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2007

Posted by sphyrez on January 4, 2007

Well…Happy New Year 2007 to everyone. Just to keep this blog alive and still hangin’, here I am back again.

How is everyone? Good? Hope everyone had a good New Year’s Eve. I did!…went back to Penang to celebrate. My friend and I went to “Torch” at Tg. Tokong. I actually met a few friends whom I have lost contact with.

I’ll be updating again soon cause I’ll have a movie to watch. 😉

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Aftermath of Christmas

Posted by sphyrez on December 26, 2006

So how was everyone’s Christmas?…Good? For me, I didn’t relly get to celebrate as I was on the road back to KL. Christmas Eve was bout the same. I was supposed to have dinner with my old school mates but one of them mixed up the date and it was supposed to be Christmas day itself. Thus I was not able to attend the dinner. Psh….

Anyway returning to work is always hard after a holiday break. Being back in Pg is always good as I can buy a stream of “supplies”. This break I bought 3 movies and a game. One of my fav. games all-time; Heroes of Might & Magic V expansion.

And the movies were Rob-B-Hood, Miami Vice and Da Vinci Code. DVC was for my mum. I had to see Miami Vice as the cars were slick and the actors were hot. I should have watched it in the cinema as I thought it would be better with the surround sound system. Sigh, but in the end I am content with the dvd I have. A preview of what is coming your way next year.

1. Ghost Rider (fuah…don’t need to say…I’m a fan)    target release: 15 Febraury 2007

2. Spider-Man 3 (fuah…don’t need to say…I’m a fan)    target release: 4 May 2007

3. Shrek the Third (yes!!! don’t need to think twice…as I say all good things come in 3) target release: 18 May 2007

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (fuah…don’t need to say…I’m a fan) target release: 25 May 2007

5. Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer (fuah…don’t need to say…I’m a fan) target release: 15 June 20074

6. Transformers (really looking forward to this one)    target release: 4 July 2007

7. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix    target release: 13 July 2007

8. The Simpsons    target release: 27 July 2007

9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince    target release: somewhere in December

These are just some of the movies that I wanna watch 😛 And also these are just the 1st batch of movies…more to come from me and bet on it that I will review them after the show. So take care and wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and a 2007 Happy New Year.

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“Eragon” The review according to my Pleasure

Posted by sphyrez on December 17, 2006

Rating : A 6/10 which became a 3/10 movie

Comment : Ultimately I’d just like to say watching at GSC BTS last nite at 9.45pm hall 1 sucks big time was a big mistake. End.

Ok ler…I’ll elaborate a little. What if you were watching the great movie LOTR in cinema with promised superb sound system and all of a sudden the musical score was jumping up and down? It has nothing to do with character dialogues, just the musical score. Remember the scene of battles? What if the musical score was supposed to be like —————— became —–*(&^*&^—-*%^—— get it? It just brought a good movie to its knees.

I was soooo damn beh syiok the whole damn movie! Into the first 20 mins, I was deciding if I wanted to leave the movie but just at that time the excitement overwhelmed me. I said “Damn why does it have to be that the dragon hatches?”. And thus I watched the whole movie bearing a big ass grudge on the musical score. I dont think it was the movie’s fault…I think it was more of the cinema’s fault. You can actually hear most of them complaining the musical score after the movie ended.

This movie actually resembles LOTR a lot ie. the character names, the storyline, another “trilogy”, storyline came from books and “I dont know what else”. The characters are also very raw. The acting is just average for newcomers, not your seasoned actors. But the experienced old-horse Jeremy Irons could have done more or should I say “the books wrote bout him more than the movie did” and THIS is totally expected. I’d understand the director wanting a newcomer cause most of the ppl around this age are all too “geng” ie. Elijah Woods (LOTR), Alex Pettyfer (StormBreaker), Daniel Radcliffe (Mr. Potter)

Sigh. This movie will not get a 2nd chance from me. It was just a little over the average for me.

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I really miss the movies I’ve watched in UK. No censorship is the best thing thats happened in cinemas. Well cant say much. 😉

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The Boring Morning and The Better Night

Posted by sphyrez on December 16, 2006

So the Saturday that not many ppl work. The office is empty, not even one person around except my dept colleagues…to clarifty, my floor has 5 depts and one is the cash room which we cant peek inside. So we dont know if anyone is dead inside 😛

Another Premier League action week. With Chelsea playing today and Man Utd tomorrow, Man Utd will be facing the pressure. But reports have said Fergie is not worried as long as they play the way they are playing. True enough. Aiyar, I still hope Chelsea “crash and burn”…just like my Football Manager 2007 game 😛

Tonite I will be watching Eragon, but since the 9pm show is all full and cant be booked online, me and my mates would need to go 45mins early and check for released seatings. Hope to watch it. I know it is so much similar to LOTR such as character names and the roles they play. Moreover this is another trilogy in the making…sigh everything thing comes in 3 nowadays. I’ll put my comments for this movie later on.

Eragon Poster

Havent had enough sleep these days. Been sleeping at 2am and waking up at 7.30am. I know, I know some wake up even earlier. And thus my body doesnt seem right today. Having a little stomach discomfort for the past several hours and no it is not the one telling you to go to the loo. And no I aint having any gastric nor watever that concerns the “stomach”. Hope to get well soon.

