I just finished watching a Malay drama on Astro Ria called “Awan Dania” or Dania’s Cloud in English :S . Scheduled on every Monday since 20th October at 9.05 PM meaning the second episode out of 13 I watched was a repeat. Judging from only 15minutes of what I manage to accidentally switched to Astro Ria, I swear that this drama is a clone of Attention Please! A popular Japanese drama starring Aya Ueto
Losing her mother at a young age, Misaki Yoko (Ueto Aya) was raised amongst three brothers. Yoko is a slightly boyish girl who is bullheaded and hates dishonesty. Ever since she was young, she enjoyed the company of boys over girls. She starts a band with four of her boy friends and becomes the lead singer. Then one day, one of the members of the band, Tsukasa, gets a job at a bank in Tokyo. Due to Tsukasa leaving town, the band breaks up and though Yoko finds herself lonely, she puts on a strong act in front of Tsukasa. She can’t tell Tsukasa how she truly feels for him. On the day Tsukasa leaves for Tokyo, Yoko goes along with the band members to the airport to see him off. The guys get excited when they see some cabin crew ladies and Yoko has no idea why. She reminds them that even she can wear a uniform, but the guys only make fun of her. That’s when Tsukasa tells Yoko he wonders what she’d look like dressed in uniform. This is when Yoko decides she wants to work as a Cabin Attendant.
and now here is Awan Dania
Drama ini berkisar kepada perjalanan hidup Dania (Scha al-Yahya) yang ingin menjadi pramugari, sesuatu yang tidak pernah masuk akal bagi seorang gadis lasak sepertinya. Dania gadis lasak dan cekal membantu bapa dan abangnya bekerja mengendalikan bagasi. Dia sering memikirkan mengenai masa depannya dan cemburu apabila melihat orang di sekelilingnya terus berjaya dalam kehidupan masing-masing.
Perkara itu berlarutan sehingga beliau terdetik menjadi pramugari. Impiannya itu menjadi bahan ketawa abang-abangnya yang tidak pernah memberi semangat malah memperkecilkan keinginan Dania yang ingin bekerja di langit biru.
Simple English Translation
This drama is about a life’s journey of Dania (Scha al-Yahya) who want wants to be a Flight Attendant, something that is unimaginable for someone who is unfeminine. Dania, a committed and tough girl helps her dad and brother by managing baggage’s. She always thought of her future and envious on everyone else achievements in life.
Her decision of being a Flight Attendant was ridiculed by her brothers but that didn’t stop her of becoming someone at the blue sky.
Just noting some similarities found in those dramas are
- Protagonist – Tomboyish
- The guy supporting the Protagonist is a technician
Attention Please! was shot in Japan Airlines and Awan Dania was around Air-Asia Academy. Is Astro Ria out of ideas? Although I welcome new fresh kind of drama, unlike the usual romantic comedy kind but having to clone another drama is not very good for the local industry 😦
Anyway, if anyone is interested in one of the cute antagonist, Shahirah (Ika Nabila) you can vist her blog 🙂
More info on this drama on the following links
- Gambar Scha al-Yahya: Pelakon Drama Siri Terbaru Astro Awan Dania
- Flight Attendant Dania Paling Hensem Di Awan Biru
- Awan Dania – Scha Al-Yahya’s new drama series for Astro Ria
- Awan Dania…kisah di langit biru
Or you can watch the drama in YouTube here.