Friday, June 13, 2008

My Remy & Sally Night

(I actually had tapped part of this entry on my hp last Wednesday, the day after the show. Tapi tak muat hp! So had to sambung on the laptop pulak! Will upload photos once I'm back at the office esok petang.)


1.

I'm now on a lunch break from the PTK Course.

For the 1st time ever, we are not served lunch (nor tea, I heard) for the course. Cost-cutting exercise, kot. Padahal tak sewa bilik lecture mana-mana pun (guna in-house facilities in the organisation's library).

Aku tak kisah sangat, tapi kesian those officers yang datang jauh dari southern Johor nak menumpang ambil kursus and exam kami, kena cari makanan sendiri kat KL ni, haha.

Aku pulak jenis malas nak kuar jalan jauh-jauh cari makanan. Nama pun bangunan ni library. So, I decided to have a 'retreat' kat sofa empuk at the newspaper/magazine gallery upstairs and tap away on this hp chokiar tapi banyak berjasa to feed an entry on last night's show. Lagi bagus.

Ok I've 40mins to tap.

2.

I thought my decision to get the tickets on the 10th (last night) was a good one to suit Abang's schedule.

Rupanya, he had a deadline for Harakah last night. He tried to complete the cartoon days before, tapi tak dapat-dapat gak idea for Harakah, cuma dapat for M'siakini je. Hey, I HAVE informed him about the tickets two weeks prior, kan. So, he had to oblige accompanying me lah juga last night.

I always find this, 'exercise', to please Abang when it comes to getting him to join me watching theaters/musicals, rather stressful. Gabra rabak kadang jadinya, tau.

Dia suka music, suka direct theaters... tapi not at all a theater-lover/goer, can ah laidat?

This time round, tak tau la dia akan suka ke tak, eventho he's NUTS about P.Ramlee. The last I made him attended a show was the Alih PungGong in KLpac last year. Mujur dia ok-ok wif that.

So I made a 'deal' with Abang this time -- if he likes the show, he doesn't have to pay me back. Consider aku belanja the ticket. But if he doesn't like it, then kena bayar aku balik.

So, what choice does he have other than to like it, kan? Haha.

Just that, I just wished I had Abang in entirety (body, mind, soul) during the 'date' to the musical last night (or to wherever majlis or shows I need him to accompany me to for that matter. Ye la, nama pun berlaki, kan?). Badan dia aje ada dengan aku, tapi kepala jiwa dia tah ke kerja ka, idea kartun ka. Aku sorang je yang clearly excited about the show. I think, given the choice, he'd rather not go.

Sigh *cue lagu 'loooonelyyy, I am so loooonelyyy, on my ownnnn...'*

Pi tengok dengan Cik Ta and anak-anak buah pun lagi happening sebenarnya. Hmm.

3. THE SHOW

Aaaaanyways.

About the show last night. I just LOVED it! Rasa nak tengok lagi, and rewind balik all my fave scenes sampai aku leh hafal semuanya!

Musly Ramlee was definitely The Man for the main character. Although in most cases he looked more like A.Rahim than P.Ramlee, but itu semua secondary. His voice, his singing, his movements and his intonation were very uncanny of P.Ramlee's. I mean, he won the Bintang P.Ramlee in 96, so, that should say it all la kan?

But the show stealers, to me, were these lot:

i - BS Rajhans, the Director in Malay Film Productions who discovered Ramlee. The actor (will insert his name when I get hold of the internet), despite of holding Masters of Arts in Choreography, Bachelor in Maths (like, apa kaitan, kan??), Diplomas in Dance, Performing Arts yada yada, he certainly knows how to dance awkwardly like an overly-excited Director would.

ii - There's also Junainah, Junaidah (singer Atillia)'s younger sister whom Ramlee had his eyes on (on Junainah, that is) but forced by the two sisters' actor father D Harris to marry Junaidah instead (hence become Ramlee's 1st over-jealous wife). Gila comel actress tu bawak watak Junainah -- gedik yang sangat adorable!

iii - And then, like, ohmygawd... Melissa Saila as the Sultan Perak's ex-consort a.k.a Ramlee's 2nd wife the socialite NORIZAN, aiyoyoooo... If given the chance for me to see the show again, I would request ALL the scenes that she's in to be played over and over and over again! She just carried the Norizan character to a point of sheer elegance and pomposity (is there a word?). Like, if aku ni socialite, aku nak jadi macam dia gitew, la. And masa dia sedih that Ramlee tuduh dia cheating behind his back and when she told Ramlee she's just plain lonely ("I'M LONELYYY!!!!") sebab 5 years she's been neglected... ohhhh, syahdu, gitew dek non. Macam seolah-olah boleh terasa apa dia rasa, gitew...

