男大生求爱好辛苦!

男人不坏,女人不爱吗?

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I don’t know how relevant is it in our local context or whether I can speak for all the guys but I was pretty surprised by some of the responses of the female students. For instance how they actually want a guy who actually bosses them around or how they’d rather not have guys who buy them breakfast or fetch them to school, believing the guys can better spend the time elsewhere.

I’ve never really claimed to be a nice guy but I wonder if nice guys really finish last.

CSI: Partial Family Reunion

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I don’t know if it’s the special effects, the videography, the impossible yet impossibly-cool gadgets, the edgey setting in the sin capital of the world, the characters, the bizarre cases or the music but CSI has a special hold on me. It’s been a slight decline since Grissom left the team but it’s still like that crash accident that you want to look away from but can’t help by fixated on. Locksley even reminded me how the cliffhanger for the end of last season was Laurence Fishburne‘s character shooting someone. This pales in comparison to how they left us wanting more in previous seasons. Not to mention the lack of a big case that the team had to follow through several episodes.

I’m conflicted on how they slowly introduced Laurence Fishburne’s character into the team when William Peterson left his on-screen role. Although top billed, he wasn’t immediately the new leader of the team, which is a good thing. But this meant that more time had to be spent developing the Dr Ray Langston character. With the departure of several cast members and the time focussed on Langston, I can’t help but feel the previous season was time just spent getting to know him. Now that we know him well enough, hope we continue to learn about the rest of the team.

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Liz Vassey fans would be pleased as she’s getting credited with the rest of the cast at the opening titles. Hope this means she’d get a bigger role and we’ll get to see more development between her character and Hodges.

House returns and WOW!

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The new season of House kicks off with a 2 hour special, Broken, and I can only say WOW… Some of us were getting pretty bored with the same ol’ plot and how the new cast members just make us want the old team back even more. I was telling Liyong the only exciting thing last season was House going mad.

The season opener picks up where season 5 left off with House being in the psychiatric ward. As he learns to heal himself, he inadvertently heals those around him. Can’t wait to find out what the new House has to offer next. Don’t really care if all the faces from the picture above returns as Broken proves that Hugh Laurie is able to carry the entire show himself.

大学生了没: Dating No-no?

大学生 discusses some dating issues with a guest psychologist. I believe the lesson at the end of the day is for guys to recognise when girls say “No” and for girls to assert themselves when they say “No” because you know well guys can be dense and you need to be unambiguous and definite with your stand.

Hopefully some people can learn something from the discussion.

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大学生了没: 记得校园的清纯味吗? 还原浓妆辣妹女大生

I remember back then when I see some girls on campus and wonder if they’re dressed up and ready to hit the clubs straight after classes. This phenomenon is not unique to Singapore as 大学生 explores the trend of university girls dressing up inappropriately and how less can be more.

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People have been saying “What’s up wit…

People have been saying “What’s up with movies titled 9?” Sure there’s District 9, 9 and Nine. I’d say “What’s up with all the vampire dramas?”, especially teen romance dramas.

There’ve probably been this niche area in literature but I guess with big screen success of Twilight, they’re even popping up on the small screens recently in the form of The Vampire Diaries.

What happened to vampires being monsters of the night? A vampire isn’t going to romance you and work his charms on you then go into internal conflict against his instincts of feeding on you. C’mon, vampires aren’t supposed to be emo teen boys!

I love the Vampire: The Masquerade mythos, it’s edgey, macabre, intriguing. Vampires spin a web of a deception, manipulate the world and play their underground politics, treat humans as livestock; they don’t saunter into a small town high school and start charming first the sad emo girl they see while sustaining themselves on small animals.

Maybe TV execs grown bored of normal teen romance and thought “Hey, why not throw in vampires!”. Teen horror romance as a genre is just wrong… Surely, Bram Stoker would turn in his grave if he learnt the media’s portrayal of vampires today.

Previously on Fringe…

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Fringe returns soon and I simply can’t wait. I picked up Fringe simply because it was highly rated and boy did it become the show I started to look forward to each week. There is definitely the likeness to the X-Files but I think Fringe has its own kind of charm.

What drew me most are the characters. How can anyone not like Walter Bishop? All 3 main characters are vastly different and they really grew on me as I watched them evolve through last season. Some people critique the lack of character development but it just makes me want to learn more about them. Hopefully more will be revealed about the more mysterious characters such as Broyles, Nina Sharp and of course William Bell.

I think J.J. Abrams has learnt his lesson well from Lost. Fringe is episodic so that you don’t need to watch every single episode to make sense of it but if you’ve been loyally following the series, you’d get to appreciate the overarching plot. I think more importantly, each case is so different and makes such a major visual and mental impact, they are all special in their own way.

As TV season returns, I’d write more about each series. Been putting it off since last TV season ended. :P

PS: You can watch Fringe on MediaCorp 5 at 10pm Mondays.

The Moment of Truth has to be the uglies…

The Moment of Truth has to be the ugliest and lowest show on TV.

I admit I take some pleasure from some of uglier displays of human nature on reality tv such as how they lie, cheat and betray on Survivor but The Moment of Truth has to be one of the most depressing display of the state of humanity.

Makes you wonder how far someone would go for some monetary gain and how much morality is actually worth. I believe that very episode was aired last night on Ch5. After all she said she still had the cheek to believe she’s a good person.

Everyone is capable or not so nice thoughts and there are some thoughts better kept inside then heard out loud. That’s a minimum requirement to be considered civilized. There was an episode on House where there’s a patient with a condition where he can’t conscious control what he says. It gave us a glimpse into what it would be if we simple say whatever comes to our minds. It wasn’t pretty.