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?