Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I lied.

I know I said I would be blogging about the differences between aesthetics and attraction but meh I don't feel inspired. I'm more inspired to ramble because I don't feel very intellectual at the moment. I have been doing pretty much nothing for the past two months... So much for getting a job! Everyone wants to hire someone with experience so where the f do you get experience? I'm better off spending more time on my blog!

Anyway. Before I left Kuching, everyone told me to try very hard not to get fat or told me to prepare myself because I will get fat. I've been in Melbourne for more than half a year... I do not see any significant weight gain. Adam's even lost weight. Sure, the food is good... But it's just not the same. I mean like it's cool I got to try new things but I prefer the food I grew up with. I've been trying to recreate dishes like fried 3 layer pork (pork belly) with ginger, lean pork and potatoes with ginger in black soya sauce, fried bak choy/ladies fingers (I don't understand why the ladies fingers here are so minuscule!)/long beans with garlic. T^T Any Kuchingites out there share the same grief?!

And do you know what sucks most about being overseas? You drop off the face of the earth. Back home, everyone is going about their usual lives while you have to construct a whole new life for yourself. While everyone only have to adjust to your absence, you'll have to get used to the idea that you left everyone back home. I really appreciate the ones who make an effort to keep in touch because although I know that once I go back, it would be as though I've never left... It gets pretty lonely out here. Making new friends is not the solution because each friend is irreplaceable. There is no substitute. :(

Oh! You know those friendship quotes and memes like, 'good friends come to your house and sit in your living room, best friends come and raid your kitchen' or 'good friends call before coming over, best friends just honk the shit out of their minds'. Sure, they used to be cute and funny because it's relatable, but now it's becoming overrated and annoying because I'm starting to feel like the posters (or sharers) are trying to convince people that they have best friends and if you have to try to convince people, chances are, you don't have what you're trying to convince people you have. TL;DR? People who post about friendship are trying too damn hard.


Gonna catch Batman now, ta!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Movie: The Amazing Spider Man

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To start off, I would like to say I'm biased because Tobey McGuire is not as aesthetically pleasing (to me) as Andrew Garfield simply because Andrew Garfield reminds me of Hayden Christensen...


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... and Anakin has a special place in my heart. I love their smile, their deep laugh lines really appeal to me. A LOT. And then there's his butt. 

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Anyway, I was totally against this remake because the previous Spiderman movie was done only 10 years ago. What's there to remake? I liked the old Spiderman movie. But all feelings of resentment disappeared when I saw the trailer and Andrew Garfield smiled. Sigh. And then I just had to watch it. I believe that humans naturally gravitate towards pretty things and people or whatever they are attracted to. But that's another post altogether, which I will publish right after this one. 

I really like how different it was from the other Spiderman movie. Most remakes just repackage instead of actually remaking but this is the real thing. Spiderman is a tremendously sad movie. He is like the bad luck Brian of all heroes (google if you don't get it). A tragic hero. Both versions emphasized that strongly, but this one definitely affected me more. I may have cried once during each installment of the other Spiderman, but I cried thrice during this ONE movie! Goddamnit. The only let down was Emma Stone. Why does her expressions have to be so... Epic? And not in a good way. Especially that part when they were about to have their first kiss. I thought she was going to sneeze, eat his face and vomit all at the same time. Her nostrils also flare up a lot and she has this mouth thing that she does which annoys me to no end. I think that she is so awkward and totally uncharismatic. Emma Stone's pretty, but not attractively so, if that makes sense (if you don't, wait for my next post). Another thing is, Andrew and Emma fidget a lot which was quite disturbing. Is it supposed to portray them being on drugs or something? Is that how our teenagers are nowadays? Is it a symptom of ADHD? No, seriously. Why?

You know that moment when you realize you're old because you fail to get it? That's how I felt when I was watching the movie and didn't get all that mulling and fidgeting. A little is fine because its realistic, teenagers mull and fidget... But they went overboard. It's like putting maple syrup on pancakes, a little bit is delicious but too much is sickening. I get that this movie is aimed at the newer generation of teens where it's not cool to be mainstream (but everyone's so alternative - for lack of better word, I'm not going to use unmainstream cos that's fucking retarded - it has become mainstream to be alternative, so why is mainstream uncool when the whole idea was to be different?), nerds are no longer victims of bullies because they are finally not viewed as losers (thanks Big Bang and the internet lol) and hipsters are cool... I don't know where all the hipsters came from but the thing is, you have to be effortless to be cool but hipsters try so hard so how the fuck did they make it to be the leading 'cool' stereotype? The new generation is filled with so many contradictions it just doesn't make sense. Whatever. If you're still with me so far, that's awesome. My point is, I get all that but I just don't get what all that spasming is about. 

