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A Very Long Engagement (2004) – What if the amnesia’s permanent? Is it a loss for me or for him?

A Very Long Engagement Poster

Last night, I had the opportunity to watch this film in WarnerTV. Despite the film being around 8 years old already, this is the first time I actually learned of its story.

 

But anyway, enough of that. I’m not a huge fan of French films – I don’t know why, maybe I find them unusual, or maybe I just did not have any chance to watch one properly. This film is definitely French, and I find the film extremely (this might be an exaggeration) witty and creative. It’s a sad love story (hence, the name), but there are just some scenes were you tend to smile because of the witty dialogues (I always look forward to the postman scenes – MY GRAVEL!).

 

I won’t do a review of the film, nor talk about it. Go watch it for yourself if you’re up to it. Just a warning, though, there are some gory stuffs (especially in the first few scenes) so if you’re sort of okay with those kind of scenes, then be my guest and watch it (no sarcasm here). There were a lot of moments when I would just find myself gasping over some scenes and some revelation of a secret, but I never expected that I would be tearing up. Mathilde just did so much in finding her lover, and even though she constantly relies on signs and on fate, she’s pretty much admirable. Her left leg’s weak due to polio but she’s more than willing to travel all around France and dig some dirt on people just to get some information to where her fiance is. She finally found him – with amnesia.

 

It’s a heartbreaking scene seeing your loved one, and just treating you like you just met for the first time, and you’re all just cordial and all. It sucks. While watching how Mathilde saw her fiance (I keep forgetting how to spell his name) doing something on boxes, I cannot help but think “What would I do if my fiance has amnesia?” until now, I cannot think of how I’ll act – I’ll be extremely grateful if his personality’s still the same, because I can just win him over slowly – but what if his entire personality changes? What would I do? Would I just leave him and just hope that he gets better? What if the amnesia’s permanent? Is it a loss for me or for him? Would I actually hold on?

B1A4’s first OST!

B1A4 will be revealing their first OST song “Sky” through SBS drama Take Care of us, Captain (first broadcast at 9.55PM KST tonight)!

cr: FlightB1A4

 

It will be the main theme song for this drama, and will be released on online music portals by tonight!!

so.. what does ‘you’re welcome’ really mean?

I have been thinking about this for a few days already, and I am wondering what does that phrase mean, besides it being used in reply for ‘Thank you’. I mean, in the Philippines, whenever we say the Filipino equivalent for ‘Thank you”, which is “Maraming Salamat” or “Salamat“, we reply “Walang anuman“, meaning It’s nothing. However, the word welcome does not seem to mean “it’s nothing” to me, nor for anyone at all.

So I did some intense research over the internet (yes, Google did all the hard work for me), and I found out that I was not the only one who wondered what that phrase means. There were a lot of answers and reasons over the world wide web, but one that sort of made sense to me after applying some ultra higher order thinking skills!! If anyone bothers what the phrase actually means, I copy-pasted it for you!

1. (interj.) welcome
(a word of kindly greeting, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure):
Welcome, stranger!

2. (n.) welcome
a kindly greeting or reception:
to give someone a warm welcome.

3. (v.t.) welcome
to greet the arrival of (a person, guests, etc.) with pleasure or kindly courtesy.

4.  welcome
to receive or accept with pleasure:
to welcome a change.

5.  welcome
to meet, accept, or receive (an action, challenge, person, etc.) in a specified, esp. unfriendly, manner:
They welcomed him with hisses and catcalls.

6. (adj.) welcome
gladly received:
a welcome visitor.

7.  welcome
agreeable:
a welcome rest.

8.  welcome
given permission or consent:
She is welcome to try it.

9.  welcome
without obligation for the courtesy or favor received (used as a conventional response to expressions of thanks):
You’re quite welcome.

10.  welcome
wear out one’s welcome, to make one’s presence undesirable, as by visiting too often or by misbehaving.

 

So, with the definition provided above, and with my ultra high thinking skills, I can deduce that welcome is a word that simply means that the one being thanked is acknowledging the gratitude, and that it really was not a burden on the thankee.

Octopus walking on land!!

it’s not everyday that you see something like this..

hmm.. i just lost my appetite for squid. :\