November 30, 2010
Leslie Nielsen, a beloved actor has passed away at the age of 84. Best known for his role in Scary Movie 4. He didn't start as a comedian, but as a drama actor, but known nowadays around the world as one of the best comedian ever lived.
He died due to complication of pneumonia he had suffered. He will be missed.
November 29, 2010
Since Harry Potter’s new movie came out last week, the internet is buzzing with reviews about the new movie, but I’m not going to write about that. Here’s a review of another movie, not as popular but surprisingly made Harry Potter a run for its money.
Tangled a Rapunzel Story, is by it’s name a Rapunzel story. You know who is Rapunzel right? No need for history lesson here. However, this fairy tale has a twist. Not a typical prince meet tower with a long hair girl in it.
In this movie, Rapunzel was born a princess and a magical one too. She was born with a magical hair, which has the gift to heal anything, even life, how this come to be? Well it has to do with a magical flower. In order for the hair to work, you'll need to sing a very special song. A wicked old lady, first found out about the magical power of the princess, decide to stole her, to use her power for her own personal greed, to stay young forever.
For years she had kept it a secret from Rapunzel, but Rapunzel is a wild and imaginative girl, that has been dreaming of stepping outside the tower to view the world, especially the “flying light” on the sky, no not the star, it’s actually lanterns made by Rapunzel’s parents, the king and queen, hoping that Rapunzel sees it and come home.
Then fate intertwine when a young man (not a hero in this story) called Flynn Rider, running from the law came to the tower, and discovered Rapunzel. Sensing this is fate’s way telling her to go outside the tower; she finally steps out on a journey to fulfilling her dream. I would not like to spoil it for everybody, you have to watch it to follow the adventures, and see what happen in the end.
The story is a classic tale with a twist from Disney. It was a surprise when the opening week in US gross about USD49 millions, just short of Harry Potter’s weekend opening (USD51 millions). Rapunzel is voice by Mandy Moore, so you can expect the singing is real, while Flynn Rider is voice by Zachary Levi.
But, knowing best from all previous Disney classic tales, you know how the story goes. First you met the hero/heroine, some adventures, sad twist, and then a happy ending. However, the best part of all Disney’s classic tale is the adventures. In this movie it will be filled with many laugh and crazy things that you wouldn’t imagine. The best part of the movie is a genius use of animal as the catalyst for laughter, yes animal!
There will be adventure, where you hold your breath, singing and dancing to the song, humming even after the movie ended, romance where the kid fell icky and close their eyes, hehehe. All and all this is very great movie to get your kid to watch other than Harry Potter. You won’t regret having another view of fairy tale; told from modern point of view.
This is a solid 4/5 stars.
November 27, 2010
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November 23, 2010
Somewhere in Siberia, Russia, there's a problem from 10,000 years ago that seeping up through kilometers of tundra and ice. A gas, much more lethal than carbon dioxide are bubbling up on the Siberia. Methane gas, 23 times more lethal than carbon dioxide are being seen seeping through their 10,000 years old prison. There are also an estimated 1.5 trillions tons of carbon gas under the ice, which is almost equal to all the rain forest in the world today.
The evidences of global warming are clear, glacier falling back, erratic weather, dying coral reef, increasing temperature around the world, but this might be the one that could change it all for the worse. The release of all this methane gas, could be the hump on global warming where we can't go back anymore.
Since this discovery is so new, there are many variables and calculations that must be made before conclusion of how worse this has become. Scientist are still debating whether the problem can still be fix or slow down, or are we too late.
I'm hoping we live long enough to see that it never happen.
For more info on this, read all about it here.
So here's a brief history of why they decided to demote Pluto as a planet. Scientist recently discover Iris, an icy but bigger body of ice further than Pluto. This (although painful to admit) made the scientist to a conclusion that there maybe more icy "planet" outside of Pluto, and thus the decision to make Pluto a dwarf planet, not a full planet.
To understand what a planet is, scientist has come with a description, A body that circles the sun without being some other object's satellite, is large enough to be rounded by its own gravity (but not so big that it begins to undergo nuclear fusion, like a star) and has "cleared its neighborhood" of most other orbiting bodies. That is a planet.
However, recently, when they recalculate the size of Iris (the planet further than Pluto) it is now said to be even more smaller than previously thought, almost the same size as Pluto. So now they reconsidering the fact. Another reason why they reconsidering this is because of what the word "planet" really represent.
Now they are saying that the term planet, as stated above cannot be use anymore, since it shows that no planet on our solar system is consider a planet if they follow the term strictly.
For more info on this, read more about it here.
November 22, 2010
If you doesn't feel like Googling, here's the full results. Congratulations again to all the winners.
