july 13, 2006
a really kind friend sent me the sam sik pig from the k-drama, my name is kim sam soon! i've been coveting one for a long time now and it's really adorable . although it's a fraction of the size of the one in the drama, it's still very cute. i can imagine snowbie will have loads of fun if she got ahold of it. it's the perfect size for her actually but this will remain out of reach from her. you can imagine how small it is next to my earrings.
i recently was surfing around the rbj when i happened to click on the 250 most clicked sites within the rbj. and i was surprised to find me listed at #1. granted, it was only for the day and i only*had* 3 hits from there. haha. but still, it's a good feeling to know people are still reading. thought i'd do a screen shot to commemorate the day. ;P
i am not one of those people who go to the movie theatre often. in fact, i rarely ever do. it's not that i don't like it but it's because there's always so many people on the weekend or at night and I'm one of those who likes being in a very empty theatre. I don't like it when people are kicking the seat behind me, talking around me, or being idiots. of course another thing is that there aren't *that* many good movies these days to fork over nearly $9.00 for. and that's without the snacks mind you.
but over the last couple years, i was gifted with some free movie passes but never gotten around to use them. and now that i'm recovering slowly and need to get away from constantly working at home all the time (for free no less) - i decided it's time to put those passes to good use.
so i shuffled off to the theatre to catch the first showing of the lake house today. scoff if you must but i've been wanting to see it ever since i mentioned it on the site, mainly because i wanted to see how it compared to the original korean version. although the movie had similarities, many of the details and the storyline changed from the original. i thought the narrative between the two (sandra bullock and keanu reeves) were a bit forced but it was a decent movie because i do so love the original. it didn't make sense in certain parts though so i'm not really buying portions of it. the original definitely left you thinking alot about the ending and how it all tied into the timeline of things.
i mean, the fact that keanu was in it really made it easy to watch. 8) i especially liked christopher plummer as keanu reeves' father. he's always been a great actor in my book and i loved him in must love dogs as well.
but it's been years and years and years since i've seen a movie by myself during weekdays with a bag of popcorn and a sprite ( no caffeine for me these days). it's one of those simple pleasures in life to sit alone in a darkened theatre, without having to carry on a conversation with anyone else, enjoying the nice cold air conditioning while it's blazing 100 degrees outside.
earlier in the week, i actually went to catch an evening showing of the devil wears prada with TGILW. to my surprise, he loved it. and he's not even gay! at least...i don't think so? :p granted, he doesn't know the designers as well as i do but i was impressed that he was chuckling throughout. meryl streep was amazing and takes the cake. anne hathaway was really cute and reminded us of a better looking penelope cruz. i thought she exuded a lot of audrey hepburn in her. somehow i could have seen liv tyler in this role too. and emily blunt was....hilariously blunt. and i adored stanley tucci as well. what a great cast and what a great movie.
hm. maybe i should see it again next week. afterall i still have a few more passes left and i'm still off from work anyway. :p
viva la summer! :p
currently listening to: nocera, summertime summertime