Of drama series

My love towards Taiwanese (and Korean) drama started about 3 years ago. A little bit late perhaps.

In 2001, when peers my age were crazy about Meteor Garden (and F4), I was not one of them. I mean, yes I did watch it and all but I was never one who went crazy over the actors and actresses. The only one that I think was cute was 花澤類 (played by Vic Chou), but that’s about it. I was never crazy over the songs as well. I just thought they were quite catchy but that was that.

Then when I moved to Singapore in January 2010 and was staying home most of the time because I was still looking for a job then, I spent my days watching Taiwanese drama 下一站,幸福 (Autumn’s Concerto).

Autumn's Concerto

That was when I saw Vanness Wu (吳建豪) in a clean-cut look, totally different from his appearance at Meteor Garden (I really thought he looked ridiculous in long hair (and I still think so)!) and I became an instant fan! Hahaha! He really looked good there. Charming and so 帥 (handsome)! I really like the pairing of him and Ady An (安以軒) here. Ady’s acting was really good too. She really can provoke your emotion.

And not to forget the super cute and adorable Xiao Xiao Bin (小小彬)!! He is just too adorable and his acting was really good, especially during the heartbreaking scene where he ran after 光晞’s car bawling his eyes out.

I watched it again early this year and it is still my #1 favourite series to date. I love the soundtrack too! 😀

My second favourite would be Ti Amo Chocolate (愛上巧克力) which I have just finished watching today, actually.

Ti_Amo_Chocolate

The first reason on why I watched it was because of… Vanness! Hahahaha! But it was no regret because this series is so good!! There were 80 episodes in total and this is my first time watching such a long-running series without English subtitle (the videos I found online had none of it). I really enjoyed it though. I learn some new Chinese vocabularies along the way too. So it’s like hitting 2 birds with 1 stone 😀

Btw, yes there are 80 episodes! Surprisingly long compared to the usual drama which have 20-40ish episodes, but it’s damn worth it!

I was totally crazy over this drama that I slept very late (just last Friday and Saturday night I slept at 4am watching it) and I even downloaded the episodes and put them in my iPhone so I could watch them on the go.

Just like Autumn’s Concerto, I love the soundtrack too! Vanness and Joanne Tseng (曾之喬) also did a good job here. Okay let me revise that. I think all of the main casts did a good job actually. I did cry a few times during sad episodes, especially when 家驊 and 希恩’s relationship was in turmoil. I seriously felt like a teenager all over again. Lol!

My third favourite would be Princess Hours (Goong / 궁 / 宮).

Princess Hours

Yes, It’s not Taiwanese but Korean drama. In fact, it was the first Korean drama I’ve ever fallen in love with (haven’t found others that I really like until now). I’ve watched this twice as well and I’ve known about this series when I was still in uni because Juan was watching it everyday online and I liked the soundtrack. So I actually listened to the songs first before watching the drama. Hahaha.

Yoon Eun Hye (윤은혜) was really cute here and Joo Ji Hoon (주지훈) was… quite charming but quite annoying too at times that I felt like slapping him. Hahaha!

If you noticed, all 3 dramas that I like have a storyline that involves rich guys and girls from middle/lower income families, which is one of the standard storylines in Asian dramas (or the other way around).

I always watch the series (much) later than the airing time because I’d prefer to do a marathon of it. I don’t like the feeling of waiting for the next day to watch the next episode!

Anyway, actually I can’t decide which one is my #1 favourite: 下一站,幸福 or 愛上巧克力. I like them both a lot so I guess I will just award the #1 to both of them (but I guess I am still more inclined to 下一站,幸福)  :p

To prove my love towards these drama, I am seriously planning to buy the DVD set of 下一站,幸福 and 愛上巧克力. Feels like I’m going back to my teenage years! Admiring the actors and all. LOL!

