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Flower Power.

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Do not judge me with this post. But i need to declare my rekindled love for Meteor Garden again. Those sec 1/2 days of gushing and crying in front off the television whenever Daomingshi starts smiling or crying is back again. Yes, the 3 girls in Thunder Bay have resorted to this for our daily dinner entertainment and it is affecting our emotions. Humming to Penny Dai’s Ni Yao De Ai while washing dishes was one of the symptoms.

And i am finding myself going gaga over Daomingsi again. How can a man be so beautiful ?

Again, please. Do not judge me.

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Written by hswei

March 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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The Company At Night.

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At the end of the day, i think The Office is still the best comedy sitcom ever. Along side with Family Guy.

Thanks for making me laugh.

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March 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

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For All What’s Worth.

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Rented it off  iTunes cos i was enticed by the movie poster and i spent US$2.99 on 1 hour and a half of boredom watching it. Fine, maybe i did it all wrong by watching it at 2am. Commentaries after commentaries by font designers and images of Words in everyday places just didn’t go well with my snuggle in my lanket late at night concept. But, it is not a terrible film. I would love it if i were a graphic designer or something. But i am clearly not.

On that, i love to say that i am a huge fan of The Office now. Cleared off the first season within a night and i had a hard time Not laughing to myself. If you love 30 Rock or Arrested Development, this is the show to follow. And with characters like Dwight Shrute, you will know why They say it is one of the “Best Tv sitcom ever.”

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For something more serious and action-packed, look none other than 24. Managed to get started and finish off the entire first season recently and though it is not my usual choice of TV sitcoms like 30 Rock, Family Guy,  Greys, L Word et cetera, i absolutely am addicted to this Jack Bauer thing. Love it that every episode is one hour in reel time concept and just somehow Bauer always managed to save the day. 

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Looks like i am the queen of TV sitcoms, i’m afraid. I love them all. And that is what i do when i seem seemingly ‘busy with life’, sometimes. But anyway guess what, i have never watch a single episode of Gossip Girl and i am not about to do that anytime soon. I am just not XOXO enough for it. 

Next up – Complete the season 5 of Greys Anatomy.

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June 28, 2009 at 4:30 am

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Glambert II

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Anatomy of Kris Allen’s surprising win – How Adam Lambert didn’t win American Idol. 

 

By NY Daily News 

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His face was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. His name was on the back of Katy Perry’s cape. His performances were praised to high heavens by the judges, week after week.

And he just lost American Idol.

Right now, Adam Lambert probably feels the same way Tom Brady did after Super Bowl XLII or Thomas Dewey after the 1948 presidential election. His Idol victory seemed just as pre-ordained as the New England Patriots’ perfect season or the Chicago Tribune’s infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline. And yet, here we are, at the end of the night, wondering how Kris Allen managed to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

Here’s how.

Going into the finale, there was talk of “red state-blue state” politics at work, with Lambert’s painted fingernails, “guyliner,” and uncertain sexuality against Allen’s down-home, churchgoing sensibilities. Given the current political climate, that matchup appeared to favor Lambert, but a number of blue-state types may be “too cool” for Idol’s mass appeal, and unlikely to vote.

Still, it was music, not politics, that got Lambert and Allen to the finals, and while Lambert’s performances attracted headlines, Allen’s more understated style put him in position for the upset.

For all of Lambert’s hype, there were nights when his risks didn’t pay off. And when Lambert missed the mark, he missed by a wide margin. His performance of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” was termed “absolute indulgent rubbish” by Simon Cowell, and when he tackled Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild,” Cowell acknowledged that he could see where people would hate it. Even on critically-lauded performances like U2’s “One” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” his penchant for rearranging a melody to show off his range stood to rub viewers the wrong way. Lambert seemed to understand the problem, and chose his unassailable take on Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” for his encore performance Tuesday, but when it came to alienating viewers, the damage was done.

By contrast, when Allen’s risks didn’t pay off, they didn’t hurt him as much. Sure, his horn-heavy arrangement of Don Henley’s “All She Wants to Do is Dance” fell flat, but it didn’t have the same potential to offend as Lambert’s missteps. And, when Allen stripped down Kanye West’s “Heartless” to its bare acoustic bones last week, it gave him the boost he needed to overtake early favorite Danny Gokey.

