Kampua Talk

Kampua Talk

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Kampua Talk is moving!

Yupe! You read that right! Kampua Talk is moving. Kampua Talk no longer uses http://clarenic.blogspot.com

I have bought my own domain and host a website. Therefore, Kampua Talk will now move to www.clareng.com Easy to remember, coz that's my name. Anyway, just wanna inform those who read this, no more updates here. Please link me up soon. Thanks!

PS: Wuching, I'll do your tag after I sort out the mess I've created in my new page ya! Be patient! Hahaha!!!


Friday, May 25, 2007

Pirate Nuffnangers together gather watch movie

I went to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean 3: The World's End with 249 other bloggers last night. We went to collect the ticket early and there was no human jam. We chatted with The Boss for a while. Timothy said he only recognizes people from their blogs and not their names. And no, he did not wear the Aladdin's Genie costume. I heard that there were only FIVE bloggers who went to the movie dressed as pirates while the remaining 245 dressed casually in T-shirt and jeans or working shirt. So much for seeing a herd of pirates raiding Hall 9 of Cathay!

We met up with Nicole the Miss Malaysia Universe 2007 contestant No.7 who quitted due to her father's health condition and brought her to get her tickets. By that time, the other bloggers had arrived. I scanned the crowd to look for familiar faces from blogs that I stalked all the time. I saw Suanie and Fireangel dressed as pirates. I saw Timothy who was busy greeting/chatting/discussing with random people. I saw Jeff Ooi standing nearby chatting with someone. Then there was SmashpOp in red, also busy chatting with someone.
Suanie the Drunken Pirate, KY and Fireangel *stolen from Suanie's blog*
Nicole then dragged us to Midori for dinner. We met up with her movie partner, Justina and also Gerald who joined us at Midori. We were almost the last four to enter the hall. The hall was almost full. Seriously, watching movies with the other bloggers is totally different from watching movies with random people. Don't ask me why.

"Captain Barbossa! Welcome to Singapore!" -Sao Feng (Chow Yun Fatt)
But the Kojak died halfway through the movie though. Pardon me for the spoiler, I couldn't help it! LOL!!! Anyway, it does not matter with or without him in the movie. He ain't outstanding in the movie anyway. It is confusing whether he is the bad guy or the good guy in the movie.
Will to Elizabeth: "Will you marry me?"
Expect the unexpected. Spoiler #2: A wedding in the middle of a pitched battle between the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman! Ridiculous? Tell me about it.

Spoiler #3: Davy Jones, the guy with tentacles face also died.

Spoiler #4: Will Turner was stabbed by Davy Jones and died. But he comes to live again because...(watch the movie yourself lah, this part is interesting!)

Enough of spoilers, later a lot of people come and tiu me...Heheheh!

My all time favourite character of POC is Captain Jack Sparrow. He is funny! And confusing. The way he slurs his lines and struts his way around definitely threw me off my seat and sent me rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off, literally. It enhanced the fun and excitement when a part of the blogsphere watched and laughed together gether with you!

I bumped into Wingz after the movie talking to a girl while we were on our way out. He was behind me. I also bumped into Kenny Ng who so happened to be somewhere nearby also after the movie, on our way out. I managed to wave and said hi. Haha! He said he went there right after work. I was kind of tired after the movie though so did not talk much. Pai seh ah, Kenny!

*thumbs up for this movie even though POC 1 remains the best*

Thank you, Nuffnang, for the tickets! Looking forward to join more activities in the future. Thanks a lot to Exabytes for the popcorn and the soft drink. If it wasn't for you, I think I'd dehydrate after 3 hours in the hall.

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The BEST movie I've ever watched!

I Don't Want To Sleep Alone

Despite the overall ratings of 4.5 stars from Cinema Online, this movie suck like nobody's business! I was itchy-assed and suggested we watch this movie last night and felt nothing but CHEATED! We paid RM10 each to watch some prominent landmark of Malaysia (read that as KL!), the typical attitude of Malaysians and above all, a mute movie! I thought I went into the wrong hall because I did not notice any deaf people in the hall. Yes, you read it right, NO conversation at all throughout the entire 2 hours of the movie!

