Sunday, April 3, 2011

the one with Battle : Los Angeles

Posted by Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin at 11:12 PM 0 comments
i broke my promise! okay, now i'm gonna do a brief review on Battle: Los Angeles. i love the movie! and i totally don't get why critics were so harsh on it! most reviews i read were negative.. man, they're really cruel comments that even i as an audience is criticized.. everyone else too that seems to like the movie. Aaron Eckhart was awesome and his acting skills were downright amazing. unfortunately certain people said that acting skills are not required in this movie due to its stupidity and lameness. wth... acting skills are required in any kinds of movies. your skills are the only thing that distinguishes you from others. yes i know the movie lacks one thing which is character development. from what i've learnt in creative writing class, character and plot developments are the two most important thing when writing a story. but come on, it's a war movie, it's supposed to fast-paced and loud with people screaming all over the places. there are just too many characters in the movie for everyone one of them to get a proper development. i think staff sergeant Nantz's character was well-developed. but for others, i don't think they would have enough time to properly develop them. if you want it, tell them to turn it into Generation Kill which happens to be a mini-series. Generation Kill was great. there you can see each and everyone of the characters getting their chances to show who they really are (it's one hell of an honest story btw).


i admit, the movie's quite a cliche. it looks like parts were taken from BHD, parts were taken from Independence Day (my favorite alien invasion movie of all time), parts were taken from War of The Worlds. even SS Nantz character whom was pulled back into the military duty upon retirement is a cliche. the storyline is a cliche. a small group of marines trying to get a few civilians out of the blast area in a few hours. even the characters are all predictable. even though the entire movie screams the word CLICHE and UNORIGINAL, it still is a good movie. the battle scenes are believable, the battlefield speech was great because aaron eckhart did such a good job in delivering the emotions of a war-torn soldier. yes, its got people screaming all over the places but i expect it happens in other combat situations. there is no way everybody manage to stay silent and calm in situations like that. at first yeah the movie was quite noisy then it leveled down a little where they all get to think straight and come up with a strategy. hell, even i would scream. overall it's not the best war movie ever made.. i'd say independence day is better but it's a watchable movie and it's good. it keeps you action-movie junkies awake throughout the movie~ i like it.. ^___^ that said~

Friday, April 1, 2011

the one with assignments done! ^__^

Posted by Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin at 11:34 PM 0 comments
i've finished my assignments and submitted them already! only got one left to submit this Monday and another presentation this Wednesday.. after that, we're planning on going to Korean Seoul Garden @ Gurney Plaza for a food fest! hhahaha.... then we will enter study week and exam afterwards.. this will be my last exam as an undergraduate student.. i'm in a happy+sad mood... huhu.. happy i will no longer face the stress of taking exams and not sleeping due to unfinished assignments. but i'm also sad knowing that i will never do any of these again. perhaps i will but in a different context.. and after this i'm gonna face stress issues in trying to find a proper job and taking my masters... huhu.. i love my university life! i love my friends here! i love the stuff that i learned in USM! and on top of all i love USM! its environment, its buildings, its people, and everything about it just seared deeply in my heart! never ever thought that i would end up living in Penang (probably after this too) especially become a student of USM.. at first it was really hard since it's quite far from home. but i eventually got used to it and loving it more and more. but i have a feeling that i'll end up working here for a while and the take my masters degree here.. haha.. then i will become a citizen of Penang... and maybe find myself a Penang guy? haha we'll see about that. it still is too early to think about stuff like that.. ahaha ^___^

USM is very green and sustainable.. Transforming Higher Education for A Sustainable Tomorrow.. i've always heart this tagline proposed by USM~

i dunno why i write about USM.. i was planning on writing a review of the movie Battle: Los Angeles.. i will in the next entry.. which will be today also since i don't really have much things to do. i love the movie! =)) i haven't had the time to take my DSLR around the campus and snap pictures with my friends... huhu been dying to do it.. maybe during the study week but my exam schedule sucks! big time! i have exams on 18, 19, 20, and 29 of April! the first 3 papers are going to kill me.. 18th on the night is my Southeast Asian Archaeology paper which i have tonnes to read.. then the next day on the evening is my Tourism and Community Development paper.. hopefully this one is easier.. on 19th is Work and Life.. tonnes to read too. then i have another 'study week'!! 9days break until the next paper which is Industrial Relation and this one is one hell of a tough paper! it's about industrial relations and trade unions. crazy one~
after finishing my exam, i will be going to Seremban, N9 for my cousin's wedding then back to Penang with my  family to pack my stuff and probably stay for a couple of days to tour Penang with my family.. after that i would have to think what to do. i was thinking on working at archaeology center and i've already discussed it with the director.. i actually want to continue my  master but i need to find some working experience first.. he also suggested that i work there first and when i'm ready then i can continue with my research mode master's degree... agree! 100%! but i was also thinking of looking for a bodoh2 or simple jobs as waitress or promoters first back in JB. after my convocation then i will work at the center.. still can decide.. huhu

