Recently, I’ve been addicted to Dan Brown’s novels. Starting with the movie Angels and Demons, I got interested in his other works. What intrigued me is the deep conflicting idealism, that always act as the core in his thrillers.

In Angels and Demons- Science vs Religion

In The Da Vinci code- the holy bible upheld by the Orthodox Church vs the “truth” presented by academic researches of historical religious events.

In Deception point- Genuine Idealized righteousness vs ambitious egotistic pursuits.

His earlier book, Digital Fortress – authoritarian vs liberalism.

Digital Fortress wowed me with its action packed storyline and thought provoking insights about the ego and the wider issues of how and what the world should be operated on.

Putting aside the technical underpinnings of the book, I was drawn by the interesting social political ideas presented.

The main character , high and mighty Commander Trevor of NSA attempts to defend national security by secretly holding the key to the access of worldwide digital communications.

Tankado, an employee displeased with the commander’s intrusion and lack of respect for personal privacy staged a string of events to sabotage the commander’s plans.

Tankado’s message “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodies?” means “Who will guard the guards” refutes the commander’s argument of the need to own ultimate supremacy in order to safeguard national security. Who will ensure the guards will do their job in the most morally upright manner when there is no higher power to rule over them? The need for watchmen to balance the system is strong in Tankado’s message.

I am for now, hooked to Dan Brown. I am looking forward to more mind twisters and alternate perspectives in time to come.

“Who will guard the guards?”

“The watchmen have arrived… Welcome :>

During the premiere of the local movie, “It’s a great great world”, nervousness and anticipation were clearly written on the faces of all who participated in it.

We were all reduced to students, awaiting the results of our “O” levels examinations, anxious and excited.

It is yet another local production trying to make its mark, hoping to gain recognition in its own hometown. We all know that the next few weeks will be trying, as reviews and box office results come forth.

It has been a long time since there is so much unity among the local artistes. We felt that we have an obligation to bring a piece of history back to our people. To offer some comfort that something lost is never truly gone. We can’t give you the real deal, but hey, to the younger folks out there, we give you an idea. For the dear Aunites, and Uncles, we provide you a window, a path, to return to your memories, and senses, for you to relive those times.

I am glad that the movie has been very well received so far. It just proved that we miss what was and had been there. That Singaporeans are curious and concerned about who we are and what we are made of.

Once lost, now found. Once blind, now we see…

Our world, is a great great world.

I love glee…unashamedly. I am not so much of a high school musical or teen drama fan but Glee just swept me off my feet. The raw talent of the cast, the unbashful explosion of passion towards life is just too infectious to ignore. That’s the energy that is lacking nowadays, and I think Glee filled the emptiness that is felt by those stifled by the realities of everyday life.

The song choices have been so appropriate. They brought youth n vigor to many classics with its highly energized dance routines and the purity of their voices. The concept of misfits coming together and believing in something worthy of them is a lesson, which is applicable to all. Hope is the message brought on by Glee.

Can’t wait for season 2 to hit our shores… Till then, stay gleeful and don’t stop believing.

I won’t.

Just wanna share one of my favorite chick flicks. Below is a poem from the movie “Ten things I hate about you”. It stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger In their younger days. Stiles, a gal whom I can’t say is gorgeous, but is just as captivating as any leading ladies in Hollywood. She exudes this unique attitude, character, better known as the X factor. And Heath ledger… What more can I say about this astonishing actor? His transformation as “The joker” in “The Dark knight” simply leaves the world grieving the loss of a great actor with his death.

Adapted from Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”, the pair made a refreshing appearance, resulting in a smash hit in 1999.

Love the irony illustrated in this simple poem. The suppression of love, comes in shades of indifference/standoffishness?

Ten things I hate about you

I hate the way you talk to me
And the way you cut your hair
I hate the way you drive my car
I hate it when you stare

I hate your big dumb combat boots
And the way you read my mind
I hate you so much that it makes me sick
It even makes me rhyme

I hate the way you’re always right
I hate it when you lie
I hate it when you make me laugh
Even worse when you make me cry

I hate the way you’re not around
And the fact that you didn’t call
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you
Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

—- Cited from the movie “Ten things I hate about you”—-

 

因为你走不开, 所以我脆弱
因为你存在, 所以我依赖。
因为不能 给你 什么, 所以必须离开
拥有过的,也已足够。
谢谢你。。。