Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Limbo Rap: How low can you go?

This is so bad it's so good, especially with the song 'Tragedy' (see here)... LOL

I have absolutely no idea what MDA is trying to do with this low-grade movie.

I kept asking myself these questions: Why did you do it? What were you trying to prove? Salvage your reputation (if you had any to begin with because I personally think you gave lousy cuts)? Connect with the youths? Lastly, how much did it cost to produce the junk?


Reminds me of another group (who called themselves the p65ers) doing hip-hops during the Chingay Parade and putting up a blogsite. Really, how many of them listen to hip-hop songs. I don't coz I'm not from that era. How many of them actually blog too? I only know of one who actively blogs. But I digress here.

I cringed when I saw those senior management in office suits doing the rap, lip-syncing the lyrics and trying to look hip-hop! They actually sucked.

You tell me I'm paying them (through taxpayers' monies and the questionable Radio & TV licenses) to give me this piece of junk? *groan* And gosh, I felt embarassed to call myself a Singaporean when it was posted on YouTube. Just look at those comments within.

Perhaps they are responding to the Royston Tan's short movie called 'Cut'. You know, both missus and I actually enjoyed the puns and satirical message within THIS movie. It is both funny and classy than this MDArena how-low-can-you-go-junk.

See for yourself if you don't believe me.

Some advice for MDA (GLCs included) and the p65ers:
- You don't need raps and hip-hops to win the people over. If you have the heart, your actions will follow. People have eyes to see.
- Stop trying to be someone you are not. GLCs are huge culprits of trying to follow the Western corporate culture (Who moved my cheese?, Fishy Business, etc). Yeah right... you don't even value, let alone empower your subordinates.
- Get rid of the NUTs syndrome.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Healesville Sanctuary

Told ya we bought the family zoo pass. So more crazy animal pictures for ya!

Healesville Sanctuary (20071014)
Healesville Sanctuary, or the Sir Colin MacKenzie Fauna Park, is a zoo specializing in native Australian animals. It is located at Healesville on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria.

The drive was beautiful, over rolling hills and farmlands. Took us about 45mins drive from where we are staying.
(Spoiler! Don't read this part if you are getting married soon)

Don't you agree it always feels longer for any family trips.

As usual, morning preparation rush. Shouting at Rachel to brush her teeth, bathe. Then bringing all the sandwiches, raisin bread, water bottles and milk packet, some sweets (just in case I fall asleep while driving). And the bag of potato chips. Never leave home without it.

I also have a very advanced stereo sound system in my car. You can't get better than that.

Sermon messages in the background which switches to Christian MP3s songs at missus beck and call. Family squabbles music in the foreground: Rachel complaining about the long journey - 'Are we there yet?' syndrome; missus feeling exasperated; me shouting at Rachel to quieten down; muttering while driving and figuring where in the blazes we are; missus did not tell me about the missing turn which ended in shouting matches...

Missus praying in tongues, Rachel pouting, me calling 'Jesus'! ... yeah it was family time! Thank God we got there in one piece.

Ever wonder what God thought about my family. It's like us going to watch the animals in the zoo, and Him watching the 'circus' in Heaven. "Hey, Jesus, come over here. It's the Family Time show. Today's episode is Going to the Healesville Sanctuary! Oh, as you are coming, bring along the bag of chips please!"

There we were waiting to watch the bird show. Rachel decided to take a photo. I must admit she does have a steady hand for her age. I must also commend the Singapore Zoological Gardens. It is indeed world-class. It wasn't that the bird show in Healesville Zoo was lousy but the Singapore Zoo rocked big time!

Caught this when the hawk (I think) took off from the fence!

And check out the size of the eagle beside him. Also the feeding of the falcon (I think). Gosh don't blame me - I wasn't paying attention to what the guy was saying. It was hard taking photos and listening at the same time.
Here are photos of Rachel playing at the playground there.
We stopped by a winery cum restaurant while driving back home. Check out the vineyard in the background and the wide expanse of the clear blue sky.

Doesn't this make you want to visit me?

Melbourne Zoo

Have not been updating my blog. So here are the stuff which I've been wanting to update all of you.
Melbourne Zoo (20070824)

We bought the family zoo pass and off we went to the zoo.

The cute furry creature beside Rachel is a Koala Bear, an Australian native creature. It's not missus.

She has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 19 hours a day, sleeping most of that time. Cute and cuddly as she is, she has scary claws and teeth that are capable of causing considerable injury to humans.

Now the Koala Bear is broadly similar in appearance to the wombats, another native creature. Wait, whom did you think I was talking about? Come to think of it, both missus and the Koala Bear do indeed have similarities. Bwahahah...

More family pictures below.

Sorry wrong one... heh.

You will notice the red line mark above Rachel's chin. She was accidentally scratched by missus. Told ya, beware the the Koala Bear!