Sunday, September 28, 2008

Launch of Body Combat 37 and Body Pump 67

Today was the Launch of the Body Combat 37 and Body Pump 67! Not really new releases as I think we are one of the last gym to release it. Hee... Decided to stay far far away from Suntec due to F1 race, therefore head towards Parkway Parade instead.

This is my first time in at Parkway Parade gym. I am quite impressed with the gym, big and spacious. Maybe I should be here more often. Hee...

Well back to the new releases.

I quite like Combat 37, even though I find the music is a bit boring but the moves definitely makes up for it. Halfway through the tracks, I am already tried. Hee... This might be due to me only doing combat once a week. This release is really quite challenging and definitely will be quite challenging for those who just took up combat as well. Looking forward to do it a few more time if time permits and think will get to see a number of tracks being reused when the instructors mixed up the tracks. I had fun with it!

For Pump 67, I was surprised by the warm up track using Bleeding Love. Hmm other than this, I really find this release much the same as the other pump releases as well. At least the music still rocks for this release. Hee...

After attending the two classes, I am so tired that I went home straight to sleep. Hee...

I miss gym so much.

A "missed gym" Polarbear

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Step Brothers

It was a story about two persons that realise that they were actually step brothers and have a lot of jokes. Expected it to be a brainless, lame movie and it turned out to be that way. Well I will just give it 2 stars out of 5.

A "light hearted" Polarbear

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mama Mia

This is one movie that I am quite looking forward to even though I have not watch this musical. I was doubting casting Meryl Streep as the main lead in the first place when I saw the trailer.

"Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast as an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, Sophie brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Based on the smash hit musical seen by over 30 million people worldwide with a gross to date of $2 billion. It is set to songs by popular '70s group ABBA."

After watching the movie, I find myself hmming along to the songs that are sang in the movies. Since this is a musical turn into movie, it turn out to be good and enjoyable. It makes you want to stand up and dance along when watching the movies, and not to mention that the songs are really retro! Like I mentioned before I got doubt on casting Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth as the leads but I am surprised that they can sing. In fact quite good singers! The comedy comes from the 2 best friends Julie Walters, Christine Baranski. The backdrop of the movie totally drew me in and I wished that I can be there.

I am always a big fan of musicals and of cos their movies, this is also one. I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

A "Sing-A-Long" Polarbear

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Fantastic Diving Weekend!

Finally took off sometime to go diving and because LLT is going to take the plunge and take her open water certification! It was quite exciting for all of us cos other than her, my friends also took part in it.

The theory and the pool lessons went well, I even went to give moral support for the pool lessons. Hee...

The trip was uneventful less the van ride and the boat ride. Before we know it, we are all ready for the first open water dive. Hee... I went down with them as usual to give moral support. For the first two dives, everything turned out to be fine and before I know it, all of the trainees are certified open water divers. I was under certain amount of stress, making sure that all things will go well for LLT.

After that, came the third dive, which is officially their first leisure dive. It went on fine, until we saw a lion fish. In my excitement, I want to take a picture of it, so I got LLT to hold my BCD instead. After taking the photo, I realised that LLT went missing and I could not find her anywhere in the water. This is the first time in my diving history that I sort of "panicked", cos she went missing. After a minute of searching in the water, I immediately went up to 5 m for the safety stop. After which, I shot up and was super relived to see her floating on the surface of the water.

After that, I did not let her go out of my sight during the next dive. However at the last dive, I decided to let her go with a different buddy so that she will be able to know what to do when she is with buddies.

All in all, the trip was quite fun other then the small incident. Get to know some new friends and had to chance to eat my favourite Ramily Burgers. Hee...

So I am not wondering when is the next time we are going to dive. Hmm....

A "love to dive" Polarbear

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I am always not a big fan of horror movies, however I would loved to give myself a scare or two at times. Hee.... When I saw this movie trailer, I decided this will be the movie.

"4BIA is a portmanteau horror flick consisting of 4 horror stories directed by 4 of Thailand’s most talented directors. The first, directed by Yongyoot Thongkongtoon is titled “Happiness” but don’t let the title of the movie mislead you. “Tit For Tat” directed by Paween Purijitpanya (Body) gives a mystically dark and gruesome twist to the meaning of “an Eye for an Eye”. Then there is “In The Middle” directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter and Alone) and his teenage tale that totally walks off the Buddhist beaten path and on to a horrifyingly humorous escapade that may leave you laughing more than ‘shuttering’, excuse the pun. Finally “Last Fright” directed by Parkpoom Wongpoom (Shutter, Alone) is a psychological thriller that reminds all of us of the old adage "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” except if you are the ‘other’ woman on the receiving end."

Since this movie is made from 4 short stories, there was no link at all, but the scariest one is definitely the first one and the last one. Totally spooked me out of it. The first one, even without much dialogue, it totally creates the scary atmosphere. The last scene was totally surprised. Hee.... For the last story, it is all about retribution. The mummy totally scary, even though it is all tied up. Hee..
Overall, I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great for a good scare!

A "timid" Polarbear

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

This is one comedy that I read the reviews and most of the reviews were positive reviews, which made up my mind that I would want to see this film. I managed to catch this film before the film ends run.

"Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel, "How I Met Your Mother") has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell, "Veronica Mars"). He's the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidentally omitted from acceptance award speeches. But his world is rocked when she dumps him and Peter finds himself alone. After an unsuccessful bout of womanizing and an on-the-job nervous breakdown, he sees that not having Sarah may just ruin his life.

To clear his head, Peter takes an impulsive trip to Oahu, where he is confronted by his worst nightmare: his ex and her tragically hip new British-rocker boyfriend, Aldous (Russell Brand), are sharing his hotel. But as he torments himself with the reality of Sarah's new life, he finds relief in a flirtation with Rachel (Mila Kunis), a beautiful resort employee whose laid-back approach tempts him to rejoin the world. He also finds relief in several hundred embarrassing, fruity cocktails."

After watching this show, I am glad that I did not miss this how. It was great! It was about a guy who was dumped by his famous girlfriend. After which, he decided to go Hawaii to get his mind of the break off. Then, his girlfriend and the new boyfriend was there on holiday as well and it sparks off a whole lot of funny jokes. The movie was on the verge of being lame but it managed to maintain on the funny side most of the times. I was quite surprised by the first 5 mins of the show, the local censors actually left it uncensored! Haha!

The whole cast was not A-lister but they managed to make the movie their own. I was impressed by their natural in acting such movies as well. Overall, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

A "long time no see such funny show" Polarbear