Matchstick men

Yesterday I watched the movie “Matchstick men” starring Nicolas Cage, of whom I’m a big fan. The movie was great and the ending was quite unexpected. I thought I had watched all Nicolas’ movies, but for some reason I missed this one. But it’s still nice, the movie gave me a pleasant surprise. A con artist gets conned — the plot is a bit similar to some episodes of  “Hustle”.

This noon I went to lunch in a restaurant in Kirkkonummi city center with many colleagues. The food was nice; and the salad was really great. It was probably the most delicious salad I’ve ever tried. The bread was good, too. Even I could tell the difference between the food in a proper restaurant and Amica food. We sat outside in the terrace in the sunshine. It was a bit cool, but it feels like summer is already here.

The sky went dark in the afternoon. I was planning to pick up some office gears after work. But since I was only wearing short shirts without a jacket, it’d be a good idea to go there tomorrow. Hopefully it’ll be good weather then. 🙂

世界杯的小动作

闲着无聊看了两场世界杯,好长时间不踢球也不看球,现在看了越发没兴趣了。当初不再踢球就是因为觉得足球过于暴力,而且踢球时一不小心就被别人使小动作拽倒或绊倒。今天看球又让我的那一层层伤疤重新出现在眼前,往事一幕幕不堪回首。

在足球这种高强度的竞技运动中,对方可能并不会故意对你使坏,但是踢到焦灼状态,踢到大家都眼红了,偶尔“一不小心”碰你一下也是常有的事。在那个状态下,大家头中想的只是抢断、过人、传球、射门,什么友谊第一什么平常心竞技都会被抛到脑后。你拿到了球,我就一定会来跟你抢,拉你一下或者在你背后铲球也是情有可原的。

但这就是我不喜欢足球的地方,足球竞技是表现兽性而不是人性的运动。比的是力量、速度、以及长期培养出来的条件反射。

当然,这并不是说足球一无是处。今天美国对斯洛文尼亚的比赛,上半场美国队以0:2落后,但美国鬼子肯拼、不放弃、有冲劲,最后终于将比分扳平。他们将美国精神展示的淋漓尽致,鬼子有时候虽然自大,但这一点还是值得每个人学习的。

 

Kick Ass

里面的女主角不愧为史上最强最暴力(没有之一)的小萝莉。

尼古拉斯凯奇演的老爹依然是无敌英雄类型的,不幸的是影片没结束自己就挂了,这就是不当主演的结局吧。:P

 

Lie to me

I’ve seen only one episode of this TV series. I’m surprised that an average person lies 3 times in ten minutes. And it’s amazing how the Doc find people lying — through micro-expressions, which last less than 1/5 sec.

It might have been somehow exaggerated. Still you find it hard to let people trust you whenever you lie to them. And sooner or later people will find out the truth. It’s been a complicated world and we may lie in order to protect ourselves. Other times by lying we sacrifice others to get what we want. No one to blame because it’s human nature.

So by lying we might hurt someone, but I think it’s tolerable. On the one hand, one cannot force someone else to be absolutely honest with him. Everyone has a sense of self-defence. As a matter of fact, we do not gain mutual trust at the very beginning when we first meat each other. At least we’re somewhat reserved for ourselves’ sake. And we even  regularly lie to ourselves, so why expecting anyone to be critically honest? On the other hand, everyone gets his comeuppance. Truths or facts are deemed to appear. We’ll get it in time.

Speaking of honesty, it reminds me of Mark Twain’s words:” If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” But we do remember a lot, don’t we?

 

The Bucket List

Today I saw the movie The Bucket List directed by Rob Reiner, in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman acted as two patients who had been diagnosed with cancer. Knowing their approximate day of dying, they wrote their “bucket list” – the wishes they wanted to realize before kicking the bucket but had not yet been carried out. The list reads:

1. Help a complete stranger for the good.

2. Laugh until I cry.

3. Witness something that is majestic.

4. Sky diving.

5. Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world.

6. Get a tattoo.

7. Drive a Shelby.

Etc.

They went and gave it a shot. They realized most of the wishes on the list.

Then I begin to think, what if I were told to be dying in a couple of months? What will be my bucket list? That is a really tough question. It is said in the movie that 96 percent of people do not want to know their day of dying. But it is a realistic question that everyone may be faced with. So here goes my “bucket list”:

1. Find the most innocent kid in the world and look deep into his eyes.

2. Apologize with all my heart and soul to whom I have ever broken their hearts.

3. Spent a whole day alone, thinking about my whole life.

4. Talk with my family. Tell my childhood memories to my children.

5. Go to the forest and appreciate every creature with gratefulness.

6. Find a place extremely quiet and listen to the sound of silence.

People always talk about what are really important in life. But they seldom pursue them. Everyday we are concerning about how much money we are making, how large out house could be. However, we care little about love for another and our health.

May be it is high time that we settled out finding the essence of life.

 

这个杀手不太冷

昨天晚上在张天鸿那里看了“这个杀手不太冷”,我似乎又对爱情有了新的理解。

身为杀手的利昂,由于不忍心看着玛蒂尔达被缉毒署的人杀掉,在玛蒂尔达来到他的门前时打开了门,并让她进来,使她暂时逃过了一劫,但他却从此无法摆脱玛蒂尔达的“纠缠”。

他可以为了她去闯警署,他似乎也非常关心她了。但是,杀手是不能有感情的!何况他又是当初因为爱情才成为杀手的!

但也是爱情,让他献出了自己的生命,而且无怨无悔。

他死的时候是带着微笑的!

情节虽然有一些荒谬,但却在一定程度上反映了爱情的伟大!

人既然是有感情的动物,就少不了对爱情的渴望!就算是杀手也不例外!