Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Worst Movie of 2009

Ha Ha, I’m not A.O. Scott of New York Times, nor a professional critic on Rotten Tomatoes or other commercial movie sites. Moreover, I’m also not a frequent moviegoer. I watch movies (only selected) more on DVDs than on cinema. It’d been years I’d not gone to theatres. It was only some months ago, I went theatre for James Cameron’s mega-hit Avatar in years and much to my disappointment, It was the worst movie experience I’d ever been on. However, I sometimes love assessing them on my own.

(Whenever I hear Chester Bennington (of LP) sing ‘New Divide’, I remember MCG’s ‘Terminator Salvation’ and the apocalypse happened there though the song is for Michael Bay’s Transformers: ROTF. It’s amazing.)

I talked about District 9 as being the best movie of 2009 in my previous entry and now It’s been nominated for best picture for Academic Award along with Avatar. But I failed on a speculation that Avatar will never be nominated for best picture no matter how much billions it earns. Pundits had speculated that Avatar will never surpass the record of Titanic in terms of turnover but all went opposite of what were predicted.

The Most Beautiful Movie Scene

Fantasy, epic  and adventure genres maven Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong (2005) contains the most beautiful movie scene ever. The scene when giant Kong brings Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) after a fierce battle with T-Rex(s) to his lair is the most beautiful movie scene I ever saw, I think. The lair backdropped with a scenic sunset along with a beautiful waterfall really fascinates me. Background music is pleasantly low. The whole environment is so serene. Moreover, love Kong shows towards the woman is really inexplicable and It’s so amazing.

The Worst Movie of 2009

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince along with Roland Emmerich’s 2012 were the most boring movies I watched in gone year. I somehow watched 2012 till the end but never completed Harry Potter. I had not expected John Cushak in such a stupid film.  I think, this Harry Potter film was the worst among the series with no thrills, actions & decent adventures. Likewise, superhero film Watchmen was one of the worsts of 2009.

The Most Lewd Scene of 2009

Michael Bay is not always good. The large budgeted action director sometimes go naughty. But his naugthiness hardly taints his great movies. He doesn’t provide audiences marvellous actions only, but also oftentimes some sort of obscenity, be it in Bad Boys franchise, The Island(2008) or Transformers series. In ‘Transformers: ROTF’, He has depicted Devastator, one of the Constructicons lewdly. In a scene, two metal balls with protruded hooks clink together as the Devastator excavates the Pyramid. These metal balls obviously were depicted as the Constructicon’s testicles. Yeah, all Transformers are male. And, I deem this the most lewd scene of gone year.

In his first Transformers(2007) movie, in a scene where Sam and Mikaela were ransacking for Sam’s grandfather’s broken glasses, Sam’s mom entered the room and asks him whether he was masturbating. Could anything else be more obscene than this?! I was left open-mouthed. Yeah, his mom is depicted as slightly psychopath in the movies.

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Why the Oscar awards often go for low budget drama?

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I’m feeling better today. I’m being over the worst of the flu since this evening.

A Painful Day

I’ve contracted goddamn cold since yesterday evening and today, it’s just getting worse. You know, I miss her even more when I fall sick. The pain was immense that I kept writhing on bed throughout the day, and the day was no less tiresome and longer than a whole week! High fever with cold really laid me down. I’ve been so listless and lethargic and didn’t take meal this evening. I’m so much prone to common cold and flu but this time, I’m infected after months and common cold just goes worse when its about me.

विपत्ति: जीवनको नियति

”बाबु,तिमी डाक्टर बन, म तिम्रो कर्मचारी बनेर आउँला अनि सँगै काम गरौंला” । वर्षौं अघि हाम्रो घरमा बस्ने एकजना स्वास्थ्यकर्मी अंकलले भनेका यी शब्दहरु अहिले पनि मेरो दिमागमा गुन्जिरहन्छन् । म डाक्टर त बनिनँ के थाहा त्यतिखेर कि समयक्रममा म कुनै दिन ईन्जिनियरिङ्ग क्षेत्रमा लाग्नेछु । भनेको कुरा कहाँ पो पुगेको छ र । त्यतिखेर डाक्टर, ईन्जिनियर भनेको के के हो ठूलो जस्तो लाग्थ्यो र आँफु पनि त्यस्तै बन्न पाए हुन्थ्यो भन्ने कल्पना गरिन्थ्यो ।

