Thursday, June 24, 2010

离岛-Karen Kong

I came upon this song in namewee's blog and i instantly fall in love with it.

Although this song was released a year ago, but i didn't get the opportunity to know it. Haha i feel quite lucky that i found it now so that's why i posted this in my blog for sharing, better late than nothing!

This song reminds me of my hometown and i suddenly feel like wanting to go home at that moment. The lyrics and music video is directed by namewee himself, wow...i was quite amazed at his other talents, contrary to popular believe that he only make videos criticizing the government.

Oh, and the singer is our very own local Malaysian singer. hmm..heard of her name before but didn't heard her singing until now. Very glad that there are more talents coming out of Malaysia, but sadly speaking to be successful in Chinese music industry one must travel abroad as they are not so many opportunities locally.

Anyway, lets just sit back, forget reality for a moment, relax our mind and listen to some good music:)




Sunday, June 20, 2010

Full Metal Alchemist

Finally Full Metal Alchemist has come to an end...

I've been following this manga (short for FMA) for a few years via recommendation from my bro. It remains one of the best manga i've ever seen with it's uniquely original story. It is unique because previously there was no manga that touches about alchemy as a main subject. The world, the rules, the characters of FMA are all portrayed in details and you can feel that alot of effort is being made to research it.

The story is also unique in a way that it portrays some really harsh reality. It started off with two brothers trying to use a banned alchemy technique to revive their dead mother, The attempt ended in failure, not only their mother was not revived, the younger brother's life is also taken away because of the equivalence exchange rule of alchemy,

"if you want to gain something, you must contribute something of equal value in return"

The older brother, not wanting to lose another person in his life again, make a desperate decision to save his younger brother, he performed the ritual again and offer one of his hand and leg to secure his younger brother's soul in which he imbue it into an armor, so somehow securing his life. The older brother later have their friends make a mechanical arm and leg for him. Wow, at that moment i was thinking if i've have the courage to make this kind of decision if i'm in their shoes.

Thus, the two brothers set off on their journey to look for a method to regain their own body back. And of course along the journey they met many friends and foes and uncover many tales of adventures and mysteries.

This manga is one of those epic manga that one manga reader should read before they die!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The 13th Warrior

Hmm...this was an old movie that i watched a couple of years back ago with my brothers at home. One day I stumbled upon this VCD which i don't remember where i got the VCD from.

Aha~ Fate wanted me to take a look at this movie~

The main attraction of wanting to watch this movie is nevertheless because of the lead actor, Antonio Banderas, i quite like this actor actually, the name itself is so damn cool already. (wondering why my name is not as cool as this?:P)

Anyway, i like to watch action sword fighting medival movie too so i think it's worth a shot. Besides,watching VCD is free hahaha:P

I quite enjoy the movie actually, or maybe because i wasn't putting any expectation?
The fight scenes are ok, story ok, it's not very very impressive, but overall ok lar, but then the highlight of the film is what it's worth blogging for and worth remembering.

Just before the fight, the viking warriors chanted their warrior code aloud~

"Lo there do I see my father. Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers. Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, in the Halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live...forever"

Wow...the epic quote spell strucked us, and me and my bros feel like wanting to pick up our axes and shield and charge to the battlefield with the vikings.

It's like casting a spell of invulnerability to the viking warriors! wow...

Good epic quotes can remain in our minds for a long time, although the quote above is too long to be remembered exactly, i only managed to remember the last sentence hehe but nevertheless the fighting spirit is there, you can feel it!

But this movie didn't perform very well at the box office and is not popular but i'm glad that i watched it, if not i'll never get to know this quote.

so, here's me sharing them to you. if you need a battle booster, remember the above quote, here's the video of the quote for sharing:)