My Reality Show for the Moment…

now that Amazing Race is on a hiatus, is without a doubt…

THE CONTENDER ASIA!!

Contender Asia, Yodsaenklai, Naruepol

There is something about boxing that just fascinates me… Call it bloodlust, call it what you will, but I prefer mortal combat over whiney judges lobbing “witty” remarks behind tonnes of security guards anytime. (Humiliating other people should not feel so good… even though some of these people really deserves to be humiliated… )

There is something… dare I say it? “pure” about 2 men facing off with nothing but their fists and legs… (I don’t mind 2 scantily clad ladies in the same scenario too, of course… but that’s another story for another day…)

Anyway, this week’s faceoff pits 2 of my favorite fighters against each other. I think they are easily the strongest among the fighters. The thing is that these 2 are supposed to be the best of friends… I love that when they found out they have to fight each other, they resort to the same defense mechanism most guys employ when in denial… they go to sleep…

All in all, ep 9 was a really sweet episode with the family members and/or close friends of the fighters being flown in to visit the Contenders. Was a big moment for some of them as they’ve not seen/talk to said family members for a long time already… I know the producers are milking these moments for all they’re worth, but I am a big sucker for this anyway…

Another tender moment was when Yodsaenklai, the Thai fighter say to his friend and opponent Naruepol that he (Naruepol) is all about looks and that he will have to punch him hard in his face so that he can walk besides him after the fight.

He commented on what a pair they make…

Naruepol, Contender Asia Naruepol, Contender Asia

“I go by luck. He goes by looks.”

Sweet…

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The best Chicken Briyani in the World

Chicken Briyani

Comes in foil boxes and is best eaten with the hands (USING the hands… not the hands as a side dish you sicko…)

Yes, the dirt and sweat adds to the flavor. And let’s not delude ourselves that the cooks did not drip their fair amount of salt a la sweat into the cooking once in a while

Still…

This IS the Best Chicken Briyani in the World…

Sweat, dirt and all…

I was caught in the rain today…

I cannot believe it’s been so long since I’ve experienced rain. It’s incredible, but true. It’s been dry season here since I arrived. And for these people, dry season really means dry season. Not a drop of rain fell for the past 6 months. None that I’ve noticed anyway…

So I was really caught off guard by the sudden downpour.

And it was one of the best feelings I’ve had for a long time.

There’s something incredibly liberating about standing out in the middle of a downpour; slowly strolling in the rain and just making a general fool of yourself. What made it even better is that there is no one here to chide you for not being “sensible” enough to come out of the rain.

If being foolish feels so good, I say Screw Sensibility…

Confession…

Confession Metaphor

I’ve finally joined the dark side.

Got tempted by all the news about people getting paid for blogging and here I am entertaining all you folks for free…

I want a piece of the pie and I was surprised… There’s literally shitloads of site out there that offer money for blogs and offering advertisers the chance to advertise on blogs. Of course, like all things in the free market, there are the good ones and the bad ones. If you look through the terms and conditions (I am a sucker of fine prints… meaning I get suckered by them more often than not…) of these sites, there’re actually some that has “gag orders” on them… meaning you cannot say anything bad in your reviews of the products. So what good is reviewing if you only get good reviews ?

Anyway, decided to try my luck with SMORTY…. From the reviews I’ve been reading, it seems to be one of the better ones out there… Guess we’ll see how this goes. Who knows? I might be a millionaire by the end of the year…. WAHAHAHAHA… and pigs can fly…

And for those interested, the website for bloggers is

http://www.smorty.com

and this is for those interested to

advertise on blogs

Also ladies and gentlemen… you’ve just read my first potentially paid posting… Woot. WAHAHAHA

Suspension of Disbelief

is a term used to describe the process whereby an audience tacitly agrees to provisionally suspend their judgment of improbable or impossible things in exchange for the promise of entertainment.

This movie tests the limits where such disbeliefs can be suspended and at the same time, withholding any semblance of entertainment. You have to marvel the director for trying to get away with that.

Also, the cast’s emoting is strained to say the least. But then again,you have to give them a bit of credit for trying. They’re trying to communicate in a language that’s unfamiliar to them. Last I check, prehistoric men needed a lot of work to learn English…