Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dream House Movie Screening

So I'm thinking I should write something about the movie :D

Last night, I got to catch the movie screening of Dream House, courtesy of nuffnang and sd :D Well, actually sd won the tickets from nuffnang and he asked me to go with him :)

I'm not a really good critic of movies as I have never really wrote a review of any movie, so bear with me while I think of witty comments and innuendoes to spice my post up :p

The story is about this man (Will Attenton - played by Daniel Craig) who quit his job at a publishing company to move his family out to the suburbs so he can spend more time with them. They move in to this quaint house, and soon, his kids start seeing faces in the window, there are cult kids in his basement, etc. He investigates, and he realises that the previous family who lived there was brutally murdered, and many people thinks that the father did it.

Verdict? I think it was pretty well done. Though there were quite a few who would think otherwise, I would say that if you went in anticipating a horror movie, you'll be sorely disappointed, cos it's totally not a horror movie. I enjoyed the movie cos it was more a psychological thriller thingy, and not too many scary parts thrown in. Though I think sd's shoulder must have been tired of me cos I was hiding there :p haha

However, honestly, if I had to choose between Contagion and Dream House, I would say Contagion any time :) sd would beg to differ....cos he fell asleep during Contagion -.-"

The only bone I have to pick with the movie is that there's no clear motive from the actual killer. I mean, why go to all that trouble? Money issues? or that his wife has found someone new? I think that's the only part that has to be explained in more detail :p

It's gonna come out 30th September, so go see it :)


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Brendan Kuek



Today in History: My adorable baby nephew came into this world with much fan fare and excitement :)

Sis was admitted into the hospital earlier this afternoon, and the two aunts over in the peninsula (Choulyew and I) waited with much anticipation and bated breath for the good news to come.

And come it did :) my sis gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 7:41 pm


The glowing mother and her baby boy :)

 All heaven broke loose when the two aunties received the good news :) There was an over supply of happy feelings and squeals, so much so that it bordered on insanity @[email protected]

I think sd and rt were a little overwhelmed by the overflow of happy squeals and high pitched giggles, but they were good sports :)


 

He is so adorable, I can sit and look at him the whole day :) Oh, and when he smiles, he has dimples :)

You can read Choulyew's more excited entry here :p

P/S: did you manage to count the number of smiley faces I have in this entry alone???

Monday, September 12, 2011

Once again, in a reflective mode >.<"

Actually spent the entire afternoon today reflecting on quite a few things. Where I am now, what I want to do for the future, and how I'm gonna get there.

Sometimes, I think having a mind that's too complicated can be distressing. You think of everything from all angles, you over analyse situations, your left brain counters every point your right brain makes, you dig deeper (which sometimes might not be a good thing), and lastly, you sigh when you realise that there is nothing that can be done.

How often does these things happen, and how often do you let it affect you?

Sad to say, it's something that happens quite often to me. Somehow, for some inexplicable reason I cannot fathom, every time I find that I have some time on my hands, my mind wanders off on this weird tangent, thinking about stuff, and  wondering how things can be different. I wish there's this off switch somewhere that I can flip to just shut down everything, enabling me to take some time off without thinking about things, and just relax and enjoy the moment.

Things doesn't seem to be working out the way I want them to, but then again, how many times does things really work out the way we want them to? I keep telling myself, even if things don't work out this time, it's only because they're bringing me one step closer to working out the next time. But I'm growing tired of having to keep telling myself that there will be a next time (Sounds like the Rihanna Eminem song :p).

I'm tired of having to say to myself to have faith. Because seriously, how much faith can I have, when I am repeatedly being dealt the same thing over and over again? Once or twice, I can take it. But does more than that make me a jinx? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to chase for anything, but it will be nice, to have it, and to treasure it. It will be nice to say, yes, I've got it, and I am so much better because of it.

But then again, who am I kidding? I'm not some witless person to know that it was never meant to be this way. I guess at the end of the day, I'm just hoping to finally get to the moment where it was meant to be. That would be nice, wouldn't it?

It would be nice to receive for a change, instead of always giving.

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On another note, sd fell sick last Thurs due to food poisoning (drank some bad milk), and felt terribly under the weather the whole of Thurs and Fri. He was so pale and lifeless it was scary :( I've been through food poisoning before, so I know how it feels like. The pain is excruciating, the nausea is terrible, you feel like you've just been punched in the gut repeatedly that you totally cannot stand up straight, your back aches like there's no tomorrow, and you feel like curling up in bed and lying there til kingdom come.

Brought him to the doctor on Friday night, and got him to take some medication and ORS. Then Saturday rolled around, and he woke up fine, finally able to stomach some solid food, and managed to take in some fluids other than 100+ and plain water :)

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Random #2: saying "til no tomorrow" and "til kingdom come" reminds me of my snail, cos I taught him what those phrases meant :/

Monday, September 05, 2011

I know it's a little late, but....

SELAMAT HARI RAYA!!!!!!



Anyways, Raya this year fell on Tuesday, and Wednesday. BUT because Wednesday is another public holiday, the government decreed that Thursday also be a public holiday, so we have three days of holidays! And as is the case with us Malaysians, many people took Monday and Friday off, so there you have it, one super long holiday that stretched from Saturday until the next Sunday :D
 
Kena photo-bombed by the two fellas

It was a good holiday. I could relax without having to think about work, I got to go places, I camwhored (ALOT), I had many good talks, I bought more books to add to my growing pile of books that have not been read yet, I ate ALOT, I met up with close buddies, I shabu-shabu-ed, I played Jenga, I played lantern!! I skated (woohoo no more skater virgin),  I bbm'ed and WhatsApp'ed ALOT, and I didn't get enough sleep. Oh did I mention I ate alot as well? :p


Lantern :)


All in all, it was a good holiday for me. Woohoo ^^

Tomorrow is the start of five-day work weeks again (til 16 Sept comes around). But feel-good feelings aside, I need to do something about my weight and figure. Therefore, sd has kindly consented to go jogging walking with me this Saturday :D maybe at TTDI? 

the crazy lasallians after Shabu Shabu :D



I love holidays :)



Random note: I feel sorry for my books cos they have to be hidden away in boxes all around my room :( But I can't afford to get a bookshelf now, and even if I could, I have nowhere to put it :( so I am issuing a public apology to all my beloved books (that I have read and have not read). I am sorry you have to be hidden away macam pendatang haram. But I cannot show you off yet. When I get my own place, rest assured that I will display you in all your glory ya :D muaks!