Friday, 31 August 2007

:-(

30/8/2007, 11:50pm - Go out of house excitedly, walk to hillside pavilion with view of KLCC and book nice place to wait for fireworks at KLCC.

30/8/2007, 11:55 - Excitedly waiting for fireworks. Some kampung folk letting off fireworks down the hill. Haha, dumbasses, wait for the big one at KLCC lar.

31/8/2007, 00:00 - MERDEKA! MERDEKA! Eh, where is fireworks?

31/8/2007, 00:02 - Still waiting. Maybe they're late. KLCC always late wan.

31/8/2007, 00:05 - Feel surge of disappointment as I realise there's no fireworks at KLCC this year.

31/8/2007, 00:10 - Walk home dejectedly, on verge of bursting into tears.


I is so disappointed.

Somehow it just doesn't seem like a Merdeka Day without seeing any fireworks at KLCC.

:( :( :(

Me want fireworks. :( :( :(


Oh well. Happy Merdeka Day everyone!

Thursday, 30 August 2007

A Book for the Book-Lover

Do you love books?

I mean, REALLY, REALLY love books?

Then go get this book:



Because it's one of the most entertaining books on books I've read, and I'm not even halfway through yet!

More in my review this weekend "(hopefully).

In the meantime, I'll go back to reading, and trying to think of something for Merdeka tomorrow...

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Mixed-Up Cut-Ups Screw Up Knocked Up



Knocked Up.
Not a Review.
Screwed up,
Messed up,
F**ked up.
Mixed up.
But quite funny.
Though not as funny as the reviews made it up to be.
Maybe it's too American for me.
Or maybe it's all that censorship.
Because there was more swearing than a post in Fireangelism.
Must get the DVD to listen to all that swearing.
Still, certain parts quite funny.
Damn a lot of referencing TV and movies.
The studio must be running low on the budget for advertising.
They had to use one of their own movies as commercial time.
A lot of cameos also.
Ryan Seacrest, Steve Carrell, James Franco, Eva Mendes etc etc E!!!!!



Katherine Heigl very very hot.
Well, in her not-so-obviously pregnant state.
Seth Rogen also quite funny.
Though sometimes his goofy laugh can be damn annoying.
But not as annoying as her sister.
His friends quite funny though.
And the bouncer was hilarious.
Some of the lines were brilliant too.
But so many lines got cut.
hough they DID miss a few words.
And they allowed words like vagina, penis, dick, ass...
and shmashmortion.
Which is an awesome sounding word, BTW.
Anyway, I think I'll get the DVD.
I think I'd enjoy it more that way.
And laugh a lot more too.
Just like I did with 40-year-old Virgin.
Watching in cinemas here is like playing GUESS MY LINE!
Except it's more like GUESS THE PUNCHLINE!
Sometimes I got bored and just stared at my balls.
Ok maybe not.

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The Many Deaths of Eyeris' Earbuds

Since I got my iPod Shuffle more than 2 years ago, I've probably been responsible for keeping alive the earbud-manufacturing industry all by myself.

I've managed to go through at least one set of earbuds almost every other month, have bought all sorts of different versions of earbuds that never seem to last as long as they should. Heck, the way I've gone through my earbuds, it's practically a miracle that my iPod Shuffle stills works and I haven't lost it yet. I love my iPod shuffle, and it's not even the newest clip-on one.

Anyway, from being dropped into the toilet, accidnetly dropping it on the floor, slamming it on a car door, you name it, I've probably killed my earbuds that way. In fact, one of the most common ways I've killed my earbuds is like this:

  • I'd be walking around happily in a mall, listening to it with the long wire dangling from my jeans pocket to my ear.
  • Then I notice that my shoelace is undone, so I kneel down to laced them up again.
  • Then as I get up, the damn wire gets snagged around my KNEE...
  • ...and when I get up...
  • ... they are then YANKED OUT of my ears, resulting in me going ARGH! ME EARS! ME EARS!
  • that ARGH! is then followed by a swear word when I find that the earbuds have been damaged from being slingshot onto the floor by my knees with such force that the damn things have broken open.

I've lost count of how many earbuds I've killed that way. You'd think it would have thought me to at least be more careful when tying my shoelaces, but NOOO...

