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“THE EXPENDABLES 3″ (2014) MOVIE REVIEW

As the camera zooms in for facial shots, it is clear that time has taken its toil on the senior actors. You see the deep lines on their foreheads and the tell-tale wrinkles burrowed around their eyes.

Metaphorically, our ageing heroes are battling off the ravages of bygone years.

Back to”THE EXPENDABLES 3″.

It has little to offer in terms of plot and content. The same shoot-shoot-bang-bang with loads of loud explosions in accompaniment are all back. You’ll be treated to pure nonsensical action all the way!

The plot is a mishmash of the previous chapter.

There’s little you can do in terms of dangerous stunts where the old heroes are not up to it. Body doubles and stuntmen, what.

 Stallone (Barney Ross) and his mercenaries, including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, are back with a vengeance.

Their mission?

To stage a prison break for one of their founding members, Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes).

 A CIA biggie (Harrison Ford) suggests to Stallone (Barney Ross) to acquire and train a young energetic team in the likes of Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, boxer Victor Ortiz and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey. Point taken.

The movie’s hilarious moments come from Wesley Snipes, who takes a dig at his tax-evasion sentence, and a sour-faced Mel Gibson, soaking in his role as chief villain.

Antonio Banderas who still maintains a certain charm and youthfulness tries too hard to be a practical joker.

And as for Jet Li, this Chinese martial-arts star has about a dozen words of dialogue.

The movie is directed by Aussie Patrick Hughes.

In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded the Expendables with Barney.

Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader, is someone being marked for Barney’s death list.

He eluded death once before, is now having  devious plans to end the Expendables members. 

Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy.

And how do I rate the movie?

Not my genre of entertainment, but to be fair, there are some amazing stuff if you just go for the entertainment and don’t dig dirt.

A well-worn plot with a cast that has depth and credibility with an air of dainty ruthlessness. Old stars have to act like big unforgotten stars of yester years.

It’s a cool, deadpan roller coaster ride to hell.

Is it not?

RATING: 3 out of 5

Local Distributor: TGV PICTURES

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“BREAK  UP” 100 (2014) HONG KONG MOVIE REVIEW

 “BREAK UP 100″ is written for the big screen by LAWRENCE CHENG who also directed it to keep a firm grip on creative control.

Boss knows best, right?

It stars EKIN CHENG, CHRISSIE CHAU, comedian IVANA WONG and the capella group who goes by a wacko name of C ALL STAR. (are they referring to See all Stars)?

EKIN is double CHRISSIE’s age, according to the gossip mills, so the pairing is wrong.

EKIN is “too uncle-ish” to be the boyfriend.

So what’s the big deal?

The world is filled with dirty old men courting young spring chickens who are willing to get fried for money.

EKIN still looks dashing to begin with, and he is more than happy to prance around in the film acting like a kiddo.

He’s probably looking forward to a second childhood. It’s great to be young “once again”, as though we don’t know.

Yes, this film is downright silly to a fault.

It cajoles that love can be a game, and you should play games when you are bored.

And when you get tired of it, you can go in for a break up and yet another …. until you form a loop.

Then you swing back together as a couple again, when you start missing each other.

As this movie begins, the couple has arrived at break-up point “99”. One more time would complete the “100” loop.

How can you mend a broken heart?  Then go sign up for this refresher course.

Sam (EKIN) and Barbara (CHRISSIE) have been cohabiting for eight whole years.

Each time Barbara threatens to leave, Sam would give in and begs her to come back, giving her an increasing upper hand.

This time, after their 99th breakup, the couple decides to cement their love.

So they open their own cafe.

Served by employees the Four Boys this cosy cafe is frequented by the neighborhood eatery owner Shui Kee (IVANA WONG) and Sam’s primary schoolmate FreeWin.

In no time, the cafe “with the soulful difference” would become the hottest hangout cafe in town.

Especially after Sam drums up the idea of creating “the Breakup Mini Storage,” corner where customers can exhibit mementos of their breakups for like-minded lovers to see.

“BREAK UP 100″ clearly, is targeted at a young audience.

The script is excellent.

As for the  ensemble cast, the ladies beat the guys hands down.

