Monday, October 18, 2010

Summer TV Viewing Pleasures

Summer is just around the corner and there are some very exciting tv shows to be shown.

First on the list:

Hawaii-Five-O - This show is a remake and stars Aussie Star Alex O'Loughlin. It is a cross between NCIS (without the NCIS unique humour) and includes a lot of action and fighting scenes. The show also stars Grace Park who is over 35 but you wouldn't have known unless I told you. And she's hot and an awesome female cop. There's humour and there's great on-screen chemistry. Love!

Nikita - There has been a movie and a series based on this woman. But who is she? She was trained as an assassin but turns out the company that she works for, isn’t really the government and must be stopped. She is the new Alias but with less mysteries, mind-bending scenarios and double-identities (I’m referring to Vaughn and Sydney’s mother). However, she still kicks a lot of arse so expect a lot of action and female power. On Go!

Pretty Little Liars - Who killed their best friend? As episodes unravel, the audience discovers the deep dark secrets of each of the teenage girls in the show. It's not as family-rated tv show as I thought it would be. Slightly dark, scary and lots of twists. (Cue lesbian love, forbidden relationship between student and teacher, youth lipo...see it isn't really family orientated.)

The Gates - following the success of vampires and werewolves, another tv show has emerged. This time, a community within 'The Gates' all live with very dark and deep secrets. A family moves there, the dad being the new Chief of police. There are many twists, it's dark, scary, lots of blood but the usual teenage love story and normal drama. (Expect vampire and werewolf showdowns, voodoo magic and other creepy stuff)

Happy Viewing! But if it's an awesome day, go to the's summer after all.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good Sportsmanship is required

We all love sport. It's no secret. Us Aussies religiously watch all different types of sports in packs. We get into it and we are passionate about it.

But no matter what happens, good sportsmanship is required.

Latest news from Delhi - Aussie wrestler Hassene Fkiri, 36 missed out on the gold during the final match to India's Anil Kumar. Frustrated, he refused to shake his opponent's hand and made rude gestures to the ref.

His coach says that he is a nice and happy person normally and Kumar had upset him and pulled his neck.

Huh? Isn't this wrestling? Isn't this a contact sport so aggression comes with it?

Regardless of how upset he was, be the bigger person and shake hands with the guy! I mean you got up and personal with the guy (and let me emphasise how physically close you guys were). Plus you are there to represent Australia so don't behave un-Australian puh-lease.

My message to Fkiri, you should have accepted the silver medal, silver is awesome! Most girls love silver or white gold on their fingers and wrists as oppose to gold now. Plus you are 36 so are you planning to wait for the next round of the Commonwealth Games?

Nevermind me! I am looking forward to see you compete in the next Commonwealth a four years time.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tragedy = Hope

My short and very sweet opinion about when tragedies can turned out into hope...

Without challenges and tragedies in life, I don’t believe a person is able to grow and flourish. I believe the loss of my wonderful grandfather was a big wake-up call. It was also an unbelievable motivation to aim high. What was devasting turned into hope, hope for new life, new goals, new opportunities and new eyes.