Zarina Zainuddin is a name that resonates well in the Malaysian movie world. Film buffs will instantly recognise her for her role as the difficult Puan Intan on the 30-episode Ramadhan telemovie 30 Pesanan Suara (30 Voice Messages) on TV3 recently.\r\n\r\nLast year, she was in several telemovies shown across TV2, TV3 and Astro Ria such as Luyak, Halalkan Hati Yang Ku Curi, Mencari Qiblat and Tak Ada Cinta Sepertimu. On the silver screen, she is best remembered for her roles in Girlfriend Kontrak (2015), Sejoli: Misi Cantas Cinta\u00a0(2014), Ular (2013) and many others.\r\n\r\nZarina has, to date, over 40 feature films and television movies under her belt since launching her acting career in 1989.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDespite her busy on-set schedule, Zarina embarked on an entrepreneurial journey with a food catering business in 2017. The business, founded on her culinary skills cooking Pulut Kuning and Rendang, began as a home-based venture but soon had many appreciative customers ordering from the four corners of Malaysia. Today, her brand Pulut Kuning Zarina Zainuddin has expanded to become a major enterprise, satisfying not just those interested in eating packed lunches and other Malaysian-made delicacies but also those intending to serve pulut kuning on a large scale during kenduri, weddings, wedding anniversaries and so on.\r\n\r\n\r\nTwin Challenges \r\nBehind the curtain of glitter though, lies a starker side to Zarina\u2019s personal life, not much of which is known to the public. For instance, many people don\u2019t know that Zarina is a mother of four sons ranging in ages from teens to the 20s. Her eldest two boys \u2500 Muhammad Razil Azrai (Azil) and Muhammad Raizal Azrai (Azal) are twins. They are both 23 and both have been born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)\r\n\r\nAzil and Azal were diagnosed at the age of three, and at the time, as Zarina says in the video, she did not know anything about the disorder and how to deal with it.\r\n\r\nAzal has the milder version of autism and seems to be able to speak well, reply coherently when spoken to, sing, memorize lyrics and respond and behave reasonably well in social settings. He can be trusted to walk to school, cross the road by himself, help around the house and seems to be making steady developmental progress as can be seen from the posts on Zarina\u2019s Instagram account. Azril, on the other hand, is less communicative, appears hyperactive, has frequent meltdowns and can be unpredictably violent, sometimes towards others but mostly to himself.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAutism Spectrum Disorder is a complicated neurodevelopmental condition with symptoms that can range across a wide spectrum \u2500 hence its name. No two persons afflicted by it behave exactly the same way, even if they are twins. Generally, ASD is characterised by social withdrawal, communication disturbances and impaired social functioning.\r\n\r\nThe fact that the twins are now strapping grown men with strength and energy to match makes it all the more harder for Zarina to cope or deal with, especially when they throw tantrumsZarina. The risk for harm to others and to themselves at this stage is far greater than when they were little boys.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/B3ExhjTAips\/?utm_sourceig_web_button_share_sheet\r\n\r\nAs Zarina says in an article in the News Straits Times earlier this year, she has been given medication by the doctor to calm her sons when needed but she doesn\u2019t have the heart to use it because it keeps them sedated and physically weak.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s a huge dilemma and Zarina, 49, often worries about what will happen to her twins, especially Azril, when she goes one day. \u201cHopefully Azil will know how to take care of himself when I\u2019m no longer around,\u201d she has been quoted to say many times in interviews and on her own Instagram posts.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/B2sh2w7g21G\/?utm_sourceig_web_button_share_sheet\r\n\r\nThis is a concern that is shared by all parents of Special Needs children and this is why Zarina occasionally puts up videos of her children and shares posts such as this one so that all who face the same struggles may be inspired to gather the strength and patience needed to face their adversities.\r\n\r\nAs she has said in her posts: "I am grateful for God's grace and blessing in making our lives constantly imperfect because God is always testing the faithful. May you also be in God's good grace and mercy."\r\nHelp with Autism through SONY AXP55\r\nThe camera being used for the shooting of this video is SONY AXP55 handycam with built in projector. As is understood, autistic children have difficulties with social interaction, expression and communication. They are \u201cloners\u201d who do not like strangers to come too close to them. Many prefer to avoid eye contact or any form of direct engagement.\r\n\r\nIn this way, the SONY AXP55 is perfect for non-intrusive distance recording. With its high zoom and stabiliser, recording of those who do not like devices being pointed at them can be kept at a distance, yet every expression, movement and sound will be captured with crystal clarity. Furthermore, the handycam has features like built-in memory and longlife battery that facilitates daily recordings that would be very helpful in keeping track of the child\u2019s development and progress.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v5W9ejMtbP-k&featureyoutu.be\r\n\r\nThese recordings can then be played back via the SONY AXP55\u2019s built-in projector creating a mini-cinema environment for a full sound and colour activity with them. It has been said by many Autism experts, programmes and research that storytelling or social story narration to children with ASD helps teach and guide them to navigate unfamiliar social situations \u2500 whether in a classroom or a birthday party or restaurant. Movie playback, picture-taking and story narration help improve the child\u2019s language, listening and non-verbal communication skills while teaching appropriate behaviours.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, it captures all those fleeting memories that would otherwise be lost and as a tool for autism therapy, video observation is perfect for diagnosis.