Hollywood, Meh-llywood

Getting bored with all the superhero movies /remakes /adaptations /sequels /trilogies (or rather, pentalogy for some, like the Transformers: The Last Knight or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales that are now in their fifth installments. Worse still is Fast and Furious, which is now in their eight installment. I would have called that an octalogy but apparently there will be a ninth and a tenth installment in the future [which would make that a decalogy, in case you’re wondering]. I mean, who watches F&F anymore??).

The only movie I’m really hyped up on watching this year is Guy Ritchie’s modern re-telling /re-imagining of the legend of King Arthur, which has been described as, “Lord of the Rings meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” according to Charlie Hunnam, the lead actor playing King Arthur. And that’s not saying much about the movies coming out of Hollywood these days. And don’t even get me started about the A.I.-themed (i.e. humans vs. robots) movies. Can we get back to telling real, original and heartfelt stories about humans now, please?

Anyways, go watch the trailer for King Arthur. It looks like fun:

Life is…

…like walking on a road that never seems to end.

You walk and you walk and you walk, yet it feels as if you’re getting nowhere, even though you’ve walked for miles and you’re so tired you feel like you can’t walk anymore.

Sometimes, the scenery is captivating and you find yourself eagerly looking at what’s coming round the bend, so the walk feels effortless. But sometimes, you get rained on. Or, worse still, a car zips by a puddle of water and you get splashed in the face.

If you’re lucky, you get some nice people walking with you, like your friends or family. If you’re really lucky, you get a friend for life, or some may call it, a life partner. But if you’re really, really lucky, you get to piggy back on a partner. But I digress.

Your walking buddies though, it never lasts – partners may leave you for another, friends may come and go, even your own family may desert you in times of need. Then of course, there is death. Unavoidable, unexpected, we lose people whom we love to the hands of fate, and then we’re back to walking alone again.

Where does the road lead? Some say to heaven, some, hell. One thing for sure is, we’ll never know, until we come to the end of the road ourselves.

The road is long and hard, full of twists and turns, ups and downs. Yet, we have to keep going, no matter how hard it is, no matter how pointless it all seems to be. One foot over the other. Step by step. Mile by mile. Day by day.

And then one day, you’ll find that you’ve reached your destination, and in one fell swoop, ready to start walking all over again.

Of 2016

2016: The year in which I left my old job and changed my career, ended a long relationship with someone dear to me, lost my laptop to HDD failure and the year where I lost my mobile phone to a thief (together with all the contacts I have in the phone).

But it is also the year where I made new friends, got a new laptop (and for free too), learnt more about myself, learnt new skills to carry me on to a new career, and most of all, the year where I learnt that I can do just about anything that I set my mind to.

So, this song is for you, 2016. Miss you, I shall not.