Anyway, one of the earliest ways I used to kill my earbuds with was by SWINGING my iPod around by the wire in rapidly quicker circles until the wirse become loose and one or both of the earbuds doesn't have any sound any more.

It's very annoying when one of the earbuds loses its sound. Then I'd only be listening to the music from ONE earbud, and it tends to be rather tiring on that ear so I have to constantly switch ears. Not to mention it's annnoying when some songs REQUIRE the use of two earbuds thanks to their left-right-left-right sounds. GRRR.

Ooh, and what about that time I threw my iPod, wires and all, into the car back seat, closed the door WITHOUT REALISING that the right earbud was still hanging OUTSIDE the car, and thus when I drove off, they were dragged along the road like Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future III. No prizes for guessing what happened to THEM. But at least the left one could still be used...

Speaking of which, I've even managed to yank one side out of an earbud set, and use that single earbud to listen to songs (good for boring meetings, because one earbud is easier to conceal then two earbuds...).

Anyway, that brings me to the main point of this story... CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE TO GET A GOOD, REASONABLY CHEAP PAIR OF EARBUDS TAHT CAN LAST AT LEAST A YEAR WITHOUT LOSING THE SOUND IN ONE SIDE?

(and please, none of those hugeass ear-covering headphones please. I don't need my earphones to be bigger than my iPod shuffle thank you very much...)

Monday, 27 August 2007

Reading Between The Sighs

When I saw Reta's post HERE, I was thinking to myself, "Heh heh, why she suddenly so gian wanna go to a reading festival."

Then I went to the link and my jaw dropped:



OMG, Jimmy Eat World! Arcade Fire! RHCP! Razorlight! Smashing Pumpkins! NIN! Bloc Party!
I want to be there (too). Like seriously (too). Throws hands in air (too). Sigh (too)

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Book Review: Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Walter Moers)

Long time no book rview. So today got book review. So fun whee!

Ok, back to not knowing what to blog about.

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Title: Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures
Author:Walter Moers

Synopsis (from Amazon.com):
Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way across Overworld and Netherworld, two very different realms chock-full of adventures, dangers, and unforgettable characters: Rala, the beautiful girl Wolperting who cultivates a hazardous relationship with death; General Ticktock, the evil commander of the Copper Killers; Ushan DeLucca, the finest and most weather-sensitive swordsman in Zamonia; Volzotan Smyke, the corpulent Shark Grub; Rolv of the Forest, a Wolperting who can pass through the White Fire; Yggdra Syl, the guardian of the Nurn Forest and its talkative animals; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the Chest-of-Drawers Oracle; and, the worst of luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.

What I Liked:
  • Back to Zamonia! Whee!
  • Together with Captain Blubear, this is one of the most fun books I've read in recent times.
  • It's as imaginative as ever
  • Wolpertings rock!
  • Awesomely weird and cool characters
  • It's been translated so well that it's hard to believe that this was all actually in German in the first place
  • The most God-awesomely exciting battle in a book evah!

What I Didn't Like:
  • Not much I didn't like actually. Ok, maybe its not as crazy and nutty as Captain Bluebear, but that's it.
  • A little annoyed that somehow it doesn't tie in to Rumo's appearence in Captain Bluebear... but that's just me.
  • Damn big book, so it was a little hard to bring around, which meant I couldn't finish it as fast as I wanted to. :-(

Summary:
I read and reviewed The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers sometime ago, and loved it so much that I bought Rumo AND The City of Dreaming Books one after another.

However, I haven't had time to finish Rumo as fast as I'd have liked to, but last night I finally managed to finish it. And now I can't wait to start on City of Dreaming Books.

I loved Captain Bluebear, and I love Rumo as well. I love the craziness of it all, the way Moers just throws in anything and everything and still somehow make everything tie together in the end.

The story here is slightly less zany as Captain Bluebears and a little more straightforward as well; but that doesn't detract from the fact that its still one heck of a fun and crazy read. After all, when you've got characters like the Non-Existent Teenies, the Dead Yetis, and a schizophrenic sword called Dandelion, what more can you ask for?

It's easily one of the most imaginative and creative series of books I've read in ages. Get it, read it, and have fun!

