MTV Asia Awards Mosh Pit Audition@ZOUK,KL

•July 21, 2008 • 3 Comments

It has been a while since I laz updated my blog as days back in Cyberjaya sure are busy and happening compare to my holidays back in Penang.

Yesterday morning, my friend Utt called me up saying that he would be coming over to KL to work for a couple of day and hope that would able to meet me up as it has been a while since we last met. As he would be working in ZOUK for some Mosh Pit Audition over at ZOUK KL, so I had to go all the way down to ZOUK to meet him up.

For you who are wondering who is this Utt guy is?

Here you go, he is a VJ friend of mine who is working for MTV Asia and apparently he is getting more and more popular. For further info please check him out at MTV Asia

Ok back to the topic, as MTV Asia Awards 2008 is goin to be held in Malaysia for the very 1st time, MTV Asia is recruiting for all the audience at the Mosh Pit a.k.a. Mosh Pitter (people around the stage who scream and party all the time), they are having a Mosh Pit Audition over at ZOUK to look for crazy party people who really can mosh and stay high for 4 hours long through out the event night. And ya, Utt was the host for the Mosh Pit Audition together with DJ Jin from HITZ FM.


Utt was already busy preparing when I arrived at ZOUK around 5pm, but of coz we hang out for a while before he started his work. Old buddy ma! sure muz give face a bit. and ya, he mock me up as one of the crew so that I could enter ZOUK earlier, how cool is that.

Ok, and here goes the audition, the audition is pretty simple, a group of ppl around 30-50 gets into the dance floor, and they dance, they party, they scream as hard as they can to get through the test.

I din manage to capture a good photo to show how crazy the crowd can be and everyone of them were so desperate to become a mosh pitter that they would do anything! i mean anything!!!


and oh ya, Utt is here together wiv his beautiful VJ partner Taya, I get a chance to know her too. She’s absolutely gorgeous. (and i hate the photographer, blurDy blur pic!)


OK once Utt is done with the audition we were ready to party!!!


and like most of the party, we kicked it off with some drinks!


Utt who claimed that he is a star and his appearance is very important has changed into his party suite.


One Buck Short was performing in ZOUK that very night too, they are awesome and even better when they are performing live!


And ya… we get to party together wiv OneBuckShort too.

It is nice meeting Utt again after such a long while, had a great time partying with him. And for all the girls who wanna know Utt. Please please please don beg me to get you his contact as it would be hard for me and i dun wanna lose a good friend like him 🙂 besides there is other bigger reason i cant let you girls to have his contact. No no!! it is not about the rumour that about Utt is gay, he is as straight as a ruler… i think 😛

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ok lah, i lied… i was only working for MTV Asia as one of the crew in the Mosh Pit Audition over at ZOUK, but i did have hell of a good time working there with the crew 😀 and hell ya, Utt and Taya are so friendly that they even would hang out wiv us when he’s not working.

The Incredible Hulk vs Ironman

•June 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-fi/Comic

Release Date:13 June 2008
Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell
Director: Louis Leterrier
Screenwriter: Zak Penn, Edward Harrison
Producer: Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd, Kevin Feige

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-fi/Comic

Starring: Robert Downey, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow
Director: Jon Favreau
Screenwriter: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matthew Holloway
Producer: Avi Arad, Kevin Feige

观后感:
自从 Ironman 见证了票房成功后,大家似乎都开始对于 2008 summer 陆续到来的漫画改篇电影期待,电影公司也高明地随着 Ironman 的风潮大势宣传 Tony Stark 将会在 The Incredible Hulk 中客串出场,进一步吸引大家进场一赌 Ironman 与绿色巨人到底会擦出什么火花。

由于与 Ironman 相隔不到两个月,The Incrediible Hulk 是免不了被大家比较了。Ironman 之所以会被观众热爱除了顺畅的故事流动、华丽的 CGI 以及电影里头让男人们着迷的科技之外,最为重要的是 Tony Stark 那令人又爱又恨的叛逆性格。Stark 是个衰而不败的富家子,成就不再话下,私生活更是风流奢侈。这与众多忧郁性格的英雄不一样的性格让观众们眼前一亮,而演绎 Tony Stark 的 Robert Downey Jr 是功不可没的。

