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Friday, March 28, 2008

Indy's Back!

If you're into history, archeology, whips and daring acts (despite the CG).. let's count the days..

Having been counting many days before Harrison Ford's come back in Indiana Jones and the Alien Skulls (oops.. I mean "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"), despite the must-have elements of Indy's swashbuckling adventure i.e. bugs, snakes, crawlees, luck factor and deep secrets plus secret codes, the whole thing was kinda embarrassing and disappointing. I didn't complain about Ford's age and performance. Actually, he performed well and Kate Blanchett should make her accent coach happy. There has been enough going on in Hollywood on Mayan culture and the intervention of so-called alien culture (see: the latest sequel of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (2007))

One pretty interesting fact though..the "skull reading" scene in Indy's Crystal Skull reminds me a lot of Haruki Murakami's "Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World" (it's a novel, not a movie). Interesting, ey?

More reviews about Indy's coming back in 2008:


Monday, March 17, 2008

Four Hours Only

March 21, 2008. Four hours only. Turn off your electricity.

It may be nothing, but by doing this "nothing", you already opt to do something for a better earth. Using electricity increase green house gas emission because large power house that distributes electricity to our house uses either coals or other source of energy that emits green house gas, which makes our planet warmer. By shutting down your electricity, it will reduce the amount of green house gas released to our atmosphere.

This campaign is the initiative of "worldsilentday.org"

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Who's who?

Dr. Seuss hits the cinema again. This time it involved a gigantic gray elephant called "Horton" and a few "Whos". A must see movie!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What is your fear?

The fear genie is already out of the bottle, enjoying the surroundings for awhile, then decided to be bored with its magic lamp and is out to find a more comfortable lamp..

Is it? Well, I'd say sometimes the biggest fear of all is our fear itself. What is your fear? Jihad? Terrorism? Mine is depleting energy and the ignorance of human to find alternative energy..

clipped from www.appscout.com

"We need to think about Al Qaida as a brand that is franchising," as well as thinking about it as an Internet-fueled, leaderless movement, he said. And the way to deal with the movement is to stop the indoctrination of new recruits.

"We can't capture and kill our way to victory... We need to be attacking their ideas instead of their structures," he said. Anti-terrorism needs to be a media campaign to undo the seduction of a violent point of view.

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Odd Man Out

Turkey's recent regime is making the effort to join the European Union. It seems that they will do anything to make it happen.

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Turkey in radical revision of Islamic texts

By Robert Pigott

Religious affairs correspondent, BBC News

Turkey is preparing to publish a document that represents a revolutionary reinterpretation of Islam - and a controversial and radical modernisation of the religion.

The country's powerful Department of Religious Affairs has commissioned a team of theologians at Ankara University to carry out a fundamental revision of the Hadith, the second most sacred text in Islam after the Koran.
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