Thursday, November 20, 2008


Emma’s my favourite story by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice isn’t that bad either but it’s probably because I enjoy watching the Emma movie even more. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Emma.

Emma Woodhouse is rich, smart, and loves playing matchmaker. Her governess, Miss Taylor recently got married and so it’s only Emma and her father in their huge house. Mr. Knightley (Jeremy Northam), Emma’s brother-in-law, visits them occasionally. He is the brother of Emma’s sister’s husband. He frequently advises Emma and warns Emma when she takes things too far.

Since Miss Taylor can’t spend much time with Emma anymore, she has acquired a new friend, Harriet Smith (Toni Collette from The Sixth Sense). Harriet doesn’t know who her parents are but she’s under the care of a Mrs. Godard. Ignoring Mr. Knightley’s warnings, Emma goes on to try to match make Harriet and the preacher, Mr. Elton (Alan Cumming). Unbeknownst to Emma, Mr. Elton was actually falling for her.

Harriet has another admirer, Mr. Martin, but Emma does not approve of him because he’s only a farmer. She thinks that Harriet deserves a better guy. Not wanting to upset Emma, Harriet listens to Emma and rejects Mr. Martin when he asked her to marry him!

I really, really love this movie! Gwyneth Paltrow is fantastic as Emma. I’ve always thought that Paltrow is an English actress but she’s actually American. She has the English look, that’s why she’s always playing the roles of English women.

All the same, I also enjoy watching the interactions between Emma and Mr. Knightley. I wanted to look out for secret glances between them to see how their relationship developed. Northam was also perfect as Mr. Knightley. They are now officially my favourite couple from books and movies.

The Secret Garden

All I can say is that this is a beautiful movie about magic and friendship. Sounds cheesy I know but it’s true. This movie can’t go anymore wrong except for some parts though. Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is a memorable character, without any doubt.

Mary Lennox tells her story of how she grew up in India without any love or attention from her parents. She can’t even dress herself and she’s ten years old. When an earthquake hit India, killing her parents too, she’s sent to England to live at her uncle’s manor called Misselthwaite Manor. The housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock, played by Maggie Smith arrives late to pick Mary up. She calls Mary a “queer, unresponsive little thing”. Poor Mary.

At the manor, the maid, Martha, with an interesting Scottish accent takes care of Mary. Mary also makes friends with Martha’s younger brother, Dickon (Andrew Knott). Mary also tells Dickon about the secret garden, which she found and together, they made it grow into a beautiful, colourful garden again.

Meanwhile, Mary accidentally found her cousin, Colin (Heydon Prowse), who has spent his whole life (ten years) in bed. I think he’s never tried to walk before. He’s adamant that he’s bound to die eventually and seems pessimistic. This makes Mary rather irritated with his behavior and she shows him that she won’t stand for any of his nonsense.

Like what I said earlier, it’s a story of friendship, magic, the discovery of a garden, family, love, etc. You’ll also find the song, “Winter Light” sung by Linda Ronstadt soothing and calming. Well, it’s soothing for me!

This is the 1993 film version.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Life of David Gale

Tonight, I watched another disturbing movie. How come I managed to picked them to watch, I have no idea. I was just going through the stack of DVDs and randomly selected the ones that I haven’t watched yet.

So, this movie is about a man who’s been given the death sentence for raping and murdering a woman. What’s ironic is that this man, David Gale (Kevin Spacey), a seemingly intelligent lecturer, is very well against the death penalty in Texas. And now he’s being charged for murder of a woman whom he knows. She’s also passionate about the protest against death sentences.

Just a few days before his execution, David Gale has agreed to do an interview with a journalist, Bitsie (Kate Winslet) from a prominent magazine. She and an intern set out to interview the guy. Well, she does the interview while her intern scours around looking for further clues.

While Gale relates his story to Bitsie, she soon discovers that he’s actually innocent of the crime of which he had been accused of. Now they’re running out of time and she’s determined to find out as much as she can so that she can prove Gale innocent in time before his execution.

It’s a really suspense-filled movie with a shocking ending. I was relieved to know that it’s a fictional movie. I thought there was a real David Gale who did what the Gale character in the movie had done!

The Magdalene Sisters

It sounds like a rather innocent title but then I should have given it more thought. Magdalene? It should ring a bell. Magdalene actually refers to Mary Magdalene, the prostitute who washed Jesus’ feet. I thought this movie was about sisters who probably came from a Magdalene family! How wrong I was.

This movie was thoroughly disturbing. On the cover of the DVD, it was written that it’s based on true events. Well, until I checked Wikipedia, I thought the four main woman characters were real women. They’re actually fictional but what happened to them at the Magdalene Asylum was true. In fact, the treatment at the real asylum was much worse than what was depicted in the film.

Anyway, it’s about four women who are considered as ‘fallen women’ because they aren’t ‘pure’ anymore. Margaret, who I think looks kind of like a smart girl, was raped by her cousin at a wedding. Bernadette, an orphan, is always flirting with boys. Rose gave birth to an illegitimate baby. Crispina gave birth to a baby out of wedlock too. Notice their similarities? They’re connected with men in one way or another but it’s them who have to suffer for it. That was during the 1960s in Ireland.

When I say that the movie was disturbing, it was literally disturbing. I felt uncomfortable and fidgety while watching it. I couldn’t stand the cruelty the girls received at the asylum. They were treated like scum, humiliated, bullied by the nuns, and even one girl was forced to ‘do a job’ for a priest.

I’m glad to know that the last Magdalene asylum was closed in 1996.

Edward Scissorhands

I absolutely love the haunting sound effects in this movie. You know, those ohhh, ahhh being sung by some choir or something. I first watched this when I was a small kid and was just intrigued with the guy who had scissors for hands.

Now that I’m older and understanding more things, I noticed the contrast being used in the movie. Did you notice the bright and cheery colours in the neighbourhood, from the houses to the people’s clothes? Then, Edward’s mansion is dark, gloomy, just enveloped in some sort of blackness. Even Edward (Johnny Depp) was dressed in black. Why was the contrast being used?

This movie is about a man, Edward, who was created by an inventor. The old inventor died before he could give Edward a pair of hands so he had to be content with scissor-hands. One day, an Avon saleswoman, Peg finds Edward all alone in his mansion. She then invites him back home and kinds of adopt him.