And she sang 'Kau Bunuh Cintaku' just before she walked out on Ramlee, and then she screamed to the hounding papparazzi outside her doorsteps - "You can have him back, he's all yours!!!" -- fuh gila rawk masa itew! No wonder lah Melissa Saila won an award for her role as Norizan!

Aaaaack, 2.35pm, gotta go!

***

It's 11.30pm now. Bayangkan, PUNYA la nak save duit, evening tea pun tak da tadi. Abang pula could only fetch me at 6.30pm eventhough aku habis kelas at 4.30pm, gila punya lapar ke aku kat library. Dah kurus sikit aku ni haa. Hell tak cukup space kat hp ni

***

Ok ni kat rumah on Friday morning at 1am.

Now, where were we...?

Oh, my favourite show stealers:

iv - The Shaw Bros... Run Run Shaw and Run Me Shaw. Aiyoh, so cina jinjang laidat!!! Memang best giler!!!

And of course, it's...

v - Saloma (Liza Hanim) herself!!! Her voice, ohhhh sedap betowl! Also, her pembawakan diri pun very much like Saloma... dengan manjanya, nakalnya. Boleh bayangkan it was the real Saloma up there... cuma a wee bit taller than Ramlee, hehe

Ok, my favourite scenes pulak:

i - ALL parts with Junainah in them;

ii - When Remy sang "Hujan Di Tengahari" bila Junaidah walked out on him;

iii - ALL parts with Norizan in them, times 100 times more;

iv - When Remy sang "Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti" bila Norizan walked out on him (gila barbie sedih masa nii);

v - 1st time Ramlee and Saloma met in a recording studio, where Ramlee masih jual mahal ke Saloma sebab Ramlee baru kena tendang dengan Norizan tapi Saloma dok manja-manja kutuk-kutuk liriks lagu Ramlee and eventually mengurat Ramlee (coz she's had a crush with Ramlee since Ramlee dengan Norizan lagi);

vi - Remy date dengan Sally, and then Remy himpit Sally masa duduk atas kerusi dalam taman and then konon-konon tried to free himself from her from some invisible force that made him physically stuck to her. And when he finally gotten free off her, he said, "Bergetahhhh!", hahaha! Cweet giler!;

vii - Remy proposes to Sally.... ahhhhh *cair*;

Ok, all in all... I just LOVED it. I personally think that the script couldn't be more perfect if it wasn't for Abg Adi (Adlin Aman Ramlie) himself and also Zahim Al-Bakri (eh??? dia dah Dato' meh???). SYABAS TO THE ENTIRE TEAM!!!

I hope lepas ni akan ada something like a P.Ramlee The Musical in Concert, ka... where Musly Ramlee, Liza Hanim and the likes would perform more songs. Abang and I would REALLY love it if ada lagu Anakku Sazali ka, Terbang la Burung Terbang ka (dari filem Anak Bapak), Bunyi Guitar ka, Jeritan Batinku ka... ish, banyak lagi aku nak si Musly tu nyanyi!!!

KALAU lah aku ada berkesempatan lagi, aku memang nak pergi tengok lagi and hayati lagi especially all those my favourite scenes!

4. A NICE SURPRISE

Masa the 20-minute intermission, ramai orang keliling kami keluar for fresh air. So, Abang and I took the opportunity to snap pictures in the gallery using our handphones. Hence, tak da la guna flash, kan. Tapi orang-orang kat tepi and belakang kami, amboi, guna flash macam hapa. Tak kisah la tu, lantak depa la kan.

Tapi tak alih-alih ada satu mamat serba berpakaian gelap datang depan kami. Aku dah agak panic dah, kot la sebab aku dan Abang guna our handphones to take photos ke apa. Aku siap peluk shawl aku lagi, nak tutup muka rasanya sebab takut kena marah. Orang-orang kat belakang kami plak masih lagi berdesup-desap ambik gambar berflash.

Tiba-tiba, mamat tu sound...

"You Rotikacangmerah ke?"

Aku terpempan jap. Lembab. Tak compute dalam kepala. 3 saat kot baru aku jawab, "Errr, hak ah."

