Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I see blue
- X Japan "Last Song"
When I watched Avatar, I saw a lot of blue and green. While watching this movie, it reminded me a lot about Pocahontas which I used to watch a lot when I was still playing Barbie dolls. I used to have a Pocahontas Barbie doll and the dress can change colour when put under the sun. Anyway, in Avatar, Jake Sully is like John Smith and Nyetiri is like Pocahontas. Watching Avatar is like watching Pocahontas with modern technology thrown in.

One thing I like about this movie is that it's nice to look at which I think is the saving grace for this movie. One thing I don't like about this movie is that it is boring.

I wouldn't watch this movie a second time but I might want to watch Little Big Soldier a second time because it has a good sense of humour.

No offence to those who like Avatar

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little Big Soldier

I watched this movie yesterday at GSC Tropicana City Mall. I like watching movies at Tropicana City Mall because there's less people. The movie was also shown in Hall 1 which I like for it's comfortable seats and enough leg room. The hall was less than half filled.

This is not a detailed historical movie, so if you're looking for a movie on the battles during the Warring Era in China, this is not the movie you're looking for.

Little Big Soldier focuses on two people, that is a soldier (Jackie Chan) from Liang who wants to be a farmer and to be discharged from war who captured a general (Wang Leehom) who is also the Prince of Wei.

Jackie Chan portrayed his character well. I enjoyed his humourous antics and I think he's got all the best lines. Wang Leehom, still a rookie at acting, I think has improved a lot. Well done Leehom! It's hard to recognise him in this movie.

The cinematography in this movie is good. I feel like watching this movie a second time.

If you're thinking of watching this movie, just don't expect a lot of battle scenes and prepared to laugh a lot while watching this movie. I would give this movie an A.

That's my Chinese New Year movie.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI

If you think this book is like the CSI you watch on TV, you might be very disappointed. This book is a memoir of Dana Kollman's (the author) experience as a CSI.

The real CSI, don't wear expensive business suits, anyway it's not a good idea to wear an expensive business suit or high heels when you'll be stepping on brain matter, digging a forgotten grave site. Yeah, and this book can get very graphic and funny. It was an eye opener for me as I don't really watch CSI but I watch Fringe, does that count?

The way she recounts the stories makes it comes alive as if you went for a "ride along" with her. In a nutshell, this is the real deal of being a CSI, so if you ever consider being a CSI or just being curious about what a CSI really do, read this book.

I picked up this book because of the book title and the interesting cover of a lollipop with flies.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

What Jackie Chan says about Leehom

Jackie Chan after working with Wang Leehom in his movie, "Little Big Soldier" which is coming to the cinemas near you soon has nothing but praises for the talented Leehom.

"God has been too fair with him. Why, he's almost perfect. He can play any musical instrument, write scripts, do musical arrangements, compose tunes, pen lyrics, sing his own songs while playing his own accompaniment, and produce, and produce his own albums. English songs, Cantonese songs and Mandarin songs ... he can do them all. He's also very handsome and can act. And, he's very hardworking too. His success is truly well-deserved. You might have seen hardworking people, but you might have never seen anyone as diligent as him. Why, he's even more hardworking than me. I'd known that he's good, but I never imagined him to be that good. Maybe it's all fresh and new to him. He'd keep practising whatever I teach him. It's like he's continuously making preparations for future projects. Even though he might not actually have any need to wield a staff or a sabre any time soon, he'd still keep on training."

Now you see why I admire Wang Leehom so much? It's not all about his looks, although I admit he's handsome but it's his talents, passion and dedication that I admire the most. Watching "Little Big Soldier" is on my to-do list.

"Little Big Soldiers" will be released in cinemas on 14 February 2010.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Revolutionary Road

Just finish reading this book last night before I went to bed. Since I have 2 more chapters to go, I decided to just finish the book instead of continuing the story today.

Reading this book is like walking on a straight road where you can't really see the path ahead. It's about a couple who lives on Revolutionary Road. The guy has a stable but dull job, pretty wife, two kids and a home in the suburbs. As you're walking down this path, you see them chatting with their neighbours, they seem to look down on their neighbours. Then you see a turn, this couple now plans to go to Europe, to Paris to be exact. They're really excited about it. They can go to Paris start over again and live an extraordinary life. But then there's another turn, the girl got pregnant and they have to change their plans. So they decided not to move. And things went downhill from there.

It's a sad story with a sad ending. The story didn't turn out like how I expected it to be that's why I described this book as a road with many twists and turns.

Have a nice weekend,