Monday, September 29, 2014

Umbrella Revolution Reminded Me of Bersih

Reading the news on HK Umbrella Revolution reminded me of Bersih.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

10 x 10 Statistic

I came back from silence for this. Could not help myself.
With ministers like this..... sigh~~~

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi menjelaskan berdasarkan perkiraan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) terdapat kira-kira 266,000 penjenayah yang bermaharajalela di dalam negara berikutan pemansuhan Akta Ordinan Darurat (EO) pada 2011.
Katanya, angka itu diperoleh berdasarkan 2,600 suspek yang dibebaskan dari Penjara Simpang Renggam yang berhubung dengan 10 orang kanan mereka yang menjadikan jumlah 26,000 dan mengukuhkan lagi pengaruh mereka apabila bertemu dengan 10 pemimpin kanan lain yang menjadikan jumlah keseluruhan seramai 266,000 orang.
Beliau menjelaskan secara holistik, statistik jenayah menurun tetapi terdapat peningkatan jenayah berat atau dipanggil jenayah indeks selain jumlah anggota polis dan aset yang mesti ditambah namun belum dapat dilaksanakan.
“Pihak pembangkang tidak melihat implikasi di sebalik pemansuhan EO dari segi langkah pencegahan termasuk bagaimana hendak menangani tahanan yang dibebaskan dari Simpang Renggam. Mereka sekarang berada 'di pasaran', soalnya apa sumbangan pembangkang?
“Mereka tidak berasa bertanggungjawab apabila berlaku jenayah sebaliknya meletakkan kembali kesalahan itu kepada kerajaan. Pembangkang juga tidak berasa terusik jika ada sebarang kelemahan pelaksanaan undang-undang kerana beranggapan ia tanggungjawab kerajaan.
“Dalam keadaan ini, jangan terperangkap dengan taktik pembangkang, seolah-olah cadangan itu baik tetapi akhirnya cadangan tersebut memerangkap kerajaan sendiri,” katanya semasa diwawancara Mingguan Malaysia, akhbar mingguan Utusan Malaysia hari ini.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nancy & Beth

I love love love Megan Mullaly and her later ego is part of Nancy & Beth! And I do not know Ron Swanson in Parks & Recreation is her husband!!!!

Check out the YouTube or Funny or Die site where Nancy & Beth sang (or rather rapped) "Smell Yo Dick" with Nick Offerman aka Ron Swanson.


Sunday, September 09, 2012

Top 10 Vulgar Movies 十大低俗电影

I love listening to HK Radio 903 & 881. The station is known to nurture lots of personalities with their own uniqueness. The DJs themselves are the main attraction and I have some favourite program that I made sure I listen to the archive everyday. Yeah... I'm that radio-nerdy haha...

And recently I listened to a program hosted by Matt 邹凯光 (Matt is hosting another program called 1872游花园 with 余迪伟 and Ah Bu) and 郭子健 called 十沟场. As you know, HK people like to play with the Cantonese pronounciations which they call 吃字, basically a combo of homonyms and rhyming. So the program name is actually a twist of the English word "sub-culture"!!! This particular episode was hosted with 彭浩翔 who's the current IT director in HK, swimming ably between satisfying the needs of local HKies and balancing it with the commercial factor of the mainland Chinese flavour.

This time around, these 3 directors chose the Top 10 of Most Vulgar Movies.
1. 邪 - 桂治洪 (Director) - This HK director is known for his "cult" status and he even directed a Malay movie in 1976 called "Sayang Anakku Sayang".
2. 女子集中营 - 桂治洪 (Director)
3. 血恋 - 李华月 (Director and Actress) - Made history as the 1st Chinese 3rd Grade Movie III that feature real sex scenes. It creates nightmare, believe me.
4. 打蛇 - 牟敦芾 (Mou Tun Fei or Mao Dun Pui in Cantonese) - (Director) - this is one of the ultimate cult movie according to the directors
5. 多拉A梦
6. 小小小警察 - Eric Tsang (Director)
7. There's Something About Mary - need to say more?
8. 低俗喜剧 - looking foreward to watch this
9. Borat - need to say more?
10. Beyond the Clouds - Michaelangelo Antonioni

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Laduk, Though A Silver, You Still Deserve Respect

One of the things I missed most is watching badminton games in Malaysia. Being in red dot means I will be deprived of the chance of watching Malaysian athletes live in action on network TV. Also missing my shouting and screaming partner-in-crime, i.e. my sister as that's what we did watching Piala Malaysia ages ago (remember Burhan Ajui from Sandakan missing the penalty???) and badminton matches most of the time.

It's a silver but Laduk, you deserve the respect. Losing a fair game is much better than winning a foul one!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Janji Ditepati?????

The laughable effort to use the government's election campaign slogan as the title of the National Day celebration song aside, the quality of the "so-called lyrics" by our PhD holder minister is really appalling. For a minister who insulted a reporter who asked him question in English and not Bahasa Melayu/Malaysia (we never know when the flip-flop will change again), his grasp of the language is really embarrassing, to say the least. So much for "memartabatkan" Bahasa kebangsaan?????

Those who read the klasik will say, "Cis, bedebah!"

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tired is Not Even the Right Word

When the plant is infected to the core, it won't help when you try to move the ground where it's planted. The Chinese says it's "changing the soup but not the medicine". You can try some pesticides but soon enough it will develop enough immunity to it hence in real terms, the pesticides is aggravating the situations.

For me, let them die. Then as the nature intended it to, the withered plant will rot and turn into natural fertilisers, though some of them are so severely toxicated that they will poison the earth when they wither.

