Archive for June, 2010
Sorry I haven’t been blogging for few days. My connection was nice to me for 2 days, few days ago and was connected almost for the whole day, and whole night.. then it just won’t connect at all until today. So currently I have to use my phone as modem.
Now this is rant blog.
If you’re ASTRO subscriber (Pay per view satellite television network station) you would have noticed that a new channel FOX is now available (and FXHD for Astro B.yond). I have no problem with FOX because in US, it’s the channel that brings GLEE. However, I’m just speechless and absolutely appalled that it turns out, Channel [V] is no longer available to be replaced with FOX. HOW FUCKING INSANE.
This is so like the previous case. Hundreds people signed a petition when BBC Entertainment was pulled off because their contract with Astro ended. We were pleading for BBCE to be reinstated as it was the ONLY dedicated British channel. It was replaced with BIO which is absolutely useless. BIO could not replace the awesomeness that is BBCE. But no, Astro didn’t care. Still no BBCE… which means no Dr. Who for me, or British comedies like Little Britain, Fawlty Towers etc. However shortly after that, they introduced Granada TV. Now it’s currently a ‘preview’ channel, and it can be axed anytime. Even though Granada is not as awesome as BBCE was, at least there’s still a dedicated British channel available. I have also heard about BBCE being axed because the government thinks it’s too ‘foreign’. WTF. That’s ridiculous! I would start cussing now but I don’t want the corrupted government to arrest me like some other bloggers.
Now why the fuck did they axe Channel [V] that has been on air for like 13 (or 14) years?? I loved Channel V. It is one of the earliest channels available back in 1998 when I first subscribed to ASTRO. I was a loyal viewer back then. Most of my day was spent watching (and dancing to) music in channel V and MTV Asia. Now there’s only MTV left. Only ONE music channel? No, you cannot include ASTRO HITZ as it’s shit. It’s a channel by Astro, what do you expect?
Now FOX, currently the programs line up SUCKS to the core. The only show I would watch is Family Guy. Other than that?
Smallville - overplayed. It has been on so many channels, repeated, and basically I’m sick of it. I don’t like an hour drama except for Glee because it’s funny, at least. Don’t care if it’s latest season or what.
The Simpsons – OVERPLAYED. I know Simpsons is like one of the greatest cartoons of all time, but it has been on few channels before and now it’s on FOX? I’m getting sick of it.
Bones - was on STAR World.
NCIS - Still available on AXN.
Cops - Urgh. Hate this. Was on STAR World.
Flash Forward – boring.
Lie To Me – boring.
Some people who do enjoy these kind of shows would be jumping for joy. I enjoy sitcoms. When I laugh, I forget my problems.
Of course, FOX is new in Malaysia..maybe after a while, there’d be more shows, but I miss my variety of music. MTV doesn’t ALWAYS play music. Sometimes it’s those stupid shows about spoiled, bratty teens showing off like Super Sweet 16 or Teen Crib.
I’ve been whining and complaining and ranting in Astro facebook. Now, people may be annoyed with me, but I don’t care. This is not free service. I feel that every paying customer deserve to speak out. Should I even mention how often ads appears now? Like every few minutes… it’s starting to feel like free TV. What the hell am I paying for if I can’t even enjoy uninterrupted shows WITHOUT SUBS? Oh God, I used to think ASTRO was heaven sent because it had no subs, but I was dead wrong. Subs are hard coded. You can’t turn it off. That feature is available to selected shows only. It’s ANNOYING having to watch and get distracted by malay subs all the time that doesn’t even translate correctly. I’m not saying my english is perfect, but I work hard everyday trying to improve myself. I won’t improve myself if I can just read the subs. If you’re speaking to real people, can you ‘read’ the sub? Can you get translator?? At least, make the subs switchable where I can turn it on or off. That’s all I’m asking.
EDIT// Sub is NOT to remind you of the national language. That’s just the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Some people misunderstood me. I want OPTION to switch off sub, NOT demolish sub entirely.
Should I even mention the unfair package offer? For example, we only have one Japanese channel – NHK World Premium. Now it’s part of Dynasty package. If I just want to watch NHK, I have to subscribe to the WHOLE package including chinese channels that I have no interest in. For one channel, I have to pay a HUGE amount for the package. Is this fair? This is not PAY-PER-VIEW type of subscription, it’s PAY-PER-PACKAGE.
