Monday, October 20, 2014

Rantings on The Hunger Games trilogy.

Just finished Mockingjay, the last book from The Hunger Games trilogy, and all I can say is... WOW.

I watched the first movie before I started the first book, but I stopped before Katniss even got to the games for a long long time wtf... then I watched the second movie, and only recently got myself to finish the entire trilogy.

Funny how the internet being down actually pushed me to continue the book wtf.
And then I got hooked, so I ended up finishing it though the internet was back!

Anyhoo, initially I thought I should wait until all movies are out before I finish the third book, Mockingjay, as I had with the first two movies. But how glad I am that I did not!

Also because of the cliffhanger at the end of Catching Fire (both book and movie), so I kaypoh want to now what happens after wtf.

I'm glad I did not wait because now, knowing the ending, at least I know what sort of feelings may await me when I finish the movie.

Here's all my rants about the trilogy!

*Spoilers till the end wtf.*

Personally, I like Mockingjay the least compared to the first two books.
When I started Mockingjay, I thought I would dislike The Hunger Games most, but wow surprise.
(Evidently, my favourite would be Catching Fire lol.)

Firstly, because I felt that there isn't much content in Mockingjay, except Katniss being all passive and mellow and suffering from serious PTSD, wandering about District 13 and hiding everywhere.

I hope that the moviemakers may add a bit more content (like showing elsewhere besides what Katniss sees) to make the movies more interesting to people who had not read the book, while still staying true to the main plot and storyline.

I mean, don't change what Katniss is feeling or any major plot, but make it more interesting for non-readers.
This is because I think the entire trilogy, the story, their world, the message behind it... is amazing. It would be a pity if non-readers think the story sucks if the movie was boring, and having read Mockingjay which was from Katniss point of view, it does pose a risk of being rather dull after how good Catching Fire (both movie and book) was.

But will this mean seeing Peeta being tortured etc? D8

Second, I SO look forward to seeing Josh Hutcherson as Peeta!
Although there isn't much Peeta in Mockingjay, but the few scenes he had was pretty memorable, like when he warned District 13 about the bombings.
I feel his acting skills will be tested in the final movies to the series considering everything Peeta had to go through. It'll be difficult to pull through, but I have faith in him! I think he's a good actor.

He portrays Peeta perfectly, and I love (the character) Peeta since book 1.
So all that said, it is quite obvious I hope to see more of Peeta, and being super bias because I really like Josh Hutcherson! 8D

One question that bugs me while reading the trilogy is how I felt about Katniss.

I really liked her in the beginning (Then again, strong, useful female characters has always been to my liking...).
But the more I read the more confused I felt, because I didn't know if I still like, or dislike Katniss.

Especially in Mockingjay. I wasn't very happy with how she turned out in District 13 (her wandering about and hiding...), but I guess I have to understand what she had went through, losing Peeta... and also considering the circumstances of the world, not knowing who to trust when at any time you could be backstabbed (literally)... those are feelings you could somewhat relate to if you put yourself in her shoes.
But the passive behaviour does reminds me of Bella (who I hate), so maybe that's why I dislike her.

I also did not like how selfish she can be sometimes.

All that said, I feel Katniss is one of the rare, very realistic character in a book world. Her indecisiveness, insecurity, selfishness etc, her good points her bad points... all these are traits you can see from someone in the real world.
Her character is very real, and as someone who reads book for enjoyment, I guess I like characters who are er, not as real wtf. Someone who will never exist in real life... haha I hope I'm making some sense!

In conclusion, I think I do like Katniss character overall, even if I am unhappy with some of her decisions throughout the book.

Ooh, another part I dislike would be the ending, which I felt could've been written better because it felt so rush. I felt no emotions or feelings from Katniss at all. She was empty.
This is understandable considering Prim's death, and you did see that she got better towards the end but before there was any development, or at least some... it ended.

This made me feel that she just settled for Peeta, instead of really loving him. Considering everything they had went through, how she compared Gale and Peeta, I do feel that she loved Peeta too, but because of how it was written, it does not feel genuine to me, and I feel Peeta does not deserve this wtf (*coughBIAScough*).

And ah, alas, I guess I will always be super attached to supporting characters from books who are fated to face doom in the end. (RIP FRED!)

Although I expected Finnick to die (accidentally saw it when I was Googling his character! WTF GOOGLE!), half of me was hoping that it wasn't true, that I misread... but when it happened, I honestly did not see it coming because I did not expect him to die in such way!

