Wednesday, April 30, 2008

kite runner

Director:Marc Forster
Writers (WGA):David Benioff (screenplay)
Khaled Hosseini (novel)
Release Date:26 December 2007 (UK),Malaysia april 2008
Genre:Drama more
Tagline:There is a way to be good again.
Plot:The two main characters of the story are Amir, a well-to-do Afghan boy, and Hassan, a Hazara the son of Amir's father's servant, Ali. The boys spend their days in a peaceful Kabul, kite fighting, roaming the streets and being boys. Amirs father, Baba, loves both the boys, but seems often to favor Hassan for being more manly. He is critical of Amir. Amirs mother died in childbirth, and Amir fears his father blames him for his mothers death. However, he has a kind father figure in the form of Rahim Khan, Babas friend, who understands Amir better, and is supportive of his interest in writing stories.

A notoriously violent older boy with Nazi sympathies, Assef, blames Amir for socializing with a Hazara, according to Assef an inferior race that should only live in Hazarajat. He prepares to attack Amir with his brass knuckles, but Hassan bravely stands up to him, threatening to shoot Assef in the eye with his slingshot. Assef and his henchmen back off, but Assef says he will take revenge.

Hassan is a "kite runner" for Amir, he runs to fetch kites Amir has defeated by cutting their strings. He knows where the kite will land without even seeing it. One triumphant day, Amir wins the local tournament, and finally Baba's praise. Hassan goes to run the last cut kite, a great trophy, for Amir saying "For you, a thousand times over." Unfortunately, Hassan runs into Assef and his two henchmen. Hassan refuses to give up Amir's kite, so Assef extracts his revenge, assaulting and anally raping him. Wondering why Hassan is taking so long, Amir searches for Hassan and hides when he hears Assef's voice. He witnesses what happens to Hassan but is too scared to help him. Afterwards, for some time Hassan and Amir keep a distance from each other. When Hassan wants to pick up their friendship again Amir holds it off. When people ask what is the matter, Amir reacts indifferently. He feels ashamed, and is frustrated by Hassan's saint-like behavior and worries that Baba loves Hassan more, and would love him even more if he knew what happened to Hassan and Amir's cowardly inaction.

To force Hassan to leave, Amir frames him as a thief, and Hassan falsely confesses. Baba forgives him, despite the fact that, as he explained earlier, he believes that "there is no act more wretched than stealing". Hassan and his father Ali, to Baba's extreme sorrow, leave anyway. Hassan's departure frees Amir of the daily reminder of his cowardice and betrayal, but he still lives in their shadow.

A short while later, the Russians invade Afghanistan; Amir and Baba escape to Peshawar, Pakistan and then to Fremont, California, where Amir and Baba, who lived in luxury in an expensive mansion in Afghanistan, settle in a run-down apartment and Baba begins work at a gas station. Amir eventually takes classes at a local community college to develop his writing skills. Every Sunday, Baba and Amir make extra money selling used goods at a flea market in San Jose. There, Amir meets Soraya Taheri and her family; Soraya's father has contempt of Amir's literary aspiration. Baba has lung cancer but is still capable to do Amir a big favor: he asks Soraya's father permission for Amir to marry her. He agrees and the two marry. Shortly thereafter Baba dies. Amir and Soraya learn that they cannot have children.

Amir embarks on a successful career as a novelist. Fifteen years after they said goodbye, Amir receives a call from Rahim Khan, who is dying from an illness, who asks him to come to Pakistan. He enigmatically tells Amir "there is a way to be good again". Amir goes.

From Rahim Khan, Amir learns the fates of Ali and Hassan. Ali was killed by a land mine. Hassan had a wife and a son, named Sohrab, and had returned to Babas house as a caretaker at Rahim Khans request. One day the Taliban ordered him to give it up and leave, but he refused, and was murdered, along with his wife. And the secret truth about Hassan is that Ali was not his father. He is the son of Baba, and Amir's half-brother. Finally, Rahim Khan reveals that the true reason he has called Amir to Pakistan is to go to Kabul to rescue Hassan's son, Sohrab, from an orphanage.

Amir returns to Taliban-controlled Kabul with a guide, Farid, and search for Sohrab at the orphanage. However, he does not find Sohrab there. The director of the orphanage tells them that a Taliban official has recently taken him. He tells him to go to a football match and the man with the sunglasses will be the man who took Sohrab.

Amir goes and secures an appointment with him at his home. There he finds out that the Taliban official is actually his childhood nemesis Assef. Sohrab is made to dance dressed in women's clothes, and it seems Assef might have been sexually assaulting him (Sohrab later says: "I'm so dirty and full of sin. The bad man and the other two did things to me"). Assef agrees to relinquish him, but only if Amir can beat him in a fight to death, with Sohrab as the prize. Assef brutally beats Amir, but Amir is saved when Sohrab uses his slingshot to shoot out Assef's left eye, fulfilling the threat his father had made years before.

Amir tells Sohrab of his plans to take him back to America and possibly adopt him, and promises that he will never be sent to an orphanage again. Sohrab is emotionally damaged and refuses to speak. This continues on for about a year until his frozen emotions are temporarily thawed when Amir reminisces about his father, Hassan, while kite flying. Amir shows off some of Hassans tricks, and Sohrab begins to interact with Amir again. In the end Sohrab only shows a lopsided smile, but Amir takes to it with all his heart as he runs the kite for Sohrab, saying, "For you, a thousand times over." This is a play on the last words spoken to Amir by Hassan before the rape, and denotes the sense of atonement that surrounds the novel.

