Friday, January 29, 2010
Remember my last post about the Chinese Government rename "Heaven and Earth Pillar" or "South Sky Pillar" to "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain," at Zhangjiajie city click here.
Here is the photos from my March 2009 travel photos of the place.
some locals selling food before going up
the mountain view from below
journey up to the mountain on the sky train
the mountain scene from above
saw some houses also got cable tv as well
still long way up
view below like snake
it doesn't stop there yet as we journey to the cloud
Yeah... the place is indeed a nice place to visit.. will be going back again to the 2nd time, as the air is fresh and very cold too when on top of the sky.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Kimberlycun with host Jojo
Cheesie and KY with host Jojo
Shaolin Tiger with host Jojo
Azwan Ali with co-host Red Mummy
Ninie Ahmad with host Jojo Struys
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Chinese city renames mountain after 'Avatar'
A city in central China has renamed a mountain after the US blockbuster movie "Avatar," which set a Chinese box office record until its run in the country was cut short.
The majestic peak in Hunan province previously known as "Heaven and Earth Pillar" or "South Sky Pillar" has been officially renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain," the Zhangjiajie city government said in a statement.
The statement, posted Monday on the government's website, said the peak was believed to have inspired a floating mountain, one of the most dramatic images in the movie, set on fictional Pandora.
Juxtaposing photos of the mountain with stills from the film, a report in the local Xiaoxiang Morning News said a Hollywood photographer came to the area on a four-day trip in December 2008 and shot a number of photos that were used by the film's artists.
The futuristic adventure was released in both 2-D and 3-D versions January 4 and has become China's all-time box-office champion, topping 80 million dollars in sales, state media said last week.
However, its 2-D run in China ended on Friday amid reports it was pulled ahead of schedule by the government to make way for the patriotic biopic "Confucius," about the ancient Chinese philosopher. It is still running in 3-D.
The Xiaoxiang Morning News said officials expect the mountain's similarity to the film version to trigger a tourism boom during the week-long Spring Festival holiday starting on February 14.
The mountain is in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which is famed for its soaring sandstone pillars and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
Monday, January 25, 2010
As award season heads into the homestretch, SAG awards were almost a carbon copy of last week's Golden Globes. The one major difference — Avatar was nowhere to be found this time.
Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique scored trophies once again, as did Michael C. Hall and Glee. Sandra Bullock handily defeated Meryl Streep in the Best Actress category, and Inglourious Basterds took home the award for Best Performance By A Cast. We're just slowly inching closer to the big Oscars, so to see the full just of winners, just read more.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is a very late post of the Pineapple Festival which held in December last year, I went over to the Ang Pow, Pitilatelic and Numismatic exhibition held at Kwang Chien Stadium.
Here I found a few of the rare Malaysian money use back in the days during the colonial rules, Japanese invasion and previous Malaysian money which is quite rare to come by and now it quite value able.
Here is some of the money from the display.
Japanese Banana Money which is worthless after the Japanese rule
The British colonial money
The previous Malaysians Dollar