Tuesday, July 31, 2001

AKIRA DEEWEEDEE

After months of fervent waiting...i've finally got my special edition AKIRA dvd !!!! Ha !!!
Came shipped in an extra large amazon cardboard tray, the actual keepcase for the
DVD is a sleek black tin cover with the title printed big and bold right across the
front. It works better than my mother's best bonsai for a decoration, if you ask me.
Wouldn't even talk about the goodies that came inside. All yours at the price of US 35.96,
shipping cost included. This is especially out to tempt rei, of course.
Think rei is still lost in his realms of animatics lah. Oui...where is your webpage going to be up and running ?
or is it at http://www.checkbacktomorrow.com ?

Sunday, July 29, 2001

evil........~
to evil rei :
tell u do storyboard 1st u dont listen! look now the audience is at a lost ... wat s ray trying show in the shot?
but u certainly show potential for peotry writing ... for ages 12 and below .. mainly cos it rymthes well ...
hahahahahhhhhahaahhahha ...

Saturday, July 28, 2001

From the realm of darkness i rise,
i stand high
looking
and looking
for a quiet corner
where soccer will be dead

and BASKETBALL rulesss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*muahahahahahahaaaaaaa...*

CUT TO:
ray slowly step back into the darkness
still looking, in search.~

in search.~

*music slowly fade off into darkness....*






Thursday, July 26, 2001

i dun watch soccer too ... and go thro the fair share of being left out in conversation experiences
er...hey actually I dun watch soccer too...hehhee....but I did watch the liverpool Vs S'pore match, more for sheer enjoyment from watching players falling flat on their noses, than for the love of the sport. and Boy was it a dreadfully booooooorrriing match!!! After what seemed like an eternity, there was finally a goal, and I missed it.
Blah!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Manchester what ??

I know some folks are probably going to trample me to death when they read this, but I got to admit : I don't watch soccer.
( or football, whichever one is the right term, can't be bothered with semantics here. ) I really don't watch
it. Which right about makes me a pariah, an aberrant entity in my camp, or right about anywhere on the
train where at least half the cabin's male passengers are stuck with their noses in the last few pages of
the New paper. "What ? Leeds lost ? Huh ? Chelsea's losing ground ?" This kind of conversation, though
so prevalent everywhere, is really just noise to me. I think my soccer lexicon is pretty much limited to David
Beckam ( did I even spell it right ? ), who, unless you've been under a rock, seems more famous even than
Bill Gates. Ryan Giggs is another notable exception, more because he was in that memorable, romantic watch
ad a few years back where those famous lines I remember still " I hope game never ends. When it ends, the
memories began ". other than that, I really don't know anything about the matches.
Maybe I'm just plain wierd. Luckily I'm accompanied by my equally eccentric folks here who luckily, shares my
apathy for football. Thank goodness.

Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Welcome Nakimura

Hello Nahs ! A tour de force posting for a first. Now, why aren't you making money by writing than anything else ?
Sapphire winced, at her own ignominious fiasco only seconds before, and at a roomful of startled rebels studying her. She had pounced and clawed at the Rebellion Commander known as Antilles like a crazed womp rat. And as suddenly as it had started, she ceased her attack, finding herself staring in a daze at her own crystal pendant dangling before her--from Skywalker's hand. A familiar and latent energy seemed to pulsate from it, its invisible tendrils calming her senses.
Luke maintain his solemn jedi composure, only this time the strained lines around the edges of his eyes gave him away.
"Tell me, princess Lufsa, can you comprehend what just happened to yourself?" He turned his glance and fixed it intently on the glowing lavender rock, watching its soothing, swirling movement. "Was it something hidden from you? A past that perhaps your father would have preferred buried?" He probed gently, like he is coaxing a child.
Leia stepped forward and laid a comforting hand on Sapphire's quivering shoulder," whatever caused that spasm of attack, we are now sure that this crystal holds the key to negating that effect," she conceded.
Han's forehead was creased and his eyebrows drawn together in a frown. "And I'm not too sure I want to know what it is," he said dryly "No offense, but it almost smells like you've got the Sith in your blood, your highness."
Sapphire's vision spun. She wasn't about to take this spiel from pacifists! Such audacity from commoners, she noted sourly, would never have been tolerated in her father'c court. With her best efforts she threw Skywalker a stone cold stare. And didn't she know so well that the Jedis are the very people who sowed the seed of discord amongst her people, and had led to the cold blooded extermination of the Chitoz? It was genocide. Whole religions were lost to this dark era. Through the generations, revivial of the ancient cult of the chitoz Goddess, Shwara, had been stymied time and again by the coercion of these despicable Jedis. Hadn't she heard enough of such horrors from her royal aunts?
No, she must get out of their stronghold. And she knew she had to think quick.

