Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
An awesome commercial remake of Gene Kelly's unforgettable scene.
And the evergreen original:
I always like to discover new soundtracks, but when I don't know either the movie or the composer I base my decision upon the album cover design whether to buy it or not (although Brad Pitt's name has become the hallmark of good movie for me, I think he has the same great acting skills and qualities as Robert Redford, even his face reminds me to him sometimes.) I was touched so much by this album that it took more than 3 hours to listen through because there were so many fantastic songs I had to replay them again and again. This music stands really close to me because with a perfect combination of the violin and piano it summons a warm and soft autumn-time feeling in my heart which season I love the most. One of the best songs on the album is this:
Unfortunately my lifestyle doesn't allow me to read too many books, but if I could stop the time the first thing I'd do would be to read all of them; with the knowledge and experience accumulated in the books we could find all the answers what we are seeking for in our entire life by simply reading them all...
I've heard many rumors about Paulo Coelho, he was told to be very popular nowadays, so I decided to taste his writings and following my instincts I started with The Alchemist. And I wasn't disappointed, there couldn't have been a better choice to read Coelho for the first time. I was absolutely carried away by the story of the adventurous journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy who followed his heart and his dreams to finally find the big treasure (and even more) at the most unexpected place. The whole language of the book is as simple and clear as if it was just a bedtime story for children, but there are many great life wisdoms hidden between the lines, and it shares those experiences of life by entertaining you rather than by giving you lectures. This book helped me understand some important things in my life, made me realize the difference between travel and journey, and gave me some new ideas about my future as well. Let me quote my most favourite wise saw from the book:
Cassan Said Amer tells a story about a lecturer who began a seminar holding up a 20 dollar bill, and asking: