Movie Review: Lucy

The synopsis had me expecting a fun, action-packed feministic superhero movie, which I would have enjoyed very much. Call me superficial for saying so! However, it turned out to be a disturbing existential film which preached macro-evolution (which is largely unsupported) and in which the entire storyline was based upon the fallacy that humans only use 10% of their brains (recent research has shown pretty much most of our brain capacity is active).

Warcraft 3: Reign of Wingdings

As a nostalgic gamer, I deliberately seek out older games that I enjoyed years ago as opposed to the latest games with the latest graphics. Being a big fan of the original Warcraft games, Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft 3 (2003) was a logical addition to my PC game library. What was not as logical was the game’s end user licence agreement… When I first played the game at a friend’s house in 2005, I remember being confused by the game’s seedy dialogue. During the human campaign, for example, when Prince Arthas meets Jaina Proudmoore, the dialogue goes something like this: Jaina: It’s been a long…

The Dreaded Seagull – Terror of Newfoundland

So what animals should we fear in the friendly province of Newfoundland? Moose? Caribou? Well, maybe. But the seagulls are equally ferocious … apparently. Angry Birds – Newfoundland Style (Taken near Gander, Newfoundland) This sign is a little unclear, though. Are seagulls only aggressive to children, or will they also lash out at anyone who acts like a child? If so, politicians should exercise extreme caution when approaching them. Perhaps the next election will help clear up the sign’s message. Until then, keep your children away from the bloodthirsty seagulls. 

A Joyful Noise

But Jesus answered, “If they keep quiet, these stones will start shouting.” – Luke 19:40 What is that horrible noise? After taking a seat on the bus this afternoon, my ears were attacked by what some might call singing. Out of morbid curiosity, I looked around for the source. What I found was an individual who was putting as much effort into dancing as he was into his singing. It looked like he was auditioning for Canadian Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Canada at the same time! Sitting on the bus, I assumed the role of Simon Cowell. I…

Cute Enough to Eat

Following  a late lunch, the Missus and I visited our local pet store. The small shop was swarming with people trying to get a glimpse of three cute kittens. After finally seeing what all the fuss was about, and realising that the store carried more than adorable kittens, we ventured further … and discovered this:

Greener Grass

Taiwan is only a memory away. With the diversity of folk and festivals in St. John’s, the memories are coming thick and fast. The problem with my memories of Taiwan is that they tend to be Utopian, drawing me into a life that never was. How do I accept my new reality when I keep looking back, longing for a situation that did not exist?

Chinglish ma?

I don’t like to “rag” the Taiwanese about their English, it’s embarrassing to them, and I am ever so grateful that someone has put more effort into learning my language then I have put into trying to learn theirs, though let me mention that i don’t receive the same respect when trying to order a French kiss and vagina in my best Chinese (refer to previous blog, to blog or not to blog), just the other day I was proudly practicing the lesson I had done through my iPod and one of the people in the office said (over the laughing of…

To blog or not to blog…

To blog or not to blog, that is the question. Ok, I’ll admit it, Shakespeare would be turning in his grave right about now at that statement and if he were here, running at me with a pitchfork, a flaming torch and yelling, “Wherefore art thee fiend, show thyself or thou shalt forever be condemned to walk the eternal footpath of shame!” Who hasn’t tried blogging? Raise your hand. Ok, granted, not all of us have tried this for a multitude of reasons, some are not tech savvy, some are not interested and others just don’t have anything to share or want…