Absence For 21 Days?

Rumor has it that I might have been passed away because it’s been like 21 days since the last time I blog. OK, there are no rumors because I just made them up. Ahhh, anyway, I have been pretty busy the last 3 weeks; I was working hard and got caught up with school and stuff. Also, Ramadan made me quite lazy so I didn’t even have the energy to blog. So I would like to apologize to all of you for not stopping by and congratulating on Eid….I hope you can understand my situation and move on LOL. I’ll try to devote some time for blogging and start knocking on your blogs pretty soon.


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Happy Halloween

Selection of Funny Videos (Part Trois)

Ready for a third round of comedy!

No Way!

OK. I know you have probably seen Fresh Prince of Bel-Air like million times but this scene still cracks me up.

A Therapy Visit

Who knew Sharon Stone can be so funny?

Robot Chicken Clip

So funny. I hope you have the time to watch the entire clip.

A Phenomenal Soundtrack

One of the most things that really get on my nerves is when ordinary people (or in this case, none-gamers) fail to realize how much effort is put on making a videogame soundtrack. In fact, I pay more attention to a videogame soundtrack more than I do to movies (except an Indian movie that my mom forced me to watch with her).

These days, I’m a dedicating a good amount of time playing Baten Kaitos Origins; an RPG game for the Nintendo GameCube. The game is actually a prequel to the first one entitled “Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Last Ocean”. Big title huh? Actually, Baten Kaitos Origins is usually called in the land of the rising sun as “Baten Kaitos II: The First Wings and the Heirs of God.” The bottom line is, is that I have never been moved for a long time by a soundtrack that as powerful as this one. However, if you are an avid fan of Japanese RPGs then you are probably aware of the composer Motoi Sakuraba. This guy is one of my favorite videogame composer of all time, simply because, he knows how to create themes and songs that perfectly match the atmosphere that videogame-makers are trying to deliver to the player. I have selected 10 songs from the game that I hope you find it amusing and emotionally moving. So, here’s what I want you to do: I want you to listen to each song while you browsing other websites and surfing the web, or whatever you feel like doing and I want you to tell me: HOW GOOD IS THIS SOUNDTRACK?

PS: The last three songs are actually battle themes while the rest are not. So that’s why you find a heavy rock/metal instruments incorporated in the battle themes but they are still darn good.

Review: The Departed

One of the greatest moments in life (or at least in a day) is when you wait for a movie to release with high expectations and then find out (after you watched the movie) that the movie is actually much higher than your expectations. And “The Departed” is actually one of those movies. Before you take your seat in the movie theater and you know that what you are about to watch is a Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece (have you seen Gangs of New York), you would realize that would be enough. However, the fun doesn’t stop there when you find out that the movies is portrayed by one of the finest (and probably highest paid) actors in Hollywood such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, that’s when you finally concluded that you are in for a ride like no other. You are probably wondering, how good is the movie? Well, let’s just say it is so good that I decided to write a review at 3:00AM, straight from the movie theater.

Unspoiled Synopsis

"The Departed" is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy -- and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

My Review

You will have to admit that great movies are few and far between; and Martin Scorsese’s movies are SO few and VERY far between; so missing one of his movies is like missing 10 “averaged-good” movies. The script is very solid from every angle; even though it is extremely structured, yet it will keep your mind actively creating different scenarios for the ending, because every time you think the movie has matched the ending that you had in mind, it will simply reverse what you were expecting. The assembly of the actors is well done and each actor has brought his essences to the maximum and each one has worked his/her character out (even the minor ones). However, when it comes down to it, the actor that totally shined in this movie was none other than Titanic’s heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. In my opinion, DiCaprio is one of the smartest actors around; early in his acting career, he first reached to the audience (especially to the mass of fan girls) in Romeo + Juliet and The Titanic; wining the heart of millions of people and then he sought love from the critics by the movies that followed. DiCaprio looked so cool in this movie that I wanted to kick everyone who criticized him as “gay” or “feminine” in the time of Titanic. All the audience who attended this movie was touched, moved, and fascinated by him that they even couldn’t stop talking about his phenomenal act after the movie was finished. Another actor that I was totally impressed with was Mark Wahlberg; he finally beat his standers when he shined in the Italian Job four years ago. And Jack Nicholson is Jack Nicholson, there’s no questioning about his abilities, this guy certainly deserves the “three-Oscar winner” title (and I’m still waiting for his fourth win). It was hard for me to point out a favorite scene because the entire movie is filled with favorite scenes, but I must say, the ending will shock you to the very core that your jaw will refuse to accept the messages from your brain to keep it closed; expect an hour of discussion between your friends when the movie is finished.

Watch Or Pass?

Are you kidding? Definitely a must see. So far it is one of the best movies I have seen for this year that you surely don’t want to miss. Hopefully, it will reach the Kuwaiti’s theaters this year and when it does, go and watch the movie with a smile already on your face because what you are about to witness is a masterpiece.

My Rating

Create a Mii

This is my Mii
Create your Mii Here

In case you are not into videogames, let me you fill you in. Nintendo new console has many "channels" called the Wii channels, and one of them is called a Mii channel. The Mii Channel is an avatar creator, where users can design 3D caricatures of people by selecting from a group of facial features. Users can select from pre-made caricatures or create their own by choosing custom body part shapes, colors, and positioning. For games such as Wii Sports, each player's caricature will be shown as their in-game character appearance. Miis can also be transported to the Wii Remote, and be taken to another Wii.

Now, whether you are interested on the Wii or not, I invite you to create your own Mii and post it in your blog. C'mon people, I wanna see your Mii(s). Post a comment stating that you have done your creation of Mii, so I can post it in the Mii Gallery. Remember, your Mii doesn't have to be a depiction of your personal features.

PS: To make a copy of your Mii, select the "Print" option and save it on a document using a JPEG format.

The Mii Gallery
Fallen Angel's Mii
Aurora's Mii
Gina's Mii
3abeer's Mii
SamBoosa's Mii

15 Favorite Things

Been tagged by: Isabelle
I tag the dynamic trio: Bella, Tinkerbell, & No3ik

OK, here are my 15 favorite things. Bear in mind that this list isn’t arranged in a particular order and I’m pretty sure that I like even more stuff, but that’s all I got on the top of my head:

1. Blogging
2. Hugging
3. Italian Food
4. Shopping for clothes
5. Psychology
6. Nintendo and RPG games
7. Starbucks
8. Paris
9. Kira Knightly
10. Friends (The TV show)
11. Friends (The real ones)
12. Getting an A on a test
13. Shirley Temple (The drink, not the actress)
14. Pier 1 Imports furniture
15. Cheesecake