How I Got Lost.

Unjustifiable Actions.

Posted in Movies, Random Thoughts by Satish Vijay on February 25, 2009

I watched Valkyrie today with my brother. It was awesome (emphasis on the word awesome). It has made me more intrigued with the whole Adolf Hitler story. So, I have relied on the oh-so-very-trustworthy Wikipedia to feed my thirst of knowledge on Adolf Hitler. Wow, what a sentence. Haha. Well, there were a lot of things that I didn’t know about the earlier years of his life. Like how he used to want to be a painter, or how his Dad abused him and his mother. Also, how, in a point of his life he was homeless. Anyways, I’ve still got a lot more reading to do. The Adolf Hitler Wikipedia page is extremely lengthy and verbose.

Anyways, on to other things. This has been on my mind the past couple of years. I always had this strong feeling (not a good feeling) about you. It’s come to a point where it’s just sad. You’re a sad person. Such a sad, sad, sad person. You try so hard to be something that you’re not. Stop it. Like, really. Just be yourself. If people don’t like it, then fuck it. Stop pretending you’re a fictional character. Stop trying to be Caucasian. It’s not that there’s anything wrong for wanting to be Caucasian, but you try so hard that it just looks so fake and pathetic. Stop copying other people. Stop dissing your own race.

Oh god, it sounds like I hate you, but I don’t. I really don’t. I just feel really sorry for you. You’re really nice to talk to when you’re being yourself. I enjoy our conversations when you’re yourself.

And, you should also stop using people. It hurts. You don’t know how it feels like when people use you, so you don’t understand how we feel. You only started talking to me when you had no one else to talk to and this is not your first time doing this. At first I went along with it, but why should I stoop to such a level in which the people I talk to are only talking to me because they don’t have anyone else to talk to. That’s not fair to me right?

I’ve tried to keep my opinions to myself, and I have successfully done so since I finished school, which was around November. That should add up to nearly 3 months. 3 months of keeping everything to myself. Damn, that’s a record. But, I don’t want to be that kind of person who keeps EVERYTHING inside till one day I turn fucking crazy. It’s nice to share my opinions once in awhile.

Further “How To Be” Details.

Posted in Movies by Satish Vijay on February 25, 2009

Okay, so I searched more sites and finally I found out more details about the screening of “How To Be”.

“The Singapore International Film Festival has announced that the film will be screened at this year’s festival.  How to Be will be shown on 25 April, 11:30am at Lido 1. Tickets are $9.50 and go on sale to the general public on March 14.  Early bird ticket sales are available starting March 1. Ticket sales will also be available online.”

Anyone want to go with me to watch “How To Be”? If so, text me or something!

Art Finally Arrives!

Posted in Movies by Satish Vijay on February 25, 2009

HELL FUCKING YEAH!

I woke up today thinking it would be like any other day. Brushed my teeth and took a shower. Turned on my computer. Watched The City. Checked out Perez Hilton for my daily dose of celebrity news and gossip. Looked around some fansites that I regularly check every week. The last fansite I clicked on was a Twilight fansite. Read a couple of their new posts and then I came upon one post that literally got my jumping up and down. You know that movie “How To Be” ? The one I have been waiting ages to see but can’t because it’s release is very limited. Well, apparently, they’re going to be showing the movie here in Singapore as part of the 22nd Singapore International Film Festival. Yes, you read correctly. In Singapore! On April 25 in Lido. And it just so happens to be rated NC16, so I’ll definitely be able to watch it! Now, I’m trying to find the price of the ticket and how to book it. I can’t take any chances. I don’t want to go there and find out that the tickets are all sold out. This is like… my only chance!

“How To Be” movie trailer.

Movie Synopsis.

“Art is young, middle class and quite depressed. He is going through a quarter life crisis just when his girlfriend dumps him and he has to move back to live with his uncommunicative parents – who are far from thrilled with the idea. His equally damaged friends, volunteer work and music are no help to his growing anxiety so he turns to psychology guru Dr. Levi Ellington whose mode of treatment is to move in with the patient and shadow his every move. Poignant and occasionally dark, the film explores the increasingly common phenomena of grown-up children living at home, middle class depression and self-help. Robert Pattinson, who plays Art, is perhaps best known for his role as the benevolent and hunky vampire in Twilight. Won a Special Jury Honorable Mention at Slamdance.”

