The Movement to support Local Production - #ORIKAMI


Being one of those who assist to getting more Malaysian to support Malaysian’s production is the proudest thing ever that I cannot remember for the rest of my life.

I always share a story that can illustrate the situation of how Malaysian producer is facing currently, which is the scene from “Clash of Titan” - a story of how unaided Zeus and Poseidon suffered from the intrude of Kraken that release by Hades who getting stronger with the hates that generated by the people of Olympia.

Yes, imagine, the hates of Olympia explained the lesser and lesser support by Malaysian towards Malaysian’s production, created the Kraken, which illustrated the external content by overseas production that intruded our homeland, which our production - The Zeus and Poseidon, who are slowly getting less and no support from the people of Olympia - which is we the audience.

Audience nowadays in Malaysia are either consuming content, production which is from overseas, if we look into the Chinese market, and estimation of half of the total population of Chinese who consume TV content are consuming Asian content from China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, and another half from the left over, are urbanite who claimed that they don’t understand Chinese, which resulted no interaction with the Chinese content.

Question is : WILL MALAYSIA CHINESE CONTENT ENDS IN A SHORT FUTURE? which cause another question, which state “Will Malaysian slowly losing the Malaysian Chinese Identity from the perspective of creative production?

The answer is “Yes, it might be.”

I work in a broadcasting industry, specifically TV, which ntv7 is one of the platform that provided to the Chinese drama producers to produce drama for consumers, and 8TV which is a platform that provided the variety show producers to produce Magazine, Documentary, Game or Reality for the audience, i am proud to say that I am in the TV stations that still maintaining the production of local production.

Though demand is less, but the TV station still producing the content for the audience, but here is the challenge, if there is no discussion (despite it is good or bad) by the audience to the content, we will not know what is the good and bad of the show - which we need the consumer to feedback their experience with the content, despite it is a praise or a condemn.

But we still moving on, because we want to remain the identity of Malaysian Chinese production, “what happened if we don’t maintain?” - sooner or later, in 10 years time, when people talk about Chinese production, they will only refer to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea or Japan, impossible to mention that there is a small country here in South East Asia, that produced Chinese content too.

What I mentioned is about Chinese content or production, what happened if no one from Malaysia are supporting Malaysian’ production, despite it is Malay, Indian or Chinese, despite it is music, visual, stage performance, art craft, TV or radio?

The industry has call for a movement to urge people, especially Malaysian to support Malaysian production - ORIKAMI, an abbreviation of Original Kami, which is to urge Malaysian to continue their support to the original production that produced by Malaysian.

This movement started in early 2016, focusing on the Chinese TV production, hence the concept then slowly endorse by many students, NGO, and they started to have their own event in endorsing the idea and also supporting the movement by showing in action.

Malaysian, lets don't make our local producer suffer, don’t kill their passion, and let’s continue to support the production, that is born in Malaysia!

Support #ORIKAMI




ALL OPINION WRITING IN THIS ARTICLE ARE MERELY A THOUGHT BY THE WRITER OF KENNLIFE BLOGSPOT, AND IT DOESN'T REPRESENT ANY OF THE MENTIONED PARTIES ABOVE IN THE ARTICLE



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在公在私,都在推動 #原制原创



「你說要把一個人帶到一個舞台上,你真的說到做到耶」這是我前幾天聽到的一句話,真的,我知道我自己要做什麼,我就可以做什麼。

緣份讓我遇見了安家能,認識了他的聲音,對音樂有一份堅持和信念,就是典型的完美主義型男生。

「那,可不可以把其中一組表演交給家能和漢傑呢?」-這是我對連鎖卡拉行銷經理的一個疑問,其實他們會舉辦一場頒獎典禮,而他們希望找到本地的聲音去表演,而在我想要培訓家能的膽量,及增加他的舞台經驗,我詢問了。

“可以啊” 這個回答帶著一點點的疑慮。

我了解的,除了漢傑豐富的舞台經驗可以說服主辦單位,家能是個新人,有著少許的舞台經驗,沒有人認識他,也沒有任何的網絡作品可以給連鎖卡拉做參考,這裡我還是要謝謝Neway Karaoke Malaysia給予我的一份信任,好讓Jayden有一個更大的舞台可以分享他的音樂。



