just sayin’ #9

Saw this tweet a few weeks back and RTed it myself because I found it hilarious and I’m posting it now because it applies to online reality. A friend recently showed me someone’s SNS diarrhoea, facepalming on why people do that and I can only say… “It’s the Internet. Who will stop anyone?” Of course, it’s…

[blog] the Arashi BIGBANG theory

I’m at a loss on how to call this post and let me just say, there is no intention to compare the two groups at the expense of one or the other. In the previous post on fans (not the uchiwa kind), I mentioned that there are many ways through which we turn into fans.…

[blog] all about the FAN

Disclaimer: This post is about fans and fandoms in general. If there are similarities to actual people or circumstances, then it must be…real. Some time ago, someone made a ruckus by dismissing shippers as “not real fans”. That got me into thinking on what a “real fan” is. And who’s to say who’s real and…

just sayin’ #8

BUSAN – It’s CNBLUE Can’t Stop in Busan day and I’m sitting in my room looking out at Haeundae Beach and as my friend said, emotionally and physically preparing myself for tonight. The last time I was in Busan about eight years ago, it wasn’t really a pleasant experience I called it Buwiset Busan (bullshit).…

breaking up the showbusiness way

Today’s biggest entertainment news in Asia about the break-up of Myolie Wu and Bosco Wong shocked even me who only knows them by the passing news I read. I’ve read more break-ups than couplings since last year that it’s no longer surprising. But still, though we will never know why these people part ways, something…

what SOPA means to a pop culture fan

(The following post is strictly from the POV of a pop culture fan.) The past week has been an eventful day online. Oh, not only because of the usual dramas that we watch, but because of the protest that some websites have launched against the very controversial SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect…

movie: The Flowers of War

“Don’t do anything foolish. So many people have died. Even hell is full. Why should you add to the crowd?” – Mo Zhang Yimou, why did you do something foolish and made The Flowers of War? As a cinematic work, The Flowers of War is visually very appealing. But the story, at best, is contrived…