Sunday, October 28, 2007

Random top tens.

It's something I just like having in my head, and it tends to change along with my mood, and sometimes with what I'm eating, reading, or listening to. But the theme remains the same.

A top 10 list for today.
  1. Slow mornings with pressed coffee
  2. Exploring Kinokuniya whilst plugged to my iPod
  3. Discovering new sites or blogs on design
  4. Hubby smells. Post-shower. Early morning. Prepping for a night out.
  5. Anti-amats food at 4am.
  6. Walking on the beach whilst the sun is rising
  7. Eating roadside in Thailand and Vietnam
  8. Polaroids and Lomo.
  9. Great advertising.
  10. Getting hold of a new video game to get addicted to.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Beautiful and sensous. Lust, Caution.

Lust, Caution is a gorgeous film. With wartime Shanghai as a backdrop for this seductive espionage, Ang Lee masterfully brought Eileen Chang's short story, Se, Jei to life.

Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei), student and aspiring thespian is recruited to help assassinate Mr. Yee (Tony Leung), a ranking official and Japanese collaborator. The relationship between Mak Tai Tai (the transformed Wong Chia Chi) and Mr. Yee is intense yet restrained. You can't help but be drawn into it, like a voyeur. The sex is erotic and sad, and that's the same pervading feeling you get throughout Lust, Caution.

We were lucky to have caught the movie in its entirety, knowing how ultra-conservative and moralistic the MTRCB can get. Try to catch it whilst you still can. It's one of those movies that deserve to be seen on the big screen, unless you have a 42-inch LCD flat screen TV and home-theatre system, then maybe you can just wait for the DVD to come out in case you miss it.

Lust, Caution (Se jie), 2007
Starring: Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Wang Lee Hom
Directed by: Ang Lee

Friday, October 26, 2007

Mount ano raw? A lesson in naming mountains.

I've seen unusual names for mountains, hills, and other elevated areas, but reading this made me nearly choke on my banana.
Mt. Clitoris. Formerly known as Mount Mogao, it is conical in shape and stands proudly over 3 villages. Considered sacred; appears serene and solemn at dusk or dawn. (Things to Do and see in Mountain Province, WOW Philippines website)
Funny what things you run into whilst researching to write a creative brief. :-)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Catching up.

Just my luck. In the two months that I haven't been blogging, a lot of things have happened. And now I have to find the time to write about all of them.

I miss blogging. *sigh*