Friday, February 29, 2008

the puppini sisters

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are LOVELY!!!

u know i love almost all things vintage... fashion, crap, movies, print, cars, etc..
now i have the music :) they make everything sound so dated, in a good way. u watch AmericanIdol and stuff where people are trying to take old classics and updating them, making them current... but what The Puppini Sisters are doing is back-dating them, giving them the vintage treatment. heart <3
i think i fancy 'i will survive' and 'crazy in love' more than the originals :)

all their posters and album covers are so 1940s and pin-up-esque without being completely over the top and trashy. they are really imbibing all that is '40s!!! check out their official website. it's so cute. lol. it's the modern Andrews Sisters.

Stephanie O’Brien, Marcella Puppini and Kate Mullins
(they're not sisters!)
adoring the red-lipstick, luscious hair world.


"Remember! Always make sure your hairnet matches your apron and your oven gloves and beware of sticking your face in the line of heat from the oven door. Mascara'd lashes have a nasty tendency of welding together in extreme heat." -Kate.

"...one must accept that we do not blush bronze on meeting a handsome young man- no, no, no! the pinkiest rosiest hue of blush is perfect to create that 'I've just fallen in love" look. May we recommend you buy a powder blush in such a hue and of course, one very large blusher brush to apply it, reapply, and apply some more- far too much is NEVER enough!" - Stephanie.

"The secret to al dente pasta may well just be the italian touch. Have you tried singing 'That's Amore' whilst cooking, to give yourself the italian edge and thus trick the pasta into thinking it's being handled by its rightful master?..." - Marcella.

haha... we should all sing 'That's Amore' the next time we cook pasta!!!

and what could possibly be more '40s retro than Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy?
though it might seem a bit familiar. note xtina's 'Candyman'. lolx
anyhow, watch!



-ruby woo is not a person, it's lipstick-

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

the 'happy fun park'

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yep, that's what it says in neon lights.
HAPPY FUN PARK

there's something about bright neon lights that just makes people happy, yea?
maybe the sight of it excites some odd optical nerve and your brain triggers the release of endorphins...
maybe it's really good childhood memories- one's with funfairs in them. i don't have any of those :)

sree called about 2 weeks back asking if i wanted to go on a sunday with jegan and other people... calls were made but sunday came and went without any news.
so then poyo sent a msg last sat/sun asking if i still wanted to go since it didn't quite work out the last time.
i figured, why not?
carpe diem, right??
i haven't really gone out with them since stpm and it's not like i have anything to do.

which reminds me... i need to go find a job.
everyone's working now and mum's nagging abit.
i feel like i'm totally wasting my time - which i am.
but... knowing myself...
lolx.
we'll see when my butt actually unsticks from the chair/sofa/bed.
hope it's soon.
;)


anyhow... getting back to the funfair. it was like any old lame funfair that visits seremban, except a little better than my expectations.
the last funfair i went to here was really rundown and had rides you wouldn't even dare go on lest they should have forgotten to screw in a bolt or fit in a nut. cos they looked like they were entirely capable of doing that, and stuff looked entirely capable of flying out.
but that was the other funfair... not happy fun park! or maybe i'm biased because i like its name.... its so lame~ lol. ooh i can rhyme! :P now i'm lame.

ruth and her sis, hannah(who looks a whole lot like ruth but taller) were already there when edmund, yokepoh and i arrived... cos we got there an hour later than planned for some reason unknown to me. thought it would be a little odd cos i don't exactly know edmund all that well, but it just got weirder when jervinn got there. you see, i'm one of those silly people who don't exceptionally like mingling with people i don't know. haha. so it was a bit of a challenge for me.

came pre-warned about a never-ending ride which induces nausea and vomiting so i avoided it for dear life and spread the word. thus we were saved, thanks to me. muahaha.

the 1st ride we went on, some rotating contraption which spins you around and around in a little spaceship thing. i forgot it's snazzy name, but it had one emblazoned across the front.

so it spins you like crazy clockwise...

red red
taken before the speed picked up.

i tried to take one of poyo but failed.
you can vaguely see her smily face there below the giant blue/yellow attempt-at-being-neon arrow i drew up.

