Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bood and Chocolate, Binging and Boredom...

Alright, I'm only writing this just for the fun of it and also possibly coz' I happen to be dead BORED at the moment...Sigh.

It's the weekend, so naturally people have fun times during the weekend, right? I didn't. Not really, at least. There were parts of the weekend that I did enjoyed but this isn't how a weekend goes on in my household usually...A typical weekend that we have is spent outside, somewhere at malls; where it's fun and lively. This week, I feel like a piece of dry toast just sitting there on the table, watching the flies hover around me and trying my hardest not to shudder in disgust when one of them lands on my dry toasty body... So, honestly, I'm just feeling a bit under the weather.

To top it off, I have been putting on weight! Oh, yeah, sure, Atiqah (if you read this), you must understand that when I complain about my weight, that is when I'm trying hardest to lose them! Right at this moment, however, I don't feel like losing weight at all! If anything, it only makes me feel like I want to stuff in a whole lot more insignificant baddies!

So yeah, basically, all we've done this week is mooch around the house and binge on utterly fattening food! I have recently discovered, I have developed a fetish for peanut butter and chocolate--a fetish resulting in my buying Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate cups every single time we head out to Giant or Queensbay...

Last night, Mama found out that Blood and Chocolate was going to be on Astro. We decided to watch the stupid movie, even though I knew it was going to be crappy...It's the over-used Romeo-Juliette, predictable, Goth-esq kind of movie that makes you have the urge to want to throw up in your mouth...It isn't so bad, I guess, if you have nothing better to do and are juist trying to bid away time...

But before the movie started, Mama and the little ones went rushing out to buy the tons of tid bits for the movie. Yaya got herself a Cadbury Caramello, a Cadbury Crunchy for me, and Ima got herself all th other junk food like potato chips, etc. Oh, and little one also got me a Cornetto Royale...Now, tell me that isn't binge eating??? Ugh, I was practically shoving food down my throat even though I was stuffed to gills! That's it! I'm so going to start dieting, exercising and puasa.

The four of us (abang and Papa pi kluar 'joouhl' ), sat in Mama's room on her big queen-size bed, all huddled up together to sit and watch Blood and Chocolate. The only thing good about the movie was Oliver Martinez who happened to look extremely hott in the movie!

And today, I went to do my L license...It was...interesting... I just couldn't really get what the Chinese instructor was saying. It was so frustrating!

There was nothing to do except to surf the net and read mangas.

I read this new one...And it's called 'Dogs'. It's really good! It is a manga targeted mostly for 18-30 year old men as it is categorized as 'seinen'. Usually, I read 'shonen' or 'shojo' but this was a refreshing new change! The story is set in the future-sort of like an Alternate Universe. There happens to be a cute guy in it that I like. Hee hee.

The story is mostly about mafias, gangsters, prostitutes; basically really mature stuff. And the gun fights are of the hooks! There're also some sword fights as well...The manga reminds me of Kill Bill, somehow.

So there you have it; the stuff I did to amuse myself...So boring! Tak sabarlah nak kluar dgn ya'll again, Atiqah, Ayu! Huhuhuhu! I miss ya'll!

The dude I like.

Badō Nails
A chain smoking freelance journalist and photographer turned gun for hire who has often gotten into humorous, but dangerous situations through work and his addiction to nicotine. He resents being referred to as "eye-patch," but is visually striking with long red hair and an eye-patch over his right eye. He has a scar where his eye should be, and a single long scar on both sides of his hands indicating a violent and possibly traumatic past. Recent chapters have revealed that Badō had an older brother whom he claims has died, but appeared to be the reason why Badō began smoking at a young age. Often seen as a foolish and cartoon-like character because he can flip between extreme elation to murderous violence in relation to the availability of cigarettes. However, his comical mood swings gloss over the otherwise serious nature of the character. He wields a pair of Mac 10 machine guns.
He's the read head.

Blood & Chocolate

Blood & Chocolate is a film released on January 26, 2007, produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and distributed by MGM. It is an in-name only adaptation of the young adult novel Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, which was adapted into a screenplay by Ehren Kruger. It was directed by Katja von Garnier. The movie was made available on DVD on June 12, 2007.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Outing.

