Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Looking forward to : resident evil:After Life

seems abit matrix like, here's the latest trailer.

Something to look forward to? Probably.

Monday, June 21, 2010

MunY Movies: Toy Story 3 - 3D

Did you enjoy Toy Story and Toy Story 2? Do they bring back memories for you? Well, Pixar is back with the 3rd installment of the Toy Story franchise. And I'm so glad they did.

Almost every year, I look forward to Pixar's animated feature. Because they are not only movies, they are stories told by excellent story tellers.

A year ago, I paid extra $ to watch 'UP' in 3D. This year, again, I forked out extra $ to watch another Pixar animated feature.

Last year, I said I'd prefer non 3D. The feeling is the same this year. I didn't like the glasses dulling down the colors of the movie, but didn't give me the exact 3D experience I was hoping for.

But back to the movie, Pixar brings Toy Story back after 9 years since it's sequel. This time, with a darker storyline.

Andy, the toys' owner, is now grown up and is ready to goto college. The toys, faced with either life in the attic or becoming landfill, decided to take a 3rd option.... donation to sunnyside daycare center.

Woody and Buzz returns, with Slinky, Mr and Mrs Potato, T-rex and Jessie. This time also joined by Barbie. Yes, Barbie finally arrives in toy story playing the blonde that she is.

Thinking the day care centre is a heaven for unwanted toys, the group soon finds out a darker side of the new toys they meet. Do not want to put any spoilers out here, so really, go watch it.....

Pixar captures the essence of emotions between owner and toy so well, I heard a few sniffles nearing the end of the movie. Did I choke up? OF COZ NOT. ehem....

The only warning is to watch it on a day when children and toddlers are unlikely to be present...... if you want to enjoy a disturbance free movie. Can't fault the kids as they get excited about the characters on the big screen, you can only fault the parents for not telling them better.

My Verdict: one of the best movies I watched this year. yes, BEST.

Watch it if.....

You love Pixar movies
You want to feel warm and fuzzy at the end of a movie
Because it's just that good.... just watch it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Having Fun at work?

Steve Jobs: I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to come in and work with some of the most brilliant people in the world. We play in the best sandbox...

Recently I saw this excerpt from the D8 interview with Steve Jobs.

Made me think of my own job and work environment.

Used to be alot of fun, still fun today. But could be better. Yeah, everything could be better.

But having fun at work is probably one of the most important things to really consider. And when I say having fun doesn't mean smoking up and going into work all high.

Enjoying the experience, the people, and environment...... it makes all the unbearable annoyances.... bearable I guess.

I remember my fist 2 years with the company, it was fun at work, even though there's the pressure of daily numbers.... there was still a bunch of friends who'd have a smoke and play 'six degrees of Kevin Bacon'. After that, the learning and the 'circle of trust' made for a totally new fun experience.

'Stress is a figment of your imagination' - words uttered by someone truly legendary... in my mind at least.

Then came India, also alot of fun because it was a new country, new environment, and a whole team of awesome people.

And coming back, having a team of great people working together with me...... still fun.

Friends betting that you'd throw a punch at the annoying man at work..... well... ok, fun.

Comments like, 'Mr B, you're a bit soft there' uttered during conference call makes for big laughs!

Am I still having fun at work? probably, just need to find that happy place again soon.