Friday, 24 August 2007

Voxtrotting Through an Icky Grey Area Between Stars and Tigers

I haven't been talking about the music I've been listening to in a while, mainly because I seem to be overloaded with music to listen to, thanks to a recent new... er.. discovery that allows me to er... try out whole albums before I even think of buying them.

Anyway, I've been listening to these four albums among others, and decided to post them here because their covers were all grey. Yes, I'm that simple. So sue me.



So far, I've bought two of the above albums based on these er.. test listens, and I still think that the Internet has made it so much easier for people like me (Read: with limited budget) to actually determine whether an album is worth buying before I actually buy it.

While I'm still a little indifferent about Rufus Wainwright's Release the Stars (I like some of the songs but I can't seem to stand listening to his drawl for too long in one go), and I'm still at the halfway point with Ryan Adams' Easy Tiger (though I do think Two is a really nice song, almost in the vein of Wilco's Sky Blue Sky album); I do think that the Voxtrot and the White Stripes album were pretty good.

Good enough to fork out money for, that is. After all, if an album can stand up to more than five continuous rotations non-stop, I'd say it's worth buying, don't you?

Icky Thump is my favorite 'noisy song' of the year so far, I can't stop banging my head to the beat everytime it comes on. Hard to believe that two people can make so much noice. The rest of the album is equally catchy, and weird at some points, but all in all, its a damn good rocking album.

Voxtrot is a little different. I kinda like the lead singer's fresh-sounding voice, and Kid Gloves is one of my top ten favorite songs this year. The rest of the album is also filled with good songs, and it's been on rotation in my car for ages now.

Where to get these albums? Well, Icky thump should be easy to get, and I think I saw Rufus Wainwright and Ryan Adams in a Rock Corner somewhere. Voxtrot might be harder though, being an indie album and all. Try Rock Corner, but don't hold your breath...

Thursday, 23 August 2007

The Unoriginal Adventures of a Ripped-Off Hero: Part One

(Because it's easier to rip-off other people's stories than come up with your own original stuff)

Once upon a time, there was a teenage boy named Harry who was special. He had no idea why he was special, just that everyone seemed to look at the scar on his forehead that looks like the TNB logo, and go, 'Ooooh, there is no spoon' all the time.

Harry wore a pair of ancient, cracked glasses that looked like they had the coordinates to a Cybertronian cube of power imprinted on them. He owned a pet droid that doubled as a thrash can, and could transform into a six-foot tall warrior robot. He also had a funny little stick that he liked to wave around, and a broom he liked to sit on when he was lonely.

Anyway, on his 11th birthday, Harry meets a fat-ass nutty professor in grey robes with wild, white hair and a pointy hat who convinces him that he has great power, but in order to obtain it, he must hop into a custom-made 80's model Delorean that talks via blinking lights installed in front of its hood, and travel back a long long time ago to a galaxy far far away where he will have to do battle with the Dark Lord Sauron, and retrieve a Ring of Power.

As Harry was sweeping out the Delorean with his broom, Sauron was at that very moment in a vulnerable spot. You see, after a violent fight and a shoot-em-up in which they accidently blew up their house, his wife tried to assassinate him and failing that, left him. So to drown his sorrows he resorted to downing shaken vodka martinis at Moe's Bar, on top of Mount Doom.

Then, in a moment of drunken stupidity, Sauron decided to pour all of his power into a tiny little Ring, which then conveniently got lost when he got into a bar fight with an evil computer program called Agent Smith, who was in cahoots with another evil Dark Lord called Vader to create exact clones of William Shatner to captain starships that will help them in their quest to conquer the universe.

Anyway, Harry turned up in the past, inside a volcano, just in time to see a Hobbit pick up the Ring and suddenly start fighting with himself (but in actual fact, he was wrestling with his personal demon who looked like Brad Pitt). Thus Harry managed to snatched the Ring back by running the Hobbit (and his pet elf who was trying to shoot arrows at the Delorean) over with the Delorean.

As Harry was driving out of the volcano, a T-Rex and some Velociraptors suddenly came out of nowhere and started chasing him, but fortunately it was distracted by a giant ape who mistook Harry's golden broomstick for its ex-girlfriend, and wanted to defend 'her' against the T-Rex.