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist - Justin Bieber
Favorite Male Artist - Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Artist - Lady Gaga
Favorite Band, Duo or Group - The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album - Justin Bieber, 'My World 2.0'
Favorite Male Artist - Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist - Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album - Carrie Underwood, 'Play On'
Favorite Male Artist - Eminem
Favorite Album - Eminem, 'Recovery'
Favorite Male Artist - Usher
Favorite Female Artist - Rihanna
Favorite Album - Usher, 'Raymond v. Raymond'
Favorite Album - 'Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers'
Favorite Artist - Muse
Favorite Artist - Michael Bublé
Favorite Artist - Shakira
Favorite Artist - MercyM
So there you go, for more info go here. I leave you with video of some of the performances that you guys would love to see. Better watch it fast before copyright issues.
But, nevertheless, electric car never fully popularize, and people are still sceptical. Why?
For one, too expensive. To store the massive power the car need to run, it cost them USD10000 - USD15000 for a battery per piece, this make the overall electric car twice the price of a normal gas car. People figure everything into buying a car, and buying a electric car is just too expensive on the long run.
Limited range is also a problem. Different electric car has different mile age on how much can it go with a full recharge. However, the miles it can go are still shorter than that of a gas car. This prove to be a problem to those that travel a lot. Plus with limited recharging station, it would a problem when the car run out of juice.
For more info on why the electric car maybe to early for us, see this link.
November 19, 2010
If you guys see the trailer, you would see that the way it shoot is pretty much like Twilight, plus the movie make Red Riding Hood act like an emo teenager! "I should, I should not, I will, I will not" FOR GOD'S SAKE WOMAN MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!
You know what, this movie gonna rake millions because of 2 things, Amanda Seyfriend as the main cast, and Twilight fan. Yes you know who you are you insecure 16 years old brat.
Somewhere, the author of the original Red Riding Hood is crying...
Just take a look already!
Here's the link to the full photos, it may be slow loading, but it will be worth it. Images, in front of a a real human eyes.
The movie, coming in 2011 (I think), is about well, Gulliver, who is in an adventure, where he stumble on a land where tiny people live, it's a classic tale, live with it!
Anyway, the movie stars Jack Black, who doesn't love Jack Black?! And there's Jason Segel (the guy that plays Marshall in How I Met Your Mother).
Can't wait to bring my sister to this one.
All that I can get from the trailer is that she's a bad ass with probably psychotic personality. Well, enjoy!
November 18, 2010
Said to be the world's lightest interchangeable lenses camera, the camera era has sure come a long way to get here. No idea when this gonna come here, I'm gonna guess here, it will probably be here by early next year.
More info can be read here and here and here.
I never get the chance to play it yet, but it was given a 8/10 points from IGN. The single player was short, but the strength in this game is the multiplayer. As the name of the game sounds, you play to assassinate other player with stealth, at the same time avoid being kill too.
Here's a trailer of the game.
Enjoy the trailer
November 16, 2010
The fuel and essential sources, such as food and power could be cut to almost 80%, which mean, we could speed things up. However, the idea was not popular among scholars and scientist, most of them actually hated the idea of sending people without possibility of returning to Earth.
Although the idea was not widely accepted, they intend on doing it anyway, if they was an eccentric billionaire, with a lot of money to spend. Rumours of PayPal founder and Amazon.com Inc CEO have been investing on space exploration, could help the scientist.
They said, that the Earth is a volatile planet, it is on constant threat of forces beyond our power, black hole, solar blast..things that just unpredictable, so one way for the species to survive is by venturing into space.
You can read all about it on Yahoo! in the link here.
If you ask me, everybody die at some point. But human being has always shown remarkable survival skills to claw their way up to the top of the food chain. But maybe there's something to it here.
November 4, 2010
For those that hate or doesn't care about this, there was a small election in Galas, Kelantan. The winner is BN with 1000+ majority. Now, I'm not a big fan of politics, nor the government nor the opposition, but one has to take side right? and I am a firm believer of people power.
Voters nowadays are not old and still relies on one type of information that are being control by the government, now we have the internet. Although not everything from the internet can be trusted, but it's not refrain to the government needs.
There will be a lot of speculation to why BN won the election, and the biggest one would be "orang dah bosan dengan PAS" or "orang nak tengok perubahan". What's the similarity here? ORANG. Yes the voters there feels that they want a change, and they believe that BN can give it to them, nothing wrong there. The only thing that could be wrong is when the promises turn to lies, that's the price you, the voters, will pay when things don't go your way.
If the winning party could bring changes to them, why shouldn't we vote for them? Remember that politics are always dirty, if you don't believe, go try it yourself. You can't help the people unless you "help" others. So, don't go and regrets the decision that you made, I hope you have put the right people in power.
I don't want to congratulate the winning party just yet, because the easy part is over, now you have to put those promises you made into realizations. Excuses will only reflects badly on the party, you and your family.