L'immortel: Spilled blood never dries!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Georgi slimmed down!

Georgi lost 1.5kgs after feeding on just vegetables, dehydrated food and fruits! Still need to lose at least a couple more kgs before he is at his ideal weight.. Happy :D

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sooo tired!

I'm so so so tired with all the nonsense going on.. When will miracle happen?

*Keeping fingers & toes crossed*

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Expendables & SandCastle

THE EXPENDABLES


Power cast with funny dialogues and explosive + insane actions as expected . But I have to say some of the effects looked quite fake (too digitalised). This is one super old-school and "very man" movie, although I thought Mickey Rourke & Bruce Willis were kinda underutilised. Anyway overall, I enjoyed the movie thoroughly. It was great fun watching them having fun.

SANDCASTLE

I have to say I totally enjoyed this local production! This is really one movie that showcased the talents of our local film makers. An easily identified, down-to-earth story with some light humour (I thought the funniest one was the presentation on National Day Parade preparation). Whole show was rather slow paced but the flow was engaging enough to keep you watching. I was quite surprised (pleasantly) by the bold move on the bed scene. However I tot the abrupt end was a little too artistic for me to digest. Maybe it's supposed to be thought provoking?

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Last Exorcism

Waiting for this to come....


Website: http://thelastexorcism.com/index.html

LIONSGATE! Hope this will not disappoint after The Exorcist (1973)... let the beginning & the end be the good ones!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Precious, Letters to God, The Crazies & The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Caught these movies recently. Was too busy to update.

PRECIOUS

A well told story and remarkable performance by the entire cast. I was enraged by the abuses and inhumane acts but moved by the strength and courage Precious had. A story of tribulations and transformations. It may be a little too late for me to say this but you cannot miss this movie. Get the DVD or what, you just have to watch it.

Intentions were good but too weak a story line. Expected something more inspiring, however this is too preachy. Cannot take it. I think it's more a movie for devoted Christians.

THE CRAZIES

Another viral and zombie movie and it's really quite crazzzy. Although I did not see the original one in 1973 but I think this remake turned out well (in general usually remake version is fail.com). Quite fast pace and sometimes will drive you to the edge. Not bad for a scary movie.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

This was an awesome piece of suspense movie! Provocative, violent, sadistic, compelling and dark. Lisbeth is very very cool! I heard the book is better with more details but nonetheless this show is a good watch.

Friday, July 30, 2010

SALT

Went for the premiere of SALT last Wed.


Releasing: 5 Aug 10

The actions were crazy. A total adrenaline rush coz things happened so quickly you simply do not have time to analyse it. My heart and pulse raced like mad.. I have to say all credit goes to Angelina Jolie with her solid performance - she is so man! However her character Salt was just too good and too cool to be true...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Old Cow vs Tender Grass & Aftershock

Caught OLD COW VS TENDER GRASS with Penny last Fri.


This movie was never in my "To watch" list but Penny kept telling me so much about her experience with the crew on their numerous outdoor meet & greet sessions, until I decided to catch it. And of course the main reason for me to watch the movie is coz of the handsome husky! haha... Overall a genuinely funny and light hearted movie, and most importantly not over exaggerated. Very Singaporean so we can all definitely relate to.

Went for the preview of AFTERSHOCK.

Releasing: 29 Jul 10

This film was based on the Tang Shan earthquake on 28 July 1976, which took 240,000 lives. A truly emotional piece with some humorous conversations, simply a mixture of joy and sorrows. It does not focus on just the disaster but also on how the survivors pick up the pieces and moved on with their lives from the ordeal. The effect of the earthquake was really quite an impact. I feel that some parts should be elaborated further but was kinda skipped abruptly, maybe not enough time coz the whole show already lasted 130mins. Overall I really appreciate the movie. It's worth watching.

This is the trailer:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Inception

INCEPTION

Very original, intellectual and super brain-twisting! With all the dreams going on, it had come to a point I dun even know what is real anymore. I also missed out or misheard one part, which Baby explained to me, after the show and then it made more sense. This is one movie you have to open your eyes and ears wide throughout, can't afford to miss out a single detail, in order to be able to follow thru and not get confused. On a side note, I think I'm beginning to like Leonardo. He is just getting better and better in his acting skills, not the boy boy style anymore.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

DESPICABLE ME 3D & OCEANS

Caught these 2 movies over last weekend.