Gokey’s elimination provided the final key to Allen’s victory. For all the musical differences between Allen and Gokey, their personalities have a similar appeal. Both are worship directors at their respective churches, and have the same well-documented “Middle America” appeal. That church background also came in handy when it came time to sing the coronation song, “No Boundaries.” Panel member Kara DioGuardi, who co-wrote the song, may not have wanted to judge Allen on it because of the range, but thematically, it was right in his wheelhouse. When Allen took his turn with the annual ode to overcoming obstacles and persevering, you could almost hear the church choir in the background, a la “I Believe I Can Fly,” spiritual ancestor of every Idol winner’s debut single. With Gokey gone, Allen had the best hold on the spirit of the song…and on the spirit of Idol’s viewership.

Of course, in the long run, all this might not mean much. Lambert’s devoted following will serve him well on the charts, while it remains to be seen just how much momentum Allen will carry from his victory. Still, while the future may belong to Adam Lambert – and the past almost certainly does – this moment, for better or worse, belongs to Kris Allen.

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May 22, 2009 at 12:32 am

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Glambert.

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I thought this season of American Idol would be the Best ever but i guess not. 

After trawling through almost 2 hours of  performance after performance (and not to mention the lame “Golden Idol Awards” ) my heart almost skipped a beat when America crowned Kris Allen. It was a WTF moment complete with 10 exclamation marks behind. Simon Cowell didn’t even stand up for him when the result was announced.

I guess America is just not ready for someone like Adam Lambert. It’s a mad Mad World. (Did anyone not see that performance ?)

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May 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

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American Idol.

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Adam Lambert is going to win American Idol 8. He is my David Cook of this season.

His rendition of Tracks of My Tears was amaaaaaaaaazing. 

Alright. 2 hours of Teevee is enough. Time to get back to my 8 page long Term Paper on American Media.

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March 27, 2009 at 12:32 am

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A TV box when i grow up.

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Always wanted to have my time on 30 Rock but never got the chance to. So after a few nights with my Family Guy, i was torn between some of the life’s toughest decisions.

1) Continue where i left off – Brothers & Sisters Season 2

2) Continue where i left off – Grey’s Anatomy Season 3

3) Rewatch and waste time – The L Word Season 1

4) Star off afresh with some XOXO love – Gossip Girl Season 1

5) TINA FEY – 30 ROCK

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So i didn’t want to get wrenched up watching the Brothers & Sisters’endless squabbles and I didn’t want to be crying buckets tonight with Grey’s cos it makes me sad. And hmm, I have my reservations about XOXO cos i’m more of an O.C fan. I prefer the West Coast kinda drama than the opulent Upper East Side New York City. Besides, there isn’t any Ryan Atwood equivalent in there or so i observed. And no, i’m not going to rewatch L Word  and like i’ve said – Waste time. I shall be good and patient and wait for Season 6 in January 18th ’09. Omg, i even remember the air date.

30 Rock, 7 episodes straight on non-stop and exclamation – I’m loving it. The whole Tina Fey sense of humor makes the show and if you’re for those of Scrubs or say Family Guy, 30 Rock won’t disappoint. Lastly, if you’re a Tina Fey fan, you will love it. The woman is a Genius. She is like the emblem of Anti-Thrash of Hollywood. She makes good shows (30 Rock, SNL), good movies (Baby Mama, Mean Girls  – it was actually Good. until they got Lindsay Lohan in it.) and is a good actress/comedian (Her Sarah Palin days just say it all doesn’t it). Love Tina Fey !

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Cheers, love it when there’s a good show. 

Speaking of which, locally, our very own Channel 8 has got the thumbs up for the new ’34 Episodic Blockbuster Drama’ Little Nyonya. Maybe i’m being a little bit biased cos there is Jeanette Aw in it (Yes, i’m not afraid to admit that.) but after catching for the 3 episodes religiously, this show is indeed worthy of the ‘Blockbuster’ belt. It has been awhile since i actually caught a Ch 8 drama cos the last time i could remember, it got me scratching walls. Of course initially there was some skepticism. Okay, aplenty. But the drama in Little Nyonya is pretty engaging and intense enough in the right amount. It kinda reminds me of the Hong Kong drama War & Beauty. So hopefully, the good will continue and bring back my faith in Ch 8.  I always love to support a good local show. 

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Written by hswei

November 28, 2008 at 3:55 am