In honour of all movies about drifting…
I’m on a roll. Talking about old tv shows, there’s this 1990 TVB serial starring Leon Lai & Kathy Chow, called Cherished Moments (回到未嫁时). I simply love that series. I can’t remember the exact storyline, except that it was a sci-fi / futuristic kind of show… i only vaguely remember the story to be that Kathy Chow’s father was a scientist who managed to turn back time, to before Leon Lai & her got married ‘cos he didn’t like Leon… and he tried all sorts of ways to prevent them from getting married.. but they still got together in the end, i think.
Wait wait… more memory is coming back to me… i think the show starts by Leon Lai & Kathy Chow getting into a typical couple’s squabble. Kathy then leaves in a huffy & while roaming the streets, she goes into this arcade and plays this motorbike racing game, and the motorbike mysteriously brings her back to the past. Then somehow, a robot Kathy Chow is placed in the present day to replace the Kathy Chow that went back to the past… and basically the male & female protangonists had to figure out what on earth happened to them…yeah. Something like that.
This was the series that made Leon Lai & Kathy Chow my first tv idols. Their on screen chemistry was so sizzling good that i used to wish so hard that they were a real life couple. Sigh… anyone knows where i can find the VCD / video tapes / DVD or whatever for this series??
Alrighty…i just did a search online and i think i found the summary of the show… but my chinese is really poor… so i don’t think i can translate the summary properly….but i’ll try:
Kathy & Leon are married in 1990 but Leon often neglected Kathy ‘cos of his work. One day, Kathy bumped into her first love and this caused a misunderstanding between Leon & her. A huge quarrel ensued, during which Kathy leaves in a huff. She ends up at an arcade and decides to vent her frustrations by playing some motorbike racing game. She scores full marks & gets transported back to 1986.
In 1986, Kathy was working at some typhoon shelter. She tries desperately to return to 1990 but the arcade where she got transported back in time hadn’t been built so she’s basically stuck in 1986. Then for some reason (which the summary doesn’t really say i think… and i can’t remember this part either), Kathy becomes a hostess in a bar, and loses her memory after losing some necklace. She meets her first love again, ‘cos he set up some museum or something next to the nightclub she’s working in and they are almost fall in love again?? Then somehow, Leon’s mom finds out that his gf was once a bar gal (how did she meet Leon the summary doesn’t say) and so she objects to their relationship, and thus tries to break them up.
That’s all that the summary says. Which makes things more confusing.
Sigh… i give up. Just read it for yourself ok? There’re some character introductions too… that might shed a bit more light on the story…
I was actually very tired after doing all the research for my bangkok trip… then i got really upset after realizing that i could save another $28.75 if i remembered Skip’s advice correctly… and being upset woke me up, so i decided to surf a bit and guess what???
I saw this REALLY REALLY COOL MTV on Flask’s blog. It’s A-Ha’s Take On Me!! Woohoo! Never thought i’ll see this MTV again man. I first saw it in 1986 – when i was in primary 1!! It was mind-blowing man! I really love the concept of how the lady goes into the comic book, and then the comic character comes to life. It’s soooooooooooooooooo cool man!!
I’m not sure if anyone remembers.. but a couple of years after this MTV came out, there was this HK movie starring Jackie Cheung as a comic book writer who was suffering from a serious case of writer’s block when he got absorbed (literally) into the story of his comics (it was a love story). I thought the movie was sooooo like A-Ha’s MTV. Perhaps the scriptwriter was thus inspired. Haha. I don’t know.
Anyway, for those too young to have seen this MTV, i’m embedding it here for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
Argh!!! I forgot to check the website that Skip recommended… i only remembered the hotel he or she mentioned but not the website… and guess what?? www.asiarooms.com (the site Skip recommended) is S$28.75 cheaper than bangkok.com for Pathuwan Princess!! Waaaaah!!
However, if u choose Novotel, bangkok.com is cheaper by S$7.50.
Boohoohoohooo…………………. i’m very upset now. 🙁
Okie… it’s confirmed.
I’ll be going to Bangkok from 19 – 22 Aug. I compared various dates of departure for Jetstarasia & Tigerairways… and only for the period of 19-22 Aug, was Tigerairways cheaper than Jetstar!! Attached below are my findings… in case anyone else wants to go too:
Jetstar – SGD 500
Tiger – Not available.
Jetstar – SGD 474
Tiger – SGD 604.42
Jetstar – SGD 440
Tiger – SGD 424.42 (I took this one)
Jetstar – SGD 418 (June – u shld consider this!!)
Tiger – SGD 464.42
After comparing zuji.com.sg, ratestogo.com, and bangkok.com, i realised that bangkok.com gave the best discounts for accomodation. I think it’s ‘cos bangkok.com bills the customer’s credit card straightaway, upon confirmation of the room. But the savings are worth it!
Comparing reviews & location, i narrowed down my choice to Pathuwan Princess & Novotel Siam Sq. Based on the rates at bangkok.com, Pathuwan Princess costs SGD448.75 for 3 night stay whereas Novotel costs SGD382.50. Looking at the photos, i think Pathuwan Princess looks a lot better… hehe… plus it’s next to MBK…. so i chose PP in the end.
There… my fantastic research… muahahaha.