Freitag, 31. August 2012

Bru Guatemala

I like all the Bru ads, but the new one is my second favourite one (after Exotica).

Bru Guatemala Ad

Shahid's facial expressions are marvellous as always.

And how adorable is he with that sombrero!

The ironic thing is, I don't even drink coffee. :)

Montag, 13. August 2012

Happy 3rd Anniversary, Kaminey!

Kaminey is the movie that sold me on Hindi Films. Back in spring 2010, as a complete Bollywood newbie, I had watched a couple of Bollywood movies before I stumbled on Kaminey. They were typical song and dance, lip sync, brightly coloured movies, as I expected (what I didn't expect was Shahid Kapoor's charm that simply overwhelmed me in Chance Pe Dance and Dil Bole Hadippa. Also, the dude was hot :D) In Western ignorance I wasn't aware that Bollywood, like Hollywood, is a place, not a genre.

So the very first frame of Kaminey puzzled me. Why was it so dark? (I have to say that the first Kaminey DVD  I bought was super super dark. I guess that's the DVD's fault. I'm talking about the infamous MoserBaer DVD, that quite a few of you know, I'm sure. The one that has like 15 mins of unforwardable ads in the beginning). I was intrigued. What unfolded before me was a tarantinoesque action thriller, that wasn't insulting the intelligence of its viewer and brilliantly bringing together its various storylines in a fulminant climax. I was very impressed. Nevermind it being a Hindi film, I count Kaminey as one of the best movies I have ever seen, be it BW or HW.

My extended Kaminey review, where I rightfully sing Shahid's praises, can be read here .

In celebration of its 3rd anniversary I watched it again yesterday, and I still love the movie. Poor Charlie trapped by his dreams and Guddu, forced by circumstances to put his core of steel to use.

Due to the first DVD I bought being crap quality (see above and it has a huge MoserBaer logo displayed througout the movie) I bought the blu ray when it was released and since REM released Kaminey in German, I had to buy that one too, because all REM DVDs come with posters!

Here are my Kaminey DVDs, all 3 of them :)

 Here is the poster inside the REM DVD (double sided):

Here are my Kaminey 3rd anniversary creations:

And for this occasion I changed my twitter dp and bg:

Sonntag, 12. August 2012

A Nice Medieval Castle

I went on a 4 day holiday, and ended up seeing three castles. Here are some pics of the most impressive and most medieval one, Castle Rappottenstein in Lower Austria. It is located in a region called Wood Quarter, some of the pics may tip you of why :)

Pics were taken either by my friend with a super fancy camera, or by me, with my iphone :D

I love how they used the rock formations to build the castle on and into.

These cannon balls are from when the Swedish tried to take the castle. But they failed, in fact this castle was never conquered.

This thing to the right of the small window is the toilet.

This got added post middle ages, which you can tell because it's fancy and pretty. And the guide told us :D

Kitchen. That's a really big pot!

Pics from inside:

We got to lift the swords, which probably means they are replicas. Still pretty cool.
 Now for some outside and garden pics with landscape:

Did I mention I want my own castle?! :)

Dungeons, not  nice place to be, cold, dark and wet:

Landscape pics:

Ok, this one is more clouds than landscape :)

Kitty didn't want to hold still!