Bits and bobbets


Want to date Kim Jong-Ill?
October 6, 2009, 3:18 pm
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I know I don’t.

Well, he doesn’t need me. He found someone already..

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Instruction Manual for Life
September 24, 2009, 9:16 pm
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About differences, and why some people just don’t get it. Watch and learn



Movies

I might not have updated this blog for almost a year, I did watch some awesome movies I want to share with you. So take some time to watch the overload of trailers and to read the summaries since this post is going to be long.

I’m a Cyborg, but that’s okay

Convinced that she is not entirely human but in fact part android, Young-goon’s health begins to deteriorate as she gives up eating food and instead decides to “charge her batteries” by administering electric shocks to herself via a small transistor radio.

As her mental state continues to deteriorate, the troubled young woman takes to donning her grandmother’s dentures and carrying on extended conversations with various machines around the mental health facility.

Of course Young-goon isn’t the only person suffering from a mental malady in this hospital, and it’s not long before Il-soon, a young man with a penchant for wearing masks and a reputation for being anti-social, is admitted as well.

A good-looking young man who sets about convincing his fellow patients that he has the power to absorb their personality traits, Il-soon gradually begins to develop a tender romance with the troubled Young-goon.

Later, when hospital officials determine that the only way to save Young-goon is to administer electro-shock therapy, the treatment has the unusual side-effect of convincing the would-be android that she has been fully recharged and possesses the ability to fire bullets from her fingers. In reality, Young-goon’s physical deterioration has become truly alarming.

With little time to lose before the love of his life slides beyond the point of no return, Il-soon enlists the aid of his concerned fellow patients in getting Young-goon back on the path to good health.

A “sort-of” romantic comedy. It’s rain at his best. I’ve never laughed so much at a movie yet felt sad. I think this is the best movie I’ve seen this year so far, why? Just watch it and you’ll know.

Seducing Mr. Perfect

Min-joon (Uhm Jung-hwa) is a believer in true love and always very dedicated to her current boyfriend. However, men always break up with her – her latest boyfriend ends their relationship on her birthday. Distracted by the latest break-up, she bumps into a car and a man steps out of it – who turns out to be her new boss, Robin Heiden (Daniel Henney). Heiden has very clear ideas about a relationship and love: both are a game of power and Min-Joon seeks advice from him, as she doesn’t want to get dumped again. However, when she starts to treat men like Heiden treats women, she realizes that she prefers her older behaviour, even if that means that she gets dumped again; she doesn’t see love as a game of power and never will. Heiden, who has to deal with his own heartbreak, as he loved a woman so much that she had to shoot him to get the message across that she wasn’t interested in him, starts to soften at Min-joon’s attitude towards life. He eventually falls in love with her and both get into a real relationship and a happy ending of their own.

It’s sweet, maybe to sweet for some of you.  But sometimes you need something like this. A sexy man who you understand (you think so, at least). A woman who tries her hardest, it just doesn’t seem to work, or does it?

Want a super sweet romance, watch it.

Antique Bakery

Antique Bakery is a korean movie adapted from the Japanese manga Antique Bakery. A man with an unreconciled past, Jin Hyuk  (Ji Hyun) opens a pastry shop even though hating cakes. What’s worse he has no choice but to hire a gay patissiere  (Song Woo) who makes wonderful cake just to keep his business alive. Song Woo (Jae Won) is a professed playboy and once confessed to Soo Hyun but was rejected. After the incident, he becomes a guy magnet and this became a problem with work because guys fall in love with him. Because he also has problems working with girls, Jin Hyuk tries hard to find male employees who wouldn’t fall for Jae Won to help in the store. Eventually Jin Hyuk hires a young man (Yoo Ah In) who got bribed by the cakes and wants to be Song Woo’s apprentice. Another guy enters the scene (Soo Yeong) as unofficial bodyguard of Jin Hyuk who unfortunately falls for Song Woo. So the chaotic world of Antique Bakeshop lives on.

For people who like their cakes and some hot men. It’s super akward yet super funny to watch them find what they are looking for.

Antique bakery can be found here

Windstruck

When police officer Kyungjin met with Myungwoo accidentally in a crime, she found that this responsible teacher was a really nice guy. At that night, Kyungjin got into a fight with a bunch of high school kids and got trouble in a big gun fight between rival drug dealers. Myungwoo tried to help her but then something happened that forces them stayed together all day long. They got closer to each other and Myungwoo was not able to repulse the strange but pure nature. He fell in love with her. One day, when Kyungjin was chasing a notorious criminal, Myungwoo helped her again, however, not knowing that what would happen that day changed their relationship forever…

A sad but strong movie.  It makes you want to feel the wind. Makes you want to feel like a bird, flying over the ocean. It makes you cry and smile at the same time.

Longing for a sad movie, watch it here.

I know loads of Korean movies, but they are good even if your not into “Asia”.  Once you watched one you’ll won’t stop watching Korea movies.

So are you going to watch any of them? Please tell me. Also if you have any recommendations Put them in a comment below



Romeo and Juliet
November 16, 2008, 6:41 pm
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Looks familiar right? just look at this now,

See it’s almost the same, I’m currently watching a Japanese version of Romeo and Julliet, a modern version. Altough the posters look familiar, the movie (so far) is not.

Description:

A female college student meets an injured young man on the street.

They fall in love, not knowing that the girl’s police detective father is in the midst of a manhunt to find the young man’s physician father, who is wanted for murder.

I really like it so far:D



Princes Aurora
November 7, 2008, 10:04 am
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You may know the Disney version. But do you know the Korean version too? the scary one? I have to say I absolutely love it. It makes you think. And I like movies I don’t understand in the first second but that I get to understand somewhere near the end. And what I like too, it doesn’t have a happy ending, sometimes happy endings scare me. It’s so unnatural. In real life there aren’t much happy endings, everybody is going to die in the end.  And unhappy endings  arn’t necessarily  bad endings.

Well just try to see it, I’ll show you the Trailer (in Korean, but I guess if you think and if you can think you will understand it)

and the MV the song is so nice, it’s like the movie ..



Elvin Post

Elvin post is a Dutch writer, and a good one. I did read 2 of his 4 books already.

His books are really different then most books from Dutch writers. The books are orientated on America I think. Groene Vrijdag en Geboren verliezers both play in New York. Groene Vrijdag is about a man who wants to make his wife happy. he borrows some money for a new couch. He can’t pay it back and in order to get the money he robs a bank.

Geboren Verliezers is about Romeo he sells books at Amsterdam Avenue. His brother sells drugs for Sean. Romeo is afraid his brother is going to die. Just like the others that were killed by Sean or another big guy in the Drug scene, Max.

Books from other Dutch writer like Jan Wolkers are all about Sex and Drugs. One of his books Turksfruit was made into a movie.

I guess you know Paul Verhoeven, he is a great director if you know Basic Instinct you know what I”m talking about. Well one of his very first movies was Turksfruit (Turkish Delight) it’s like a porn movie with a story around it and a sad ending (the girl dies of cancer). How I know? I’ve seen it when I was younger. People seem to think that you just must watch a movie when it’s concidered the best Dutch movie of the century. But there is something as a age limit.

If you are above 18 you can see what I mean.

Well I back to Elvin Post. I think it’s the best Dutch writer of th century. He sold the rights of his book so some directors.  And 2 of his books are translated.

2004 – Groene vrijdag

  • 2007 – Jour de paie (Franse vertaling)
  • 2007 – Día de paga (Spaanse vertaling)

2006 – Vals beeld 2007 – Die Meisterdiebe

If you are lucky and you speak Dutch, Deutsch, French or Spanish, go read those books! If you don’t speak any of those language. I’m sorry.

aslo I’m sorry about my rand about Turks Fruit I just had too.



American Beauty
October 5, 2008, 2:51 pm
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I just watched that movie for the first time in my life today. It’s a shame I didn’t watch it earlier. It’s exactly that what I stand for. Beauty is all around you. Just watch and you’ll see it.

It’s even in the garbage that floats around in the wind.

I feel conected with that boy. I also collect memories. But I don’t film them. I make pictures of it. In the past when I didn’t understand it, I looked at pictures and I felt sad. Sad for the years that have gone by. That I wasn’t like the one I always pretended to be. But now I’m happy, I’m happy that I’m not pretending anymore and that I just can walk by and see how miraculous life actually is.

Nowadays I can enjoy the small things in life. I can enjoy stuff like the clothes that lay on the shelves perfectly sorted. I enjoy the rain taping on my window. I enjoy the smell of my grandmothers house. I enjoy a perfect green tree, or even a torn tree.

Like I said it’s all in the small things, so what do you enjoy the most?