Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Song That bring Message

Louis Armstrong

What A Wonderful World Lyrics

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred(dog say good) night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
are also on the faces of people going by

(I also want to face the)

I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.


Birth name: Louis Daniel Armstrong

¡Born : August 4, 1901
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

¡Died :July 6, 1971 (aged 69)
Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S.

¡Genres : Dixieland, jazz, swing, traditional pop

¡Occupations : Musician

Years active : c. 1914–1971

¡ he describes his discovery that this family was also subject to discrimination by "other white folks' nationalities

¡ the grandson of slave

¡Armstrong was a leading personality of the day who was so beloved by a white-controlled America

¡Armstrong canceled a planned tour of the Soviet Union on behalf of the State Department saying "The way they're treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell" and that he could not represent his government abroad when it was in conflict with its own people

¡The FBI kept a file on Armstrong, for his outspokenness about integration

About The Song


¡The use of facial expression

¡The use of words and sentence

¡Dark sacred night @ dog say good night

-meaning that black people have to stay at home during night. Dog refer to policemen

¡Others word that we highlighted??? It is for you to figure out…

Monalisa Smile

frankly speaking, i did not interested in this movie because it was to slow both the story line and the sound quality.

but what i understand was, the teacher try to encourage the girls at that time to go for what they deserved. because that time women seem to be end up as housewife only, even though they are brilliant and academically qualified.

kristin dunst in this movie is the enemy of the teacher's ambition. she is the one who write and critic the teacher. but at the end she knew that she suffered.

Lean On Me

Sorry my friend, because i did not uploaded picture like others. what important from me is, i saw symbols in this movie and how Mr Clark treat the students.

firstly about the symbols.

1. haler- in this movie Mr Clark walk with haler instead if rattan. the best way to educate students is not by punishment. but development. like dr jaya said...student shoul not be punish they should be develop...this what was practiced by mr Clark in the movie. look how powerless rattan can be. remember what Mr Clark said? "if you treat them like animal, they will behave like one..." please watch this movie people out there. it was a real story, you all will make benefits out of this movie.

2. Chained door- this symbolized that school are separated from outside world. this does not mean that school must not be outdated. but what i believed, this movie try to conveyed that school must not be influence by the triad, drugs or whatsoever but most importantly when Mr Clark forbid the outsiders to came in even the mayor and firemen, he tried to said school must not be influence but politics!!!!!! stop changing the policy and what ever experiment you want to do in order of 'your' political survival you must not drag school in this matter!!!! then you can only talk about developing our education.

i hope those will understand.

look at how Mr Clark greet and hug their students, this is what we call a magic touch. i dont wnat to elaborate, watch this movie and you will understand better.

Great Injustice and Marry maid

Abortion has be a great phenomena trough out our country recently. Yes you are wrong when you committed the first sin. But why you are eager to add another? Is it really because of you or others influence you? So I stand up my case base on the 2 short stories entitled “A Great Injustice” by Heah Chwee Sian and “The Merry Maid” by Jayakaran Mukundan. Abortions happen not because of the unmarried mother, but because of the people around her that force her to make such decision.

I will start with “A Great injustice”.The first one is the treatment that Ah Nya received from her boyfriend, Steven and his family. We can see that in the story, Steven has never thought of marrying Ah Nya when she told him about the pregnancy. This is show by the line, “She was a very nice girl, honest and sincere, a great companion and a bag of fun but, marriage...” this line show that Steven never thought of getting married because he is not ready to take the responsibility yet. Steven tried to console Ah Nya by saying that he will discuss about Ah Nya’s pregnancy with his family even though Steven already know the answer that will be coming out from his family. Steven parents do not want Steven to married Ah Nya because she came from the lower class people. Ah Nya’s father, Ah Seng is just a mee seller. Steven left Ah Nya and flirted with other woman. This can be seen in the line, “well, I saw your Steven at a night-club with a gorgeous doll.” The treatment that Ah Nya received from Steven and his family show how the higher class society will treat a lower class people.

Secondly, we can see the different treatment that Ah Nya received when she tell her family about her pregnancy. When Ah Nya tells her parents about her pregnancy, her father was furious and angry. This is show by the line, “That’s disgusting! Shouted Ah Seng”. Mean while, Ah Nya’s mother reacts differently from the father. Rather than getting angry with Ah Nya, her mother was supporting Ah Nya. This can be seen in the line, “You men always said tht you should have sexual experience before marriage but who are your mates? They are also someone else daughter.” this show how women and men treated the unmarried mother. The men tend to get angry while the women are more supportive.

