Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Forbidden Kingdom

This is my first movie in 8-9 months, the last being probably Transformers or Spiderman 3, I forgot. Yes, its been THAT long.
I'm glad to see Jet Li back on the silver screen. I missed him in The Warlords, which I somehow didnt get to watch and now he's back with The Forbidden Kingdom, alongside with another kungfu star Jackie Chan.
2 Great Kungfu Icons in 1 movie. How interesting!
But no, personally I think the movie is quite crappy- the lead white boy (Micheal Angarano, who the heck he was) seems more small alongside big names like Jet Li and Jackie Chan, and the two chicnese chicks are worse- one like an ah lian at from TARC who hangs out at Sungai Wang Plaza and another looks like she just came out from some Video Game. To be honest, I can really figure out what exactly was the role of the girls, especially Sparrow (the ah lian). She doesnt fight very well, she doesnt contribute much to the storyline and the only thing she does was playing the er hu and fight with ...? I dont know, I think her role was created so as to add some 'spices' to the otherwise male-dominated movie.
But then again, the reason why this movie was ever produced was just to bring together both Jet Li and Jackie Chan in 1 movie, and I must say that they did not disappoint a bit. They put up spectacular fight scenes, one after another, showcasing moves and stances from so many divisions of kungfu. Both we holding different roles, yet their roles are very distinctive of their nature- I mean, Jackie Chan as the witty Drunken Immortal and Jet Li as the Silent Monk. Jackie has always played the funny and playful kungfu er, practitioner while Jet has always played the serious and more calm roles in all their films, separately. I was in awe, I admit, when I saw them fighting with each other in the movie. Spectacular show of martial arts from 2 of the greatest kungfu icons in history.
My verdict: Watch it only for the showcase of kungfu from Jet and Jackie. The rest are just the relish in the hotdog, they are there just as a fillers. If you are not into kungfu anf action movies, this movie is not for you.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nothing Pisses Me More

Than a car double-parked beside or behind my car.

At least, please have the courtesy to leave your number on the dashboard la. What is this, you illegal park and I have to wait for you to take your sweet time to remove your car before I can move mine? If the car is parked temporarily for 5 mins in front a bakery, or 7-11, still OK la, I dont mind. But for the whole day? This is too much...

Because of this stupid car, I have to stay back in office till 7.00pm. There goes my shopping plans. Cis!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Yo, I'm Connected!!

PETALING JAYA, 14 April 2008: Titanium, a blog owned and written by a young surveyor, finally made its maiden voyage into the world of night surfing. With the addition of a new RM2K DELL, friends of Titanium will be able to read more updates in the future.

" Your blog seems dead to me" commented one of Titanium's friend. This will not be an issue anymore now that Titanium doesnt have to steal time from office to update the blog.

" I am so glad that I finally got myself a laptop with wireless connection. I have so much to write with so little time because previously my only window to the internet was through my office desktop, of which I could only use before or after office hour for personal purpose" commented Titanium.

Those who are interested in reading the blog can log on to http://titanium2.blogspot.com.

And So The TM Spoke

*Disclaimer: Titanium is a politically neutral blog and the author does not believe in racial or religious judgement.

On Yesterday's Papers:

KUALA LUMPUR: The special rights and privileges of Malays should not be questioned but the community should make every effort to improve and stay united, the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan said.
Tengku Mohammad Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra reiterated that nobody should challenge Malay rights and privileges, adding that these developments were becoming apparent following the recent general elections.
“The Malay Rulers will act as a source of unity and loyalty among all the people as stated in the Constitution and Rukunegara.
“As such, the people should be united and no one should question the special rights and privileges of the Malays because it is quid pro quo in return for providing citizenships to 2.7 million people of other races who joined the Malay Federation.
“It is not appropriate for the other races to demand equal rights and privileges after they had already acquired their citizenships,” he said in his opening address at a Malay unity gathering held in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration at the Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.

So this is how we are being look at through the eye of a local ruler. We are the 'other races' who should just shuddup and be thankful that they being all holy and merciful had given us, the beggers and disgraceful ones, some space at one corner as a servant, not as a co-owner. I think the TM forgot that much of our country's development was contributed by the other races. We dont ask for equal rights, or more. All we want is to end all the deprivation that the government has been doing to us all these while. Race based policies are slowly beginning to lose its clutch and being a ruler, it is very, very shallow and insensitive to even have such a disgusting thought of us vs them, more so to publicly annoucing it.

I am truly disappointed to have such a person as a ruler, (albeit only an heir to a state throne) whom I expect to promote national unity for all, shelter the poor, clothe the naked, feed the hungry and fight for the deprived. If the ruler, or any other people at all, still stubbornly hold on to the policies of old, our country will NEVER be a 1st world country.