This is one movie that is really worth in 3D! It was such a joy watching it and the characters inside were really adorable! The minions looked so much like soya beans and I love the cookie robots! The 3D effects worked really well, especially on the roller coaster scene. You literally felt like you were on it - COOL! Overall hilarious, heartwarming and super engaging with quite a number of suprises that will make you LOL. Simply a fun movie to watch (both kids and adults)


Totally magnificent! Videography was stunning! Thou a bit dull in the beginning but the overall journey was amazing. It captured both the beauty and brutality of the ocean, especially unforgettable was the scene whereby the fishermen were chopping off sharks' fins, then threw them back into the sea and let the poor finless sharks bleed to death. That was utterly cruel! I'm kinda going to anti shark's fin already. I would highly recommend animals/oceans lovers to catch this documentary.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

一波未平一波又起...

This is really one example of my post title.

Georgi got into another problem while still recuperating from his dislocated shoulder - rotten flesh on his left front leg. Couple of days after removing the bandage, I noticed something like a blood cot or black hard scab somewhere above the paw of the injured left leg. I could not figure what exactly it was cos he was too furry. I also saw and felt something similar on the elbow of the same leg. I assumed it was jus a scab, which will fall off in due course.

I did not notice any change initially but I realised Georgi kept licking that area. Thinking that his lickings might help to loosen the scab and eventually fall off (naively thinking dogs' saliva has healing purpose). But to my horror, it started to rot and by the time I notice it again on Saturday, it had become really bad to the extent you could see part of the tendon - it was a deep wound. I quickly arranged for him to see the vet again on Sunday at Balestier branch (this time another different vet on duty) as I could not wait until Mon to see Dr Eugene Lin. The vet said it was due to the bandage that time that caused the rash and also coz Georgi kept licking it, it soon became an open wound. I can't help but blame myself for not detecting it earlier. At the same time, I also highlighted to her the scab on the elbow.

The vet shaved off his fur on the two areas so she could dress the wound properly. Was so glad the rash on the elbow was very minor and only need to go through everyday with the cleaning lotion. Luckily Georgi was not able to reach to lick his elbow, otherwise that area will rot the same way too. The wound on the other area (above the paw) was so deep and bad that Georgi was whining in pain again. The vet already dressed and bandaged the rotten part and same steps need to be repeated every other day. Total bill S$202 (including the 5kg Hill's Presciption J/D Canine kibbles @ S$75). He is supposed to be on low fat diet so from now onwards I can only get Georgi's dry food from veterinary clinics.

After the bandage on Sun, I did my first dressing on Mon nite and thank God, the wound was smaller. I'm doing a new dressing tonight and hope it's even smaller by then.

This Sat is the follow up review and I hope by Fri, the open wound will be almost healed.

Sigh.. 真是一波未平一波又起....

Thursday, July 08, 2010

NATAS Holidays 2010



Date: 27 - 29 Aug 10
Time: 10am to 9.30pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Halls 3B, 4 & 5
Admission Fee: Adults - S$4.00, Children below 12 yo - Free.


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Singapore’s largest travel fair is back. Be it an adventure, an exotic getaway or a romantic sojourn, NATAS Holidays 2010 brings together expert travel specialists, tour operators and national tourist organizations to present to you popular and unique holiday experiences around the region and the world. Especially for visitors with a passion to discover new experiences in travel, culture, adventure, shopping and culinary delights. Visit NATAS Holidays 2010 from 27 – 29 Aug at Singapore Expo, Halls 3B, 4 & 5 to book your dream holiday!

Organizer: National Association of Travel Agents Singapore
Tel: +65 6534 0187
Fax: +65 6534 4726
Email: events@natas.travel
Website: www.natastravelfair.travel

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Library Book Sale 2010



Date: 10 - 11 Jul 10
Time: 9.30am to 8pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6A
Admission: Public - Free Admission


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Select from a large collection of used library books at bargain prices at the Library Book Sale 2010!

Books and magazines in all the four official languages will be on sale. Prices range from $1-$5. Each customer can buy up to a maximum of 60 items. Payment can be made by Nets, CashCard or cash only.

