sarat ini?

Berbolak-balik rasa hatinya. Antara keinginan untuk menyayangi dengan rasa pesimis terhadap kejujuran seorang lelaki. Dalam benci ada rindu, dalam sayang dia jadi keliru, apakah Nazmi benar-benar setia pada yang satu?

Ah... sukarnya melafazkan kata maaf bila prasangka hampir meleburkan sebuah impian. Ifti Liyana akhirnya akur, cemburu buta dan hipokrit bukanlah sifat terpuji. Dia mengakui, Nazmi lelaki sejati yang diimpikan selama ini.


Aku rate novel ni 4.5/5.


Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia:

Cerita ni release pada tarikh 11 December 2014. Mak aku ada ajak tengok kat panggung wayang. Tapi selalunya aku tak tengok cerita melayu kat panggung wayang. Plus, aku kecewa tengok cerita Ombak Rindu dulu. Adaptasi Ombak Rindu tidak mencapai expectation aku.

Pada awalnya, aku tak berminat jugak nak tengok Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia ni sebab cerita ni diubah sikit. Tiba-tiba ada di Cappadocia pulak. Aku kurang suka kalau cerita diubah-ubah. But, I have to say that Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia exceed my expectation. You did a great job, Bernard.

Tak berkesempatan nak tengok dekat panggung wayang, mak pun beli dekat Astro First.
Tengoklah puas-puas selama 48 jam. Haha.

Movie Review:

Aku sangat sangat berpuas hati dengan pelakon-pelakon dalam cerita ini. Masing-masing semua sesuai dengan character yang dibawa. Lakonan pun natural.

Ifti Liyana   - Fazura
Nazmi         - Shaheizy Sam
Adik Ifti      - Lisa Surihani
Mak Ifti       - Ogy Ahmad Daud
Ayah Ifti     - Zaibo
Abang Tiar - Faizal Hussein
Kakak Ifti   - Eja

Everyone did a great job.
Dan aku suka Datin, client Ifti tu. Mak aku tahu nama dia, tapi aku tak tahu lah apa nama dia. Aku memang kurang tahu nama-nama pelakon. Anyway, I like that Datin. Hahaha.

Mak "Romantiknya Sam ni. Tertarik mami"   Hmm bahaya tu. Hahaha

Next, Lokasi Lakonan.
Malaysia and Turki.
Pandai diorang pilih lokasi kat Malaysia ni. Lawa-lawa. Tengok-tengok, semua kat area KL je.
Turki pulak, of course lah LAWA.
Sepanjang cerita tu, aku dan mak aku macam "Lawanya tempat tu. Kat mana eh" "Eh, eh lawanya"
"Lawanya Turki" "Turki memang lawa lah" "Kalau pergi Turki pun okay"
Well done.

Walaupun tajuknya diubah menjadi Cappadocia, tapi cerita ni diadaptasi dengan baik. Every scene dalam novel, ada dalam movie. Cuma tukar lokasi jelah, which is Cappadocia.

Cuma ada sedikit kelainan pada part Bahtiar bawa anaknya, Aiman melawat kubur arwah mamanya. Dalam novel, Ifti cuma menunggu kepulangan mereka di rumah. Tapi dalam movie ni, Ifti ikut sekali.
Mungkin sebab dia nak tunjukkan scene Bahtiar memujuk/memberi nasihat kat anak dia tapi peliklah kalau Ifti takda sebab dia watak utama. So yeah, I accept that. Nasib baik Ifti cuma berdiri di tepi pokok.

Then scene Ifti break up dengan Nazmi.
Aku dan mak aku tergelak-gelak.
Sebab Ifti ingatkan Nazmi dah ada anak dan isteri. Si Nazmi pulak ingatkan Ifti marah sebab Nazmi tipu yang dia tu pemandu bas sedangkan dia adalah seorang pilot.
Nazmi was like "Takkan nak break up sebab tu je?"
And Ifti didn't give him a chance to explain.
So, dua-dua misunderstood.

Pengajaran untuk diri: Jangan membuat keputusan terburu-buru. Bagi peluang untuk explain.





Bila Chauly komen macam tu, baru aku realise. It does felt a bit like Jane Austen's classic. One that I can relate would probably be Pride and Prejudice (one of my favorites).

Secara keseluruhan, it's a job well done.
Aku rate cerita ni 5/5.




Sekian, terima kasih.



Thursday, January 15, 2015

COMIC FIESTA 2014

After a long while, only now i feel like updating.
So yeah, the title says it all.

COMIC FIESTA 2014 !

It was my first time to such event because I've like just start watching and reading all these anime, manga stuffs this year. I mean 2014. I did watch a few animes like 3/4 years back but yeah, not that crazy about it.

Back to the topic.

the tickets wuhuuu
Thanks to a good friend of mine for helping me buying the tickets. I believe they call these early bird tickets. With these tickets, I don't have to queue twice. I only have to wear this and just walk in... jyeah.
How cool was that. Haha
But I gave the Day 1 ticket to my friend, because he lost his. So I went on Day 2 with Ali.

It was held at KLCC.
It sure was packed with people.
It's already started when we took an LRT at KL Sentral. Cosplayers everywhere. And I was excited to see someone wore Mad Hatter's hat and wig in the LRT that I whatsapp my girl friend.

Me : Darr, I saw Mad Hatter !!!!!
Darr : Sape tu?

Pfftt moment.