I could go on and on.. but what’s the point? It’s a problem you have to face when you have company monopolization. I’d terminate my subscription instantly if there’s another alternative, but no. None.
Ok, I”m a little late but I’ve just heard that they’re remaking FRIGHT NIGHT.
I DESPISE remakes of the classic horror movies. I hate them. They always butcher the classic. Till this day, I have yet to find a good remake of a classic horror film. I was shocked to know that they’re remaking one of my fave classic 80′s vampire flicks of all time – FRIGHT NIGHT. WTF. Not Fright Night too! -___-
Fright Night is a teen vampire flick (oh no, do NOT think of Twilight) that tells the story of Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) who is a big fan of Peter Vincent, a TV celebrity who host a show called ‘Fright Night’ and calls himself The Vampire Killer. One night he saw something suspicious about his new neighbor, and eventually believes that his neighbor is a vampire. His gf Amy (Amanda Bearse) and his buddy Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) don’t believe him of course. So trying to stop their friend’s crazy imagination, they asks the help of Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) to prove to Charley that Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) is not a vampire but found out the truth.. so later Jerry would kidnap Amy, and Charley and Peter join forces to stop the vampire once and for all and save Amy.
Now, I fear how they’re gonna butcher this movie in the remake which will be shown 2011. HOWEVER… I have heard that DAVID TENNANT will be playing Peter Vincent. OMG. If David is playing, no matter how shitty the movie is, I’ll love it!
I abso-fucking-lutely LOVE David Tennant. He’s totally fuckable. He’s well known as the 10th Doctor from the series Dr. Who, and also appeared as a villain in the Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. Absolutely adore his Scottish accent ;D
Now the thing is, I don’t know how well he’s going to portray Peter Vincent.. well I can imagine him being in that character though, because he was good in Dr. Who but Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed?!?!?! SERIOUSLY?? Don’t get me wrong, I like him but seeing him in Superbad and Role Models, he’s so totally not Evil Ed. Stephen Geoffreys was awesome as Evil Ed (he’s also fricken cute, was a fan of him for few years since I was 10, ignoring the fact that he went and did gay porn -__- ), and the character is a bit wacky and crazy, badass, innocent, funny etc.. Chris as badass? Uhhhh……. Oh no, I so cannot see Chris playing as Evil Ed x____x
CUTTTEEEEYYY.. You’re so cool, Brewster!
Evil Ed’s lines that became catch phrases in the 80′s – “To what do I owe this dubious pleasure?” & “You’re so cool, Brewster!“. You see, Evil Ed is special. He’s not ordinary. He seems like a badass, but not.. he also seems innocent and you want to pity him.. you won’t understand what I’m talking about if you haven’t seen the movie. Now all those characteristics are going to be portrayed by —-
– him?! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME??. Like seriously! I’m speechless. I mean come on, out of all actors in the world, HIM? No offense.. but urrrrghh. I just can see him as ‘nerdy, dorky, geek, loser, goofy, klutz, mentally challenged, funny, slow’ kind of characters.. but NOT Evil Ed X____X Like chud.com, this article also agrees that “EVIL ED WOEFULLY MISCAST IN FRIGHT NIGHT REMAKE“. Maybe they’re rewriting the character to be different..
And Collin Farrell as Jerry Dandridge the vampire?? Hmmm.. I have doubts, because Chris Sarandon had this some sort of sexy seductive look as all vampires should have that totally can make you swoon… so Collin Farrell? Hmmmmmm………….. I have no comment on the actor that’s going to play Charley Brewster.
Well, I just can’t wait to see David as Peter Vincent.. it would be veeeeeeeery interesting The only thing I can look forward to because they killed Evil Ed.. Unless they make him look very old just like Roddy McDowall’s version of Peter Vincent then uh.. rotten tomato anyone?
David Tennant = YUMMAAAAAYYYY
Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent (right) = NOT YUMMAAY
I feel like watching Fright Night now.. wow surprisingly my broadband is still connected for like 3 hours now.. oh and suddenly I just remembered that my friend mentioned paying for car insurance reminded me that I need to renew my driving license this month.. NOTE TO SELF! Oh and buy some mosquito repellent mats.