Organizer: National Library Board
Tel: +65 6332 3255
Email: helpdesk@nlb.gov.sg
Website : www.nlb.gov.sg

Monday, July 05, 2010

Georgi injured again

My excited boy got injured again after being over-excited when he saw one of us back home. He turbo-ed the whole house, made a sharp turn and dislocated his left shoulder.

It happened on the night of Tue, 29 Jun and we brought him immediately to ARC Balestier branch and saw Dr Madeline Soo (vet on duty). She is a very nice doc and very comforting, however as she was the only vet on duty that night and not well-versed in bones, she could only make another appt to refer us to another doc, who specialises in bones. She knew we always see Dr Ly but he is on leave until end Jul 10. Meanwhile she gave some pain killers to ease his pain. Took an xray and a morphine jab and got few packets of medicines. That day's bill came up to S$369 (what a nice number!).

Next day Dr Madeline Soo called to follow up and reminded on what to avoid and what to bring on the appt day with the other vet. Nice lady!

On Fri, 2 Jul brought Georgi to see Dr Eugene Lin of ARC Greendale branch. Dr Lin said shoulder dislocation is very very rare unless you kenna knocked down by car or something. Oh well, it's Georgi.. he got weak joints.. I'm sure this is not uncommon in his case. After telling Dr Lin the same thing, he finally understood why... He was a nice doctor too and advised on the pros and cons. He did not encourage surgery coz there will be complications. He managed to push it back and thank God! However needs review in 2 weeks coz that area might still be weak and need to monitor to make sure it does not pop back out. Georgi left front leg was bound and he could only use 3 legs to walk. Took blood test, GA, detailed xray, some joint supplements and other misc charges and total bill was S$639 (just swop the 3 and the 6 but made hell lotsa difference! Nice!)

Next day Dr Lin called to follow up and check on Georgi's condition. Asked to feel his paws if they were swollen, etc.

So on Fri, Sat & Sun, we had been keeping a close watch on Georgi and monitored his food intake, bowel movements and mobility. He was just too weak to walk on 3 legs.. tried hopping around but I could tell he was struggling badly. He lied down most of the time and did not have mood to eat. Did not poo since Fri, until this morning.

On sun, we decided we could not wait for 2 weeks and arranged to bring him back to Dr Lin on Mon, hoping to get a better re-bandage to make him more comfortable.

As I was working today, Baby brought him there and explained to Dr Lin Georgi's difficulties. Dr Lin was really nice and empathised with us so decided to take another xray to check on his condition. He even smelled his left paws to make sure it's not rotten or something.. hehe.. and finally concluded he can remove his bandage completely and let him walk on 4 legs again! Thank God for that man! The bandage was so sticky it stuck onto his beautiful fur so Georgi whined when they remove it.. I could totally imagine how painful it was when they pulled the bandage and skin and fur was being pulled as well. I hoped his furs are still intact... Total bill S$139.

After 3 days of full bandage with soreness and no blood circulation, he was not able to walk normally on 4 legs at the moment. His left paw is swollen now.. Georgi is slowly getting used to walking on 4 again. We have to monitor closely and give extra TLC, making sure he does not get too excited and hurt himself, especially the shoulder, again. He is now sleeping and I can't wait to go back and see him. My poor boy.. hope he gets back to normal real soon..

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thanks Nuffnang!

Have gotten the cheque for my earnings!

Thanks Nuffnang :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

She's out of my League & 22 Bullets!

Caught these 2 movies last weekend.

SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE


A simple and straightforward movie. I totally love all the bluntness and crude humour. Which "average 5" guy (or as a matter of fact all guys) doesn't want a "perfect 10" woman rite? You should not miss if you need a good laugh.


L'IMMORTEL (22 BULLETS)

This is what I call a true blue French movie.. First of all, French movie (or any other foreign movie) should be in French (or their original language) and not English dubbed! This show reminds me of God Father again.. hahah I think all Mafia movies remind me of that.

Why "22 Bullets"? It's coz of the number of bullets that was shot into Jean Reno's Charly Mattei body at one go and miraculously (or should I say ridiculously) he survived! How can it be right? However apart from this ridiculous miracle, it was a damn great show! A story of betrayal, honour and integrity of a retired mobster and how he settled scores with his perpetrators - a total killing spree. I guess as the old saying goes, once you are in gangs, you can never really escape out of it.