i was getting a little dizzy from all the spinning and was so relieved when it started slowing down.
but then it started going anti-clockwise! so our spaceships were going backwards now!!!
those people who can't sit in a train facing the back of it would have died because it was hella faster than the forwards spin. it could have been because our backs were supported now and they could spin as fast as they want without having to worry about us flying out the front, or it just seems faster because you're going backwards, or they just felt like torturing people by goin faster. one of the dudes kept turning back (cos he was in a spaceship in front) and shouting "I JUST ATE, RUTH!!!" cos apparently she asked him to come after dinner so it automatically makes it her fault. haha.

i'm telling ya, those 2 are very queasy for a bunch of dudes. lol

yp and hannah decided to go on the 360degrees swinging sticks after a while...

haha... love how it only says disco in the pic. (it's actually 'discovery')
it's almost as if they're on a monorail-ish ride to the disco. it helps that the 'monorail train' has such an 80s colour scheme :)

i decided to sit out on this ride because the last time i tried something similar the bars were so loose that i fell off the seat and slammed my shoulders into the top part when we got turned upside down. not willing to try that again.
it worries me that those bars won't hold well enough... no sense of security at all. for instance, i'll never sit too much in front on the Corkscrew ( or any other coaster for that matter) again. it felt like i almost flew out of the train at a sharp turn cos my butt left the seat entirely. thank god those restraining bar thingeys were tight.

after they both got strapped in and the ride was almost starting,
ruth decided to join them.
poor dear had to sit alone on the 1st seat! lolx.

so that left me with 2 people i hardly knew.
oh joy!
[rolls eyes]

while they got swung around upside-down , the guys n i went on the ferris-wheel.
the gentlest ride around, after the merry-go-round and the choo-choo train which goes around a <10m track
wth yea...



it seemed like an endless ride where we thought they would stop and let us off at some point but it would just go rotate a few more goes. dratted thing.
but they were really ok for strangers. lol.
it wasn't exactly torturous to be spun around in a little metal box :P
all i can say is...some people got a little too anxious than called for when it starting swinging side to side.
lol.
and it wasn't me.

see how happy it looks from up there?
that huge silver bar on the bottom left corner isn't really there, it's merely a figment of your imagination. i'm a really good photographer.
if you squint hard enough, you can actually see ruth in that 'disco' ride on the right.


oooh... and they had the classic bobbing duckies stall!

isn't it adorably yellow?

i scooped one of the yellowest and newest duckies in sight...
and i got a cup

a measley yellow cup...
but it was cute and had spongebob on it so i'm really quite happy already. haha.

then ruth scooped another and got a pink one!!!
so naturally i exchanged with her lah. lolx.

sometimes i wonder if all the ducks have the same markings on them... you know, ones which translates to you ending up with a tiny cup. i wish i could step behind the counter and pick the ducks up one by one and look under them to see if they're all the same; but it would really, really cost me. i have this notion that the games are fake and the only gifts people ever win are the cheapest because it's structured that way.... and that when you see people going around lugging gigantic stuffies or winning right next to you, they're really people hired by the management to fool you into thinking that winning is entirely possible!!!

i'm probably correct... or just a bitter cynic who has never won anything.
heh.

-have a nice day-

Monday, February 25, 2008

farewell ah zho

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was back in bp sooner than i expected... for an occasion not so joyous as CNY.

bp town...taken from a hotel window.
quaint little town.

my great-grandmother passed away last week.
wasn't exactly sure how to respond to it then... i wasn't exactly the closest person to her.
still, it was sad. life is so fragile.
didn't really know if it would be ok for me to blog it, but i wanted to remember it... so i'm here.

this is ah zho and i at cny last year.
definitely the cutest little old lady.
from what i know, she was a pleasant happy smily old lady. not the naggy grumpy type.

i was afraid it would be a sad sad funeral and i would cry from seeing others cry. but it wasn't. everyone was really ok with it all. it was like a regular family reunion but a different bunch of people all together ... and in a funeral parlor.
it doesn't sound right, but it felt right. seeing as she was my great-grandma, there were relatives there i can safely say i have never seen before in my life. distant, distant relatives. uncles and aunts i-dunno-how-many times removed. a group of my cousins n i were gushing about a never-before-seen aunt which looked a lot like Sandra Oh from Grey's Anatomy.
spent a whole day at the funeral parlor eating peanuts, chatting, and nodding off during prayers. let me see you try sitting still and listening to a 5 syllabic chant you can't understand repeated monotonously over a stretch of one hour.

the funeral procession took off the next morning...
after breakfast at the parlor and more prayers.

this is what we had to pass through after the bus decided the roads were way too narrow.
and the trees only grow taller and thicker after that.

yea... it's somewhat far from the other graves in the cemetery.
a little clearing in the middle of a little forest is where my great-grandfater rests.
apparently so chosen because it has good fengshui and shall bring fortune to the next 3 generations. which very luckily includes my generation.

ggma was lowered, we lighted our incense and tossed in our flowers.

i love my great-grandmother, although i didn't know her well...
hope she had a wonderful century.


ps. live!... life is short. not everyone lives to 94.
very hypocritical, i know...

