It's Not Nag, It's Just Me

Monday, November 27, 2006

We are so Blind

Finally finished watching The Break Up. Definitely not a comedy but another movie to tell us how foolishly blind we can be by love. Why are we so easily blinded in a relationship? And why does it take a break up to wake us up showing us the real person that we are in a relationship with and also the not so right things that we have done so far.

As a third party, should we really give comments or advices to those who are in a relationship considering that they will never listen to us since they are already blinded by the relationship?

For those who have experienced a few relationships, did those break up wake you up or make you more easily blinded?

In the movie, Jennifer Aniston mentioned that "I could have done 1000 things differently". could we. So could we!

BB so Not Patpong

Surprisingly not much interesting news this week. If you were wondering whassup with Bangkok, well, it's kinda (yawn!) so-so. Everyday, the news printed on the newspaper is kinda the same. It's on the Thaksin business dealings, the martial law and of course the intense situation in the South. I just don't understand these insurgents. WTF do they really want? Can't they just stop being such a F coward and come out from their closet and speak their mind. While people with different sexual orientation do hide in their closet, but at least they are not hurting innocence.

Anyway, I was reading the Malaysia news and find it outrageous to compare Bukit Bintang with Patpong. While both places are filled with tourist, both are totally NOT the same. Bukit Bintang area is very much a rojak place, with great shopping centers, great restaurants, the Jalan Alor hawker centers, the bars nearby. Patpong is more a night street market surrounded by bars and disco. How can one even think of comparing these two not in the same league.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Nuff Said!

The Return of Old Boy Bands

well well well...these UK boy bands. It would be great if there's a direct competition amongst these two groups. Which boy bands? Take That and Westlife! After Take That disbanded, Westlife quickly came on board. Both groups started with 5 members but ended with 4 members. What a co-incidence! By end November, both groups will be releasing their comeback albums.

While Westlife's album The Love Album will be a cover versions album, Take That will be filling up theirs with new tracks. Westlife already score a number one with their first single, The Rose, an excellent track originally peformed by the diva Bette Midler. At least, Westlife did not make a mess out of this wonderful track. On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how Take That's single, Patience fare in the UK chart. Sadly, Gary Barlow still monopolize the whole track. How sad. Well, the song itself is not bad, though could not match the quality of Back For Good or Gary Barlow's written song, Guilty (sang by Blue).

Interesting news from Malaysia

This was something that I did while trying to kill time last Friday. Interesting and funny news from my home country.

1. 5A student jumped from 2nd floor....This is the most stupid thing I've read. People celebrate the last day of school by going to cinema, have house party follow by sex, damaging the class room, etc...but no, he had to jump from the 2nd floor...i wonder how did he score 5As in his UPSR. I'm quite sure an intelligent student will know about the risk, taking into the height, his weight, the gravity force, etc. one word: STUPID!

2. "He's INNOCENT". So claimed the wife of the polictical analyst who is being charged of abetting the murder of the Mongolian model. So, is he or is he not? I believed that's the RM1.1million question. Based on the words coming out from the wife inside the court, it seems she was comparing this case with Anwar case (the ex-Deputy Prime Minister who were being charged of sodomy). Hmmm...interesting. If he's really innocent like a friend of mine said, then it will be very interesting to know why him of all the other possible scapegoats? WHY? What was his role in the political scene that had such potential threat (if it's a frameup job)? I guess it's another He Said She Said case.

3. It's only RAPE, if witness by 4 Males. Okay, not a Malaysia news but read it over Yahoo about a recent development in Pakistan to delete that stupid ruling highlighted. Gee...what kind of a stupid rule was that? If there were 4 males witnessing the rape, there could only be two's either going to end up as a Gang Rape or the rapist is going to be beaten to death. 4 MALEs, people. I guess the females in Pakistan will normally go out in the company of at least 5 males, in case one turns out to be the rapist.

4. Salima has a problem. This is a very sad and chilling case where a mother killed her 3 year old child, and ask her step-son to be the scapegoat. And the husband admitted that her wife has a problem. Of course your wife has a problem. What kind of a mother will beat her son until the leg is fracture when the child is only 15 mths old? "I do not have time" that's the reason he did not push his wife to visit the psychologist...well let me tell you one thing, we will never (EVER) have time. If my sis-in-law beat her son like this Salima, I'm surely going to kick the ass out of her. Fortunately, she's a nice mother. There is always time,

Ode to HIM

Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting
I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell Can't bring myself to do what it is You think I should

(photo from America Next Top Model, words from Dixie Chick's Not Ready to Make Nice)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Thousand Different Ways...Still Crap

I’ve no idea what got me to purchase Clay Aiken’s latest album since I didn’t even own a single one of his previous albums let alone his singles. But since this is album is filled with remakes of great classics, I believed the risk of it being crap is low. How wrong I was.

The first track, Right Here Waiting was totally far off from Richard Marx’s heartfelt rendition. How many people had covered Air Supply’s Without You? Fortunately, the arrangement is not that different from the original, therefore it’s an acceptable version. By the fourth track, Everytime You Go Away, I kinda realize the problem lies in Aiken himself. Just too Aiken-ish, I guess. Not a bad rendition yet not able to match the original. I think I’ve done enough damage to this album already. Even Blue’s remake version of Elton John’s Sorry sounds much better.
Guess I just wasted my 350 baht. Now...where is that John Legend CD?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Are You Watching Closely?

'Are you watching closely?' This is the question asked by Michael Caine at the beginning of this film "The Prestige". Besides starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, the main hype of this movie was the secret twist of the entire story that most people who watched it will not reveal to you. Remember 'The Sixth Sense', 'The Village', 'Wild Things' that things is not as it seems and the plots reveal towards the end?

Well, the film is almost like that though the core secret was reveal 3 quarter down the film while a smaller secret was reveal towards the end of the movie. What's the secret? Watch the movie!

Not a truly A grade movie but not a bad one either. Hugh Jackman was Hugh Jackman while Christian Bale, once again show us why he's worth the watch, like how he excel with Batman Begins. But the must watch have to be David Bowie excellent potrayal of Prof. Tesla.

One key question from the movie, 'are we willing to get our hands dirty in order to reach the top?'

By the way, this photo of Hugh Jackman is the secret (which is science, anyway). And in actual fact, the secret was revealed to everyone right at the beginning of the movie. "Are you watching closely?"

It's Not Me, She's Just A Bitch!

Neighbours or tenants or people living in the same building can be quite funny at times. There are those nosy ones, friendly ones, unsocial ones and of course the snobbish ones. And if the latter turns out to be young female adults, I'll label them the bitchy ones.

Just like last Friday evening. To access the lift in my apartment, one needs to swipe the access card and key in a 4 digit passcode. Well..most of the time, you may need not to do so if there are a few people who's accessing the lift simultaneously or some one just leave the glassdoor open.

So there I was coming back from work and noted that there was this person opening the glassdoor. So I sped up trying to reach the door before it closes. However, the door tends to swing faster than me. I was hoping that upon seeing me (while she was still waiting for the lift), she would be kind enough to push the access button to let me in. Instead, this beech just stood there as if I'm invisible. As I keyed in my passcode, the lift arrived. She got in while I quickly opened the door and dash to catch the lift. To my disbelief, this beech was just standing inside the lift without even pressing the open button.

WHAT A BEE-YACH!!! You know what they say about karma...may your ***** rot forever!