Monday, January 24, 2005

Hiking to get lost? Lolz...

15/01/2005 - Saturday

Watched 'Arahan', a Korean kung fu flick on DVD.


Story: Sang-hwan is a young, naive, but kind-hearted policeman always trying to clean the world from injustice. However, the reality is that he can’t even bring the smallest of local gangsters to justice. During an attempt to arrest a purse thief, he ends up getting accidentally knocked out by Jang Woo-rim, Jaun’s daughter. Jaun is a high member of the Seven Masters, a group of martial art masters, guardians of the secrets of Arahan.

While waking up Sang-hwan from the knockout, Jaun accidentally discovers that Sang-hwan has incredible Chi powers and has the high potential of becoming a formidable disciple. Meanwhile, the evil HeugUn, an original of the Seven Master’s group, has escaped from his eternal prison and is again seeking Jaun who holds the key to his ultimate power.

Review: There's some nice kung fu moves, some laughable moments but overall IMHO the movie sulks. The movie looks like a B grade movie and it didn't really get my attention to immerse fully into the movie. For me, this movie would be one of the worst Korean kung fu flick I've watched.

My ratings: 2.5 / 5 (Arahan: Jangan tengok 'Arahan' - Instruction: Do not watch 'Arahan'. It is a waste of time. You have been warned.)

16/01/2005 - Sunday

Went shopping for CNY (Chinese New Year) clothes at Sungai Wang. Walaueh... traffic is massive eventhough CNY is just about one month around the corner.

19/01/2005 - Wednesday

Went out with Ah Seng to watch Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason at One Utama.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Story: In this follow-up to the worldwide hit, we find Bridget (Renée Zellweger) where we left her: blissful and besotted in the arms of gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Mark is accomplished, supportive and tolerant of (nearly) all of Bridget's tiny jealousies; why wouldn't every woman in London, including Mark's new long-legged, drop-dead-gorgeous, I-always-say-the-right-thing-at-all-times intern, want to lure him away from the plumpish, opinionated, sometimes inappropriate Bridget? With the entry of the leggy threat, Bridget's pink clouds begin to turn grey as her attacks of self-doubt sorely test her relationship with Darcy. And just when it seems that the waters couldn't get any more choppy, Bridget's former boss, womanizing heartthrob Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) sails into view.

Review: Bridget Jones is just so funny. The most memorable part was when Bridget Jones went to jail... =X It a happy ending and I wonder if they gonna a third movie? BTW, is the word 'shag' is permitted in Malaysian cinemas meh? O_o o_O There too much of shag in the movie... lolz....

My ratings: 4 / 5 (This movie is funny! Go watch it!)

21/01/2005 - Friday (Hari Raya Haji)

Firstly, I would like to wish all Muslims a Selamat Hari Raya Haji. Didn't plan anything today but Kim Hong called up to meet up and have a drink at The Curve. Met up with Kumara, Martin and Kim Hong at The Curve at about 3:00pm. We went to Coffee Bean. Tried their White Chocolate Raspberry Ice blended (CNY special) Yummy! Yummy! As we were drinking our coffee and catch up with the latest news, Martin suggested we go hiking at Bukit Gasing later in the evening. And since we have nothing better to do on a public holiday, we went back home to change, met up in Martin's house and we're off to Bukit Gasing.

We reached there about 6 something and started hiking. We thought Martin knew the place very well, so trusted his lead and we didn't even look at the map in the front entrance. We were hiking in circles! Alamak! At about 7 plus, it gotten dark and we decided to call it a day. We went back the way we came from to the front entrance. We looked at the map and we will be more smarter next time. Hehehe...

Martin fetched Kumara back because he got something to do and the rest of us went for dinner at TTDI (chinese restaurant on the same row as Guardian). We were joined by Wei Liang. The dish were simple and delicious =P

Later we adjourned. Kim Hong went with Wei Liang and Martin have to fetch me back to his house because I parked my car there. We reached Martin's house and as I was going to leave, Kim Hong called up again and asked whether we wanted to go for a drink. In the end, three of us went for another drink at a chinese restaurant near Stanford college. We adjourned and i reached home close to 1am.

What a day! At first, I wanted to just chill out for the day since it's a public holiday, but we went for a drink, a hike, dinner and another drink. We really had a great time at Bukit Gasing getting lost! Lolz...

22/01/2005 - Saturday

Went for Rotaract meeting in KL. And since there was a talk on how to destress, the turn up was bigger than usual. The talk was great but it was a little too short. We learned about the types of stress, what causes stress and how to overcome it. There's two ways, 'reconceptualization' and 'reprioritization'.

Reconceptualization is changing the situation into a different context. The example given was if the boss scolds you, just imaging him singing and dancing naked! We did the exercise and everyone was laughing like mad. Reprioritization is changing the sentences to a more positive view. Example I need this job can be changed into I like this job and etc, etc, etc...

The two speakers also recommend breating exercises and barouqe music to destress. All in all, a very informative talk.

After the talk, we celebrated Catherine and Lai Ping's birthday. And later we adjourned to Stadium Negara Restaurant. We ate steamboat. There was too much food and we didn't finish the food. Anyways, the tom yam steamboat was not bad.

After dinner, we went to Celes's house to play some games. We played congkak, carom and jenga. We also watched a bit LOTR: Return of the King Extended Version. Later we went to Pharmacy in Bangsar at about 1 plus. The place was packed and the music isn't my taste =P Luckily the place close at 2 am. After some lousy loud music, we went to a mamak shop nearby to have a drink and relax. After the mamaking session, we went back home. Reached home about 3 plus and went straight to dreamland...

23/01/2005 - Sunday

Didn't have to mood to go out because I know everywhere would be jam packed just like last week. Everyone's shopping for CNY stuffs. Prefer to go on weekdays =)

Just laze around the house, watched some TV, watched some episodes of School Rumble and did some packing. Tracy, if you're reading this, get hold of School Rumble, it's really funny!

For those of you who don't speak or understand Korean, what does Korean music sound like? Here's a interesting Flash file... Download or just click to play.

Can't really describe this video. Sui jai remix? Download it and watch it for yourself. It's about 74 MB! Huge file! BTW, the girl in the video is kinda cute! =P

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