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With Family & friends in Malaysia (Jan & Jun)

马来西亚家人朋友 (1月 和 6月)

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阳历年时忙考试,没回顾我在08年做了什么。
现在,试考了,农历年过了,回头看看,鼠年可真多姿多彩。

这两年来日子都很漂泊,去年可说是‘四海为家’的顶峰:-
在马来西亚和澳洲各住了三个月,其余的六个月则在加拿大。

Traveled with Ed in Malaysia (Feb)

和Ed在马旅游 (2月)

1月 – 大马
回马做家里的大小姐。
在爸爸店里帮忙和学习。
天天去巴刹,到处吃吃吃。

2月 – 大马
Ed第一次来马,第一次见家长。
我俩背包游新加坡,吉隆坡,槟城,马六甲和浮罗交怡。
Ed回加国工作,我回澳洲工作。

With friends in Australia ((Mar - May)

澳洲的朋友 (3月 - 5月)

3月 – 澳洲
上班。和一位好朋友住。
放工回家就和朋友追港剧。
很高兴和很多朋友相聚。
喝我爱喝的意大利咖啡和比利时热巧克力,
吃我爱吃的eggs benedict早餐。

4月 – 澳洲
继续上班。
搬进一间有三房,却只有一张床和一张椅子的公寓。
没有网络。看了很多英文小说。

Lonely apartment in Australia (May)

寂寞的公寓 (澳洲)

5月 – 澳洲
如4月。

6月 – 大马
回马。如1月。

Toronto (July - Dec)

多伦多 (7月 - 12月)

7 月 – 加国
回加国。见到Ed给他一个大拥抱 :“亲爱的,好久没见”。
享受我在加国的第一夏天。

8月 – 加国
阳光继续普照。每个周末尽情欢享。
Ed告诉我,我煲的汤和煮的东西已可以见人。Yay !
我这大小姐开始认真做好家务。

Toronto (2) (July - Dec)

多伦多 (7月 - 12月)

9月 – 加国
啊!结婚吧!

10月 – 加国
开始发闷。不如去学喝茶和学泡茶吧。

Gonna have fun in summer (Canada)

Hey 先生,来个胜利手势吧 ! (多伦多)

11月 – 加国
好冷。
决定参加考试,

12月 – 加国
好冷。
拼命苦读。
圣诞和新年快乐!

Toronto (3) (July - Dec)

多伦多 (7月 - 12月)

1月 – 加国
试考了,年过了。
2009 牛年要做什么好呢 ? ……

With Family & friends in Malaysia (Jan & Jun)

With Family & friends in Malaysia (Jan & Jun)

I was very busy with exam during the New Year, did not get the chance to review my 2008 year. Exam is finally over and (Chinese) New Years came and gone, finally, I have the time to sit down, to reflect on my 2008 year. Looking back, it was indeed a great and interesting year.

For the past two years, I have been dividing my times between Malaysia, Australia and Canada, and last year was my most traveled and drifting year. I lived 3 months each in Malaysia and Australia, the rest of the six months in Canada.

Traveled with Ed in Malaysia (Feb)

Traveled with Ed in Malaysia (Feb)

Jan – Malaysia
Went back to Malaysia and be pampered like a princess at home by my lovely family.
Learned from my father and helped out in his shop.
Went to pasar often and fully enjoyed the famous delicious street food !

Feb – Malaysia
Ed visited Malaysia for the first time and met my parents for the first time.
We traveled in Singapore, KL, Penang, Malacca and Langkawi.
Ed headed back to Canada, while I went back to Australia.

With friends in Australia ((Mar - May)

With friends in Australia ((Mar - May)

Mar – Australia
Went back to work. Stayed with a good friend.
Hong Kong TV series was our favourite passtime together after work.
So happy to catch up with many good friends in Oz.
Drunk my favourite Italian coffee and Belgium hot chocolate;
ate my favourite eggs benedict breakfast.