This movie does not have an enlightening opening. It starts off with an agonisingly long shot of a semiconcious boy on a hospital bed lying as still as the stone staring at nothing particular from morning till evening. This is then followed by a shot of a dumb and stupid looking girl and equally stupid and rugged-looking guy staring idiotic-ly at a cook frying some meat/vegetable/mee. Later the scene switched to a crowd of people at a back alley of somewhere with a Malay guy trying to con the crowd for their money.

"Saya kasi sama lu dua nombor lah. Esok pasti keluar punya. Gerenti!" And the crowd of Bangla, Indian, Malay, Chinese, etc bodoh-ly pay him some money and went off. The Malay conman and his people would beat up anyone who does not want to pay. Oh, did I mention this movie has no conversation? I think the only conversation happened in the crowd.

This movie also potrays the level of poverty that a lot of people are experiencing but never known to us. I thought the focus of this movie is on the stinking tilam that some guys brought back and with that flea-infested tilam, I learnt some ridiculous things by paying RM10.

Here's the spoiler/ridiculous things:
  • When carrying a huge and heavy fleas-infested tilam, you get your friends to carry it with you over your heads from one side of the town to the other. The scene of carrying the tilam passing by Pudu jail kept repeating!
  • Wash the dirty tilam by hand - scrubbing at area of only 50cm square on the tilam with a brush and some soap and a few scoops of water. (It is a heavy, thick and huge tilam, mind you)
  • When there is haze and you are too stingy to buy a mask, you can either use disposable bowls with string attached to it (I almost fell of my chair laughing) or hanging a plastic bag around your face so that you can breath (I literally rolled on the floor laughing my ass off!)
  • Do not order you coffee (or any drinks, for that matter) to be delivered to your office during tea breaks. Some guy passing by might have grabbed you coffee and drank a few sips before running off. Or the coffee might have spilt onto the tray and to avoid the hustle of going back to get a new one, the delivery girl/boy could just pour the liquid back into your cup! Yucks!
  • You can torture anyone who is semiconcious/comatose/vegetable who is under your care i.e. by brushing his/her teeth as if you are brushing a donkey's ass, scrubbing his/her head as if you are scrubbing the dirty toilet floor when shampooing, etc.
  • Anyone who is in the vegetative state would be molested by his/her mother/father or other people anytime.
  • You can fish at the puddle of water in an abandoned building opposite Pudu jail. (see picture above)
  • You drink condensed milk before having sex. And by spitting the condensed milk into her mouth is a turn on. (NOT! Yikes~!)
  • You'll have asthma attack when having sex when the haze swept the country. This could be cured by using the end of the guy's jeans to cover your nose.
  • You get to screw the lady-boss of the girl you love also. She's the one who stalked you into the back alley and seduced you anyway.
  • It is no big deal for a guy to love a girl AND the guy who saved your arse at the same time as well as to share the tilam with both of them!
  • The guy who saved your arse will not have the heart to kill you with the used condensed milk tin and later cry like a sissy because he loves you as well.
Laughters could be heard throughout the movie when it came to the ridiculous scenes I've just mentioned. Towards the end of the movie, when the scene was focused on the water in the abandoned building for what seemed like eternity, I could hear the audience laughing and giggling. I laughed too. But I did not know what the hell we were laughing at! Obviously not at the water because there ain't anything funny about that.

When the lights came on, the hall errupted into a round of applause and laughter! I do not know why but I applauded and laughed with them. If you intend to watch this movie, better save those bucks to watch Pirates of the Caribbean 3 or Transformer.

This is the WORST film ever!!! 4.5 stars my arse! Pirates of the Caribbean 3 only get 4 stars?!!! Stay far far from the movie. Not worth watching. No lesson to be learnt except that some directors are attempting too hard to be different and they failed miserably. A movie with no plot is like Superman without the red underwear on the outside.


Why local universities products are full of SHIT?

Memo to all students:

In order to assure the highest level of quality work and productivity from students, it will be our policy to keep all students well taught through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TEACHING (S.H.I.T.).

We are trying to give our students more S.H.I.T. than anyone else. If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T. on the course, please see your lecturer. You will be immediately placed at the top of the S.H.I.T. list, and our lecturers are especially skilled at seeing that you get all the S.H.I.T. that you can handle.

Students who do not take their S.H.I.T. will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAMS (D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T.).

