Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Merdeka!!

City Under Siege has got to be the crappiest movie I've watch so far for year 2010. Some patrons even left mid way through the movie. Gosh...I'm surprised I can sit through the whole movie....(*shakes head and laughing in disbelief)
The Expendables, on the other hand, is surprisingly good. Lots of humourous lines, lots of body parts flying every, lots of explosion despite a cast full of errmmm..aged actors.

In the spirit of Merdeka, I thought it will be nice to embrace the propaganda of 1Malaysia. So I wished Happy Merdeka to the cashiers/salepersons I met today only to get surprised looks from some. Hmmm...

Anyway, Happy Merdeka everyone...


XOXO

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Boyzone - Gave It All Away

Star struck, still.....

He looks a bit buffed up and not so skinny anymore....Well done, Lee Hom on your directorial debut and your new album rocks!! XOXO
Peace!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Julie & Julia

Tagline:Passion. Ambition. Butter. Do You Have What It Takes?

I just watched the movie and I loved it so much...
It's a movie about Julie Powell, an ordinary married woman hitting 30s. Her job sucks and she feels that she needs that ooomph in her life, thus, she started a quest. Following her passion in cooking, she attempts to cook 524 recipes from a cook book in 365 days. And her inspiration, Julia Child, the author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And Julie documented her journey daily in her blog.
I just love the storyline. Somehow, I feel like Julie. Day in day out, she hates sitting in her cubicle and her job, until one day she summons up the courage and took her first step towards something she is passionate about. And voila, it changed her life.

Synopsis from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/plotsummary:
Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Last Airbender

I can't help but laugh throughout The Last Airbender movie. And by the end of the movie, all I can say is, 'I cannot accept it lor' -> translate to Cantonese. There are so many cheesy lines and the characters do not really fit in.
Imagine a Commander Zhao potrayed by Aasif Mandvi (who?)
and Princess Yue is played by Seychelle Gabriel (who?)
WTH!

The cast members are all unknown faces except for a few.
The movie is actually based on a hugely successful Nickelodeon animated series. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, I wouldn't recommend this movie. I feel like being conned by the trailer lor....
Quite disappointed. :(
And expect a sequel soon...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday the 13th

Tomorrow is....Friday the 13th...

According to Wikipedia:

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year. Any month's 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (try pronuncing this), frigga, meaning "Friday" and triskaidekaphobia, or paraskevidekatriaphobia (or this), a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning "thirteen"), attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning "fear"). The word was derived in 1911 and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vicissitude

I've not come across this word until last Sunday in Penang and then again on Monday in the newspaper. So, just though of sharing it...

Vicissitude
1. variation or mutability in nature or life, esp successive alternation from one condition or thing to another
2. a variation in circumstance, fortune, character, etc.

Blobbies™ by Nippon Paint

They're cute...

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ambitions?

When I was 8, the teacher would asks us, what do we want to be when we grow up. My answer then would be - a teacher. Cannot blame me as that is the profession I know best as I've just started school. And I am glad in a way that I did not pursue in that profession. I cannot imagine myself being a teacher.

When I was 12, I wanted to be a veterinarian. My priority each day after school is to play with the puppies behind my house. I am indeed very much into animals then and still is now.I wanted to know more of them and to be able to help them when they are sick.

When I was 17, I begin to explore. The adventurous side of me is growing. I wanted to see the world. And thus, I am very much into travelling. I wanted a career in the tourism industry. I dream of travelling the world by being a tour guide.

When I was 18, I was made to choose a field to study in college. First choice is of course, veterinary. Second choice being tourism. But due to some reasons, I am being persuaded to take up computing. And so now, I am stuck in this line. I'm not person who is particularly IT savvy. Put me in programming and networking, I'll be out of the door in no time. But surprisingly, I am still surviving in this industry until now.

Once, when I was so fed up with the IT line, at the age of 26, I thought of pursuing my dreams. I am always curious of what tourims studies is all about. I enrolled myself in the course. And got a diploma with flying colours. But now, the cert is locked somewhere in my drawer.

I dreamt of being a travel writer. I dreamt of exploring the world and learning about animals in different countries. That will definitely be a combo for me.I am green with envy for those who get paid to travel and shae their experiences.

Question:So, why am I still sitting here, in front of the PC, in a comfortable air conditioned office? Why didn't I take the first step?

Answer: I am a coward. I dare not take the plunge and step out of the comfort zone. I have to start from the bottom of the ladder if I were to change career now. I am not willing to take risk. I am scared of the things I have to give up.

And so, that's the pathetic story of my career.

The End.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Let's play


It's a joy watching this playful kitty...It really makes me feel happy and relieved from the daily stress. I wish I can have a lawn full of little kitties and puppies...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Sharing

A good article shared by a dear friend...

Read this...

Happy Wednesday everyone...

:)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Floria 2010


It was only 10am in the morning. The weather is sunny, just nice for people who love frolicking in the sun. We arrived at Floria in Precint 2, parked our car and realised that there's already a number of cars and people there.
This is my first time to a flora fest. And I was disappointed. I'm not a flower person (though I love to take photos of those colourful flowers). The weather was hot and humid. We were sweating in no time.
The management should have arranged the exhibitors' booths in a more structured way. The walk way was narrow and when more people started to pour in, I was trying hard to avoid any body contact with the rest of the hot, perspiring people.
Crowd control was bad. We had to queue up to go into a indoor 'Floral Pavilion'. Malaysians, being Malaysians, some are rude and beging to pushed their way through. And I can't help but feel cheated as there was nothing amazing in there. The so call 'Twilight' display was nothing but a dark area with some flickering light bulbs.
(a very tu lan turtle)
I guess the one thing good is I got to spend time with my loved ones. And enjoyed a good lunch at Sister's Lam Yong Tau Foo in Seri Kembangan.

Sunday, August 01, 2010