Personally, I am more of Taiwanese drama fan than Korean. I know everything Korean-related is the hype recently but I’m not really into it. I guess I like Taiwanese drama more because I still understand the language and I can sing along to the songs too :p

No lar, actually I can’t really pinpoint the reason why. Just that I am more into that than Korean’s, even for music. I am into Mandopop (and some Cantopop too) much more than K-pop (ask me about Korean songs and I can only tell you less than 5 that I really like – actually it’s because I’m not following the trend also wtf).

Speaking of Taiwan, I am planning to go to Taipei again, probably end of this year or early next year. This time round I just wanna explore Taipei only because when I went to Taiwan in Dec 2010, I went around to other cities like Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, and Hualien. So the time I spent in Taipei city itself is only like…. 3 or 4 days in total? So not enough!

I really like Taiwan though (So maybe that’s also one of the reasons why I am more into Taiwanese drama and music :p). You HAVE to go there at least once in your life. It has a lot to offer, from the yummylicious street food to shopping streets to beautiful scenery. 😉

I swear I don’t wanna adopt a child!

Last night I asked Jessika out for dinner and on the way, she asked whether I wanted to watch a movie. I said sure, why not? And we settled for Orphan.

After a scrumptious dinner of a green tea waffle with strawberry (mine) and chocolate (hers) ice cream, we sat in the cinema and the movie started to roll…

So how’s the movie? (Warning: spoilers ahead! Continue reading if you aren’t the curious type)

p.s: It’s been so long since I wrote a complete movie review like this. Sorry if it’s too long!

Damn! It was one of the movie I kinda regret of watching!!

No, seriously! Esther, the main character, is just plain psycho and freaky!!!

You see, how could a sweet girl like this

turn into someone…

…like that?!

Again. From this…


to this

Ok, it’s not really obvious there, but the way she smiles is just…scary! You know, like those evil-ish smile

The movie started with a couple of husband and wife (John and Kate) who had just lost their baby (Jessica) when she was still in the womb.

Kinda frustrated with losing the baby, Kate decided to adopt a child from St. Mariana Home for Girls…

The place is nice! It’s all white, and sumore with the snow surrounding it, it so looks like those Christmas cards!

After wandering around, their choice went to Esther

A very very pretty and sweet girl who loves painting

Tell me, how could anyone not falling in love with a gorgeous smile like this?


I literally went “Awwwwww” the first time I saw her face. Really soo pwetty!

Sister Abigail, the head of the orphanage, said Esther is an extraordinary girl who is so mature for her age (9 y.o). So after getting her papers done, 3 weeks after that, John and Kate brought the sweet lil girl home. Little did they know disasters were waiting for them…

Esther seemed to get along well with John and Kate’s daugher, Maxine (Max, in short – sounds like a boy…) and not really well with Daniel (or Danny – Max’s older brother)

It started with her pushing her classmate down the high slide in the park because she was making fun of her even on the first day she came to the class


Brenda: Oh look! Little Bo Beep text me. She wants her outfit back.

That was what the poor girl said on the first day she came into the class cos she was wearing a cute dress that’s more appropriate for a party rather than for school.


After that, a few incidents occur:

Esther killed Sister Abigail when she visited John and Kate to told them she had made a mistake and that something’s wrong with Esther…

She smashed and stabbed her with a hammer and hid it in Danny’s tree house. Max was with her when it happened and Esther told her to shut her mouth up and not tell on her. Max, who is mute and communicates with sign language, couldn’t do anything as she was younger than her and was very very afraid of her.

A short conversation between Danny and Esther to show how psychotic Esther was:

[Esther and Max walk up after Daniel has shot a pigeon with his paintball gun]
Esther: Did you kill it?
Daniel Coleman: [crying] It was just a paintball, I didn’t think it’d hurt him…
[She picks up a big rock and holds it out to him]
Esther: Put it out of its misery.
[off his look]
Esther: It’s in pain. And it’s your responsibility.
Daniel Coleman: It was just an accident.
Esther: If you walk away now, it’ll starve to death. Is that what you want?
[pause]
Daniel Coleman: I’m not doin’ it…
[after a moment, she smashes the pigeon with the rock]
Esther: [to Max] It’s all right. It’s in Heaven now.
Daniel Coleman: What’s wrong with you?