Apr – Australia

Continued to work.
Moved into a huge 3 bedroom condominium, however,
you won’t believe I only lived with a folding bed and a chair in the condo.
No Internet. Read many novels.

Lonely apartment in Australia (May)

Lonely apartment

May – Australia
Same as April.

Jun – Malaysia
Went back to Malaysia.
Same as January.

Toronto (July - Dec)

Toronto (July - Dec)

Jul – Canada
Went back to Canada.
Gave Ed a big hug, ‘Darling, long time no see! ‘
Enjoyed my first summer in Canada.

Aug – Canada
Went to nearly all summer street festivals and events.
Surprisingly, Ed started to praise my cooking ! Yay!
Finally, I had been better with housework.

Toronto (2) (July - Dec)

Toronto (2) (July - Dec)

Sep – Canada
Let’s get married dear !

Oct – Canada
Started to feel bored and restless. So attended Tea Sommelier classes.

Gonna have fun in summer (Canada)

Hey dude, you gonna have fun in summer ! (Canada)

Nov – Canada
So cold !
Decided to sit for exam.

Dec – Canada
So cold !!
Studied unbelievably hard for the exam.
Happy Christmas and New Year !

Jan – Canada
Exam is over, new years came and gone.
What am I going to do in 2009 ? …..

Toronto (3) (July - Dec)

Toronto (3) (July - Dec)

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一年一度的多伦多电影节(TIFF),匆匆上映,匆匆下映。

今年,虽忙婚事,也忙TIFF自愿工作,我还是有办法硬抽出时间看了七部电影。

在这七部中,我的最爱是 : 善.恶.怪 (The Good, The Bad and The Weird) 。这是一部韩国西仔片,也是有史以来花费最贵的韩国电影。 以上是有英文字幕的电影预告片,可是我比较喜欢另一个没英文字幕的预告片(如下)。

这部戏真的是好看得不得了。刺激,好玩,又好笑。有很多次,我真想站起来大声欢呼尖叫。当然,我不可这么失礼,只有大力捉捉坐在旁边的Ed的手,以告诉他 ‘我很喜欢也!’ 我想,在戏院中很多观众与我同感,因我常听到有人忍不住’wow’, ‘wah’ , ‘ah ‘ 地轻呼。

戏后,导演金知云 (Kim Jee-woon) 上台让观众问问题。其中一个是,‘身为韩国导演,你为什选拍这种较冷门的西仔片呢?’ 他说:…‘because it is cool…’

他真的做到了! 这部电影真是太cool 了!

This year Toronto International Film Festival, comes and gone. Though I was very busy with TIFF volunteering work, as well as preparation for the wedding, I still managed to squeeze some times to watch seven films !

Out of these seven films, the one I loved the most, is the western movies made by a Korean director, Kim Jee-woon – The Good, The Bad and The Weird. It is also the biggest-budget Korean film ever made in the history so far. The above is its trailer with English subtitles. I also posted another trailer without subtitles (as below) which I like better.

This movie was just fantastic ! Awesome, funny, lots of adrenaline and weird ! I was so hyped up and nearly wanted to jump off the seat and shouted ‘I love this !’. Of course, I could not do this in the cinema. The only way to show my mad love to this film was to squeezed Ed’s hand tightly. Poor Ed ! 😉 I think there were many audiences felt the way because I could hear many ‘wow’, ‘wah’, ‘ahh’ in the cinema.

After the movie, there was a Q & A session with the director. Someone asked, ‘ as Korean director, what make you wanting to make a western genre movie? ‘ Kim Jee-woon answered coolly, ‘ …..because it is cool…’

And he did just that !

