Monday, June 30, 2008

Body Combat 36

After one week since the release of Body Combat 36, and I had only done it thrice. I just really find it really tiring every time I finish one session. Maybe my stamina had dropped. Hee...

Back to this release, other than the warm up track and the track four. Other than this, I dun really find myself enjoying this new release. I find this new release a bit too taxing on the legs. There isn't any particular songs that stood out as well. Hee...

Still it was a pretty good workout. There is something that I do not understand, how can someone (other than instructors) can do the same 10 tracks within 3 hours. Get a life man!

A "combat" Polarbear

Sunday, June 29, 2008

10 Promises to my Dog

This is another super emo movie that was made from the Land of the rising sun. Thought that this show will be shot form the point of view from the dog, however it seems that it is shot from the point of view of her owner instead. I really felt it when I watch this movie as I understand how both the owner's and the dog's feeling are, as I got a dog of my own as well. I cried when the poor dog died. I hope this will not happen to my dog.

Overall, I give this movie 3 stars out of 5, would pretty much prefer the movie to be shot from the point of view from the dog.

So now I am making my own promises to my dog to make everyday count. Hee... I will try to spend sometime with him everyday, play with him, talk to him etc. Of course I will try to bring him out for play once every month, I hope. Hee... I will definitely buy you more treats whenever possible. Hmm... Talking about treats, he had been getting fatter recently. need to put him on diet already.

Having a dog, OSCAR, does change my family life, where our lives now surround around the dog. It has been 2 years since he joined our family and cannot imagine our lives without him. Well, have to say that it has been all fun since he joined our family!

A "totally loved my dog" Polarbear

Friday, June 27, 2008

Euro Cup 2008

Since my bosses are German, they are pretty much keeping track on the progress of the German team in the competition. So now with German team in the final, of course the heat is on now.

So they started a little bet in the office and I pretty much see German is on their lucky streak while Spain is a better team. Hee...

Now people that knows me, will know that I seldom watch soccer. Hee...

Then I still keep myself updated via newspapers and Internet. Hee...

Therefore, I decided that Lady Luck is more "powerful" and the score will be 1 - 1 and Germany will win the penalty shoot out.

It is a small bet of $5, just for the fun of it! Crossing my fingers now!

Update on 30 Jun 08:
Just finished watching the finals since 2.45am in the morning, the score is 1 - 0, Spain won. I lost the bet. The bet was won by someone who do not watch a single match though. Hee...

A "seldom watch football" Polarbear

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Movies: The Incredible Hulk and Get Smart

The Incredible Hulk

The first movie was directed by Lee Ang and it was not really that good. This new movie done by a brand new director and cast, is a much better movie. Less emotional and more action. Like the way that how Edward Norton acted as well on the emotional side. He can really acted with his eyes.

The CGI has really improved from the first one as well. The way how the Hulk changed was really convincing. One more thing, no more silly super high and long jumps by the Hulk. It was really a joke in the last movie. Overall, I will give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.

Get Smart

This is a remake of the same title series in the 60s. It is a spy movie with a lot of special gadgets (old) as well. Since the funny man, Steve Carell, was in the movie, expected a lot of funny yet lame jokes at times throughout the movie. Of course there is the beauty of Anna Hathaway as Agent 99. This is a pretty much brainless movie, good movie to relax while watching. Overall, I give this movie 2.5 stars out of 5.

A "finally get to watch some movies" Polarbear

Saturday, June 21, 2008

What kind of service?

Sigh... I am already in sort of a bad mood today yet bad things happened today. In fact in just a few mins ago. I am now sitting at TCC, the one near Plaza Singapura, keying this.

I was waiting for someone to show me a seat when:

Polarbear (PB): Hi, I would like to have an indoor seat near a power point please.

Waiter (W): Good afternoon, we have ran out of indoor seats. How about outdoor seats?

PB: Sure, can I request that once there is an available seat indoor, can I be given the seat?

W: Erhh... Sorry the priority is given to those in the queue.

PB: So are you telling me that you rather have me waiting in the line while not spending money in your cafe?

W: I did not say that. (At this point, I got sort of pissed off.)

PB: In this case, I would rather wait in the line.

W: Please let me go and check if any more seats indoor.

W: There is a table available soon, you can have it.

PB: Thanks.

I really wonder what kind of service or policy is that? Sigh. So if I belong to the impatient kind, I would have walked away from the cafe and NEVER come back.

Sigh so much so for good service.

A "pissed off" Polarbear

Friday, June 20, 2008

So happy!

I am going back home in a few hours time! I am so excited and happy!

Another reason is I am going to be in Singapore for the whole of next week! Woo Hoo! So looking forward to what I am going to do back home next week!

A "happy" Polarbear

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Avenue Q

Finally today is one of those days that I got to do something in Manila other than work. So what is that? I watched a musical here! Avenue Q! Hee... Yes I know I bought tickets to watch the same show, which will be showing in Singapore in Nov 08!

The play was really good and funny. Good to see a mixture of puppets and people acting. It will take some time to get used to it as well.

The play is about a new guys that shifted into the a new neighbourhood and got used to know new neighbours with a whole of their own problems as well. It covers a range of issues from the normals ones to the unspoken ones. Hee... Wonder if the play will get a rating for it? Haha.... Go to you-tube to find some of the songs and you will understand when you see the songs titles.

