Rocky and I finally had our monthly movie day yesterday which has been postponed over and over for the past months. Movies on our "movie day" are not your typical movies though, they include "cool" Chinese, Korean and Japanese movies. Mostly, we've watched Stephen Chow films and boy they really have made a big hole in our pockets. We buy movies even though reviews of them are mediocre. Anyway, they're all worth it. Yesterday, our import DVD, OneChanbara / Chanbara Beauty, arrived. At first, I didn't recognized the title. I'm really not familiar with the Onee Chanbara series so when Rocky told me his import DVD arrived, I didn't give a sh!t. He was insisting that we've argued a few years ago about this PlayStation 2 game on whether to order it online or not. I still cannot recall until I saw the opening sequence of this movie complete with in-game footage. Ohh my! Flashback!
Based on the popular PS2 game series, OneChanbara brings the adventures of sexy slayer Aya to the big screen in all its katakana-wielding, zombie-slicing glory. Written and directed by Fukada Yohei, OneChanbara stars three pin-up idols in the leading action heroine roles. Up-and-coming siren Otoguro Eri (Shutter, Shaolin Girl) cuts fine form as the feisty heroine Aya, slashing her way through the movie in the character's signature cowgirl attire - cowboy hat, cowboy boots, long scarf, and a bikini. To defend her city, she has to take on a quickly multiplying army of zombies that was raised from the dead by a mysterious scientist.
Aya is joined in the fight by biker chick Reiko (Hashimoto Manami) who is out to avenge her father's death and Aya's half-sister Saki (Nakamura Chise, Swing Girls) who suddenly shows up in a schoolgirl uniform with a saber of her own.
The special effects aren't that good, same as the story. But Eri Otoguro plays the role of Aya very well... umm... maybe, she just wears Aya's costume very well.. umm... Manami Hashimoto also looks good as the gun wielding Reiko.
Bad movie, but a must watch for movie weirdo's like me and Rocky... :~)
And so I was informed that today highlights the National Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world and our doctors have yet to develop a cure. No one is safe from this disease, whether you're living healthy or not. My tita was diagnosed last year of a stage 3 breast cancer. We were all shocked as there's no known history of cancer in our family and she was living a healthy lifestyle. It was fortunate that her treatment was successful, but not all cancer patients are lucky like her.
Cancer treatments are expensive and don't guarantee success. Just imagine how the less fortunate can pay for their treatments. Treatment is still a long way. If only the governments of our world concentrate on finding cure for diseases instead of developing weapons.
I hope time comes that a single Hypospray, just like the one being used in Star Trek, can treat and eradicate Cancer from the face of the Earth.
Swiss Andreas Notter, Italian Eugenio Vagni, and Filipino Mary Jean Lacaba were recently abducted by unknown groups in Mindanao. These people are volunteers. RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS. As far as I know, there's this Geneva Convention of sorts that protects humanitarian workers from these kind of insolence. They are not getting paid as Red Cross Volunteers so release them you mother f*ckers! Whoever you guys are, I hope your entire clan die of diarrhea.
Stalkers like Tim Cumper now have reasons to rejoice as the Virtual Hole and The RealTouch is finally a reality. Both these toys can connect to the internet or specially encoded DVDs on your USB port for a more "interactive experience". No need to travel all the way to some remote 3rd world country for sex. All you need are these cyber-holes!
My online donation form and Amazon wishlist are back! Not that I'm proud of begging, but it doesn't hurt to try. I haven't receive my share of the Bayanihan Payola so you may want to click the DONATE or AMAZON button below.
You can donate any amount using your PayPal accounts or buy anything from my wish list. It's purely voluntary
The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition #164 states, "Never spend your own money when you can spend someone else's."
I've been snooping around for a while on what's the best netbook to get. My current HP Pavilion laptop is a 15.4in widescreen monster and at 6.5lb, you can barely call it a laptop. Mark and I both agreed to get the Lenovo s10, if our budget permits it though. But if these little laptops can handle OSX then screw you s10. I'm going to the MSI Wind since they handle the hackinstosh pretty well according to the compatibility chart above. :P
Did you know that 2008 is a leap second year? It means that 2008 has an extra second because of some irregularity with Earth's rotation. Anyway, let me be one of the first to greet you a Happy New Year. I won't do my annual year end summary as everyone seems to be doing it. Instead, let me point you to my archives.