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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Time to repent???

Wanna hear something really weird that happened to me the other day? On saturday, I had to go to the airport to pick up my dad who was arriving on the evening flight from Labuan. I was in a bit of a rush cause I was late, but the thing is, on the way to the airport I saw the darndest thing in the sky: A cloud formation that looked like the face of Jesus! Seriously. I don't know if anyone else in town noticed this, but it looked like the side of his face looking down on Earth at a 90-degree angle, and the sunlight just breaking through the outer part of it made for some interesting lighting effects. If I wasn't in such a hurry, I would have stopped and taken a picture of it with my camera phone.
I do wonder if that was a sign of devine intervention or were my eyes just playing tricks on me? Was it a sign from the heavens that maybe it's about time I put my act together and stop being a shmuck all the time? Maybe I should repent my sins and go back to church?
So I was lucky enough to see something holy in the sky. I'm not nor have I ever been into the whole religious thing anyways. No direspect to the believers though.

A Bride to Die for
Me and Trish went to watch Tim Burton's Corpse Bride at the cineplex last Thursday. Now while it was a very good stop motion capture animated movie, it still doesn't compare to Tim Burton's other masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It felt a bit rushed, and also a tad bit short at just over 70+ minutes. They maybe could have built up the characters a bit more, but I'd still recommend checking this out.

United They Stand!
There haven't been many CDs released recently that would warrant me to spend 40 bucks to buy, but I've recently bought two great CDs, Rammstein's Rosenrot, and the much anticipated Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions! Check out my short review of the later album, complete with track list and all the rockers who took part in the project.

Sunday, November 20, 2005


Thursday Me and Trish went to watch the video game based movie Doom, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Problem is, when the movie started, the audio in the cineplex was abusolutely HORRIBLE! You could barely make out what the characters were even saying! Needless to say the cineplex staff thought the crowd would let it slide, but it's nice to know there were a few intelligent people in the house that night, as a big group of us went to the ticket counter to complain, leading to them stopping the movie alltogether and refunding our money! It still pretty much ruined our evening though since we had nothing else to do.

Friday night we came back to my place and I showed Trish the WWE RAW tribute to Eddie Guerrero. Now Trish doesn't follow pro-wrestling as closely as I do, but she was pretty much shocked herself to find out it was Eddie that had passed away. We spent the rest of the evening watching whatever was on TV again, in this case it was Hulk on Cinemax followed by something that was on Discovery Channel.

Yesterday I had to get up early to send my parents to the airport. I spent the rest of the day at home playing the new WWE Smackdown! VS RAW 2006 game, and finished the career mode with Eddie Guerrero. This was one of those weird gaming experiances for me as I was playing the game as a guy that had just passed away last week, and here he was in video game form with his actual voice going through the dialogues of the in game angles. The game itself is ok, with smarter AI making it harder to grapple, but the biggest complaint I guess I have is the horrendus loading time. The worst part is just waiting for the game to save! This was something they really should have worked on in the game. I'll give the game a full review soon, so stay tuned.

Not alot going on today either. Spent the day playing more video games before I had to go fetch my parents from the airport this afternoon. I just got done watching Troy on HBO, and surprisingly, it was a good movie! Sure it was a box office flop in some sense, but your a fan of HUGE battle sequences like in Lord of the Rings, than you need to watch this. Heck, Brad Pitt's bad ass Achilles character alone is worth checking it out for! Right now I'm considering either getting the DVD or downloading it from somewhere just to see the whole thing uncensored.

The sound off, I've posted a review of Zero-One MAX Fantasctic Fighting #31. This show features the second match in the Sandman's two day tour with Zero-One MAX, taking on Masato Tanaka in an ECW rememberance match. And the show is rounded off with a brutal junior heavyweight match between New Japan's Koji Kanemoto and Z1M's rising junior star Yoshihito Sasaki. Check it out and there's more to come as I seriously need to clear out the puroresu shows on my PC.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Riddle Me This...

It's been four days since the tragic passing of Eddie Guerrero. Two days since I saw the RAW tribute show to him (and I will now be forever haunted with images of Eddie whenever I hear the song "Hurt", either by Nine Inch Nails or Johnny Cash). And for some reason I still don't feel right. And I know I'm not the only one judging from replies from various message boards accross the internet. There are many of us out there who still grieve and feel the loss, and It just shocks me how the passing of a man a majority of us have never even met or seen in person can have such an emotional effect on us. I guess it runs deeper for some of us who have been following him for most of his career, but when you see grown men, women and children crying their hearts out during the 10-bell salute, you know he was indeed someone special to us all, and meant even more to guys like Chris Benoit who just simply lost it like he did, which in turn cost me to lose it myself. And up until, I've never really shed any tears for any pro-wrestler that passed away, whether it was a retired legend, or one of the younger generation like Chris Candido, Owen Hart and Brian Pilman.

I read somewhere that Eddie Guerrero should have been the happy story of pro-wrestling, where a guy conquered his demons and went on to become one of the best in the business, a legend if you will, but that was not to be. I really couldn't have put it better myself. I don't watch Smackdown here when it airs, but the one thing I've always looked forward to when it's time for the bi-monthly Smackdown PPV would be whatever match Eddie was involved in, because he was genuinely one of the best overall talents to watch. Whether he was a face or a heel, he always knew how to get the fans eating out of the palm of his hand.

