Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Rejection, The Drama, and The Offer

I'm not going to Novice Cup. I've been wanting to go for quite sometime but the university admin says that I'm not eligible. Well, they're right, I'm not a UiTM Sarawak student anymore. I am no longer a student wearing the tag "Diploma in Quantity Surveying" anymore. Well, speaking about Novice Cup, I was supposed to find juniors to join through hosting a mini tournament but the whole thing got pulled off cause lack of participation. So with the remnants of people who were actually hyped about it, I took them onto a different course instead. You see, the period where I was supposed to be handling the mini tournament, I was also supposed to be the MC of UiTM's Drama Night. Then my debate unit president gave the craziest of craziest ideas to join the drama competition in just less than 2 days and boy was it crazy, those 2 days. Just writing and getting ideas after brainstorming in 2 hours, we managed to pull it off and got 2nd.

The team who did it. Jeff was a last minute addition as the dude controlling the lighting and sound effects.
Me playing the bartender and Hamaz & Moon playing a "Bonnie & Clyde" influenced character. Moon's blog:
Tina as the "soundtrack" and Mirul who became the narrator/mob enforcer. Mirul's blog:
The people who made it happen. Couldn't do it w/o them. (Oh yah, Ben played a mob boss who I owed money to in the story)

Picture credit to Black (Raymond @ Rahman Sallehin, see his blog here)

Here's a short synopsis of the story:

BAD INTENTIONS: Jericho owns an unregistered eatery/bar at the Sarawak/Kalimantan border. Being the turbulent border it is, gangs ask for protection money from people like Jericho. This has made Jericho extremely pressured, after fed up being harassed by the gangsters. This made him kill a drunk lady named Fiona after listening to Jericho's deal with the mobsters. His fate falls in the delicate balance when a mysterious lady named Mellisa who is trying to find her sister and 2 fugitives who are trying to run away from the cops enters his bar. 

It was a loose adaptation of an old "western" I wrote 2 years back, 11:35 in El Paso. I was surprised the judges actually understood the story cause while the other dramas went for the musical route, our team instead took different approach and did a non-linear crime story instead. I was channeling Quentin Tarantino in myself. Haha. Some of my gun props broke into pieces but it was worth it. Gun props could be bought but sweet memories with friends like this could not be bought.

All that happened on the 3rd March if memory serve right and in the spirit of non-linear story telling, on the 2nd also my degree application result came out. It was the 1st time we were training on stage and I just realized I did not get any degree offer. Depressed was the right adjective to describe me at that time and I had to handle that drama thing (which we only had 2 days, well practically 2 and a half day to practice and come up with one.) So I did my "rayuan" by writing a letter to my Rector and did an online "rayuan." Then what do you know, voila! On the 21st I got an offer to do Law in UiTM Shah Alam. I felt as if I was dreaming. I got something I wanted and I really need to this right. I have spent the pass 3 years learning about QS  during diploma but now I'm entering Law! It's just surreal. Just hope I don't mess up this time (Which I promise myself I won't).

Just so bloody surreal. So glad this happened. See you in Law-Fac.

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