Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daphne Iking is getting good looking business people to do Indecent Proposals

This guy made Iking a proposition and now the husband's all pissed off and taking him to court with an archaic law that most people didn't even know existed.

Malaysia is the land of the free, unless you want to make a pass at someone's wife that is.

Funny how the Iking is claiming she has nothing to do with the case and that the husband and her is now separated. The next time you're watching The Breakfast Show on ntv7 keep in mind that the lady you're looking has probably a lot on her mind.


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

French Spiderman Finally Conquers KL's Petronas Twin Towers

Third times a charm, and Alain Robert Philippe finally got to climb all the way up the Petronas Twin Towers. It's quite spectacular to see him on the tower's pinnacles.

But what is even more amazing is the coverage we got of him climbing, provided by the employees within the tower itself.

Ayy, get back to work la...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ray Cheong - Britney Plays Jazz

In an effort to promote Malaysian Youtubers I'm going to be featuring at least one a week from now on... Here's an interesting spin on Britney's 'Give Me More' as perform by Ray... Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A lotta Watch on Malaysia TV

There is a lot to watch on TV these days. There was a time when Malaysians only had a total of 3 TV stations to watch. Unless you grew up in JB, then you'll have a few more channels to surf. In those days, it was common for people to go to work or school and ask if your friend or colleague caught the show you saw last night.

That almost sounds crazy now. Thanks to Astro, there are just too many channels, to keep track of. And then theres the Pirated DVD thing... it used to be you'd get to rent a VHS (that’s a 'Video Cassette Tape' for those of you who were born in the 90s) like a year after the movie come out.

But now, we get the latest and the greatest movie and TV shows the world has to offer. The local DVD stalls have countless flicks and all of your favorite TV Shows are sold in nice colorful Boxed Sets. Season 1? Season 2? The whole 9 Seasons of The Sopranos?

Keng Meng doesn't have the show you’re looking for? No problem, just download it off the Net.

You're an instant gratification kind of chick? Forgot the theme song for Thunder Cats, Jem, and the Holograms? Strawberry Shortcake? The Adventures of Gummi Bears? Just youtube it.

My dad once asked who the hell has the time and motivation to upload these videos? I told him there are 6.7 billion people on this planet. It only takes one.

Everyone is thinking, it's only a matter of time before the Internet will replace TV completely. I don't think that day will come; They have said this about Radio when Television came along and Radio is still relatively strong. And I just can’t picture a family circling the PC in the living room.

We’re not there yet.

However, people do listen to LESS Radio. And with Internet video becoming more and more pervasive, people will continue to watch less and less broadcast television. Just the way things are.

It has been said many times and I'm about to say it again:

The Internet is Awesome.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Dr Gregory Holmes M.D.?

I frequently watch House on a) my sister's or my ex-girlfriend's Astro b) my PC after having downloaded it of the Internet and c) DVDs.

We've already explored why I'm so into this show.

But merely liking a character in a TV show doesn't explain watching it like a junkie. There must be more to the show than Laurie's good looks and boyish charm. So lets explore my continuous gravitation towards this piece of culture.

Let's start with something that has been annoying me for awhile. The differentials sequences:

They say a bunch of stuff I don't understand, House take the piss out of everybody, they rule out Lupus talks about autoimmune, argue if it's head problem or a physical problem, House orders a biopsy / MRI scan / CT Scan (are those the same thing?) and a bunch of other tests and the team disperse to carry on their work. Repeat and rinse till things get better.

How come I'm always left thinking, what the hell just happened?

Am I the only one who's not following the stuff they say during the deferential. I know there are doctors who watch the show and evaluate the plausibility and the quality of House and his team's diagnosis. But, what about me? A regular guy with a college education. Shouldn't I understand any of this? Or has TV finally fried my brain?

What's frustrating is I think I'm a pretty perceptive guy. Like how I notice that House isn't using his cane properly. And he’s supposed to be a DOCTOR!

Remember Dr. Huxtable of the Cosby Show (I forget which episode) explaining the correct way to use a cane? That if you're limping of your RIGHT leg, you're suppose to have the cane on your LEFT hand so you can walk naturally.

And speaking about waving your cane.

