A week ago, the company had a film crew come in to shoot for a demo video. I became an “extra” for two days as I guess they didn’t have enough people from the army to show off company’s systems.
The film crew placed a bunch of lights around the office and they placed a green light behind my desk. Just for fun, I stood behind the light and was curious what I looked like with a green light shining on me so I had someone take a photo of me.
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So a funny thing (at least to me) happened in the laundry room today. I was down there to pick up my load from the dryer and there was a woman in the room loading the dryer beside mine. Now, I was fully aware that the woman was loading her laundry into a machine with a broken coin slot… why I didn’t say anything… I don’t know why but I knew she’d have to do something about it so I guess I wanted some amusement.
Anyway… she loaded her laundry before I finished unloading mine and as she struggled to insert her coin into the slot, I had to contain my laughter and sped up my unloading process so I could quickly get out of there before I made a fool of myself. However, as I was leaving, she asked me if I knew how to work the slot and I just laughed in front of her face while saying something like, “yeah, it doesn’t work,” and stormed out of there.
Today, I watched The Uninvited with the motivation of watching the remake of A Tale of Two Sisters since I liked the Korean film. To me, the Korean film was very intriguing and made me think a lot about what happened in the movie. Overall, The Uninvited was better than I expected. It took some elements from the Korean film and used a different plot. The movie was watchable but I wouldn’t recommend paying $10 to see it — save it for the dollar theatre but watch the Korean film if you haven’t already!
Now, I would like to compare the two films but be warned that spoiling the story is unavoidable but before I do that, I shall rant about movie theatres (just one paragraph — you can stop after the movie theatre rant if you want to avoid spoilers).
Personally, I don’t understand why I pay $10 for a movie ticket to watch new releases and have to sit through 15 minutes of adverts. I mean, the reason why I pay to watch a movie is to watch a movie! What’s sad is that I pay $1 to watch a movie at the dollar theatre and at most have five minutes of adverts (including trailers!) whereas the main theatre makes the audience go through several ads and a few trailers. I mean, seriously, where does my $10 go? Why can’t the businesses who provide the ads cover these expenses? I am not ranting about trailers here; those are nice to see. I am ranting about product commercials, like Coca Cola. I mean, come on, I would expect ads if I paid $1 to watch a movie but for $10?! That’s ridiculous, I’m sorry — and that is the reason of piracy. It all makes sense — you treat your customers this way and they turn their backs on you. Seriously, if the film industry wants to reduce piracy, start reducing movie tickets if you’re going to bombard the audience with ads or maintain the price but dump the ads!
Now I start spoling the movies…
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I’ve had a copy of Little Big Planet for the PS3 for almost a week now and I must admit that I am addicted to this game! This game is probably the best platform game I’ve played (beating Yoshi’s Island on the top of my personal list).
I’ll let the above Wikipedia article explain the game to you if you’ve never heard of it. I find that I like to play the community levels. People have such creative minds and it’s interesting to see what they can create. The game is very enjoyable with four players in a level because we can all interact with the map and each other. The best part is that you can grab each other (so I can take them down with me if I ever fall to a pit of doom).
For the remainder of this post, I shall share some screenshots.
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