“How To Be” movie posters.

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Oscar Favorites.

Posted in Movies, Videos by Satish Vijay on February 24, 2009

Tina Fey and Steve Martin (they were amazingly hilarious) presenting the award to Dustin Lance Black, who had the best speech of the night.

Kate Winslet’s Oscar win. My second favorite speech of the night.

Sean Penn’s Oscar win. My third favorite speech of the night.

Robert Pattinson and Amanda Seyfreid’s presentation of Romance in 2008.

Jennifer Aniston and Jack Black’s presentation of Animation in 2008.

Opening musical number. Hugh has some serious singing and dancing skills.

Slumdog Millionaire’s Best Picture win.

Oscar Fever.

Posted in Friends, Movies, Random Thoughts by Satish Vijay on February 23, 2009

Saturday was nice. I went out with Wanqin to watch He’s Just Not That Into You. The movie was nice. Not great. Not horrible. It was just nice. It was weird, seeing Wanqin after many months. Honestly, we had nothing much to say to each other. The conversations we had were short and random. This did not happen when were in school. We could talk for hours with different things to say. Well, bascially, when we talked to each other, we talked about other people. Haha. Sometimes in a good way. Sometimes in a bad way. I’m guessing that since we haven’t seen any of our Hillgrove classmates/schoolmates in awhile, that’s why we had nothing to talk about. Haha. But I still love her. She’s my stupid weird short pink bra-ed gong brother!

After that, I came home. About two hours later, I went out with my brother (my real one, not Wanqin) to Queensway. We wanted to buy new shoes. He bought some awesome looking Adidas shoes. I saw this real real nice Adidas one too. It was dark chocolate brown. It was $65. Sadly, the sizes were too big for me. DAMN IT. So I didn’t get to buy any new shoes. I’ll just have to continue using my Converse shoes. After buying the shoes, we headed to Ikea to have dinner. To get there, we had to walk through Anchor Point. I came into Anchor point with nothing. On my way out, I came out with this blue top from G2000. Fuck yeah. That pretty much lightened up my mood, and I forgot all about me not being able to get the shoes I wanted.

Sunday was a bore. Uneventful. I was having a soar throat. A real bad one. Damn it. I’ve been getting stupid soar throats on and off for the past 4 weeks or so.

I was supposed to go for my medical checkup today. You know, the Polytechnic one? Well, my soar throat was worse. It felt like, well actually, it still feels like when you pour water onto a large cut on your body. It has that stinging feeling. So instead of going for my medical checkup, I decided to go to my family doctor to get some medicine. Now I’ve got my medicine. I better get fucking well soon.

And lastly, before going to the doctor, I watched the Academy Awards this morning. I liked it better than the past Academy Awards. I didn’t think that Hugh Jackman could pull it off because I never really saw him as a funny actor. But dude, he totally brought it. I loved the opening dance number, especially when he literally carried Anne Hathaway off from her seat and they started singing. She played Richard Nixon while Hugh played David Frost in the spoof of the nominated movie Frost/Nixon. Damn, she can sing well.

Awkward moment? When Jennifer Aniston was presenting the award for best animated film, and the stupid camera focused on Angelina (who was smiling).

I was rooting for Slumdog Millionaire. It won a whopping 8 Oscars. Everytime they won, I just started clapping and screaming “FUCK YEAH! YOU OTHER NOMINEES CAN SUCK IT!” Haha.

Best speech? Definitely Dustin Lance Black’s when he won Best Original Screenplay for the movie Milk. I seriously have GOT to watch Milk. Like, pronto. The second best speech was Kate Winslet’s when she won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the movie The Reader. Now, that was a really nice movie. And the third? Sean Penn’s. That was funny.

Okay, that’s about it, I think.

Quickie.

