My body is withered and cold … the spring of my days is over …..

She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves. Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad oh! … background Early-onset …

Because I am surrounded by darkness, I am unable to see your heart

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty  t The obedient must be slaves Henry David Thoreau oh! … background Kdrama Chuno is set in mid-17th century Joseon, an era when slavery was still in effect (approximately half the population of the time during this era were enslaved), and with the political background of a weakened King Injo who’s kingdom has suffered two Manchu invasions. Following …

The two most powerful warriors are: patience and time

 A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it  Frederick Douglass oh! … background Red Cliff is based on the Battle of Red Cliffs otherwise known as the Battle of Chibi. It was a decisive battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty, about twelve …

Men trust God by risking rejection, women trust God by waiting!

There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison Jane Austen, Persuasion oh! … brief A former boxer, Cheol Min (Marcelino), is barely scraping by with a few part-time jobs so he starts a new one as a parking attendant. One day he meets Jeong Hwa, a young woman when she unexpectedly sits herself down next …

Update from the corner of my desk

I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time. Oprah Winfrey Dear Readers: You may be wondering why over the last three weeks my reviews have dropped in frequency. I am currently involved in a major Government of Canada service and benefits delivery project that is keeping me busy day and night. We are set to launch a 10+ year service …

The ego has learned to be very clever in order to survive.

The ego has learned to be very clever in order to survive – it is capable of resorting to any lengths or ruse of self-deception and camouflage. The world we witness is merely the drama of collective egos acting out on the perceptual stage of form and time. David R. Hawkins oh! … brief This cdrama follows the life of Jin Yi Bei (the rich daughter …

It’s hard being left behind .. it’s hard being the one who stays!

I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side Paulo Coelho, Eleven minutes oh! … background This short film was part of the Beautiful 2014 project showcased at the Hong Kong Film Festival in March 2014. Awaiting is one of four short films. The other short films were The …