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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

K-EFLECTION: BYE 2014, HELLO 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , , , , , , , No comments

2014 was not a strong year to begin with but throughout the year, it gotten much much better and I am thankful for that. I have compile a list of things which I learnt throughout the year, the source can be from close ones or simply just observing things that has been happening. 

1. Take the chance(s)

As much as you think I am in the #YOLO generation, there are more than one time I did not take the chance to leap myself forward but then over thinking got the best of me and ultimately FEAR got the best of me thus I decided to just let it slip to someone else. This coming 2015, I think I should take as many chances as I can just to you know, to compensate for whatever I miss in 2014 :D. 


Took this leap of faith, but not others. Damn!
2. Keep your trust

2014 certainly showed me what type of people you can meet. If you have doubt, keep your trust. Never trust too early. Friendship can change throughout the year, it is okay if you are a little selfish towards yourself. Trust shall never be thrown so easily as it will leave bitter taste if somehow people decide to backstab you. Thankfully, I have grown to with a fine circle of friendship albeit there are some fallouts. 

3. Do more of things you like 

Did not do much of this in 2014, coming 2015 I will be doing more of things I like for example, writing? Or maybe I will be doing more of gaming and also collecting polo tees as it gives me a certain feels of satisfaction. I know some people enjoy travelling while others enjoy photography or simply writing, that's why the world will be a better place if you guys do something you like. I would dare say most of the startup start with doing something you like.

4. NO 

People tend to think that "NO" makes you sound like an asshole but I guess this year I have not said this much. Lots of time, I feel people need to learn how to do it on their own rather than being spoonfeed. That is how society dies because of spoonfeeding. Many times I did not say NO because I wanted to avoid conflict or drama. That is why I succumb to not saying NO. 

5. Choose your battle(s)

All year round you find yourself get into a battle where you can choose to approach it heads on, or take the back seat and just settle back while it all get out of the way. Make sure before you decide to jump in your battle, get your facts right and ensure that you have a healthy argument. If you choose to fight in all your battles, by the middle of the year you will be dead tired fighting all them battles. 

6. Ask for help

I remember end of the last year, I was beaten and emotionally sunk to the bottom of the ocean but I have the best of friends to just drag me around ensuring that I survive throughout the year, that happen and I was dragged around ALOT eventually I manage to stand on my own two feet and with a blink of an eye it is 2015. 

7. Choose wisely

You will be flooded with lots of people and those that want to befriend you and those that want to use you. As age catch up with you, you come to realise that you don't have much time in a day or during the weekends, because of other commitments, mainly work being the biggest issue here. Therefore, you should choose wisely who you will like to spend time with and ignore those who only around when you are the happiest or the richest person. 

All in all, as much 2014 knock me down, I got back up to my feet thanks to the people who always there to support me, all the loved ones. 2014 ended quite sweet for me, I got a job, got a girlfriend (finally) and also get to gather later at night with close friends to usher in the new year. Coming 2015, I would like to say I am truly sorry if I have offended any of you. Next year I will be a better man and definitely bring more laughter to the people who are close to me. What is there in the world without laughter and love :D. 

Regards,
Kevan


Monday, 29 December 2014

THE DREADED FRIENDZONE SIGNS

Monday, December 29, 2014 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , , , , No comments

Dear younger Kevan, 

It will be hard for you during those time, where people and your friends are constantly hooking up while you are busy getting friendzoned to oblivion. You also tend to be hanging out with dicks all day long. Fret not, younger Kevan, your time will come when you have a girlfriend and she will love you lots. Till then, you can keep this signs in mind and also advice those around you of the signs of friendzone: 

1. The way she talks you
When she walks up to you and call you bro, you should be cautious then because high chances she is moving you to her comfort zone. DON'T ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN! If all else fail, you can punch her (just kidding). Try to call her by her name or simply just don't acknowledge her calling! 

2. The way she dress up
Once she stop dressing up, taking hours to do her make up then you prolly promoted to her BFF! That is because girls take time to look good and impress someone they have feelings for or want to seek attention from that particular person. Or they can go out with you all dress up and all, just because she always want to look pretty with you but don't want to be dating you cause she just you know, likes you. 

3. The questions she asks
Many times, they will ask you really personal questions, some mainly which dress looks better on them. Which bikini should they get, or simply how much you know bout THAT particular guy she is stalking. She sits you down to tell you her stalking story or the shopping item she gotten you. 

4. The way she interacts with you on both levels
She will be more than comfortable to just sit on your lap or better, pull your underwear in attempt to give u a wedgie. She is also comfortable to mention all the things which makes you shy and not a single fuck was given to her. Basically, she treats you like a girl or a guy whenever she feels like it. This is quite deadly because she could be holding your hand but you are nothing but a good good friend (i.e GAY)

5. The way she touches you
She might touch you in all the right places but then you must know, there are touches which leaves you weak in the knees and there are some which felt like it but it is NOT IT! She is just comfortable with you well there is a good things there but when if you let her to be wayyyy too comfortable then you wont be able to get out of that zone. Trust me! 

