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Indonesia Trip

28 Nov

So I went to Bandung Indonesia in Oct before the cold season hits.
It was a trip with my brother, two friends and later joined by my sis in law.
A perfect holiday of both exploration and finding the need to see more than just typical shopping malls or  beaches.
Which i seem not to fancy much in a holiday.

Thx to my bro & sis in law for showing me around////

awesome sight.

Beauty In Gloom

Beauty In Gloom

Look into the skies (creature feature song)

street art in artist conclave

shin

me & shin

me & shin

me & shin

my brother & me

shin

shin

ith a kool backdrop

shin with a kool backdrop

the two explorers

the two explorers

in peru or what ?

in peru or what ?

no guessing his fav team..

no guessing his fav team..

smoookkkkyyyy.

smoookkkkyyyy.

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Dancing with Winona

27 Feb


Winona Ryder 1st became an impression to me when i was just a Ninja-Turtle loving dude at 9 years old. Back in the early 90’s, i started to see Edward Scissorhands Posters plasted on video rental shops n such.  1992 came and i remembered going over the movies section of the daily newspaper when i saw “thrilling” ads of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, feat Winona…  Rated R(A), i almost instantly knew it was one movie that i had to see – when i was OLD enough!
Incidentally ard the same time that year, i came across the full-blown movie poster at the old Yishun 10 during a school excursion to see FERN GULLY the movie… Childhood Radness.///

When S.B.C finally screened Edward Scissorhands on TV in 1994, i soon discovered a whole new realm. From the suave Johnny Depp who was playng the awesomely kool character, the visual fantasy of the movie, Tim Burton and finally getting to see Winona in the flesh for a whole 90 mins…Here i was, a minor in primary school and already sporting a crush with some ‘kakak‘ who’s 10 years older. Fast forward to 1997, and i had already seen about 6 more ‘Winona’ movies – from TV to (stolen) tapes.

Now, back then there wasnt wikipedia or IMDB.com to check up on all your fav. babe’s movies, so i did what i could do to do research. From Library books, stolen mags (agn), newspapers and even propaganda TV, i looked for clues on her past and future movies. In the mid 90’s, you could go to community libraries and watch any free movies on thier video catalouge. So every free weekend when me and my friends were watching movies at those solitary booths, i would be watching BEETLEJUICE, DRACULA and SCISSORHANDS week in week out… All you needed to have back then was a library card…

She Can steal my shirts ANYTIME!

So from goth characters to feminist roles to alien-fighting kick ass babe, winona did it all on screen. And yeah, her pixie look and Bob hairdos never fails to make me fall in love with her again and again …
Edward Scissorhands probably gave me a first insightful of what Surrealism was. And Tim Burton,whoah what can i say, even with that wild hair that looked like it was ravaged by a pack of crazy mad dogs, he earns my respect for putting out movies that the “undergrounders” and the “artsy” circles swear by.
The House of the Spirits (1993), a magical-realist movie she starred abt the social revolution in Chile further convinced me that she’s one off-beat chick who’s willing to act in less no-brainer blockbuster movies and more on literary works and cult adaptations…
Now,…most of you out there might already be thinkin, ‘What’s the fuss about this outdated Winona person…’

Well, other than being different and no modern actresses that can ever emulate her, she’s also kool cos she’s a liberated shoplifter, listens to The Clash and adore New wave/Alternative music.
Totally W.I.N.O.N.A.

P/S: check out this webby:
A good source of WINONA !

Lio Comics

25 Sep

Im in awe of this comic-strip lately. LIO by Mark Tatulli is a cool, wicked cartoon done with a quirky taste, and i found out abt it recently while filpping in the comic section of the local weekend newspaper SUNDAY PLUS.

Now, i look anticipately for Lio’s comics every sunday to provide sum wicked laughs.
Tim Burton would recommend this.///
Just imagine Dennis The Menace. But with a bizarre twist.

“Reminiscent of Charles Addams’ strange universe is Lio and his dark and humorous cartoons. Creator Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City) has recently sealed a deal for a live-action feature movie based on Lio.
This comic is dark, features no dialogue-only pictures and follows the “darkly detailed world of young Lio and his bizarre creature co-stars.”
(bermuda times)

Cos The Pie-Maker Said So…./

30 Aug

Now for all of you people into surrealism or tim burton’s cinematography style, check out abt Pushing Daisies. Go HMV and buy thier DVD boxset, Come out already, never bluff you. steady boh pi pi hor….

To those who dont know yet, here’s some sneaky peeps, i mean sneak peeks to one of the kool and power shows that made me turn on my TV set after a bloody long time ..
(1st season series Aired on Chn 5 last July-Aug 2008)

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Black Hole Sun

29 May

.Surrealism.

This is one of the best music videos ever… by Seattle Grunge band SOUNDGARDEN. Made in 1994 but its still powerful compared to today! Too bad i only got to SEE the video in 1998 ! 4 friggen years after it was 1st made! A surreal direction, like it came off Fantasy Directors Tim burton or Terry Gilliam… Hell Yeah!

Black Hole Sun (SOUNDGARDEN)

(Press Play and Pause video , let it stream for a min, then PLAY!)

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The Biggest Tree i’ve ever seen!

22 Apr

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This must be Biggest HUGE-est Tree i’ve seen if not the Biggest in Singapore!
It was like 20 storeys high at least ! Awesome  !

Isnt Nature's creations Wonderful ?!

Awesomely BIG TREE

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I got STOKED from a mile away seeing the tree…

The tree was so HUGE that even the cam couldnt take a FULL SHOT – so we had to take half of the tree to fit in the camera.

Look at just how small i am….

Me(circled) against the big tree....

Me(circled) against the big tree...and it's just HALF of it.

awe-some.....

awe-some..... Nature's creations are just wonderful...

What’s Up? What’s Goin On ???

12 Feb

Hey, remember the 1993 runaway hit from Linda Perry/Four Non-Blondes that goes like this……. “And i say, heeeyyyyy hey hey hey hey….What’s Goin On….. !!!!”

If you do, good for you. I always thot it was a rad song back then. It was the shit back in 94 when i was in primary six. 10 years later i came across the lyrics to the song and i realized it had a bit of meaning to it – About life and turmoils when ur in mid 20s…. Im 25 goin on 26 this year and like the song, which she wrote when she was 25 speaks the same thing that we young adults/youths go thru today… Bein jobless, not havin ur dream job and worse, a life that’s hopelessly going nowhere…..
A still life.
And trying to get up that Hill of Hope.
(you’ll understand what i mean in a crazy fast-paced country like ours)

Play the song and listen HARD to the lyrics if you belong to That circle.


Whats Up [1993] – Four Non Blondes


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Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination
I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of
This brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What’s in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs What’s going on?
And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what’s going on?
Ooh, ooh ooh And I try, oh my god do I try
I try all the time, in this institution
And I pray, oh my god do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution.
And so I cry sometimes When I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out What’s in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs What’s going on?
And I say, hey hey hey heyI said hey, what’s going on?

Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination.

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