'Share My World' : An Alphabetic Interview
|Let start with 'A'. What's your ability in art?||
When you talk about art, it's very universal. I'm studying fine
arts. I'm a sculptor. What I do is create things from a range
of materials and element, generate it into form or content of
fundamentals of art, which is the element and principal in
art & design. I gain lots of knowledge with arts. Believe me,
art is very influential in our lives. I'm an artist too. I see
things differently and always judge the surroundings from is
formal value, metaphorical sense and aesthetic aspects. At
the moment, I'm doing my research on Electronic Arts.
|'B' is for bed. What do you do before you sleep?|
Well, I go to the bathroom, gargle and brush my teeth.
It's important that I sleep well without having a bad smell
on my pillow. I also made sure that I wash my face.
I hate to sleep with my face feeling greasy. I don't want
any zits popping out everywhere. Then, I put some old
good Latin jazz or some layback slow jam. Miles Davis,
Nina Simone and Jon B are really nice to 'slumber along'
is for Computer. How much you
spend your time with it?
It's really amazing the wonders of computer, therefore, I spent most of my time learning and exploring it as much as
I can. I start out with games like 'Quake',
'Spy Craft', 'Nukem 3D' and Fighting
Games. That was like during my primary
school years. I still like good old basic
games like PacMan.
You can see the picture on the left that
shows how busy I am with my pc. This
pic was taken in 98. So it looked basic.
But now, I've slowly assembled a few
goods on it like Altec, scanner, CD-RW,
and of course, the free web cam given to
me by Stephen of PC.COM Magazine.
'D' is for Destiny. What is your destiny in life?
Talking about my destiny, I sure like the girls of Destiny's Child!!! Anyway, I can't really
predict what is going to come about in future, but I got lots of things on my mind. I think I
would love to be successful, to support myself and my family. It's all depends, only God
knows. I know sometimes luck is on my side, and sometimes it's not. But I tell ya', I want to have 3 or more career in future. I'm a bonafide workaholic, with lots of ambitions. I wanna
have my own company, production team, I wanna make an album (just for fun), I wanna have my own art exhibition and wanna be a real successful Malaysian. Oh...maybe gain
some experiences outside Malaysia. I might as well go for PhD. Who knows.... anything
could happen. Well, I must say my future will be full of revenge on people who have
|'E' is for Experience. Tell me the best experience you had and the worst.|
There are thousand of stories I could start with. So, you can check my journal to see
if there's anything interesting. Ok...there's Millennium Night, that was the worst. Really
sucks! That's when Amir and I got stuck in a horrible traffic jam that stretches to 5km from
KLCC for 2 hours!! Others? Let's see, I nearly got drown with my sister Abby at Santubong
Beach, Kuching, Sarawak. That happened on Independence Day back in 1994.
To fall in love
is the best experience, but it can also turn into a nightmare. I can't
experience was during my stay in Australia, back in 1988-89 in Queenscliff,
|'F' is for Friendship. How do you get along with your friends?|
Well, there's a Malay saying that says, 'we could find 1000 of friends, but If we are down or
trippin', you could never find a good one'. I hope I translate that one out right. I guess it's true. I got lots of friends. But most of them are busy with their own 'cliques'. I felt that a lot
of people make friends so that they can use them to their own advantage, which I suffered a
lot of times. I find myself with no reliable friends when I'm lost or in-a-broke-down situation.
But I do love them even though they treat me bad sometimes. Generally, I like to make
friends coz I'm quite friendly myself. I'm not racist or anything, so I have lots of friends
which are not my race, and I find them more reliable. I miss all my friends back
in Kuching, Sarawak, where there's Alex Wong Ang Siang, Amsalan & Leonard Liew. They
are the best. In Ipoh, I have Tan Boon Koon and Tan Boon Tian, they are twins. I don't know
where they are now. I also have my Malay friendslah, like Ahmad Yanni, Meor Azlan (Yan),
Amir (Nokia), Afik (ala Kassim), Zian and others. These guys help me a lot. So they should
receive my credits. The best of my friends are the ones who motivates me in life. Oh yeah,
you might be surprise, but my true, real best friends are my own sisters, Aniqah (Kak Yong)
and Nurol Akma (Abby).
|'G' is for God. Are you religious. Do you believe in God?|
Absolutely! I am proud to be a Muslim in that I have Allah the Almighty as the one and only
God. Anyone who don't believe in God should be sorry for themselves. Whoops! Sorry. But
it's true. It's one thing you must keep in your heart. Existence and faith. I'm not super
religious, but I keep myself to what I am. I am learning Islam everyday and that's what keep
me composed and grateful. I'm not perfect, and I've done things where even I can't forgive
myself with, but I'm trying to be a good Muslim.
|'H' is for Health. How do you take care of your health?|
Well, this is actually a sensitive question, because I got lots of problems with my health.
