Greatest Hits and Misses from 6 Screen Versions of《西游记》(Journey to the West)

This video is seriously epic!

It brought back many fond childhood memories for Rachel and I and also tickled our funny bones. 《西游记》(Journey to the West) has been made into so many different screen versions through the years, but the 1986 China-made TV version still remains the best in my opinion:

西游记 (1986年电视剧) - 1986 China-made TV version of "Journey to the West"
西游记 (1986年电视剧) - 1986 China-made TV version of "Journey to the West"

The 孙悟空 (Sun Wu Kong) played by China actor, 六小龄童 (Liu Xiao Ling Tong) remains the most memorable and iconic 孙悟空 ever. All other versions are compared to him as a yardstick till this day:

六小龄童 (Liu Xiao Ling Tong), the undisputed best 孙悟空 (Sun Wu Kong) actor ever
六小龄童 (Liu Xiao Ling Tong), the undisputed best 孙悟空 (Sun Wu Kong) actor ever

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Movie Preview – Bridesmaids (M18)

Bridesmaids movie poster
Bridesmaids movie poster

Bridesmaids is a chick flick I actually enjoyed. It is now showing in Singapore cinemas. I watched the preview with Rachel last Tuesday, thanks to the folks from UIP.

The movie was a suprise hit in the US – it surpassed Knocked Up to become the top-grossing Judd Apatow production yet, grossing an “impressive” $26,247,410 on its opening weekend, the #1 opening comedy and settling for a strong second place behind Thor (via wikipedia).

The cast features largely unknown actors and actresses, but that’s  the beauty of it as all of them add equal flavour to this romantic comedy for a holistic appeal.

Rachel thinks Bridesmaids will be a great movie for sisterhood bonding between a bride and her bridesmaids. I, on the other hand, thinks it will be a great movie for those (particularly single ladies) walloping in self-pity to get out of their comfort zone and fix their own loser life instead of always blaming others for their misfortunes.

I would prefer Bridesmaids to phoney “Eat, Pray, Love” yoga and “exotic” Asia crap  chick flicks anytime.

Bridesmaids (2011):

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock
Directed by: Paul Feig
Writers: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
Produced by: Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Barry Mendel
Executive Producer: Paul Feig

This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.

Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 @ Shanghai Dolly, 23 Jul, 2.30 to 5pm

After three months of contest and campaigning, the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 will draw to a close tomorrow at Shanghai Dolly, 2.30 to 5pm at the finale award ceremony.

This is the fourth year omy.sg is running the Singapore Blog Awards. We are only able to run it bigger and better with the support of our generous sponsors, participating partners, bloggers and voters. A BIG THANK YOU to all!

This year, omy.sg is collaborating with our technology partner LiveShare (by cooliris) to bring you LIVE photo streams from the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony at Shanghai Dolly! The omy team will be sharing photos LIVE as the ceremony unfolds, so that everyone can check out the guests, activities, and most importantly, the WINNERS of the 10 main categories and 4 sponsored categories as they are being announced, even if you are not physically present!

Just visit our official website (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to catch the latest updates. If you are attending the event, you are strongly encouraged to download LiveShare too to contribute to the photo sharing experience.

Now I have to go stress myself over what to wear tomorrow to fit the “History Gets Social” theme….

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