Dragon *Dull* Zakura

by Bee on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

in Films Theatre Entertainment

I expected many things from a Japanese drama staring Abe Hiroshi AND Yamapi. What I didn’t expect was for the drama to be a Castle of Yawns.

Watching the drama had such a soporific effect on me, I could not get past episode 4 (and it had only 11 episides) even with all that eye candy in Abe Hiroshi and Yamapi.

The story was insanely dull.

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How could any scriptwriter churn out 11 episodes that contained barely any content, recycling the same few plot elements on “How To Mug Yourself Into Tokyo University” when there is Abe Hiroshi in it? What an awful waste of talent.

I Did Not Watch The NDP

by Bee on Monday, August 9, 2010

in Prattles Maunders Rambles

I have been hearing that this year’s NDP was spectacular, especially the fireworks.

I can’t remember when was the last time I watched the National Day Parade on television. Probably 20 years ago or so.

I have no idea why but I am just not excited or interested in the contingent marching, the performances, the singing, the planes flypast, the fireworks. It isn’t because I am not proud to be a Singaporean. I am, warts and all.

I participated in the National Day Parade, held at the National Stadium, when I was 13 years old. It wasn’t exactly fun. The waiting, the weekend rehearsals, the weekday rehearsals, the fatigue, the bad food. That one experience is enough to make me not want to watch the NDP for a very long time. Insipid as it may sound.

Eton Mess

8 August 2010

I love this English concoction of cream, meringue and strawberries. It is such a pretty summery dessert. But I didn’t quite enjoy the Eton Mess at Oriole Cafe today. I wished it had less meringue and more fruits. Also, the whipped cream was dense and there was too much syrup over it. I tried making […]

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Do You Have An iPad Or Want An iPhone

6 August 2010

It has been the iPad-this and iPhone-that for the last couple of weeks. Almost everyone around me is in some sort of Apple gadget craze. So much that hardly a single day goes by without someone asking me if I intend to buy the iPhone 4. No, I don’t. Why not? Or if I’m getting […]

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Some Male Bonding

5 August 2010

I have not been able to stop staring at this photo. It was apparently taken in reaction to rumours that Rain is slightly shorter than his co-star, and he tries really hard to show that he is just as tall by standing ultra straight.  But he hardly looks, erm, straight in the photo.  Slinging one’s hand […]

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The Blur Sotong

3 August 2010

A new kid on the block…! The markings on the petals really resemble sotong skin.

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