Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ah, l'amour ...

I have a fondness for Malay songs that were produced in the 70's and 80's; I think the melody and lyrics resonate with the closeted romantic in me.



Noor Kumalasari was a model, actress and singer in her heydays. She was well-known for her stylish attire that complements her tall and willowy figure. As an actress, she specialised in tearjerker films like Tiada Esok Bagimu, Abang, Matinya Seorang Patriot and  Esok Untuk Siapa. I loved her in the movie Rahsia, where she played a grieving mother haunted by the ghost of her child. It was one of the scariest movies I've ever seen.

She had produced around three albums and one greatest hits album. Noor didn't restrict herself to a single genre, singing romantic and even comedy songs. Her voice is distinctive and is capable of decent range; but to me, her greatest strength as a singer is the sincerity of emotions that she can convey. It breathes life into her songs; plucking your heartstrings with emotions or making you laugh out loud. 

It was reported that she is now content to stay out of the limelight to devote herself to God and her family. Bless her for having shared her talents with us.

8 comments:

naz said...

I love Rahsia! But for me 'Misteri Rumah Tua' was the scariest malay movie ever.

zlkmhd said...

ooo pecah rahsia minat lagu mak2!

Snuze said...

Naz: I just remember the flying head scene, everything else was a blur. But then again, I usually do my horror watching from behind the sofa with a pillow over my face (unless there is Dean Winchester).

Zu: Lagu zaman kanak2 la ... *grin*

naz said...

Hahaha, I would love to take you out to watch horror movie sometimes.. Just want to see how big the pillow you would carry.. :p

It is weird back then the technology was a bit outdated but the film was scary. Age factor lah tu. But I don't mind watching "rahsia" and "misteri rumah tua" again.. hehe

aisyah said...

hehe snuze, dont get me wrong. i super duper adore your entries, vids etc... but got to say, clicking on the video above i guess is the creepiest for me so far...
hahhahahah
i just have this thing against suara noorkumalasari and uji rashid.. :P

P.S I still L.O.V.E your blog! :)

Snuze said...

Naz: Unless it has Jensen Ackles in it, I ain't watching any horror movie. Period. He is the only one who can induce me to do so. Besides, I'm a screamer at movies; I might make you deaf.

Aisyah: BWAHAHAHAH. Must have been some childhood trauma. You poor thing. *pats*

naz said...

I doubt that. Trust me I heard worst scream before. Hard to find any movie with Jensen Ackles in it right now. Come on ah beb, humor me.. :)

Snuze said...

Forget it then, Naz. However, I still scream at action movies. No pillows, though.