Movie Review: Shrek The Third

>> Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Since I reviewed Spiderman 3, I thought I might as well review Shrek 3 as well. I always like Shrek, it's fun to make fun of fairy tales and Disney. In this installment, the king of far, far away died and Shrek is the next in line to succeed the position. But being the simple life-loving creature that he is, he went to look for the distance cousin Arthur to be the king instead. Fiona is pregnant and Shrek is terrified that he will need to be responsible enough to be a father. On the other side, Prince Charming is planning with the other villains to take over far, far away.

In Shrek 3, they failed to introduced a lot of new fairy tale characters to be ridicule. Other than King Arthur and Merlin, there's nothing much new. The issues that Shrek has to deal with is so serious and adult that not much fun is had by the kids and the adults. While it is still a bit slapstick and there are a lot of fighting scene to sparks some excitement, the charm that is shrek is fully unrecognizable. DC sitting next to me took a nap during the movie and I'm a bit bored sitting there watching the thing. Disappointed, it is definitely better to wait for the DVD to come out.

"C+" for me.


Movie Review: Spider-Man 3

>> Monday, May 28, 2007

So I went to see two movies yesterday with DC, I really enjoy movie hoping. I'm sure that everybody does it, but it still feel so criminal and exciting at the same time. We went to an IMAX theatre and saw Spider-Man 3 and then sneaked over for Pirates 3, but then it was full, so we went for Shrek 3.

I don't know what's going on with all these trilogy but that's another post. So Spider-Man 3, it's actually very good. It introduced new character like the green goblin, venom and sandman. Green goblin was a given, we all know that the goblin's son is gonna go and revenge his father but he really didn't dress in the goblin costume like in the comic, it's more like a ninja look. This time Venom comes from outer space instead of an invention from his father. Spider-man got addicted to the venom's power like a drug fiend and ruined all his relationships and then Venom got attached to another kid, like a "Mask" moment. Sandman turned out to be the one who killed his uncle. Mary Jane turned out to be a talentless twat that freezes up whenever she sees Peter Parker and blah, blah, blah...

The nice part of the movie comes from Spiderman teaming up with the green goblin at the end. The two finally get back to being friends and fight the other villains together. The guy who plays green goblin seems to have more charm then spiderman himself.

The thing that I don't get is why would the cops tells the victim's family the killer of the victim is somebody else after two years. Also is Hollywood so vain hat they can't allow a disfigured person to live? Anyway, This movie is a nice B+.


Food Review: Dairy Queen's Waffle Bowl Sundae

>> Sunday, May 27, 2007

I am usually not a sucker for commercials but when I saw dairy queen's commercial for their waffle bowl sundae, I have to say I couldn't have resisted. It did sound and look marvelous on TV. I love ice cream, I love chocolate and I love waffles, so it only makes sense that somebody would have the brain to put them all together. So I went to the nearest dairy queen and tried it. Well, let me just put it this way, it is far from what I would imagine it to be.

It is what it is, vanilla yogurt type ice cream in a chocolate-dipped waffle bowl, drizzle with a strawberry sauce and chocolate syrup and decorated with dabs of whipped cream but there are so much details that is left out. You can't ruin, ice cream unless it's runny and thank god it wasn't but the waffle is premade in bulk and they are stale and thin, the strawberry sauce is so watery, given there are bits and pieces of actual strawberry which gave it a good taste but I didn't care to have watery sauce in my ice cream. The chocolate syrup is not really chocolate syrup but those chocolate sauce that solidify when it gets cold. So the whole chocolate sauce turned out to be chocolate tasting wax that's far from appetizing and he whole mess costs nearly 6 bucks. I could have gone to my neighborhood convenient store and get a triple chocolate king cone for one-fourth of its cost and be much more satisfied.

That'll teach me to believe what I see in commercials. I rarely do, but that damned thing looked so good on TV. Arghhhh!!!


Fueling My Addiction

>> Thursday, May 24, 2007

Since I watch so much TV, the thought of getting a new HDTV becomes very pleasant. A Thin, slick, high-tech looking wide machine sitting on top of my entertainment system sounds very cool. God knows the crummy walls in my apartment will break down by the sheer weight of the TV, I don't care if the wall breaks but I really don't want the TV to go with it.

