Thursday, January 21, 2010

Of Music and Mayhem (Reprise)

Somehow Of Music and Mayhem was spotted online and is featured at Bleeding Cool Comic Book News!

I am in the process of organizing a sub-section for my website with photographs from the exhibition very soon. Perhaps might be able to open the art for sale, should there be of any interest.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Al-Jazeera Time

One for the stupidity:

Two smarts versus one narrow:

Verily, I'm embarrassed, upset and continuously feeling depressed with this issue... How will the use of the term Allah confuse Muslims if we read the Quran? Get your 'iman' checked, please :(

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I really don't do this to my blog/journal but this brings pain to my heart:

4 Malaysian churches attacked in "Allah" dispute"

I'm a Muslim and basically a loner in a foreign country. I'm also not in Malaysia and I haven't been following the current events, as if that's an excuse. I do not know if it was an inside job to instill hate towards Islam or if it was really committed by my fellow brothers. If it was, then they are obviously not doing what is being taught by the Holy book.

It is said here that the dispute escalated because the use of the Arabic term "Allah" in Herald, the Roman Catholic literature in it's Malay-language edition (which, the local Muslims believe that it may confuse Muslims and tempt them to convert to Christianity)

This is downright silly :( "Allah" is NOT exclusive to only Muslims. He is the one God that created all of us, if you need to be reminded. I don't see why this is a problem.

Islam is NOT in any way in threat! Brothers, this is not like a turf war. It's about faith and submission. First it was the Cow's head parade and now bombing churces? I might have missed a translation somewhere that promotes us to cause damage and inflict harm upon others.

For the life of me I still don't see the point of all this. In Indonesia, they have religious studies and they use "Allah" for God for all religion, not only for Islam. Hebrew spells Him as "Elohim" in the Torah! The singular "Eloah" is used in late Biblical Hebrew, in imitation of Aramaic usage. And this goes way back before Jesus and Muhammad. In Malay we call Him "Tuhan". In English we call him "God".


So.. we are squabbling and killing each other for the same Big Guy? Please, brothers. Have more faith in our religion. Have patience for the sake of Islam.

Instead of displaying how scary we are, let us check upon ourselves if we perform our daily prayers 5 times a day without fail. Please, stop bringing shame to Islam.

Their use of the term Allah for whatever their cause is do not put Islam in jeopardy. The bombings and massive killings are.

Further Reading: Allah was originally a Pagan God

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Sketchbook

Scanner can't take thick sketchbook without breaking the spine so. Whatevurrrrr. I want to reset to Christmas so the long break returns!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Music: "Letter To The Devil / Cry"

I have finally finished recording and mixing the track with my new Flying-V :D It's a slow number though, very 80s too.

It's an original composition but just to add trivia to the material, the chorus is a cover of Big Life's "Cry" from Street Fighter II The Animated Movie - which is also inspired by Whitesnake's "Sailing Ships".

Letter To The Devil (5:50)

Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!