Sunday, March 30, 2008

Secret Sunshine / Pillowman

This movie is a must see movie by a lot of reviewers and not to mention in the recent Asia Film awards, it managed to win a few big awards!

The movie is about when her husband passes away in an automobile accident, Shin-ae and her son Jun relocate down south to her late husband’s hometown of Miryang. Despite her efforts to settle down in this unfamiliar but much too normal place, she finds that she can’t quite fit in. Helping her out is Kim, a good-intentioned but bothersome bachelor, who owns a car repair shop. Life plods on. However, fate takes a vicious turn when Shin-ae loses her son in the most horrific way a mother could imagine. She turns to Christianity to relieve the pain in her heart, but when even this is not permitted, she wages a war against God.

To me this movie is all about the female lead, Jeon Do-yeon Jeon, she really put on a very solid performance in this movie. I can really feel her anguish when she found out that the person that killed her son told her that God had forgiven him. This movie is not about religion but how someone views religion to seek refuge from. Overall I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. The cinema is very empty when I watch this show. Well can see that PictureHouse is not very popular. To me, I still HATE the seats there! Why Cathay cannot show the movie at PictureHouse and at normal cinema halls as well? There is no price difference anyway. Sigh....

Missed the first run last year and happy to see that they decided to do a re run! WooHoo! The tickets are running out fast for the rerun as well. Lucky to get decent seats though.

Before the show, decided to take a walk Robertson Quay and looked for some place to eat. Decided on Brussel Sprouts. Heard of this place for sometime but had not give it a try. More than happy to give it a try. Look out for the review. All I can say now is it is good to have a nice cold pint of Hoegarden when the weather is freaking hot!

The play is held at SRT, my first visit there. It is a small theatre quite cosy as well. Since the place is small, the actors uses no mic. The seats are not very comfortable especially when the play is freaking long like 3 hours. It does not help when i got a very tall guy seating rite in front of me and I had to shift left and right to see what is happening on the stage. Sigh....

"The Pillowman, written by celebrated Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh, marries comedy and psychological drama. Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, Katurian - a fiction writer of gruesome fairy tales ・has been dragged in by the police for interrogation about crimes committed in his community. They bear an uncanny resemblance to his books. As the police inspectors perform their good cop/bad cop routines to get to the bottom of the case, the audience will be led into the darkly funny and brutal world of the writer's, and perhaps even their own imaginations."

To me, the story is quite written, a dark comedy with a lot of twists. The acting from the actors are very good as well. I wonder how can they stay in the character for so long. The only thing I got to say, the play is a bit too long that at times I find it a bit too draggy. If not, I do find the play entertaining. It is like reading the book where, you just wanna to keep flipping the pages.

A "still got so many shows to watch" Polarbear

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Yebber First Birthday Party!

Happy First Birthday Yebber!

Today is the PARTY OF THE YEAR for Yebber! I was more than happy to be invited and be part of the party as well! Woohoo!

Claudia had asked me to be the emcee for the night and I was honoured to do that. Hee... But stressed at the same time. *Sweat* Wahahaha!

The event is held at MINT, a toy museum. A beautiful place where a personal collection of toys were exhibited! I was there before on a guided tour and was really impressed with the collection of toys and not to mention that at any one time, it will only consist of 10% (I think) of the collection where the rest are stored in a warehouse in Ang Mo Kio. This is my second visit to this place and have to say that I was totally impressed and felt in loved with this place in my first visit! It will be a good place to held my 30th birthday there as well. Hee....

A guide there, Roger (I think) was kind enough to show us the rooftop as well, it was good enough to hold a BBQ and at the same time, if there are fireworks at the Marina Bay, it will be a great place to see them there!

We were there to report at 5pm only to find out that we are the earliest. Hee... (Got to mention here we volunteered to help out one hor!) Not long after, the rest of the working party arrived and we started to become movers. Shifting up goodies bag, laptops and many other things. Setting up the place was easy especially with the help of the special staff there. Without them, we could not have get all the things ready in the time before the guests arrived! So exciting! Of cos we still managed to find time to cam whore as well. (Click here for Photos here) In fact we are all excited and crazy for the party to get started!