I really don't have a clue on what's good and what's not, so I browsed online to see if they have any info and reviews on these TV. They did explained what's the difference from LCD to Plasma, but their reviews don't seem objective or recent enough for me. The No. 1 recommended products on those lists are from some crummy brand that nobody has ever heard of before and it only exist on one list. Why is it No. 1 on your list but not even recognized in another list? Shouldn't it be generally recognized as good? I think they must have been paid off for saying that.

I found this consumer guide at Borders with similar problems, but the No. 2 is from Sony, It's a Bravia KDL-40XBR2 I believe. I've always trusted Sony products and it's 40 because it's 40 inches diagonally. That's would be so sweet to have one.

Well, I went out to dinner with Principe and told him that I want a new TV, in which he replied that there's nothing wrong with the one we are using right now. I think he's right, but I have had this one for the past 9 years. I know that even we have a new TV we won't be able to use it to its full potential because the neighbor would just complaint if we turn it on too loud and our square footage is not an environment where we need a big TV, but still... It would kick so much ass to play videogame on a big screen and watching movies would be awesome.


The Importance of Looking Good

>> Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I notice lately that people become disappointed with me when they find out that my voice is not as deep as they expect it to be. Strange really, I think because I got a beard they expect that I have a tenor voice and when i come out and spoke with my normal asian geek voice, they become a bit disturbed.

That happened in the supermarket the other day, the cashier had a smile on when she saw me coming up to her isle and asked "Paper or plastic?", but when I responded she got an immediate sad look on her face like I killed her puppy. Maybe it's because I said "Plastic bag is fine.", maybe she wanted me to say paper. But I don't think this is the first time that I noticed that. Don't get me wrong, I'm gay but I don't think my voice is in any way effeminate. Maybe it's my tone or the wording I use? I don't lisp. Maybe in some way, I turned myself into a lady, subconsciously dragging myself out.

I'm tired of being the same way, I need to really make up my mind and go to the gym religiously. Maybe I'll get hooked on it once I see some result. They say you'll eventually become the person you want. I know even in this stage, I don't really want myself. I need to go to the gym and lose the weight and invest on an entire new wardrobe. I have seldom pay attention to how I look before but lately I learned that it is really important to look attractive not only to attract but to feel better about myself as well, but then I would need to lose serious weight first.


Maybe I'm Crazy

>> Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I got sick again, came down with strep throat yet again. I just had it last month. Well, thank god our doctor in house prescribed me with a monsturous amount of Penicillin with 4 refills. So this time I didn't even go to the doctor and I self-diagnosed and went to the Pharmacy to get the medication myself. Honestly, I have enough Penicillin to cure a horse. How do I know it is definitely strep throat? I don't, but it kinda feel the same. Plus, I got a 102 degree fever, which gave me a crazed moment.

Of course, I stayed home yesterday. I never feel comfortable enough to go to work when I have a fever or when I'm bleeding. These are the two things that makes me stay home. So I woke up at 8 in the morning, feeling very unsettled and start thinking how down comforters, cables, and tube-shaped objects are made. I start feeling very disturbed and horrified by the thought, especially when I didn't find Principe by my side. Well, I know he's in the bathroom but I still have to call out to him just to make sure that he's there. After that I drank a glass of water and took some Advil and felt better. But I still feel quite unsettled that I was crazy for a second. Is that all it takes for me to go crazy? Maybe I just woke up from a nightmare.

It's not like I haven't had a similar experience before either. Last time when I had a 104 degree fever, my eyes start rolling around in the doctor's office staring at everything and everybody. I'm sure it made everybody around me including myself vrery uncomfortable, but I can't help it. Maybe I'm a fever away to break my fuse and be declared insane.



>> Thursday, May 17, 2007

ES finally gave birth on May 15th, 2007 to a healthy 7 lb 3 oz baby boy. She decided to name her second boy Yujiro way ahead. She liked the name even though it was similar to the name of a well known old style actor in Japan. Part of the reason why she chose Yujiro, is that she can nickname the kid "Eugene" or as MP called him "Geno", which is good since he'll be raised in US. His middle name would be Apollo which I thought is very strange but I'm in no place to protest. It was better than her husband's choices which were Naruto and Musashi. It would be quite embarassing to be named after cartoon characters who is named after food products. Well, if people can be named after clothings and cars like "Cartier" and "Mercedes", I guess "Fish-Cake" is not so far fetch.

