Wednesday, November 29, 2006

watch for the happiness

just finished watching this chinese series called 'watch for the happiness' last night. the story is meaningful and quite moving at times...like i mean to the point that it actually made me cry...

it's about an 80 yr old grandma who, after her husband dies, suffers from dementia..i'm not exactly sure of the english word for the disorder since it was in mandarin...anyways, she had a very unfortunate and sad childhood and adulthood and she gets these sudden bouts of reverting back to her past life where they were so poor she had to sell off one of daughters just to get money for some food, when she is brought to the past she forgets what everything around her really is and who people really are, suffering in her miserable memories that have become her world...she has 2 sons and a daughter but they each already have problems in their own lives that they need to solve...let alone trying to care for her...

ok...i won't say too much... hehe just in case one day you ever happen to watch it i dun wanna spoil it for you

'watch for the happiness' is actually made from a novel...which hopefully one day i may come across and get to read, although i might have a bit of trouble since it is written in chinese. but i have to say this story is very inspiring, with many meaningful lessons to teach and even though it's quite sad at times it is still full of happiness, love and hope

2 comments:

Polar Bear said...

Sounds Interesting...=) My parents are still watching a chinese series called "walking towards a Republic (Zou Xiang Gong He)". It's very long lol. You can learn lots from it though =] From the Qing Dynasty all the way to just before the communist revolution.

greyshimmer said...

Yes true that you can learn a lot from TV shows but sometimes what's on TV is quite different from what happens in real life (e.g. Grey's anatomy). But watching TV shows can help with learning and picking up info about new cultures too. ^~*~*~^