I remember going for this schmoozy ad conference (for “training”) a couple of years ago. I was really looking forward to the morning tea break after hearing “revolutionary new media” more than enough times than was bearable until this lady came on stage – Yasmin Ahmad. She exuded such sincerity and idealism in the way she talked about her Petronas ads and she also mentioned how she planned to tell more stories through film.
She did just that. And her stories were lovely.
RIP Yasmin Ahmad.
“I am optimistic and sentimental to the point of being annoying, especially to people who think that being cynical and cold is cool. Everyday, I thank Allah for everyday things like the ability to breathe, the ability to love, the ability to laugh, and the ability to eat and drink.”