But all jokes aside, the baby is "Tres-Cute". I dare not hold the baby, a brute like me could have easily broke some bones or drop him. It's a nightmare that plays over and over in my head. I know it's probably not gonna happen, but what am I gonna do to repay them if it does? It's funny that the first thing ES wanted was a chocolate-covered banana from an Italian pastry shop. She hasn't eaten for days, they won't let her eat 8 hours before the surgery and 12 hours after and they kept pushing her operation back. Well, now Yujiro or "YAL" from now on, will share the same birthdate as my best friend. YAL is so cute with his little feet and little hand... even when he cries, he sounds so cute. It really makes you want your own.


Another Major Step for Evolution

>> Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I hate to admit it, but in order for the process of evolution to advance, something else must give. It's sad to see some species extinct, but the world has changed into a way that it does not fit their way of living anymore. So, sad but they have to be let go.

So, Jerry Falwell died... *claps* *claps* What can I say? I don't think a lot of people would be exceptionally sad because of this. Me and some of my colleagues cheered. He's a looney that thinks Tinky Winky is gay and blame the gays and the feminists for 9/11. Oh well. I don't understand how these right-wing bible-thumping religious nut job could gain a following or even a say on anything at all. Older, wealthy, crazy, white dudes with nothing better to do than to condemn other people's actions.

I know it sounds horrible but I'm glad he's dead. He should have died a long time ago. I know he's gonna go to hell, may he and anyone who has similar berating views on gays, lesbians and women rest in peace. Forever peace. (And by peace, I mean cutting their tongues out)


PodCast Discovery

>> Monday, May 14, 2007

I have just discovered a function on my iPod that I have failed to use for the past years - PodCast. I didn't think they had a lot of show to choose from, plus I thought it would cost, so I have avoided to use it. But recently, I stumbled upon it and started to download some shows just to test them out. Of course, I was looking to be entertained and only found one show out of the 5 shows that I've tested - "Gay Pimpin' with Jonny McGovern".

I've to admit that when I first saw Jonny McGovern on the cover of some local magazine, I thought to myself "Who was this yahoo?". But after listening to his show, it was quite good. I have a boyfriend, but I don't go out much to meet guys or go to bars/clubs. So I feel like really disconnected with the general gay culture. Listening to show makes me realize what it is all about. I'm surprised it helped more than watching TV and movies alone. Jonny has spared me his pearls of wisdom like "Fake it until you make it", which is something that I've never thought about. It's so against my grain, but it does make total sense. I guess appearance is important. The show goes into celebrity gossip, gay culture, house culture, NY nightlife, it sounds really glamorous, it's like I gained a few more friends.

Lately, I've been telling myself that I need to be positive, generating good energy and good karma. I started to believe that generating good energy is very important for my self-being. It's the source of confidence and success. I think it would help my growth in the long run, and this show can certainly help me being cheerful and positive.


I Can't Get It Out of My Head

>> Sunday, May 13, 2007

Due to the previous Francesco video, I can't get Ne-Yo's "Because of You" out of my head, it must have played at least 40 times in and out of my head. Scary stuff really. Plus I found this kid in Germany that did an acoustic cover version on YouTube. He's pretty good, hope you guys enjoy and get a head full of it like I did! Ha, but the best way to get rid of a song I find is to listen to it over and over again on replay until you get absolutely tired of it. At least, that's the way I roll anyway.


The Little Red Phone

>> Saturday, May 12, 2007

Just bought this little number for Principe, since he somehow destroy his old one with his sweat or something like that. Took his old phone to fix because he was complaining that he can hear other people on his phone but other people can't hear him. The repair guy said the motherboard must have short-circuited, and he says it would cost more to repair it than to get a new one. (It's such a standard answer...) So I got this Nokia 5300 Music Xpress for about half its retail price on Ebay.

I like Ebay for this very reason. Same stuff for less, I get what I want and don't have to pay for the same price. It usually has no drawbacks, but the phone doesn't come with the option of changing languages. There's only English and Arabic, which presents a problem since Principe can only read Spanish. I searched around Nokia's site and even called them up, but there's no obvious resolution at this point. I tried to update and reinstall the phone's operating system to no avail. So I emailed them and hope that the one responding to the emails are more knowledgeable then the ones answering the phone.

I'm sure sooner or later Principe will drop it or break it again anyway. (Positive thinking, positive thinking!!!)


