I am The Shai.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Goodbye Blog!

This just came over me and I didn't have to think long to decide.

I think my blogging days has run its course and I don't feel the urge to write here anymore.

Besides, there are lots of things that I want to say that I can't write here.

So, I've decided a few minutes ago that I'll close this blog.
Well, I hoped that by the time I chose an apt picture I would've changed my mind but I guessed wrong.

If you've gotten used to my style of writing, you may discover a similar style blog somewhere, sometime, in this stratosphere.

This blog has gone through several phases and it's served me well.

To all my readers, thank you for taking time from your lives to read this space of mine. I hope I've provided you with a laugh or two over the years.

To my anonymous readers, if you've been following this blog for some reason and you'd like to read more of what I write, drop me an email at m_ass_b@yahoo.com.sg
I'd be glad to hear from you and update you with anything that might just pop up.

I would love to close this with a quote or poem or something, but I think I'll just leave this as is.

This has been Lecter at A Life More Than Ordinary.

Things can only go uphill from here, ladies and gentlemen.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Found Yours?

Picture taken at Pentas 2, KLPAC by Adila

And then it struck me one day...

I've finally reached that one point in my life where I'm not crushing on anyone, not falling head over heels over someone or going through stupid, pathetic "does she or does she not?" moments.

It feels really good, really.

No unnecessary distractions or emotional baggage allows me to focus on one thing, my craft.
I noticed that I've been much more driven (which also means a lot of people have been bugged by me lately) and am able to produce results better, faster.

Long story short, after having to endure NS for 2 years, I'm in a position where I can enjoy doing what I love doing. Boy, is it great!

I've found happiness doing what I'm meant to do. Have you found yours?

Saturday, October 18, 2008


The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin.

The Times They Are A-Changin - Bob Dylan

What awaits beyond the tracks I do not know.
What I do know is that change is coming.

Things won't be like before anymore.
Things will take a turn for the better.

Watch closely.
Watch out world.
Watch it.

This is a force to be reckoned with. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blink - Day 13 - Blink

In a couple of blinks, Ramadan passed and now, after a couple more blinks, it's thirteen days into Hari Raya. The past thirteen days has been mighty cozy and family time amidst the marking of exam scripts.

This year's celebrations have been a little subdued with the passing of my maternal grandfather quietly and suddenly about exactly a month ago. Therefore, it's been no surprise that there's been a bit more family time during the first two weeks of Hari Raya.

There have been a lot more conversations with cousins, a lot more hugs from the aunts and words of wisdom from the uncles. All that aside, this year's, there's been a mighty lot of children all around. Sure the food has been glorious all around, the children have been tops. There have been lots of laughter and moments that make children, well, children.

I'm really glad I have a mighty big family and I'm happy that family time on my side is extended to at least a good two weeks. In this year of somewhat muted celebrations, I guess this feels about right. And for good measure, somehow, I failed to snap any pictures from this year's celebrations despite bringing the darned thing along. Guess the moments are meant to be kept where they ought to be kept, in our hearts.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hari Raya Greetings 2008


all Family & Friends
& most importantly,
readers of A Life More Than Ordinary


Thursday, September 18, 2008

What We Cannot See

Okay, this is a wee bit delayed but I do hope you guys come if you like watching Malay theatre.

Apa Yang Kita Tak Nampak

The following is an English synopsis of the play:

"Here in this Mental Institution, we do not believe in confining. We
believe in developing our patients through healthy activities." This
is a statement. It comes from a credible source. But how credible is
the credible source? What we believe is what others tell us. We
believe what others say because we don't see it with our own eyes.
'Apa yang Kita Tak Nampak' tells the story of mental patients who
spend their lives trapped in a world of their own. An experienced
nurse dominates the institution by ensuring that all the patients
listen to whatever she has to say. Meet the lovable patients Cik Ali,
Maya, Farid and Fateha. Realise the importance of being aware and that
ignorance is not bliss. In this light hearted play, you will feel
sympathy for the characters and have a good laugh.

Apa Yang Kita Tak Nampak (What We Do Not See)

Venue: Singgahsana Hall, Geylang Serai Malay Village,
Geylang Serai

Date: Saturday, 20th September 2008
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $8

This production will be in Malay without any English subtitles.

To obtain tickets, please contact Ella @ 97365166 or email us at
shhproductions@ gmail.com

This will be my first ever Malay theatrical production and hopefully many more to come.
I'm Producing and Acting in this and it's quite a role that I've got.

So, if you're tired of seeing me behind the scenes most of the time, come and watch me in this!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This Blog Has Seen Livelier Days!

Time for a quick update. Supposed to do a quick plug about my upcoming show but I don't have the time.

I was scouring through some older entries and I realised a lot of you actually used to comment on my entries and things were livelier around here.

I miss those days. Sigh. :(

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