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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 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

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