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Movies watched in winter Jan 2011

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On the flights, I managed to watch these 4 movies (partially or completely):
Eat, Pray, Love
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Love in Disguise (戀愛通告)
Cyrano Agency
I am grateful for the experience because I seldom have time to watch movies due to busy schedule.

Some reflections:
Eat, Pray, Love
I learned about it when a roommate of mine was reading the novel by Elizabeth Gilbert which is about a woman’s search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia. Notice the 3 countries’ name begin with I. (I, I, I).
In the travels, the main characters discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by EATING in Italy; the power of PRAYER in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of TRUE LOVE in Bali.
Personally, I have neutral feeling towards the story.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
, also known as Wall Street 2
Jacob “Jake” Moore, an ambitious, young proprietary trader, reminds me on a Gates’ scholar I know.
Working in finance seems to offer bigger hope in our incomes, but the risk and stress are also high.
Give me a number? More. Please do not fall into this trap.
Ideally, we should set a target and once we reach the target, we could pursue other dreams.

Love in Disguise

Like the very long hair of Liu Yifei, like the ancient Chinese beauties.

Cyrano Agency
Sang Yong’s proposal at the beach, by giving a large shell with a diamond ring inside is romantic.

Movies to see:
The founding of a republic
The founding of a party (to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China)
The Grandmasters (Wong Kar Wai’s biopic of Wing Chun teacher Yip Man, starring Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi)
Dans la Lumiere (about Aung San Suu Kyi, directed by Luc Besson).

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January 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

A-quarter-century journey

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A former air-stewardess-friend inspired me to travel to more than number of coutries than our ages.
At this moment, I have done that. Yet, I am setting more realistic target.
I want to have met people, appreciate their culture and nature, at 50 countries by the time I am 50 years old.
After human beings acquire / achieve something, we always have new WANTS .
I don’t say that it is bad, it help civilization to progress.
But we have to be secure internally, yes we are striving towards our goals, but our happiness and peace are not dependent on the success, but more on the journey we undertake to do our best for ourselves, our loved ones, and our societies.

I long for the day when I can be a more responsible traveller, instead of a normal tourist snapping shots, hunting souvenirs, and local food.
I want to be an agent of change, sharing what I have.

I have been to (*lived in) these countries:
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UK*
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Italy
Vatican City (2x! The first time I cried out of respect, the second time we attended the Xmas mass by Pope)
Switzerland
Germany
Austria
Denmark
Sweden
Malta
Luxembourg
Norway
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Monaco
Slovenia
Croatia
Bosnia Herzegovina
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Indonesia*
Singapore*
Malaysia*
Thailand
Vietnam
China (HK, Beijing)
South Korea
Japan (transfer)
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Canada*
US*
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Australia

Year 2009 is a tiring one, I lived in more than three continents, and made more than dozen of flights, excluding trains, coaches, and buses.
I have seated in 27 aircrafts this year, from the luxurious A380 to the more than 10 years one. As long as you could bring me safely to destination, I am grateful!
Feb: 2
Mar: 6
Apr: 2
May: 4 (2 for outbound to US)
Jun: 2
Aug: 2
Sep: 3
Oct:4 (2 for outbound from Europe via Beijing)
Dec: 2
Honestly, only 2 trips are for visiting new destinations; the rest are for work / family. I am tired, yet I will re-charge.

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December 31, 2009 at 8:10 am

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