contengan jalanan by hlovate

Monday, June 19, 2017

Peace be upon you, my readers.


How's your Ramadhan? Yay or Nay? Hope you're having a great Ramadhan ever.  Peace.
So,  sempena dengan bulan Ramadhan ni,  why not buat satu review novel yang kena dengan bulan yang mulia ni,  ye dok? Mana tau ada yang tertarik bila baca review sampai terus nak cari novel ni dekat mana mana kedai sekali pun. CJ (shortcut for Contengan Jalanan) one of my favorite books from the mysterious author, Hlovate, cliche. And I can still hear the sound of firecracker around my house. Well done boys. Happy reading and happy selalu (sakit gigi 😢)


Title : Contengan Jalanan
Author : Hlovate
Pages : 557
Price : RM 21.00
Publisher : Jemari Seni Publishing

Synopsis

I - Fend
Namanya Affendy. 'Fend; jika dipendekkan untuk panggilan. Umur - baru hampir masuk usia mengundi. Bergelar pelajar fotografi yang dunianya hanya berpaksikan lensa dan warna. Dan muzik! Dia gitaris merangkap vokalis Creepy Hues. Definisi hidupnya mudah.  Selagi ada warna dan irama, itu namanya bahagia. Hinggalah dia bertemu dengan Amalia. Sepotong ayat daripada gadis itu membuatkan erti hidup yang difahaminya selama ini hilang makna. Kisah ini adalah contengan pengalaman Fend sepanjang dia cuba menyusun semula kamus hidup. Contengan kisah perjalanannya di celah-celah sedapnya kota Kuala Lumpur. Contengan kisah perjalanannya dari Kuala Lumpur ke Kuala Perlis.  Contengan kisah perjalanannya melangkah benua dari Malaysia ke Australia. Kerana mahu mencari erti. Kerana mahu mencari 'Affendy'.
Contengan pengalaman Fend yang mahu mencari erti, mencari 'Affendy'
II - K²
Namanya Ku Kamaruzaman. Dipendekkan menjadi K² untuk teman-teman. Dia teman Fend.  Pelajar Creative Studies. Drummer untuk Creepy Hues. Paksi hidupnya hanya satu; seni. Perkara lain boleh ditolak tepi.  Hidup itu mudah,  tidak perlu mencari susah. Namun, erti itu mula berubah arah selepas kematian sorang teman. Tambah dikusutkan dengan perubahan Fend yang seolah-olah tersampuk badi krisis pertengah usia. Kembaranya ke Australia untuk menemani Fend dirasakan hanya sebuah percutian. Kembaranya ke Tanah Seberang di negara jiran yang membuka pintu hati dan mata untuk melihat dunia dari sudut berbeza.
Perjalanan sorang K² melihat dunia dari sudut berbeza.

My Thoughts

CJ, the sixth novel from Hlovate which is follows about Fend and K², two best friend who were on their quest to find the meaning of life and this book have two parts, the first one about Fend and the second one is about K² ( pronounced as K Square). Both of them, immersed in musics and have a rock band named Creepy Hues.  Fend as vocalis and guitaris while K² as a drummer.

Fend's life started to change when he met Lia,  a muslimah girl at X- Games event and met again and again at bus station when Lia waiting for the bus to Butterworth, Penang and Fend, Kuala Perlis for his cousin wedding. Lia gave Fend a CD which is change Fend's life upside down and that  bought Fend and Chad, Fend's cousin backpacking to Sydney and celebrate Ramadhan in Sydney, met with a Malaysian student, Akmal and together,  they're struggling to find the true path in Islam, how Hlovate emphasize in his/her books about Malaysian mentality about Ramadhan eventually open my eyes.

Purification by all the means and senses of the world.

 I have to admit,  I'd never travelling like Fend and Chad to find the true path in our one and only religion,  Islam and that makes me feel awful inside. Let's me tell about Chad. Chad's one of Fend close cousins who is Master student in Toronto, Canada. For me,  he's a good cousin. How I can define he as a good cousin?

