I am aware that it’s almost mid-2013 but bite me!! Hahaha oh well this is all just for fun anyway. If you need a quick opinion, just ask directly or refer to my film lists. Anw I’m skipping The Dark Knight Rises (#9) because I have too many feels and the trilogy deserves a solitary post on its own.
“The Amazing Spiderman is amazing.” Erm… not true. Not even after watching it three times in theatres. The first time was at 2am and I ended up being so tired that I kept dozing off towards the end. Second time was all right and the only one I paid for. Third one I had a really bad flu and couldn’t concentrate at all.
I don’t remember anything about the original trilogy anymore, other than the fact that Spiderman was my childhood favourite because I was just so awed by the films. Maybe it was because I was really young and impressionable, but I remember that selfless vibe given out by that old Spiderman. They say this reboot followed the comics and original characters more closely, but I don’t know the comics so I don’t really care.
As usual, I totally overhyped myself where this movie is concerned because the trailer looked so good. Not to mention that the leads were so perfect and my favourite people. What could possibly go wrong and how could it, right? But it did and I was left sorely disappointed. I just didn’t feel the same vibe from my childhood…
Basically it was just a generic superhero action flick. Nothing outstanding and not a movie I would keep thinking about afterwards. Also, Spiderman took off his mask way too much!!! I felt like Spiderman’s character arc wasn’t very well-done either. It felt like he was only being Spiderman because he felt a responsibility to do so, and not because he genuinely wanted to. Even up till the end. Plus why was he such a goof? Especially when he had just discovered his powers.
But the movie had its redeeming points as well. Some shots were really stunning, such as the funeral scene with the rain and black umbrellas. And all the lights and skyscrapers. Etc etc. Favourite quotes include, “We all have secrets: the ones we keep… and the ones that are kept from us.” and “Don’t make promises you can’t keep… but those are the best kind.”
This was actually surprisingly good… right up to the crappy and weak ending which made it fall from at least an 8 to a mere 6. Not exactly one of those movies with a twist that I like so much but just a standard suspense movie based on a simple premise. The thing is, it was actually good, the storyline was solid and worked well. Keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat, and you start to wonder if the protagonist is really telling the truth or just crazy. Then the climax came… and that was when it all fell apart.
Such a disappointing (anti) climax after all that buildup of suspense and mystery! It’s honestly such a pity because there was so much potential and so many viable options to end the movie. I wasn’t even asking for a twist since I felt it would have worked with any standard ‘The End’. I’d just expected to see more action to wrap the whole thing up nicely. But the ‘fight’ between the villain and protagonist wasn’t even five minutes, it was so unrealistic how she overpowered him that quickly, and the final resolution was so rushed.
Also the cop was really weird and creepy… I don’t know what was up with that since they never did explain it. But still, quite a good film if not for what I mentioned above.
Trashy movie that I nevertheless enjoyed and had a laugh at. The kind that you don’t take seriously but watch anyway out of curiosity and because you have seen its prequels, so why not? That’s the way I feel about most horror movie franchises actually; Wrong Turn, Paranormal Activity and the likes.
Piranha 3D was actually quite okay but this!!!! I think it was meant to be a joke. Even more over the top with the in-your-face-boobs-and-butts as compared to its prequel. They didn’t even bother being subtle… not that Piranha 3D was but still. Hahaha. I don’t even have much to say since it seemed to fulfill its goal of being trashy. At least I had a good laugh. And I would watch the sequel especially with how the film ended.
And more thing. Best movie line ever??? Watch this.
Tell me how do you take a movie like that seriously. You tell me.
I love Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz but I just didn’t get the film and didn’t care enough to. Is it because I’ve never watched any of the prequels?? I don’t know. I just tried reading the Wiki synopsis but to no avail. Oh well. But it shouldn’t be that bad since I gave it a 4 for goodness knows why. Love seeing Jeremy Renner fight though and Rachel Weisz is flawlessly beautiful as always.