Kate then was told that the Russian orphanage Esther came from (before she came to America) has no record of her ever being there. However, despite Esther’s ill-omened behaviour, John didn’t believe it at all! Geez..what a stupido!

At one point, Esther breaks her own arm in John’s vise and convinces John that Kate broke it. On Esther’s first day back at school, she slips Kate’s SUV into neutral that makes it slide backwards down the road and nearly killing Max. Badly shaken, Kate buys two bottles of wine, but at the last minute pours one of them down the drain and leaves the other full.

Kate learns that Esther was housed at a mental institution in Estonia called the Saarne Institute, but when she expresses misgivings to John, he and her counselor think that Kate is relapsing into her drinking habit. After John produces the other bottle Kate bought the night before, he threatens to leave her unless she gets help.

Afterwards…
(Taken from wikipedia):

Daniel learns of the hammer from Max and decides to get it and go to the police. However, Esther sets the treehouse on fire, intending to get rid of the evidence and kill Daniel. Daniel escapes by falling out of the tree, severely injuring his neck. Esther tries to finish him off by smashing a brick over his head, but Max shoves her out of the way just in time. Esther again tries to kill him at the hospital by smothering him with a pillow. As doctors rush to save Daniel, Kate angrily knocks Esther down, and is sedated by doctors.

That night, Esther tries to seduce a drunk John (WTH!). John realizes Kate was telling the truth all along and threatens to call the orphanage, but Esther stabs him to death. Max witnesses this and hides in her laundry hamper.

As Kate is coming out of sedation, she gets a call from the Saarne Institute’s director, Dr. Värava , who reveals that Esther isn’t a 9-year-old girl at all, but a 33-year-old woman named Leena Klammer (WTF!). She has hypopituitarism, a disorder that stunted her physical growth, and has spent most of her life posing as a little girl. The doctor tells Kate that Leena is dangerously psychotic, and warns her to protect her family. Kate rushes home, where Leena shoots her in the arm before searching for Max.

Their chase takes them outside to a frozen pond, where Kate and Leena struggle before falling through a hole in the ice. Kate crawls out of the hole, followed by Leena, who begs for her life, addressing Kate as “Mommy”. Kate angrily responds that she is not her mother, and kicks Leena in the face, breaking her neck and sending her back into the pond to drown.

Phew! What a movie la!

I like Isabelle Fuhrman! She’s so pretty! Altho she acts as the psychotic Esther in the movie, but still, she’s cute! 😀

*Ignore her bunny teeth*

See the comparison? Wahh so pretty and the one at the background so freaky! Lol

Ok, honestly, the plot isn’t that nice (I don’t know why it sounds interesting in writing), especially the ending! It’s sooo hanging! It ended just by Kate breaking Esther’s neck and sending her back into the cold cold pond to drown, then she walks away with Max. That’s it!! They didn’t tell how their life was after that or anything! More, they didn’t mention that she was a prostitute or something.

Hmmm…but it has succesfully made me and Jess scared, oh well, at least the images of Esther was still running in our head when we walked back to the car to go home AND *omg please don’t laught at me!!* made me slept in my parents’ room…..

Yea yea yea I know u guys must have been laughing at my childish-ness at this point, right? >.<

My dad had a good laugh at me last night when I told him I wanted to sleep in his room (he slept in my bedroom), then Mum ( who was half asleep already by then) said “Your fault la. Who asked you to watch that movie?”

ROFLMAO la. Hahahaha I know it sounded so childish but I guess it’s kinda funny at some point :p

Last note: I don’t wanna adopt a child after watching this movie! Lol

This is a short recap of what happened to Malaysia’s greatest film director

Note: She collapsed on July 23, 2009.