-carpe diem-

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

cny 08

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a pic-obese post.
cny is finally coming to an end so...
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!!

blow new year wind, BLOW~!

who doesn't love the new year? one must be insane not to.
there's good food, reason to eat cookies and crackers at all hours of the day and replace plain water with all sorts of wonders.
there's family, ones i don't see very often... we meet up and lament of boredom together. it just doesn't get any fun-er :)
there's angpow and liondances and firecrackers and gambling and fireworks and cute kiddos in cheongsams n samfus.... ahhh CNY!

note: shall only crap as far as cho3 to refrain from boring you.

Batu Pahat - ChiselRock... they take things very literally there. i know because there's a gargantuan statue of a hand chiselling a rock :P also because they have a broken boat on display at Tongkang Pecah (broken boat).
BP... home of the lims. a place where they have wonderful food... which is saying a lot coming from a non-food-fan.
should you be wondering where the hell this place is... its in Johor...and to narrow it down, it's the origin of the DatukChua sex scandal. in fact, that hotel is within walking distance of the lim house! haha. interesting fact, huh?

reunion dinner at bp is a long running tradition... one of many in the Lim CNY scene. i just realised we're a little 'off' as compared to other families. lolxx. for instance, our angpow giving is almost a ceremony as compared to the messed up going-around-handing-out-angpows-to-every-kid-in-sight. ahhh... we are soo traditional! lol. i love it. and our reunion dinners are forever buffets where everyone wanders around the house with disposable polystyrene plates as opposed to the red tablecloth, round table dinner... buffets are much more fun!

all in all, BP was a wonderful bore. we slept around and watched endless movies... just like old days. i miss them. i feel so old now cos i don't think playing with firecrackers are that much fun anymore... even the younger cousins have partially given it up. it used to be the whole point of cny... next to collecting angpows of course. angpows were a big deal when we were young, no? lol.
but there's still the gambling... :)

starting from green top n going clockwise; han, charlotte, crystal, justin, wei, daryl, uncle goose and jethro.

we also had bingo session... but this year's bingo group was smaller, meaning less of a jackpot and less intensity. but i still didn't get to shout my BINGO! :(

penny and i

i regret not taking much photos this year... should have brandished the cam at everyone's faces instead of leaving it to rot in the room with my phone... sorry for all the missed calls and non-replied msgs! i run on a parallel universe in bp. it's bizarre.

.. i've lost my direction so i'm just going to start rambling about whatever comes to mind now.
i love BP teatimes and suppers like there's no tomorrow~!!!!
cai dao kuey!!! chicken wings!!! orh jian!!! cendol!!! ABC!!! goreng pisang!!! otak-otak!!!
but i'm soooo upset i missed the lala and lak bi~


CHICKEN WINGS~!!!!


now my new obsession... showing you old photos

zis is my great-great-great-grandpa and great-great-great-grandma
and it's one of those photos that are taken in black and white but then painted in. cool hor?
but just a tad creepy... hehe.

and zis is my grandpa's family portrait!
RETRO RETRO~!
he's third adult from right, holding one of my uncles i think.

a more recent- but still very old photo ( >10 years ago)
can you spot me?? lolx
i'm in the sailor outfit, looking insanely like a boy on the right.
that's ju in red and white, pen in green, bea and char in blue.
edit: bea in red and char is the half-baby(far left)!!!
everyone's SO CUTE~ especially han and penny (both beside ju)
because i blew the pic up to inspect them more carefully after bea pointed out the glaring mistake, i just realised...mama looks damn alot like me lor. we're both very pretty. haha!

we do a reunion shot every year... so these are just one of many. show you others next year!