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Time and Tide waits for No Man

Posted by sphyrez on March 31, 2006

*Extracted from an email of mine*

For your reading pleasure… some might be true. Hope you will all enjoy reading it. This might bring you back the old memory especially during those school days…..

Signs that you are a 80s' baby:

You grew up watching G-Force, He-man, Transformers, Thundercats, Silver Hawk, Woody Woodpecker, Chipmunks and Mickey Mouse. Not to forget Ninja Turtles, Mask, Smurfs and Voltron too.

Girls watched Japanese cartoon like My Little Pony,"Xiao TianTian","Hua Xian Zi" etc.

You grew up brushing your teeth with a mug in primary school after recess time.
You squatted by a drain with all your classmates beside you, and brushed your teeth with a colourful mug.

Remember the days when the school nurse, comes with a list for the dentist appointment, the sound of the drilling when your friend has a fill in his tooth.

You remember the packets of milk we get in primary school to encourage us to drink more milk. (It cost only 30 cent per pack)

In secondary school, girls go to the library to borrow their favourite romance storybook.

In secondary school, girls altered their school skirt to shorten it
and guys will go to the school appointed school uniform tailor shop to tailor make their school trousers to the then fashionable "baggy pants"!

During primary school days, the teacher will punish you using a ruler to hit your palm.

A bowl of noodles soup cost only 30cent in primary school days.

When you were in primary school, girls like to go to the bookshop to buy cute stuff such as animal erasers, various shape sharpeners, colourful notebook etc.

Hankyu Jaya, Yaohan departmental stores used to be a favourite hangout for families during weekends.

In secondary school days, you buy the Bata BM Turbo or Pallas Jazz school shoes.

Some guys like to wear those china made ankle high shoes. Some even like to wear those very thic! k socks with their school shoes.

Internet? E-mail? What the hell is that?

So you thought a decade or more ago, your friends don't have pagers or handphones in school.

CDs? What's that? Cassette tapes were the norm.
Movie tickets used to cost less than $5 last time.

The goodies from Mama shop used to be Chickerdis, Mamee , Kum Kum, UFO, O-Ya, Ding Dang chocolate balls with toys in the box, colourful hard "egg", "cigerette" bubble gum, KIKI Bubble Gum, pink bottle of bubbles c/w a small tubes with yellow sticks to blow "more lasting" bubbles that you can pop more air in or slam it on.

You never forget 'Ti Kam'. When exams are over, the board games (e.g Monopoly, Donkey, Transportation Comparison Card) & held ! video games will be all over the class room.

Your favourite sound is the bell!
For it's the homemade ice cream man. The cream that tops Haagan Dazs!

And the other peddler you love is the old lady who sells juicy Muah Chee and thick olden syrup rolled in a balloon the tip of a chopstick stick.

Another bell is the recess bell, a time to get away from school work and to eat.

Another time when there is no bell but all guys will anxiously wait for it…The PJ (Pendidikan Jasmani), PE time (time for football)

Your favourite childhood games were playing "guli"(marbles), five stones, five bottle cover, zero-point, catching,"Pepsi-Cola one two three" and/or "Police & Sentry"!

The best thirst quencher of all times is the yummy colourful ice tubes you can buy from provision shops for only 10 cent. To eat them, break the tab and suck while holding the freezing tube!

All gals have a girl doll/strawberry shortcake/my little pony/pound puppy, while all boys have a soldiers figurine (combat) or a rubber band catapult that shoots folded paper!

Once was the era whereby ice-cream sticks were valueable items, then call me the paper aircrafts, chalk fights.

Some boys made their own guns from wood, and used 'Bacali' as the bullets.

Some even used matches to shoot and burn kids'lanterns during MoonCake Festival.

And your favourite holiday was Lunar New Year! New clothes, Ang Pows, shopping, junk food and family outings!

Let's see, the majority of students in universities today were born in
1987 / 88…. They are called "youth".

For them, they have never heard of the song "We are the World, we are the Children…" And the "Uptown Girl" they know is by 'Westlife' but not 'Billy Joel'.

For them, there have always been only one Germany and only one Vietnam. AIDS exists since they were born.

CD exists since they were born.

Michael Jackson is already whitened.

John Travolta is always round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

They believe that Spiderman and Incredible Hulk are just new films.

They can never imagine a black and white screen for a computer.

They never know what is Atari or 'Game & Watch'.

They can't believe a black and white television ever existed and they don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control.

And they never understand how we can go out without a mobile phone when we were in university…

Let's check if we're getting old…

1. You understand what was written above and you smile.

2. Most of your secondary school friends are getting married.

3. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computer.

4. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.

5. You spend less and less time talking on phone with your friends daily.

6. When you meet your old friends from time to time,talking about the good old days, repeating again and again all funny stories you experienced together.

7. Lastly, having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other old friends. You think they will like it too…..

Hahaha!…. Yes! We are getting old too………..

Brings back old memories huh?

Cheers to the 80s babies!!!