怎麼想還是覺得不行,「怎麼一個歌手但是沒有作品呢?」,後來我想到製作cover video至少可以讓少數人看到Jayden。

“我幫你做音樂短片,我們現在來選歌。”

馬上聯絡了一位吉他手,再找我的拍檔,然後定下一個日期,“好,我們製作四首歌曲的COVER。” - 後來才發現到我決定的日期,正正落在我的同學的結婚後一晚,我還是要當司儀,我還記得當晚我的司儀狀況連連,滿腦子想著製作短片的事情,當然還有就是兩肋插刀的拍攝拍檔前一晚拍攝結束馬上趕回來。

家能和吉他手啟文很給力,一個下午把音樂錄製好。其實這裡的挑戰就是,第一,沒有錄音間,臨時在我的書房簡單的做一個錄音的地方,第二,沒有兩個音樂輸入的器材;沒有辦法把吉他和歌手的聲音兩個分開錄製,所以都是一次性把歌曲錄製好。

感恩各方的支持和協助,錄製過程都很順利,也上載了到社交網站,雖然瀏覽率不高,至少可以讓這些瀏覽的人,知道馬來西亞有一個「安家能」



頒獎典禮前三天,漢傑、家能和啟文才有機會來我家彩排,這幾天雖然疲憊,但是是很精神的,雖然生病了,但是卻沒辦法休息,只可以一面咳嗽一面陪伴他們。

我家不是一個很舒服的屋子,但是三個卻是很配合將就的在我的家練習,漢傑也選擇睡客廳不睡客房,啟文也不嫌麻煩從安邦過來蒲種和雙威城載兩位小朋友,最後還是謝謝兩位特別照顧家能。

星期四,我很忙,早上的一場會議,被招車應用軟件婉拒了合作,心裏是灰灰的 - 在這個時候,我只剩下三個星期的時間籌辦音樂會,成敗就在這裡了。音樂會的籌辦過程也是一個波折重重,姑且不提。

星期四的頒獎典禮遇到一個「欺善怕惡」「見高拜,見低踩」的女人,我當下是忍下來了,我告訴我自己說,「請你記得今天看低和欺負我的人的這一天,日後我會要你好看。」

頒獎典禮的音樂呈現,三個人負責呈獻是我家電視台的組曲,四首歌曲裏三位歌手有出席,有讓歌手們滿意嗎?我管不著,我只希望三位孩子都可以享受這個舞台。

「至少我在旁邊流了兩滴眼淚」


「阿KENN,為甚麼你要做?」

我記得我的同事在當天晚上傳了一個簡訊給我,問我,「你可以一個人安排那麼多東西,我卻不知道」-其實這都是我想做的東西,我喜歡做的東西,我就很盡力去做的事情。

是我是Jayden的音樂表演負責人,任何合作上的接洽可以聯絡我。


觀賞頒獎典禮表演片段 
https://www.facebook.com/inside.creative.production/videos/686984341465290/






後記:
最近聽聞了一個不好聽的消息,原本以為很盡心盡力的為音樂的一群人,最終原來也是為了利益在做事;這年頭,為利益做事情的還真的不少,真正推動音樂的真的很少。只希望大家可以醒覺!

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壹陸年肆壹月,我還是葉添鴻


壹陸年肆壹月,越獄了人生的第二十八個年頭,今年得到最大的讚許就是,「你雖然是二十八歲,但是感覺裏頭是住了一個近四十歲的老頭子。」-真的,我經歷的比一般的同齡人多,以一個鄉下人的視野來衡量的話,我看到的比一般凡夫來得多,可是,我敗在自己的執著之下,放下的依然很少。

二十八,如果以社會認為「男人三十才是起步之年」的話,我其實還可以頹廢多兩年;但是照我家人告訴我的「畢業後給自己兩年時間沈澱才找方向」,我卻比這個來得更早,二十歲左右完成了我電台的夢想,後來踏入了我職業志願裏最後一個選項 - 記者的路,後來讓我學習最多的政壇,最終回到媒體,然後目前做著完成夢想的志願,這一路來感覺順風順遂。

「阿KENN,其實你很強。」不是我囂張,其實我習慣了這個稱讚,只是我抬頭禮貌的微笑後,其實內心裡會質問自己,「我強在哪裏?」-今天我就自我分析一下,我強在哪裏?

