Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The reason I should be on the MTV blog squad!

Because... I am also secretly...


LORD GAGA!

Can't read my Poker Face!

I recently decided to join the MTV blogging contest and I really thought hard of something that would give me an advantage against the other contestantants and Chuan figured that we should just stick to our unconventional craziness.

And so unconventional craziness it was!

Watch our Poker Face MV (with a big shiny MTV in it)!



video

(Watch the second video if you can't load the first one!)

Shooting the video was extremely tiring work and now I can safely say that I can now better empathize with the stress movie producers go through in the process of producing a movie!

I hope you guys like the video!

And just a little extra, my written application for the MTV blogging competition!

Being a successful artist is all about playing the fame game - sex, drugs, money and scandals. Comment. (they make it sound so much like an essay question!)

Being an artist may seem straightforward enough to those not in the industry - all you got to do is to just come up with a hit song, a really good one, and you'll be way up there, a star.

But the fact is that in this dog eat dog world, skill and talent in music just isn't enough. You may have the grooviest beats that are more fun to ride than anybody's discostick, but if nobody out there knows
who you are, you're just that - yet another nobody.

That's why I believe playing the fame game is so important - artists need it to be heard. An artist singing in a quiet forest is a nobody in this fast paced modern jungle that we live in.

I understand this very vital fact because a blogger is not too different from the artistes you see on singing on MTV - our popularities and henceforth, our success - is directly dependent on how popular and
in demand we are. And to rise to the top, the fame game, not unlike the one played by our dear Paris Hilton in her one (sexy) night in Paris, would help so much.

I believe in the fame game also because I vehemently disagree that it's just sex, drugs, money and scandals. Sex, drugs, money and scandals alone isn't fame, but just notoriety.

To be a truly successful artist, you would have to play the fame game well because it is also about being the best and most outstanding version of yourself that you can be. Everyone around you is going to be
able to sing and come up with some catchy tune, but if you observe the true legends, you can see that they play the fame game so well that their lives become their true masterpieces that live on through the
ages.

Fame all comes down to a mysterious mixture of both creativity and raw bravery to do the things that make one legendary - be it being the fastest metal shredder in the world; or the one to amaze his audiences with an amazing 45° anti-gravity tilt; or coming up with THAT dance that everyone seems to know.

In this ever shrinking world where new artistes come and go at an ever increasing pace playing the fame game isn't something extra that artistes can do without anymore – it's a pure necessity, if you want to reach the top that is.

And that's enough trying to sound intellectual for me.

I believe that YOU, the one reading this document right now, trying so hard to look for the next generation of deserving MTV bloggers, deserves a much needed break from reading the vast amount of boring application letters which I believe you had to wading through for quite some time before you got to this one.

And so, this is my little treat from me to you. (And the best part is that considering an applicant for position rates very highly on possible reasons to visit YouTube during working hours)

It is MTV related, created by this blogger here, and I sincerely hope is entertaining enough for someone in MTV to enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKrLMk3BYLk

I swear that the link I provided is safe and does not contain any LOL cats or RickRolls. Cross my heart.

Or if you should feel strongly against visiting that link, please pop by my blog as I have recently written an MTV related blog post that should be of serious interest to you, the reader.
Really hope that at the very least, I helped brighten your day and know that should you be the benevolent being to put such faith in me and choose me as the next member of your distinguished blog squad, I will go beyond the call of duty to do the craziest, funniest things in the name of MTV.

Promise!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Kevin Chan
A.K.A. Hamlet's Hero
and also
A.K.A. Lord GaGa (only in that one YouTube video of course)

who blogs at

http://hamletshero.blogspot.com

I really hope that this application will succeed!

Keeping my fingers crossed for an email from MTV,
Lord GaGa.


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Edit: OMG I so didn't realise that my previous StandOut post was discussed on a lowyat.net forum thread!


It's so funny to be the target of these very real internet personality disorders! HAHHAHAHA!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thriller

Thriller is playing on Hitz.fm right now and it just feels so surreal.


Michael's not just a man dressed in a zombie suit today, he's really dead this time.

And his voice is still everywhere to be heard.

Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
(They're open wide)
This is the end of your life

- Thriller

Guess there's no escape for him this time. Life's unpredictable, life it to the very fullest.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Transformers!

These here have to be the very best Transformers fan-vids that I have seen on YouTube. If only the scriptwriters of these fan-vids wrote the script for the newest movie.