We went out! We went out yesterday! Kyaaaah! I'm so glad we went out. Some might be a bit on the blur side and wonder why it's such a big deal to me when I go out with my buds but it's just only cause I don't go out with my buds all that much. Yes, another reason why some people will think I'm a complete freak but hey, I love my family and I like hanging out with them. My mom happens to be one of my very bestest best friends. She totally rocks and the fact that she's really good at bringing me up and everything makes her (in my opinion) the best mom out there! Here's something wicked about her; she actually can tell the difference between P.Diddy and Jay-Z (she listens to T-Pain and Flo Rida's hot new single "Low"). Tell me now she isn't one of the coolest moms out there? (Me: Ha! In your face, suckers!)

Anyway, the day started off with...:

I woke up at probably about 9:28...All groggy and grumpy, wondering to myself "Why on Earth did I agree to going out at 11:30 in the first place?????"

I drag myself up and trudge along into the shower. Bath...(You don't need to know what I do in the shower, merci be coup).

Since my sisters slept with me in my room, they're scattered on the floor of my bedroom and that makes it a gazillion times harder for me to get to my cupboard and drawers...After successfully dodging my way from squashing my petite baby sisters, I safely managed to grab a pair of my dark, stretchable (thank GOD it is) jeans, my long sleeved pink t-shirt, my rather 'kewl' denim jacket, my make-up bag, my new gold back strap handbag and my perfume.

Once, I've got all the stuff I need, I'm ready to take on the show. It took me about almost an hour to prepare myself for the big day. Amidst putting on my eye shadow, I also had to; rush and charge my hand phone, iron my t-shirt (really wrinkly) and my hi jab, and put on my pink sneakers. And let's not forget the must-put-on spritz of perfume. Ha ha.

But lo and behold, I finished on time! I checked the clock and was very pleased to find the needles specifically pointing at 11:00! So instead of rushing so much any more, I felt prompted to sit in front of the T.V, pop in 300 in the DVD player and watch my smexy Stelios wave his sword like an almighty spear of death and chop up the Persians....HOTT!

Minutes later, I look at the clock again and it's already 11:20...So thinking that Atiqah would arrive any minute now, I switch off the DVD player and the T.V and start tying my shoe laces and stuff. And then...I waited...And I waited...And then I waited again...And again...And again...

It was only until it was 12:10 did I see Atiqah and her parents driving and parking right in front of my house. Thrilled to see my buds, I think I momentarily forgot about waiting. I knew that it was nice enough of Atiqah's parents to come and pick me up anyway and they're ALWAYS punctual. In any case, there is no wonder as to why they were late-they had to go and pick Mimi and Elani up and later after I was picked up it was Nishi "The Sushi"'s turn.

We drove to Queensbay and guess where we headed off first? Ta-da! Where else but the fabulous Border's Bookstore? So Atiqah and I start rounding around the shelves, completely fascinated with all the books there while Mimi...err...gee, I dunno what she did. I guess, she just went off and looked for other stuff too...Elani, on the other hand, didn't look too thrilled to be dragged into a VERY cold bookstore while she's having a cold and a cough. I think, she probably went off sniffing and blinking tiredly into a corner some where. Poor dear. I do adore her!

I wandered around and found myself gazing longingly at the shelves of romance novels. I was quite tempted to buy this one book. If remembered correctly, I think it was called 'A Greek God At a Female's Club' or something or other...Ha ha. Mimi came sidling up to me and started telling me that her mom loves romance novels too.

Me: I like reading romance novels...
Mimi: Ye? My mom pun suka jugak. Hari tu, my dad beli kat dia dlm used books punya store, it was so cheap!
Me: Yeah? Kat mana tu?
Mimi: Adalah, nanti I bagi tau you, ok?
Me: *Nods enthusiastically*

Later, I met up with an old school friend of mine; Afiq Zamir. He's really nice! So I chit chatted with him for a while and he ends up joining our group. It is rather sad though, that Ayu-chan couldn't make it...I miss all the Maverick's, BTW. Sigh...That's life, eh?

The whole bunch of us ridiculous kids-going-to-be-adults went to the top floors to go grab a movie. We had some serious debating going on when all of us couldn't decide which movie to go and watch.

