Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year !!!

The best Chinese New Year song I've heard so far.
Happy Chinese New Year, people!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Click this and vote for me. =)
Oh, and let me know what you think. Criticisms are welcome too.

PS: I know it's a little lame.
PPS: Ok I know it's very lame.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Colors Magazine

I've been following The Colors Magazine for almost a month now and it never ceased to impress me. It is updated very frequently (almost everyday, in fact) with categories ranging from fiction to traveling tips, from lifestyle to food, and sometimes they have this Fun Weekend that features 1 quote, 1 joke and 1 picture every weekend to help you fight away your Monday blues.

I especially enjoy the articles under Love Ramblings and Fiction & Poetry sections. Especially the latter, I've finished reading ALL of the short stories in about just one week. The author writes beautiful stories and poems. There are some posts that I felt the author could truly understand me, because what she wrote was totally what I think most of the time. And she could so easily describe some feelings that I couldn't put in words. Here are some articles / stories that I've selected, if you're interested.
After reading all these I'm inspired to write some short fiction in my blog. I haven't any ideas yet but I will. And coincidentally there's a Blog Contest: Show Your Best coming up. Every month the best blog post will be selected to be the winner. Will start to look for inspiration next month to work on my short fiction (hopefully).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Paranormal Activity

I just watched Paranormal Activity and for the first time in years, I was totally freaked out from watching a horror movie. It's filmed in a "Blair Witch Project" kind of approach where the audience get to have the first person (unlike the usual third person) point of view watching this movie.

Micah and Katie are a couple newly moved into a house and they started to notice unusual noises - in the middle of the night they hear footsteps, knocking on doors and all kinds of sounds. Thus Micah got hold of a camera hoping to record the paranormal activities happening around the house.

There's no hideous-looking ghosts or demons that jumps out suddenly into the screen to scare you, there's no blood, no scary music to build up the tension only to hear a sudden loud noise that makes you jump out of your skin. Nothing of that sort. What really makes this movie scary is the silence. Sometimes when it's totally quiet and the camera is static, you'd just hold your breath and anticipate for something to happen. And that few seconds feels like years. And because of the lack of hideous ghosts and demons and exaggerated scary sound effects, the film was so real you'd forget that you're actually watching a movie instead of a documentary.

*Spoilers Alert*
And the climax (i.e. ending) really did freak me out, especially the part where Katie just stood beside the bed looking at Micah sleeping. The ending was neither predictable nor surprising, and the weird things that happened were never explained. But then again this is what makes it looks so real - some things can't be explained.

Highly recommended. Although at the beginning it was a little boring.
Rating 7.5 out of 10.