A bit late, but here’s the Sunday Brunch. This week’s topic is Fun in the Sun.
1. Do you prefer the beach or a pool?
If it’s sparkling clean (a rare find in Hong Kong), the beach, otherwise the pool.
2. What kind of tan are you most likely to get during the summer: a beautiful, bronze, laying out in the sun for hours tan; a gradual, few minutes a day tan; a “farmer tan” from working outdoors; or do you just get as red as a lobster and peel the next day?
The gradual, few days a minute tan. It’s not very gradual though, I tan pretty easily so after a few minutes it’s all ready noticable the next day. I think I’ve only ever burnt once in my life in Palau because the sun was so harsh. Not even hours of basking in Melbourne’s sunshine makes me red, so I guess I’m lucky.
3. Which summertime water activity are you more likely to enjoy the most… boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, swimming or floating down a lazy river on a tube?
I could go for boating.
4. What is your favorite picnic food?
Just a good sandwich. Yummy and not at all messy. Potato salad is also good, but mayo tends to give me a tummy ache.
5. Do you know how to cook on a barbeque grill?
Yep, and I’m surprisingly good at it (surprising because I’m vegetarian, so I cook for everyone else then go eat an apple or something).
Watched a late showing of Troy last night (it was only released in HK last week). I really enjoyed it, but I always have to dissect movies, so bad points first then good points.
Firstly, whoever played Helen was terrible! I’m rarely so harsh in my criticisms of actors/actresses, but she really did seem to ruin a lot of the scenes. (As far as the best acting goes, definitely Eric Bana as Hector and Peter O’Toole as Priam!) She’s an important character during the beginning, but I didn’t feel that she managed to draw the audience into the movie at all. You’d think Helen of Troy would project beauty, instead you get ’somewhat pretty’. Also, not all, but a good portion of the movie felt emotionally void. I can’t put my finger on what it was, but there was definitely something missing. I could tell a lot of the audience felt the same way, instead of feeling for the characters we were often left biting our lips trying not to laugh.
Now for the good points… Loved the action. Nothing compared to say, the Two Towers, but still good entertainment. Hah, afterwards Willie kept copying Brad Pitt’s little jumpy move, great inspiration for us small people! On the subject of Brad Pitt, I didn’t think his performance was nearly as bad as I was lead to believe it would be. I thought the scene with Priam and Achilles in the tent was fabulous and that it made the movie. Oh yes, and I very much enjoyed Odysseus’ (Sean Bean’s) craftiness. Kinda makes me want to see what the Odyssey would be like as a movie.
And now some random points. Lol, Willie was pretty happy to see Orlando Bloom have to play the coward. I say was, because I quickly deflated him by letting him in on the fact that when Paris was cowaring at Hector’s feet all the girls in the cinema were actually awwing and wanting to take care of him! We both agreed that Brad Pitt in that leathery thing was not good though (anyone else hear the outfit squeak when he sat down?) and that his legs are too skinny for it! And true, many parts weren’t true to the Iliad, but then again I wouldn’t want to watch a ten year long movie anyway.
Waffle, our new turt, is settling in well. He’s all ready starting to come out of his shell (hahaha ) and not get all shy when we approach. I think he’s happy, he’s got deep water and a nice warm light (neither of which he had before) and is taking full advantage of them both.
Had to visit my father’s earlier today. More on that soon.
[Edit] Hey anyone want a free custom layout? Seriously. I’m suffering from designer’s block and designing for others always seems to help kick start the creativity since. I guess I just get bored of designing for myself all the time. So yes, if you’re interested just leave a comment with a few keywords on what you’d like the layout to look like (e.g. clean, summery, retro, sunsets, Orlando Bloom…etc) and I’ll choose someone. [/Edit]