Saturday, February 20, 2010

Percy Jackson & the Lighting Thief

It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson's Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they're not happy: Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy's mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy's mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Overall, the storyline could have been more developed, but the effects were great.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Xiao Xiao Bin cannot bear to part Daddy VanNess Wu and Mummy Ady An

Translated by Whalesg@VIFC
Idol Drama “Autumn’s Concerto” ratings is once again rising and in the latest episode 18 had reached average rating of 8.23, it is also the 18th week at the top. The genius child star who rise to fame due to this drama, Xiao Xiao Bing though had ever appeared in other dramas before, expressed that the people he cannot bear to part Daddy VanNess Wu and Mummy Ady An and that he had the most feelings with everything revolving this drama.

Started from 4th October 2009, “Autumn’s Concerto” has been facing competition from “ Momo Love”, “Hi, My Sweetheart” and “Down with Love”, still they are leading the ratings chart steadily. Regardless of average or highest ratings at time slot, “Autumn’s Concerto” is still the ratings Champion.

“Autumn’s Concerto”current average ratings of 8.23 had also broken “Meteor’s Garden”, “Prince Turned to Frog” and “My Queen”ratings record and is the 2nd highest rank just behind “Fated to Love You”.

In Xiao Xiao Bing dad’s blog, was written “having such a handsome and kind alien father VanNess Wu + a beautiful and Virtuous Mummy Ady An, I really cannot bear to leave them! I really hope the drama can continue forwever and we do not have to part” There are even personal pictures posted of Xiao Xiao Bing with VanNess Wu and Ady An to share with others online.

Rain’s Visit to Taiwan Paralyzes Airport

The Korean singer Rain descended in Kaohsiung, causing the second-largest city in Taiwan to become paralyzed by a swarm of fans who came out to welcome him.

Rain arrived in the Taiwanese city on Thursday night for his performance, titled "Legend of Rainism."

Even though his arrival time was 10 p.m., some 500 fans gathered at the airport to see the Korean pop idol.

The airport pooled a number of security guards to maintain order, according to the JoongAng Ilbo Saturday.

A number of Taiwanese media outlets also dispatched reporters and TV crews to the scene.

The city's major Qu Ju also showed up in person at the airport, introducing Rain to the fans. Rain responded by saying "It's my great pleasure to visit Kaohsiung" in the local Taiwanese dialect.

Korea Times

14 Blades

Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades. Above the law and with a license to kill, they devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone.

When the Imperial Court is taken over by the evil Jia eunuch, Qing Long (the best of the Jinhyiwe) is assigned a mission to retrieve an oject at all costs. However, unbeknownst to Qinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission he's betrayed and barely escapes with his life.

Now as the most wanted man in the land, Qinglong prevent a calamity rom breaking out and a war from happening. And in his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.

Overall, the movie was entertaining and engaging. The fight scenes were nice! Although Wu Chun's character did sound funny....


Based on the Chinese folk heroine Hua Mulan. When the country is threatened by invaders, a young girl defends her father by sneaking away from home and dressing up as a man to join an all-male army where she eventually assumes a historically critical role in defending the nation in a time of war.

Unlike its Disney animated counterpart, the ending isn't a happy one. The story started off slow, and the ending was not satisfactory. The scenery was nice, and the fighting scenes were realistic enough. The ending although a disappointment, shows the realism of life: not all people get their happy ending, having to put their country above themselves during that choatic period. If you can live with it, then this movie would be worth watching. But it's not a movie I would particularly recommend.