Problems We Have To Go Through

>> Friday, May 11, 2007

I saw a brilliant video online beautifully done by Mr. Francesco D'Macho's MachoTube on YouTube. Francesco is a charismatic, good-looking guy who has joined the porn industry less than a year ago. This first installment featured some random shots of his personal life as well as some backstage shots with him and his friends. It's very sexy, most of the screens features him half-naked prancing around film sets with other muscle-bound guys. What impressed me the most it's his choice of music as well as his editing skills. At the 3:20 mark, he reserved a shot of him plunging into the pool which has a brilliant effect. I read somewhere that he went to college to study CGI, no wonder everything looked so brilliant. I think he might have a neck to be a director too.

From this video and the previous video, I have concluded that I really like his taste in music and I have downloaded the songs from iTunes. One is "Mad World" form Donnie Darko's soundtrack, which has a very somber piano thing that I usually go for. This latest one, I found out, is from NeYo and the song is called "Because of You" whose CD has just came out less than two weeks ago. I'm a big R&B fan myself, but I have yet notice NeYo. Apparently he is very talented writing songs for big stars like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce and such. I really like the cheerful beats in his music, and tracking from his records he seems to be a solid songwriter. I was persuaded to get both of his album and after I found out that he is gay, I'm sold.

In researching about Ne-Yo, I came across rumors about him having a baby's momma and denial about his relationship with another guy in college and even a rumor of the existence of a homemade porno with a girlfriend, just to cover up that he is gay. They say the hip-hop music industry is very anti-gay and that explains why he has to go through all those trouble and spreading the rumors just to fit in. I was convinced that he wasn't gonna come out unitl a former lover threatens to expose his sexuality to the world. But if he is a man with true talents, and I think he is, why is he so afraid of telling other people that he's gay? Maybe I don't realize it as much but apparently in the world that we live in, being gay is a big deal and gay people constantly have to fight for acceptance and equality. I say f#(k'em, who cares what they think?


I'm a Hermit

>> Thursday, May 10, 2007

I've always known that I'm a hermit. But it's still fun to go through the test and prove it. Besides, '9' is my favorite number.

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


I Need a New Job

Yesterday I got into a fight with my pompous ex-boss again, which put me into a foul mood all day. I swear, if he dares to try something stupid like letting me go before I say, I'll get an interview with a local newspaper and expose all the fraudulent things he has been doing plus things that he doesn't want anybody to know about, plus sue his ass for anything and everything that he has done wrong. I don't know how he thinks he can still use that kind of attitude to talk to other people, like he's the king or something, a$$hole!

Anyways, it somehow makes me realize that in order to make my life good there is no time better than now. An acquaintance of mine, almost 10 years my junior, already own multiple property on his block. While I don't have as much resources as he has, I should still try to make something out of myself. I was waiting for my green card, but it doesn't really matter, I just need to find out what I want to do, what would make me happy. I have had trouble all my life finding out that part. I need to find somethin that I enjoy and I have to have the talent to back it up, also it needs to be able to generate enough revenue to support my living standards. Where do I find something like that?

Most people would seperate this three conditions into multiple jobs. One that support themselves financially but they don't necessarily enjoy, while they do something on the side that they truly like (like a hobby). But my work environment has become somewhat unbearable. And I don't have sufficient funds to go back to college for another degree and I'm pushing mid 30s.

Yet, the point right now is to change my attitude back from pessimistic to optimistic. I remember when I first joined this organization I was told that I was eager and dedicated, but as time pass I have lost my steam. Looking at the past 6 years, I don't think I have learned anything but not to trust people so easily. It is definitely sad.


Color Blind

>> Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Would it be funny if I tell you that I can't read what it says.


Meet The Parent

>> Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I went to Dim Sum with ES and her family on Sunday. Since she's soon to give birth to her second child, her mom flew all the way from Tokyo to be by her side. It's the first time I've ever met her mom, I have to say that I don't see a lot of resemblance other than their personality.

