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Watch: Fracture

Some intelligent movies are good because they make you think.
Some are better because they make you think and swoon at the same time.
Staring the ever creepy Anthony Hopkins and the Oh so charming,  please-don’t-look-at-me-like-that creation that is Ryan Gosling, this thriller plays with your mind while teasing your senses.
The basis for the movie is not unusual.  Husband kills the philandering wife and tries to get away with it.  Enter our hero, a young integrity driven man bent on seeking justice for all.
Unfortunately, not only is justice elusive, it is also very tricky and challenging.
Mr. Hopkins plays the genius, guilty husband while Mr. Gorgeous plays a young, career driven lawyer bent on getting him convicted.
To be fair to Mr. Hopkins, while his face alone can induce nightmares, he also has this mesmerizing voice and weird acting style that is really one of a kind.  Especially since you believe him to be super evil and diabolical.

Ryan on the other hand,  is the only guy I know who can be both boyish and appealing while looking lost and helpless. 
Life certainly is not fair. 
And here, you want the husband to get caught while secretly admiring his brilliance. 
And I so love the idea that he almost got away with it.
I think you have to watch to find out.


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Michael's writing can be described as "imaginative and whimsical."  He likes to write stories about the ravages of war and the interesting people living it.

He also writes about relationships and betrayal.
 "Betrayals in war are childlike compared with our betrayals during peace. New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire." And of course, love.

This movie has "the movie lines" to die for.

Almasy to Katherine:  "Swoon, I'll catch you"
If only this statement can be trusted. If only guys are all like this in real life.


Singapore is so much like Makati -- tall buildings, fast people & talkative Filipino yuppies. Not so much sights but then again, we were there to overspend on pasalubongs and go retail shopping. I don't want to brag, but between here and Manila, Manila wins hands down (on my own standards). :-)

Our hotel was located at Orchard Rd. and it has (thankfully) Starbucks at the groundfloor. We went down one night only to realize that coffee (as with cigarrettes) is so much more pricey there.

Athough, I must say, the air is worth breathing and the streets are super clean. Thank God for countries who respect the rights of non smokers to nice, clean air.

March 8: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th each year. The day is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic security for their families, communities and countries as a whole while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women's economic security and equality continue to exist.
To know more about it, follow this link:

Just want to share this quote to all the ladies out there: 

A man wears the pants in a relationship but the woman tells the man which pair to put on. 
- Unknown