God Bless Malaysia!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Community (NBC)

Community (NBC)
Cast : Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong
Tag : Mastering the B.S. Degree at Community College

As usual, I love the non-main character of the series, with the exception of GBC, The Big C and Nurse Jackie (never like the title character of  Grey's Anatomy, Sex and the City and Will and Grace) so naturally I love Danny Pudi's character, Abed, Chevy Chase's Pierce and Ken Jeong's Senor Chang. Gosh, Ken Jeong was a doctor!!!

Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Cast : Edie Falco,
Tag : Life is Full of Little Pricks (S1)
Holy Shift (S2)
High and Mighty (S3)
Out of Excuses, Our of Tricks, Out of Control (S4)

Another gem from Showtime. Falco sizzled in The Soprano so no surprise here how she managed to get us to hate her and at the same time sympathised her.
I love Eve Best!!!!!!!!!!! Her British surgeon character is wow wow wow

The Big C

The Big C
Cast : Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabourey Sidibe, Phyllis Somerville
Tag : Time to Grab Life by the Balls

Laura Linney is always dependable. And Showtime is one of the rare station that's dependable as well. Good story line with stellar cast. When you think that the ending of season 1 is a resounding success and worried about season 2, it never ceased to amaze you with the equally strong season 2. Waiting to be amazed by season 3 soon....

A Simple Life 桃姐 (2011)

A Simple Life 桃姐 (2011)
Dir : Ann Hui 许鞍华  
Cast : Deannie Yip 叶德娴 Andy Lau 刘德华  Paul Chun 秦沛 Queenie Chu 朱慧敏 Elena Kong 江美仪
秦海璐 谭炳文 宫雪花

1. Director - Ann is such a prolific HK director. You can fault some of her end products but you definitely can't fault her sincerity and dedication to HK cinema. Lots of my favourite HK films are by her. My all time favourite, Woman Forty 女人四十. Josephine Xiao 萧芳芳 is great!!!!!

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Dir : Tomas Alfredson
Cast : Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy
Tag : The Secret is Out
Trust No One, Suspect Everyone
The Enemy is Within

1. Gary Oldman
2. Colin Firth
3. British Cast
4. Do we need more by now????

The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March (2011)
Dir : George Clooney
Cast : Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright
Tag : Is This Man Our Next President?

1. George Clooney - one of the most versatile artist (actor & director) in Hollywood nowadays - I love Good Night, and Good Luck
2. Ryan Goslings - Canadian gem
3. Casting - wow wow wow

The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)
Dir : Tate Taylor 
Cast : Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Alison Janney
Tag : Change begins with a whisper

Watched this on plane. Again, it's a stellar cast and no surprise when Octavia Spencer snatched the Best Supporting Actress. Viola was kinda-being-robbed from the statue but Streep being the "so-called-robber", it's a tough fight. Whether you watch this as chick-flick or black-right campaign, it's an enjoyable time spent.

50/50 (2011)

50/50 (2011)
Dir : Jonathan Levine
Cast : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston 
Tag : It takes a pair to beat the odds

Only 2 factors for me:
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt - his role subsequent to 500 days of Summer and Inception
2. Jonathan Levine - interesting works

Carnage (2011)

Carnage (2011)
Dir : Roman Polanski
Cast : Kate Winslet, Christopher Waltz, Jodie Foster, John C. Reily
Tag : A new comedy with no manners

Adapted from theatre you will expect the performance is larger-than-life and in-your-face. With no set change throughout the whole movie, it's a risk if the cast has no acting chop to continuously sustain the interest and capture the audience's attention. Luckily Polanski has a stellar cast. Enough said.

Beginners (2011)
Dir : Mike Mills
Cast : Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer
Tag : This is what love feels like

Ewan needs no introduction on his acting capability. Surprisingly he's subtle in this movie; both the character and skin-exposure and this definitely shows the range of his acting chop. Plummer himself got his Johnny-come-lately acting recognition in the forms of 2012 Oscar Best Supporting Actor and a slew of other awards. Another surprise is Goran Visnjic who's last seen as the heart-throb in ER. Time is cruel!!!!

Love in the Buff 春娇与志明 (2012)

Love in the Buff 春娇与志明 (2012))
Dir : Ho-Cheung Pang 彭浩翔
Cast : Shawn Yue 余文乐 Miriam Yeung 杨千女华
Being a sequel and a collaboration (setting and investment) between HK and China, I was naturally skeptical. With the slow-boiled success of the 1st instalment, Love in the Puff 志明与春娇, I am worried that Pang's new effort will be China-nised as what happened to almost all collaborative-efforts 合拍片 lately.

The end-product? I am happy to see not only it's NOT China-nised, it managed to keep the essence of HK/Cantonese movie. And it's so refreshing to hear the foul words spoken naturally in the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (Season 5)
Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Dr. Leonard Hofstadter, Howard Holowitz, Dr. Raj Koothrapralli, Penny, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler
Tag : Smart is the New Sexy

Thoroughly enjoyed the show. It gets better and better.
Jim Parsons is fantastic!!!

GCB (2012)

GCB (2012)
Cast : Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Bibb
Tagline : Love Thy Neighbor 

From Good Christian Bitch to Good Christian Belles to the ambigious GCB, the series was canceled after Season 1. I enjoyed the irony and also the sarcasm portrayed in the series and no offense to the Christian community. The setting can be transposed anytime to any religion but in US, it's definitely easier to base it to the conservative bible-belt or Texas. Just watch and laugh with an open mind. Hope it'll be continued for Season 2.

Kristin Chenoweth gets to exercise her vocal muscle after belting them effortlessly in the now-boring Glee. And I love Sandra Bernhard in her guest star spot at the end of the season too!