Friday, June 26, 2009

Goodbye MJ

It's a sad day today. MJ's gone.

I first fall in ‘love’ with him when he was with Jackson 5. The song BEN was my favorite, even until now.

I had my first on-stage dance performance in MRSM Kulim - with his song Off The Wall. It was Friday Night Special2, May 1980. I was in Form 2 then.

I was always amazed at how smooth a dancer he was.

And a brilliant singer.

Goodbye MJ.

Black or White, you’ll be missed dearly.


23 comments:

Ibunim said...

Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh nya..aminnn

mamasita said...

I nak tengok..is he going through the Muslim or Christian funeral ceremony..because I rasa he is not a Muslim convert yet.

Nevertheless, I too cry for his passing..a great and absolutely fantastic performer..never a let down with new and very unique songs!!
Memang we'll all miss him.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Ibunim dear,
Ameen... I really hope he died a Muslim.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mamasita,
I pun tak sabar nak tunggu the funeral. I really really hope he was a convert. I tried looking at two shopping malls today -for the last album he did apa tu - Towards the Light - but couldn't get it. Lucky I already bought his compilation a few months back. My hubby was asking for his Concert DVD at Amcorp last week but wasn't available. Mcm tau2 saja MJ nak pergi.

I believe MJ touched our lives, sedar atau tak sedar. We practically grew up with his songs apa... huhuhu...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Kak Ja, sama2lah kita mourning for his passing. What a sad thing. :(

cekmekzue said...

Salam Ja,
I was driving home after sending my daughter to school just now ( kelas ganti on saturday)and the DJ played MJ's song, suddenly tears welled in my eyes. I love his songs and dance moves but didn't know that he could touch me deeply. Really felt his loss too, I went to his concert in 1988, duduk jauh but dapatlah tengok dia live kat screen besar tu, if I can find the photos I'll put in my post.will miss all those ooh and auww and ahh inhis songs. I even have his BAD album but in record and my turntable dah tak leh pakai!

AA said...

He will be missed for sure but quoting Bala the thriller is dead, but the thrill is here to stay.

Yes, there will be an MJ song for every phase of our life kan... and I so love BEN....

yus said...

i feel the same sadness when we lost arwah sudirman. tak sangka he'll be gone young.the consolation is that he died on petang jumaat dalam bulan rejab, in case the convert story tu true lah...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Ja,

A waste indeed. He was so talented. I think the saddest thing was that he was never happy in his own skin--everytime I see the video clip 'Ben', I ask 'what happened to that little boy?'. May he RIP.

tireless mom said...

Hi DDI

Rockybru kata al Fatehah and the family is keeping mum about the funeral.

I was also watching the Off the Wall show which my batch buat masa zaman dulu. Me not a perfomer lah. He will be missed. I love the Man in the Mirror.

edelweiss said...

Salam Kak Ja DDI

my heard the news masa nak hantar anak ke sekolah....eh biar betul...salah dengar ke aku nih...!!! sedihhh wooo .

i got my first cassette yang ada lagu beat it tuh...masa tuh dalam sekolah rendah. Love all his songs..

he'll be missed.

yus said...

After so many days baru terasa 'kehilangan' MJ. His songs...his dance moves..his oooh..ouuu... no one can replace him. Love the pictures you post here. That's the MJ I want to remember...Teringat satu masa dulu, my friend kat ITM tersyasyul sebut nama MJ, dia sebut "Jackel Mikeson". Kalau sedih2 teringat MJ, ingatlah nama yg tersyasyul tu...boleh senyum sorang2..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Farina,
It's so sad. I think his death mcm Lady Di's. Millions mourned :{

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Zue, tu yg I jealous kat you tu... dapat pi concert dia lagi.

We grew up 'in' his songs. That's why it affected us so much...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Aziah,
You love Ben too? Memang sedap betui lagu tu. I think it was about a mouse. Nanti kena google pasal ni.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus,
Today I heard that it'll be a Muslim funeral. It was said that he converted last year and vchanged his name to Mikhaeel.

Wallahualam.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Daphne dear,
I too missed the 'old' him. He looked so 'him' when he was in the darker color.

He can't be replaced, that's for sure.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear TM,
Yes, it was said that he converted last year.

You all pun buat show pakai Off the Wall? And you got it on video? Bestnya.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Edelweiss dear,
I too love almost all his songs.

He'll be missed for sure. Wonder when the funeral will be...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Yus,
Jackel Mikeson?? Hahahaha... that's really funny! You mesti dok tergelak bula teringat how that person said it!

I too missed his dance moves and the way he sang...

Egg said...

Hi,

Was Soheir Khatib one of the dancers in your performance? I remember it well! I was one of the 'visiting' Muar students, one year ypur junior, admiring the show from afar...

Cheers!

Khairyl

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hiya Egg aka Khairyl,
Yeap.. she was one of them. I was partnered with Razi, Soheir with Meor and Zainizan with Marhalem/Marikh. Those stress-free days :)

And I remember you singing "Reunited". So comel!

soheir said...

Hi.found this through google.m sorry hv not been in touch.