At first everyone in town was curious in the new, strange guy. He became popular immediately because of his talent at cutting bushes, dog’s hair, and people’s hair artistically and fashionably. You could say that he’s a creative guy.

Edward also falls in love with Peg’s teenage daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder). She behaves awkwardly toward him at first but then develops an understanding of Edward’s feelings. Kim’s boyfriend was also constantly making fun and bullying Edward. This makes things worse for Edward who’s just gullible.

A touching and poignant movie directed by Tim Burton.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

This is one of my favourite movies of all time. I’ll definitely never get bored of watching it and enjoying the jokes in it. I highly recommend this movie to people who like Robin Hood or just like English history. I’m not sure if Robin Hood really existed?

Kevin Costner is Robin Hood and some critics said that his attempt at speaking English without an American accent was pathetic. Huh, I didn’t notice that in the movie. He performed really well as the prince of thieves.

I also enjoy watching Morgan Freeman as Azeem or Great One, which is the meaning of his name! Azeem is Muslim while Robin Hood and the other English people are Christians. Although the Holy War was going on, Azeem and Robin Hood understood and trusted each other. Because Robin Hood saved Azeem from prison which they were in together, Azeem has vowed that he will save Robin’s life in future. That’s how they’re always with each other.

Of course there’s a love story in it too. Robin falls for his childhood friend, Marian, whose hair Robin burned when they were kids. Robin also has to fight off the Sheriff who desires to gain more power and also to take over King Richard’s throne. The Sheriff also had his eyes on Marian. So, she has two men fighting over her but it’s obvious that she prefers Robin more.

It’s a tremendously exciting and fulfilling movie. You’ll enjoy every minute of it! Oh, and do check out Alan Rickman’s performance as the power-crazy Sheriff! Quite different from his role as Professor Snape in Harry Potter, eh?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hearts In Atlantis

At the beginning, we see Bobby Garfield receiving an old baseball glove in the post and later attends a funeral. He also finds out that Carol is already dead and seems really upset to hear about it. After that, we see a flashback of Bobby’s life when he was 11 years old.

Bobby (Anton Yelchin) and his two best friends, Carol and Sully enjoy having adventures and going to the fair together. Bobby’s life also changes when they have a new boarder to live in his house. An old man with paper bags to put his stuff in. This makes Bobby’s mom (Hope Davis) suspicious of Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins) but Bobby is friendly with him and even earns a dollar a week just by reading newspapers and looking out for the bogeyman.

Bobby’s mom keeps telling him that his father was useless and only left them a lot of unsettled debts. But was Bobby’s dad as bad as that or was he something else?

This movie was based on Stephen King’s book. So you can expect something extraordinary especially with Ted and also Bobby! Anthony Hopkins was brilliant as usual playing the character of an unusual man.

I’ll also look out for the book.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Movie Review: August Rush

All right, where do I start with this movie? I thought that most of it didn’t make any sense at all!

Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore) lives in an orphanage and he claims that he can hear the music in almost everything. He also believes that he will find his parents again. If they don’t find him, he’ll set out to find them himself. The other boys in the orphanage are aghast with his peculiarity but he remains firm with what he believed in.

Then, we will watch a flashback of what happened 11 years ago. Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) is a gifted cellist while Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is a singer in a band. They happened to meet at a party on a rooftop and slept with each other. After that, due to unforeseen circumstances, they never see each other again. Lyla becomes pregnant and is constantly being pressured by her strict father to give up the baby. Later when the baby was born, Lyla’s father gave the baby up for adoption without her knowing. Instead, he told her that the baby did not survive.

Louis, on the other hand, has no clue of all the drama in Lyla’s life. He is miserable in his own life too, being unhappy that he couldn’t meet Lyla again. After that, he stopped singing and took up another job where he got to wear expensive suits and ride in expensive cars. He found a new girlfriend too, Jen (Becki Newton) but apparently doesn’t tell her much about himself.

And then back to the present. Evan finally decides to run away from the orphanage in search for his parents. He then meets Arthur who was singing on the streets and tells Arthur that he has no place to stay. Arthur brings Evan back to Wizard (Robin Williams), an eccentric man who loves music too. Wizard then makes Evan change his name to August Rush because it sounds better than plain Evan Taylor. He was probably afraid that somebody might find Evan and bring him back to the orphanage.

Now this kinds of reminds me of Oliver Twist! Instead of picking pockets and bringing the money back to Fagin, the kids in Wizard’s clan perform in the streets and bring back their earnings to him.

Now why did I say that this movie doesn’t make sense? First, Lyla and Louis barely knew each other. They were already sucking face after less than ten minutes of knowing each other. After their one night stand, they still can’t forget each other and you can see that they haven’t really moved on in their lives. They were still pining for each other.

Secondly, wow, is Evan really that talented? He has possibly never seen any music notes in his life but after a brief music lesson, he managed to compose something magnificent. Okay, so he’s a child prodigy but that was quite hard to believe. Anyway, that scene was interesting, where he was writing out music notes as if that’s what he did every day when it was actually his first time.

I still enjoyed this film despite its ridiculous storyline. Rhys Meyers is gorgeous. Girls will enjoy looking at him. He also sings in the movie! Yeah, a chance for you to drool over him. Freddie Highmore was quite okay as young Evan Taylor and as a weirdo who loses himself in the music he hears most of the time.

But I was disappointed that they didn’t show what happened to Arthur and Wizard in the end. The movie ended way too soon. They should at least have told us what Arthur and Wizard have become.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

So, this is one of the few movies where Johnny Depp acts as a normal guy. You can see how good-looking he is in this movie! He acted in this film when he was younger. So far, the Johnny Depp movies that I’ve watched were Edward Scissorhands, Secret Window, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sleepy Hollow, Chocolat, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Almost in all those movies, his characters were odd and unusual.

So, Depp is Gilbert Grape in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”. What’s eating the guy, huh? He thinks his life is a complete misery. He has 3 other siblings. The youngest brother (Leonardo DiCaprio), Arnie, is a bit mentally-challenged and needs to be watched most of the time. If not, he’ll always be up to no good and get into trouble. For example, he loves to climb a water tower somewhere in their neighbourhood and the police will come to persuade him to come back down. DiCaprio played the Arnie character really well! That was when he was much younger too.

Gilbert’s mother is also obese and eats a lot. She never leaves the house anymore and is literally stuck to the couch in front of the television. Gilbert said that she used to be pretty in her younger days but since their father committed suicide years ago, she started to eat her feelings. When she finally stepped out of her house just once, the people in town stared at her like they have never seen her before. Well, they don’t see her much anyway. But it was very rude of them to stare!

