Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A feel good movie. It made me feel good......so it works. Bit wooden in parts and the best scene IS the naked bump. More to do with Sandra's curvaseous lines than two people trying to occupy the same space at the same time. So only 2.5 for this one.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Very readably written. Check this review in the Telegraph. Couple of pieces that made me chuckle.
Lord Byron writing to Thomas Moore in 1817.
"Last week I had a row on the road....with a fellow in a carriage, who was impudent to my horse....I wheeled round, rode up to the window, and asked him what he meant. He grinned, and said some foolery, which produced him an immediate slap in the face, to his utter discomfiture. Much blasphemy ensued, and some memace, which I stopped by dismounting and opening the carriage door, and intimating an intention of mending the road with his immediate remains, if he did not hold his tongue. He did it."
Much, much later in 1994, involves
an elder from a London Synagogue getting out of his Mercedes and punching a Buddhist monk sitting in a Nissan Micra.
Why do I find that absolutely hillarious???
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
The TODAY free newspaper invited it's readers to submit photos of now and then. It being 50 years since Sinapore became self governing. This picture was taken in 1965 and shows Gek and extended family going on holiday. Gek is some where hidden but her father is standing on the running board.
Compare and contrast!!!! A few weeks ago returning from Penang.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
What a revelation. Chinese Opera made accessible for the foreigner!!! Sung in English and performed by the Chinese Theatre Circle to a packed house. A story line of corrupting power and delusion told in words, song and dance with drama and some humour. Loved it. And the costumes were stunning. I am now a fan.