I am The Shai.

Monday, April 21, 2008

eXtremely eXciting

I'm excited. I really am.

In 40 days or less, I'll be done with the green or brown or camo, whichever tickles your fancy.
And I'll be away from unreasonable and compassion-less people whom I've come to known.
This past month or so, especially so, and pretty unfortunate timing too I must say, I've had encounters in camp with people others have started to abhor, attitudes and airs that have seen better days in an ant frenzy and care and concern are probably the last things on their minds. And oh, there's the constant and irritating school of thought where "I don't care how you do it, make sure you get it done" is encouraged.

As my tenure nears its end, these things serve as a constant reminder why the vast majority of us detest conscription to begin with. There's a strong possibility I'll be leaving with more bad memories than good ones.

Well, back to the exciting moments of my life!

The ORD production is more or less set and it'll be Short+Sweet Singapore 2008! As mentioned previously, I'll be directing a play. It's called "Aided", written by Anant Shiva.
I just met my cast of five on Sunday and I must say that I'm bloody excited for rehearsals to start! I've casted five wonderful people (okay wait, Yazid, you're not counted. Haha. Kidding) and it's going to be balls of fun. I had fun with Short+Sweet Singapore 2007. I'm looking forward to another season of love!

Then, if everything goes well with North East CDC, I should be directing "Monsoon" written by Aishah Mohd Noor & Chong Yihan. The duo who are fast ousting me as resident playwright of Yellow Chair Productions. I can't tell you much about the play though except that it's a love story between two fifteen year olds and the girl is allergic to the sun! Okay, that's as far as I will go!

I guess June will also be the period when I'll find out if I've been accepted into NUS. Yep. I applied for Theatre Studies. A tad too late but Admissions was kind enough to allow me to apply the appeal way.

It's really exciting coz beyond June, things are pretty vague, which isn't entirely a bad thing. I've got an offer for a bit of work and I've offered my services for another bit of work but till they're all confirmed, I wouldn't dare say them all out loud.

What's for sure though is that I'll be shuttling back and forth to KL from late June to early/mid August depending on how everything else works out. What for? Heh.
To my friends who went for the One True Love trip in March, maybe I might find JUNE in the month of June eh? Hehehe.

And I'm itching to write some movie reviews, interview some film-makers, oh you know, the things I did with MovieXclusive.com! I can't wait! Hear that guys?! I can't wait!

And beyond that, if you hear Shaiful finally venturing into film, don't be too surprised, you heard it here first!

Okay thanks bye. I've said too much.


Blogger Azmi Danuri said...

woohoo!! all the best!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Blogger richardlimjr said...

"it's a love story between two fifteen year olds and the girl is allergic to the sun! "

cough* midnight sun *end cough

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blogger Stefan S said...

i need u to kick my ass to get the screenplay up lol

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Anonymous i~sha said...

To richard: NOT like midnight sun at all except for the similarity of the character's sun allergy. I get a tad bit defensive becos everyone says that my idea is similar to that film when they haven't really heard the whole story yet.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blogger ejmarriola said...

hope u get to NUS!!! that would be pretty awesome! aiya you'll get it la. look at your resume.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


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