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The lake house

I wish my dog can play chess with me too!

I watched ‘The Lake House’ on Friday night and by the end of it, I had tears in my eyes. Geez, I have no idea why I’ve become a bigger crybaby the older I get. The story doesn’t make any sense really, but I thought certain scenes (like the one above) were lovely and the book featured in the movie had some great quotes, which I feel relate to my life and my feelings right now. Obviously. And the scraggly looking dog in the film looks like my dog. They have the same fluff all over the face and a little beard. Maybe they are related. LOL!

Alex: How’s your sunset?
Kate: It’s perfect. I only wish you were here to share it with me.

Alex: Don’t worry, Kate. We’ll be together in time. Even if we’re far apart, I’ll find a way to get close to you… and take care of you.

Kate: (quotes the line from the book “Persuasion”) There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.

Kate: [The book] ‘Persuasion’ — it’s about waiting. These two people; they meet, they almost fall in love, but the timing isn’t right, they have to part. And then years later they meet again; they get another chance… You know, but they don’t know… if too much time has passed… [and if] they’ve waited too long… too late to make it work.

If two people are meant for each other, it doesn’t mean they have to be together right now… but they will be eventually. Agree?

[Image via imaginaryhat]

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Men who hug for footballing reasons

So I can’t stop watching this peach of a last-gasp winning goal by Manchester United versus Aston Villa. It could also be all those grown-up burly men hugging and jumping with tears in their eyes that’s glueing my eyes to the screen. I suspect they might even kiss each other out of pure joy if the camera weren’t on them.

There’s something exuberant and infectious about their genuine delight when the team we support fervently scores at the closing minutes. This is way too exciting. It’s giving me goosebumps too. Okay, I need to go lie down now.

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Probably the best United midfield ever

So in a glorious tribute to Manchester United 1998-2001’s irrepressible midfield foursome,  here’s a video of their 1998/1999 Treble season* which they won everything in sight. Watching it made me shed a tear of joy. The artistry of quick moving exhilarating football United had then was simply imperious. Guardian Football named the midfield of Giggs, Scholes, Keane and Beckham the second greatest midfield ever to grace the field. I concur.

“No side has meshed the genres of midfield play so successfully: irrepressible, sinuous dribbler; granite-willed captain and metronomic passer; technically outstanding creator and goalscorer; and the greatest crosser of a ball in history. Together they were responsible for some of the most exhilarating, quick-quick-quicker football imaginable, and between them have played a mind-boggling 2,264 games for United. At club level they were the last great British and Irish midfield. And they were surely the best.”

Even though they had only played three full seasons together, I have to say they were the second reason why I fell in love with Manchester United. The first was Le King Eric Cantona. I’m getting a tingly feeling all over just watching it.

As for Brand Beckham*, he is quite all right, once you take away his chipmunk voice. After all, he did give United the best years of his life and how can I ever forget this?

Football on a Friday. Enjoy.

*Beckham lovers, you may proceed to 7:50 minute of the 98/99 Treble season video where you can see him 10 blonde floppy years younger scoring a freekick. Chipmunk voice, however, remains intact in his interview at 8:40 minute.

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Happy 35th, Wolverine!

Wolverine fans rejoice, now you get to see the man with steel claws featured in other various art forms by Marvel’s band of A-list comic artists throughout April.

In other words, Marvel’s artists will reinterpret Wolverine in styles reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and other notables, says Larry Fire.

Big year for Wolverine then, judging on the adulation he’s been getting. Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief said, “He’s not just popular with fans but also with artists, as evidenced by how many of today’s top comic artists jockey for a chance to draw him.”

And that got Marvel thinking on how to best exploit showcase their star X-Men character. Quesada said, “What if Wolverine had been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years? What great classic artists would want a crack at drawing a Wolverine cover?”

My favourite cover so far? This Salvador Dali-inspired version.

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

Credits: Larry Fire’s blog

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I need to heal without you.

Honestly, there are goosebumps all over me now. Sometimes I do marvel at the way great music touches me. But most importantly, I’m in love with this song because my mate told me this after I had another mental breakdown over you.

“Once you take it easy tomorrow, you’ll be all right. Tonight you cry and RELEASE and then remember you are NOT ALONE. Heal the world. Make it a better place. For you and for me and the entire human race.”

Remember your life is living for yourself. It is never dependent on someone else.

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Cost-cutting measures FAIL.

How you can save on company resources like money but not time No. 211 – employee takes ½ hr from an 9-hour workday to research on bus routes before committing 30-minute trips for each of three meeting points today.

Reduced corporate travel expenses = longer travel time – allocated work time = productivity dip? Possibly.

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I need more Dirty Sexy Money!

I am serious. Having watched the season finale of this cancelled show means the cliff-hanging climax will be a very very lasting one for me. A network which create fantasies using tv as a medium for common folk should never be allowed to taunt people like that. Travesty. “HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF?”

Where on earth am I supposed to get the required dose of this scandalous insane somewhat morally corrupt richest family in New York now?

And, you should be a DSM druggie too because the sextape scene below says so.