CHICKEN WINGS~!!!!
lmao.
shit i feel like eating them now.

uncle cheon's dawgs.
sammy d schnauzer and nicky d shihtzu.
they are the most inseparable gay couple ever! lolx.
tho sammy is actually bi cos he's already a dad.
his puppies are the cutest teeny tiny little smuts but i forgot to take photos of em.

i hope everyone keeps coming home for reunion dinners!!!

this thus ends the BP ramblings.
CHICKEN WINGS

Malacca- historical city and home of the famous satay celup which i find unimpressive.
stopped by for an uber short time on cho3 before continuing on back to sban. i forgot what i wanted to crap about malacca because i don't have any pics from here and it was a long time ago... see this is why taking pix everywhere i go is important for me. because i'm old, forgetful and a horrible procrastinator.

Seremban- home~!
back on cho3, late noon. began the friend visits!
am came to get me and we almost died in her car on the way to ck's cos the aircon conked. leather seats, parked for ages under the sun and a busted aircon is NOT a good combo.
peeps were gambling when i got there... some others chat and ate, the usual.

next stop, the insanely rich twins(corrine and cynthia)'s new mansion in... shit i forgot... it's somewhere in s2 and has 2 words. got semi-lost trying to get there and endured another period of baking in the coupe... ahh hell...
note: am has since sent it off to get fixed and it has now transformed into a refrigerator.

loads of people there but still loads more space to hang. their place is so beautiful... cynthia's room is heaven!!! im SO jealous.
when can i be rich and live in a place too large for me?

pics galore!

yo... i just noticed the white couch at the back is luminescent in the sun!
and it's not even leather and shiny...

so many people~!
plh the ever-ready poser... she's notorious for looking at the camera when people are taking candid shots. lolx
the ring on the right is.... yes, you guessed it... gambling again.

big group shot.
5 kenanga 2005 + 3
i'm one of the three... along with darrelboy.
lol

we headed out to the garden and everyone pretty much went crayzee bouncing around.
i luv this pic... it's so happy even though i'm not exactly bffs with everyone.

attempt at one of those college leaflet photos.
zin is even reading his invisible textbook. haha.

green green grass~
dont you wish all grass could be sat on?
notice how plh is still in her own little mv world, looking into the sky and pointing?
now scroll up and look at the pic before.
same pose! and it stays for about 3 or 4 other pics where everyone changes poses and places.
haha.

feeling the zen of the garden inspire them.
oommmmmmmm.....
the 2 fellas behind just totally spoiled the mood lor. tsk.

the title says it all.
love how random and silly it is.

boys will be boys
or rather... kids will be kids.

some naughty kiddos who were climbing those topiary bubble trees earlier decided they would have a blast rearranging some 20 over pairs of shoes all over the front porch.
absolutely hilarious cos everyone was stunned when we filtered out into the porch all ready to slip on our shoes.
i applaud their creativity, patience and ability to withstand the smelly stench of shoes.

we stopped by at mingyi's after and everyone went home to eat!
o... i forgot to mention a certain someone got horribly drunk and threatened to puke on the way home. haha ywk haha.

got home, showered, ate, put on some presentable jammies, tapaued some yi-sang and off to jess's and am's!
jesses' place was transformed from a tuition center into a freaking full blown mah jiok gun!!! lmao.
well not really... another table had black jack going on cos there weren't enough mahjong sets.

table 1
lol at the table cloth!
we're using a bedsheet cos jess can't find anything else.
check out her mane, man.
when she's at mj, nth else matters... not even hair.

we're playing with this really ancient set of mj which is supposedly 60% jade... as touted by zin the owner. it's so ancient it doesn't even have numbers on the flowers... it doesn't have the boy/girl/centipede things and the jokers are blank! they all go by "mui, lan, kuk, juk" and "chun, ha, chow, dong". the former: cherry blossom, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo; the latter: spring, summer, autumn, winter. so damn confusing for me cos i can't read the bloody tiles. argh. so i have to ask them every single time i pick up one of those tiles whether they're mine.

but it beats playing in bp where everyone's a blurrr with the clash of language and interpretation from sban, johor and sg. for example, fan to me is tai to them and no one really knows exactly what's going on. lolx.

i still love mj though... and won a lot of times cos i wore my lucky coinbox-cover on my head. hahahaha. i know how crazy that sounds but it works! at least it's a cute coinbox :) i have photos of me wearing it but i will not show you because i look ridiculous. muahaha.

table 2
jessmine- sporting the coinbox-cover. isn't it cute?
their tablecloth is crap as well. lol.
actually i think shells are better than the typical mattress checkers, rite?

