Monday, July 23, 2007

Training for the SOC

Shanle is only 9 months old but he is already getting ready for his NS - training hard for the Standard Obstacle Course. Look at how much he has improved since his first attempt. Looking at his rapid leopard crawl, he should have no problem getting under the barb wires in record time!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

Thanks for my sister, I caught the latest Potter movie, The Order of the Pheonix, FOC at the Grand Cathay. This Potter movie is definitely getting darker than the previous ones. The sky is mostly gray and everything seems to be veiled by a cloak of darkness. Not the best among the four Potter movies but the ending brings about a great sense of impatience. When is the next movie coming up? I hope the wait will not be too long.

The fear in Potter of turning evil reminds me of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars and the imminent war between the Order and the Dark Lord has shades of the Lord of the Rings entwined in its story. That's my personal view. The fight between Good and Evil is a classic storyline no doubt.

I have not read any of the Rowling's books on Potter yet. I think I will get my hands and eyes on them when I am going for my next posting, which may be coming soon. The final edition - The Deadly Hallows - is out today officially. The ending is out in the open. But I will rather shun the revelations until the movies are made or after I find time for the books.

I hate spoilers.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Movie: The Transformers

Today, I took half day leave to catch The Transformers with my lovely wife, Irene, at Orchard Cineleisure. "My friend told me to watch the "digital" version of the movie" said my wife over the phone while I was on my way to Orchard. The next "digital" screening was at 3:50pm, a good two hours away. Not a problem to shop our time away as we are in Orchard.

The Transformers are my childhood idols and seeing them non-cartoon is a mind-blowing experience. The CGI animation is simply fantastic! The storyline is quite good and the romantic ending, though predictable, is nicely done too. Well, I am already looking forward for a sequel. The sight of Star Scream blusting away to space at the ending seems to point in that direction. The 2.5 hours movie is too short for any Transformers fan.

The thing about the Transformers that is puzzling me since young is the wide disparity in firepower and capabilities of the two camps. Why does the good guys have to crawling while the evil Decepticons can blaze and transform mid-air? Why does Autimus Prime, King of the Autobots, have to cushion his fall from the skyscrapers in his fight with Megatron? Not to mention about the primary weapons of the two leaders. Megatron wields a cannon while Prime can only strike in close range with his sword.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Are You Not Entertained?

A video clip of our baby boy being entertained in his walker.

Music Nournishes The Soul & Mind (Chinese Songs)......