Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Oh Snap!

I have no idea made this originally, but I found it via Kareen.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Two Poems

Both inspired by this painting attributed to Brueghel.

Poems after the jump.

Go! Gogogo! Gogogo!

I think the direction for this video is tasteful and polished.

BTW, can you spot Elvira Arul?

Pure Win

Good Morning World

Heard this on BFM89.9 just now and thought it was an interesting take on the famous Bond song. Apparently Sir Paul himself chose Duffy to cover it.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Am I really who I was?

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The point of the long and winding sentence

A wonderful piece to remind me, that yes, there is still room for and purpose to the long sentence. Found via Shaqyl. Click on post title to visit original L.A. Times page.

Pico Iyer says writing longer phrases is a way to protest the speed of information bites people are subjected to each day. Special to the Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2012.

"Your sentences are so long," said a friend who teaches English at a local college, and I could tell she didn't quite mean it as a compliment. The copy editor who painstakingly went through my most recent book often put yellow dashes on-screen around my multiplying clauses, to ask if I didn't want to break up my sentences or put less material in every one. Both responses couldn't have been kinder or more considered, but what my friend and my colleague may not have sensed was this: I'm using longer and longer sentences as a small protest against — and attempt to rescue any readers I might have from — the bombardment of the moment.

The Joy of Books

Yup, nothing.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Writing for WAMM

I've just written two posts at WAMM.
One is about Khai's new movie Relationship Status which you can read here.
The other is about the upcoming re-staging of two awesomesauce plays: Parah and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, which you can read here.

I wrote about these movies and plays because I sincerely believe them to be worth my time and the time of my friends.

If you can spend 4 hours watching Korean dramas / American sitcoms, you can spare 2 hours to watch a local production. If you can spend RM11 on a Hollywood rom-com, you can spare the same for a local movie. If you can spend RM400 on a West End/Broadway musical (transferred from Melbourne) and go to Singapore to watch it, you can spend RM40 on a play at a local theater. Put your prejudice and skepticism aside and support our local arts.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Khairil M. Bahar's Relationship Status

I think the little star on the poster above (added by Michael Chen) is pretty self-explanatory. 
So I managed to catch the premier of Khai's movie last Thursday and I really liked it. 

I guess you could call me biased, but I found it to showcase a sharp writing and admirably understated performances. The script had depth and subtlety (few local films do) and the stories were really told on such a human level, which made it very relatable. 

Go watch it guys. Playing at TGV Sunway Pyramid and KLCC, as well as JB and Penang.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Blog & Roll: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

A hilarious collection of fictional words. Example:

n. a kind of melacholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life, a mood whose only known cure is the vuvuzela.

Found via Dee.
Click on post title to visit site.

Happy New Year 2012!

Dear World,
So another year has passed. You've made it this far, so far. That's enough reason to celebrate.
Here's to another year, and many more after that.

Have an awesome 2012! Cheers!