Posted in Music, Random Thoughts by Satish Vijay on February 21, 2009

I just got back from the outing with Wanqin. I’ll do a proper post either later or tomorrow, because now I’m going to Queensway with my brother. I just had to let you listen to this song. It’s magnificent. It’s actually a cover of Ride With Me by Nelly. I original version was nice, but this cover is just awesome. Like, totally better than the original version. The cover is done by this indie band called I Call Shotgun.

Books, Skins, Letters, Etcetera.

Posted in Random Thoughts by Satish Vijay on February 20, 2009

Okay, so this is going to be really random and really really long. So, bear with me.

Since there has been nothing else to do, I’ve been reading a lot. There were some pretty good books. Like, Franny And Zooey by J.D Salinger. I’ve been trying to get his other book Catcher In The Rhye, but every time I head to the library, it just so happens to be on loan. I didn’t really like Realm Of Possibility by David Levithan. Well, there were portions of the book that were really fascinating. Then there were some which were confusing. I enjoyed the Anton and Gail storyline. Metalhead falls in love with a God-obsessed girl. Priceless. The library doesn’t have David Levithan’s other book, Boy Meets Boy. Now, that should be an interesting read. I think I’ll go to Borders to purchase it. Then there’s The Boy Who Ate Stars, by Kochka. It was actually written in French, but they had the English translated version available. It’s about girl who befriends an autistic boy. I admit, intially (emphasis on the word intially) the only reason why I wanted to read this book was because the cover art was really nice and the title seemed interesting (I don’t really do this, so don’t judge me.).  Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Summer Crossing by Truman Capote were remarkable. I just started on this book called Lullabies For Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill. After that, I’ll read At First Sight (yet another book that was remarkably hard to find) by one of my favorite authors, Nicholas Sparks. He’s the author of other great reads like The Notebook, Nights In Rodanthe and A Walk To Remember. These are just to name a few.

And yes, I’m still obsessed with Skins. I just watched Episode 5 of Season 3. Fucking hell. Cook is fucking annoying. Like, really. He should be killed off. And he stole Panda’s fucking virginity. Innocent little Panda. She’s supposed to be saving herself for Thomas. Damn it. And don’t get me started about Effy. I mean, yeah she’s hot and she’s like one of my favorite characters. But treating Freddie like that. She’s such a tease. In my eyes, Freddie can do no wrong. Haha. And oh my fucking god, did you see his shirt? He has the exact same fucking shirt as me. Well, not totally exact. Only the color is different. It’s from Topman. I have two. A black one, and a purple and green one. Freddie has the white and blue one. WOOHOO.

Three minutes later….

Okay, I’ve calmed down. Anyways, I’m getting used to the new cast of Skins. I still miss the old cast. Maxxie, Cassie and Anwar, but the new cast is growing on me. Haha.

I got my enrollment package today. Finally. It’s not really that interesting though. I read everything. I just need my Dad to supervise me when I register online. There are certain rules for Singapore Polytechnic that are so Secondary School like. No long hair? And then there’s the unreasonable rule of not being able to wear shorts. Seriously? Like, are you fucking kidding me? No shorts? It’s so freaking hot. Can’t you see my excitement? Haha.

This Saturday I’m going out with Wanqin. I haven’t seen her in ages. We’re going to watch He’s Just Not That Into You. I was about to watch it online, like how I do with a majority of the movies I watch, but Wanqin pretty much banned me from watching it online. Haha. After that we’re going to just talk. We haven’t talked in a long while. Well, that’s the plan. I think. Then after that I’m probably going to Queensway with my brother. I got to get new shoes and a new bag and a couple more new shirts [:

What else?  Hmmm. I got to lose weight. My face is turning tomato shaped. And well, other parts of my body are extremely unflatttering. I want to be Freddie skinny. Yes, I said Freddie skinny. He has his own sort of skinny. His jawline and cheekbones are awesome. Mine are all pudgy looking. Haha.

I told myself, American Idol is lame and it’s getting boring. Well, I was just lying to myself. It’s so addictive.

I’m trying to stop my bad habit of swearing. Before, I used to swear when I hurt myself. Now, it’s in my everyday conversations (excluding everyone in my family except Priya). It’s a habit I just can’t stop. I can’t fucking stop swearing. It’s because of Skins, I think. They swear like nobody else’s business. They are, indeed, very influential.

