Tuesday, January 31, 2006
There are quite a number of familiar-looking actors in Memoirs of a Geisha but I just cannot recall where I've seen them before. So I looked it up and found that The Baron is really...Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)!! And I guessed right that Dr Crab is the Keymaker (Matrix Reloaded). Pumpkin is also the voice of Saya in Blood: The Last Vampire. The guy who acts as Nobu is the lead in Shall We Dance?. Cool.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
I finally return from Army training in New Zealand. Waiouru is really nice. That's where they filmed Mordor. But the training ground is pretty much open grass plains, although the active volcano Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe are almost always in sight. I read about the ski resort on the slopes of Ruapehu. Maybe I should go there someday; it must be interesting skiing on the slopes of an active volcano.
Oh my goodness - are you in an artillery company by any chance? I happened to take part in the same army exercise. New Zealand is lovely though it is a pity that I spent the majority of my time there blowing holes in the landscape. I wonder if gambling was the only vice you took part in while in Auckland, I seem to remember lots of other vices that people were subscribing to whilst there....
Yup, I think only artillery goes there. Which unit were you from and what's your role? I'm an expendable signaller. What were the "lots of other vices" you were referring to?
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Last Three Books