Despre „Avangarda revizitată” și alte filme, cu Iulian Băicuș, într-un blitz-interviu pentru Poiana lui Mayuma
Who know me already, is aware of how much crazy I am about my pets.
At the moment I have a dwarf Chinese hamster called Jackie Chan (how convenient his the name? lol, Don’t even know if Jackie is Chinese or not ), I have a westie called Mili (the queen of the house as a matter of fact) and the recently addition, Spock the cat aka bold-cat, spider-cat!!
Leaving in the countyside of Galway, I kind of don’t give me much subjects to take photos rather then sheep, cows and never ending fields. So when I run out of the variety of subjects (!!!) I turned to my beloved pets, Mili and Spock more precise, as Jackie Chan is a senior, spending most of his time sleeping.
The good thing is : it some (lots) patience I manage to get some nice photos. More than just using them as models I’m keeping their memory.
Unfortunately pets don’t last forever, so at least I’m guarantying something to always remember them.
I know I don’t need to say it, because I know most of the people that have pets, once in while always take a picture of them. But if you are into photography, taking shoots of your pets is a good away to practice your skills and you never know, you might have the next internet sensation sitting at your home.
What defines beauty? Beauty changes like the rolling tide, every few moments, being washed away again and again. And honestly it very much depends on whose definition of beauty is used. Being an Asian girl who has spent the middle and high school years in the U.S in an area where I was only exposed to one other Asian girl my age, (she is actually now my best friend) I found that I could not really say if I was beautiful or not, because growing up mine and other people’s definitions of beauty seemed to be Caucasian girls of many kinds. Also media had a huge impact on my definition of beauty as well. I could as a freshman in high school, probably only count on one hand the number of Asians in the entertainment industry, Brenda Song, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, maybe a few more, but not many. I unconsciously began to hate the shape, the colour of my eyes, how short I was. It became very difficult to live with being Asian. It became increasingly worse as high school went on, as boys started being interested in girls. It was a very interesting time where I started basing beauty on ethnicity. At this time I started wearing make-up and “better” clothes, I was slowly getting over my tomboy self and becoming more feminine. However when it came to make-up I got some tips from my mother but, then I turned toward Youtube for additional help, as being adopted by Caucasian parents is amazing but in certain areas they cannot do much to help. It seemed no amount of make-up or different clothes could help me with what I believed was lack of beauty. In Church I learned that I, as well as all girls are daughters of our loving heavenly father and that we are all beautiful. Lately I have found this has become truer. If we define Beauty by the Lords terms than everyone is beautiful. This whole time, I was defining beauty by ethnicity and not by beauty is in everything and everyone. This past summer I became interested in Korean and Taiwanese Dramas and music, I fell in love with the pop culture and it has boosted my self-esteem, to me, these actresses and singers became my role models and I no longer based beauty on ethnicity, because these girls were clearly very beautiful and they were Asian just as I was. Along with finally understanding what beauty truly is, it is everything and everyone, I have found role models in a place I never thought to look, my roots, my home and my ethnicity. Beauty is not fake eyelashes, silicon implants or nose jobs, it is the light and example of being a daughter of god. I hope that one day I can become a role-model for other girls like me, who have a hard time being themselves. Of course I am not against Fake lashes, they are fun to play with and they make my eyes bigger but, no one NEEDS them. God gave us the body he gave us because that is the body we were meant to have and it is BEAUTIFUL. I hope everyone remembers that. <3
Jackie Chan has had a long and successful career acting in action and comedy movies. His movies involve elaborate stunts and fight scenes. Unlike other actors and actresses, Jackie does not like to use stuntmen in his place. His insistence on doing his own stunts puts Jackie in many dangerous situations and has led to numerous injuries. Few people realize that he once nearly died due to a brain injury suffered from a fall on the set of one of his movies and that as a result he then needed emergency brain surgery. The link below will bring you to an excerpt from his autobiography in which he discusses his near death experience and subsequent surgery:
Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org
I’m not dead, guys.
Just had to fine tune some of life. But I’m back. And more lively than ever. EVER.
Hopefully I’ll start using this more closely related to my life and times. Maybe not. But, we got work to do, so let’s get started.
Here’s my daily morning routine:
Get on my laptop.
Forcibly constrain myself with clothing.
Go to class.
I am guilty of being one of those people whose lives are Techno-centric (well, almost), but there’s good reason. almost 50% of my daily routine has me on my computer. That includes note-taking, info gathering, class participating, homework doing, entertainment seeking and creative processing tasks.
Then there’s social media. Which seems to be as equally important as all of those things, and sometimes just as irrelevant.