Mimi: Citer hantu tu nampak best gak.
Nishi: I love Japanese ghost stories! (which also translates to: I love Japanese!)
Atiqah: Forbidden Kingdom tu tak best sgt kot? Iron Man lah better!
Me: Iron Man!
Elani: '....'
Afiq: Citer Love tu ok ke?
Me: Iron Man!
Everyone: Iron Man! you get the picture. We bought our tickets and discussed what to do during our free time. The movie didn't start until 2:20 and it was only 1:20 then...

This time, we didn't go to McD's or Pizza Hut! La la!~~~~Thank you, Allah! Instead, we went to Secret Recipes. I had this Caribbean fillet with veggie cream sauce and Atiqah had the Pasta with shrimp and cream sauce, while Elani went for the Kid's Fish and Chips. Nishi, on the other hand, declares that he has never tried lasagna and therefore proceeds to order it. Mimi and Afiq headed off to the Laksa Shack.

After eating, we rushed back up stairs to catch the film. Guess what? We missed 10 minutes of it coz' Mimi and Afiq were running late. Haha. I can't blame them. Laksa is quite the delicacy.

Long story short, we're hustled into a big dark black room and we watch the movie...And It was just FAB! Robert Downey Jr. has really cleaned up his act from all the drug problems he had! He's as hot as ever and I think he managed to charm Elani, Atiqah and Mimi! Now that's an accomplishment! It's not easy pleasing Atiqah, Mimi and Elani, you know! They have VERY HIGH standards. Lol. Kidding! (Not!)

And this was the synopsis of the movie:

I actually curi this frm imdb.
I own nothing of it and I'm not profiting frm this at all.
Standard disclaimers apply here!

The movie begins with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) visiting soldiers on duty in the Middle East. He is joking with some members of a convoy who seem to be genuinely amused by his persona. Suddenly, the convoy is attacked. The soldiers fight to defend themselves but are quickly killed. Stark flees when a bomb (bearing the logo of his company, "Stark Industries") explodes, severely wounding Tony's chest. Tony is captured and recorded by a group of terrorists.

A flashback sequence reveals Tony's history as a child prodigy before taking over his father's technology company at age 21. Colonel James Rhodes (Terrence Howard) attends a ceremony to present Tony Stark with an award for his work, but Stark is not in attendance. Tony's right-hand man (and his father's former partner) Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) accepts the award in Tony's honor. Rhody later finds Tony partying in a casino. On his way out, a reporter named Christine (Leslie Bibb) approaches Stark with some questions regarding the ethics of his weapons business. Stark deflects her questions with some swift quips and the two end up spending the night together. (Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!)

Next morning, Christine is awakened by a voice on a computer monitor. It's JARVIS, the artificial intelligence program responsible for running Tony's house. Christine is greeted by Tony's assistant, "Pepper" Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as she leaves the house. Pepper helps Tony catch up on some business before Tony heads out to the airport where his plane is kept.

In flight, Tony talks with Rhody. Rhody is unhappy about Tony's lax attitude, and Tony tries to get his old friend to relax. Before long they are drunk and leering at the stewardesses.

Tony arrives at a military outpost in the Middle East to demonstrate his company's latest project- the Jericho, a super-missile system. After the demonstration, Tony gets a phone call from Obadiah and they are both pleased that the demonstration went well. Tony goes off with the convoy that is soon attacked by terrorists. (Ha, tu lah degil sgt!)

Much later, Tony regains consciousness in a cave. His chest is hooked up to a strange device. Another captive, named Yinsen (Shaun Tomb) explains that he operated on Stark but was unable to remove all the shrapnel fragments from the bomb blast. Yinsen created a device-essentially a battery-powered magnet- that will keep the remaining fragments out of Tony's heart.

The agents who captured Tony & Yinsen enter the room. Yinsen translates; they want Tony to build them a Jericho missile. Tony refuses, so they begin to torture Stark.

Hours later, the terrorists show off a huge stockpile of weapons-all made by Stark Industries. Tony appears to relent and start building the missile, but has other plans. With Yinsen's help, Tony constructs a tiny device called an Ark Reactor- a new type of power generator, streamlined from a much bigger design used in one of his companies factory. The power output is enough to run Stark's heart for fifty lifetimes... or something much bigger for about 15 minutes. (Now this part was pretty cool!)

