Archive for January, 2005

Films that impressed me in 2004

Monday, January 17th, 2005

A yearly review at last. No countdown, no top 10, but all ‘new’ films, which means release in 2003 or 2004.

Fanchan (TH/2003)

Yes, I wrote some 4000 characters for it. I watched 3 times last year. It tells a well-structured story of childhood, and packs many childhood elements neatly. A film for us who born in 1970s.

Macbere Case of Prom Pi Ram (TH/2003)

A movie distributed by a large Thai movie enterprise, but still have something to tell. It portrays the indifference and greed of men. Male characters in the film simply lead to the death of the main female character.

Adventure of Iron Pussy, The (TH/2004)

Indeed the 4th episode! Apichatpong mixes drag queen, and extraordinary love relations into the world of old Thai movie : love between rich and poor, action, dubbing dialogue, songs and dance.

Barbarian Invasions, The (CA/2003)

Hey, here is the blog of one of the webmaster of, but not! Let’s talk about some other movies. The volume 2 of the story of Remi, which let viewers wait for 17 years. A black comedy, and the dream of neo-conservative seems come true: dying leftist(s), return of family value, declining Catholic belief (how about Protestant?), and a free, free market, which overcome most of the barriers in daily life.

Revolution won’t be Televised (IR/2003)

A documentary tells a failed coup in Venezuela. However, this piece catches me is the conflicting middle class and grassroot in Caracus. Using a HK phrase, both sides have “nothing to say”. They have no trust and few understanding to another side and said another side is too greedy. Would it happen here?

Mcdull, Prince de la Bun (HK/2004)

Mcdull is still attractive, even though the smart Mcmug have only few scenes. Some songs in this animation caught me, say Mingri Tianya (original sung by Roman Tam and composed by Joseph Koo), and Wo de xin le zi you ta (Only him/her in my heart, this time by At 17).

20, 30, 40 (HK+TW/2004)

Sylvia Cheung, the director and one of the main character in the film, first murmurs, and last confirms in the film, “Yes, I am a woman that no one wants.” A positive attitude at last, and it enlightens me. Some good singing also, including Bobby Chen and Angelica Lee, another main character.

3-iron (KR/2004)

Kim Ki-duk, a director with lightning working speed. This film takes less than 2 weeks to shoot. It tells how a urban nomad gets the heart of a wife, whom has been abused by her husband.

Before Sunset (US/2004)

Also have it written. Good friends that can keep on chatting, something let people envious.

Nobody knows (JP/2004)

4 brothers and sisters, under 15, struggling for their lives in a gloomy apartment. However, you cannot meet expected tears and sorrow in this film, and with few worries.

Shutter, The (TH/2004)

A horror film, its scaring ability is better than Pang Brothers’ Eye 2, The. The story telling surprises audience, and the film can warn you don’t be so hestitate.

Tropical Malady (TH/2004)

Lively, like his first feature Blissfully Yours (2002). Apichatpong tells another love story outside Krung Thep (Bangkok, which plenty of Thai movies have their story there), and brings folklore, surrealism and sacrifice into it.

Old Boy (KR/2003)

Park shall make his revenge trilogy this year, 2005. I am waiting any DVD boxset of Park’s revenge trilogy. In the episode 2 of this trilogy, Park mixed taboo, taking revenge, violence, common wrong acts in a good piece of work. Nearly forgot to put it into my 2004 film list.

Kung Fu Hustle (HK/2004)

A well-built theme park, no matter as a world of martial arts plus kung fu (of course a 20th century ‘no FOX’ version), and as a reconsturction plus mixture of 1920-30s Shanghai and 1950s Hong Kong. The storyline is a bit weak, be honest.

Why write something in English, and even Thai

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

My readers, you may aware that sometimes I offer a piece of English, or even partly Thai, writings. I deliberately to do so.

The obvious reason, as you may get it, is to polish my written English and Thai — I hope I can offer more Thai wrtings in coming days. Another reason is to draw more readers. I write for telling people how I live and what I think. This reason also explains I not to write any article here in Guangzhou Dialect (Commonly known as Cantonese), but in yuti Chinese. But you still can find I reply to comments in Cantonese.


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Mourn whom lost their lives in recent Indian Ocean Tsunami

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

I fear it is too late to mourn them here, however, if you like to know how Hong Kong Chinese think about this incident, or make more contribution to those survived, please click the following Chinese links:


Feelings links grouped by deki deki的感受連結
Oxfam HK Asian Tsunami Donation Page 樂施會亞洲海嘯捐款網頁
(專於災區重建 Specializes in Reconstruciton)
HK Red Cross Asian Tsunami Donation Page 紅十字會亞洲海嘯捐款網頁
(專於提供救援物資及尋人 Specializes in Aid Provision and Seeking people)
World Vision HK Donation Page 宣明會捐款網頁
(專於家庭生活支援及提供應急物資 Specializes in Supporting Family and Aid Provision)
UNICEF Asian Tsunami Donation Page 聯合國兒童基金會亞洲海嘯捐款網頁
(專於兒童支援及提供應急物資 Specializes in Supporting Children and Aid Provision)

For those living in Hong Kong, you may make your donation through HK Caritas, HK Catholic Diocese and/or HK Salvation Army.


(Information from HKiBBS and Zilu@HKEJ)


Sunday, January 2nd, 2005