V For Vendetta(film)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


“Remember, remember the fifth of november. The gun powder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why the Gun Powder Treason should ever be forgot.”- V

I've always found the ability to speak with a clear voice, confidence and astonishingly neat and well ordered sentences, in addition the well sounded rythm of the speaker. This I always find interesting. Which will bring out of me the curiosity of what really is saying and how well can I try to immitate and playing with the words such as those.

That feeling once again gets to me as I watch V for Vendetta. How V, the protagonist burst out his ideas in well ordered and organised words reminds me of David Carradine in Kill Bill 2 and the attraction is challenging my limited vocabulary of words. How it gets to me is spending hours listening to same speech as much as usually listening to newly released hit song.

Allow the protoganist to introduce himself,

The attraction also shared by others.

The idea of this movie however, differ with Kill Bill 2 as the speeches is always strong and lack of it's synical supports. But the idea is strong on it's own taken from The Gun Powder Treason plot. The idea is to remind us to stands against the institution or symbol that threaten us and keep us from our freedom. The idea is as strong as the character in the movie, it goes as a warning to the institution that the power of people prevail.

The story goes with questioning of how government spreads fear to its people, using surveillence and curfew to supress any resistance from the people. Any act of questioning and protest would result in detention, torture and death. (Except for the death part it is likely ISA).

The movie can be imagine through the speach that has been given by the protagonist to awaken the people. Whole movie takes time for a year started with the 5th november where V destroyed The Old Bailey to the next where he warn to blow up the Parliment synically. It's was a whole year where the truth is uncovered and the motives and strength of him and others are build, grew stronger.

In the dramatic ends, we can see how people are really awoke to stand before the corrupt government and retain their rights.

People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.

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Eid Mubarak 1429 Hijrah

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


“The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile.”- Plato

Idulfitri comes after a month of fasting. A month of restraining self from any sin thoughtfully more than any other month. In a single word "abstinence".

Idulfitri comes after Ramadhan, a month of holding self from food and beverages within the daylight. That what we see, Ramadhan also means not to give in to our desire and lust. How we talk and act also included, I believe a better muslim is developed every Ramadhan. To be able to do this is to be patient and that's a real virtue.

Well what have happen and what you did to deserves Idulfitri. How did you handle your job, have you use all of 8 - 5 to work or still just googling or testing yahoo games killing the times before "Bazar Ramadhan".

Have you behave on the high-way respecting the other drivers or do it just your-way. Still I didn't see a lot of those except a few times on the raya eve it self. Within a few more kilometres before I ended the long trip from KL to Terengganu. But nothing really happens (Still I damned that driver), let's just say everyone can't wait to celebrate raya at the "kampong".

I'm glad that I've done less sin within this past ramadhan compared to other years and months altogether. I practise proper planning for balik kampung trip, avoiding the jam. Be more patient with others and enjoy while doing it(smile/laugh a lot).

I think I've done better than last year and those years before. I wish we all victor against our bad deeds and sin. With god in our heart and better ourselves towards god comes the Idulfitri, The celebration of self victory. Celebrate it we must, for fighting our way to it.

Selamat Hari Raya Idulfitri,

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