table 3
they got the ong cover!
despite it's professional look, it's actually one of those ikea fleece blankets.

omg...we're seem like a bunch of crazy mj kakis

table4
blackjack on the dining table!

so that makes 3 tables of mj and 1 bj table. hahahahhaa... u say like gambling madhouse onot?
all that everyone is doing there is gambling lor...
keeping up the priceless traditions of cny!!

speaking of which...
TIME TO LOU SANG!



witness jesslyn's lou-chou-ness (crudity) at 1:16,
my wang mau (lucky hat) at 1:30,
catch jessmine throwing twisties into the yi sang at 1:50,
and glutton-zin eating the yi sang while everyone is still lou-ing at 2.55.

as you can see, we practically had to drag the hardcore gamblers away from their game just to lou sang.
lmao.
i can't stop laughing at it everytime i watch it.
especially when jess keeps shouting "bu yao nong ang zhang wo de zuo zi!!!" ( don't dirty my table) then everyone ignores here and gets yi sang everywhere.
3 mins immortalised.
we are all mad here.
thanks for all the pix n vids hueywen!

hope everyone has a great year ahead~!

- oh joy -

Monday, February 18, 2008

digi and duyung

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worked for a day at T1 at an event promo for some stupidass malay movie sponsored by digi - DUYUNG.

never heard of it lehh... me neither until yesterday when they plastered the whole place with posters. wanted to post a pic of those posters but i can't quite find it online... hmm... i suppose they didn't hype it up like the infamous Cicakman. but guess who's starring in Duyung??!!
oh c'mon... guess!

THE SAME FELLA WHO PLAYED CICAKMAN !!!

"yes darlings, it's me!"

why do they like him so much?! why is he in sooo many movies??? WHY??
what the hell is so appealing about this man?!
he is
  1. old
  2. scrawny
  3. ugly
  4. has long long hair
  5. ugly
  6. has a horrible voice
  7. overacts
  8. ugly
  9. not funny
  10. ugly
there! 10 very good reasons why he is not appealing AT ALL!!!

and i had to work in horrible conditions... what with having to see him everywhere i turned.

me, chris, ell n dude(whose name i cannot spell so would rather not attempt it)
damn, i look huge.
and notice how the fella in the poster is the perfect picture of a homeless madman... geez ...
i need to add : 11. looks like a beggar

the only saving grace is the fun people working there and the adorable YCFs aka yellow men

who are funny as hell in their outfits!
pity them for having to paint their faces yellow, not being able to talk and wearing that padded 1 piece suit. i have always hated the YCFs in ads and everything although they were supposed to be insanely adorable and loved by all... but i take it back. they are pretty amusing... the yellow clad bouncy people went around making big expressions, dancing to the i-will-follow-you-song and mingling with the crowd who came to see the revolting scrawny superstar and the dazzlingly beautiful maya karin.

at least the movie has a hot mermaid!

yea she came! and she was very pretty. some other people from celebriteen and gangstars (if i'm not mistaken) came to perform too... they got anyone remotely famous and related to digi to come since it's sponsored by them.

but i pretty much enjoyed the day...
[pout]
...if you minus the crazy-boring-wishing-time-would-fly parts.
AND my feet didn't kill me afterwards, which is amazing because the last time i attempted to stand the whole day my feet decided to torture me like hell.

wish i had the large group pic with some 10 other digi peeps to post as a finale but its in another cam. ahh.

ps. thought i would mention that one of the yellowmen squeaks... i don't know how he does it but he squeaks damnit! tried to get it out of him when he was out of costume and but he wouldn't tell. he squeaks out of costume too and it sounds like those squeaky baby toy squeaks! it's killing me not knowing how he did it.
-i will follow you-

Sunday, February 17, 2008

my horoscope today says...

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Aries

The Bottom Line

If you have an urge to tell a rude person what you think of them, don't suppress it.

