My Facebook 新增面書 心空海嶽 by the inner space 歡迎光臨 Welcome in

「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally...(1989)
香港譯成”90男歡女愛“因為在90年才在港上映




A 1989 film written by Nora Ephron, and directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally.

The film raises the question "Can men and women ever just be friends?" and "advances many ideas about love that have become household concepts now, such as the " high maintenane" girlfriend and the "transitional person".





The story goes:
When Harry and Sally finish college at the university in Chicago and are off to New York to begin their careers. The movie records a couple of snippets of their conversations during this trip, which center on male-female relationships. During one such conversation, Harry states this rule, "men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way." In New York, they depart less than friendly.


Harry and Sally met five years later in a New York airport, and found themselves on the same airplane. Both are in relationships. During this encounter, Harry elaborates on his previous rule:
"…They can't be friends…unless both of them are involved with other people. Then they can. This is an amendment to the earlier rule. If the two people are in relationships, the pressure of possible involvement is lifted. That doesn't work either. Because what happens then is the person you're involved with can't understand why you need to be friends with the person you're just friends with, like it means something is missing from the relationship and wanted to go outside to get it. Then when you say, 'No, no, no, no, it's not true, nothing is missing from the relationship,' the person you're involved with then accuses you of being secretly attracted to the person you're just friends with, which you probably are—I mean, come on, who the hell are we kidding, let's face it—which brings us back to the earlier rule before the amendment, which is men and women can't be friends." Again they separate less than friendly.



Five years later, Harry and Sally met again in a New York bookstore. By now, their earlier relationships have ended. Then their "JUST " friends relationship began, their relationship during the next two years as they become very close friends. During this period, the two are not romantically involved with each other, but are actively dating others. Their conversations during this period explore the topics of relationships and sex.


Then one night Sally called and ask Harry to come over, her ex-boy friend just sent her an invitation note for his wedding, she was upset crying and blaming herself. Eventually, Harry and Sally have sex with each other, which becomes a barrier to their friendship. Can they overcome this barrier ?? That left to be discovered in the ending of the movie.



Several classic scenes on the movie were being recorded and presented on YOUTUBE
youtube scens about "When Harry met Sally"
here are the two I have selected for you






前因:
讀到別人的”博s“ 談 <生日快樂> 劉若英﹑古天樂 主演 女的只願維持好朋友關係﹐因為怕失去。這令我想起N年前的一部西片”When Harry Met Sally" 談的是 Can men and women ever just be friends? 首映時我沒有看過﹐我只是幾年後從電視看過﹐之後找到了VCD﹐是一個頗有趣的故事。




後記:
本片有很多 famous quotes 被輯錄下來,維基百科有幾段,其中最經典的是:
"How about this way? I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. "


後後記:
When Harry Met Sally 2 Billy Crystal still plays Harry with Helen Mirren as Sharon (看片 trailer)



我的舊文:
Nora Ephron passed away


Friday, January 26, 2007

金球獎結果看今屆金像獎



Golden Globe Awards 金球獎 2007-1-15 已經曲終人散, 好多人都說它是金像獎 Oscar 的預賽﹐金球獎的得獎者﹐不但很大機會可以入圍﹐金像獎的候選名單﹐還有勝出的可以再下一城﹐連奪兩獎的﹐屢見不鮮, 那金球獎得獎者, 可否在較後的金像獎再斬四兩, 來個雙喜臨門double happiness. 你的選擇會是???


就請看以下金球獎電影電視主要候選名單和得獎結果 (winners highlighted in red) , 和樓下我上一篇有關金像獎候選名單。


Picture, Drama:
Babel
Bobby
The Departed
Little Children
The Queen


Actress, Drama:
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Kate Winslet, Little Children

Actor, Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Peter O'Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland


Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine
Thank You for Smoking

Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening, Running With Scissors
Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine
Beyonce Knowles, Dreamgirls
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Renee Zellweger, Miss Potter


Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots
Will Ferrell, Stranger than Fiction

Supporting Actress:
Adriana Barraza, Babel
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

Supporting Actor:
Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Brad Pitt, Babel
Mark Wahlberg, The Departed


Director:
Clint Eastwood, Flags of Our Fathers
Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
Steven Frears, The Queen
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Screenplay:
Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children
Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal
William Monahan, The Departed
Peter Morgan, The Queen

Foreign Language:
Apocalypto, USA
Letters from Iwo Jima, USA/Japan
The Lives of Others, Germany
Pan's Labyrinth, Mexico
Volver Spain

Animated Film:
Cars
Happy Feet
Monster House




你的選擇會是???




