Monday, November 30, 2009

Of ninja assassins and bad plots.

As some of you know, I am nearly done with my exams and have decided to take the greater part of the week off and go back home for some much needed tender loving care.
Yup, even us spartans need a nice break every now and then.

So being back in the land where it costs less than RM10 to watch a movie in the cinema, I just had to as it has just been so long since I last watched a movie.

So we went to catch a movie at the nearest cinema. Twilight was showing, but Yi Ting would hear no word of it, so we ended up watching the most macho movie of the lot - NINJA ASSASSIN!

It looks pretty good here!

It looked like a really good guy movie - lots of blood, violence and gore. And how can you go wrong with AWESOME NINJAS? Seriously?

So we caught the movie.

The movie has to be about more than Korean pop stars and their nicely toned bodies... right?

And you know what, it sucked. It bombed.


Watching the show was like: blood, kill, fight, blood, kill, fight... rinse and repeat the formula a couple of times, with a bit of sexual tension thrown in and you have the complete mess of what Ninja Assassin is.

Did you realize that I missed out any mention of a reasonable plot whatsoever?

Yeah, even though I watched the "making of" just a couple of hours earlier and heard that the show had one of the "deeper" plots that one of the veteran actors worked with, the movie still had a paper thin plot. You would get better plots reading my little 9 year old brother's essays. Seriously. It really makes you wonder what kind of movies the actor that made that comment has been working with.

Anyway, as my buddies and I were having our usual post-movie discussion session, I kinda realized that it's pretty amazing that a big Hollywood movie with a multimillion dollar budget had such a terrible plot. Isn't the plot the VERY FIRST THING that the director has to show to the producers and investors to secure financing for the movie?

How did anyone agree to put down money for such a plot?

So I guess this is what more and more directors and producers are doing these days to secure funding from their studios and investors:
"Yup, you have all that and you know what? I'm going to throw in a half-assed looking chick whose breasts can be used by the hunky male character as a bouncy cushion. It's going to sell for sure."

(I'm not kidding about the breast-cushion bit, watch the show for it! Serious LOL!)

If only it could be so easy for me to ask for a raise... or even a room in NTU.

And what's worse is that the scriptwriter was probably paid quite a substantial sum for such a shitty story which he probably wrote in the brief time he was squeezing out a crap in the toilet one fine morning. That's probably all the effort he put into it as the majority of the effort was definitely put into squeezing his morning crap out.

Oh well, enough negativity. At least now I know that even if all fails, I can always write scripts for Hollywood.

We all have to take a dump in the morning, don't we?

I’m a Sherlock Holmes in the Making

I want to win those movie passes, and I got these two screenshots on as well as to fight for them!

The two clues to find the required pictures were:

Now you must be waiting for the clues to which 2 blogs in Malaysia have we hidden the mystery Sherlock Holmes image, right? They are hidden in..

  • a) The Land of Cheeser Dot Com (mix it a little to find the answer)

  • b) KYCakap Dot Com (a little translation might help)

  • The picture from KY's blog:
    The one from Cheesie's blog:

    Lets hope that I win something!

    Getting to the bottom of this case was elementary, my dear Nuffnang. Now hand over the goodies!

    Sunday, November 22, 2009

    Steamy Massages

    Was reading up on Research Methods in the reading room and I chanced upon a copy of The New Paper, a tabloid-ish daily newspaper in Singapore.

    Look at the aptly named massage parlor that just opened!


    Twilight will get you laid!

    It's only during exam period when people spend the most time on Youtube because everything (including watching the high pitched retard, Fred) is more interesting than studying.


    But every now and then you find a gem. Yeah, I found somebody who IMHO, beats the shit out of the other Youtube celebrities out there.

    Here he is, telling us just why Twilight will get you laid!

    I told you it was pretty good! Now to start studying again!

    Saturday, November 21, 2009

    A man of extremes

    Something that happened today made me realize that I am a man of extremes.

    I either have something in entirety and in perfection, or not give a shit about it.

    And that's why I can get pretty annoyed my new toys look any less than perfect. And this was what happened today:

    I found a small little scratch on the rubberized casing of my Macbook and whenever I touched it, the rubber layer kept peeling off and the hole kept growing larger and larger, much to my chagrin.

    When it grew to a certain size, I was like "damn this - I'm going to rub it all off!"

