Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bangkok Love Story - Story To Tell

I have said so much about this movie over and over (not to mention literally making people watching it no matter what) to many people, so this time i will give a glimpse of what the story is all about. 

Bangkok love story tells you about Mhek, an assassin who is assigned to kidnap a police informant named It, but Mhek has a change of heart when he was ordered to kill It. In a gunbattle with his employers, Mhek got wounded. 

The two of them managed to escape and at Mhek's place, It tends to Mhek's wound and started taking care of Mhek from that day onwards. It started more like paying back at Mhek's gesture for not killing him but love comes touching both of their hearts over time.

Chaiwat Tongsang as It (Brick)

You can feel the love building up and grows everyday from the way they react and communicate through their body language. It is also quite obvious that It was the one acting like the submissive type that he tends to get emotional and apologetic towards Mhek's reactions or orders.

Mhek on the other hand had a lot in his plate to juggle with. He can't deny his feeling telling him that he cares for It but he tries to fight it. Perhaps it got to do with his past experience when his brother (very cute, i think he should play the lead instead) was raped by their step father. 

Making things worse, the step dad is HIV positive. Transmitting down the disease to Mhok (Mhek's cute brother) and their mother. Mhek became an assassin to save enough money to take his mother and brother away from Bangkok to some mountain where they can live as a family again without disturbance from their past.

Rattaballung Toesawat as Mhek (Cloud)

However thing does not go easy on their family as when Mhek was away, Mhok has to find way to keep the family survive. Mhok is always physically bullied and received resentment from people around him for being HIV carrier. The torture that he has to deal everyday breaks his mom's heart even more (of course broke my heart even-so).

During the time Mhek was fighting and glooming over his forbidden love towards It and also the fact that his ex-employer is on the look for him, he was unable to meet Mhok, a secret regular meeting he always have, to give Mhok money for the family. This had made Mhok looking for alternative to keep themselves live.

Mhok decided to sell himself. He then became a male prostitute. Each customer that he had slept with, he will leave a note thanking them for the money given and leave half of the portion back to the owner for his future HIV meds. Thoughtful but not quite responsible.

Meanwhile, It got chased out from Mhek's place and went back to his house. Back to his wife. But things weren't the same. It craves for Mhek more and more and he can't get it out of his system. It spends his days pining over Mhek, and tracks down Mhek's brother and their mother since Mhek is nowhere to be found.

What breaks my heart even more was that they always appear at the same place at the same time but always at the wrong directions. It frustrates me to see that they are within reach but not reachable. 

Unfortunate event keeps on pouring to Mhek's family when their mom committed suicide after finding out Mhek was in love with a guy and Mhok sells himself for money to support the family. Suicide was just not enough for their half-dead mom; while bringing the body outside of their house, the mom was shot by unknown man. 

This was the turning point for Mhek. He was outraged by the incident. He went to his ex-boss place and started to eliminate every single one there. It knows about Mhek's intention after Mhok had told him about it.

Poor It who wishes to stop Mhek but wasn't so lucky. When It got there, everyone was dead except for the big boss wife who let loose few random shots towards him. Bullets hit glass and pieces of it went into It's eyes.

Weeradit Srimalai as Mhok (Fog)

Mhek was on his way to meet Mhok at train station. They were supposed to go the mountains and start a new life. Unfortunately, the cops came with such right timing and apprehended him and sent him to prison. Mhek was devastated. All of his hopes were torn into pieces. Everything was practically washed away right there in front of his eyes.

Years pass by. Mhok dies. He hanged himself at a hospice in northern Thailand. It visits Mhek in prison and reveals that he was left blind in the final gunbattle with Mhek's bosses. Eventually after so many years, Mhek is released from prison, and It patiently waited for him. 

But before the two men can leave to start their life together, Mhek is gunned down by an assassin. Before Mhek was dead, both of them were discussing to live abroad and Mhek promising It to be his eyes for the rest of his life.

