Saturday, April 22, 2006
Movie: Thank you for Smoking
We went to see this satirical film tonight. Funny. Perhaps funnier having seen the previews and thus the anticipation of the punch line made the jokes sillier. I had a good time -- it won't be a classic but provides for great amusement and potentially some thought into what all the corporations are asking us to buy into. Go make up your own mind.
The link to Timex online manual stopped the hourly beeping. I thought it was in my head.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Movie: The Tai Chi Master
The tai chi that I practice is a long way from what the main character can do in this film. The movie doesn't have any of that western polish but makes up for it with lots of amazing fight scenes including a series of seven battles in a pagado that looked like something out of a fighting video game except WOW! And another sequence of duels that were as clever as they were amazing. It makes me want to practice a lot more. I suspect it will be easier to keep watch amazing films with Jacky Wu.
Next up -- a story about the Hong Kong stuntmen: Red Trousers.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
You might think that this blog is just about sports. However, opening day of the baseball season deserves an entry. The Padres won! I wasn't there. Somehow over the course of time, I've forgotten the tradition of trying to attend opening day. In reality though, I see baseball as a fun diversion (there's that word again) and not a passion. Don't ask me stats or trivial, and in most cases, I won't even know the standings.
This season, I hope the Colorado Rockies play competitively, for my grandmother's sake. She likes to watch the games and follows baseball. And if the Padres play well, that's a bonus too. Above all though, I hope baseball this year can be about the game on the field and not the steroid scandal, or amphetemines, or the balls being bouncier, or egos, or the bickering of management and the union, or any of the other things that reminds us that major league baseball is a business and not a game that grown men play.
UCLA lost to Florida. I ended up with 75 points and 101,000th place at Yahoo. The last weekend was a little anticlimatic. I didn't catch more than some of the scores of the Final on the internet. The game wasn't close enough at half to make me want to come home to watch it. Perhaps my interest in basketball evaporates in April. Perhaps I don't really have a genuine interest in college basketball. And even less in the NBA. But it was fun diversion.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
I am 101,998th on Yahoo with 75 points. If UCLA wins the championship, I suspect I may move into 50,000th or better. The games today were not that competitive. I hope Monday is a little more interesting. Or actually, I wouldn't mind if UCLA goes up by 20+ again and wins another basketball title.
Sophia and I went to a San Diego Gulls hockey game tonight. They won 3-2 in overtime. A couple of fights and fairly good hockey. I like the fact she'll go to sporting events with me. Apparently San Diego has qualified for the playoffs by being 4th place in the Pacific Division. So 16 teams are left in the hunt for the East Coast Hockey League championship. Go Gulls!