Verdict: Unbeatable script with unbeatable 'performances' from all the toys!
The movie started with Hollywood-grade scene - first thing that worth the movie ticket
The movie has a lot of funny scenes - second thing that worth the movie ticket.
The movie has unpredictable, or to be at least, unexpected ending - third thing that worth the movie ticket
The movie teaches you on how to appreciate the things that belong to you - if you can't take care of it, give it to someone who could - fourth thing that worth the ticket
The movie teaches us that, kind looking people are not necessarily kind (here I mean the strawberry flavor bear) - fifth thing that worth the ticket
This movie is better than Toy Story 1 & Toy Story 2 - sixth thing that worth the ticket
This movie has a great ending - seventh thing that worth the ticket.
So when I saw the birthday cake for Callum, my first impression was 'this is inspired by 1Malaysia logo'
But the cake maker said she wasn't inspired by that logo.
Instead, some argued that, I was the one who's brainwashed by 1Malaysia concept.
No, I'm not.
And to be frank, I thought the idea was quite.. erm... amusing :)
Don't ask me why - if you follow the news in Malaysia ever since this idea was launched - you'll know what I mean.
Btw, Happy Birthday, Callum!
The cute thing about our PM is that...
He's good in PR.
Ever since he's a PM, he's been running in the country, checking how's the people living, shaking hands with people.
And giving speech at the by-elections
What's the latest?
He bought a cat and asked the Malaysian to name after it.
It's a bit of the king's style in those days, but well,
He is cute.
(What about running the country?)
So there are talks to abolish these two exams.
My question: What are the motivations for the student to study?
I mean, exam serves as the benchmark for the things you had learned.
I guess these people got no better things to do, rather to spend time of making funny changes, rather than fixing some screwed up systems.
It's been a while since I last blogged.
And today I returned with a message - RIP.
It's not me, but it's my friend.
I got to know about this pic just now, thru Trevor's friend, TC.
Apparently TC's colleague has my friend, in custody, but that's not all.
It's the colleague's dog's custody.
I know the relationship sounds very complicated, but the important message is:
My friend was torn in pieces already, he was "beheaded" by the dog.
So he is now RIP, which is, Rest in Pieces.
Verdict: Beautiful voice that touches your heart that has rock + sentimental + etc elements in it.
1. "Awakenings" (4:08)
2. "Illusions of Bliss" (3:53)
3. "Loving You is Easy" (3:03)
4. "Changes" (3:43)
5. "Forgiveness" (3:49)
6. "Rivers of Love" (3:54)
7. "Love Come" (3:33)
8. "Out of Tune" (3:50)
9. "Heartbreak" (4:05)
10. "Don't Give Up on Us" (3:36)
11. "U Want Me 2" (4:06)
12. "Bring on the Wonder" (2:54)
13. "Love Come (Piano Version)" (4:04)
*Bold-italic song titles indicates my favorites
This is a very good package - in a CD.
Sarah's voice is still as beautiful, and this album - sounds to me, it's like a British artist instead of an American (she's Canadian, I know, but they are in similar league).
Yep, it reminds me of Dido, too.
The album started with an energetic "Awakening", it's a fast song, as if someone is rushing (music) and her voice is like jumping here and there/ fading in and out thru out the whole music.
(Yes, above is a totally random statement, so you go figure out the music to feel it yourself)
The second song, "Illusion of Bliss" - reminds me of Bee Gees, somehow. Just replace Bee Gees' voice and you can call it a Bee Gees song :P
Third song - it's like a Britpop, my favorite :)
Fourth song - A bit jazzy a bit of Britpop and her signature voice, of course
(I'm a bit lazy to write the rest) I've gotta tell you, the first 5 songs had already blown off my mind.
So it is a good album, don't expect something great like "Adia", "Building a Mystery" or "Angel" - because this is an album in different league/flavour now.
Just like you won't want to compare The Beatles' "Please Please Me" with "Abbey Road"
I hope you get what I mean :)
I saw an old lady, wearing white shirt, smiling at the people walking into the restaurant....
I wasn't afraid. I wasn't scared.
The time was 12.45PM.
Yes, she is Madam Kwan, the real Madam Kwan - you can see her in Pavilion's branch of Madam Kwan's restaurant.
I only got to know that recently ;)
We're often asked who we are.
Instead of telling 'I'm a Malaysian', we would normally tell "I'm a Chinese" "He's a Malay" "She's an Indian"
But personally, I think that we should instead, just tell the fact.
The fact is:
I'm a Malaysian (the first fact that you can't deny, it's on my IC)
I'm a Chinese descendant (the second fact that many foreigners won't care much)
I'm not a Chinese as I'm not born in China, and of course, without a Chinese citizenship.
So this are the numbers of the day.
Go buy iBox RM1 ' pao' is the minimum you can go, no?
Tomorrow marks 1 year anniversary of no update of my dad's 4D blog.
Just FYI :)
I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here. ~Jim Henson
I was on my way to visit my friend, who fell sick.
As usual, I took photo, randomly.
I love the photo above (and of course, my C901 phone) and suddenly, I had the inspiration about life lesson with the two photos below:
Sometimes, life is like a straight road, a highway.
More than often, it's like options, making us don't know what to do.
But if you are sure of your destination - you'll find your way no matter how complicated the roads are.
Apparently, exercising after a pint of beer wasn't a good idea.
I felt very very tired at that point of time.
If you don't believe me - try it next time :P
Verdict: Finally, Shrek has come to an end
I'm not a particular big fan of Shrek, BUT I like the way the movie was made, using the animation.
What I'm trying to say, they tried 'film' the scene with animation - that's the part when you feel 'wow, there's this slow-mo in animation!'
Ok, Shrek is still Shrek - the trademark won't run away.
It still tries to turn the fairy tale upside down.
Graphic is good and the joke is good.
But I feel tired for Shrek, after 3 episodes, so I felt that this is a good finale.
It's still a 'happily ever after' kind of fairy tale but I somehow felt funny that the ending shares some similarities with Prince of Persia.
Go watch it and have a good laugh.
Verdict: While the idea is not that bad, the action was quite fun in some scene - it's just yet another action movie after all.
I heard of the anticipation of my friends and colleague about this movie.
I think it's partially because of the childhood game that they and I had played, seen below:
Yes, I'm still very much amazed with the game and would play it if I have a chance to.
Back to the movie, the idea was not bad - you can go back to the time you want - with some limitation of course.
The chick was hot (definitely hot)
But the interesting part (of the action scene) that I could remember was the guy fleeing in market, and the ostrich racing.
I don't know why, don't ask me. :P
All in all, I'd say it's just yet another action movie - it's not the type you would really remember after a while.
In almost past one week, I would wake up at around 4AM for no reason.
Guess too many things that I've been worrying lately.
There are things that I just realised that, I have over-worried.
These few days, I'll attempt to see if I can 'reduce' the worries that was unnecessary.
I'm glad that, in a way, I'm given a chance to do so.
Two nights ago, I had a dream.
I was in the middle of a dried lake - with a river further away (with water, of course)
I asked the villager what happened - he put a stick deep into the ground, took it out and tasted the 'mineral' at the bottom of the stick.
He said 'it's not that salty anymore'
Then he ran away.
A while after that, I saw water flooding the dried lake.
So the village didn't have drought problem - the villager wanted to solve the 'salty' problem.
He created a dam to first dry up the lake, then only solve the problem.
Analysis: Totally no idea what was the dream about, at all.