But it is with aplomb that we must accord IVANA WONG as the next comedian on the horizon. She is a scene stealer.

Cheers!

RATING: 3.5 out of 5

Local Distributor: GSC MOVIES

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 “HOMECOMING”  歸來 (2014)  

A ZHANG YIMOU Movie.

The REVIEW.

Yon call it a ZHANG YIMOU film, hence the furore, shouldn’t it be so?

I am not an avid follower of his big scale productions.

However, I do relish his less ambiguous works of the grassroots era and humbler as they were, they were the ones that really shone. At least for me.

In HOMECOMING I adore the simplicity and purity of the narrative form. ZHANG knows how to weave an arresting film into your heart.

He highlights the complexity the actors have to struggle with, displaying raw emotions and motives required of the screen characters. These elements are admirably harnessed. This is a difficult project to embark upon, given whatever period restrictions.

You can feel the presence of ZHANG YIMOU always, pulling us closer through the realm of history, making the journey poignant, substantial and real.

From this we know that he is still the master craftsman of the grassroots genre. And HOMECOMING is his film.

Let us start with an interesting insight:

 On 27th March, 2014,Taiwan born American film director ANG LEE was generous in showering praises for Chinese mainland  director ZHANG YIMOU.

ZHANG has temporarily shed his colossal scale image in his new film HOMECOMING 歸來. Never say never, I think.

The two filmmakers happily shared boisterous views on the highs and lows of gregarious film making, in a “talk shop manner”, courtesy of the New York University on March 27, 2014.

ZHANG pointed out that he has fallen back to his grassroots yard, as you can observe in his latest delivery.

This change may have been brought about by personal, creative or commercial reasons, because some of his latest huge budget films have tanked at the box office. Not a good sign, especially when there are scores of younger directors scrambling to break in.

This latest venture has been inspired by author Yang Geling’s novel “The Criminal Lu Yanshi”.

HOMECOMING bags an emotive love story that spans over seven decades of an upright man’s tortuous incarceration and a forceful separation from his family, during the madness of the Cultural Revolution.

In this film, you will be swarmed with the intense pacing of anguish, pain, rage and sorrow gushing through your veins as though you were there in every scene, living the situation.

My fellow colleague who was with me at this preview bawled. Big men don’t cry? Guess this notion is proven wrong now.

I can identify with writer Brian Jacques when he admonishes us to express ourselves: “Don’t be ashamed to weep, it’s right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees and fruits cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and devotion of our beloved ones sealed inside will surface to welcome us.”

Metaphorically, HOMECOMING is one movie that resonates with the vivid colors of spring and the gloom of autumn, aside the superb acting of the two leads.

No spoilers to mar the plot? I will try.

COMING HOME reunites director ZHANG and actress GONG LI since their last collaboration on the opulent period piece Curse Of The Golden Flower (2006). And this time again, ZHANG still able to draw an award winning performance from his iconic muse.

Observe her confused reaction when the couple meets again for the first time in years.

When her husband (LU YAN SHI) did finally arrive home, her calm misdemeanor baffles everyone, in contrast to everyone’s expectations.

There is no joy, no embrace, just quiet contentment. The wife is in the throes of amnesia.

This is a tragedy of a family torn apart by the madness of the Cultural Revolution.

Extraordinarily, the tragic conclusion will definitely linger against a lilting piano piece, in the minds of the audience. long after they step out of the cinema.

Ending scene: The amnesiac wife strikes a lonesome figure, standing forlornly at the Station, waiting for the imaginary return of the husband.

RATING: 4 out of 5

Local Distributor :  GSC MOVIES

 

 

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“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” (2014) MOVIE REVIEW

 So those naughty pizza-loving turtles are back, in full throttle. Depending on your age, you can excuse yourself by saying that you grew up watching the amazing turtles, after which you head for a meal at PIZZA HUT’s. Plus a helping of ORANGE CRUSH of course.

Producer MICHAEL BAY knows a trick or two about making promotional bucks from his TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION experience. He practically snared the entire China Market full of eager followers.

Now, these pizza chomping creatures are going to rake in millions of dollars in  advertising dollars, courtesy of the film’s official PIZZA partner who will heap huge amounts to cash in.