So like what I mention before, the play is coming to Singapore at year end. Go and get your tickets from Sistic to enjoy the show!

A "It sucks to be me" Polarbear

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Slowing down a bit

Ever since I started on this new job, I had been flying in and out of the country. Finally from next week onwards, I can see that I am going to slow down a bit and hope to stay in Singapore more often. Hee...

Well stay in Singapore can be good, at least I will not be working longer hours, yes I spent most of my waking time overseas working. I can be doing things that I used to do like going to the movies and gym as usual. Haha...

So looking forward to getting my old life back. Of course, I will still miss my flying life. Haha.

A "homely" Polabear

Thursday, June 12, 2008

PC Show 2008

Yes, went to squeeze with tons and tons of people again. Hee...

This time, went in with a list of things to buy. In the end , I bought all the things on the list:

1. A Canon Ixus 960 Camera (With a ton of goodies)
2. A wireless router
3. A portable hard disk

A "very happy" Polarbear

Monday, June 09, 2008

Sex and the City

I am a big fan of this series and finally the movie is here! Woo Hoo!

"The film will follow the continuing adventures of the series four main characters-Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda- as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended. Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin David and Cynthia Nixon are all on board to reprise their roles, while the film will be written and directed by Michael Patrick King, who executive produced the original television series. Additionally Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis will return as the women's love interests. Academy-Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has also joined the cast of the film and will play Carrie Bradshaw's assistant, a new character to be introduced in the film."

This movie really bring back the memories from the series. The time that I spent endless nights watching the series. The series were really great! Of course, I have high expectation for this movie. Although a very long movie @ 145 mins, I totally enjoyed every min of it. The plot is evenly spread among the four girls and each intertwine together.

The best thing from the movie is about friendship among girls or guys. It is always good to have a group of close friends who you can reply on and I am lucky and happy to say that I have such friends. The emo side of me does feel for Carrie. Poor girl. However, I am happy for the happy ending.

Overall this film is strictly for SATC fans. I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5 as it brought back good memories.

A "SATC Fan" Polarbear

Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Kung Fu Panda

Wow watched 2 movies in a day! Hee... I loved it! Totally crazy! Yes for a movie freak like me.

The first movie is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This is the second movie of the series and have to say that my expectations are high as the first one was really good. Seems like a lot of people still watching even though this is out for sometime, I think, as we only managed to get seats 3 row form the front.

The movie plot: "One year after the incredible events of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct, Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy.

The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia’s rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in order to place his own newborn son on the throne. With the help of the kindly dwarf, a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep, a badger named Trufflehunter and a Black Dwarf, Nikabrik, the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz’s tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land."

This movie follows where it left off the last one. However if you did not watch the first one don't worry, you actually did not lose out much. You will be able to catch up within 30 mins of the movie.

For me this show is good as well but it is a bit slow when it comes to the war and fight scenes. The plot is simple where the Prince Capsian lost his crown and together with the people of Narnia, they managed to fight off the bad guys. The scenery is beautiful with all the greens and the hills as back drop. Overall I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Looking forward to the 3rd series of this movie.

The second movie is an animated show Kung Fu Panda. We watched the 2315H show, thinking that there should be less kids. I was so wrong, there are tons and tons of kids. What are the parents thinking? It was way past their bedtime! They should be in the bed. Hee...

The plot of the movie is very simple. ""Kung Fu Panda" features Jack Black as Po the Panda, a lowly waiter in a noodle restaurant, who is a kung fu fanatic but whose shape doesn't exactly lend itself to kung fu fighting. In fact, Po's defining characteristic appears to be that he is the laziest of all the animals in ancient China. That's a problem because powerful enemies are at the gates, and all hopes have been pinned on a prophesy naming Po as the "Chosen One" to save the day. A group of martial arts masters are going to need a black belt in patience if they are going to turn this slacker panda into a kung fu fighter before it's too late."

This movie totally rocks! It was way much better than Shrek and both kids and adults will totally loved it! There are a lot of jokes in the movie which are really funny. The main thing I learnt from the movie is as long you put your heart to it and believe in it, you are able to do it. Both the Po, the Panda and the Shi Fu managed to do it in the end. Overall, I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5. There is a chinese version of this movie, I think I will want to watch it again!. Hee....

A "loved to watch movies" Polarbear

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Life at work!

Whenever I am overseas at work, I seem like there is nothing else expect work.

For example, I am still in office now! Later once I reach back hotel, I still need to check my emails and work. This will repeat itself everyday! OMG!

I need to get a life down here!

A "overworked" Polarbear

Monday, June 02, 2008

Polarbear is down with Stomach Flu

Since yesterday, I had been almost living in the toilet where vomiting and diarrhoea came together as a package. Think that I might be down with stomach flu or food poisoning. Damned the seafood I ate the other night.

Yesterday morning seen one doctor and another one in the night as I had to travel for work today. Seems like the second doctor medicine is more effective as now I spent more time my bedroom resting instead of the toilet.

Had no appetite to eat anything for the past 2 days, I think no oily food or heavy food for me for the next few days as well. Sigh.

Thanks for LLT and family to spend time to take care of me even though I was grouchy or sleepy most of the time.

Had change my flight to tomorrow. Let hope that I can be feeling better for me to travel to tomorrow.

A "very sick" Polarbear