Monday, July 27, 2009

Janet Jackson


I swear every damn time I watch this video I get completely smitten -- I'm not talking about the anonymous shirtless male models (c'mon now), I'm talking about Ms. Janet Jackson.

If you took Janet Jackson in this video and lined her up with today's R&B superstars, I would still pick Janet. Hands down. Keri Hilson is coo, but c'mon... better than Janet? It's not even Janet's body that does it for me. It's the smile -- freaking hypnotizing me.

I'll be sitting in my cubicle at work busily hacking away at a project while listening to Pandora and this song will come up. Guess what Arthur does? Does he stay engaged on his work? Haiiillll no! I drop everything and start dancing in the middle of my cube. No joke..

..not too long though because I don't wanna get in trouble. *snort* *snort* *chortle*

But ya'll get the point.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Time to make some planes!

First day of work is tomorrow!

I'm a Product Data Management Engineer - Level 1. It's about to be level 99 soon though, word to Final Fantasy.

I'm excited yet a little apprehensive. This is a significant step of my life. This is the real start of my career. This is Arthur starting big boy life. Just seems like yesterday when I was running around my parent's house, sharpie in hand, and writing all over the walls. It's crazy. Now I gotta goto bed at 10PM every night and wake up early in the morn. Damn...

Let me get serious for a bit.

I'd like to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity to work and provide for my family and myself. I am lucky to have a job in such a volatile job market. I'm definitely counting my blessings and will never forget where I'm from, anybody who have supported me, anybody who have loved me. I'm grateful. Love ya'll.

Arthur flying out!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I survived..

..freakin' Vegas.

Why was I in Vegas? Because I have cojones the size of softballs. It was also my friend Jordan's cousin, JD's bachelor party. That sounds kind of confusing but I think you guys are smart enough to figure it out. JD I wish you the best, man.

I'm not going to get into details of the trip though. Neener neener neenerrrr.

All nine of us went out every night, had table service every night, had bottle service every night, was a boss every night. We definitely turned our swag on, took a look in the mirror, and said 'what's up'.

We ended up killing 12 fifths of alcohol, 8 of which were popped in the club. I was a little bit drunk.

Freakin' Vegas.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds

Guess who's going to the Final Fantasy orchestrated concert?

I'm super excited for this -- I've been an avid fan of Final Fantasy since elementary school. I've played through many of the games, I've dedicated countless hours to each game, I've traveled to many virtual distant lands from Narshe, Zanarkand, Midgar, to Fisherman's Horizon.

Now, thanks to Muriel, I can now experience the music I have been listening to all this time... only to be played by the renowned Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall.

I'm going to cry. I know it.

I'm not even lying either. Call me a bitch, wussy, whatever (actually don't, or I'll beat your ass!!)... but this music moves me so much -- it invokes so much emotion personally. An amalgam of vibrant memories if you will.

I REALLY hope they play this song -- this is my personal favorite.

I get shivers EVERY DAMN TIME I listen to this song. Right when the flute/oboe/clarinet/whatever it is comes in... then when it rises up and everybody plays in perfect unison. WOW goosebumps for real.

And this is just how I feel off a damn YouTube video.

I need to get my box of tissues ready.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ip Man

Best movie I've seen in a long time.

The picture is a semi-autobiography of the late Ip Man, grandmaster of Wing Chun. Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art that focuses on close combat and Chi Sao, sticking hands. Wing Chun is practiced by over 2 million people world wide. Ip Man himself was the first mentor/master of the late Kung Fu superstar and my personal idol, Bruce Lee.

The movie itself captures Ip Man's life in the 1930's and the adversities he faced amidst the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Ip Man is not your typical martial arts movie -- it's a story of hardship, family, and pride. Watching the movie, I was taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions -- there were moments that made my heart very heavy, there were moments where I'd find my foot tapping the ground repeatedly while my heart was beating at an insanely fast rate. There is this part in the movie where he takes on 10 Japanese martial artists... WOW! You have to see it. I don't want to spoil it but its on YouTube.

On myself talking so highly of Ip Man, this is something to take note of, because usually I'm pretty jaded when it comes to watching movies -- usually I can find something about the movie that bothers me and can talk shit about.

This is not the case in this post.

Ip Man is definitely the best movie I've seen in a while. The art direction was insane, the cinematography was very powerful, I was on the edge of my seat. It has won numerous awards in Asia, including 2008 Best Picture and Best Action Choreography.

You might say 'Arthur, what about Transformers 2? That shit was THE BEST! Optimus Prime 4 LYFE! Megan Fox made me jizz my pants brosef!'

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen...

...3/5 stars. I saw it on IMAX the day of release.

I liked it -- but there were somethings that bothered me. The dialog was pretty bland and left much to desire. You had to expect this coming into it though -- it's one of 'those' action movies.

The formula? Hot girls + Robots + Explosions + Megan Fox + Tyrese one-liners + ??? = $$ PROFIT $$

Basically a nerd's fantasy. Not this nerd though. I mean, the best parts were easily the action scenes. Unfortunately, those said scenes were few and far between in my humble opinion. The last scene though, not gonna lie, that was pretty filthy.

I don't want to spoil much... well screw it. Quick overview, the humans get their ass kicked the whole time until the Transformers come in and do their thing. Like the humans get it in the butt the whole time...*pause*

The humans literally didn't do anything -- you definitely aren't going to dismantle a 19382-ton Decepticon with a battle rifle brosef. Tyrese can shoot as many bullets he wants to, but he really ain't doing shit. He's still livin' off money from 'Sweet Lady' anyway.

What the movie really needed though was more Transformers -- ones with sweet powers and vehicles and shit. Some that will really take charge and decimate the Decepticons once and for all! I found some sweet ones that should be put in the next movie...

Look at this sweet tank! This guy would destroy Decepticons easy with his cannon!

Look at this crane thing! This guy could clean up the battle scenes by... pulling stuff away!

Michael Bay, please make it happen. 5/5 stars if you do. From your pal, Arthur.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My shirt ain't got no stripes...

...but I can make that ______ whisssstleee.

Drake's gettin hella hype now. Let's hope he can run with it... for now, let's just enjoy the video.

The girls in this video tho... really? Havin' me behind behind this computer all breathin' hard and shit. My computer's in the living room too, so I'm definitely on my creep mode. Got me lookin' like...

Cot... damn. This is borderline BET late night, you feel me?

I ain't complaining tho. Excuse me while I go stretch. *pause*