Wednesday, September 17, 2008

House pains

Anybody watch the House season premiere last night? House was his usual grumpy self. Although his frustration is enhanced by Wilson's wanting to leave. I thought the patient's story is very poignant. I like how House always put in a dose of reality into the lukewarm pool of "you can do anythingness". It also enhances House's theory that people don't change (except for Amber). The saddest moment of the show for me was when Wilson was about to walk out and he said "we are not friends House, I don't even think we ever were". How can he say such a thing after all they have gone through!!! Yes House is kind of an ass but if there is one person he always yields for in the end, it is Wilson. Now all those years of friendship and comraderies is wiped out in one heartless thought!! I feel sad for the duo :(

(although, one part of me can't help but think this would make an awesome slash storyline hahaha, must not ship... must not ship)

We had a House watching party at a friend's house. He had HD LCD TV with DVR. It is the ultimate tv watching experience!! You can skip all the commercials, rewind if we missed a section due to exciting chatter, and watch 13's eyes sparkle and glisten in full HD glory!

After the show, we decided to sample JJ Abrams' new show "Fringe" which is billed as a modern day X-files. The show has a leading girl who is an FBI agent with a dark past of betrayal, a bum genius guy (percy from Dawson's Creek) and his crazy Einstein dad who was in mental hospital for 17 years. The trio solve weird phenomenons that is part of some global conspiracy pattern thingy. The show looks ok so far, the crazy dad is definitely the most interesting person. They have this weird graphic device to introduce different places by putting the caption in giant and i mean GIANT CGI LETTERS right next the building as if it is a statue that just happen to be there. I am not sure if I like it or not. The show also has some really crazy "Science" that makes me blink in disbelief. Example: They can read the last thing a dead person sees by using a "Electrical pulse camera". NOrmally when the person dies, all the image goes away, but since this person had a muscle relaxant before she died, somehow the image was frozen in the neurons... riiightt...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Leap of Faith

This saturday, Snoopy and I went to a team building ropes course with a bunch of other friends. The course is in a park about an hour away from the city. It consist of platforms connected by ropes and wooden beams high up among the trees about 4 stories off the ground. They attach you to a safety rope and make you climb up there and explore. It was really strenuous work because you are basically rope walking the whole time while using your arms to keep your body up right. my arms are really sore now. It is funny in that you know you are perfectly safe the whole time, but it is still very scary to walk in midair and trying not to fall. Even a tiny little gap between two platforms becomes a deep chasm that is just waiting to swallow you. Even though i am not afraid of heights it is still a challenge to overcome the instinct of wanting to be on flat ground haha.

Later in the day, the most challenging part of the course came to us. It is this 36 feet tall wooden poll where you have to climb up and stand on top. the top is barely big enough for a pair of feet. Then they slide this trapeze over to you just out of your reach. You are then forced to jump for it. You can see how I did in the video above. I reached the bar but wasn't able to hold on. I think my hands are just too weak. It doesn't look like very far from the bottom, but when you are standing on top of the pole, alone up there, the trapeze might as well be across the forest. I almost hyperventilated up there trying to work up the nerve to jump lol. I totally respect sky divers now lol.