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Of Inception

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You’re waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope the train will take you, but you can’t be sure. But it doesn’t matter because we’ll be together.

(image taken from Max’s facebook)

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Of Flashforwarding to see their future…

Flashforward’s future.

The irony. If only the producers could have a flashforward into the future about 7 months later just to see if this show would make it.

Well, if they knew that they wouldn’t be having a second season, I wonder if they would have tried to at least improve the storytelling, or the acting of this series so as to fight fate (as most of their characters are).

Too bad it’s only fiction! Flashforward will not see a second season. So. Goodbye to horrible emo acting and loosely told stories and mediocre editing.

I think I’ll go read the book and see if it’s any good. Heh.

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Of the holidays

The holidays is always a chance for anyone to catch up on things they have been putting aside for many many weeks/months/years.

For one, I met up with my BFFs Elise and Christina. You know, sometimes I still can’t believe our friendship has lasted this long, since we were little kids in Primary 4, we’ve come a long way, though we still are pretty much the same (looks wise and the do-re-mi height or Christina’s curfew..) We had a good time playing games at the Hangout. Elise is really good at the games. She’s really competitive, but that makes it fun! Man I want to try more games. Let’s go back there again~

Another one is to watch Glee, House and Flashforward. It’s been eons since I watched Flashforward. When they returned to air, it was in the midst of the rushing period, so I didn’t watch much. Nor House, which I’m waiting to have the time to watch with Weepin. Glee, was something I have been putting away to watch for the longest time. I didn’t dare start in the midst of FYP, because I have a tendency of drama-marathoning. I was glad I didn’t start either, as I feel the series is so good! The music and dancing and their voices are fantastic. Totally reminded me of acappella days, when we used our voices to make the music we loved, singing and practising like our lives depended on it. Sue’s great. I love this show. Makes me feel very.. gay. In the good way.

That’s how Hsu, sees it!

Flashforward isn’t the best of all dramas, I know. But I just wish to see this through. I wonder if there will be a second season. I doubt it, really. It’s not as good as the other dramas which have better character development and better scripts. It’s really a pity, because I think the premise of the story had such potential, but the script did not do justice to the show.

There’s a clarification I have to make. All of these shows, I watch them on my computer. I haven’t watched the television much since my sister moved it, except at Weepin’s. This isn’t a surprise since all we ever watch on TV is Disney or Nickelodean Kids or CNA. This is what happens when your father or niece/nephew hijacks and hogs the telly. I had no idea what channel numbers my ex-favourite programes are on now, and didn’t even know we had Animax until today. I just sat on the armchair and channel flipped for the first time in a while. I felt like the last time I really sat down to watch the one eyed monster was in secondary school when I was still watching Gensomaden Saiyuki or CSI on AXN.

The last thing which I had been putting aside to do since I stayed in hall was to pack up this room. I moved in to my brother’s room when I was Year 2 I think. I was still staying in hall, so I didn’t have the full force of my belongings in one location. After coming back, it’s a necessary to move all of my brother’s junk out of this place. He’s got his own house now so he has no excuse for leaving them in my room. MY ROOM IS NOT A DUMPING GROUND FOR UNWANTED THINGS IN THIS BL**DY HOUSE. I’ve really had it with being chucked aside. I’m making this place liveable.

Ok. Back to packing. Bye.

Of Iron Man 2

This was a good and entertaining film! I had a few things to nitpick about this film, though.

Well, I didn’t like how Ivan Vanko, the villian, works behind the scenes without really confronting Iron Man himself. And when he does, the climactic battle was… well. Anti-climatic. It just ended so abruptly. It would have been nicer if they had fought a lot more.. Or like took the battle up into the air a bit. But sadly, they didn’t. They just had a 5 minute battle. Most of the battle was done with Vanko’s minions, which still wasn’t as fun.

Another thing was how simply he synthesized a new element. I know Tony Stark is rich and all, but it cheapens the whole process of particle acceleration, doesn’t it? They just got away with it only because Tony Stark’s a genius and rich to boot.

Story-wise, it was very entertaining and the story just kept moving forward. Very well done. Moreover, the dialogue was witty and funny as usual. The characters are just as charming as they aren’t too flat or predictable. I think it’s nice in the film that the characters are very believeable and human.

Plus. The cars are awesome.

Did I mention the Audis are so pretty??

Haha. Go watch it.

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Of Real (vs Fake) Clothes

Real Clothes

Rozz (from the Shan and Rozz show on 98.7fm) put it simply. Girls dress up to compete with other girls. I completely agree.

