Wednesday, 7 March 2012

KONY 2012 - spread the word please!

The (main) purpose of this blog is for me to record bits and pieces of my life, and of course, it's great when some of these posts help people choose what they wanna see / do. But today's post is a 'spread the word' post, and it's slightly different from other posts in that I do hope everyone who's reading this will repost it somewhere - on facebook, or your personal blog, in your emails to friends - because this is really important to the world.


This video Kony 2012 is a little long for a clip, because it's actually a 30-minute short film made to raise awareness of the horror Joseph Kony has brought to the world. Though it's a little long, it's well worth watching - and reposting.

I saw the film Machine Gun Preacher some time ago and it's based on the life of the American preacher Sam Childers and his work in Uganda against Joseph Kony and his LRA. (Watch the video above and you'll know what exactly I'm talking about.) It really opened my eyes to the misery and daily struggles faced by some people in the world who are a lot less fortunate. The fact that a group of people (Invisible Children) have dedicated and sacrificed their time and money on the meaningful cause of getting Kony caught is very moving - and as it's said in the video, although we always think we're small and cannot make a change, the fact is we can.

Do the world a favour, spread the word NOW.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Telly addiction!!! Blue Bloods season 2, The Good Wife season 3, The Mentalist season 4, Modern Family season 3... and more!

I'm always doing the right (wrong) thing at the wrong time... I'm currently addicted to a few telly dramas when I should be working! @_@ Just can't tear myself away...

Blue Bloods season 2 - as good as season 1, without the heaviness of the undercover work Jamie was involved in (though he's now involved in some other undercover work...). Really enjoyable!


Ah, it's season 3 already, and The Good Wife is still good. After a brief fling with Will, Alicia's become 'good' again... let's see what will happen next.


Modern Family never fails to make me laugh. It probably doesn't sound like anything, but I usually don't find American AND British comedy shows amusing AT ALL, so a soap opera that can make me LOL literally is really something. I love every single character in it!!!


Featuring less of Red John now, though it's been confirmed that he's still alive. I actually find this season a bit disappointing... there's nothing 'new', every episode is just another one without the tension and plot development that made The Mentalist sooo good in previous seasons. Hopefully the remaining episodes in this season will be more interesting!

Also saw BBC's Sherlock a while ago which I'll write about in the next post. Apart from the ones listed here I'm gonna start watching 2 Broke Girls... ahhhhhhh my work!!!

Happy New @ Old Red Lion


Saw this a couple of days ago - you see, Old Red Lion's become a regular place for us since we saw The Importance of Being Earnest there. (I also saw Playing Pinter there some time ago but didn't bother to write up the review coz... there's nothing much I could write about.) I like small theatres where you can sit really close to the actors, and that's one of the reasons we keep going back to Old Red Lion.

Happy New is quite a puzzling play in the first half, my companion and a fellow viewer both showed me this astonished face during the interval - and I don't blame them! We see two strange brothers who seem to have nothing to do (no work, no social life apart from each other and a woman who's the girlfriend of one of the brothers) but are forever talking about living 'the Australian dream'. They seem to suffer from some mental illness, and it's hard to understand why the woman (the elder brother's girlfriend) would want to stick around. Everything becomes a lot clearer in the second half of the play; the brothers actually suffered from parental neglect when they were younger, when their mother abandoned them in a chicken farm. They were left to fend for themselves, literally, as they had to kill the chicken around them and eat them raw to survive. Because of the time they spent with the chicken, they think they themselves are chicken. The girlfriend's actually the TV presenter who reported on the case and brought them TV fame by interviewing them, and in the end we see why she sticks around.

Overall the play isn't bad, though the first half is really puzzling, and I personally find the dialogues a bit cumbersome. I was worried about the accent before seeing it but it's not a problem at all :)
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