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Blog of Extreme

My twisted view in My twisted words....

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Sunday, July 31, 2005

NOAH's Destiny achieved

My review of Pro Wrestling NOAH's DESTINY Tokyo Dome Show. Warning! Contains some spoilers!

Friday, July 29, 2005

Kawada in the G-1

Some thoughts of mine concerning Toshiaki Kawada in New Japan's G-1 CLIMAX Tournament.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

That's funny.

In a Past Life...

You Were: An Albino Alchemist.

Where You Lived: Korea.

How You Died: Buried alive.

I'm referring to the buried alive bit, cause I was just watching the Quinton Tarantino directed 2 hour season finale of CSI last night, and the whole plot revolved around one of the CSI members being buried alive, and it was up to Grissom and the crew to figure out how rescue him.
I've been really enjoying the last few episodes of the season and can't wait for the next one. The cases have been really interesting, and so has the character development. Even Dept. Head Ecklie has been showing a more human side to his personality as he's getting more involved with the cases now and even had to handle one by himself last week.
Here's hoping for more great stuff from this fantastic series when the next season starts up, cause it's still way better than the Miami and New York editions.

Thought I had it worse than this.
You Are 30% Weird

Not enough to scare other people...
But sometimes you scare yourself.

That's more or less me alright.
Slow and Steady
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.

They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.

They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.

That's about right, too.

You Are 20 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


So after five days of no internet access from home, My Streamyx line finally got fixed last night and I'm able to get back to business. Not to say that the downtime hasn't been good all bad.

For example, on Saturday I played the best damn round of Outlaw Golf two ever! Finishing with a final score of -18 and the following stats:
Ace (Hole in One) = 1
Eagles (-2) = 5
Birdie (-1) = 8
Par (0) = 2
Bogie (+1) = 2 (Yeah, I got a little cocky near the end)

I also got around to watching alot of the anime and wrestling shows I've been downloading these past few months. Like the anime series Midori No Hibi, about this tough guy who has zero luck with the girls till one day he wishes for one and gets it, except it turns out to be the only girl in the world with a crush for him and she ends up as his right hand! Fun comedy. Currently trying to get past watching Grenadier, series about a big busted sharp shooting girl and her Samurai companion, and Gravion, a giant robot anime.
On the wrestling side I got around to watching some NOAH and NJPW, as well as some of the American indy shows like Day 1 of the Chikara World Tag Grand Prix 2005, featuring some interesting and comedic action from guys we'll probably never see in the big leagues like WWE or TNA. And there was one hilarious bout on the show that saw Osaka Pro's Ebessan & Billy Ken Kid VS Shirley Doe & Darkness Crabtree. For what I've noticed actually, the whole theme of Chikara seems to be based on Osaka Pro's comical style, and even the commentator acknowledged the similarities between the two promotions.

I just completed my downloading of the NOAH DESTINY 7/18/2005 Tokyo Dome show and can't wait to get to watching it. Will most probably get around to that tonight. So expect a big review of it coming soon!

That's all for now. I gotta get back to work!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Bad Connections

Wouldn't you know that on the weekend where I'm downloading one of the most anticipated torrents since ECW One Night Stand, that my darn Streamyx line would stop working? I'm not sure if it's the bad weather we've been having recently that caused it, but I haven't been able to connect from home in about 4 days already! I'm forced to resort to downloading my torrent from the office now, and when I get home later today I'm going to give Streamyx a call to ask whats up with the line.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Four on the Floor

Went to watch the new Marvel comics based movie the Fantastic Four last night with Trish. It was pretty good, though my biggest complaint (like many over the net) was Michael Chiklis as "The Thing". Sure he has the right attitude and persona for the character, but he's just too short! The Thing is supposed to be huge compared to the rest of the Four, but he's dwarfed here by everyone else, including the Invisible Girl! I'm thinking they should have gotten the guy who played Sabertooth in X-Men to play the part of Thing after he transforms since you couldn't really tell it's him under the rock suit anyways.
The basic storyline is rather simple and almost true to the comics. Five of them go into to space, five of them get blasted with space radiation and develop super powers, how each one gets their distinguish power is never explained, one of them holds a grudge with the others and turns heel and tries to destroy them all, and good wins out in the end.
The special effects were nicely done, and I particularly enjoyed Dr. Dooms costume. I just wonder if his whole body is made of metal in the actual comic since I only know he's wearing a suit of armour there. And of course at the end of this one you get the potential sequel enducing cliffhanger. I don't think they'll jump straight back to battling Dr. Doom in the sequel, but I would rather like to see them crossover with Spiderman since they are living in the same city I believe.
Fans of the comics will of course go and check this one out. It's also definately recommended as a family flick too. The only other question I have is, why do I keep thinking Jean-Claude Van Dam everytime I look at Mr. Fantastic?

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Charging On

Posted a rather lengthy review for the new American Head Charge album, The Feeding. I've been putting it off for a while now, but after hearing of the unfortunate death of their guitarist, Bryan Ottosan, it dawned on me to better get it done so as to spread the great music he made together with the AHC militia. So check it out, and I highly recommend giving the "Must Hear" tracks a listen. You might be surprised at what you hear.