Tony designs a way out for them- a powered weapon suit that he will wear and use to defeat the terrorists. Midway through construction, the head of the terrorist group (The Ten Rings), a man named Raza (Faran Tahir) arrives and attempts to torture Yinsen, angry because he thinks Stark is not working on the Jericho as they wanted. Raza gives them one more day to finish.

Yinsen straps Tony into the armored suit, telling him the way out of the cave. They set off a bomb inside the cell as a distraction for the guards as Tony powers up his suit. Yinsen realizes that they will not have enough time. He grabs a gun and runs off to distract the surviving guards.

Tony, fully powered, muscles his way through the cave. The guards try to stop but his suit easily deflects their weapon fire. Halfway out, Stark finds Yinsen, mortally wounded. Tony tearfully thanks Yinsen for saving him, and Yinsen encourages Tony to not waste his life as he dies.

Tony turns his suit on the terrorists, igniting flame-throwers. (Die! Thy filthy demons!) He destroys their stockpile of weapons and uses a rudimentary jet-pack to blast away from the captive zone. The armor is ruined, but he is alive.

Stark walks over a sand dune when a couple of US helicopters fly overhead. A group of soldiers, led by Rhody, come across Tony. Rhody is overjoyed to find that his friend is alive.

Tony returns to the United States after three months in captivity. Pepper wants Tony to receive medical treatment, but Tony states that there are only two things he wants: an American cheeseburger and a company press conference. Hours later, Tony appears before a group of reporters and announces that he intends to shut down Stark Industries' weapons manufacturing division immediately. At the same time, Pepper is approached by Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) of the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement & Logistic Division agency. They want to talk to Tony Stark about his capture. Pepper schedules an appointment for them.

That evening, Obadiah confronts Tony about his actions, furious. Obadiah knows that the stock value for their company (and, by extension, their financial status) is going to take a serious drop because of this announcement. Tony wants Stark Industries to move forward with Ark Reactor technology, but Obadiah thinks that the Ark Reactor is nothing but a publicity stunt. Through the conversation, Tony ends up revealing his prosthetic power-heart to Obadiah. Stane convinces Tony to lay low for a while so the company can sort things out.

Pepper watches a news report on the declining value of Stark Industries when Tony asks for her help. (Help! Help! I need petite hands for this!)He's created an upgraded Ark Reactor but can't install it into his chest without someone to help. Pepper accidentally yanks out the cords for the old reactor too soon, putting Tony on the verge of cardiac arrest. They manage to complete the process in time. Tony tells Pepper to get rid of the old model since h's not a sentimental person. (I'm not a nostalgic person!)

Tony comes to visit Rhodes and asks for help with a new private project. Rhody does not agree with Tony's approach; he thinks Stark is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of his capture and needs time to recover.

Tony turns to his other best friend- JARVIS, the A.I. program- for help. Tony's plan is revealed to be an upgrade to his armored suit (referred to as "Mark 2," with the suit from the terrorist cave being Mark 1).

Meanwhile, the terrorists who held Tony captive are searching the desert, gathering all fragments of the original armor.

Tony decides that the first thing he has to do is perfect the armor's flight system. Since the leg-mounted jets prove too unstable, he creates arm mounted stabilizers to balance out the system. Pepper comes in when he is testing the stabilizers and they find that it also creates a powerful repulsion beam that could also be used as a weapon. Pepper leaves a box on Tony's desk.

Obadiah visits Tony and reveals that the board of directors have filed an injunction to gain control of Stark Industries. Tony isn't worried; he still maintains controlling interest in Stark Industries.

Tony finally manages to perfect his flight system, and is delighted at the prospect of flying.

A new armored suit is soon finished, looking like a heavily-streamlined version of Tony's Mark 1 armor. Tony connects with Jarvis to monitor the progress in the suit. Tony decides to take it out for a test flight, and he is thrilled by everything the suit can do. Tony decides to push the limit for higher-atmosphere flying, but at such great heights the suit becomes coated with ice and his power supply shuts down. Tony is barely able to activate his thrusters in time to avoid crashing into the ground. Stark returns home, but the armor is so heavy that it crashes through three floors of the house.

