Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa (review)

17 11 2008

So I went to watch Madagascar last night. My younger cousin said it was good. His mum said the first movie was better. I’m going to agree with my aunt on this.

The creators of Madagascar took a more serious turn with the sequel. This comedy which people of all ages would enjoy now has romance, acceptance problems and family pride added in.  The dosage of comedy has been cut by a lot. There are funny moments but it wasn’t funny enough. It was lacking very much in the comedy area.

If they intend to bring back Madagascar in a thrid addtion, they better step up the comedy level by a lot.


Why you should not believe in gangs.

26 09 2008

Everyone from any country should knw about these group of kids or young people, terrorising other young people. Gangs. People who waste time and scare other people for fun. have they ever thought of working for an amusement park’s haunted house? They scare people and make money.

I don’t believe in Gangs. I don’t get the whole concept of coming together in a big violent group and terrorise little kids half you height and age. A 12 year old kid, unarmed, against 5 17 year olds, armed. Seriously what did the two year old do to 5 17 year old guys? Throw her math book at you. Even if she did, it is not like her math book killed anyone. It doesn’t have razor sharp spikes poking out of it. It is does then well education these days are very dangerous.

Gangs don’t scare me. They are just made up of a punch of scared people who can’t stand on their own and defend themselves. The come together in a big group because they feel comfort in numbers. Numbers is also very intimidating. However, once gangs know you aren’t afraid of them, they tend to back off. That is why I don’t believe in Gangs.

Passion is the key to success

17 07 2008

I’ve always had passion for many things and I bet many of you have passions too. They might be getting a promotion or getting good grades or reaching your dreams. People always tell you that to become successful, you need to work hard, you need to have fantastic grades and more. I feel that these works are completely discouraging.  Not all people are that hard working but they are passionate. I believe passion gets you anywhere.

When you are passionate and you are REALLY passionate, not like one minute you like something and the next you don’t, then you can do anything thing you possibly want to. Passion leads you where you want to go and where you ought to be. Passion will lead to and guide you to take the steps  ot get you to where you want to go.

Without passion, no one would be where they are now. Donald trump had to have passion before starting a big cooperation. And Christina Ageulara wouldn’t be a big star unless she wanted it so badly. Many people wouldn’t have done the ‘impossible’ without passion. Name anyone you know. If they have reached their goals, it was because they were passionate. Dreams and goals do change. Sometimes we don’t always get what we want because may be we don’t really know what we want. We may be blinded by everything but still the passion for one thing will continue to be the passion for something that is better. Passion will lead the way.

Just remember success isn’t all about money and fame. You have succeded in life when you know you are truely happy.

The signs we see ( elmo and CHRIS BROWN SINGING)

13 07 2008

Signs come in many ways and not only the ones Chris and Elmo pointed out. You can see signs of people sad, happy, excited, jealous. You can see when it is going to rain. You can tell if you are going to get into trouble. Signs come in many ways. Sometimes we don’t see them because either we are too arrogant or they are too small. Well, usually we are too arrogant.

OK, let us try alittle test

Is the above video real or fake?

Ans: I say fake. One if you are dedicated chris brown fan you won’t be so stupid to believe that is your hero.

If you said it was real, man I pity you. I don’t believe that you would believe that Chris sings into a Pepsi bottle. He sing with elmo, yea ok. But into a pepsi bottle. Plus the dude completely can’t sing.

I’m saying that signs may not always be easy to spot. Just be alert.

And cut down on the arrogance.

Take risk, have fun and be yourself

12 07 2008

I like learning. I learn everyday and not because I am a student but because I am human. I learn alot of things; about my friends, about the universe, life skills and etc. If I make mistakes, then that’s even better because that is how I learn. I take risk and learn from them. If it is a mistake, then I’ll learn from it. Life is nothing without risks and the lessons taught.

I like to live life on the edge. It just won’t be as fun; a life without risk. I’m not asking anyone of you to go jump of a building without a parachute. That is a major risk and even I’m not that stupid to try it. I’m talking about the smaller risk that make life as much fun. Like trying a new sport or doing something you won’t normally do. Or may be, just may be, continue doing something you love although everyone in that group may hate you. I have a friend, Smiley, who is a year younger than me and she told me she was going to quit a group she loves but the people there hate her. I told her forget the people there. They aren’t worth standing between you and what you love. I told her to take the risk and do what she loves. If she loves it, nobody can and will stand in her way. The only thing that is stopping her is herself and fear.

I have that fear of not being accepted, especially in my class and the drama club. Those fears are fading. Previously during drama, I used to be very self consciouss. Now, I progressed to be more open, more adventurous with my actions and to think outside the box more. I wasn’t and still am not very liked by most of my fellow Secondary 3s but it doesn’t matter. I love drama. I want to continue drama in my future and I am not letting anyone stop me.

