April 12, 2005

Sepet

''It is as near to you as your life but you cannot wholly know it.''- R Tagore

Those are the end words in the movie Sepet. It is a movie that I think all Malaysians should watch. It has the theme of inter-racial love relationship between a Chinese boy and Malay girl. Check out the official website of the movie Sepet Sepet means small eyes which is often a description for Malaysian Chinese who typically (but not all cause my eyes are not sepet.) have small eyes.
I like the movie maybe cause it is not one of those typical love stories that we so often watch. It felt really nice watching the movie cause it is something close to the heart. Being away from home just watching a movie made and shoot from home is just so heartwarming. Watched it with my housemates and I think everyone enjoyed it. Another thing I love about the movie is it has all the languages that Malaysians speak in it – English, Malay, Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin and at the opening it even has a poem read in Mandarin ( the poem is written I assume by R Tagore)
I googled him and read some of his poems. Check him out, R.Tagore He is indeed a great poet.
More reasons to like the movie. The director is a lady from my hometown Muar ( the best place in the world) ! Credit must be given to Yasmin Ahmad for coming out with this movie. To her that movie is not about inter racial relationship but more about 2 people from different backgrounds falling in love. She believe that first love will always be true love. I can't believe it when I read it cause I used to believe it though I have never been in a relationship and everyone who has been in relationships told me it is crap. It is good to know that there are people who believe in true love.
I am not too sure exactly what the end words by R Tagore meant but I think it meant that Love is always in us but we will never truly understand or grasp the meaning of this emotion.

What have I been up to beside coughing all day long? Have been listening to the CD Joanne Jong burnt for me. It has 146 inspiring praise and worship songs! Thanks so so much Joanne! Love it! And thank you to all who left 'Get Well Soon' messages. I am better already.


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  1. I think there is such a thing as true love, but true love is never uncomplicated or rosy. I think true love is when you decide that the other person is worth all the hazzle, the heart-break, the worries etc. If that makes sense. You are willing to work throught the bad times with this person because the good times are so good. So I guess I am a romantic in that I believe in true love, but I am realistic in that I do not believe in the rosy, uncomplicated love you find in films (that only exists in the so-called 'honey-moon period' in real life!)

    Hope you get well soon!

    See you in Rev!

    Hugs,
    Kari

    12 Apr 2005, 10:59

  2. Wilson

    Pei JIE!!!!

    Sigh, to be honest, i cried everytime i watch this film since that day i got it from kh. And I've already watched it several times. so touching sniff sniff…......

    27 Apr 2005, 03:57

  3. Hey Wilson, How many times have you watched it? I like the movie but no it didn't make me cry. It has been a long time any movie has made me cry. I cried throughout watching Passion of Christ and no other movie has made me cry after that.

    27 Apr 2005, 13:25


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