Caught the latest movie on Tuesday with all the awesome Nuffnang people and must say that although the action (and Megan Fox) was totally awesome (even though there was a littleeeee too much of Megan running, and panting... but who am I to complain?), the plot could have been so much better, and the Fallen should have been so much more badass.

Oh well, the movie still had Megan Fox in it to make up for all that.

Why is it...

Why is it that you sometimes have to lose something before you realize that it means something important to you?


Why is it that things seem to come easier when you don't need them, and remain elusive when you really want them?

Why is it that women can't make up their minds?

Some things we'll never know the answer to, but they definitely do make life seem more so mysterious, don't they?

They make me feel like a three year old kid, taking his first peek into the mysterious and wonderful world outside the window, where everything is new and fascinating.

Instead of frustration, anguish and irritation, maybe all we need is to have those three-year-old eyes again, and look at life's issues with a fresh sense of wonder and excitement. And magically, it all looks better.

Like one big playground.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

If only I could feel this way about the gym.

Damn, if I felt the way the Arnold felt about the gym I would be way bigger than I am today!




Arnie:

The greatest feeling you can get in the gym, or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym, is the pump.

Let's say you train the biceps, blood is rushing to your muscles and that's what we call the pump.

Your muscles get a really tight feeling, like your skin is going to explode any minute and it's really tight it's like someone's blowing air into it, into your muscles.

It just blows up and feels different, it feels fantastic.

It's just as satisfying to me as coming is, you know? As in having sex with a woman and coming.

So can you believe how much I am in heaven?

I'm like getting the feeling of coming in the gym; and I'm getting the feeling of coming at home; I'm getting the feeling of coming backstage when I pump up, when I pose in front of 5000 viewers, I get the same feeling that I am coming day and night!

I mean, it's terrific, right? So you know, I'm in heaven.

*BEAMS*
How come it doesn't feel like coming day and night for me? WHY?

Blogging overload.

It's weird, but I find it way easier to post when I've done less things rather when I have just done so, so many things and find myself having to choose a few and blog about them.


And now there are so many things that I have to write about my Singapore trip - from how Wing Chuan lost 5kg due to all the backpacking; how we went into Butter Factory with our gigantic backpacks; how we stood up a bartender; slept in a friend's living room, and the list just keeps going on and on.

And damn, I can't decide. And too tired to post all the pictures.

But what I can say is that this recent Singapore trip really made me step out of my comfort zone, and by that, really helped me grow, which I strongly believe to be the best thing that I can do for myself right now.

Step out of that comfort zone, or you will never level up.

Don't want to stay a n00b forever, don't you?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I'm marvelous.

I promise this, promise this;
Check this hand cause I'm marvelous

So marvelous.

My trip in Singapore just keeps getting better and better in ways that I never imagined.
Sometimes, just relaxing and staying open to the opportuinities that life brings you can lead you to places that you've only dreamed about.

Say yes to your wonderful life (it's wonderful, you just have to open your eyes real well and see it).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In the car.

Yes, you read me right. I am writing this post from the very inside of my car. I have my laptop on my lap, with it's screen partially resting on my steering wheel. I'm using the wireless connection from a nearby Starbucks and the thrill of surfing the web - minus having to buy the obligatory coffee or two - feels awesome.


It's been so long since I've really just written about my life on this blog. Not that anyone would want to read about it anyway. Or do you? Or do you just want to read about the funny and crazy things that I do?

But it's not like I really care today. Today I'm just gonna be talking a little bit about myself. Some stream-of-conciousness sort of writing. Something cathartic.

The holidays have turned out vastly different from what I expected them to be. At the beginnning of my holidays I already made clear travel plans to travel to Phuket, Vietnam and then Melbourne in July. The tickets were bought and paid for, and I was all set to go.

Then the swine flu hit. Apparently it wasn't safe to travel to Phuket and Vietnam, so I cancelled. Then Melbourne hit the news as the swine flu capital of the world.

It felt like there was someone up there with a big magnifying glass burning up my hopes and dreams for travel just like that.

And I'm stuck here with this intense need to just go somewhere and experience some adventure - to go somewhere I've never gone before, to experience different climates and seasons, to do things I never done before.

And since my 1 month long trip to Melbourne has been called off, I have to now figure out some way to do that here. Right here in KL.

There's no point complaining about it and feeling sorry for myself at this point, and if I keep complaining, it only means that I'm not working towards a solution here.