(WARNING: For those not completely aware of my crackpot antics from time to time, these can be outlandish, offensive, and even flat out gross. You have been warned…
Still here? Ok.)
Social media, is a living, breathing, thing.
And it looks like that.
Living. Breathing. Feeding off our life force and draining us of our precious time. And it’s awesome.
In my routine, I personally sacrifice time to promote events, through school organizations on campus, as well as my own personal endeavors *cough*toddylkaim.bandcamp.com*cough*. I also use it to make sure the world isn’t ending, by keeping up to date with lives, news and my favorite ways to waste time.
And I NEVER waste time playing Candy Crush.
Because social media makes news so accessible, I sometimes just sift through my timeline, til I switch over through Google to validate certain sources or research a bit more. One example of this? Back in the day, during Facebook’s Golden age, you had every celebrity dying off by folks who wanted likes, so then , it became hard to identify what news was the truth, and what news was posted by someone dumb enough not to do their research.
Jackie Chan is one wonderful example who seems to be “Dead” according to Google search. He does not approve.
In 5 years, my social media routine may be just as personal, but way less frequent. In my quest to be successful, I may have someone else to take care of some of my professional tasks. I intend to consume less, and produce more. A whole lot more.
That’s it for this week though. Gotta catch up but, uh,
Welcome to the Bartenders Guide. Here is my first official post. The first Monday of the month is dedicated to a funny bar tending story or past event that I remember. These are sometimes funny stories, cool events or silly things that I have stumbled into along the way. I might even throw in the odd mini rant about something in today’s hospitality that irks me. (“mixologists” tasting drinks with straws)
Toronto Ontario has a large film and tv community. Due to economic and taxation credits many US and international productions are based in Toronto. While living in Southern Ontario just an hour outside of Toronto I would often here about specific bar tending rolls that TV agents where looking for. I just missed out on a role in a Jackie Chan movie and a few juggling commercials. The odd audition has landed me a 5 second spot in a Budwieser commercial. It has since been lost to the internet however the commercial is titled the Budweiser “Thank you”. Another commercial ran only in Canada. A Zantac commercial. It is set in a restaurant called Jack Astors and my roles was that of the juggling waiter. Two days of shooting and here we have it.
Copied below is a link to my commercial. For fun I have also added a link to a more recent Applebee’s commercial featuring World Champion Flair Bartender Christian Delpech. Enjoy the watch. I’ll have some November cocktails ready for you on Thursday.
Sign in and Shake it up
Zantac Commercial- Featuring Dean Serneels as the juggling waiter.
Applebee’s commercial with Christian Delpech.38.290336 -85.926154
Wednesday, November 6th
Film starts at 8pm
Lady Jay’s, 633 Grand St (bet Leonard & Manhattan), Bklyn, NY 11211
Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!
Its that time of year again when the days grow shorter, the weather grows colder, and the lunatics really start to step up their game. And the game for the past 7 years has been The 2904. Apart from the year of Sandy, scofflaws and ne’er-do-wells have hopped in terminal jalopies and blasted across the USA for less than $2904, including the car. Inspired by The Cannonball Run they set out this year from the Red Ball Garage in Manhattan for the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach, CA to see who can get their scrap heaps to the other coast the fastest. Come join us in a send off of these motorhead miscreants and their mighty machines at Lady Jay’s this Wednesday.
Follow the action at: https://www.facebook.com/The2904
Somewhere in the dark automotive recesses of our collective Gen X youth lies a film of such power and influence that it spawned an insatiable desire in a generation of gearheads to dress up like priests and drive across the country soused in Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari. That film, of course, is The Cannonball Run (1981).
Starring a who’s who of legends, has-beens, and almost stars The Cannonball Run may be the ultimate intersection of 1970′s booze and drug fueled cool. All you need to do is read the cast list and you realize you idolized, impersonated or masturbated to one of these people at least once in your life. Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Fonda, Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Bradshaw, Mel Tillis, and Dom DeLuise.
Based on the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an actual cross-country outlaw road race from the Red Ball Garage in New York City to Redondo Beach, California the film is a strange mixture of fact and fiction collected from the 5 runnings of The Cannonball from 1971-1979. The only rules were there were no rules. You just had to drive your vehicle as fast as could from coast to coast. To add more legitimacy to the proceeding the film’s director Hal Needham and the movie’s screenwriter and Cannonball founder Brock Yates ran the final Cannonball in the very ambulance used by Burt Reynolds in the film.
