Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WRITE ABOUT YOURSELF (The Handbook of ME)

#LastMessage2012

I need help.

SERIOUSLY.

Please share this message so more people will understand more about this, than me.
I don't know how to say this but I will try my best, using all the knowledge bestowed upon me me, so far. Better yet, and like all typical 'message from the aliens' or apocalyptic warnings, I will say it again:
PLEASE GODDAM SHARE THIS SHIT.
(before the systems and connections go down in the floods)

It is worthy to mention that I should pause since it's #Azan Asar right now. It's 1641 by my watch, 18th Dec 2012.

"I am a human that make mistakes whenever my intentions are unrighteous. And unrighteousness is illogical. Unacceptable"

Have you ever wondered WHO YOU ARE? People can tell you what they see but, is that who you REALLY is? People tell you to meditate, to read books, to go to talks, to congregate and for a while, you THOUGHT you found yourself. "Righteousness is justice. Purity. Nature. Truth. Blablabla" And here we are, in the time of agendas and deceptions.

Have you ever pondered at how easy it is to dissolve your fear, greed, hate and jealousy that you faced, once you know that the cause is YOU? Nobody can convince you to change except yourself. And those who you put your belief in them. And NATURE.
Each of us were made according to our nature. So does the angels, earth, time. To understand GOD is to understand nature. Human NATURALLY FORGETS. We can keep things in our mind but mind can play tricks on us.

So to help remind ourselves, we write things on paper. We take notes. And we keep them. Then we reread and write new stuffs. So to cut the story short, I STRONGLY encourage you to write about yourself in a book. Start with your keturunan. Salasilah. The important things is to put yourself on a piece of paper. You can write, draw, paste, whatever. As long as it's meaningful to you and talks about you. As you write about yourself, you will start to see who you are. Put as much detail as you could. And WHY would you wanna lie? Who are you lying to?

For those who already have a diary, please reread your shit and write a new one today. Conclude it all into simplicity.
And write at the beginning of your book: "WRITE, READ, and LEARN by (whatever you call yourself)".
Write at the end of the book: " I will see what I want to see. An answer will come, once there is a question".

Keep adding to that book. And you know what?
You just made yourself a handbook of YOU. 
Keep this book, along with Al-Quran and Sirah Nabi, along with Asmaul Husna and Sifat 20, n those you find useful.  And whenever you feel lost, confused, lonely or whatever, read (IQRA') these books, starting with the one you believe the most.

So there you have it. Don't waste time. Find yourself a good pen, a piece of paper, and WRITE!

"Wise men keep knowledge in form of books in their houses. But the best books, are the ones that tells you about yourself."

#BookMaggotz

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Going to the book store

You walked into a book-store.
Went through the "New Arrivals" aisle.
See if there's any familiar names.
Or anything interesting.
Nothing.

You proceed to your favourite section.
The books on the shelves look the same like you checked it last week.
Even the one you purposely turned upside down hasn't been corrected by the store keeper. You corrected the book back. You took a long sigh. You proceed to the next section.

...and the next.

...and the next.

..until you came back where you started: at the New Arrivals aisle.

Going to the book-stores just don't excite you as much any more. You start to question your choice as a hobby. Suddenly it appeared to you that reading and books are your close friends since forever. And the thought of finding a new hobby irked you. You knew there's nothing wrong with your hobby. It's just that they don't sell the books you like no more.

That, is where BookMaggotz comes in.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks to @nurulakmarabd and Family!

BookMaggotz drive is less than a month old but the support we're receiving is HUMANGOUS! Alot of interested donors and friends are buzzing our email to arrange for their books. Since most of the BookMaggotz are working during the day, plus we still haven't work out a good blackmail letter to threaten DeliOasis's owner in Bangsar for letting us using their place as BookMaggotz's gather point, the only time available for books-pickup is at night.

Mr. Abdullah's personal collection
 @nurulakmarabd has been bugging us about the books in her house for quite a while. After much consideration and consultations from local shamans, we agreed to go to her place to pick them up. We cut the whole Lost-in-Pandan story during our way to get there and go right down to business.

The books she was giving were from her old university days. All of them were nicely strapped together and saved in a corner, waiting for us. Mr. Abdullah (@nurulakmarabd's daddy) didn't look too welcoming at first after realising we were there to get his daughter's unused books because he himself is a book lover. But after explaining what BookMaggotz is all about and our plans with the unused books, he himself showed us the family small library AND his small 'secret stash'. Mr. Abdullah got a very interesting taste in reading...
"You sure there's no 'Permata yang Hilang' somewhere?"

@nurulakmarabd's university books
From the small chats I had with Mr. Abdullah, Nurul and her mom, I gather that this is a 'reading' family. You get that 'look' prior to getting an answer, whenever you ask a question. But they are all very warm and very welcoming. So warm that they ask us to come next week to take some more books from Nurul's younger sister's stash pulak. *Lap peluh*

Anyway, BookMaggotz would like to thank Mr. Abdullah and @nurulakmarabd for trusting us with their books and selecting BookMaggotz as THE choice for these books to continue serving their purpose in this world. Thanks again!


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p/s: now, to make THE LIST...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Turn your junk into BOOKS!

