Skip to main content

Posts

Movie: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Review)

4/5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐   Why I Watched It Tony Leung. That was why I decided to watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings because I have no idea who this character is or was or will be. All I know is that I saw Tony Leung being interviewed on Youtube, and I thought...erm, OK, it's been some time since I watched him on the big screen, so, yeah, sure.  And also, Fala Chen. She spoke about this on Instagram a while back when she was interviewed by 9gag, I think.  Since I am a sucker for spoilers, I watched all trailers and as many footages of the movie before going. LOL. I want to know what I am in for.  How It Went Like...wow? Many people are suckers for bad-ass kungfu stuff (I also loved the Tai-chi parts) but I am NOT one of those.  The movie was nicely-paced, considering it was an origin story that needed to paint the right picture for follow-ups. It told the story well. The audience had the time and breadth to FEEL, actually FEEL not just glimpse, the characters' emotions.  Str
Recent posts

Romancing Writing And The Love For Reading

Some people don't like to read and undermine the work of writers. I don't blame them, but I also don't have to agree with them. To me, everything...quite literally EVERYTHING starts from putting thoughts down on paper. It's only by visualizing and then penning something down that you see the bigger picture. Things move forward faster and easier from there.  Everything from videos and sometimes even comic strips starts from words being put down on paper.  I can't say that life as a writer has always been easy. Sure, it gets easier now because I've been writing for a long time and have had my fair share of both compliments and criticisms.  The thing is this - I wish people these days read more. I know we're living in an age of the internet. Times have changed. People no longer spend time reading a manual or a friend's letter sent through the post office. People no longer appreciate books and magazines the way we did.  And it's bloody sad.  In advertisi

Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

  I follow Matt Haig on Twitter and I've heard about the book he wrote, The Midnight Library, over and over again. He is mighty proud of it, that's for sure...and he should be.  The thing is, The Midnight Library was not available in our local bookstores. I searched for it but to no avail. But then I found the book on BookDepository.  There were, let's just say, some complications with the ordering and delivery process, but at the end of the day, I finally got the book in my hands and I was READY to dig in.  The hardback felt so good in my hands. Shipped all the way from the Great 'ole Britain, apparently.  The book is about a woman who suffered from general overall unhappiness with her life and harbored thoughts of suicide. And when she made a drastic decision to end her life, she found herself teetering between life and death.  From then on, we're talking about alternate universes and quantum physics. She was given the chance, while hovering between life and death

There's Something Magical About Disney: Reflections & Video

Did you guys see this year's Disneyland fireworks? Disney celebrated its 50th year with a spectacular firework extravaganza that lit up the skies of those who were there and the hearts of those who has a special place for everything magical about Disney. No, I did not catch it at Disneyland because...you know... COVID and all ? I caught it LIVE on...beat this....Tiktok. Someone was streaming the thing on Tiktok so I got on it and watched it in the middle of the night.  Yeah, the wonders of the internet.  I remember bringing my boys to the nearest Disneyland I could afford to bring them to...the one in Hong Kong...when they were  really  young. They were like 7 and 5. It was  ME  who was elated at the entrance. It was  ME  who wanted to take a picture with every Princess, and Mickey, Goofy, and Donald (the duck... in case you're wondering , lol).    I expected the kids to be caught up with the whole reverie...but in all honesty, they couldn't be more aloof about the whole th

Some People May Never See The Sky Again...

It's September 22 again and I made a promise of sorts a couple of years ago. But instead of posting a picture, I'd posted a video instead about how an event has changed my life and the way I view things. How I've taken things for granted and how I never will again.  The funny thing is...no matter how long ago it was, how many KMs you've added to your fitbit, how many jobs you've changed, and how old your kids are now, things feel a little different. Suffice to say, things will never be the same again.  @x xx ##CapCut ##losingsomeone you grew up with ##sky ##narration ##grateful ##life ##live ##beautiful ##remember ♬ original sound - x xx One example would be that I care less about what people think of me. I just have to do what I think is right for me at the stage of my life based on my best (of the best of the best) judgment. I can't please everyone and I don't have to. Mouths? They're everywhere. Why should I bother what people are saying

Update: Vaxxed So Now What?

It's been some time since I spent some time updating this blog so, I thought today, a precious Saturday (before I start toiling in the kitchen again), would be a good day.  This whole pandemic thing has been really frustrating for some of us. Single parents who have no backup, trust me, are suffering. There were times when I was immensely (and I am using this word very kindly) frustrated that: This was my forties? Really? This is the kind of introduction my kids are getting to adulthood? What kind of college life is this? I just want to get out again I want to do whatever I want without fear again, GDI We feel like prisoners or criminals We are using the internet too much Outside meals shouldn't be THIS damn hard to order or buy Buying groceries - hello! Why do we have to rush every single day to get supplies when we have to work? They say it closes at 8pm but we get off work at 6pm. Discount travel time, it gives us about an hour to get both dinner and groceries. And we're

F*$C&5 - EMCO in Capitals of Malaysia

Empty streets all around PJ and KL day and night I don't really know how to feel about this.  I've said this to my family members before: if asked if I thought putting the whole of Selangor (and KL) under an Enhanced Movement Control Order is a wise thing to do, I wouldn't know how to answer. If asked whether this was the right and only move we can make RIGHT NOW, I don't have the answer either. In fact, my son pointed out that if I were one of the decision-makers, the outcome would probably be the same.  All I know is this - as someone who has been following the strict SOPs and done everything within my capacity to ensure adherence to the law, I feel... bitter .  I am very sure I am not the only one.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marsha Maung (@marshamaung) There's nothing more we can do about this because the ball was never really in our court in the first place.  Now, with this new lockdown, getting essentials is more of a pr