Month: April 2008

  • Getting a car licence

    When I was 18 I didn’t get my licence on my 18th birthday (the earliest you can get a full licence) Why? .. the police station was closed. I did it the day after. My friend William has been a PR (Permanent Resident) in Australia now for over 3 years. He did not bother to […]

  • No End in Sight [Movie]

    If your are interested in an engaging breakdown of the litany of mistakes made in the Iraq war, then this is the film for you. It lays the blame squarely on the bush administrations team showing them to have an amazing capacity to do virtually everything wrong. It also does this without being boring, even […]

  • Cowra Breakout [Movie]

    Just finished watching the Cowra Breakout. It’s a 1984 mini-series about the only fighting in Australia during World War II. Namely an escape attempt by Japanese prisioners in Cowra, NSW I love historical dramas and it’s even better when it’s about your own country.

  • Horton hears a Who [Movie]

    Want a good review of Horton hears a Who? … then you are at the wrong place. What can I say. I like it, kids will love it. This is the sort of movie that little kids love and parents will learn to hate because they will hear it over and over. Horton, our hero […]

  • 2008 Giant CRX City Pro

    Today I purchased my new bike. It’s a 2008 Giant CRX City Pro. What’s special about it is that it does not use a derailleur , it instead uses an 8 speed internal hub (Shimano Nexus) My impressions based on one short ride home? – The steering is twitchy! why? short wheelbase make turning easier, […]

  • Frack!

    In early March I finally got my rear suspension fork fixed. It worked beautifully (note past tense) In fact it still works beautifully, but now (March 12, 2008) the rear suspension has broken completely! The new problems is different to the old, but it will entail even more expenses I expect. I have already spent […]

  • The Children of HungShi [Movie]

    Set during the Second Sino-Japanese War it’s another one of those historical dramas where an idealistic white man ventures into China to his ultimate demise, but on the way manages to do a lot of good. It’s a beautiful film to watch with good actors, good script and the cinematography really highlights how beautiful China […]

  • Funny Picture

    Korean schoolgirls … think of your own caption.

  • Empress and the Warriors [Movies]

    Watched yet another chinese historical drama, this one is called “Empress and the Warriors” Its stars Kelly Chen and Leon Lai, both mainstays of the Cantonese movie and pop scenes. But like the recent movie of a similar ilk with Jackie Chan this one didn’t really do anything for me. No real connection with the […]

  • Crysis

    Last week I upgraded my video card from an Nvidea 6600 to an ASUS EN8800GT. I was going to get the 9600GT for AUD $219, but the old (last December, less then 5 months!) 8800GT was only AUD$ 279 According to the reviews the 9600 is a good purchased b/c it almost equals the 8800GT […]