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Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Artillery Website -vvv

I was googling some guy I was trying to find when one of the two links that showed up brought me to this Artillery website. I found this pretty amusing because I never expected to come across one of these things I helped create during my NS days. Not exactly my proudest work but I did my best considering the circumstances. It seemed like yesterday when I was rushing this for a certain female captain while a certain female staff sergeant was in the same office mumbling something about having to come back on her birthday hahaa...


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See lah, that's what happens when you cancel birthday offs. Where I work, birthday still have to come to work wat. And I only get one voucher for fruits every month, not like PSD which gets 4, hmph
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Saturday, September 09, 2006
Singapore Dreaming -vvz


Singapore Dreaming is the latest movie from Colin Goh and Woo Yen Yen. I've read somewhere that the inspiration from the movie came from the responses to an essay Colin Goh wrote in 2001 about the 5Cs. That's probably one of the reasons why I think many Singaporeans will be able to relate to the characters in the movie.

I like this movie for a variety of reasons. While the 5Cs is a main theme, it is handled more subtly than a Jack Neo movie. The characters are well developed and engage the audience. There are also many memorable lines which I shall not quote so as not to spoil it for people who haven't watched it yet. Last but not least, the cast is made up of experienced, solid actors who are convincing in their roles. According to the production notes on the website, Yeo Yann Yann hit her screen-husband Lim Yu-Beng so hard that he was left with handprint bruises on his chest for several days. Now that's hardcore acting.

The soundtrack is primarily different variations of a Hokkien song. My mother says that the melody is from a popular tune back in the days when I didn't exist. In any case, I quite like the song even though I don't know Hokkien. The soundtrack is downloadable at the movie's website.

This movie gets Yiheng's stamp of approval and I recommend it to everyone who is a Singaporean. Oh, people who are thinking of signing up with the army because it pays well should watch it too.


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Sunday, September 03, 2006
Yet another weekend -vvv


My cousin (third guy from the photographer's right) is going to some town near Amsterdam for some sort of conference so we went to the airport to see him off.

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RSAF open house this weekend. That means free air show from my kitchen window. Unfortunately, the shutter speed and focus mechanism of my mother's digital camera is not adjustable, resulting in this smudge of what I think is an Apache.


The Chinook was more recognizable only because it was larger and has a distinctive shape. If only you can change the lens of the digital camera too. The slow autofocus also means no pictures of supersonic fighter jets. I've got some videos but they all looked like some bad homemade videos of UFO sightings.

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When your parrot keeps tossing uneaten sunflower seeds into the water, one of them will eventually grow into a sunflower.


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Saturday, September 02, 2006
Pretty Persuasion -vvz


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This is a black comedy about a teenage sociopath accusing her teacher of sexual harassment. It's pretty funny in the most politically incorrect ways but unfortunately, when screened in such a small theatre, it felt strange to be one of the few people laughing when you caught a joke that most did not. This is a movie Shuquan should watch because a large part of the humour is derived from porn, a variety of sexual practices, lesbianism, school girl fetish, racial stereotypes, dysfunctional america, etc., which is something not everyone can appreciate. Here are some memorable quotes from the movie. They happen to be lines by the main character Kimberly Joyce, played brilliantly by Evan Rachel Wood.

Kimberly: "I have respect for all races...but I'm very glad that I was born white."

Kimberly: "And, Josh, at least my dad isn't a money-grubbing Jew shyster who lets criminals go free!"
(Turns around to find the whole school staring at her)
Kimberly: "Oops. Rewind."

Kimberly reads her detention essay (note: the delivery here was excellent):
"I have misbehaved. Some adjectives that could be used to describe my behavior include bad... naughty... mischievous... nasty... and downright inconsiderate. I should know better than to talk in class. My mother always taught me not to talk too much... and when I did, she used to spank me. She'd spank me so hard that it hurt. In conclusion, I have learned my lesson and I promise not to misbehave in the future. But if I do... I will gladly accept any punishment... you choose to hand down."


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I rented it and watch half of it the other day... well... I fell asleep for the later half... haha!!
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This is a movie Shuquan should watch because a large part of the humour is derived from porn, a variety of sexual practices, lesbianism, school girl fetish, racial stereotypes, dysfunctional america, etc., which is something not everyone can appreciate.

Hey Whats dat supposed to mean?!?

By Blogger Soqcrates, at 12:31 AM  

It means I think you're someone who can appreciate this brand of humour. Some people can get offended and others don't even get the joke.
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