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Monday, August 31, 2009

December 21st 2012

31st August 2009, Monday

Coming soon on the big screen is another featurette from Roland Emmerich's long line of disaster movies including "Godzilla", "Independence Day" and "Day After Tomorrow".


"2012" is based off the hypotheses that the world as we live in might come to an abrupt end on the dawn of December 21st 2012 in conjunction with the end of the Mayan calendar while famed French apothecary Nostradamus who was known for his books of prophecy also had pictures and quatrains pertaining to events that had occurred were leading up to the "big one" when the sun meets the center of the galaxy.

It might turn out to be a hoax with very little scientific bearing but it still generated a lot of interest world wide with how ancient tellings seemed to match to that ominous date.

Caught the History Channel documentary "Nostradamus 2012" on Saturday night and not for the first time History Channel had been painting frightening pictures of how our earth will cease existence to causes beyond our controls.
It surely was depressing and did gave me a headache in the midst of it but for entertainment value, I still soldier on with the 2 hours special.

I would say I do harbor a belief in that apocalyptic prophecy but I am not overly worried about it with a good 3 years plus to go.
I have to say for the best part of my 31 years of existence, I have live life to the fullest and if we have to go, I would say I have no regrets.

The same thing cannot be said about the missus is still filled with dreams and objectives to fulfilled, so it was just gibberish of negativity to her when I told her.
I also told my mom not to splurge away and just live our lives as status quo for now though perhaps we can kick back and enjoy lives whenever we can from now on.

In retrospect, the prophecy actually guide me to stay positive from now on and live every day as if it's my last and not fret about trivial things, though in Singapore it is just hard.

Well the noir mood for the weekend was the viewing of a 2009 disaster film from Japan, "感 染 列 島Kansen Rettou" which talks about Japan in 2011 under the pandemic of an unknown lethal life-threatening virus known as "Blame" which killed up to over 50 millions people, putting the world's 2nd largest economy to a standstill and decadence.
It definitely was a frightening reflection of the situation with H1N1 virus now as well as the Avian flu (which the movie took reference from) and SARS of the rampant spread of a virus with high mortality rate


The film at 128 minutes is sure draggy but watchable as it banked on human emotions rather than Hollywood fabricated action sequences and what not.
Dashing actor Satoshi Tsumabuki was competent in his role as the protagonist doctor Matsuoka Tsuyoshi who was at the front of combating the virus and eventually lost his colleagues as well as the loved of his life to it.

It was not a happy ending but that's life isn't it?
Japanese word of the day: 世界終末 (End of the World) Where do you plan to be and what you plan to do on the 21st of December 2012?

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