Malaysian football player is nominated for Puskas Award

Malaysia doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to football. Our physique doesn’t lend itself to competing on the pitch and we don’t have the money to create a competitive league

Our only achievement of note was to qualify for the Olympic football tournament in 1980, an occasion dad remembers well when the entire housing estate erupted in jubilation as James Wong scored the winner in extra time against the formidable South Koreans. Shane that we then boycotted those Moscow Games!

So, here is a video of Malaysian Faiz Subri’s free kick, which has earned him a nomination for the Ferenc Puskas award, named after the legendary Magyar player


Film review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Dad and I are big sci fi fans. Cloverfield is one of our favourite films. Using clever script writing and filming, the movie tells the story of a couple’s experience of an alien invasion of New York filmed from the perspective of found footage on a hand held camcorder. A good sci fi story but you also get to see their romance as some parts of the tape haven’t been overwritten by the filming of the aliens

┬áSo, we were excited to see 10 Cloverfield Lane advertised. Now, without wanting to give the plot away, let us say that there is a link to Cloverfield but it’s brief and it’s peripheral. So, if you’re expecting a sequel, prequel or a movie similar to the original, you will be disappointed

Instead, 10 Cloverfield Lane is really a psychological drama. More Hitchcock than JJ Abrams in construction and delivering shocks Continue reading