Oh yeah, football/soccer fever has started! .. Too bad I’m no longer interested in football like I used to be when I was younger..
This is just a short post, like a PSA post or some sort. Have you considered a term life insurance? What is it you ask me? Well, term life insurance is the cheapest, simplest form of life insurance. It distinguishes itself from permanent life insurance in that the policy only lasts for a predetermined period of time (the term). Now, you can get term life insurance quotes online. It’s easy.
So who or why should you get a term life insurance?
Term life insurance is commonly purchased for the following reasons:
- Cover debts / liabilities (e.g. home mortgage, funeral costs).
- Maintain a spouse’s standard of living.
- Provide for one’s children until they are of age.
- Pay for schooling or daycare for one’s children.
- Fund a buy-sell agreement for a business.
- Protect a business from a key employee’s death.
It’s best to prepare yourself when you’re facing with situations like above. Hehe, of course once in a while I’d write this kind of PSA-like post. And my broadband is back for a short while surprisingly, so I’m gonna use the internet to the fullest until it dies again..even though it’s connected at a veeeeeeeeeeery slooooooooooow speed.
Yesterday I finally downloaded the finale for seasons 1 of GLEE. I was surprised that even though with constant crashing, and bandwidth throttling, slow download.. using my phone as modem, I still managed to download it. I’m happy.
I’m not going to spoil anything though. Finally spent some time today to watch the last few episodes that I haven’t watched yet.. from the episode with Neil Patrick Harris. I’m sad that Glee is over now.. but it’s coming back in September for season 2, I can’t wait! You know I have never been addicted to a TV show since Charmed. I don’t watch hour-long TV show because they bore me, except maybe a few. Oh and my mom has started to watch it too, and wanted to watch the finale today.. which is a huge shock since she has NEVER watched American TV show except a bit of Charmed, and that she was against Glee at first. She thinks Lea Michelle (who plays Rachel Berry) is an amazing singer.
My friend thinks Glee is like High School Musical. Well if you think about it, it kinda is but different in so many levels. I’m a fan of HSM but Glee is far from HSM. HSM is so typical Disney movie, where it’s all very cliche. Cute jock wants to sing, but afraid he’ll be ridiculed by his team mates, but then his team mates will also join, then includes the pretty girl who’s in love with the jock.. then there’s the rival…sounds a lot like Glee huh?
What’s different about Glee is that it deals with adult theme. The language also is not really appropriate for kids.. like for example, Sue Sylvester calling Mr William Schuester a “manwhore” and “slut”. The rest is typical.. you have different labels in the Glee club.. like the over-achiever annoying Rachel, the badass Puck, the cute jock Finn, the goth/emo weirdo Tina, the black sista Mercedes, the used-to-be-popular pregnant Quinn, the cheerleaders Santana and Brittany, the disabled kid Artie, the other Asian Mike, the other black (forgot his name), and the gay Kurt.
The best character in the series would have to be Sue Sylvester for me. I looooove Jane Lynch. She’s this sarcastic bitch that constantly insults Mr Schue (and his hair and chin) and despise the Glee club. Everything that Sue says never fail to make me laugh… I’ll paste some quotes from Sue that I found online:
Sue Sylvester: [writing in journal] Glee club. Every time I try to destroy that clutch of scab-eating mouth breathers it only comes back stronger like some sexually ambiguous horror movie villain. Here I am, about to turn 30, and I’ve sacrificed everything only to be shanghaied by the bi-curious machinations of a kabal of doughy misshapen teens. Am I missing something, Journal? Is it me? Of course its not me. Its Will Schuester. What is it about him, Journal? Is it the arrogant smirk? Is it the store-bought home perm? You know, Journal, I noticed something yesterday. Of course. Its coming clear to me now. If I cant destroy the club, I will have to destroy the man!
Sue Sylvester: [to Santana and Brittany] Ladies, I misjudged you. You may be the two stupidest teens I’ve ever encountered. And that’s saying something. I once taught a cheerleading seminar to a young Sarah Palin.
Will Schuester: Okay look Sue. If you’re back let’s bury the hatchet.
Sue Sylvester: I won’t be burying any hatchets William unless I happen to get a clear shot to your groin. You humiliated me.
Will Schuester: You did this to yourself Sue. All I did was enjoy watching it happen.
Sue Sylvester: Yeah, well enjoy this William. Now that I’m back and my position is secured I will not stop until you’re fired and your little Glee Club is annihilated into oblivion.
Will Schuester: Bring it.
Sue Sylvester: Oh I will bring it, William. You know what else I’m gonna to bring? I’m gonna bring some Asian cookery to wipe your head with. Cause right now you’ve got enough product in your hair to season a wok.
Here’s an example of how awesome Sue is.. this clip shows some of her hair insults for Mr Schuester:
Sue Sylvester is AWESOME. Actually, Jane Lynch is awesome. I’ve seen a few movies and she’s that sarcastic in them.. like in ‘Role Models‘, ‘Another Cinderella Story‘.. ‘Two & A Half Men‘.. etc.
Love the songs in Glee too. Currently I’m so addicted to “Run Joey Run“… the video is like pure orgasmic because it has Finn, Puck and Jesse. I’m a sucker for guys in white shirt and black leather jacket and black pants. Is it getting hot in here??
(video is flipped to avoid being taken down by youtube)
The craziest episode would have to be The Gaga episode.. all of them with Gaga inspired clothing.. so ridiculous! Haha.. Tina with the bubble dress, and Kurt with I think 10 inch heels? And Rachel with dress filled with stuffed animals..then the boys in KISS makeup..
Anyways, the finale almost made me cry. And oh well, no more Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline (their rival team). Jesse is so cute but too bad he’s gay in real life. So yeah, HSM maybe can be called the cleaner version of Glee, lol. Oh and Neil Patrick Harris was AWESOME in one episode Too bad Neil is also gay -.- You know, it’d be interesting if Jesse was paired up with Kurt instead of Rachel.. a gay relationship.. I wanna see Kurt in a relationship with a guy in seasons 2 even though he has the hot for Finn, lol.
It’s 5 am now so I better sleep.. mom was sleeping on my sofa aka bed, so I’ve been up all night watching stuff and putting up with my cat’s crazyness cuz she was bored so she didn’t shut up or sit still for almost 5 hours.. NONSTOP. Talk about driving me crazy. Now I need sleep.. if not I’d need like a dozen of wrinkle creams later for my under eyes @_@ Wait, I already do…. T___T
I’m so not happy here in my hometown. At least if I had internet, it’ll be different. I’m so sick of having my laptop freezing everytime I’m connected to the internet using my phone as modem.. I don’t know why. If I’m lucky, I can use it for quite a while, but if I’m not, my laptop would hang after 5 minutes. It’s been driving me INSANE. I can’t do anything on the internet! And I have loads to do. I miss my broadband. I’ve been throwing temper tantrum, my mom has been driving me nuts, I’ve packed my bags and threatened to go back alone, I’ve also thought I was gonna die when I had a serious asthma attack or something and couldn’t breathe at all and oxygen couldn’t get to my brain.. I couldn’t move or get up or even open my eyes o_O; Seriously thought that was it. I’ve been so stressed, depressed and unhappy, it actually defeats the purpose of why I wanted to go back in the first place – to have some relaxation but I’ve been getting NONE since I arrived!
Anyways, I’ve been thinking of getting prepaid broadband. Now, it may not be as fast as my KL broadband, but what choice do I have? I hate the fact that I have to top up everytime, and they have quota.. I can’t live with a quota! I wanna watch youtube, download stuff, stream stuff.. a, for example, 3GB quota is not enough! I remember how my internship place had Maxis broadband which I’m assuming had quota and not unlimited… when I first connected it was like wow! Good speed… until 10 minutes later when everyone in the office was using it and the speed dropped down to 1kbps! Fuck that shit. Loading yahoo would take 10 minutes!
Beside, with prepaid broadband I’d need to buy the modem.. which is useless because it cost RM200 and I’m only gonna use it for a month.. urgh I want my streamyx back!
I wish I was going somewhere else to get some relaxation for my brain.. or a fun one like this Branson vacation which sounds perfect for me… I wanna go there or anywhere.. just to get out of the crazyness that is my life and just space out for a while.. stay low and just have fun and forget whatever problems I have.
Speaking of problems, Fitness First still hasn’t called. I’m not gonna call this week. I’m gonna wait until next week so I have a reason to be pissy at them for not calling me for a week after they promised they would. I just don’t want to deal with that at the moment.