Then aku tanya, "You siapa ni ya...?"

"Doc Bubbles," dia kata.

"Laaaa!!!" aku terus jerit. "Abang, ni, THE Doc Bubbles I've told you about," and Abang hulur tangan bersalam.

"Ok nanti karang after the show we'll catch up lah, k?" Doc kata.

"OK!!" aku kata.

Wah, dapat jumpa THE MOST INFAMOUS and our own Malaysian Patch Adams, you!!!! Beats marrying a political cartoonist la jugak rasa masa tu... dah la DIA yang datang tegur akak, dek non oiii!

Hahaha, first time sejak aku blogging in 2006 that aku (ter)jumpa a blogger (ok ok I'm THAT anti-social juga sebenarnya, mkayyyy. so shoot me, haha)!

Bila DocBubbs went back to his seat a few rows behind us, aku terus 'briefed' Abang about him, so that kalau terjumpa lepas show tu nanti buleh lah Abang ada benda nak borak dengan dia.

Unfortunately, right after the show Abang had to rush off. Show finished at 12am; Abang's cartoon deadline for Harakah at 1am. We reached home some 20mins later and Abang finally managed to email through to Harakah at 1.15am. Siaaaaan Abang.

Aku pelik gak camner la DocBubbs kenal aku. Takkaaaaaan la dia nak hafal rupa aku camaner, kan? Rupa-rupanya, dia kenal rupa Abang, ha ha surprise surprise. So he assumed that the lady sitting beside Abang was a certain Rotikacangmerah. Mujur le jawapannya iya. Kalau jawapannya bukan, memang ada la pulak sorang pompuan nama P.Ramlah akan nyanyi "Hujan Di Tengah Malam Buta" kat Tasik Bandar Sri Permaisuri nanti, haha

Patut DocBubbs pakai hidung merah clown dengan topi dia tu, baru la orang leh cam, kan??? Ini, mati-mati aku ingat dia usher nak marah aku amek gambar dalam hall. Mujur la dia baik... dia tak buat jahat, marah aku ambik gambar. If he did then mati-mati aku leh percaya that he was an usher and would profusely say sorry ke dia.

Ish ish, bangga ni dapat jumpa Encik Patch Adams. Macam first time aku jumpa Tok Rimau dulu, la... gila bangga!

(Nah, nah, sila kenal siapa itu Patch Adams:
1. The biography and ultimately his institute
2. Patch Adams on Wiki
3. The Film starring Robin Williams as Patch Adams )

Wokeh aku nak tidur le kengkawan. Sian Abang sengsorang tidur memalam Jumaat ni, haha *winks*

f~

8 comments:

ms hart said...

Kan, dah kata, kan..? Kan? Eeeee..I watched the 1st one (and did a write up for a mag), then watched this new season, and oh yes...memang nak tengok lagiiiiii... This Sunday, ada encore show for Celcom customers! 30% discount! If I were staying in KL, I'd just zoom off to IB!!

mama44 said...

salam.. wahh this dr bubbles is everywhere eh..blog hop few times at his site, read abt him at latest anis mag.. also at other blogs too..
waa if only more doctors are like him..

Anonymous said...

Jeles nih.... Anak2 dah nengok, cik ta depa tak p pung lagi!!!!
Huwaaaaaa

CIKTA

Roti Kacang Merah said...

kak taty
write up??? where? where? scanned version, pleaseeee!

alaaa i maxis customeeeeer.... huakkkk.

ma
itu la, kalau la i bley tolong dapatkan dia sponsors ke apa pi mendalami lagi the art of clowning.... i mean, the hospitals in m'sia badly in need of these kind of people, lah!!!

Roti Kacang Merah said...

cik ta
sempat lagi niiiiiiiii pi la tengoooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, geram akew niiiiiii!

elisataufik said...

wahhh i also want:
1. to see pramlee the musical
2. to meet dr bubbles

:)

I also want Ahy's roti bun

Roti Kacang Merah said...

elisa
You made me feel soooo lucky, lah! I dapat rasa ALL that you wanted! *grins* heh heh

nanti bila ahy deliver you the cookies, i made him bake the roti just for you, mkay???

elisataufik said...

oh my god you know what I just discovered..
The guy who plays Sukardi was my junior in mrsm! He was so cute masa form 1. (eh sekarang pun cute jugak).

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