Sunday, October 31, 2010

Essay #31

The story begins with the discovery of Aang, who is quickly revealed to be the last of his people, the Air Nomads (hence the title, Last Airbender). The evil Fire Nation wiped out the Air Nomads a century prior in hopes of breaking the cycle and preventing the next Avatar from being born. This would pave the way for the Fire Nation’s attempts to take over the world. Needless to say, when members of the Fire Nation learn of Aang’s existence, they want him and set out in hot pursuit. Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), the exiled son of the Fire Nation ruler, needs to capture the Avatar to regain his honor and rightful place within the Fire Nation kingdom.

Well, 2 things really ticked me off.


SERIOUSLY OK. BIG PRODUCTION WITH DREAMWORKS BIG BUDGET. ACTING LIKE SHIT. and casting was very off. except for Aang and Katara.


and Zuko's Uncle Iroh. Hello, he's the most china person in the Anime series. Drink chinese tea everywhere he goes. and has a pot belly. probably eats bak kut teh too. and Zuko LOOKS LIKE THIS

what the hell is this ?

and zuko's father is CHINESE TOO. as the whole fire nation!

as for the water tribe. they all are suppose to be indians! sigh.

only good thing? EFFECTS WERE LEGIT AND STORYLINE. they didn't leave any good parts out.


Monday, October 11, 2010


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Essay #27


Yes! I've seen the most EPIC Film of the year! a little synopsis to the movie..

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception.

Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming - taken from film o fillia.


Of course! it by Christopher Nolan, he's known to screw his audiences' minds. always leaving a big question mark in your head at the ending. makes you seriously think and question the whole movie. as for me. i KINDA got it. also because i was watching it with my girlfriend. know lah ;-)

But overall, the acting was great. a great cast! everybody had good chemistry. but Marion Cotillard was a bit off in some scenes, not enough emotion and clarity to project her character for that specific scene. do i sound logical? Anyway, i love it that Nolan is not the type of director who CRAMPS all the action in one. he spreads it out with some cool matrix-like scenes. and overall it's pretty damn EPIC. effects were so good.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Essay #26

Oh yes, toy's story 3! after 11 years from the pervious one. it's back!

Well, i think they just planned it that way. You know, what other mischief can toys get into? i think 11 years because in all the Toy story movies, Andy (their owner) was 6. so therefore 6+11=17!

Yeap, Toy Story 3 is about Andy is going to college. Andy is now 17 and ready to head off to college, leaving Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the rest of the toy-box gang to ponder their uncertain futures. When the toys are accidentally donated to the Sunnyside Daycare center they're initially overjoyed to once again be played with, but their enthusiasm quickly gives way to horror as they discover the true nature of the establishment under the rule of the deceptively welcoming "Lotso" Bear. Now, all of the toys must band together in one final, crazy scheme to escape their confines and return home to Andy.

It was...SURPRISINGLY good. i thought it'll be the same 'kid's' movie recipe. but the movie had a lot of unexpected moves and the action was fast and put you on the edge of your seat. 8/10!

But what stuck to me the most was the last scene. Andy was on his way to college and he finally decides what to do with his box full of toys. He drives up to his Mum's friend's house, introduces his toys to Bonnie (the daughter) and after introducing all the toys. Woody is the last one out of the box. The scene softens, zooms in on Andy. and woody. Andy saying his last words, and then a goodbye handing it over to Bonnie. CRY! haha.
That scene had a big implication on " Parting with Loved ones "
Just like that day itself, i woke up at 6 sending off 2 of my closest friends off to NS. Ironic right?

Bernard & Nicholas

We'll miss youu :D

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Essay #25

JUNJI ITO! My Favourite Japanese Manga Author!

Junji Ito, born on July, 1963. is an author of Japanese horror manga.
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself. Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror manga.
A common motive in his books are girls obsessed with beauty, for example, long hair. This is the case in his Tomie and Flesh-Colored Horror comic collections.

I've been reading Junji Ito's manga for about 1 year and 6months! started during our Vietnam trip in '08. Vincent Kor-Kor got me hooked! i never thought i'll enjoy HORROR MANGA especiall Junji Ito's stuff. which inclue GORE. LIKE SERIOUS GORE. IN DETAILLLL. gore-y detail! Junji is like the Quintin Tarantino in comics. Killing and Beauty! so so creative. Like Tomie, the girl who is Beautiful. Perfect everywhere and EVERY guy who meets her will fill truly madly deeply for her. the guy will love her so much, until he just wants to chop her into pieces. COOL RIGHT? i'll lend you the book pa. and Uzumaki (means Spiral in japanese) in a town where a strange Spiral obsession is starting. People get so obsessed that some of them wants to turn themselves into spiral.yeah imagine that! cool right?

Essay #24


To me, it's the BEST Car show in the world! i've seen fifth gear, torque tv too.

but nothing beats Top Gear!

What i absolutely LOVE about Top Gear:

It's one of the things i look forward to everytime they present a new car,mission or a scene for talking and interviewing someone. Though i cannot find the Director of photography. which sucks. but i found one who did the Honda Civic piece. Ben Foster.

I love the HOSTS! who doesn't?

JEREMY CLARKSON: Legend! Quick on his feet with humor. always teasing the car, the look and especially the flappy pedals.
James May: the long haired goon! always the technical one of the lot. always specific with numbers.

Richard Hammond: the short hamster! the liveliest one of the lot. absolutely loves the Pagandi Zonda F! gets bullied by jeremy most of the time.

The Stig: the white-suit devil! the rider behind the awesome wheels. haha i love the how jeremy introduces him with the famous quotes ' some say he's seen the Lion King 1780 times and his 2nd best friend is a caped Hippo' haha!

and of course the cars! the main reason for anyone to watch the show!

watch this video pa! you'll know what i mean

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Essay #23


As you know, i got my P license! WOHOO! YEPEEE! HAAHAA! and now i drive. not only do i drive, but i drive the most AWESOME-EST CAR! Yeap, my dad got the family a new car.

The Kia Forte. it's the 1.6 SX model.

SX is for. well i'm not sure. there's an EX model too (the cheaper one) ANYWAY, the SX has really cool features.

6-Disc CD player.

Ipod/USB connectivity.


Automatic windows, whereas the EX is manual.

17" inch SPORT Rims.

Key-less entry. START/STOP BUTTON!


sounds awesome right? it is, this car is the replacement of the family's old NAZA RIA. or Kia Carnival. That mother 2.5 drank petrol like water! but the forte which has a 1.6 drinks MUCH LESS-er. Rm50 can last 3 days with the family's schedule, or picking up and dropping offs. I'm a new driver and i've only driven about 3 cars in my life? I gotta say, the forte is very smooth and quiet. Soft engine, no noise. Comfortable seats, spacious. i mean it's a KOREAN Car! of course it's good! Air-Cond cools up the car really fast! and this in malaysia..that's REALLY good.

But the downside is, like any other Kia car. It's under-power. and the body is really light.
and yeah that's about it! the car has only 2 bad points!

oh and the car was designed by Peter Schreyer, who previously worked with audi as their Design Director..and now he's KIA'S design director! awesome yeah?