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Thoughtless Thursday #014

April 18, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ It's been a very long time since I did this segment. And, aku rasa this is the first time in 2019. So, last semester had really drained up my energy and my mind and my money and especially myself. Aku rasa kalau semester ada lagi 4 bulan mungkin aku akan gila.

Dengan group members yang tak sehaluannya, dengan lecturer yang merajuk lah, dengan kelas yang asyik ganti hari lain. Allah, penatnya. Tapi, tulah, I need to survive this. Aku ada lagi 2 tests and 3 presentations to go within this 2 weeks. Doalah yang baik-baik untuk kami. (T.T) Paling tak sabar aku nak cuti. Even cuti jumaat sabtu pun dah mampu untuk membahagiakan aku walaupun pada hari hari tersebut aku busy jugak. (T.T) 

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BTS punya comeback this year pun aku tak mampu nak hype lebih lebih sebab aku rasa semester ni serabut yang amat. Tarikh midtest je berapa kali dok cancel haritu *facepalm Dah settle tests, tarikh presentation pulak main tukar-tukar. Serious tak kelakar. Macam manalah aku nak hypekan comeback punya BTS kalau mind aku kucar-kacir. Haih. Tracks yang ada dalam new album ni takde la banyak mana pun, tak serious, tu pun aku baru dengar berapa je. Hahaha. Rasa kelakar sangat sebab aku tak pernah skip full album after a day of the album released. Mungkin ini tanda-tanda yang aku actually moving on ? Am I grow out of this world ? But I'm still proud of them, and ARMYs. So much achievement made over the years and this family keep growing.

So, aku actually nak ranting banyak benda lagi, tapi malas pulak nak menaip. So, bye.

p/s : we all should listen to the intro, HOME and Dionysus

-thes

china

Extraordinary Mission

April 16, 2019

Assalamualaikum, holla peeps. How are life treating you ? I'm still surviving this hectic and final semester. I'm hoping to graduate my diploma with a wonderful experiences and of course, results. So, here is another movie review. This time, it is a China movie and I really love this movie. Let's get it !

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Title : Extraordinary Mission 
Runtime : 122 minutes
Released Year : 2017
Genre : Crime / Drama 
Country : China
Cast : Huang Xuan, Duan Yihong, Zu Feng
Plot :

Lin Kai is an underground police officer. He is assigned to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from inside. The mission brought him to the Golden Triangle, a place where heroin were grown and produced. There are also a police officer who was caught and held for 10 years. During his mission, Lin Kai found himself became a drug addict.

I found this movie while scrolling on websites, reading the reviews and finally decided to watch it. It is definitely worth it !

!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

First of all, this is a straightforward movie. What I mean is, the real identity of Lin Kai was told in the earlier minutes of the movie. So, the elements of plot twist are not really included in this movie. This movie also involved a large scale of extra actors. But it is not a problem because their appearance is just to complete the movie. I just need to know the antagonist and protagonist, that's all.

I was actually expecting some romance. The antagonist had a daughter who was also involved in the drug making process. I honestly thought that she will fall for Lin Kai and help him took down his father business, you know, the typical. But, I was actually wrong. There are no romance. Not even a bit. Even so, the daughter did betrayed her father and kill him for her own revenge. 

For the first half of the movie, it is kind of like pull and push game. Lin Kai was constantly captured and begging to threatening and negotiating. I was nervous that his cover will blown and the mission will failed. As for the second half, it is full of actions. A very nerve-wrecking one. Especially when their captain went to Golden Triangle to fulfill the antagonist wish. The moment when Lin Kai, the policeman who was held hostage and the police captain tried to escape from the Golden Triangle. 

I was expecting all of the team would be safe and sound and the business will fall down. But, yea, we do need to sacrifice someone. So, the captain died while trying to protect his teammates. RIP. But, I was really satisfied when the antagonist died. Like, boo, you die, in the hand of a person who used to betray you. 

"The world is a big place, you can run away in any direction." - Lin Kai

For those who need some action movie, I would really recommend this one. It is not too heavy with laws whatsoever. The main actor's play are so great and thrilling to watch. Highly recommended ! 9/10 !

-thes

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Mother 2009

April 09, 2019

Assalamualaikum~ So, anything happen this week ? I'm still young and broke. This month will seriously make me an unofficial begger. Like, there's so much programs going on and so much obligations that I am supposed to fulfill. So, please pray for my pocket. T_T. Anyway, here is the movie review for this week.



Title : Mother / Madeo / 마더
Runtime : 128 minutes
Genre : Drama, Mystery
Released Year : 2009
Country : South Korea
Distributor : CJ Entertainment
Plot :

Hye Ja is a widowed with a 28 years old son, Do Jun who had a mental disability. He aren't able to think like people in his age. One day, Do Jun walks home drunk late at night. He follows a high school girl to an alley. The next day, a high school girl was discovered dead at an abandon house uphill. Do Jun then was taken into custody and then be a prime suspect for the murder as a golf ball with his name was discovered at the scene. Feeling helpless, Hye Ja determine to prove his son innocence.

This is an old film that I came across. Based on the review I read online, all of them are praising for this film and thus led me to watch it. No regret.

SPOILER ALERT

As usual, I would start my review with the plot. As this movie is run for over 2 hours, the first 30 minutes is really boring that I almost gave up watching. Almost. The next minutes grew a lot especially when the school girl was found dead and Do Jun was arrested.  It is interesting as the detective in charge to the case is someone that had connection with Hye Ja. Even so, he did not consider his relationship with her and continue his duty truthfully (even though I kind of hate him). As for the attorney representing Do Jun, he purpose that Do Jun should spent 4 years in prison using mental disability as an excuse. This triggered Hye Ja to investigate the case on her own.

Hye Ja was suspecting her son's friend, Jin Tae for the murder. But when she went to the police with a piece of evidence, it turns out that Jin Tae was innocence. She is back to zero and start all over again. I honestly didn't really enjoy the process of proving my son innocence because most of it just consist her asking around about the identity of the dead girl. But, when she came across a witness, everything went upside down for her.

I have to say that the plot twist is really great. I didn't expect that he would be the killer at all. I honestly thought that this will be another movie like 'Memories of Murder'. But it is not. The last 30 to 15 minutes, it was really intense. The other person took the blame for the murder and the real murder was let at lose. Thus, Do Jun was released from the prison.

Even thought the review and the plot is good, I still felt a bit bored while watching the movie. It was a bit slow from one scene to another. Nevertheless, it is a great movie. It shows how a mother are ready to sacrifice everything for her child. I miss my mother. =(

7/10

-thes

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