MOTHER EARTH IS BEING CASTRATED BY ALL KINDS OF CALCULATED HORRORS.

YOU HAVE TO FIGHT GLOBAL POVERTY, SOCIAL ILLS, ECONOMIC WOES, MEANINGLESS CIVIL WARS.

YOU JUST HAVE TO NAME ONE ASPECT AND BREATHE HARDER.  AMEN.

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WHEN GOD CREATES THE EARTH.

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YOU CAN FEEL THE STARK LONELINESS.
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THE UGLY BIRD BRINGS ABOUT AN OMEN OF DEATH.

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A GRIM PICTURE OF GLOOM AND DARK DESPAIR.

Shattered stars across the sky
like the pieces of a broken soul
remind me of days when I could fly
before I fell into the bottomless hole

I look up and cry tears of sorrow
my heart slowly freezing to ice
I wonder if I’ll wake up tomorrow
to a warmth that will feel oh so nice

Reality hits harder than ever before
God has forsaken me
I’m not to feel happy anymore
but my mind will not let it be

A dark time has set in
and l sit upon my throne
time to let the pain begin
no love to call my own

Lonely heart ever needing
I start to lower my head
the skies are bleeding
and I am dead.

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A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED FILM BY A TOP VIETNAMESE DIRECTOR.

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WHEN YOU ARE RICH AND FAMOUS THE WHOLE WORLD GASPS AT YOUR FEET, BUT WHAT IF YOU FALL FROM YOUR RUNG?

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THERE IS A FUCK-UP IN THE SURGICAL ROOM.

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THE FAMOUS ACTRESS DIES, SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

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IS THAT HER GHOST?

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YES, IT’S HER SPIRIT COMING BACK FOR REVENGE.

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THE POLICE INVESTIGATES ……

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THE DESOLATE MOTHER PINES FOR HER DEAD DAUGHTER.

RATING: 4 out of 5

 

SCANDAL – The Comeback

 

Directed by Victor Vu, the film is a fascinating

sequel to its predecessor the “Scandal:

Secret of the Red Carpet”.

It’s beautifully shot invoking a genuine aesthetic sense

of a horror mystery.

The film director slowly and elegantly peels away the

facade,

exposing the shattered lies beneath the elegant picture.

It has a clever plot, rounded characters, nicely judged pace

and is richly scary atmospheric.

RATING: 4 out of 5

YOU CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU ARE WATCHING.

BRILLIANT!

 

Genre: Thriller

Distributor: GSC MOVIES

Vietnamese Cast: Trang Nhung, Chi Bao, Thân Thúy Hà

Director: Victor Vu

Bella Vũ is a talented actress with an ambitious heart of a true artist.

However, with the rise of fresh young and beautiful talents, Bella’s name begins to falter.

Most recently, the lead role of a major motion picture, which originally was written for Bella, is handed to her popular competitor.

Bella now faces an emotional crisis.

She decides to have an extensive plastic surgery to erase all ageing marks on her face and body ….she hopes to make a comeback and regain her mark in show business.

Bella engages a plastic surgeon, QUAN, who owns a private clinic with his wife VAN and is known to be very trustworthy among her showbiz friends.

However, there’s  a surgical error during the operation. Bella dies.

Instead of reporting to the police, Quan and Van dispose the body to hide their crime.

Along with erasing all the evidence, Quan also hatches a perfect plan to distract the public by suggesting that Bella intentionally disappears to dodge loan sharks.

 

Posted by: koolcampus | December 22, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR March 2016. It’s GREAT to be ALIVE!

2015 WAS A HORRENDOUS YEAR OF UNIMAGINABLE FAMINES, EARTH- QUAKES, POVERTY, ECONOMIC CHAOS, HUNGER and MINDLESS WARS.

YOU JUST ONLY NEED TO NAME ONE.

MANY STRUGGLE TO STAY ALIVE.

 

CHRISTMAS CHEER

ASIAN BABY

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Facebook Folks, May the Force be with You!

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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred. And we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

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My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
Bob Hope

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THIS CHRISTMAS 2015, LOVE is ALL AROUND US if YOU SEEK!

