Monday, October 13, 2008

The Day I Share A Heroes Spoiler

Coming up in episode 7 of season 3....

Elle vc Claire
Elle vs Claire 2

Claire and Elle beatdown? I can't wait!!!! :D

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Day I Share Something About Pseudo-Feminism

Once again, it is proven that we need a third party to give perspective on what's happening at home. At least that's what Americans seem to need. A UK news report on the recent Vice-Presidential Debate in the US talks about how Sarah Palin has (in the writer's words) "lowered the standards for female candidates and political discourse". I couldn't agree more.

Like how Tina Fey has (albeit with much exaggeration) portrayed her, Palin truly becomes increasingly adorable when cornered. What's with her penchant for winking anyway? Is she trying to justify the fact that people have been going online and calling her a MILF? Is she trying to flirt with the audience so they won't notice how incoherent most of her statements and replies are? It's as if she thinks that the "average Americans" are really so stupid. Oh wait, I think she does.

Also, in the VP debate, she dug up some really old smears, saying this about Obama "Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may -- in my world- disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief..." "Some of his comments about Afghanistan and what we are doing there supposedly- just air raiding villages and killing civilians. That's reckless." After which, FOX News headlines her comments under "PALIN: OBAMA COMMENTS DISQUALIFY HIM FOR COMMANDER IN CHIEF".

In my opinion, a leader who doesn't acknowledge the pain and suffering from air raids that kill innocent civilians in allied lands puts the troops at risk for revenge attacks. The are innocent people that lost their lives because of the US military, to ignore it and sweep it under the rug stokes the idea that Americans view Muslims as sub-human. One can only be forgiven when his wrongdoing is acknowledged. And with the McCain/Palin mindset, it is pretty much certain that Bush's legacy will be continued for at least the next four years, should they win the Presidential elections.

Obama has been on the national stage for close to two years, yet there are some people who still say that they do not know him. Palin on the other hand has only been on the national stage for six weeks, yet there has yet to be anyone saying that they don't know her. Also, Obama has spoken on many issues in the past two years whereas they've only gotten a hand full of interviews and speaches from Palin. So what's going to happen next? Only time will tell.

Click here for the full article from The Guardian.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Day Of My Last Weekend Duty (EVER)

We have finally arrived near the end of my service for the nation. YES.
And today's my last weekend duty! (Actually, more like today and tomorrow la but whattheheck) So anyway, I just made an interesting discovery last night. We have our very own Gossip Girl ripoff in sunny Singapore!

Known only as Kaypoh Girl, this new young thing (or things, as many have speculated that more than one person runs this delightful, juicy little webbie, and I suspect that it's not even written by a girl/girls) is only about a month old. Go check it out if you're really bored. For the real deal, remember that a new episode of Gossip Girl airs every Monday, 8/7c on the CW (which is available for viewing off soon after heh heh).

To the producers of Gossip Girl (if you happen to chance upon this blog): For the love of God, please do something about Vanessa's hair. Crimping is for the 80s and little children's sleepovers, not, I repeat, not for your grown-up token Hispanic girl on the show. And please please please get new clothes for Chuck. Or burn his wardrobe so he'll need new clothes. Cos orange, purple, (and most recently) green suits are not made for human eyes. He's not a Teletubby.

Anyhoos, I've got a long boring day ahead. Thank God there's Candice Bushnell, Natsuo Kirino and Sylvia Plath to keep me company. To the rest of y'all who are enjoying your freedom during the weekends, have fun! I'll be joining you guys before you know it. ;)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Day I Talk About "Eagle Eye"

How long has it been since I last went for a movie with my Indonesian cousins (no Andrew, you don't count; you're a once-removed cousin :P)? Hmmm, since never. So anyway, we went out together today for a movie since it was the Hari Raya holidays and I had no plans for the day.

Movie Review: Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye

Once again, Shia LaBeouf is the leading man of an action film produced by Stephen Spielberg. With Constantine (well he was Keanu's sidekick, so I guess it counts), Transformers, Disturbia and Indiana Jones under his belt, one would think that he'd be consumed by the genre already. However, he manages to provide a very solid performance as a government fugitive on the run due to the manipulation of a sentient, government-created computer security system that went rogue. With him is Michelle Monaghan (from this year's romantic comedy Made of Honor), who provides the movie with a maternal touch without being overly whine-y and stiff. However, the show's true scene stealer has to be Rosario Dawson , who portrays a special agent for the US Air Force. Her delivery has never been so good since Clerks II (IMO her parts in Death Proof and Sin City didn't do her acting chops justice).

Without giving too much away, the movie is somewhat similar to the premise of the Terminator series (Terminator, T2, T3, The Sarah Connor Chronicles), sans robots from the future but plus manipulation of humans by a computer system. It's relatively well-paced and gives a very real "what if?" feel by providing the audience with a scenario where technology become too smart for its own good.

To end off, I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Childrens' Day (no matter how old you are, cos everybody has a kid within)! And Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri to all my Muslim friends!

PS: And to you Emmanuel, HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY! It really was nice meeting you this morning for brunch. :)

Till next time, xoxo.