Friday, May 28, 2010

A fearless squirrel vs a snake


What did the nutty squirrel think of himself when it fought the snake in the video clip, "Squirrel Goes Nut"? A mongoose? Or specifically a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi? Heh.

Cat gives a cardiac massage to his injured girlfriend...or is it his sibling?





This very touching & tragic YouTube clip, "Cat gives a cardiac massage to his injured girlfriend" has so far gained 2,584,603 views!

A little description of the show:

This stray cat was filmed in Turkey( Kızılsaray district of Antalya ) trying to reanimate his female friend who got hit by a car. Even though some people tried to help him, the white cat wouldn't let them come near for two straight hours. Finally a vet arrived and took the injured cat. Sadly, it was too late and he couldn't resuscitate the feline.


I can't tell for sure whether the title of the clip is correct. The dying cat may not necessary be the other cat's girlfriend. It is more likely that the cats are siblings.

Sad.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tropfest 2010: Shocking How God Works?!




Tropfest. Dubbed as The World's Largest Short Film Festival, I am just pleased to encounter the winning clip of this year Tropfest. Titled, "Shock" by Abe Forsythe.

Another clip--a finalist short film--with the intriguing title, "How God Works" by Matilda Brown is also a pleasure to watch.

I won't spoil the plot. Look guys, they are just short films, for goodness' sake! So go & watch them yourself!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rumpelstiltskin: Where My Witches At?

The movie, "Shrek Forever After" or also known as "Shrek: The Final Chapter" has introduced an unforgettably annoying character--and a baddie, at that--Rumpelstiltskin!

While the show itself is hilarious, this Rumpelstiltskin is originally featured in a fairy tale which is in my opinion quite grim & graphic. Just take a look at the end of the fairy tale--the conversation below is between the queen & him:

At first she said, "Is your name Conrad?"
"No."

"Is your name Harry?"
"No."

"Perhaps your name is Rumpelstiltskin?"
"The devil has told you that! The devil has told you that," cried the little man, and in his anger he plunged his right foot so deep into the earth that his whole leg went in, and then in rage he pulled at his left leg so hard with both hands that he tore himself in two.

Partially quoted from East of the Web, "Rumpelstiltskin".

(I just like it how the queen is acting cute by really using up the 2 chances of guessing the name before shooting up the right one!)

The following are photos taken from various sources in the Net. Just google for 'Rumpelstiltskin' & you'll find much more:





Friday, May 21, 2010

The Readerless Book

It was read years ago
Pleasant memory long buried
Couldn't even recall the title
Of that book so enchanting

A mundane housekeeping
An ordinary quest
And the book was found
Though it's not the goal

Would there be other books
Calling out in their silence
Hidden deep in the dusty past
And the dusts so deep in the rack?

Perhaps another idle search
Will pleasantly surprise me
With the discovery of the books
That I knew I was once crazy of!

So let me get that rack
And begin to purchase more books
Abandon them once read
Let the dusts hide them well

Copyright ©2010 Anonymous_X

PS. Inspired by "The Lockless Door" by Robert Frost. Nah. Not really. Not even close. Heh. If you hate this piece (mine, not Robert's), you may hate another one, "The Road Not Cycled".

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I want nobody nobody but you (and you...and you...)

Right. Af if there's an echo effect. From the previous post of my visit to Universal Studios Singapore, I must admit I'm getting hooked the maddening tunes of the song, "Nobody". There are currently two popular music videos in Youtube: the likely original--and kind of low quality--clip, "Nobody" (25,374,704 views!) and the other YouTube clip, "Nobody" or to be precise, "Wonder Girls NOBODY US Debut Single HD MV" (11,933,170 views!). I like the latter version in which the Wonder Girls are depicted as backing vocalists who rise to fame as the lead singer is, uhm, stuck in a toilet without toilet papers. Needless to say more...Heh.

The lyric is quite, well, simple, but catchy:

You Know I still Love You Baby. And it will never change. (saranghae)

I want nobody nobody But You, I want nobody nobody But You
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody, nobody nobody

Why are you trying to, to make me leave ya
I know what you’re thinking
Baby why aren’t you listening
How can I just Just love someone else and
Forget you completely When I know you still love me

Telling me you’re not good enough
My life with you is just too tough
You know it’s not right so
Just stop and come back boy
How can this be When we were meant to be

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

Why can’t we just, just be like this
Cause it’s you that i need and nothing else until the end
Who else can ever make me feel the way I
I feel when I’m with you, no one will ever do

Telling me you’re not good enough
My life with you is just too tough
You know me enough so you know what I need boy
Right next to you is where I need to be

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I don’t want no body, body I don’t want no body, body

Honey you know it’s you that I want, It’s you that I need Why can’t you see~

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
How can I be with another, I don’t want any other
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

Back to the days when we were so young and wild and free
Nothing else matters other than you and me
So tell me why can’t it be please let me live my life my way why do you push me away
I don’t want nobody nobody nobody nobody but you


Here are the screenshots of the song. The first 4 photos refer to the 25M clip & the rest to the 11M clip.