I don't exercise regularly because I got no time. And, it also depend on my mood. If I feel
like working out, I will do it. I do keep exercise 3-4 times a week, like sit-ups and push up.
I can't jog so much cause I'm quite skinny. When I jog, the next day I will be losing lots
of water. I always had this aim of getting 55-60kg. I am 50kg now. I guess I'm always
stressed with my studies and work. Well, for your information, I got sinus. It's my biggest
enemy. I also have a lot of allergies. My doctor told me not to eat oil-based food, sea food
and others. I felt itchy all over my face especially my nose and it feels horrible! I mean,
hellooo! how can I resist temptation like roasted cockles and yummilicious lobster on the
table waiting in front of me, right?
|'I' is for Inspiration. Who is your inspiration and Idol in your life?|
There's a lot of people around who influenced me. And most of them comes from the music
industry, like songwriters. Or a Multimedia Design Company. I like Jazz and people says I sing almost like James Ingrams. I can be the version of Glenn (of Indonesia). I love Stevie
Wonder, Babyface, Quincy Jones, Dianne Warren, Rodney Jerkins, David Foster, Sheila
Majid, Ning Baizura, Dallas Austin, Harvey Malaiholo or Nina Simone.
What about intuition?
I believe in my
instinct. I follow my heart, but sometimes I tune in too much.
|'J' is for jealousy. What are jealous of?|
Yeah. Lots of things. My family. Like how my dad treat my lil' sista' Abby. It's really
unfair. I don't blame Abby cause she's perfect compared to me and my older sister Aniq. I
also get jealous of my friends or other people around me. That's what makes me to struggle
more for future. I wanna be a famous-sort-off person. I really hate myself for now. I mean, I
can see lovers holding hands, people with big money and more. I wanna be independent and
I wanna be like them too. Most of all, I am jealous when it has something to do with my
personal life. Man, its hard to find someone to love.
|'K' is for Knockout. Have you ever been knocked out?|
By a girl, yeah. I mean knocked out like being blown out by somebody, right? I had that lots of time. But I don't go and pester the person. It's not gentlemen at all. If you like that person, you approach that person in a proper, polite manner and cool way. 'Kalau tak dapat,
jangan nak mengada- ada. Tiada maknanya'. In U.K., if a lady/babe pass by some guys, they will only watch, then get on with life, not like here Malaysia, you see a girl past by,
the guys are like some animal locked in a cage trying to get out. It's so annoying to see that. Gosh.. Ya' know. Soooo typical mamat-behaviour!!
Are you a
|'L' is for Love. What is love to you?|
Love is a test, it's a game, it's a 'beta' for you. Most of the time, I think love is some kind of bullshit. I'm tired of love actually. I think love never exist in earth. Everybody thinks it's connected to sex. I've been in love but felt rejected in the end. There was a time, I met a girl who I really love, and at the end, you know what she said? She loved me because she felt sympathetic at the way I am, the way my life is. Means that she was with me all this while because she felt sorry for me. That sucks! Never love someone just because you sympathize with that person. Love with all your heart, your soul. Ah...I hate love. I dare to challenge anyone who can show or prove to me what true love is, where I can fall in love again. Ah...love is blind! Love makes me sick!
How do you describe love from the internet?
