Tuesday, April 25, 2006

DISCS DISCS DISCS...

Let's talk about discs or "cakera"...

VHS (atau orang kampung aku cakap video tape) used to be a hot item back in the 80's and early 90's. It does stays for a while during its' heydays. I still remember in my school days, sikit2 tengok video kat rumah kawan and that was because my dad never bought any video player. Nanti korang tak belajar katanya. But the scenario changed when VCD came in. At that period of time, my siblings were already done with schools. And Abah bought our very own Mini hi-fi cum VCD player for our home. We were like jakuns heehee. Kemaruk tengok vcd je la keje.

At that time, I was still studying in JB. As we all know, JB was among the hub of piracies in Malaysia at that time. I wont mention the plaza's name here heehee. The thing is, I will always bring back some collection of VCDs to be watched at home with my family. Being a student, as long as the picture is clear, that means the VCD is worth buying. I never thought of the piracy policy nor the effect to the film industries. Naive.

And now the DVD has invaded us. In my point of view, this DVD thing is staying for good like its' predecessor, VHS. VCD is just a stepping stone to DVD. But I'm a bit wiser as I grow older (really?). I no longer by pirated goods. That's why my DVD collection is not as good as my VCDs heehee. But I only buy Collector's Edition and movies I really love to watch over and over again.

I have another hobby which is not likeable to Shidah - buying music cds. Man, I am addicted to this because I love music. And again, I'm wiser now so I dont buy pirated cds anymore. Music cd is interesting. Previously we have cassettes which doesnt seem to last. Lama2 sket dah berkulat, pastu buang. But cds, they lasts. True what??? Mini Discs tried to penatrate the market but I dont think it will survive for the format is very expensive and I dont think any album distributors would want to take any risks on it.

Whatever my reasons being, I'm actually collecting these discs for my satisfaction as well as for my future generation. I want my kids to learn about the music and the movie I love; and hopefully they will appreciate it. Who knows, it might be a valueable collector's item in the future? heehee... kayo pakcik.

p/s: Waiting for Afdlin and Yasmin's movies in DVD format.

6 comments:

Lizzam said...

"JB was among the hub of piracies in Malaysia at that time"

now also what...still ranking high at No. 2 after Penang...

Najwa Aiman said...

it sure will run in your family... i'm referring to the keen towards music part. I think ur family has that thing in ur blood - luv for creativity...

brush and polish 'em up man..! u know u have the skills!

mamabio said...

iyo lahh.. 'action speaks louder than words'

teka.. teka tu lagu sape.. ha? kuikuikui..

Lynn said...

'Action! Speaks louder than woooorrddsss...' Lagu Tara Kemp is it? From soundtrack BH90210 hehe. (which I have the cassette, btw)

Yea... I love music & have a vast collection of albums too.

Cassettes pun banyak... tapi hardly used/listened to anymore. But one day I have to buat operasi besar-besaran play them all one round so that it won't berkulat. :D

As for CDs, well, I impressed my friends with my huge CD collection. In the era of mp3s, ppl just don't buy CDs anymore.

And even then, I don't buy pirated ones. I would want the glossy album sleeve + lyrics + production info. Ada orang ingat I berlagak nak beli CD ori je, but hey, it's my money. :P

And if it's local artists who I like, LAGILA I akan beli. Support jangan tak support industri muzik Malaysia hehehe...

mamabio said...

woo.. i was actually referring to Debbie Gibson's song.. otai dulu2.. upanya ada org lain yg had the same song title.. hikhikhik..

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