And there's this other issue, that I feel that my past couple of days have been immensely unproductive. I've been spending way too much time sitting on my chair, surfing cracked.com, gizmodo and facebook instead of actively pursuing my goals.

It's like the total lack of structure of the holidays is screwing up my productivity somehow. I need to get more organized!

Sigh. Yet more organizational angst.

Yup, so I've got it all out of my system, I hope.

I'll be down in Singapore to do some soul searching till Sunday. Let's see if my life gets more sorted out then. If anyone has any really awesome projects to work on, let me know. I really want to dive into producing some meaningful work.

Take care people,
Hamlet's Hero.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I missed Saturday's Star Metro!

Earlier this morning I received SMSes from Roger and Chuan that sounded a little bit like this:


Roger: Eh, our pictures are in the newspaper lol!
Chuan: We appeared in the newspaper already!

And I had no way of checking that article out as I was still on Pulau Tioman meditating and contemplating life.

I was serious!

I've just got back from a wonderful family holiday at Tioman, but now since I can't find a copy of the Star for sale, I got to wait till tomorrow find someone who has a copy. Oh well.

Thanks for all the encouraging comments that I have been getting over the past week. It really is heartwarming to know that people out there share my crazy sense of humour and that I am not alone in my quest to do crazy, crazy things.

Expect more to come from this space, and I'll post a scan of the article when I can. Cheers people!

Update:

Here are the pictures from Star Metro! But sadly they were far from flattering.
Seriously.



Oh well, but it's still the papers! (:

Monday, June 08, 2009

How to get away from policemen with tasers!

You just invoke the name of God, the archangels and random X-men, and start rapping random phrases like this dude here!



If only the people arrested during the whole 'One Black Malaysia' thing did just that!
Police brutality is a terrible, terrible thing and we Malaysians need to be more educated about our rights and not just blindly fear the police which good for nothing politicians have been using recently to scare us into submission.

Courtesy of Mob's Crib (which is awesome as usual!)

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Cheers to Nuffnang's Tiger Standout Party!

Just back from Murni chilling with all the Nuffnang bloggers that 'yum cha-ed' with us there after the party at HQNine at TTDI plaza!


If you're one of the great bloggers that I've met today, please leave a comment or add me on Facebook! I'll be great to get to know you amazing people more!

Gotta go already! Take care! (:

Friday, June 05, 2009

Obama Addresses the Muslim World

It is easier to start wars than to end them. It is easier to blame others than to look inward; to see what is different about someone than to find the things we share. But we should choose the right path, not just the easy path. There is also one rule that lies at the heart of every religion - that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. This truth transcends nations and peoples - a belief that isn't new; that isn't black or white or brown; that isn't Christian, or Muslim or Jew. It's a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions. It's a faith in other people, and it's what brought me here today.

We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written.

The Holy Koran tells us, "O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."

The Talmud tells us: "The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace."

The Holy Bible tells us, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now, that must be our work here on Earth. Thank you. And may God's peace be upon you.
- Barack Obama

Another truly inspiring speech by Obama.

I just hope that he goes beyond his beautiful rhetoric and actually manages to do something concrete to end all this senseless conflict that has been going on for generations.

Read the full transcript of his speech here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Bed rest.

I just feel remarkably lethargic and tired today. One of those days where the life force has been sucked dry from the shell that we call our bodies and you're left hanging to whatever scraps of energy you have left. But I guess I'm just being overtly melodramatic.


One thing is clear though - good music heals the soul. Brings us back to life. Helps us remember that even in a world plagued by famine, war, disease (blasted H1N1!) and the tyranny of many, many evil men - this world is still way more good than bad, that life really is just one big miracle that we are all in together.

Zee Avi made me feel that way with her music today.




Listening to her music just made me happy.
And with that I'm off to bed.

P.S. : To all of you that supported the Spartan Invasion of One Utama, THANK YOU!
It's so heartwarming to read all of your encouraging comments!

Tony and Khairy


Had the chance to see Tony Pua and Khairy Jamaluddin verbally spar and entertain us with their wisecracks yesterday at the "New America, One Malaysia" forum at the JW Mariott Hotel yesterday.

They were so damn funny that Andrew Loh even went on to comment that they should form a comedy duo. I totally concur.

How does Tony and Khairy sound to you? I bet they'll beat Phua Chu Kang any day.