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OMG, Are you watching? Countries are showing up at the moment. I woke up at 6.30am to watch at 7am. And did the Chinese disappoint? No, they didn’t~~ The Chinese did not disappoint with their first hour. All orchestrated by Zhang Yimou, it was the stuff (suck it up, Spielberg… suck it up.) – Yes, love Zhang Yimou’s visual style… flying performers, lights~~~ LOTS of lights, people with lights on their clothes, projections… human-Chinese-painting…. that was amazing!!! The loads of drummers, the dancers, the giant canvas… the representation of the Road of Silk, the calligraphy, the Taichi demonstration with the uber cool banners with digital displays in synched with the movements of the choreography. The human Bird’s Nest stadium surrounding Lang Lang… the stuff~~

If I find a digital file, will do captures~~~ *EDIT* (12.36pm) video should hit the net soon~~~

And the rumors of Jay Chou with Celine Dion? Dunno… I was super surprised to see Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan singing You and Me. Maybe Jay and Celine will sing later on. We will see~~

Could you have imagined a duet between Sarah Brightman and Faye Wong??? Orgasmic performance of eclectic energy that would’ve been, would’ve taken you to the Ether~~~ Sarah Brightman singing was the hotness, she looks so young, and her voice was so powerful. And was she singing in Chinese? *scribble: must find lyrics and song*.

Word has it that Brightman is the sole international star performing in the event, so that would mean Celine and Jay was just a rumor, or that Jay will be holding it on his own.

Stay tuned.

Holy crap! Did you see???? Did you see the final race for the Olympic flame????? DId you see the digital projection of the race above all?????? How awesome was the igniting of the flame? Like a super gigantic firework *WOOSH* and then all the fireworks.

China delivered, China was the shit to watch today. Craziest, fanciest, exhuberant Olympic Opening EVER. Art, art, art, art *SWOON* – Now… London’s got tough competition. LOL Beijing Olympics are just beginning, but will London deliver next????? Could they deliver more?

I found photos! Nifty photos than the ones being used by the press~ xD
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8.8.8 – Will you be watching? At 8:08pm~~ Be sure to watch, coz word has it that it will be spectacular. Also, word has it Jay Chou will be performing… will his vocal ability match Celine DionJay Chou‘s????

Apparently, Faye Wong was asked to do the Opening Song (a la Bjork, NE?) – Anyway, she refused… so they held a contest of sort… all very confusing to me. In the end, Jay Chou is singing~~~ obviously. Will you be watching him making faces… looking all cool and mumbling? You know, like in the S.H.E video?? Ha!

Moving on! Aside from all the controversy…. *rolls eyes* I am very impressed with the marketing that China’s come up for the Olympics. First and foremost, I am sort of… in love with the logo. Dancing Beijing by Guo Chunning.

Beijing Olympics Logo - Dancing Beijing

Dancing Beijing by Guo Chunning

There was a WHOLE spread on the issue of Communication Arts of months ago, read it all… devoured it. I am tempted on scanning it, LOL’ And the mascots! Maybe it’s my overly-occidentalized brain, but I thought their naming was smart. BeiBei, JingJing, HuanHuan, YingYing and NiNi… you know, as in Beijing Huanying Ni – Beijing Welcomes You~~~~

Beijing Olympics - Mascots

Another reason to watch? Zhang Yimou~~~ his films are visually stunning, so it only promises visuals and colors! *SWOON!* ALSO~~~~ How awesome is the new Beijing National Stadium – aka. Bird Nest – My mom thinks someone smoked of the good one when making up that concept. When it was under construction, I told her it looks sort of like a nest, and she didn’t believe me. xD

NatGeo… or was it Discovery Channel? Someone was showing an hour special about its construction. Niftiest thing ever, and I don’t even follow architecture. The budget was around $500M USD… which is like $4B Yuan, and the design was the winner of a contest xD All very architecture stuff~~

Aha! It’s time for a recap of films I have seen… truth be told, I haven’t seen AS MANY films as previous times, as I recall. There’s been entire weeks when I didn’t see any… and not even mentioning music~~ you will see.

Okay, so I managed to cross some names from my movie list. But the list has also increased a bit, LOL! Which means trouble, hahaha. This list of films is never ending.

So these are the films I’ve seen:

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Following up this post.

I really really don’t know how many films I have actually seen from my list of “Want to See” LOL’ It’s most likely that my list have gotten longer than shorter, ha! So this is the current films I want to see.

  • The Dark Knight (156 days on my list)
  • Young People Fucking (Canadians! Go watch it!!)
  • Married Life
  • Smart People
  • Life Before her Eyes
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Mister Lonely
  • Wanted (LOL’ I know… but James McAvoy is hot!)
  • The Women (Will they pull this remake out?)
  • Young @ Heart
  • Meduzot (Jellyfish) – Does anyone have subtitles for this????? It’s been sitting on my hard disk for at least a month.
  • Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (The Flight of the Red Balloon)
  • The Fall
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
  • Blindness
  • The Babysitters (hahaha, I know~~~ *rolls eyes*)
  • Sangre de mi Sangre
  • Savage Grace
  • Towelhead
  • Bloodline
  • City of Ember
  • Religulous (14 days on my list)

And these are the films I’ve seen the past month:

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On year 2002, a little odd sci-fi show began showing on Fox… and as all worthy Fox shows, it got canceled. Sadly, I never saw this show when it was on the air because it was not showing in Peru in 2002, and when I got to Canada, it was already out of the air. I remember that when I returned to Lima, I saw a couple of commercials on tv, but never made anything out of it.

fireflyIt was not until my friend Nathan dragged me to the movies to watch Serenity… well, he didn’t drag me because I was more than willing to watch films, LOL’ – so when I watched the film, I was WOWed with it. And so… my friend lend me his pirated DVDs. HAHAHA. The DVD set was expensive back in the day, so I watched the whole show in less than a week and have been totally addicted to it. The same story can be told for a whole bunch of classmates, as the day arrived when the DVD set dropped in price thanks to a sale at HMV, and ALL of us went and bought it. Seriously, it’s like 6 of us went one day without knowing we did and bought the set. Like synchronized-buying.

The show is so unique that my sci-fi-fantasy-fiction-hating of a mother LOVED watching it. If you mention Lord of the Rings to my mother, she will tell you it’s well made… or Star Wars, she will tell you the story when she fell asleep during the film, a story similar to the one she will tell you when she watched Matrix. So my mother HATES this type of shows, but she LOVES Firefly – That’s how GOOD this show is… or was.

The show is set in the futuristic future (2517, to be exact), and we are screwed. LOL’ Earth is just the Earth that was, thus we were forced to search for somewhere else to live namely other planets and moons. Western culture has mashed up with Eastern culture, thus giving us great moments when our characters swear in unintelligible Chinese. Moreover, there is also The Alliance, which is very much like the Empire in Star Wars… and we have “the space cowboys”. The crew of our flying Firefly vessel, namely Serenity… including one of my favorite characters, Captain Mal Reynolds, ass-kicking 2nd in command Zoe, outrageous Wash the pilot, dense and gun lover Jayne, the sex-hungry mechanic Kaylee, love-daft Simon the doctor, crazy lunatic River mystery, and the sexy ‘companion’ Inara.

You’ll love the characters, you’ll love their bad moments, you’ll love their good moments. It’s not about the western, it’s not about the sci-fi, it’s about the people and their relations. I LUV it. I love the jokes, I love the mixing of Chinese and English… the gorram GORRAM! xD So you better WATCH it NOW, GORRAM it!

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