The Art Of Relaxation

When the long-term problems come around me, I am worried without thinking properly. Hence I am going nuts. As a young adult, I could say it is tough to be “going to be adult”. The main problems are health, facing a new fear, financial management, career, relationship, and etc. It is a rat race city I live. Thanks to my new knowledge in economics, aspect of the humanitarian. It has helped me to understand better around us. It is high standard of living and rapid changes in the country.  When I am pre-ouppied deeply, I would have forgotten how to cool down or relax. Gradually, it is aging ( Of course getting a wrinkle line too).

How to manage the such pressure/stress:

physical exercise It helps you to release the tension and start to think PROPERLY. You would e more alerted after the session of exercising. It also simulate the level of thinking skill.

Creative activities: You may bring your kids or young to an art event included the painting or kiting. You would be perked up after working out with the kids.

Progressive Relation is to sketching your body.

Autogenic Training is something that you have to command your tensed body to break down. It reminds me of Buddhism’s dharma teaching and chakras.

Mediation is an effective in creating a state of relaxation. It promotes the level of th concentration. Daily prayer is one of types of the mediation. When you are seeking God’s presence, you would focus on it with your mind. After the prayer you would feel better.

Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant

This is a two-palm-size plate of grilled stingray fillet.

location: Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant, Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road
Price: From $10 to $30 for ala carte menus. For Asian buffet, it should be 26plus dollar.

Mostly, Sambal sauce (Malay spicy sauce) is on the top of the grilled string ray on the banana foliage. but I requested the sambal sauce on the side. The stingray meat is soft and very thick. It costed me $17 included a bowl of Nasi Lemak Rice and a small bowl of cold spicy salad. It is really worth because the meat is very fresh and it is the reasonable size. Enjoy Nibbling!

Daniel and Ana (Film)

Daniels and Ana ( International Film)

Rate: 4 of 5

Genre: Based on true story but not documentary. It is R21 that stands for Restriction age of 21 and above.

Additional information for the reason of R21: accumulated minutes of having incestuous intercourse is estimated 20mins. (Notice: they are just actors, not family members in the film)

Looking at her own beauty, Ana made a content decision on her choice of her wedding grown. She was called that her finance, Rafa, was offered a job in Spain which they would have to settle in Spain together after their wedding. She did not wish to leave her family.  Meanwhile, Daniel was having a private moment with his girlfriend. He felt unsatisfied in the session.

He trained jogging with his sister, Ana together in a high spirit as he had registered for a triathlon. Both of them had a strong bond and a very little clash of their own interests since their contented childhood. After Ana’s purchase of some books at a bookstore, she and Daniel were having a brotherly conversation in their car alone. Abruptly, two armed men stormed in the car without the owner’s invitation and commanded the shocked victims to pull down at a quiet spot. The kidnappers drove their car to an unknown house after the siblings were in the bonnet of the car.

Daniel and Ana were forced to do something which would shatter everything. What happened to that?

My personal review:

This film is made to convey a message of the victims in Mexico and Latin America. There is a constant rise in illegal pornography on the internet. Many teenagers and young adults  are kidnapped and forced to perform a sexual session in front of the eye of the camera. Main reason is  profitability.

I am very impressed with the design on the poster. In the film poster, a brother and a sister are about to kiss in upside down position. It means that the close intimate would cause their world upside down. Daniel looked so innocent as he was a teenager. His hair shade his face to hide his desire. Ana was very matured and beautiful as she was elder and was about to get married.  Rate of the poster is 4 of 5. It is really creative pose that conveys a message well and succinct.

After the incest forced intercourse, Daniel’s academic performance gradually became poor and he lost his interests/hobbies. He gave up his training. It is a sign of the major depression if he did not attend a therapy session. In the film, he made up his mind not to go the session. Hence, he made a hurtful action.

Martial factor: a wife will lose her martial pride anytime if she did not trust fully her own husband on account of a structure of their spirituality in the marriage.

A psychology factor: For Daniel’s view, his first incestuous intercourse lingered in his mind for a long time. It would ignite his desire more. Hence, he made a first move to do that to his sister without a consent. From this, he felt more secured as he was very closer to his sister for many years than his girlfriend because he could not confide in his girlfriend fully unlike a sister.

In the fact, many men are not good at admitting their mistakes or desires unless they trust fully someone.