Seeing Claudia and Darren so stressed out over their speech, they sure got me started to get all nervous as well. I have done a lot of emcee jobs, but this is my first one (The Christmas event don't count) for Yebbers. Got partners, sponsors and Yebber bosses coming, so cannot disgrace Yebber or my face leh. Wahahaha....

Soon the 3rd floor became very crowded with guest and it seems that everyone know everyone. Wahahaha.... It suddenly becomes like a big networking session! For me, I just stand one side making myself sane for the event! Wahahaha! I am quite happy to see a few people who I have know their nicknames and finally got to see them in real life.

Around 7.30pm, decided to start off the event and have to say, it was quite difficult to get everyone attention. A mic will definitely do me good. Lucky for me, I was born with a loud and solid voice. I think everyone did managed to hear me. Hee...

During the party, there are games like Bingo and lucky draw to give away lots of prizes from vouchers, Creative mp3 players, web cams and optical mouses. I was lucky enough to win a Creative Webcam myself. Wahahaha! A bit pai seh to announce my own name some more.

What is a party without food right? There was a buffet of some good and decent food. Have to say that even though I only got time for one serving of food, but have to say that my favourites are the mushroom bruschetta and the chicken. I did not managed to help myself to the desserts where are a lot of tasty looking cakes. What a pity!

The event went through pretty smoothly even though there are small hiccups here and there but overall I give the party 4 stars out of 5 so that there will be room for improvements. Hope I did good enough to make everyone enjoyed the program as well. Hee...

So again A Happy Birthday to Yebber and many more wonderful years to come! Hope to see many of you all in the upcoming events!

A "still excited" Polarbear

Friday, March 28, 2008

GV increases tickets prices!

Sigh... after Cathay, GV had given in and decided to revise (Read: INCREASE) their ticket prices again! Weekdays tickets cost $7.50 and weekends tickets cost $10 now. OMG!

Watching movies is one of my favourite hobbies and it is really getting more expensive to watch movies now. Maybe should switch to DVD now.

To rub salt into the wound now, HSBC's offer is only valid from Monday to Wednesday (@ $6.50 per ticket) and Safra's disocunt is only on weekends (@ $8.50 per ticket).

At Cathay, with UOB or OCBC discount, it is $6 on weekdays and $8 on weekends.

Now think watching movie at Cathay is a cheaper option now.

A "time to look for a new hobby" Polarbear

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I am back!

So tired after a 5 days trip!

Bangkok was fun! Sleep, eat, shop! Nothing else! Wahahaha....

Bought 1001 things back. At start, our combined luggage weight was 13.3kg and when we came back, the weight was 30.3kg! So can imagine how much things we brought back? Hee...

Will update on my trip later! So tired, going to sleep now! So looking forward to the spa session later in the day.

So when are we going back again? Hee....

A "time to start planning next holiday" Polarbear

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Finally time for a break!

Afer a very long time, finally going to Bangkok in a few hours! So excited!

A "very long time no go holiday" Polarbear

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rule #1... So what is Rule #1?

Haa... for those who knew me well, would have know that I am a big fan of scary / horror movies. I loved to watch them yet spent half of the time with my hands in front of my eyes. Hee... Yes I am a scary cat. So when this came out, I knew this is one of the movies that I have to watch. Hee....

RULE #1 is a horror-thriller about cops. There are no helpless female victims here. Instead, the prey are policemen who, despite possessing guns, find themselves at their wits’ end when confronted by bloodthirsty ghouls and spirits. RULE #1 takes place in an unnamed Asian city and tells the story about two cops - a rookie and veteran. As the body count rises and our two protagonists find themselves ankle-deep in blood, themes of bonding, faith, heroism and betrayal are explored. As good battles evil, the line is drawn somewhere between the truth and lies. This is no man’s land. This is gray.

I have to say that Kelvin Tong aka the director is back after The Maid. This one has to be one of his best horror movie to date! The story plot is good, with an unexpected twist at the end! There are a lot of scary and suspense scenes which really got me sitting at the edge of the movies like 80% of the time! This movie deserves to be rated 4.5 stars out of 5. Totally scary good!