घर बनाउन नसक्ने पनि के को ईन्जिनियर ! अहिलेसम्म पनि नेपालमा औसत सामाजिक सोचाई यही छ । ईन्जिनियरीङ् भन्नासाथ सिभिल ईन्जिनियरीङ्लाई बुझ्ने चलन छ ।

‘जे जस्तो भए पनि खुशी नै मान्नुपर्छ कि म सिभिल ईन्जिनियर बन्दैछु;  त्यो देशमा जहाँ डाक्टर, ईन्जिनियर त परको कुरा, कखरा पनि नचिन्ने मान्छेहरुको जमात बाक्लै छ । पैसा नकमाईएला सही, ईन्जिनियर भन्ने नाम त रह्यो !’ – मेरो कहिलेकाहींको तुच्छ आत्मरति । हा हा । म दङ्ग पर्छु, कहिलेकाहीं ।

भन्छन् , विपत्ति एक्लै आउँदैन । एकपछि अर्को गरि विपत्तिहरु मानव जीवनमा स्वभाविक जस्तै बन्दछन् । म कति खुशी थिएँ, दिनेश दाईको शुभविवाह नजिकिँदै थियो । मनमा कता कता नमिठोपन रहँदारहँदै पनि उहाँको बिहेमा म साँच्चै रमाउने उत्कट आशा अनि पर्खाईमा थिएँ । अझ भनौं, म अबोध जस्तै बनाईएको थिएँ । अबोधता जीवनको त्यो सुख हो, जुन हामी शायदै अनुभव गर्न सक्छौं किनकि बाल्यकालमा हाम्रो सोचाईको सिमितताले अनुभव गर्न सक्दैनौं अनि पछि तन्नेरी भएपछि त्यो हराएर गईहाल्छ ।

भन्छन्, खुशी क्षणभरको लागि अनि दु:ख सँधैको लागि । बिहेको मिति नजिकिँदै जाँदा दिनेश दाईमाथि जुन अत्यन्त दु:खद घटना घट्न पुग्यो, त्यसले हामी सम्पुर्णलाई स्तब्ध बनायो । अझ भनौं विश्वास गर्नै सकिरहेका छैनौं । यद्दपि, यस अर्थमा हामी खुशी छौं कि उहाँ त्यस घट्नाका बावजुद शकुशल हुनुहुन्छ । उहाँको बहुप्रतीक्षित बिहे रोकिनु अर्को ‘विपत्ति’ थियो भन्ने म मान्छु । घरमा अँध्यारो अनि सुनसान छ, खोई कहाँ हराए अस्तिसम्मका खुशीहरु ?

पैसाले शत्रुमात्रै कमाउने रहेछ । अहिले प्रष्टै ज्ञात भयो । दिनेश दाई त शकुशल आउनुभयो, तर जुन् घटनाको उहाँ शिकार हुनुभयो, त्यसले लामो समयसम्म हामीलाई झस्काईरहने छ ।

मेरा प्रिय दिनेश दाईको शीघ्र स्वास्थ्यलाभको हार्दिक शुभकामना अनि अपार माया ।

be sweet and simple

Words are always mightier than any fearsome machetes or swords. This is not just a cliche.

”be sweet and simple” , all in lower case. This is as affectionate as her name itself to me. This line kind of happened to be her motto. She kept using it in lieu of her name for years. But, it seems, she no longer loves it and I think it was already ditched too.

However, this line still holds an immense beauty. It is as beautiful as she’s (to me). It reminisces me of the gone heydays.

I never let it go forgotten. So, I’m thinking about replacing my old motto ‘Adieu to the World’ with this beautiful line : ‘be sweet and simple‘ in the masthead of my diary. Let’s see.

I’m Destined For Worst

They went to Dinesh dai’s engagement party. But I didn’t.

I snubbed my bro and his great ceremony.

Yesterday, Magh 24, Dinesh dai was going to engaged to a girl currently working in Kathmandu. He, dad and several other relatives left for Kathmandu early in the morning while I preferred to not go. But…I didn’t snub my beloved bro. I didn’t slight one of his life’s most important days. I wanted to go, I wanted to be a part of the great moments. I wanted to overtake the tearful moments I went through in last minutes of my Mira didi’s wedding by enjoying every single second since the talk of his marriage went on. But…Something is fettering me. I felt fettered more in yesterday morning and I expressed my acute unableness to be a part of the ceremony. I didn’t give in to their insist. This way, I snubbed my beloved ones and it is really not good. I know, I was the most expected guest (only after Dinesh dai himself and dad!) and my absence surely did leave a void in the party.

Dinesh dai was way too furious over my decision. So were my parents.

