Monday morning… another day off for me and a chance to pause and let my thoughts spill out in words before they clog my poor lil’ brain but good while my sweetie is at work.
Well… Carolyn had her luncheon with her sister and her parents over the weekend and “let the cat out of the bag” regarding she and I. Both of us have been anxious about this all week and I think both of us knew in our hearts it wasn’t going to go well, that just wanting the best wasn’t going to make it happen. Sometimes when you stand in the middle of Life’s highway and see that big ol’ truck bearing down on you, there’s just no possible way to get out of it’s path, even though you see it coming. You just know you’re going to get hurt… really, really hurt… but you just can’t dodge out of it’s path and the best you can do is hope it doesn’t flatten you….. 😦
Well… that big ol’ truck left tire prints all over us this time for sure. To hear the grisly details you just have to “Read On”, o’ Gentle Visitors.
Remember Jeeja Yanin, the amazing Thai kickboxing girl from “Chocolate” and “Raging Phoenix”? Well she’s back… or at least she was back…. waaaaay back in 2011 that is…. with the release of “Jakkalan” aka “This Girl Is Bad-Ass!!”, a film your Favorite Catgirl has been impatiently waiting to see… for like…. well…. forever!! The Thai DVD release was, as with most other Thai DVD’s these days, totally English subtitle free…. Auuuugghhh! No fair!! I expected it to quickly pop up in Hong Kong or Malaysia, but no such luck… 😦 So what’s a wannabee Wuxia Princess to do to get herself some bone-crunchin’ kickboxing action with an honest-to-goodness cute girl dealing out the hurt to all the nasty villains? Why keep her lil’ eyes peeled…. and breathe deeply while practicing the Zen-like patience needed to wait out such a release to surface. ‘Cause eventually… as with all good things… it always will. 😉
Our synopsis? How’s this for the short and sweet plot basics: “Jakkalan is a young girl who earns her living as a bicycle delivery courier using a fixed gear bike as her vehicle. When a very important package goes missing, the gangster who gave her the assignment thinks she has stolen it and tries to hunt her down. Then it’s time for her “tough but loving” uncle Sawang and her awesome “bike-as-weapon’ fighting skills to combine to bail her and her friends out of the dangerous situation.”
Ooooh! Ooooh!! Like this wee “Warrior Princess” is soooo there!! Where’s the popcorn? It’s time for me to snuggle with my sweetie, pop in my new Taiwanese English friendly DVD and get a big helpin’ of that sweet crazy action fun. Naturally, I’ll tell you all about it, so whatcha waitin’ for? It’s time to “Read On!!”
Sigh… Winter is finally fading away at last in your Favorite Catgirl’s neck of the woods. How do I know? Well… other places get their own seasonal signals to herald the coming of Spring, the Sparrows return to Capistrano…. the cherry blossoms bloom in Kyoto… the monarch butterflies leave sunny Mexico to return to their homes in Canada like a beautiful orange cloud of fairy magic… and well…. yours truly gets the annual wonder of wonders that is the “Miracle of Slush”…..
You’ve probably noticed by my continued absence of late that my Seasonal Blahs still have me in the dreaded Mongolian Headlock of Death. Sorry all…. I’ve really so wanted to be more active, perky and fun, but I honestly just haven’t had it in me of late.
Right now… outside my window the snow that has been piling up for months is in that nasty process of turning to wet slushy crap, with all the “magic” of Frosty the Snowman being hit by a perfectly delivered napalm strike. Add in the mud, and it’s like my whole world is covered with all the worlds leftover chocolate snow cones. But nowhere near as tasty…. Sigh…. but that’s Spring hereabouts.
In the middle of all this yucky wintery “afterbirth” it occurs to me that along with not really keepin’ up on my Reviews of late, I also haven’t done any Diary posts since… well… waaaaaaaay back before Valentines Day. Well…. Then it’s high time I did somethin’ about that. 😉
So if you’ve wondered about the boring personal life of a certain lazy Catgirl, let’s get to it and by all means, “Read On”!!
At last!!… some free time for another review… and just when your Favorite Catgirl thinks she’s seen about every wacky horror film to come her way out of Asia… something always comes along to prove me wrong. If you think that Indonesia’s haunted toilet epic “Toilet 105” was about the craziest ghost story ever… then you’ll absolutely love the latest Philippine ghost horror story to hit DVD, “Pridyider” with it’s… wait for it… honest-to-goodness haunted refrigerator… Oh yeah…. I kid you not… 😉
Our synopsis? Well that goes like this: “Several years ago, Tina (Andi Eigenmann) was sent away to the United States to live with her aunt because of a tragic and horrific incident involving her parents kept as an embarrassing family secret and never adequately explained to her. Grown up and in need of a fresh start to her life, she moves back to the Philippines and into their old home. Unfortunately for her, she’s not alone in the house. The kitchen is home to a demonically possessed, human-eating refrigerator. Tina must dig into her hidden past to discover the truth about what really happened to her parents, and to somehow find a way to defeat the infernal appliance before it is too late.”
A movie with an evil refrigerator with it’s own nutty “Cthulhu” style Hentai tentacle demon? Think this wee Catgirl could pass on this one? Are you thinking you just gotta see it too? Well then hunker on down and let your Favorite Movie Lovin’ Catgirl Princess tell you all about it. 🙂