I had always thought that when he dies, it would be because of an act of bravery, to protect someone or... to put it simply, a hero's death.

Ok, he did die trying to protect Katniss and the group... but the way he died, the way his death was written... felt more like when those kalafe dies in a story, and not a character who is as important as he was in the book.

So I wasn't particularly thrilled when he died that way wtf.
It's like it's bad enough one of my favourite character has to die, the way he died was just... ROAR!

And yes, I cried real tears.
Because I get overly attached to characters FML. (DAMMIT ROWLING!)

Will it be possible for the moviemakers to change his manner of death (without altering the plot too much) in the movie? Or at least made it seemed a bit more tragic?

Here's hoping that Finnick's death in the movie will give the closure I need, and also the detachment from the character wtf.

And if it's not obvious, I'm still very hung up over Fred's death, and it has been so many years WTF.

I really look forward to the last two movies, I am interested to see how they will present the book on the big screen, especially since Francis Lawrence will be directing it.

He did a great job with Catching Fire!
He managed to stay close to the plot of the book, without deviating too much from it, yet, he also made it interesting and easy-to-understand what's going on in their world for non-readers (I haven't read the books when I watched the first two movies.).

Although I do agree with some of the comments I read on Buzzfeed that Catching Fire should be made into two movies, because there is just so much they can put inside, as compared to Mockingjay, I do hope the movies will be as good as the books, and do justice to them!

Ah, if only he was chosen to direct the last few Harry Potter movies haha.

Now that I've finished The Hunger Games trilogy (FINALLY! Hahaha! Wanted to finish it since 2 years ago wtf.)...

ONWARDS to finish The Heroes of Olympus!
Ah, FIVE wonderful years coming to an end. How bittersweet it will be.

Let's go!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Some random thoughts...

Walking towards Starbucks the other day... when I happened to chance upon this...

I don't know why but Meteor Garden's theme song started playing in my head as this four ahjusshis crossed the road, as if they were an older version of F4! 

It didn't help that the wind was blowing too. Lol lol.

Ah over-imagination wtf.

Also, the round orb reflection in the picture below reminded me of the Death Star wtf. 

Ah imagination.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I'm a fangirl.

Sometimes I look at his face and thought to myself...

How is it possible that it has been more than 8 years, yet he still make my heart flutters every time I see him?

Oh right, I'm a fangirl.

Then he dons on a silly costume with a ridiculous moustache, along with his famous facial expressions...

... yet I can't think of anyone I would love more than him.

Yeap, I'm a fangirl, and loving every minute of it. (^^ )

Or maybe I just really like moustaches wtf.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My boys. ♡

Watching Sukira now, which I don't understand a single thing due to my limited Korean, but ah, love them so much. ♡

Being a fangirl is awesome. 8D

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

10th Anniversary!


Ok, I missed the actual date though...
Hmm... actually I missed it every year, and I'll always say, "I'll do it next year..."... and here we are wtf.

My very abandoned (but not forgotten) Blog. 8D

My very first post was on 4th July, 2004.




With hopes that I'll keep updating you wtf.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sephora hands.

Is when you come out of Sephora, with your left hand like this.

Sometimes it's a nice drawing.

Sometimes it's just scribbles.

That's all.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I love LEGO!

.I've been collecting LEGO minifigures from The Lego Movie.
The other day I dug out my old LEGO collection to look for some stuffs, and found a whole lot of other stuffs! 8D

Found Benny!

But couldn't find the body, so it looks kinda morbid now wtf.

But I found the complete set for the red one!

We have computers from the 90s. 😂

And I have no idea why we had so many horses wtf.

Also a shark, a crocodile, and Flipper!

And the main reason why I dig out my old Lego set... was to find my fave brown horse for Emmet. 8D

Mike said HI.

And I present to you...

Larry on a crocodile, holding a frying pan.

Cannot get any more badass than that wtf.

But the most badass of em all...

I found a soldier and a ghost.
I had not played with these for many many years, so they were as I left them after I last played.

One looked like someone from the House of Stark (due to the wolf)...

But I had no idea why the ghost is holding a sword wtf.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What I really really want now.

・ Burger. 
・ Pizza with pan crust. 
・ Fries. 
・ Salad with awesome dressing.
・ Fried chicken.
・ More fries. 
・ Tom Hiddleston. 
・ Pasta. 
・ Potato chips and crisps.
・ Fish and chips.
・This would definitely mean more fries.
・ Sushi and sashimi.
・ Korean ramyun. 
・ Fries again. 
・ Ramli burger.
・ Indomee goreng.
・ Godammit just gimme FRIES. 