What about Cuddy's excess cleavage flaunting and highly impractical riding boots. And what kind of hospital administrator wears pants that tight anyway (Note to producers: I'm not complaining)?

And has anyone realized that save Kutner and Taub, everyone on the show has taken their shirt off? All I'm saying is, like all these medical dramas it's more about the Drama than it is about the Medicine (Grey's Anatomy anyone?).

Those who are judging me for not being able to follow the differential, should not pretend the show's knee deep in mystery and layered in drama and intellect when at the end of the day, like every other primetime offering, they still use sex to keep everyone interested. Shamelessly appealing to the lowest common denominator who most certainly won't understand any of the deferential sequences anyway!

Let's calm down a bit.

So that's the part of the show that I have a problem with.

The only other medical drama I remember feeling so strongly about was ER. And that's because George Clooney was just so cool. I love how he's always sticking it to the man. House does this all the time. It's like he's the Rock Star doctor and he can get away with almost anything.

I also like how they get to eliminating the usual suspects (ironically, they do this during the deferential sequences) and how the show follows a lot of the same themes and narratives styles of murder mysteries in the vien of Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes (Wait a minute Holmes? Home? House? Coincidence?).

I love Murder Mysteries.

Why I love the show: Edgy, grey haired, grouchy main player with character flaws who solves murder mysteries for kicks.

That, and Forehead (Thirteen) and Bleeding Heart (Cameron) are super-hot.

Monday, January 12, 2009

No. 5: Old-Skool HTTP Streaming (Top 5 Ways to View Video on The Internet)

No. 5: Old-Skool HTTP Streaming

Ahhh old skool internet video...

  • Just works. Usually works with the pre-installed media player which comes with the operating system.
  • Content control. The provider has more control over his video content and how it's distributed.
  • Easy. Just upload the file, put the html tags, and you're done.

  • User not in control. The Pause and other navigation buttons on the player are usually disabled.
  • Shitty, jerky video. With no way of pausing to wait for video to buffer and download proper, users are often times treated to a jerky incomprehensible mess of a video.

Here's how to do it.


Friday, January 02, 2009

CJ7 – Master of None

AXN is going to be airing CJ7 in January 2009. What? A Stephen Chow movie where he isn't a master at anything? Not cooking? Acting? Not Soccer? Not Kung Fu? I have to admit when it first came out at the theaters, I wasn't actually enthused to go catch it. I say this because, everyone who knows me knows that I'm a big Stephen Chow fan. To me, he's Hong Kong's comedic genius. Years from now, people will study Shaolin Soccer, translate God of Cookery into 5 of the major languages and make it required viewing for anybody who intends to be involved in humorous cinema.

His deadpan delivery still makes me cry with laugher, and I don't even speak Cantonese.

When I finally got to watching CJ7, my only regret was waiting so long. I remember thinking what a masterpiece. This is easily one of Chow's best works.

I don't like giving away detailed movie plots because I feel that it ruins the movie experience. In a nutshell however, it's about a poor single father (Chow) who has to take care of his son, Dicky (Xu Jiao) after his wife passed away. Chow works hard so he can send his son to a good school. But the school is expensive, and it leaves him and the boy with not much money for anything else. At school, the rich kids give Dicky a hard time because he's so poor. But when a "magic rubber ball" comes into their lives (I won't say how…) things begin to look up.

That's it, I've already said too much.

This movie really struck a chord with me. Some scenes were really touching. Like the scene where Chow disciplines his Dicky for throwing a tantrum, or when a kid not able to accept that his father has passed away, shoos everyone out of the house because he says that his dad will be coming home soon and he needs to go to sleep.

You'd have to be made of stone to not shed a tear at some of these scenes. Not that there are no silly gags or slapsticks in the movie, there's plenty of that and Chow's 'special' brand of humor is still alive and well.

The viewer can actually feel the connection between Father and Son and I credit this to good writing and the strong performances of Chow and the new comer Xu Jiao.

This is a good movie, funny as hell and heartwarming at the same time. I recommend you not to make my mistake. Don't wait too long. Go watch it when it comes out.

CJ7 – AXN, 26th January (Monday) at 8pm


- Check out some interesting trivia on CJ7 here.
- Find out more about CJ7 here.


Happy 2009!

Let hope this year offers better stuff to watch on TV. Happy New Year guys!