    And the hole grew to epic proportions.


    The worst thing is that I just can't stop looking at or noticing the hole. It looks like it's going to haunt me in my sleep even.

    Can't wait till I can get to the store to get a new cover for my baby. Gah. Oh well.

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Hitler Cannot S/U His Exams!

    What happens when the NTU Student Union just fails and Hitler cannot S/U his exams?

    Hilarity ensues.

    A must watch if you are a NTU student! Back to mugging...

    Blogging drought

    I'm staying up using the Mac in the room because I'm patiently waiting for my laundry to be done.

    I realised that I haven't been blogging in a while and is in dire need of an update.

    I need discipline. I need focus. I need a life.

    Exams, let me just ace you and be over.

    Pretty please?

    Saturday, November 14, 2009

    There she gently sleeps.

    ... patiently waiting for the moment where I take her out, gently open her up, and turn her on.


    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    How do YOU get your viral videos?

    I love internet viral videos. I just do. Just almost as much as this guy:

    I really do.

    And one great source of my daily dose of viral madness is Facebook. Facebook, already the ultimate destroyer of productivity and time happens to also be a gold mine of viral videos.

    My source of my productivity killing superpowers.

    What bugs me is that sometimes I'm away from my computer and hence away from Facebook. What then? How am I, a non-smartphone user to get updates on the craziest and wackiest viral videos to watch?

    Channel X happens to have a solution, with the new mobile Facebook service that I have been writing about over the past 2 weeks!

    With Channel X, getting your status updates to notify you of the latest viral videos, friends status updates and wall posts will be as easy as checking your phone for messages! It's that powerful! And it's only going for the low price of RM 1!

    Learn all about this awesome promotion HERE!

    Maybe if I had the Channel X mobile Facebook service down here in Singapore, I wouldn't have had missed this crazy vid when it came out!

    Just maybe!

    Saturday, November 07, 2009

    What can I buy for RM 1?

    What can one buy for RM 1? A roti canai at a mamak stall (note that this does not apply to the more "high-class" ones). A drink at a kopi-tiam? A handful of sweets?

    RM 1 really isn't much as a can of Coke in Malaysia already costs RM1.50. So what can you buy for RM 1? What can you buy with that paltry sum that lasts a week?

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    Subscription to Channel X, the mobile Facebook service is yours for just RM 1 a week!

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    Friday, November 06, 2009

    Art: Unadulterated

    Lately, i've been really busy with school, trying to meet deadlines and assignments the past few weeks and I kept making excuses not to blog. The whole Celcom mobile Facebook advertorial thing also has kept me busy with stuff to post on this site I kept ignoring the impulse to just write and express myself here.

    So here it is, some kind of activity on my end to just let you guys know that I'm alive and well (I'm technically slightly down with a flu but it's nothing I can't handle). So what have I been up to lately? Well work aside, I've been reading quite a bit of One Piece (largely due to Ling Yi's influence) and fooling around with the handwriting tool quite a bit on MSN messenger.

    Yeah so here they are, art in it's most unadulterated form and with it some updates on this blogger's life.

    1) Cheebyekiaa!


    I drew this when quite a number of things hit me at the same time - I was stressed out working on a project, I recieved some rather unsettling news and I was just frustrated with life in general. I just felt like standing on some tall cliff overlooking the rough ocean waves, with the strong sea wind beating down my face and just yelling out my frustrations to the unrelenting tide.

    And as much as I hate to admit it, that has been happening quite a lot in my life in NTU. It sucks to feel out of control of my life and I need to do what I can to reassert my myself in what I do. I want to achieve what I have set out for myself and go where I want to go, but it can get so frustrating.

    Maybe this is where the abundance mindset that Steve Pavilina talked about on his blog comes in. Perhaps he's right and instead of spending the bulk of my time and energy focusing on the things in life that frustrate me, maybe I should spend that focus on the good things in my life instead, like the great friends I have, the great people I meet both offline and online and my love for writing.

    Just being back on Blogger and writing this out really reminds me of how much I used to love blogging. I used to wake up in the mornings with like three thousand blog ideas and update like 3 times a day. I still love to write and take time to reflect on life but my studies and commitments are just taking so much out of me.

    I really need to find that balance, that golden mean between work and time to spend on self actualization. Ultimately it all boils down to time management and discipline, the two things I really need to work on if I want to commit to my goal of becoming a better, more efficient person.