在另一手,Bruce Banner 是受到超能力诅咒,过着自我放逐的生活,内心感到孤独无依,但同时又充满正义感的复杂角色。不过曾经两度奥斯卡提名的 Edward Norton 可在这次成功的把 Bruce Banner 的心理戏适度又不浮夸地呈现出来,再度证明了实力派的演技。

与爱现科技的 Ironman 不同,Hulk 是靠肉搏战出位的英雄。或许从李安执导的 The Hulk 中学乖了,这次指导的法国导演在整出戏里输入了大量动作场面,大叹在 Ironman 里头动作场面不够多的朋友绝对会在 The Incredible Hulk 里头过足动作片瘾。个人特别喜欢是片初在巴西取摄的追逐戏,那里的外景真的是非常符合电影动作场面所需,非常有 feel。

若认真比较 Ironman 与 Incredible Hulk,Ironman 确实是娱乐性十足,要在票房上胜出绝对不是问题。不过 The Incredible Hulk 也是近期绝对值得一看的猛片。

后记:The Incredible Hulk 续后将要上映的 SuperHero 还有 Batman 与 Hellboy。外加由票房保证的 Will Smith 主演的 Hancock。你们准备好了吗?

梦想与现实的距离

•June 13, 2008 • 1 Comment

可曾听人家说过出来社会面对现实后都会发现到现实与梦想的距离实在是太遥远了,而渐之扛在背上沉重的责任与压力都把追梦的力气都活吞了;美丽的梦想也就这样被埋没,成了永远的遗憾。在大学待了三年后,可以感觉到身边的朋友都渐渐意志到现实已经慢慢地在逼近着大家,我们都不在谈论我们的梦想倒是现实地在努力k 书,成绩也好像是未来生活上的唯一王道,成绩输人就会输了一切。曾几何时开始,我们的梦想都被遗忘了?

记得有朋友说过梦想不过是挂在嘴边炫耀的空气,毕竟大家都无法达到梦想,梦想要几美几夸张都可以。其实大家在定下自己的梦想时是否有尝试过冷静地坐下来,认真考量实现梦想的终生大计?你们是否有尝试认真地看待你们的梦想呢?

人们都说当我遇上现实时就会明白梦想不过是不切实际的目标。其实我想大家都有会错意了,在我追梦的路途上我本就期望着现实大魔王会对我宣战,我本就有着面对残酷的巨大现实风浪的觉悟,我本就打算用我的青春与现实来场最大的打赌!反正现时的我都一无所有,又何怕我会输起什么呢?再者,又没何尝没见识过现实的残酷?我也有被现实无数次地摔得满头血也深深明白一些极限是我自己永远无法突破的,可是就算失败也不失志,每一小个伤口将会是见证我青春的最好证明!

现实不过是在追梦的路上必经的一站,只要你相信,现实与梦想的距离就不再遥远。别因为挫折而放弃拥抱梦想的勇气,梦想的价值就在于它不容易达成,就算失败了、跌倒了、累了我相信回头一望你还是会发现追梦的旅程上所换来的美景是值得让你不断尝试的。

No Country for Old Men

•June 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Kelly MacDonald, Woody Harrelson

Synopsis: With NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, the Coen Brothers have found a perfect match in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy. Their adaptation of McCarthy’s praised novel is a staggering masterpiece. In this almost impossibly faithful adaptation, the film takes place in a small Texas border…

Awards:Won 4 Oscars. Another 85 wins & 37 nominations more

观后感:

每当看得奖与提名无数的巨片时都会有一种无形的压力,毕竟这些巨作都备受多人的肯定;结果形成我一个要不得的弊病,也就是深怕自己不能明白电影的精髓也意味着自己还不到看好戏的水平。:P

当然就这出 《No Country for Old Men》,让我看完后反复想了整夜,尝试明白影评人对此片的心理与溺爱,可是还是失败了。我无法反对此片是部很好的作品,可是自己真的还无法完全了解此戏的真谛。或许英文水平还不够高,好多戏里的对白我都一知半解,尤其是主角 Tommy Lee Jones 更是说了很多让我摸不着头脑的深奥对白。

