April 30, 2016

Beberapa hari lepas, seseorang yang rapat dengan saya telah menyebut perkara-yang-tidak-lagi-kita-perkatakan. Sebenarnya kita semua ada perkara-yang-tidak-lagi-kita-perkatakan. Perkara-yang-tidak-lagi-kita-perkatakan adalah hal sulit yakni peristiwa gelap yang meninggalkan kesan pedih dalam hidup/diri kita dan kita membelanja masa yang lama untuk pulih daripadanya.


Selama ini saya fikir saya sudah 80% okay.


Hinggalah seseorang itu menyebutnya lagi.


Tubuh saya goyah menyebabkan daun hati saya gugur. Perut yang lapar tiba-tiba hilang selera. Kaki terbeban, kepala menerawang. 


I was disturbed. I got very distracted. I spent hours cleaning up the house just so that my hands and feet were constantly moving 'cause I was shaking and I had to be calm.


Rupanya saya belum sembuh penuh dan ini berita baru buat saya. I'm relearning myself.


Like that secret box we all have and we thought it has disappeared... when it's so near; we just don't take it out of the closet. 


Nota: Catatan ini tiada kaita...

April 28, 2016

Perempuan Penyambil

Untuk perempuan yang sedang mengulangkaji 
sambil makan gaji 
demi mendukung abah dan ummi.

Untuk perempuan yang belum melanjut pelajaran 
sambil tertunggak impian 
demi menongkat orang kesakitan.

Untuk perempuan yang mencari cabang rezeki dua tiga empat lima
sambil adik-adiknya dibela.

Untuk perempuan yang 3-5 jam pejam celik sebelum subuh 
sambil serumah dibasuh sekeluarga diasuh.

Untuk perempuan yang belum ketemu calon buat pernikahan
sambil terus menawar tangan kaki telinga bahu buat teman-teman.

Untuk perempuan yang lama berdua berhabis segala
sambil senyum menjawab dari bibir yang tidak merasa.

Untuk perempuan yang kehilangan atau kepisahan
sambil seorang mengurus cantik amanah Tuhan.

Untuk perempuan yang mendidik, mengubat, berkarya ke masyarakat sekalian
sambil diri sendiri perlu perawatan.

Untuk perempuan yang dihantui murung dan masa lalu
sambil berjuang membuka jendela dan pintu.

Untuk perempuan yang gigih membina empayar
sambil tukul gergajinya jauh lebih besar.


April 27, 2016




Assalamu'alaikum and hello! 🏡

Thank you for rating/following our Facebook page and thank you so much to those who have visited ‪#‎RumahIpoh‬ or spent their days/nights here.


We are inviting everyone to our petite prologue party on May 14th, 2-9pm. Abang boleh jamming di backyard, kakak boleh shopping baju, adik boleh baca buku, anak boleh main, dan semua orang boleh beli makanan! NYUMS


Save the date, tell your friends, see you soon!


P.S. Yang tak pernah datang, KENA datang.

April 25, 2016



"sepertimana bulan tak melupakan langit
seperti secara rahasia embun pagi selinapi jendela sempit,
aku akan menyayangimu dengan senyap-senyap." 


(Tempe & Latte, Mosyuki Borhan)

April 18, 2016

I've been getting tips, advice, words of encouragement, and kind support from thoughtful friends of all sorts since I posted that plea for guidance last Friday. 


Some of you have been following us since day one. Some of you have never even heard of our songs or watched us perform.


Some of you shared/spread what I wrote. Some of you asked around for assistance.


Either way, huge or little, you have helped, and we still do need help. Serious help.


On behalf of Wani Ardy & the Guitar Polygamy, I would like to say thank you, dearest friends, for believing in us. You know who you are. We can't do this without you.


I may not be financially rich, but I am grateful to have something that cannot be bought with money. Your friendship and your trust in my music, my writings. I have a long way to go and a lot to learn. Doakan saya yang sedang berusaha dan mencuba. Doakan kami yang kadang segan untuk bermimpi.


Orang kecil,
Wani Ardy

April 17, 2016

My poem-turned-song Gelombang Dasar Laut is going to New York this month! As part of Yee I-Lann's solo exhibition 'Like the Banana Tree at the Gate' starting April 28 till June 17. I had fun acting as one of the pontianaks and singing Gelombang Dasar Laut for I-Lann.


New Yorkers, please show your support and give this hardworking Malaysian artist a big hug on behalf of me! Details on trfineart.com


You can also listen to Gelombang Dasar Laut on soundcloud.com/waniardy 


Go I-Lann!

April 17, 2016

This week two years ago I was in Sydney for Record Store Day.


This week this year I am writing proposals to Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, KKMM, MyCreative, Yayasan Sime Darby, and whoever else I can reach out to for funding/sponsors, all because of the festival invitations Wani Ardy & the Guitar Polygamy has received to perform at Darling Harbour. And Esplanade. And Hanoi. 


Seperti kebanyakan surat cinta, yang penting kita hantar dan cuba. Kalau penyudahnya kita bertepuk sebelah tangan, tak apa.



April 16, 2016

"But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t. I tried for days. The more I wrote, the more empty my words sounded. At first I felt panic. I couldn’t sleep for many nights. But then, the panic would go away everytime I saw your face, or just heard your voice. I used to write poetry because to me, it was like writing letters to God; to tell someone I couldn’t see, how I felt inside. Then finally, God replied. With a poem more beautiful than anything I had ever written. He gave me you.


You are my poetry from God, Orked. Let me hear your voice. Please call me. I will be waiting. Just call me, Orked, so I can sleep peacefully again. 


Your sayang, 


(Sepet, 2004)

April 15, 2016

Assalamu'alaikum and good day, friends and family!


I have a dream, and I need some help to turn it into a reality. This is by far the biggest favor I've ever asked publicly. I believe in my band, my music, and my writings, therefore I am going to shamelessly give it a try anyway.


Dapat atau tidak - alhamdulillah. 




My band, Wani Ardy & the Guitar Polygamy, has received invitations to perform at the Malaysia Festival in Sydney, Australia (4 Sept), the Cipta Cita Festival at Esplanade, Singapore (23-24 Sept), and the Quest Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam (4-7 Nov). 


Not everything will be covered, so we are in serious need of some funding/sponsors.


We need flight tickets and accommodations. (We can drive to Singapore of course, a journey where money is still needed.) 


Our band consists of 7 members plus 1 technician, making 8 people in total. We will be bringing our instruments, equipments, and some things to sell (i.e. Our debut album, our band's t-shirts, and publis...

April 13, 2016

every person leaving
is my door to God
every heartbreak occurring
is my window to strength

as I grow smaller
my patience roots deeper 

Wani Ardy


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