Saturday, July 03, 2010
Words Say Too Much, Love Comes In Silence
Well, it's actually easier to write an essay, but when inspiration comes, or you just can't seem to express yourself with the correct words, you feel you sentences are too empty, or that you want to say something, but are afraid you'd say too much, poetry is a good outlet to do so.
So, I watched Mukhsin, the last in the Orked trilogy. It is more 'Malay' than the previous ones. However, there is an issue of breaking through the Malay stereotypes. Neighbors who jaga tepi kain orang, little girls playing brides and grooms. The odd one out is Orked because she hates playing brides and grooms and plays with the boys, and her mum who speaks a lot of English. I like the part where Inom pretends to whip Orked. It was hillarious. Seriously. Again a dash of the unconventional. Of course, you saw everything coming, the infatuation, the muddled friendship. I really like the guy who played Mukhsin. Yes, he's cute and he puts on quite a puppy dog face like Eric Bana in The Time-Traveller's Wife. The look of longing and anguish. The ending as expected, remember Jason from Sepet, yep, the ending was a little bit like that. They didn't get to meet. I found myself mumbling, "why-lah always like this, Orked?" Twice too little too late. I like the naration at the end. It wrapped things up pretty nicely and it was saaaaaaaad. I don't like conventional love stories, and I know my friends before this almost nearly wanted to 'murder' me for preferring love stories with sad endings. I don't know, it just makes it seems so much more romantic? Not that I'd want a sad ending of my own, no, but yeah, blame it on schadenfreude for me liking these things.
Sigh. Too bad she left us so soon, I'd wanted more.
Your face says what it says
Your eyes they speak with mine
I know just what it takes
to make you smile awhile
Words they say too much,
Love comes in silence