Archive for March 6th, 2006
I ought to let you all know that my nephew Joshua, who was down the past whole week or so with the HFM disease, has recuperated sufficiently for him to go to school, although there’s a little debate going on between my mom and my sister over the wisdom of such a move.
My mom said that Joshua should have stayed a few days at home longer to ensure he has really made full recovery. She thinks that that way, it will minimise chances of him getting reinfected by the disease and also spread the disease to other kids.
However, I understand why my sister wanted Joshua to go to school anyways, but I don’t necessarily agree with her that it’s the right move. Joshua’s school is having their first term exam and he had already missed a couple of exams last week and my sister don’t want him to miss out on anymore. Regardless of whether Joshua is in a good condition or not, she decided to take the risk and ensure that Joshua at least did his exams instead of being forfeited, which would inadvertently affect his final position at the end of the year.
So, who is right and who is wrong. I told my mom to just forget about the whole thing and let the matter drop. My sister is already an adult and a mother and she would know what’s best for her kids. Like I said, I’m on a neutral position, rather not take sides as it’ll prolong my life a little longer… XD
Meanwhile, my niece is still down. Doctors have confirmed that her condition was not as serious as her brother’s. So that’s at least another piece of good news. Can’t for all this to blow over…what an emotional toll it has taken on all of us in the family!
I really don’t have much to say about this year’s Oscars except that it has been a very clean, controversial-less show.
In one word: boring. Continue Reading »
Finally, its all over, the 78th Annual Academy Awards comes to a close with Crash thumping Brokeback Mountain to win Best Motion Picture. So, as everyone had predicted, Crash came up tops and pulled off an upset win over Brokeback Mountain for the top accolade.
However, its not a lost as I am immensely happy for Ang Lee, the Taiwanese director of Brokeback Mountain who has made history with his expected win in the Best Achievement in Directing category. He is the first Asian to win Best Director and he fully deserves it after losing out on the same category for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Hooray for Ang Lee!
That’s all, folks!
Something which I have always aspire to be.
Paul Haggis’ grim, powerful drama on racism and bigotry that is Crash certainly deserves the award even though I was banking on Good Night and Good Luck to win. Despite that, Crash is really a good piece of storywriting and shows that if you put your effort into something, it will become a rewarding experience. That said, I think all the nominees in this category are extremely creative and also a brave bunch of people who dare to address issues normal people would shy away from.
Well done all of you!
Two more awards to go!
The book which Brokeback Mountain is based on is available in Malaysia and I do recommend those who wants to know about this epic romance between two gay cowboys to get the book and read it. As you have all known, this movie ain’t gonna come to town as all distributors are cowards in not daring to bring the film to Malaysia.
As expected, the ever-lovable and beautifully sweet Reese Witherspoon bagged the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Walk the Line in which she portrayed country music legend, June Carter Cash, beloved and loyal wife of Johnny Cash. Both June and Johnny had passed away last year months apart from each other, which testifies to the fact that both these legends cannnot live without the other.
Walk the Line is also now showing at our local cinemas and I must urge you to watch this incredibly powerful movie, powerful for its portrayal of two of country music’s legendary performers and their unconditional love for one another.
The winner for Best Cinematography is none other than Memoirs of a Geisha‘s Dion Beebe, who’s captivating and beautiful shots of the lanscapes of Japan has to be seen to believe! This win proves that Dion Beebe is certainly one of the best in the business!
Yes, yes, YES!!!
Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role award for his excellent portrayal of the gay author Truman Capote in Capote. A fantastic performance and do remind me to watch this film as soon as possible as it is showing now at our local cinemas!!
Congratulations, Philip Seymour Hoffman!!