Friday, 16 February 2007

Ghost Rider

Glad I managed to catch this movie with woc. ^^ Interesting that I never knew that this Marvel character even existed til earlier this year when I had my movie spree in Jan and saw the trailer. The special effects are so cool!!! Pretty decent acting though not much suspense in the plotline (didn't help that we had a "helpful" father-son duo behind us giving a running commentary in chinese...) Also have a new actor to swoon over. Matt Long who plays the 17 year old Jonhy Blaze. With the special effects literally burning up the tarmac, Ghost Rider is DEFINITELY worth a watch in the cinema (unlike Epic Movie that looks amusing but prob worth just watching at home on a tv set). As I already mentioned, no suspense here. Pretty much the usual good triumphs over evil, love conquers all kinda storyline. (Watcha expect? It IS based on a comic series!!) Interesting how the FIRE element seems to be able to overpower EARTH, WIND, and even WATER. Thought it was kinda like scissors-paper-stone where earth and fire basically don't do much to each other, wind strengthens fire, and water kills fire? Yet another interesting thought that popped up at the end of the movie: #01 top perk of being a Ghost Rider - green transport since cool bike (oops, meant "trusty steed") runs on a renewal resource, brimstone fire from hell. (Just imagine trying to use petrol with all those flames. Asking for an explosion to happen!! Or maybe that's why EVERYTHING's on fire - petrol leakage *grinz*)
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Happy Chinese New Year!!

Too many things happening one after another, thus the neglected blog.... Finished all my ReefFriends training dives (now for OJT-ing), first draft for my thesis intro has been submitted and shot down by Prof, application for the MBARI summer internship has been sent, preparing for the last round of spawning from my POC *keeps fingers crossed* The visibility in Singapore has definitely gotten better and I promise to have new photos in my Yahoo albums by the end of next week. Will also try and solve the problem with my Youtube account that some how compresses ALL my videos to like 4 seconds worth of footage :(

Really need to increase my productivity rate since our mid-semester break is half eaten up by the CNY celebrations/holidays, and there's my AOW and the Hantu bloggers anniversary dives in Mar. Not to mention whipping my thesis into shape and finishing our tropical conservation project by the end of Mar as well. Would get to know the results of my summer internship application by mid-Mar, so there's that to stress over. After finding out that there's another summer field studies thing that I also wanna go for, I don't know if I would be happy if I get to go California. Nowhere near completing the exploration of SEA diversity and stuff!! *How?* For all my ranting, might not even get into either summer prog since they only have like 10 vacancies each... Oh well, if you see me with like no hair in April, you'll nknow why. ^^

Anyways, here's wishing everybody a happy (and relaxing) Chinese New Year and mid-semester break as we usher in the year of the pig!!! Also to good weather on the 19th for our ReefWalk at Kusu ^^ SO nervous. First time guiding!!
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