of 无谓的作品




注: 以上所写的与本人现实生活无关。

of surprising jay news.

Haven’t actually been blogging much thanks to a gradual onset of flu, sore throat and a disability to equalise the pressure in both my ears. (You know, making the ears go ‘pop’?) Right now it’s behaving like the stock market; either left is cleared, or else it’ll only be the right. Or a miracle could clear both ears, and there’ll be times when I can’t do shit about them.

And yeah, another reason for the lack of posts would be due to my nonstop (if you discounted eat, sleep and shit) playing of Jade Empire on the Xbox since Thursday night. Two days and nights of nonstop playing, and I’ve completed the game at Grand Master level ;p (It was miraculous I got any revision done at all, heh.) I died quite a few times on the journey though, lol. IMO, the best attack combo should be Storm Dragon combined with Legendary Strike. Immobilizes the damn enemy with no room for retaliation, bwahaha :X Too bad it can’t be used on demons, golems and such. Note to those who haven’t played the game: NEVER choose Tien’s Justice as a weapon! It sucks, I kid you not. *spits in disgust*

Spent the better part of today watching YL and his friends at the SAFRA 3-on-3 basketball challenge till the rain petered out and I could trudge home alone.

And by the time I’d bathed and gotten my stuff ready.. there was no time left for a quick nap even -.- Damn. So I ended up reading about the 16th GMA (Golden Melody Awards aka 金曲獎) on jay-chou.net and Jay actually not winning even a single award despite being nominated for six? Whaddafugs. *rolls eyes*

It reminded me of another Jay news article, where the 东方早报 quoted Jay:
“虽然游戏规则不由我订,但我特别希望《外婆》能够拿 奖,因为这首歌原本有讽刺金曲奖的意味,如果真能拿奖,就能证明金曲奖的公正性。”

Roughly translated: it mentioned Jay’s desire towards the GMA, and that he hoped that his song Wai Po (外婆) could get an award, because it was written with intent of criticism at the GMA, and it would showcase the fairness of the GMA if an award was actually given to the song.
(Wait long long, looks like endup simi prize also bo. Fairness my foot lol.)

Jay at the red carpet of the GMA – courtesy of ent.tom.com, found it on this thread.

At the ceremony with Karen Mok – courtesy of the same links as above.

Some stuff to check out if you’re interested.
Gallery of images on Jay at the GMA, courtesy of jaymie from jay-chou.net
Video of Jay playing the piano, together with Yu Hao (宇豪) from Nan Quan Mama (南拳妈妈) and some assorted other instruments. Nice 🙂 Mirror courtesy of blanketma, original thread on the video download here.
– there’s another video of Jay and Lee Hom singing a short refrain from each other’s album at the ceremony, but I can’t really be bothered to put that clip’s link here ;p

That’s all 🙂 The only person I can think of who’d be interested in these stuff would prob be the recluse, lol. I don’t have that many Jay fans in my social circle yet ;p

of local music.

Came across an earlier release of their music some time back, but it looks like their website’s officially up 🙂 Support local music!

Do check out Project DIY! Although they only have 3 songs up for listening at their site, but let’s hope for further updates in the future 🙂

of headaches.

I hadn’t had a headache in years, and it’s so liberating to know the extreme level of irritance a throbbing headache can be, gees. It’s lasted throughout the entire day/night and even after a couple aspirins were taken. (I hadn’t taken those in quite awhile too.)

Sibei sian.

of a short break.

Worked for the past 2 days, gonna be working again the next 2 days. And I’ve slept like half the day away, with nothing else on the agenda so far.

.. well, there’s always revision to be done. *rolls eyes*

I feel like I’m seriously deprived of a life or something 🙂 Then again, how do I deprive myself of a life when I’m already living it? Life is what you choose to make of it, after all. Alright, time to hit the showers and start doing something constructive instead of idling here.

of the may freebies, part 3.