It eventually gets his sight back- now living abroad, and the first thing he does is to look at his mobile phone, which has a video of Mhek telling how much he actually loves It - till the moment death tears them apart.........

Fuhh! I'm not so much of a story teller but that is the best i can come out with. GO and watch it yourself and i'm telling you that it is well worth every minute watching it. In my next installment, i will try to write on reflections that i had from this movie. It would be too long to write it in this post already.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Am i depressed?

Deviating from my previous posting, this had somehow strikes me to write in my blog instantly... should i become a person that i have not, me find myself out...

Have to give credit to sasa for posting similar topic in her blog. I've taken the depression screening test and guess what? clinically, i am depress! OMG, i dont want to be the next is what the test results said:

Results and recommendations

Your screening results indicate a high likelihood that you are suffering from severe depression. --> SEVERE? you must be joking me!! i dont feel like i'm severely depressed whatsover! tipu sangat!

Your answers also show you might be at risk for harming yourself. --> i would rather harm other people first. that shows that i'm not severely depressed rite?

You are advised to see your doctor or a mental health professional immediately for a complete evaluation - or dial "911" - or call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). - or go immediately to the nearest hospital Emergency Room for an evaluation. --> so how? nak tepon mak i la.. she would know who to refer to.. dont think if i go to the ER saying that i need help on managing my depression and they will say "welcome! we're here to help" orang patah kaki accident pun kene tunggu kan aku yg sihat physically...haih...

This screening is not a substitute for a complete clinical evaluation.

The good news is clinical depression is a very treatable illness. Almost everyone who receives appropriate treatment can soon feel better. --> treatable? i've seen people (my own colleagues) went bonkers and having to live on lifetime medication... how can that be treatable? u tell me!

Dear Readers,

Due to the urgency of my overwhelming feelings towards my recent experience watching this awesome movie- Bangkok Love Story, i wish to inform that i shall be writing about it instead of continuing my normal emotional diarrhea/tantrum about things that had happened in my daily life.

For those who are familiar with my critical-centric cum cynical and sarcastic style of writing, i  pledge to keep an objective view of my watching experience for this one. However, do look out on the emotional perspective of my review as i will ensure the essence of if  to be assimilated and emulsified together.

I strongly hope that this shall benefit even perhaps inspires people out there to dig into the bigger picture of the story-line rather than just seeing it from skin deep. Please wait for my next post and while waiting, enjoy the trailer that i have attached together with this letter.

I thank you for your patient and passion in advance.

Warm regards

wahahahhahaha... berhasil jgk la aku gi course persuasive writing skill aritu.. ada hasil ka? la la la la la

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

tak abis2 lagi ke nangis tu?

recap: di episod lepas, i telah berhenti dikala mana i dan jez begitu terkejut dengan jawaban aritha yang begitu unexpected ituew. di episode ni merupakan episode akhir yg i akan wrap up supaya i bley start meracau pasal benda2 lain yg lebih segar sperti, i telah dipechlob oleh colleague i to my girlfriend, another pechlob scene oleh colleague yg sama kepada my close colleague friends, trip i ke bangkok and also recent picnic di tempat air terjun.. merasa banyak benda nak cerita tapi tak tertulis2 sampai skang kan??

selepas i bertahyat akhir ituew i mendapat another text from jez yg berbunyi berikut:
jez: hahaha. kan? aku expect zalina macam tu . but aritha tu mmg aku terkejut i uol.

