Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Green Hornet

The trailer for The Green Hornet film looks promising. It will star Seth Rogan, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz, also this will be Jay Chou's debut in Hollywood. He will be playing Kato which was famously played by Bruce Lee in the original TV series. I was quite surprised how much Kato has face shown in the trailer, where as Bruce Lee never seen without his mask on. Similarly The Green Hornet was also Bruce Lee's first appearance in Hollywod. Also Jay Chou seems to get a large part in the movie so he's not just a 'mysterious oriental sidekick'. It'll be interesting to see how his take on Kato would compare to Bruce lee though I haven't seen much of the original TV series. The film won't come out till early next year so it's going to be a long wait.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Well it's time for kick off!

I'm not an avid fan of football but with the World Cup even non football fans couldn't help caught up with the fever. As for England's chances don't even bother thinking about it, I think we all already know the score. But just for the sake of patriotism we'll still fly the flags and cheer on England. Even if you're not into the game well there is still the bookies that will keep you interested.

Yeah this is just a small entry.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Tiananmen 21 years on

It was just a week ago that marked the 21st anniversary memorial of the Tiananmen Incident, I read on the news that a diary which supposedly belongs to Li Peng will be published in Hong Kong. Li Peng was the man who ordered the the tanks to be rolled into Tiananmen Square to crush the student protesters that lead to one of the most memorable tragic events in recent history. The diary that is set to be published will feature detailed account into the incident from the government's perspective. If this turned out to be authentic then this will definitely be an exclusive insight into what was going on behind the commanding power of the Communist Party at the time.
News source

Mainland China is still very restrictive on anything in regards to the incident. Hong Kong is the only place where people can openly commemorate Tiananmen where there's a huge turnout to the event every single year. With this years commemoration the Chinese University of Hong Kong have resurrected a bronze replica of the Goddess of Democracy that was used in the 1989 protest. Apparently they called it the 'New Goddess of Democracy' (新民主女神像), however it lead to a little dispute with the authorities as to whether it should be allowed in the campus.

On the other hand I was watching a Hong Kong TV political show about it (I prefer the Hong Kong media when it comes to report about China because it's a bit more neutral as well as informative). From what I got from the show; despite the Chinese government's are still very reluctant to be open about the massacre, there is some signs that they are a bit more relaxed about it and allow some sort of 'low status commemoration' probably meaning nothing that would attract huge public attention I suppose. Well I'm not sure how true it is this but I hope there is some progress.