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Review (or Not) : Maundy Thursday (Film) 

* Also known as Our Happy Time/ 우리들의 행복 한 시간

After reading Our Happy Time by Gong Jiyoung (Thank you, Fully Booked, for being instrumental in getting this book to my stash!), I immediately Googled if this story was made into a movie because one cannot let pass such an amazing plot. 

(Actually, when I was almost finished with the book, I recalled reading a manga with a similar plot with the title Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan, which is actually an adaptation of the Gong Jiyoung’s work. But anyway…) 

I found out it was made into a movie in 2006 with the awesome Kang Dongwon and Lee Nayoung as main casts. And though it was enticing enough to watch, in anticipation of these two great main actors, I really couldn’t bring myself to watch it just yet because I know how it will turn out for me; and that I need to be ready. (Wow, sorry, I’m emo like this.) 

Since it’s a long weekend, I decided that now is the right time to see it and as expected, there was a (thorough) tug in my heart as I went through the whole plot. 

This movie tried its best to be faithful to the book, however, summarising the events in the book is a pain, considering the movie is already two hours long. But then, it still tried to put in as much detail as it can. 

I don’t know if it’s because this was released in 2006 that’s why the musical scoring wasn’t much of a big deal in the other scenes. Regardless, though, I think one of its strong points is the simplicity in its storytelling wherein it allows the audience to process through the emotions each scene brings. 


Surprisingly, the movie has consistently appealed to me the way the book and the manga did wherein it gave me an avenue to recognise and continue to think about my stand regarding death penalty, chances, forgiveness, and my attitude towards others.

Hope you can see the movie for yourself and see how compassion, love, and concern, will make you think twice of not giving up – on yourself and on others. 



Movie Review: I Do

It’s a steady Saturday night and after having dinner, I decided to browse on the television channels for an interesting program. Got to switch it to Cinema One and hoped that a light rom-com is on – and yes, my wish was fulfilled as I Do is currently on. My baby, Inna, has been recommending this film for the longest time already but I had no chance to get a copy and watch it myself. Thankful for cable channels.

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Through the Looking Glass: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

The movie got lots of raves even before it was shown. Thanks to the reputation of the Burton-Depp tandem who has never failed to entertain their audience with every material they release in the public. Add to that, Alice also had some other things to thank for: the superb cast in it in the person of Helena Bonham-Carter and Anne Hathaway, a promising new star, Mia Wasikowska, and the 3D technology.

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10 Things I Hate About You

This movie has been one of the most popular contemporary chick flicks available. I was still in elementary when this was shown, and for the record, I still haven’t seen it in full (Need to have a copy ASAP).

This was the time when all girls go-gaga over Heath Ledger and I still don’t appreciate him and don’t consider him as a hearthrob (I like clean-cut boys and not the badboy, long-haired ones like him). Anyway…

I am tempted to write my own 10 Things… but maybe it still isn’t the time.:P  So just to give you some inspiration and nostalgia of the movie, the poem which Julia Stiles recited in the movie:

I hate the way you talk to me,

And the way you cut your hair.

I hate the way you drive my car,

I hate it when you stare.

I hate your big dumb combat boots,

And the way you read my mind.

I hate you so much it makes me sick,

It even makes me rhyme.

I hate the way you’re always right,

I hate it when you lie.

I hate it when you make me laugh,

Even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it when you’re not around,

And the fact that you didn’t call.

But mostly, I hate the way I didn’t hate you,

Not even close…

Not even a little bit…

Not even at all.

Grrr… Why has life have to be like that? You hate it that you can’t hate. In fact, you feel otherwise. Hehe. Don’t mind me.:D