Those who fail to take D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T. seriously will have to go to EDUCATIONAL ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T. S.H.I.T.). Since our lecturers took S.H.I.T. before they graduated, they do not have to do S.H.I.T. anymore, and are all full of S.H.I.T. already.

If you are full of S.H.I.T., you may be interested in a job teaching others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LECTURER LIST (B.U.L.L. S.H.I.T.).

For students who are intending to pursue a career in management and consulting, we will refer you to the department of MANAGERIAL OPERATIONAL RESEARCH EDUCATION (M.O.R.E. S.H.I.T.). This course emphasizes how to manage M.O.R.E. S.H.I.T.

If you have further questions, please direct them to our HEAD OF TEACHING, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TEACHING (H.O.T. S.H.I.T.).


The Director Under the Malaysia Bureau of Super High Intensity Teaching (The D.U.M.B. S.H.I.T.)

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A letter: This is how most of UUM student will write

Dear Ah Lian,

Thanks you for your letter. Wrong time no see you. How everything? For me, I am quiet find.

You say in your letter your taukeh soh want you to chain your look? Somemore you must wear kick kok soo, hope you can wok poperly.

You know, Ah Kau Kia working in a soft where company now. Last week he take I, Muthu and few of his friend to May Nonel to eat barger. After that he take we all go to kalah ok. Muthu sing and sing no stop until the sky bright.

Next week, my father mother going to sellerbread 20 years annie wear sari. My father mother going to give a fist to all the kampong people. So you must come with your hole family.

I only hope one day we no need to write and send letter to you and to me. Better I e-meow you, you e-meow me. I will ketchup with you soon. And when you got time, please few free to call me. Goo bye...

Worm regard,
Ah Beng
Now tell me, who will want to hire people who write like THAT?!!! Not surprisingly, a lot of them are unemployed because they made a fool of themselves during job interviews. And yet the lecturers/vive-chancellors/officers from public universitites are still barking up the wrong tree, i.e. form a committee to look into the problem, come up with brilliant ideas to SOLVE the problem, cancel the whole idea when it didn't work, follow other countries' education system, etc.

Look at the quality of students nowadays. They are seriously deteriorating! No, the ministry obviously IS doing something about it and millions of ringgit has been spent to form a committee/look into problem/propose ideas/change system to follow other countries'.

In a nutshell, I only have two words to describe about the whole thing: WRONG APPROACH!

Labels: , , , ,

Monday, May 21, 2007

Dead and no longer performing

I was tagged by Clement to do this Which Band or Artist Which/Who is No Longer Performing or Alive Would You Have Loved To Have Seen?
I am a sucker for good music, be it current or classic, but I prefer classical. There are a lot of great songs by bands and artists that I am still listening to. Hard for me to choose only ONE. The hell with that, I want to do TWO! So sue me!
Anyway, there is this particular artist, a legend, in the music industry that never failed to make me fall in love. To his music, I mean. I am sure a lot of people know him. Neh, the King of Rock 'n Roll:
Elvis Presley
8 January 1935 - 16 August 1977
My all time favourites:
Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
Hound Dog (1956)
Love Me Tender (1956)
All Shook Up (1957)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)
Can't Help Falling In Love (1961)
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
A Little Less Conversation (1968)
...and many other more that I've lost count, damn it!
He died even before I was borned! And yet I've grown to love his songs which remain number one hits in the people's heart. Thanks to my dad who played his songs all the time when I was little that I am now addicted to golden oldies.
Next, this particular band came from Liverpool, England. The four-member band was a big hit back then. Even after they split up, individual members had their own moment of glory in their singing career . I am pretty sure you know who I am talking about.The Beatles
Who does not know them? John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
My all time favourite:
Yesterday; Love Me Do; I Want To Hold Your Hand; Can't Buy Me Love; A Hard Day's Night; Ticket To Ride; All You Need Is Love; Hey Jude; Let It Be; Obladi Oblada; Help!
Damn! Now I can't get their tune outta my head! *humming Love Me Do while typing this*
There are some other artists and bands that I'd love to have seen:
The Everly Brothers, The Carpenters, Lobo, The Jackson Five, Louis Armstrong, just to name a few.
These people produced/created/composed/sang great music of all time. Too bad, they are no longer doing that. But their music and songs remain. Golden oldies are the best! Let's Rock 'N Roll!!!

