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Soo Jin

Date: 2010-03-11 12:41
Subject: rehash?
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I am feelinggratefulgrateful
Listening toKings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Tags:movies, recap, tv series

So I've talked about 'glee' a few times. The person who.. 'peddled' it to YC has claimed credit.. *grin*
Credit where it's due... Thanks Su Yin.. there. now everyone know it's you.. mwahahaha.

hrmm.. last week was a little nuts with the rush to get some things done and then the open house on Saturday.
OTHER than the tropical/torrential downpour.. nothing really went wrong so i suppose we can call it a success? There were a number of no-shows but that's to be expected. There were still too much food left after everyone was done not because the food was bad.. on the contrary, the food was pretty good according to the majority. There will always be haters in any crowd. Can't please everyone. =)
So it was just a little too much I guess. Some ppl probably didn't show due to the rain and various other reasons so.. order less the next time?
And over-antieipated the drinking capacity as well.. lol

So thanks to everyone who managed to make it. Come earlier next time k? =P

Other than that nothing else really happened. Oh played Dota again after more than half a year's hiatus. We were so rusty that we spent an inordinate amount of time searching for what to buy. It didn't help that the merchants were slightly different and the recipes were different as well but we managed to win but it was a thoroughly poor showing. The rustiness showed.
I had dinner at Little Taiwan Street(?) I'm not sure if I got the name right. Food was so-so. This was at Tropicana City Mall.

I caught "The Book of Eli" with Joanna. Kat was right.. I enjoyed it. (spoiler alert) Didn't really see him dying but I did see him completing his task. Mila Kunis wasn't that spectacular but she is cute.. But central to the movie is the power of faith. Now as most of you might know I ain't a religious person but I do place great faith in people. Often to the point of naivete. I don't live by the line "Don't expect anything and anything that comes along/happens is a bonus". Instead I have certain expectations of people. After all, we are friends because of something that we share. I expect you to hold up to your end of the bargain as I expect to do my part. =) hmm.. I appear to have deviated a little. Back to the book.

Power the faith. Faith in the unseen. Making that leap of faith. Pure blind faith. Realising and applying the correct lessons. I think this is something that all religion expects of its followers. That's the only thing that I approve of organised religion. The negative can be seen from all the religious killings, religious genocide that is happening to this very day. Certain people take selectively words from the holy text and subvert it to their own personal gains. What disappoints me is when people allow this to happen. Everyone ought to be a thinking, rational being. Simply because someone tells you to kill someone because they are 'infidels' or 'attacking the religion' as justification doesn't quite cut it for me. You have a brain. Use it.

Okay I apologise.. I deviated again. I'm not here to preach nor am I here to stand on the pulpit and trumpet my beliefs.
Where was i.. mmm.. yes single-minded determination to stay the course and faith. So yup.. I enjoyed the movie. For me it was quite a powerful affirmation of the power of the will of the individual and the things that we can accomplish when we put our mind to it.

What else happened.. hmm.. oh yeah been buying fishes.. The aquarium now has fishes in it. =D
So does the pond actually.

And I dropped my mobile phone again into water. This time it was a little deeper than 5 cm of standing water.. more like 1 feet. Sigh. I have to fix the phone to recover some of the phone numbers that I've lost.

Oh thanks to Ean for organising "Alice in Wonderland 3D"
I did catch a few pretty harsh reviews online but I always did want to make up my mind on my own. And I can't say I truly liked it. I thought Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter was particular boring and .. boring. The 'heroine' Alice wasn't much better. She looked like a ghost .. all pale and white and the delivery seem to be a little stilted.

"Pig! I need a pig. Where's my pig?" The Red Queen was played by Helena Bonham Carter. I think easily the most natural character.
The Cheshire Cat was worth a mention as well. Done particularly well and the voice (Stephen Fry) was good. Anne Hathaway's White Queen was just literally breezing through life and quite a manipulative character as well. Nothing is truly what it seems in Underland..
I guess I would recommend it just to see the spectacle.

I think that's about it as far as updates go.

Have a good week ahead!

"You need a friend, I'll be around,
Don't let this end before I see you again,
What can I say to convince you to change your mind?"

Gavin DeGraw - More Than Anyone

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User: bunnym
Date: 2010-03-11 08:29 (UTC)
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Being a massive Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fan I must say this wasn't their best collaboration, as the storyline was quite predictable for anyone who would've watched Alice in Wonderland or read it. Other than that the CGI was amazing, especially the jaberwocky (or however you spell it), and some of the characters did a pretty good job. I really don't know why you find Mad Hatter boring, as his behaviour kept changing, therefore that and the march hare were probably the only unpredictable aspects of the whole movie. The White Queen was a drag and really annoying, I thought it was not believable and not very well delivered. This really was a big disappointment for me, just like Dr. Parnassus, as I had been waiting for both movies for a long time. But back to the point, the Mad Hatter was anything but boring.
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User: dcsjin
Date: 2010-03-11 10:14 (UTC)
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well... I missed out on dr. parnassus. Was planning to get the dvd. Should I give it a miss?

As for the opinion on the Mad Hatter, to me he was boring and it is a matter of personal opinion. He didn't do anything out of the ordinary. In a way, his character was similar to his past few characters. And yes his behaviour did keep changing but again it didn't particular stick to memory. All very humdrum. Hence the boring label.
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User: bunnym
Date: 2010-03-14 09:59 (UTC)
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ohh please save urself the 12 or however much it'll cost dollars and dont get it. the conversations are justtt terrible, real YAWN. the stroyline is good, if it was in the hands of, lets say, James Cameron, it'd be a masterpiece. Terry Gilliam ruined it.

Ye my friend said that she could see similarities between Mad Hatter and Jack Sparrow. I guess when she mentioned the way he walked and all, I did see it. But then I think about his more..lets call it, serious acts. and I think that he's a VERY versatile actor. *shrugs* but, just dont get imaginarium, maybe download it and watch it on a night when u have ABSOLUTELY nothing else to do. and cant sleep. thats put u to sleep =)
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User: dcsjin
Date: 2010-03-15 00:50 (UTC)
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don't get me wrong, i think he's a good actor just not in this movie. =)

Was it truly that bad? Dr Parnassus that is.. a shame that heath ledger's last movie with the help of 3 other fellow actors turned out to be such a doozy
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