Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Afternoon Delights....

I watched "You've Got Mail" at HBO, hmm... for the umpteenth time, today. Some heart-warming tales like this is worth watching repeatedly but it can be rather addictive (hehe!) as I have this habit of mimicking the actors' lines. This one especially : "I love daisies...they're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?". Set in time when e-mail and on-line messages became prevalent (what? 1998? I started surfing in 2008! I'm 2000 late!)... where strangers are welcome into your virtual domain.... er...but, let's just leave it there! Or, just say, I'm not good at reviewing movies. Well, I'm not solely 'into' its story line, mind you... but the fact that I also loved to observe the quaint little bookshop and captivated by the books, and let my imaginations run wild, believing I'm somewhere there devouring books, books, books! And of course falling in love with New York City... and, and....afternoon tea!

Here are some of the memorable lines I'd like to share and that equally beautiful song featured: 

Kathleen Kelly: Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.

 Joe Fox: The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.

This song is one of my favourites from Carole King's brilliant composition. Too bad, they have disabled the version from You've Got Mail due to copyright violation... whateverlah!  


somuffins said...

Hi Lily .. I komen panjang kat entry b4 this (baca jgn tak baca).

Carole King "I feel the earth moves, under my feet...". Sigh.. nostalgia tuu..

*whisper* mana you kenal 'MB' tu? Dah dpt Datuk dah dia tuu..

Lili said...

Hi CS, hehe...okay ke panggil you 'CS'? Kalo tak ok, I tambah...'I' lagi...jadi 'CSI'!

Carole King, I suka lagu 'So Far Away'...amacam?

Oh, MB tu... I tau dia dah Datuk.. hahaha...kawan punya kawan punya kawan punya GM! Sila percaya.. (ayat skema budak skolah!) hehehe!

somuffins said...

Lili, kekadang memang I call myself CSI when kerja mengintip berjaya, haha.

So Far Away? OK gak.. tengah humming nih namun untuk menyanyi .. tsunami kang.

MB tu is my sis' biras. Sekian timakasih.

Anonymous said...

Salam berkenalan
I chanced upon your blog thru Pakmat's. It is also one of my fav and what a coincidence I watched it again at Astro the other day.
It's my dream to have a small bookshop until my friend spoil it by
telling me...Aini the bookshop closed down....Aaagh
By the way I enjoy listening to Carole King

lili said...

Salam Aini,

Nice of you to drop by. Yes, I noticed you at pakmat's and, you have ways with words too! Like pakmat, I too, think you should blog. Let us immerse in your inner-thoughts... or perhaps share with us your outlooks about life... sometimes simple things mean a lot to one or the other.

Hmm..about this movie, I thought Meg Ryan made an impact in almost all her movies. Last month and in October too... I had been watching 'The Women'. But I guess, You've Got Mail has a significant episode in my life! Hehe!

Well, my dream has always been simple... just a small room for my books all to myself.. and aptly named: "Mummy's Little Bookroom"! hiks! Sad to say albeit contented, I only have the little corner of my already small living room for my book collections. :)

lili said...

Aini... FYI, my all time favourite movies would be "The Shawshank Redemption" and that nostalgic "Stand By Me'!

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Lili, I missed this movie. Must check it out.
Can see you love these kind of movies.
Lili...have you seen that old movie, 'Casablanca' of the greatest, best movies ever made of a love triangle?

If not, get the DVD....I assure you, you will love this.
As well that movie, 'Love is a many splendoured thing'....and get 2 boxes of tissues same time, ha ha.
Best regards, Lee.

lili said...

Uncle Lee,

Thanks.... :)