Hmm.... so do you believe in ghost? I do. What about you?

A "scary cat" Polarbear

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A day of doing nothing = Relaxation?

Hmm... had to admit that yesterday was not a very good day. So decided to take things easy today and just do nothing for the whole day. Woke up pretty early today but still managed to sleep until lunch time, did managed to feel slightly better after some sleep. Good to have some time for alone and doing things that I have not done for some time.

After which, met up LLT for dinner and decided to watch "The Spiderwick Chronicles".

From the beloved best-selling series of books comes "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

Surprised to see that not much people watching this show, maybe it was on a Sunday evening. I am glad that I watched it and I pretty much like it. It is a kids fantasy movie which a lot of goblins and animals which of cos all are done looking pretty real using CGI. The plot is simple, a troubled family with kids hard to handle, a boy found a book and opened a can of worms, and saved the book. Overall I give this movie 3.5 star out of 5.

So do I feel relaxed today? Hmm... I wonder? Well at least things are back to normal again. Hee...

A "relaxed?" Polarbear

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Jeff Chang & Symphony Orchestra Singapore Concert 2008

Attended his concert today at Max Pavilion with LLT and Pearlina. Well this time round we decided to buy Cat 3 priced tickets as we dun feel a need to seat so front for this concert and thk god we did not. Hee.... the concert was a sold out with a lot of older generation people watching. Hee....

The concert started earlier than usual (@ 8.15pm) with the Symphony Orchestra behind him and a simple designed stage. The stage only got 3 picture frames. The concept of the concert was he used art work to represent his songs, therefore when he was singing, the art works will appear in the frames. Quite interesting concept.

The concert was simple with not much fanfare, when started he walked out and sing, talk, sing. His clothes all come with a lot of blink blink and pls dun get me started on his hairstyle, the only thing I can say is, when he first walked out everyone jz laughed. Still prefer the hairstyle that he had in the poster above. Hee...

Most importantly, for this concert is his songs. He sang almost all the songs that I wanted to listen to and even sang 2 songs from his new album which is coming out in April. I found myself enjoying the concert even though it is more of a sit down and listen kind of concert.

Come to think of it, the very CD that I bought was Jeff Chang CD. Hee...

Well one suggestion to the organisers, next time to hold these kind of concert, it will be good to hold it at the Esplanade. I think it will do both Jeff Chang & Symphony Orchestra justice. To me, Max Pavilion, is not good place to hold these kind of concert.

The concert ended at 10.30pm which means still can take the MRT to go home. Hee...

A "mesmerised" Polarbear

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sky of Love

These few days had been sort of raining on and off. Pretty strange to see March getting so much rain instead of sunshine. So today happened to be one lazy rainy day that we decided to give gym a miss and watch a movie @ AMK Hub instead. Hee... LLT made the choice and we watched Sky of Love. Hmm.. come to think of it recently, I had been watching a lot of emotional heavy movie. Hee...

This movie can be summed in a few words: Boy meets girl, fall in love, cancer come in the way, break up, girl found out the truth, boy dies.

This movie is actually a cell-phone novel (based upon a true story) that moved (downlaoded) 11 million to tears. Uploaded to a cell-phone website, this tale of an average girl’s three stormy years of high school, a saga of love, rape, pregnancy, miscarriage, parting, and reunion.

Well, I am a big sucker for these type of movies. Wahahaha... The movie is simply touching and straight forward with its simple plot. 5 mins into the show, I already knew what the ending is going to be like. The part when the girl found out that the guy got cancer and decided to go back to him, to take care of him. I do find that really touching. Can see that they are really happy together at that period of time. Overall I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. How come all girls like the ah bengs? Hmm...

Hmm... if I can choose, I rather let my partner die first, so that I will be the one to bear the pain of lost and to be lonely. In a way, I rather suffer, instead of her. Hmm... you agree with me on this?

I think all the rain and movies are making me too emotional.

