Monday, November 29, 2010

What Would You Do?...

You see someone at the local boardwalk being taunted and bullied, what would you do?

This is usually how it starts, these real-life scenarios which ABC (an American channel)produces to see what everyday folks would tests human kindness (or apathy and lack of compassion/motivation) and also seeks to gauge the American society's tolerance for prejudice and discrimination.

I love this series and have been addicted to it for about a year now:-) You can really see the human capacity for kindness to help a stranger or indifference towards our fellow human beings. As I expected, and which even the show has pointed out time and again, it is the women whom seem to step up and help others in need and whom are much more passionate and courageous in speaking out against what they perceive to be discrimination and unfairness whilst the men tend to let it go...

Anyways, I catch broadcasted episodes of the innovative show here in Australia, online at the ABC official website here:

If you can watch it in your country too, do give it a go! It's an amazing and insightful show into human nature and societal prejudices as well as discrimination:-)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Chinese Chic:-)

This is my 27th Birthday!!:-) Happy Birthday to Me:-)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Filipino Fever Redux-Kimerald Team & Sarah Geronimo

I have relapsed into my 'Filipino Fever' once again, after having subsided from my addiction to Filipino dramas, movies, and music for over a started with some Filipino songs which I listened to on youtube which i liked before and grew to a full-blown 'fever' again when I discovered the latest Sarah Geronimo movies and Kim-Gerald loveteam movies for 2010...In the Philippines, there're alot of 'loveteams' whereby they pair up actors and actresses as onscreen loveteams in multiple movies/tv dramas and even continue with the 'image/fantasy' of them being a 'real couple' even in real life...its so cute, u don't find that in Hollywood or in other Asian entertainment scenes...

here's some links, its just too good...I find Kim Chiu prettier and prettier by the day and Gerald Anderson is kinda cute I must admit now (i used to find him so-so only)...Kim Chiu is so beautiful as she matures...she's Filipino-Chinese of pure Chinese descent, having had parents whom immigrated from Fujian Province, China sometime in the 1980s apparently. I am surprised and amazed at how romantic and 'real' Filipino cinema can be, I'm just surprised that Filipino movies and TV series have not travelled further ashore and gained popularity in other nations too, given how good they are..I'm sure other nationalities would like them too..I love'em! Especially, how they deal with topics like 'rebound relationships' and 'success/career taking over a relationship for guys'..very real issues or show the guy shouting at the girl, very wouldn't see that in Korean cinema...i guess the difference b/w Korean romance and Filipino romance is that Korean romantic dramas are more idealist and fairy-tale like whilst Filipino romantic movies are romantic but with a touch of realism and realistic representations...without forsaking the perfect romantic fairytale aspect as well, which is why I love them:-)

Anyways, without further ado, here's some of the movies and songs which I have become infatuated with recently:

Hating Kapatid (2010):

Till My Heartache Ends (2010):

Paano na Kaya (2010): ( I just the cliche story of the bestfriend theme of falling in love with your bestfriend...isn't it just so romantic? I love how they show Gerald Anderson topless so much in this mv perfect relationship would be to fall for a bestfriend/friend..i'd rather fall in love with a friend without even realising it later down the line than start a relationship feeling the sexual attraction from the very beginning.) (interview of Kimerald for their movie.)

And these are some older songs which i still like: (Ikaw Lamang) (Tayong Dalawa) (Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now)


Monday, November 15, 2010

Bondi Beach and Surrounds...

I went to Bondi Beach for the annual Sculptures by the Sea twice this was nice..and also enjoyed a picnic (and swim for my friends) whilst there...i visited 4 beaches along the Bondi-Coogee Beach Coastal Walk which we did, meaning we actually passed by 4 beaches n took either a beach nap or swim or dipping my toes into the seawater along the way...was nice:)

I was surprised by the number of good looking ppl with perfect bodies at the beach! Especially at Tamarama and Bondi Beach (and to an extent Coogee Beach too!) was like walking into a model shoot or scene from some American movie..haha..all the good looking guys there with sculpted bodies and not to mention topless women..i was shocked! Many cute gay guys in Tamarama Beach too! hehe...great beach for great eye-candy!:-)

Anyways, it was a nice way to spend a late Spring/early Sydney Summer at the Beach-Not to mention I was severely sun-tanned as usual!:-);-)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Parramasala at Parramatta Night:-)

I went with one of my housemates and his friend to the inaugural Parramasala Festival at is a South Asian Festival celebrating South Asian cultures and food (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc) was nice, the lighting above the streets reminded me of the festival lighting bck home in Malaysia...there was free entertainment and ticketed events as well with henna stalls and a sari bazaar...nice overall...had dinner at a pizza n pasta place afterwards on the main street in first time having dinner at Parramatta i think:-)

Anyways, the Parramasala Festival coincided with the important annual festival of lights, Deepavali (or Diwali) to all my readers whom celebrate the festival...

Happy Deepavali!