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MIB 3: Is Our Future Pre-determined?

9 Jun

There is various feedback on Men in Black 3. Some said it’s funny while some said it’s boring. Personally, I find it funny if you pay attention to the conversations and the little details in the movie. I truly enjoyed the show! For those who say that it’s the same old story, well, I’m sure if you like the first two series, you would appreciate the same humour too.

For me, after watching the show, I feel that our future is pre-determined but yet can still be changed through our actions. Every single thing that we do now, in the present moment will change and determine what our future is like. So, instead of wondering what our future is like, we should concentrate on doing the right things NOW!

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

– Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.

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A for Avengers

12 May

If you have not watched The Avengers, please go and watch now! It is a movie that’s packed with action and humour and there is not a boring moment at all.

Being a superhero (or heroes) movie, it is of course exciting and full of action. But what makes me love the movie so much is to watch the superheroes arguing with one another but eventually work well together to fight the villians. This is especially true for the Ironman and Captain American. I’m really tickled by the funny conversation between the two of them!

Another superhero that’s worth mentioning is the Hulk. In this chapter, he’s no longer the one who wreck havoc and his smashing proves to be useful this time. Not only that, I feel that he’s the comic relief in the show and there are really hilarious moments coming from him.

So what are you waiting for? Go and watch the show! 😉

 

I’m Not That Girl

23 Mar

After watching the musical, Wicked, I searched high and low for its soundtrack. Finally, I found it in Gramophone at The Cathay. Not only that, the piece that I bought was the last piece in the store!

Although Indina’s “Defying Gravity” is the most famous track, my favourite track is “I’m Not That Girl”. So I decided to post the lyrics and video here.

Lyrics

Hands touch, eyes meet

Sudden silence, sudden heat

Hearts leap in a giddy whirl

He could be that boy

But I’m not that girl

 Don’t dream too far

Don’t lose sight of who you are

Don’t remember that rush of joy

He could be that boy I’m not that girl

 Ev’ry so often we long to steal

To the land of what-might-have-been

But that doesn’t soften the ache we feel

When reality sets back in

Blithe smile, lithe limb

She who’s winsome, she wins him

Gold hair with a gentle curl

That’s the girl he chose

And Heaven knows I’m not that girl

 Don’t wish, don’t start

Wishing only wounds the heart

I wasn’t born for the rose and the pearl

There’s a girl I know

He loves her so

I’m not that girl

Kabuki in Singapore: The Masseur and the Thief

18 Mar

Yesterday, I watched The Masseur and the Thief (Anma to Dorobo) at SOTA. It is a Kabuki performance brought into Singapore by the Vivid Creations. This is the first Kabuki performance in the Southeast Asia region! Kabuki is an original form of traditional Japanese theatre, something like what Chinese opera is in the traditional Chinese performance art.

The performance was divided into 3 sessions: The Workshop, Kabuki Dance, Kabuki.

The Workshop introduced Kabuki makeup and the actor for the Kabuki Dance, Sukeroku, put on his makeup on stage, something that one won’t even see in Japan.  A volunteer from the audience was also asked to become a model for the Kabuki makeup and it was fun to see him being transformed into a Kabuki actor.

The Kabuki Dance was Sukeroku. The actor danced gracefully to the Shamisen accompaniment, using his props such as a purple umbrella and wooden flute.

The 3rd session was the Kabuki play, The Masseur and the Thief. It was a comedy about the comical conversation between a blind masseur and the thief who broke into his house to steal his money. There’s a twist at the end of the play too! All in all, it’s a light-hearted performance that one can enjoyed.

In case if you are wondering whether I understand Japanese, I don’t. I watched the play through the English subtitles available. 🙂

Where is Romancing in Thin Air (1)?

22 Feb
As a pure love movie, Romancing in Thin Air (2) does touch the heart, but there are quite a few illogical plots in the movie. Nevertheless, it’s still worth watching if you are looking for a touching romantic story.

But one question lingers in my mind: Where is Romancing in Thin Air (1)?

After “googling”, I’ve found the following answer: It is the movie within the movie itself.

That may be quite true but I’ve my own way of thinking. I felt that Romancing in Thin Air (1) refers to the love between Sue and her husband whereas Romancing in Thin Air (2) refers to the love between Sue and Micheal. Do you agree?

The beginning is the end?

19 Feb

I heard a saying in a Taiwanese idol drama recently.

拥有就是失去的开始
(Having something marks the beginning of losing that thing)

So is it true?

Another character in the same show gave a very good answer which I agree totally:

即使拥有就是失去的开始,但毕竟也曾经拥有。
这总比从没开始来得好!
从没开始等于没有任何东西!

(Even if having something marks the beginning of losing that thing;
It still means that we have had that something;
It’s better than not having anything at all!)

She’s not that wicked!

5 Feb

The Wicked Witch of the West is not wicked at all! She’s just misunderstood. This is what I’ve learnt from the musical, Wicked.

Wicked is currently showing in the Grand Theater at Marina Bay Sands. It tells about the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good met and became friends and “foes”. It is an enjoyable show with humourous lines that are simply unforgettable. One will look at Wizard of Oz in a totally different perspective after watching Wicked.