I think it's
almost the same. But it can also be positive, it depends on that
person. I had
|'M' is for Money. Is money important to you?|
Of course! People who can live without money is the most hardworking & luckiest person
on earth. But I always remind myself that money should never be our 'boss'. We should
be able to control that money and how you manage it. Always respect money because it
come and goes whenever it likes.
|'N' is of Nerves. Are you a nervous person?|
Not really. There's a time when I could be very nervous, like when I'm driving myself in an unknown place or meet a stranger. But I get very nervous with my folks.
|'O' is One. How do you describe you're 'the one'?|
The One? Well, 'The One' must be an open-minded person, understand and care for people,
maybe not so beautiful but she got a unique attitude and she's not a 'follower' of typical or average stuff. It's the personality that counts. I like a person who is healthy and likes to work out, very strong and who love challenges. And she must love music. Gosh...I'm quite demanding myself. But as for me, I'm gonna make sure I am as good for her, successful, and with plenty of money too.
|'P' is for Poverty. Are you sensitive towards the poor people, surroundings & etc.?|
I am not rich and not so poor. I am glad and thankful for that.
Life is hard. And usually that relates to poverty. Wealth represents success, and all the good things in life that comes with it, like happiness, contentment and prosperity. I would like to be successful, but I don't want to forget the poor, and my hard times when I'm still a student and struggling, coz if you forget the poor, then you are nothing but a very cruel and selfish human.
|'Q' is for Question. What are the most frequently asked question you always get?|
'How do you do that?', 'Can you teach me how to do that?', 'Can you buy me a drink?',
'When did you start dancing?', 'What music you like?', 'Where do you live?'. I got
those questions every week (at least!). And the latest, 'Have you done your Thesis?'.
That question really freak me out. Let's see, this interview ask too many questions, right?
|'R' is for Race. What race are you?|
I am a Malay, but I don't look like one. People are always confused with my race background, and some will say I am 'mamak' or 'Indian' or 'kawasan sewaktu dengannya'. That's because I got dark skin and sharp looks. I am the darkest in my family. That's because I grow up at the seaside (Port Dickson, NS, Tanjung Bidara, Melaka, etc) so I've been conditioned to sun. I learnt that both of my parents have got some mixed blood too, like Indian, Turkish and Thai. So I guess that's why I looked the way I am now.
|'S' is for Sex. Does it affect your life?|
Sex? Let's see now...... No comment.
|'T' is for Temper. Do you get mad easily?|
It depends on time or situation, but I do swear or curse. A lot! Especially when I'm driving.
My God, Malaysian drivers sucks! They don't know how to give signals, they're selfish & rude.
|'U' is for Unexpected. What are the things you had ever expected?|
A birthday party. No one ever celebrate my birthday except my family and close friends.
Also, I never expect to become a good web designer. I never expect to be well known
for my artworks. I'd never expect to be an artist or to judge awards. I never expect to met people from Malaysia Online (MOL.com) or from Foresight Studios. I never expect
to meet Ahmad Izham Omar or I never expect I could dance well and sing good.
|'V' is for Vehicle. What's your fave vehicle?|
I always love 4 wheel drive (4WD). Ford & Toyota. Or Harrier. That's my fav. I don't really like
normal cars or Merz. I wanna be an adventurous person. Well, at least I want to have
a Perodua Kembara (Auto) before I can afford to buy big cruisers.
|'W' is for Wish. If you are given 3 wishes, what would you do?|
I wish to be more taller, at least 5' 7" and have a nice skin complexion (means fairer).
Why? Most people don't like me because I'm dark. That's all. If I'm fairer, they will cherish
me. You can see how human only looks at beauty. Actually, my real wish is to be
successful in everything I do, make my family happy and have a wonderful life. The last
wish? I wish to stop war, fights and racism.
|'X' is for X-pectation. What is your expectation in your studies?|
I wanna complete my degree. I was hoping to continue my MA in Japan or US where I can complete my research on electronic arts or be an expert in Web Animation. It's difficult to learn about art, because it's very subjective. It's gotta do with ya' concentration on psychology, physical, experiences and soul.
|'Y' is for 'You'. Have you achieved what you want to be?|
I have achieved 20%. I got another 80% more to achieve. I'm 22 years old but I can't wait to achieve something. I'm gonna make sure I can go further with my talents, creativity and capability. I'm working hard. I dreamed of earning Web Design Awards, Internet Awards and other achievements. You can see clearly what I want in life when you read my articles and profile.
|'Z' is for Zero. What does 'zero' mean to you?|
Zero means nothing, and at this point I still have nothing yet. My life is still zero. But one day I will have something, but first I have to work hard for that. There will be a time when I reach the 'top of the world', but after that climax, I will fall down and that's when I retire. But, I think I will not give up until the day I die. That is my final zero.