Halfway through the film, Andre and I got very distracted because we got called up by SPH telling us about where we got posted to for internship. I guess that’s part of the reason too since we completely stopped paying attention after that.
Freaking horrible film that tries too hard to be funny and ends up failing. At least Piranha 3DD was saved by its dark humour but not even The Watch’s comedic cast is about to salvage this outrageous film. What were they even thinking? Weird how this exact scene in the still reminds of Chronicle aka worse movie I’ve ever watched.
A movie of bad jokes and adult men acting childishly stupid. The opening scene was quite good though. Like it made me interested in the film and curious enough to watch on. But all of that unraveled after we were introduced to the atrocity that is the four grown men who behave like they are two. Climax and ending weren’t too bad but eh… already made my mind up about the film.
It felt like they were out of idea on how to make the film good and being funny was the only remaining choice. Except that I wasn’t amused. Had a good time resting my legs on the seats in front because the cinema was so empty though.
Lol this was really adorable not disappointing at all :3 The movie has its flaws but I enjoyed it anyway. Really funny, heartwarming and I’m not ashamed to say that I cried at the ending HAHAHA. I really love the friendship between Ted and his owner, which I think was portrayed and developed well throughout the film. All the characters were quite likeable actually, and I love seeing how they all gradually started to change for the better.
It may be a comedy, and a rather standard one, but does address real-life issues well. Add a cute bear into the equation… is there anyone that doesn’t like Ted? He’s seriously hilarious and cute!! Just wanna give him all your love and cuddle him to death. Every scene with him was awesome and I love how outrageous a teddy bear can be.
I did wish they had toned down the crude jokes and relied more on genuine humour, because I feel that you don’t have to be dirty in order to be funny. But then the movie probably wouldn’t have worked as well since it was all about vices like drinking and drugs etc. It’s a Seth McFarlane film, after all.
Super old pic from at least 5 years ago when we went to check out the latest batch of newly-born guinea piglets. The black & white one caught my eye, mom liked the vibrant brown one, but bro brought home (on a different day) the white one huddled in the corner. I think it was partly because the rest kept running and were super hard to catch. Not that I mind in the least :D
This was my fourth guinea pig, who’s still here with another one from the same parents but a different litter. 5 years old and 6 years old! My very first guinea pig would have been 7 years old if she was still around. Have I really raised them for that long? I consider them legit family members ok… can’t imagine life without them.
They are usually the first people I see when I come home from work since everyone else will be in their own rooms. To be greeted by these cute furballs after a long day… that means a lot to me.
From just a few days ago. I never get tired of squealing over them and every single thing they do even after so many years.
Does anyone else fangirl over their own pets? Because I sure do. SO CUTE RIGHT????
Them drying off after a bathe from three weeks ago! Hence the wet-looking fur. I was trying to lure them around with the lettuce but eh. Think they just wanna go home and rest because they almost never refuse food :’D
These are from a really long time ago, freshly out of the shower on a separate occasion.
Pets really make people happier and a difference to our lives :3
Latest song I’m hooked to… even though I don’t really like her personality. Or rather, who she portrays herself to be.
So… what has the Stompasaurus (name given by Mr Azhar and Andre) been up to? Surely by now everybody knows where I’m interned/am working part-time at??
I feel like from a slack student that doesn’t care much about anything, I have become a typical urban dweller that’s part of the local rat race. Not that I prefer one over the other, I just like a moderate balance. Though admittedly right now all I feel like doing is to spend my days reading every piece of fiction in whatever form and watching every movie and show on my watchlist. No work, no studies, no waking up early!
I am so afraid of never finishing all the books and fics and mangas and shows and movies on my reading/watching list! What if I am 80 years old and that fic still hasn’t been updated since 2004???
Weirdly enough, there are also a lot of things I don’t miss. Such as my former favourite TV show The Vampire Diaries. It’s almost surreal how much time, effort, fangirling and LOVE I gave the show. Don’t think I’ll ever go back to watching it again because it just looks so stupid and I had enough of being angry + disappointed.
