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…

only Johnny can make Arashi

With deep apologies to Joyce Kilmer. I thought that I shall never see idols as dorky as Arashi Idols that are not scared to bare their dorkiness without a care Idols that look so baka onstage as if they’ve escaped from the cage Idols that may in dramas wear dashing suits and coiffed hair In…