6. The advices she wants

Most of them asks you for advices but they won't be dating you solely because they like the vicious cycle of getting their heartbroken. In order to handle girls like this, you can just advice her and let her be, the next time she asks you for advice, make sure she pays for your food or your beer or BOTH so that there won't be waste of your time cause honestly, this particular type of girls just need someone to comfort them when they are down, thus forgetting bout you once they date another d-bag. 

Regards,

Future Kevan with a girlfriend. 

Thursday, 25 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HOBBIT - BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES


So, directed by Peter Jackson, Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. Thanks IMDB for summarizing it for me but basically this is the final of the Hobbit saga therefore you should be watching the previous two, unfortunately I have not written any reviews for the movie =/. 

THE GOOD

Anything which has started must come to an end someday, and this trilogy tells the story not perfectly but well enough for you to link it back to the Lord of the Rings. The fighting scene was fast paced and truly exciting couple with the ever so nail-biting fight scene towards the end. There are also the fight which features Saruman (Christopher Lee) and Elrond (Hugo Weaving) defending Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) from the 9 human ghost. We are also able to witness the power of Galadriel and the early rising for Sauron. 

THE BAD

There are still more to fill in the question marks. I wish there were more history been told between Saruman, Elrond and Galadriel. As their story seems much interesting but seems like they can't find time to tell everything. There are many parts which the movie moves too slow, I know those are necessary dialogues but it still feels like years as there are a war upcoming. 

CONCLUSION 

Peter Jackson once again show us why he is the best at action adventure director there is. Scenes although most of it on green screen is still believable enough to make you think that they constructed the whole scene. This is one of the Hobbit which is not the best but worth watching to end the saga. 

TL;DR: Hobbits, Elves, Dwarfs vs Orc

Thursday, 18 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: GONE GIRL


As much as the show titled like someone lost their kid, it is not the case. Let me assure you that Gone Girl can be in the same category as MINDFUCKING because what you see is not always what you get. 

Imdb comes out with the movie summary: With his wife's, Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. Together with his twin, Margo Dunne (Carrie Coon) he tries to uncover the true secret that his wife been hiding all these time. 


THE GOOD

If there is someone to admire in this movie, Rosamund Pike will be the one to watch. She really carries the roll of Amy Dunne crazily good and with that you will embark on a journey on crazy together with her. It scares the fuck out of you knowing how crazy someone can be. The story was beautifully written and the acting was so convincing that you will wonder what some crazy fuckers out there are capable of. Scene after scene makes you want to know more. 

THE BAD 

As good as it sounds, there is always a bad side too. One being that as much as the story was tightly written, it also makes you wonder is the public in the movie THAT stupid? Seems like Nick Dunne could have gather evidence and send his dear wife to jail but no he decided to stay, not sure if he is crazy or just stupid. Other than that, some of the clues that was given to him from his wife was also kinda weird and hard to guess because there was no background story especially their family background.


CONCLUSION

All in all, it is one hell of a mindfucking movie as we slowly see how crazy someone can be and to call that LOVE.... Well, I guess LOVE IS CRAZY eh and this show tell us everything about it. If you like thriller, you will enjoy this show as I expect to go into a movie where there was a child kidnapped or something but I was in for a treat. 

TL;DR: love is crazy, women are crazier. 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

WEEKEND CHILL PILL: JUMPSTREET ASIA

Thursday, December 11, 2014 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , , , , , No comments

So I had the chance to take my jumping to the next level at Jump Street Asia  and proceed to make booking over on their website but unfortunately, their website was having technical error. Therefore, we just took our chances and drove there hoping there are some slots left.
The signs that greeted us upon arriving.
Remember to read the rules people! 

The time is 5 p.m and Petaling Jaya was raining like a boss. Gotten our cars parked and ran towards the registration counter. Aww YEAHHHHHH, they still have slots but problem is there are way too many kids running around as someone is having their birthday party there thus making the place crowded as it already is. We quickly gotten band and also the awesome jump street socks and made our way to the locker as soon as possible. 

READY.SET. GO
The "Sticky" Socks
The best is yet to come, as there are many people we cant seem to get into lots of areas especially HIGH PERFORMANCE area where are able to run up on a wall which is cool as shit but also hard like fuck. We then moved on to the normal area where the basic of trampoline jumping were taught. 

The blue area, where the basics are taught.
The other side is the orange area,where you are able to do much more advance jumps.
Jumped for 20 minutes and I pulled my shoulder muscle because of the lack of warming up. Aside from that, it seems like I have been running forever. Only 20 mins into jumping I felt like mah knees is just asking me to fuck myself. Good bye world RIP knees. 

