Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness

FYI: ...happYness with a Y, not I.

What a good movie!! A kind of movie that reenergizes me after a full day of work, plus some work out. It kind of make me want to be a better person--dedicated person to be exact. I love this boy, Jayden Smith. He is so cute with those big fluffy hair and interesting facial features.

By the way, sorry folks. I know I haven't really get my blog updated very often like I had been in the past. What can I say...nothing "cool" has happened to me in the past few weeks. Even trying to talk to my very own self. I'm still a little hesitate. lol

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More Bond

Just to explain my obsession at the moment. I think it has a lot to do with the attitude of this Bond. Yet I agree with Oakmonster, Brosnan is good too--he is like a Bond between the classic version and modern. Craig is kinda modern though. One thing I do catch from the movie is that I feel like his is no as sophisticate as other bonds as far as "BLINGS" go. Less gadgets and whatsoever. I hope Thailand theatre would have shown it all.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Wanna be a Bond's Girl

Okay....so for the first time in my life of a fan of 007, I actually imagine myself as a Bond's girl (pretty scary, huh?)

I've been hearing this and that about Daniel Craigs for a while and last week, I got to see him in "action." The man is hot as hell as far as his sextuality and charm (I know..I know..I actually hear myself talking about a guy like a high school girl.) Lots of critics have been bragging about this movie, saying Craigs' performance is good here and there, but that isn't even the "REAL" point. I don't even care about that. For some reasons, the movie could have sucked, but I know I'd still be watching it. Basically we all who have watched this movie have paid the price for this Bond to be in a swimming suit (aka tight brief.... and I mean "tight.")

I will stop now. The more I say, the more.......em...what's the word for it?

The content? I don't know. It doesn't even give me the sense of watching James Bond movie and I don't know why. But it isn't a bad movie. It is an okay movie in my opinion. Well, that isn't even the point. I think it is a great movie in my "eyes." lol.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Finally, I'm ALIVE once again.

I guess spring is here. Daylight saving has begun last Sunday in Indianapolis along with a much much warmer weather....much much nicer feelings. Yesterday, it felt like a summer when the highest temperature reached 80s!!!!

I'm not gonna be able to brag about this nice/ sunny/ warm weather much longer because starting tomorrow, we are going down hill again..somewhere around 40s (which I so wish this will be the last temp-dropping wave of this season.) So weather has been spoiling me in the past few days, making me day dream about my to-do list for my in-the-near-future trip to Thailand. Here are what I've scratched out of my ass:

1) Must-eat list: Nittaya Grilled Chicken and Som-tam on Rachadapisek, Fuji--Japanese restaurant at Central Ladprao (though it may not be the best Jap food ever, but it's all about the place I'm familiar with their way of cooking,) Tom Yam Noodles in Don Muang, Boil Fish Bites anywhere street stalls (I'm cheap,) Silom Village Restaurant near Satit Prasanmitr School (so I can visit my school at the same time,) and any street stall foods around BKK.

2) Must-shop list: Now, I'm not picky, but planning to buy lots of beads, ear rings, purse and shoes.

Though I have more listing to do, but I don't think I will be able to squeeze all these to-do craps together in a short period of visiting. A lot of people have been asking me to come back to work, to live in Thailand. At this point, sadly, I really don't have a definite answer for y'all. Now, don't take it in a wrong way. I love Thailand and yes, Thailand is still my home forever. But...there are other obligations here I have in the US as well. I guess I will not blog about this. I should be more of a face-to-face conversation that I will have, someday.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Little Time for a Little Trip

Dan and I stopped by Rosemont on the way to Chicago on Friday, and here was what I saw--a giate-size rose sticking up from the ground. To tell you the truth, this crap is ugly as hell. We all know this town close to Chicago called ROSEmont--I guess they are just trying to make it obvious...too obvious. This rose wannabe is huge, again very monster-like and looks like something bad that has just come out of a movie like Harry Potter. I don't know. It's just not my style. Errrrkkkk...

Anyway, it was a good weekend getaway. I love the idea of being Chicago. I feel kinda cool. But after 3 days there, I don't know. I feel like living in a big city again will make my life complicated. Too many people...too many problem...too much headache. As far as I know, I don't wanna pay 80 cents for every a few miles I am on the toll road. Anyhow, traffic is my big issue and the same one I had when living in Bangkok.

Didn't do anything so productive in Chicago, but it was a nice weekend getaway, experiencing some new restaurants.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

They call it 'Yipeng'

One of my favorite festivals of all time goes to Loy Krathong or Yipeng in Chiang Mai. During my four years when living there, I have always been looking forward to the day(s) I get to ride behind a motorcycle around town, pick up (of course, I have no skill in this area) a nice-looking Krathong to float, overeat fried meat balls and pick a comfy area to lay my buns down looking up in the sky. It is pretty. Chiang Mai celebrates Loy Krathong like nobody else--a total of three days straight with fireworks.

Like going to a ball game or a concert, I like to consume its atmosphere. Some people hate to go down to Mae Ping River because of the jammed traffic, crowded space and more drunks walking around. But to think about it, without these unpopular factors, it would have been boring as hell. Really, what's the point of going down there if there was nobody. What's the point of celebration if it's quiet, no foods, no drunks, no fireworks, no colors. No point at all I figure.

After four consecutive years, I've always went back for more. Unlike Bangkok, there are several areas you can celebrate this festivals. Chao Praya River is long--long enough for ones to pick a location to celebrate. But Ping River? Chiang Mai people goes to the same location together over and over again. It makes you feel like the whole town agrees to participate in this event. It is fun.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Interesting People

Love this weird people. Larry David and Sasha Cohen as perfect examples.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Big City Nearby

I'm going to Chicago (again) this Friday for several reasons--I'm always excited.

Chicago is not so far from Indianapolis--probably gonna take about 3 hours of right-at-the-speed-limit drive and more likely will be less according to nobody-drives-right-at-the-limit rule. I was a first-timer at the Chi-town about 7 years ago during my first year at Ball State to visit one of my mom's best friends who owns a restaurant in the city. I didn't have a car then, so I took greyhound bus (thinking about it how makes me sign. How did I do that? Don't know. Riding a bus alone with very little English to Chicago? I don't know.) That trip took me 8 hours total (compared with 3 hours driving.) Greyhound took so long. Second time, I went to Chicago with some Thais from school. I remember walking so much that my feet couldn't handle all the sores and pains, but it was fun. Third, forth and counting. Trips to Chicago is still complex. Traffic is still there. I am still lost. But I like Chicago. It has something Indianapolis does not--variety.

Friday, March 02, 2007

First 48

This shows is a big huge reason I stop watching the fictional CSI: Investigation series--the real/ non-fiction version is more inviting and more real. "First 48" is like the CSI series, but emphasizes on investigating crime scenes from the police line of work. It does shows how detectives and CSI work together and it does show that Grissom's or Catheline's work is not as glamerous as how TV portrays them. Man, they don't wear lots of make-up, high heels or nice suits or anything close to that. They don't interview suspects. Those "cool" jobs belong to detectives.
I watch this show and often thinking how much "guns" destroy people's life. I never have anything against guns before until starting to watch this show. It's not really about the gun itself, but more about those stupid people who use them. Yet, it is too easy to get accessed and it seems to me that anybody carries a gun nowadays, yet, those same people either aren't mature enough or aren't smart enough to own one in the first place.