Posted by: koolcampus | December 22, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2015 and a BOB HOPE tribute

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“My idea of Christmas,

whether old-fashioned or modern,

is very simple:

LOVING OTHERS.

Come to think of it,

why do we have to wait

for Christmas to do that?”

 Bob Hope

 This CHRISTMAS 2015, Let’s do OUR TEENY BIT to save the WORLD from POVERTY and HUNGER!

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Film Director YEO JOON HAN

IN THE DARK POSTER

The “SURE-to-SCARE-the-SHIT out of You” movie tells you ANYTHING can HAPPEN in the DARK.

(Please note that this article is written as a literary tribute to director YEO JOON HAN).

I have met and worked with countless regional award-winning actors and movie directors during my decade long exposure within the film and entertainment industry.

Many of them are a boon-and-a boost. Of course, there are the usual creepy thorns, the trouble-makers.

Kaya is eaten best on toast, right?

But there’s one thing I’ll devoutly honor and respect: originality in storytelling (supreme) and post production (extremely important) and acknowledging the hard-working team who shared and helped with the project from on-start to the finished product.

Sadly, this is not the always the case.

It is gratifying to note the humility in a director on how he tackles his success or failure.

Because it is “REEL” stupid to think every film by an award-winning director can be a blockbuster. But nothing is impossible.

During my decade long working experience in the film industry, I came to know many top regional actors and directors (I am now in the mid of writing a book on the exceptionally nice , not forgetting the defatigable assholes in this industry).

I have seen talented people who soared high overnight, only to fall from grace by a mindless act of arrogance.

Truth always prevails. Memories are short and raw talents come knocking everyday and you can be easily forgotten. You are as good as your last song.

At the present moment, there are two film directors whom I’d love to collaborate with.

They are LEE THEAN JEEN (credits: HOMECOMING and EVERYBODY’s BUSINESS).

But it is THEAN JEEN’s English Television dramas, notably CODE OF LAW that catches my attention of which I stay hooked, raw garnishing and all.

As for YEO JOON HAN, his funny musical SELLOUT! a couple of years ago  was fantastic, and I can always  “feel” from the words he used on the written subject.

He exemplifies his creative input to a hilt.

Directorial treatment is of utmost importance.

By sheer coincidence both are Malaysians, so you see my point. Good wine needs no bush as indicated by the cash cow “THE JOURNEY” directed by Malaysian CHIU KENG GUAN which amassed RM 16 million at the box office.

There is little point in bragging, day in and day out, over and over again in all media.

Anyone can get tired of repetions. Right?

Back to my Article on YEO JOON HAN whose horror film called IN THE DARK is up in the cinema at this point of time.

From the scary trailer, you can judge that it is good. Once you have watched the movie, you form your own judgement.

Or wait for my REVIEW next week as I am now away.

SUPPORT, ok!

THIS is what Director YEO says in his own words:

“IN THE DARK” was originally meant to be a typical commercial horror movie.

But I wasn’t interested in stringing clichés together and passing the thing off as a movie.

I’ve always felt that if there’s nothing new about a project, it’s not worth doing.

But all that thinking about ghosts led to a very interesting question:

what if the ghost that’s haunting us is someone we loved dearly when s/he was alive? Would we be afraid of him/her/it?

If the answer is yes, then it begs the next question: why? These questions provided an in-point to writing a ghost story that I would actually be interested in.

Because it would be a ghost story about something I, and many people, I believe, care about:

why we love a person and can love last beyond the grave? And this is the crux of “IN THE DARK”.

 

IN THE DARK POSTER

My SINGAPORE PRODUCER is aghast at the LATEST stream of foreign HORROR flicks that has furiously assaileded our local cinema. He persuades me to include an old horror  feature. Though screened eon months back, here’s one to haunt your memory!

The POSTER warns: “SOME SECRETS ARE BEST LEFT UNEXPOSED.”

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MURDEROUS INTENT? Come watch the MOVIE for the ANSWER.

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SMELL a Rat?

Seems so, something is just not right.

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An OUIJA Session to tempt FATE?

