Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Singer I Used to Like

I read an article about a singer online. It's not a good article 'cuz it was a one sided story about what kind of person he is. I am shocked to read about it 'cuz I am his fan. I've been his fan for 7 years and I couldn't believe that he was that kind of person.

I am not interested in reading celebrities gossips but I think this is more than a gossip. There's another short article which tells what he did to that person so I think it's true. I used to buy all his albums to show my support for him but now I'll stop doing that.

Even though I dislike him now, I still like his songs so I don't think I can hate the songs just 'cuz the singer is a bad person.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Armed Force Day Holiday @ Home

Since yesterday was Armed Force Day, I got to rest another day at home. On that day, I spent most of my times using the computer to create a few icons and watch dramas and movies. Times surely passed by when you are working on an icon, even through I was just following the examples from the tutorials. I continued watching Kimi Wa Petto drama to ep 8 and then skip to ep 10 'cuz I was curious about the ending. As I predicted, the main lead actors and actress got together but I didn't like that fact that Momo didn't continue studying at Frankfurt. If this was a Korean drama, he would probably have gone there and come back 3 years later 'cuz there's always separation between the two lovers in a happy ending drama.

After I finished Kimi Wa Petto (I still need to finishing the episodes I skipped), I watched Lovely Complex. I'm so glad that I watched this movie. It's so kawai (means cute in Japanese). I think Tommy said in forum that if this movie was to be remade in Myanmar, she wants Ye' Lay and Moe Hay Ko as the lead but I prefer Yadanar Pone 'cuz she's much cuter. I don't like Myanmar movies copying from Asian movies but it'll be fun to see this in Myanmar version but I doubt that this will ever be remade (even if they think about it) 'cuz in the movie, the girl confessed her love to the guy and it's like taboo here to do that. The actress reminds me of Han Ji Hye and Lee Da Hae sometimes in a cute way.

In the evening as I'm writing this blog now (I write it ahead 'cuz I might not have time when I'm working), my cousin turned on MRTV4 and I heard Ye' Lay' song so I rushed to the TV and there was an interview with him. He was always smiling in the interview and it's not fake, they were natural smiles. I wonder if he's like that all the time. But I don't like the interviewer 'cuz she was sitting so close to Ye' Lay that their knees are touching (and I'm not saying that 'cuz I'm jealous or anything). I think this is a bit old, around the time he released his 2nd album. He talked a bit about his stage show experience at Mya Yeik Nyo which made him and his mom cry 'cuz he only got to perform at 1 am in the morning. When asked about what he plans to do for the music, he said I planned on taking some times off to focus on song writing. Later, he said he's interested in both music and acting and the interviewer asked him which he prefers to do 'cuz he said that he was gonna focus on music. That's when he laughed again and said he's interested in both and planned to work hard in both categories. He said he's not satisfied with his current position and he's gonna work hard to gain more success. Ye' Lay. Fighting!

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Sunday

Yesterday I woke up early and started doing my laundry after I ate breakfast. Although I started early, I didn't finish till 1 pm probably 'cuz I was watching Shinhwa Tropical Concert while waiting for the clothes to get soak with soap. After I ate lunch, I took a shower and went to my uncle's house to drop off some vegetables. I ate some butter rice there although I ate lunch already but I couldn't resist eating it after seeing the fried nga pi kyaw. Their fried nga pi kyaw tastes really good. Afterward, I went to my cousin's house nearby and made plan with her to go shopping at the start of the month. I was planning to go to Sai Sai album promotion event but I won't have time for that and I want to do some shopping without my mother. I guess I'll have to ask my sister to go and buy the cds for us. We'll need to buy 2 cds to get the tickets for his birthday show at Hmaw Si Island. The first 300 who bought the cds will get the tickets.

Anyway, back to the subject, I went to Ice Youth library to return the books I rented 2 weeks ago. I can rent 2 books 'cuz I'm a Member C. If I was younger, I could have finish reading in one week and borrow new books but now I don't have much time to read books. I rented "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" last time but I didn't finish any of the books. I got bored with reading. This time, I didn't take much time to search books at the library 'cuz I found two books by Michael Crichton, "Prey" and "Sphere". I will probably finish both books since I like the author.

Later in the evening, I worked on some icons after getting some colorization guide from a girl from deviantart. I can't believe that people younger than me are so creative. That girl is only 14 and yet her artwork are so better than mine. I have a long way to go to success in the making on beautiful icons which I see on soompi artworks.

You can check out her artworks and tutorial at http://shy-love.deviantart.com.

These are the ones I did yesterday. I don't have much recent pics at home and I can't help working on Eun Hye 'cuz she looks so great in her pictures and goofy also.


As for pic 5 & 6, I got a bit bored with working on the pretty faces. I'm thinking of using no 5 as my avatar :)

I only did a few other pics, 2 Da Hae and 1 Dennis. I need to get more picture of Da Hae from online.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

ThiGyarMin.com

No, I'm not going to talk about a website. ThiGyarMin.com is a name of a dvd movie which I've watched at Nawaday cinema on Tuesday.

I've heard about this movie from a friend and had been wanting to watch it. The lead actor is Sai Sai and the director is Mg Myo Min so I thought it might be good. My mother was against us watching it from the beginning. She said she rather eat something good than watch Sai Sai movie. I should have listen to her :(

The plot isn't that much different from previous works of Mg Myo Min such as Rose Wine, Rose Cola and That Ta Ma Myauk Yin Khone Tan (I don't know how to translate that, 7th Heart Beat?). It's the usual story of guy trying to get the girl who is trapped under the control of her parents or brothers in this case.

