Sunday, December 28, 2008

Celebration Over Here and Over There


Yet, another christmas is celebrated. Yet, past the most anticipated season of the year.
A barbeque dinner over East Coast and a warm family gathering over the West. Except with delicious acar and lovely log cake in the West!

 
thumb-up acar
 
 
christmas log 
Hate to not be around with family at this moment, happy with all warm-hearted friends though.
GOt the first present exchange of a Popcorn Coin Box, gave out an USB mug warmer (though that person doesn't seem like it).


Goodwill to all Men!

Amen.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Untitled

GAPENA gives Gov the ultimatum over language issue


Are YOU out of YOUR mind? Didn't YOU see what is coming?
Eventough how tough YOU push YOUR children learning these two crucial subjects in their own laguage, but have they imagine how tough will it for the children in future time? The world is using English as communicative language in Sciences and Maths, why don't YOU expose your children earlier to the usage of the English? Not to say how many employer has stated clear that poor command of English is among your childre, why will you still standing for something which doesn't seems beneficial in their future lives?
All world class findings and invention was done and wellknown by the world was in English language.
Countless scientific term was borrowed from English.
YOU don't even have a set of specialized term in these fields, why still keep pursuing?

The supreme status of Bahasa is undeniable.
Not even the well enlightened scholars from other nations questioned it.
But is it worth to be protected here? Imagine how hard will your children flipping through the dictionary or searching through the web to understand a simple specialized term?
How many of YOUR children is been sent out of this country to further in their tertiary education?
How many of YOU eager to perform on the international stage?
How much YOU wish YOUR nation will move on while there is still such unbelivable act?
I believe the intention was good, but PLEASE!
Satnd in children's shoes, look into their future, understand their situation, before you keep defending something which is so silly.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Innocent Love

           Innocent Love (2008)

I've not been so updated bout the Japanese Drama ever since TV3 removed from the schedule. However, the most recent one was like "The White Tower" which story of an internal contradiction of a hospital staffs. Surprisingly, the Japanese Drama somehow retouches my deepest soul with this "Innocent Love".

Story was about the siblings, a deepest love of a brother who protected his younger sister from the evil hands of father,leads to

An arson took it all away from Akiyama Kanon seven years ago. Her parents died in that fire, her brother was arrested as the prime suspect and her carefree life disappeared from that instant. She was shunned by the town as the sister of a murderer, yet she believes in her brother's innocence and often pays him visits with words of encouragement. As life gets harder when nobody is willing to give her a job, Kanon decides to try her luck in the city and there she meets the man of her destiny...

A serious tear-jerking, 11 episode drama, revolving around the kinship, and love, although I was kinda annoyed by the homosexually love by the supporting male actor, however this script is seriously another good script where the story just hit it on its nose, neither encumbrance or less.


Good show for sentimental person.

The Sounds of Silence



Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools" said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence."

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gathering



Great time, great place, great food.
Gathering usually the most anticipated moment in my annual schedule.
Especially get to update those old friends' status and their lives. Worth much more that "Hi-Bye" on the electronic media.
Sympathize few friends, got tortured by the brain damaging dares actions!

The crazy trio

Guess what, Doc and Eng weren't that good when comes to easy IQ question! :)

Nail-polished-group

And purple nail polish does look good on some person!


Mystery-drink-er

Please blame kok wai for that drink!

long missed CM and HL

And meeting someone who disappeared for decades!
Thank KC for the arrangement and everything. Miss you, guys!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa's round d'corner!

MidValley 2008
Sunway Pyramid 2008

1U Shopping Mall 2008
Christmas is just round the corner!
Seeing every giant shopping mall setting up the magnificent Christmas decors make me sad. I'm sad 'cause I will not be in KL when Christmas. I missed the turkey dishes and all the merry Christmas scene in town.
I'm sad , too. Even in KT.
'Cause I will be spending the last Christmas with that bunch of dearest friend in the place gradually familiar with. Wonder if there is any chance we might spend some time for such special ocassion in future.
Christmas is not a season of sadness.
Still, I'm sad.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Coconut House

This is "suppose" to be a famous dining place where seriously I've never been there before. It was originated from the magazine publisher with the same name where it turn into F&B business after the termination of the magazine business. The shop original in the crowded downtown of KL was moved to the 3twosquare near Paramount Garden. It was a rather easy-to-find spot compare to the dontown's as they provided a super clear map:
 
This place serves some delightful Italian cuisine including soup and pastries for appetizers, pizzas, steak and shops for main course, some chips and salad side dish, also tiramisu and some sherbet.
 
 
As since this visit was a try-out trip, we didn't order much from the menu as the price was quite pricey. But their home made charcoal toasted pizzas are good~ seriously good. Recommended the "Company of Mushroom Brothers" (if I'm not mistaken) also please try out the tiramisu. 

Maybe this shop was just a new moving in or it is this, the decor was rather poor and the temperature was not as cooling. They have wide varieties of music which I believe you can request personally from the wall-sized CD rack

 
a peek inside
It was quite a leisure and relaxing places if you could not find a hang out point around PJ area. Other from the crowded mamaks and some dull HK-styled restaurant, you may want to try here.  

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Transporter 3

Transporter 3 (2008)
Was it this series where the fella who crashed the chopper with a bike or something? Anyway, I could barely remember any of the scene from the previous action-blasting movie where the colour of flames will end up to be a very blurry scene. Here comes another blasting-ly fiery movie for the cooling raining season. 
Was unable to remember when is the last midnight show I had where usually midnight, will be my wonderland time! This movie was not the must-go-to-watch-list of mine, but anyhow, if you would like an hour forty minutes of non-stop action, please consider this. Jason Statham may not be the perfect choice for Frank Martin, however it's quite entertaining for his agile and nimble movements throughout the show. The interesting spot of view compare to the past is the wonderful scenery of Russian province (or ukraine?)and also the ambiguos of the main characters.
 
Frank and Valentina
I wonder if the people from the northern earth have these much of freckle where the makeup seems useless on the face. Or they should choose another leading lady perhaps? Despite the issue of freckle, the lady seems quite comely.
 
Freckled lady 

Natalya might not be suitable for the action movie, but in the end she shows how a spoil child would give up for the love one. Imagine how a hair dresser may turn into surprising acting role. Miracles do happened!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Vampire and Romance - Twilight

Vampire has been the genre for commercialized movie since decades.
And here comes another movie featuring..... vampire, again.

 
Twilight (2008)
 
I thought the authors nowadays were just marching their way to become another J.K. Rowling on the market.
Initially thought Stephen Meyer was just another one.
In fact, the scenery from the mountain surrounded Forks Town in Washington US was just another breath taking point to go for this movie.
It wouldn't be a very anticipating movie to be if you had not read the book or to expose to the Twilight Saga before the show. Saw a few very negative comments bout this show, guess I will just post one of them:
I loved the books and was very excited for the release of the movie. But boy was I disappointed. The characters were wooden and I think I have seen better acting in a high school play. The casting director must have slept through the auditions. The only characters that came across as halfway believable were Charlie and Alice. Bella had one look, like she was constipated, I don't think she smiled at all. Edward didn't appear to have any depth. The movie took the exciting parts of the book and smashed them together without any character development. If I hadn't read the books, a number of things would not have made sense as there was no attempt to set them up or connect them. In my party there was a 12 year old girl and even she was not impressed. For anyone thinking about going to this movie, I recommend that you save your money. I would go to the next outing with the Twilight Saga, but only if it had a different director, editor and cast; otherwise it would be a waste of time and money.
Hopefully for those who had watched just give the show some credits for the effort in making words comes alive.

 
  
  
Didn't know vampire actually can do what superman did... III ~_~