Wow this is turning semiannual…
SPL 2: A Time For Consequences
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Imitation Game
Fast & Furious 7
I Want to See the Manager
The Taking of Tiger Mountain
Two Thumbs Up
Songs from the Second Floor
Fifty Shades of Grey
Kiseijû: Part 1
I want 90mins back:
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Random stuff I enjoyed this year:
Sharon van Etten –Are We There
Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq – There is Calm to be Done
Jay Brannan – Always, Then, & Now
SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
Maybeshewill – Fair Youth
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Moodoïd – Le Monde Möö
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Warpaint – Warpaint
JJ – V
戳麻 – 自在本性
藍奕邦 – 撫愛
惘聞 – 八匹馬
鐘氏兄弟 – 極
The Grand Budapest Hotel
何式凝 – 我係何式凝，今年五十五歲
(Not a fan of her or anything like that, but can’t deny some of her thinking is pretty inspiring, if not shocking.)
I am loving android. Why did I stick with ios for so long?
My Favourite Faded Fantasy//
But then none of the above really matters. Only one thing that’s important and worth remembering this year – and I will use this song to commemorate it. Or Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, but that tune is SO 2013.
Goal: One fruit per day at least, drink plenty of water, talk to more people.
Magic in the Moonlight
God Help the Girl
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda
RATHER HAVE MY 2-HOUR BACK:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Exodus: Gods and Kings
I forgot about this blog again. Anyway 2014 seems a good year for film viewing, so far we have already got great films released in Hong Kong like Begin Again, The Lunchbox, Grand Budapest Hotel etc. (And I am looking forward to Him/Her and the new Woody Allen’s film.) And surprisingly my second fave of the last two months was Break Up 100. Desert Dancer and The Great Hypnotist are pretty good too.
Yet Temporary Family is doomed to be a very strong contender in being the shittest HK film this year on my list (alongside Aberdeen). No style, no substance (or skin-deep thoughts pretending to be something of a higher level). And worst of all I can’t imagine a director that can make Sammi Cheng looks so unattractive.
The Three Oddest Words
When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.
When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.
When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no non-being can hold.
By Wislawa Szymborska
(NB: A friend shared this on FB, I want to put this down.)
The other day I was grumpy about the traffics (thats pretty much the only thing they gets me grumpy everyday) but then I thought of it the reverse way… I should be happy that I don’t have to do it everyday – morning and evening – anymore.
And then something happened at the pier when I was about to go Macau yesterday. It reminds me how tiny Hong Kong – and the world is. And we are all so insignificant. I should be pissed and grumpy, but I aint really so. Does it say something? Good intention is stupid, but try keep it any way.
Anyway click here for pics from a recent Taiwan trip.
I can’t believe all these things happening to me these few years. So much ups and downs. And now, a dream comes true. All I long for and imagine last few years. Just make things happen, everyone.