Dad called me from Kathmandu for several times and expressed his unhappiness. Dinesh dai is not responding my call. Later, I felt bad. I kind of felt guilt for snubbing what was one of the most special moments of my bro’s life.

This hellish life doesn’t let me go free. I want to fly in the sky but can’t get out of this shackles of self-hatred, disrespect and humiliation caused by lack of confidence and ‘inferiority complex’. My misanthropic approach could also be a cause. I neither could stave off these adversaries nor could manage subsisting in accepted way of living. I don’t know if I’m being avenged and paying the price of what I did in my past incarnation, if there is any such thing. I know, I gotta find a way out of this hell.

Vinaaju called me privately and asked why I didn’t attend the party. He loves me much, I know. He told my absence left a void in the ceremony.

I regret contritely for not being there with my bro. I’m sorry, Dinesh dai. Forgive me if you could. I may try to enjoy in your wedding day. Let’s see. Let’s make the day grand. Give me a chance, I may make the things up right again.

Quote of the Day


"Any man who looks at a 7-year-old child and feels any sort of excitement should go see a doctor."

Marco Lira says of the growing controversies over naming his little daughter Julia Lira as  Drum Corps Queen in upcoming Carnival. He himself is overseeing his daughter’s rehearsal for the role. Carnival is notorious for it’s obscenity in Brazil.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Picture source: Yahoo! News)

Song That Foresaw Dec. 15

Dear Diary, I must make an apology that I left you unwritten for weeks. You missed me? Don’t get mad at me, for you know I’m troubled (always) and was also tangled with some family affairs which obviously kept me from writing on you. Whenever I sit in front of my workstation; Dear Diary, you’re always the foremost priority.

Dear Diary, I’ve some big news to tell you. My bro is getting married this Fagun. We’re also celebrating our grand Kool-Pooja which happens once in every 4 years.

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My Musical Side

It was some 22/23 years ago, I recall the day (it was around the dusk) when dad brought in home our first National Panasonic radio cassette recorder. Though, we already had a radio transistor from the same company, the newly bought machine had a significant attraction and charm among us. I remember, how buoyantly I was staring at and fondling that new ”wonder”. Although, audio cassette technology was invented circa ’60s and thence gained momentum in later years until ’90s when CD came to hit the market, we only came to possess our first cassette recorder several years after. It was not a boom box, but a 1980’s National with a single-sided speaker–yet it was one of the most common models of early ’80s. Invention of audio cassettes and recorders brought upheaval in music field. The recorder no doubt boosted my aural desire, i.e. MUSIC!!!


We kept using the recorder for almost 2 decades. Now, the recorder is defunct, some of its parts are missing and is locked in a drawer. We never bought another recorder again. I didn’t want to throw it away. It has now become a vintage antique.

I listened hundreds of folk songs in my early days on the recorder. Dad was avid (and picky as well) listener of folk songs and he nearly didn’t miss any chartbuster album. Hari Devi Koirala, Prem Raja Mahat, Bam Bahadur Karki, Krishna Sudha Dhungana, Bima Kumari Dura etc. were the prominent folk figures of that time. I quite much was acquainted with their rhythmic vocal thanks to the great National recorder! Pop music was still not widely recognized, or say, it was in its pristine and primitive state.

Gone are the days when I used to buy every new album of Nabin K. Bhattarai, Cobweb, Robin and Looza, Mukti and Revival. Friends were amazed at my avidity and fanaticism for their music esp. Nabin K. Bhattarai and Cobweb’s.

The last Nepali pop song I listened was Dambar Nepali’s ”तर अन्तिमपल्ट भेट्न आऊ”, in my last Kathmandu visit while traveling by a micro-bus. Don’t you think that song bode Dec. 15 i.e.’the apocalypse’? *going serious and taking a hiatus*… In later years, pop music in Nepal has become something like a cheap game, which everyone could play even if they don’t know how to. Mvids of Nepali pop songs are just wastes. Since some years, modern and folk music genres have taken lead in the commercial race leaving pop music far behind. They are most common in CRBTs.

I’m a great fan of Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B music. I was an avid listener of Tupac, Snoop Dogg and now my avidity has shifted also onto Akon, T.I., R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Kanye West etc…What you say when a white speaks words of a rap? White rappers may have been frowned upon in music field initially by some, but no longer, for Eminem already broke the tradition most significantly which is said to be of Blacks only.

And yet, I’m not so much onto listening music. Like sex, music could also be taken as luxury, not an essential thing.