Anugerah Skrin Returns!!!

(Graphics courtesy of Mediacorp Suria)

After a 4-year hiatus in which we’ve seen Aliff Aziz, Rancour and Sarah Aqilah being introduced to our local Malay music industry, this year, Anugerah Skrin, the talent competition which saw Shahril Wahid and Huda Ali winning their respective gender categories in  2006 (and not to be confused with the awards ceremony across the Causeway…), returns for a second season to crown the next big star to grace our television screens in acting roles, be it in drama series, telemovies or big-budget films.

This year, the organisers are doing away with the hosting segment unlike its predecessor, which means there will be less stress on the contestants. Did I just say “Less stress“??? Though the stress is apparently lesser without the need to memorise more scripts than they have to, the expectations on giving credible and quality performances week in and out are still to be expected on each and every contestant. Please do your respective homework before you march your way to Caldecott Broadcast Centre next Saturday 20th March 2010 between 9am-5pm.

You might be wondering why I said that??? Cos too many people come for auditions unprepared, wearing indecent and improper clothes, having unkempt hair, wearing sandals and flip-flops and worse still, they looked as though they just woke up from the bed!!! Do jolly well read the rules and regulations stated on the Anugerah Skrin Official Website before embarking on this road to stardom. The participating forms are also downloadable there. There is one thing about wanting to be glamourous and wanting to be in the limelight, but ask around and the experienced ones will say that glamour is only 10%. The rest is hard work, sweat, blood and tears. All the best!!!

Video clip courtesy of Mediacorp Suria’s Official YouTube Channel

Happy 61st Mama!!!

It’s been more than five months that you’ve been in a coma and till today, we’ve not lost any hope nor given up on seeing you up and about like before. Today is a very special day in your life. But it would be even more special if you could wake up from your deep slumber and see your second grandson for the first time. We miss your warmth, we miss your jokes, but above all else, we miss you.

On your 61st birthday, I pray that Allah will bestow upon you the extra strength to open your eyes and see us all again. You are and will always be our inspiration, our guide and our shining light when it comes to fighting the odds and overcoming obstacles in life. You have beaten the odds in surviving the worst, your willpower even in your state of unconsciousness is an admirable example. Happy Birthday Mama!!! I’ll see you later today… 🙂