Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Big Screen Breakdown: Dawn of Justice

Most viewers are or will be sorely disappointed by this movie...

...but I LOVED it!!! Go figure!

DO EXPECT

A proper laying down of background stories.
This is what will leave most viewers bored to the death for the first 90 minutes of screening.
To me, it is interesting and gives depth to each character as the story develops.

Some wonderful though understated acting.
The actors may not seem to be "doing" much but the effort it takes to make such casual scenes... Hats off to the cast and crew!
You'd really love to hate Jesse Eisenberg's characterisation of Luthor.

Beautiful design and details
Okay, most people wouldn't even bother about this but I am interested :P


DO FORGET ABOUT

The fight being the story.
As opposed to Marvel's flashy action packed approach, DC's recent remake of it's superhero movies is heading for the dark and gritty path.
Whatever action that is in the movie will usually be in support of the narrative.

A complicated storyline.
Straightforward, even predictable but it gets the job done.


This story managed to catch and hold my interest so well, which is one of my personal indicators for a good movie.
I completely forgot that I had a watch.
I stoically bore the incessant pressure on my bladder towards the end.

I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.
The storyline and storytelling could still be much improved.

Anyhow, I enjoyed it tremendously!

(photo by courtesy of UK Man's Lifestyle Blog)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Some Thoughts on Open Sea Swimming

Me, trying to get in a decent selfie right out there among the waves...

...and failing miserably! Haha!

One important thing I've learned about swimming in the open sea is that the journey out is usually smooth sailing, but returning is a much different matter entirely.

The current and the exhaustion really gets to you at the end point.

And the frustration of seeing the beach right there, just a mere kilometer and a half away, and never getting any nearer to it!

Oh, man! That right there is a serious test of your will!

Another important thing I've learned is that I'm just a so so swimmer.
I may have reached my limit and may never be strong enough to overcome the currents in future.

But I'm finding it so addictive!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Selimut tetangga...

...yang membalut tubuh kala kedinginan.

Mungkinkah itu aku?

Mungkin patut aku terima hakikat yang aku hanya "the go-to guy"?

Orang yang boleh mereka harap untuk menemani kala keperluan namun bukan pilihan mereka untuk sehidup semati?

Tapi ada kalanya, hakikat itu teramat sukar untuk diterima.

Tolonglah sambut tangan yang aku hulurkan ini.
Tolonglah.

Aku keletihan menahan perasaan...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Langit

"I can see the sky...
birds are flying"

Hanya dengan bait lagu tersebut, dia berjaya memecahkan empangan kenangan serta perasaanku.
Dan ianya seperti tiada pernah ada jurang masa antara pertemuan dan persaudaraan kami.

Langkawi
kami datang!

"Kajang Pak Malau kajang berlipat, kajang hamba mengkuang layu
Dagang tuan dagang bertempat, dagang hamba menumpang lalu"

Sebagaimana aku menumpang padanya...

Apa-apa pun, kalian patut cuba mencari Warung Nasi Dagang Pak Malau ini, kalau tidak silap saya di Jalan Ulu Melaka menuju Makam Mahsuri.
Hanya dibuka dari pagi hingga jam 2.00 petang (Jumaat cuti), disamping menjamu selera atau sekadar minum-minum, suasana dan pemandangannya asyik sekali...

Penempatan di Pantai Chenang ini sangat berbaloi.
Moga kekal kualiti perkhidmatan mereka di masa-masa akan datang.


 Gunung Machinchang kini bawah pengurusan baru.
Banyak tarikan baru yang ditawarkan kepada pengunjung tapi buat masa ini, masih banyak kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian serta penyelenggaraan yang sedang berlangsung.


"Terbang
Terbang tinggi
Walau tanah di kaki kan ku cari langit"

 Pemandangan dari Warung Nasi Dagang Pak Malau.

Jika anda berhajat untuk mandi-manda dengan puasnya di Tanjung Rhu, silalah berkunjung semasa air pasang (biasanya antara pagi hingga tengahari).
Petang-petang begini, kalian boleh berjalan hingga setengah kilometer ke tengah laut dan air masih di paras pinggang sahaja.

 Pantai Chenang lebih sibuk dengan pelbagai aktiviti pantai.
Jika mahu bersukaria, inilah pantai yang lebih menyeronokkan.

Dengan sekelip mata, percutian kami berakhir.
3 hari 2 malam adalah terlalu suntuk tapi aku sangat hargai setiap detik yang berlalu.

Terima kasih ...



Thursday, January 01, 2015

22 Day Lifestyle Program: RESULTS

All right, folks! As promised, here are my stats!

AT MY BEST (~23-25 years of age)

Total body weight = 65 kilograms / 143 pounds
Body Mass Index = 21.593
Waist size (circumference through the bellybutton) = 74 centimeters / 29 inches
Body fat = 9.81%

22 DAYS AGO (37 years of age, going on 38)

Total body weight = 80 kilograms / 168 pounds
Body Mass Index = 25.247
Waist size (circumference through the bellybutton) = 95 centimeters / 38 inches
Body fat = 26.54%

TODAY

Total body weight = 76 kilograms / 143 pounds
Body Mass Index = 21.593
Waist size (circumference through the bellybutton) = 86 centimeters / 34 inches
Body fat = 18.60%

Conclusion

I was hoping to get a clear unobstructed view of my d**k but there is still substantial amount of pooch in the way. There's also still too much love on my handles.

However, there IS positive overall loss after 22 days despite being unable to very strictly adhere to the program!

Not much loss in weight or waist size, but Body Fat Percentage down by 7.9%- that's major enough for me!

Therefore I'm going to continue this lifestyle with some modifications :)
I want my body to be 23 years old again!