A "too emotional" Polarbear

Monday, March 10, 2008

IT Show @ Suntec

IT show was on over the past 4 days. Initially, I did not has any intention to step near the exhibition hall as I knew that tons and tons of people,from 8 months old to 80 years old, will be there! This time round there was nothing that I need to buy so in order for me not to have any temptation, I decided to stay clear of the area.

Maybe I spoke too soon! Hee....

Saturday, decided to pop in just to check on PSP price for my sis since I already promised her to get one and a friend needed to go in and get a MP3 player so in we went into the crowd! OMG! The crowd was really huge and there are a lot of choke points even before we stepped into the exhibition hall. This time round, the IT show occupied 4 floors, which means the whole area already!

Level 1: Canon Redemption Area.

Level 3: Starhub, Sony

Level 4: Major brands

Level 6: All other brands

So this time round went Sony to check PSP price but sad to say there is no promotion. Then to found out that my sis also actually at the IT show as well. Next stop Samsung, squeeze in through the crowd. Totally crazy, with so many people and most of them are either pulling a printer, LCD TV, laptop and many other things! So who say Singaporeans are poor int he first place? Hmm.... My friends got what she wanted and we got out of the place before you can say Samsung! On my way out, made a mental note that they are selling a 32" Sony LCD TV @ $899. Maybe mum is interested. Hee....

Sunday, my sis told my mum about the TV offer, got her excited and decided to go down and take a look. OMG again! On the last day the crowd is simply maddening! Seem like everyone is here for some cheap sales. I think this is one of the few times that me and my mum actually bought something on an impulse. Yes! In less than 5 mins, we are so called proud owners of the TV. Nope I did not pushed the TV all the way home, instead, it will be delivered to my house instead. My aunt was with us as well looking for a digital camera, also in less than 5 mins, she is a proud owner of Ixus 75. Wahahaha. Totally crazy!

After which, we moved out of the area double time, settled all the lucky draw and redemption stuff and end the day with dinner. Pls note that we took less than 10 mins to decide to buy, 30 mins to queue for payment and 30 mins to queue for lucky draw!

This time round although the organisers said that they expanded the walkway to 4 m but I still think they could do better. The management of the place could be done better as well. There is a few bottlenecks especially the one at Food Republic, that one is a killer and with people moving carrying hot food etc. If any one want to do anything funny, they could do it there as there are large boxes lying around at any one time. It seems that they security guard are just minding their own business at the entrance.

I also notice a lot of people just go in and collect brochures. So what is the use of doing that when you dun intend to buy anything? Like to squeeze with the crowd? After collecting the brochure, I am 99% sure that they will land up in the dustbin, worse still on the floors of the exhibition area.

One last complaint, can we bar all the parents from bringing in their baby prams into the exhibition hall. It is already so packed and yet still push a pram along. Babies, young kids and pram should be left outside the hall and have someone to look after them. IT show is not the place for leisure shopping anyway. I gena a lot of time of prams pushed to my poor leg and feet. Not to mention if the kid or baby went missing. OMG!

To survive IT show, you need to decide what you going to buy even before you step into the hall. it is possible now as all the prices would be in the newspapers anyway. Then just stay focus, go in and buy what you want and get out of the place.

Looking at everyone leaving with LVD TVs, printer, laptops... Hmm.... who say Sporeans have no money?

A "need some fresh air" Polarbear

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Weekend that zipped past!

This weekend nothing much happen less the IT Show (I will cover it in another post), meet up with the guys and of cos gym (Boring!).

Saturday after gym, met up with my closest group of friends. Hee... not a very big group. Glad that we all still made time to meet up and catch up with each other.
Met at Bugis and landed up at Seafood Harvest for dinner. Bad choice!

Last minute decided to catch Meet the Spartans @ PS.

The movie is a spoof mainly from the movie 300, other movies and a series of TV Show (American Idol, Deal or no Deal, etc)and even what appeared on news also being spoofed. With the director and writers who used to come out with Date movie and Scary movie series well, can expect what kind of crap that came out. Hee...

There is only one word for this movie, LAME! Sad to say it is not funny for like 80% of the time. *Yawn* Still it is good to spend time watching such movies to relax and not to think too much. Hee... Erhh... Overall I give this movie 1 star out of 5, as the actors did take time to shape up like the actual Spartans. Haa...

