Monday, November 20, 2006

Pouty Blonde Bond Rocks The Casino!

OK, so my first reaction to Daniel Craig as the new Bond is "UGH!". He's so blonde and what's with the pouting of the thin lips anyway? So after reading much good reviews on Casino Royale only did I decide to check him out.

I must say I kinda like this new Bond. He's so much more violent than when Pierce Brosnan was at the helm and SO sarcastically funny that I am mortified to tell you that I enjoyed the torture scene tremendously! For the benefit of those who has yet to watch the movie, let's just say it involves a very painful scene involving the male reproductive system. Am I sick? Nah!

However, I'm less than err, inspired by the much hyped-about Bond-out-of-the-water scene. I wonder if that only affects newlyweds but nothing stirred in me as he emerged from the water. I didn't hear any gasps from the audience near me nor even a sigh. In fact, I think I stifled a yawn right about that time.

Now don't get me wrong. The movie is good. Maybe a tad long for me to sit through at 2 and a half hours but the final verdict is, he did a damn decent job. More action, more thrill, more violence, more rawness and more pouting.

Say 'YES' to the blondie Bond!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I'm Back! And Married!

Howdy mate! Guess what? I'm back after my honeymoon in Australia! As some of you might already know, I got married last month to the most wonderful man. *winks*

I was actually near nervous breakdown-point during the last couple of weeks before the wedding. So many little details to look into and so little time. On top of that, I had to wrap up all my stuff at work so that I can pass over my workload smoothly to this sweet young boy who just joined my department to hold the turf while I go koala-hugging. Needless to say, my plans to get a good night's sleep the night before the big day never materialized.

I barely had 4 hours of sleep before I woke up for my make-up session early in the morning. Family and friends started arriving and I was busy posing for the camera. All hell broke loose when the groom and his heng tais (close male friends) arrived. My chee muis (close female friends) and the heng tais made such a commotion but from my seat in my bedroom, I can hear that my chee muis were all having so much fun ragging the groom and the heng tais. Wish I was out there myself! Kudos to hubby and the heng tais for being so sporting and fun. You guys get 2 thumbs up from my chee muis for your 'performances' that day.

After a string of tea ceremonies at my house and again at hubby's place, it was time again to get me ready for the night's reception at the restaurant. Boy, I barely had enough time to grab some lunch and bathe before my make-up artist knocked on my door again. At the dinner, I was too busy to even eat! I remember a few spoonful of shark fins' soup and a bite of the fish and that's about it. Entertaining 600 people at one go is one tough job to tackle. Gosh, were we relieved when it was all over.

The next few weeks after that are the best times I've ever had in my life. All those carefree days of waking up late in each other arms with nought a worry in the world is pure bliss. We enjoyed our honeymoon in Australia tremendously. However, I'd leave my travel stories in Sydney and Melbourne for another posting.

I've got to go off early now as I'm learning how to cook! Me -> cook! Stop looking so shocked, people. You disgust me! :P