Don’t! You might usher in Unwelcome Spirits!

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Someone’s knocking at the Door?

There shouldn’t be anyone at this unearthly hour!

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DANGER on the High Seas?

Not if you hold on to me tight, dear.

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CAN you SEE the SPIRIT SLURPING on YOUR SOUP? (quivers)

– a Yeo Joon Han film –

“IN THE DARK” (怨鬼) 2014 Malaysian Movie.

The PRESS REVIEW

 Treat “IN THE DARK” 怨鬼 ” as one big Pandora’s box, and you will be bestowed with surprises galore.

But hide it from the squirmish and faint-hearted.  Because, should you continue digging further, you may strike upon unnerving nuances.

Curiosity kills the cat, right.

So don’t be dismayed when upon unwrapping, you get more than what you bargain for, but beware ….. the findings can be brutal and demented.

“IN THE DARK” tells you about a doomed romance, the sudden demise of this clingy relationship leads to unsettling discord and mayhem.

The psychological reel nightmare faced by the actors  up on the giant screen can sort of creep into your skin as audience. You actually feel the goose pimples. Scream!

The Director intends to assail you with his power of scares to harness you on edge. And he rendered a smashing job at that.

 Painstakingly written and helmed by Yeo Joon Han whose previous  project was “Sell Out!”, he delivers  also, a spooky haunting score. His musical director Ken Hor ensures that, at every juncture of shock, he dispenses a scare “jolt”, to draw audience into the mood.

It’s a refreshing change to see Taiwanese pin-up boy Wang Po Chieh as the lead actor, emitting a powerful performance. He brings a raw energy, engaging and endearing.

 And Malaysian beauties Candy Lee and Jennifer Foh are up-and-coming Malaysian actresses who can give the regular television artistes a run for their money.

Everything is a refreshing change to boot. Thank goodness.

Beware! “IN THE DARK” is not crafted for the squeamish. What would you do when you harbor dark thoughts of cinematic nihilism?

This one is for those looking for a new kick in scares, be prepared for the headache you might get when you leave the theater.

Let’s run through the plot:

 Joseph (Wang Po Chieh) is one happy-go-lucky real estate agent, taking life in his stride. He has a reasonably successful sales career and has gotten a new love May (Jennifer Foh) in his life. Life’s looking great.

He is devastated when May is suddenly killed in a car accident.

Just before the accident, May has been seen squabbling with an unknown male passenger Wei Teck who survives the crash but slips into a coma.

Taking May’s joke seriously that she will return to haunt him if she dies one day, Joseph enlists the help of May’s best friend, Vivien (Candy Lee)

Both of them perform an Ouija board session hoping to find May

from the dead and talk to her.

However, instead of May appearing, a host of other strange spirits turn up to taunt him, including Wei Teck’s ghost.

Vivien, too, is threatened by demons of her own — ghosts from a dark past that she has been unwilling to confront.

Now, spirits are out to get both of them at every turn.

Joseph and Vivien have to unravel the mysteries that surround them – Why are they being pursued by Spirits?

What other horrors will be unleashed from the darkest recesses of the surroundings?

This film is about twisted revelations. Some secrets are best left unexposed.

If haunts and spooks are your cup of tea, brace yourself and step right in.

“IN THE DARK” is superb, powerfully haunting and affecting.

Right.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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THE LONG GONE GAL WHO PREVIOUSLY LOVED PIGGY RIDES HAD MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED for umpteen years. She is now back to claim for lost time.

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LOVE CAN BE REKINDLED NO MATTER WHAT.  … that is, if  you are still madly in love.

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IT is LIKE THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS of ONE HAPPY FAMILY.

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LOVE and LIFE can be EMPTY WITHOUT LOVE.

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THE SCREEN MOTHER IS PLAYED BY NANCY SIT who is familiar for her BUBBLY CHATTER. They don’t nickname her Laughing Gas for nothing.

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THREESOME POSES A GENUINE PROBLEM.

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SHE IS BAKING COOKIES FOR HER BELOVED.

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“Hmmmm ….. tastes GOOD!”