Source: the star online

PETALING JAYA: Award-winning director Yasmin Ahmad, famed for her advertisements and films capturing the essence of racial harmony in Malaysia, collapsed while attending a meeting at Sri Pentas here.

The 51-year-old creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur was rushed to the Damansara Specialist Centre yesterday, and underwent brain surgery following a stroke due to bleeding in the brain.

Paediatric surgeon Datuk Dr Zakaria Zahari, Yasmin’s brother-in-law, said she was in a stable but critical condition.

Yasmin had earlier met with TV3 officials, as well as pop diva Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, at Media Prima’s Sri Pentas premises to pitch a potential commercial.

Siti told The Star that during the meeting, Yasmin complained of feeling unwell, cupped her face and rested her head on the table.

Sensing something amiss when Yasmin remained motionless for a few minutes, those present rushed to her side.

“We laid her on the floor. She was having difficulty breathing. A panel doctor from Sri Pentas came to assist.

“While she gave Yasmin mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, I helped with the chest compressions until the ambulance arrived,” said Siti, a former ambassador for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

A host of media representatives and personalities had congregated at the hospital where Yasmin was admitted.

Yasmin had previously suffered a stroke about five years ago.

Her parents are on the way from Langkawi to be with her.

Malaysia has lost its’ greatest film director…

Sigh….

News source: the star online

KUALA LUMPUR: Award-winning film director Yasmin Ahmad (pic) has died from massive bleeding in the brain at the Damansara Specialist Hospital.

She died at 11.25pm yesterday (Saturday, July 25, 2009). She had undergone surgery following her collapse at the TV3 headquarters Seri Pentas on Thursday.

The 51-year-old movie maker was famed for her advertisements and films capturing the essence of racial harmony in Malaysia.

Relatives, loved ones and a large group of luminaries from the local movie and television scene gathered at the hospital the moment they heard about her death.

Among the first to arrive were veteran actress Fatimah Abu Bakar – a close friend of Yasmin – and Media Prima International CEO Datuk Seri Farid Ridzuan.

Although distraught, those present paid tribute to the award-winning director.

“We would come cross a few great people in our time on earth. Yasmin was one of them.

“She wasn’t an easy person to live or work with, but that was only because she was so talented.

“She had a big heart and vision that we usually don’t understand. That was why people misunderstood her. But she never intended any malice,” said Fatimah.

She added Yasmin’s films had always been about love and forgiveness because that was the way her parents brought her up.

Fatimah’s daughter, Sharifah Amani, who acted in Yasmin’s films, was too distraught as she stood by at her mother’s side.

She refused to talk to the press.

Fatimah and Farid acted as the spokespersons for Yasmin’s family to announce her death and details of her funeral.

TV host Aznil Nawawi, said he had always admired Yasmin’s work although he never had a chance to work with her.

“She possessed the knack on how to capture the essence of Malaysia through her movies and commercials.

“I last saw her when she was promoting her movie Talentime at the Radio Era office,” he added.

Suria FM chief executive officer Engku Imran Engku Zainal Abidin described Yasmin’s death as a great loss – not only to the entertainment and movie industry, but to the nation as a whole.

“Her movies are watched by all races because they can all relate to the messages conveyed.

“We have lost a great, intelligent and creative director,” he added.

Yasmin will be buried after Zohor prayers today, although at press time the location of the burial has yet to be determined.

Fatimah said Yasmin’s body would be taken to the SS19 Mosque in Subang Jaya for prayers.

R.I.P Yasmin….Thanks for your great contribution for film and advertising industry…There won’t be one like you anymore….. 😦

Laskar Pelangi!

First, there was the book:

Once I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. It was seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read. More over, it was written based on the true story of the author! I like books and movies that were based on true stories!

