assalamualaikum to you.
terima kasih sejuta bahasa kerana sudi membaca dan mengikuti
perkembangan blog yang cikai dan penuh dengan debu serta sawang yang belum dicuci.
* gaya bercakap macam ramai je orang yang baca blog ni.
dapat juga buka blog ni dan menconteng sedikit rasa dalam blog ni.
yeah, sejak tahun 2011 ni, blog ni dah jadi, 'hidup segan, mati tak mahu'.
oke, sebenarnya tak nak membebel banyak-banyak pun tentang isu 'lama tak update blog'
sebab saya yakin dan percaya, jika saya tidak mengupdate blog, ''ade kome kessah?''
saya update blog ke, tak update ke, orang lain masih boleh bersuka ria dan hidup dengan penuh sukasuki.
konklusinya: tiada sesiapa yang akan mati atau cedera parah atau terkorban jiwa raga atau yang sewaktu dengannya jika saya tak update blog ini.
maka, dengan ini saya menjadi gadis yang sedar diri. update banyak-banyak, macam lah orang baca.
kalau update banyak-banyak, tapi semua benda yang diupdate tu tak beri manfaat langsung-langsung dekat orang buat apa update, hanya membazirkan mata orang lain duduk hadap screen lama-lama baca benda yang
langsung-langsung tak berfaedah.
oke. dah habis membebel.
Beberapa minggu lepas saya dengan jayanya, sudah mengahabiskan 1/2 daripada buku ini.
and, masa tengah baca buku ini, terjumpa satu ayat masuk ke dalam jiwa.
entahlah, bila baca je ayat ni, pergghhh..
rasa macam ZUUUPPPPPPPPP masuk dalam hati.
Maybe ayat tu dengar macam simple and nothing untuk orang lain,
tapi, pada saya ayat itu memang sungguh-sungguh masuk ke dalam kalbu.
menyentuh jiwa. mengetuk hati.
“A man who decides to change on the 12th hour dies on the 11th.”
ayat tu memang ada maksud yang mendalam jika kita rungkai.
yeah, jika kita sambung jigsaw puzzle.
sebenarnya, ayat ini buka ayat HLOVATE pun, dia ambil ayat ni daripada satu video.
Bila saya baca Contengan Jalanan, baru saya tahu kewujudan
satu video yang sangat-sangat-sangat-sangat mengesankan seseorang yang melihatnya dengan mata hati.
lepas baca buku tu, terus cari video 11th HOUR dengan bantuan Encik Google.
terima kasih Encik Google, saya sudah jumpa video itu.
11th hour really inspired me. BIG TIME. NO KIDDING!
kalau nak berubah, buka langkah dari sekarang. mati itu akan datang bila-bila je tanpa isyarat, tanpa surat, tanpa emel. and, adakah kita nak kalau kita mati sebelum kita masih belum benar-benar berubah? think twice. hidup hanya sekali. kita hidup untuk mencari keredhaanNya, bukan untuk mengumpul dosa bergunung-gunung melebihi ketinggian Gunung Everest. I just share a video., untuk sama-sama kita melihat diri kita. we are not perfect because nobody perfect, but we have something to make us better than now.
- peringatan untuk kamu dan diri sendiri yang selalu alpa -
Strange things happen when people are put in situations out of their control, follow Ahmed's trail of religious maturity when he stumbles upon 3 of the oddest roommates you'll find. Ahmed (Abe Saleh) is having problems beyond his control, good fortune rarely finds him. When he is assigned to his dorm during his second year of college he discovers his worst nightmares: A geeky MSA activist, an angry extremist and a wacky immigrant. His abhorrence for these characters makes him more aware of what is going on a round him. What Ahmed ends up realizing is that through these three odd characters he learns a lesson that has escaped him many times before: those who decide to change at the twelfth hour may not make it to that point. Ahmed realizes that his present life is stuck in neutral and he is looking for is a simple break.
Turning a Quote Into Short Film: Youth Experience
Producer: Sami Haque & Hasan Shaikh
Type: comedy/drama, 24mins
Director: Ross Heran
Sami Haque and a group of Muslims have made a film that has been making big waves in his community. Haque received close to 1,800 downloads a month and shares the experience here. The subject of the film is death and changing your ways before it's too late. This topic is very big among the youth, who, according to Sami, are a market not touched by media.
"A man that decides to change on the 12th hour dies on the 11th." This simple quote was first introduced to me during my high school years. I found it intriguing because like many at that age, I felt I had many promised years ahead of me, not realizing that death could hit at anytime.
During college I wanted to expand on this idea and had great hopes of turning this message into a short film. I asked Hasan Shaikh, an English major from a neighboring university, to co-write due to his experience and knowledge with film. Being new to the screenwriting or even film world, we found ourselves hitting many stops during our writing processes. We both knew what we wanted out of this film, but we knew that comedy would really bring in the audience's attention. We decided to follow a format that would mix both serious learning moments and comedy in almost a rollercoaster effect.
Once the script was written, Hasan and I set out to find someone to direct and shoot the film, since we both had no prior experience in shooting. After much interviewing, Ross Heran, a junior film student, was chosen for the job. Ross brought a great deal of advice to make the film run smoothly and look good. We then quickly started to audition actors for the roles. What was initially planned to take a week, ended up taking much longer due to a lack of interest in many applicants. While this process went on, I collectively searched for places to shoot. Many phone calls were made and e-mails sent out to find free locations.
Once shooting began, it was one road block after another. There were times that shooting would go late into the night, scenes needed to be improved; there was even a time when we lost three hours of footage due to misplacing of the tapes. As we began to almost give up hope in ourselves, we found strength within ourselves to push this project out. When it came to editing, shooting almost seemed like a breeze. Much like a jigsaw puzzle, we began to piece together the film and have it ready to be presented. We finished the day of our deadline, which turned out to be an entertainment night held by our Muslim Student Association (MSA).
The response was electrifying. The entire audience of 300 was on their feet as the credits rolled by. Since then many have viewed and given comments on the film, ranging from "it was a great comedy" to "it really put my life into perspective." In sha' Allah (Allah willing), we hope to be making more films in the future too, so we can reach out and give back to the Islamic community.
Hasan Shaikh holds a Bachelors degree in English & Literature from University of Illinios at Chicago, America. Currently, Hasan is pursuing a degree of Law from Thomas M. Cooley in Michigan, America. You may contact Hasan at Hasan@ashfilms.com.