Schizophrenic zine... In BOOK form!: FINALLY! with LOTSA push from friends and family (even God!), I am going to release Schizophrenic # Five in book form. What sets it apart....

Thursday, September 27, 2012

BookMaggotz at Raising the Bar Comedy nite at ECOBA


The first stand-up hiphop-er

A cook and a crook. Oops!

A beatboxer at Raising the Bar

Ecoba's menu book. The cover was
made of wood

Checking out the binding technique. Cool

Monday, September 24, 2012

BookMaggotz at Freedom Film Festival, JayaOne

Yesterday, fellow #BookMaggotz had our little gathering at a friend's crib before heading to Jaya One for Freedom Film Festival's Freedom Arts Fest. As stated in this blog, BookMaggotz plan to use the 'Gone' books for art projects. We can make them ourselves but we thought it would be better if an artist do it. We had no idea what FFF was all about but was attracted to it by the words 'Freedom' and 'Art' in the bunting we saw, some where along Jalan Gasing, PJ. So we went to the so called 'Art Festival' in search for artist who would be interested in BookMaggotz.

Freedom Wall.
Will it be torn down like Pudu Jail?
The first thing that greeted us in the festival was the 'Freedom Wall'. On each sides of the walls were friendly abangs from Kelab Kartunis Indepen. One of them abangs, Mr. Firdaus was kind enough to fill us in with what FFF or KOMAS or KKI are all about. Some of the abangs were busy doing sketch-up for conspicuous visitors, some were showcasing Mr. Johnny's "Umno-nomics", or selling cool handmade spectacles and some other stuffs.  After leaving our marks on the 'Freedom Wall' (and floor), and brainwashing one of their members with #BookMaggotz, we continued our strolls to the other booths.
KKI abangs wear kunings. Yeah...





Next was what we call as the 'Activist Lane'. We got a booth full of socialist and Marxist's books and booklets, a "STOP LYNAS" booth, the Student in Resistance zine booth, The Orang Asal booth, the #pantauPRU13 booth and entrance to the Freedom Film Festival movie screening upstairs. At the stairs, we were greeted by SPR reps (or weren't they? I dunno) who helped us to check whether we're a registered voter or not.

Students in Resistance zine editors: TS and Zi Hao


I like the message although the design is sloppy.
Hei! They're communication students.
Not fashion designers!
A small gallery by StudentsInResistance
I guess they like Sepultura?

Zi Hao trying to use the cryptic graphic to brainwash me
Bahan bacaan sosialisme. Cool
After stuffing our bags with loads of flyers and brochures, we hang out for a cup of coffee while sharing what we find in the Fair. The coolest was from @WolfTrish. What was it? It's a secret among us. The visit to the fair went too quick than we planned. WolfTrish proposed all of us joined him and his friends at Ecoba for an event called Raising the Bar. We all agreed but before that, we need to fill some 'empty bags' first.

Team agreed to head back to one of the Maggotz's crib for a quick dinner. Wolftrish, being a Chef DJ and all, gave instruction to the host on how to cook a nasi goreng that contained lime squeeze, serai and whole-lotta-chilly. And it tasted great!


As a conclusion, this small activity was a success. We managed to gather and have fun. That's the most important thing. And as bonus, we also made friends with them abangs from KKI, Zi Hao and TS from S.I.R, a bigshot (Wolftrish's bragging rights) and all them visitors who we harassed along the way. Hahaha.




Saturday, September 22, 2012

My First Home Made sketch book

I like to sketch or jot down what ever it is that cross my mind. I tried recording things using my cellphone camera but the impact is not the same. So, despite the rise of all these wonderful gadgets, I still love to sketch.

The 'Black Book' where I record all my thoughts
And I love doing it on a blank piece of paper. I cease to use lined papers since 1994 when I was in secondary school. Back then, the school I was in encouraged us to become creative with our note books. So I wrote my notes on pieces of papers and at the end of a semester, I'd compile them all into a scrap book.



The content of the 'diary'
After SPM and during my university days, I was 'too busy' to sketch or write or even keep tabs on my life. So I decided to start writing on a diary. But the diary that I had in mind was really a sketch book. So I went looking for the kind of sketchbook that fit my requirements. But they were either too big (like a drawing block) or too small (like a notepad). So I held back that 'diary' idea until in 2001, I found one that fit my strict sketch-book criteria in Popular Book store at Terminal One, Seremban. I bought a few. I scribble on it daily and revise everything every Friday.


Whenever I got a boring day
The last one I had ran out of pages back in 2004. When I went back to the store, that type of sketchbook was not available. I searched all around Seremban, KL and where ever country I visited when I'm on my business trips. It's always the size issue or the cover design issue. They just don't make that kind of black sketchbooks anymore, I guess.

The habit however, had evolved into blogging and micro-blogging (Twitter) and I start pouring everything on these two platforms. But again, I feel something is missing and during the process of figuring out about the BookMaggotz projects, I came upon cool videos on how to make our own sketchbook. Watched a few, get a rough idea of how thing work and decided to give it a try just now. 

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It's not much but hei, at least I got my sketchbook... Kau hado? Hahaha. Try it!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Isu tentang penulisan

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

arts from yellow pages

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Monday, September 17, 2012