10 years of Hari Raya Video Advertisements

Dedicated to all my Muslim friends. It’s the season where your tolerance is paid off with the smiles of your family members and friends in the reunions. May you have a joyous celebration and make sure to return with all 5 fingers if you’re going to be exploding those cannons in your kampungs. ūüôā

2001 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zLyzhCepTI]

Pray and pray and pray – your prayers shall be answered.


[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G6PUslOBIw]

Just noticed how this commercial didn’t really have a happy ending. Maybe it’s just part 1 of the story – I guess.

2003 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_3zXsbER-k]

Apa nak jadi~ LOL! I couldn’t help but laugh whenever the tune came out.

2005 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS1RUxzJt8A]

Life lessons to care for your parents without expecting anything in return.

2006 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwQLFGKMt7E]

Our children grow up to be who they want to be following who they are with – us.

2007 Hari Raya Perodua Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkaCy36rAT8]

One of the simpler messages communicated by a brand wishing everyone Hari Raya.

2008 Hari raya TV9 COMMERCIAL

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_jqrz05EA]

Balik kampung~ oh ho ho balik kampung.

2009 Hari Raya Telekom Malaysia commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6qNYbXTZs]

If there was a Hari Raya video to represent my true meaning of 1Malaysia, this would be one of them.

Balik kampung. Oh ho ho ho…balik kampung.

2010 Hari raya Maxis Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Dw9C2qkBQ]

The story of a widow who returns to her husband’s family to celebrate Hari Raya in remembrance of his love and support. It’s one of the sadder tales to bring out the meaning of Hari Raya.

2011 Hari Raya F&N Music Video come Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCs4hxF6cOU]

Okay. Seriously, I would’ve never thought of F&N to come up with this. And I hope they continue on this path because music is always in the heart of Malaysians. The song has a Western style but its contents and lyrics are all in Bahasa Malaysia. Kudos F&N.

You may have noticed 2004 is missing. I was looking for a 2004 commercial but couldn’t spot any. In replacement of it, here’s a commercial from 1999.

1999 Hari Raya Petronas COMMERCIAL

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uPdW035wrQ]

One Youtube user who published a similar video said that the moral of this advertisement was the essence of it – I totally agree. And it’s sad thinking how children now are not being raised to understand the real prices of life.

Most of the video commercials are from Petronas because it was difficult finding other Malaysian companies who took the effort to upload their commercials. In addition, Petronas has been consistently churning out really great festival commercials.

Hope you enjoyed the blast from the past. Maaf zahir dan batin – Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings).

The iPon 4 has cummed to Malaysia

Based on the Twitter activity last night, Apple nuts were at Midvalley Gardens apparently for the Maxis launch of the iPhone 4. And reading Smashpop’s experience, many celebrated and hanged around until the wee morning hours. Gosh.

Despite receiving my 1st generation Apple iPhone free, I never thought Malaysia had that many iPhone fanatics which were crazy enough to participate in this event. It’s almost like the queues you’d find outside an Apple Centre.

Then again, maybe it was because Maxis apparently were giving out Apple iPhone 4 units in some lucky draw fashion. *shrug*

And right now, the Low Yat forum is flooding with Apple iPhone resellers and 2nd hand sellers. Everyone hoping to get rid of their Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS to fund for the newer version. Plus, I came across a rumor in there saying someone’s cousin leaked that Maxis may sell the Apple iPhone 4 without a contract next week. Alas, it’s a rumor!

From the Apple iPhone 4 ‘kambing’ to Malaysia…

DiGi iPhone teaser
Manglish to-be: Kambing is Coming

The Apple iPhone 4 has cummed to Malaysia.

The telco got my IC wrong for 2 years!

I’ve decided to switch my 5 year plus loyalty of Hotlink to a DiGi Postpaid. My first ever number was when my Mum gave me her mobile. Back then, I was on a 010 number. And I think some telco recently re-activated it again, forgot who.

Why the switch?

Well, primarily it’s because DiGi’s data plan is fairer compared to Maxis. It’s not the data cap which makes me vomit blood, but the fact of the charges I incur if I run up the bill. Simple as that. I don’t think I considered Celcom because most of my friends are on DiGi and they’ve been praising it’s data reliability.

What about coverage?

Yes, I know DiGi’s still painting Malaysia yellow. But I’d rather put my investment and loyalty in a brand who does things right, rather than a brand banking on its size.

The switching experience so far…

Easy. I dropped into a nearby DiGi centre and took a number. The wait was about 45 minutes as there were lots of people. But when it got to my turn, I just told the guy what plan I wanted inclusive of data and all he needed to do was photocopy my IC and ask me to pay RM50 for the initial cost of the data.

Awesome but…

It’s taking me longer than 24 hours to activate my number now. Because DiGi informed me apparently my IC number at Maxis/Hotlink wasn’t correct. Seriously, WTF?!

I called the Hotlink customer service to clarify this. Though I’m informed I can resolve this matter at the nearest Maxis centre, I’m still finding the idea of a wrong IC number stupid. Because I’ve had my number for 2 years or longer, and only now, do I know my IC number was registered wrong.

How could this have happened?

Well, obviously someone somewhere screwed up filling up the form when I got this number. But I also personally felt this is why the government needs to work closer with private sectors. The IC number is a sensitive and personal information to all residents. Therefore, shouldn’t it have been verified in the first place?

Otherwise, it goes to show, anyone can register a number with a fake IC number easily. In addition, making enforcement to register mobile numbers with your full name and IC inaccurate and easily tampered.

Well, I hope this doesn’t continue to happen in 10 years.