Monday, July 23, 2001

ok, let me grace this page with the lyrics of "Your Song"

My gift is my song
And this one is for you
And you can tell everybody
That this is your song

And may be quite simple that
Now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is
Now you're in the world

Sat on the roof
And I kicked off the moss
Well singing these verses
Well they, they got me quite cross
But the suns been kind
While I wrote this song
It's for people like you
That keep it turned on.

So excuse me forgetting
But these things I do
You see I've forgotten
If they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is
That I really love you
Yours are the sweetest eyes
That I've ever seen

[interlude]

And you can tell everybody
That this is your song
And it may be quite simple
But now that it's done

I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is
Now you're in the world
"Special Packaging"

Kenji Kawai - he wrote pieces for Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor. Really nice pieces of music.
Recently, the airing of Hideo Nakata's "The Ring" once again prompted me to search for its
soundtrack, because a few tracks in the show were really moodsetters, great music. I had
previously searched for it when it was still in the theatres but apparently they weren't released
just yet. Anyway, so I was at HMV, japanese soundtrack section, and I found my cd. It had
the right title, visuals. Seems promising. Music by : Kenji Kawai. Bingo. This had got to be it.
No wonder I felt some of the tracks sounded similar to those in Ghost in the Shell. But I just
wanted to be sure, so I thought better try that cd first. Went to the counter, handed over the cd,
waited. The bespectacled guy with trails of highlighted hair examined the cd, then said insouciantly :
" Sorry, japanese cd, SPECIAL PACKAGING, no trying. " Huh ? I stared at the cd. Normal jewel
case, with those sealable plastic covers. Nothing so special. I asked : "Eem, but there's no special
packaging, like a special box, or something like that. " He replied liked a cassette tape playing back "
japanese cd, SPECIAL PACKAGING, no trying. " WHAT !!!???? I almost flew there and there, but kept
my cool. Its alright. Tried my luck upstairs. The lady at the counter greeted me with a smile and asked :
"You know you can try 2 cds at a time know. want to get another one ? " That made my day.
SPECIAL PACKAGING my foot !!!

Sunday, July 22, 2001

Greeting to all......
Beware
Evil ray have enter the realm......
*muahahahahahaaa.....*

Wednesday, July 18, 2001

testing testing ... new things mus play ...
i ve set up mine oso but still dunnoe how to invite yet ... aniway the page still has too much unlinked links to show .. hahaha

Monday, July 16, 2001

Dino trivia

Watched Jurassic Park 3 with the folks today. It was no where as awe inspiring as the first or engaging as the second,
but still and entertaining show nontheless. One thing though - Hollywood better get their dino facts right. Okie, call me
a show off, or a dino freak, but I gotta straighten this. In the early part of the show, there's a scene where a tyrannosaur
and a spinosaurus gets locked in a duel to the death. The fight ends with the spinosaur giving the tyrannosaur a
death dealing twist in the neck. Uh-uh, probably not going to happen. In a recent article in Life, Strait Times, the paper mentioned
that the spinosaur is bigger than the tyrannosaur. Sorry, not going to happen. To set the record straight, Spinosaur was
indeed one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs that ever lived, measuring a whopping 40-43 feet. The size of the dinosaur
portrayed in JP 3 would be a good indication of how big it would have been. But not bigger than Mr T. Hold on to your seats;
Tyrannosaurus Rex, undisputely the largest carnivour that had ever lived on planet earth ( you can check me out in any
dinosaur book, and you'll get the same information all the time ), measures a humungous 46-49 feet. Which means that
even the smaller than average tyrannosaur adult would have outsized the biggest spinosaur. Size aside, tyrannosaur's massive
jaws ( in fact, the jaws are so big his front paws have to be tiny so that he wouldn't tumble over ) would have made short work
of any other predatory dinosaur with a crunch of his maw. I can't help it, i've been a Mr T fan since kindergarten. I had to defend his
reputation. And don't even mention Barney.

Sunday, July 15, 2001

This is the first posting. Should be altering the design and layout of this page should time permit. Folks coming in soon.