Pause, and you will conclude three feature films in the Teenage Mutant Turtles trilogy. Which one is better?

This 2014 version is the third in tow, and it comes with a surprise explosion of the CGI splendor. The Director is JONATHAN LIEBESMAN.

For the turtles, their last big screen romp was seven years ago. Now, let’s move on with the encapsulated plot:

Movie opens on New York City. It is the home and cover-up for the misdeeds of the Foot Clan’s.

Beguiling Megan Fox takes on the role of April O’Neil, a naive reporter eager to prove her worth in salt to her bosses.

Out on solitary trip to uncover a scoop about the Foot Clan, she accidentally witnesses  a vicious attack by Foot soldiers against four shadowy figures. The four turn out to be our titular heroes, the Ninja Turtles. And how does this come about?

These creatures were once upon a time April’s teeny pets. They were part of a growing experiment conducted by April’s scientist father, alongside industry’s mogul Eric Sachs (William Fichtner). During a mysterious fire that cost her father his life, the young April set free the four turtles and a rat into the sewers. As the years roll on, the escapees grow into bipedal mutant creatures who observe the strict rules of the ninja.

The villain Sachs who has pledged to support the NYPD in their battle against the Foot Clan is thrilled to learn that the turtles are still alive for his own benefit. The reality is that the turtles’ blood contain a mutagen that every scientist is craving for.

You hear noisy battle cries of the good fighting the bad guys, destroying urban peace and scaring the hoot and holler out of the New Yorkers.

One remarkable scene is when the top of a high-rise building topples over with our heroes grappling on for dear life. 

Another major scene — a chase involving an 18-wheeler skids down a steep, snowy mountain as the turtles go sledding on their shells, choreographed in a complex, albeit heart-stomping way.

Finally, you’ll have to reckon with the scrumptious Pizza Hut pizzas and Orange Crush the turtles relish in the sewers — because the film will stop in its tracks to provide commercials for these products. More …..

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So do I enjoy this Movie?

Very much so.

It is a fun, silly, awesome, rollicking joy ride all the way!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Local Distributor: GSC MOVIES

 

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IF SO, THEN THESE “TWISTED” VISUALS MIGHT WELL DELIVER THE MESSAGE.

These visuals are indecently scary, demented enough to evoke distaste and fear in the minds of the weak.

No, the movie doesn’t play nice, fair nor easy.

It is definitely old-school where the use of special effects is kept to a bare minimum.

To say the least,  “JU-ON 3″ is one profoundly disturbing film to boot.

 ” JU-ON 3 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END ” (2014) JAPANESE MOVIE REVIEW

For some inexplicable reasons, I’ve yet to establish a valid connection on the JU-ON series, from past to present.

Hence this Review presents an opportunity to level up on a non-comparative edge (as akin to the the old ones).

“Ju On 3: The Beginning Of The End” wastes no time in pushing viewers into the loop.

It sounds the gong that it is a horrific film of the macabre genre. If you have a faint heart, don’t see.

The ghastly boy ghost is still around to deliver shocks, to empower you with his sickly appearance.

He will trample upon the hapless albeit unfortunate visitors who visits his residence.

And curiosity kills the cat (proverbial saying).

His favorite trick is to twist his victims’ heads 360% around with a loud cracking click. As well as to “prise open” the human jaw by stretching the jaw upwards and mutilate the total jaw apart in an elongated manner. It is really disgusting.

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We are told that this one  is the seventh film in the “Ju On” franchise.

If you are familiar with Japanese actors, here’s a neat line-up of Nozomi Sasaki (Yui Shouno), Kai Kobayashi (Toshio Saeki), Sho Aoyagi (Naoto Miyakoshi), and Reina Triendl (Nanami). They are here to be “bumped” off.

Some of these girls are really attractive.

 Let us have a brief rundown of the hideous plot:

In a peaceful residential area,three persons: a policeman, a child consultation officer and a local office staff assemble in front of a house with grim faces.

They discover the corpse of a murdered boy, dangling from a rope in a garbage-strewn room within the abode.

The boy has been dead for some time as the air is smacked of rotting flesh ordor.