As Tony recovers from his crash landing, he opens the box that Pepper left behind earlier. It's his original Ark-Reactor heart, with a special border around it reading "Proof That Tony Stark Has A Heart." (Awwwwww!)

Tony analyzes more data and decides to rebuild the suit using gold titanium from an old project to solve the icing problem. Tony also instructs Jarvis to add some "hot-rod red" paint to the next suit, codenamed Mark 3. Tony then leaves to attend his annual benefit dinner while the suit is being painted.

At the charity event, Tony meets with Agent Coulson- who still wants to learn about Tony's incident. Tony then leaves to dance with Pepper and they share a moment together in the moonlight. (Awwww! Really, they should've just kissed!)

Tony is confronted by Christine, the reporter from an earlier scene. She shows him photographs of his weapons being used by a terrorist group the previous day in the Middle East. Tony confronts Obadiah on the matter, and Obadiah reveals that he is the one who filed the injunction against Tony. Obadiah calls himself an "Iron Monger," and has no qualms about selling Stark Industries weapons to both sides of the conflict. Tony returns home, furious. When the new suit is completed, Stark steps in and essentially transforms into Iron Man for the first time.

In a Middle East village, terrorists are rounding up civilians for capture & execution when they are confronted by a mysterious figure in red and gold. Iron Man has arrived. Within seconds, he defeats the terrorists and destroys the weapons they had obtained. (Triple T. K. A--Time to totally kick ass!)

As Iron Man leaves the area, two F-22 jets spot him. Col. Rhodes is asked about the status of any new developments. He contacts Tony, who claims that he knows nothing about what is happening. Iron Man tries to outrun the jets but they are too much for him. Tony calls Rhodes and reveals that he is responsible for the "unidentified craft." Rhody is furious about Tony sending in unauthorized equipment, and horrified when Tony explains that the "equipment" is actually himself! Iron Man is hit by one fighter jet, sending him flying into the wing of the second jet. The pilot is forced to eject, but the parachute fails to open. Iron Man, still under fire, manages to fly in and successfully deploy the parachute in time to save the pilot's life. Tony convinces Rhody to pass off what happened with the jets as a "training exercise."

As Tony arrives back at home, Pepper catches him removing the Iron Man armor. (What is going on here????)

Meanwhile, the Ten Rings terrorist group is visited by none other than Obadiah. It is revealed that Stane paid the Ten Rings members to kill Stark, but they realized who Stark was and demanded a much higher price. Obadiah takes the remnants of the Mark 1 armor they have gathered.

Tony tries to talk Pepper into helping him, believing that nothing else matters but stopping the people who he put in harm's way. Pepper is moved by Tony's dedication, and agrees. (Aye, Aye, captain!) She goes into Obadiah's office with a tiny piece of equipment designed to copy files from the computer. As Pepper sifts through stored files, she finds a video from the terrorists proving that Obadiah was responsible for Tony's capture. (I knew it!)

Obadiah comes into the office just as she is leaving, but Pepper manages to get away. However, as soon as he powers up the computer, Obadiah realizes what she was up to. On the way out, Pepper is joined by Agent Coulson and he agrees to help stop Obadiah with his fellow agents. (You're going down, Obadiah!)

Obadiah meets with his team of developers working on his own armored suit. They cannot figure out how to create a power source for the suit. Stane is furious; then realizes that he has one other option.

Stane arrives at Tony's house and paralyzes him with a sonic weapon. Obadiah yanks out the power source from Tony's heart, taunting him all the while. After he leaves, Tony realizes that he has only one hope for survival- the preserved Ark Reactor that Pepper gave him in a display case. He gets the power source installed just as Rhody arrives. (Thank god for Pepper, eh?)

Pepper, Coulson and several other agents arrive at Obadiah's research facility. They spot the Mark 1 Armor and a storage location where something else was kept. Just then, a gigantic robotic suit comes to life and attacks them- it's Obadiah's counterpart suit, code-named the Iron Monger.

