Saturday, February 23, 2008

P.S. I Love You

Last Monday was my first day at my new job. My parents and Nyk asked whether I was excited and I replied that I did not.

In fact, I didn't even feel anything. It just felt normal and routine. I supposed I have become a seasoned job changer, even though this is only my third job in four years.

My new colleagues are nice. One of them is really funny and she has a loud personality. She's bubbly and in her own words "feisty". That should keep my work days from falling into boredom.

My head of department treated everyone to a seafood lunch on my second day. We had prawns and three types of crabs (I like the sweet-spicy one best; the steamed ones tasted pretty bland).

Basically where my new work place is, there is much less choices of places to eat. The CBD area has so many hawker centers and restaurants that I have not tried them all in the two years that I used to work there.

As such, I expect my meals expenses to go up. Hopefully not by a lot.

On Friday, six of us managed to watch PS I Love You. It stars Gerard Butler (300) and Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry) as a couple who are madly in love with each other and had gotten married at a young age of 20.

One day, Jerry (Butler) died of brain cancer, leaving Holly (Swank) to cope with his death with the support of her sister and her best friend.

Apparently, Jerry had arranged for 10 letters to be sent to Holly after he died, spread over the course of one year. The first letter came on her 30th birthday. All those letters were signed with P.S. I Love You, hence the movie title.

It was pretty obvious that they love each other deeply. Holly fell into depression and stayed at home. The letters however persuaded to do the opposite, which was to go out there and have fun. She visited a gay club, Ireland, went fishing, sang on stage, things which she would not have done on her own accord.

The movie was funny, touching, thought provoking and ultimately the message was we have to move forward in life, no matter what happens. We still have to live our lives, work, hang out, eat, sleep, etc.

There was not a dry eye left in the cinema. I was teary-eyed at those moving scenes, that two person could share a love so deep, that it is hard to move on but it is even harder to stay put. All the while, I was thinking of Nyk and hoping for the same.

Overall, I would give the movie 4 out of 5 stars. Go watch it!


Jaded_Jeremy said...

Yes, it's a good movie to watch. Not your usual love story.

Queer Ranter said...

I nearly cried reading it! I wanna watch it!

Janvier said...

Aiks! Sad movie/book kah?! Shall approach with extreme caution!

joshua said...

i loved the book. chic lit with brains.

cant wait to watch it.

hope all's well at the new job!

William said...

Excited != kan cheong la...

Are you implying that I'm starting to sound like your parents?! Haha. Baby always think of me. :)

Cheryl said...

i so wanna watch the movie. dont even know there is a movie... hehe... i'm reading the book and still havent finish as i reading it i felt so sad. Why those who are so deep in love cant be together forever?

Derek said...

JJ: The movies that I watch are usually good hehe

QR: You should lor. Remember to bring a box of tissues ;P

janvier: Sad movie based on a sad book ...

Joshua: Thanks. Yup, all is well ;P

William: Of course I think of you *hugs*

Cheryl: Eh .. since when u bought the book? Think the book should be even sadder ...

Jason said...

Sam asked me to watch the trailer and I am so gonna watch it.