Thursday, January 25, 2007

Academy Awards 2007 - The Oscars


The little gold man goes to....




The major awards nominees are:






Best motion picture

“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)


Best director

"Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Alejandro González Iñárritu
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.) Martin Scorsese
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Stephen Frears
“United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass


Best actor in a leading role

Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFilm)
Peter O’Toole in “Venus” (Miramax, Filmfour and UK Council)
Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)


Best actor in a supporting role

Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jackie Earle Haley in “Little Children” (New Line)
Djimon Hounsou in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Eddie Murphy in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed” (Warner Bros.)


Best actress in a leading role

Penélope Cruz in “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Helen Mirren in “The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)


Best actress in a supporting role

Adriana Barraza in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)


Best foreign language film

“After the Wedding” Denmark
“Days of Glory (Indigènes) ” Algeria
“ The Lives of Others” Germany
“Pan’s Labyrinth” Mexico
“Water” Canada


Best animated feature film

“Cars” (Buena Vista) John Lasseter
“Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller
“Monster House” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Gil Kenan


Best in art direction

“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
“The Good Shepherd” (Universal)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista)


Best in cinematography

“The Black Dahlia” (Universal) Vilmos Zsigmond
“Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Illusionist” (Yari Film Group) Dick Pope
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Guillermo Navarro
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista) Wally Pfister

Best costume design

“Curse of the Golden Flower” (Sony Pictures Classics)Yee Chung Man
“The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount) Sharen Davis
“Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Consolata Boyle


2007 Academy Awards2007 Oscars - February 25, 2007
At the Kodak Theater
Ellen Degeneres is the Hostess for the ceremony

The Full List of Nomination, and
79th academy awards trailer (click to watch)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Something to keep you busy when Idling in your office





Don't give up so easily and read the answer , Scroll down slowly and be honest to yourself.

1.
man
------------
board







Answer: man overboard
Okay, let's see if you've got the hang of it.

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2.
stand
------------
i









Answer: I understand
OK . . Got that? Let's try a few now and see how good you are ?

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3.


/r/e/a/d/i/n/g/









Answer: reading between the lines

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4.
r
road
a
d





Answer: cross road
Not having a good day now, are you ? Redeem yourself?

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5.

cycle
cycle cycle






Answer: tricycle
Not easy to figure out huh!


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6.
0
------------
M.D.
Ph.D.









Answer: two degrees below zero

C'mon give it a little thought ! !

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7.
knee
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light






Answer: neon light ( knee - on - light )
U can prove u r smart by getting this one.


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8.
ground
---------------
feet feet feet feet feet feet







Answer: six feet underground

Oh no, not again ! !

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9.
he's X himself






Answer: he's by himself

Now u messing up big time.

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10.
ecnalg







Answer: backward glance
Not even close ! !


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11.
death ..... life








Answer: life after death
Okay your penultimate chance ...................


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12.
THINK






Answer: think big ! !

And the last one is real fun do - - -

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13.
ababaaabbbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb...









Answer: long time no "C' ( see )





How many did you get right ?


我的舊文(更多小遊戲):
坐低抖下 飲杯茶
你需要去驗眼嗎?
無題 NO LABEL



Tuesday, January 23, 2007

淺談美國體育產業(2.1)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗

淺談美國體育產業(2.1)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗



過去的星期日 SUNDAY 是美式足球﹐兩個聯盟各自舉行了決賽﹐塵埃落定﹐國聯NFC的冠軍是芝加哥熊隊Chicago Bears, 美聯AFC的冠軍是印地安那波利斯小馬隊Indianapolis Colts。休息兩個禮拜後﹐在二月四號就是 SUPER BOWL 超級碗 SUNDAY﹐兩個聯盟的冠軍對賽﹐在香港時間星期一上午六時開球。我的美國同事們已經進入瘋狂。今天已經遲到﹐
預了他們在SUPER BOWL超級碗SUNDAY﹐會無影無縱。


