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Philosophical cow dung on the life of little Ms. Imperfectly Fine.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hujan Bunga



Lyrics:

ramalan kaji cuaca kata aku kan jatuh cinta
the weather report said that I'll be falling in love

tapi tak pula beritahu dengan siapa
but it didn't say who's it gonna be

lalu hari ini ku berlari mencari-cari
so today, I've been running around looking for

si dia yang bakal miliki hati ini
the one whose full name is on my heart

*mungkin dia ada di situ
maybe that's him, over there

tersenyum padaku
smiling at me

namun malu-malu
ever so shyly

hujan bunga di Kuala Lumpur ini
it's raining flowers in KL

sudah tiada masa untuk mencari payung
there's no time to be looking for umbrellas

berteduh kita bawah surat khabar
lets take shelter under newspapers

lalu terbaca berita lama kata
and read the same old news

hujan ini tak akan reda
this rain won't ever stop

ikut rasa ingin sahaja aku hampirinya
if it was up to me I'll go to him

tapi ku takut apa pula kata semua
but I'm afraid of what they'll say

bukan senang untuk ku meluangkan masa ini
it's never easy to take the time for this

sekadar peluang mengisi ruang kosong hati
merely a chance to fill in this longing

*repeat

***hujan ini tak akan reda
this rain won't ever stop
Words and music by Ana Raffali (anaraffali muzik ent.)

This is one of our jam sessions. Over here we have 2/5 of the Marhaens, the lovable Iqbal on the cello, and the err..equally lovable abg Aidit on the guitar. ;p

Currently, Hujan Bunga is the song of the moment, though I wrote this song sometime last year. If you haven't guessed what it's about, it's just me having fun on the idea of love being as predictable or unpredictable as the weather.

I mean, if the report says that it's gonna rain later this evening, I'm sure some people would take the trouble to carry an umbrella wherever they go. So, if it says that you're going to fall in love tonight, are you going to be ready for it?

Well, are you?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Marhaens

May 27, 2008 - Tuesday

25 Mei 2008 - Ana Raffali & The Marhaens.

22 Mei 2008 - Rumah Aidit Alfian bergegar! Untuk tujuan menyerikan lagi
lagu-lagu indah ciptaan "Ana Raffali", sebuah orkes "orang-orang tua berjiwa
muda" telah ditubuhkan. Orkes "The Marhaens" dianggotai oleh aiDils-akustik
gitar, Andy Silatonggek-bass, ruMie Kakikeper-Drum dan JakPA Carcosa-gitar.
Kejadian berlaku dirumah Aidit Alfian jam 3 ptg. Ditubuhkan untuk mengiring Ana
di Acoustic Nite at Annex KL.Bermula dengan lagu "Hujan Bunga" hingga ke lagu
"Masih" semua berjalan lancar hingga ke jam 9 malam.

23 Mei 2008 - Kehadiran anggota ke enam.Bagi tujuan meramai, menyempit dan
mengkelam kabutkan lagi orkes berkenaan, seorang "anak muda berjiwa tua" telah
didatangi khas dari Uitm. Pemain Cello berbakat dalam seni muzik klasikal dan
juga tarian tolak muka. Dikenali dengan nama Rem. Setelah berlaku kekeliruan dan
bunyi cello yang menyakitkan gigi & telinga, Rem berjaya membawa Ana &
The Marhains ke satu level yang lebih baik. Mainan beliau untuk lagu "Tingkap
Kaca" dan "Ghost" sungguh menambat hati. Orkes ini juga semakin mantap, dengan
lagu-lagu lain seperti "Mekanika" dan "Lovely Scene" di perdendangkan dengan
amat berkesan. Tarian ala-ala Streching dan juga tolak muka juga telah
menampakkan hasil, walau pun lenguh.

