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  • Shinjuku Incident @ HKIFF

    Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 2:32AM / Members only



    So I managed to catch Shinjuku Incident  - the opening film for HK International Film Festival @ the HKCEC on Sunday night. I was lucky enough to get a ticket since it was sold out quite early!
    I was very excited to watch it coz it's actually my first HK film since moving to HK! Yes ironic I know... I watched more HK films when I was back in KL.

    Anyways, yes, Daniel Wu is in it (another reason I got excited). BUT it wasn't him back from the days of Bishonen - though I wish it was - in Shinjuku he had those curls that feels almost like a brush - of course I was assuming it felt that coarse just by looking at it. And from what I've heard he had that hairstyle on for 6 months for the duration of the shoot! 

    Back to the film, my first reaction was WOW! There's so much GORE in it! Well coming from Malaysia where all the films in the cinema are censored this came as a real shock! I've never seen such decapitated hands so BIG and so close to me! But it was well exciting - what a new and pleasant? experience!



    Okay fine, let's go to the storyline. It started out really nice and sweet with a promising good after feeling. Half-way through everything started moving really fast - almost in fast-forward that I sometimes lose the plot. And I feel it doesn't give me enough time to fully understand the reasons why the characters did what they did. Maybe the characters weren't developed well enough - maybe it was done that way on purpose to create the feeling that no one - including the characters themselves - fully understood what was going on. Of course this was a chapter of confusion, chaos and backstabbing.

    Another thing that I found myself doing was trying to move the frame lower or to the side - depending on the shot that I realise was missing. It's just that sometimes the characters seem to be doing something but I cannot see what exactly that they're holding/chopping/etc.

    I do like how the characters seem very real - that unlucky things do keep happening to the same person. It's something that we hate to see happen to people but yea - life's a bitch and bad luck comes in 3s... or more. Some people choose to be naive, some people overcompensate their weaknesses by acting bigger than they really are, some people backstab to reach their goals, some reasons are never explained... and good people do die in the end. In real life there aren't many happy endings.

    Overall I like the movie. It is kinda disturbing in a way but movies are meant to create feelings within you.
    I only hope I can learn Cantonese overnight like how Jackie Chan managed to learn Japanese in this movie :)

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  • Meeting Duffy and her concert

    Monday, Mar 23, 2009 1:11AM / Members only

    Friday morning we set out for an interview with Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy @ the W Hotel in Kowloon. She is here for her first concert in Hong Kong.

    I was sick the day before, down with fever, flu, cough, the whole shebang. Luckily I recovered in time for the interview.
    The location was reaally sweet - it was one of the suites. At one point we had to wait inside the HUGE ass bathroom with open view of the harbour complete with rain shower and Mr. Ducky (I know sounds dodgy that we're waiting inside a bathroom, right?)
    Anyways, it came to our turn to interview her. Alvey was on a roll so it turned out quite good. Duffy gives really good answers, in producer's terms - her bites were very usable :) So I was quite happy about that.
    No, we didn't manage to take a photo with her coz the whole thing started late, other media extended their slots and poor us were rushed to finish it ASAP. It didn't matter anyways, coz it would be very un-media like for me to want to take photos with her like fans do (hehehe yes but I would SO do it if it was Justin Timberlake!) But Alvey did though for the website - I'll have to ask our publicist for the photo so I can steal it and post it here.
    That night we went to her concert in AsiaWorld Arena. Did vox-pops with the fans before the show started. A lot of them were shy to sing at first but later on we got mobbed by Alvey's fan PLUS a dad who insisted that we shoot his daughter singing a Duffy song! She was quite good too so it was all fun.
    Duffy's concert was really good. Her voice sounded just like in the CD (I bought the special extended version last week, should have gotten her to autograph it, darn!) However, it woulda been better if they placed a huge screen of her so all her fans can actually see her FACE when she sang as opposed to making out the girl dancing in the middle of the stage as Duffy.
    I was supposed to attend a few parties after that. But I went home and bed-rested for the rest of the weekend. Sux being sick. But on the bright side, I got to watch lots of reality tv shows that I really love. Yeay!

    Oh, got the pics from Alvey. Here they are:

     


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  • Of Hello Kitties, pole parties, Wild Safaris & French Hiphop

    Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 11:40PM / Members only

    I've been going to quite a few events lately. It seems like my weeknites turn out to be more interesting (meaning ends later) than my weekends!

    So here goes:
    The Hello Kitty & MAC mash up launch @ Cliq:

    The S&M Kitty was so kinky... too bad we covered his body. Haahaa


    This is Libre de danser @ M1NT where Sky performed some erotic pole dancing.. ouhhhh...


    The Wild Safari party @ M1NT. They played dope hiphop and old skool stuff. I danced the night away...


    Ouh I was in my animal print. Grawlllll!!!

    And then there was this French Hiphop event @ The Fringe Club. The performances were cool & it was a full house! French sounds sooo sexy.... ehehehe




    Wow what a week, eh? Now back to doing that overdue laundry..... (groan...)

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  • adidas Original Quiz

    Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 1:49PM / Members only

    Alivenotdead.com adidas Originals
    I just took the Originality quiz, take a look at my results!
    Naturally Original
    At first glance you may seem fairly average, but after two minutes of talking, it's clear that there's more to you than meets the eye. Despite not advertising your originality, you always keep your own unique perspective and creative approach to life. You're equally comfortable in any situation and fit in no matter where you go but you always stay true to yourself.
    1. Which of the following describes you and your group of friends?
      We are all unique in our own ways
    2. I am spontaneous and unpredictable
      Often
    3. When I have to assemble something, I read the directions first
      Often
    4. When I'm given a choice, I go with my "gut" instinct
      Sometimes
    5. I like "well-structured" assignments more than I like assignments that are "open-ended"
      Rarely
    6. Pick up to 4 creative outlets you enjoy
      Photography
      Writing (poetry, stories, etc)
      Performance arts (acting, dance, etc)
      Shopping
    7. Which alivenotdead.com artists do you find inspiring?
    8. When choosing clothes to buy you are most likely to
      Buy only the fashionable clothing of course!
    9. When I say blue, what do you think of?
      Sky
    10. Lastly, Tell us 10 things you want to do, try or experience before your 60th birthday?
      Travel the world, a personal masseuse, take beautiful photographs, be a surfer, live in various parts of the world and consume the local culture, write & publish a book, marry the person I love & who loves me back, be part of a reality TV show, afford a weekly shopping spree, write and produce a movie.

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  • Ron English @ DNM

    Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 1:11PM / Members only

    So last night I went to the Ron English event @ DNM.


    The art work was really cool and witty - like merging the face of Abraham and Obama, Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Mouse :). He even had a life model (apparently Spencer found her :P) on stage for him to paint and showcase his ártwork'. Nice.


    Abraham-Obama


    Life-model getting painted

    Lots of cool artsy people came by and got to know some new faces which is really exciting.




    Love the shoulder pads, Dennis :)





    Good job, Vicky!

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