Soliloki

Prosaic soliloquies performed by a quixotic person

More Than I Can Chew

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For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a screenplay. Just for fun. But I never really got around to doing it until recently, when I was browsing through the latest announcements posted on my student portal and saw a recruitment advertisement for a scriptwriter for the Uni’s musical production. I was definitely intrigued since this was the kind of boost I needed to get started on my new interest. On the other hand, I wasn’t sure if I should grab the opportunity. I mean, how could I manage to fit in an extra activity since there’s a lot on my plate right now. An eight-to-five work, weekly nighttime classes, and house chores that I need to attend to. Alright, so it doesn’t look like there’s a lot on my plate, but for someone who isn’t an expert in time management, well, it does seem to be a lot.

After a few days of thinking, I told Mother about it, thinking maybe she could give me her two cents on my predicament.

Me: You know, the Uni is going to hold another musical this year and now the Drama Club is looking for a writer. And I’m thinking of joining the production team. Only that I’m not sure if I could give my one-hundred percent effort and commitment to the club and work at the same time. But I really do want to try something new…blah blah…experiencing college life to the fullest…yadda yadda…I don’t know. So, what say you?

Mother: Why? Will you get paid for that?

Ah, typical Asian parents. Putting more emphasis on education and professional career above all else. As much as Mother being open to most things and generally an easy-going diplomatic person, sometimes she doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of doing things for the sake of just doing them without good solid purposes. Soon after that though, I decided to just grab the bull by the horns and join the production team. Mother seemed to be alright with that. Yay.

So two days after that, I met Hew, a Drama Club ExCo, to talk about the script and the play. I got even more excited about the whole thing after the meeting. And even more nervous, too. I mean, will my script be as good as the ones used in the previous plays? What if I get a writer’s block during script-writing, or worse, a worker’s block? Questions about what will happen are on loop and making me feel mighty worried (and somewhat regret with my compulsive decision to join an extra activity).

Hm. *thinking*

OK, you know what, let’s just sleep on it and cross the bridge when we get there, shall we?

Written by SZA

19 March 2011 at 1:41 AM

Posted in Convo, School, Work

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  1. what a great, great opportunity sharifah! glad to hear ur going for it!!! the closest thing i got to writing a script was for our chorus speaking masa Form 4 and 5. Didn’t win though, we came in second place both year, but I had a blast writing it with my friends (siap letak some lines/songs from movies lagi tu, and the ever-famous Home Alone scream with hands on our cheeks “aaaaaahhhhhhhhh”). oh, those were the years! and now you get to do a musical!

    kayla

    20 March 2011 at 8:29 AM

    • Thanks :). Wow, second place in choral speaking! Congrats! Hehe. I joined choral speaking masa Form 4 tapi tak menang apa-apa pun. Boohoo. It was fun, though!

      P.S. I still cannot stop thinking about you 3D cupcake art. Bak kata orang Sarawak, itok. 😀

      Sharifah

      20 March 2011 at 11:14 AM

  2. do give some sneak peek of ur musical nnt tau 🙂

    btw, it’s not my cupcake art tau tu. marah karang orang yg buat tu. i tau sigek, aok and mee kolok je in bahasa sarawak 😀 one of my bestie is from Bintulu, and we’ve visited Kuching twice and also Bintulu once

    kayla

    21 March 2011 at 4:32 PM

    • Sure! I’ll post it here :). InšāʾAllāh. But it is going to be a long wait lah--the musical will only be played some time in October.

      Oh, yakah? Ingatkan you yang buat, because you seem to be the creative artsy type sort of person. Erk, mi kolok tu bukan bahasa Sarawak, tapi makanan Sarawak. Hehe. Tak apa, nanti boleh belajar banyak lagi perkataan Melayu Sarawak :D. Kalau nak, you can refer to my Glossary page for a Bahasa Sarawak 101. 🙂

      Sharifah

      23 March 2011 at 11:50 PM


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