In fact most of the shenanigans in the film are based on real Cannonball events. Men dressed as priests? Check. A fake ambulance with a real doctor and a fake patient? Check. A “road legal” stock car? Check. Hot all girl team? Check. Foreigners in a Roll-Royce? Check. Two guys on a motorcycle? Check. All Needham had to do was set the wheels in motion and Reynolds, Dom DeLuise (one of the best comic duos ever) and their drugged/drunk Hollywood buddies did the rest.
An unforgettable product of a bygone era of gonzo races and gonzo film-making. Unfortunately a movie like this will never be made again. Unless they make a movie of The 2904. But that is another story…John King of Krumpet The 2904
…a detail of my 2013 race car. Go Team Tailpipes! follow us on instagram: @miss1932
- Corinna, Marchioness Of Motors
This is Jackie Chan’s latest film, and will be released in China this December. Chan at the ripe age of 59, is looking to be like a bad-ass in this next film. Checkout the trailer below for the reboot of Police Story.
Out this December in China, this is a reboot of Chan’s Police Story flicks, which already got a reboot. The title of this latest one is Police Story (clever). Unlike the previous films, this one is not set in Hong Kong, but rather, it takes place in mainland China. As you watch it, remember Jackie Chan is 59 years old. Fifty-nine!
Directed by Sheng Ding. With Jackie Chan, Ye Liu, Tian Jing, Bo Huang.
Recently, I see a lot of posts about vulnerability, mostly accepting it as a positive human construct. It is encouraging to feel this wave of perception that has risen and is relentlessly touching thousands of kindred souls.
Of course, my friends and fellow travelers! Vulnerability is an honest human construct. Fear, doubt, frustration, hurt, failure, depression, angst, anxiety, insecurity all are sensory responses to varied external stimuli.
I find movies a good place to quote or to draw parallels from. The iconic martial artists, actor and stunt man, Jackie Chan brought something fresh and new to the erstwhile martial art movies. His movies introduce vulnerability with impeccable comic timing. He made the people, the viewers relate to the troubles of the protagonist. The heroes also get hurt and why not, they are human beings, made up of flesh and bones. They are susceptible to emotions, circumstances, to the people in their lives. Of course a hero wins at last, but it is usually after he learns from his mistakes and learns to adapt.
We are conditioned, programmed to believe that vulnerability is a sign of weakness. A valid point, apparently. But what is weakness? Have we analyzed weakness enough to understand it. Or have we made a rapid connection to the word, and formed a thesaurus of words like bad, lack of strength, inability, inadequacy, imperfection and so on? What if we look closer, spend a little time with vulnerability? We begin to realize, hey, it is more a tendency, just like our tendency to laugh at jokes, or the tendency to feel bad. We are sentient beings, we are meant too feel. If we were not vulnerable, why would we feel hurt?
Vulnerability is the nature of the garb, this human body. Human beings are susceptible to change, vulnerable to the world around them. What is vulnerability, if not heightened sensitivity and awareness. It is this awareness that makes us such a wonderful species. Vulnerability to thought, emotions, stimuli, environment and practically everything perceivable and tangible. Accepting vulnerability brings us closer to our awareness. What do we find when we are past vulnerability, a rewarding revelation, that we are still here! We continue to be, so can this be a weakness then? How can anything be a weakness, isn’t it just strength in disguise.
Accepting vulnerability takes us to something indomitable, invulnerable and imperishable viz. the human spirit.
Here are some choice posts that I enjoyed for their honesty
- Vulnerability. (silhouettedreamer.wordpress.com)
- Vulnerability Is Your Greatest Asset! (terapearsoninks.wordpress.com)
- The One Quality We Often Mistake For Weakness Can Actually Make You Stronger (jtm71.wordpress.com)
- How Vulnerability Feels (chelseakennedyczt.wordpress.com)
- The Vulnerability Veil (nspire1blog.wordpress.com)
- Reprioritizing Passion (kieradailey.wordpress.com)
- When we deny our own vulnerability, we cope by being cruel to others | Giles Fraser (theguardian.com)
- The Strength in Vulnerability (apattersonmba.wordpress.com)
- Vulnerable (losingstuffgainingfreedom.com)
After almost 10 months since its Hong Kong release, CZ12, also known as Chinese Zodiac, international superstar Jackie Chan’s newest –– and last –– big action movie as a director, was released in select AMC American and Canadian theaters October 18.
Filmed on location across five continents and seven countries, CZ12 takes audiences on a global adventure as Chan’s “JC,” a modern day treasure hunter, is hired by a group of antique dealers to track down six bronze sculptures that are missing from the original set of 12 representing the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. With the help of his team of explorers, a Chinese artifact student and a French heiress, JC races through French vineyards and braves the jungles of the South Seas in search of forgotten relics.