无论如何,这部戏不难吸引人从开头就不断地看下去。戏里导演的强烈风格不是好莱坞常一贯的犯罪惊粟片可以看见的。导演异常地克制着故事发展还有在细节里隐忍着关连的暗喻手法是很高明的,这不但引发观众心里产生众多的疑惑然后还启发观众自己去领悟其中的故事动向。

道高者或许也会在故事细节里头发现电影的哲理,但绝对还不是我,毕竟我还只是个喜欢看戏且梦想着有朝一日可以大胆起笔评戏的黄毛小子。

Dragon Boat Festival

•June 9, 2008 • 4 Comments

I always find that is very funny how some mandarin terms are very awkwardly translated into English and bring total different impression of the true meaning behind, especially comes to terms related to Chinese cultural like the festivals we celebrate or the food we take.

As for instant, Dragon Boat Festival (falls on 8th of June this year) is probably one of the festival most non-Chinese would have no idea what is it about. You see, as modern-city lifestyle takes over the traditional lifestyle, I believe most of us in Malaysia never really experience Dragon-Boat Race or may be don’t even realise that there is actually such festival celebrated by Chinese. But don’t get it wrong, it isn’t because we Chinese already stop celebrating the so called Dragon Boat Festival, but just that the Dragon-Boat isn’t the main part of the celebration at all. In fact, if you do visit Pasar this few days, u probably would notice that there’re a lot of Chinese vendors are selling some funny looking dumplings which are wrapped in reed leaves into pyramid shape, which we named it Zong Zhi (粽子) or pronounced as Charng in Hokkien and it is delicately translated to Rice Dumpling in English.


So this is the rice dumpling i meant if you have no idea what I was mentioning about. And ya, it looks like noting the same with the dumpling you have in your WanTan Min.


So here goes, unwrapping it and Taa Daa!! Like what you can see, Rice Dumpling is actually a steamed glutinous rice ball filled with assorted filling which is uncertain as it is a home-cooked delicacy whereby different family might have it differently. But for us Malaysian Chinese, the filling we have are more likely pork, red beans, shitake mushroom, chestnut and salted duck’s egg-york (man! that’s a very long name for a single ingredient). But of course, Chinese always tend to like prosperous and expensive food, so there are actually rice dumpling filled with abalone and shark fins which is insanely expensive and awfully wasteful.

Ok, since it is all about the rice dumpling, why don’t Chinese named the festival as Rice Dumpling Festival instead?  Well for that, I think that’s probably because Chinese who suggested the translated name of this festival might have thought of we already have a Mooncake Festival and is not a good idea to name another festival under the festive food again. (Imagine Christmas is known as Candy Cane Day and Hari Raya is known as Ketupat & Rendang Day).

Back to the dragon boat!

Traditionally, we do have dragon boat race during this festival. Ya, this is one of a kind of a dragon boat most probably would imagine. But for the disappointment, no this is not the dragon boat we have during dragon boat festival.

Instead, this is the Dragon Boat we are having. It isn’t fancy at all and it is a lot more simple as dragon boat is actually build for speed (woo… sounded ganas gila). And ya, dragon boat race is about paddle-ling but not motors or engines. Oh well, it is a traditional game after all. Up until today, the only place in Malaysia that I know that there’s still dragon boat race going on is Penang, and believe it or not, the competition is actually in a bigger scale than you can imagine, as there are international teams namely from China, Thailand and even Australia (now why does the Australian are celebrating as well?)

So after all the introduction, now you know how we celebrate the dragon boat festival! And as a remark of the origin of this festival, is this actually a day to commemorate the great poet QuYuan of Chu Emperor who committed a patriotic suicide into river on the 5th day of 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, when the news spread the people of Chu Emperor paddle out the river and rice dumplings are thrown into the river hoping that the fishes in the river wont feast on QuYuan’s dead body but eat the dumpling instead. So that’s how dragon boat and rice dumplings come into the festival.

