Wednesday, December 06, 2006

One lady, many ladies

My brother said it was boring but I didn't listen. The Lady In The Water by M.Night Shyamalan turned out to be everything that I've expected and more. The plot, the twist, the cameo by the brilliant director, the mood, the underlying theme and motive (or maybe I just think too much), the hilarious characters; mind-blowing.

It's about a bedtime story, and how people are ultimately connected and find themselves inexplicably drawn together by forces unseen. These different characters who seemingly have nothing in common and are as diverse as the universe - A Korean mother and her ultra-modern daughter, a sad, stuttering manager,a lovable pair of Indian siblings, an African American father with a niche for crossword puzzles and his son, with a niche for cereal boxes plus many more, intertwined in a way that only happens in, yes, bedtime stories.
The thing that I liked about the movie is how these people trust each other without any qualms and believed the protaganist without any questions asked.
They definitely aren't cynics. Now, how sweet is that.
And of course, a bedtime story isn't complete without its happy ending- with flying eagles and fighting monsters and all that.

Nope, didn't tear up though.

I don't wish to be sucked into something so mundane as this and it's been commented to death but what the heck.

Courtesy of

"The Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB) has announced that it would “no longer tolerate indecent dressing” by women, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
Public relations officer Mohd Azman Daham said that under local council by-laws women who “dressed sexily or indecently” could be fined up to RM500
. "

How do you define indecent? And who are you to define?

and then,

"The council had received complaints from ratepayers that certain shop assistants and waitresses here donned sexy outfits, supposedly to woo more male customers"

I didn't know men can be generalized to be so shallow. For the sake of future generations for it is the men punya seed that is sowed, so to speak, I hope that this isn't true.


"According to ... (don't wanna be sued), there was no denying that men would be aroused by a scantily- dressed woman, as this was human nature"

Go ahead. Play the blame game. Scantily- clad women are the cause of molest, rape, incest. Oooh, you better cover yourself up! If not, you'll get what you deserve.
Don't even show an inch of skin cause men will salivate, get aroused and need to get off. It is their human nature after all.
Rape cases involving grandmothers and innocent children?
Aiya, that one, special case *wink wink*

I tell you what, since we're blaming one sex, why leave the other out of all the fun?
Why not make it compulsory to blind fold all men?
This way, they won't get aroused, and they won't prey on innocent women, women with the freedom to choose whatever the heck they wanna do to themselves.
Win-win, no?

It's cheap too, you know, to get black cloth.
Only RM3.50 per yard. Maybe enough for 12 people?
Works out to be roughly 30 sen per person.

Ekonomi tak bagus !


lw said...

well, men CAN be shallow actually...

but then again, at this rate, i think that place would not have a birth rate as low as the elephant population in the not too distant future..

:3niGma: said...

yea.... blame it on us!! blergh!! like the guys had no fault in it...
yea...i'm agreeing to the "blindfolding guys" idea... let em go bang walls for all i care! *eck!

amy-da-great said...

It would be lower, in my humble opinion.

Lmao. Yeah, Bang! Bang!

~shin~ said...

the way they comment it on the papers make it as though all men are horny bastards and cannot control themselves if women dress sexily. i feel pity for both women and innocent men who behaved well.. like me and lw here! XD they should come up with a gang of women instead to go rape the rapist ya know...

amy-da-great said...

so true! they don't do justice to good guys like you (honest! =Þ) and lw..
argh. I have a feeling those sick rapists might just enjoy it. Very sick people, they are.

06:Dripk said...

hey. am here because was at kexin's blog. she linked here. haha.

anyway, i love almost every movie by m.night. this movie is no different. it's not boring if you understand, naw mean? i love it and everything about it. especially when they realised they got all the sisters and shit wrong. haha. that kid is sooo cute.

owh and the whole skanky thing. govern is dumb man. gonna bitch about this on my blog too. agree with your idea btw.

cheers !