All in all, it was definitely a good experience to be trying something new. Just please make sure that you do a proper warm up and also learn how to stop jumping properly as wrong landing can result to a very severe twisted knees. Here I end this post with a video. Enjoy! 

JUMP JUMP JUMP! 

Monday, 8 December 2014

TOP 5 MALAYSIAN CINEMA HABIT - ROUND 2


So when I posted the top Malaysian habits in the cinema part 1 (READ HERE), seems like I have gotten some comments over on Facebook concerning some missing habits which I did not cover, so here is the second round of Malaysian habit in the cinema

1. The Loud One
Ahhh how can I forget about this, maybe because I tend to be in this category once awhile and when I do (often) it is time to munch slower and quietly. There are some who seems to be able to munch as though they are eating the seats or their fucking phone. In no way you could ever imagine that popcorns can sound this loud what else in a hall so fucking huge. All you hear is OM NOM NOM NOM NOM and it keeps getting louder together with the sound of them digging into their popcorn. TOPKEK mate. It add the extra dimension when you are watching movie, all of a sudden you feel like a digging scene or eating scene is coming up.

2. The Silent One
Tilting their ass and letting out a gas of destruction and confusion. This is an elite class because you know it is hard to have minimal movement but still let out a silent gas to confuse and dazed the people around them. It will usually be accompanied by random cough or a sudden leg movement and then the gas is released. Other than that, rarely there are loud ones as people are embarrassed but this silent fucker that they let go, there are no forgiveness to that

3. The Loud-er One
This type usually answer their phone all the time. It is as though they buy the movie ticket just to answer call in it and irritate the fuck out of everyone and everything. All the time their phone will shine in your eyes and then they will proceed to answer it loudly, not even fucking whispering. Normal conversation goes like this "AH HELLO! I AM WATCHING MOVIE NOW LAH!". Yep, every single fucking time people. Malaysians come on you are better than that.

4. The One Who Limbs Are Too Long 
Particular species seems to be too long of a limb, mainly legs. That is because they legs are constantly on the back of your fucking seats. Either trying to imprint their feet shape into your chair or simply just being a douchebag shaking the hell out of your seat. Feels like you are sitting in a 4D cinema where your seats is constantly vibrating for nothing. We all know you are tall, so why not control your limbs and stop fucking moving dumbnuts. Thanks!

5. The Wrong One
Okay this happened to me in the cinema before a long time ago. Basically, as I was watching the movie around 10-15 minutes into it, a couple came directly beside me and demanded that I was sitting on their seats. So I whipped out my.... phone and ask them what is their seats number and then I found out that it was basically the wrong cinema. Redirect them to the correct cinema because I am kind like that. Lel.



Thursday, 4 December 2014

TOP 5 MONORAIL HABITS


1. The Grindfest
Since the standing space for monorail is far smaller comparing to LRT,  certain stations with their heavy traffic (Hang Tuah heading to Bukit Bintang) ensures that you will have a clubbing crowd coming in the morning. Why bother going Zouk when you can get the same grinder in the monorail early in the morning, best part is, there are different music for different individual. Obviously some retards think that bystanders do not realise if they are busy grinding or 'poking'.

2. The Stop-The-Door please!
Whatever day you ride the monorail, there will always be one person who will come running in like a wrecking ball and shortly after that straight put either his/her hands or legs to block the door, or jump in like he is taking a dive for the Olympic gold medal, no kidding, I am dead fucking serious! These type if you meet, them either step on their feet or just whack their hands. Best thing is, you should knee them when they are diving into the compartment.

3. The Run For Your Life
This one happens when the person randomly dreaming or lost track of the stations, and all of a sudden it seems like he/she gotten a chopstick poke straight up their asshole and then straight bolt out the door. At the very least, you should pay more attention to the station so that you show signs that you are exiting therefore people can move. Running out of the monorail only make you look stupid and also an asshole because you are literally knocking over people dumbfucks! Thank you at least? 

4. The One With The Force
This usually happen when you are entering the monorail especially station Hang Tuah, where unfortunately half of the people from Selangor and many other parts of the Kuala Lumpur gathers there to go somewhere. Once you hear the monorail opens, brace yourself cause people is going to be pushing you, either from the back, from the side, from everywhere. All of a sudden people are using FORCE PUSH to get your ass inside even when the monorail is overflowing with people. We can even witness legs are sticking out but NOT A SINGLE FUCK was given. They just gonna be pushing and pushing till one fine bright yellow fucking day someone fall onto the platform. 

5. The One Who Has No Backbone
This particular one will remain seated once they enter the monorail. That is the best part. No matter who comes in the monorail, a handicapped, an old person or whoever, they will not budge what more stand up and offer their seats for people. They will sit and just ignore the world. FUCK THE WORLD yo guys. Therefore, if you are old or handicapped, I apologize on behalf of these retards. Sorry so much. 