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“I AM STARTING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU AGAIN.”

IMPORTANT FACTORS TO NOTE:

 As FANS look forward the release of the “Return of the Cuckoo” movie, lead actor Julian Cheung has confirmed seriously to the media that there will not be a sequel for the upcoming movie. Well, money speaks and we shall see if this is going to happen.

The movie version which continues from the award-winning TVB drama of the same name some 15 years ago, features the returning cast of the original 20-episode TVseries: Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh and Nancy Sit, along with Joe Chen as the new addition to the impressive cast.

During the press conference of “Return of the Cuckoo”, when asked about if there’s any possible sequel for the movie, Julian Cheung firmly told the press that there might not be a sequel after all. He urged the press to emphasize this fact and not to miss this excellent movie.  We shall never know if this is a sales gimmick. The future is not ours to see.

 So never mind if you haven’t watch the 2000 TV series of the same name that inspired this movie spin-off.

RATING 4 OUT OF 5

LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR: GSC MOVIES

Hong Kong romance Return Of The Cuckoo, set in Macau, boasts an uncomplicated storyline.

Old friends Man Cho (Julian Cheung) and Kwan-Ho (Charmaine Sheh) are reunited when the latter, having migrated to the US, suddenly appears at Man Cho mum’s (Nancy Sit) birthday party.

It doesn’t take long before Man Cho realises that Kwan-Ho is suffering from severe depression following the death of her husband and children in an accident.

He foils her suicide attempt and encourages her to get back on her feet. Soon, they fall in love.

Fans of Cheung and Sheh, as well as ardent fans for soap operas will enjoy the duo’s solid acting.

For viewers with more discerning tastes, the film might come across as cheesy and melodramatic.

MAIN STORY
After many years of hardship, Aunty Q (Nancy Sit) have experienced the joys and sorrows of life.

Most important is that the old group are still together, striving, sharing and rejoicing of the long gone years that have flown.

Out of the blue, Man-Cho (Julian Cheung) learns that his cancer is in the terminal stage with less than half year to live…

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PRESS CONFERENCE @ JW MARRIOT, KUALA LUMPUR

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NANCY SIT SAYS THAT SHE ADORNS THOSE CUTE GLASSES BECAUSE SHE HAS AN EYE INFECTION.

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” COME WATCH THIS ONE AS THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE A SEQUEL .”

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” WE ALL LOVE MALAYSIA BECAUSE OF THE FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND YUMMY FOODS! “

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THIS ONE IS FOR MEMORY KEEPSAKE.  ” LET’s HOPE THE BOX OFFICE IS TERRIFIC! “

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Man Cho is celebrating Aunt Q`s birthday but the happy days don’t last long as he receives terrible news regarding his own cancer diagnosis.

With less than a year to live, Man Cho goes on a self-searching journey to rediscover himself and find the purpose of living his remaining days.

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“I AM A NERDY GAL, I AM A BLUR QUEEN, YET TWO SWELL HUNKS HAVE THE HOOT-and-HOLLER for me!” (girlish giggle)
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“WHICH GORGEOUS GUY SHOULD I PICK, the sweetheart or the rogue?”

陳喬恩飾演的成熟版林真心其實身心很狼狽

“OH DEAR ME, IT”S NOT AN EASY CHOICE ….”

陳玉珊導演說宋芸樺這段經歷一定是非常多少女都曾擁有的共同經驗

“WITH A FACE LIKE MINE, CAN I VOTE MYSELF TO BE THE NEXT CAMPUS QUEEN?”

金鐘影帝屈中恆完美詮釋機車男主任‧激發王大陸使壞比中指嗆聲

“UP YOURS ….  BUSTER (bickering defiantly at Teacher), for your lack of understanding and for always picking on me!”

金鍾影帝屈中恆戲胞豐富,搞笑功力眾所皆知,此次在【我的少女時代】中收斂自己的搞笑功力,嚴肅詮釋機車主任 (1)

“I MAY BE THE CAMPUS ROGUE ….. BUT I AIN’T A BAD GUY …”

麻辣女教授曲家瑞與硬底子演員那維勳客串演出我的少女時代

“WE TEACHERS ARE SUCKERS … ALWAYS TAKING on THE  BLAME FOR BAD STUDENTS!”