我強在我從小就在社團組織裡培訓,讓我比同齡人更早接觸團體工作,學習管理,從策劃到組織工作,從準備功夫到執行任務,囂張的說一句,「這十多年來,二十多場生活營不是蓋的。」

我強在(最近才發現)在自己所信仰奉持的宗教信仰裡所學習到的,在近期內才真正的領悟到,而且應用在我目前的生活裡,雖然前輩們說,「添鴻的悟性很高。」 - 前陣子有一位師傅還說,「添鴻學長對於佛學很有了解。」種種的稱讚,其實見笑的說一句,“我最近才領悟到,無常、隨緣。”

我對自己有要求,如果這事情對我背道而馳的話,我鐵定不會做;即便給予我的薪金很高,我也不做 - 這就是我辭退了第三份工作的最大原因。如果那件事情是錯的,基於我對該工作/事情的認識和知識,我就會反駁,直到對方利用地位權利來推翻我的想法時,我就不會往前走,我就會讓事情錯下去,那個時候即使發生大事故,我也不會負起任何責任。

我對自己不喜歡的事情我就是不會喜歡,對於一個人我不喜歡的話;我就是不會在工作以外對他有特別的喜歡,工作我依然會完成,但是閒話家常真的不是我會做的事情。對於我尊重的人,為甚麼我會尊重,必定因為在專業上得到我的尊重,因為對方也尊重我,所以我會照「鏡子原理」,依舊尊重你。

讀到這裡,「為甚麼你就是那麼倔?」- 我就是弱在我很倔,大家都覺得「其實他很難相處」。
我想說,當我真的認真起來的時候,我沒辦法說笑,一但我開始說笑的時候,我會失去所謂的說服力;因此,當我認真起來的時候,即便是我的前老闆,一個副部長也會讓著我,這就是我。當我在脾氣裏的時候,我仍然還是可以被親近,因為專業就是專業,這是我很清楚的一點;只是我不喜歡我在脾氣裏的時候,工作還對我有所隱瞞,那就是挑起我的火龍根,根本就是和我對著幹。


或許這就是我強,但是同時我也弱的時候。

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My complaint to Air Asia

Did you expect me to keep quiet? My friend said “Shit, it happen on Kenn’s, so let’s expect an article on his blog.”

So, it was 3:45PM here at Kuching, and I checked in the Immigration Counter - still don’t know why I am a Malaysian and I still have to register myself in Sarawak. And walked in, and queue up at your gate 3 at Kuching International Airport.

Suddenly your staff, walked in quietly and without making any announcement, the whole group of people walked away, and for us who stood there, hesitated for a while and check with the guy who came, and all we hear is just one of the passenger, “at counter C1 ah?”

Alright, is a confirmed flight delayed, next is we heard your staff said “it is scheduled at 9:25PM”

Woah, this is my first time encountering flight delayed, and this is how AirAsia staff handled it? Well, I never think how professional Malaysian can go, but this?

Walked towards C1, and the Immigration officer took their own sweet time stamping, I’m totally understand that due to security purpose, but can’t you opened few more just to tackle or solve this issue? 

Well, I actually quicken up my steps and walk to the C1, and yes, another round of luggage check, which I understand that the officer might do not know that we are the “delayed”, which they actually can request to check the stamped document, which they didn’t - delay again.

The counter of C1, which then C1 and C2, to handle a plane-full of passengers, is the common mistake that Malaysian has, Chinese has an idiom “Little Porridge to serve Many Monks” - why they can’t open up few more counters just to solve the problem and re-arrangement?

I am not surprise, this is Malaysia.

Next, after 15 minutes of queuing up, a group of Haji suddenly formed another line next to us, trying to cut out queue - well, because they are HAJ, so we have to respect them? No one sounded, including me, i told myself “come on, things will solve at the end, be patience.”

But NO! when i reached the counter, your staff told me, “Sorry sir, your flight has rescheduled to 9:25PM” - this triggered my temper, when i heard some of those who lined up in front of me, has gotten the 7:05PM flight.

I responded, “Well, do you have earlier flight?”
“Sir….”
“it is unfair to some of us who line up here though, those group of haji who then cut cue… and gotten the seat?”
She responded, “Oh because they are under an agency…”
“So, under agency will got privilege? so why are we queuing up?”

Slowly then Air Asia counter staff response “How about 7:05pm”
“Thank you, please”

Air Asia passes us the compensation coupon of RM10 for a burger, “Sorry that doesn’t compensate anything, cause time has wasted.”

Another round of immigration explanation, luggage check, and next is the most interesting one.

The new boarding passes stated gate 2 for us to get board, when i reached gate 2, a stewardess was smiling to everyone, and I queue up without hesitation, and she was smiling with the lady in from of me, but when I passed my boarding pass to her, she quickly change tone and say
“Ey Bukan! Ni gate 7” then she hand over the boarding pass and quickly smile to another passenger.

Sorry Tan Sri, What the HECK?

Another gate is quite a distance, but still okay.

Where is the apology?


This is my first flight delay, but I thought it is a good one, with a good experience because I learned from my experience that Air Asia quite a good job on serving passengers, but too bad.

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歡迎美國總統特朗普



美國人選擇了一個毫無政治背景因素的人,成為了這片多元種族、文化的國家的最高領導人;很多人或許會這樣覺得,那是美國人的事情,管我們馬來西亞人什麼事情呢?關乎這個世界什麼問題呢?
昨天我上傳了一份文章在我的面子書上,當然關注美國總統選舉的人不只是我,有幾個人留言、私信我,「奧巴馬在過去做了什麼好事?」,我的回應是「我從社會這個觀點去看。」

近這幾年來,我非常關注人權問題,而朝鮮是這幾年來我特別關注的一項課題 - 曾經一度想要到朝鮮看看到底逃離朝鮮的人,是否真的來自那樣的國土。而如果你有關注朝鮮人逃離的路線,中國也不是好的落地處,朝鮮人也會選擇美國為一個落腳處;在特朗普上任後,一向來支持著他的金正恩,會否借機利用兩國未來的良好關係,而把所有朝鮮人遣返呢?這是否意味著在美國落腳的朝鮮人必死無疑?

全球暖化並不是假象,特朗普堅持相信這是中國所做出來的假象,八國集團的美國代表堅持相信全球並沒有再暖化,這豈不是最嚴重的事情嗎?

特朗普施政的理念建立在種族歧視之上,從一開始抵制回教徒踏入美國,到墨西哥,黑人這幾點之上,特朗普不會是一個能夠搞好國際關係的人,即使有強烈團隊在背後建議著他,但是情緒化的特朗普,在建立國際關係上不會是至上人選。

如果昨天在面子書上傳出「中習近平、南都特蒂、東金正恩、北方普京、西特朗普」是真的,那基本上全球政治方向起了很大的轉變,會否是一個任何時候都發動核能武器的世界戰爭呢?這幾位當中,有幾位確實是「情緒娃娃」,CHIRPHUSNK。

我從大選看社會,我不會看經濟;目前只希望這個過後,會有好的未來。


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特朗普勝選,下來會?


特朗普勝選,下來會?

第一,我肯定美國社會將會以種族仇恨為審核人類的基準,除此之外,還有宗教鄙視及仇恨也將會是衡量的工具。只要你不是白人,或者你是伊斯蘭教徒,墨西哥人,甚至是中國人的話,對不起,你可能不會得到美國簽證。

第二,蘇維埃共和國俄羅斯、獨裁朝鮮將會和美國聯合,成為全世界最大的聯盟。特朗普絕對會終止TPPA、NATO等等他個人認為對美國不利的政策,而他只會成立USARUNK聯盟。菲律賓總統本來就不喜歡奧巴馬,一向極端作風的他,可能會和特朗普聯手,成立USAPHIRUNK聯盟。

第三,奧巴馬總統的得意之作《患者保護與平價醫療法案》將會被特朗普取消。屆時,美國人沒辦法得到醫療,全國死亡率就會增加。

第四,馬來西亞首相納吉肯定從中獲利,或許一次高爾夫球友誼賽,就可以解決1MDB的事情了,羅斯瑪如果還是首相夫人的話,鐵定在美國紐約購物的話會得到至少26%的折扣。

第五,馬來西亞國立和私立大學不會邀請特朗普來演講,因為口沫橫飛、色情暴力傾向的他,和馬來西亞宗教事務發展局的理念背道而馳,除非首相說「沒問題啊!」



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Negro: A Matter for Mature People to think


Negro, a term that commonly used to refer dark skinned people from Africa, it suppose to be just a layman term to refer to a community based on the skin color, with no discrimination, but over the year, the term has become a term that to refer “All black skinned people who committed bad deeds”

It seems normal to use the term this way, and we can’t blamed the local that used and referred them this way, as cases by African in Malaysia has increased, and realising the African - who claimed to be at Malaysia as Students, are everywhere near the night club compound, very hard to the local to say “Hey, the African are here for study.”

But, the Chinese has an idiom, “A full tank of good rice will be ruined by one bad rat” - simply explained the situation that not all Negro are bad people, but just because a few that have tarnished the image of many.

Yes, one man’s wrong deed might spoiled the rest, it applied to Chinese nationalities - the people from People Republic of China, the Indian of Malaysia, or the Malay from Malaysia.


It is entirely up to Malaysian, whether you are mature enough or not, in putting a thought onto this.

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爱一个人不一定要在一起

培训营的第一个晚上,那一个环节我完全忘记不了,主持人说,“手头上有五张纸,你把你的特点写到纸张上去。” 因为身体过于疲惫,只是听到主持人说 - 写特点。

在众多之下,我写了一个颇为惊讶的 爱一个人不一定要在一起。

这点说出来也是需要一点勇气,说固然简单,但是做是否容易呢?

以前觉得这一切都会是很复杂,很难处理的一些人生,可是慢慢的会觉得这些能够做到。

虽然,晚上睡觉的,只可以单靠幻想,自我感觉对方在身旁。
虽然,准备料理的时候,只可以单靠幻想,感觉好像准备了食物给对方。
虽然,晚上回到家的时候,默默地说“我回来了”,只可以单靠幻想,感觉对方回应了。
虽然,自己一个人独自看戏,偷偷买了情侣座,只可以单靠幻想,感觉身边有一个对方。


其实掌握了以上后,你就可以完全掌握“爱一个人不一定要在一起”

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生物醫學 X 音樂 X 紅酒 = Jayden安家能

有一個這麼的男生,我認識他的過程是有一點點特別。

緣份告訴我,「這個男生和我的想法類同,我要和他認識且看看可以有怎麼樣的合作」

本來第一個星期不是我忙碌,就是對方也忙;原本真的沒有機會碰面。

後來,終於有了第一次碰面。

聊開了,才知道這孩子懂得用音樂說故事,我說「我們來製作音樂短片吧!」

籌備了大雨啊有20天,我們開始了制作,四首歌,等著製作團隊的剪接後,才會逐一上載。

知道他喜歡紅酒,這是我這裡唯一可以給他的「酬勞」

我知道他不喜歡香菜,所以有時候覺得我可以幫他從飯菜中,一面說“挑食”,一面幫他挑出來。

那一天結束拍攝的時候,我給他說教,很長的一段路,很長的一段訓話,「對我珍惜的人,我會特別的嘮叨。」

後來我問,「如果有一天我的生命有了危險,只有香菜可以解救的話,你會吃嗎?」—— 他的答案讓我很感動。

認識了這麼一個男生,我的生命重心除了在工作上,另外就是他的身上。

請大家給個機會Jayden 安家能。


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