Regards,
Kevan 

A Monorail Passenger


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES - MOCKINGJAY (PART 1)



Jennifer Lawrence plays as Katniss Everdeen, duh! So when Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from the Capitol. So is the movie any good or are they are merely riding on the Hunger Games hype?

THE GOOD

The movie continues directly after what happen when Katniss destroys the game. The cast and crew after many movies together, we can feel that they are comfortable with each other as the acting becomes more personal towards the cast. Other than that, we are told the back story about uprising on different district and how it all went down after Katniss awoken the rebellion. Katniss still gets you to believe that she can shoot arrows and it is shown in this particular movie. 

THE BAD

The show is a melodrama of 2 hours without getting anything back. It feels like a slow paced Korean drama at one point and also how to do Marketing with President Coin (Julianne Moore) using her as a symbol and at the same time trying to sell her as a product. I personally felt the show was way too draggy with tons of people having their own dialogue. Almost every single one person in the movie, TALKS! God damn it! STAHP already. 

CONCLUSION

After yawning 12 times, and also 1 can of Wonda coffee, I dozed off around 40 mins somewhere in the middle of the movie when she starts sobbing about things which I could not care less. I was hoping they end it here and now instead of making 2 parts which prolongs the pain. There is simply lack of action in the show as we are in it to see more explosion and arrow skills. 

TL;DR: Talk,  talk and more talk. I think you should at least watch this in your comfort of your own home. 

Monday, 1 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR



The penguins are BACK! I watched the penguins with my jumping kaki at Tanjung Golden Village cinema, One Utama! The show was absolutely epic with the penguins doing what they do best. The 4 penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. 

THE GOOD

Purely entertaining! That is what the show about, the penguins will definitely keep you entertained throughout the whole movie. You will also laugh your ass off when they meet the North Wind who is consider to be an elite group consist of, well as you guess it, MORE ANIMALS! The storyline is pretty linear and it does not take much of a thinking. Jokes are ample in the movie and you will be surprise how well some of it blends with your current situation, or the situation that you have been in before. 

THE BAD

Some of the jokes can be pretty hard to digest for the younger kids. Older adults should not be a problem. Other than that, the villain is a little weak that is because I felt that it was wayyyyy too soft to be a baddie :D. That is just my personal opinion. Some of the penguin mission was not explained although a little bit of flashback during their mission will be really nice. They should actually focus on the 4 penguins instead of introducing more new characters out of a sudden since we known some of their history before that. 

CONCLUSION

It surely can be considered one of the better cartoon movie although some might disagree with it. I enjoy watching this movie as something totally different as penguins gonna be trolling all day all night long. Throughout the whole 96 minutes of the show, you will be entertained enough and laugh out loud most of the time, that I am sure of. 

TL;DR: Penguins ensuring the planet is always safe, you think all they do is be stupid? Think again! And also please stay back for the credits :). 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: BIG HERO 6



Big Hero 6 is an animated movie (duh!) and it is an emotional one to be exact. The story tells about action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (thank you IMDB

THE GOOD

From the studio that brought you "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph" you can pretty much bet the animation is really really good. Everything seems so much fluid and the lightning, details right up to the core as this studio knows their shit. The storyline and progression of character especially the first half seems to be a little too quick but we are constantly hit with emotional roller coaster thoughtout the movie which is good. Other than that, there are some life morale lessons which resonates with your moral core if you have one. They have also taken the liberty to create weapons and gadgets which was creative and flashy and safe for the kids. 

THE BAD

Like all cartoon movie the show is pretty short and the creation was BayMax was not shown as what we see is only the final product. Other than that, seems like a 3D printer can do anything including building a whole weapon and gadgets for the team. Who needs technologies when having a 3D printer is enough to rule the world. 


CONCLUSION

All in all, Big Hero 6 will surely gives you the emotional roller coaster ride that you definitely will be more than willing to sit. I had so much fun watching the show that sometimes I tend to forget it is a cartoon. 

TL;DR: Sit back, relax and explore the city of San Fransokyo. 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

LION&LION TURNS 2


Last week Friday, Lion&Lion turns 2 this year and being a startup we choose to celebrate the anniversary at somewhere we can:

1. Blast our Lion&Lion Spotify playlist (Or someone's playlist)
2. Have a small football game
3. Pool is required - either to swim or tossing someone in it
4. Free flow of booze or (Vodka drowned in orange juice)
5. A place big enough to house all (or most) of us 
6. Lots of toilets 
7. Must have data/Internet 

So as we search high and low, suggestion were made and finally we head over to Summer Residence @ Rainforest Sanctuary recommended by Michelle! The bungalow has an epic view  and also the ample of space to be PARTY ROCKING! 

