Saturday, October 31, 2009

Psychoville & a peep at Paradise Syndrome

Written by the Leagsters for BBC Two, Psychoville is a dark character comedy mystery featuring characters from all over the UK, who each receive a mysterious letter. Spoiler alert: don't check out the Wikipedia article on Psychoville. Oh, never mind.

It's a hilarious, dark comedy & what I like most is that I learn a new thing about sick people with their sick mind. For example: one 'psycho' suffers from Paradise Syndrome which is defined briefly in Wikipedia as 'a feeling of dissatisfaction despite having achieved all one's dreams'.

If you google 'paradise syndrome psychology', you'll come across this TVNZ article, "Paradises syndrome: When too much is never enough".

Partially quoted:

Are you dissatisfied with your life, even though you've got everything you ever wanted - kids, a lovely house, a loving partner?

Have you landed that dream job or reached the pinnacle of your career, yet still feel empty inside?

If this is you, you may be suffering from paradise syndrome - a term used by cultural commentators to describe a condition where people feel dissatisfied even thought they've achieved their dreams.

Interesting. It now seems a good move to set an unachievable target, doesn't it? Lest one may suffers from Paradise Syndrome. Either that, or always set a new (higher) target, or not to even set a goal at all (Nah, this is too extreme!).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Coraline: (Almost) A Review of The Graphic Novel

Yes, finally managed to borrow another Neil Gaiman's masterpiece: Coraline. I especially like it as it is in a graphic novel form illustrated by P. Craig Russell. (And if you bother to check out the Wikipedia article about the artist, you'll learn that P. Craig Russell has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards. And that he is particularly respected by his peers because he was the first well-known, successful mainstream comic book creator to come out as openly gay. Right.)

Anyway, this is an attempt to review a graphic novel, Coraline. I love it. It is illustrated in details & you just have to respect the tremendous amount of work that the artist put for this 186-page graphic novel.

Story-wise? Well, I'm very biased here. It's Neil Gaiman's creation after all! What can I say? Superb story-telling by the Master. Heh.

Now to set a time to catch the 3D animated film version of Coraline.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ris Low & Claire Lee forget their bitter enmity, thanks to LOST!

And you know why? Because Destiny Calls, oh you non-LOST believers! More about Lost Season 5 can be found in--no, not in Wikipedia--Lostpedia here.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Tiger Beer: "The Last Tiger. Worth Playing for" TV ads with 2 different endings

Do you also notice the curious difference of the end of the 2 advertisement clips? For your information, though, the Singapore TV channels show the 2nd advertisement.

I like how the two 'shapeshifters' revert to their original forms as the passerby breezes through the view.

Related Posts:
- The Last Tiger. Worth Playing for? (More like 'Paying')

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Last Tiger. Worth Playing for? (More like 'Paying')

This ought to be the advertisement of the day. Heh. I must clarify, though, that I'm NOT vested in any of the Asia Pacific Breweries shares.

A Haiku as I wait for the bus: 3 babes & a cart

Boredom & fatigue,
Three ladies passed with a cart,
What a unique sight!