In this show, Real Clothes is not referring to the fact that most of the clothes are branded stuff and not imitation goods. But the fact that the customers and characters in the show make the clothes their own to reflect their character. I think it is pretty true that people dress to reveal their character and their tastes in life.

But towards the end, I got a little affected by the show’s constant bombardment of consumerism. Slowly I felt like I was dressing up each day to go to school. In a way it built up my confidence as a girl.

But why do clothes affect you so! Gosh darn it.

ANYWAY.

Back to the show. It’s an ugly duckling kind of story. That’s all there is to it. Her character is pretty but her dress sense not. So she learns life and love through the clothing/design world. It’s quite a nice show, but beware the inundation of superficiality.

Rating: 3.5/5
Storyline is so-so. Clothes are inspiring though.

Of training dragons

When you thought they couldn’t outdo Up and Avatar, here came How to Train Your Dragon.

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I wasn't originally keen on watching this show initially, but I was glued to the screen from the beginning to the end for this film. The characters are cute, the story is pretty well told and tight, and the sets are mighty amazing! I liked how they build up the relationship between Toothless the dragon and Hiccup. I came out thinking how the hell could they actually make a lizard look so cute!?!?!

Please give me a dragon to train (how wrong, this sounds on many levels)

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Fly away! Fly away!! Cute dragon <3

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Of a show of handsome? HANDSOME!

Oh Josh Hartnett, you cutie!!!! Please ditch the goatie so I can see more handsome!

Of snippets of the concert

I didn’t film these. But my Brian vid is locked in my comp (which I’m not using at the moment)

Of shuffling your lovers…

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I find writing this article very very difficult. I guess it’s because while I enjoyed the show, I do not really agree with the methods and it’s philosophy. Well, after 4 drafts and 2 days…

Love Shuffle. 4 couples who are dissatisfied with their relationships, take part in an experiment to try partnering each other’s partner, to test the strength of their relationship, or to find what they want in true love.

Usami Kei (Tamaki Hiroshi) is a section director of a company, and his fiance has just postponed the wedding. Upon returning to his apartment block, there are three others in the lift. The four, are tenants of the penthouse apartments. On the way up, the lift stalls, and the four of them introduce each other and discuss their relationship problems with each other to pass the time. The psychologist suggests a social experiment in which the four of them swap partners to find what they want in love, and in relationships. They call it Love shuffle.

Usami, is extremely against it, obviously, because he thinks that his sweetheart and himself are meant for each other, but his fiance, Mai, wants to give it a try to get a break from Usami.

The others from the penthouse apartments are:
Sera Ojiro (Matsuda Shota) – A photographer, specialising in women’s photography. Partner – Reiko, a married woman who has hidden agenda coming into the love shuffle.
Aizawa Airu (Karina) – A translator. Partner – a boyfriend who’s bordering stalker status
Kikuta Masato – A Psychologist who has a hidden secret. Partner – Kairi, a suicidal 19-year-old artist.

For three weeks, they date the others. In the process, the four penthouse occupants grow closer and build a friendship to understand life, relationships, and human interactions better.

Ok let’s go on to rant about the bits that I don’t like. Firstly, I do not advocate shuffling partners at all. Personally, this is probably because I would never want to let my boyfriend go out with another girl. I wonder how they can all tahan it if they were seriously dating. Maybe they are all right with it since they want something out of this love shuffle other than a relationship. Only Usami seemed the most normal, hoping that this would strengthen his relationship. The others, are like nonchalant about their relationships, so I guess that’s why they seem not to care about taking part in the social experiment as well.

But I like it, because it is nice to see that these characters, however flawed they are, or how evil, or morally wrong they may seem, there is another side to them that makes you empathise with them.

It’s a funny show as well. It’s a comedy, after all. But it’s a journey of finding themselves, so that is nice. As for story wise.. Well, it’s not very story driven. No twists here and there. There was a few attempts for a twist but they were really predictable.

Acting-wise, the cast works really nicely as well. No problems there.

I think the main draw is definitely the character interaction. Because the characters are all so different, it’s fun to see how the different pairings will turn out.

Rating: 3.5/5
Not too bad. It’s funny. That saved the show.

Of dying once

Everyone has to die once. Disappear from the world. See that the world goes on without you. But is there someone who hurts when you go? Would there be someone who cries for you? Would they feel like there’s a hole in themselves without you?

If there isn’t.. Maybe.. you aren’t living the right way or doing the right things. Be reborn and start again.

– Love Shuffle.

I’ve experienced it. I know you have too. I dun want to go through that again.