Sunday, July 22, 2012

Movies: The Dark knight Rises

I don't need to tell you as to why you should be watching the last of Christopher Nolan's version of Batman  trilogy, but here's one more incentive to watch this movie.

Not to spoil the storyline, let me suffice to say that expectations of this movie were quiet high after the last Dark knight movie and the outstanding performance by Heath Ledger as Joker. By the end of the movie I was sure that all those expectations were met despite the nonexistence of a strong villan such as joker and two-face. It could also be argued that the storyline and the twist it takes along the way compensates for all those short-comings.

Frankly I enjoyed myself very much and I'm sure you will too. So sit back and just enjoy the show. You are about to enter a narrow but exciting journey all the way back to the League of Shadows (in Batman Begins).

The Dark Knight Rises:

The Dark Knight Rises by Christopher Nolan

p.s: what happened to the movie-goers in Colorado was indeed tragic, may God grant them strength and resilience to get through such difficult times. In this time and day, there must be no place for such distress.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Book: The Rules of the Game

A follow up to the book 'The Game' written by Neil Strauss, is a collection of series of daring challenges, 'failsafe' pick-up routines and a few arousing diary entries from the author himself.

To pick out a book at this intensity, for a guy, at a bookstore is rather challenging as it is. But that's not the end of the story. Thirty random challenges -potentially fatally embarrassing- for every day of the month is what you end up with.

'The Rules of the Game' by Neil Strauss
Starting with 'The Game' and now 'The Rules of the Game', Neil has built himself this empire where he is the Master and all others seem to want to aspire to become just like him. To this end, he has set up 'The Stylelife Academy' where he offers complimentary material to the books through its website.

In the meanwhile, if you are having a rough day completing your challenge, you can always flip over to the back of the book to see how 'Master' does what you never thought possible.

I generally try not to be biased. And so far, i've expressed positively of all the books I've read, including 'The Game'. Some more than others. After reading the diaries section of the book, I have developed a mixed feeling about this one. I suppose, as a guy, you would applaud him for his success with women and the desire to help other men to achieve their fantasies too. On the other hand, it reads unsound by any moral standards. It's as if a dark force surrounds this book. Or just maybe I've watched too much Star Wars.

In the 'Style Diaries', as opposed to 'The Game' which follows the conventional story telling, the stories are rather unrelated and random. Most probably intended to inspire those who answer the call for challenges prescribed in the earliest part of the book.

And finally the middle section which is only available on the new editions of the book: 'The routines collection'. They are generally a set of openers which you could execute to kick start a conversation with a group of strangers. To be fair, they are in fact quiet stimulating questions thrown at your audience for their opinion.

If I were to leave one final remark to sum it all up, it would be this: Read the book at your own discretion.

Last updated: 11th July 2012

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Travel: Koh Tao, Thailand

This two-day long trip away from busy Bangkok was very much spent just enjoying the scenery and immersing  myself in deep thoughts. So I let the photos speak a million words.

..someplace far away (Koh Tao)

...heading home (Koh Tao, Thailand)

Koh Tao, Thailand

Ultimate relaxation, Koh Tao

To the view point.. (Koh Tao, Thailand)

Nangyuan Island

Nangyuan Resort Island

Nangyuan Resort Island, Koh Tao

Last updated: 11th July 2012
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