Yui Ikuno (Nozomi Sasaki) is a teacher at an elementary school.

She is asked to take over Year 3 Class 3 following a sudden departure of their form teacher, Mr.Konishi.

Yui has no experience as a teacher but willingly accepts the offer. On her first day of class, Yui notices an unoccupied desk in the classroom.

The desk belongs to Toshio Saeki (Kai Kobayashi).

The class register shows that he has been absent for 7 days. She learns from the Vice Principal that the previous teacher, Konishi, made a home visit but did not see the boy.

Shortly after, he resigned.

Determined, Yui decides to visit Toshio. She may be bold but she is courting trouble.

No spoilers here as the VISUALS have already shown you that “JU-ON 3 is made with brutal fascination and skill.

Go enjoy the movie from here.

RATING: 3.5 out of 5.

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She slips effortlessly into the role of a plain Jane.

Or if you will, she can play the beguiling tempress.

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Poster boy BIE (SUKRIT WISETKAEW) is not just a cute singer.

He can really act as well.

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His STORY starts on this derelict ISLAND that’s devoid of total POWER and INTERNET communication.

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This love-struck teacher reads “I MISS YOU SO MUCH” through a diary that unintentionally connects.

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“THE TEACHER’S DIARY” (2014)

Thai Movie Review

Hey Baby, do you know what’s like to be lonely?

The year is 2012.

Song (SUKRIT WISETKAEW) is a cute hunk, an ex- wrestler who’s maimed by the physical  and emotional demands of his wrestling job and opts for a change. He accepts a one-year contract to teach in a “floating houseboat” moored alongside an enormous lake, amid the lush forestry of Chiangmai.

To his dismay, he has an odd intake of four naughty students for a start.

These brats give him a hard time, despite his patience and endurance to educate them.

One day Song stumbles upon  an illustrated diary belonging to Ann (PLOY CHERMAN), an attractive teacher who has taught the same class the term before him.

Reading page-by-page into the diary, he is fascinated by Ann’s regular goings-on. Most importantly, she is lonely too.

Nightfall after school can be boring and draggy. And leafing through Ann’s diary and penning his thoughts onto the book is the only pleasure that fertilizes Song’s mind and makes him forget about his extreme loneliness.

Of course, Ann has her fair share of frustrations and miseries when she was teaching the term before.

These she recounts in her illustrated diary. As time rolls on, Song finds himself falling in love with Ann though they have never met.

It is therefore natural that Song seeks Ann, yet when he eventually finds her, fate has it that she already has a boyfriend.

Both Ann and Song both are enduring unhappy relationships.

Song’s girlfriend is cheating on him.

Ann’s boyfriend is just another regular controlling jerk.

 We all know that it will be a matter of time when Ann and Song, having connected through the diary, sparks would be ignited, and they’d fall for each other.

Would this be the case?

In 2013, Ann returns to her old teaching job at the same rural houseboat.

She retrieves her diary only to find Song’s responses to her past entries.

Ann is clueless about the mysterious Song who has since resigned from this houseboat school.

Where is he is now?

For two lonely souls, this houseboat school is swarmed with lovey-dovey remembrances.

Admirably directed by NITHIWAT THARATORN,”THE TEACHER’S DIARY” is exuberantly funny with loads of poetic indulgences and tender moments.

This Reviewer loves it!

FOOTNOTES:

 The floating school based shown in the film is for real.

It’s called “Bann Ko Jatson School (Floating Classroom Branch)” at Li District, Lamphun Province in Northern Thailand.

The actress PLOY CHERMAN handles her role well, but it is BIE (SUKRIT WISETKAEW) who steals the thunder from her.

BIE has Chinese looks and if his management does a good job, he will soon have a stronghold of followers in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

That, provided he brushes up his Mandarin skills.

 RATING: 4.5 out of 5 (for telling us that love is a many-splendored thing).

Local Distributor: GSC MOVIES

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JACK NEO : PRODUCER , FILM DIRECTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, TALENT MANAGER

Clock backward to Chinese New Year 2011.

My press colleagues and myself interviewed thespian JACK NEO on his come-back role in HOMECOMING. (笑着回家). It was reported then, that he had taken a hiatus due to stress burnout.