Many may wonder why am I writing this long and boring entry (hell ya, is it English some more) to introduce this festival which is so not me. This is because this festival meant a lot to me as the Dragon Boat Festival is on one day right before my lunar birthday which is on the 4th day of 5th month in lunar calendar. My mum always claims that I am borned a gluttony boy (eww… this sure sounds wrong in English! but i cant find any decent word else in my poor English to translate 贪吃 or should i say desire in having food), as i coudlnt wait to eat the rice dumpling so much that I decided to pop out the day right before the Dragon Boat Festival!!

So that’s pretty much wrap up for this entry! and ya… I do like rice dumpling! Happy Belated Dragon Boat Festival!

Speed Racer

•June 8, 2008 • 3 Comments

Speed Racer
上映日期:2008-05-09

類  型:動作
片  長:2時15分
導  演:Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
演  員:Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Christina Ricci(Sleepy Hollow), Matthew Fox(Lost),
Susan Sarandon(Enchanted), Rain
發行公司:華納兄弟

官方網站:
http://www.speedracerthemovie.com

观后感:

说真的第一次看完此片后会觉得导演 Wachowski 兄弟这次玩得有点过火(现在应该是姐弟了,哥哥已成功变性)。虽然个人很享受整部戏的呈现方式,因为画面的风格(大量大胆的颜色、速度感十足的赛车场面、畅游华丽的 CGI、该死的 Retro 风)都是我所喜欢的;可是总觉得故事线缺少了什么似的,也深深明白这将不会是出大家都会喜欢的片子。这也许都是因为我抱着太高的期望吧。(毕竟导演 Matrix Trilogy [除了 part 3] 与及 V for Vendeta 的故事表现得超出色)

结果果然不出所料,Speed Racer 在 Ironman 的冲击下果然票房惨不忍睹,在网上论坛也恶评如潮。读着别人发表在网上论坛攻击此片的评语时却百般为 Wachowski brothers 大感不甘可是都没有写任何反驳的言论帮导演争回一口气;就连在朋友问我此片如何时我都保守地说此片未必每个人会喜欢可是个人很喜欢,深怕大力推荐后让他们失望。(大致上恶评都在说赛车场面很不真实,故事冷场,更说 Tokyo Drift 比此片精彩多了[OMG!? Tokyo Drift??? 认真?? Serious???]。)

就在前几天因为 GSC 的 online user 可在生日月份领取免费戏票而刚好我的生日就在六月的二十一日所以 有免费戏看,所以我有机会与阿妹重看 Speed Racer。就在比较平淡的心情下再次看了此片,结果我还是一样的享受导演的杰作!(我是从第一次看完后两天就一直着魔地想着要重看,阿妹则是冲着 Mr. Rain 去看此片)

赛车场面不真实?拜托啦!赛车场面超有 Feel 好不好!那把当年卡通里经典的画面速度感十足地表现出来根本就是大成功,猛烈大力撞击的动感以及电玩快感煞死人的赛车场更是不用说啦!真实的车子当然无法在时速 300km 来个 1080度的大旋转,又或者说你们期望看到 GTi Skyline 来个空中右翻转以闪开对方 EVO 9 的车厢发射出来的巨锤攻击?导演欲表达这种无限的自由度与冲击感当然是真实的车子无法表现出来的。你们大可以说导演可以踏实地拍一部真实的赛车片,可是那就不再是 Speed Racer 了。

事后得知阿洋也喜欢此片后便向他大吐苦水,不明白为何多人无法接受此片。他倒是幽幽地说了这就好比为什么有些人不喜欢 Mario Kart、Crash Nitro Kart 而喜欢真实的 Need for Speed 与 Grand Turismo 系列。经他那么一说我终于也明白那些无法接受此片的人的想法。


在你的眼里 Speed Racer 是幼稚的 Hot Wheels?还是打动你心的高速世界?

剧情简介: Continue reading ‘Speed Racer’

巴厘岛游记 – 花

•June 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment

欣声:本以为终于结束巴厘岛游记结果还是再次出场了。看着很多我在巴厘岛拍下的花还是心痒痒想和大家分享分享。这是一篇没有任何文字述说的纯照片偷懒分享篇!如果喜欢就留下意见吧。