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

the one with Battle : Los Angeles

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i broke my promise! okay, now i'm gonna do a brief review on Battle: Los Angeles. i love the movie! and i totally don't get why critics were so harsh on it! most reviews i read were negative.. man, they're really cruel comments that even i as an audience is criticized.. everyone else too that seems to like the movie. Aaron Eckhart was awesome and his acting skills were downright amazing. unfortunately certain people said that acting skills are not required in this movie due to its stupidity and lameness. wth... acting skills are required in any kinds of movies. your skills are the only thing that distinguishes you from others. yes i know the movie lacks one thing which is character development. from what i've learnt in creative writing class, character and plot developments are the two most important thing when writing a story. but come on, it's a war movie, it's supposed to fast-paced and loud with people screaming all over the places. there are just too many characters in the movie for everyone one of them to get a proper development. i think staff sergeant Nantz's character was well-developed. but for others, i don't think they would have enough time to properly develop them. if you want it, tell them to turn it into Generation Kill which happens to be a mini-series. Generation Kill was great. there you can see each and everyone of the characters getting their chances to show who they really are (it's one hell of an honest story btw).


i admit, the movie's quite a cliche. it looks like parts were taken from BHD, parts were taken from Independence Day (my favorite alien invasion movie of all time), parts were taken from War of The Worlds. even SS Nantz character whom was pulled back into the military duty upon retirement is a cliche. the storyline is a cliche. a small group of marines trying to get a few civilians out of the blast area in a few hours. even the characters are all predictable. even though the entire movie screams the word CLICHE and UNORIGINAL, it still is a good movie. the battle scenes are believable, the battlefield speech was great because aaron eckhart did such a good job in delivering the emotions of a war-torn soldier. yes, its got people screaming all over the places but i expect it happens in other combat situations. there is no way everybody manage to stay silent and calm in situations like that. at first yeah the movie was quite noisy then it leveled down a little where they all get to think straight and come up with a strategy. hell, even i would scream. overall it's not the best war movie ever made.. i'd say independence day is better but it's a watchable movie and it's good. it keeps you action-movie junkies awake throughout the movie~ i like it.. ^___^ that said~

Friday, April 1, 2011

the one with assignments done! ^__^

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i've finished my assignments and submitted them already! only got one left to submit this Monday and another presentation this Wednesday.. after that, we're planning on going to Korean Seoul Garden @ Gurney Plaza for a food fest! hhahaha.... then we will enter study week and exam afterwards.. this will be my last exam as an undergraduate student.. i'm in a happy+sad mood... huhu.. happy i will no longer face the stress of taking exams and not sleeping due to unfinished assignments. but i'm also sad knowing that i will never do any of these again. perhaps i will but in a different context.. and after this i'm gonna face stress issues in trying to find a proper job and taking my masters... huhu.. i love my university life! i love my friends here! i love the stuff that i learned in USM! and on top of all i love USM! its environment, its buildings, its people, and everything about it just seared deeply in my heart! never ever thought that i would end up living in Penang (probably after this too) especially become a student of USM.. at first it was really hard since it's quite far from home. but i eventually got used to it and loving it more and more. but i have a feeling that i'll end up working here for a while and the take my masters degree here.. haha.. then i will become a citizen of Penang... and maybe find myself a Penang guy? haha we'll see about that. it still is too early to think about stuff like that.. ahaha ^___^

USM is very green and sustainable.. Transforming Higher Education for A Sustainable Tomorrow.. i've always heart this tagline proposed by USM~

i dunno why i write about USM.. i was planning on writing a review of the movie Battle: Los Angeles.. i will in the next entry.. which will be today also since i don't really have much things to do. i love the movie! =)) i haven't had the time to take my DSLR around the campus and snap pictures with my friends... huhu been dying to do it.. maybe during the study week but my exam schedule sucks! big time! i have exams on 18, 19, 20, and 29 of April! the first 3 papers are going to kill me.. 18th on the night is my Southeast Asian Archaeology paper which i have tonnes to read.. then the next day on the evening is my Tourism and Community Development paper.. hopefully this one is easier.. on 19th is Work and Life.. tonnes to read too. then i have another 'study week'!! 9days break until the next paper which is Industrial Relation and this one is one hell of a tough paper! it's about industrial relations and trade unions. crazy one~
after finishing my exam, i will be going to Seremban, N9 for my cousin's wedding then back to Penang with my  family to pack my stuff and probably stay for a couple of days to tour Penang with my family.. after that i would have to think what to do. i was thinking on working at archaeology center and i've already discussed it with the director.. i actually want to continue my  master but i need to find some working experience first.. he also suggested that i work there first and when i'm ready then i can continue with my research mode master's degree... agree! 100%! but i was also thinking of looking for a bodoh2 or simple jobs as waitress or promoters first back in JB. after my convocation then i will work at the center.. still can decide.. huhu

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