9/27/2008

The Shaolin Monks Wheel of Life Tour


The Shaolin Monks are back in town on their 2008 tour in the UK. For various (very exciting!!!!!) reasons, which I am keeping quiet about (but hope to reveal later - stay tuned!), I would like to promote their 2008 tour on this site.


If you would like to check out features and tour dates, please visit the Shaolin Wheel of Life website .


From the website, I am showing a picture of their 1999 encounter with HRH Queen Elizabeth II from their appearance at the Royal Variety Show.


Please, please support the Monks by attending their show.

9/01/2008

KILTRO & Oops...

KILTRO - have you watched this one? The title caught my eye as I was looking to rent a video from the local library. It claimed to be the first Chilean martial arts movie, and the actor Marko Zaror was described as 'better than Tony Jaa'. I was highly doubtful from the video stills that this was going to be as good as or better than Ong Bak, so I decided to pass on it, and opt for a Japanese anime called Tekkonkinkreet. Thankfully, after watching a couple of Kiltro trailors on the internet, Tekkonkinkreet turned out to be the right choice. [Tekkonkinkreet is in fact BRILLIANT and highly recommended - one of the best animes I have ever seen].


Kiltro:




My international noodle-breaking competition (see below) isn't even taking off as well as Mr Zaror. Not destined to become the next big thing, I guess. In addition, the day after I made the video, I remembered that it is actually considered bad luck by many Asians to break noodles, since long noodles equate to longeivity. Breaking noodles leads you to an early grave... However, it was never in fact established whether packet dried noodles fell under this superstition or were excluded because of their non-linear shape. Can someone please clarify this for me?