Monday, September 27, 2010
That's what I've heard the excited ladies queueing behind me gushing with passion. Yes. I braved the queue to see what this Chippendales show was about. And I was not the only guy. What a relief. Heh.
Yahoo! Singapore: Netizens are searching for "Resignation Letter" over "Lee Kuan Yew" & "Donnie Yen"?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The amazing photo is from Dvice, "Future Skylines: plans for amazing green skyscrapers in Singapore". So how do you prefer that vision compared to the (grim) one from STOMP, "This might be S'pore -- in 2095"?
M. Night Shyamalan is the person responsible for this supernatural thriller, "Devil" or also known as "The Night Chronicles: Devil").
The premise is promising: 5 strangers are stuck in an elevator. All five are, relatively speaking, bad guys with one of them is literally the Devil in disguise.
Thus the taglines for this movie: "FIVE STRANGERS TRAPPED. ONE OF THEM IS NOT WHAT THEY SEEM".
Allow me to digress a bit. I'm kind of annoyed reading the second sentence. ONE OF THEM IS NOT WHAT THEY SEEM. Why the use of 'THEY'? Shouldn't it be read as "One of them is not what he/she seems"?!
Anyway, I have a high expectation of the show. I expected it to be like Phone Booth where the whole drama is contained within a single space.
In that sense, I'm not disappointed. This "Devil" movie has most of the thrilling parts happen in the elevator. (I can recall of two examples of the other thrilling parts which do not happen in the elevator. One is when the building engineer run towards the edge of the building to catch his flown cap and at the last minute he realises he can fall to his death because of his stupid sense of attachment to the lousy cap. Another is when the security guard is showing to almost step on the floor where the exposed cable poses a electrocution hazard.)
I too like the part when the light in the elevator is off. The whole screen is truly shown in the dark with only voices (panic ones!) are heard. Then the light is on. And the horror is showcased to the gasping audience. As simple as that. Yet it does work!
I try to put myself on the shoes of those trapped in the elevator. They do not have the luxury of knowing that there's the Devil among them (they are not the audience, silly!).
So of course the suspicion is inevitably arising with those 'logical' suspects in mind. First, the temp security guard--strong & able, moreover with a violent past. Second, the former mechanic because he was in the US military during the War in Afghanistan. Capable of killing, are they not?
The elderly woman logically can be ruled out. She looks so frail!
And so is the young woman as there are simply no muscles at all in those dainty arms!
The mattress salesman is annoying. He talks too much, therefore he can't be a killer as any killer should be watching more of his/her preys than talking them to death.
Okay, the keyword is 'logic'.
Knowing M. Night Shyamalan (I'm crazy about his "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable"), I know there must some twist also to this "Devil".
As a result, I was entertaining this thought that the first killed person is the Devil. If he/she is indeed of the supernatural origin, the death as we know it is not applicable to him/her. And if he/she is killed, he/she will be out of suspicion.
I also consider the most unlikely person--logically speaking, not capable of killing--among the five to be the Devil.
What I cannot fathom prior to watching the show is the why. Why there must be these specific people trapped in the elevator & subject themselves to the scarring experience? Is there any rationale for that? The film satisfactorily answers that, mind you.
Do not let me spoil it by explaining further.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This pop-up advertisement of the online game, "Heroes of Might and Magic" is for sure interesting. I like the way how it allows enough information on the towns to choose--there are 8 of them. The Necropolis is my favorite (but no, I'm not that eager to play the game. At least, not yet.)
Inferno castles are always surrounded by giant pits of lava and scorch the earth around them. Its armies consist of demonic creatures, ranging from lowly imps to almighty demons. The nation of Eeofol is of the Inferno faction.
The Dungeon houses monsters that live in underground caverns. The kingdom of Nighon, the most powerful kingdom in the Dungeon faction, commands mighty Black Dragons to defend its subterranean caverns.
The Stronghold is populated with brutish, tribal creatures associated with barbarism. Their sizes range from tiny Goblins to lumbering Giants, and their ferocity is known across Erathia. Stronghold units are at home in the deserts and wastes. The kingdom of Krewlod is of the Stronghold faction.
The Rampart army is composed mainly of Sylvan creatures from the depths of the Tularean Forest. Accordingly, their home is in the grasslands and forests. The kingdom of AvLee is of the Rampart faction.
The Tower faction is made up of human separatists who believe study of the arcane will lead to the greatest power, and their armies are composed of wizards, magical beings, and animated golems. Tower creatures are at home in Arctic environments. The kingdom of Bracada is of the Tower faction.
The Castle army is made up predominantly of humans who reject the path to inner enlightenment chosen by their brothers from the Tower. Instead, they place their faith in the celestial beings of Erathia and are rewarded for their conviction with the aid of Angels. The kingdom of Erathia is of the Castle faction.
The Necropolis is a ghost town of the undead and its armies are composed of lich, zombie, wraith, and vampire. The kingdom of Deyja is of the necropolis faction.
The Fortress is built in marshland and is home to numerous reptilian creatures. While not as hardy as their cousins from Stronghold, Fortress creatures make up for the lack of brute strength with their unique abilities. The kingdom of Tatalia is of the fortress faction.