24 Mei 2008 - Hujan Bunga vs Hujan Batu.Hujan lebat mengiring latihan
mereka hari ini. Tapi ini tidak menahan semangat mereka untuk terus berlatih.
Oleh kerana ini adalah latihan terakhir sebelum mereka turun berjuang, satu set
telah digubal untuk gig tersebut. Prestasi Ana pada tahap maksima, Rumie bersama
keris Bataknya tampak lebih confident, Andy (berasal dari Thailand) terpaksa
menyeberangi Yalla, Aidit (berketurunan Jawa) lebih bersedia dengan kain pelikat
yang diikat kemas, Iqbal sanggup mengurangkan tidurnya untuk mengurangkan
sumbang cellonya dan Alfa tidak pernah kelihatan lebih segak dan bergaya dari
ini. 6 lagu akan diperdendangkan esoknya.

25 Mei 2008 - Ana Raffali di Annex!Jam 3 ptg lagi Ana & The Marhaens
telah bersedia untuk warm up. Berbekalkan senjata masing-masing, semua dah
bersedia, bersemangat menanti detik 830 mlm.Tepat masanya, bagaikan dirasuk
semua berjalan lancar. Persembahan Ana memang tidak dapat diperkatakan lagi.
Hebat!!! Tampak ayu berbaju kurung ungu. Lagu demi lagu berlalu. hinggalah ke
lagu yang ke tujuh. Syabas pada Ana. Walaupun malu-malu untuk berinterak dengan
penonton, tapi kemantapan vokalnya dapat dirasa.

Jakpa telah diajukan soalan, dan jawapan beliau berbunyi begini."Sumbangan
kami ini adalah sangat kecil, tidak sempat pun mengeluarkan bau dan peluh, hanya
sekadar ingin memantapkan lagi lagu-lagu ciptaan Ana. Walau bagaimanapun ia
tetap menjadi kenangan yang amat indah untuk saya dan anggota orkes yang lain.
Rugi pada yang tak datang tengok".

Taken from Alfa Booty's myspace.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Moonshining


I'm bringing along the Marhaens to back me up for Laundry. Oh, I like I like I like.

EDITED:

We'll play the following songs;

  1. Mekanika
  2. Masih
  3. Lovely2 Scene
  4. Ghost
  5. Tingkap Kaca
  6. HBKL

I'm hoping that given the annexe experience, I'll be able to communicate my songs in a more intimate and friendlier way. ;p Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Earthbound Unbound

Yay!! I finished the game.

It was awesome and the ending was perfect.

But..

now there's a HUGE hole inside my chest.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

home sweet home

So, I'm weeks into my semester break. (In simpler terms, it has been weeks since the last semester ends and I'm lounging around at home). I like being at home. I could not go out of the house for days and still be sane and happy. So, how do I spend my time at home huh?

A lot of time is spent on the guitar now. I mean, I'm not much of a guitar player but I hope to change that pretty soon. It's interesting to note how I have improved (even if it's little) from the videos I have posted on youtube in the past. I'm looking into writing more songs, I have sooo many things to talk about. I wish it's as easy as flipping a switch on.

Apart from that, I've been catching up on my reading. I could spend hours and hours with a book in my hand. Not that I'm a slow reader (at least I don't think I am). I just love books. Part of the objectives or goal for this break is to get my 2 nephews and niece to read. I have a plan and I will blog a whole entry about it later.

I may not look like it, but I'm actually a sucker for video games. This break has been devoted to completing as many online games as possible as well as NES games. I'm trying to complete Earthbound. It's been a while since I stopped playing it. But I'm moving into hardcore gamer mode already so it should take a couple of days more, if not less, provided that what I've written in paragraph 2 sticks.

And yes, how could I leave out my daily sudoku dosages? I loooove puzzles. Sudoku is probably one of the simplest puzzle to figure out compared to the rubic's cube. Khalil, my big bro, is the only one in my household that could finish the puzzle. I just don't understand how he does it. But I do know that he spent hours and hours of trying to figure out the pattern and all. I spent less than an hour and refuse to succumb to its evil powers.

Anyway, just sharing some stuff. ;)