In Detail

If you have an urge to tell a particularity rude person what you think of them, don't suppress it -- vent it! Someone in your life who rarely (if ever) considers other people's feelings is in desperate need of a wakeup call today -- and you are the perfect person to dial their number. Your wit, coupled with your tact and a huge dose of truth, will combine to create an effective sally that puts them in their place without making you look harsh.






oohhh... i get to tell someone off?? how fun!
but i'm working tommorow so that can't mean much good, can it?

but this horoscope isn't exactly dependable... it once told me a charming individual was gonna appear and charm the socks off of me that day but the fella didn't show up at all. damn...


just read am's blog and found this really funny so... here u go, have a laugh!
it's a convo on msn prior to valentine's day.

xinli says:
im readin "ps.i love you"

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
=_=

xinli says:
make me depressed

Ai Ming's Crapology says:

pathetic

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
hahahaha

xinli says:
ahhahahahahhaha

xinli says:
but still ok la

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
is the book good?

xinli says:
im not a romance fan

xinli says:
but okla

xinli says:
quite interesting

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
i'm reading "eat, pray, love"

xinli says:
good?

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
bout a divorcee

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
so it's all good

xinli says:
haha

xinli says:
ps i love u... d husband die jor ma

xinli says:
so ok oso

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
=_=

xinli says:
lmao

Ai Ming's Crapology says:
gawsh, we are so pathetic

xinli says:
i refuse to acknowledge that


Happy Belated Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day people!
hope the couples had a lovely lovey dovey times and the singles lotsa... 'awareness'. haha.
i went to watch Jumper expecting an action packed adventure... happily looking over the fact that it premieres on Feb14.

and found myself watching a semi-action packed adventure cum romance movie. what to do? it was targeted for the attached population.
my comment? pretty good movie... Hayden Christensen is hot and Rachel Bilson just reminds me of The O.C. but hayden looks a lot more mature compared to his Star Wars days and rachel seems to have lost a lot of weight since and taken on the toothpick look...hmmm...
just one thing... if you're gonna watch the movie, i suggest you pay attention to hayden's grey shirt starting from when he follows the other jumper around. the shirt makes it's debut as clean and normal, gets a few water stains later on, grows 3 small holes down the front and close to the collar... then when he jumps into millie(rachel)'s house... the 3 holes just dissapear. i was able to accept the fact that maybe he changed his shirt before he jumped because there wasn't exactly a clear timeline, but the 3 holes appear in those same positions again in a few scenes later. i doubt they meant for him to appear as if he changed back into an old shirt 0.O can teleportation fix knit blends for a limited amount of time?? interesting...
continuity, ppl! sigh.

and i think i'm becoming one of those people who talk in cinemas...
NooOOoOOoOOoooOOO~

ps. witnessed a car burn meters away from me a few days ago. will try to collect pics to show you guys k.

-jump away-

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

pay it forward : craft edition

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ever watched the movie 'pay it forward'...or read the novel?
inspirational, no?

i only really wanted to watch it to begin with because HaleyJoelOsment (6th sense kid) was in it. he is the cutest big-screen child actor after MacaulayCulkin. (cutest small-screen child actor definitely goes to NoahGray-Cabey the piano prodigy!!!) well of course they both grew up to be... not quite so cute but they were still very good child actors.

about the movie, i cried like shit at the ending. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SOO SAD???!!! WHY?! Haley tends to have that effect on me. think A.I. .
sad hor...

anyway, was blog-hopping and found this post at re:makeables- which is already amazing in itself since i successfully hopped around random non-local blogs to end up at a malaysia-based one.
which then led me to further hopping...till i arrived at a pay it forward post with less than 3 comments. why less than 3 comments?

because the rules are as follows:
  1. anyone with a blog can join.
  2. the first three people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade gift from me.
  3. I will send your gift within 365 days.
  4. in return, you have to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
makes me feel a little giddy giving my address to a complete stranger... but then where's the fun in non-anonymity? :) i've just commented a few mins ago so it's not exactly a sure thing yet. hehe. tho in the spirit of PayItForwardness, i shall still blog this and cross my fingers.

now i don't know many people with blogs who are crafty in a non-evil way... so i suppose they won't be among my friends. go anonymity~!

ps. will check ur blog to see if the PayItForward post is up before sending a random article of handmade goodness~! lolxx.

pps. if there's no commenters... then i suppose other people will have to pay it forward then :)

-yea-

Saturday, February 2, 2008

hidden mickey

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did anyone know about this ?! i didn't.
n i thought u might wanna know cos it just sent a huge wave of curiosity at me.

the hidden mickey is the usual mickey head silhouette - u know, the 3 circles? only it's put in very inconspicuous places everywhere... from rides on disneyland to disney animated movies!

