Saturday, June 08, 2002

So what happens now?
Colleague (ex-boss) said if I wanted to talk to the big boss about me changing back to production. So is it going to happen? I guess if it's not I'm out of there. Maybe it'll give me an impetus to move. We'll see. I'll probably know what's the outcome by the end of June after the end of this crazy period. Since there's a big departure from the company, there is a possibility that something might open up. We'll see. Right now I do resent my weekends getting eaten up again and again.
The Creative Class
Interesting interview about the Creative Class.

A new study says cities must attract the new "creative class" with hip neighborhoods, an arts scene and a gay-friendly atmosphere -- or they'll go the way of Detroit.

Friday, June 07, 2002

Psst. Want a lighthouse?
Imagine what you could do if you put a disco ball in?
Beer and Soccer
Joined the boys to watch the England-Argentina game at a 'club' right behind the WhiteHouse in Maxwell Road. Good game. I guess I can get into it, but I wouldn't really bother if I weren't with a bunch of people. Eve, the gal with the money-raising touch, managed to win some cash again. We should all have your luck Eve. :)

Thursday, June 06, 2002

Paramedics in Jerusalem
Quite a story. I could imagine it as a movie.
Ventured to the website.

McLibel: Two Worlds Collide is the inside story of how a single father and a part-time bar worker took on the McDonald's Corporation. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris as they are transformed from anonymous campaigners into unlikely global heroes defending themselves in the longest trial in English history. Along the way they face infiltration by spies, secret meetings with top executives, 40,000 pages of background reading and a visit from Ronald McDonald.

Fast Food Restaurant spies. Watch out. Is your colleague a KFC spy?
France Falters
Watched a bit of it at the kopitiam in Holland Village and the crowd was really into it, cheering and jeering. Maybe it's a good thing that terrestial tv doesn't have it. It gets people together and brings the World Cup spirit out. Awful game for France though, but better soccer critics will have their say.
Jack's Back!
Found its way back to me. Whew. Now should I get the action figure? The spacesuit version is pretty cool.

(Yes I'm hopelessly shallow. Bite me. I'm not a big action figure guy, really.)

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

Sigh my copy of Samurai Jack appears to be lost in internal mail. (Or more likely, someone ripped it off). Really pissed. It's a really great piece of animation. Hope it turns up.

Listening to: St Clare - Suzanne Vega

Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Saw Diva at the Alliance which was excellent and saw the ex (the one with long straight hair). Anyway, the film was great with dialogue that's far more intelligent than anything you'll see in movies these days. Very tight story, great characters and wonderfully shot. (Interesting that the use of a black American opera singer for the role of the 'diva'. Do they represent mystery? Intrigue?) It's about a mailman who makes a bootleg of an opera singer's concert but finds himself entangled in a crime syndicate after the mistress of the mastermind dumps a tape into his mailbags. There's several entertaining scenes, particularly an amazing chase sequence in the Paris Metro. Gangsters in sunglasses (two pairs of them), fabulous opera divas, a fairytale romance, chase sequences, doomed love... what more could you ask from a movie?

The film was introduced by by what many consider Singapore's biggest lecher who shall remain unnamed, who sat behind me trying to chat up the ex. Too bad that she had her eyes set on a certain other individual. It was a bizarre evening, but a good film.

Monday, June 03, 2002

El Macho!
The next big thing? I love this guy's character design!
Didn't watch much soccer but did watch that Brazilian player taking a dive, holding his face after having a ball kicked at HIS LEGS. Pretty pathetic. If that happened in basketball the flopper would get a technical foul and be booed off court for being a wimp. The beautiful game? Hardly.
Looks like most of my weekend is going to be burnt. Don't even think I can take time off this week. Sucks. I think I'll really have to take some days off at the end of the month.

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Why watching Titanic is bad for you
A couple in China were plucked from a watery grave after their romantic recreation of a love scene from Titanic ended with them both almost drowning. According to the Yangtse Evening Post, the pair had been standing at the prow of an abandoned sand barge on a river near Nanjing, play-acting the roles of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, when a wave knocked them into the water. Local boatmen were eventually able to fish them out. The man - identified only as "Mr Hu" - was unharmed. His girlfriend has been hospitalised with a dislocated knee.
I know both India and Pakistan claim that they will not resort to nuclear arms in a war, but in a war, things escalate. What might seem ludricous now could become inevitable. Pretty scary.