Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Act of Valor

Press Screening

Thanks to Gala Entertainment Sdn. Bhd. for this.
I'm sure you've been hearing a must watch movie in the cinema - Act of Valor - recently?
Yes or no? either way, I think it was a real good movie myself. It is simply based on true events and true experiences that was actually happening right now, right here in our very own world....

This movie to me has a real different twist to all those typical movies out there. Simply because it shows that how would one man sacrificed themselves for a group of unknown people who has the same interest, which is to save their very own country.

Act of Valor is a Los Angeles-based production company Bandito Brothers where they filmed a short documentary about the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen. Descendants of the Vietnam era swift boat operators, the SWCC’s primary responsibilities include inserting and extracting U.S. Navy SEAL teams from seemingly impossible destinations, where they carry out their sensitive and exceedingly dangerous work.

“We did a seven-minute piece on who these guys really are,” says Max Leitman, a partner in Bandito Brothers and Act of Valor’s executive producer. “As we got to know these men, we were extremely inspired by them and I think it showed in the work. We viewed it as a gift to them, something they’d be able to go home and show to family and friends to help them understand a little better. And the Navy recognized the passion we put into it.” 
 So this is how Act of Valor came about to the screen for us!

Act of Valor
An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story ofcontemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure.

Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plotagainst the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that couldkill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America.

Check out the trailer to get a feel of it....

we should live by this.....
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and
Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life,
Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and
Its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
Even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and
Bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and
For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks,
The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing,
For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts
Are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes
They weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again
In a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Please do watch it peeps!
Great movie

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

King Sejong The Great, Founder of the Korean Language

A must visit in South Korea

Have you ever wonder how did Korean Language came about?

Korean is the official language of the country Korea, in both South and North. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in People's Republic of China. There are about 78 million Korean speakers worldwide. 

In the 15th century, a national writing system was commissioned by King Sejong the Great, the system being currently called Hangul. Prior to the development of Hangul, Koreans had used Hanja and phonetic systems like Hyangchal, Gugyeol and Idu extensively for over a millennium. However, it was not until the 20th century that Hangul became the dominant national script, given the yangban class's preference of the Hanja system.

The genealogical classification of the Korean language is debated by a number of historical linguists. Most classify it as a language isolate while a few consider it to be in the Altaic language family.

In South Korea, the language is most often called Hangungmal, or more formally, Hangugeo or Gugeo.

Without King Sejong The Great, there would not be Korean language as we know today

You must be wondering who is this King Sejong right?

King Sejong the Great profoundly impacted Korean history with his introduction of hangul, the native phonetic alphabet system for the Korean language.

Before the creation of Hangul, only members of the highest class were literate (hanja was typically used to write Korean by using adapted Chinese characters, while Hanmun was sometimes used to write court documents in classical Chinese). One would have to learn the quite complex hanja characters in order to read and write Korean. Further, despite modifications to the Chinese characters, hanja could prove cumbersome when transcribing the Korean language, due to considerable differences in grammar and sentence order.

As a king, King Sejong was worried that the citizen of his country is illiterate. King Sejong wants the people to know how to read, and to know what is reading. King Sejong presided over the introduction of the 28-letter Korean alphabet, with the explicit goal being that Koreans from all classes would read and write. He also attempted to establish a cultural identity for his people through its unique script. While creating the alphabet,King Sejong encountered opposition of courtiers. First published in 1446, anyone could learn Hangul in a matter of days. Persons previously unfamiliar with Hangul can typically pronounce Korean script accurately after only a few hours study.

Each hangul letter is based on a simplified diagram of the patterns made by the mouth, tongue and teeth when making the sound related to the character. Morphemes are built by writing the characters in syllabic blocks. The blocks of letters are then strung together linearly.

King Sejong The Great

The original script where they use before Korean language was introduced

The reason that King Sejong The Great goes the distance for Korean language;
"My people cannot write characters even though they have hands, and can't read characters even though they have eyes. Joseon needs new characters that are suitable for the people."

The announcement of the Korean language to the people

"King Sejong created Hunmin Jeongeum, but took the time to test its practically by writing the epic Yongbi Eocheonga (Songs of Flying Dragons) in the Korean alphabet, thereby improving the writing system. Then, in 1446, Sejong officially promulgated the Korean alphabet."

Check out some of the original scripture back then

My curiousness to know more about the Korean language then got me stab at the stomach!! arrghhh! hahahah kidding XD

Korean they are really into their language, and their are really proud about it as well...which i think they should =)

King Sejong The Great's statue

Forgotten to take picture with King Sejong, but took some pictures with his warrior instead...ishkkk...oh well, better than nothing

So how do you get there?
It is just right opposite the main entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
You can take a subway;
Gyeongbokgung entry is located 22 Sajik-no, Jongno-gu. The nearest subway station is Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3). Then walk opposite the road then you would see it.


Photos Credit to Ho Wei Zheng &Chong Juin Yu

Sunday, February 26, 2012

7aste Hong Kong @ 32 Mansion, Penang

Partying in Hong Kong Style

Even wanted to party in Hong Kong but never have the chance?

Well thanks to 7aste, they brought Hong Kong to us!
Just check it out how it was! Epic!
Just around the 32 Mansion, decoration was up just to hype out the Hong Kong atmosphere! well one 7aste!
That was how the outer part of the area looks like!

This was how the decoration like inside the 32 Mansion cum Hong Kong!
Dragon around the logo 7aste

This was how they make 32 Mansion become something so unique yet awesome...
I mean, we go clubbing/party most of the time....but with the idea 7aste is bringing, as if we're in somewhere different all the time but in fact we are still in one same place!

woots that's me! XD

and party gone wild! hahahaha
Everyone snapping picture when this happened!
It shows that how awesome 7aste party is aight?! =P

Can't wait for the next party yo!

So when & where are you bringing us to this time, 7aste?

Friday, February 24, 2012

I'Park Mall, Seoul

A must visit in South Korea

I'Park Mall

I'Park Mall is a large shopping mall in Yongsan StationYongsan-guSeoul. The shopping center consists of I'Park Department StoreE-Mart Yongsan Store, a hypermarket owned by Shinsegae; CGV IMAX Yongsan, a large cinema with 11 screens; a shopping center for digital goods; e-Sports stadium, a stadium for computer games; many restaurants and clothing shops; and so on. 

Check out the place

mua and the friends!
kena photo-bomb! damn it


the out door park inside I'Park Mall

Spotted Mr. Panda, he's not fight to me!
muahahaha XD

Pretty gal, spotted!

So how do you get there?
Simple, get down at this Subway Station, Yongsan Station and you'll be there!

Do check it out yo!

Photos Credit to Ho Wei Zheng & Chong Juin Yu