Monday, April 28, 2008

cameron trip-memorable moment

holiday in cameron...
DATE = 20-22 APRIL 2008

PIC in the bus

we reached there,by 4 sumthing..we move all the stuff from the bus to our camp side..i can tell you...the weather is soooo sejuk!!!..
then after that,we been divided to be in the group of 1 camp..then i been divided to be in fana,nadia,cik rosliza(our mentor)..after that..we do housekeeping..we arrange the stuff from the bus..and start cooking for dinner...

while cooking tht eve..the rain fall down..uhhu..our camp wet!!! blanket and pillow is wet!!..uhhu..whre to sleep on nitez!!..we make a dicussion(fana,me,nadia,chan)to settle the things!!...then we came came out with the conclusion...surau...uuhhu..before dinner..i and some of my prenz,wrapping the gift for visit orang asli...wah...adiah gempak2...=)

on the next day..we had major activity which is...climbing the mountain..2 mountain in 2 days...adesh...very the tired one..ever since this is the first time i was here..
before climbing..

on top of the mountain

on the way down..

reached down..lunch with my climbing team.(team 3)

bbq on night...

the food was fine..!!cameron corn is super tasty!! in love with cameron corn!!hehe..sedap!!eat sampai lebam!!serious..mkn bayk2..

tommorow we have to leave cameron camp side..cook br8fsat!!clean up all the things to put in bus..

we went for buy something for family,sista n frenz strwberry,butterfly and rose garden,cameron valley.

p/s too much picca..i barely could not upload all d piccas,it's MORE traffic..TOO BAD!!..UHHU..btw,it was owesome trip...our last trip togehter with DBIT STUDENT...Uhhu..i m gonna miss you guys a lot!!!...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


It's been a while i did not do update my own blog...

i ve been so bz n emohh..(whatever) a bit these past few weeks...

still not completed my final project's hardcover thesis...haaiih..

later lah...

Monday, April 7, 2008


college was fined...
pretend to be....

then..i dont know...i was terribly strez the night..
called my sis...just need some chitchating with her...but i guess i interupt her to ,i just cut out my called...then trying to sleep..but i cant...i did everything..but its hopeless...TENSION....!!!....

Friday, April 4, 2008



nOTHING MUCH doink todae...

learn new technic of add in my fyp...

just stress bcoz facing the computer 4 too long hour...


hang out at home all day..perh!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008



went to borders ..apply my leave for 4 days..for final exam...on next friday and my presentation on next wednesday..takutnyew.....

then went to class..reached at class..the class finished..tak sempat..laks nak dudk..sir kedekut nak bagi hints for final...adesh..
mcm kene baca semua jew...
NOOOOOOooooo!!!!susah lah macam nie..i want to score this paper so badly!!!...uhhu..

afterwards, wanted to go makan..but raining outside..
then terserempak with ain mokhtar and usop n the geng..macam ade photoshoot..utuk ape ntah..then the photographer saw me...he insist me to join them...he said i ve got character!!he asked me to do jumping LA..UNCLE..

The photoshoot for kptm brochure...MARKETING STRATEGY LEWR TUH...first at library..then HEP Department..tgk jew la..after makan ...aru boleh shoot lompat...hehe..BAIIKKK PUNYA ...lompat..cant wait to cee aksi me lompat..haha..

then 3++ went to pre-presentation..i ve expected my supervisor will scold us..
eventually,NOT!!she is not angry!!..maybe because my partner tuh kot..if he is there with our supervisor..she(supervisor) cool jew..hurrmmm....

then turun bawah...lapar..n i want pizza!!upah for my photoshoot tuh..hehe..
THANKS UNCLE...I only had 1 slide jew...alhamdulilaah...akhirnya..
then jumpe rizz n ain..take mentor mentee t-shirt!!..then makan and balik...

makan with ieda..since ieda is on diet..dia tak makn pun..uhhu..ieda2..
then balik lor with ieda..

balik went to midvalley..jumpa my lil sis bf..nak sampaikan pesanan..
then borders..bough book again..for someone..(secret)..

then balik...boom tidooooo...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


suppposely it is pre presentation day...
tapi partner ckp we have to delay lah...=(...arghhhh...uhhu..
pantang orunk tak tepati janji..uhhu..boleh jadi hot..!!hahahaha..

anyway,petang tuh...ujan lebat...
hard to go back...then...tggu punya tgguu ..kol 7++ aru ujan beehenti..lapar bangat!!!..but we have to proceed to go and ieda again..went home like yesterday route journey...damn hungry..singgah at midvalley makan...

tak ieda dah suh,balik fact both of us are damn tired..ballikkkk.....

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Tuesday..april fool day..
pagi2 dah kne april fool dgn my FYP partner...uhhu..tak suka...!!menyesal ym dgn dia pagi2 tuh..

nothing much about it..
just cancell my work for todae...
because i m so worried about my final project..uhhu..

Then..discuss with my partner...woish..agak geram gaks...coz...ckap terer sgt..boleh handle n siapkan..withinn todae....tapi...uhhu...

then..cube cari lagi ape2 yang patut..helping him..kan...since dia dah uat 1/4..

ptg tuh balik with ieda..
from tasek selatan naik midvalley.then from midvalley to lrt university..take bus from there.....