Rhody watches Tony suit up, awestruck at the Iron Man costume. As Tony flies away, Rhody looks at the prototype silver suit Tony built earlier... then shakes his head and mumbles "Next time." (I thought it was 'Next time, baby!')

Iron Man arrives and begins to fight Iron Monger. Jarvis warns Tony that he has only about half power in the suit; the older power source wasn't designed to wrok alongside the newer suit. The two ironclad warriors have a huge battle. Tony grabs the Iron Monger and climbs higher. Iron Monger struggles but before long begins to freeze up- his suit still has the same icing problem that Tony's other suit had. Iron Monger manages to escape from this, and Iron Man is now almost completely powerless. (Uh, oh!)

Tony instructs Pepper to overload the building's Ark Reactor, which will generate a shockwave strong enough to knock out the Iron Monger's suit. Pepper is hesitant, believing that Tony could also be killed. Tony manages to keep fighting while she builds up power to the Reactor. The Ark explodes, taking out Obadiah and injuring Tony. But the energy wave from the Reactor also manages to re-charge Tony's heart battery, saving him from death. (Again: Thank God for Pepper!)

Days later, Rhody holds a press conference about the incident with the two robots. Tony is impressed with the newspaper's coming up with the name "Iron Man," and plans to adopt it. Agent Coulson has released cover stories about Obadiah and the "truth" about Iron Man (who will be referred to as Stark's bodyguard). Pepper thanks Coulson but cannot remember the full name of the group he belongs to. Coulson just tells them to call it S.H.I.E.L.D. and states that they will be in touch again.

Tony goes before the reporters once more, and prepares to comply with the cover story. But, before he can even start, Tony Stark throws away his notes and declares "I am Iron Man."

Much later (after the credits), Tony returns home to find a mysterious man in black telling him that as Iron Man, Tony has become part of a larger universe. Tony asks who the man is. He turns around and introduces himself- Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Samuel L. Jackson). He's come to talk with Tony Stark about an upcoming project- known only as "The Avenger Initiative." (Dang! I didn't see this part!)

Page last updated by paladin-64, 1 day ago

So it's written by paladin-64
and I didn't write it all.
I'm not as rajin as Atiqah-dono, here is!
Bite me!
Apparently, I added a couple of notes just
for the fun of it.

I thought this little something from Wikipedia was really good! The part about Downey being a likable assh*le was really funny.

Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, Iron Man: Favreau had planned to cast a newcomer in the role, but ultimately chose Downey (a fan of the comic) because he felt the actor's past, including cocaine abuse, made him an appropriate choice for the part. "The best and worst moments of Robert's life have been in the public eye," the director explained. "He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That's Tony Stark. Robert brings a depth that goes beyond a comic-book character who is having trouble in high school, or can't get the girl." Favreau also felt Downey could make Stark a "likable asshole", but also depict an authentic emotional journey once he won over the audience.

And this was what happened next:

1. Mimi goes home early coz she can't stay with us for very long. Boo-hoo! Sad-sad...

2. A little problem with everyone's hand phone-- Mine: Out of credit.
Atiqah: Can't open without PUK no.
Elani: Battery low.
Nishi: HP looks like skeletor's and out of credit.
Hafiz: No comment....

3. We went and bought my Hotlink Top-up. Atiqah, called her dad and told him we're ready to go home.

4. Kept running into Aiman and his gang.

5. Stopped at McDonald's to get Elani's dinner (mom's not cooking) and me and Atiqah had chocolate sundaes each.

6. Crawled back to Border's so Atiqah could grab her books. I envy her! I wished I had enough money to buy a couple of my own. Actually I had the money, I just couldn't use it coz' if I did then I'd be broke...Boo-hoo!

7. Headed down and browsed around in Forever 21 with my lovely fellow Napster. All we did was look but it sure was fun!

8. Atiqah's dad calls and we all hop into the car and head back home...

Well, that's about it. The rest of the day; I just hogged the computer and finished my Cute Guys post and commented Napster's update! Hee hee.

Anyway, since Napster and Elani aren't very familiar with how cute Robert was when he was young....Well, then:-

Isn't he just too sweet looking? I always thought he was cute! Well, ta ta for now!

Ja matta ne!~~