Unexpectedly, I went to watch Skyfall today and I cannot really decide if I want to call it good or mediocre. Bad is out of the question because there are aspects of the movie which I did appreciate, and no points that I can complain about.
The cinematography and artistic sense was pretty well done. I mean, it was pretty easy to follow the flow of Skyfall. I did not have to wonder what is happening, so yeah, pretty engaging to me. In terms of the artistic sense, I am focusing solely on the opening clip that they made. Hauntingly beautiful.
However, it didn't feel like a proper James Bond movie. I don't know, perhaps it lacks the suaveness of a 007? It didn't seem like the sleekness was present either. Even the tagline, "Bond, James Bond.' didn't convey the aura it was supposed to. ><
In short, it is good as a movie but not really, as a Bond's movie. Yeap, that's my conclusion. Rewatch value... most probably not either.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Pardon the Cantonese pronunciation, actually it is 椰子雞湯(written in traditional chinese). Whether this is the actual name or not, I don't know but at least, that's how my colleague said it and that's how I shall call it too. Located in Pudu, by the corner of a T-junction, it is pretty obscure but I think the old-timers of Pudu would definitely know it!
So, the breakdown of the name:
Ye Zi refers to coconut, Kai means chicken and Tong is soup, hence the proper English soup would be... Coconut Chicken Soup (CCS?) XD
Ignoring the name, this is, in fact, one of the thickest/strongest herbal chicken soup I had in ages! And since it is being boiled in the coconut, there is just that slight hint of the coconut sweetness in the soup! And for you meat-eaters, the amount of chicken meat in this is just.... a lot! There is just no other way to quantify it.
So, just get a plate of rice and order this, satisfaction guaranteed! And guess what, it is pretty worth it for the price, since it is just below RM 10.
Caution : It is served piping hot! So do remember to blow a little to cool it down first ya!
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Nothing beats listening to radio while working. For real. And I have been streaming them online, since my makeshift-radio(from a mp3 player-cum-voice recorder) died on me >< Also, it is pretty impractical to be Youtubing music videos at work since they pretty much suck up the bandwith and stuffs. Anyway, I have about two favourites for the time being. These stations are a great help while I am slowly dying at work XD At least they keep me sane and alive as my workplace is usually silent. Like... pin-drop silence? See the POWER of radio now???
So, on with the first one, I have been listening to r/a/dio ever since one of my secondary classmates introduced it to me and boy, don't I just love it lots. For one, the DJ doesn't do any talking, means it is fully music. The music are fully /jp/(japanese) related and most of the time /a/(anime). Although there are some rare moments where random unknown songs goes on air, it is usually because the streamer went down or something like that. Nevertheless, the music is very diverse and has a pretty good mix. The best part? You can request tracks or even, submit track (pretty strict requirements though). All in all, go forth and enjoy!!!
The next one is a local Malaysia radio station, Red.fm. It is still in beta stage I guess, judging from the full link. However, it does not break at all, unless your connection is sucky :P As with all normal radio stations, this one has DJs talking, interacting and keeping you entertained! One of my favourite radio DJ, Zak also joined Red.fm!!! Who is also a stand-up comedian. I have always listened to him in the morning back in Lite.fm, when he was paired up with Sara, so being able to hear him again was just so fun! :D
There you go. One to satisfy my /jp/ cravings and another to keep myself abreast with current hits. Hope this helps your workday too!