Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Too Many Amirs and Two Minutes of Fame

Arrrrggghhh! I'm famous! Yesterday my blog was featured very prominently in a feature about what bloggers are saying re. the banning of Amir Muhammad's film The Last Communist which appeared in the Malay Mail.

There was me shooting off my big mouth about the silliness of the whole thing - in print! (*Swallow hard*). But, Amir (Mr. Malay Male), I'm flattered that you thought my words important enough.

Was much amused to read in the Sunday Times that because Amir (the filmaker) feels that since the title of the movie provoked emotional reactions, he might rename it Senario Cinta Mawi:
Roughly, it means Senario (the popular Malay comic group) in love with Mawi (the even more popular singer).
Who could object to that?

But anyway at least Amir's work is finding an appreciative audience overseas.

Meanwhile, the new look (all singing and tap dancing) Malay Mail has a cleaner, more hip image, and I am enjoying some of the new features. It was great to see Amir Hafizi writing a column in his bad-boy voice on Sunday. Must confess though, I'm going to miss the sleaziness of the former version ... and I found it a great source of ideas for fiction with all the human drama and corpses and loan sharks and snatch thieves littering the pages. Don't sanitise too much lah! We need our scandals ...

12 comments:

Yo. said...

Hello, Sharon!

How lucky I am that you're a blogger! Made my search for you easier than easy :)

Yvonne Foong said...

HAHA! Sharon, I know how you feel, though I have not been featured this way before. Yesterday, I gave a speech at a college, where organisers printed out some of my random blogposts for everyone, like a little brochure! omg... *blush*

Let's me prepared from now on. blekk

bibliobibuli said...

hi yo and welcome to my blog - have we met IRL - you're not one of my former students are you? i have the blurrest of memories

yvonne - yes, it is a strange exposed feeling, isn't it?

Yo. said...

yes, yes we have met IRL.

how many yolandas do you know?

bibliobibuli said...

haha ... yeah it took me a moment there! ... matric mpik ... it's wonderful to hear from you ...

bibliobibuli said...

this blog is your teacher not behaving herself ...

you're a lecturer now???

Yo. said...

'you're a lecturer now???'

i never really know the precise answer to that question.

my post is a lecturer, yes. is the email in yr profile the correct one?

i misbehave in my blog too. :)

Anonymous said...

read it in the papers! woohoooooo! time you got yourself a website, podcast, radio show :)

am serious sharon!

lil ms d

bibliobibuli said...

yo - thanks for the e-mail - it's great to be in touch again - will try to catch you misbehaving on your blog ...

ms d - you can be my manager! i'm so untogether how can i make these things happen - the website too - i need someone to take me in hand ...

lucia said...

hi! i was one of those featured too, but unlike you, i have no picture of my blog. congrats to you.

this is my 2nd time i got featured in a paper. the 1st time i was featured in singapore straits times regarding my tsunami posts.

btw, is this new malay mail hitting the streets (hardcopy) too or is this feature be seen online only? better lah if hit the streets, then more people will know of our blogs. ;)

sympozium said...

A huge fuss made over Chin Peng and the deaths he caused during the Emergency but now Emperor Akihito is going to visit Perak and NO ONE says a word about Japanese War Crimes culpability - as the representative of an unrepentant and unapologetic nation which caused so many deaths to loyal Malayans and Brits in the Second World War, why isn't HE banned from entering the country? Remember the Sook Ching campaigns, anyone? Remember the rapes, the tortures, the live disembowelling -all this didn't just happen in Nanking but in peaceful towns all across Malaya and South East Asia.

pu1pu3 said...

Sharon,
I might be wrong but wouldn't 'SENARIO CINTA MAWI' would also mean Mawi's love life scenario?