Next is the treatment that Ah Nya has received from the society because of her pregnancy without getting married. The society looks down upon unmarried mother. Ah Nya also received bad treatments from the villagers when the news of her pregnancy was widely spread in the village. This is show by the line, “Some women even had the audacity to visit her on the pretext of buying noodles from her parents,” and by the line, “Her neighbours forbade their daughters to talk to her, while old folks glared at her with contempt and called her name.” This shows how the society will treat an unmarried mother and tempt to make their life harder by calling them names. In the story, we also can see how the society treats differently between an unmarried mother and unmarried father. This is show by the line, “the village folk who jeered at her mercilessly and looked down on her spite were treating Steven with great respect and pride,” This show how the perception of the society were different when it comes to the matter of unmarried mother and unmarried father.

As conclusion, we can see how people can change a person life. People hold the power to make a person life to be good or miserable. In the story, we can see how the society has make the life of Ah Nya become miserable when they treat her badly when they heard of her pregnancy. The treatment of the society had made Ah Nya to make a drastic decision. Ah Nya had made the decision to abort the baby because she knows that the society will not accept her and her baby, so she made the decision to abort the baby because she do not want her baby to live in the cruel world because of her mistake. We as a part of the society should know how to treat a person with problems like Ah Nya. We should help them rather than condemn them for the mistake that they had done. We also should know that people are bound to make mistake because there are no prefect person in the world.

It is the same with what happen in “The Merry Maid”, unlike Steven, Shanmugan is more responsible. He is willing to marry Lakshmi. But before he succeeds he was set to prison. This maybe because Shanmugan did not came from the upper class like Steven. Because there is no Shanmugan at that time to support her, Lakshmi decide to give away her child. But she really regrets it. So her boyfriend also play roles in Lakshmi decision but in different way compare to Steven. Finally they both get married, but they have to forget their child. Because now and before is different in both literal meaning and spelling.

The next factor is Lakshmi’s parent. They keep blaming the past without thinking what will happen next, yes they will feel ashamed. But to they have the right to be god? Punish other creature? Only creator can do that because the creator has a right. What they suppose to do is look after the baby and Lakshmi. Lakshmi is just like other people who make mistake but they deserve a guide to become better not a punishment.

Issue of society in this short story is society wrong perception towards religion. Yes Sakinah now is a Muslim. But her bound with her mother will never break. But in this short story, once Sakinah is Muslim she is no longer Lakshmi blood line. I am sure because oh what society will think about sakinah also affect how Lakshmi’s parent treat her and contributing to Lakshmi biggest mistake.

Once again I want to highlight my stand. We human play a big role in anyone decision in this world. Because human are all connected, everybody think about others when doing something. The purpose of why they thinking about other are up to them. We must also responsible to whatever sin that committed in this world. This might sound ridiculous, but think deeper. Why people stealing? Because there are no other jobs that they can get. Why people rape? Because women dress up to sexy. Just think for a while and reflect how we are connected to others.

Question of Dowry and Arranged Marriage

after i read this story i clearly can said that they miss used the dowry. for me dowry should be the symbol of love, in order to show how ready and eager they are to get married they willing to pay the dowry. but some people took advantage of it. dowry has become a burden. not just to say within these two story, but look at the Malay's culture also. especially mother of the bride, they take it as competition with others family. whose daughter can be sold at higher price.

yes nowadays everything require money, but stop using it as excuse. because 14 thousand is more than enough. believe it or not, this also become course of the pre-marital sex. that is why i said that people involved or influence other in making decision.

i will elaborate more about this stand in my next post regarding great injustice and the married maid

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Akeelah and the bee

By looking at the title i frankly speaking that i am not interested at all. But after few minute watching this movie suddenly i connected to another movie i watched before. A Hindustan movie acted by Aamir khan. this story is about developing student. in Akeelah case she was good but need motivation but in Ishan case, ishan was dyslexic. but the great teacher can bring out the best in person. then i remember what Mr Jaya said..."student should not be punished, students should be develop" This is what happen in these story.

The Enormous Crocodile

This is a good children story from Roald Dahl. I like the idea of the crocodile try to catch a food by camouflage. but for me i not really like he illustration compared to The Grafello, however the color can hide out this minor problem. and another thing that i see as inappropriate is the ending. i can say the ending was to much. but overall i give 3.5 out of 5.