Life can be like scenes from your favorite movies. Take today as an example. I felt like being Rachel McAdams in “Morning Glory“. I was excited to face the day, with added responsibility as one of our colleagues was on compassionate leave. No problem. In our team, we watch over each other’s back. We are there for each other. I entered into a multiparty conference call, with close to zero knowledge of the specific work this colleague of mine is doing. After some harmless introduction, we entered into a moment of silence. Then all of a sudden, questions were shooting from everywhere, and onto me. That scene, reminded me of Rachel McAdams’s first day of work in that movie. Coupled with the meetings that were within my domain of work, I had half a day worth of non-stop meeting. On the last meeting, my reaction time was so slow that I had to apologized. My brain was fried. Fortunately, I have so many nice people around me at work. They understood.
After watching “Puss In Boots”, Cynthia asked if I know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. I said no. What about Princes and the Pea? I said no. Rapunzel? I asked, “How do you spell that?”. Red Riding Hound? I said, “Like the movie by Amanda Seyfried?” Cynthia gave up. Well, in Hong Kong, we studied legends of the Oriental. The culture is different there.
Back to “Puss In Boots”, it is loosely based on some well known fairly tales that of course, I am not familiar with. That does not bother me. This movie is hilarious. Puss is mightily cute. Cynthia observed that “Puss In Boots” has a strong reference to Banderas’s Zorro. I do not disagree. It is one of those movies that by the time a week passes by, you would not remember much about the movie. Is there a moral to the story? I really can’t think of any.