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终于看了色.戒

看着戏时,感觉是,戏内戏外,(人生也是?),开拍了,戏就要演下去。所以,王佳芝一直演下去….就如戏中冷酷无情和有点假道义的吴先生说的:一去就没得回头了…..觉得,这部电影将这种复杂的感觉拍得很好。坐在戏院中看戏时,觉得王佳芝有选择的余地,只是她没让自己选择。是爱国?是为民处害?是情欲?是真爱?是走投无路?是要取邝裕民好感?是报复?难说。

我喜欢打麻将的几幕。李安拍出了张爱玲的神笔,那几个阔太太也演出了张爱玲笔下的人物。 如:那个演马太太的苏岩,那个有点敌意,有点怀疑王佳芝和易先生之间的关系的眼神,虽一闪而过,却拿捏准确。我最要赞的是陈冲!她的每个眼神,每个微笑, 每个举动都很入神。她洞悉一切, 她处事泰若。

赞了,我现在要在鸡蛋里挑一挑骨头。坦白说,我觉得有些戏份拍得有些夸张,甚至有点好笑,如:“中国不能亡”,和“我恨你 – 我相信”这两幕。我不知该哭或笑。有些戏拍得太‘白’了,少了神髓,少了震撼。 如:结局时,易先生手下向他报告那幕就不必了。

汤唯嘛,新人来说,已很不错了。只是,有些时候我还是觉得好像少了什么。梁朝伟的演技精沾内炼有目共赌,不用多说。只是有一幕有点牵强 – 他哭的时候。不知是他的错手,还是李安的。

张爱玲的原著,或看李安的电影,不可没留意到钻戒。故事开始时,钻戒在麻将台上闪闪发亮。故事结尾时,那粒鸽子蛋大的钻戒也在妖艳地闪闪发亮。前后呼应,绝!真的很讽刺。唉!女人真笨,见了那粒钻戒. 就决定放弃一切….

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导演 Director
Cristian Mungiu

电影来源 Film Origin
Romania (2007)

剧本 Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu

主要演员 Principal Cast
Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov,
Laura Vasiliu, Alexandru Potocean

故事简介 Synopsis

在1987年的罗马尼亚, Otilia 正协助她的好友兼大学室友,Gabita 寻找堕胎的途径。堕胎在当时,即共产党仍当权的时代(1966至1989年), 是违法的。Mr Bebe 被找来进行此非法堕胎手术。可是,他要的酬劳不是金钱。在这进退两难的情况下,片中女主角必须作出一个决定。

During the last waning days of Communist rule in Romania in 1987, Otilia is trying to help her university dorm-mate and best friend, Gabita to get an abortion which is a illegal at that time (from 1966 until 1989). Mr Bebe is sought to perform the illicit termination in a seedy Romanian hotel. However, instead of monetary return, Bebe has something else in his mind. The two women are forced to make a decision in this rough and gritty situation.

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上个周末和Ed一起重看《一一》。看了后,心情起伏。不知如何转述我的心情,要在我的日记上”自言自语”后,才平伏下来。

好几年前,当我第一次看这部电影时,没有现在感到的震撼。那时,这部电影好评如潮。导演杨德昌也因这部电影获得康城电影节的最佳导演。我以前一直归咎于与我一起看的朋友。他不喜欢这种文艺片。看时,一直喊闷,害得我很不好意思,只想电影快点完。所以,没有好好咀嚼。虽然, 这是最主要的原因。可是,现在想起来,我开始怀疑。如果当时我自己看的话,会不会有现在的领悟。 可能也未必, 那时年纪和人生经验太年轻了。

这部电影将那生活中一件件的事一一地描述,一一地交代。不煽情, 不刻意,也不说教。却把那日常生活,那种种的烦恼, 有些人匪夷所思的行为及价值观拍得如此深刻。 把那种种的情感,思绪拿捏得如此准确。

这部电影是关于一个台湾中产阶级中小型家庭的故事。内容在此也不多谈了,因为看似简单的故事,却有时淡淡地,有时急流暗涌地延伸出许多其他事和心情挣扎。 在此,我只想分享一些戏中精彩,深奥又引人深思的片段和对话:-

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