Archive | September, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge | Fall

30 Sep

Did I take it too literally?

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So many shows, so little time

29 Sep

After most drama shows ended their seasons in the mid-year period around April or May, we were left with a void to fill. Suddenly, there was no more weekly anticipation for the next episode to come. Think: withdrawal symptoms.

So we turned to movies. Catching up on old shows. Borrowing DVDs etc.

In a blink of an eye, it’s September. Time for these dramas to air their new seasons! Better yet, they all come almost at one go.  We should rejoice, but suddenly I find myself with so little time to enjoy these show.

I need a to-do list. Or rather, a to-watch list.

My top drama shows to catch this season:

1. Nikita

Nikita is ranked tops for me. My favourite show amongst all no doubt. Season 2 is already out and I can’t wait to see the hot Maggie Q in action again.

2. Chuck

The 5th and final season will be out on 21st October! It’ll be a great loss to us for this show to end..but I think Season 5 has a whole new twist on who is now the ‘Intersect’.. can’t wait!

3. Grey’s Anatomy

7 seasons and still going strong..Season 8 has been premiered already. And we still have not watched.. ):

4. Burn Notice

I think I would rank Burn Notice as my second favourite show after Nikita. I like the way the show is scripted out. Full of genius ideas and it’s lighthearted too. Somehow or rather we suddenly stopped watching Burn Notice. And then once in a while I would continue where I left off. I believe I’m in the midst of Season 4 and Season 5 began in June this year! I have lots to catch up. But I intend for this show to be the one to fill the gap when some shows take a break (: To rekindle my love for the show again.

5. Lie to Me

Who would have thought micro expressions could speak a thousand words or lies. So naturally we thought this show was brilliantly executed. We stopped mid way through and then I caught up again to Season 3, which I believe was the last season. I just need to finish up the last few episodes to complete this show.

Should I or Should I not?

Dilemmas as to whether I should start watching some new shows that just premiered or that has been running. Decisions, decisions.

1. The Secret Circle

Witches, supernatural powers. Although I’m not really a fan of such shows, but for all that’s worth, I heard that Gale Harold has made this show one not to be missed. He’ll be taking the role of the evil yet scheming antagonist, why not right? Plus he’s still hot at 40 plus. 

This show just premiered mid September. Should I even start on it?

2. Hawaii Five-0

A remake of the original show in 1960s, this one has eye-candies. And I caught some snippets of it and thought it looked good. If I start, that means I would have to watch 24 episodes of Season 1 before catching up on Season 2 which has already started.

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I’ve thought of a strategy. To watch 1 or 2 shows religiously. And when they end the following year, we would have other shows to catch up on. Thing is, can we resist keeping some shows till the end?

Never thought tv dramas could pose such dilemmas.

Weird Interest or Fear?

22 Sep

Chancing upon Trutv was an unforeseen encounter. I was in fact trolling the web reading on archaeology findings, when it led me to an article on the case of Mary Bell. Both subjects definitely are of no relevance to each other, but thanks to Google!

I digress.

The Case of Mary Bell became was the media’s talk of the town back then in 1968, England. Mary Bell who was 10 at that time was charged with the manslaughter of 2 boys – Martin Brown (4 years old) and Brian Howe (3 years old). I ended up reading on the story on Wikipedia, and then later on Trutv.

Trutv had the full re-enactment of the case, and also recounted the specific details of Mary Bell’s interrogation with the police as well as her trial in court. It revealed her as an emotionally disturbed child who at a young tender age could carry out murders or tortures with no remorse, but rather excitement. Her actions were shocking and unbelievable even for an adult, much less a 10 year old girl. It’s almost impossible to summarise the 24 chapters I read on Trutv. Surprisingly, her sentence was 12 years only. Of course, 12 years is a long time – more than a decade. I shan’t opinionate further though.

Trutv has a whole range of other stories of crimes, serial killers etc which I have been skimming through, and I think it will be next most visited site.

Now, am I weird to have such great interest in real crimes? I tend to randomly read Wikipedia on infamous cases, and then link from one story to another, be it murder, rape or otherwise.  I could go on and on. And then wonder how did mankind become as such. How is it even possible for someone to carry out such acts?

I have been thinking if I have a serious case of malfunction somewhere in my brains, since I get easily intrigued and interested in such cases. I decided to google it! Apparently women are interested in reading true crime stories more than men and this interest is driven by fear. Fear that it might happen to them. And as the weaker gender, learn to protect themselves and be extra vigilant to their surroundings.

Maybe it’s not just some weird interest, reading to pass my time. But perhaps, subconsciously it’s my fear.

Weekly Photo Challenge | Faces

19 Sep

Cooper, our Mini Yorkshire who used to have the habit of dozing while sitting down or standing up.

4-framed faces of him

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Sam’s Farewell @ Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

18 Sep

 

It was Sam’s farewell party yesterday at the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. No teary goodbyes, just a whole lot of fun mingling, catching up and photo taking for keepsake!

Photo taking session at her personal outdoor jacuzzi pool!

Miche and Sam – they both look good here!
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Last photo of us together?
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The never-ending supply of alcohol..

After finishing 6 bottles, this was what they still had left

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So long, Sam! No more lunch or tea breaks together, how am I gonna survive mundane work days when I need to complain?

You’ll be missed

Earworm

14 Sep

My current earworm! (:

Talking to the Moon

Weekly Photo Challenge | Textured

10 Sep

Textures in our food

pie

molten lava

cupcake

Some people eat to live. For us, we live to eat.

How about you?