Rubber Johnny...

NEVER coming to a theater near you is this interesting short movie I've been reading about on the internet about this wheel chair ridden mutant kid confined to the basement by his parents and the antics he gets up to down there to entertain himself and his dog.

Official site HERE, and click the links for more info HERE
Be warned that what you might see on these sites can be rather disturbing, but keep in mind it's JUST A MOVIE and NOT REAL. Or just keep telling yourself that...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Good and The Bad

The Good: Posted the results of the big Pro Wrestling NOAH "DESTINY Tokyo Dome show in the puroresu blog. The show lived up to the expectations of many, save for the ending of the main event, but even that was salvageable and the fans went home happy that night.

The Bad: On the opposite end of the stick, I've posted the results and a rather long rant on New Japan's competing show, which ended on a bitter note for many of us. Not sure about what the Japanese fans thought about though.

So check both of them out, and leave a comment or two.

Monday, July 18, 2005

If It Ain't Broke...

...Don't fix it. So someone tell me why I had to spend my weekend cleaning out my room and emptying my table and cabinets and cupboards so my parents can have them ripped out in the coming days and be replaced with "new" ones? Those cabinets and stuff have been there since we first moved here more than ten years ago, and I thought they were still in pretty good condition.
I had a bit of a nostalgia trip cleaning my stuff out as I found alot of my old art books and self made comics from my school days. I used to doodle alot back in my school days, and I can be credited as the only guy in my classes that could draw proper looking people. In my later years I even incorporated anime style art and coloring, though I mostly sucked at the coloring part. I remember being caught so many times in class by my teachers as I scribbled away on any shred of paper I could get my hands on to draw whatever was on my mind at the time. Many of my teachers encouraged me to keep at my craft, but just not during their classes!
I haven't drawn anything for years now, but the urge is always still there. The only thing I NEVER learned to draw well was GIRLS. I could never get the faces right.

Anyways, Thursday night me and Trish went to watch Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I have no idea how close it was to the original BBC series or books, but many said that it didn't even come close. The movie was definately good for a laugh, especially Marvin the depressed robot. But I guess it would REALLY help if you had some back info on the series so you could familiarise yourself with the characters.

Friday night Me and Trish spent the evening at home again, watching some South Park on DVD, followed by Angel and The Collector on TV. There's some good television worth watching on Friday nights now, so our evenings aren't so boring.
Which of course leads to the weekend where like I mentioned earluer I had to clean stuff out.

Today was also the day of Pro Wrestling NOAH's big DESTINY Tokyo Dome show. For most part it was predictable, but there was a surprise or two on the show still. I'll be posting the results as soon as they are officially released.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Greatest Show on Earth?

Tomorrow is the big day where Pro-Wrestling NOAH puts on it's second ever Tokyo Dome show, highlighted with two (or three depending what you think of any of the two matches before the mains) dream matches. This has been one of the most highly anticipated pro-wrestling shows of the year all thanks to just TWO matches announced way back in APRIL! Ticket sales have been really good with a good walk up also expected since it's also a public holiday tomorrow in Japan.
In honor of the occasion, I've posted my predictions for the show, though it might be fairly obvious anyway by the lineups who will come out on top tomorrow night. So check it out on the Puroresu blog.

I'll also be online on the live chat of the show getting live results. You can join me by following the IRC link at Green Destiny. So see ya then, unless you want to go without spoilers. To which case, good friggin' luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Show your Fists!

Well, I haven't been able to update my blog in awhile do to having some very bad internet connections of the past few days, but everything seems to be up and running fine now.
I'm too lazy to remember what went on this past few days, but there were alot of family gatherings due to an aunt of mine on her annual visit home from Australia where she now resides. It's like a family tradition that every family hold a dinner get-together for her when she's here. My family had ours on Sunday.

I've also rekindled my interest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as I've gotten my hands on a few recent PRIDE FC shows. I used to really be interested in No Holds Barred (NHB) back in the day when the Ultimate Fighting Championships were just getting off the ground. I even bought Ken Shamrock's book and started training myself following his exercise routine and learning his art of takedowns and submissions. My interest died down for a while and was resparked some years later when I would watch K-1 on the satellite TV every week until it was stopped on the channel. Now that I've finally managed to watch MMA again, there are a whole new batch of fighting heroes I support like Vanderlei Silva, who seems to be just unstoppable, and of course, Mirko "CroCop" Filopovic. I still have alot of old favourites like Igor Vovchachyn and Kazushi Sakuraba, but guys like these seem to now be past their prime and are on the losing side alot due to lack of stamina which comes with aging. I still look forward to their fights though.

Speaking of which, I've also started working out again and dieting taking fat-burners and diet pills recommended to me by my girl Trish, who works at a pharmacy and has good knowledge on these products. Problem is, my body is aching and stiff everyday from my evening work-out sessions. I'm also not sure if it's a side effect of the diet pills, but there's been a stinging pain in my stomach these past few days, like someone is poking my intestines with a sharp stick or something. I'm hoping it will pass.

