Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A door closes and another opens on Awan Dania

Just like a wheel that keeps on turning, life too takes on the same motion.

Tonight, a chapter closed on two characters and the beginning of a new one for 'Awan Dania'. Episode 9 makes the end of the road for Kay (Nasha Aziz) and Shahira (Ika Nabila), while Gee (Vanidah Imran) makes her first appearance on highly rated show on Astro Ria.

This is a case of fiction mimicking life. When one door closes, another pops open. That's just the reality called living. While Kay was much loved, Gee brings something fresh to the show. While Shahira is endearing at times, her demise shows that nothing is certain in life. And on a television show, you are at the producers and writers whim. A whim that depends on between how good your character have been and what they had for breakfast! One wrong thing in the equation and out your character goes. Harsh realities but hey, life's like that.

So good luck to the two ladies who have stuck on for the ride. It's been fun, to say the least. And to Vee, welcome onboard. It'll be a great ride...or flight. Go, Go AirAsia! Whoopee!

BTW...Scha, you rock!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blu is the new Pink

The format war was over. Blu Ray triumphs over HD DVD...and the world moved on. Yet, I've been holding back on jumping into this new world. Touted as the next best thing since slice bread...or VHS (take your pick!), the brave new world of high definition entertainment is dawning.

I guess there's only so much more I can hold on. So, a few days back, I made the brave decision to jump into it, head first! And boy, what a ride it has been. I went to Sony Style at The Curve and bought myself the BDP-S350 Blu Ray player. It's truly astonishing how Blu Ray totally reinvent ways for you to maximise your enjoyment of movies. And this player is amazing in its own right.

Been swallowing Blu Ray versions of Hell Boy II : The Golden Army, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Transformers, Harry Potter series and Ratatouille. The BD Live options on some of these discs really makes watching those extras much more fulfilling. Iron Man on BD Live was a joy. It goes beyond watching those extras on the DVD. It adds interactivity to the whole process and immerses oneself into the whole experience.

The only thing I had to complain about BD Live is the speed. It's dependant on the network speed you get from your ISP and in Malaysia, that means Streamyx for the most of us. And we know Streamyx...still much to do. Other than that, everything is jolly. The sharpness and definition bowled me over! What's missing is just the HDTV...whish is still a little pricey. Guess it's back to the waiting game on that one. But it'll come, one day.

Can't wait for my Blu Ray copy of The Dark Knight from Amazon to arrive next month. Anxiously waiting for the postman to arrive with the package.

(all images are from Amazon.com)