Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Day I Talk About Heroes

First things first: If you guys are wondering what I'm doing at home on a weekday afternoon, well, it's because I'm FINALLY ON LEAVE! But it's just for 4 days though. Still, it's better than nothing.

Today, I feel like I should pay some attention to my favourite TV show, Heroes. The first season just ended it's run on Monday night (US time
) and it was a blast! I absolutely love every episode of the show. For those of you who haven't caught up on the craze just yet, here's a quick run-down of the show and it's major characters.

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The show begins with ordinary people waking up one day to discover that they have extraordinary powers. Their common antagonist is a man named Sylar, who kills people with special abilities and eats their brain in order to acquire more power. The first season revolves around the premonition of a bomb going off in New York that will decimate the people living there and how the heroes try to stop it.


Peter Petrelli
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Power absorption

Hiro Nakamura
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Teleportation, space-time manipultaion

Claire Bennett
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Nathan Petrelli
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Nikki/Jeccica Sanders
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Superhuman strength

Isaac Mendez
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Clairvoyant visions (which he transfers into his paintings)

DL Hawkins
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Candice Wilmer
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Illusion casting. Works for The Company.

Noah Bennett
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Clare's adoptice father. Works for the ever-mysterious Company.

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Day I Talk About Unforgettable Movie Kisses

I've realised that my recent blog posts have been pretty incoherent and boring, so I've decided to write on an interesting topic today: movie kisses. As you already know, sex sells. In almost every movie nowadays, there's bound to be some sex or suck-face scene just for the sake of titillating our (erotic) senses. Here's six of what I feel are the most memorable suck-face movie scenes.

#6: Great Expectations
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke

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What's more seductive than a kiss at a water fountain (known to most of us as "water coolers")? Gweneth Paltrow really steamed up the screens with this kiss. Very memorable kiss cos it vamped Estella up, reinventing her as more than just a woman who plays with a man's heart.

#5: Batman & Robin
Starring: George Clooney, Chris O'Donell, Uma Thurman

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It was dissed by the fanboys and agreeably the worst portrayal of the Gotham Dark Knigh and his amazing sidekicks. Critics called it "Trashy movie", "Disgrace of the Batman franchise" and such. Personally, I agree. If not for the comical reinterpretation of Poison Ivy, the villian with the poisonous kiss (played by Uma Thurman), I doubt anyone would even remember it. I thought the "death" kisses in the movie were really funny (in a weird way), that's why it got on this list.

#4: X-Men 3
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry

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This picture makes me wanna say "Phoenix and Wolverine sitting on a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G..." Well, aren't they? Sad that he killed her at the end of the movie. They looked pretty good together.

#3: Brokeback Mountain
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger

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It was Hollywood's first über hyped up gay movie with an Asian director. Hyped up as it was, I didn't think it was as great as many people said it was. To each his own eh? It got on this list plainly because of the hype.

#2: Spiderman
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

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The ever cult favourite kiss got #2 on my list because it was one of a kind. Seriously, in which other movie did the male lead kiss the female lead hanging upside down from the ceiling (other than the lame "Epic Movie"-type ripoffs, of course)? I'd say it's definitely one of the most unforgettable kissing scenes ever.

And now it's time to reveal who's at the top spot...

In 5,





#1: Titanic
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

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Absolutely classic. Who can ever beat the "Jack, I'm flying!!!" scene from the movie that propelled Kate and Leo into superstardom? My favourite suck-face scene of all time.


And that's all for tonight. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Gotta head back to camp tomorrow morning for fire piquet duty. Sigh. That's NS life for you. :(

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Day I Watched Spiderman3 And Talk About Random Stuff

Spiderman 3 was definitely not a disappointment. On the contrary, it's my favourite Spiderman movie yet (that's if there's even going to be a fourth one). I was apprehensive before seeing it because I thought, Venom, Sandman and Goblin Jr in one film? How on Earth Will Sam Raimi pull it off?

But he did. And he did it really well. *applauds*

My only complaint? Not enough Gwen Stacy. WE WANT MORE OF THE HOT BLONDE!!!

On to music... I CAN'T STAND MY DAD CRITIQUING MY TASTE IN MUSIC ANYMORE!!!!! Like seriously. Seriously. Be thankful that your Dads aren't as musically inclined as mine (well, if they are then you'll probably understand how I feel). Here are some of his comments on some of the artistes I listen to:

On Jennifer Hudson (yes I bought the Dreamgirls soundtrack):
"Why do you like to listen to people shouting? This is not called singing. It's shouting, and it's irritating."

On Beyoncé:
"Her voice is so shrill! It's giving me headaches. I'd rather listen to Jennifer Hudson." (Major irony here)

On Justin Timberlake:
"He's white right? Why is he singing like a black?" (It's called personal style, old man)

On Joss Stone:
"Why do you always listen to black music? Always screaming and shouting and yelling. Why can't you listen to more classical pieces? What? She's white?! " (So?)

On Christina Aguilera:
"Another white who sings like a black. Always scream scream scream." (WTF?? SO??)

On 孙燕姿:
"What's so nice about people mumbling?"

And those are just a few examples. I have no idea why he insists on criticizing the music I listen to. I mean, I don't put down his Mozart or Haydn (I love them too by the way) but everyone has his freedom when it comes to their choice of music, right? Eeeayargh... If there's anyone who's irritating, it's him.

Oh yes, one more thing. The friggin en bloc. It's getting on my nerves big time. First, some of our money-faced neighbours decided to pull in developers, then they sign the agreement to sell our estate even though my family (and some other families) didn't want to, and they won. Fine by me. It's not like we really have a choice (thanks to the stupid law). Now, they want US to chip in for the lawyer fees for the successful transaction of the en bloc as well. You know what? I say SCREW YOU. I'd buy all of you muthafuckers freakin' size 50 dildos and you guys can go to your new houses with your new, stinkin' money and SCREW YOURSELVES WITH IT. Haven't they heard of something called "back off"?

If I could, I'd put a curse on them. I am that evil. So don't try me.

And that's it for today's post about random stuff.