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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Around Thailand in 4 hours...

I'm pretty tired at the moment, not because of the 'tour de Thailand' this morning but from the crazy new Body Combat choreograph that's killing my thighs. Oh...this entry is about my trip to Samut Prakan this morning.

Well, with only 4 hours plus of sleep, it was really amazing that I manage to survive the tour of which my friend arrive at my place around 7.45am! We reached the Ancient City (Muang Boran) aroudn 8.30am and started our tour in a small golf cart (as it's still early and we do not wish to wait for others to come and get into the trem).

The Ancient City is about 600 hectres and one will not be able to complete the tour within a day by walking. It's pretty huge. The layout was designed in a way that it is a replica of Thailand, ie. that when you enter, you'll be entering the Southern region first, then the tour guide brought us to Central, then Bangkok, central again, then Northeast and finally Northern region before we stop for lunch at the so-called 'floating market', which is quite a sad one.

Throughout the tour we just walk a bit, sat a lot and hear the guide telling us history about each place that we stopped. Most of the places were really interesting and definitely lots of stories and folklore behind it.

You have to be there early in the morning as it will not be that hot and you would finish everything by 1pm. But then again, i felt that the half day tour was really too rush and lots of great places that we never stop. Perhaps when my friends came visit Bangkok, i'll try to get them to visit this place...we can then rent the golf cart ourselves though it's quite expensive; 300baht per hour for a 4 seater.

More pictures from the Anciet City can be found here.


You Have Been Activated

After the Batman craze, it has been weeks since I found myself in the cinema. And with the Summer movie season gone, there's really not much great movies coming along. Then there was this movie called "Eagle Eye" which had Steven Spielberg billed to it. should be good right? Er...................

Well, in general, it's not bad. Similar to "Wanted", it has the interesting teaser, the overall concept of the story but kinda fail when showing the audience the whole truth behind the story.
But let's talk about Shia Le Bouf. Again, he played the same character that we get to know him through Transformers and Indiana Jones. A cocky young kid. Perhaps the only difference this time is that we get to see his character matured over time and he finally learnt about responsibilities.

Overall, the movie is filled with fast paced action, the car scene chase was really crazy that you just do not know what's happening and how it's happening. That's something I find it annoying in this movie.

Coming to an hour of the movie, the truth behind the story was revealed, though it might still take a while for those who are not that knowledgeable about modern technology. And, i'm not going to spoil the movie by revealing it here but just don't expect to find the villain being some terrorist, cause it's not.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Just Stand Up

The heart is stronger than you think
It’s like it can go through anything
And even when you think it can’t it finds a way to still push on, though

Sometimes you want to run away
Ain’t got the patience for the pain
And if you don’t believe it look into
your heart the beat goes on

I’m tellin’ you that Things get better
Through whatever
If you fall, dust it off, don’t let up

Don’t you know you can go be your own miracle
You need to know

If the mind keeps thinking you’ve had enough
But the heart keeps telling you don’t give up
Who are we to be questioning, wondering what is what
Don’t give up

It’s like we all have better days
Problems getting all up in your face
Just because you go through it
Don’t mean it got to take control, no
You ain’t gotta find no hiding place
Because the heart can beat the hate
Don’t wanna let your mind keep playin’ you
And sayin’ you can’t go on

I’m tellin’ you that Things get better
Through whatever If you fall
Dust if off, don’t let up
Don’t you know you Can go
Be your own Miracle
You need to know

If the mind keeps thinking you’ve had enough
But the heart keeps telling you don’t give up
Who are we to be questioning, wondering what is what
Don’t give up

You don’t gotta be a prisoner in your mind
If you fall, dust it off
You can live your life
Let your heart be your guide
And you will know that you’re good if you trust in the good
Everything will be alright, yeah
Light up the dark, if you follow your heart
And it will get better Through whatever

If the mind keeps thinking you’ve had enough
But the heart keeps telling you don’t give up
Who are we to be questioning, wondering what is what
Don’t give up

You got it in you, find it within
You got in now, find it within now



Monday, September 08, 2008

Same Topic Different Angle

This is an interesting bid to read the news of the same topic but given a totally 180 degrees between Thailand and the States.

Here's the simple and positive news from Thailand

"Bangkok Dangerous" tops US box office
Bangkok Dangerous, featuring Nicolas Cage, topped the US box office earning US$7.8 million during the weekend, Associated Press reported.The movie was a remake of a 1999 Asian movie.It was shot in Bangkok with several Thai actors and actresses.Bangkok Dangerous was screened in the US shortly after the state of emergency was declared in Bangkok.AP reported that the weekend was the slowest movie weekend in at least five years.The Nation

And here's the negative news from US.

Nicolas Cage bombs at box office with "Bangkok"
Less than a year after starring in the biggest movie of his volatile career,
Nicolas Cage led the North American box office to its worst weekend in five years on Sunday with one of his weakest.
"Bangkok Dangerous," a thriller in which the 44-year-old actor plays a jaded assassin, opened at No. 1 with estimated three-day earnings of just $7.8 million, distributor Lionsgate said. While no one was expecting it to be a hit, industry observers had predicted it would earn more than $10 million.
The last box office champ to open lower was the
David Spade comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," which kicked off with $6.7 million during the weekend of September 5-7, 2003.
Overall ticket sales also fell to their lowest level since then, said tracking firm Media By Numbers. The top 12 films earned $51.6 million, up from $50.5 million that weekend.
Early September is traditionally a quiet time at the box office since the summer blockbuster season is over. The studios spend the early fall quietly dumping their underperforming movies on the market. "Bangkok Dangerous" was the only new wide release this weekend.
Lionsgate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, said it was happy with the film's opening and expected it to be profitable. Although the movie reportedly cost $45 million to make, Lionsgate acquired U.S. and Canadian rights for a modest sum from "The Departed" producer
Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group.
The film is a remake of the 1999 Thai film of the same name, with both being directed by Hong Kong-born twin brothers Danny and
Oxide Pang. The remake was not screened in advance for critics, which is rarely a good sign. Cage has actually done a lot worse at the box office: His terrorism thriller "Next" opened to $7.1 million in April 2007 and the family drama "The Weather Man" to $4.2 million in 2005. But he was last in theaters with the biggest movie of his career, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," The action sequel opened to $45 million in December on its way to $220 million.

Friday, September 05, 2008

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