Reached KLCC... and as I step inside the hall,
"Welcome to the world of freaks. Well, not really freaks" Ali said (That's what I thought he said)

There were so many cosplayers and booths and people and cameras. I was so excited (Though I never really like crowded places but I don't mind this one).
I was already given a mission which is to buy stuffs for Darina. Useful stuffs she said like button badges or mugs and so on and of course from the anime she likes (She typed me a very long list of her favourite anime, like I actually know all of them)
So, Let's Start Searching !

and of course, we couldn't just shop without taking pictures with cosplayers or something cute.

mushroom? 

we didn't take a lot of pictures during the first few hours we were there. 


Then, my stomach started to rumble. So we went to Suria KLCC for lunch. I don't know how long did we walk, searching for a place to eat because everywhere was like really full and packed. Especially the food court.

In the end, we only ate sandwiches. (Expensive sandwiches I would say)

So, maybe next time,
I would bring my own homemade lunch or search for other restaurants nearby KLCC.
Or maybe just bring more money to eat at fancy (kinda) restaurant. But that is not recommended.
Take that as tips from me.

After Zohor prayer, back to the hall we go.
But before that, we strolled at KLCC Park. Cosplayers everywhere. Doing photoshoot, video recording and stuffs.

Ali was in charge of taking photos since he's holding my tab.

Here are some of the pictures:


Ali's friends... Thanks for the cake !





Fairy Tail !

Slenderman spotted








A sad Ultraman spotted,

ah ! couldn't see his face.


Back into the hall we go, and more pictures!
Ali got crazy and took pictures of almost all cosplayers that he saw or in his way.
and I met Gandalf! Hahaha.

"You shall not pass !"

Ali and I kept going in and out of the hall.
Hall--- KLCC Park--- Back to the hall --- KLCC Park again --- Hall ---- Park

and of course, took more pictures








It sure was fun and exciting for a first timer like me.
I was excited that I found Lucy's key (Fairy Tail) and Ali gave me an Arcade Sona poster. Thanks -.-'
and bought some button badges.

It was a great event and a great day for me.


The end.




Friday, January 9, 2015

A Little Midnight Adventure

It was on the 23rd of December, 2014, I asked him out to the library. Just trying out my luck.

Yeap. him. hahaha
But, he said he's free on the next day. So, okay.

The next day, 24th of December 2014
 I was a little late (2 hours late actually) because I went to Mid Valley and I thought he won't show up. But he showed up (which is a good thing).
 I reached library around 7 p.m.

Saw him, so preoccupied with his laptop. So, I sat in front of him and read my lecture notes. 

I was actually really exhausted and can't wait to lie down on my bed.
I keep looking at my watch. Hmm 9 p.m.

"Nak balik pukul berapa?"
"10"
"Ohhh" (dalam hati meraung sebab memikirkan bas last pukul berapa)
"Nak balik awal ke?"
"Oh erm entah"

9.30 p.m. He shut down his laptop and start to pack his things.
I was like 'Yeayy'

"Jom"

I took my stuff from the library's pigeon hole and went to the bus stop with him.

"Nak hantar barang balik K17 dulu ke?" he asked. I was a little surprised.
"Kita nak ke mana-mana ke?"
"I heard BBW extended"
"Oh well, It extended tapi sampai 21 hb je lah. Hahaha"
"Oh ye ke. Oh erm. What about The Hobbit?"
"Oh. Serious ke ni?"
"Yeap"

I take that as an opportunity because it has been almost 2 months we didn't see each other.
So, I called my friend to help me take my stuff back to college and send us to KTM Serdang.
Then, both of us walked to The Mines to watch The Hobbit. Midnight movie.

The movie ended around 2 a.m.
We were having hard time looking for the way out of the shopping mall and finally reach a mamak restaurant around 3 a.m.

We ate first because he was starving. I ordered IndoMee but that Mamak  restaurant doesn't have IndoMee (which is quite shocking) and gave me Indomee Mee Goreng Mamak style instead and it didn't taste nice.

Next,
we searched for a surau for solat Isyak. Both of us wanted to pray at the Mines before the movie started but the prayer room was locked. It's almost 4 a.m. and we haven't perform the Isyak prayer.
Went to KTM, but the prayer room was locked.

So in the end, we took wudhuk at the mamak's toilet and prayed at 7-Eleven. (Thanks to that akak for letting us pray in the store room hahaha). I prayed first. I heard from inside the room, that 7-E akak asked him "Adik beradik ke?" . Well, I didn't hear what he answered.

Then, it's his turn to pray. I waited.

"Ingatkan adik-beradik" that akak said.
"Oh bukanlah. hihi."
"Yelah, tengok muka macam lebih kurang je. Rupanya suami isteri"
Kalau aku tengah minum air, confirm tersembur.
"Suami isteri? Hahaha. Dia cakap apa?"
"Dia cakap suami isteri. Bukan ke?"
"Hahahahaha bukan lah"

But then, I thought maybe it's better if I just say yes.
Oh well, I just don't know how to tell a lie.

Then, we just walk tanpa arah tuju. Went to downtown, but it was closed.
In the end, we took a taxi back to KAA, UPM (kena charge RM30 and he was really pissed off). and sat in front of the lecture hall.
Chit chat. Showed him pictures and videos.

Then, we perform our Subuh prayer... 
and then went to the bus stop around 7 a.m.

He was still energetic. Keep telling stories. and then sang some songs. 
while i fell asleep a few times.

Though it's a little tiring, but it was exciting. for me. hahaha
Our first unplanned midnight adventure.

I wonder what's next.

Hihi.