Mind Those Traffic Lights! What Traffic Lights?

I can’t figure out what this guy was thinking. Was he on the phone? Was he texting? Going too fast? All of these? Who knows. What I do know is that if this guy was travelling fast enough to knock down a traffic light, drag it 20 metres, and wreck his engine, then someone standing at the crossing (which is exactly where the van has come to rest), wouldn’t stand a chance….

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Frozen

For once, I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about the movie with Kirsten Bell and Idina Menzel. The movie had a lot of hype in America and you know something’s big when you get this released by the studio themselves. It’s the song “Let It Go”, sung by Elsa (Idina Menzel), with lines swapped out for other languages — everything from English, German, Swedish, to the lesser known languages — Catalan, Castillo and even the Eastern languages got a look in — Korean, Japanese, Cantonese Chinese and Mandarin Chinese.

I watched the film yesterday and, although it was sterotypical Disney — good guy, bad guy, love triumphs over everything, etc, etc. There were a few things in there that were not typical Disney. Prejudice over Elsa’s powers, exploitation of Anna’s love for Hanz, my jaw dropped when I saw the sequence for Let It Go, and how Elsa formed the Ice Palace.

The songs were really catchy — unlike some musical films, where the songs are sung too quick, I could hear what the actors and actresses were saying, and I have to say, I suffered last night with Frozen earworms, and “Let It Go” ringing in my head all night.

What I do like about watching professional CG-made films like this, is that they do give you inspirations for your own work.

Is this the world’s most romantic gift? Man reunites fiancée with long-lost teddy

“Oh my God, this is the best gift EVER” — pretty much says it all.

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This romantic man certainly knows the way to capture a woman’s heart – by reuniting her with a childhood toy she had lost.

After proposing the year before, Vas Alli wanted to do something extra special this Christmas and decided to surprise his fiancée with her long-lost teddy bear, ‘Whitey’.

‘I wanted to get Jessica something beautiful – something that she would never expect, and moreover would be able to one-up proposing to her Christmas Eve of 2012’, he said on the YouTube video description.

Mr Alli spent a month searching through tens of thousands of bears online to help give him clues to reconstruct her old teddy. He found one, but the bear’s head had come off and was badly in need of repair.

Undeterred he took the bear to the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital where the furry friend was restored.

‘When I began this venture, Whitey…

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