Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the skillful; but time and chance happen to them all.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (New Revised Standard Version)


Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Sheung Wan

Click through to view the monochrome version.

I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
Bruce Lee, My Definite Chief Aim (Jan. 1969)

This Friday marks the 40th Anniversary of Bruce Lee’s final film Enter The Dragon, which premiered in Hong Kong 6 days after the actor had passed away (he was 32). Its box office success would posthumously bestow on Bruce the Hollywood superstar status he craved but had always eluded him.


Y’know, my generation is the first generation that… We really saved everything from our childhood and never got rid of it. We thought the Star Wars action figures of our childhood, we thought that was it, but now they just keep going and going and going, and people love it… You know what? Just because you’re a certain age, you don’t have to stop loving the things you loved as a child. That love can evolve.
Eli Roth (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope)

Pray to the geek gods, because Comic-Con is just around the corner.

Kiss This!

One of the craziest things that you definitely see at Comic-Con are women dressed in very strange and revealing outfits. And you know it’s from a comic book or an anime or a video game, but you can’t quite place it, and all you know is that girl forgot her pants.
Morgan Webb (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope)

Now don’t be nervous, Comic-Con is 8 days away.
P.S. All joking aside, please consider signing John Scalzi’s anti-harrasment policy petition.

The Crofts

Han: We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life. It is defeat that you must learn to prepare for.
Williams: I don’t waste my time with it. When it comes, I won’t even notice.
Han: Oh? How so?
Williams: I’ll be too busy looking gooood….

Williams: Man, you come right out of a comic book.
Enter the Dragon (watch the clip)

I always play women I would date.
Angelina Jolie (Angelina in Love, Talk Magazine June 2000)

Here’s to Jim Kelly (May 5, 1946 – June 29, 2013) who died from cancer this weekend. Black Belt Jones taught me to get my karate on. And to Angelina Jolie who recently had to make a very difficult choice about her own future health.

Lest you fools forget, Comic-Con is 15 days away.


Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, Selangor
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

I used to dream often of a garden in Kyoto, along the eastern hills in a southern part of town that didn’t—quite—exist in life. I would feel myself wandering through a labyrinth of narrow streets to some station-cum-shopping complex on the western side of town. Why I began to dream of this—or why I remade the city in my sleep—of course I never knew. But it was those hills that always called to me in my conscious life, as the great temples and celebrated beauties of the city never could.
Pico Iyer

One of the architecturally lovelier airport terminals I’ve passed through.