I rasa2 jez pun terjelepuk di kaki syurga jugak apabila dia dpt message tu mcm i. Just for the sake of trying to understand her position, i pun reply la macam ni and disusuli jez yg somewhat agreed with my assumption,

me: mungkin penangan menjadi bini org kot uols.

jez: hehehe. mungkin jugak. aku tgh tunggu jawaban kak siana ni

bila jez kata dia tunggu fidbek siana(bukan nama sebenar), i secara seraya terfikir yang pompuan ni nak kumpul material utk buat blog ke? dah ala2 posse jadi micheal melodi ni mesti la ada sesuatu kan? sesuatu~ so i pun tanya la dia betul ke? rupanya mmg ada udang disebalik batu...

jez: takde la uols.. i baru pas diskusi nga hadi .. apparently he's on the same page as aritha and zalina.. tapi macam best gak wat survey pastu update blog kan

katanya~! adakah ini bermaksud hadi adalah sesuatu? ops.

me: ayo..hati lembut rupanya laki u. ada bakat...huhu.. yes uols. material yg bagus utk blog. blh brangan satc vs lipstic jungle katanya.

conversation ended there for a while.. i ingat tu kira closure dah la.. tapi tup tup bergetar lagi ciknek i untuk ke sekian kalinya.. amik ko, kali ni mmg sms yg panjang belebar sampai i kene tunggu sampai ke traffic light baru boleh baca bebetul ye! mrasa la jez tulis kat i macam ni:

jez: mrasa jawaban kak siana leh buat cerpen katanya. izzu: for me, the guy sanggup put away his ego and pride hanya untuk dapatkan his gf back. maknanya dia btul2 nak kan gf dia balik sepenuh hati. bukan senang a guy nak nangis. aku pun tak nangis masa breakup sbb aku rasa itu mmg patut. tapi kalau that guy apa benda pun nak nangis, tinggalkan je sbb buat malu je. but u must be convinced with his action. ask him to show u yg dia betul2 nak kat ko. give him a little test, either with words or actions. then u can judge him, whether he really meant it or not.

jez: ayat favorite aku dari jawapan izu - tapi kalau data guy apa benda pun nak nangis, tingggalkan je. buat malu je.

now, we have something to discuss here. apakah kata izu itu valid dan patut dipersetujui? adakah jikalau lelaki tu menangis tanda mengetepikan egonya demi menunjukkan bahawa dia benar2 tulus dan ikhlas dan sesal akan segala perbuatannya?

but izu made a good point by saying that the girl must be convinced enough with his action. but dunia skang ni... semua org pun boleh jadi primadona kan? stakat emmy award for lead actor or actress tu celah puki ja uols...

tapi kalau semanjang benda ko nak nangis.. i rasa mmg patut u baling pintu je kat muka org tu..mcm izzu kata..buat malu je

anyhow, being sarcastic as always juga sebab i nak cucuk lagi supaya lebih heated discussion kami berdua, i balas with something yang i rasa kalau izzu baca i tulis ni dia akan meracau2 tanpa berhenti kat i nanti... kenapa? sbb i tulis balik camni kat jez;

me: hmm..that would explain why people yang pikir guna emosi ended up jadi orang yang paling miserable bila difficult situation hit them. ko stuju?

malangnya, i gagal dapat respond panjang daripada jez. maybe dia dah sedar dia bazir banyak sgt duit discussing about things yang tak kene mengena ngan idup dia kot.. sebagai penutup dia membalas balik sms i tanpa kata bye or putting a closure to our discussion...

jez: yes. agreed. nangis biar sorang2 uols. tak perlu semua org tau

Yup, nangis biar sorang2..tapi sometimes its good to cry in front of others.. to be seen fragile is not always a bad thing......


Monday, November 10, 2008

Shampoo bagi yang bertudung

I tak tahan gelak tgk video clip ni.. mati pecah perut tgk.. uols tak pecaya uols tgk sendiri!

video ini courtesy website kikiki... abisla i mengundang kontroversi ngan opismate i pasni.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Land of Smiles

Sawadikap~ Welcome to the land of smiles =D

Sebelum i meracau2 menaruk gamba2 yg banyak. I nak taruk dulu gamba2 siasatan yg diambil ketika berada di Bangkok itew. Nantikan gamba2 lain yg bakal tiba~ 

p/s: i akan post gamba2 yg i tak post kat Fbook je kat sini.. tak larat la aku nak upload sampai beratus2 gamba kan?

Caption taruk sendrik.. ops..
Kap kun kap~