WAKING up in the late morning, still enjoying the fresh air on my off-day. Nothing to do, so I switching the channel randomly as usual. I happened to watch this wonderful movie that makes my day and it's called "Kinky Boots".
It's neither a typical blockbuster-type movie that came from Hollywood's mould, nor it has the CG special effects of Michael Bay. The story is simple yet extraordinary.
It was about this man - Charlie Price who inherited a shoe factory in Northampton after his father's death. For generations, Price & Sons, the shoes factory has pride itself for manufacturing the best & most durable men's leather shoes in England. However, facing a harsh and intense competition from cheaper shoes makers outside England, Charlie Price is forced to rethink his business model or if not close down the factory.
By chance, a drag queen performer, Lola in London, inspired Charlie to crave out a new niche market, i.e. shoes for male transverstites. Along the way, Lola managed to change the way, his factory workers, the people in a traditional town and Charlie, looked at her/him. From a queer-looking stranger to a friend, from uncertainties to hopes, they succesfully put up Price & Sons new products on the Milan walkway.
I like the way how such a simple, unappealing movie at one look, can turned out to be so good and captivating. Kinky Boots makes one to re-look and to re-think how one should views others in an open way. I also like a particular scene where Charlie was 'forced' to fire 15 staffs in one day, repeating to them: "Well, what can I do right?". He was eventually rebuked by a lady staff: "..you could do something, like to change the product, rethink, restrategised instead of saying: 'Oh, what can I do?' "
Yeah, how often did we tell ourselves, "what can I do?" when there are actually alternatives if we were to think really hard. Giving up is often the mental short-cut for many. Giving up make life so much easier. It is the courage that make us to say NO to "what can I do?" . It may not turn out to be a 'fairy tale ending', but we never know if we didn't try, isn't it?
This reminds me how tough it is going for me if I decided to pursue a alternative career ahead 2008. But I am determine to try.
Go watch this movie. I really think it is fun and cute!
I mentionedJulian Beever before. Recently, he did another 3D chalk drawing of Transformer at Union Square, NYC. Looks rather cool like all of his other works, but I have a question. What the hell is a Transformer doing with a bottle of Mountain Dew? Robots aren't suppose to be thirsty for soft drink, are they?
I reasoned out that this transformer could be a environmentalist. It has recycled the plastic bottle. It is actually either petrol or Allspark contained inside. Haha!!
Whatever it is, I still prefer, artworks without any commercial elements.
"I wanted to do something special for my Husband Tim for his 30th b-day so the obvious choice was to have a giant Optimus Prime cake made for the party. I ordered it from a local Nashville cake shop - The French Confection. They did a fabulous job! The thing is the size of a toddler (and I'm sure has more calories ^_^). It has brownie dirt complete with fondant grass and the body is made of cake and rice crispy treats. I added the cake shops web site to the image to give them some kudos."
Wah rao eh ... how to eat like that?? Is Ah Joe's birthday coming?
IF someone were to sum up the whole Star Wars Episode, it should be like this....
There are the 5 seconds series made by "That Guy with the Glasses". They really made me laugh out loud. Blockbusters movies are all sum out in 5 seconds!! Another one for you... Titanic.
Quoted from That Guy with the Glasses:
"...this channel consists of famous movies condensed down to approximately 5 seconds. Now many people have pointed out these movies aren't EXACTLY 5 seconds long, the point is they're short, funny, and don't require much time to watch.."
Have you ever wondered, if you and your friends are transformers robots, what roles will you be taking up? Are there more Decepticons or Autobots?
Well, my friends and I have been calling each other by the original characters in cartoon since don't know how many donkey years ago. Now with the craze of Transformers 2007 movie, we even change our MSN Messenger nick to the robots' name. Here they are ...
Unfortunately, I have more Decepticons friends than the AutoBots ones
Dave "Megatron" - The most evil & cunning villians of all robots. He always set traps for the Autbots. Like the weapon that he is holding, he can be quite "Dua Pao" at times (Hokkien = "Big Cannon")
Jacky "Soundwave" - Quiet, observant is his main characteristic. He is also extremly loyal to Megatron
Keith "StarScream" - Second-in-command of the Decepticons. He is extremly treacherous and ambitious. So far, he has the smelliest mouth. Sibei (hokkien = very) Kao Bei (hokkien = cry for father, which means grumpy)
Eugene "Skywarp" - He is one sly fox, always plotting against others even the decepticons, especially Starscream.
Joe "Optimus Prime" - Excel in all areas and was been dubbed as the best AutoBots leader ever.
Stanley "Hot Rod" - He is highly capable and hardworking to prove his worth in the ranks of Autobots. Yet, he sometimes lack the confidence in terms of his own leadership abilies.
Tiong "Bumble Bee" - It is always targetted by the Decepticons and perceived as the weakest link (most of the time, he would fall in the evil plot of Decepticons) . Nah.. he is not weak, he is just too soft-hearted. Damned the evil Decepticons.