Personal Review: Sex and The City 2

I watched Sex and The City 2 yesterday (Thursday) during lunch time. I was in the solitary mood and not watching a kind of ‘heavy movie’ and so I bought the ticket for myself.

The beginning of the movie was quite cute, gay wedding! It confirmed me even more about the numbers that gay are indeed increasing high nowadays. As a friend of many gays and gay couples, I surely happy to know that now they can marry legally. In that movie, the parents of one broom (bride and groom) were very supportive. They sent their son to the altar for the wedding ceremony.

One thing that bothers me a lot with gay stuff is the religion. I’m a Catholic and certainly I know that God created Adam and Eve to be together. God didn’t create Adam and Steve (I read this on ‘Philadelphia’ movie) to be together. But in the midst of my weariness regarding religion, I hold firmly to one important law, that God loves them because God created every person the same way, to bear the image of God.

Back to the movie, as a woman, I love their fancy shoes!!! The dress were way too much for my personal taste, except the black dress that Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) wore to a movie premiere (so simple and elegant). I envy the shoes that she wore, even she wore them inside the apartment. While watching the movie, I counted the money that need to be spent if I want to buy the same shoes (LoL).

I love the lesson from the relationships that these four women shared in the movie. No one has the same kind of giving and taking, no one has the same kind of enjoying their marriage/relationship. But nonetheless, the happiness is something that they have, somehow.

My focus was on the relationship of Big and Carrie. Big is a kind of traditional guy who loves to spend times at home – watching TV, read books and enjoying simple dinner at home. While Carrie was so worry if their marriage would turn into a boring one. Until one day, when she got trouble after kissing his ex, Aidan, during her trip to Emirat Arab. Carrie then realized that the simple life of marriage is not always classified as boring.

I pictured the warmth that they shared when they had classic movie together before bed time, or when they had dinner at home on their wedding anniversary. It was simple, but sincere and deep. I think that’s something worth to do. We usually fancy the glam relationship of fine dining, having a palm big of diamond ring or enjoying the crowd on night time. While doing so, we lose the meaning of being together. We fancy the glamorous accessories and simply forgetting the essence of two become one.

I’m not a relationship expert, but I think Big is one. He knows the meaning of spend time together with Carrie and he certainly knows how to forgive his partner when Carrie end up kissing her ex.

Is there any other Big, who’s still single out there?

Enjoy your relationship, everyone!

Personal Review: Up In The Air

At first, I watched this movie because a friend of mine recommended it to me.

At last, I have to agree that this movie is a good choice of his.

I thought this movie was just about trips, Flight Attendants or stories connected with aircraft. But, two weeks ago, with snacks on my lap and a hot tea on my side table, I figured out the message of this lovely drama.

Bingham is a famous motivator who tell others not to be committed to someone (this is what he said during his sister’s weeding). With his famous quotation: “what’s in your backpack?” he could make others listen to him and somehow, motivate them.

His question of what’s in your backpack tickled me a lot. I was thinking to myself, what kind of things or who are the loved ones (or unloved ones) that always be in my backpack? I consider myself as a person who wouldn’t let my things and people around me just slipped away without a trace. I would like an explanation, at least by saying goodbye.

This slipping away moment also happened to Bingham. Just when he wanted to make a connection with a woman that he met during his several trips, his heart was broken. Broken by the fact that this woman was not a single lady, but she was a wife and a mother. She said that was her real life. So, all her trips and stay-over were all her fake life.

That scene also tickled me a lot. Why is it so easy for that lady to separate her family life with her ‘personal-love affair’ life? She could be a good wife and mother whenever she’s home and turns into wild-sexy and seductive woman while she was with Bingham. For me, that’s not fair (but is there fairness anyway?).

This movie reminded me of so many similar stories around me. How people can easily slipped away, by saying goodbye roughly, or not saying goodbye at all. They were good players in their life stories and without their knowing, they hurt other people around them. At the end, just like Bingham back to his ordinary life, many people with similar stories also end up going back to their ordinary lives, at least to make them realize that life is still on-going and nothing has changed that much.

Is that true?

My Perspective on Jack Bauer

I just finished watching the 7th season of 24 in just 3 days. I am not going to review the movie making or the plot, because I am going to write about the characters. I will start with Jack Bauer, my favorite character for his strong will and firm decision. If you have watched Bauer’s action in any season of 24, you will understand how strong his will is and how firm his decision. In 7th season, Kim Bauer, his daughter, said that no one would change her father’s mind, once he made his decision. That’s true …

As an agent

Bauer is willing to give all for his country and he would never have second thought if he is asked to participate in any urgent actions, mostly to tackle terrorist attacks. He is able to learn fast from his previous experiences on how to tackle his enemies and how to react in any given situations. He’s been held as a hostage many times and as the signs, you may check under his shirt and count the scars that he has (anyway, I am not going to count his scars).

His intuition seems to go over his formal actions. Therefore, he always ends up to be the scape goat whenever the formal institutions are included in the circle of his actions. He never intended to disregard the rules or organizational chains, but he always follows the leads to the next place of terrorism target as the first priority.

He knows how to hold on to his belief, firmly.

As a father

Well, I don’t really know how to comment on Bauer as a father. Physically he never spends a lot of time beside his daughter, Kim. But, he always cares about Kim in his heart. I know this sounds weird, because how can a father cares about his daughter when he never spends time with her. Bauer’s work has potential danger at all time, therefore he excludes Kim from his inner circle. Kim was once worked for CTU (now, it has been closed), but she risked her life when she covered up to be a hostage. I believe Bauer hated that experience very much.

As a person

I should say, Bauer is one person with integrity, hold on to his words and willing to do whatever it takes when it comes to save his country. He gets other people to trust him easily, because they know that Bauer will keep his promise. Even though he has lost many people that he loves, he never gives up to keep on giving to others.


CSI and Why Do I Love It

Las Vegas

CSI : Las Vegas

I’m a CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) freak. I can miss other TV shows but not CSI series: Las Vegas, New York and Miami.

A friend of mine asked me on why do I like to watch CSI?

For me, it’s not about the crimes or the plots, but it’s more about the motives. I really want to know on what people think when they decided to kill or hurt others. It might be connected with my study in psychology, but yeah, I learned a lot from these series. Beside it has been designed to always found the evidence (a small piece of fabric, hair, drop of sweat, etc), I never found any reasons to dislike these series.


CSI : Miami

Sometimes people kill because of jealousy. Other times they would kill for money, fame and popularity. Imagine a girl smiled when she was handcuffed and being reported on national TV stations. Or a serial killer who killed her victims because she was triggered by bleach!

When I watch these serials, I always think within myself about who’s the killer and what is the motive. A girl could kill her neighbor with a pen just because she wanted her neighbor’s cat. Something unimaginable for most for us, but it happens out there. Or a story about a couple who wanted to kill themselves because they had debt on their credit card agencies. It was almost done, the girl died right away after she inhaled CO2 gas, but the guy wasn’t die, so it was not a happy (suicide) ending.

I just wish, when people watch these series, they won’t do the same tricks or methods, but rather think thoroughly before they take action … on hurt or kill others.

New York

CSI : New York