Views from Orchard Rd

12 Nov 2010 – Orchard Central Rooftop

Met up with Pui Ah yesterday for a Korean movie as she does not get to see too much of the non-English movies in Vancouver. This year on Orchard Rd the colours for the Christmas lights are purple, pink and turquoise, not quite the Christmas colours but still festive. Wanted to show her the indoor wall climbing in Orchard Central/乌节中央城, SIN first and tallest vertical mall but nobody was climbing when we were there. From the rooftop garden, the views are quite wired up to the clouds and so are the escalators! People with vertigo will probably not want to attempt these outdoor escalators.

The Housemaid*** (R21 107 minutes) a Korean movie starring award-winning actress Jeon Do Yeon as poor middle-aged divorcee Eun Yi, who signs on to work as a nanny and housemaid for a wealthy family. In her naive eyes, the rich handsome Hoon, his pregnant wife and daughter make the picture-perfect family. But that myth is soon shattered when the domineering Hoon finds his way to her bed. Their affair upsets the balance of the household, unleashing to a mental condition with cruel power struggle.

All the housemaid hopes is, happiness for ’em – but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life – Charles Dickens