Oh, and I just got my hands on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. Bloody hell, it’s fucking good. I have never (when I say never, I really mean never) fancied Hindi/Tamil music, let alone watch any of their movies. After watching Slumdog Millionaire, and listening to the movie’s soundtrack album, I’m becoming very fond of Hindi music. I still do not fancy Tamil movies or music. Even though I don’t understand Hindi, I like the music. It just makes you want to dance around, and music that makes you want to dance around is good music. And after Thaipusam, I’ve been having this strong urge to learn my Mother Tongue, Tamil. I guess it was because I was practically surrounded by a majority of the Tamil community during Thaipusam. Plus, knowing another race’s language and not your own is a little sad. I mean, yeah, it’s nice to know Chinese. I like being different from other Tamils, but still. It’s hard to explain. Anyways, Huda and Zulaiha told me before that there is this movie called Om Shanti Om. It’s a Hindi movie and from what I’ve heard, it’s nice. So, I’m trying to get my hands on it.

Oh Oh Oh, and I’ve got the whole of Season 1 and Season 2 of Skins on my Ipod. Fuck yeah. I’ve got all the episodes aired from Season 3. So basically, since I have every episode of Skins on my Ipod, I can watch it any fucking time I want to.

So, that’s about it. Honestly, does anyone read this? It feels like I’m writing to myself. Respond people. Comment. Just give me a sign or something that shows you’re actually reading. Fucking respond. Please? Haha.

Fuckbook.

Posted in Random Thoughts by Satish Vijay on February 17, 2009

Did you hear about Facebook?

EVERYTHING that we upload onto Facebook, like pictures and videos, belongs to Facebook even after you shutdown your account. Apparently, this is mentioned in the Terms of Service that we agreed to when we opened up our account.

So, Facebook can actually do anything they want with the things that we uploaded, and they don’t need to even ask for our permission.  For example, they can license our personal pictures or videos out to companies, make money off that and they don’t have to give us any of that money. That’s just really really shady.

I’ve been contemplating whether or not I should in fact, continue using Facebook.

But on second thought, my pictures don’t mean anything. I look ugly in them all anyways. So I guess, no one in their right mind would want to pay money for any of them.

Random Favorite Videos.

Posted in Music, Television Shows, Videos by Satish Vijay on February 16, 2009

Part of an interview of Courteney Cox on Ellen. Funny Funny Funny!

John Mayer with Elmo. Adorable.

John Mayer and Ellen singing in the bathroom.

A beautiful cover of Rihanna’s Don’t Stop The Music by The Bird And The Bee. I have it on repeat.

Q And A.

Posted in Movies, Videos by Satish Vijay on February 16, 2009

Too much has happened last week.  Too much, that I don’t even know how to put into words. So let’s leave it at that.

Jamal (Dev) And Latika (Freida), Last Scene Of Slumdog MillionaireOn Saturday though, I went out with my family to Jurong Point. We ate at this place called Bentobox. Some Japanese restaurant. Then we decided to watch the much talked about “Slumdog Millionaire”. It was truly AMAZING! Like really really really AMAZING. From when young Jamal jumped into the pile of shit to see Amitabh Bachchan, or when Jamal’s mom dies during the Hindu-Muslim riots, to when Jamal and Salim escape from Maman and leave Latika behind, and when Jamal and Latika finally are together in the end! And like every other Indian movie, they had a Bollywood dance scene at the end of the movie which was real funny and cute. At the end of the movie, the audience were literally clapping and cheering. That’s how good it was!

Go watch it. Like, right now! It’ll make you realize that you’re lucky and it’ll make you appreciate your life more.

And come on, the movie has Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. HOT HOT HOT! If you watched “Skins”, which is like one of the most awesome shows ever, then you’ll know who Dev Patel is. He plays ANWAR! The sex crazed Muslim boy who dates Maxxie’s crazy stalker, Sketch.

Dev Patel And Freida Pinto
Here’s the trailer for the movie.