Japan Open 2013 – Lee Chong Wei Moves To Final

I was anticipating a tough game for Datuk Lee Chong Wei in today’s semi-final match of Japan Open against Nguyen Tien Minh. The Vietnamese was the bronze medallist at this year’s World Badminton Championship and currently ranks No. 8 in BWF World Ranking. So, I prepared myself a cup of hot “888 Coffee” and two sets of “roti kawin”. Sitting on my five year-old couch in front of the TV, with my four year old boy, I had hardly finished my food when the match ended. My coffee was still hot when Chong Wei finished off Nguyen Tien Minh in straight set 21–10 and 21–5. Continue reading…

 

Review of Vikingdom – The Blood Eclipse

Lots of opinions have been aired about the movie and I have not read any that calls it ‘Vikingdoom’ – yet.  Most criticises the CGI quality and defenders brought up the fact that the tight budget limited the film’s potential.  According to Norman Abdul Hakim, a producer of KRU Studios, the budget for the movie Vikingdom : The Blood Eclipse is about RM20 million.  In IMDB, it is estimated as USD15,600,000.  I hope somebody would correct the info, because the difference is simply too huge to ignore.

I am writing not to condemn the makers of Vikingdom, but to share some of my thoughts and ideas as an audience so that, if they care to read this, their next project will be much better than Vikingdom and Merong (I believe Merong is better than Vikingdom). Continue reading…

 

What The Heck?

Correct me if I’m wrong – but when somebody says to you “Congrats on your 50th birthday” the polite thing to say is “Thank you” ? Is it right to burden your friends (who are not best friends, nor relations) with your anger, dissatisfaction with your life, etc? Like these guys (see above screenshot).

Just imagine yourself saying ‘Happy 50th Birthday‘ to one of your facebook friends and he replies, “Thank you, but my house is so dilapidated, my family is bickering and fighting among themselves, blah-blah-blah” – would you wish them well again next year?  Or do you think he is actually asking you to do something about his life – intervene, perhaps? Continue reading…