Mum bought it in Jakarta and I brought it back to Beijing with me when I went back to Indo for last year’s CNY. And I couldn’t put it down until I’ve finish it. Hahahahaha

That was last year.

And the book went on to be a best seller!!

This year…

The book has been made into film!!!!!!!! 😀

When I heard about that, I had already had it in mind that this is an absolutely-must-watch-movie!!

The premiere was just on September 25th 2008.

And I got to watch it today! (ok, make it yesterday, since it’s already the next day by now. lol)
with Agnes and Vero @ Kadut. Hehehehehe

And and and and and and and….

I LOVE IT!!!!! 😀

The story is about the book author when he was a little boy in Belitong, an island near South Sumatra, Indonesia. It was started with the first day of school in a waiting-to-be-closed primary school. They had to get 10 students on the first day or it’s a bye-bye to school (means it will be close down).

The clock couldn’t stop ticking, and by 11am, they still got only 9 students. One of the teacher was starting to tell the bad news to the parents and students-to-be there about the bad news when suddenly a boy and his mum came running down to the school. And he saved the day!


The story went on about the life of the 10 students in the only-Moslem-school there in Belitong. How they survived on the oh-so-fragile school building, their friendships, their daily life, and lots of funny, cute, and interesting things happened between them. The 10 students were named “Laskar Pelangi” (Soldiers of the Rainbow) by the lady teacher because all of them loved rainbow 🙂

These are the 2 amazing teachers, Bu Muslimah and Pak Arpan (Ms. Muslimah and Pak Arpan)

The students called the lovely lady “Bu Mus”

The story is also about how they beat other schools with higher social standards in the National Day Carnival and in a Cerdas Cermat competition (sorry, I couldn’t recall the English translation for that. Anyone can help me? lol). It’s some kind of quiz la, but it’s about all subjects taught in school.

What I like about the book is that the story is sooooo interesting that you couldn’t put it down before you are done with it. And some parts were just touching. And the hilarious parts, it showed the naivety of the kampong kids. So cute lar 😉

As for the movie, the story was, of course, cut short. Just like any other based-on-books movie where they cut a lot of parts from the books and excluded them in the movie. But it’s still nice tho. And I loooooooveeeeeeeeeeee the sceneries!!!!!




I couldn’t get other pictures of the sceneries in the movies (which are nicer!)
But I guess these three are enough, no? lol

Belitong (or Belitung, as how they called it now) really has MAGNIFICENT sceneries!

Seriously. Check this out!

Open the link and see the photos for yourself. You’ll be mesmerized! 🙂

They have this photography tour in Belitung for you to capture the beautiful sceneries in the beaches of Belitung. Mannn I am sooo wanna go. Dad and I were planning to go actually! 😀

On a more serious note, this might be the BEST Indo movie I’ve ever seen! It’s not like some cheesy romance movie or seriously-lack-of-quality horror movies (which are getting more and more these days -_-). Although I admit I do like to watch some of the romance comedy tho 😉

This movie is packed with moral values. I think this is the first Indo movie with so much moral values inside. There’s so many hidden messages in the movie:

1. At the starting, the kids wouldn’t be able to study in school if the number of students didn’t reach 10 because the Education department wouldn’t give the subsidized money for them. This shows the ironic condition of education in Indonesia. I bet this kind of condition still exists somewhere out there.

2. The oh-so-fragile-even-a-small-wind-could-break-it-into-pieces school building. In fact, this kind of school building DOES exist in Indonesia, especially in the kampong areas and small villages.