ES is a great person, but sometimes she has to remind people how rich her family is, how rich Japan is and others countries cannot compare to it that sometimes limit our topics. That, I guess, comes from her mother who has just met me but constantly mentioning "If you are rich, you can get anything in Japan" or "They make special travel guides for Japanese and list only the most expensive places" or even "Atkins is an expensive diet". There is a certain pride into her attitude, but it's funny to listen to it. I feel bad for ES' husband PL though, he comes from Cambodia as a refugee, although well-educated and earns a good salary, he won't be able to compare himself to ES' father who is a nuclear scientist and Cambodia is considered by many a third-world country, no wonder he doesn't where the pants in his marriage. ES is always joking about leaving him after she has her third child and move back to Japan with her parents. Poor guy... I hope he doesn't get suppressed too much and become one of those serial killers... lol


Amy Winehouse's Concert

>> Monday, May 07, 2007

Finally went to my first concert in the United States. After finding out about Amy Winehouse on the telly a month ago, I stumbled on the fact that she's having a concert in Philadelphia. So I started looking for tickets and got them on Ebay for a slightly higher price. It was sold out on the regular channel and I've missed them by one day. So I got a few tickets and went with JH, AL and AL's sister Carla. I've to say somehow I have a little crush on AL for a while, he seems to be exactly my type minus the bitchiness, and our music preference seems to be quite similar.

So AL came to pick us up in his white convertible and we were off to the concert. It was supposed to start at 8:00pm and they let people in at 7:00pm. I was ecstatic at this point, and I'm such a fan of Amy. The name of the venue is called the Electric Factory and the place is divided into two floors. The first floor being where the main stage is with lots of standing room, upstairs is a "J" shaped balcony where there are sits and serves alcohol. We got some sits in the back of the slightly elevated balcony, I went to get some hot dogs, fries and funnel cakes and we went to town.

The concert didn't start until 8:30pm and a guy named Patrick Wolf opened. I went online afterwards to look for more information about him but this guy was weird. He was wearing shorts with suspenders to keep them up and an unbuttoned short sleeve shirts out side exposing most of his body. He looked very tall on stage, at least 6'2" or something. His music has a definite Irish influence to it, but I don't think he's actually from Ireland. He plays a electronic keyboard and a girl next to him playing a violin. There is a lot of bird chirping in his music and at the end of his first song, he broke into Madonna's "Like A Virgin", rolling on the ground and all. It wasn't bad, it was just weird. During his five songs though, we were quite distracted by the quite obvious hardon in his shorts, it was big. Others sitting in front of us noticed that too and can't help laughing very loudly. Meanwhile I was also waiting for him to break into "Like A Virgin" again since all his songs seems to be melodically possible to do so.

After Patrick's 30 minutes warm up session, we waited for another 45 minutes before Amy showed up. We have heard rumors about Amy being drunk on most of her shows, sometimes she even has to cancel her shows due to her state of stupor. I was worried that we might meet the same fate. AL fed me a couple of Apple-mart and my mood was elevated a bit. Finally when Amy showed up everybody went crazy. I was making a comment to JH that she didn't seem that she was able to walk a straight line.

She started with the US unreleased version of "Addicted", doing most of her "Back to Black" album, two songs from "Frank" and ending with her famous rendition of The Zutons' "Valerie". In the end of "He Can Only Hold Her", she broke into Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" which only seems appropriate. After Valerie, the group went backstage but only coming back in a minute to perform "Me and Mr. Jones" and the highly anticipated "Rehab". Her voice is amazing live, unlike those pop princesses that perform MMO, lipsynch to their recordings. She's still doing the same fabulous hairdo, wearing another mini dress. We couldn't make out half of what she said, but I really had a great night. I haven't screamed and yelled so much for a long, long time. JH was looking at me funny at times, I don't think he had ever seen me so crazy before. I was happy.


Music Review - Timbaland Presents Shock Value

>> Friday, May 04, 2007

Lately I have bought a few CDs, Tori Amos just came out with "American Doll Posse", Brazilian Bossa Nova Diva Bebel Gilberto put out "Momento", One of the best producers Timbaland released a collaboration album called "Shock Value" and Nelly Furtado just convinced me to get her "Loose" Album.

So let me tell you what I think about the one that shines the most first - "Timbaland Presents: Shock Value". Shock Value is a great demonstration of Timbaland's abilities to create good beats and fusing them into a wide variety of music genres; Jazz, R&B, Dance, Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, Bollywood, Rock. He shows his real talent of being a hip-hop artist.

I'm especially impressed by his use of Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" in "Oh! Timbaland" and the Bollywood collaboration that is "Bombay". I have no idea who Keri Hilson is, but her voice is stunning. Out of the 17 songs in the album, she contributed in 3 of them and those are all very nice. I generally liked the album in whole, big "B+", but if I need to recommend individual songs, they would be: "Kill Yourself", "Bombay", "Apologize", "Miscommunication", "The Way I Are", "Time", and "Oh, Timbaland!".

