Saturday, June 19, 2010

Buffetting : My Toy Story

Still remember how you held your last toy in the air, waving it around and imagining how those cool lasers shoot from the techy guns of your favorite hero?

Still remember when was the time you shove every toy you have into the bath tub and spend hours in the bathroom to satisfy your play time?

Still remember where you have chucked your last toy into?

You got it~ Toy Story 3 was just EPIC!

I swear I'd almost wept even watching the first scene itself!

Watching one of my childhood fantasies and reliving it with a cinema 3/4 packed with people who literally lived with the same fantasies back in the 90s and 00s is just plain nostalgic.

It's like elementary class all over again~

And this is also the reason why I feel teens with the same age as mine were and still are eager to watch this movie, simply because we are just like Andy.

In TS3(not to be confused with The Sims 3) Andy is going for college and his toys felt neglected, except for old-time Woody because Andy was planning to bring him to college. Even though he planned to hit the toys up in the attic instead of sending them to the yard sales, eventually the toys(including Woody) ended in lil-sweet Bonnie's possession.

My toys, probably ended up in my store room, a similar storage system as an attic in the States.
Some ended up as decor around my house and some ended up with pieces of the toys all over the house when the cousins turn up.

I was real touched when the scene Andy gave his toys to Bonnie, but when I thought over it again, this is not going to happen in OUR era.

Why would I say so?

Children today are blessed(or cursed) with the end 00s gizmos and gadgets like NDS, PS,Wii or some even had Laptops at the age of 7.

I bet those high-quality graphically-programed video games beats the ol-loosen up plastic toys and figurines.

Fine give or take, same still do appreciate the significance of the toys. But most of them, I'm sure they wouldn't want MY old toys unless they go through some factory make over or something after the wear and tear in my hands over the years.

Guess my toys would have different endings if I were Andy.

But still, over the drama, PIXAR did a great job with the humor. I mean, Buzz in Spanish MODE? That's something new! Everyone in the cinema practically laugh their ass off when he sudden went "Senoritta" and all!

But, I LOVED him, the scenes he had with Jessie, it was just exhilarating!

And all the other hilarious moments throughout;the 1st animation Day & Night before TS3 started, Mr Potato's new body, old Buster, Sunny Side's other side... PIXAR is just a studio filled with geniuses!

But what really hit was seeing Andy heading to college. It's like reality check : You are entering adulthood, ALSO.

Well, everyone enters adulthood eventually, its just when and how you are going to deal with it. I guess I'm only going to deal with it after 30, seeing how I'm still indulging in Sailor Moon, Pokemon and Digimon till today..

Anyway, wanna know my last toy?

Turbo Rangers' Rescue Megazord!!!! Each rangers' zord can turn into individuals before they combine into a huge mecha.

After I work, I swear I will continue my collections from ebay. Why? Because my face and heart resonates, as a kid~

So, what's your toy story?

PS: Holiday officially ends tomorrow, this time I swear I will chuck my laptop off limits until my STPM ends~ meaning, no updates till november!!!

So, bye bee soon-to-be-dead blog~

Monday, June 14, 2010

Buffetting : It's Official

That I'm not going to Japan anytime soon in my life. The JIS rejected my application, most probably due to the poorly presented answer sheets last 2 weeks. Another disappointment of the year but I think I'm used to that.

So, not Japan, next would be UK, Australia and geez I did thought of Taiwan before hand. Maybe I'm just longing to get the heck out of Malaysia so hard that anywhere else seemed to be like xanadu to me.

Back to official.. UCAS seemed to be a big project for me this holiday.. wonder if I'm ever going to complete my personal statements and references in this 6 days' time. Imperial, Oxford, University College of London, well like they say, you wanna aim go for the top~

Well, luckily STPM is accepted worldwide, for now. I don't have MUCH ECA for now, hopefully my form 5 days can actually help me out with it. It's kind of a disadvantage to me, seeing how ECA is coveted in the eyes of the European universities. Taiwan seemed to be hard too, but what bothers is the fact that medicine is still, a post-graduate course.. *Beeeeeeeep*

No use crying over spilled milk, I guess I can only nab these places provided I continue buckling myself up for STPM.

Yea i know, what about Kyoto University? Ironically the dream of going there has been shattered, for the time being as JIS have rejected me. Yet, I have my masters to complete in a few years' time and I don't want to waste anymore energy in succumbing myself into more stress and sea of constricting text-books along with the continuous dosage of scientific terminologies. Long huh?