3. The fact that Lintang couldn’t continue to go to school because he had to be the back bone of the family as his father has just passed away while going fishing in the sea. He had to do some work to feed his little brother and sister. Again, this represents the pathetic condition of the education in Indonesia. There are LOTS (and I mean LOTS) of children out there who couldn’t continue their education (or couldn’t even go to school) because of the family’s economic condition which resulted in them becoming beggars or street-singer/musician on the streets. If you ever got the chance to visit Indonesia, especially Jakarta, do take a look when you are stopping at the traffic light, at intersections usually. In some areas in Jakarta (some are just not too far from my living area), there will be a lot of small kids (some are barely 5 y.o!!) begging for money, or singing and begging, and so on. There are some transvestites too…(ok, I’m getting out of topic. lol).

4. How Bu Mus and Pak Arpan taught the students patiently and with love, of course, even though their salary is not that much. In fact, it probably is so small. Again and again, this portrays the reality of teachers in Indonesia (oh why does this movie has to portray so much of our education life..). Teachers, more specifically those who teach at public schools, I think la, is one of the lowest-wage-receiver in Indo. Their salary is seriously low that they have to do side jobs to boost up their income. And no, I’m not kidding.

5. ….

(Damn! Why suddenly I forgot the story line?!)

Ok la, the point is: THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD, OR SHALL I SAY, MUST MUST MUST WATCH THIS MOVIE!!

They have to see the reality in our society where there are still a LOT of homeless kids and those who cannot pursue their education (let alone they keep on campaigning “WAJIB BELAJAR 9 TAHUN” (“Compulsory 9 years of education). If you think it’s so important for the anak bangsa to get a good education, then why don’t you start on doing it?!

Well, they have started tho. I heard that now, primary school students do not have to pay for their school fees. Hmm..not bad as a starter.

But the most important thing is: STOP THE CORRUPTION LA!! It’s nice huh, enjoying your richness, luxury cars and homes, eating at expensive restaurants most of the time, and bla bla bla where the money is the CITIZEN’S?

Where are the subsidized money you supposed to send to the schools in the kampongs or villages? Why don’t you fix those oh-so-fragile-even-a-small-wind-could-break-it-into-pieces school buildings so the students could study better? Why don’t you provide them with text books?

Ok ok I gotta stop here. I sound so emotional already, eh? LOL.
Need to stop also la. Later the government block my blog pulak. Kacau leh. Hahahaha.

Lastly, the soundtracks!!!

At first, I couldn’t believe it…NIDJI was the band who will sing the OST of Laskar Pelangi! cos…I don’t like their music, to be honest. It’s just not my taste.

BUTTTTTTTT……..

This time, they were succeed in making me like their music. LOL. The soundtrack is quite nice, especially the lyrics….It’s so meaningful:

“Laskar Pelangi” – Nidji

Mimpi adalah kunci
Untuk kita mewarnai dunia
Berlarilah tanpa lelah
Sampai engkau meraihnya

Laskar Pelangi
Takkan terikat waktu
Bebaskan mimpimu di angkasa
Warnai bintang di jiwa

Menarilah dan terus tertawa
Walau dunia tak seindah surga

Bersyukurlah pada yang kuasa
Cinta kita di dunia selamanya…

Cinta kepada hidup
Memberikan senyuman abadi
Walau hidup kadang tak adil
Tapi cinta lengkapi kita

Laskar Pelangi
Takkan terikat waktu
Jangan berhenti mewarnai
Jutaan mimpi di bumi

Menarilah dan terus tertawa
Walau dunia tak seindah surga
Bersyukurlah pada yang kuasa
Cinta kita di dunia selamanya…

Ermm..should I translate it?

Ok ok, here it is:

“Soldiers of Rainbow” – Nidji (wooo sounds so cool in English…Soldiers of Rainbow! Lol)

Dreams are the keys
For us to color the world
Run towards it without any hesitation
Till you can grab them

Soldiers of Rainbow
You won’t be tied up with time
Free your dreams up to the sky
Color the stars in your hearts

Keep on dancing and laughing
Although the world isn’t as beautiful as heaven
Give thanks to the One
For our love in this world forever

Love gives an eternal smile to our lives
Although sometimes life is unfair
Love always completes us

Btw, every time I listen to this song, I always imagine the scene in the movie where the kids were running around around big rocks, smiling and laughing happily. Or a bunch of kids running around happily. I dunno le. Izzit that affecting until I always imagine like that? Lol.

