Requiescat in Pace, Yasmin Ahmad
Rest in peace, my fellow alumni.
Even though I never once saw your movies (completely).
The zeitgeist alone, restore my faith on ‘romantic cynicsm’ of Malaysian culture.
So long, fare thee well,
The dancer and the dancing days have taken leave and fell,
So turn down this bed of stone,
Quench me with the deadly nightshade from the rose that you belong,
The long December rain is falling now
Running down on streets to nowhere
Music is my life you’re my sweetest nightingale
But I can’t hear it here no more
And I go
Hush now, don’t shake or break
Words have fallen silent like soldiers to the grave
No matter what they do or say
Lay me on the sleepy meadow by the tracks upon your face
— Pete Teo, Talentime
So long, fare thee well.