Last week I read this spoiler about how Hayley was expecting Klaus’ child. Which is quite a joke enough but the fact that Caroline was upset about it made it even more ridiculous. Hahaha glad that I quit early!!! I still download every episode to keep because I had been planning on watching all at one shot once there was time but… maybe not after all.
Anw, am quite happy with life! :)
Might update in more detail with pictures but at a glance:
- Obligatory whiny comment about the ridiculous heat these days
- Geez I don’t see the point in wasting time to attend graduation
- But I have to because of my parents and it’s a once in a lifetime thing anw
- Spent at least 30 minutes on travelling (inclusive of walking) and 5 minutes to try on/collect/pay for the robe -_-
- Spending a lot of time on Yahoo Answers as usual
- What’s Twitter/Tumblr/Formspring/Plurk/etc? IDC!!!
- My movie list is constantly updated though
- Some nights I login to Neopets and Battleon to kill time #alwaysakid
- I started visiting the library for my trashy teen romance books again :D
- Gave my furballs a bathe two weekends ago
- Treated my family to a meal last Wednesday
- Bro and I bought mom an iPad 4 for Mother’s Day
- Phone blacked out so I’m using a spare but I don’t really care as usual
- Feel like getting an S3 (sg y u no pink???) and iPad Mini but $$$$$$$
- So used to a fast-paced and routine lifestyle for an impatient person like me
- Mondays and Thursdays are usually left for running
- Have never read Tuesdays With Morrie but for me, it’s Tuesdays with Youyou
- Spend quite a bit of time with my best guy friends Amos and David too
- Mulligans’ with colleagues every fortnight or so
- Really smitten with the fish ‘n’ chips and pear cider there hehe
- Love girls’ days out with mom when I’m not working
- I don’t give her money so I always insist on paying for everything
- Love days whereby I do nothing but slack at home too
So yup this is what I have been roughly up to. Really happy with how life is turning out and I’m in high spirits today too. Special thanks to the person who sent me that really nice message via my blog’s contact form, which is the reason why I have the mood and inspiration to update :) I’m so touched I don’t even know what to say…
So much for updating in bits everyday hahaha. No time for that even -_- Can’t believe that it’s already May.. isn’t it insane? 3 more months left into my contract and I’ll have worked here for almost a year. Thinking of extending another year actually… I love this comfort zone.
Went to Lil Papa’s Wieners Beerstro at Tanjong Pagar with four colleagues on Tuesday (30 April). Quite the experience and an ironic day. Was in the car with my editor and we were supposed to follow Kenneth and Suren’s car because we didn’t know the way. But we were only just setting off and a traffic light stopped us. Before we knew it, they had already sped off.
Ended up going around in circles because we couldn’t find the place, made illegal turns etc. Best part was when we stopped in the yellow box and this woman in a car that we had blocked kept shaking her head at us non-stop. Freaking hilarious ok. Motoring Goondus, anyone? Which is why I say it’s ironic.
Even Baoying who came from home reached earlier than us!
Hahaha anw this is what I ordered: Spicy Italian Pork with sambal chilli, seasame seeds and onions :D
Very interesting because first you pick the type of sausage you want, then you pick the topping. I was stuck between this ‘Singaporean style’ and the Italian style (pasta sauce etc). There’s loads of variety! Can even tick if you want it to be served with potato chips.
Quite nice and the portion is huge though all the guys had two each. Best part is the chilli (more black colour than red O_O) which was damn shiok! But after awhile, I felt that its saltiness clashed with the sausage, which was salty too. Waiting time is long though. I think price was between $10 to $12? Love the fruit beer there too! Peach flavour was the best.
