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Putting fears aside

This blog post serves as a continuation from the first item of my 2013 resolutions list.

We're all afraid: of what might or might not happen, of what we can't change, or what we won't be able to do, or how other people might perceive us.

So it's easier to hesitate, to wait for the right moment, to decide we need to think a little longer or do some more research or explore a few more alternatives.

Meanwhile days, weeks, months, and even years pass us by.

And so do our dreams.

Don't let your fears hold you back. Whatever you've been planning, whatever you've imagined, whatever you've dreamed of, get started on it today.

If you want to start a business, take the first step.

If you want to change careers, take the first step.

If you want to expand or enter a new market or offer new products or services, take the first step.

Put your fears aside and get started. Do something. Do anything.

Otherwise, today is gone. Once tomorrow comes, today is lost forever.

Today is the most precious asset you own -- and is the one thing you should truly fear wasting.

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. - Denis Waitley


Movie: The Pact (2012)

Are you alone in your house?

The Pact (2012) is a horror movie feature debut by Nicholas McCarthy.

Synopsis: When her mother dies, Annie (Caity Lotz) comes back to her childhood house to meet her sister Nicole (Agnes Bruckner) for the funeral, only to find Nicole missing. Soon after, strange disturbances start to happen in the house. With the help of Officer Bill Creek (Casper Van Dien), Annie begins to unravel the mystery about her mother's dark past that might cost her life.

This movie is not your standard ghost story because it has a surprising twist! In fact, it's a hybrid of both the supernatural and psychological thriller.

There are quite a number of scary bits, most of them dwelling on Annie's slow, unguessable movements in the house, eerie phone messages that show up on their own, passing shadows, and especially the tense buildup of putting pieces of information together towards the big reveal aka the final twist.

This is a pretty good indie horror movie; it's made with a small budget and not marred by your usual dosage of Hollywood horror thingamajig.

If you are looking for a different genre of lightweight horror movie, you would like this one.


Moi (Porridge) @ Pan Mee HaHa笑, Bandar Puchong Jaya

This time, we had porridge (moi).

Pork Soup Moi

I love this kind of porridge. It's more like rice soaked in soup. Look at the amount of vegetables and liver! This is definitely my favorite bowl of moi in town!

Kampung Chicken Egg and Seaweed Moi

This bowl is pretty good too if you love eggs in your moi!


Workology - I'm a Workhorse

According to Workology "Workplace Zodiac", there are eight types of work personalities: The General, The Workhorse, The Mediator, The Medic, The Artist, The Dreamer, The Cheerleader, and The Number Cruncher.

After reading their descriptions, I believe I'm a Workhorse.

  • Workhorses keep their heads down and eyes focused on getting the job done.
  • Workhorses need to receive clear direction and critical tasks from The General.
  • Workhorses deliver results on time, all the time - what more could a General want?
  • Workhorses work well with artists - even on the 78th revision, the workhorse is by the artist's side to get things done.
  • Workhorses need Mediators to clear hurdles to keep going without distraction.


Movie: The Tall Man (2012)

Fear Takes A New Shape

The Tall Man (2012) is a mystery-thriller movie written and directed by Pascal Laugier.

Synopsis: Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) is a widow living in rural town Cold Rock in Washington. She stays and works as the town's local nurse after the doctor - her husband - passed away. Rumor has it that the town's children are kidnapped by "The Tall Man". When Julia's son is kidnapped, she tries to find him and the kidnapper. Who is 'The Tall Man'? What is the truth behind the kidnappings?

I like this verdict: The Tall Man is a spooky and atmospheric little thriller that contains some actual and unexpected surprises, which is rare for a thriller. It also manages to take its spooky ghost story premise, and turn it into something else entirely, ultimately turning the film into a social comment on wealth.

The twist-ending is not something you would expect. In the end, the movie leaves you with questions about the society. Are we aware of how messed up our current society is? Are we doing anything about it? Even if we do take actions, are our actions justifiable?

I don't know.

If you're the kind who enjoy no-nonsense, thought-provoking mini thrillers, you should watch this movie.


What's your cat's name?

I find this "chart" very amusing!

Mine is "Princess Furry Pants".


What's yours?


Movie: Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) is an animated family comedy movie.

Synopsis from IMDb: Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan - win a medal - but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young trouble-making "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade?

Quoting this review, "Wreck-It Ralph, the latest Disney animation, isn't a movie of a video game. The movie is a video game, with video game jokes, video game noises, video game cameos and a blocky, 8-bit video game villain." True indeed!

If you're a gamer (sadly I'm not), you will recognize many games characters (of which I don't. :P)

The thing I like the most about Wreck-It Ralph is the brilliant world it's built in, especially the littlest details of various video games. They let you take a peek into what could be happening in each video game station when they cease action at the end of business day. Brilliant! 

Oh, and the captivating colors of the set pieces! Amazing! The array of colors in Sugar Rush reminds me of Candy Crush. LOL!

Anyway, I'm so glad I manage to catch this awesome movie on DVD. Watching it in cinema would be much better but too bad I missed the showtimes earlier this year.

If you haven't watched this movie yet, do get yourself a DVD! :D