Sunday, January 11, 2009

knocking on heaven's door.

the ocean.

The weekend has been pretty lazy and relaxing. I even had time to go through my DVD collection and found a movie I wanted to watch again. 11 years have passed since I watched the movie, Knocking on Heaven's Door, at a theater in 1997. It's still a great movie after all that year. The ocean, life & death, friendship, and living the best moments of life... and the music. Such Beautiful things always inspire me. I miss the ocean.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

elvira madigan

elvira madigan

I watched this Swedish film called Elvira Madigan(1967) tonight.

It's very sad but beautiful film based on a true story. It provided me lots of photographic inspiration as well. I'm dreaming of my D90.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

the mission

I tend to look for inspiration when I'm mellow or going through unstable phase of mind.

I've been wanting to see this old film called "The Mission (1986)" again when I saw the poster somewhere a while ago. However it doesn't seem easy to find the time for the shows. So, instead, I decided to buy a DVD so that I can keep a good copy with me all the time.

I'm not exactly sure when it was I watched this film for the first time, all I remember is that I was really inspired by it. Now at least 10 to 15 years have passed by and I wonder how this film is going to inspire me again in different ways. I guess I will get to know in a few days once the DVD arrives.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

two days in paris.

a couple
I watched a film called Two Days in Paris over the weekend. It made me to think a lot about relationships and love. Here's a copy of Marion's interesting narration towards to the end of the film.


It always fascinated me how people go from loving you madly to nothing at all, nothing. It hurts so much. When I feel someone is going to leave me, I have a tendency to break up first before I get to hear the whole thing.

Here it is. One more, one less. Another wasted love story. I really love this one. When I think that its over, that I'll never see him again like this... well yes, I'll bump into him, we'll meet our new boyfriend and girlfriend, act as if we had never been together, then we'll slowly think of each other less and less until we forget each other completely.

Almost. Always the same for me. Break up, break down. Drunk up, fool around. Meet one guy, then another, fuck around. Forget the one and only. Then after a few months of total emptiness start again to look for true love, desperately look everywhere and after two years of loneliness meet a new love and swear it is the one, until that one is gone as well.

There's a moment in life where you can't recover any more from another break-up. And even if this person bugs you sixty percent of the time, well you still can't live without him. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else's kisses.

Two Days in Paris

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Friday, June 06, 2008

kamome shokudō

My friend Monika recommended me this Japanese film, Kamome Shokudo, a while ago and I finally had time to finish watching it today. I watched it without the subtitle as my Macbook Pro didn't support the subtitle. Surprisingly, my Japanese didn't get too bad after all.

I enjoyed this film a lot as it didn't try too hard, unlike typical Hollywood films, to come up with a dramatic story or to impress the audience. Also, the slowness of life, the openness to the possibilities, the warmth of human beings, and of course the art direction really worked for me.


Kamome Shokudō (かもめ食堂, Kamome shokudō?) is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Japanese director Naoko Ogigami, based on a novel by Yōko Mure. The film is set in the Finnish capital Helsinki, and follows a Japanese woman who sets up a diner serving Japanese food in the city, and the friends she makes in the process.

From Wikipedia

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

p.s. i love you.

gold coast, australia

I watched the movie P.S. I Love You tonight. Quite a few friends recommended me that movie and predicted and warned that I will have a good cry. So I had to wait till tonight when I finally found the time to have a good cry.

Loss of love, Ireland, the memories of good times, the thought of broken dreams and lost future, and having to learn how to live a life again... a lot of things in the movie reminded me of Sean and what happened to his life and mine. It's been three years and two more months since he has left. Time surely does ease the pain but I will never forget what I had with him and what we were.

I miss him a bit more tonight than most of other days. His birthday is coming in 12 days. I want to do something special to celebrate his beautiful life.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

across the universe.

I came across to this movie trailer this morning. What caught my attention, of course, was The Beatles. Not sure how good the movie would be but it would be worth to watch only for the soundtrack. I will never get tired of The Beatles and they never get tired of me.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007



I went to see this Irish film tonight. I liked the fact that this film has some great analogue quality to it - the tone, the graininess of images, and even the sound. There were a couple songs I really liked and had to buy the CD.

There were quite a few things thoughout this film that reminded me of Sean. I think he would have liked the film and wish he was there with me.


If You Want Me

Are you really here or am I dreaming
I can't tell dreams from truth
for it's been so long since I have seen you
I can hardly remember your face anymore

When I get really lonely
and the distance causes our silence
I think of you smiling
with pride in your eyes a lover that sighs


Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Featured in the motion picture Once

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Monday, April 30, 2007

dancer in the dark

This is my favorite part of the film, Dancer In The Dark, I watched the other night. Although it was such a sad and depressing movie, there was something that made me like this movie. The music "I've seen it all" was sang by Bjork.

I've Seen It All
by Bjork

I've seen it all, I have seen the trees,
I've seen the willow leaves dancing in the breeze
I've seen a man killed by his best friend,
And lives that were over before they were spent.
I've seen what I was - I know what I'll be
I've seen it all - there is no more to see!

You haven't seen elephants, kings or Peru!
I'm happy to say I had better to do
What about China? Have you seen the Great Wall?
All walls are great, if the roof doesn't fall!

And the man you will marry?
The home you will share?
To be honest, I really don't care...

You've never been to Niagara Falls?
I have seen water, its water, that's all...
The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State?
My pulse was as high on my very first date!
Your grandson's hand as he plays with your hair?
To be honest, I really don't care...

I've seen it all, I've seen the dark
I've seen the brightness in one little spark.
I've seen what I chose and I've seen what I need,
And that is enough, to want more would be greed.
I've seen what I was and I know what I'll be
I've seen it all - there is no more to see!

You've seen it all and all you have seen
You can always review on your own little screen
The light and the dark, the big and the small
Just keep in mind - you need no more at all
You've seen what you were and know what you'll be
You've seen it all - there is no more to see!

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