Played a silly game whereby everyone writes a sentence (though you can only see what the person before you wrote) to reveal a story at the end, which I think will remain an epic inside joke for a long, long time ;)
Suren drove me home (so thankful!) and ironic moment two was when a talk about citizen journalism versus privacy came up on the radio. And when you think of citizen journalism, you instantly think of STOMP. Of course you’d think of STOMP and of course the people calling in would mention STOMP. Hahaha.
Friday (3 May) was spent at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot in Clarke Quay! :D
Super cool because there’s a waiting area where memo paper, drinks and all kinds of snacks are provided to entertain you while you wait for an empty table. You can even get manicures done for free! The gellish kind also have!! Though there’s a queue too (duh).
Mushroom and mala soup base. The mushroom one is damn tasty and doesn’t make me feel thirsty like other steamboats but the mala one tasted really weird… wish there was tom yum hahaha. There’s quite a few bases to choose from too.
Ordering of ingredients (price is counted as per item) made via an iPad and delivered to you on a trolley. Shitloads of different sauces that you can help yourself to too. Not much pictures of food because I was too lazy and hungry.
For $3 you can order handmade noodles (手工拉面)… which comes with a performance of a man ‘pulling’ it for you. Best thing ever ok? All of us couldn’t stop laughing. This man in white was a real pro, doing stunts like shooting the noodle into our faces. We ordered a second time (video!) but the other guy just wasn’t as spectacular and kept failing.
Mango pudding that we ordered.
There’s free beancurd that we can help ourselves to and I had like five small bowls of those hehehe
Super delicious shaved strawberry ice!!
Whole editorial team minus Terence and Kumar who weren’t here..
Total bill came up to around $294 for 7 of us. I expected it to be like at least $350 because we ordered so much O_O Means $42 per pax which is quite okay especially if you consider the ambience and service, which was top notch. Waitresses kept coming over to change plates for us, refill drinks, give us cloth to wipe our hands with before and after, the list is endless! I’m really impressed.
Then I spent another $25 cabbing home… huhuhu getting so broke T_T and these days I have no time for shopping (not that I actually *need* anything) so I have been burning holes in my pocket from online purchases. And you know how much I love buying in bulk grrr!
Also feel so fucking fat even though I go running at least once a week now. WHY????
But good food is everywhere… and I don’t want to give them up :(
Very out of the blue update. I always have this non-stop monologue on what I’m gonna write in my blog in my mind except that these thoughts never transform into words.
Busy juggling work, sleep, social life and personal time and I’m pretty happy with the way things are turning out. I just need one more thing to happen and my year/life will be perfect, you know?? /prays hard!!!! But honestly, 2013 is one of the best years I ever had so far :)
Today (April 8) was another regular working day but I am in high spirits like with most days. There are just so many things to be happy and thankful for everyday. Did life really improve by leaps and bounds or had I been too blinded by all my negative thoughts in the past to notice?
- Met Andre who was going for a job interview at Clarke Quay
- Really nice when people make the effort to meet you even if the catch-up time was as brief as a train ride
- Food I packed from grandma’s house last night for brunch which I ate at my desk yum yum
- Work was fine, some good catches and editor was funny by telling us to go for lunch because he wanted his steak
- 4 of us went to the gym together and editor told me my steak made him 1kg heavier bahahah
- I’ve been running regularly and maybe it’s just endorphins but it contributes to the happiness factor
- Sat down and chilled for awhile while discussing movies and TV shows
- Got home to a warm, delicious meal cooked by mommy dearest
Ok I am gonna try reviving my blog with such pointless daily updates with no real purpose other than memory’s sake. Now I’m angry for myself for not doing so sooner and I’ll probably not remember what happened the past few months when I read my blog again 10 years down the road. But a lot does happen everyday…
I said I’d do this for 2013 but I didn’t and now I’m kinda mad at myself cos if not it would probably be quite full by now. Aiya nvm I shall rely on my blog but hopefully I am reliable enough lololol ain’t I hilarious. Well anw most important thing is, I’m really happy :)