PREAMBLE

CALL IT WHAT YOU MAY, THIS IS A COMING-of-AGE FILM THAT WILL SURELY ROCK THE BALLERS OFF THE PREVIOUS BOX OFFICE RECORD MAINTAINED BY “THE APPLE OF MY EYE.”

We have our fair share of rebellious and sweet times during campus days, and these memories cannot simply be revoked. There’s always a deeper meaning somewhere inside us. FIGHT ON!

PLOT LINE

Set in 1994, the story follows Lin Zhen Xin, a plain high school girl who falls dreamily in love with the popular OuYang Fei Fan.

She hopes that OuYang would notice her presence but when she finds out that he is going out with the school beauty Tao Min Min, she seeks solace from Xu Tai Yu, the school baddie, who is in love with Tao.

SYNOPSIS

A plain Jane high-school girl with the silly name of Truly fancies Taiyu the rogue. Naturally it is not possible as Taiyu desires another  campus belle.

By a quirk of fate Taiyu invites Truly to enter a society for losers in love name called “Association of the Dumped”.

Their mission is to break the golden couple.

In the 90s when the use of floppy discs is the most common way to transfer computer files whenever the powerful Internet is connected through a manual dial-up system.

Truly eventually realizes that Taiyu is her “type of guy” and arranges to meet, but fate cruelly has it that they will miss the scheduled date.

(Flashback to the Present ) …. Eighteen years later, when the trendiest and most fashionable of events have jaded into memories of a long-gone past, Truly unexpectedly bumps into her college puppy love.

Times have indeed flown, so will this pair of protagonists be able to rekindle their love and relive again the good old times?

The unprecedented success of You Are the Apple of My Eye  – author-turned-director Giddens Ko Ching-teng’s  2011  film adaptation of his own semi-autobiographical novel – has set the box office benchmark for Taiwan’s teen romances.

It is a challenge that Taiwan film makers are trying to replicate.

Currently 2015’s highest grossing Taiwanese film even before the film presentation, this feature debut by experienced TV drama producer Frankie Chen Yu-shan is another Taipei-set romantic comedy made by a first-time director that recollects the bittersweet high-school years from a grown-up protagonist’s perspective.

RATING: 4 OUT of 5

LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR: 20TH CENTURY FOX

PRESS CONFERENCE in MALAYSIA

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MEETING THE EXCITED FANS at PARADIGM MALL

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MEETING THE AMAZING FANS at PARADIGM MALL

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MEETING THE RELENTLESS FANS at PARADIGM MALL

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MEETING THE FRENZIED FANS at PARADIGM MALL The film director hollers “WE have SUCCEEDED!” Has she?”

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MEETING THE RELUCTANT FANS at PARADIGM MALL TEARFULLY ANNOUNCING: “Hope to see you all soon!”

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Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

Films can leave shadows looming over cinema for many reasons. Maybe a brilliant screenplay or a classic performance. In 1993, like he had already done several times in his career, Steven Spielberg managed such an achievement with Jurassic Park and its incomparable technical wizardry that even today stands as a watershed moment and a toweringly impressive feat of computer trickery. The feature had an undeniable effect on Hollywood where its memory only gets stronger amidst an industry that is starving itself of originality and where visual effects have reached such ubiquity yet moments of true awe are fewer and farther between.

Posted by: koolcampus | October 7, 2015

POODLE PUPPIES (Family Picture) 10th October, 2015

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WE JUST CAME OUT OF OUR MUMMY’S WOMB …..

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AFTER TWO WEEKS of inactive hibernation, we are starting to open our eyes to the world …..

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WE ARE CRAWLING all over our doggie beds out of sheer boredom.

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MY BROTHERS and SISTERS love to snuggle in the blue doggie bowl. 

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I AM LIKE THE CAPTAIN piloting my own vessel.

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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, KID! Your Ship or mine?

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HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US and be part of our merry FAMILY.

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