Thus, Harry managed to escape back to the future, but unknown to him, there was a stowaway about the car - an Alien that had razor sharp teeth and acidic blood! Although Harry managed to beat off the Alien with his broom stick, but in the process, the Delorean was damaged, and crashlanded on an unknown planet that looked suspiciously like Earth, but instead of trees, it had lampposts everywhere, and there it was covered with snow.

Then, an Evil Witch came out of nowhere and offered Harry some Turkish Delight, but before he could eat them, a lion jumped out of nowhere and gobbled it all down, witch and all. The lion belonged to a scruffy looking space smuggler wearing a fedora hat and wielding a blaster and a whip, who then gave Harry a task - go and retrieve a chest in the possesion of a drunk and somewhat effeminate pirate....

(TO BE CONTINUED)

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

The InXpensive Xcess BooX Xperience

Amcorp Mall is now THE place to get cheap books. It used to have just Popular Bookstore, Payless Books and this other second-hand bokstore on the third floor, but now there's a new player in the mall.

Now you may know that there are also two stores called 'Reissued' on LG and the 2nd floor that sell backdated imported magazines for hald price or less. Well, the owner of those stores, Jacqueline, emailed me quite sometime ago to tell me that she's also opened a new store - BookXcess - were you can get NEW BOOKS for almost half the price of normal bookstores.


(Sharon Bakar's written about them before. Go there for more details)

Now, the stock there may not be exactly be the latest titles; but it's a great place to go to get that book that you've always wanted to get but never got around to because you were put off by the price.

Take my most recent purchases, for instance:



These two Edward Monkton er.. picture books cost 5.99 POUNDS on Amazon.co.uk, which comes up to almost fifty ringgit! EACH!

And guess how much I got them for? RM14.90 EACH.

Now is that a great deal or WHAT? I've always wanted to get some of these books for myself after a good friend of mine introduced me to them, but the price always put me off. For that RM50 I can buy a proper graphic novel with way more pages than those tiny books, ok? But when I saw this going so cheap, I terus sapu. hehe.

Unfortunately, these two books were the only ones left, and one of them was damaged. But at least Jacqueline gave me a little discount for the damaged one. Yay! :D

I also saw Tolkien's Children of Hurin hardcover going for RM30+ (made me regret buying it for almost double that price), More hardcover fantasy novels going for RM17.90, Gaiman, Hobb, Pratchett, Brooks... all going for damn cheap prices. Also some less conventional titles there, but then oyu'll have to go there and see for yourself...

Granted, these are not the latest and the selection may be a little repetitive, but it's a great chance to get those books ou always wanted but were too kedekut to fork out that much money for.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: BookXcess has a spanking new store on the THIRD FLOOR of Amcorp Mall. It's BIG, almost the size of Popular Bookstore, but with much lower prices! Hehe.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Jazzing up a Barricade for an Unopened Bumblebee

Someone once asked me, Why did you only buy the Optimus Prime movie action figure, and not the rest as well?

Well, actually I DID buy the rest, in fact, I bought almost the entire set of figures from the movie, except for some stupid drones and that leader class Megatron Rainbow Monkey.

So, let's go through some of the stuff I got, shall we? First up, I'll show you the sports cars:



Yup, that's the Barricade, Bumblebee and Jazz deluxe action figures, in car mode of course. Barricade is the Ford Saleen police car, Bumblebee is a classic Camaro, and Jazz is a Pontiac Solstice.

And here Jazz and Barricade in robot form:



While I'm not exactly fond of Jazz, I love Barricade. He's probably one of the coolest figures in the entire line. Check out the detail paint job on the car:



And look what comes out of his chest!



Anyway, here's Bumblebee and Barricade having a not-so-giant robot twin deathmatch:



Ah, but wait, the best sports car is not any of these three dudes. It's this one:



Yup, introducing the upgraded Bumblebee, based on Concept Camaro that hasn't even been released in the market yet. The toy is probably one of the most movie accurate ones in the entire line, and the car and robot modes are just so cool.

Heck, it's so cool that I bought two of them and kept one unopened (partly also because I've been playing with the opened one so much that some of the joints are beginning to pop off, and I wanted to keep a spare around... :P )

And here's the new Bumblebee next to the more classic 'piece of junk' Camaro.