Besides that, Gilbert is also having an affair with a married woman, Betty! She has two sons and quite a nice husband but maybe she’s not so happy with him and finds it more exciting to be with Gilbert. Their relationship deteriorated when a new girl, Becky (Juliette Lewis), appeared in town.

Gilbert is seen as being a selfish son who’s ashamed of his mother and allows other people to make fun of her. His life is kind of complicated and he’s already making it worse, that is by getting involved with a married woman. But when Becky came into the picture, he confides in her and she helps him understand himself and his family better.

It’s a nice movie, a great one for the whole family to watch together. Arnie’s escapades are quite funny. I enjoyed watching DiCaprio act as Arnie. That one was really fascinating.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Movie Review: Driving Miss Daisy

I was looking through my pile of movies, trying to find some good comedy as I needed some good laughing medicine. Anyway, I came across Driving Miss Daisy starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, and Dan Aykroyd. Hmm, it seemed like an interesting one because Morgan Freeman’s in it. I’ve always thought Freeman as a natural and funny actor. You’ll rarely be disappointed with his movies.

Miss Daisy (Tandy) is an elderly woman who thinks she can drive properly. She’s quite a stubborn old lady and always insists on driving her car herself. One morning, while attempting to drive out of her driveway, she crashes her car.

Her son, Boolie (Aykroyd), then hires Hoke (Freeman) to be Miss Daisy’s chauffeur. She doesn’t need a chauffeur. If she wants to get anywhere, she can either walk or call a taxicab. So Hoke’s just hanging around the house helping out here and there while being reprimanded by Miss Daisy all the time.

Whatever he does, she has a reason to tell him to stop doing it whether it’s tending to her garden, or if he’s having a small chat with the servant or even when he’s just looking at her photographs! You’ll be amazed at Hoke’s endless patience and happy-go-lucky attitude. Those days were Martin Luther King days and African Americans still received unequal treatment. For example, they weren’t allowed to use the toilets at gas stations.

However, Miss Daisy begins to treat Hoke in a less harsh way and allows her to drive her around. She also discovers that he can’t read but he knows his ABCs. She then gives him a book to practise his writing during Christmas but she says that it’s not a Christmas present.

It’s a nice movie which touches on racism and friendship.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Movie Review: The Last Samurai

If you are not accustomed to movies that are bloody and gory, then you had better not watch The Last Samurai! I’m warning you first that this movie is not for the faint of heart but if you want to go ahead and watch it, don’t be hunting for me. :D

Tom Cruise is Captain Nathan Algren, a fearless, stubborn and determined soldier from America. He’s been asked to go to Japan and train the Emperor’s newly-picked soldiers to fight against the rebellious samurai. Although Algren thinks that the soldiers aren’t ready for battle yet, they are sent to fight with the attacking samurai.

It was a losing battle for the Emperor’s army but the leader of the samurai gang, Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe), decides to keep Algren alive. His reason? Probably he wished to learn more about the enemy. He was probably fascinated by Algren’s will and determination to keep on fighting even though he’s already badly wounded during battle.

So Algren is brought back to the samurai’s village and put in the care of Katsumoto’s sister, Taka (Koyuki). During battle, Algren killed Taka’s husband. It must be awfully hard for her to nurse the man who took her husband’s life!

When Algren’s somewhat recovered and has stopped asking for sake, he walked around the cozy little village and took in what he saw. Men practicing fighting, children playing and women working. Somehow, Algren felt kind of peaceful to be there at that village despite being held hostage there!

But as time went by, he and Katsumoto began learning from each other and Algren gets along with the people. There’s even attraction between him and Taka.

Algren’s supposed to be against the samurai but now he’s become their friend. What’ll happen next?

The Last Samurai’s a really interesting movie and it’s quite sad too. I was flabbergasted with the scenes where they sliced people’s heads off! But overall, it’s a great movie and like I said, the slicing of heads was truly realistic! Ugh!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Movie Review: Chariots of Fire

This movie would be great to watch during the Olympic season. Alright, the Olympics are over but we can still watch it anytime! Why, it’s also about the Olympic Games but in 1924. The movie begins by showing a group of men running happily along the beach.

The two heroes are Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) and Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross). They are real people and this movie was based on a true story. Both guys are excellent sportsmen and they run as quick as lightning.

Now this Harold guy is really competitive and I think he wants to be the fastest man on earth. However, he has to compete with Eric to see who is better. When both of them finally ran with each other, Eric won and Harold took the loss rather badly. He’s a sore loser and just wants to win the race. So he asks Sam Mussabini to train him to be a better and faster runner.

Well, the Olympic Games is around the corner and the athletes are told on their days of events. When Eric found out that he’s going to be running a 100m race on a Sunday, he didn’t want to. He’s a pious man and believes that Sunday is a day of rest and that he couldn’t run on that day.

The authorities tried to change Eric’s mind so that he’d run on that day. They even roped in the President of the United States to persuade him to run on Sunday. Luckily, another athlete came up and offered to trade places with Eric. So Eric would still be running but in the 400m on Thursday.

It’s just a simple movie about a few runners before the Olympic Games. It shows how they trained, ran, went to college, met girls, etc. A good movie for aspiring athletes out there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Movie Review: 10 Things I Hate About You

This is the modern and high school version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. There are two sisters who are still named Kat (Julia Stiles) and Bianca (Larisa Oleynik). Kat is the older, bad-tempered and scary sister whilst Bianca is sweet and absolutely charming.

Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the new boy in school has a major crush on Bianca. His guide and new friend, Michael, shows him around school and tries to tell him that Bianca is not worth chasing after because she’s shallow and conceited. However, Cameron is too deeply in love that he’ll do anything just to go on a date with Bianca.

The sisters’ father, by the way, has this rule that forbids his daughters to date until they graduate. But later, he changed the rules. The new rule is that Bianca can only date when Kat does. Now almost every guy in school is afraid of Kat and Bianca thought that all hope is gone since she thinks that Kat will never, ever date since she’s kind of like anti-social.

But then, Cameron and Michael came up with a plan. They’ll try to get Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to go out with Kat. Patrick’s a hilarious character. It’s said that he ate a live duck once and many other bizarre things! He’s the bad boy character with long hair and don’t-care attitude. So the two fellas thought this guy is the one who can handle Kat.

