Being Human

12 Mar 2010 – The Jack Neo Scandal

Jack NEO’s latest SIN-based movie Being Human/做人** is showing. Unfortunately or fortunately news of his 2-year affair came to light recently as well. This local news would not have made the news outside of the SE Asia region. Being human reflects on us all, but most of us are anonymous, unlike Tiger WOODS and all the other public figures whose affairs have been in the news. Did they not think of the consequences first if they did not want their private life out in the public? Having a difficult time to understand why they misuse & destroy their fame when they have either been blessed with a talent or have worked hard for their dreams.

The movie was just about to be released before his affair became public but I had already decided to see the movie before the scandal. Do try my best to see the local movies as long as no violence and horror. Most have been entertaining, especially Forever Fever & Singapore Dreaming but to really get into them, one must understand Singlish otherwise the gist is lost in translation and this one is no exception.

Have always enjoyed Mark LEE and he plays an unethical slimming centre owner whose unscrupulous business methods lead to a chain of consequences. The message here is that you reap what you sow, perhaps the director did not think that this also applies to him! It is interesting to see how the movie’s ending scene changed when fast rewinding back to the beginning scenario with a different twist resulting with a predictable ending. I thought for a second I saw Jack NEO in one of the scenes as a waiter! The Cantonese word for a waiter=four-gay and with a slight mis-pronunciation four-geir=turkey 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nothing is more pleasurable than to sit in the shade, sip gin and contemplate other people’s adulteries and while the wormy apple of marriage still lives, the novel will not die – John Skow

3 thoughts on “Being Human

  1. Being Human: to err is human, to forgive divine. Perhaps we’ve forgotten this. Donch know y we are jumping up n down re JN’s affairs?

    Wld we be as scandalised if Charles n Keith whose shoes we wear or BreadTalk’s George Quek (whose bread I love) were to fall into a similar pickle?

    Surely, the shoes we wear n the bread/pastries we eat are closer to us than the films we see?

    And if films are considered to affect us more, then y don’t we do a song and dance abt all the sleeping around tt’s going on in Hollywood, Bollywood, Shaws etc since time immemorial?

    Think the intellectuals n holier than thou crowd in S’pore are jumping at JN becos he tho Clever No Enough but still managed to make Money Plenty Enough.

  2. For me, it is not an issue about forgiving or intellectuals or holier than thou. Is it about understanding that we are all human, we all make mistakes and you reap what you sow!

    If you do not like what you have sow, then deal with the reaping with some humour 🙂 learn from it instead of weeping 🙁

  3. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the view from part of the Appalachian Trail, Bromley Mts. Vermont/USA. It was taken during my hike in 2005. Hope that the words are also pleasant to your ears 🙂

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