This list is pretty much stuffs of all the things I want to eat every. night. 

And this is also the reason why I've never been particularly successful in losing weight, and as much as I "should" and want to care about it, I am like... meh, FRIES.

Oh good God I love fries.

And burger.
And pasta. 

And of course my love rice, but I usually only crave rice when it's bright outside wtf. 

Ok bye.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Always be yourself.

Saw this at TYPO today!

Which is so me.
Definitely something I can give myself wtf.

However, I do think this may work as well.
Yeap yeap! 8D

Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.

Friday, July 25, 2014

I wonder...

Which book should I read first?

It has been so long since I read a book properly, I actually feel so lost now.

Did anything happen in the book world that I don't know of?

The last book I read, Bossypants by Tina Fey, took me 4 months to finish, despite it being one of my favourite book!
I just kept procrastinating wtf.

I blame my iPad.
When you have the Internet in your hands, sometimes it's just so easy to give yourself excuse to "not read" (and go crazy over at Buzzfeed, 9gag wtf).

I never used to think of myself as a reader. Sure, I love books, but I'm not an avid bookworm.
Till I realized I've actually read quite a lot of books.

Then I also realized I stopped reading after having a bloody iPad.

Time to pick up this good habit again!

Which begs the question...

(Ps: I actually have like, 10 more books in my list, and possibly another 10 on my shelf waiting for me wtf. But let's start with this 3?)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This tragedy affects me more than I think it would, and I don't really understand why.
I do not know anyone on board, but yet last night, as I read the articles, I started crying.

It just breaks my heart that 298 lives were cruelly taken away so unexpectedly, by such a horrible twist of fate.

I cannot even begin to imagine how their loved ones feel at this moment.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the people on board MH17.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

I was thinking...

To be honest, I honestly feel Game of Thrones should replace Pendidikan Moral in school.
The series is full of moral lessons for everyone (the murders, gory and sexy scenes aside), with the most important lesson of them all:

DO NOT IGNORE ADVICE SOMEONE GIVES YOU (especially if in good faith).

And what are moral lessons without stories?


  • Catelyn: "Bran, don't climb that tower." - BOOM, we know what happened.
  • Catelyn: "Sansa, don't go crazy over Joffrey." - Yeap, and getting brand an idiot or useless for a good part of the show.
  • Catelyn: "Ned, don't go to King's Landing." - WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
  • Catelyn: "Robb, you shouldn't trust Theon Greyjoy." - Yeap.
  • Catelyn: "Robb, don't marry that girl." - WHYYYYYYY!! (T^T )
  • Cersei: "Ned, watch out for my wrath." - Hmph.
  • Baelish: "Ned, don't trust me." - As above.
  • Tyrion: "Oberyn, you shouldn't drink before a fight." - ROARRRRRRRR.


Basically, this teaches you that if you ignore someone's advice, you're gonna have a bad time.

So if your Pendidikan Moral teacher teaches you to give your seat, when taking the bus/ train, to the elderly/ pregnant lady, you GIVE your seat to them... or George RR Martin will bloody kill you. That bastard.

That is all.

Of authors.

In my life, only two person has the ability to toy with my emotions every single time with the stories they had told.

In fact, I am still broken from the decision one of them made.

Those two, are JK Rowling (Oh hail Queen Rowling!) and George RR Martin.

Granted, I have yet to start reading A Song of Ice and Fire, but I'm an avid follower of the series.

But yes, I cannot even begin with those two!

They create characters you love with all your heart, and you follow those characters along on the journey - never mind that those characters weren't the lead - and they only appear every now and then, but your heart was with them.

And then the authors had to bloody kill them.

Fred Weasley's death still haunts me to this day. He was my favourite character, and I cannot get over why the Queen decides to kill him.

Second, having recently watched the latest episode of GOT, *SPOILERS AHEAD*... the death of Oberyn Martell!
I feel Pedro Pascal did a good job as Oberyn Martell, that you really root for him (and of course because Tyrion's life is at stake!)... and then when it happened...


I read on Buzzfeed an article someone wrote, asking where on earth is Gendry Waters, and what happened to him.

Honestly I wondered that too.

But considering how well we all know George RR Martin... sometimes it is in the character's best interest to STAY THE HELL AWAY.

Yeap. You do that Gendry Waters.

My poor abandoned Blog!


Can't believe it has been more than a year since my last published post!

I hope I'm back (at least for a while) now!! =D