Friday, April 27, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Here are some actual shots from Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer due out soon. I know lots of people hated the first movie but I liked it. Silver Surfer looks good and I didn't know that Dr. Doom was also going to be in this movie.

For more pics visit slashfilms.


Monday, April 23, 2007

OMG OMG OMG Harry Potter 5 Trailer



Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Lord of the Rings Online - My Opinion

I have never had so much problems writing a review for a game. Lord of the Rings Online (LotRO) is an MMORPG. This means you need an internet connection to play this game. The obvious comparison for this game is World of Warcraft. So how does it measure up? Is it the game that will dethrone World of Warcraft? If you're a gamer then you're probably already read dozens of reviews for LotRO. Mine isn't going to be anthing different or special. Just my opinions on the game. I truly know that this game will not be as popular as World of Warcraft. But here comes the hard part, trying to explain why. I originally tried to do a comparison based on Graphics /Sound /Gameplay /Combat etc but that failed.

Here's the thing about LotRO, if you've seen screen shots of the game and you prefer these kinds of graphics to the more cartoonish style of World of Warcraft, I would recommend getting the game. But if you're neutral to it then don't get it. I don't think LotRO brings anything new to the MMORPG genre. The mark of a great game is when I start it up, it can pull me into the game and I lose hours upon hours playing. LotRO was not able to do this for me. I started the game, played a little and ... really didn't care too much about going back in. What makes it so difficult to review is that if you do a point by point comparison, they have met all the technical requirements for a good MMORPG. But as a gamer, it seems to lack that X factor that makes me want to play.

Having the LotR's franchise behind it will gain this game some subscribers. Being a pretty stable and good game will also get more subscribers. But LotRO will not dethrone WOW, it lacks that X factor that make it great and it won't appeal to everyone. IMO this game is a miss.

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Star Wars Personality Test

This is one of the best and most fun quizzes I've ever taken. So go try it out and tell me what your Star Wars Personality is. I'm a little shocked that I came up with Boba Fett, but hey its better than being an Ewok or Jar-Jar-Binks.

Click here for the test.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

A good and bad thing

I live in Eden Prairie, MN. And up till now there's never been a good breakfast place in the area. All that changed this week. I discovered that the Original Pancake House opened a new location right by me.

If you've never been to Original Pancake House you really should. They serve really excellent food and don't forget to try their Potato Pancakes and French Crepes.

Oh and the bad thing about this? Sigh... it makes losing weight really really tough.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

I'm not much into Easter. So rather than blog about some religious fact or display pictures of a bunny with eggs, I decided on some light hearted humor. Enjoy.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Foods I Miss

After about 14 years in the States, the availability of fairly authentic chinese restaurants in the US, and my "limited" cooking skills, I don't miss the foods that I grew up with. At least not as much.

But there are still a few items that I crave for.

Curry Puffs - preferbly the ones that are overstuffed with loads of chunky chicken and potatos

Otak Otak - Ahhhh this is heaven. I once tried to make this (many years ago) but since the only available fish was Salmon, that's what I used. Needless to say, it did not turn out too well. Especially since Salmon has a very strong taste and a completely different texture than mackeral.

Hock Chiew Fried Oyster Cake - Even in Singapore, I don't think this is something you see very often anymore. But this is simply excellent!

Yu Char Kway (Fired Crullers) - This is available in the States but most are frozen or not available fresh. There is simply NO substitute for a freshly fried Yu Char Kway, hot from the wok.

Bak Kwa - I've only seen this sold in Singapore and Malaysia. It is BBQ'ed chopped meat and nothing can quite compare with this delicacy. My mom recently sent me a package of these but it was in these bite sized pieces and packaged like candy. It was good, but nothing beats taking a bite out of a huge slice of Bak Kwa. (PS. Also try this sandwiched between bread and butter... mmmmmmm)

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Monday, April 02, 2007

The things Kids do

I have NEVER had the guts write some of the answers that these students did. Also, it never occurred to me to be a smart-ass. This also reinforces my opinion that Teachers are way underpaid.

Source: Scrbd

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Hairspray is a campy romantic comedy that was made popular as a musical a few years ago on broadway. Its about a young overweight teenager named Tracy Turnblad that achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show against all odds. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963

As a musical, its great fun and lively. The movie version is gonna be interesting. John Travolta plays Edna Turnblad, the very large mother of Tracy Turnblad (Yes he'll be overweight and in drag) and he's married to Christopher Walken. To top off the star studded cast, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes, and Queen Latifah.

This is on my must watch movie list for 2007.