投名状 The movie is storied based on the case below. The whole story is simple and straightforward about 3 brothers (Jet Li, Andy Lau , Takeshi Kaneshiro ) and one woman( Jinlei Xu ) struggles in the battles of military and politics. The movie is not about the life of ancient empire , and is real. 刺马案 晚清政治腐败，社会动荡，五花八门的事层出不尽。这种“山雨欲来风满楼”的态势，预示着清朝统治行将覆灭。 在同治九年，又发生了两江总督、封疆大吏马心仪被刺的要案，真是朝野震惊，举国倾注。事情发生在同治九年七月二十六日上午，马心仪校场阅兵完毕，返回督署的路上，为刺客张文祥所杀。刺客并不逃走，高喊：“刺客是我张文祥！”让那班怕死的卫士捉拿。这个案子发生后，清廷十分惊恐，知道此案涉及封疆大臣的内幕亵闻，于脸面上大不光彩。因此，只能掩盖矛盾，粉饰门面。慈禧太后为了维系她摇摇欲坠的统治，亲自出面处理此案。把正在天津处理教案的大员曾国藩，调来审理这个案件。又在曾国藩出发前夕，召见了他，面授机宜，说“马心仪办事很好”，为此案定了调子。这还不放心，一周之内，又连连派出大员参与审案。刑部尚书郑敦谨，也奉旨与曾国藩同审。经过一番紧锣密鼓，终于为张文祥定了一个“漏网发逆”和“复通海盗”的罪名，将张文祥处决，剜了张文祥的心，去祭奠这位马心仪，又厚厚的于以抚恤。一句话，马心仪是一个好官，张文祥是一个发逆。 然而，事情的真象总是难以隐瞒的，纸包不住火。大量的野史、笔记、小说、戏曲，却不顾官方史家的曲笔，将马心仪被刺原委，一一公诸于众。原来，马心仪之所以官运亨通，靠的是假报军功，又结纳权贵才得来的。他在所谓的“剿匪”战斗中，原本是一个败军之将。被俘以后，又没有骨气，与“匪首”义结金兰，成了拜把兄弟。再由他的把兄弟导演一幕马心仪收复失地的闹剧，欺瞒了朝廷，以至爬上封疆大吏的宝座。飞黄腾达以后，那些把兄弟原以为可以攀附于他，千里迢迢来投靠。马心仪又奸占了把兄弟的妻室，诱杀了把兄弟。张文祥因偶然的原因逃脱
Raise interest rate 6 times in a year? About this news, what can you see? I see a pathetic slagged backfire response to financial market. Only after those insiders earn enough from the market, government responses with putting more burden on ordinary people's life. I wonder how much house loan I need to pay because of all these irresponsible increase.
Finally lust | caution uncensored DVD is out. I watched censored version, which is shown in cinema. The missing parts are 3 sexual encounter scenes. Actually the deleted scenes are critical to the whole story. The whole story is about a failed assassination of Mr. Yee, a high rank official in Wang Jin Wei's Government, even with great caution, because of lust. The censored version with deleted scenes totally make 'lust' part missing, which make the whole story unconvincing and non-sense.
I flied from Singapore back to Shanghai on the same day one year ago. Landed again on another unknown ground in my life. Applied national ID, converted driver license, rent a furnished apartment. One later, no too much happened except more and more stuff in the apartment.
Currently as a benefit, my company provide free breakfast, but once a week, on every Wednesday. With company size keeps increasing, it is now first-come-first-served. The story I heard is - big guys from US headquarter came to visit us, someone proposed this free breakfast idea in public Q&A session. The proposal was granted, with one breakfast every week. I don't think the original idea was free breakfast every morning. The current situation is awkward.
Can you believe in your life, you will come across some strange words like this - Mycosis Fungoides ? For unknown reason, might be her hair-dying habits, my mom is diagnosed with this illness. It is not so serious now, wish the first treatment is effective to slow down the progress. This is the bitter side of life.
Based on my blog, it can be easily told how plain my daily life is. Get up at 7AM, go back home at 6PM. eat, watch pirate DVD and sleep. Shopping and wondering around during weekend. This is my life, actually plain in the good sense. I don't need overtime to overburn my energy, with good balance of work and family. Just for this kind of life, it is not easy to blog. That's why I get so many entries about movies.