Sunday, 20 November 2011

a relocation

I love how Blogger reminds you when you last blogged when you log into the dashboard page. 3 June - over 5 months ago :-(

I've relocated to WordPress! Hopefully I will do better with this one...

Friday, 3 June 2011

Break point

I had planned to watch Sleepless in Seattle tonight (to complement You've Got Mail from two nights ago), instead I spent most of the day watching the most exciting tennis in many years. Nadal vs Murray was already quite exciting, but it's the Federer-Djokovic match that (almost) stopped my heart. It was simply phenomenal. Both players were playing exceptionally well; the rallies were thrilling and there were plenty of magical shots flying across court.

If Nadal and Federer continue to play like they did today, then it might be time for Federer to de-throne Nadal at Roland Garros. Nadal hasn't been playing his best and Federer is getting back on form, and if Federer wins on Sunday, it'll be the biggest win of his career since beating Pete Sampras in the 4th round of Wimbledon in 2001.

I'm quite looking forward to tomorrow's women's final. Li Na has already proved that she's capable of winning a grand slam (runner-up at the Australian Open in January; lost to the then-unstoppable Kim Clijsters). But even still I think Francesca Schiavone might have the edge. She's the defending champion and has already shown how well her game is suited to the clay court. Li, on the other hand, is mainly a baseline player with a very powerful forehand that is perhaps better suited to the hard court. If Li wins tomorrow - on 4th June - it would be a historical date to remember for China. I wonder what's her view on the incident from 22 years ago...

Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Single Man

Today I actually watched 2 films - Ever After and A Single Man. Morgan, Afifah and Cayley have been telling me to watch Ever After for a long time so now that I have the time it became one of the films I had to watch straightaway. It exceeded my expectations - it's not just another chick-flick. It's a little bit different. It's a twist on the classic Cinderella story, and I quite liked the feisty character of the protagonist (played by Drew Barrymore), but maybe it's the setting (15th century France)'s just not really my cup of tea. Hmmm don't really know why.

Another very different film - A Single Man. It may be the cinematographically most beautiful film I've ever seen. Everything on the screen was done to perfection - courtesy of the impeccable style of Tom Ford. The story itself is unlike the blockbusters. There's no feel-good factor that The King's Speech had. It is almost a showcase dedicated exclusively to Colin Firth's beautiful acting through the emotions of his face. The ending was a bit of an anti-climax though.