Sunday, October 30, 2005

We Don't Live Here Anymore

A story about two couples, Edith (a fantastic Naomi Watts) and Hank (Peter Krause of Six Feet Under fame), Terry (Laura Dern) and Jack (Mark Ruffalo). Edith and Jack started an affair; Terry and Hank followed suit. I was dumbfounded by the fact that Hank knows it all the time and was INDEED happy as someone love his wife Edith in the way he can't. Instead he finds himself drawn to Terry. Jack was in guilt having an affair with Edith, who was some sort of alive from the affair, unleashed the passion suppressed all these while. Terry was in the dark all the while and she was puzzled why her husband, Jack was not showing any reaction knowing and noticing something started to grow between her and his best friend, hence she went hysterical but became amazingly cooled off when she knows everything.
+ : actings were natural as these are fine actors. it's not really acting as the way the arguments and reactions were portrayed in such a realistic way, sans the over-the-top and dramatic reactions which we were fed all the while. one of the scenes at the end, a dialogue between Jack and his children (2 of them) is so natural, the way the parents always tend to brush off their kids' questions and suspicions are so real. naomi is so convincing as a depressed, emotionally and sexually housewife, without overacting, which is the hardest part.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Compensation? Or preparation?

Melinda and Melinda

OK, I always wanted to watch a movie by Woody Allen and recently I got his latest work, Melinda and Melinda (M&M). Oppss.... I forgot that I watched The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (TCotJS). Heard a lot of his works before but never really watched his classic work like Hannah and her sisters etc. TCofJS is quirky and I love the music used, it's jazz. In M&M, jazz is featured prominently and I love the setting. The New York thingy always blend well with jazz and he did it effortlessly. Not having watched a lot of his movies, I dun think I'm qualified to criticize anything but I have some feeling of lacking something after watching M&M. It's like half-way through your throat, which is frustrating coz it's not really satisfy your hunger but at the same time, it will be too much to have another meal. Got it? OK, I'll get his other works and watch.
Some interesting but cliche quotes :
Comic or tragic, the most important thing to do is enjoy life while we can because we only go round once, and when it's over, it's over! (Could this be more cliche?????)
We laugh trying to mask our fear for mortality. (OK, this seems deep)
Finally, I think this applies to me; Get out and reinvest your emotion. Don't indulge your depression. (Yeah... I gotta reinvest and is my depression an indulgence?)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

My List

1.Finding Neverland
2. The Corpse Bride
3. Melinda and Melinda (Woody Allen)
4. Broken Flowers (the excellent Bill Murray)
5. The Sea Inside (Javier Bardem)
6. We Don't Live Here Anymore
7. My Little Airport (a HK indie group)
OK... I'm broke. Not counting the snacks I bought and ate during those lonely and busy nights of my outstation for the past 3 weeks!!!!! Officially broke.

What's next for our ex-?

If I'm not wrong, I think yesterday was the 2nd time national English papers have Sabah on their front cover news!!!!! The 1st time was our ex-CM gambling case, which was overshadowed by the London blast. Lucky for him? Then yesterday we made the headline again.... One of our ex-Minister was detained by the police for suspect of involvement in a fatal gun-shot case of a 20 yo boy. I wonder what's next for our ex-?


I think it's near. I mean the end of the world. I wonder how will it end. OK, I'm not a religious person though I respect people's religion very much; so I dun know how each religion describe the way the world end. But with Katrina and her gang comes to visit more frequently and with the bird flu starts to sweep over as epidemic (or pandemic?? gosh... i forgot my biology).... I really wonder.
So???? What should we do? More charity and live everyday to the fullest.... treat everyday as the last day...... though they sounded cliche, but they're damn true. So.... enjoy life!!!!

As I checked my email I found out that one of my coursemates did the irritating in this junk-filled-IT world now. So many forwarded messages.... I mean really loads of them and she conveniently send it out as mass email to everybody. 1st, she sent via mass email, which is so unthoughtful as some of the people use company email and this will lead to overloaded of the mailbox. 2nd, all her contact's email address were revealed and we got spams due to her inconsiderate actions. So, I decided to banned her from sending anything to me anymore. This will be the 2nd time I do this as I banned her before when she's still with her previous company. So, I opened her forwarded email and stumbled upon the below horoscope/zodiac description abt Taurean... yeah... me, a Taurean. Needed some confidence boost and the description on the art part sounds nice hihi.....

Taurus 21/4~20/5
Day of the week
Emerald, Sapphire, Turquoise
Pink, Emerald Green
Lily, Hyacinth, Rose, Peach Flower
Rose, Sylvan Pine
GENERAL FEATURES: Earth sign ruled by Venus. Taurus represents art, beauty in all its forms, and strength (not only physical). Taureans are realistic, security loving (both on the material and psychological level) and they like routines, also in their love relationship. In order to obtain this kind of security, they use all their qualities: resistance, quietness, patience and practical intelligence. They seldom lose control, but when they get angry they can be violent. This is the reason why it is necessary for him to find the right partner. Taureans live love in a complete manner, they are constant and never vain. Among their most suitable careers: interior decorator, teacher, cook and any job concerning earth and nature. This is the sign of the Zodiac which most of all likes relaxing, but only after having reached a prefixed goal, of course.
SEDUCING TAUREAN MEN: With Taurean men you mustn't be in a hurry or over-hasty. In fact, Taureans need a long time to understand if they have finally found the right woman. The secret to win their love is being first a good friend. If you invite him for dinner, remember that he likes eating and prepare abundant helpings.TIP: at your first date use romantic music and lights. (so, dun hesitate..., I'm ready)
SEDUCING TAUREAN WOMEN: If you are determined and patient you're the right man. Taurean women are jealous, extraordinary and fascinating, they love being flattered and courted. They like perfumes, so give her the best you can find and don't forget to use one when you're with her, because she will smell your skin. TIP: at your first date don't ask her to play tennis or to go for a walk: she's rather lazy!!!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Posh Place to Blog

OK, for the 1st time of my professional blogging experience, I'm blogging not from the comfort of my own "little" comfortable apartment. I'm actually in Miri airport and enjoying the facility of the executive lounge for business class and 1st class passengers. Haha... yeah... naive me bought a business class ticket so... here I am.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

National Integration

OK, I figured out that the best way to foster national integration is via FOOD!!! We saw the proof of our multiracial society fighting TOGETHER for food during the open-house session in the festive season. I saw another way just now, after a jogging session with my parents. We went to the pasar buka puasa and as what you can expect, it's full of people. Besides our Malay friends who are searching for delicacies to buka puasa, there are lots of Chinese and non-Malay too. Is this a way to foster national integration? Maybe, but for sure, I think the appetite is definitely integrated!!!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Taking a Hiatus

OK, I'm going to outstation starting tomorrow and hence, I would not be able to update and blog as frequent as I would love to. Things were not going that well around the world these few weeks with the blast again in Bali. The terrorism stuff seems to be getting out of the Indonesian's government hands and our neighbour in the north also seems to be plagued by the same trouble with a magnitude comparable to those kat Indon.
I wonder what will be the next? And being the citizen of the bolehland, I really felt grateful that I'm at this side of the Borneo island and not the other part of the island.
God Bless.