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  • reincarnated passion is the latest theme for absoluteicyness, one of the two blogs of HM. Here is where rants go to, latest informaion on her favourites and perhaps a showcase of her graphics. For the other blog, please visit memorialhime. Contact.

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    Lost stars

    Please don’t see just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies
    Please see me reaching out for someone I can’t see
    Take my hand let’s see where we wake up tomorrow
    Best laid plans sometimes are just a one night stand
    I’d be damned Cupid’s demanding back his arrow
    So let’s get drunk on our tears and

    God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
    It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
    Searching for meaning
    But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

    Who are we? Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?
    Woe is me. if we’re not careful turns into reality
    Don’t you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow
    Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
    Turn the page maybe we’ll find a brand new ending
    Where we’re dancing in our tears and

    God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
    It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
    Searching for meaning
    But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

    I thought I saw you out there crying
    I thought I heard you call my name
    I thought I heard you out there crying
    Just the same

    God, give us the reason youth is wasted on the young
    It’s hunting season and this lamb is on the run
    Searching for meaning

    I thought I saw you out there crying
    I thought I heard you call my name
    i thought I heard you out there crying
    But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?
    But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

    Credits: metrolyrics

    Was reading with this song on loop in my head. The story slightly heartbroken-ing like all when he fails to see himself in love with the lady. But somehow it activated and contributed to my tearing quota for the year.

    The Hunger Games Gala Premiere

    The Hunger Games Gala Premiere

    Yes thanks to Raymond, we’d got to attend the gala premiere of the highly anticipated ‘The Hunger Games’.

    Opening on March 22, 2012 in Singapore, this novel based film has been widely promoted ever since end of last year due to the success of the novel. As this film has yet to be shown in other countries, security was high when we attended the premiere and we were requested to deposit our mobiles and mp3s to the security counters.

    Apparently, all the halls in The Cathay were for the screening and this time we got to watch in a hall that we have yet to watch in…

    Starting off with the introductory explanation of the story involving the betrayal of the 12 districts, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) bravely replaced her 12 year old sister, Prim, and joined fellow District 12 mate, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the Battle Royale type of tournament.

    The duo was to equip themselves with essential skills under the mentor-ship of former District 12’s winner Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) in the Capitol, while obtaining ‘sponsors’ for life-saving materials that were used in the Game. After a series of combat practices, media and sponsorship campaigns, the 24 youths set off for battle in a technologically manipulated arena, where Everdeen experienced danger, fear, betrayal and helplessness.

    An unexpected twist in the game had given hope but that was quickly taken away when it boiled down to Everdeen and Mellark. However, the quick thinking of Everdeen had changed things, resulted in the implied death of game master and eventually brought them home…

    My few cents on this movie was a combination of ideas from Japanese manga, Kaiji and novel, The Incite Mill.

    The auditorium of people attracted to the display of gladiatorial killings is akin to those rich and influential willing their time away by watching others fighting for survival in Kaiji and The Incite Mill. Dressed in flamboyant costumes, loud makeups and hairdos, the citizens in the Capitol do give me the idea of restlessness and that pleasure can only be obtained from the annual battle.

    Despite the similarity in some of the ideas, the story is nevertheless an interesting and thoughtful one as it explores on various issues dealing on imperialism, brutal violence in a highly competitive society and the inequality in treatment of the different social classes.

    I guess I will be seeing myself picking up the novel perhaps after the end of my examinations…

     

    New Year’s Eve & Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    New Year's Eve & Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Today I had indulged in a little movie marathon – New Year’s Eve & Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

    New Year’s Eve @ @

    Well it has been up since 7 Dec if I’m not wrong. I was attracted by the cast – well that’s the selling point isn’t it.. and realised it was by the director of Valentine’s Day hence the identical multiple stories method. I have wanted to watch it for long but then R-T gave a rather bad review …

    By then my friend caught it and said it’s not bad hence today my little indulgence.

    The movie, was generally light hearted, humorous at some point of time. However, it also told me what the ending of a year is about, how one should ponder and reflect on the year’s events, actions, how to make amendments perhaps. The story that touches my heart most was how the father passed away  after watching the drop with his loved one, despite what was implied as a bad father?, well one who drove away all those that had cared for him…

    There was a story on the nurse with her beloved who was in military. I guess this is to reach out to those whose beloved are out there dealing in dangerous positions.