This tagline speaks for the movie: "Spilled blood never dries......"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The A-Team & Marmaduke

Caught the following recently.

THE A-TEAM


A-team was good fun. A humourous action movie with good cast. If you had watched the original TV show in the 80s, you might have a different view.

MARMADUKE


About a family (including the dog) who learn how to live a new life in a new neighbourhood. Marmaduke shows a dog's point of view in adapting to a new environment. The script was very normal. I guess I was entertained because I'm a dog lover so I love watching all the dogs in the show. However I have never liked the idea of real dog talking. It's just so unnatural and kinda spoil the whole movie. If you are not an animal fan, you can save those bucks.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oceans!

I did not catch Earth the last time. Now I make sure I will catch OCEANS!


Releasing: 22 Jul 10 (GV Exclusive)

MAGNIFICIENT!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Texas Chicken is back!

Texas Chicken is finally back, after soooo looooooooooong! The last time I ate was like more than 10 years ago!


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Go and Q for your one year free supply of cheeeekens!

Friday, June 04, 2010

The Karate Kid

Went for movie preview of THE KARATE KID yesterday.

Releasing: 10 Jun 10

Although a remake from the original film, it's a very refreshing piece and much better than I expected it to turn out. The Beijing sceneries near the mountains were majestic. The main focus was of course Jaden Smith and he is just so funny and lovable. I think he really puts in great effort and dedication to this movie. His performance was truly applaudable, which many did when the credit rolls. Shall not reveal too much and I highly recommend all to catch this movie.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Demolition Call

This is really funny! Kids nowadays... hahah

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

STGCC 10!

It's coming back again, this time at the end of the year! Going to be asked to help out again...


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Check out the website HERE

The Abandoned & The Ghost Writer

Caught following movies recently.

They tried very hard to make the whole setting creepy but unfortunately it fails to scare me... So bizarre and makes no sense. Dull! *Luckily was free movie*


A political thriller that is stylist, humourous and intense, with clever dialogues and full of substance. Really enjoyed Ewan McGregor & Pierce Brosnan's performance. A total mind triggering movie. Worth watching!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

COACH and Kate Spade SALE


Date: 31 May 10
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Conference Hall G **
Admission: Public - Free Admission

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Coach & Kate Spade sales, all sales final, while stock last, payment by cash & nets only.

**only wallets are allowed into the sales venue**

Organizer : LoveThatBag LLP
Email : lovethatbag@live.com.sg

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pencil drawings!





Credit to firsty.cz.cc

They looked like black and white photographs! Can't believe these are pencil drawings huh? See more amazing pictures HERE

Monday, May 17, 2010

District 13: Ultimatum

Caught D13: U last weekend.

Firstly I was super disapppointed coz it's DUBBED!!! How could they dubbed a French movie? It should be in French with English subs.. Other than that, this movie was power packed with energy plus the always funny French humors (could have been better in French lor!). The free running or parkour movements were damn swift and impressive! Inspirational like Ip Man's kungfu! hahaha...

Overall I'm still quite affected by the dubbing. It's never the same when it's not original!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Popular Fair & Singapore Food Expo


Date: 28 May - 1 Jun 10
Time
28 May: 10am to 3pm (POPULAR cardholders) / 3pm to 10pm (Open to Public)
29 May - 1 Jun: 10am to10pm open to Public
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 3

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The POPULAR FAIR returns with a mega educational fair offering Books, Stationery, Assessment Books, IT and Music products at attractive prices. POPULAR Cardholders can enjoy further discounts during the event. Look out for rock-bottom EXPO Super Best Buy items!

Organizer : Popular Book Co (Pte) Ltd
Tel : +65 65577303
Fax : +65 6336 2718
Email : feedback@popularworld.com
Website : www.popular.com.sg




Date: 28 May - 1 Jun 10
Time: 11am to 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5

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Singapore Food Expo 2010, the spectacular display of local food & beverages will once again fulfil our promises to be the most exciting food event ever.

Organizer : Food Corporation (S) Pte Ltd
Tel : +65 6221 2438
Fax : +65 6228 7235
Website : www.sfma.org.sg

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Robin Hood

Went for the premier of ROBIN HOOD at Iluma couple of days ago.

