Thanks to the diligence of young civil engineer, we managed to get tickets for Memoirs of A Geisha. To sum it up, I personally loved the movie. I thought Gong Li, more than Zhang Zi Yi deserved a nomination for the Golden Globes. Then again, I'm biased. Gong Li was deliciously evil, in the movie, almost as good as Maleficent (see pic)
....who is my all time favourite lady villain.
And the little girl in the movie, sigh, ever since I got a baby girl, any scene involving young girls suffering, or father and daughter scenes, like bruce willis and watsername in armageddon, is liable to reduce me to a whimpering sobbing fool. Films with young girls that have really pulled at the heartstrings are......
this one, of course, Memoirs, KING OF MASKS, (another chinese show....after all no one does melodrama like the chinese. Ultra tragedy, and as the good doctor says, even the dog dies in the movie). Actually, I should mention that I thought our home grown Dato Michelle Yeoh did a good job too for her role as the other leading geisha. She was actually very likeable; and while she is no spring chicken, she still looks good.
In contrast to suffering little girls, we have fat little happy boys. Thank goodness his "I DONT WANNA GO TO SCHOOL" phase is over, and this is a picture of him this morning on his way to school. There have been reports about him doing an Oliver Twist during snack time in Kindy, ie, ...."May I have some more".....except it's more likely to be, "I WANT SOME MORE".
PUBLIC TOILET TRAINING BODY STEP CLASS
That's how I refer to yesterday's Body Step class at lunchtime with FSI. SOOOOOO MANY SQUATS. At least 4 tracks contained squats of some kind. And when you are approaching 40, squats aren't exactly the kind of thing that looks dignified, not to mention the ache on every part of your buttocks afterwards. You know how in Malaysian public toilets, its safer to use the squat loos, so that your skin doesn't come into contact with any of the toilet bowl? Yeah, this workout is guaranteed to help you do prolonged squatting over the squat toilet. Evil twin should do some of these exercises, as he earned his nickname Guoman Arse because he couldn't squat to poo at the squat loos in the Methodist Centre in PD, and had to sneak out to the Guoman to do his business.
Squats notwithstanding, it was a great class, coz finally we veered from the latest release and was doing something different, after what? 3 weeks.
Squats also remind me of FCI, and his trademark song, NOT GONNA GET US by Tatu. It probably is one of the hardest and longest conditioning tracks in Body Combat.