In this movie JACK NEO was at his cross-dressing best.  He played a real “she” – as AH NIU’s mother. That was when I started to notice this versatile actor who self-challenged himself to take on the difficult role of a full-blown woman. And a hilarious one at that.

His screen character stole the thunder from the rest of the cast.

But “HOMECOMING” was directed by LEE THEAN- JEEN.

Fast forward to present day 11th July, 2014 (Friday) at the GENTING HIGHLANDS GALA PREMIERE.

Looking dapper in  suit to meet the press, JACK NEO sits confidently opposite me for a tete-a- tete interview.

“Have you seen any of my movies?” he politely asks.

“Some,” I truthfully answer, without hesitation.

This scenario takes place in GENTING HIGHLANDS where the local film distributor MM2 ENTERTAINMENT graciously transports some of  us ( Media) by private coach to the resort. It is a welcome respite, from a humid spell in Kuala Lumpur to a cool change of climate.

Anyway, back to JACK NEO. He was eager to share his shooting experience with THE LION MEN double features.

“There are cultural differences in style with the lion dance taught by various institutions. Different strokes for different folks. If only someone can connect all the regional schools and form a cohesion, a singular discipline, and develop it just like the art of kung fu.

Please pass this message around, JACK NEO implores.

At the heart of every lion dance, there is a soul within, waiting to be fortified and understood.

Pay attention and you can feel the pulse and see the beauty embedded with every drum roll.

For now, it’s the mixed lion dance. Hopefully the day will come when different schools can amalgamate to offer a singular art, just like kung- fu.

Other revelations:

Every year actors come and go because fame is transient and memories are small in the entertainment scene. Audiences always want something new.

(JACK NEO wears several folios : Producer, Director, Entrepreneur and Talent Manager).

He enjoys ribbing, but is in fact a serious professional.

Over the years he had ridden the storm, and overcame business betrayals and setbacks, but he dauntlessly plodded on.

“Those were trying times of frustration, of course. But if you want to lift your head up high rather than to living a mere existence, you’d need all the drama you can get.

I have never attempted slapsticks, not yet.

I take pride in directing my own brand of commercial comedy films with a moral to boot.”

But slapstick or otherwise, JACK NEO will never refuse a great script.

And good money in the offering as well, of course. (guffaws).

“I am after all, a businessman,” he trails off.

 

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The entire team returns to continue where they left off in Part 2.

Shi Shen (Tosh Zhang) is seething with jealousy with Mikey. Especially after he discovers Mikey is secretly in love with his girlfriend Xiao Yu (Eva Cheng).

Aiming to win the lion dance championship title, Shi Shen spends every waking hour in strenuous training and neglects the emotional needs of Xiao Yu.

As the dance final approaches, Xiao Yu begs Shi Shen to withdraw from the competition, since he has injured himself in a sabotage attempt.

Her pleas has fallen on deaf years and she has to reckon with Shi Shen’s cocky attitude.

So no prizes for guessing  who will eventually win the fair lady’s heart.

In all JACK NEO’s productions, you can expect a mixed bag of audience reaction, fan adulation and critical reception.

But his films have always boasted impressive box office returns.

And to NEO whose vision is “film making is a business”, this reality factor reigns supreme.

“You don’t like my films?  Then please don’t go!

Despite whatever the worse critic may chide, I like to think I am laughing all my way to the bank with a box-office clout.

Action paves the way, not just sweet talk.

 LION MEN2 is smartly written and superbly acted by a relatively unknown young cast from across the causeway. With JACK NEO at the helm, these guys may soon be household names.

Never undermine good talent. Just give it a break. And that is exactly what he is doing.

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IMPRESSIVE AUDIENCE AND PRESS TURNOUT.

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LONDON?

Ah, during late Autumn or Winter, this numbing feeling can be abysmal.

Shorter days, longer nights.

And the intense chill and frost bites blending well with the cheerless mood.

You might have hummed along with the classic hit called STREETS OF LONDON.

Lovely!

Eons ago, I discovered this tearful song that never fails to instil an absolute sense of tingling foreboding in me.

