Highly Recommended film..quirky lines and slightly eccentric characters..thought it was a philosophical romantic drama but ended up being much more comedy and also had a strong pro-gay content than i initially expected:D Highly Recommended once again:)
There's been so much going on in Sydney in recent months..the new wing of the Former Starcity Casino has opened (now called The Star) which is just like minutes from my home and best of all, it has my FAV gelato ice-cream store in the whole of Sydney which is the only other branch store of the main store located in Victoria St Darlinghurst..which was quite awhile away for me..(but really close to my friend's place)..i was envying her as she lived so close to the gelato store but now i can walk to the new store in The Star casino..haha( altho the prices there are abit more expensive, compared to the main store, but hey i guess you pay for the convenience right?)
Also, another new development has just opened officially tonight, called Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour. It had been building for ages and now finally revealed..i actually like all the new restaurants there, which is surprising given that most of the time i find that new entertainment/restaurant districts in Sydney may not have so many places which attract me personally..but the best of all, THE BEST Brazilian All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet in Sydney 'Braza' (as informed by a Brazilian friend living in Sydney no less)has opened up a branch at Darling Quarter which once again means i don't have to trudge along to Leichardht which is where its main store is..haha..now the best Brazilian BBQ and the best ice-cream store in Sydney both have branches within 20 mins walk from my place! Yeahh..!! Suddenly, living in Sydney just got a whole lot better n attractive!!:D
Just spent the afternoon watching this on Youtube. It reminded me of my highschool years as it came out for Chinese New Year in 1998 when i was in highschool..simply loved the movie and the nostalgia of the times even after watching it after so many years..
From Top to Bottom: Tik from Thailand; Ken from Thailand; Diether from the Philippines.
Just some lazy post about Southeast Asian hunks..there's Diether Ocampo from the Philippines, Ken Wongpuapan from Thailand, and Tik Jesadaporn from Thailand..hahaha..and the one thing in common is that they all have ethnic Chinese background (u can tell by just the appearance)..:D
ps: Another past blog post on Asian hunks:http://chinesechic.blogspot.com/2009/12/male-hunks-i-like-in-200910-0910.html
I highly recommend this film. It's about a Thai-Chinese single girl in her 30s and her love life:-) The actor, Ken, is quite cute and very famous in Thailand. As you can tell, the main actor and actress are ethnic Chinese and i've realised after watching a coupla thai films (ie. four seasons, love of siam,etc) that they love using Chinese-looking actors and actresses in their movies:-) (obviously those Thai's with Chinese ancestry).
Full movie with Eng Subtitles here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaIpZXqUbSw
I recently discovered this TV Ad from 1993, I simply love the feel and theme (set during the Anti-Japanese War in China 1937-1945) about two lovers whom get married before the man whom is a Chinese pilot with the airforce flies off to fight the Japanese during the war. I used to LOVE and i mean LOVE LOVE Jacqueline Wu Chien-Lien...she's the actress in this ad..I also love the ending of the ad where it says '不在乎天長地久﹐只在乎曾經擁有'( can be loosely translated as ' Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all')
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPN9XyIJY4E&list=FL9OpZDcscYT68KNijstthaA&index=16&feature=plpp:This is the link to another movie which is a classic in my memory of Jacqueline Wu, one of the last films before she faded out of the limelight..she hasn't done any new movies or tv series for at least 4-5 years now..she is Taiwanese with very good Mandarin with quite a strong 'mainland Chinese' accent which is rare given she's Taiwanese and was one of the top actresses in HK Cinema in the 90s having worked and starred along almost all the top male stars of that era, including Chow Yun Fatt, Leon Lai, Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau, etc..:)
As anyone whom knows me know, I'm really interested in WW2 and the Japanese Invasion and Occupation of Asia:D
And so when I saw this video, I found the video so exceedingly interesting! I didn't know the Africans had a part in fighting the Japanese too! Do Watch it!
The Beautiful Brigette Lin Hsin-Hsia with the Charismatic Chow Yun-Fatt:-)
Those were the golden years of Hong Kong Cinema. It's interesting how times have changed..HK stars couldn't really speak Mandarin then as can be seen during the dialogue..this would be unthinkable now in the movie/entertainment industry in Hong Kong, with everyone having to know how to speak Mandarin. Also, back then, there were absolutely no mainland Chinese actresses (or even actors!) in Hong Kong and thus Taiwanese actresses were very popular back then for the more 'Northern Looks' and 'Northern Beauty' compared to the 'Southern Cantonese look' of Hong Kong actors/actresses...of cos this discounted the mainland Chinese whom immigrated to Hong Kong in their late teens/early 20s and spoke Cantonese all the time such as Faye Wong and Leon Lai or the fact that all the Taiwanese actresses who were popular in Hong Kong at the time were 'Mainlanders' those whose parents or grandparents typically fled from Northern parts of China such as Shanghai and Beijing to Taiwan and thus looked more like 'Northerners' unlike the local Southern Taiwanese whom actually form the majority in Taiwan. Those were the days..hahaha..oh yea, you can see the late Anita Mui was cohosting too..miss her!:-)