Well.. XXX2: The Next Level was supposed to be my next freebie review, but I hadn’t had time to watch it yet since the ticket’s only available for shows from Mon – Thur, so I guess I’ll be watching it alone 🙂 That’s for another day anyway. (Or is anyone interested in catching this show? I’ll be watching it on either this coming Wed or Thur.)

Initially, I hadn’t planned on catching Return of the Sith even though it was one of those long-awaited movies I had been very interested in catching.. but somehow or other, I winded up with freebies from my company for the show. Talk about luck 🙂

In a nutshell, this final conclusion (sort of) to the Star Wars saga sets all the pieces into place. I’m a closet Star Wars geek, so it was kinda gratifying to see how the whole thing ended 🙂

How Palpatine rose into power from a mere senator of the Republic, and finally manipulated his way into the seat of a self-proclaimed Galactic Emperor.

The famed Order 66, when almost all Jedi were exterminated in a single move by the clone troops, whom everyone thought were absolutely trustworthy. (Righttt.. trustworthy up to the point when they fry you with blaster beams that is.)

And the highlight of the movie, Anakin Skywalker’s fall from grace into the Dark Side, and his rebirth as the Sith Lord Darth Vader. (I hadn’t known that he had all his limbs amputated before being put into the armor though, hmm.)

All in all, the movie was too tightly packed IMO, leaping from event to event. It felt like a play being acted out rather than the smooth transition between movies a normal movie had, more like “Act 1: Anakin and Obi-Wan rescue Palpatine“, “Act 2: Further political machinations of Palpatine” and so on. Brrr, no good. I would’ve preferred a longer movie with more details, so let’s hope the DVD has an extended version 🙂 But.. still worth a watch on the big screen, for the great special effects if nothing else.

(Alert: Star Wars geek rantings follow on after this.)

Various interesting (?) observations during the course of the movie:
– Ewan McGregor’s excellent portrayal of a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi, complete with wisecracks and humourous quips in the dialogue. Thumbs up 🙂
– Mace Windu and Palpatine’s duel, where they shattered the windows and Palpatine’s hair was wildly flapping and yours truly was idly wondering “Eh how come Windu’s hair not flying around? Oh yeah; no hair.” Classic brain lag.
– Padmé’s observation on Palpatine’s ascendency to emperorhood. “So this is how liberty dies.. with thunderous applause.” Nice.
– How Anakin’s eyes became yellow with slitted irises when he progressed into the Dark Side, and his ability to use Dark Side moves, like the force choke on Padmé.
– Anakin’s increasing self-blindedness to reality in the course of the movie, only seeing what he wanted to see.
РKinda sad that his love and desire not to lose Padm̩ to death lured him to the Dark Side. And ironically enough, his betrayal of the Jedi led Padm̩ to lose her desire for life, and fulfilled the premonition that she would die in childbirth instead of preventing it.
– Luke being sent to Tatooine, and Leia to Alderaan under Bail Organa’s care. Yoda’s exile, Obi-Wan’s study of the Force as a means of further life, construction of the Death Star.. the pieces of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope being moved into place.
– Various cameo appearances; Moff Tarkin and Wedge Antilles near the end of the movie. Chewbacca in the part where Yoda was on Kashyyk. I didn’t notice the Millenium Falcon landing, despite clues from forum posts 😦

(end of rant.)

Will leave the rest inside my brain, bubbling as the thoughts are 🙂

of contrasting conclusions.

“How, your friend buying you not buying ah?”
– Over-friendly sales staff at the Heeren last week, making smalltalk to brother while I was otherwise occupied. Friend? Rightttttt.. friend.

“Are the two of you twins? You look so alike!”
– Insurance agent giving weird compliments while trying to get brother+me talking. Oh well, at least she came up with something original, can’t fault the creative lie.
I ended up posing as an impoverished 20 year old student (“Yes Temasek Poly year 3, waiting for NS blah blah..“) and she swallowed the lie whole 🙂 Hook, line and sinker. Goes to show how underage I look -.-

The twins (?) at Shitty City Hall MRT today.

Totally unalike lor! Same factory, different model and 6 years’ difference in manufacture date la.