Monday, July 27, 2009

a wedding processional to remember

someone linked this wedding processional, and it's great.

I'd have loved to do something like this if only people around here weren't so serious :p

JK wedding entrance

unfortunately, embedding is disabled on this video, so you'll have to head on over to the link to watch it.

the end of a epicurean era

Many of you will have heard me wax lyrical about a little Korean restaurant in the Bangsar area called Ka Wha, it's a great deal, all you can eat Korean barbecue for RM48+, and the food is pretty good.

Unfortunately, when we went there last night, we found out that the manager, Heidi, had left the restaurant and was working elsewhere. There was no unlimited ice cream to go with the meal (it used to be unlimited ice cream and watermelon slices). And some said the food wasn't as good as it used to be.

Well, honestly, some of it was slightly varied in flavor, but all in all, it's still value for money and the food is still pretty decent, maybe not as good as some other Korean restaurants but still one of the better ones. I wouldn't strike it off yet, but hopefully they'll get their act together and keep the standards up. I know for now, I won't be clamoring to go so often anymore.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yesus! by True Worshippers

Sorry another video... did this song at DUMC a few weeks ago (I think) and it kinda stuck in the head. Finally managed to find the song.

It's a song in Malay (well, technically in Bahasa Indonesia, or Indon), singing about Jesus. It's really cool. And the church is pretty rockin' too :) with all aspects of performing and visual arts represented.

the lyrics (at least I will attempt with my limited knowledge of Malay/Indon) (the original words are on the video)
The life I've chosen
Makes it meaningful
Because of Lord Jesus
My place of belief and hope

I open my eyes
Look around me
I must speak of
His truth that frees

Because of Your power
Because of Your greatness
I can do great things
that You have promised

Jesus, You're my friend
Jesus, You'll always be by my side
You're the source of my strength
Jesus, You're my friend
Jesus, You've never tired by my side
You're the source of my strength

yeah. and it repeats.
if I've made any mistakes, let me know :)

a trilogy of summer sci-fi

You know the summer is upon you when the blockbusters roll out week after week after week.

Got to watch three sci-fi movies (not including X-Men Origins: Wolverine) - Ster Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Terminator Salvation.

Of the three, I'd have to say that Star Trek was easily the best of all movies this summer. Or year. Or even ever. It took an ageing and ailing franchise and brought it to where no man has ever gone before (sorry bad pun). Well in other words it was epic. And I'm not easily impressed by movies. This impressed me and left me in awe. Can we have more, Mr. J.J. Abrams? Please? Pretty please?

Transformers 2 (for ease of writing) was good too, not very smart, and Shia Lebouef looks set to take over Keany Reeves' title as shocked dimwit of the movie world. And Megan Fox is, well, nothing really more than eye candy. But it's good entertainment, leave your brain at the door, and enjoy the giant robots battle it out (Sideswipe is still the coolest ever :)

Terminator Salvation just left me disappointed, despite a strong performance from Sam Worthington. Christian Bale just was disappointing and one-dimensional. The story left a lot to be desired, and I'm not sure if I'd like more of Terminator for be coming out.

Also, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (since I'm on a roll)... I'm a huge X-Men fan, and I refused to watch X3 because of the way they butchered the franchise in that movie. Well, this one was pretty good, and Hugh Jackman gives a good performance as always. I also couldn't _not_ watch it as my favorite X-Man, Gambit, finally makes an appearance. Too bad he didn't have much screen time, so can we do X-Men Origins: Gambit after Magneto, please? (Magneto is supposed to be the next X-Men movie)

Coming up... another blast from my past... G.I. Joe! Another one of my favorites from my childhood. I hope it's good...