I took the car with three other colleagues and it was one epic ride. I was extremely tired but can't fall asleep in the car because of random screaming, thanks Sue Lin and also Soyan for randomly pulling whatever strands of hair left on my leg while I was trying to sleep. 

I took us less than an hour to reach to the location using Waze and with awesome ride from Niniek! Thank you! Basically, the location is up on the hill overlooking Genting Highlands and here is a picture as proof below:

Somewhere behind those clouds. I swear!

Lots of pictures incoming, you have been warned! 


The view of the place from parking, and on the right is Richard.

The house together with an awesome pool
The hall where the party is going down! 


The hall upstairs, with posh looking red chairs

Yeap the bathtub, it was under maintenance unfortunately

That was the interior as for the exterior we are pampered with a lush view of greenery and also a nice pool with a proper sitting place. 


Feel like a King up here

Part of the garden

The deep end of the pool

Chilling area for the pool
Party started pretty slow and towards the night it escalated quickly into this: 


That's basically how it all ended with lots of tossing into the pool, and some voluntarily got into the pool to avoid being thrown into. It was a fun night indeed. Congrats to those who won the Lion&Lion award!

Good night.

For a longer video and more party pictures, you can check out my colleague, Hariz's blog.

P/s: if you know how to work hard and party harder, we have some position available HERE.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

TOP 5 MALAYSIAN LRT HABITS



This month marks one year of taking the public transport and if you ask me about improvements, I will tell you that there are close to none. The LRT still leaks water from the top cabin and for most of the part the 2 fucking LRT coaches are still functioning (god damn it retire that shit already). The problem with those 2 shitty ass LRT coaches is that they are too small to fit people in there, everytime the coach comes, everyone will be busy fighting or jumping into it and hope that people will make way for them or the door closes first, whichever comes first. Throughout my journey, I have seen lots of different kinds of habits along the way, this is a head's up for tourists who will be visiting Malaysia. It is not because we have bad habits, but we simply just don’t give a fuck when it comes to things like this.

1. The One Who Can’t Be Moved
This is one of the legendary selections, only a few people in the LRT have mastered the art of standing straight up even when the LRT is stopping or moving. They just choose a sweet spot in the LRT and then plant their foot in that particular area. NEVER MOVING AGAIN. It is true because whenever the LRT doors open and people are either entering/exiting they will just stand still there and NOT A SINGLE FUCK WAS GIVEN. Whenever you say "excuse me", they will show you that pissy ass face like you owe them from your previous life. Seriously guys, you all need to know where to fucking stand and move.

2. The One Who Can’t Hear Anything
Basically to identify this bunch of people it is simple. Ride the LRT in the morning, make sure that you don’t wear your earphones/headphones and you will hear a song clearly being blasted as though it is coming from the LRT speakers. That, my friend, are those who could not give a flying fuck to hear the birds chirp in the morning or the sound of metal grinding while the train brings you from Station A to Station Z.

3. The One Who Can't Stand
This particular type of people need to be sitting almost the whole length of their LRT trip. It does not matter if it is just one station or half a station, they must remain seated. The best part comes when there are elderly or pregnant or handicapped people around, they will just remain seated and not a single care was given. I came across an incident personally whereby these two people asked this particular guy to stand and allow an elderly person to sit, and he refused stating "WHY MUST I DO SO?!" Give this guy a medal because his stupidity seems hard to hide.

4. That One Wall
This is dedicated to assholes who stand in front of the LRT door and refuse to budge when people are required to move in/out of the coach. Guys, you are not an invisible pass-able wall, seriously, even with the million EXCUSE ME that we are giving, you all should move along and just either get the fuck out of the LRT so people can exit, or move the fuck in so people can move in. This is by far the worst type of passenger because the LRT doors are automated therefore creating panic when it starts to beep to signal the closing doors and nobody seems to either ENTER or EXIT because of fucking geniuses like this.

5. The One Who Never Took A Bath
Usually this legend you will only find after working hours around 6pm when you take the LRT in a rush. When they step in, you will soon realise people will be closing their noses with handkerchiefs, tissues, their own arms, phones, tablets and also anything that they can cover 2 holes with. The cabin will then slowly be void of people and everyone will slowly move on to another cabin area. Oh the best part is, they will just ignore their body odour and raise their arm to hold onto something and the air conditioning will just blow directly to their armpits and LO AND BEHOLD, IF YOU SMELLLLLLLLLLLL..... All the best, remember to stay alive. 

Regards,
Kevan 
Frequent LRT user. lately.


Sunday, 9 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: INTERSTELLAR


Honestly, I think my review will not do justice for the latest edition of mindfuck by your one and only Christopher Nolan. This is his only show for the year and I am really glad that is because the amount of thoughts and mindfucking in the show makes me feel like I need to sit back and just take time to fill in the gap. Slowly figuring out what happen, if you are fan of Inception, rest assured this movie will keep you accompanied in that department.