Next month I'll also be taking a much delayed vacation to go to Singapore with my parents. But I'm not really looking forward to it now as I was before, as I have just learned I'll be arriving there the day AFTER Slipknot, one of my favorite bands in the world, are having a LIVE CONCERT there! Those lucky Singaporeans! Your all probably thinking why don't I just reschedule my flight to go there earlier? Well, like I mentioned at the beginning of this is that I'm going with my parents, and I don't think they'll reschedule just to accomodate my wanting to attend an Extreme rock concert by one of the most Extreme bands on the planet.

There's always next time I suppose.

Friday, July 08, 2005

War of the Worlds...SUCKED.

So me and Trish went to watch the much hyped Tom "I'm not crazy, I'm in Love" Cruise movie War of the Worlds, and by the end of it I was really dissapointed. Sure it started off good enough with the way the aliens came up from underground and started killing everyone and destroying everything with their death ray that turns flesh to dust but does nothing to clothing, but it was rather boring for the most part as it mostly centered on Cruise and his dumb ass kids fleeing the city to get to his ex-wife's place in Boston. Actually, it felt like 90% of the movie was made specifically to whore Cruise's face on the big screen.
And don't get me started on his dumbass kids. First there's his son who is so "rebelious" he would rather endanger the lives of his family by trying to pick a fight with the aliens instead getting to safety, and the even more annoying sister who seems to scream for the sake of screaming like some spoilt brat.
I know it was based on the H.G.Wells book, but I could have done with a little more character development as Cruise and his bratty kids were the main focus throughout the whole movie. We don't get any other perspective of what's going on in the world other than what Cruise & Co. were experiancing, which really made it boring for me. There were also alot of holes left in the plotline, like if the aliens were trying to exterminate the populace, why were they capturing some humans to drain them of blood so they could soak in it? At least that was the impression I was given judging from the ending. And I don't think they ever gave a proper explanation for the roots popping up everywhere.
On a positive note, I will say that the parts where the alien tripods attacked and killed the innocents could truly be disturbing as there was a real high body count, and you could tell they used past experiances from 9-11 and the Asian Tsunami to get ideas of how to make the devastation really saddening, and I actually did feel for the innocents in the movie, especially during the ferry attack.
Overall, if you want to watch a fun alien invasion movie, grab a copy of Independance Day, cause that old classic OWNS this crappy waste of a film reel. Heck, Mars Attacks would even be more entertaining.

PS: When the crazy guy in the cellar mentioned that they found a way to stop a few of them in Japan, was I the only thinking it was because they most likely have giant robots in Japan? Or a big nuclear powered lizard with a bad temper? Or giant ultramen who are used to dealing with alien invaders? XP

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Mid Week Update

Got some reading material for you lot to check out.
My review for Pt.2 of the AJW Big Egg Wrestling Universe is up, a new PS2 game review for Black Market Bowling, and the Revolver Magazine 2005 Reader's Poll results in the metal blog. Read and enjoy.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Double Revolvers

No, I didn't get myself two guns, though I wish I could, but I picked up the latest editions of Revolver magazine yesterday. And I was a bit shocked to find out that the guitarist for one of my favorite bands had passed away while on tour in April. Read more about it in the metal blog.

So what did everybody think of Live 8 2005? Yup, I didn't watch it either. I just glimpsed at it for one second and there was Bon Jovi singing his uber overplayed hit "It's My Life", I immediately switched the channel and never looked back.

Saturday night was actually so boring that I went to bed early and totally forgot about Saturday Night Live. I believe that's a new level of boredom right there when your home alone, have unlimited internet access as well as every form of digital entertainment (videos games etc.) a guy could want, but pass it all up to go to bed instead.

Friday night Trish and I spent the evening together like we always do, only she wasn't her jovial self as she felt ill that whole evening. We just sat home and watched South Park on DVD, as well as some stuff that was on TV too.
Damn we gotta find a better way to spend out weekends.

Friday, July 01, 2005

More Changes

OK, first thing you might have noticed is the new look on this old blog of mine. Well, the reason for that is the original template I used to use is no longer available, so I had to change it to the best one they had available. Hope everyone likes it. I have to alot of touching up to do, so luckilly I have time to kill.

*EDIT: Ok, all the changes are done for now. Added a new puroresu show review and a PS2 game review also. Check 'em out and enjoy.

Mahjong Madness

Went with Trish to watch the cantonese movie Mahjong last night. The english name is actually "Kung Fu Mahjong", but I'm guessing the only reason they added the "Kung Fu" to it was because two of the main characters in the movie were from that Stephen Chow smash hit. But that's where the similarities end.
The movie is basically about this kid with an incredible memory, who gets taken under the wing of an old gambler who wants to train him up to be the "King of Mahjong". What follows are alot of hilarious and funny moments as they go from playing small clubs to the championships. It would probably help if you knew how to play the game though to understand whats going on. Even with the crash course they gave in the movie, I was still a bit confused as to how this age old game is played.
If all the blockbuster movies at your cineplex are sold out, than I recommend checking this one out, as it's good for a laugh and a change from all the big budget special effects laden movies hitting the market now.