I'm going to leave it here like this, cause once again I've hit a block not knowing what more to write. Time will heal all wounds I guess, but the memory will always remain.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Trippin' on a hole in a paper heart

I had a good weekend. On Thursday, me and Trish went to watch the movie Chicken Little. Fun movie despite the really horrible deformed look of the characters who look like they were deliberately made to look ugly. On Friday, Trish and I spent a good evening together watching whatever was on TV, specifically the movie Snow Dogs on Star Movies and Angel on Star World. On Saturday Me and Trish got our hair cut together, and I watched one of, if not the BEST, puroresu shows of the year in NOAH 3rd Great Voyage 2005, and I had a good relaxing Sunday to myself at home.

So imagine what it was like when I switch on my PC this morning and the first thing I see is EDDIE GUERRERO: 1967 - 2005!!! I was in complete shock, and quickly went through all the news sites to confirm if it was true. The sad reality is yes, the flame of Latino Heat had been extinguished. Eddie Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room yesterday morning by his nephew Chavo "Kerwin White" Guerrero along with hotel security when he didn't answer his morning call.
It's just shocking that this year Japan loses Shinya Hashimoto, the US indy scene loses Chris Candido, and now WWE loses Eddie Guerrero. Like somekind of bizarre triangle has been completed. Times like this I always wonder why good people are taken when they still have so much more to give.
I'm gonna leave it at that cause I'm too depressed to think anymore.

Rest in Peace, Eddie.
We will all miss you.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Giving an old dog his due

I just got done watching probably one of the best overall pro-wrestling shows of the year! Pro Wrestling NOAH's 3rd Great Voyage show from 11/05/05 (Yes, LAST WEEK!) that featured the historic GHC title change where veteran Akira Taue won his first singles title in about nine years! Add to that, some great tag action including what could possibly be the tag match of the year with Kenta Kobashi and Go Shiozaki face off with Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima!
Check it out and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Family Values

Was watching the Amazing Race: Family Edition just now and was pretty bummed that the team I picked to win it, the Paolo family, was eliminated this week. They were one of the more fun families to follow, watching the kids bicker with their parents here and there. The only team left I support are the Linz siblings, who are also fun to watch. I just hope to God it's not that hypocritical team of the widow and her kids that wins it, cause they think they are so much better than everyone else just cause they are "good Christians".

Anyways, I got some stuff up on the blog these past few days. I got 2 Puroresu show reviews up: first is the Zero-One MAX show where ECW legend, The Sandman made his Z1Max debut, and a fun Big Japan show with a great Fire Death Match main event!
In addition, I got a PS2 game review up for Shadow of the Colossus, which right now stands as my favorite game of the year! Check 'em out and catch ya'z later.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Something to Celebrate

I'm in a really good mood right now cause I just found out that Akira Taue is the new NOAH Global Honored Crown champion, beating Takeshi Rikioh tonight in the main event of NOAH's big 3rd Great Voyage Budokan Hall show main event. Rikioh's title reign hasn't been stellar to say the least, but nobody (myself included eventhough I was cheering for him since the match was announced) thought Taue would be the man to win the title off Rikioh, especially since Rikioh had defeated company ace Mitsuharu Misawa just a couple of months back. I definately can't wait to check out this show either on DVD or download it on torrent if someone puts up the whole show.

Thursday was the first day of Hari Raya here in Malaysia. So for me I began a four day weekend. That evening me and Trish went for dinner at this new Tappenyaki stall at the Boulevard Food Court. Unfortunately despite the cheap price, it was pretty bad bento. I'd actually rather pay more for good food and for budget Jap food like that. You get what you pay for I guess. After dinner, we went to watch "A Sound Of Thunder" at the cineplex. The movie is basically about how in the future mankind has figured out how to travel back in time, and evolution gets screwed up when something goes wrong, so Earth is being bombarded by wave after wave of evolution changing to the way things are going to be because of that one small thing that was changed in the past, and it's up to a small group of scientists to go back and fix what was changed while battling against the bizzare beasts (velociraptor with baboon heads anyone?) that have come to enhibit the Earth due to the new evolutioary pattern. Good movie, but not all that great.

Friday I took my DVD player back to the place I got it from in Boulevard cause the thing konked out on me and can't read any of the discs I put in it. Funny thing is that when we tested it there, it suddenly works again! The guy said it might have to do with using original and pirated discs. So I brought it back with me again and hooked it up and it was working fine again. Go figure.
That evening, me and Trish came back and watched Dawn of the Dead on DVD. This movie took place before Land of the Dead which we saw last week, and if the two movies were connected, there were some big differences in the storylines. For one thing, the zombies in DOTD could run instead of the lumbering walking, and it was more of a disease since you could only become a zombie by being bitten by them, instead of it being if you die you change into them. Still, the one question never answered in either movie is how the zombies came to rise from the grave. Good to know there's a new movie in the series in the works, along with a game to go with it coming out next year, hopefully both of them will be good.

Today I spent the whole day at home playing Resident Evil 4 on PS2. I highly recommend this port of the GameCube game and I'd rate it as the best game I've played all year next to Shadow of the Colossus.