There’s this old world charm about the lyrics that’d probably touch a zillion souls.

Something about life and loneliness entwined, of poverty, reminding us to treasure whatever material wealth we  may have now, no matter  how frugal we should be, to count our blessings.

In this forlorn world, there’ll many who are deprived of company, warmth and food, if we look hard enough.

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The STREETS OF LONDON is a song with a soul, beckoning you to incite healing in this cold, dreary world ….

Let me run the meaningful lyrics for you here:

Have you seen the old man

In the closed-down market

Kicking up the paper,

with his worn out shoes?

In his eyes you see no pride

Hand held loosely at his side

Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news

Chorus: So how can you tell me you’re lonely,

And say for you that the sun don’t shine?

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London

I’ll show you something to make you change your mind

Have you seen the old girl

Who walks the streets of London

Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?

She’s no time for talking,

She just keeps right on walking

Carrying her home in two carrier bags.

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In the all night cafe

At a quarter past eleven,

Same old man is sitting there on his own

Looking at the world

Over the rim of his tea-cup,

Each tea lasts an hour

Then he wanders home alone

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Have you seen the old man

Outside the Seaman’s Mission

Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears

In our winter city,

The rain cries a little pity

For one more forgotten hero

And a world that doesn’t care

POVERTY doesn’t just exist in third world countries,  it’s rampant everywhere..

Due to the escalating costs of living, lack of goverment support sometimes, and a poor job market, the current global crunch, many are finding it even harder to support themselves & their families – circumstances forcing them to become homeless or live out on the streets.

And not just the men and women, but also CHILDRENand the DISABLED.

We are going through a global recession now.

Avoid overindulgence.

Go easy on the bank credit and live within your means.

Save money for a rainy day.

You never know when the storm will come.

Get wise, be prepared.

Prevention is better than cure.

Life’s full of unexpected surprises that will come aknocking when you least expect them.

Smile, render a kind deed.

If each of us does one part to cheer this trouble world and maintain the harmony, then the entire planet would be a joyous place to live in.

TRY IT!

Let’s borrow a line from the evergreen MY FAIR LADYmusical -

” WOULD IT BE LOVERLY ” …..

Right?

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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE UNLOVED AND ALONE?

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 YOU DON’T LIKE TO BE ALONE?

Then treasure the Ones around You.

(Hello, sweet FOLKS. This is a clean work-of- art with a nice picture, as long as you don’t think dirty).

Of course I did not write this. I distilled it from somewhere. 

It was another brilliant person who has extensive life experiences, who wrote to share. 

These are social issues that we all know – that nobody, in his right frame of mind, would want to be alone.

Loneliness can assail you like a bitter plum. It saps you, drains you and eventually eats your soul.

Here’s goes:

“It’s sad to be alone.

You can have all the money in the world, but if you don’t have anyone to share it with, you have nothing.

The need for human companionship is universal.

Humans are creatures of community and need each other for companionship.”

LIFE’S PERSONAL AND REAL, FOLKS, NOT SOMETHING YOU SAVOR ON REEL.

Posted by: koolcampus | July 14, 2014

“YOU DON’T LIVE FOREVER, YOU KNOW?”

IMPERPANENCE PICTURE

Writer LEO BABAUTA wrote a beautiful piece on the subject of

“IMPERMANENCE”.

Read it and you’ll find his message rings so true.

You have LIFE and everyone is blessed with only a short span on Mother Earth.

So why take everything for granted and fritter away precious moments?

He says:

“The cherry blossom falls after its short beautiful bloom.

It floats gently down to earth.

Its life is over, but the limitedness of its existence is one of the biggest reasons the blossom is so gorgeous.

If we knew that the blossom would last forever, it wouldn’t have the same poignant beauty, and we’d take it for granted.

The blossom’s impermanence, its fleetingness, its transience — this is why we appreciate it.

Our lives are similarly short.

We have but a moment on this rock, but we forget that impermanence and take our days for granted.

We fritter away those days with the wasted activities of TV, social media, computer games.

If we remember the impermanence of life, perhaps we could appreciate its gentle passing with as much appreciation as a cherry blossom.”

Do you agree?

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