A short summary by IMDB mention that "A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage". 

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) left behind his 2 kids, Murph (Jessica Chastain) and Tom (Casey Affleck) under the care taking of his father in law, Donald (John Lithgow).Cooper will lead a team of 4 each with their own expertise and together with a military robot named TARS to find another hope for mankind.. 

THE GOOD

Matthew McConaughey nailed the acting without much of an effort to be honest. His acting in Dallas Buyers Club  just gotten up another level with Interstellar. Every single character which acted in the movie seems to have no effort bringing the emotional aspect and also ensuring that feelings get carried very well to the audience. Young Murph (Mackenzie Foy) plays a hell of a role in the movie together with the emotional feeling that is happening in the movie. Most of the time the connection is so real that you feel to be part of the expedition and that portrays well throughout the movie. Other than that, you will also have an epic soundtrack by none other than, Hans Zimmer.

THE BAD

I had a very good time watching the show, I suppose there are nothing sort of really bad for me. Besides how true is the theory that was mention on gravity and also what is beyond the blackhole. Another problem for me was that they never mention why was Earth having sandstorm every now and then and crops are dying, starting from wheat. Is it just because of virus or simply just because the condition of Earth has gotten bad? Another issue was a random LOVE dialogue which was mention by one of the crew member while on the voyage. 

CONCLUSION

This movie is definitely my top movie for this year. Once again, Nolan comes back and did what he does best. It's like Inception in space and slowly and surely you will have your jaw opens when you think hard about what is happening. The whole movie although it is long 169 minutes it is enjoyable and will ensure that you will be awake the whole moment through. 

TL;DR: Watch it and have a great deal of mindfucking. 

p/s: My review might not do justice to it, so please do check it out in cinema near you :)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: JOHN WICK


You will understand why the tagline for this show is Don't Set Him Off when you watch this movie. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes the leading role in the show. He is an ex-hitman who is now on the mad run to hunt to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Which is his, dog, yeah you read that right, his dog. The dog was the final token for him from his dead wife and some gangsters just decided to kill it. Stay classy stupidity.

THE GOOD

Keanu Reeves is back. The role that he hold doesn't not have much to talk but lots of action with guns. I have no idea you could actually kill someone with the gun so many ways. There is also a specific atmosphere in the show that makes it so intriguing. The characters in the movie for example the CLEANER and the owner of Continental both plays a cool mysterious character. There are places that makes you think if it really exist in the world. The show is actually quite funny at times with humours does not seem so forcefully inserted.

THE BAD

At some point of the time, no matter how good an assassin you will start to wonder if he even dies. Lots of time you was like, no way he could have survive something like that. There is also no explanation to why they are using gold coins to transact in the assassin world. What was mention was only a brief history of 5 years back for Keanu Reeves, they should have went in-depth and narrates what happen 5 years back since the movie is only 96 minutes long. Lots of character sacrifice their background in the movie as nothing was explain in their past. 

CONCLUSION

If you enjoy watching Keanu Reeves back on his old role. More action than words then this is the correct movie. He is a train assassin with superb skill in shooting. Unfortunately, the hand-to-hand combat was weak on his part but overall a pretty entertaining movie to watch. It feel as though I am watching Max Payne in action.

TL;DR: Research before you rob someone and don't kill people's dog.  

Monday, 3 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU JUNGLE


Donnie Yen is back as a martial arts instructor, Hahou Mou, from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. Only proceed to buy this show if you really are a fan of Donnie Yen or Chinese kung fu, you are warned.

THE GOOD

Fighting scene is back to more kung fu and coordinated action sequence. There are many kinds of specialise kung fu in the movie and Donnie Yen once again show you that with fast hands and legs you can take on 17 people easily. Seems like fighting 10 people in one go has became a thing of the past. The fighting scene is really fast  and powerful. The minute you close your eyes for one second, everything is almost over. 

THE BAD

Other that fighting, the show basically have no substance. There were times when Donnie Yen show had a good storyline but recently, his show is nothing but subpar plot with a vicious killer wants to prove himself to be world number 1 in the kung fu industry by killing all the other masters to lure Donnie out. For some of the fighting scene, most of it seems like a wrong place to be fighting, the most crucial fight happens along the road. I would personally prefer in a small enclose space more hand-to-hand combat with body tossing and more. 

CONCLUSION 

Watch this movie if only you are a fanboy of Donnie Yen or kung fu because I felt there are more dialog than action itself. While it is good to see Donnie Yen is back with his hard-hitting martial arts, I think this movie could learn something from Indonesia's Raid 2, with a superb storyline and non stop action. Overall, this show is Donnie Yen movie by far after Ip Man, sad to see his career seems to be in a slow progression mode. 