The Last Days of Emma Blank (Film)

Rate: 3 of 5
Genre: Sexual content, drama and partly slice of a life
Source: Dutch

Plot: Emma Blank, a house owner, awaited her death and would leave her inheritance to her household staffs as she had no family. Haneveld, a head housekeeper, had a motive of serving her for gaining the inheritance. Attempting to curry a favour with Emma Blank, he forced other staffs to serve her very well without a sincerity. His daughter, Gonnie, never felt happy under the same roof as a maid. She faced more difficulties of having Meier who was deeply in love with, harsh speeches from her own father, higher expectation from the master, less privacy.

In the middle of the film, Emma Blank announced that she had no asset to pass down to the disrespectful servants. All of the staffs gave up of serving their master and started to live on their own without the command from the master. They ignored the moan from her, leaving her lying on the ground. She was really dying.

In the viewpoint of Gonnie, she never wanted to do what they had done. She decided to move out of the household without saying a farewell to them.

Review: Gonnie is a main character in the film. It is kinda a slice of life. I think the fim tried to show how a teenage lives under the harsh condition of a large country house in countryside.

“Lingua Franca” is a new lesson for me to learn.

As I read a borrowed magazine calling “English Today” dated on June 2008, I have learnt more about Lingua Franca. Lingua Franca is a human language that allow everyone from around the world to communicate each other in regardless of their ethic. It is known as a working language or bridge language. Hence, English Language is considered as an international language. 

According to the article of English as the official working language in ASEAN, there is a debate much about the usage of English language in among the Asian people. Those days, some native-speaking countries prefer to use their own mother tongue to communicate with other representatives at the assemble as they had become freshly members of the union. Much later, they gradually accepted to speak English Language.

Having a good dinner, I noticed that my hearing friends were speaking in the mixture of languages. Curiously, I asked them if they used Singlish or broken English. (Singish is the mixture of English language and major native languages. Broken English is that some English errors in speaking or writing.) They answered that they used mixtures! Not fully English Language.

The White Ribbon (Film)

Rate: 2.5 of 5
Genre: Classic, Religion, politic and moral value (fictional)

Story:  Memories of a village schoolteacher in Eichwald, German was narrated in the film. (It should be fictional but more likely that the person wrote this from his experiences and perspectives)

In the beginning of the film, a doctor, widower, had a fall from an accident of tripping over the unseen wire between trees while he was riding. Causing the news to spread over the village, an investigator questioned some villagers living nearby and studied on the wiring mark on the same trees. There was no answer of who caused hurt to the doctor. The unanswered questions in the village became less concern.

Next victim was the wife of the farmer. She died of falling from the second floor of the sawmill and caused her family grief. One member of the decease’s family took a revenge by damaging gardening of the baron who was a host on Harvesting day.

It became more mysterious in the troubled town. Who did start it? What happened the next?

Review:  I am a fan of “The PictureHouse” at Cathey that are for international fesitival films. “The White Ribbon” is the idea from the pastor’s family’s practice of tieing the children to remind what a mistake was purified

Loss of the meaning of “Ang Mo”

Second Edition – Additional information

Eight years ago, many of my friends talked loudly that some tourists were ang mo but I did not comprehend its meaning. I stupidly asked some of them what it was because that word has not been written everywhere. It is only the word of mouth among locals (mainly the Singlish speakers). They answered that “Ang Mo” is the literal meaning of Caucasian.

Two months ago, My Caucasian friend and I ordered drinks at a coffee shop in a sleepy town. Two Chinese Nationality men idiotically giggled at one “speechless” person (it’s me. of course I am hearing impaired) and another fairer person (it is the Caucasian lady next to me). She heard “Ang Mo” in the men’s foolish conversation and got pissed because the tone was more likely to be rude ( I could not tell what the exact tone is as I could not hear theirs except their body language). Another friend elaborated what its actual meaning is to us. Smart of him. See Meaning “Ang Mo” is Hokkien words of red-haired. Asian people have black hair, right? Thus, they have been wowed by the sight of Caucasian’s golden hair.  The word rudely affects some Caucasian people. It is supposed to be negative one in generally English language.

In this society, the word has become the cliché in the Singlish speakers’ conversation as they use it often and gradually forget its exact meaning.

For serious writers, they do not see good reasons to write that word in their books as it is inappropriate to use and racial rudeness.