Melbourne impulse decision

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Bloggie/-ng
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A 4 and half hours flight later, I arrived in Melbourne. Got lost at the ginarmous Southern Cross Station and just manage to get down to the platform 11 to get myself to Flinder St. Stration for which my accommodation is at. As I discovered, it is right across the train station. Awesome. Not awesome until I found out the room I was assigned to. As well as the bathroom. Owh well, decision to stay at backpackers cannot be undone.

Wishes that I listened to Princessa’s advice to bring bath towel. Mmm, being too used to live in hotels during overseas trip made me thought the place will be accommodating it. Nope. No towels. Off, I go walking around to shops in search for bath towel.There was none. Can you imagine Coles, not selling towels? No towels! Coles! Impossible! After going up and down the streets, I decided that’s enough. Until, saw this store that stock hair products, I thought to myself, mmm…maybe they have towels.

Approached the owner and asked if he sells any towel? He replied we don’t stock it but I can order it for you. I can order for you a dozen, two dozen, how many you like? I just went like huh? Asked him again if he knows any store that sells towel? His reply was a funny one, that’s the same question I have. Can he get any more dumb and real? In the end, as I really need a shower, bought the $8 pink towel sold at the reception of Elephant Backpackers. Yeah, that’s where I’m staying at.

After a cold shower because the hot water is not around. Imagine the freezing cold weather and here I am in need of shower and the shower is cold. What a day! Once showered, with grumbli9ng stomach for I had no lunch, walked out to head to Delsgrave St and stopped at Sea Salt Fish & Sushi Restaurant for my dinner. Had grilled salmon burger  with coke, it’s ok. Perhaps, thanks to 4 hrs sleep, I’m just not into doing anything but just sleep. Once din din is in tummy, head back to sleep.

Plan to go to Queen Vistoria Market tomorrow. Hopefully, tomorrow will be productive. Off to bed now=)

Before that, how impossible is it to get a freaking wireless!!!

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa

Ok, so princessa pointed out to me just half an hour ago that we’ve both been to the cinemas 3 weeks in a row. First, Killers. Last week, Step Up 3D. This week, Salt. Money worth spending, I say! Soooo, how was Salt? EXTREMELY EXTREMELY EXTREMELY BRILLIANT! MOVIEGASMIC =)) Seriously though, it was brilliant.

The director’s decision to rewrite the script and have Angelina Jolie to be the female spy is BRILLIANT! Dear Tom Cruise, thank you very very very very much for dropping out of this project! Apparently, Angelina Jolie carried out all the stunts in the movie by herself.


Must say, she did awesomeness job right there! Since she is that experienced already. I mean come on, look at Wanted, Tomb Raider, Mr & Mrs Smith and many more.


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Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is accused as being a Russian spy by Vassily Orlov (Daniel Olbrychsk) a Russian defector dying of cancer. Vassily’s shared his information on the soon to be carried out assasination on the Russian President. The hit will be carried out by a Russian spy, Evelyn Salt. The CIA is now believed that Salt was the mole. Salt has to make a run for her life and finding her husband. Is she the Russian assassin claimed by the defector or is she Evelyn Salt, the loyal American CIA operative as she claimed to be?


Moi thinks: ★★★★★

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa


Step Up 3D, I had an expectation but to my dismay, the movie was not what i really expected it to be. There were fresh dance moves that I enjoys and I was going woah. Sadly, it was until the end that I really enjoyed the movie.

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Princessa, on the other hand, enjoyed the whole movie since she was swooned with Luke (Rick Malambri). She also succeeded to point out that the actress who played Camille was the little girl who danced in Missy Elliot’s work it music video.

A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world’s best breakdancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever. –Yahoo Movie Review

Moi thinks: ★★★https://i2.wp.com/www.channel-ai.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/star-rating-for-reviews/images/halfstar.png

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa

The perfect targets

Posted: August 17, 2010 in Dvds/Movies
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At first, I was hesitated to go because the trailer did not appeal to me much. Boy, was I proved wrong! Must say, Katherine Heighl made the movie so much funnier to tolerate the weak storyline. Killers was non-stop laughing movie right from the beginning until the end.


