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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Little Superstar

In my continual quest for quality family entertainment, I searched the web for more talented kids videos. What came up was a phenomenon called Little Superstar.

This was the first video that popped up. Without a single clue as to what this entailed, I watched it in utmost innocence:

Oh my God! This was really wierd. How did these guys think up such things? Are they gay?

Then I realised it was a mass addiction. Other people were just creating different versions of the same Little Superstar!

And it was getting wierder with every upgraded version! I couldn't take it anymore! It was getting grosser. I had to find the source!

The next video was it! This was the grandpa superstar of all superstars!

Ngai Teeeeeeee!!! Is that a human even?

According to wikkipedia (yes, it actually has an entry there!) :
Little Superstar is an Internet phenomenon, consisting of a video of Kingkong, an Indian actor, dancing to MC Miker G & DJ Sven's remix of the Madonna song Holiday, in a clip from a 1990 Tamil movie Adhisaya Piravi, featuring actor Rajnikanth. Various mashups have also appeared on the Internet using tracks from Cypress Hill, Michael Jackson and others.

The clip is from India and is a product of the Chennai (Madras) movie industry, otherwise known as Kollywood. The little person in the clip is actually an adult actor, and has appeared in several movies.

Whew! Ok. So he is human.

I am amazed. I am at a lost for words. Quality family entertainment do exist on the web! You only need to know how to find it.

And I shall continue my quest for more! Join me again next time for another entertaining & educational session!

Watch Ah Beng's World of video crips! You will pass exams and your boss will promote you!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Phenomenon of Zhng

You must have heard this word before. Zhng is a Hokkien word widely used in Singapore. It literally means 'to decorate'. The actual pronunciation is CCHHHH-NG and not ZZZHHHH-NG.

Zhng is also widely used in Kuching in certain situations, for example:

1) To make up/dress/look beautiful: Ah Lien wants to zhng sooi sooi to hook rich & hensom men

XiaXue very the zhng blog: a suspected Ah Lien

2) To disguise as police: Some people secretly zhng mata to cheat other people

(Sorry no photo available: government very sensitive)

3) To modify car: Ah Beng zhng his kancil to become sposs car

This phenomenon also exist in other cultures in Malaysia:

1) The Indians zhng their foreheads with red dots for religious purposes, and zhng their noses for cultural/aesthetic reasons

Hoolamak!!! Scared the shits out of me! I thought it's the real Goddess with 10 arms!

2) To decorate: The Malays buy furniture from Singer & Courts Mammoth to zhng their houses during Raya celebrations

3) To circumcise: Malay boys also zhng their manly attachments when they come of certain age

Woohoo! No need to go to school today! We like the zhng!

4) In Borneo, the Dayaks zhng their bodies with tatoos

White people from strange lands also want to zhng: "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. "

In Hollywood, this phenomenon is also widely practiced.
Pomelo Anderson is one example.

Hello Ebrebody! My niam is Pomelo! I like to zhng my pomelos!

In fact, there is one Hollywood zhng movie.

In the movie, everything is the zhng.

Zhng the Face! Zhng the Hair! Zhng the Body!

Zhng the Car!

Aisay! Even downstairs got zhng the light!

The ultimate display of this zhng phenomenon can be heard on this podcast called Zhng My Car.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Grandmaster Datuk Bling Bling

Yesterday, Borneo Post wrote about how difficult it was to get a Datukship
(direct translation: Grandfathership) in Sarawak as compared to other states in Malaysia.

I was attracted to the list published below. These are the titles up for grabs every year:

Even more interesting were the colourful pictures of the medals and other chains that came with the awards:

Award Title: Dato Sri (Grandfather Sri)

Wow! You don't usually get to see all this from close up. I find all this fascinating cos none of us will ever get anywhere near it.

Award Title: Datuk Amar (Grandfather Grandmather)

The medals and chains seem to get more interesting as it goes higher up.

Award Title: Datuk Patinggi (Grandfather High High)

But unfortunately there's one picture missing. The highest & toppest award on the list is Pehin Sri (no translation available). This one nobody can touch. One look everybody scared oredi.

I can only imagine how it looks like. Maybe like this?

Grandmaster Flash...

with Bling Bling headgear.
Yoyoyo Wussup Homeys!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

6-Year Old Piano Prodigy

I saw this clip about a little 6-year old bugger who can soot the piano like nobody's business. His name is Ethan Bortnick and he's a piano prodigy. He has played in huge concerts like a seasoned pro and he talks like an adult. Watch his hands move.

Here's his interview on Jay Leno's Late Night Show:

I also found this little clip about him:

So if you have kids, quickry throw them a toy keyboard plus baby einstein CDs so that they can make money ... oops I mean music fast!

A Note of Love from Kuching-born Director

One 60 year old man.

One 5 year old boy.
The same funny feeling inside.

That's the tagline of Linus Chung's new movie about love - A Note of Love which was released on September 20 at GSC Midvalley.

If you're thinking how come you haven't heard anything about it, well, it is a very small independently produced movie - sort of like borrow money from Ah-Kong-Ah-Ma-Uncle-Auntie and-the-whole-family-clan kind of film. But I think Linus got lucky this time cos he has some kind of backing from Nokia.

What's so special about this film? Well, it's a labour of love about the itchy funny feeling inside. It's about an Ah Pek who starts to get itchy all over again for his wife, and they go pak toh everywhere all over the place - at the cinema, on the grass, at the beach etc. And at the same time also got a little 5-year old bugger who starts to get itchy for the very first time.

For the benefit of those who still don't know who the director is, Linus is a Kuching boy who went to St. Joe and stuck to his dreams while the rest of us went the other route most travelled.

He is an animator, filmmaker and stuntman/fight coordinator. I kid you not. Don't play play. He will karate-chop and frying kick you and film it and make you into a cartoon.
I'm still waiting for the film to come to the deep jungles of Borneo. He told me once that it will be here but I'm starting to lose faith already. Kuching is usually out of the radius of anything new, hip and happening. At the most, we probably get to see the trailer only. So here it is for your viewing pleasure:

You can also watch The Making Of...Part 1 here. If don't have fish, prawns also can.

And then Part 2: