Mind Your Language

June 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I was supposed to go back to my hometown today.. but, yesterday I went out with my friend until night time, and I didn’t have enough sleep yesterday so my mom said that I look too tired to drive back.. so…….. we’re going back tomorrow morning.

I think I need new curtains. Maybe black curtains so it can block the sun .. I’ve always wanted custom blinds but either mom wouldn’t let me use blinds or it’s expensive.. or maybe it collects dust too much? Like my IKEA’s blind at the kitchen.. yuck.

I am now so fricken loving MIND YOUR LANGUAGE.

I used to see the (pirated) box  set DVD in the store, and being a fan of British comedy, I’ve always wanted to just randomly buy the DVD even though I’ve never seen the show. The only DVD of TV show that I’ve never seen before and just randomly bought it was ‘The Wayans Bros‘.. and it turned out to be a hilarious show, so it was a good buy. But that has The Wayans bros… I’m already familiar with their crazyness. But what about MIND YOUR LANGUAGE? Is it as good as my fave Fawlty Towers? What if I don’t like it? My money would be a waste.

Turns out, on Sunday, when I was randomly switching channels on TV… suddenly I see the listing for what’s on next and I see “MIND YOUR LANGUAGE“! I was like “fuck yeah”!

It was the 4th or 5th episode. It means I’ve missed the previous episodes and I didn’t even know it has been showing. But anyways, I started to watch it and even though at the beginning I was concentrating on getting to know the characters because I missed the pilot episode, but even at the beginning, it was HILARIOUS.

Omg, this show is so fricken hilarious! I can’t believe I didn’t decide to buy the DVD a lot sooner. After that, I’ve been researching for the show and found out someone uploaded the first season on youtube. Thank God for youtube 😀 Finally I get to see the pilot episode and understood the characters now and the show is hilarious on each episodes. Each characters are hilarious, and it’s funny to see how foreigners who knows little to nothing about English tries to communicate.. my fave character would be Ali Nadim from Pakistan 😀 I love how the students take the words literally.. that’s what non-native English speakers learning English would struggle with..for example like figure of speech. I still struggle with Japanese. Oh and of course I love Mr. Brown.

I LOVE MR. BROWN/BARRY EVANS.

I fell in love with him the first time I saw him.. haha. He’s so cute, with his baby face, his boyish smile.. he was so hot. He’ll make an awesome English teacher. I would never skip a class. I would be like Danielle, the hot French girl in the show who has a crush on Mr Brown and tries to flirt with him .. (she even kissed him in one episode of Mr Brown’s birthday). I’d so be like her if Mr Brown was my teacher 😀

However when I did a little research, I found out that his last few years of life wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. He was handome, cute-looking, funny.. and with how successful MYL was and other shows or movies he was in, I thought he’d get a lot of job offers, and would live a happy life but no, he ended up to be a minicab driver and at the age of 53 in 1997, they found him dead 🙁 Cause was alcohol poisoning. Suicide or murder? Still a mystery. He was also abandoned as a baby. 🙁

So yesterday i’ve been crazy trying to search for the series download.. found some but turns out the DVD release has a few missing episodes.. the only way to get them is to download a TVRIP version, which is also hard to find. Of course, season 4 is not available anywhere as it was never released anywhere. I wonder if someone in the world would have series 4 recorded when it was shown on TV before and upload it on the internet? One can only hope.

I downloaded like 5GB++ of season 1-3 yesterday, and it does contain missing episodes in season 2 and 3 and lack the missing episodes of season 1.. so I’m trying to download them now and managed to get episode 9’s Kill or Cure but low quality TV Rip. I’m now struggling to download episode 12’s How’s Your Father. It’s frustrating. Hate torrent with no seeders and rapidshare’s limited download.

Oh yeah, I’m surprised with the show at first and how they’re still showing it now. I found out they did show in Malaysia back then, but not sure how come I never knew it. So there’s quite a lot of MYL fan in Malaysia. The shows has racism, religious issue, stereotypical foreigners which would be deemed offensive & politically incorrect now.. however it’s not a problem for me… I just consider it as a very entertaining political satire.