so here's a list taken from wiki where the hidden mickeys appear in movies:-

  • Aladdin (1992)(When Rajah the Kitten is being transformed back into a tiger, the shape of Rajah's head turns into the shape of Mickey for a split-second.
  • Bambi 2
  • Beauty and the Beast (When Gaston entered Belle's house in preparation to propose, the mud on his feet as he put them on the table formed a Hidden Mickey)
  • The Black Cauldron
  • A Bug's Life (As the ants are retreating into the ant hill when the grasshoppers first arrive, they run through a hole in the wall shaped like Mickey's head)
  • Cinderella (When Cinderella is singing "Sing Sweet Nightingale," three bubbles form the head and ears of Mickey Mouse.)
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (In the bedroom, you can see that the foil wall has Mickey pressings in it.)
  • Enchanted (The bus driver's hair is shaped like Mickey's head)
  • A Goofy Movie (If you look closely at the crowd at the Power Line concert, you can see Mickey.)
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • High School Musical 2 (The hidden Mickey was seen on Sharpay's dress in the scene after "What Time Is It")
  • How To Hook Up Your Home Theater (One of Goofy's many remotes has buttons in the shape of a Hidden Mickey)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (The gaps in the brick railing of the cathedral are shaped like Mickey's head.)
  • Lilo & Stitch (On Jumba's platform while awaiting his sentence in court.)
  • The Lion King (On the praying mantis that is shown during the scene when Timon is pulling out a beetle from a knothole.)
  • The Lion King 1½
    • There are 20 different Hidden Mickeys seen in the backgrounds of The Lion King 1½. The DVD features a DVD game entitled Hidden Mickey Hunt which allows the viewer to find all 20 Hidden Mickeys.
  • The Little Mermaid (at the beginning of the film, Mickey, Donald and Goofy can be spotted in the audience of the recital, and in the contract Ursula presents to Ariel.)
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Mulan (On Shang's horse's rear end.)
  • Mulan 2
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (After Jack delivers his Christmas presents, the little girl with the scary teddy bear has on Mickey pajamas & the little boy has on Donald pajamas)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (When the whole family sings "Dalmatian Plantation", a puppy that looks like Mickey Mouse is at Roger and Anita's feet. Also, during the opening credits of the film, some of the 'dalmatian spots' beneath the text "Walt Disney presents" combine to form a Hidden Mickey.)
  • Peter Pan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    • On Sao Feng's navigational charts.
    • In the Sails behind Elizabeth when she's on deck of the Pearl giving the "Hoist the Colors" speech.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    • In the Black Pearl's attack on Port Royal. A cannon on the fort fires and the smoke forms a hidden Mickey.
    • In the clouds behind Jack Sparrow on the top left corner of the screen in the scene where he tells Will Turner about his father.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    • On the self said dead man's chest, Jack Sparrow turns the key in the lock, the lock forms a hidden mickey.
  • Pocahontas
  • RatatouilleAt the 1:42:11 mark, there is a hidden Mickey in the form of pots and pans hanging from the rack, seen through the window of the kitchen door
  • Recess: School's Out (When the kids, hiding in the heating duct, witness the tractor beam being tested, the first shot of the moon being hit show a cluster of craters on the upper right side, shaped like Mickey Mouse's head.)
  • Santa's Workshop (1932, a partially obscured Mickey can be seen in Santa's bag at the 5:54 mark)
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Incredibles (When Mr. Incredible was launched off the airplane to the island, several trees on top of a hill on the island form a hidden mickey.)
  • Toy Story (When buzz first comes into the film and 'flys' around the room the clock on the wall which looks like a large wrist watch has mickey mouse on the face)
  • Toy Story 2 (one of the ones from the original can be seen again)
  • Treasure Planet
  • Tron (When the Solar Sailer is flying across the landscape (just after Flynn joins Tron and Yori), a high angle shot shows a clear view of a flat section of the ground below that is in the shape of Mickey's profile.)



if you're like me, YOU HAD NO IDEA, rite?!
now i feel like watchin every disney movie i've ever seen all over again so i can spot the hidden mickeys!!! it's in PIRATES lor~! and Shang's horse's ass in Mulan!!! what the... imagine how weird it would be if you spotted the mickey in pirates!
but i noticed the one on Ratatouille n Enchanted.

oh.. its even in the Gremlins, when a troop of Gremlins hang out in the cinema enjoying a showing of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs a Gremlin with Mickey Mouse ears can be seen.
incredible! i can be sure none of you remember this one.

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