Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Architecture of DEATH



Architecture is a very wide topic. Architecture is not about a building only. It covers about urban planning, landscape design and interior design too. Architecture also concerned everything, including arts, fashions and social life.

There are many interpretations of architecture styles been implemented by many parties. The history of architecture had started from a work of 'De architectura' written by the Roman architect called 'Vitruvius' in the early 1st century. The timeline continues after that to the latest movement of 20th century trends of architecture.

The above timeline has involved several movements or styles, such as Victorian architecture, arts and crafts movement, art nouveau architecture, beaux arts architecture, neo-gothic architecture and art-deco architecture.

What is architecture of death? Belief or not, death is one of the reasons to build a structure. The pyramids are among the oldest buildings in the world. It's been designed and accommodated the dead. Because of that reason, there are few corpses of an ancient Egypt ruler called 'Pharaoh' buried inside the buildings. Thank god the buildings still survive for us to appreciate.

The architecture of death is sacred, devoted, divine, sainted, venerable, consecrated, and inviolable.

An immortal, deathless, ever-living, imperishable, episternal, endless, enduring and ceaseless images are the suitable look of the spiritual architecture.

The architecture is picturing a strong and though elements. At every event of death, there is involvement of a few processes, which starts from the dying episode until the burial ceremony done. The steps are the core ingredients of a new style that involved, and we called it 'Spiritual Architecture'.

 The architecture is picturing a strong and though elements. At every event of death, there is involvement of a few processes, which starts from the dying episode until the burial ceremony done. The steps are the core ingredients of a new style that involved, and we called it 'Spiritual rchitecture'.

by firrbudi @ TIMA : 26 April 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

'Me & Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed'


He is my idol. He changes Malaysia from an agricultural to the industrial country. I was grown up in his era, starts from 1981 to 2003, he then retired after 22 years servicing as a Prime Minister of Malaysia.

His famous policy was 'look east'. This policy means Japan and Korea are examples of modern countries to be followed.

In 1985, he launched Malaysian first car 'Proton Saga' and a few years after that, proton's car dominated about 85% cars on Malaysia roads.

He also the man who promoted Malaysia as a tourism destination by launching some promotions worldwide. Among the excellent idea was '1990 year visit Malaysia'.

KLCC Tower was the first tallest building in the world been built outside America was also been constructed during his era. The twin towers were completed in 1998 after seven years under construction. The buildings are still the tallest twin building in the world. That is why it is a twin.

In 1998, the second largest sport event in the world 'Commonwealth Games' was held in Kuala Lumpur. The event gave a big impact to Malaysia. Since that time, Malaysia been recognized worldwide.

There are some unrecorded achievements, which done during his leadership. He took back 'Sime Darby Corporation' from the hands of the colonialists and now being one of the mega companies in Malaysia.

As a Malaysian, I am very proud of him. He is a legend for me. He made a lot of important decisions and of course as a human being, he did some mistakes, but he is still a great leader for Malaysia.

This is a short story about him. I feel very grateful could live in the golden era of Malaysia. Thank you Dr. Mahathir.
by firrbudi @ National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur : 22nd April 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'TANDEM' - How a friendship can help you?


What is TANDEM?

"Launched in Edinburgh in 2007, TANDEM is a popular language exchange programme run by Students Association. If you are a language student, an international student keen to meet local students, or a native English speaker wanting to improve your language skills, then TANDEM is for you. TANDEM is designed to help you meet people and learn languages in a fun, relaxed, social environment without tutors, exams or lectures." - http://tandem.eusa.ed.ac.uk/

TANDEM is a simple way to gain something from a relationship. As we know, everybody who lived in this world cannot avoid in having a relationship. No matter who they are as long as they know each other a relationship may occur. Usually, our friends are someone who having similar criteria with us such as lived in the same area or studied in the same school. Furthermore, like we are they are speaking with the same language as well. So, to have a second or third language is an advantage. The languages could assist us while we are doing a field study or while working as a journalist. As a Malay, everyday I used my native language to communicate. After realized the lack of my English language ability, I keep learning through many sources, and recently I found TANDEM, it can also assist me to improve my English skills especially in speaking and writing. In return, I can teach 'Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia' to anybody who interested. 'Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia' are not very far different. They are sharing most of the vocabulary to each other. The only major different is the accent, but it is still understandable.

As a conclusion, a friendship contributes some benefits to us. It will happen when the relationship is built on honest intention. I would like to give a salutation to the inventor of TANDEM for this great idea; they made this world became more reachable and understandable. Congratulation!
by firrbudi @ TIMA : 20th April 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

'A Kampong in Bali'

Title: 'A Kampong in Bali'

Medium : Poster Color (on canvas)

Description: The painting shows the scenery of a kampong (village) in Bali, Indonesia. The key elements drew on the painting are 'garuda', paddy fields, a volcano, a temple and etc. All these are the culture, architecture and lifestyle of Balinese people.

Official Artworks Website: http://www.behance.net/firrbudi/frame

painted by firrbudi @ Johor Bahru : 1998

Sunday, April 10, 2011

'A Journey'


Title : 'A Journey'

Medium : Poster Color (on paper)

Description: The six giraffes give an interpretation of one journey at a critical path. The path has 2 sides, there are soft element (water) and hard element (trees) which we faced everyday in making a decision in our life. Should we have 2 characters or just choose a dominant one?

Official Artworks Website: http://www.behance.net/firrbudi/frame

painted by firrbudi @ Bangi : 11th April 2011

'One Fine Morning' : 8th April 2011

by firrbudi @ Bangi : 8th April 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

'A Happy Family' by firrbudi

Title : 'A Happy Family'

Medium : Water Color (on paper)

Description : The painting shows a family that consists of parents and two children and every each person in this family has their own character. As a conclusion, in a happy family there must be various of lifestyles, the understanding are formed by the differences. Dynamic and stereotype family. Can you spot the differences?

Official Artworks Website: http://www.behance.net/firrbudi/frame

painted by firrbudi @ Bangi : 8th April 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Life Starts From April 8th...


There are thousands of moment happen in this 31 years of my life. My comment - Life is great, there is no other words can describe about life. 'The Greatest' has given a great chance for me to discover my life in this world. Thank God. Now i'm breathing for today and for more years to come, insyaallah.

by firrbudi @ Bangi : 8th April 2011 (Happy Birthday To Me)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

'My Dream' & The University of Edinburgh


Three weeks ago, I received an invitation for a short session about the University of Edinburgh at Hilton Hotel PJ. The talk will be held on 2nd April. So I decided to attend the session together with my wife. We came a bit late that day; we were there at 2.30 pm while the session was started at 2.00 pm. The presentation was done by Kylie Cooke an international officer who representing the University of Edinburgh. It was a very informative talk, and it answered all of my queries inside my mind before.

Alhamdulillah, finally I got the unconditional offer of admission on 22nd February 2011. I firmly accepted the offer, and I'm waiting for a joining instruction pack from them, according to Miss Cooke, she explained that the official offer letter would be starts distributed to all students at the end of July. The news relieves me, now I know that I'm still on track.
Above all happen during the session, meeting some friends who will be pursuing their study at the same university was the best moment. Coincidently, he also got JPA scholar too. He boosts my confidence. There are many things can be shared along this process. At least, we can arrange our journey to Edinburgh together.
*Thank you Malaysia - I will try my best and be the best among them, insyaAllah.
by firrbudi @ TIMA : 4th April 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011