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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Español:

Vi la película con mi hermana y Ahmet a Westfield Century City. Creo que la empieza de la película era buena, pero me parece que el fin de la película era tan largo. Pienso que la película debe cortar por media hora. Las escenas acciones eran buena, pero tenía demasiado mucho. La actríz Megan Fox era caliente como usual. Esta película tenía más robotes de la primera película, y por supuesto por eso, no pude comprender algunas partes de la historia. Quizás porque la película era demasiada larga, piensé que la primera película es mejor.

English:

I saw the movie with my sister and Ahmet at Westfield Century City. I believe that the beginning of the move was good, but it seems to me that the end of the movie was too long. I think that the movie should be cut by half an hour. The action scenes were good, but there was too much. The actress Megan Fox was hot as usual. This movie had more robots than the first movie, and I suppose because of that, I could not understand some parts of the story. Maybe because the movie was too long, I thought that the first movie is better.

posted by eric3chang at 11:19 pm  

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007

Español:

Hoy yo vi Resident Evil: Extinction porque yo estaba enfermo. Es la tercera película en el serie Resident Evil. Me gustó la segunda película, Resident Evil: Apocalypse más de esta película. No he vido la primera película, Resident Evil, así no puedo comentar nada por esa. Pensé que la película tuvo demasiado historia que no tenía sentido. Por ejemplo, ¿por qué las aves estaba organizado cuando ataqueron la gente? Las aves no estaban como los zombis, que ataqueron a cualquieras cosas que se muvieron. Por supuesto no comprendé mucho de la historia porque la vi en español, y no era en el español mexicano, era en el español de España. El accento era demasiado dificil para comprenderme.

Una otra parte de la película que no me gustó es que tuvo demasiadas escenas como Terminator 2: El juicio final. Por ejemplo, lo que Claire Redfield se vistió era como que Sarah Connor se vistió. Además, la escena donde la camión cisterna se rompió es como la escena en Terminator donde una camión cisterna también se rompió. Los ambos escenas tuvieron una camión cisterna que cayeron al lado en la misma manera. También, la escena con las aves era como la película famosa de Hitchcock, Las Pájaros.

A pesar de todos, era una película con muchas buenas escenas de acción y tuvo Milla Jovovich, Ashanti, y Ali Larter, tres actrices bonitas.

English:

Today I watched Resident Evil: Extinction because I was sick. It is the third movie in the Resident Evil series. I liked the second movie, Resident Evil: Apocalypse more than this movie. I have not seen the first movie, Resident Evil, so I cannot say anything about that. I thought that the movie had too much story that did not make sense. For example, why were the birds organized when they attacked the people? The birds were not like the zombies, that attacked at anything that moved. I suppose I did not understand much about the story because I watched it in Spanish, and not in Mexican Spanish, but in Spanish from Spain. The accent was too difficult for me to understand.

Another part of the movie that I did no like is that it had too many scenes like Terminator 2: Judgement Day. For example, what Claire Redfield wore was like what Sarah Connor wore. In addition, the scene where the tanker truck crashed is like the scene in Terminator where a tanker also crashed. The two scenes had a tanker truck that fell on its side in the same way. Also, the scene with the birds was like the famous movie of Hitchcock, The Birds.

Despite all that, it was a movie with many good action scenes and it had Milla Jovovich, Ashanti, and Ali Larter, three beautiful actresses.

posted by eric3chang at 10:31 pm  

Friday, June 26, 2009

Star Trek 2009

De ahora en adelante, escribiré mi diario en ambo Español y Inglés.

Star Trek 2009

Ayer fue a ver la película Star Trek con mi hermana. Pensaba que era una película buena. Aunque no miro Star Trek con frequencia, conozco bastante del universo de Star Trek para conocer la mayor parte de las personas. Me gusta especialmente que la chica es la novia de Spock, no es de Kirk. No puedo esperar por la próxima película.

Después de la película, fuimos a una camión de taco para comprar un taco. Pensé que era la camión famosa, pero no era. Y sólo lo busqué cuando fue al sitio web de la original camión de taco, se llama Kogi. La camión que vi era Calbi. No tenía la oportunidad para tratar la original, pero creo que Calbi no era malo. Y también mi hermana compró pasteles de Vanilla Bake Shop en Santa Monica por mi. Lo disfruté.