All they need now is money to get Patrick to ask Kat out on dates. Well, that’s where Joey comes in. Joey’s the rich and popular guy in school and he’s also interested in Bianca. Cameron and Michael trick him by telling him that if he paid Patrick to go out with Kat, then he himself can also go out with Bianca. He doesn’t know that Cameron actually wants the girl for himself!

You’ve got to watch the movie for yourself to actually enjoy it. I’ve always liked the story ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, so I couldn’t wait to watch this movie. Did you know there’s another movie version of this Shakespeare story starring Rufus Sewell? I’ve watched that too and that’s really funny. Rufus Sewell’s a talented actor and his character was delightful to watch.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Movie Review: The Notebook

Finally I watched this movie. It was not shown in Malaysia, right? And why didn’t they??? It’s such a good movie that it should be shown everywhere. It’s a sad and happy movie.

Noah (Ryan Gosling) ‘blackmails’ Allie (Rachel McAdams) to go out on a date with him. That part was funny. There he was hanging from the roller coaster on one hand to make Allie agree to go out with him. But she got back at him by pulling his pants down right there in front of everyone!

But then both of them fall in love. They spent more and more time together and probably fell in love with each other more every day. However, Allie has to go back to New York to continue her studies while Noah will remain in Seabrook, his hometown. That time was summer time, by the way. Allie’s mother doesn’t approve of the relationship between the teenagers because Noah's poor while Allie has a bright future in front of her.

So, the last time Allie and Noah saw each other was that night when they fought and broke up with each other. The next day, Allie tried to find Noah to tell him that she’s already leaving for New York but she couldn’t find him. She tells Noah’s friend, Fin, to pass a message to Noah saying that she’s sorry for everything and that she loves him.

They then move on with their lives. Allie meets a new guy (James Marsden). He asks her to marry him. Noah rebuilt an old house his father bought for him. He built it the way Allie had asked him to the last time they were in it. He still hoped for Allie to return to him.

One day, he spots Allie walking in a street and he gets down from the bus he was in to go after her. He then sees her with another man, which is her fiancé. He leaves feeling devastated and without speaking to Allie.

I'm not going to reveal the ending to you but I guess you know it already! It's a happy and sad ending actually.

It’s really a great and moving story. I cried profusely while watching it! Hmm, I bet many girls cried too. I wouldn’t be surprised if even guys did shed a few tears. Great movie. One of the best romantic movies I ever saw.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Movie Review: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

I went to watch The Mummy 3 a few days ago. Quite a number of people have been talking about it so I might as well watch it myself! I’m not really a fan of The Mummy movies but this Mummy 3 movie was really good and hilarious. The hilarious parts would include John Hannah’s scenes in the movie.

The Evelyn character is played by a different actress too, Maria Bello. The original actress, Rachel Weisz rejected the movie because she had problems with the script, I think. Well, what a waste. Anyway, the new actress is not that bad.

Of course, there’s Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh but their roles are minimal ones. You won’t see much of kung fu stunts from Jet Li. Michelle Yeoh had more stunts than him.

So the story’s about the Terracotta army and the evil Dragon Emperor who wants to marry Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh) but her heart belonged to another guy, General Ming. Well, she managed to curse the Emperor and his army before going on to live an immortal life.

About 2000 years later, Rick O’Connell’s son, Alex (Luke Ford), all grown up and following in his father’s footsteps, discovered the Terracotta army. His father thinks he’s a good-for-nothing kid while his mother is quite over-protective over him. I thought Alex an arrogant and cocky kind of guy.

Besides that, a General Yang is set on bringing back the Emperor to life to continue leading his army to conquer everything in sight. When he managed to bring the Emperor to life, he pledged loyalty towards the emperor.

Oh, I almost forgot about another new character, Lin (Isabella Leong). She is Zi Yuan and General Ming’s daughter. She is ready to stop anyone who tries to bring the emperor back to life. Alex falls for her but she tells him that they can’t be together. Ah, the usual drama!

That was a great Mummy experience for me although no mummies are involved now, only an evil emperor in the form of Jet Li.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Movie Review: American Pie

Okay, I’m going to say outright that this is a stupid movie. Maybe not extremely stupid but just mediocre. And why is it called American Pie? Well, I’ll let you find out yourself.

So, this movie is about four teenage boys who are about to finish high school and also dreading to go to college as virgins. Jim (Jason Biggs), Chris (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) make a pact that they’ll do whatever it takes to try to get a date on prom night and then make their move.

Jim is always caught in ‘the act’ alone in his bedroom by his father (Eugene Levy). His father then tries to explain to him about the facts of life but in an embarrassing and funny way. Also, Jim likes Nadia, who’s a sexy foreign exchange student.

Chris seems to be the nice guy and joins the choir to meet girls. He’s actually a lacrosse player, so his teammate, Stifler (Seann William Scott) is always teasing him. However, Chris gets lucky when he befriends a choir mate, Heather (Mena Suvari).

Kevin already has a girlfriend but they’ve not done it yet. His girlfriend overhears him saying something inappropriate and gets angry with him. Uh-oh. Does this mean that Kevin will still be a virgin on prom night?

Then, there’s the socially-awkward Paul Finch who manages to impress a lot of girls with his quirky ways, much to the surprise and bewilderment of his friends. Now, almost every girl would like to go to the prom with Finch!

Anyway, Stifler has got to be the most irritating character. He’s arrogant, self-centred, and a bully. But it’s hilarious to watch him teasing the 4 friends and they can’t say much in retaliation. Stifler’s always holding huge parties and is disrespectful to girls most of the time.

In the end, is that all that the guys really want? Just to lose their virginity? Well, the ending is okay, though. It’s also not one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. There are way more other movies that are funnier. Hmm, perhaps I was more engrossed with the guys’ stupidity and thinking what they’ll get into next. Oh yeah, look out for Michelle, Jim’s date for the prom. I think she says the funniest line in it.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Movie Review: Over Her Dead Body

Eva Longoria Parker once again takes the role as the self-centred, fussy woman, like in Desperate Housewives! I bought this movie just because she’s in it and I can’t wait to see how it’d be like.

Well, this movie was just okay. There are a few funny bits here and there but I find the storyline a bit odd. Anyway, let me tell you briefly what it’s about. Kate (Eva Longoria Parker) and Henry (Paul Rudd) are about to get married. Kate is shown bossing people around getting ready for the big day. Then, as of her luck, a huge ‘angel’ ice sculpture falls down on her, probably killing her on the spot.

