Monday, January 29, 2007

Don't Write My Name

The long awaited sequel of Death Note. Finally I get to watch it last Saturday with neow, joe and gang.

Part 1

The Sequel

As expected L died =( I just found out his real name is something Ken'ichi Matsuyama. Oh and he's a Pisces? Romanticnyer! He's so cool in the movie. *giggles* The 2nd part, came out a lil bit diff from manga I noticed. No doubt the story was a rushed one, they have to cramp everything into a two hour movie. And the Shinigami who had a crush on Misa looks funny. Not as gigantic and cool like Ryuk and Rem. BTW, Rem is a female. I din know until I read it from LYN.

Some infos on the characters in the movie :-

Light Yagami (Kira) (夜神月, Yagami Raito?)
The main character of Death Note, Light is a brilliant but bored 17-year old student. When he finds the Death Note dropped in the human world by Ryuk, a Shinigami, he decides to use it to kill all criminals, his ultimate goal being to cleanse the world of evil to create a utopia and to be the God of this new world.

L (エル, Eru?)
L is the world's top-rated detective, tasked with tracking down and arresting Kira, and Light's nemesis. His dishevelled appearance masks his great powers of deduction and insight. L has many quirks, such as sitting in an odd manner and snacking on sweets in the middle of meetings. He often takes drastic strategies to confuse and force his opponents, and on several occasions he has willingly disclosed several of his weaknesses to Kira at the risk of his own life in the hopes that he would lure him into a trap.

Misa Amane (Kira No. 2) (弥海砂, Amane Misa?)
A girl with an immense crush on Kira. She is a popular idol in Japan, and tends to wear clothing in many different styles, depending on what she is doing. She is immature and has a tendency to refer to herself in the third person (calling herself "Misa-Misa") in an attempt to be cute. Misa is totally devoted to Light, and she once said that she loved him "at first sight". Light, however, only views her as an asset to his plans because of her Death Note and her "Shinigami Eyes" (that she obtained at the cost of half of her remaining life span). These "Shinigami Eyes" give Misa the ability to know people's names by looking at their faces, thereby giving Kira an edge in his battle against his enemies. Misa read in the newspapers that the murderer of her family was punished by Kira, explaining her total devotion to him, regardless of whether she thinks of his actions as good or evil.

Watari (Quillsh Wammy) (ワタリ, Watari?) <-- One of my favourite character
L's assistant. He acts as logistics to the investigation team. He founded "The Wammy's House" an orphan shelter for gifted young children such as L, Mello, and Near. Also, as evidenced during the police chase at the end of volume six, he is an experienced sniper. You can see his photo below at the screenshot section. He's the elderly man in specs.

Shinigami (The Death Gods)
Shinigami, or their formal name Death Gods, are demon-like characters who live in the Shinigami Realm. To increase their life-span, the Shinigami write the names of humans in their Death Notes. However, because the Shinigami realm is incredibly dull, this act is usually laughed at, and thus done in privacy. Shinigami cannot be killed by physical methods, such as stabbing or shooting, but must follow a strict set of rules if they want to live.

Ryuk (リューク, Ryūku?)
The original Shinigami who dropped the Death Note in the human world, which Light would pick up. Acting out of pure boredom, Ryuk begins the story of Death Note on a whim. Perhaps neutral by nature, Ryuk often refuses to aid Light and instead enjoys watching him struggle for his goal. The most important facet of Ryuk's character is that he is not Light's friend. He acts for his own interests and entertainment and often fails to tell Light key details about the Death Note. Ryuk is selfish, however, and will aid Light if it serves his own goals, such as providing amusement or obtaining apples.

Rem (レム, Remu?)
The female Shinigami who first gives Misa her Death Note and "eyes." Similar to Ryuk, Rem possesses two Death Notes; however, she purposely gives a Death Note to Misa Amane. Rem inherited her second Death Note from Jealous and thought it only right to pass it on to Misa. Oddly enough, Rem inherits Jealous' love for Misa as well and is prompt to defend Misa even at the cost of her life. She brings this to light when she openly shows her lack of trust for Light stating that if Misa dies before her time, Rem will kill Light thus ending her own life as well.

Screenshots :-

Bottomline, the 1st part was nicer, but this sequel isn't that bad. There are some parts which might confuse you. And you have to know the rules in Death Note well else, you can get yourself pretty confused. Light acted like he's a murderer in this flick. Its kinda diff from the manga itself. And he's fat! with all the baby fats. Eeeek. Light sux, L rox. =P Too bad that L died. Boohoo.

Fancy having ants as pet?