    2) Hungry!

    I drew this when talking to my good friend Ling Yi while working on my research methods project all alone (hate working on long, wordy reports all alone) at around 12am last Sunday, asking him to come back so that we can go out and have supper. Yes I was that hungry. I have been sleeping at really odd times due to tight deadlines and all and if I remember correctly, only taken my first meal of the day at 5pm. Little wonder that I was feeling like an Ethiopian at 12 midnight.

    It is interesting to note that due to the lack of exercise and possibly my latest bout of flu (which comes with a whole lot of water consumption) that my midsection is currently very, very vastly different from the thin, skin and bones figure above.

    3) Lovebeam

    Note that this piece is titled "Lovebeam", not "Lovebeams" and is in the singular and not plural form. I drew it when I was chatting to my pal Nick about what most guys at this age has on their minds - girls.

    I think I drew this as I was thinking about fictional characters that just seem to be able to snag that one girl that they're eying when they just put their mind to it and focus on just chasing the girl of their dreams. I mean we're forced fed this stuff, and over time we just start to subconsciously believe in it, that if we find that one special girl and love her with all you've got, she'll be yours in the end.

    But it always seems to me that the real world is so different from that. Making the girl the only one you think about just seems to decrease your chances - you can't talk right in front of her, you get nervous just by looking at her and you can't even muster the courage to ask her out properly. The logical thing to do would be to not dwell on it and meet more people but it never is easy to reconcile the opposing views of the heart and the brain.

    Why do we desire what we cannot get so much?

    I guess that's what made me draw what I drew next.

    4) Heartstab


    That's just how bad news feels sometimes, especially if it pertains to matters of the heart. It really feels like just that - a dark cold sword just stabbing through your being, emptying your being and making you feel all empty inside.

    Maybe that's why I seem to connect with this song from David Tao's latest album, Opus 69, so much.

    Secret Love - ζš—ζˆ€

    Even if you're an international singing sensation but if the girl you're in love in just doesn't feel the same about you, it still hurts deep inside. What's the use of being to get any girl you want, with the sole exception of the one you're dying for?

    5) Flower for You
    Flower for You

    Yeah an in stark contrast to all that emo writing that this blog has not seen for a very long time, simple flowers for a friend. Come to think of it, we all feel lonely and insecure from time to time, even though if we are continually surrounded by people. A bright flower definitely would serve as a cute gesture of appreciation. Who can say no to such a cute, bright smiley face?

    I drew this for Adele who drew me one when motivating me to complete my assignment! I guess that sometimes encouragement and friendship comes from the most mystical of sources. (:


    Hope that all you out there are fine and well! Hope that you all have wonderful, fulfilled lives. That's exactly what I'm working towards!

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009

    How do I get Xpax facebook mobile?

    I remember how just the other day I was blogging about Celcom Xpax's mobile Facebook service? Just for you valued readers out there, I'll share with you guys a little bit on how you Xpax users can quickly get started with mobile Facebook! You lucky guys back home!

    It's so simple cause it's just these few steps!

    That's it! So easy! Easier than starting on my BM212 assignment 3 that is due this Thursday, I dare say!

    Visit HERE for more details on this deal today!

    Sunday, November 01, 2009

    Facebook on the go!

    I've been really busy for the past few weeks, and as a result, this poor blog of mine has been pretty neglected. But when I'm too busy to actually spend time to sit down and write a decently readable blog post, I do what everyone else seems to be doing at the moment - just drop by Facebook for a moment to rant about how busy and stressed we are.

    Emo, emo rant.

    Yeah, Facebook is simple and fast to use, and it provides the quick, instant gratification that our generation craves for. It truly is the opiate of our times. But this is the catch - you have to be connected to the internet to use it. For those who don't have a mobile internet plan like me, that means that my Facebook addiction is only limited to when I have access to the internet.

    But for those lucky folks back at home in Malaysia with a Xpax data plan, I just read today that Xpax just launched this service offering Facebook access through SMS and the service only costs RM1 a week to access! For those of us studying down here in Singapore, it's just a microscopic sum of less than $0.50 SGD to use Facebook whereever you are a week! That's just crazy!

    I'm going to be blogging about the new service by Xpax through the week, so stay tuned and just to let you guys know, check out: for more information! (: