Saturday, May 30, 2009

Results came out yesterday.. Not really happy about it but I can say it wasn't surprising to me... Shall talk about it another time.

On to happy things! It's 30th May today!! Happy Birthday Im Yoon Ah (임윤아)!!

Yoona's my favourite member from the 9 girl Korean group Girl's Generation.

Basic Profile;
Stage Name: YoonA (윤아)
Birth Name: Im Yoon Ah (임윤아)
Nick names : Deer Yoona, Him Yoona (Strength Yoona), Goddess Yoong, Yoong
Motto : Be confident in everything
Group Position : Supporting Vocalist
Languages : Korean (Fluent) , English, Chinese (Basic) , Japanese (Basic)
DOB: May 30, 1990
Height: 166cm (168cm or so she states herself)
Weight: 47kg
Blood Type: B
School: Daeyoung High School
Casted: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
-2004 TVXQ's Magic Castle MV
-2006 Sanyo Eneloop CF
-2006 Teun Teun English 'Follow Me' CF
-2006 TVXQ First Concert guest appearance
-2006 Super Junior's U MV
-2006 TZSX's ¾óÁ¤ (My Everything) MV
-2007 Elite CF with SS501
-2007 Sunkist Lemonade CF w/ Super Junior's Kangin, Heechul Version 2
-2007 Clean and Clear CF
-2007 MBC drama - 9 Hits, 2 Outs
-2007 Super Junior's Marry U mv
-2008 Lee Seung Chul's 'Propose' MV
-2008 Sola VitaminC CF
-2008 YeJiMiIn wise beauty CF
-2008 Clean and Clear CF
-2008 MBC - Park Jung Geum
-2008 KBS drama - You are my Destiny
-2008 Korea Drama Festival - Best New Actress Award
-2008 Korea Drama Festival - Netizens popularity award
-2009 Baeksang Awards - Best New Actress Award
-2009 Baeksang Awards - Heiwon Popularity Award
-2009 24/7's Thats guy's girl MV
-2009 MBC Drama - Cinderella Man
-2009 Clean and Clear CF with Kim So Eun

-Cindy the Perky, eCole, Dasoo magazines
Fancafe: [Luxury Brand]
Duration of Training: 7 years and 2 months

I recommend drama lovers to check out Cinderella Man, it's currently still filming and it's airing weekly in Korea. Videos with subs are available in Started watching it because of Yoona but I find the storyline to be quite interesting. You Are My Destiny is pretty good too but some may find it a bit too long and draggy (it's 187 episodes long).

*Credit's to for Yoona's profile

Thursday, May 28, 2009

World's Best?

The Barclays Premier League (BPL) or better known to many as the English Premier League (EPL) ended just a few days back with Manchester United (MU) already winning the title 1 week back. MU were good this season but never look like they were playing great football. The league title was probably saved by those 2 lucky winning strikes by Macheda. Nevertheless, consistently grinding out wins in tough situations are still positive points to take note of but it should never happen to a team where many claimed to be the world's best.

It has never came across in my mind even once that MU this season were playing the best football. If anything, they were playing terrible at times. The sight of Barcelona celebrating and MU in despair signaled the end of 2009 Champion's League Final which was a match that proved to many that MU were far of the standard of being called world's best.

They were outplayed by Barcelona in every department. The midfield lacks any physical presence at all and that allowed Xavi and Iniesta, arguably 2 of the best passers in the game, to have time and space to move the ball around. Vidic once again, failed to proof himself in a big game and let Eto'o easily cut inside him to toe poke pass Van Der Sar who surely should have done better at his near post.

Before the game, there was a lot of hype on who was the better player between Messi and Ronaldo and the result was pretty obvious. For someone so small and young, little Messi just had more determination and strength to keep the ball than Ronaldo. You lay a finger on Ronaldo and he falls tumbling over while crying like somebody stabbed him but it takes 2 or 3 players to kick and push Messi before he falls to the ground. Another fault of Ronaldo was also his selfishness. Many times he could pass but he didn't. It was as if he tried to play the game alone to prove to people he was better than Messi. He grew desperate in trying to win by himself while Messi ignored the competition and played with his team. With all due respect, Ronaldo is a great player with a lot of skills but he will never be the best.