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Jen (Katherine Heigl) has never been lucky in love/relationships. Her parents made her to accompany them to the French Riveira to forget about her recent break-ups. The trip is made more interesting when she met the man of her trip. Enter Spencer (Ashton Kutcher) who swept her off her feet. Three years later, both are the newly weds living in a cool suburban area. All are perfect until she returned home to see her husband caught in a deadlock. Spencer forgot to tell her that he use to be an espionage agent and now he is being hunt down by old enemies.

Moi thinks: ★★★https://i2.wp.com/www.channel-ai.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/star-rating-for-reviews/images/halfstar.png

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa

This was the one that I expected gleefully to watch. The trailer was mind-blowing and voila, it was definitely mind-blowing. Thanks to  my brothers & sis-in-law, we managed to watch this when I was home. Brunei’s movies/cinemas somehow are much more advance compared to Brissy. I am saying in terms of getting the movies premiere. Inception premiered in Brunei probably give or take 1- 2 weeks before Brissy.

This movie has quite strong force of actor & actresses. Leonardo Di Caprio as the main lead as the extractor. He was supported by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page & Ken Watanabe. That cast group is mind-blowing enough!

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Inception tells the story of Dom Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio) as the extractor, the best extractor in stealing valuable secrets from individuals. Their secrets are stolen when the individuals are in their dream state which is when the mind is at its most vulnerable. His ability made him an international fugitive that is on the run until he was given a final task. A redemption that he always wish for. Return to the States. Dom has to group specialist team to execute the job by which the task is not the usual tasks he had done. Instead of stealing idea, he has to plant one.

Christopher Nolan’s works have always intrigued me. Look at Memento, The Dark Knight and others, it is so pure in a sense. The shots/scenes and how the stories were told, it will always draw you to another world. So convincing it is that by the end of the movie, you will leave with questions in your mind. He let the audiences to answer their questions based on own imaginations. This is a movie I will watch repeatedly. Guaranteed!


Moi thinks: ★★★★★

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa

You say you really know me,
you’re not afraid to show me
what is in your eyes
So tell me about the rumours
Are they only rumours?
Are they only lies?
Falling out of a perfect dream, coming out of the blue.
Is it true?
Is it over?
Did I throw it away?
Was it you?
Did you tell me you would never leave me this way?
If you really knew me
You couldn’t do this to me
You would be my friend
If one of us is lying
There’s no use in trying
No need to pretend
Falling out of a perfect dream, coming out of the blue
Is it true?
Is it over?
Did I throw it away?
Was it you?
Did you tell me you would never leave me this way?
Is it true?
Is it over?
Did I throw it away?
Was it you?
Did you tell me you would never leave me this way?
Is it real?
Did I dream it?
Will I wake from this pain
Is it true?
Is it over?
Baby did I throw it away?

Lyrics taken from here.

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa

Regretful cry for re-election?

Posted: August 17, 2010 in Ramblings

What? Is this like playing mind trick with the people just because he needs to get re-elect or something? A pitiful comeback if his interview was all about getting points to get re-election.

Former Labor leader Mark Latham says he regrets not introducing same-sex marriage as Labor policy when he was in power six years ago.

He argued that the churches have strong hold on his past decision to which he explained

“If you’re running for office, you don’t want some parish priest denouncing you from the pulpit on Sunday before the election – and unfortunately people who go to church in many cases think that the priest is a person that they should take instructions from. ”

However, his regretful statement where he stated that he should not give a fuck to these churches 6 years ago made me think. Why after 6 years, he decide to go against these churches back? Was his voted points 6 years ago comprised of these “powerful churches”? Nevertheless, I as an international student has no voting chances. If I did, not going to trust his statement. Still, I feel the Labour should win and hope for a major upheaval such as the California gay marriage/Prop 8

On a separate matter, view the recent photos of Brisbane Rally for Same Sex Marriage which sadly, I did not attend due to conflicting schedule.

Embrasse Moi

Retain some of your innocence, open your mind. – Marina Posa