May 2011 has already surpasses half way and like always, I make full use of my weekend with endless social events. But on Saturday 21st May, Kak Ida has something came up so she asked me to replace her in the Additional Class for Year 6 pupils. So, I went to school for 10.30 A.M. slot (6 Active) and tentatively, 11.30 A.M. for 6 Dynamic. After done with 6 Active, Kak Halina came and said if I were to still proceed with 6 Dynamic because she thought she would be taking over the class. Well, for me, I have no qualm on letting go the class; so, VOILA; my weekend commences at 11.30 A.M.!! (,”)
On Saturday, went karaoke-ing and played bowling (as usual, I am sucks in bowling but who cares? I love the game, hahahaha!) at The Mines and then proceeded with “Nur Kasih”. I was quite in full enthusiasm as I love the concept of “Nur Kasih” drama which embodies the Heart of Islam. Furthermore, the combination from both husband and wife; Khabir Bhatia & Mirra Mustaffa always produce extraordinary masterpiece; in terms of cinematography or concepts. Nonetheless, sadly to say that the film fails way down from my expectation! The plot was draggy and monotonous; TOO INFUSED with unnecessary tear-jerking scenes (I got nauseated with that, I am sorry).
However, I got fixated with the Jordan scene; particularly the scene at Petra; albeit it was a brief scene and also the dialogues which are saturated with pious messages. Insya ALLAH, I dream to go there one day, Petra, Jordan with people I love and treasure most (,”). Anyway, I have to say that it was a disappointing unravelling of this “Nur Kasih” saga by Mirra Mustaffa; I prefer the drama than the movie – and as for the OST theme song; they should just stick to the original one sung by “Yassin” or if they want to use a female voice to sing the theme song, Siti Nurhaliza would be the perfect market for Islamic-oriented song! Sorry, but it’s just frustrating.
On Sunday, it was supposed to be Zaheed’s circumcision ‘doa selamat’ (Thanksgiving) – a pupil of mine who lived nearby who will undergo the Islamic circumcision procession in this upcoming school holiday; so a thanksgiving was held prior to the ritual. But I had another plan so have to skip that. However, managed to give him some ‘token of appreciation’ before I fled (Hahahaha!). To the nearby Genting Highlands just to savour the cool breeze as opposed to the immense scorching heat at the downhill. It was quite refreshing, I say.
Caught “Pirates Of Carribean 4 : On Stranger Tides” at Genting via 3D and I’ve to say, it was all WORTHY! Johny Depp was brilliant as Captain Jack Sparrow; as witty and sly as always; and newcomer to the franchise; Penelope Cruz exudes sexiness as latina pirate, Angelica who happened to be Sparrow’s former lover and daughter of Blackbeard; an uncouth pirate! Cameo appearance with supermodel Gemma Ward is cast as Tamara, queen of the men-eating mermaids and Geoffrey Rush was good as Captain Barbossa– he added wits in his character.
Hans Zimmer, as always; gave the best music composition and you will never lose when you hire an Academy Award winner to do you film composition, eh? So, I guess the film; sans Mr Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley does not jeopardise the franchise- the only important character to be remain – JACK SPARROW! (,”). I enjoyed the CGIs as well as the cinematography and the plot- amazing! I give 4.5 stars outta 5!
Tomorrow, the pupils will be having their Mid-Year Exam. Good luck, my pupils- 5 Gallant (my beloved class); 4 Flexible and 4 Brilliant. I pray for the best.
Anyway, I just opened my Teachers’ Day presents and I am so touched by them; especially of those given by my pupils who are not from well-to-do families; but the excitement to lavish their teachers with their tokens of appreciations are just so overwhelming. I appreciate that immensely- the clocks, the prayer mat, the Yassin plaque (no doubt taken from the house’s decoration because of its broken frame), flowers, ceramics, frames, fluorescent paraphernalia, etc. Thanks my pupils. I love all of you. Sincerely.