Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gam Tin Ji Jo Yat Kin Si

The song got me the first time I heard it on TV. And I knew it was by Eason Chan, I could recognize that voice of his. It's actually a new song from his latest album "H3M". The rythm and tempo is real nice and it makes one want forget abt the stressful world and appreciate the things that really matter - family, friends, nature, self, love.

And from whatever bits and pieces of canto I managed to grasp, it is one of those songs that makes you stop and think; Have we been too busy with the same old work/study routine lately? Did we miss out all the beautiful things happening around us? When was the last time we took a breather to enjoy the moment? Perhaps there's Just One Thing To Do Today...


消失太快 捉得到太少
茫茫人海 或有幾多漂泊與淹蓋
人人尋找愛 或有幾多爭鬥與比賽

有各樣劫災 和充滿意外

叫皺紋散開 喚青春歸來


消失太快 捉得到太少
茫茫人海 或有幾多漂泊與淹蓋
人人尋找愛 或有幾多爭鬥與比賽

有各樣劫災 和充滿意外

叫皺紋散開 喚青春歸來


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Faith & Science

Angels & Demons
Ahh..the much awaited movie, Angels & Demons.

Adapted from Dan Brown's famous novel of the same name, the story takes place in the most sacred place of the Christian world, the Vatican City. The world is mourning the loss of the Pope, and all are waiting for the announcement of a new Pope as cardinals are locked in conclave.

Unknown to the crowd gathered at St. Peter's Square, a sinister plot is underway by the Illumminati, a secret society of the old. 4 preferiti have been kidnapped and there is a hidden bomb somewhere, whose blast will certainly destroy the Catolic Church (and Rome with it.)

"We will destroy your four pillars,
We will brand your preferiti and sacrifice them on the altars of science,
Then bring the church down upon you,
Vatican City will be consumed by light,
A shining star at the end of the Path of Illumination. "

Reluctantly Robert Langdon, the expert on the Illuminati, is brought in by the Church to help find the missing Cardinals. Together with Vittoria Vetra, a scientist, they embarked on an action-packed, nonstop hunt across Rome and Vatican, following a 400-year-old Illuminati trail to locate the 4 altar of science - earth, air, fire, and water. Can they find the Cardinals in time? Can they stop the bomb before its too late?

Overall, the plot does not deviate much from the book. Some of the more obvious differences are:

  • Angels & Demons is setup as a sequel to Da Vinci Code whereas in the book, Angels & Demons is actually the prequel;

  • The last brand in the novel is the Illuminati Diamond, a combination of the 4 elements. In the film, the last brand is just 2 keys crossed with each other. It's not even an ambigram!

Angels & Demons, the novel, is one of my favourite reads. And the ambigrams are one of the things that left a great impression on me. Somehow thru the film, they don't really have much impact. As usual, books will have a great level of details which can never be translated into film. Otherwise we'll be sitting in the cinema for god-knows how many hours!

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My favourite Ambigram

What the film wins over the book is of coz the visuals and the audio. If you have never been to Vatican or Rome, you can NEVER feel the majestic-ness of the two places via the book. In the film though, WOW is the only word for it. The grandness of the cathedrals is simply amazing. It can make one really eager to go there or in my case to return once again...

And great soundtrack. Well composed and suited for the scenes. You can really feel the tension, the urgency, the danger as you follow Langdon's pursuit.

Unlike the books, I prefer Da Vinci Code over Angels & Demons perhaps due to the too-straightforwardness here. Not much mystery nor riddles to be solved. Not much suspense nor surprise. Still it's entertaining, yes and I would still recommend people to watch it :)

My Rating:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I Tawt I Taw a Spider...

I did, I did taw a spider. In my car. On my way home yesterday. And it tried to attack me. At least I think that was what was on its creepy tiny mind..

Here's how it happened. I was about to drive off when I noticed a spider at the edge of the dashboard, where the dashboard met the front window. Too deep for me to remove it (and not with bare fingers of coz) so fine I tot I'll not disturb it until at least I reached home.

Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.comAt the junction in front of my office, the spider began to move. It crawled up the side pane to almost the driver's side window. Awesome I tot; Plan B: as soon as it reached the window, I shall wind the window down, fling the spider out and it would be so long, adios..

And so I put on my signal light, stopped the car by the side of the road to wait for that momentous moment. The spider must had read my tot somehow because the moment the car stopped, it jumped dwn to the dashboard, right in front of the steering wheel, took a look at me with its scary eight lil' eyes before quickly scurrying back to square one..sheeesh! Alright then, guess it was back to Plan A for me too. Destination home once more.

I was almost at USM traffic light when it crawled back out again, this time to the left side of the dashboard. Crawled for a bit (I tot maybe it was headed for the passenger window this time) when change of direction! It turned toward me, crawled over the radio player, passed the air-cond switches, getting nearer and nearer...

Shoot, the traffic light just turned green, I gotta start moving but no way would I want to lose sight of that spider. Before I knew it, it was somewhere below the signal light handle and then the ultimate, the breaking point, it dropped down a few cm from my knee, dangling on its thin thread of a web. I just felt it was coming for me this time, no doubt about that.

What happened in the nxt few seconds were lightning speed moments. I couldn't take it anymore so I took the hand towel I alwiz kept in my car and swiped at the spider from below. Spider on towel. Right hand pressed to wind the right window down. Transferred towel to right hand. Violent shake of towel outside the window. Another violent shake just to make sure. All while the left hand went back to shift the gears, the feet on the accelerator to get the car moving.

I think the car behind me must have been suprised at the sudden "white flag" lol. Never a moment in my life had I hated spiders that much until then..Finally good riddance, spider!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dazzling Blueberry Monday

I have been enjoying home-made smoothies lately. They are super easy to make and taste yummy-licious. It's a great way to kick start the morning :D

Here's a recipe for a dazzling start to the week. Berries, especially dark ones such as blackberries and blueberries, are great for restoring skin tone and, as a bonus, help prevent memory loss ;)
[Ooh that reminded me, I read abt someone not producing enough brain juice lately?]

Blueberry DazzlerWhat You Need:
(Serves 2)
  • 175ml apple juice
  • 125ml natural yogurt (I used fat-free yogurt hehe)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 175g blueberries

What To Do:

  1. Pour the apple juice into a blender. Add the yogurt and process until smooth.
  2. Add the banana and blueberries and process until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into glasses. Deco with whole fresh blueberries.
  4. Refrigerate them if you prefer to drink them cold. Serve.

See, a glass of healthy goodness as easy as 1,2,3,4 :P

Saturday, May 09, 2009

If Only...

This very moment, I am actually in the midst of filtering more pictures while enjoying music box-style music when suddenly I felt like snapping a pic of my desk and blog abt the moment...Ahh life sure is good on weekends :D

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Pic of the week

And I am definitely not talking abt Ryan Giggs without any shirt on nor Gary Neville all suited up :P

Look at that smile..ah makes the world a better place, right? my world at least kekkee..pic taken at the MU dressing room after MU beat Arsenal to book a place in Rome for CL finale *yay! (courtesy of

Hope he turns up on May 27th far can Rome be from Milan ya ;)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Sunset marks the end of a day..

- View from home @ 090411 ~1936

Tomorrow is a new beginning...but with the same old stuff. When will it end? or will it?