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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia


12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

03/01/2010 9:22 PM
A weekend of movies.

So after a very long time I've decided to write a blog about my weekend. I think it's mainly because I won't write about what I really want to. If you don't want it forever in writing you shouldn't write it. Good rule of thumb that I try to live by.

So on Saturday I finally saw Avatar 3D after hearing so much about it for such a long time. I have co-workers who've seen it and family. So let me just say that the $15.75 I paid for the ticket wasn't worth it. The 3D was not as nice as I thought it would be. I was much more impressed by the IMAX 3D trailer for Alice in Wonderland then what I actually paid for. (I will be seeing that movie. It's based on a series of books that I love. Complete nonsense with no moral of the story.)

I was not upset by James Cameron showing his views and opinions in his medium. It's what all artists/creators do in one way or another. Personally I also didn't see the same thing everyone else did. 1) America did not go into Iraq and then take over the oil that we all know was part of the reason why we did go over there. (Not that flying planes and declaring war on our country isn't a good reason all on it's own.) 2) Many countries have taken over other countries...yet everyone always seems to go back to us Americans. 3) Who doesn't think that trying to save what little forests and creatures is a good thing? It's not the only thing I care about, but it's not like I'm driving something beyond what I need. You know. The people driving a big ass truck and they don't haul anything or go anywhere where they need 4 wheel drive.

I liked the movie, I thought it was good, despite the over priced tickets, and had a nice night out with my husband. Here's what I didn't like about it. It wasn't really original like I was made to believe. So who here remembers Ferngully: The Last Rain forest? You know the cartoon movie about saving a rain forest from evil loggers and a being Hexxus. One of the loggers tagging trees ends up getting shrunk, etc. etc. etc. So this is basically the same plot, but on crack. It's a movie that's a reminder of the evils in the world.

As a side note while we were in our seats waiting for the movie to start a few people were still coming in. One man asked a party of 6 to move over 1 so he and his wife/date/friend could sit next to each other. Now we had gone and stood in line 45 minutes before it was supposed to start. I ended up standing in line for my popcorn and soda while my husband got our seats. So the guys behind up made a comment on how they wouldn't have moved. They got there ahead of time so screw that guy. My husband makes a comment on how he agrees with the gay guy behind us. That guy's reply? Was it, "Hey asshole I'm not gay!" Oh no...it was, "At least I bought my own popcorn." That's right. No denying he was gay...just that he bought his own popcorn. The funny thing was that the popcorn was mainly for me, but at the time my hubby was munching on some.

So the second movie I saw was Julie & Julia. I thought it was a good movie and harmless fun. I found Julia Child's life very interesting. I knew a little about it, but this brought a portion of her life to a whole new level for me. Frankly the movie also made me miss cooking. I used to do it almost everyday and now that I have a kitchen for it, the movie was a reminder of what I quit doing.

For those who have seen the movie may have wondered as I did, "Why did Julia not care for Julie or her blog?" Since I had no idea who Julie was or her blog I couldn't figure it out. I ended up Googling "julia child not like julie powell" and it gave me the reasons why. Frankly I am sorely disappointed with Julie Powell. In the movie it seems that in order to do something and finish something in her life she picked her hobbie of cooking and to go through Julia Child's cookbook. This is fine and dandy. When I was home schooled I went through the Betty Crocker trying new dishes for dinner and lunch each day. It was fun. I digress though, as I usually do.

From what I've read of her blog, which I do not recommend if you enjoyed the movie and you do not want to have the lovely image of what the movie made her out to be totally ruined. Personally if you don't know someone, they haven't spoken to you, it's not nice to nickname them like calling them JC. Her name is Julia Childs and she has earned and deserves the right to be called Julia at a minimum. She talks about things going wrong, and yet she doesn't really pay attention. She complains about recepies and how long things take.

She's following a cookbook on how to make French food. If she didn't realize it by the size of the cookbook, who Julia Childs is or what it was about then maybe she wasn't as informed as she seemed to have been. French food is complex and frankly there's a reason why the culinary school Julia went to is held to such a high standard. Cooking, wine and fashion. Three things the French are well known for, do very well and let's face it..each is very complicated.