With a diverse number of locations comes a diverse cast, a casting decision that Chan owes to his many years of observation in the entertainment industry.
“I wanted to show the whole world that good guys and bad guys can be of any race,” Chan explains. He specifically mentions a band of pirates that shows up to sabotage one of JC’s missions. “If you notice, I cast a black guy, a Filipino guy, a Japanese guy, and so on. In Hollywood movies, the bad guys are always black. I always thought to myself, ‘Why are they always black?’ They’re not.”
The action-packed film is one of Chan’s most ambitious to date. Not only did Chan spend a hefty amount of money producing the film –– one of the major fight scenes cost more than $10 million to shoot –– but he also broke two Guinness World Records during the process for “Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor” and “Most Credits in One Movie,” the latter of which includes 15 credits, among them Actor, Director, Producer, Co-Writer and Fight Choreographer.
Chan owes his ever-expanding list of credits to his developing urge for creative license. As Chan began to make more movies over the span of his 50-year career, directors began to allow him to choreograph fight scenes and even add comedy to the scripts. Eventually, he wanted to do it all.
“I spent six years writing the script [for CZ12] while I was in America,” Chan says. “During Rush Hour 3, during The Forbidden Kingdom, any time I had a break, I’d be sitting there writing my script. Fighting is always good, but I wanted to make people laugh.”
CZ12’s cast brings in numerous actors, from American actor Oliver Platt to a cameo appearance by Chan’s own wife, Joan Lin. Yao Xingtong, the 2009 nominee for Best Actress in China’s Golden Rooster Awards for her role in Blossom, plays Coco, a bright Chinese student and passionate activist who fights to return stolen cultural treasures to their countries of origin.
“It’s been very fun,” Xingtong says of the time she spent filming with the cast and crew. “Jackie worked hard and took care of all of us. In China, we all like to call him ‘Big Brother.’”
Since its release, CZ12 has earned over $160 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing action film and second highest grossing Chinese film of all time in China. It has also won Best Action Choreography at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards.
Check out this link:
En el articulo anterior vimos el toque porteño que le agregan las voces argentinas a diferentes películas como Metegol. Esta vez, veremos que repercusión tienen los largometrajes animados donde las voces la ponen grandes estrellas del cine.La producción de Dreamworks se las ingenió para reunir entre sus filas un elenco de aquellos para Kung Fu Panda. Jack Black como el oso panda que nos hace descuartizar de risa, Angelina Jolie como la feroz Tigress, Dustin Hoffman como el guerrero Shifu, Jackie Chan sigue practicando sus artes marciales a través de Monkey, Seth Rogen como Mantis, Lucy Liu como la valiente serpiente Viper y David Cross como el habilidoso Crane. Esta es una de las mejores cintas realizadas por el estudio Dreamworks; en tanto a su guión, como su diseño y animación están en los más alto de este género. Kung Fu Panda fue estrenada el 6 de junio de 2008 en Estados Unidos, causando un tremendo éxito. La voz de Black es inconfundible. En los primeros minutos de la película uno puede reconocer al excéntrico Jack. Sin duda, este fue un muy buen aporte para el film. Además de su original voz, Black deja todo en el personaje. Se conecta con él, los dos son uno. El simpático Po no sería nada sin Black atrás. Puede parecer fácil ponerle voz a un personaje. Sin embargo, no consiste sólo en leer un guión y hablar tras un micrófono. Esto requiere un arduo proceso. En un principio Po era tonto y torpe, pero el personaje cambió con base en los aportes de Jack Black. Según este, trabajó aislado la mayor parte del tiempo, aunque pasó un día con Dustin Hoffman, lo cual ayudó a la escena en que se enfrentan sus personajes. Por otro lado, Angelina Jolie hace un excelente trabajo como Tigress, teniendo en cuenta que es su primer experiencia como actriz de dobaje. La sensualidad de Jolie se puede ver claramente en la delicada Tigress. No es tan fácil reconocer su voz, ya que la adecua para interpretar a un tigre. Lo de Jackie Chan es bastante cómico. En Kung Fu Panda tuvo la oportunidad de darle vida a un personaje que tiene sus mismas habilidades en artes marciales. Está de mas decir que lo disfrutó. Estos y los demás actores tienen un papel preponderante. Sus caras y sus cuerpos no se ven pero sus voces nos encantan a todos. Su fama atrae a su gran cantidad de fanáticos ansiosos por verlos (o en este caso escucharlos) nuevamente en acción. ¿A quién no le gustaría ver a Jack Black en forma de oso? ¿A quién no le genera curiosidad escuchar a Jolie en un tigre? Las expectativas son mayores,más exigentes. Qué suerte que estamos hablando de excelentes artistas que dejaron más que conformes a sus espectadores. El éxito de este largometraje llevó a su secuela, donde fueron convocados los mismos para interpretar a estos personajes que tanto nos gustan. !Buenas noticias para los fanáticos de Po! Kung Fu Panda vuelve con su tercera parte. El estreno está previsto para 2015.
