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Review: Captain Phillips

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I always expect Tom Hanks films to be amazing, but I am shocked that he keeps on improving with every film he does.

Today I met with a few friends to go to the cinema in the hopes of watching a scary film since it’s Halloween tomorrow. Of course knowing our luck there were no horror films showing. Once I found out Tom Hanks was in Captain Phillips I knew we had to watch it.

The film as a whole was amazing. It is based on true events and that instamtly attracts my attention from the start of the film.

The film started of relativly calm but then when the action started, I was sat on the edge of my seat foe the entire film.

What I didn’t expect was the ending. Of course they will show us if the person got rescued or not but I expected it to be a happy ending. It was, but Tom Hanks of course imbrassed his character 100% and gave an emotional ending.

For an interesting view on events which actually happened and which still occur in the seas next to Somalia, watch this film. Amazing acting & excellent directing.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A must see

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Missing Lee Byung Hun!

I work for a company on weekends. Most of the time I work from home as our lovely company has provided us with laptops so it is possible. However, every now and then we are asked to go into the office for training and meetings. One weekend we were told to go in to our lovely office which is located in Monument right next to London Bridge.

I know, what the hell has this got to do with Lee Byung Hun?

Well, on this day, there was a movie being filmed outside our office. I had no idea that the movie being filmed was, Red 2. The scene that was being filmed was an Asian man being shot.

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This Asian man was Lee Byung Hun. I was 10 foot steps away from him!!! It only clicked in my mind this week when I finished watching the Korean drama Iris, in which Lee Byung Hun was the main character.

This weekend I was also in the office and it hurt so bad to know that I was in walking distance of such an amazing (and damn sexy) actor!! Lee Byung Hun is an inspiration for Koreans and people interested in Korean culture as he has had roles in a number of Hollywood movies, such as G.I. Joe, Red and Red 2. 

Anyway, I suppose it wasn’t meant to be. I wasn’t meant to meet Lee Byung Hun that weekend. =[ I hope they have to re-film a scene when I am in the office again! Haha! It’s wishful thinking but you never know!

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Update

Hello! It’s been a while. I am back with an update on why I haven’t been posting on here the past two weeks. 

I know I stated in one of my last posts that I will be posting more often and I would do a lot of posts about K-Pop in the run up to the BigBang concert on the 14th, but I have had some devastating news. On the 5th of November, I received a phone call form my aunt telling me that my mum is in hospital. I ran to the hospital not knowing what to expect. When I arrived, I found out that my mum had a condition called AVM, she had bleeding in her brain which is classed as a stroke. 

She had to have an operation on the 6th of November to remove a blood clot and release the bleeding in her brain. Alhamdulillah everything went well and she is now recovering. Yesterday she left ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and has been placed on the neuro ward.

It has been a stressful two weeks for me with assignments and deadlines in the same week that my mother was taken to hospital. As I am in my final year of university I can’t miss any lessons and to be honest, I didn’t want to because I knew my mum would want me to carry on going to uni. She wants me to do well so that was what made me determined to attend my lectures & seminars. 

Anyway, now my mum is recovering, I won’t say that I will be posting on here more because every time I say that, something comes up! But I now have a little bit more free time and I can actually think clearer. 

Tomorrow, I am going to a Korean Language meet up in London, and I will try to record some footage and maybe do an interview with a few of my Korean & non-Korean friends about K-Pop & K-Dramas! I personally like Korean Films more, but none of my friends seem to have the same interests! I was also hoping on going to the London Korean Film Festival, but as my mum was in hospital,it wasn’t possible for me to go to any of the film showings. But there is always next year!

So, please, give me ideas on what you would like my to write or talk about and I will be sure to cover it!

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Last minute

This Wednesday, I have to do a presentation and I have an essay due. Of course, I have left it all to the last minute.

Every year, every September and January to be exact, I say to myself that I will be good this year and start my assignments as soon as I get them. (-_-) Who am I kidding?!

I started my presentation today. It is almost 11pm and I have not finished it yet. I haven’t even started the essay that accompanies my presentation, which means I will start and finish it tomorrow. 

If my modules for my Journalism were actually practice, I would not have this problem. What is the point in taking a Journalism course if it is 90% theory?! My writing has not improved as far as I know because I have only had one module which required me to write articles. The lack of practical modules has made me kind of regret not studying Film or Music. To become a Journalist, it is not necessary to have a Journalism degree and frankly, it is a waste of time. 

Anyway, only 6 months of uni left for me! I can’t wait to start writing my dissertation! After I graduate, inshaallah, I will be in Korea! =D My blog will then be 70x more interesting! 

In the mean time, wish me luck with this freaking presentation and essay!