The new Bumblebee is one of the most sought after figures in the entire line. From a usual retail price of RM49.90, the price for one of these has shot up to almost RM200 in some cut-throat stores.



People have been fighting over these in stores and even visiting Toys R Us stores all over the place, buying in bulk so they can sell them off to desperate suckers for cut-throat prices.

Yup, you'd think the business of buying toys would be damn innocent, but no, there are loads of unscrupulous people out there looking to make a quick buck from the high demand of certain toys. We hates them, we do...

Anyway, that's it for the sports cars. Next time around, I'll show you some trucks... :D

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Bourne Could Kick Bond's Ass With Nothing but a Toothbrush



The Bourne Ultimatum
Not a review.
Damn kickass.
Jason Bourne kicks all sorts of ass.
No one in 2007 can kick ass as good as Jason Bourne.
Except maybe Optimus Prime.
Because Jason Bourne'd get a sore foot if he tried to kick Prime's metal ass.
But anyway...
Remember how kickass James 'Craig' Bond was?
Jason Bourne could beat him senseless.
With one hand behind his back.
And blindfolded.
With nothing but a TOOTHBRUSH.
And the best part is,
Bourne wouldn't even KNOW how or why he was doing it.
He just DOES it.
How cool is that?
Anyway, this movie damn international,
Moscow, Turin, London, Paris, Madrid, New York, Tangier...
Wah, how he find money to go all over the place har?
Oh wait it's JASON BOURNE.
HE doesn't need some pansy secret agent organisation to fund him
He'll FIND a way to do it himself.
Even if he had to KICK EVERYONE'S ASS to do it.



Matt Damon rocks.
Joan Allen also.
But Julia Stiles.. not so much.
Look, I like Julia Stiles.
But here, she just looks.. upset.
And pouty.
And frumpy.
Not cool at all.
But who cares anyway, eh?
We're watching this for Jason Bourne.
Who kicks ass.
And that fight scene is like, damn brutal,
And damn cool.
Who knew a BOOK could be used that way huh?
And that scene in at Waterloo.
And that Scrambler scene.
And that car chase.
Fooyor, damn kan ciong.
Action-wise, damn best.
I just wish the director would stop shooting over peoples' shoulders.
And stop shaking the bloody camera.
Give me headache only.
Another fella complained she got motion sickness just watching it.
But that aside,
Still one of the better action movies this year.
Yes, I liked it slightly more than Die Hard 4.0.
Jason Bourne would kick John McClane's butt.
And he wouldn't need a car to do it.
He'd do it with just a TIC-TAC.
No wait, it's John McClane.
Bourne'd need something bigger to make sure he stays down.
Like... a KIT-KAT.
Like, Yippekayyay my ass, John.
Say hello to my Kit-Kat, John.
Now, take a break, John.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Stardust: Of Fallen Stars, Sexy Witches and a Missing 'R'



IMHO, I think it is a tragedy that there has not been enough hype about Stardust, a movie I'm actually quite excited about, especially since it's based on one of my favorite Neil Gaiman novels, and is IMHO one of the few modern stories that can rightfully be called a fairytale of the old traditional mould.

So let's have a post about Stardust, shall we? After all - witches, stars, feuding princes, unicorns, flying ships... what more can one ask for?

Stardust is a novel about this dude called Tristran (with an R) who is trying to win the heart of a girl in his village, and decides to cross The Wall to the fairy kingdom to retrieve a fallen star and prove his love. Little does he know, the Star actually turns out to look like Mrs. John Conner, and there are other people after the Star as well, including some scheming princes, and a witch that looks mysteriously like Catwoman.

Now, most reviews have been pretty positive about the movie so far, and even Gaiman thinks it's cool. So yeah, I can't wait to see it.

I do have some questions though. Like how did Tristran get from this:



To THIS:



And lose an 'R' in the process to become TrisTAN?

Claire Danes looks good as the Star though, even though doesn't quite look like how Charles Vess drew her:



And I have to say Michelle Pfeiffer definitely looks good as a witch though:




Yummiest witch ever, at least until Emma Watson grows up.