Sunday after gym, I went to catch "There will be Blood" alone. Thought that no one will be watching such movie but I was so wrong, as I managed to get ticket 3rd row from the front like 10 mins before the movie started.

A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, "There Will Be Blood" is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon.

When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value – love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son – is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.

This movie is a long movie @ 2 hrs and 38 mins, it felt longer than that. First, I have to say that this movie is all about Daniel Day-Lewis, he totally deserves all the Best Actor award he received. The movie shows the like as a oil dealer and digger as well. The danger they faced at work and how they looked for oil. This movie also dealt with the topic of religion. The guys who acted as the preacher is actually also quite good, why he was not nominated as well? Hmm.... Overall, I love the way that they shot the movie, totally took my breath away. I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5.

After the movie, rushed down to Suntec to meet my mum and sis for the IT Fair, had dinner and went home. Finally, I got to rest! Before I knew it, the weekend was over already.

A "need a longer break" Polarbear

Friday, March 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Mum!

Today is my mum birthday! Due to some miscommunication before, there are some problems.

So being a good son, I decided to take half day leave and bring the whole family out for lunch. I chose Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza since my mum like dim sum a lot. (Look out for the review in Yebber soon!) When me and my sis reached the place, she then told me that actually my mum and her had been to this place before already. Still, in the end the whole family enjoyed the lunch and my mum was once again HAPPY!

After which, went to Jane's Cake Station to get a chocolate fudge cake for my mum as well. Supposed to go shopping with my mum for her birthday present but think the lunch made everyone too full and tired.

At night, my mum cooked dinner and we had a mini cake cutting session at home.

After that, me and LLT went to watch this show as she wanna to watch for sometime. P.S. I love you.

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life — a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. What Holly did not know was Gerry actually planned in advance, by writing a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and "celebrate herself." In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You. Holly's mother (Kathy Bates) and best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow), begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but, in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future. With Gerry's words as her guide, Holly embarks on a touching, exciting and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into new beginning for life.

Hmm... This is supposed to be a teary movie where everyone around me was saying that it is very good but I think otherwise. Sigh.... The first 10 mins of the movie got me and LLT laughing cos this is what happens in reality, well at least in our lives. Haha...I felt that the story a bit too far-fetched for me to believe it. How could he had predicted Holly every move and make sure all the letters come in time? What if Holly decided to do otherwise instead of following him?

Sad to say also Hilary Swank totally fails to convince me as Holly. She is so not suited for the role. She is good for those boyish tough roles but these kind of girly romantic roles should have left to other actress instead. I am touched by the plot but not by the acting. Overall I give this movie 2.5 stars out of 5. Maybe I should read the book instead. Hmm...

A "finally relieved" Polarbear

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

L Change the World: Death Note 3?

To me, this movie is not the 3rd movie of the Death Note series but it is just happened that the same characters are inside.

The story is about after solving the Kira case, another serious case confronts L and he has only 23 days left to solve it. Why 23 days? Cos he wrote his own name in the Death Note. Someone had created a very deadly virus and intend to sell it to the highest bidder. However the antidote was not created. A scientist happened to make the antidote and it nearly fall into the wrong hands. At the same time a village is infected with it but a boy was immune to it. The boy was rescued and sent to L for protection and to find out why. The scientist girl in order to take revenge for her dad, injected herself with the virus sample, but the symptoms where not shown on her as well. So L is out to solve the mystery before he died. Did he died or he did not? Hmm....

At first I thought that this movie is about L finding out the mystery behind the death note. I was so wrong. It was about solving a virus problem. Hmm.... There were some funny moments and exciting moments as well. Still, I dun think it is as good as Death Note 1 and 2. Overall, I give this movie 3 stars out of 5.

A "change the world?" Polarbear

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Same as before? Hmm....

We used to be to same class for half a year but never acknowledged each other existence. Dunno what happen and we sort of becoming good frens.

To you, I am jz an acquaintance or even worse a nobody.

To me, you are and still one of my best friends.

