Thursday, February 28, 2008

I was Tagged!!!!!

I was tagged by Version-beta

A- Available?: available what??
B- Best friend: The Wildhunter
C- Cake or Pie?: Cake
D- Drink of choice: Coffee
E- Essential thing used everyday: Computer
F- Favorite color: Yellow
G- Gummi bears or worms: Gummi Bears
H- Hometown: Maldives
I- Indulgence: nothing.....
J- January or February: :| January
K- Kids and names: NA
L- Life: Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful

M- Marriage date: Haven't even thought of it yet :D
N- Number of siblings: 3 elder bros, 2 younger bros and 1 younger sis
O- Oranges or apples: Apples
P- Phobias: Cockroaches :D
Q- Quote: If there's a will, there's a way
R- Reason to smile: I smile for no reason sometimes :D
S- Season: Winter
T- Tag three people: Gorgeous Flower, The Wildhunter, Glorious Masterpiece
U- Unknown fact about me: Still to discover... ;)
V- Vegetable you do not like: Cucumber
W- Worst habit: Wasting time and being too good to others
X- X-rays you have had: Knee
Y- Your favorite food: Roshi and Kulhi Riha
Z- Zodiac: Sagittarius

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Maldives Film Industry

Few weeks back, i got a dhivehi drama CD from a friend of mine. It has been a long time since i watched a dhivehi drama. So i thought to watch it, hoping that a lot of improvements might have come to Maldivian film industry. I watched it and it sucks BIG time!!! I wasted 30 minutes from my time to watch it. Actors are more like puppets. no expression, no talent for acting and the dialogues comes as it is in the script. No feeling, nothing!!! There were times when i thought I was having a problem in my headphones. Coz i didnt hear a sound. There were no background music and dubbing wasn't done properly.

It's the same with dhivehi songs even, no good music, no nice songs, not even a nice video. A common scene in a dhivehi video is the couples running near the beach. Such a shame. Few days back I found out that we can watch TVM live from some website. I was watching this drama called "Just Friends". I have no words to say, but it was so boring. Background music is there for the sake of being there. No connection with what we see. There was this one scene when one actor and two actresses were playing water ball, when one of the actresses drown. Literally the water was just shallow water. The other thing is that they were staying so close, but it took the guy more than a minute to reach her. Finally he saved her drowning in shallow water. It gave me a flash back scene of the movie "Dhon hiyala aai Alifulhu". In the movie Hiyala and Ali Fulhu also jumps to shallow water and die. 20 years passed after that, but still we see no improvements in our film industry.

There was one ad of 'Alia' store or some place. That was the most stupid ad i ever saw. Displaying the girl and her beauty to market their products. I don't know how to describe it, but she was wearing some hardware rings, on her hand as bangles and nuts as rings. Decorating herself with all the hardwares in the shop and dancing. I was totally out of words. there are ways to do ads using girls. But I don't think this is the proper way.

Problem is, everyone wants to take two pills with one gulp. But few people are blessed with experience in different things. In their case, they are good at neither. Once they act in a drama and they are all prepared to be directors. No plots, no story, no sets, no feelings. This reminds me of a song done by Iraj, one of the most famous producers in Sri Lanka. He and Shaani released an album with Sinhala and Dhivehi songs. The first song, "Ey Hithaa" was a hit in Sri Lanka. And the video was cool too. Not like the ordinary dhivehi video songs. There is this songs with the title, "Raajje dhekilan aadhey". It's one nice song about Maldives. I'm really looking forward to see it's video. To Iraj and Shaani, I just want to say good work! To Maldives film industry, I can only say "Keep trying"!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Photoshop Art

Ever since I was a kid, I had the interest of drawing things. But deep down in me, I knew that I’m not meant to be an artist. Coz though I’m interested in it, I don’t do it as a hobby or in my leisure hours. What ever I drew, I drew when I was in school in art period. But I knew that I have got the talent somewhere within me.

Last year during my semester break, I had lot of free time, and had to do something to kill time. One ordinary day, with a great force from my best friend, I thought of testing my skill of drawing using the graphic tablet I had. I started drawing a portrait of a cousin of mine. The result came out far more than I expected. It seemed to me like I had this talent and it was lost within me all these days.

So far I have done portraits of different people. Also have done few for request of some friends. I share all my drawings in ElaKiri, the Largest Online Community in Sri Lanka. I’ve got lot of feedbacks from the members of EK. Their comments were always really helpful for my next drawing and that’s how I got more interested in doing more drawings. I thank all of them for their support. Even now I have got few drawings pending. So I thought to include a page in my blog to share these piece of art works. You can view all my drawings from here.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Back Again

After being away from my blog, im back on track again. First of all, I have again moved to blogger. Earlier I used to blog in blogger, than again I changed to Freewebs. Coz it was more customizable and user friendly. But I was experiencing some difficulties all the way. Then I got this ad of freewebs on my page and it ruined my blog. Since then, I have been trying to make one in blogger. But I was carried away with some other work.

I'm not sure how long I'm going to last here. But again, I have started blogging, this time with the name Uniqe GraphiX. Just because the title says that, it doesn't mean I'm going to blog about graphics. As usual I will blog about anything that comes my way, but this time I will try to give more priority for the drawings I'm doing using graphics tablet and photoshop. So here I go again...