Although she should definitely get someone to pimp her ride though:



Oh dear.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Making up a Made-up Post about Makeup

How do you make up a post about makeup?
When all you know about makeup is made up?
Some girls look nice with makeup.
Some girls look nice without makeup.
Like FA, who made me make up a made-up post about makeup.
Clowns look white with makeup.
So do makeupfish but I just made that up.
How do they make makeup anyway?
They make a make of a makeup set.
Then they make girls buy it,
By telling them that boys won't make out with them if they don't makeup.
But anyway, sometimes makeup is nice.
Lemme rephrase: sometimes some makeup is nice.
Too much make-up makes you look made up.
Not me though, I don't do makeup
I just make up posts about makeup
I donno how to makeup but I know how to make out.
Making out is more fun than making up,
But sometimes the making up makes making out better.
Hey I was wrong, you CAN make up something about makeup.
Even though its a made-up post it is still about makeup.
So girls, make up your mind.
Makeup so you can make out.
But don't makeup until he thinks you're made up.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Book Review: The Dark Is Rising (Susan Cooper)

People have been telling me to read this book for ages now, and I finally got a copy the other day and finished it in a couple of days.

And now I wanna get the other four books...

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Title: The Dark Is Rising (Book 2 of The Dark is Rising Sequence)
Author: Susan Cooper

Synopsis:
When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, Three from the circle, three from the track; Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone; Five will return, and one go alone.

With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. His task is monumental: he must find and guard the six great Signs of the Light, which, when joined, will create a force strong enough to match and perhaps overcome that of the Dark. Embarking on this endeavor is dangerous as well as deeply rewarding; Will must work within a continuum of time and space much broader than he ever imagined.

What I Liked:
  • It's a classic!
  • I love the title, and the poems
  • It made me wanna buy the rest of the books
  • Reminds me of the first time I read The Hobbit. Which is a good thing.
  • I like how down to earth but yet all fantasy-like it all is
  • It's pretty exciting!
  • It's better than Harry Potter!
What I Didn't Liked:
  • What a sec, you mean this whole thing happened in the SAME PLACE but in DIFFERENT TIMES?
  • Man, now that I've read the book, the movie looks like its gonna sucks. BIG TIME.

Summary:
The Dark Is rising. How cool a title is that? I actually once thought it was a modern book, but then later I found out it was written in the 60's/70's.

Don't worry though, the language is not archaic like other of my favorite 'pre-modern fantasy' like LOTR, Narnia etc; though it does kinda read a little like a combination of Narnia and Enid Blyton. Not that it's all kiddy-like or preachy like Narnia, mind you. It's just nice to read a classic fantasy written that way, makes you feel the way you felt when you read The Hobbit.

And Deathly Hallows be damned - this is a 'quest for numerous artifacts' kinda book that is way better written and much more exciting that that written-for-movie Potter book. It's written well, the story is simple but engaging, and it certainly didn't need 607 pages to get the story told.

Read it - it's one of those classic fantasy stories that deserve way more attention than it's getting. And judging from the trailer, the movie is gonna suck, because it just butchers the entire story. So go read it.

Oh, BTW, this is actually the second book in the series of five books. But don't worry, all the books are stand alone.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Pimping the Blog that Pimped My Transformers!

Woohoo! Look what I managed to get my grubby hands on last week!



Yes, those are Alternators Jazz/Meister and a Classics Dirge you're looking at.

Now if you're wondering where to buy these, I can safely tell you that you WON'T find these two Transformers in any toy shop in Malaysia. Why? Because these are repaints of the original all-white Alternators Jazz and the Classics Ramjet toys.

Now, I usually prefer my toys to be in their original colours, but these two are an exception.

This particular Alternators Jazz is actually all white, with no racing stripes. And since a Jazz without racing stripes is like almost like a Bumblebee that is PINK, I decided to get it repainted by a friend I met at Robotcon - Ryukaze.

Needless to say, I'm quite happy with the way Jazz looks now:



Sure, it's still not a Porsche, but what the heck, the Mazda RX-8 is a cool enough car for an Autobot as cool as Jazz.



Now Dirge is a different story altogether. You see, in the original G1 Transformers cartoons, there were SIX different 'seekers', ie. Decepticons that transformed into fighter jets - the orignal three were Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker; and then the 'Coneheads' Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust.