If someone steps between you and anything you like to do, walk by them with your head held high. They can’t do much. Just say stuff and act jealous. Take risk, be yourself and have fun.

O.I.O.M: Online Identity Of Me.

15 06 2008

A friend of mine, Derrick, worte an interesting article on his blog about your online Identity. I linked his blog once, I’m sure he won’t mind me linking it again.

I’ve often told myself not to put personal life on my blog. I try not to but alot of stuff I blog about are based on real examples and it isn’t easy trying to figure out a way to put up something that people can relate in their lives without giving an example of it being used in life. It is like telling you that the chocolate cake in front of you is delicious but you don’t know because you haven’t tried it. You might not know people who tried it before too. Therefore, the statement that the cake is delicious is not very credible. People believe it more if there is an example.

Lets not side track. My online identity? I don’t know really. I’m still trying to figure out my real life identity.

Well, if you have been a constant reader, you would probably realise, that this is a blog of a teenage girl. Guys, family, friends etc. etc. I really have to stop with the personal like unless I am trying to prove a point or share a story.  Bad habits are hard to kill, right?  Well, what else would you expect from a teenager?

 Well, if you ask me, when you first start blogging, you tend to write it like you are writing a journal or are talking to a friend. That’s how I started out. Blogging about the most annoying things that life gave to me, back when I was 12. Blogs, to most teens, are considered away for your friends to know what you have been up to with out having to open their mouths. It is also away to vent out all their anger and frustrations. This is to the extent that teens in Singapore have been arrested for putting up racist remarks on their blogs.

Blogs are very open. With the internet, there is no such thing as privacy (unless, may be if you make your blog private. Then it is your secret online diary).  Anyone can read. My chemistry teacher was telling my class about her hobbies or things she loves to do during the holidays. One of them is going to google blog searchand typing her name in the search bar. I tried it with her name and mine and it is amazing the nonsense my seniors and classmates put up on their blogs. Well, alot of things come up, they do not need to be all about you. You if you do take a look, people can post the most random things.

Like most people, I can blog about random things ( have you seen my Go have fun post?). Unlike most people, I can also blog about stuff that I would like people to benifit from. To me, you can go do something or read something but two things are of most importance, one, did you have fun? and two, did you learn something? Nothing else really matters. Take yesterday’s snow city trip.
Did I have fun? YES!
Did I learn something? Yes, next time rent the water proof pants, especially needed when you slide down the ice slide, or not you may end up with ice in you jeans….again….oh and never smile too much in the cold. your checks may freeze in place!

When knowledge, no matter how silly it may be, is gained, it should be shared with the world. Don’t be selfish! What you learn everyday should be shared, although I do not recomend you putting up really long lessons plans teachers make before they have a class. Put up basics and bits and pieces of information here and there, if you must.

You might have a degree from Yale or Harvard, but that doesn’t mean you still have alot to learn about. You might be smart in school but fashion and social wise, you may not score a distinction in those areas. Now, I never thought I would say this ever, but never call a dumb blond, dumb or stupid. Look who has the title of best dressed in the yearbook.  The term intelligent is just another way of sterotyping people.

My group of friends in school have given each one of us nicknames. I’m known as Ms. Drama for my love of the arts and my wacky and dramatic personality, or so my friends tell me. We let people pick their own nicknames and for some of them, I wonder why they choose a strange nickname. I have friends nicknamed Ms Emo, Ms Serenity, Ms Teddy, Ms Joy ( previous name was insane), Ms math, Ms goofy, Ms unique and so on ( I have too many girls to name). There are reasons why they have those names. Ms Math unbelievably bright. Ms Serenity is the oldest of the group and ensures that no major fights happen with in the group. My main role is to be the clown, well, sort of.

Well, I guess that is one side of my offline Identity. What about my online? Wait. What’s the difference? If you think about it, if you just express yourself in a ‘formal’ manner and try and relate your post to something people can learn from, you are, in a way, showing yourself to the world. Now it is just up to the readers to read and hope they see your point of view. 

 If you are a girl trying to show the world that she has what it takes to make a difference and people read and understand your side of the story, then you have  convinced those readers that you have good intentions and intend to carry them out. You should feel proud. You have achieved something ( not sure what it is but it is deninately something). If people read your story and think it was just a waste of their time, then they have misread your intentions. You may need to either adjust your style of writing or figure out something better to blog about.

 (P.S. if you recall me attempting to explain how to write a thousand word essay, this blog post is about 1010 words long.)lol