The other nice soundtrack is “Tak Perlu Keliling Dunia” by Gita Gutawa, daughter of one of Indonesian famous composer, Erwin Gutawa. Her name is getting more and more popular among the Indonesian music community.

*Music coming soon. I can’t find the good quality one to post here*

“Tak Perlu Keliling Dunia” – Gita Gutawa

Kapur putih pucat
Terasa penuh warna
Dan pelangi yang enggan datang pun berbinar

Kertas putih yang pudar
Tertulis seribu kata
Dan ku ungkap semua yang sedang kurasa

Dengarkanlah kata hatiku
Bahwa ku ingin untuk tetap di sini

* Tak perlulah aku keliling dunia

Translate again ar? Aiyah..

Ok la ok la (actually it’s just me who’s itchy hand want to translate :p)

“I don’t need to go around the world” – Gita Gutawa

The pale white chalk
Feels colorful
And the hiding rainbow came along

The

I’m off now. Time to sleep! Ciao!

200 Pounds Beauty

So I’ve just finished watching 200 Pounds Beauty. It should have finished earlier on, but due to me watching So You Think You Can Dance Malaysia, so yea..lol

Ok. So this movie is about a fat girl with a great voice named Kang Hanna. She is a singer, but doesn’t sing on the stage. Instead, she sings at the backstage for another person (so Ammy, the “singer” was doing lip sync). One day Ammy humiliated her in front of her music company’s Director, Han Sang Jun, whom Hanna fell in love with.

Heartbroken, Hanna attempts to commit suicide, but she changes her mind. Instead, she runs away and decides to get a head-to-toe makeover through plastic surgery and liposuction,…

(for complete synopsis of the movie, click here)

In short, this movie is nice! The morale is there: to love yourself however you are, and to do well in what you are doing, because…

“Your best isn’t enough. Doing well is what counts” (Kang Hanna)

Singin’ In The Rain


As a film student, perhaps I’m a bit too late for watching this sensational film musical today. I’ve just finished watching it, and I’ve add it to my list of favorite films ^_^ Yesss, Singin’ In The Rain (1952) is “The greatest Hollywood musical ever made” -Roger Ebert-
Seems that I’m so amazed with it? yea, kinda…I lurve the way they dance *the tap dance..omg!*, the songs, the music, and the whole concept and idea of the story.

I dunno, izzit just because I love musicals or is it really one of the greatest musical ever made?
Well, I guess both of them do have a part for me to enjoy the film. I luv music, I luv movies, I luv dancing *although can’t do it well, though =p* [basically I lurveee everything with the sense of art]

Set in 1927 when Hollywood is surrounded by the troubling of the transitional period from silent to talkies in the late 1920s, the plot of this film itself is actually the “autobiography” of Hollywood itself at the early era of talkies. Actually the story itself is simple. A silent film star and matinee idol, Don Lockwood [Gene Kelly], is caught in the bumpy transition from silent to talkies, as well as his old-time buddy, Cosmo Brown [Donald O’Connor] who was a pianist in accompanying those silent movies; a prospective ladylove, Kathy Selden [Debby Reynolds]…

[Click here for more information. I’m lazy to type. Lol]

Two thumbs up for Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor for their grrreat tap dancing. I always wonder how do tap dancers are able to twist and turn their legs in such a way that resulting in harmonic tapping sounds?! *ga keseleo ya tuh?!* . Everytime I see musicals with tap-dancing scenes, I’m always amazed on the way they did it. Arrghh if only….*tip tap tip tap*–>daydreaming starts…

I’m singin’ in the rain…Just singin’ in the rain…What a glorious feeling…I’m happy again~
*sing mode:on*