iRobot Roomba

24 Mar 2010 – And Mar Movies/2

Spent a delightful day catching up with Gene who introduced me the iRobot vacuum cleaner. It was fascinating to watch this round-shaped machine suck up all the dust and it is definitely on the top of my wish-list! G also lives in the same condo complex as nephew Lee & family. Thank you G for having me, Lee, Adeline & SunSun in your beautiful home for sushi and wine. Have to head to the airport for a Tiger flight towards KCH. Tying up the loose ends for the LAM-Heritage trail book so that I can get a start on a first rough draft… a project to keep me out of trouble for the next three years 🙂 Hopefully there will be a chance to blog there.

Crazy Heart**** great acting from Jeff Bridges in this semi-tragic romantic. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, too many years on the road and drinks way too many times. With the help a journalist and her son, Bad learns the hard way to be the real man behind the musician.

Ain’t rememberin’ wonderful?

The Class*** screened by SFS is a winner of 2008 Palme d’Or at the 61st Cannes film festival with the original French title is Entre les murs= between the walls. In a multiracial middle school in inner Paris, a languages teacher struggles to hold the attention of a class of 14/15-year-olds throughout the academic year. This movie is a reminder why I do not ever want to teach in a public school. Somehow education today is baby-sitting kids whose parents are not there for them or are there but not daring to discipline them. There seems to be a miscommunication or misunderstanding that education = upbringing!

Up in the Air*** this poster shows the vast emptiness of the man’s life with 2 unconnected strangers, no where close to him, and it is on the mark! A fresh comedy surrounding a human resource administrator whose life up in the friendly skies becomes his only world as he works to reach his one-millionth frequent flyer miles when he meets the frequent-traveller woman of his dreams and ready to make a connection.

Never get behind old people. Their bodies are littered with hidden metal and they never seem to appreciate how little time they have left. Bingo, Asians. They pack light, travel efficiently, and they have a thing for slip on shoes – on getting through airport security

Remember Me*** In the romantic drama about Tyler whose parents have split in the wake of his brother’s suicide and Ally who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother’s murder. Tyler, a rebellious young man who has a strained relationship with his father, didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until he met Ally through an unusual twist of fate. They fall in love but hidden secrets are revealed and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.

If you could hear me, I would say that our finger prints don’t fade from the lives we’ve touched

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