Colts winning touch down 達陣

美式足球﹐其實是由英式欖球演化而成﹐在美國是一門大生意﹐人才每年由大學足球和選秀會提供﹐因沒有升班降班制﹐除非有新加入隊伍﹐每年都是那幾隊。跟據地域分組進行主客制對賽﹐但也會對地域分組外的隊伍﹐所對隊伍取決於上季成績﹐而不是全部隊伍都對賽過的。


在十七週的常規賽中,每隊都有一個比賽週可以休息叫做 Bye Week,即是每個常規賽季比賽 16場。這個 Bye Week 有辣有唔辣,球隊遇到好景 momentum 正 high 時,突然休息一週的比賽天,球員會鬆懈下來,之後可能未能重拾 momentum 動力,表現來個 180度急轉。不過當遇上球隊低潮,或較多主力受傷,便可以靠 Bye Week 來調整一吓,又可以調養好受輕傷的隊員。


編排賽事是根據一個固有方程式 a pre-determined formula:

【維基百科】
~Each team plays the other three teams in their division twice: once at home, and once on the road (six games).

~Each team plays the four teams from another division within its own conference once on a rotating three-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).

~Each team plays the four teams from a division in the other conference once on a rotating four-year cycle: two at home, and two on the road (four games).

~Each team plays once against the other teams in its conference that finished in the same place in their own divisions as themselves in the previous season, not counting the division they were already scheduled to play: one at home, one on the road (two games).



簡單的說一說美式足球的得分方法﹐場地長一百碼﹐在指定時間內每隊有四次嘗試﹐向前推進最少累積十碼為一組﹐能推進十碼或以上﹐可繼續另四次嘗試推進權﹐否則對方取得推進權。 推進一方可由球員手拿著球跑﹐或由擲球手(通常由一個叫<四分衛>Quarter Back)向前或平衡擲給接球手(其他隊友)再向前跑, 有時還會使詐用另一球員擲球﹐有時一次就推進幾十碼﹐還有甚為少用的﹐好像英式欖球﹐隊員帶球迂迴向前跑但只能向後傳球己方隊友﹐守方針對這三個方法防止攻方推進。由於每四次要最少推進十碼﹐所以通常經三次後還未成功推進十碼﹐攻方會放棄第四次進攻﹐而用踢球員盡量把球踢入敵方﹐而第四次球的最後著地點﹐就是對方開始進攻起點﹐當然會有時兵行險著使詐﹐在第四次進攻剛好夠十碼, 繼續推進。


攻守雙方互相交換那四次進攻權﹐直至一方能連續推十碼以上﹐把球帶到達對方陣地﹐令距離縮短至射球員能把球射進龍門(龍門球goal kick), 球隊可得 3分﹐若成功帶球達到對方底線(達陣touchdown)得起6分﹐另加一次 2碼的定點射門權可得一分﹐或選擇一次由2碼點落底線達陣權(double play)﹐成功可得 2分。換句話說﹐一次底線達陣可得六﹑七﹑或八分勝過兩次遠距離射門。又防守一方若劫得攻方的球﹐可轉守為攻﹐落底線達陣同樣可得 6分﹐若不成功﹐則取得如上四次推進權。當然還有其他得分方法﹐但甚少出現不提了。


整場是實實在在的比賽時間是六十分鐘﹐球出了界﹐交換進攻﹐計時都會停止﹐六十分鐘分成四節﹐每節十五分鐘。賽和加時﹐再加時﹐先得分的一方勝﹐和局是很少見的。 美式足球員個個都好像蠻牛﹐他們的主要工作是execute, 進攻防守雙方都有一班用腦的教練團在幕後策劃﹐如果有一個兩個球員能懂得見機行事﹐懂得變通的球員﹐那隊就有優勢。 顧一隊有分為進攻組防守組和特別組﹐進攻組防守組不用多解釋﹐特別組就是由幾個有腦的球員去作出奇襲的精英﹐當然對方的教練團會也會察覺﹐雙方教練團鬥法。


每年一二月就是NFL的playoff季後賽﹐美國同事們的情緒﹐也因球隊的勝負而起落。 較好的是只週末比賽﹐星期一早晨例必遲到﹐因為尾場要九時許十時才結束。


下次談: Baseball 壘球MLB (Major League Baseball) World Series 壘球界的“世界系列”




