Last weekend I finally watched a movie I’ve heard about for a long time: Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket

This movie was released over 20 years ago, a story about transformation of men into killing machines, about friendship, human psychology, and the torment of war.

The story is separated into two very different parts. The first half illustrates the metamorphosis of young men into US marines who are “born to kill”, emphasizes on a particular Private Pyle who dealt with the situation in a very different way. Though heavy, this section also features a very entertaining Drill Instructor who is most awesome with his usage of metaphors. Example:

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: If you ladies leave my island, if you survive recruit training, you will be a weapon. You will be a minister of death praying for war. But until that day you are pukes. You are the lowest form of life on Earth. You are not even human, fucking beings. You are nothing but unorganized grabastic pieces of amphibian shit. Because I am hard you will not like me. But the more you hate me the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair. There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops or greasers. Here you are all equally worthless. And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps. Do you maggots understand that?

More quotes from FMJ here.

The second part of the movie reflects the cruelty of war in a very honest and in-your-face way. No romanticism, no heroism, just the very harsh reality of Vietnam war with pain, suffering, death, and pointless revenge being exhibit vividly.

The song Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones is used in the ending credits.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, grab a copy of DVD, one of the best war movies ever made.

Maybank2u 2.0
Maybank2u 2.0

In another totally unrelated event (except for the fact that Maybank painted their new site black), I attended the Maybank2u 2.0 preview last Monday at Marc’s Residence, KL. Events like this have since became a platform to catch up with friends in similar circle. Suan, David Lian, Erna, Michael, Thomas, Ringo, Nicholas, and more were all there.

Being in an IT field myself, I was actually quite captivated by the approach taken for the requirement study in the site redesign exercise. Very user oriented, and in my opinion, the result shows. A clean, light, and very easy to navigate website. Back end remains the same, but I believe most users will like what they see when they launch this site.

The buffet dinner served by Delicious at Marc’s Residence was, well, very delicious too. As for now, I am going to listen to Paint it Black for the nth time.

KY – Paint it Black
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16 thoughts on “KY – Paint it Black

  • September 10, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    best film evar and awesome song

  • September 10, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    damn shiok man.. go everywhere to taste and test food… damn envy u… somemore u kenot grow fat…

  • September 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Most awesome! 😀

    Got exercise ok! 😛

  • September 10, 2008 at 5:37 pm


    dont care la u exercise or not… since we need to exercise to be healthy in 1 way or the other… but i still envy u leh… basically u get to food taste itself already is enough for me to envy u.. i also get to food taste but hv to pay la.. haha

    keep up the good work in food tasting.. i guess penang ppl like eating everywhere and anywhere, right??

    long live penang kia..

  • September 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    aiyak. i was invited for maybank’s launch but i was too darn busy to go *smacks head*

  • September 10, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Hee hee! I’ve owned it on DVD for years! 🙂
    I like all Kubriks films. 🙂

    Pogue Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armor?
    Private Joker: A peace symbol, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: Where’d you get it?
    Private Joker: I don’t remember, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?
    Private Joker: “Born to Kill”, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?

    ’emphasizes on a particular Private Pyle’

    Who goes on to be Gorren in Criminal Intent.

    I see a Maybank sign and want to paint it black …

  • September 10, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Maybank2u looks more user friendly now. I hate the old sidebar interface, it takes a lot of clicks to get where you want to be. 2.0 looks like a winner.

    FMJ is great, especially in the start of the movie where the obese guy who gets ragged on all the time goes postal and gives this creepy monologue before firing.

  • September 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    hi KY, i remember watching FMJ for the first time when i was like 14. i was changed forever 😛

  • September 10, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Hahah, I pay for most of my food ok. 😀

    Ooo, come maaa haven’t seen you for a long time already too.

    Haha the lines are classic!

    Huai Bin,
    Yah, very sleek interface now. FMJ was always fei mui jai for me until now. :/

    I can see why. 😀

  • September 10, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    HAAaa… I just learnt to use Maybank2U to pay my credit card bills… 😛

  • September 11, 2008 at 10:19 am

    cool man that maybank2u will revamp their website…..but why black? thou black and yellow really looks nice color combination….

  • September 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    about the movie – any sex scene?
    about M2U – u found out how to alter the balance?

  • September 11, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    wow… man in black lo…

    is simple and nice… but doesn’t look pro…

    at least to me la… like blog template… 🙁

  • September 11, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Awesome site, KY 😀

  • September 12, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Try paying mine too please? 😛

    Quite clean interface I thought. 🙂

    Hahha, watch it, you’ll know!

    So long as it’s easy to use I guess it’s all good for me. 🙂

    Thanks! 😀

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