This Peter Parker has been upgraded from the loser nerd (which Tobey McGuire portrayed) to a hipster nerd. From his thickly framed glasses to the retro camera he carried around... It all screamed HIPSTER! Then I realized he might look like a hipster but he didn't act like a hipster, so it's cool. :D Other than that, I would like to point out that he is probably the only teenager who has been accurately portrayed on the big screens so far. Honestly, he had a certain childish quality to him... A kid who hasn't really grown into his body yet. He doesn't have that confidence that most teenage characters in movies have, I never even noticed this. It was only after Andrew Garfield's stellar performance did I realize that hey all the past movies I watched had unrealistic teenagers because they all exuded a certain confidence and had poise. Andrew Garfield mulled and slouched and mumbled and fidgeted and was sarcastic realistically because he lacked (or suppressed) that subtle confidence. There were moments when you could see his attempts at confidence and it made me think about when I was a teenager. I didn't pay exceptional attention to my confidence whatsoever, I was too busy with being a teenager, but every once in a while, I would try it out for size and you could see it wavering. Hard to explain but I'm having fun trying to.

As far as the storyline goes, well... It's there. Could've been more though, could've been better. There were some filler moments which I hate, I mean if you have time to show him doing something totally irrelevant to the movie, you can take that away and put in something that actually contributes to the movie, right? The fight scenes were pretty fun, especially since this spiderman actually exhibits spiderlike actions. I've always liked how no matter how much spiderman does it's never enough. Anyone could relate to that.

Overall, it is watchable and I liked Andrew's realistic performance over Tobey's dazed, pathetic, nerdish version of Spiderman. I can't wait to watch it again. 

* SPOILER *

Too bad Peter Parker's quest for revenge went unfulfilled (but could be because Gwen's father called it his personal vendetta and he wanted to change and become a true hero) and what happened to his parents were not disclosed... I guess we'll have to wait for the sequel before we get any answers.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hey you pretentious fuck.

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Yes, you. You, who so strongly advocated against Lynas and Kony or whatever on Facebook for ONE day?

Let me tell you something, I have friends who constantly raise awareness regarding cruelty towards animals, actively volunteering in shelters, taking in the homeless and the sick and promoting pet care on Facebook. Not only that, they practice what they preach. They do not focus on a single case in a situation - although they do try to shed light on each individual cases they come across such as the sick couple who abused their poodle - but they focus on a situation as a whole. What's the point of just harping on about one neglected pet from one incident or one cruel owner... Right? (Do not misunderstand, all life is sacred and saving one is as important as saving many, what I'm saying is being fixated on just a singular case in this world of many!)

They are passionate about what they do, they believe strongly in their values and they are sincerely trying to make a difference.

How about you? Sharing a link on Facebook trying to convince your friends to do the same and calling it a day? What a humanitarian! The award of the most pretentious fuck who has contributed the least goes to you. Whoot!

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People who genuinely care don't just share once and forget about it. Do you still post about child abuse or pollution? No? So you don't get to feel all high and mighty just because you shared some stupid link or liked some stupid Facebook picture of a starving or sick child/elderly person. It just makes you a pretentious fuck if you do. However, if you don't feel anything when you click 'like' or 'share' except maybe a need to spread awareness... Good for you. Keep it real. :)

Blah: I actually wanted to post this a while back so it's pretty outdated but still legit... Anyway here it is haha the aftermath of viral shits.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

TPG!

We have TPG at our apartment now and I love it, it's stable and super fast and most of all! UNLIMITED.

It makes me think of home because I was connected to the internet 24/7 back then and there. It sounds like a small thing but it's those small things in life that you will miss the most. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

HIE

I have a totally valid reason for why I haven't updated in such a long time. Don't think I don't miss blogging! It's just that I've terminated my broadband services with Vodafone and I don't feel nice leeching off the boyfie because truth be told I've been playing Tetris Battle nonstop on his broadband so... Anyway, the good news is, we're getting TPG which means unlimited internet! :D

Visit me in 5 days and if you're lucky, the TPG would be installed.

Ta~