Daewa (Sai Sai) and Chit Chit (Yadanar Pone) are lovers. Chit Chit's brother, Mone Dine (Pho Kyaw) doesn't like Daewa 'cuz he's a rapper and Mone Dine is a rocker. (Yeah, right all he did to portray himself as rocker is to wear all black and cowboy boots and hang rock singers' posters in his room. But Sai Sai's side is pretty much the same also, wear baggy pants & shirts, hang hip-hop singers' posters on the wall and sing some rap songs on stage.)

So he forbids his sister from seeing Daewa. When Thingyan comes, Mone Dine and Daewa set up mandats, one's a rocker mandat, another a hip-hop mandat. During the Thingyan era, Daewa and his friend Kyaw Su Soe (sorry, didn't really catch his name in the movie) tried every day to get to see Chit Chit by tricking her brothers and friends. They disguised themselves so that others won't recognize them. On the new year day, Daewa disguised himself as a granny and run away Chit Chit with him while others are busy washing the elders' hairs.

So, you might be thinking...what does this have to do with ThiGyarMin?

The movie started off with a screen which showed windows starup, logging into Bagan and opening IE and entered the address www.thigyarmin.com in the Google search bar. I was saying to myself that it's so stupid to write down an address of a website in a search engine box when you already know the address. I know the reason why it was done like that later 'cuz suddenly the Google logo disappeared and the movie titles were showed instead where the logo used to be.
In the end of the movie, a screen was show where Mone Dine wrote to ThiGyarMin on the home page of Google (yes...that's how it was shown) saying that ThiGyarMin should arrest Daewa for stealing his sister and ThiGyarMin replied that since this case is need to be research carefully, I'll decide what to do next year.

The lessons learned from this movie is
1) Rockers and Rappers don't get along.
2) One can always disguise yourself to see your girlfriend even when they are many people surrounding her.
3) In the end, the girl will run away with her boyfriend and that's the end of the story.

I went to see this movie, knowing it'll sucks 'cuz Sai Sai's the lead but still I wanted to watch it 'cuz it's a comedy. I did laugh at the movies but I was falling asleep most of the times. I can barely hear the sound in the theater and it doesn't help when the story is lame. I hate fake Thingyan. I was hoping to see something that is related to Thingyan but all I see is people jumping around on the stage while others are singing raps. Why do all these people need to be on stage when they aren't singing anyway? And it sure got on my nerves when I see some girls dressed in jeans, stopped Mone Dine's car on the new year day to ask for donation. This is the first time I ever see girls asking for donation with jeans on. I'm not saying girls can't wear jeans but it just doesn't match with the scene at all. One person is dressed in Myanmar shirt & longyi and the rest are in jeans.

I know I'm watching a Myanmar movie so I should expect typical background sounds and typical lame jokes in the movies but I really hate them. I hate those sounds which you hear in a funny scene or those lame jokes that you see in every comedy movies.

What I like about this movie is the makeup disguise for Sai Sai & Kyaw Thu Soe. I didn't recognize Sai Sai at first when he was disguised as an Indian plumber. I also thought that something was wrong with the granny who were sitting among the other elders and that was 'cuz the granny was Sai Sai.

I will never watch any Thingyan movies/ videos again except for Thingyan Moe.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What I've been doing lately

I admit that I haven't been updating this blog lately. Internet connection has been quite slow lately and I have to use proxy site to write at my blog. Also, I've been quite busy with work and reading NativeMyanmar during my free times. I can't seem to get away from my own two topics about TV dramas and say something here about celebs. I barely have time to surf other topics.

A few weeks ago, my classmate from UFL asked me to burn her some Korean drama songs and some English songs. Since I have most of the drama songs, I said I'll burn them for her. This Monday, she gave me 2 slips of paper, writing down all the albums and songs she wants. I had no problem with the Korean albums and I felt like crying when I read the English song list. There are total of 74 songs on her list. Luckily, I am able to find them from multiply. I hardly listen to English songs so if someone ask me where to download them, I didn't know what to answer.

While I'm working, I've been downloading a lot of kdrama & kmovie osts to start a new collection. I borrowed my kdrama collection cds to someone from UFL and she still haven't return them so I think it's better for me to start my own collection again. I'll be sharing those songs later, probably via multiply. The download is a bit slow but the links are valid and I won't have to worry about reuploading them later.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Trip to Pyinmana

I've already written about my trip to Pyimana. I thought about writing it in English but I am too lazy to do that. So to summarize what I wrote in Myanmar, I took the exam for MOFA on the 24th and 25th and came back home on the 27th. I stayed at a house which is a branch office from where he work so I didn't have to worry about hotel fees and plus the food expense is low since there's a cook at that house. I went to visit a mountain on the 26th and on the way, my sister accidentally dropped our camera and now we have to send it to repair shop. My brother went home that day with the train and he called us at night. He said there was an accident with the train and he had to come home via a bus. He said it happened at around 3:30 pm and that was the same time my sister dropped her camera. Maybe it's just coincidence but it sure gave me the creeps when I think about it. I came back on the next day with the train and the ride back home wasn't pleasant 'cuz I have to share the seat with a granny who wouldn't get up from the seat. Since she was old, my friend and I didn't want to argue with her so we just sat beside her. My sister and a friend who sat way back in another trailer was among the trailers which got left behind after the chain connecting the trailers broke. Luckily, we weren't that far away so the train was able to drive backward and chained the trailers. I arrived at home at 2 in the morning 'cuz the train arrived late.

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