A good cousin or friends or siblings will guide us to the right things. How Chad keep company with Fend and persuaded Fend to travel with him in Sydney, and how he's keep tolerant with Fend,  the manja ones. I'm pretty sure all of you or maybe some of you might have a cousin like Chad who is handsome, sweet talker and sweet smile, high education, and cool af. The favourite and fabulous cousin in family  :3. I like how Hlovate develope this story from music and students who loves guitar, art to the religious person but still the humble and funny ones. I knows the feeling when a person who you loves gone and how it affects my life,  horrible. But I'm trying.

Chad's death not the only reason for the Fend to be Affendy, that what K² thinking about. There's more than that and that's makes he think a lot. Then Fend engaged K² with him to the Sydney, as the samethings he's did with Chad, hoping K² will feel what he felt before. But K² only take it as a vacation. Only. In Sydney,  K² can't get what Fend trying to show to him,  until he's travel alone in Jakarta accompany with Fend's sketch book  and alhamdulillah, Allah blessed him by makes K² meets with Indra, a Christian guy whose keep talking about Islam then K² felt be grateful because he's already know what makes Fend to change himself from Fend to Affendy. Then he's going back to Malaysia and thanks Fend for everything and change his rules about life. Fend is also grateful because K² change to be a better Muslim. Me too.

Contengan Jalanan Quotes 

The man that decided to change on the 12th hours died at the 11th.

Everybody knows that death is inevitable coming, but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise every time one is going. 

Talking is nothing.  Doing is something. 

Ikhlas tu bukan kita yang ukur, tu biar Allah yang tentukan. Jangan sampai kita tinggalkan amal ibadat sebab tak nak riak dengan manusia,  kerana itulah tanda riak kita dengan Allah sebenarnya. 

Orang yang hati kering dan hati batu pun masih ada harapan untuk cari rahmat Tuhan sebenarnya. 

Ada beza antara jumpa benda yang kita nak cari dan cari benda yang kita nak jumpa.

For me,  CJ totally worth to buy and read. Hlovate taught us to be a better person dengan ikut acuan agama kita, Islam. And based on buku ni,  belajar la jugak bahasa Perak sikit sikit. Huhu.
So I gives 5/5 for this book. And thanks Hlovate for your great masterpiece. Ever.

Change to be a better Muslim before too late. 

singlewoman

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hi



How was your day? Hope you guys have a great day today with your family, friends and whoever and I'm sorry for not being able to update my blog lately. Sometimes I wonder how another bloggers can update their blog often with a great blog posts T_T why I can't be like them,  that.  Back to the track, do you know what the best decision I ever made in the life? Stay single forever. Sometimes,  being single more better than stuck in wrong relationship with wrong person. Am I sound pathetic? I think it's. I'm tried to create a new random entry on the blog today because of a random-person-who-found-out-about-my-blog-throughctwitter-and-read-my-blog-and-make-me-to-update-the-blog, for sure. 

Oh almost forgot, happy birthday to me,  myself. Last Sunday,  I'm already been a 23 years old woman. 23 totally a great number to be a woman instead of girl because woman sound good for me. Totally good. Full stop. No birthday cake,  no birthday party no nothing just a normal day for me. Only got a few birthday wish on my facebook and twitter from my friends,  thanks you guys.  I love you. Ah yes,  23 and still don't have any boyfriend but I happy because I have my family and friends who always there for me and stay with me,  good and bad. No worries about boyfriend although Raya's around the corner and will get some questions like 'Bila nak kahwin' and yada yada yada  =_=' .

I know that not only me being single on my 20+, maybe another girls on 30+ still single and available and still sleeping with her bantal busuk (not me okay :p). Know what,  some women who stuck with a wrong relationship like make love with some men who already have a wife and kids are not so cool. Why you have to being a bitch to get a man in your life? Just stay single in your room and be happy and humble and tried hard to update your blog with a semangkuk Maggi Asam Laksa,  like me uhuk.

So (don't you ever thinking about to use last but not least words because this is not a karangan bahasa melayu tingkatan tiga, this is a blog entry, so be cool 😎),  hope any of you who are still single (available or not available) please don't be mad. Being single is not a crime against the world,  single life totally awesome so take it easy. No boyfriend isn't mean your life is over now,  it's how you can survive without any men using your own strength and your brain.

For you,  someone who asked me to update my blog,  kinda read this, penat kita taip.  And good luck with your exam.

Toodles. 

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