    Similar to Vday, there’s no favourite story for me. Despite so, the movie as a whole is interesting, most importantly, it did touch my heart.

     

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows @ @

    A sequel to the first movie, we now knew that Prof Moriarty was the man with interesting gear, the employer of Adler. Despite the sneaks seen from VIP access and the first movie, the movie continued to stun me with their way of filming – the slow motions, the logic of Holmes ‘foreseeing consequences’.

    Overall the movie is as interesting as it should be, the sarcasm, the funny moments, the actions and the battle of wits.

    If possible, I do wish for a third movie.

    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 spy film, and the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series. It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, and is director Brad Bird’s first live-action film. Ghost Protocol was written by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams (director of the third film) and Bryan Burk. It is the first Mission: Impossible film not produced by Paula Wagner, and the first of the series to be partially filmed using IMAX cameras. The film is scheduled for general release in North America on December 21, 2011. It has received high critical acclaim since its original release. wikipedia

    I must say I am freaking glad to have watched this today despite being forced to sit at 2nd front row.

    As a first time Mission Impossible watcher, I am seriously blown away by all the action, the appropriate humor and more importantly realizing that Tom Cruise did really scale the outside of the Burj Khalifa tower, which is the tallest building in the world, without the use of a stunt double!

    There were times that I was sweating for  Ethan Hunt and that was while eating my popcorn and drinking my drink!

    According to wiki sourcesIn a recent interview it was revealed that Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Brad Bird are all interested in returning for a fifth Mission: Impossible film

    I cant wait for it!

    (I look at my iphone and ponder why mine and theirs are so different. oops)

    The ugly truth

    The ugly truth

    Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a morning show TV producer in Sacramento, California. Coming home from a disastrous date one night, she happens to see a segment of a local television show, “The Ugly Truth”, run by Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), whose cynicism about relationships prompts Abby to call into the show to argue with him on-air. The next day, she discovers that the station is threatening to cancel her show because of its poor ratings, and the station owner has hired Mike to do a segment on her show to bring them back up.

    At first, the two have a rocky relationship; Abby thinks Mike is crass and disgusting while Mike finds Abby to be a control freak. Nevertheless, when she meets the man of her dreams, a doctor named Colin (Eric Winter) living next to her, Mike persuades her to follow his lead. She agrees to his helpful advice and if he can get her the man she wants, proving his theories on relationships, she will work happily with him, but if Mike fails, he agrees to quit.[3]

    Mike succeeds in improving the ratings of the show, helps bring the married co-anchors closer together, and successfully guides Abby to be exactly what Colin would want. Mike is invited to appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and is being offered the chance to move to another network. Abby is forced to cancel a romantic weekend away with Colin, during which they had planned to finally sleep together, and instead go with Mike and persuade him to stay with the morning show. After the show, they go for drinks and dancing, and Mike admits he doesn’t want to move and is happier to stay in Sacramento with his sister and nephew. In the elevator, they passionately kiss and almost get to the point of intense sex but leave for their separate rooms when the doors open. Mike, dealing with his inner conflict of the intensity of his feelings for Abby, calls on her room only to find Colin has shown up to surprise her. He leaves Abby to be with Colin. Abby is upset and soon realizes Colin only likes the woman she has been pretending to be, not the real her, and she breaks up with him.

    Mike leaves for another local station, but ends up doing an outside broadcast at the same hot-air balloon festival as Abby, and he cannot resist returning to argue with her when she kicks the new “Mike Chadway” imitator off the air and goes into a tirade about men. The balloon they are standing in takes off while they argue and finally, Abby tells Mike she broke up with Colin, and Mike admits he loves her. Abby then kisses him and they are shown kissing passionately while flying off in the balloon…

    Credits:wikipedia

    This is a humourous and romantic movie – my cup of tea.

    I’m extremely glad to have watched it with Xy, Jx and Yw at Bugis this evening [the threater chosen was rather bad though, But the movie has made it bearable].

    My [and Jx’s] favourite line comes from Mike, when he was on the hot air balloon with Abby and the camera. He had just told Abby that he loves her, but Abby has only managed to reply to all other points except his declaration and Mike said something about her ability to ignore the ‘love’ part and rebuke all other points with a list of vocabulary.. [I’m sad that I cant remember the exact line since he was speaking so fast and I’m very stunned to see Abby ignoring his declaration].

    Tonikaku, i think this movie is worth spending 6 bucks on it.

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