It is then one year later and it looks like Henry isn’t moving on because he probably doesn’t have the heart to go out with another woman. His sister drags him to see a psychic, Ashley (Lake Bell), to try to contact Kate and maybe talk to her. Ashley has her gay best friend, Dan (Jason Biggs), as her assistant but he’s too clumsy to be of any kind of help!

Ashley, seeing how hot Henry is, starts to fall for him and vice versa. Kate, whose soul still isn’t at rest yet, is agitated because she thinks Henry is moving on way too fast. So she tries to break the new lovebirds up even if it’s the last thing she does on Earth.

This is a story about letting go of someone you really love, even though you are already dead. True, it’s hard, but for how long can you really hold on to a person and not move on?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Getting Married At 20?

Are you ready to tie the knot that that age? What if your boyfriend or some guy who’s been in love with you for a long time and he decide to pop the question to you? Or maybe it’s the other way round, that is, the girl herself who asks it first?

You definitely need to consider a few things first before saying ‘Yes! I’ll marry you!’

Money. Yes, money is important. Can your husband-to-be support you later when you tie the knot? What if you were to have children? It’s okay if your future husband is loaded or he’s already stable and has a steady income. But if both of you are still students and there’s no income coming in, then what would you do?

Studies. If one of you is studying, can you juggle marriage and books at the same time? My friend, who’s still in university, is going to get married. I’m curious as to how it’ll be. I’m really happy for her but I’m just curious. Has anyone else done this before?

Your parents. Do they approve of your marrying at such an early age? Now we think that getting married at 20 is way too early but in the olden days, girls got married when they were as young as 16 or younger! However, in modern days, it’s considered quite unusual if you got married too early probably because we don’t want to be tied down to one person too soon. Anyway, if your parents object, then you might need to sit them down and talk with them.

Is he/she The One? This is probably the most important thing that you need to give some thought to. Marriage is for life, if you haven’t realized yet. I was genuinely shocked and basically worried when my ex suggested that we registered. I must have really hurt his feelings by acting all too shocked. Heck, I’m still a student and my family didn’t even know about him. Well, that was the past anyway.

Love…marriage…it seemed so far away when I was younger. Now, we are all grown up. A close of friend of mine is going to get married. She’s the same age as me. We were friends since we were 12. Now she’s going to get married!

We’ve really grown up.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gonna Shoot For The Moon

How long was it huh? Since the last time when I felt like the world was going to end? All thanks to one *special* guy!'s not like I'm 100% recovered or something, I'm still in the process of healing and recovering, depression? Post-break-up trauma? Whatever it was, it still is.

My friends advised me to keep myself busy. Fine, I'll try to be busy but it's not enough to get rid of him from my mind AND also from my dreams! Even when we were still dating, I've never dreamt so much about him. And now he decides to appear in my dreams now that we've broken up. Great timing.

I'm trying to convince myself that he's way over me and has already moved on in life with the new girlfriend whom he may have already known only for 2 months now.

However, I have that stinking feeling that I'm waiting for something. What is it? A new guy to dance his way into my life? For him to call me and beg me to take him back? Before this, I keep saying to myself that something good will come out of this. Well, I'm probably waiting for that something *good* to happen. Whatever it is! And that it's better to wait for it patiently. Good things come to those who wait, you know. I'm still trying to believe it myself.

Wow, I wonder how many proverbs and sayings that I've gone through. It's a way to convince myself, that's all.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wake Me Up!!!!!!!!!!!

Man, I really need somebody or a few people to slap me hard and scold me endlessly.

I'm a pathetic pile of crumbs. Even listening to music most of the time doesn't really help. I need to get an iPod or something. When I wake up, before I go to sleep, actually, most of the time, I keep thinking about him. Oh, please, please, please, get out of my damn mind!!!

Anyway, I've been listening to these songs!

1. Dance Inside - The All-American Rejects
2. Runaway - Avril Lavigne
3. The Potential Break Up Song - Aly & AJ
4. Don't Tell Me - Avril Lavigne
5. My Happy Ending - Avril Lavigne
6. Freak Out - Avril Lavigne
7. Shut Up - Black Eyed Peas
8. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
9. She's So High - Everclear
10. Too Little Too Late - JoJo
11. Don't Speak - No Doubt
12. Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
13. Stop & Stare - One Republic
14. Bounce - Sarah Connor
15. Dare You To Move - Switchfoot
16. Apologize - Timbaland feat. One Republic

Some of these songs are hard, loud, noisy and that's the way I like it now. The noisier, the better. I can blast them right in my ears and block out the whole world as well as reality.

Moving on is tough for me. My friends said I got to get myself together. Why waste time dreaming when he's out there enjoying with his new girl???

Oh my gosh. It is tough. I need to tell my friends to scold me as much as possible. I need to realize that he's so not worth it. Fickle-minded guy.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. The cake had an extra secret ingredient; it was chilli sauce!
2. Leave through my window.
3. Right now, I need a break.
4. The internet is where I went Thursday night; it was time to chat with friends.
5. Why does love hurt so much?
6. All I can think of is the break up.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch the TV and chat with a friend, tomorrow my plans include dinner at a dreaded place and Sunday, I want to sleep!

Some of my answers make no sense at all....that's part of the fun, right? =)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Breaking Up Is Really Hard To Do

Picture from here

It's embarrassing that I'm in such a sad state right now. I have no mood to do anything. No mood to eat, no mood to read, no mood to watch TV, no mood to sleep (unless I'm feeling extremely drowsy), but luckily I still have the mood to blog. It seems that writing is a kind of special therapy. It helps the writer when she's depressed, sad, suffering from grief, etc. I started this blog because I was angry about 2 or 3 years ago. Guess I got my inspiration to write and it's all due to how I felt.

All right. Breaking up. I hate it. I've broken up many times with the same guy before. He's my first guy, by the way, and he always told me that we'd be forever. I was skeptical each time he said that. Well, looks like forever only lasted for 3 years. Yup, that's how long we've been together. We did break up a few times but always got back together. He would come begging me to take him back. He did beg me to take him back this time but I was not sure. He was the one who initiated the break up last Saturday!

I'm not the perfect girlfriend and I don't know what more he wants from me. He says that I don't love him enough or show concern for him. I'm not caring, loving, or understanding. Last Saturday, I felt like I've been kicked in the teeth when he told me that he's leaving me. That time was the time when I needed him most as something unfortunate had happened to me (I won't say what it was but it's really bad and sad). And he decided to dump me! Later, he claimed that he's drunk at the time and kept apologizing and begging me to accept him as my guy again.

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know what to do now. So far, we've only communicated via SMS and I don't think it's a good idea but I can't really meet him face to face now. There's no time for that. Communicating through SMS isn't that effective I think. It's slow and it's not really interpersonal.

I'll need to try to keep myself occupied and not think of him too often.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Is It Worth It Doing Paid Posts?

It’s been a question which many of us bloggers have been asking ourselves ever since blogging for money became a fad some time ago. Does having paid posts on our blogs corrupt the ‘purity’ of blogging? I know that it’s quick and easy money and no wonder many bloggers don’t have the heart to reject an opportunity from certain ‘blogging for money websites’.

Hah! If I were offered $20 to write a 100-word post, I don’t think I could pass it up! $20 is like RM60. Even a job at Kumon only pays RM4 an hour. This is RM60 and I can definitely write the article in less than an hour.

But then, in truth, people don’t enjoy visiting blogs that are full of paid posts. I know I don’t. People visit blogs to read the real stuff, real experiences and not fake opinions on some products that they have never and will never use. Some bloggers even write one paid post after another! I thought the rule was to write a non-paid post after a paid post. Hmm, some people are just too greedy, it seems.

Think about it. Having paid posts in your blog actually drives your readers away. Well, maybe it’ll attract the ones who do paid posts too. Maybe they are there for another reason, which is to spy on how you write! It’s not easy to write about bad credit or mortgages or other serious topics.

So, what do you think? I used to do paid posts for this blog but unfortunately, this blog received no more opportunities! =D Since then, I stopped writing paid posts in this blog. Anyhow, if someone were to offer me $20 to write a 100 words article on some product, I would have to say that I wouldn’t mind at all! See, some things are just too hard to say no to.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Horrible, Healthy Housework

Oh what the heck? I'm so in the blogging mood right now and my topic for today will be 'Housework'!

You heard that right? What could there possibly be anything to say about something as mundane as housework? Well, I'll share with you my experience of doing housework and the benefits it could bring.

We all know that if you clean something, it'll be clean right? I'm sure most people like to see clean things. I can't possibly imagine anyone who prefers dirty things like dirt, grease and cobwebs.

Anyway, my point is when you do housework, your house will be clean! If you live in a clean home, it'll be a pleasant and happy home. There will be no disorder, no mess, no tripping over stuff lying about the floor, no disgusted look on guests' faces, etc. Of course, if you knew that guests are coming, you'll quickly do some cleaning here and there, right??? Maybe you'll only clean where you think the guests are more likely to see. Hehe!

Besides having a clean house, you'll get your exercise when you do housework. For example, you'll be exercising your hand and arm muscles when you wash the dishes, scrub the bathroom, sweep and mop the floor, etc. As for leg exercises, well, cleaning the bathroom again, jumping up and down to clear cobwebs on ceilings that are low, bending and squatting when sweeping under your beds and lots more. Housework is absolutely diversified!

Truthfully, I don't fancy doing housework myself. I know that it brings a lot of good but I'm just too lazy sometimes. My mom will tell me to sweep the floor, mop the floor, clean my room, etc. Only when I'm in the mood, then I'll gladly help out with the housework. And guess what? I like to see the results. A cleaner home!

What do you people think? Do you like housework? Hit me with comments!

The New Pink

Oh wow! I didn't know that pink could look so good...hehe! I've been scouring around the internet for nice-looking, arty templates so that I can use it for this blog. The previous 'Music is Life' blog was nice but I think this built-in template is better and more convenient for me. It doesn't take long to load too.

Yeah, my RSS feed is looking oh-so-fine. Everything is working perfectly, I think. And, I've never been more happier with my blog's layout!

Do you know about Over there, anyone can upload their work and self-designed templates and anyone can download them to use it on their own blogs. I've seen lots of really nice layouts and wish I could use them for my blog. Unfortunately, there's either something wrong somewhere and I don't want to use them. You know, you just want that perfect layout so you'll never complain later! That's what I was looking for.

And now, I've just discovered this pinky layout. I'm not really a pink kind of person, I'm more of blue, but since this pink looks nice, I might as well use and keep it! Hehe! Everything looks neat, nice, and most importantly, in order.

I'm feeling quite guilty now cos I'm not studying. That's what I should be doing now actually! I have a test on Thursday. Truth is, I'm a little bored of studying. I'd rather go online, read blogs, update on my dying blog, and if I can, I just want to read my story books. I have a huge stack just waiting for me. But if I start reading, then I won't be able to stop. And if I can't stop, then I won't be studying for any exam! =(

So...I guess this is the end. For now. Who knows when my next post will be. Maybe next week, or on Wednesday, or tomorrow or even 10 minutes later! Nothing can be predicted when it comes to me. LOL!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Over-Achiever

Have you noticed that young people or students nowadays have a long list of extra-curricular activities? I know that the more extra-curricular activities you have, the higher the chance you’ll get a much-coveted scholarship, right?

I was at a students’ forum the other day and one girl introduced herself in the Introduction section. She also mentioned that she’s something like an extra-curricular addict and listed out all her achievements. They were assistant head prefect, sports house captain, president of some club, secretary of another club, and a list of other posts she managed to snap up during school.

Compared to hers, my list of extra-curricular looks darn pathetic. Even if I had combined 5 years’ worth of activities, they still wouldn’t match up with hers! Haha! That was a mere exaggeration. But I did participate in a few activities though I got bored of them later on partly because very few of friends were interested as well.

Anyway, that girl’s schedule must be pretty tight. Does she have time to study or do anything for herself? Yeah, I know that youngsters nowadays have tons of energy to do lots of things but I find it really hard to believe.

Well, it can make people envy you if you’ve been extremely active during school. But then, I doubt if they had set apart some free time for themselves. Do correct me if I’m wrong, though!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Movie Review: A Walk to Remember

I guess some people who watched this movie cried during the sad parts. A Walk to Remember is based on a book written by Nicholas Sparks.

Landon Carter (Shane West) and his group of friends were up to no good one night. They caused a new student to hit his head and injure himself. But only Landon was caught and was punished. He had to tutor some kids, do community service, and join the drama club. It’s during drama practice that Landon got to know Jamie (Mandy Moore) better.