Via: Kung Fu Panda
Rest assured for one thing, if its your first time in Singapore. It’s impossible to get lost. Really *Winks*
Well, here’s a light hearted moment when you ever thought of coming to Singapore.
When I came to Singapore for the first time, I was suppose to meet a friend at Woodlands, however being naive and being in Singapore for the very first time back in 2011. I board the bus to hope to see my friend and to my aghast I found out I was the way to Golden Mile, Beach Road and I was frighten, because I was not familiar with Singapore at all for the very first time.
And when I asked the passenger next to me, where we were, “Err excuse me, are we dropping at Woodlands.”
Kind lady passenger: “No we are on the highway to Golden Mile.”
My jaw dropped literally then. and I knew I was doomed. Reached Golden Mile, not knowing where I was, I called my friend at 4am plus in the morning. So to save cost, I waited for the earliest MRT train that starts at 6am instead and reach safely towards Woodlands around 7am.
So rest assured, I have been through a whimsical and unfortunate way to get a crash course on how to ride the MRT on my own the first day. Imagine my face morphed to the Scream from Edward Munich at 4am that day.
So to spare you guys, here are some tips to make your trip getting around Singapore for the first time easier!
To illustrate the point, in Singapore, where you can travel from one end to one end around 2 hours in a car, it’s really impossible for anyone to get lost in Singapore. How many square kilometer you say?
Take that as a land that is only 682.7 square kilometer and if you have trouble imagining the land space like me. For comparison Malaysia is 328,657 square kilometer, which means that Malaysia is 481 times larger than Singapore!
Here are some tips to help find your way if you are truly for the first time setting foot in Singapore.
1. Have a number of a relative or friend who is in Singapore on standby.
So that in case your friend can come save you to the rescue.
2. Ask the Control Centre people in which possible direction is the place you wanted to go.
Eg: How do I go to Botanical Gardens?
3. And when you are stuck in a place where’s there’s limited access to buses and no signs of any cabs?
Fourth, just reach that magic Dial-a-cab.
You may call these following number:
There are plenty to choose from such as:
Dial-A-Cab6342 5222 Comfort Tax i6552 1111
CityCab 6552 1111 SMRT Taxis6555 8888
More info can be read here on booking taxi:
There’s however a booking charge of SGD $3 though, so call when you need and ask the person to drive you to the nearest MRT station, because MRT in Singapore can practically transport you almost any area that you want to reach too.
Also not to mention with the upcoming down town line that makes it very practical for anyone to travel in Singapore.
There’s a joke that if you ever get lost in Singapore. You just need to find a MRT station and yay! You are safe
Having a Map of Singapore.
Other things that you can carry along with you. Perhaps a Map of Singapore which you can get from most major bookstore.
Or if you have GPRS on your mobile phone. That’s great, just insert the coordinates.
Or else when all fails. You can always count on the police to escort you as last resort, because normally the patrol from time to time to all SMRT station.
Or use apps such as WeChat, Line or any apps on your smart phone that can pinpoint the area that you are at.
Or just plain ask the next friendliest face you can find in Singapore.
Here’s an awesome video on what police do in Singapore.
I think after this video clip, there might be just more people signing up as police. lol
No no. Not this type of face. He looks constipated or having a bad day. And may deliver his signature drunken master punch or if you are lucky he would mentor you as his “karate kid.”
That’s Jackie Chan, but I am sure you guys would already recognised him. He’s a legend icon.
Instead, do look out for a general friendly face, like this one.
Don’t explain why carbonation bubbles appear then rise to the top.
Each air pocket lifts beyond my surface tension.
I could jump inside one blip of oxygen and ride it like an escalator
to break through the high fructose corn syrup.
The trick is to catch the carbon orb’s inception at the base of the bottle.
Try to find that little nothing out of something.
It becomes a base jump, leap of faith, through a wall of glass
like a choreographed Jackie Chan scene.
Sometimes I buy some purified water, but late in a day gone flat
I will grab a club soda to tickle my imagination.
Chan wrote, directed and stars in "Chinese Zodiac,"...