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Learning & Talking & Writing English

Posted by sphyrez on March 17, 2006

After my first post, I’ve taken awhile to write my second post due to my exams at the end of January. Before anything else, a warm greeting Happy Chinese New Year to all my friends in Malaysia. Hope you guys get many many red packets. It’s quite lonely around here as Portsmouth does not have celebrations like the ones in Chinatown London. I managed to squeeze in a celebration meal with my flatmate and even went to see a movie. But thats all for this year celebration to me.

Sigh, it has taken me so long to post…in fact it is exactly 1 month from my last post! To carry on with the blogging ‘job’, here is another dose of ‘Goodwill Discussion’.

As many of us know, English is probably universally used. English is now the fourth, third (or possibly even second, depending on the source) most widely spoken native language worldwide (after Chinese, Hindi and Spanish), with some 380 million speakers. Through the global influence of native English speakers in cinema, airlines, broadcasting, science, and the Internet in recent decades, English is now the most widely learned second language in the world, although other languages such as French and Spanish also retain much importance worldwide.*Wikipedia*

It is important to use English when dealing with job prospects/interviews/blah blah blah; come on, you get promotions faster if you know English. We are taught from young and we use English almost our entire journey through life! Ya…English is so easy everyone also can spell laa E-N-G-R-I-S-H ma…er is that right?

Learning, talking and writing English is totally different from what it seem to be. After leaving high school, we go to a working world where English is our most commonly used language. But within the interactions of colleagues and friends, we would go back to our roots…Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Malay and Tamil. (other languages included but I don’t know what they are)…so when are we gonna practise our English?

My mum once told me she went shopping and spoke to the sales girl in english, but she replied with hokkien. The sales girl tried to speak in english but was ‘broken’ english.

-B.Melayu saya masih betul- (My Malay is still correct)
-Wa mai kong hokkien eh bo?- (Can I not speak Hokkien?)
-Moon ng moon ar?- (Is it boring?)
Or we can have mixture of… –I tak nak you makan chicken ok?- (I don’t want you to eat chicken)

Why must we speak half/half sentences?? SIGH. I am not saying we must have excellent english (even I don’t speak perfect english), but at least to conversational level. When foreigners come to our country and buy souvenirs

Foreigner: How much is this? (points to a dress)

Salesgirl: Huh? Ar, this wan RM25…

Foreigner: Do you have any new ones in stock?

Salesgirl: No more, this wan last wan…

…………wan wan WAN…………WAN TAN MEE AR !?!?

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Life

Posted by sphyrez on February 17, 2006

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa
Catholic Nun, Missionary
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

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Roses On Valentine’s Day

Posted by sphyrez on February 10, 2006

Aha!…(Goes into a flower boutique…Looks around)…what color should I choose? Hmm…she is more of a friend…is she a lover to me?…darn…wat should I choose? Er LADY!! HELP!!…wat color should I choose?

WELL…if you have trouble choosing the right color of roses to buy, check this out. The colors are quite alright…well I aint an expert. I know what color I should buy if I were to go out with a girl who is not my girlfriend 😉 Too bad she has been booked before-hand…I will now sit in front of my computer that day and just watch a freaking movie… 😦

Roses are always so darn expensive during these vdays. Flower dealers tend to take this opportunities to up the prices and make a hell loads. AND to top that, girls don’t have to pay a single penny for them. Girls enjoy the flowers, presents, dinner…well maybe even movies!…Not to say that guys don’t recieve his portion of presents from the girlfriend, but mostly the guys would be paying more than the girls.

If the guys don’t buy flowers, then girls would think the guys are not romantic. Such work need to be done by guys…sigh

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What is G O O D kissing?

Posted by sphyrez on January 16, 2006

So much so for a first post… I was having lunch with my mate this afternoon and we came across a intruiging topic. He said that if you’re a good kisser, you may get laid 😉 He explained one must be gentle and take time and blah blah blah. Then the girl will develop feelings for you (at the time of kissing) and then eventually leads to something else wor…one can guess where this leads to. I was kinda sick of hearing it 😛
But anyhow, I came back home still thinking of what to write for my first post. I was like “Bah! Write bout kissing lar…since nothing good to write.” So I did some research about methods/techniques of kissing a woman. How To Kiss A Woman by Lynn Snowden was the first one that came up. I’m quite amazed by the many articles supporting this ‘Good Kisser Gets Laid’ term. The next article was even better Great Kisser=Great Lover by AskMen.com

Eh…girls…do you support the statement of good kissing gets laid?…And even this Great Kisser=Great Lover…?

How much will guys support that good kissing leads to sex getting laid? Girls…no chance of say… Lousy Kisser BUT Great Lover meh? 😛

Kissing

*pic from Romeo & Juliet the movie*

More kissing – More of techniques taught
Women.com – A must for women…

Then comes an interesting article which might just contradict the term ‘Good Kissing Gets Laid’. Well not exactly contradict, it’s just that the author has opinions of her own bout good kissing 😉

Do You Judge a Man Based Upon How He Kisses? Lousy Kissers Make Lousy Lovers?

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Hello world!

Posted by sphyrez on January 15, 2006

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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