“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,”
the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”
-The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Baz Luhrmann, who directed Moulin Rouge and then this masterpiece.
An american dream, depicted through a truly great set, great music (as always, Mr. Baz!), great dialogue, great twists, and so much more.
Sad ending but it’s the ending so heartbreaking that it tells the story of how great a man Gatsby is.
And I must write these down, all the great words conversed in the film that might teach you about love, or life.
“I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
“I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
and this last one, a compliment from nick to gatsby right before he was shot.
“They’re a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”
Thank you for your inspiration, Gatsby. Here’s a beautiful song from the movie.
Few weekends ago, I had the privilege to catch a Japanese indie film, 新世界の夜明け (New world, Shinsekai Story) directed by Malaysian director Lee Kah Wai. The screening session was held in a cosy cafe, 5 minutes away from where I live. Thank you Chin Li for the invitation!
Just a shout out on the cafe, they organize mini events (usually non-mainstream) quite frequently, with the objective to promote local arts and talent. +1 for the spirit! Do check them out here.
RM25 for a night of inspiration and a nice Japanese curry meal, definitely a steal! Bumped into long lost friend JC, who is now a successful TV host/freelance emcee!
I’m giving this movie a 9/10. Beautiful cinematography and great values. It featured a taste of old Osaka, a total opposite of the modern Japan. Dodgy back lanes, crime & mafia, but aside from all bad things, the essence of this small town is the warmth of the neighbourhood.
What I perceived: the key message is about finding the ultimate happiness and simplicity in life – depicted through the perspective of a young lady who lives a wealthy life in the city all her life. I am now inspired to discover my Shinsekai.
Not sure how is this film available for viewing, don’t think there are any DVD for sale in Malaysia. Here’s the trailer for now:
the most amazing part about turning 25, is the precious time spent with amazing people in my life and for knowing that i’m loved.
truly, madly, deeply, thank you.
Well I’ve always been a huge fan of iPhone, been using the 3GS for 3 years. And now I’ve switched to Android over the weekend. Couldn’t believe it myself, still somehow miss you, iPhone – your cool factor, your ringtones, how slim you are and how you fit into my palms perfectly. How did it happen?
For the first time in 3 years, I left home without the iPhone, I guess it’s official?
and am i going to hurtle into this odyssey, to test the limits of my willpower.
anyhow i have nothing to lose. at the age of twenty four.
“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.” ― Yan Martel, Life of Pi
taipei city, how i’ve missed you dearly.
from last christmas.
day 2 in taipei, it rained intermittently.
for the first time in my life, i strongly felt that i can’t live without an umbrella; and i almost bought a pair of fugly yellow rain boots.
while waiting at the station, I snapped this monochrome shot, of a lady, immersed in her melancholy.