Monday, March 30, 2009

mr siao 3

houston we have a problem
keng ku, alvin wong, baki zainal
baki zainal n the cast
rama, steve yap, baki zainal
tony, baki zainal, alvin wong, steve yap

oh man.. its 2am. my eyes are starting to get really heavy but i want to post something on.. y lar put myself in such place.. dah lar esok shoot. but just want to share with you guys some shots thts been taken from the set during rehearsals. well enjoy you all..

Saturday, March 28, 2009

mr siao 2 n off dyslexia

look at all that tiny feet..
the kids doing dikir barat.. they were really cute..
the cast auguste kwan, keng ku, rama, steve yap, elvana, alvin wong, tony liang, baki zainal.
script read in pantry rama, steve, elvana and baki zainal

baki zainal wondering bila nak balik nie..

Good morning.. its 4am in the morning i just got in bout 15 minutes ago from shoot. yup early mornings till late nights or shall i say even earlier mornings ..... aiyohh very tired but then its all good.. creative spirit running in between each and one of us.. the chemistry built among actors are just great and good production team just that we have to put in the extra hours to get the best results that everyone is looking for... Amir the character is going on fine and strong in fact to certain stages amir is getting too real.. man having to screw up a language that i have been trying to find tune for 28 years is really hard and now its sticking to it.. hahahahaha.. ohh ya i am the official coffee boy for the show hahahahaha as yeah i have to have my fix of starbucks thus why not get everyone theirs too ok lar i mean i dont treat them to starbucks but then i help everyone get their daily fix.. to a point i can memorize everyones order by heart now theres the green tea latte fans, then theres the coffee fans, and the frapp fans.. on a daily basis the cast contribute say rm150 to starbucks ikano for the 13 days now.
on thursday i was asked to host a charity event for the dyslexia center in ampang hilir.. it was their official opening by the YMM something from N9. the kids were so cute.. well there was some misunderstanding at first but then yeah everything went well and i am really passionate about this cause and i would want to work closer with them to spread the word about dyslexia and how one could over come it.. its really late.. i'll talk about it later.. need to be in the studio by 9am..
alhamdulillah syukur.. catch up with you guys later..

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nie hao Mr Siao 1

auguste kwan and chin chin the AD doing line check
thats strawberry cup cake "ling" and me on set
cast and director checking out the footage

i know i should be in bed now. its 3.30am and i have to be on set in another couple of hours but then i have to write dont want to be too disconnected ..
ohh man its been a tiring shoot.. maybe because of the waiting i guess but then its not that bad really cause i am surrounded by really good company.. its been so much joy having to spar with my co stars.. honestly during the first day i felt intimidated as i was acting with the likes of alvin wong, steve yap, kee tuan chai, rama, auguste kwan etc.. i mean although i have been in this industry for some time now but i still get star struck.. hahahahaha silly huh.. but working with this bunch is nothing but fun as i get to challenge myself every second on set in order to keep up with their wit and game.. (i have never imagined steve yap, the ever so macho and good looking steve yap to be such a joker and such a cool dude to work with) alvin and abang rama just keeps inspiring me with their craft.. the whole group shares and gels together from the word go.. syukur.. hopefully it stays this way for the rest of the shoot cause theres still bout 2 weeks more to go..
im missing people around me again.. you know who you are.. i wont need to spell out names.. cant wait for the rest of the shoot.. alhamdulillah... i am blessed.. syukur..