What happened with the recent Classics line of toys is this - bloody Hasbro decided to release Starscream first, then repainted him into Skywarp, and then came out with a Ramjet retool/repaint.

HOWEVER, even thoghthey'd already done THREE out of the six seekers, they decided NOT to release the other three, and made them into exclusive toys that you could only purchase if you went for the Botcon convention in US. Now, that set of three seekers are fetching a bloody throat-cutting price on Ebay.

So what's a seeker-completist gotta do to get the other three then? Simple - REPAINT EM.

This time, Ryoyoyo took an extra Ramjet toy and repainted into Dirge, like so:



So now, I have FOUR of the six seekers!!!



Now, does anyone have an extra Starscream or Ramjet toy I can repaint into Thrust and Thundercracker??? :-D

To see what else Ryo has repainted or to get one of YOUR own toys repainted, check out his blog R.K. Design Works.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Meggy and a Picnic of Primes

Meh.

Meh.
No mood to blog this week.
Nothing to blog about also.
No movies to watch.
No books finished.
No places I haven't been before.
No music that I wanna write about.
No money to buy toys to blog about.
No mood mostly.
And No time also.
So nah, updated.
Deal with it.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Perfect Pixar Cooks up Well-Done Ratty Vege Dish



Ratatouille
RATA-TOO-EEE
Not a review.
I loved it.
I love Pixar.
Pixar ROCKS.
PIXAR is THE BEST
Do I sound too bias here?
Anyway, very nice little movie,
I loved it. It was lover-ly.
Never knew a rat could be so cute and cuddly.
And no, Ratatoiuille is not the rat's name.
And it's not a dish made out of rats either.
It's a traditional French Vege Dish.
Lots of gorgeous looking food,
Make me hungry only.
Characters very nice,
Even though sometimes the rats damn geli.
Imagine if the movie was set in KL,
and Linguini was a roti canai apprentice.
All sorts of possibilities arise.
And they wouldn't have to do a lot of research.
Just sit in a mamak stall and watch the drains.
ANYYYYYWAAAAY,
Yeah, Ratatouille is a perfect little film,
So nice, so smooth, so cute, so lovely.



Lovely is the word.
Been ages since I've seen a cartoon like this,
One that made you just WATCH and not contemplate anything.
Just try to get past the rat-induced gag reflex,
And you'll see that this is actually a damn nice movie.
It's the kind of movie I used to love,
Before all those pretenders came out,
Making cartoons with so called big names,
Trying so hard to make people laugh.
Some cartoons just wanna make people laugh.
This one makes you wanna eat, feel, AND laugh.
It's not overblown or flashy or tries too hard,
It proves you don't need BIG STARS to make a movie.
You just need lots of heart,
And a good appetite.
If you rated movies like a steak,
Shrek 3 is bloody lousily undercooked,
Surf's Up was so-so medium rare,
And Ratatouille is well-done.
Well-done Pixar.
I love Pixar.
I'm hungry.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Jay Chou's Secret is a Very Cute Actress



Secret.
不能说的秘密
Not a review.
Jay Chou damn busy.
Film he direct.
Main actor also he act.
Script also he write.
Soundtrack also he write.
Money to make the movie also he kasi.
Damn semangat, man...
And I'm in love with the actress.
Kwai Lun Mei or something.
Very very very very very very very...
Very very very very very very very...
Very very very very very very very...
CUTE.
CUTE CUTE.
CUTE CUTE CUTE.
So CUTE can die dot com.
The movie also not bad actually.
Story not bad, very sweet.
Not bad for his first director gig.
His acting a bit kayu but who cares?
Oh, and story really got secret wan.
So if you watch and know secret oledi,
Jay Chou say don't tell ok?
SSHHHHHHHHHHHHH....



See, the actress damn cute right???
CUTE.
CUTE CUTE.
CUTE CUTE CUTE.
CUTE CUTE.
CUTE.
Ahem.
Anthony Wong also in it.
Jay chou's father again.
Quite funny.
Can play piano samore!
Oh, this movie a lot of piano playing.
Plinka Plinka Plink.
And got cute actress.
CUTE CUTE CUTE.
Ahem.
Ok enough.
Me go ogle her pictures.
See? So CUTE!