Monthly Archives: January 2008

流星雨 (Meteor Rain)

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好好看哦!之前在翻版VCD上的效果差太多了。如今终于看到了DVD版,又让我感动了一次! 不明白为什么会没有“花泽类篇”的呢?其他三个都有的….

“道明寺篇”最感动,而且有最美丽的景色,因为大部分的戏都在海滩上拍的。里面演歆歆的小女孩实在太可爱,太会演戏了!是混血儿吧?虽然牙齿疏密不齐,但笑起来的时候最天真了;发起脾气来的时候也最有性格!可惜结尾不太好….

“美作篇”最欢快。之前一点不喜欢演美作的吴健豪,看了这个后才对他改观了些。日本女星爱莎超级可爱的!不是那种皮包骨的所谓“美女”,但她确实是个美女,是个有张苹果脸和大嘴巴的阳光可爱美女!她说中文的时候好好笑!不是笑她发音不准或者是她故意搞笑哦,而是太cute了!

比较没那么喜欢“西门篇”,虽然“西门电器,我的最爱”的点子很好。F4里面最没意思的就是演西门的朱孝天,他也实在够造作的!在加上不怎么喜欢杨丞琳的假可爱(人家爱莎那才是真正的可爱;不用装的!)。幸好不是最后才看这篇,要不然就要失望了!

不行了,很想看流星花园啊,怎么办?

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VH1 Divas Live (1998)

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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!

Several impressions:
  • 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!)

Paheli (Foreign; 2005)

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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!

基因決定我愛你 (My DNA Says I Love You; 2007)

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这个周末我选了这出电影跟我妈一起看。因为人鱼朵朵的关系,我很欣赏女导演李芸婵,所以她的第二部戏我是一定要追的!

果然没令我失望!虽然不及朵朵般充满童话色彩,却是不可多得的新题材。再加上几个国内的演员,以及拍摄地点选在大陆(福建夏门),感觉就跟完全是台湾景,台湾人的朵朵不一样。真的好喜欢哦!夏门的别墅区很漂亮,有美国住宅区的特点。人的穿着很新颖和大胆;可恨的是台湾女演员关颖比中国女演员余男漂亮多了,但是普通话当然不及人家讲得好!唉,无论如何,有好看的人和事总是看这部电影的一大收获!

Super Mario Galaxy

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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…

Denver International Sportsmen’s Exposition

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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!