Jamie is the reverend’s daughter. She’s prim, proper, and unpopular. Even if she were the last girl on earth, Landon would never think of dating her. By the way, Landon needed help with his lines for the drama they were practicing and he asked Jamie to help him. She agreed to help on one condition, that is, he should not fall in love with her. Landon laughed and said that it wasn’t a problem.

But their friendship lasted only for a while. He embarrassed her in front of his friends and she didn’t want anything to do with him anymore. They still went for drama rehearsals but barely spoke with each other. When they passed each other in the school hallway, they don’t look at each other too. But then they’ll still look back to check on each other. =) Without the other person knowing, of course. Hmm…I think it was only Jamie who turned around to check on Landon.

Anyway, the day of the drama came. Jamie looked so stunning that Landon was completely taken aback. He even took the opportunity to kiss her while they were acting. That made one of Landon’s girl friends jealous.

And then after drama day, he kept chasing her, telling her that he had feelings for her and that she shouldn’t deny her feelings for him too. There was a lot of fighting, crying, pushing away, but they became a couple in the end.

What Landon didn’t know was that Jamie had a deep, dark secret. Well, don’t we all? The reason Jamie told Landon not to fall in love with her was because of that secret. She’s not sure if Landon could deal with it.

A Walk to Remember is a sweet, heartrending and tear-jerking movie. it’s not your normal teen flick but you’ll like watching it all the same. Plus, I like the song ‘Someday We’ll Know’ sung by Mandy Moore and Jonathan Foreman.

Movie Review: The Kite Runner

I have just watched The Kite Runner and I think it’s a very powerful movie. A beyond powerful movie! I have to read that book later!

Anyway, The Kite Runner tells the story of two young boys who are the best of friends. One boy is rich, Amir, and the other boy, Hassan, is Amir’s father’s servant’s son. But then, they set aside their differences and enjoyed hanging out with each other, like what friends normally do.

Hassan is the most loyal friend that you could ever find. He’d do absolutely anything for Amir but Amir is too selfish and thinks only for himself. The truth is, Amir is a downright lousy friend and poor Hassan can’t do anything about it.

When Hassan was being bullied by some older boys, Amir only hid and watched poor Hassan suffer. And all the time, Hassan had been defending Amir. The older boys told Hassan that Amir only played with him when there’s nobody else around to play with but Hassan was too loyal.

My heart went out to Hassan during that scene. If I could, I wanted to punch Amir in the face for not helping his best friend. This movie can really bring out the emotional side of you but that’s the right to do, isn’t it? Amir should have helped his friend. One of the older boys even raped Hassan. Now, that’s just terrible. The older boys looked down on Hassan because he’s only a servant’s son.

After that, Hassan and Amir never played with each other again. Amir even had the audacity to accuse Hassan of being a coward! Now that’s too much. Why did Hassan ever bother to stick with this selfish fella?

Well, soon the Russians invaded Afghanistan. Amir and his father escaped to the United States and they stayed there for many years. Amir graduated from college and wanted to become a writer. Yeah, he was always writing stories too when he was young and he would read to Hassan, who probably didn’t know how to read then.

Amir fell in love with a general’s daughter and got married. They’ve tried to have kids but they weren’t successful. One day, Amir got a call from Afghanistan. It’s his father’s friend whose health was deteriorating and he asked Amir to return. When Amir got back to Afghanistan, he received shocking new information from his father’s old friend. News regarding Hassan that would change his life forever, I presume.

Friendship, betrayal, loyalty, cowardice, war, cruelty, kindness, compassion, regret….that’s what The Kite Runner is all about. It’s a wonderful, incredible movie and I strongly recommend you to watch it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Movie Review: The Other Boleyn Girl

This might not be a good review of The Other Boleyn Girl as I don’t think I understood all the parts in the movie. I have to watch it again. I know that it’s based on Philippa Gregory’s book and it’s about King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) and his wives, etc. So, it sounds like a very interesting movie to me and it really was.

It kind of blew me away. Well, that’s exaggerating but I wonder if the story is based on the real story or not. I’ll have to check that out. (Just checked and yeah, it’s based on the real one!) But, in the movie, King Henry is portrayed as a weak man, who only wants to sleep with different women. Pity his wife, the Queen. He even had to divorce her so that he can sleep with Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman)!

All right, there are two sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson). Mary is already married but then the King has taken a fancy to her and she’s supposed to live in court where he can be with her. This made Anne jealous because she’s the one who’s supposed to be the King’s mistress.

Anyway, Mary gave birth to a baby boy, something the King wants because he needs a male heir. But, at that time, he’s already fallen in love with Anne, and he just ignores Mary and her newborn son. Anne doesn’t want to give herself to him yet, until she becomes the Queen of England, which she becomes eventually.

After that, things go awry for her. She can’t bear the King a son and she starts to panic. When things become bad, she pleaded with her brother to do something for her, something which will cost him his life if it was found out.

The Other Boleyn Girl is a dramatic story/movie. Because of the Anne and Mary’s uncle and father’s greed and silliness, their lives are ruined. Ooh, I really have to read the book!

Movie Review: 27 Dresses

I watched 27 Dresses and The Other Boleyn Girl! I will review 27 Dresses now.

Katherine Heigl plays Jane, who is hopelessly in love with her boss, without him knowing about it, of course. I knew Heigl from the Roswell series and she’s absolutely beautiful and funny, so I guess 27 Dresses would be worth watching. Well, parts of it, actually. I like Judy Greer’s character, too. She’s entertaining.

Anyway, back to Jane. Jane loves weddings and she is sincere in helping brides on their wedding day. She makes sure that everything goes smoothly during the wedding so it’ll definitely be a happy day for the newly-weds.

At one wedding, a reporter, Kevin/Malcolm notices Jane leaving the wedding in a taxi and starts changing in the taxi too. Truth is, Jane is attending two weddings at the same time! It’s unbelievable at how she does it but in the end, she must be quite exhausted that she passed out at one of the weddings. That’s when she first talked to Kevin/Malcolm.

I write Kevin/Malcolm because he uses both names in the movie. He tells Jane his name is Kevin Doyle when he’s actually Malcolm Doyle. By the way, Jane hates him. But if she hates him, why would she wear all her 27 bridesmaid dresses and parade in front of him? That’s when he takes pictures of her and puts them to good use.

