Reviews of Documentary, TV Episode and Film

I watched a Channel 4 documentary "Dispatches – Battle Fatigue" that explores the neglect of wounded Iraqi war veterans by the British Royal Army and the MoD's bureaucratic incompetence that has cost them needed medical treatment. It also did not help that the journalists in the documentary were being denied access to veterans or the MoD, if not silenced. What was disturbing were allegations based on leaked classified or secret memos and reports that the MoD was suffering high casualties, low recruitment targets, and sending mentally unstable soldiers back into field operations. What was even more disturbing was the journal pointing out that the American Pentagon has relatively greater transparency than the MoD in regards to troop casualties, recruitment issues, and access to wounded or recovering veterans/troops.

Later in the day, I watched the latest episode of "Fifth Gear" where they did a comprehensive road test on Honda's fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX. The interesting thing about the test was that the car ran smoothly with an engine that sounds like a turbine from "The Jetsons" as the presenter noted. In addition, he unofficially made history by testing the FCX's 0-60 time as well as breaking the local traffic laws in the process. The best part was the FCX was able to survive all crash tests imposed by Honda, which is especially important in a car that carries compressed hydrogen. It looks like fuel cell-powered automobiles are the wave of the future so long as Honda, and its competitors can resolve issues concerning net energy, the supply of hydrogen, and how to make it financially accessible to the average customer.

Just now, I just finished watching the "Nana" movie about the lives of two women as they struggle with life, love and ambitions while sharing a flat in Tokyo. It was ok for what it was:

Two young women meet on a train to Tokyo. They soon learn that they share the same age and first name, Nana, although they're both seemingly very different people. Oosaki Nana is an ex-frontwoman for a former punk band, Blast. Cynical and calm, she contrasts and compliments Komatsu Nana, a bubbly and optimistic woman going to Tokyo to live with her boyfriend who has passed his exams. Oosaki points out how Komatsu reminds her of a dog, loyal and happy to help its master in any way it sees possible. She nicknames her 'Hachi' because of this

On another note, here is a lesson I learned about blogging: 在大學後年得時候﹐我開到一個電日誌叫“Drowned in Life”在因特網因為我想筆錄我的奇遇和我的心潮。但是﹐我不知道很多人會看到我的電日誌﹐也不知道很多人會誤解我的寫作。這是我的大致命紕繆﹐所以我 決計我在畢業的時候關得電日誌。 我已經學我的教訓了。 然而﹐為什麼電日誌要真很複雜呢?


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