In the end of my hunt for why Julia and her editor may have not liked Julie, her blog or what she was doing I ended up seeing clearly why. From what I've read I agree, she wasn't a serious cook. Serious cooks don't skip rules of those they call a goddess in one entry. It did seems more like a stunt taken half hearted and lightly.

So in the end I did see two good movies that I enjoyed. I just wish I had followed the advice of other bloggers and hadn't read Julie's. Only in the movies can someone like her come out the way she did...

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I have to skip the second part of your post because I haven't watched the movie yet and it looks interesting!!!

Things just got frustrating at work today. Thank god I'm leaving tomorrow.

Hahaha!! You still have it up?? Wow.. I'm glad you liked it!
» Nuttz on 2010-03-04 07:23:44

glad to hear u r still kicking and alive n u enjoyed ur weekend!
» renaye on 2010-03-04 08:48:12

I liked the effects of Avatar 3D
But the story line was exactly what I'd expected. :/

I really liked the movie Julie & Julia. I am not surprised the real Julie wasn't that fabulous. Most people aren't, in real life, I think.

Excellent reviews! =)
» invisible on 2010-03-25 12:06:48

The weather here is crazy! It's super hot in the morning and it rains heavily in the evening.

You can just send it without water-proofing, it wouldn't get wet given the current weather pattern =)
» Nuttz on 2010-05-27 12:30:13

Oh! I I watched Julie and Julia last month or so and it is such a nice movie!!

Btw, I thought audits are only stressful for those who are in the accounting departments? =/ I'm not sure.. I didn't intern in the audit department... hehe.

You can use the umbrella on a sunny day =D
» Nuttz on 2010-05-27 01:40:36


Your reply made my day, Katrina-nee!! And I'm supposed to be paying attention to my friends' presentation. =D

Were you getting mixed signals from your husband before you confessed? XD I'm a real busybody. LOL!
» Nuttz on 2010-06-01 10:48:58

HahaHAha, Avatar WAS exactly like Ferngully, that's exactly what I thought of when I saw it. It's also just like Pocahontas... check out this hilarious thing:
» Zanzibar on 2010-06-02 12:47:21

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» Zanzibar on 2010-06-02 12:55:32

I guess we girls need to take the first step to our happiness too huh? I wish I'm as brave as you, though right now very little seem to be going right.
» Nuttz on 2010-06-02 03:11:06

yesss i'm going abroad!!
haha cos of my degree! can you believe it, when we first met i was only like... 16? 17? and now i'm going into my third year of uni... how time flies, katrina-nee!! how have you and your husband been??

i saw avatar too!! haha like... 3 times! XD slightly obsessed! and really wanted to watch julie and julia too but i just have no time... exams are taking over my life!! hope you have been well!! ♥ x
» Kuri on 2010-06-02 09:42:38

Love... I don't quite know what it is or how it is supposed to make you feel but there's this guy that I like but I don't know if I do love him.. and everyone's telling me different things and sometimes I don't know what I should think about this situation. Tho I guess you're right, love makes you brave =)
» Nuttz on 2010-06-03 06:23:33

You're back! I haven't watched either movie. I heard somewhere that originally the blue people were asians, but they changed it to aliens (or w.e they are) for the movie. I did want to watch J &J, but never did. It's not okay to pay 13-15 bucks for 2 hours of one's life that may or may not be wasted. Well, it's okay when it's your birthday since I'm watching a movie tomorrow on mine, but then again, I have a free ticket. =P Never mind then, eh?

» Silver-dot- on 2010-06-03 05:43:51

Lucky me, I am yet to watch City of Angels... and I have Sarah's version of Ice Cream.. it's in one of the CDs that he loaned to me =D I'll listen to it when I get back from campus!
» Nuttz on 2010-06-06 06:07:34

There really aren't bad advices in my book cause advices are words from people's hearts =3 They might or might not help you but it doesn't matter to me. Advices are always good advice.

You spent your weekend playing WoW?
» Nuttz on 2010-06-14 06:24:17

ahaha kinda. i'm just using it as an online journal now... but i've finally graduated from high school! :]
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