Annex:
日常上班全用英文英語溝通﹐用英文寫商務書信﹐開“博”另一目的是要重新練習中文文字溝通。“吞樸” 只用劫自別人的網誌﹐是因為嘗試用中文寫一些較長的, 較複雜的﹐看看能否令讀的, 起碼知道我說甚麼。



伸延閱覽:
Schedule is set using a Pre-determined Formula 維基百科



我的舊文:
由碧咸加盟Galaxy說起 -- 淺談美國體育產業(1)
淺談美國體育產業(2.2)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗”
淺談美國體育產業(2.3)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗”



Monday, January 22, 2007

也是聯想



講開孕婦﹐當然想及﹐父母的教和養。。。。反哺!
劫自別人的網誌﹐唐詩兩篇。

燕詩 《白居易》

樑 上 有 雙 燕 , 翩 翩 雄 與 雌,

銜 泥 兩 椽 間 , 一 巢 生 四 兒,

四 兒 日 夜 長 , 索 食 聲 孜 孜。

青 蟲 不 易 捕 , 黃 口 無 飽 期,

嘴 爪 雖 欲 弊 , 心 力 不 知 疲,

須 臾 十 來 往 , 猶 恐 巢 中 饑,

辛 勤 三 十 日 , 母 瘦 雛 漸 肥,

喃 喃 教 言 語 , 一 一 刷 羽 衣。

一 旦 羽 翼 成 , 引 上 庭 樹 枝,

舉 翅 不 回 顧 , 隨 風 四 散 飛,

雌 雄 空 中 鳴 , 聲 盡 呼 不 歸,

卻 入 空 巢 裡 , 啁 啾 整 夜 悲,

燕 燕 爾 勿 悲 , 爾 當 反 自 思,

思 爾 為 雛 日 , 高 飛 背 母 時,

當 時 父 母 念 , 今 日 爾 應 知。



慈烏夜啼 《白居易》

慈 烏 失 其 母 ,啞 啞 吐 哀 音,

晝 夜 不 飛 去 ,經 年 守 故 林。

夜 夜 夜 半 啼 ,聞 者 為 沾 襟,

聲 中 如 告 訴 ,未 盡 反 哺 心。

百 鳥 豈 無 母 ,爾 獨 哀 怨 深?

應 是 母 慈 重 ,使 爾 悲 不 任。

昔 有 吳 起 者 ,母 歿 喪 不 臨。

嗟 哉 斯 徒 輩 ,其 心 不 如 禽!

慈 烏 復 慈 烏 ,鳥 中 之 曾 參。


sourced from: Marz 格子 January 17th, 2007



Sunday, January 21, 2007

無題



One morning I woke up earlier than usual and a Yahoo chat friend greeted me with a Good Morning. She then asked me how was my day so far in the morning.

I told her I cooked some rice porridge last night and I have just checked it is ready.

Then she asked WHAT I added to the porridge

I said: " you didn't read my lines, I said rice porridge and I didn't mention I added anything"

Then she said she likes to add many many stuff to make the porridge taste better.


THEN this came to my mind


" We live a life peacefully but some people try to add in many distracts, to make it better, but does, do or did all these additives made our LIFE better? or it is just stopping us from living a plain but peaceful life???"



Quoting the conversation on yahoo messenger without any edition : (except name of the chatter friend replaced with xxx)

xxx: how was ur day so far


Innerspace: last night started the cooker to cook rice porridge I just checked, it is ready

xxx: what kind

Innerspace: plain rice porridge HOW many kinds you know?

xxx: : u can put whatever u like in porridge

xxx: chicken, pork, beef, fish, peanut, blackeye peas, dry oyster, scollops, etc etc

Innerspace: no you didnt read I said cook rice porridge I didnt say I add anything

xxx: u like it plain

xxx: i like to add lot of stuffs when i eat it

Innerspace: so you like the porridge or the additives ? in fact

xxx: taste better with more stuffs

Innerspace: that is true to your life too

Innerspace: you live a life peacefully and you try to add it too many distracts then you like the other matters more than your life without the true taste of your life

xxx: i am a people person, not same like u





Recorded down during the Christmas and New Year holidays.