And so went to IDP after having dim sum with the Queen yesterday, only to found out that STPM is actually the most favored, or most prioritized foreign qualification in Australian National University!!!! I know, OMG right?

UK A lvls was 2nd, putting STPM on top of it! So taking the hardest exam in Malaysia does haas it perks~ X.X

UK, USA, Australia, Taiwan, Japan. Random I know.. But its just so funny that these countries just allow me to fit in just nice. Malaysia? Nah, even after I graduate Malaysia wouldn't need my knowledge and capabilities unless they start to do something about the country's development and education system.

So before I dream,once again earth to Z, STPM comes first before you fantasize about Aussie or UK. Most probably going to Aussie due to the lower currency rate plus wider opportunities. ANU seemed to be a good choice seeing its ranking among the other universities... UOSydney seemed to be real tempting too, but it may not be the best place. UOMelbourne? Nah, everyone in Malaysia is going there now, you can practically see a Malaysian just off the corner around the university.

Geeez, I'm really stepping into adulthood now ain't I?

Till next post then~

Monday, June 7, 2010

Buffetting : Escapade

Thats our queen~

2 weeks of exam sure was suffocating, not for me, but for our Queen.

Sadly, we have kinda named our gang the Queen's Brigade/Gang/Party in a very passive way, in which our Queen had agreed.

Anyway, like I said, 2 weeks of exam is now over, and 2 weeks of holidays came by knocking. Guess I've got to buckle up and start catching up on all subjects I've be slacking through the past 6 months, and also to melt of some annoying fats around my waist and god knows what other parts of my body I need to burn.

Hmm... somehow I just don't have much stuffs to blog about lately... Most probably its due to my busy schedule as a Form 6 student.

I think most of us(form 6 students) have became much tougher compared to when we've just graduated to from form 5, as SPM students. We took on Malaysia's toughest examination ever.

How many of the friends in our same age has taken this? 50%? no, 30%? probably less than 8%.

It's like a miracle that I actually had the determination and willingness to survive the subjects till today, without any of them falling into band near fail at all. To my surprise, I've actually managed to keep my subjects in the upper bands consistently.

Yet, the mid terms was truly a mind-shocker, in the sense that I'm reminded how unprepared am I till today. Yes, I've been slacking since the very existence of my laptop, along with continuous flow of drama from all over the world and genres. Strictly speaking, I've actually kept watching dramas related to medicine field.

They may be shallow and all, but they really have a massive effect on me determining which path I'm going to take after STPM at all.

Medicine, finance or something else...

Let the decision comes when STPM 2010 results pop out next february I guess.

So I've managed to take down 4 season of Grey's Anatomy, love their drama and attitude. The whole show just blends in real well and it actually gave me the idea of taking medicine in the States if I ever want to be a part of the life-saving task force.
It's just so funny how they manage to fix in their human lives and surgeon lives, in a way that these kinda stuffs don't actually happen as frequent as it is in tv compared to reality.

Next up would be 20th Century Boys~

Gosh the plot is just so well-constructed it really took my breath away for the trilogy.
Drama, thriller and momentarily humor, this trilogy is one movie worth watching, especially for Japan freak like, yours truly:

Ok, the picture really looked damn weird I know, but screw it.

Next drama coming in would be Team Batista 2:

Strictly speaking, I've decided to watch this because of Matsuzaka Tori. His portrayal of Shiken Red in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger was truly impressive.

Yet, what made me to carry on indulging in this drama was its fast pace, and medicine-field theme. Yup yup, medical officer/pharmacy/hospital CEO to be in the blog(block)~Lame i know..

OOOOOOO Did I mention about The Frozen Flower?

Okay this movie is a lil 18SX and it gave me a shock when I was watching it because of the explicit materials... Well, if you have the courtesy to fast forward it to skip those scenes, its up to you.

I would say this movie has just proved one thing, Love is a Cruel, Cruel thing.

Plenty may not be in sync of my opinion but seriously, this movie really put my statement into position.

Once again, for those who really want to watch this movie, you better prepare some Detol to wash your eyes after watching because of the material. I didn't know Korean movies were this open!

Underage fellas, c'mon people, I don't believe people nowadays care about 18Sx or 18pg or what ever censorship because of what we are constantly exposed to.

Last thing~

Kyoto University is now my primary goal~ Nothing can stop me now.