Seriously it could have been a recommended show if only that damn medic is not featured. I'm referring to the masked medic who is trying to kill the main character, Simon Cable. He is shown to attempt to do it twice: when Cable is tied up to the MRI scanner & when the future Cable is in the past witnessing his past self apparently pushes his elder brother fall through their house skylight.
But if you like the show that makes you think (Memento comes to mind), this show may not be somewhat disappointed. Check out the trailer here & decide on your own.
PS. By the way, don't you think the designs of the movie are artistic? I love the second poster. The efficient use of the jigsaw puzzle and the missing piece is shown lying nearby. Waiting to be discover.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Yeah. Right. That means the main character of Pokemon series, Ash Ketchum will be a 25-year-old pokemon-battle-weary, uhm, (cartoon) character. I love how fierce Pikachu is going to be portrayed. He must be fed up as well with the draggy series.
Currently enjoying immensely this curious black-and-white graphic novel, "Pinnochio, Vampire Slayer".
The official website of the book reveals the incoming sequel titled, "Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater". There is even a contest about it:
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer contest!
Pinocchio now has a few friends to help him in his ongoing battle with the vampire scourge. But the cast of the Great Puppet Theater won’t be enough to defeat the seemingly endless ranks of the undead.
Pinocchio needs an army of puppet warriors to fight the vampires, and that’s where you come in!
Design your own vampire-slaying puppet for the chance to win some serious swag from PINOCCHIO, VAMPIRE SLAYER AND THE GREAT PUPPET THEATER, the sequel to last fall’s breakout graphic novel by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen.
Submissions can be sketches, costumes or actual puppets. Just make sure your creation is suited to battle the bloodsuckers!
The top entry will receive a signed copy of the new book and a piece of original art! Two runners up will receive signed copies of the book!
Images can be posted at the Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer Facebook group, tweeted to @p_vampireslayer or e-mailed to email@example.com. All entries must be received by October 8.
Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater hits shelves later this fall from SLG Publishing.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"Thank you, kind stranger, you have renewed my faith in Singaporean men.
"At least, until the next time a guy pushes me on the train to get a seat."
The lady stomper in "Chivalry not dead in S'pore: Man stops to help female motorcyclist stranded in rain" may just be the very reason why it's often a turn off to date a Singaporean woman.
With her last line above (in red & bold) she'd love to think herself to be witty. She's wrong. It just shows how fault-finding she can be. Puh-leaze, the article is all about the rare--but existent!--act of chivalry she encountered. And while she sufficiently expressed her gratitude, why oh why did she have to end the article with such a killing line?
Do I make a harsh over-generalization here? For goodness' sake, I hope I do.
Okay, Cool Breeze. You asked for it! Here are the top ten reasons to date a Teacher:
10. Because they will become great parents.
9.They have patience
8.They are up with all the latest lingo.
7.They can make anything seem interesting.
6.They are loyal
5.They are ideal breeding stock
4.They can spell correctly without using spellcheck.
3.They are teaching our future generation.
2.They have the balls to get up infront of a group of thirty kids/teenagers each and every day.
1. They use the inquiry approach in the bedroom.
Quoted from this Facebook page, "Top 10 reasons why to date a teacher".
(But of course, I'd advocate you to date--heck, make it 'marry'--an engineer, instead. Unless, the teacher is Onizuka himself, the Great Teacher! Oh well, sadly it's a Real Life, girls...)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I've got what I wanted: Resident Evil Afterlife - a 2D version! Screw 3D!
However, the show still sucks though. And I couldn't help my mind wondering what happened if Executioner (the hooded giant man wielding a giant axe in the movie, Resident Evil Afterlife) were to fight Pyramid Head (another giant man with a pyramid as his head--don't ask--wielding a giant sword featured in the movie, Silent Hill).
Tough. Who do you think would win & why?
Friday, September 10, 2010
Introducing googlezz the latest ping.sg cheat...and also the GREEDIEST!!
Just take a look at the screenshot above taken about 3 minutes ago. In the "most popular in the last 24 hours", we can see 5 articles belong to this greediest cheat! The last 2 screenshots are the ones which prove beyond doubt how this stoopid cheat committed the act: 4 pongs and yet only 3 reads?! Oh please...
...and wanna be that the other 3 posts are ponged by the similar 4 clones/clowns? Hur hur.
I winced at this particular title of Mr. Tan Kin Lian's blog post, "Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitria". Please lah, Mr. Tan! It should be Eid-ul-Fitr or in Singapore's context (or Malaysia's & Brunei's), it should be Aidilfitri.
Pardon for me being too picky, but I strongly believe there must no be a room for a typo for the naming of any religious event of any religion.
Wishing Muslims around the world a solemnful celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr. May you & your loved ones be blessed with peace and always!
A pleasant (at least for me!) follow-up for this post, "Psychoville & a peep at Paradise Syndrome": The full second series of Psychoville is set to be in 2011. Yay! And if you can't wait till then, there will be a one-hour Halloween special of Psychoville this year.
