Saturday, July 26, 2008

Safe and sound.

Back again to this home, and school starts in a few days.

I do somehow look forward to school. I think I really do, for some unknown reason. This table and this room does bring back memories. Somehow, 4 months of school last semester really seemed to pass quite quickly., but sitting in this room and thinking back, it has been quite an eventful 4 months. And to think further back, it wasn't not very much longer ago where I was still lving a very routine 8-5 life.

Everything's changing. For the better - at least that's what I forsee, and what I ought to believe.

Alright, enough of bull, back to unpacking.

I still owe myself tonnes of reviews. Shucks.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Holidays over.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Quite a month, and it's back to school in less than a week. No complaints this trip back, and I already am looking forward to my return again in November. Hope that my papers wouldn't end too late this semester, and I should be back in ike 4 months.

Quite a lot has happened over the 4 months I was not around. I hope these 4 months would not be another round of big change. But anyways, my holidays here are over and I guess we'll have to see again come end-year.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back to school.

Another week to go and it's back to school. Although It seems like I my possibly have quite short days, I am pretty unsure if I would enjoy my new timetable.

Not much choice I suppose. Work around it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

No pets for me.

I never understood why my mom always opposed the idea of having pets at home, even if it were just a little hamster in a cage. Not till this very night, after having help a friend clean up.

Thank goodness I never owned a pet. What an absolute hassle.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Movie: You Don't Mess with the Zohan

"He's silky, smooth and harder than trigonometry!"

In this comedy, Adam Sandler takes on the role of Zohan Dvir, the best anti-terrorist superhero in all of Israel. Despite having taken out almost all the terrorists in Israel, Zohan is not satisfied with his career in the army and wishes to pursue his greatest dream of all time - hairstyling. He finds himself working in a small saloon in America, where he embarks on his quest to make the world "Silky Smooth!"

No one would deny that this would definitely draw laughter from the audience, but I found some of the jokes to be a tad too sick. Politically incorrect jokes, and tonnes of sexual innuendos, this movie can probably draw laughter for the first few minutes, and leaving the audience cringing when the jokes are brought on to an even more sick level.

Kudos to Adam for his really good accent, and for his facial expressions that really does save the movie. Also to some of the other characters, who did a fairly good job in keeping the movie from sinking totally. For any Mariah Carey fans, you might pay the few bucks just to see her for that minute, but that to be is hardly a reason to spend your money on such a movie.

Not something I'd want to watch in a cinema, considering how boring and cheesy the drama bit can get. Then again, there are people who seem to really enjoy the movie.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianThe horn is sounded again and the four siblings are summoned to Narnia, where a battle is raging over the rights to the throne between Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) and his uncle, King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto). The four siblings are once again played by the same four actors, and they did quite a pretty good job.

I am definitely not a big fan of Narnia, and I quite easily let the earlier movie slip by when everyone seemed to be flocking to the cinemas to get their share of their show. The story isn't much of a new thing to me, all thanks to my primary school teacher who introduced me to the story when I could hardly understand what a wardrobe was. (I was 7, mind you, and a book of that size would naturally be quite a turn of for little kids who prefered Enid Blyton or picture-books.)

Prince Caspian is definitely one of the decent movies I caught this year. Notwithstanding the comments of those who have watched both that Prince Caspian isn't as good as the previous, you really can't deny that this is still quite a crowd-entertainer. (Even though I was acconmpanied by a total of 7 people in the audience because it was a weekday afternoon.)

Decent effects and cast, and a typical but beautiful good-beats-evil ending. If you are a Lewis fan, I'm pretty sure you won't be too disappointed.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Enjoying life.

A week ago I was still recovering from my lack of sleep on my flight, and it has been a really long week. Not long because it was boring, but I guess because I really am enjoying myself. 3 weeks to go, but if I can carry on living everyday like the past week, this would probably be the best month ever in my life.

I love this life. Yes, good life. And more to come.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Missing food.

Okay, I have been travelling around abit for some local food, but I am only barely satisfied. Loads more of good food to check out, and a lot more dinners and lunches to go.

Just need to arrange meetings with everyone else and to plan where to go to eat. And I need a lot of time to catch up with everyone else.

Okay, off to dinner. Packed food. Now, even that's something I miss.