15 Feb 2014 – Time to put away the CNY decorations!

Philomena***** based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) ‘The Lost Child of Philomena Lee’, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out-of-wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in USA.


Brilliant acting and interactions from both.

This movie managed to trigger off a particular memory which have been buried and still not ready to talk about it yet. Perhaps some who has lived in Catholic Ireland and can be objective about the Catholic faith might have a more insight and understanding… ie not blind faith!

The ending scene was profound when the old pathetic nun excused herself for doing what she did. Philomena nobly told the nun that she forgives her while Martin looked on with contempt and told the nun that he could never forgive her. The anger in him is reciprocal – it is just heart-breaking to again watch how some helpless innocent get abused and manipulated by people who are in the power to help 🙁

Seldom do I rate movies with 5* but this one managed to strike a sensitive nerve!

A wise Australian friend, Denise: it was a fabulous movie. and a moving movie. and a proof that the life of a nun was unnatural and made some bitter old ladies.–REAL-story-haunt-forever.html



Arc’teryx Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Launch: thank you to Calvin and staff of Campers’ Corner for a lovely evening! Enjoyed meeting various people who have outdoor activities in nature as our common interest. Not your usual food but very tasty with a leg of ham and a wheel of cheese! All the best of luck to Calvin in this new location. Campers’ Corner is the best outfitter stores here in SIN


Happy Valentine’s Day and this year, the moon for the Chinese Valentine’s Day happens to fall on the same day! Thank you Henry for the beautiful rose. Last day of the CNY celebrations and time to put away the CNY decorations until the Goat’s turn!

This is #1000 posting since this blog started in 2008!

All  you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t  hurt – Charles  M. Schulz

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