Monday, August 26, 2013


In 5 days, I will re-embark on the journey which has taken a 3 year detour. So exciting!

So bored in the office now though.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ah Boys to Men

I was pleasantly surprised... nay... shocked at how much I enjoyed this movie. The pace was good, commendable storyline (although some jokes were recycled from Army Daze). As expected of a local movie, the Hokkien vulgarities, jokes added a local shine which I appreciated. I guess the movie also appealed to me because of the reminiscing of my old army days.

Can't say I appreciated the directorial skills (slow motion-quick angle changes should be left to Bollywood movies), way-too-obvious product placements (Bee Cheng Hiang, KPMG, etc) nor the special effects of the opening, but it was still an enjoyable movie nonetheless.

I'm actually looking forward to the sequel!



No one blogs anymore eh?

What with the advent of micro-blogging through Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

I Passed!!!!

All my exams!!

Didn't quite believe it and had to read the email 10 times.

Quite thankful to all in the family and my gf for giving me support all this while. =)

Monday, May 09, 2011


Caught the movie partially because it is part of the whole Avengers francise (Iron Man, Thor, Cap America)

Spent the movie looking out for easter eggs like when Stan Lee will appear, and if any references to the other characters of the Avengers will be made.

"Is that one of Stark's toys?" - to the Destroyer

"Hawk eye and Black Widow" - both made cameos

All in all, the movie was not really entertaining. The love story between Natalie and Thor seemed a little too contrived and haphardly stapled together into the plot, how the story keeps jumping between Asgard and Earth, led one to wonder if the writers could have done a better job.

No complaints though on the acting, special effects and CGI. Natalie Portman shows her stuff in being about to do a Black Swan, followed immediately by her role as a quirky scientist needing rescue in Thor.

Movie only to watch if you are fan boy like me.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Test for the day: If I see you on the streets, will I walk up to you and say hi?

If not, off my FB you go. 429:410

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Dear self,

Do not forget how you swallowed your pride this much to do this pupillage. You are destined for greater things.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

17 Hours

A week's worth of 17-19 hour days does make you think about a lot of things.

Things u take for granted, like eating at home, or reading the paper.

People, and interactions.

Life and where you are headed.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I finally got it!

The thing is this. Because i don't respect the things that they do, everytime they ask me to do something, i'll gripe!

And my option is to find a job in an MNC like my old one! then no one will complain that i quit halfway!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


22 hours in the office. 3 hour nap. Back to office.

I want to shoot myself.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Black Swan & King's Speech

I caught these 2 movies over the last 2 weekends. I could clearly see why it was beyond a shadow of doubt that Colin Firth and Natalie Portman were awarded the Oscars for their portrayals.
They had the most stunning performances and realistically turned into characters with very difficult and personal issues.
I mean, Colin's stuttttter and Natalie's psychosis? Wow.

As a film, the King's Speech was an unexpected feel good film. And the best supporting should have gone to the Doctor rather than Bale. And quite surprisingly, it was refreshing to see Helena Botham Carter in a non-gothic/crazy role.
U know what. I cannot think of a bad film that Colin Firth has made. Has he really risen to the ranks of Tom Hanks? =)

A review of this film can be summarised in 2 words.
Messed up.
It was intentionally drawn out, so that the audience can fully feel and appreciate the gradual regression of Natalie's sanity, and to get totally loss in what is real and what is not because of the visions of her mind.
Mila Kunis did well in her role as the counterbalance of reality and cause of ruin of Natalie's sanity, but honestly, that role did not stretch any of her acting chops.
But was it as traumatic as some audience said it was? Nope.

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Office

Just joined a new company.

Have you ever met some people that you know immediately that you will never be friends with?

Its not that you hate them or have a bad impression of them, but you know your characters will never match.

Worst situation is that you have to hang out with them for lunch. =(

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Love And Other Drugs

This movie would have been less bearable if not for Anne Hathaway's t*ts.

Something was missing from the movie.

Yes, there was chemistry between the actors. But somehow, it didn't seem enough to make up for the plot holes and weak script.

Watch it for the t*ts. =)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review

The first disclaimer I have to make is that I am a Potter-buff. Yep. Read all the books within the first week of their release and seen all the movies.

Perhaps that is why I felt that the movie was good not so much for entertainment value - but rather, i just HAD to watch it. Sort of closing the loop as it seems.

Ok, so the movie was so-so. And they did take many liberties with the adaptation from the book (i re-read it in 8 hours after the movie). Things like who said what, who attacked who... clearly, the focus was more on the leads, rather than the ancillary characters like Lupin, Bill Weasley etc. In fact, they cut out whole chapters from the book as well.

But then, they also kept certain small details, like how Hermoine makes little blue flames kept in jars and such. But for the most parts, the details were lost in this movie adaptation.

This first parter ends at Chapter 25 out of 36. Which makes you think that the last movie of the series is just one huge a$$ fight scene. Can't wait!

Entertaining, but more to finish the series.



Just when you thought that all animated films were beginning to look / sound similar, Megamind blows your mind away.

Well, I guessed I liked it more because i went into the movie with very little expectations.

You know, typical good guy beats bad guy story...

But this isn't it.

You feel for the little blue guy and the voice overs by Tina Fey and Will Ferrel really added another dimension to the film. Especially considering that they were said to have ad-libbed most of their parts.

This is one of those animated films that I will remember for awhile. Very entertaining and laughs a minute. =)


Monday, October 25, 2010

The People in Our Lives

Too often, we neglect the people who are in and out of our lives everyday. We fail to stop and realise how long they have been around and what difference they have made in our lives.

Take for instance the mail man. I had a 3-liner conversation with the man who has been delivering my mail for the last decade (that I can remember); and only after the conversation, did i realise that he has probably seen my brothers and I grow up:

From the time we waved to him whilst we were in our school uniforms walking home;
to when each of us disappeared for 3 years, but be around to sign for registered mail during the months of July - Sep;
to seeing each of us buy our own vehicles and parking them outside our house, making him have to change his routine of zigzagging from door to door on his moped.

He doesn't look like he's aged.

But I don't even know his name.

Shall find out tomorrow.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Short shorts + skimpy tops + youth = one heckuva winning combination. =P

Who knew law students dress so well these days.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blast From the Past

Ever wondered how it would be like to run into someone from the past? Someone who meant the world to you but you lost touch with?

The feeling is just odd.

Seeing how they have changed, but retaining some of the characteristics you were so familiar with.

Ah. Memories. How they haunt you.

Monday, October 18, 2010


As expected. Most Singaporeans are only interested in knowing what can help them to pass an exam. Not about how the real world works.

Education indeed.