I'm getting lazy. Procrastinating. It's been a week and I haven't written much (apart from blogging). I'm supposed to be writing two screenplays. A comedy called Satay Wars and a full blown spoof called Filem Melayu.
And then there's my third feature film - bringing Bilik No. 13 to the big screen. Arggghhh.
I'm also waiting for my staff to get me costings for various things so that I can prepare a detailed production budget. What's worse, I hope to start shooting the movie in December!
My Indonesian project is also falling into place. An Indonesian producer has already sent me a synopsis to consider - a comedy with an interesting title.
The Indonesian producer isn't one of the big guys, but has done two movies recently - one a remake of Teguh Karya's masterpiece (Badai Pasti Berlalu) and the other a remaja movie about bike racing. You need big cojones to do a remake of a Teguh Karya movie.
I'm supposed to fly to Jakarta in a couple of weeks to discuss the project with the Indonesians, but I also need to sort out my own local production. It all depends on my partners.
Anyway, I need to go out. Need to clear my head. It's swirling.
I gonna prepare dinner for the family today. It's one way for me to relax. I'm trying to serve Bulgogi tonight. Looking for the sauce Ssamjung for the dish. Wonder where I can get it.
Also need lots of salad leaf.
So many things to do. So little time.
Hope you guys out there have a better weekend.
My younger brother, Asnadi, who is working in the U.S. with AT&T is having a worrisome Ramadhan weekend in New Jersey. According to weather reports, hurricane Hannah is heading his way and may bring down 5 inches of rain over the next 24 hours. For NJ that's a lot of rain water. It may cause some flooding and damage as the winds are expected to reach 100km/hr in some parts.
According to him, this is his first time experiencing a hurricane head-on. He was supposed to drive with his wife to a friend's buka puasa (a one hour drive) but if the weather worsens, they might just take a rain check (hurricane check more like it).