RIP BARRY EVANS

Bizarre Addiction – Airlines Accident

May 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM

I’m so lazy to blog long with pictures today. For the past 2 days I’ve been playing with my Nintendo DSi until my eyes are blurry. I haven’t touched my DSi  for quite a long time since I was busy with my final year at college.  I forgot how much fun DSi can be when you want to learn Japanese. I’ve been revising my kanji writing and the basic hiragana/katakana… I can say that I am ashamed of myself that I even get the strokes for hiragana wrong! I don’t even remember most of katakana.. let alone remember the onyomi and kunyomi of first grade kanji! WTF. I spent a year in Japanese school, being tortured to death by the hectic life of Japan people, stressing myself to the max for what? Only to forget 90% of what I’ve learned there a few years later. Gah.

I’m going back to my hometown this week so I’m gonna start doing some Kanji revision.

Okay, apart from that, I have also been watching/reading news/videos about past airline crashes… I believe it has somewhat traumatized me now… I’ve been obsessing about the Air India Express crash since it happened… particularly on the passenger ‘Harshini Poonja‘, a 17 (or 18, or 19, or 20) year old girl who is now infamous because of her last twitter posting at the airport before she got on the ill-fated plane.

@netizentwo: At the airport and blah =_= Only thing to look forward to is the rain.

That is chillingly disturbing to know that shortly later she would end up charred to death… been reading her blog, news about her.. unfortunately the facebook of ALL of Dubai residents that knew her, including her own facebook are set to private.. so can’t get to know her more however some of her pictures make me extremely sad.. she was so young, pretty and innocent looking and have a full bright future ahead of her, but that’s all not gonna happen now.

Sujata Survase‘s (the cabin crew) ORKUT’s last update was “I hate goodbyes but I guess it’s time“… even though her facebook had that same status message but it was a while ago, but still… however her facebook is no longer available.. maybe the family contacted FB for it to be deleted.

Then yesterday I’ve been watching two episodes of Airline Crash Investigation.. for the episode about Adam Air that crashed into the ocean and disappeared… listened to the black box recording of the pilots minutes before they crash and… that’s what TRAUMATIZD me.. it was so disturbing beyond words…to hear the voices of people who are about to die, to know what the last few minutes of their lives was like…God.

The other episode was the mid-air collision between Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 / DHL Flight 611… yes if you know me, you’d know that I can get extremely addicted and obsessed when it comes to something mysterious.. this is a sad case when that flight had really gifted smart children/prodigies that would have a very bright future only to meet with death unexpectedly 30,000 feet above… this is particularly a scary one to know that the DHL plane’s tail kinda ‘sliced’ through the belly of the Bashkirian plane and it split into two- IN MID AIR! Imagine if you were in that plane, and you were sleeping peacefully and suddenly within seconds the plane splits into two and you might end up thrown out, falling to your death and your body sorta ‘explodes’ in bits and pieces and parts of you landed in the area within kilometres apart. How tragic is that??

I wanted to see what the bodies were like (yes this is part of my morbid fascination, strange curiosity) but I could only find one picture of a woman..and what’s left of her was only the head down to the left side of the shoulder and left upper arm. One out of her two daughters was found intact by their father who helped with the search. The guy lost his entire family – a wife and two kids, and eventually got crazy and soon later he stabbed the air traffic controller Peter Nielsen to death for ‘causing’ the mid air collision. It wasn’t his fault entirely but he, too, ended up with death. Tragic, very tragic.

Okay, enough about that before I get obsessed again.

On a slightly happier note (for me), I have lost 3 kg in 3 days since I took the pills from my doctor… WOOT. Okay, it might be just the water weight but I’m still happy to see the numbers go down in the scale. Hopefully it has no side effect.. the medicine includes fat burning pill which I’m hoping it would burn away my extra fat.. I’ve never been at this weight, and to start to feel all the bulges make me very, very uncomfortable…so that’s a wake up call for me telling me it’s time for a change before I get way too fat and be in the danger of obesity and the sickness obesity will give you.

Can’t wait to go back to my hometown, in my nice house, no low-class immigrants & villagers, no broken elevators, no cramped space.. so I can do a lot of dancing & exercising in my living room aka my bedroom (yes I sleep in the living room on the first floor). Only thing I’m worried about is the internet….. I can’t rely on my phone to connect my laptop to internet everytime, I need the fixed line…so I can download stuff.. like Glee episodes!

PS: Watched 2 episodes of “Mind Your Language” yesterday. Always wanted to watch this to see if it’s funny… I was instantly hooked! God I love British sitcoms.