Things did not change even when we graduated, went to NS, and started working. We still made time for each other or jz keep each other posted on updates.

Hmm... things started to change when I got attached and you started studying. The distance between us seem getting further and further away. It does not help when I start to wonder about ur career choice and getting a car.

Now it seems like you only contact me when there is problems at school work or when you need help. When I tried to meet you, you are always busy. If other friends can make an effort to meet, I wonder y you can't. I know you really that bz at times but jz to meet up and la kopi, that difficult meh?

A few mins ago, met you to pass you some cd. Talked less than 5 sentences before you drive off. Sigh....

Am I expecting too much as a friend?

A "sad" Polarbear

Monday, March 03, 2008

Have you YEBBER alr?

Hmm.... If you all had been wondering what is the big round thing by the side of my blog? Well click on it, it will leads you to somewhere where you can have a lot of fun!

Yebber is a place that was introduced to me by my friend, but now it seems that I am now active than him. Wahahaha.

So what is so great about Yebber?

1. It is a place where the reviews are unbiased and all is based on personal reviews and experiences. For me, I mainly focus on eating places cos I loved to eat! I also get to know a lot of new eating places where I will never know!

2. Not to mention for every review you read or write, you get to earn Yebber dollars which can be converted into Singapore Dollars! So the more you write, the more money you earn!

3. There is a great bunch of people that I get to know. Totally crazy and fun-loving people!

4. There are also monthly events where we would meet up and do something total crazy! OMG! Below is one of the makan session we had recently.

So what are you waiting for? Click on it and find out the fun yourself! Enjoy!

Pls feel free to add comments on my reviews as well!

This March, Yebber is officially ONE YEAR OLD! Happy Birthday Yebber! Wish you many more good years to come!

Hope to have more events coming up and looking forward to meeting you all fun-loving people soon!

A "still got a lot of outstanding reviews to write" Polarbear

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A back to gym weekend! Happy Birthday Siti!

This whole weekend, I am happy to say that I am going back to gym for my classes. Back to my normal routine. Hee... Going back to do pump and combat does take more effort as I had not been doing it regularly.

I also watched 2 movies on Saturday as well. Both are Oscar nominated and therefore I make it a must to watch these films.

First movie is La Vie En Rose. Since the lead actress won the Best Actress, it makes me wonder if she can really win Ellen Page of Juno.

The movie is about the life of Edith Piaf’s life. From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Edith Piaf’s life was a battle to sing and survive, live and love. Raised in poverty, Edith’s magical voice and her passionate romances and friendships with the greatest names of the period - Marlene Dietrich, Yves Montand and others- made her a star all around the world. The true story of her incredible destiny opens a window onto the artist’s soul and into a woman’s heart.

This movie moves forward and backward of her life from childhood to her death. Have to say that the lead actress, Marion Cotillard, really deserved the win. She is really good from all the little small habits to her singing. I am totally impressed by her performance. Overall, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

The next movie is No Country for Old Men. This movie is nominated for 8 awards and won 4 awards.

The story begins when Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law - in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Jones) - can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers - in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives (Bardem) - the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning's headlines.

For the whole movie, it got comedy hidden inside the horror story. Have to say that the directors are really good to make this dark theme film. The murderer is really good and Javier Bardem really deserves the Best Supporting Actor. he is really scary in the movie and as heartless as well. The story line need some thinking to understand what is going on and with the movie ending abrupt, it did surprised most of the movie goers. The movie is exciting at moments yet got comedy hidden here and there. The acting by the main cast are solid! Overall, I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5. Think I will go and read the book to understand the plot better.

Watched 2 "got a lot of depth" movies really took a toll on me. Tired!

On Sunday, as usual went to gym, then met with Siti and rest of the mentors to celebrate her birthday! Went KTV to celebrate her birthday. Hope you like your present ok! After which, rushed to airport to send LLT's parents off to BKK and at the same time to eat Popeyes Chicken And Biscuits' Gallery. Ate it 2 times in a day! Hee... Totally wonderful.

The weekend yet went past in a flash. So looking forward to my BKK at the end of this month!

A "shagged out" Polarbear