Calling out to all ant lovers, good news as you can have these small creatures as your pets. Antwork, sold at 1U for about hundred and thirty bucks. Refer to the photo below :-

I think it sounds pretty cool! You can do researches on ants life. The size? Half of an A4 size and of course slightly thicker on the sides. Antwork is actually created based on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to study animal life in space and test how ants successfully tunnel in microgravity. No food or water needed for the ants in the Antwork. Non toxic gel is provided inside, complete with nutrients to promote healthy growth in the new colony. Pretty amazing tool tho, but do think twice, having this artificial colony may create a new home for the ants, but it may destroy your own home =P

Monday, January 22, 2007

Comet the Lightning

Yesterday (21st January 2007) was the first day of arrival at my condo for Comet. It was kinda easy to smuggle him in. He was put inside a box. He made no noise at all man. When we entered the condo, opened the box, he was inside trembling and pee-ed. Crys and Tim set up the play pen. Comet ran around the house happily. He was soooooooooo cute and friendly. Silky's behaviour I suppose. After Crys and Tim left, I continued playing with him. He can run quite fast, but one thing, he's very the super alert and very impatient. I was about to gave him a snack when he sat down on the floor, he jumped up and bit my finger. Blood oozed out instantly. So pain -.-. He's a very good boy, very quiet and knew how to pee and poo at the right spot. When I said "pou pou" instantly he comes to me and let me carry him. He's scared of people shouting at him. Few times I caught him entering the kitchen, I said NO, he jumped and back off, running to me. Heh. When I put him on top of the sofa, he sat there and run around sniffing my bag and all. The cutest part was, when he does the SIU G pose on the floor. Whenever he lay down, he'll do that. HAHA. Took a couple of photoes of him but too bad this cyber cafe doesn't have USB port. I shall post his photoes for cry and tim's reference. As they'll be going off to Korea in two days time.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I'm Hired!..Finally

Too excited to be true. Today, went for an interview at a image company. I thought I was gonna be late cause of the stupid traffic jam. I started journey at 9am man. Anyway managed to find my way to the office thru cry's help. The company not bad. When I got there, no one was at the reception. So I asked a guy for help. An IT fella I reckon. I was asked to wait at a meeting room. Waited for like 10 minutes and I was asked to wait at a smaller meeting room. There I go, and soon a middle aged lady came in. Greeted me with a warm smile and sat down after introducing each other. Well, the interview went smoothly, with questions about my family, my background and my previous job. After 20 minutes of interview, she said she was OK with me, cause she wanted to look for someone with fluent English and so forth. She was a nice lady. Oh btw, we have same surname. LOL That's what she said. Well, I got hired in the end. My heart leaped with joy man!!! I was so happy that I can finally worked and not having to stay at home so bored! I was given the offer letter to sign on the same day. I'll be starting work on 15th January! Yippeeee~~ Oh btw, the position I'm hired for is Image Research Specialist.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

To All Dog Lovers Please Read This

I'm sure you guys heard about how dogs are killed and being eaten by China. Please take a look at the webbie below. Innocent dogs have been taken away from owners and dogs were shot and beaten to death. According to Care2News Network, the crackdown has been stopped initially due to protestants worldwide. This is made possible by people like you and from within China who have sent in thousands of letters to the Chinese Government. Wanna lend a hand? Click on the webbie below:-

Stop Dog Killings in China due to 2008 Olympics :

Please help to spread and aware the public about this. Dogs are living things and they have feelings as well. This cruelty must be stopped immediately!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy New Year!

Just saw the photos for New Year celebration at y2K today. Oh gawd it was so ugly. Uploaded by Orange. Only two of my photoes were inside that batch of photos. There are some in someone else's HP, but god knows whose. Well, both x'mas and new year's celebration doesn't have much difference. We practically have same people, same street party except for a longer one for New Year and same pricing. It was my unlucky night as I lost my dad's mobile. Immediately went home to cancel my line after I got home. As usual Alan went KO as well as my cousin Nicole. I wasn't in the mood at all after I lost my handphone.

I was sprayed by god knows who that night. My whole face was covered with snow spray. I regret going to Nesh's table to join my brother man. And regretted taking that can of snow spray from Kelvin!! And ended myself with a wet, sticky and smelly hair. Argh! That's why I hated snow spray so much! The table on the right to ours, was spraying so hard. I nearly shouted at them cause they kept running around and those snows were blown into our drinks and body. They look like, what?, old bunch of uncle and aunties coming to clubbin. Not much shows were on that night. There's a bunch of girls dancing? But nothing special about that dance anyway. The songs they collaborate with the dancing moves sucks. It's like not more than 5 seconds, they change to another song. Duh!