Yesterday I went to watch Star Trek with my sister. I thought it was a good movie. Although I don´t watch Star Trek often, I know enough of the Star Trek universe to know most of the people. I especially like how the girl is the girlfriend of Spock, not Kirk. I can´t wait ´till the next movie comes out.

After the movie, we went to a taco truck to buy a taco. I thought it was the famous truck, but it was not. And I only found out when I went to the original website of the original taco truck, called Kogi. The truck that I saw was Calbi. I did not have the oportunity to try the original, but I believe that Calbi was not bad. And also my sister bought pancakes from Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica for me. I enjoyed them.

posted by eric3chang at 11:59 pm  

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

Michael Jackson
Farrah Fawcett

I really can’t believe it. He’s gone. They say you never really expect it, but this is just…too shocking. He died at around 3pm today at Ronald Reagan Medical Center. When I biked past Ronald Reagan Medical Center today, it was swarming with news vans. There were news van from every single news agency you can think of. There was the big ones like NBC and FOX, Spanish stations like Telemundo, and even Taiwanese stations like ETTV (東森) were there. People were swarming, security was there and stuff. But it wasn’t until I got home and turned on the news that it really hit me. You always expect to be able to see him perform again, and actually, he was booked for 50 mega-concerts in London, all fully-booked. Now he’s gone :’(.

Farrah Fawcett also passed away today. She passed away actually before Michael Jackson today in Santa Monica’s Saint John’s Health Center. I never knew her, but I have seen some of her footage from her Charlie’s Angels days before. She was truly an angel.

Two great people passed away on the same day. How short life is.

posted by eric3chang at 11:51 pm  

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beef Tongue

I had beef tongue at Ju Ju Shine today!

posted by eric3chang at 3:14 am  

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Palomino and Up 2009

Up 2009

Went to watch this film on the Tuesday after my finals are over. I guess that’s the good thing about finishing all my finals early. Still, even if I had my finals after Monday, as long as it’s not on Wednesday, I think I would have went to watch it.

Before we went to watch the movie, we made a stop at Palomino in Westwood. There was a large crowd, as usual, since it was happy hour. When I went in with Cesar, we spotted two of his friends sitting at the bar already. We lucked out a bit, though, as I saw a table at the corner where people just left, and I quickly took it. In Palomino, there’s no seating arrangement, so we were lucky to get some seats. However, these seats, since it was at the corner, did not provide that much space. Palomino tables were made for 3 people, I think. And this lady next to us was being a bitch and being fat about not wanting to move. She was like, “Oh, so ‘I’ don’t need to watch the Laker-Magic game, but ‘you’ can watch the game.” And we were like, well, we’re not really that interested in watching the game. In really, she wasn’t really watching the game anyways, just trying to be a pain-in-the-ass to us. (Well, I guess we were trying to fit too many people in that tiny table). Yeah, in the end we really had 5 people at one table when we were eating. More people showed up later, but they weren’t joining us to eat.

After the meal, we went to watch the movie at Landmark Regent. The theater was not bad, but the seats were terrible. I spent half of the movie trying to seat myself comfortably. I really liked the short. It gives you hope that there’s good in this world, afterall. Plus, it was pretty funny. The movie was great, as well. Coming in, I thought the running time (96 minutes) was a bit short, but the movie didn’t seem short, at all. It was just right. There was a 3-D version at some theaters, but my sister said it wasn’t worth it, anyways, since Pixar did not intend for this to be a 3-D film. I think 3-D is not that big of a deal anyways. Except for movies like the upcoming The Final Destination (why didn’t they just name it Final Destination 4?), it’s only there to attract kids.

What was I talking about? Oh, right, Up. Yeah, this entire movie was just really well done. I really liked the dog, Dug, and the bird, Kevin. They were hilarious. The movie really makes you want to take an adventure in your life. Now I really want to go to South America, in a house! Haha, speaking of the house, I read that each of the balloons on the house were independently rendered. Since an artist obviously can’t go in and render all those balloons, Pixar used a physics system to render them. Basically, you give parameters for the balloons and other objects and just hit render. If the results are not good, you tweak something and run it again. Anyways, it looked good on the screen.

All in all, a great night relaxing after my finals.

posted by eric3chang at 12:47 am  

Friday, June 5, 2009

Belt Ceremony

Got my green belt!

posted by eric3chang at 9:35 pm  

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