24 September 2006

My Birthday

Today is my birthday, cool right? Thank you my friend, for you not forgetting my big day. Well, I spent my first hour of my 21st year in Campus,  I downloading, uploading, writing email, blogging, and starting up the new aggregator sites for my friend, it's a planet site. But, I'm facing some difficulties since I'm not a programmer.

Few days ago, I was reading some interesting article. It's about question which movies would you recommended to watch for a bubble kid. I pick some of my favorites, here the lists:

  1. La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful) : depends from which side you look into a problem.
  2. Crash : never judge people from the way he/she look (never judge the book from it’s cover).
  3. Innocent Voices : most children in countries with conflict are become the weapon.
  4. Elephant : gun only turn human into a monster.
  5. Turtle Can Fly : children will always need love and protection from their parents.
Since this movie is for children, then I need to find the movies that put children as the main character or at least there are young actor/actress play in that movie.

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The Best Movie I Have Ever Watched

$ apt-cache search the best | wc -l

185

$ apt-cache search movie | wc -l

90

$ apt-cache search i have | wc -l

1345

$ apt-cache search ever watched | wc -l

1

$ apt-cache search ever watched

hunt - Advanced packet sniffer and connection intrusion

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via : here.



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20 September 2006

Thailand Coup D'Etat

This morning, I was shocked by several news I read in blogosphere. Last night the Army of Thailand has try to take government power from the prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Well, it's true that in the last several years, there has been some incidents in the southern region of Thailand where the majority is Muslim. And the popularity of Thaksin has decreased by the controversial sell of Shin Corporation to Temasek Holdings, Singapore. But how come the country such as Thailand could be hit by such circumstances?

Thailand is a beautiful country. Several big Hollywood movies has been filmed there. Rambo III, The Beach, and James Bond : Tomorrow Never Dies are some of them. And don't forget of the upcoming movie, which is made to commemorating Tsunami victims in Thailand. I hope the crisis won't last long, so filmmakers not afraid making movies in Thailand.

By the way, Temasek is Singapore name given by Majapahit army. The word means sea town.

Silent Hill

Recently I watched Silent Hill dvd, the movie was gave me a deep impression. Especially the role of Sharon/Alessa by Jodelle Ferland, it was truly awesome. A friend of mine has also watched the movie at cinema, but she said it was bad movie. I guess her opinion is based on the ending of the movie.

Silent Hill is originally a first-person shooting game. Developed by a group known as Team Silent, the game soon became a hit. Up until now, they are four releases of Silent Hill game. Too bad I haven't played the series even once, just because I didn't have the console for playing it. Plus, when I have a chanced to lay a hand on Sony Playstation 2, I prefer to play racing games.

The Silent Hill movie story is similar to the first Silent Hill game. With some exception of few things. It's a story of mother who trying to cure her daughter sleepwalking phobia by bring her to the town of Silent Hill, in this movie is located in West Virginia. The town itself has become a ghost town since a big fire killing most of its residences. It also said, that the underground fire still burning until today.

The movie writer based the Silent Hill story on true events of the town Centralia, Pennsylvania. The town is suffer from underground mine fire caused by trash fire in the landfill. The coal reserve in the eight-mile seam is enough to keep the fire alive for 250 years.

And don't forget the role of Jodelle Ferland as Sharon/Alessa. She reminds me of another young actress, Dakota Fanning. I love her role with Robert De Niro in Hide and Seek. As the young actor, I prefer Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense.