I’ve wanted to see this forever! When I finally held this DVD in my hand today, it was surprising to find out the show, in fact, took place back in 1998! By surprising, I don’t mean I didn’t know how old the show was, but how time flies, it’s scary!
- Mariah Carey was the true diva of all – this is not a compliment. I’ve always disliked her divaish attitudes. When she sings, her gestures are weird…. But kudos to her for being herself.
- Shania Twain was the most beautiful!
- Gloria Estefan was the most friendly, straight, and true. I really liked her spirit, but not so much her music or voice. I used to think she’s sexy; used to…
- Celine Dion was the most energetic. I appreciate the fact she’s close to the audience, but for some reason, I thought her energy and excitement were a little phony. I would’ve liked it more if she was more girly – like how she was in the Titanic music video. But her songs were good, or shall I say, familiar.
- Carol King, the surprise guest, was the most talented and humble.
- Aretha Franklin….? Who the hell? I don’t know her, but she sure had that “queen of the world” quality (again, I don’t mean it in a positive way!)
From US Weekly 1/14/2008 issue…
“…small flicks not to miss”:
How I came across this movie was a little unusual. Some time ago I was looking to for the drama series 鬼丈夫 by Taiwan author 瓊瑤, and when I searched for that on VeryCD, there’s an Indian movie named 鬼丈夫 (Paheli) which really caught my interest.
Later I found out the Denver Public Library has a copy of it and I got really excited. So I finally went in and started browsing the foreign language movie DVD stacks at the library. The design of the DVD case really caught my eyes. When I read the plot summary I was really happy because I knew it was going to be a good show:
“Lachchi is married to Kishan, whose only interest is money. On the night of their marriage, he leaves to pursue his business interests. However a ghost has fallen in love with Lachchi and he takes on Kishan’s appearance and wins everyone’s heart. When the real Kishan finally returns five years later, confusion abounds until finally a wise old shepherd devises the three tests to resolve the paheli that has baffled everyone.”
Paheli in Hindi means riddle. But I guess I don’t have to explain why the Chinese name is 鬼丈夫 (a ghost husband). I had fun watching the movie. The Indian culture is just so rich and it shows a lot of that in the movie. What I like about it was not only the folk tale story line, but the way the movie’s got humor, singing and dancing, colorful traditional clothes, beautiful women, romance, camel races, and the fairytale element. The songs were really good, I’m looking for the soundtrack now!
Some parts of the movie reminded me of my favorite show Journey to the West (西游记), where towards the end they finally reached 西天 (which was really India). See how I never run out of ideas of what to watch? Because one thing always links to another!
Players ranked it the best game of 2007. I am happy to have owned a copy, but it was not until today that I finally unwrapped it and stuck it in the Wii player.
It truely was a lot of fun! It’s very different – there’s no gravity in that world! I’ve only played the first stage and at some points, my breath was taken away. The game designers really put a lot of thoughts into the game. Since it’s anti-gravity, when I’m on a planet, a lot of times I had to do chases upside down, which caused dizziness by the end. I couldn’t help but think: I’m really getting old! LOL~
I’m sure the more I play the game, the better it’ll be! 期待ing…
Today is Saturday, but I had to work in the afternoon! Although it was a different kind of work. The Denver International Sportsmen’s Exposition is held at the Colorado Convention Center at Downtown from Jan. 24-27. My employer, the USGS, has a booth at the event selling some maps, toys, books, etc. and they needed people to man it. So I volunteered a couple hours of my Saturday to come and help, thinking it was all worth it because I got to come in for free while everyone else had to pay a $12 admission.
Wow! I’ve never seen so many people at a single place in Denver!
People in here must be very outdoorsy. Such fishing/hiking/hunting gears are not cheap at all! Too bad I didn’t have a whole lot of time taking pictures but here’s our booth:
That’s Colleen and Rob. Rob is such a funny guy!
And here’s Colleen, Rob, and Ken by the register:
I spent most of the time helping out with the cash register, but I gotta admit, I’m so much older now! 5555555~ I used to be so good with the cash register when I worked for a McDonald’s a few years back, now I kept on making mistakes… Sorry, Rob!