a linterieur inside

2008-10-09 | #Movies

À l’intérieur (Inside) Not that I need an excuse to watch a horror movie, but I tend to watch them around the Halloween season. Maybe its the weather, maybe its the decorations, either way this is the trend I’ve set for myself. Inside was scary. It was incredibly gory in the realistic sense, and the tension that it built up was relentless. Most the the movies I have watched recently are from http://www.


2008-10-08 | #Movies

Chocolate The only thing better then the food, is this movie. This is what I can expect from the same director of Ong Bak, which helped Tony Jaa become a recognizable martial artist. This movie is like Ong Bak, where the first half hour is pretty slow in setting up who the protagonist is but once you get past that its non-stop action. I’d go over the plot but really, who cares?

the abandoned

2008-10-08 | #Movies

The Abandoned I like simple ghost stories, and I’d prefer that above something that is gorey. The short premise of this was something happened on a farm in Russia, the only survivor was a baby girl. Years (40 or so) later she returns back to her family farm and all sorts of spooky things happen. It always sort of surprizes me when a movie like this slips under the radar, mostly because it was better than your average wide release blockbuster.


2008-08-25 | #Movies

Taken Luc Besson had a hand in this as the writer, and if you don’t know who he is he has written and directed Leon AKA The Professional as well as produced Danny the Dog and Kiss of the Dragon. As well as a few others that he has had a hand in, I have purchased and enjoyed them all. This was supposed to be release in the US next month but has been pushed back until Jan 2009.

dead mans shoes

2008-08-20 | #Movies

Dead Man’s Shoes I like how IMDB now uses tags on categorizing a movie. And not just “Drama” or “Comedy”, cause it has those as well (and this movie is not a Comedy or a Drama), but it has plot keywords like “Revenge”, or “Shot in the Leg”, or whatever else pertains to the movie’s story. Very cool, it now helps me find movies that are similar to ones that I already like without limiting myself to the director or the writer.

for the alive not dead people

2008-08-17 | #General

For the 3 that read my AnD blog, I’ve re-setup my blog import from http://www.mywushublog.com/ I finally finished re-copying the entries I lost when my server died. Letting AnD import my blog is a very nice way to keep a backup, and share with the HK community.

iron man

2008-08-17 | #Movies

Michele and I don’t get to the movies all that much, and when we do it’s not like we decide on a movie and then find a babysitter, a babysitter presents themselves and we panic for a while trying to figure out what to do with our precious spare time. This is where I can always catch Michele at a disadvantage. I tend to know whats in theaters at the moment and what I would probably like to see.

new pictures

2008-08-10 | #General #Owen

I put up two new gallaries on my main site http://m87-blackhole.org/photos/ One is of the server rebuild and the other is of the family (mostly Owen). Both Owen and Caralyne keep michele and I very busy. For instance, right now I’m typing this up as Owen is taking a short nap and Caralyne us playing a computer game. I may try and workout, but the little guy is already stirring and Michele wanted to take a nap so I don’t have any coverage.

its freaking hot

2008-07-11 | #General

Thankfully it’s back down to the tolerable 80’s, but the triple digit weather in antioch pushed me to shut off my server this last week until things cooled down a bit. It stays stupid hot in that garage, close to 100f even at 10pm. Hopefully it wont get that bad again, but if it does I’m shutting it down again.

wushu west 2008 06 24 marks class

2008-07-07 | #Wushu

It’s been a looong time since Mark has been in charge of a class, maybe 2005 or so, right before he moved to Shanghai. I had forgotten how relentless he is, even though over the past few years Pierre and I have threatened younger students, “Oh you think this is tough? Wait till Mark gets back!” or “If you don’t stop talking, we’re calling Mark and flying him back here to make you do burpee’s!