Hacksaw Ridge: A Film Review

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War is and will always be the darkest moments of human history. World War II is probably the darkest among the wartime periods mankind ever faced especially as a Singaporean growing up. Singapore, as a tiny island nation, also was involved in that war and the stories of the war atrocities the Japanese have committed during that time is neither forgotten by us or by the rest of the world.

And Hacksaw Ridge was released with Andrew Garfield holding the lead and telling the story of a medic that didn’t use a weapon during the war but saved 75 other soldiers during one of the battles. So let’s move right into it.

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Writing Prompts

I have a self-confessed obsession recently. I discovered a really interesting subreddit recently /r/WritingPrompts, which has a very simple idea. There’s a prompt/idea/concept and the other users are then asked to write based on that.
This is one of my latest submissions there. Just thought I’d share. It’s my 3rd time writing there so… I hope you enjoy!

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The Married Man

It’s been a while since I shared a short story on my blog. Of course, the biggest reason is that I’m a lazy writer filled with good ideas but lack the inspiration to write them out (maybe I suffer from some sort of strange permanent writer’s block). So it’s about time I shared one.

The Story
“My marriage is a lie… I can feel it,”
I scribbled onto my notebook. “I suspect that my wife is cheating on me… She’s been showing signs akin to those of a guilty partner. She offered to cook and pack my lunch for me recently when she never used to do that.” Continue reading

Pulp Fiction: A Film Review

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“Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead”

Do you remember the first time you’ve met someone that have stories to tell that seemed like made-up fantastical stories that made you wonder if they could have an ounce of realism? It could be a fellow bunk-mate you met while you served National Service, or a new colleague at work, or a friend of a friend that you met at a party. Well, Pulp Fiction feels exactly like that.

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Clue (1985): A Film Review

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It’s been a while, ladies and gentlemen. Grab a seat, take a sip of wine, and relax as we dive into a mystery. It all begins on a stormy night- Hmm? You don’t understand what’s happening?

Very well, let’s start at the beginning. Clue (1985) is a very unique film, probably the only movie known for being the only film based off a board game that’s actually quite entertaining for what it is. It’s basically a film that tries to recreate the board game in a movie form. But does it do its job well? There’s only one way to find out, so let’s begin!

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Storytelling aka my love letter to Star Wars

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Surprisingly, I was never a fan of Star Wars. I never watched any of the original trilogy nor have I ever (bothered to) watch the prequel trilogy. It always felt a little… meh to me. Before you raise your torches in rage, let me explain!

Star Wars never appealed to me because of its theme. I never liked the futuristic theme of it and how dated it looked. And I’ve always been a fan of fantasy-themed stuff due to growing up with video games that used those themes like Sacred Gold/Diablo and also falling in love with the Lord of the Rings franchise but never Star Wars. I’ve kind of always steered clear of it until 2015.

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Character Development aka Why I love the anime, One Piece!

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The first post of the new year, so here’s to an awesome 2017, everyone!

This is a topic I’ve thought about today and it’s greatly inspired by my annual ritual of binge watching movies/anime/drama series (started in 2015 when I welcomed 2016 at home) to welcome the incoming new year. This year on New Year’s Day, while everyone was busy catching up with friends, I was kinda busy clearing my backlog of stuff to watch.

So, I decided to catch up on One Piece, one of my most favorite anime of all time. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. The art style, extremely long list of episodes to catch up on (currently at episode 770 as of this written article), and it being one of the few ‘mainstream anime’ can turn anyone off. But I can say, in my opinion, that it has some of the best writing because there’s so much love and care given to the characters.

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The Conjuring 2: A Film Review

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The year of 2016 was a phenomenal one for film, possibly one of the best years, to be honest, for big franchises and sequels we never asked for. Frankly, I was excited for The Conjuring 2 when it was announced because the first was an amazing horror film, with buildup to the dread and frightful moments that did not rely on jump scares to catch you off guard.

The story focuses on the Enfield Poltergeist, a very famous and controversial haunting and claims of poltergeist activity (read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_Poltergeist) that involves the Hodgson family.

We have our set expectations from the previous film and a good scary premise but let’s dive into my review to find out if the movie lives up to the hype…

Also, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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