People that I want to invite to rock 'n roll with me:
Kenny Ng (I am sure you are going to love this!)
5xMom (Want to know which artist managed to serenade you off your feet. LOL!)
Zewt (I just feel like tagging you. Hahaha!!!)
Wuching (Want to tag a Foochow also. Muahahha!!)
Bengbeng (Let's see how classical can you get)
Nicole (Tag you for fun only)
Alvin (I doubt if you have any...prove me wrong!)
Rose (Song song tag you nia, can?)

Labels: ,

Sunday, May 20, 2007

What happened 28 weeks later?

I watched this movie just now at Cineleisure because of limited choices of good movies available. A part of it was because we had nothing to do. I somewhat stereotyped this movie when I first came across the title.

"28 Weeks Later" is not a zombie movie at all. It is far from the typical zombie that we know. No, those transformed-human do not fit or fulfill the requirements to be labelled as zombie. The typical zombie would die first before 'waking' up soul-less and attack human by dragging sluggishly across the ground. In this movie, they did not die first but they were instantly transformed after being infected and attack human by tearing, biting and ripping into anything alive at lightning speed.

If you are into blood and gore, this movie offered you a fair share. They were not too disgusting until you wouldn't dare to touch that tomato or chilli sauce for months. But those were not the main focus. Most of the time there were scenes of chaos when the Infected jumped on their helpless, screaming, unsuspecting victims but the technique they used to shoot the scene were fabulous.

The shock tactics. I jumped in my seat a couple of times. This movie never failed to create suspense right from the beginning. For example, the dark, eerie underground passages that spelt you-don't-know-what-or-who-might-be-watching-from-the-corners; dead bodies flooding the ground as seen from the night-vision goggles; etc that will make you engrossed without actually looking like they are trying to hard to do so.

A good movie, I must say. Better than 'Next', starring Nicholas Cage because I almost fell asleep when watching Next. 28 Weeks Later is not for faint-hearted though.
Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Labels: ,

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Sorry lor! Satisfied?

"Mana ada bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor tiap-tiap bulan juga."
They apoligized to all Malaysian women. Ah, well, we know how some politicians are. If they were quoted or heard to say something offensive, there are only two things that they will do, generally. First, defend themselves like nobody's business and blame the media for 'misunderstanding' or 'misquote' them. The main thing is die die also don't want to admit mistakes. Second of all, apologize due to popular demand WITH self-defense AND blaming the media because 'that was not what they meant.'
In this bocor case, they did the second. How they apologize due to popular demand? Hold press conference or the likes and say sorry after everyone was pissed at the remarks that they made. Go back and sleep, wait for tomorrow morning's paper to see their faces on the front page of every newspaper in the country. Everybody happy, they are trouble-free. Self-defense you said? Of course! The lampar are bigger than the brain, you know. I quote:
"Bung Mokhtar and Mohd Said however maintained that they were merely carrying out their duty as Barisan MPs in defending the Government against 'the Opposition's unfounded claims'."
Hmmm...meaning they were just saying that to defend the government? They were being the heroes here? They are loyal and patriotic. They should be honoured, no? Ok, enough said. Next! Blame the media because that's not what they meant. Contradiction, contradiction. I quote again:
"...some of the Barisan MPs might have gone overboard but there was no intention to insult women..."
Sigh! Enough of those two lah. See the face also I tulan. People who insult women don't deserve to live because they indirectly insult their own mother. This applies to everyone.
"I would like to categorically state that sexism in any form, by words or action, by men or women, whether in Parliment made by elected representatives of both Government and Opposition or indeed anywhere else in this country, is not acceptable." -Shahrizat-
*standing ovation* (Full news here)
They should watch us doing Parlimentary debate. We are not supposed to make any personal attacks or name names when debating. But we are allowed to talk on sensitive issues EDUCATIONALLY. When doing rebuttal, we must have supporting facts. We don't go and insult people's mother during rebuttals. However, the REAL Parlimentary debate has gotten the world laughing at us. Tsk tsk tsk!
My grandpa used to say about the chao ah bengs polluting the streets today, "If they behave well, they will be politicians already, why still scattered around the streets and annoyed the hell out of us?"
Well, watching all the dramas in the Parliment today, I realized my grandpa was being sarcastic!
Enough said. It's Saturday anyway. Going off work soon! YAY!!!

Labels: , , ,