TL;DR: Gun > Kung fu. #truestory



Tuesday, 28 October 2014

TOP 8 MALAYSIAN CINEMA HABITS


As you know, I have PhD in Movies and Masters in Cinema Visits and that means I have done my research ample of times. Having to frequent lots of cinema gives you the chance to observe the many different behaviours of the patrons of cinemas in Malaysia. I will now write some of the epic ethics in cinema which I sincerely hope that Malaysians at least get their shit together for better cinema experience for everyone. Why top 8 you ask? Because top 10 is too mainstream and also THIS IS A RAGE EDITION! 

1. Chair Rocking

Do not rock chair or chairs. A rocking chair is a fucking rocking chair no matter whoever chair it belongs to. The last thing I want when I am immersing myself in a movie is my chair felt like a fucking roller coaster. I meant seriously people, stop shaking that chair of yours, what are you doing bro? STAHP! Are you making out with that chair? #foreveralone. This shit happens mostly from a guy, happens lesser when a lady sits beside me.

2. Explanation Duo

If your girlfriend or boyfriend have no English basics when watching a movie, you could at least wait for the movie to be over to be translating for him or her. Sabarlah sikit till finish, halfway throughout the movie I can hear you whispering and translating every single freaking dialogue. I need to be hearing the conversation in the movie, I paid for this shit not to listen your constant translating whisper man. Keep your shit to yourself or just watch another show.

3. The Feet of Death 

This is another killer in the cinema. While I was busy munching my all time favourite popcorns, suddenly a whiff of thousand rotten fishes passes through my nose. I meant people seriously, if you know that you do not have the sweetest, bestest,  and nicest smell in the world on your feet. WHY IN THE FLYING F*** do you even bother to remove your shoes in the cinema. You know what is in your head? Use them please. Nobody likes to smell your feet in the air-condition environment, have some mercy, please. 

4. Circus of Kids

All you single your parents, keep your fucking kids at home. The cinema is called a cinema for a reason, not a freaking zoo. If you want to be bringing your kids to watch a movie in a cinema, watch something animated will do good like Planes, Book of Life or Frozen. Do not be a smartass parents and watch horror or just some action movie with loud sounds. For example, Godzilla, you seriously think that your kid(s) can differentiate between what is real or fictional? Of course they will be freaking scared to death. I seriously hope cinema ban parents like this, bringing their newborn to watch Fury. Topkek

5. Late Walker 

The final moment to enter the cinema is when the advertisement or trailer is playing, other than that please feel free to just not enter, thanks. I am guilty of arriving late but I never walk in when the show is screening, this will disrupt people who are focusing on the movie with tons of douchebags walking in front of you and busy making noise while finding their seats. If you do not know which sides is your seat at, please by all means whip out your smartphone or whatever and check it. CHECK PLEASE!

6. A Symphony of Ringtones

Every single one of you need to keep your phone to "SILENT". Halfway throughout the movie, you can hear different ringtones ranging from Apple to Samsung which we all know, almost everyone of us having the same blardy ringtone. Therefore, silent and keep that shit to yourself, unless you are closing a 100 million deal, nobody gives a shit on what you are doing with your phone. So stop shining the light at everyone face while you are updating your Facebook status or just simply calling. No seriously, keep your fucking phone, we all have the same shit.

7. Sleep King

Legend has it, that every single cinema will have a person who falls asleep almost 80% of the movie. He or she will buy the Combo Set A (popcorn + soft drink) and sit in the corner #foreveralone, or sometimes in the middle and practically dozes off every time there is no fighting or something exploding. At the very best, at least do not SNORE. I have idiots snoring like they are in the bedroom and every single time someone tells them, they say OKAY! OKAY! and proceed to snore 5 mins later. Malaysian memang kalau nak cakap bodoh butthurt.

8. The Overly Touchy One 

If you are so interested in making out in the cinema, maybe you should check in the cinema. I am guilty of this also at times, but those time when I was young and I bought a twin seat at least. Right. At. The. Corner. Dark, dark corner HUEHUEHUEHE. Please keep your actions in the room or some other semak samun where people can't see them. Wanna #yolo at least do it right.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: FURY

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Been a long time since I watched a show in IMAX and watching Fury was a good choice. Apparently, TGV did not show Fury on normal screening either. So yeah, just roll with it and I find myself enjoying the movie.

Fury is the name of their tank, lead by Wardaddy () together with Byod (), Trini (), Grady (and finally new recruit, Norman ( where their final mission is to hold a crossroad with shitloads of Nazi heading to their way. They are the last in the line and with a tank, they will hold the line.

THE GOOD 

Brad Pitt's acting as Wardaddy really brings out the emotions. Although he is getting old, his acting gets much better. The story starts slow and progress very well throughout the whole 2 hours and 30 mins timeline. The movie also makes you constantly on the seat because of the scenario and also shooting which happens all of a sudden. That one minute of silence and suddenly all hell breaks loose. The crew is like a family and we are taken into emotional turbulence every single time when they go to war. 