From the looks of things, I don't think MU's squad are strong enough to win the BPL and CL next year. If they sell Ronaldo and get a few other players than maybe, but at their current strength, I believe many teams can get a win against them if they go ahead and attack them.

Oh well, till next season!

By the Way, I'm a Liverpool fan. =)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

American Idol Season 8

The first (and the last) episode of American Idol Season 8 that I've watch was coincidentally the finals for the season. Kinda regretted watching it because once again, I'm left dissappointed with the winner.

I've never watch Kris Allen nor Adam Lambert perform in the past episodes but watching the finals was enough to give me an idea on who was the better singer. It was pretty obvious that Kris did not have the power nor the diversity that Adam had at his disposal. To me Kris loses the dual hands down but surprisingly, he won. Not only did he win, but it was reported that he won with a very big margin which certainly does not reflect his abilities. The dissappointment was exactly the same when Clay Aiken lost out to Ruben Studdard in season 2. So why did Kris win? I really don't know, but after reading a lot of blogs about how cute and hot he is? =.=

Then again, winners of American Idol don't always make it big. Ruben Studdard? Fantasia Barrino? Can't think of any of their songs that made it big. It's funny how Chris Daughtry who was at 4th place behind Hicks, is doing much better than some of the winners.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying America doesn't know how to pick the write winner. Look at Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Amazing singers who deservely won their respective seasons. Kelly Clarkson has 18 awards (4 AMA , 12 BMA, 2 GA)* while Carrie Underwood has 23 awards ( 5 AM, 14 BMA, 4 GA)*. David Cook, last season's winner is pretty quiet now but I have a hunch that after a year or so he'll probably start appearing in your radios again.

In the past 8 seasons, the competition has produced both deserving and underserving winners. Sad to say, the "cute and hot" Kris Allen falls into the later category. I'm banking on Adam Lambert to be a more successfull artist.

*AMA = American Music Awards, BMA = Billboard Music Awards, GA = Grammy Awards.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bottomless pit??

Seriously, I think there's something wrong with me. For some unknown reason, I can't seem to keep myself full for long periods of time. The only time that I have felt really full was few days back when I went to Shangri-La Hotel for a buffet. Other than that, I don't think I can find another day where I have not spent my time awake in the house scavenging for food. It's like after a meal, I get hungry after only an hour or so.

The big problem is, at the rate I'm going.. I'm gonna turn obese in the near future... But what can I do when the only thing that'll keep me full is unlimited lamb, beef and oysters (referring to buffet) !?!? I can't possibly starve myself when I'm feeling hungry can't I?

I guess the only way to not grow fat is to exercise... If anybody is reading this and is planning to play soccer/futsal, please do call me along. =)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Ahhhhhh.... it's nearly been so long since I've blogged...

Figured I should start writing again to keep my English from going rusty. GameWorksSg has finally gone through it's alpha launch few days back and I'm doing proofreading for the articles that will appear in the website. Dedicated gamers who are interested in competitive or non-competitive gaming news should frequent the website often for up to date news about both the local in international gaming scene.

So what am I doing now? It's currently holidays for me. I'm supposed to be a University graduate by now but due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm currently having trouble to graduate. I failed 2 modules last year and I am currently in danger of failing another 2, or maybe 3. If that happens, I've gotta extend my studies for another semester that is IF my Cumulative Average Points(CAP) doesn't reach the point where NUS decides to kick me out. If I somehow manage to past all my modules for this semester, I'll be able to complete my course in the next 2 months by doing special term. I'm really hoping for a miracle to happen and I don't fail. I tried really hard this sem and it really sucks if I fail again.

Results will be out on the 29th... I'm not hoping for A's... just give me my passes.......