Releasing: 13 May 10

Wasn't expecting it to be great but turned out to be decent and good enough to sit thru it. Russell Crowe, despite being a little too fat as Robin Hood, still did justice to his role. The cast was great, actions were nicely choerographed, plus some fun humour incorporated.

It's not really a must watch in theatre I would say and I'm lucky I did not need to spend a single cent for it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ip Man 2

Caught IP MAN 2 at Vivo while grooming Georgi again.. Making full use of time.. hehe..


I'm impressed with the martial arts displayed in the movie. Was the real Ip Man always that cool? Coz Donnie Yen was so coooooool... until emotionless! haha.. Anyway he inspired me to want to learn martial arts.. hehe

I love the scene when he knocked the Ang Moh down! Right after that scene, quite a number of people in the cinema applauded in unity, less the standing ovation.. haha.. but hmmmm the applauses were not as outstanding as Iron Man 2. But but but that's of course! :P

The small Ah Bui (洪金宝's son) looked bloody hell like the Ah Fat from "UP" and the young Bruce Lee was cute and funny or what!

I heard Ip Man 1 was way better (a pity I did not watch it then) so warning: You might be disappointed with part 2 if you have watched part 1.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Heartwarming story.....

Extracted from an email.. Dunno who did it but it sure is heartwarming :)



Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her.. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it.. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar handwriting.. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies..' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love, God

PS: If this is real, this person must be a really damn kind and generous soul working in a post office.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

STEREOPHONICS @ Fort Canning Park

Went for Stereophonics "Keep Calm and Carry On" Tour.



Rather shitty feeling coz clashed with Adidas Original Street Party at Clifford Square on the same day!

Some pictures taken as follows:




Waiting and waiting and waiting.....


Supposed to start at 8pm and they only appeared at 915pm!
























Concert ended at about 11pm.

A little saga nearing the end of concert. An eeeediot, on their last song (before a possibility of an encore), threw a bloody flip flop at Kelly Jones, the lead singer! What a friggin spoiler! Kelly Jones, who sang halfway, jus cooly picked up the smelly piece of shit, said "Good Night" and left the stage, followed by his other band members. Organisers and in-charge came searching for the culprit, some big guy at the back stormed forward while scolding "You Fucking Cunt! and blar blar blar" trying to locate the guy to have a thrash out session. Everyone else infront was pointing fingers at the eeeeediot's direction and that big guy followed the finger pointing direction.. haha.. Eventually the culprit was "escorted" out of the scene and after 10mins of waiting, the band came back on and ended with 2 new songs and no encore... Sigh...


They were somehow "calm" on the flying slipper, at least they did not go crazy. However they did not really "carry on" but disappeared and made us waited for another 10mins before reappearing. Was this tour title a premonition of what will happen that day, so they were warned to "keep calm and carry on" singing? What a pun! haha.. What a "flip flop" of an event man!


Nonetheless still enjoyed the concert coz they have quite a few good numbers, as follows:



COULD YOU BE THE ONE


Original MTV


MAYBE TOMORROW


Original MTV


INNOCENT


Original MTV


HAVE A NICE DAY


Original MTV


Another song "Dakota" was one of my favourite, which was also the last number of the concert, but I did not managed to record it down. Original MTV as follows:


DAKOTA Original MTV

Their official website HERE

Monday, May 03, 2010

Iron Man 2

Watched IRON MAN 2 (DIGITAL) last weekend.


One word to summarise: Awesome! I have to put another poster with RDJ's face too coz he is too charming to resist!

Even thou a sequel but still a blast! As always RDJ did not disappoint me. I think nobody could ever replace him as Iron Man. Everything he did was effortless. He is THAT impressive! Sorry but I'm a sucker! haha. And Those who left the cinema (kiasu ppl who like to be the first to exit) during credits are eeeeeediots, coz you all missed the gist of next sequel - Thor! Muahahahha

Hint: Next time when you watch any Marvel/DC movie, please dun be typical kiasu and leave the cinema first thing the credit rolls coz you confirmed will miss out something!

Joke (actual event): Someone asked for Iron Man 2 in 3D at the ticketing counter and was told by the staff there's no 3D for Iron Man. So that guy asked the staff, "Then what is digital??" DEY! 3D does not mean 3Digital hor!

reminiscences