Saturday, May 15, 2010

A visit to Universal Studios Singapore (definitely will be a regular there!)

Universal Studios Singapore consists of 7 themed areas: Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City, New York, and Hollywood.

(And from the way I spell out the list of the zones, you'd have guessed that I entered the amazing park & combed the area clockwise. I'm that organized! Hur hur.)

Bought online the ticket to Universal Studios Singapore for yesterday. Check out the site here. A lot of information are offered there. Don't be intimidated. Take your time to browse through.



In short, under 'RESERVATIONS', select the 'Date of Visit' of your preference & click 'Check Availability'. Yes. It's that simple. And remember to print your tickets once you buy them. Don't worry about the barcodes in the ticket. If any problem in scanning the printed ticket in the entrance of the theme park, the staff will quickly help you.

The Friday ticket cost me $66. With the opening of the theme park is from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (previously it's 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM), I arrived there way earlier before the opening. To get used to the surroundings (read: to check about the Casino and how to raid it. Hur hur.).

I found myself pleasantly surprised when the gate to the theme park was opened earlier about 9:45 AM & even happier when I was told to go to 'Guests Relations' to pick up a $10 meal voucher & a $5 gift voucher. Sweet! Not aware about that before!

Silently thanking myself for not ignoring the full-of-smile staff who told me where to pick up the vouchers, I joined the fast queue to get my vouchers!

Before the Big Day (I've been waiting for a chance to visit this Universal Studios Singapore!), I've been doing some reading on the reviews of the theme park. One of the best reviews ought to be from mrbrown in CNNGo, "It's finally open -- First look (and ride) at Universal Studios Singapore".

And yes, with the sequence of the zones I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I'm glad to take a break watching 'Monster Rock' (the last show at 1730 hrs). Their take on The Wonder Girls' "Nobody" is hilarious! Clueless about the song? Check the very popular YouTube clip here. More than 25 million views! No wonder the monsters pick up the song. Heh.)

Okay. Now for some random & selected photos.

1. The entrance. Yes, there is that big globe with big Universal sign. I just want to take some other entrance picture.

2. Puss in Boots. My favourite character in Shrek epic.

3. The Singaporean Squire boy briefing the audience prior to entrance to "Shrek 4-D Adventure". 4-D, 4D, lottery. Argh. Why am I still thinking about gambling?!

4. Justice is served. Goldilocks from "The Story of the Three Bears" is finally in jail.

5. Amber Rock Climb was something I'd like to try. If only I remember to wear sport shoes. And not slippers.

6. The Lost World. The 2 rides: Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure & Canopy Flyer were the two rides with the longest queue that day. But they're worth queuing.

7. Far Far Away castle from a distance. Sleek.

8. WaterWorld. Live show. You'd never guess there's a shortage of water here in Singapore.

9. See what I mean??? But seriously, it's a great show. So great that I didn't take many shots of the performance.

10. Ancient Egypt. I took this photo just because there's another signboard "The Lost World" nearby. Ancient Egypt is lost, in a sense, indeed.

11. Treasure Hunters. Didn't try it because the queue was surprisingly long. And never intended, anyway. The lady in the picture might be saying the same thing. No time, kids!

12. Buy! No, sell! Argh. Did we make a mistake in keying in the price?!?!

13. Simply...awesome!!

14. Pity the main attraction of Battlestar Galactica 2 rides (Human and Cylon) part of Sci-Fi City are under maintenance. Happy with this shot, though, because of the kid. Check his shirt & compare to the man with long legs' colorful suit.

15. Had a thick milkshake in Mel's Drive-in. A healthy way to end the day...and recover from the shock suffered since 'Revenge of the Mummy' ride...and to get ready for the musical "Monster Rock" in Pantages Hollywood Theater.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

A Haiku as I dragged my bicycle along the uphill of a pedestrian way


The moon bright shining,
Cloudless sky bids you good night!
One long day has passed...