The Gemini Tree

The Gemini Tree

As the boat passes the burning buildings and swarms of ghastly faces, Pizzahead Boy followed the darting yellow beam heading towards a misty island. It halted to a stop as it reached land and lingered.

Cutting through the heavy mist, his heart was racing each time he plunged the oars into the water. With caution, he approached the island, and when the mist began to clear, he saw an old, ancient tree.

The tree has two gnarly limbs waving in the air, and curious creatures were gathered around it, each lost in their own world. Pizzahead Boy, now exhausted and drained, stopped paddling but the boat drifted towards the island, like a magnet.

A gentle wave pushed the boat ashore, but Pizzahead Boy was unwilling to get off.

The scent on the island was comforting, yet strange. And suddenly the tree spoke, in a low crackling voice.

“Welcome home .. Pizzahead.“

“Home? I’ve never been here .. or have I? who are you?“ said Pizzahead Boy.

“I am the Gemini Tree. You are home and we all missed you.”

“Did you lead me here with that beam of light?“ Pizzahead Boy asked, warily.

“Yes, I did. You were lost. And we sent you Hatta, the yellow one.”

“Hatta? I know him .. But it was a long time ago.” Pizzahead Boy murmured.

The Tree continued “You were battered and tattooed. And it is now time for you to meet the rest of us to prepare you for your next destination.”

Pizzahead Boy was nervous, and he didn’t like the thought that he was lured to this island unwittingly.

“I was lost and I’ve been to so many places and met many faces. I’ve battled rainy days and nights, danced with enemies I thought were my allies. I survived and I know what to do. I don’t need your help!” Pizzahead boy retorted angrily.

“You have to choose the right battles when you draw your sword. We are part of you that you have ignored for a very long time. Stop being stubborn and arrogant. You are not rhymed with your rituals.” said the Tree.

And with that, every movement on the island stopped. The creatures halted and turned their eyes on Pizzahead Boy. And before he could say anything, the tree continued.

“It is not about how far you have come, but how far left you have to go. Be wise. It’s all about Time.”

Pizzahead Boy fell silent. And only the sound of water can be heard.




Life works in mysterious ways, as I find myself closing chapters and opening new ones without hesitation.When life was a drag, Dragged was created. And when I decided to go into the purple wall, Deeper Than Purple marked the next chapter. So, I’ve decided to sail again, and this time I landed on an island filled with Rhyme and Rituals. It was like I was here before, but it feels so different.

The Gemini Tree revealed my past in multiple forms. And its untamed branches hold ritualistic images that rhyme. And it said to me that it’s not about what I went through and where I am now, but what I am left with to keep going.

Never dream about the ‘someday’. Because ‘someday’ is never in the calendar.

And, it’s all about Time.

– RM

What have I learnt from Time?

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

First impressions.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.

A perfect fit.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.


Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

It’s safe to say that because of my unique professional experiences, I’ve tested out a lot of headphones.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

I would highly recommend these to any sound mixing specialist.



What have I learnt from Time?


Sorry I'm Late

It’s more than a gift of Life.

More than sunsets and sunrise.

More than laughter and pain.

More than smiles and heartbreaking moments.

It’s more than Life itself.

Time can be limited or infinite.

It can be valuable. It also can be wasted.

It chapters your missions and it watches you grow.

Time can be your enemy or your friend.


Sorry I'm Late


It exposes what you are made of and how much you know.

Time is a Lifetime of learning.

One of the most valuable lessons to me, is Love. It takes very short time to fall in love but a very long time to get over it. For sure, it takes a lifetime for us to understand what love is.

And for certain, Time heals and reminds us what love is.



I wrote this song back in 2009 for my parents and dedicate it to them.

It is the story they might have not told anyone when they fell in love and promised each other to meet again after they leave this earth.

It is about a man who lost his love; a man who endured pain and heartbreak never knowing if he would ever be reunited with his true love. A song about how we have to manage our time left on this earth when someone we love is gone out of our life.

A story to represent undying love


Sorry I'm Late

As it’s all about Time.


‘Sorry I’m Late’ is a track from Rosli’s second instrumental album ‘Deeper Than Purple’.

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