The following "Top 10 reasons to date an Engineer" is quoted from this article, "Why a Girl Should Marry an Engineer". It's enlightening, I tell you. Check out the reasons--and if you've not dated an Engineer, please start doing so:
10. The world does revolve around us... We chose the coordinate system.
9. No "couple" enjoys a better "moment".
8. We know how to handle stress and strain in a relationship.
7. We have significant figures.
6. We have taken a course on the motion of rigid bodies.
5. Projectile motion... Need we say more?
4. Engineers do it to specification.
3. According to Newton, if two bodies interact, their forces are equal and opposite.
2. We know it's not the length of the vector that counts, but how you apply the force.
1. We know the right hand rule.
I too like the way the author compared the superior benefits of marrying an Engineer to a Doctor, a Lawyer, a Salesman, a Teacher, or Hazardous Professions, i.e. Firefighter, Construction Worker, etc. Heh. Compelling arguments!!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
So what makes me say the fact that coop is the latest ping cheat?
See the screenshot above, there were 3 pongs, yet only 1 read? (At the very least the no of reads should be equal to the no of pongs, stoopid cheat!).
Monday, September 06, 2010
I just love library@esplanade. There are a lot of foreign films collection & I managed to get this Japanese movie, "NANA". (I vaguely remember it's adapted from a manga which the style of drawing I dislike.)
The plot is simple, but heartwarming. The ending song titled "Glamorous Sky", though, is a BLAST!!
Check out the YouTube clip, "Glamorous Sky" here & the lyric translated in English here.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
To follow up this post, "Chunkfest 2010 by Ben & Jerry's at Promontory@Marina Bay", I managed to visit the event today. Here are some of the exclusive photos:
2. Another photo taken before the Chunkfest started. A classic packaging of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
3. After a walk to the nearby "The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands", I went back to Promontory@Marina Bay. The queue was terribly long & slow at the Redemption & Registration Booth & I couldn't resist not to take the photo of the fierce bouncer in brown.
4. The hosts of the even were the energetic duo of Class 95 Cartunes Jean Danker & Tim Oh. You can check their other photo here posing with the cow shown in no.2 above.
5. Everytime you bought a scoop of ice cream (there're 12 unique flavours just for this year Chunkfest), you'll be given "1 moolah". Collect 5 & you can redeem a mug. Innovative, but sorry, not for me. Refer to no.3 for why.
6. There were 3 booths selling the ice creams. Here is one of them.
7. And here are the photo of the 12 exclusive flavors of the ice cream. Vote for your favorite here; the flavor with the highest votes gets to stay!
8. Another booth which sold the ice creams showing the theme of this year's Chunkfest: Peace, Love & Ice Cream.
9. The third booth which sold the ice cream. Yes, they're all popular!
10. The first game conducted was "Tug of Peace". Instead of out-pulling, teams will have to out-push one another to win! The second game of "Tug of Peace" involved female contestants. Too violent, the photo was too shaky. Heh.
11. Even this tough dog likes his Ben & Jerry's. Protective to his lady owner too. Good dog!!
12. There was this other booth which offered a reading of your fortune. Only cost you 1 moolah. Then again, the queue was long & slow...
13. ...so the best thing I could do was to snap a shot of the tarot reader & his wonderful cards. Nice artwork. Sigh.
14. There would be 6 bands performing. But I didn't manage to catch any of them. Left the place at about 1600 hrs. My loss.
15. Besides booths selling ice cream, there was one selling F&B. You bet why I took this one. Cool colorful shirts, weren't they?
16. These two babes really did read the Chunkfest 2010 website. Come as a hippie, it said. I have no idea that a hippie was barefooted, though.
17. Have I told you the theme of Chunkfest 2010 is "Peace, Love & Ice Cream"? This kind of signboard would be seen in the vicinity.
18. Oh, and there was this little Ben & Jerry's bus. No doubt for the organizers to escape if a riot were to happen due to insufficient ice creams. Hur hur.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Resident Evil: Afterlife (original poster + glow)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (original poster + radial blur)
I am not looking forward to "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D". It's the 2D-version which is good enough for me. I don't want the repeat of headache like that after watching the 3D version of The Clash of The Titans.
Thank you (and be cursed!!) for a wonderfully written scam, Mrs Susan Williams. Yours is a nice twist to the usual scams. Heh.
I am Mrs Susan williams I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I reside here in New Braunfels Texas. My residential address is as follows. 108 Crockett Court. building 303, New Braunfels Texas, United States, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.
So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Mrs Elizabeth Collins, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. She said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.
She took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds of $1,500,000.00 Moreover, Mrs Elizabeth Collins, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your name as one of the beneficiaries, and your email address, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Mrs Elizabeth Collins
You have to contact him directly on this information below.
JOAKIN COMPENSATION HOUSE
Name : Mrs Elizabeth Collins
Phone: +234 808-310-1543
You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.
The only money I paid after I met Mrs Elizabeth Collins was just $190 for the paper works, take note of that.
Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Mrs Elizabeth Collins so that She can help you to Deliver your fund instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of money to complete your transaction.
Thank You and Be Blessed.
108 Crockett Court.
Apt 303, New Braunfels Texas,
United States Of America