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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Not Another Clone Wars!

George Lucas is really overdoing it this time.

I first came across the strangely familiar Clone Wars, the latest 3D animated feature film from the almighty George Lucas, on Youtube. When I saw the trailer, the first thought that came to my mind was this.
Take a look here & see if you agree with me.




I've been wanting to write about this for quite some time now but I just never got round to it. Now that the movie is coming soon to local theatres, I thought I'd better step on it like pronto.

I think George Lucas is really squeezing his lemon & milking his cow. He is really working hard at it, squeezing & milking out every single last drop of Star Wars that he has left.

It was obvious when he started squeezing out the prequels, which were nothing more than just a few hours of visual effects wizardry.

I have to apologise to all the fans out there, but I thought the prequels sucked. Cos it didn't have a story. And also cos Georgie used this little wooden boy as an actor.

Geogie seems to have an eye for 'talent'. Remember Mark Hamill, the guy who played Luke Skywalker, son of Darth Vader?

Well, he was made of wood too.

Just when you thought that Georgie's lemons & cows are all dried up, he squeezed out a TV animated series.
Now, this I like.

But this? I am really not sure guys.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Car was Raped

Olympics aside, something happened to me last Thursday. Well, almost happened. Not really to me, but to my car.

I was having lunch at the office when a colleague of mine informed me that my car alarm was on, & there were 2 stranger guys at the car park. One of them was standing next to my car, & the other was in a white 'Inova-type' of car, with heavily tinted black windows.

I was only halfway through my lunch at that time, & it wasn't particularly interesting to be disrupted when I was eating. But when someone tells you that your car is probably being broken into, it means you need to take immediate action.

I ran like the wind. I ran faster than Forrest Gump.

But when I got to the carpark, my car alarm had already stopped. No broken windows, no stranger danger guys & no white car with black tinted windows. Whoever they were, they had already left. I was really lucky this time.



I didn't know what the heck they were after then, & I still don't know now.

They basically pried open the plastic guard that was screwed into the front bumper. It seemed like they were trying to get at something, like they could have tried shoving their hand into the gap to grab something from inside.

I had to force the plastic guard back into it's original slot. It wasn't easy.



How dare they violate the virtues of my car.

How dare they rob its chastity & innocence.

Of course, I reported to the management, who then reported to the police as we had the car plate number. But really, I don't think the police will be going to do anything about it.

At this point in time, I really can't help it but to think that our country is really messed up.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BLACKOUT

This may sound like a typical Hollywood disaster movie but it's actually not.

At about 6.30pm yesterday, on a quiet Sunday evening, just like any other Sunday evening, the power suddenly went out.

Now, power trips are not something that is uncommon in Kuching. It happens all the time just before & during the elections.


Now the first few thoughts that came to my mind, no matter how illogical it sounded, was this, in the correct order:
1) Wow. Beijing Olympics must be really using up a lot of power.
2) Geez. Does this have anything to do with Anwar's Permatang Pauh by-elections?
3) Oh man, can't watch olympics tonight.


I thought it must have been some minor power trip somewhere. But my mother-in-law consulted her Foochow network in Sibu, & it seemed that the whole of Sarawak was affected. Some even claimed that the power plant in Bintulu had exploded. Wow. That would have made a good Hollywood movie.


This was a picture of me looking for the torch light.


This was what the whole of Kuching looked like at 8:00pm.


Sibu at 8:30pm.


Basically, the only places in Sarawak that were lit up were the airports, hospitals & Ting Pek Khing's house (T2). Believe me, I saw it with my own eyes.


Oh, before you go, there is actually a movie called Blackout. I checked.

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