Friday, July 15, 2005

So I'm back in Singapore again. It was super fun in KL. I miss it already. There was so much to do... and eat! I think I was on a major eating spree. My parents came down too, so we kind of had quite a bit of family time. We went to visit my grandmother in Ipoh too, but it was a one day trip. I also managed to eat some Sitiawan food. THAT was absolutely lovely. Also, last night, I had a super heavy meal at PJ Seafood center next to Tropicana. 1kg of Butter Crab and 1kg of Marmite Crab definitely makes a wonderful meal.

Food aside, I managed to see some people who have been away studying. Friends in KL certainly, but also including Desmond who I haven't seen in ages, Yvonne and Michelle. I skipped meeting Uncle Kueh, but that's another story.

I managed to catch quite a lot of movies too. In fact, I caught two yesterday. Batman Begins and The Fantastic Four. Both were good movies IMHO. Batman Begins was a very realistic show compared to a lot of other comic book movies. There were none of the fake gadgets, superhuman strength or ultra-evil villans. It was a pretty down to earth movie, explaining why and how, if ever possible, Batman came to be. I liked the fact that even though he did many of those jumping and acrobatic stunts, they actually gave him bruises for them. Add a villain who acts and thinks like a terrorist (which we can identify with) it makes for a good movie without the fakeness that comes with a lot of other movies.

The Fantastic Four on the other hand, is a show that by virtue of it's story, is not meant to be 'realistic'. Still, I think the element of conflicting 'family' ideals was pretty prominent. It was funny, entertaining, serious and action packed. The character development was pretty good especially for Ben a.k.a. The Thing. The Human Torch didn't have much (although he probably doesn't have much 'development' in terms of his character), and I really think the Mr. Fantastic/Invisible Girl relationship could've been better. Dr Doom was and utter letdown for me. He wasn't the all powerful, menacing guy I'd hope he'd be. Maybe he was, but it wasn't portrayed that way most of the time.

OK. Movie review over. I liked both shows and I think they are worth the watch. I am however, looking forward to something else... Harry Potter. The 6th and 2nd last book debuts July the 16th. I am quite interested in reading it and will probably spend a whole day reading it if I get my hands on it. I do NOT intend to buy it just yet, but maybe some eager friend would buy it and finish it. *Hint*Hint*

OK, that's all for now. More updates and blogging goodies coming soon.

Posted by Gerald at 7/15/2005 03:01:00 PM

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Musical Baton Olympics???

So I'm back in KL a tad bored and I run across a little something which makes me obliged to post.

Total volume of music files on my computer: less than 1 gig (probably about 200 mb) due to the fact that I just bought a new computer.

The last CD I bought: Reflector

Song playing right now: Gavin DeGraw - I Don't Wanna Be

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

I Don't Wanna Be - Gavin DeGraw (Hooked on that song... catchy tune)

All My Life - K-Ci and JoJo

Welcome to my Life - Simple Plan (Band... )

1985 - Bowling for Soup (Same as above, except influenced by Turning Point)

Heart of Worship - Sonicflood (Beautiful song)

Five people to whom I'm passing the baton: (Assuming you people read my blog)

Steph - B|aZ

P/S: To my dearest friends (among those who blog) i.e. the 5 people mentioned above; to "receive" the baton, copy and paste my post then replace the words in red with your own answer =) <==hah, din even change these words, see what i mean by lazy?

Posted by Gerald at 7/07/2005 08:05:00 AM