Stay strong Mum. We love you.
Posted by Arystle Saturday, November 27, 2010
Directors: Nathan Greno & Byron Howard Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
"After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Rider scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life........."
Get tangled with Rapunzel today! Ah, we have all read about the long-haired Princess Rapunzel - the one with the luscious locks and one who happens to be locked up in the high tower by a wicked witch. Prince charming comes along in his white shining armour and handsome horse, and ta-da, they fall in love and live happily ever after. Sounds like a typical fairy-tale! Well, good thing is, Tangled happens to have a slight twist to that 'typical fairytale'. Watch the trailer below for a sneak peak into this Disney film that's coming our way.
Featuring the voices of both Zachery Levi and Mandy Moore, Tangled is a fairytale told in the modern world. I was lucky enough to attend an early screening on it, two days prior to its release into the cinemas. The best part yet is that it was screened in 3D! Amazing effects on 3D, especially when Rapunzel turn and twist around while dancing! Feels like her long, long, long hair is slapping against your face.Overall, Tangled is a good movie for families and all those Disney-loving kids. A nice getaway from the typical action/horror/ drama movie for us adults too. Watch it today, and oh, try it in 3D! :)
|Holding you captive with her long hair|
|Catch it in 3D today!|
My take on this movie:
Posted by Arystle Friday, November 19, 2010
Director: John Luessenhop Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Takers seems too good to be true, with very little conflict.
TAKERS will surely blow your mind away with its intensity and suspense. Crafted across a group of handsome cast and good action sequences, it was a pretty decent heist movie. Nothing unpredictable as anyone who robs a bank will eventually get caught - be it dead or alive. But worth a watch if you're into Paul Walker, Chris Brown, Matt Dillon, Jay Jernandez, Idris Elba or Hayden Christensen.
|Flexible Zoe Saldana|
Zoe Saldana was awesome, although she played only a small part in the movie. You may recall seeing her in Star Trek, Avatar and Center Stage. One of my lil ballerina idol, looks like she found her flair growing more towards acting than in dancing.
|Robbing banks after banks, they go.|
This fast-paced movie is worth a watch for all the kicking action and rough 'men-fight'. Loving their lux life and smart plans into getting lotsa money, Takers will only be a movie that will be watched today,and soon after be gone and forgotten.
My take on this movie:
Posted by Arystle Monday, November 1, 2010
Posted by Arystle
a name that brings much fame and glory
a name that can change the history of football
a name that can fetch many billion dollars and
a name that spells of an utmost legend.
Never had I imagine that I would be able to meet Frank James Lampard face-to-face and to even shake his hands and hug him. Lampard to me, isn't the 'greatest' player of all times.... yet, i felt excited to meet this man who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea but surprisingly, scored more goals than any strikers in that club.The winners and the organizers gathered together early in the morning and we made our way to Stamford Bridge, Fulham, several underground tube stops and tube line change away from where our hotel was located. The process at the tube station took quite awhile as we were traveling in a group and the organizers had to purchase a day pass travel card for each of us which took quite a fairly bit of time.
|us outside Chelsea Football Club|
The famous wall outside the club was a firm landmark to mark the great history and past achievements of Chelsea. With legendary players plastered all over the wall, it is without a doubt that tourist and hard-core fans alike were drawn to it, alike a magical force drew them towards the wall. Very impressive and cleverly executed, the wall was one of the star attraction, after the Chelsea merchandise store and the statue of Peter Osgood, that stands proudly outside the West Stand end of the stadium.
|Wall of fame 1|
|wall of fame 2|
|sis & i at the double winners wall|
|with the entire team!|
The legendary Peter Osgood played actively during the 1960s and 1970s. Having established himself within the Chelsea club, Osgood was one of the few who managed to score in every round of the FA Cup in 1970. Tragically, he suffered and died from a heart attack at the age of just 59. Being the legend that he is, his statue stands outside the stadium, in remembrance of his effortless contribution to the club - that just had to be told and shared to all footie fans near and far.
|Statue of Peter Osgood|
Standing outside the stadium, we were each given the match tickets and was delighted to know that we were going to be part of the Zola Suite at the West Stand area. Basically, the 'suite' ticket entry entitles one for a meal and free-flow of beer, wine and juices. The food wasn't that great but the service was somewhat good - you were given attention and the waiters were all very attentive to our needs. The suite can be better because it was merely rows after rows of tables and to me personally, i found it rather cramped and small to be even considered as a suite. Oh well, shouldn't be complaining too much. We were given options to choose our starter, main course and choice of dessert.
|the priceless match tickets|
|Inside the Zola Suite|
|place your bets on the match score|
|spoilt for choice|
Enjoying the fellowship and the food placed before us, the General Manager of Maxis, Michael Chan visited our table to check if everything was fine. A lil chat and some photo shots taken, he left soon-after as we all got ready to enter the stadium to watch Chelsea and Wolverhampton in action.
the group with Michael Chan, GM of Maxis
As we entered the stadium, I cannot help but feel the major difference in watching a match live at the stadium as compared to watching it back home in KL through the TV screen. The fans cheering, the crowd roaring, the usherettes attentively observing and us.....................just speechless. Sitting among the crowd which were 95% clad in the blue jersey, it was an eye-opening experience as the cold air find its way through the stadium. The Chelsea song were sung every now and then and occasionally, when the ball falls into Wolverhampton's possession, a loud "boooooooo" rang through the stadium. Just soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the match, nothing beats sitting there in the stadium and watching the match live in front of our eyes. Sadly, we were unable to watch Lampard in action as he was still recovering from his injury.
|the blue fans|
|right before the kick-off|
|the snack counter to quench your thirst during half-time|
spot Drogba & Anelka
After the match, which Chelsea won 2-0 with much ease, the moment finally arrived for us to meet Lampard in person. We were led to a room in the Millennium Copthorne Hotel and there he was, standing tall and chattering with the rest of the people in the room. I was starstruck and we, being crazy, begin to snap pictures of him until Michael Chan, GM of Maxis told us to calm down and take a seat. hehe.
A man of great charm, poise and confidence, Lampard was really friendly, approachable and without a slight thin air of arrogance. Fantastic pr skills and highly amiable, Lampard can be said to be an epitome of all mankind.
|first sight of Lampard|
|Frank James Lampard!|
|(L-R): Jean Pascal Van Overbeke, Maxis Chief Operating Officer, Frank Lampard & Michael Chan, Maxis General Manager|
Lampard signing the jerseys
Jean Pascal Van Overbeke, Maxis COO & Frank Lampard
together with the group
Meeting Lampard was indeed a 'WOW' experience and I'm truly blessed to be one of the chosen winners. Thank you Maxis for this incredible journey, from the start to end, which I will definitely cherish for all the years to come. The overall trip was a blast, as we had a joyous fellowship with new found friends as well as breathing in the cold crisp air of London and exploring all that it has to offer.
|the very, very, valuable jerseys and caps|
|the signed cap|
|8 is THE number|
|the priceless signature!|
|sis signed poster|
thank you MAXIS for this once in a life time opportunity!
★ ★ continue to soar to greater heights as the best telco ever in Malaysia!★ ★