Oh, I forgot about Tess, Jane’s younger sister. Tess catches the eye of Jane’s boss and to Jane’s fury and agony, they plan to get married! Life for her is just falling apart. It’s quite pitiful for her since the man she loves is in love with her little sister. Well, she didn’t tell him about her feelings in the first place, so it’s not anyone’s fault except hers.

All the same, 27 Dresses is pretty worth your ticket money. Girls can enjoy drooling over James Marsden and do watch out for Jane’s friend’s role played by Judy Greer!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Movie Review: Little Man

I watched Little Man last night. I saw the preview a long time ago but just didn't watch the movie yet. It was funny, the preview. Luckily, my sis has the DVD so I popped it into the DVD player last night. Wanted to rewind you know. All assignments are done and already handed in and I really needed to relax!

Anyway, like my title, Little Man wasn't as nice and funny as White Chicks. Little Man was quite a flop for me, unfortunately, though there are some funny moments. There are some illogical parts too. In fact, the whole movie is illogical. The 'baby' is not cute at all. Okay, the baby is downright ugly. It's mind-boggling as to how the family can take the baby in. It's out of kindness. Well, they must be really, really the kindest people ever to take in such a baby!

Plus, the baby does weird stuff like sticking his tongue in the woman's mouth when she, one of his new parents' friends, kissed him goodbye. Naturally, she freaked out. Actually, this 'baby' is just trouble!

The story is that he's pretending to be a baby. He's actually a 40-year-old guy and he's just been released from jail. Then, he's out to rob a jewellery store and hid a diamond he stole into a woman's bag because that time the police were coming. After that, he had to pretend to be a little baby in her house so he can get the diamond back.

Oh, I've just installed the latest version of Windows Live Messenger version 2008. What are the special features for this version? Well, I guess there are some extra add-ons that might be useful for me like the Mail thing and the Start Writer. I have to figure out how it works later.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Lifehouse Is Back!

Hmmm....I wonder if their latest album, Who We Are, are in local music stores or not! No, I'm not planning to buy the pirated version. I am going to go original! Yeah! Lifehouse is a great band, in my opinion. One of the best rock bands around. Well, they are more pop rock actually. And Jason Wade is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous! I sound like a teeny-bopper now, don't I? Haha! Please raise your hands and scream 'Lifehouse rocks' if you agree with me on how good-looking Wade is.

Okay, I've only downloaded their songs from the Internet and I love 'Broken'. I love the tune, especially the chorus part. And I am already familiar with 'First Time'. That's a catchy song. It sounds almost pop! I'd prefer if their songs were more like 'Hanging By A Moment', but you can't have too many songs that sound almost the same right? It would be awfully boring!

The next song that I've heard from this album is 'Whatever It Takes'. It's an okay song for me...I still prefer 'Broken'. Well, it's sad that I've only heard 3 songs from their latest album. 3 songs??? And I call myself a fan? Pathetic!

Movie Review: Click

I’ve always enjoyed Adam Sandler’s movies so I looked forward to enjoying a funny movie when I put the ‘Click’ DVD into the DVD player. Guess what happened when the movie finished? I ended up crying instead of laughing! Was that so weird or what?

I told my friend that it’s such a sad movie and he retaliated by saying, ‘It’s not sad! It’s funny and well, there are some sad parts. But that’s all!’ Anyway, I cried during the scene where Michael’s (Adam Sandler) father went into the office to talk to him but Michael just ignored him and his son completely. At that time, Michael was visiting his past via his universal remote control. At Michael’s present time, his dad has already passed on and that’s why it was quite an emotional scene for me.

Well anyway, the movie’s about Michael Newman who works way too hard and frequently ignores his family. One day, he got a universal remote control for free. Beware of free stuff, I tell ya. So, with this remote control, Michael gets to skip parts of his life that he doesn’t want to be a part of. For example, when his wife is nagging or talking to him, he’ll press ‘Mute’ on the control so he wouldn’t hear anything. Or if he doesn’t want to have dinner with his family and his parents, he just clicks ‘Fast Forward’ and he finds himself in the future already without him having to actually live through the family dinner, if you know what I mean.

Hmm…it’s kind of complicated to explain this movie but you do get the general idea right? Michael’s remote control is out of this world but it’s dangerous. He depends on his remote control until he couldn’t control his life any longer. He’s brought way too far into the future. He missed his dad’s funeral. His relationship with his wife deteriorated too, as expected.

This is a good movie for people who are like workaholics. Or if you haven’t been home to visit your parents in a while. It made me realize how precious time is. Every moment spent with my family is precious. That’s something for you to think about too.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's All So Complicated!

How would you define love? L-O-V-E.

What's love anyway?

You know, I'm really amazed at the old couples whom I see at the mall, the market, crossing the road, etc. How do they stay together for so long? It's even sweeter if they are holding hands when crossing the road, for example. I smile to myself when I see them. Then, I think if I'll ever have someone's hand to hold when I'm old myself. Truly, it's amazing.

What's their secret? How can they live with each other for so many years? I'm sure there are some fights here and there but they do make up, don't they? However, these days, divorce seems to be the only answer when the husband and wife fight. Why do they fight in the first place? Are they sick of each other? Are they bored of each other already? What's missing in their marriage?

Why am I writing this post? Well, I'm just thinking over about my relationship with my guy. We've been together for more than 2 years. But now I feel something different. I don't feel the love that he's always shown me last time. Are we falling apart or am I just being plain paranoid? I can't sleep thinking about this.

I know I shouldn't waste too much time pondering over this. Studies first, studies first, studies first, I keep telling myself. But, honestly, it's difficult!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Anonymous Donor

If you had opened the Yahoo main page today, you may have read this piece of news. Very, very interesting!

Japan police receive 400th secret pledge to poor after 33 years

Who do you think the donor could be? Why has he/she been donating money for 33 years??? The donor must be very rich or maybe the donor just felt that it's the right thing to do to donate money for the needy. It's very mysterious.

However, isn't it better to donate money quietly and not put on a big show? Well, some people like to donate without telling the whole world while some had to share the big news that they are doing something good. Whatever it is, the act of donating had better come right from the heart. No use donating grudgingly. So not cool.

When was the last time that you had donated anything for anything? Was it the 20 cents coin you dropped in a tin on Flag Day? I know that some of you may be wary that your money might not reach the needy but instead end up in some undeserving person's pocket. Truth is, we'll never know.