Congrats, Timbo... It's a winner!


Great Love

>> Thursday, May 03, 2007

Since I've made up my mind to be unproductive at work, I'm literally bored to tears these days. (Well, my allergy supplied the tears but still...) So I'm lookin gon you tube and stumble across one of the hottest hunk in the planet and find out that he has a boyfriend. Aw... why can't I be his boyfriend? Anyway, here it is:

Francois is the shorter one, I simply adore him. His "haircut" is tattooed on his head, which he looked very cute with it. He remains to be one of the hunkiest guy I've ever seen, an ideal in my head. I know I probably won't ever meet him in my life and not in a million years will I get a person that good looking as my partner, but I can dream. I am happy for him to find someone he apparently love and from the looks of it Francesco is a very decent human being as well. Good looking, fit and nice.

After browsing links after links online, I found Francois' and Francesco's blog. If you're planning to read them beware, there might just be some nudity. They are both porn actors. It got me thinking how amazing and unpredictable life is. Two people living in different countries met in a third country and falls in love. Although one is living in Paris and the other in Madrid, they still maintained a great relationship. I see a little bit of myself in Francesco, a bit dorky, unsure of himself. While Francois maybe silly at times, and quite cheesy, he is the type of protector that I'm looking for. Is it too late for me to move back to Paris? Probably so, huh? lol.


Nose Efforts

>> Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I don't know if I had mentioned this already, but last week I finally went back to the gym first time this year and on the very same night during my sleep I got a nose bleed. I am very sensitive about my nose, because during my childhood I used to have nose bleeds all the time, I can go to bed ok and wake up with blood all over my face, my pillow and my bed. Not little drips or a stream, I'm talking about a big, big, puddle. (Think Exorcist for visual effects) So well trained enough to wake myself up when the slightest sign come across. I'll use my finger to touch my nose and use a flashlight to see if it's red.

It wouldn't bother me if it's just one time. When I went to the gym again on Wednesday, I got a nosebleed again on Wednesday night. So I went to the doctors and see if that has something to do with blood pressure. High blood pressure runs in my family and I'm not for one that take care of myself properly, eating without thinking, so I thought I might have high blood pressure, which elevated by exercising and hence the nose bleed. Going to my primary physician, he says he can't see anything, so it might be deeper in my nose, "It might be vein malformation" he says. I always thought there were something wrong with my nose, my mom used to say it's too flat and used a wooden clothes' pin to pinch my nose hoping it'll change shape. I had nose bleed all the time and now breathing problems. I was secretly wishing my doctor's visit would result to a rhinoplasty recommendation. He told me not to exercise until I see a specialist, and I said "Hurray!". And then he said "No... I'm just telling you not to exercise that hard." Huh? when in my life have I ever exercised hard?

So he referred me to a ENT specialist, who in turn stuck a camera up my nose and found nothing. He saw so blood vessels on the side of my nose, so he used some chemicals to burn them. He gave me some anesthetics but it still burned and my nose was runny the whole day. He also perscribed some allergy medication for me, but I don't want to take any of it. I guess I'll take this week easy and go back to the gym next Monday. I still secretly wish for a doctor-recommended, insurance-covered rhinoplasty.


Movie Review - "300"

Finally went to see "300" this past Sunday. I wanted to go and see it because I liked another Frank Miller comics turned movie called Sin City. Also, there's something around the ancient Roman empire and such that us gay guys find very sexy, that and vampires. Half naked muscle men prancing about fighting that is just so electrifying, so much testosterones.

The story is about Leonidas, the Spartan king, ignoring the command of the oracle and brought his 300 soldiers to fighting against 50,000 invading Persians lead by Xerxes. The storyline is a bit weak, but there are a lot of fighting. Heads are flying and rolling all over the place. It is pretty well filmed and the special effects are quite good. I read somewhere that the entire movie is shot indoors against blue screens, but you really can't tell much watching the movie. It looked real, and it looked amazing. The whole colors scheme created a fantasy world. I was wondering where they find all these well-muscled actors and extras to be in this movie and DC says it is probably special effects as well. Can they special effects those muscles on me? DC says the movie is very videogame-like, which I agree. It would definitely make a fantastic video game.

I would definitely urge people to see it, if you haven't. It's not intellectually satisfying but sometimes you just need to see bad people getting killed to feel justified. It's a "B" for me.


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