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

im trying to get my this blog to load the pictures but its taking ages and i have not much time.. hahahaha thats the problem with me aint it not much time... i know i have not written for some time.. lots of stuff went on lets do a fast recap as i have only 15 mins before abg deen fetches me to work..

the launch of Azizi Zakaria's career and MTV for "kamu semua".. cayarlar.. that went on very well alhamdulillah.. all the hard work and effort paid off on that day.. syukur.. i'll like to thank everyone who made that day happen and for all you who took time off to share that moment with us, sponsors, frens of the media and frens really terima kasih sesungguhnya baki zainal sayang kamu..

i have now started work and production for another 2 different production 1 being stage and the other on tv.. Nie Hao Mr Siao.. which is an in house NTV7 production is a comedy about a bunch of different characters wanting to learn mandarin.. alhamdulillah i get to work with 1 of my favorite local thespian Alvin Wong.. its just so fresh seeing him strut his magic and do wonders everytime the camera rolls.. beside alvin theres , the ever good looking steve yap (if only i could look half as good as he is when i reach his age), kee tuan chai, rama, auguste kwan(fame taiwan and hong kong soap hunk) and many more really talented people.. i feel blessed.. more pictures and story on that as i start shoot very soon.
theres Merong Maha Wangsa which i see so much potential in the play and bringing it on tour.. its really challenging and having to imagine and think like a bird is some what of a challenge that i shall try to overcome insyaallah you can go on to for more info..

then of course theres the other appearances and meetings and yes purchases i know i know.. i just got back from a spending spree at ikea, Jaspal and of course buying a G10 alone is already a spending spree.. giler wei i am a proud owner of a G10 wei.. i know ahhh alhamdulillah....

oh ya last but not least im sure by now i dah mempunyai ramai haters out there .. im sorry guys i was just telling the truth and giving my 2 cents worth of comments and advise for you to make it in this dog eat dog industry.. i once learned people who tells you only the things you want to hear is not worth keeping by your side but people who hurts your ear once and a while hold them near.. well guys i shall see you at the LEO IDOL 09 finals...

aite off to host Celebrity Chat now.. see you later.. and Thank you..


Sunday, March 01, 2009

new life, sad endings and many more..

last nite was a nite of many mixed emotions.. last night was the Gala Farewell to The Actors Studio Bangsar.... people who has come to know and loved the space came together for the last time last nite to say good bye to a very close friend.. i was sat in row D seat number 27. yes my final seat. the line up that performed last night hailed from the really talented well respected acts and 1 or 2 new acts that is familiar with calling those black walls home..

it was acery interesting evening filled with laughter , tears and at the same time not forgeting a huge splash of world renown dance acts.. it opened with a very warm little intro from both the datuk and datin.. then my sifu Douglas Lim work all of us up with his crazy antics and not holding back making it the best ever stand up that i have seen of him doing.. then came a bunch of talented mixed match guys that does not realize or they do that they are awesome when all of the 5 of them combine d. they bring the house down these dudes are known as the comeback kings.. there were many other performances by the Aswara dancers lead by joseph gonzales who performed a power packed true to its form traditional zapin dance.. Sutra was involved, the ever fab Lim Swee keong, Young kl singers and it closed with the fantastic performance of harith doing his antics and last but not least did an unplugged session with dougie as they serenaded 1 last time on that actual stage.. the performances was just near to perfect as all of them gave every single thing thay have and you could feel that theres just truth in their performance..

at the end of the performance everyone joined the curtain call to stand up and give our last good bye to the space.. it was a very dark moment as tears fell... seeing lights being brought down, signs, chairs being ripped out it broke many hearts... honestly i have only tasted 2 productions on that stage one being Tartuffe and the other Habeas Corpus and yet when i got into that space for the first time ever standing on that black floor i felt that i have finally made it and tasted the high of doing theater in malaysia... my first screw up on stage was also done on that stage.. and those moments followed me ever since.. every time i get into that space i feel comfort and i feel i belong.. i have never really seen eye to eye with Dato' Faridah but last night i took her hands and i said thank you.. i saw how strong her passion and love was for the very first time.. and i know she understands me when i uttered my thanks to her.. i felt blessed for i was given the chance to feel what i felt last night .. to experience the magic for the very last time in that surroundings... to everyone that has made my experience performing, watching performances or even stealing that fag right outside a special experience Baki Zainal would like to salute you and say thank you.. sesungguhnya baki zainal sayang kamu.. till we meet again .. insyaallah..