THE BAD

It does not appeal to all audience, I would say that. The war element is always something which is mysterious and also scary at the same time. For some people, they will feel that the movie is way too long and I gotta agree on it on some part of it. The romance part seems like it is taking too much time and randomly walking up to a stranger's house and being nice, not sure if that is what stated on the history books. Shia LeBeouf is constantly crying in the movie.. Ever since Transformers, he can either scream or cry in a movie only with such minimal dialogue. 

CONCLUSION 

If you are a fan of war movie, this is a better one without too much talking but more like five-man crew and a tank taking out as many Nazis as they can. You will definitely enjoy sitting through this movie which is fill with loads of emotional rollercoaster. Please be advice that the movie is for 18 years old above, you might want to send the young ones to their nanny. 

Lastly, as spoken by Brad Pitt in the movie, " Ideals are peaceful. History is violent".

TL;DR: One tank, five crews, lots of death and a heroic ending. 


Friday, 24 October 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: THE BOOK OF LIFE



Animation keeps getting better these days and resulting a much nicer experience and also laughter when watching one. The Book of Life speaks about a fairy tale love where 2 guys, Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) tries to capture the heart of Maria (Zoe Saldana). The gods put their bets on either one to marry Maria and thus set one of them off to an adventure span on three fantastic worlds.

THE GOOD

The animation is beautiful. Everything inside the show feels like you are playing "Little Big Planet". It really takes you on an adventure and the acting on all fronts are good. The voice acting couple with the singing and dancing really keep you feel touched and feel like dancing. There are some parts where you just keep wanting to know more what happens next.

THE BAD

There are some part which I feel just there to be prolonged the movie. There is lots of things to absorb at one point and also with cartoon, you cannot think so much. The girls seems to learn almost everything when she studied outside the city which is quite mad


CONCLUSION
The story inspires you to follow your dreams, the path is not set with just what your parents want you too. Be whoever you want to be and just live free #yolo. In the movie, he became from an expert in bull fighting to a musician cum fighter finally.

TL;DR: Journey throughout the 3 different fantastic worlds, and a heroic ending for a good fairy tale.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

[K-Listens] TaeTiSeo : Holler 2nd Mini Album

Ever since I listened to Twinkle by TaeTiSeo (Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun) by 3 of the 9 8 now after the sudden departure of Jessica which caught the attention of fans (SONE) and non-fans. SM Entertainment (SNSD agency) took a stock dip after her announcement on leaving the group.

Jessica's issue turned the K-pop scene upside down and but thankfully TTS album was absolutely amazing. Sometimes I wish there were more songs but then again you know what they say right, QUALITY over QUANTITY people.

This 2nd mini album name "Holler" with such a fine looking album art featuring 6 track list as below.

Track List:

01. Holler
02. 아드레날린 (Adrenaline)
03. 내가 네게 (Whisper) 
04. Stay
05. Only U 
06. EYES
TTS 2nd mini album! 
Their  first song is Holler and it also the upbeat opening song compare to Twinkle although they got the same opening as Twinkle. This song showcase more towards their group synergy and also towards the vocal power house, Taeyeon and also the ever smiling vocals of Tiffany. Seohyun harmonizing like a boss in this track. Check out their offical MV below:


Moving on to the 2nd track, Adrenaline you will come to feel the upbeat of the maknae, Seohyun and her ever loving dance. Ohhhh, how much she had grown up and now clever to shake with a deadly wink (as deadly as Fany!). Every single time I hear this song, it makes me want to jump out of my seat and just dance. The beat is very uplifting pairing up with their voice, this time Seohyun takes the front stage with her cheerful voice and Taeyeon superbly good voice. Watch one of their live performance here which I been repeating it almost everyday:



Whisper track is more towards emotional pop where it speaks towards more seductively and first time lover thingy. The track makes you feel like you want to whisper to someone how you feel about him/her, let that particular person know what you been feeling. You can get the feeling that the girls want to tell him but also shy and clueless at the same time.

Feel the power of Fany's rapping in Stay which portray a want for someone to stay beside them (duh!) couple with Taeyeon just singing STAYYYYYYYY in her best voice ever possible. This feels like a sadder version of Adrenaline because in certain part of the song you can feel that they beg that person to stay by their side.

Only You is written by Seohyun who is the youngest in the group, in Korea we call that maknae. Suprisingly, as little love experience she had except for We Got Married where she was paired up with Jung Yong Hwa of CNBlue. She wrote a really feeling and meaningful ballad lyrics where it will sets you in the mood to be in love. Lol.

The last song in the album is EYES which more towards the jazzy type. Featuring a little bit of jazz and pop, you will enjoy this song, most of the netizens find the similarity to Ariana Grande - Problem maybe in some part just some of it. I feel EYES is much softer than Problem as both have some catchy as shit beats.

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