All posts filed under: independent film

Friday Wrap and Chasing Sun

Still feeling a bit queasy but the ‘show must go on’ in my case ‘life must go on. While perched against a dozen pillows in bed, I stared at the television set in a lowest volume setting possible and watched the silliest of films the last couple of days, in between much napping to recover or try to anyway. This weekend, I am going to chase the sun since the city will now remain gray for the next two months. Another drive somewhere warm, a picnic in a central park, a nap under the trees sounds wonderful and one I am aiming to achieve this coming weekend. No chores, no worries, simply do my best to soak it up. How about you? What are your plans? Just in case you are wondering – the featured image of Golden Gate Park taken by your’s truly

What Are You up To This Weekend?

Every Thursday I thumb through articles and event announcements for something to do over the weekend, and when nothing sparks an interest, I create my own fun. Meaning to say, I pray for good weather in the city and then go for long walks across town. Seven plus miles and then ride the Muni back to my neighborhood. After stopping somewhere downtown for lunch – of course. This weekend in and around the city we have some things going on which is cool to consider, especially those of you visiting from out of town: Livermore Wine Country Downtown Street Fest has wine and beer tasting, outdoor dining, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment, and a family fun zone. Free.  May 6-7 Sustainable design festival – May 7, 2017: Shop for sustainably made apparel, accessories, home goods, and art at the Urban Air Market, with street food and local musicians on Patricia’s Green (at Octavia & Fell Streets). Repeats in Sept. Free. Wine tasting in Palo Alto – May 7, 2017: Taste 100 wines from 30 wineries …

interesting finds online – vol 1

1. An Italian Hotel build inside an abandoned grotto – click here  to read about it 2. How French Women curve their cravings – click here to read about it 3. Best Noodle Houses in New York City. Click here for a list 4. All things French. Click here for the visual happiness 5. Boyhood – a film worth seeing. Click here for the article:

midnight in paris – thank you woody allen

Couple of nights ago, I finally got a chance to see the film, Midnight in Paris. I don’t know what took me so long, but no excuse is a good enough excuse in my opinion. I have this amazing love, love relationship with Paris and if the name is referenced in any title, such as movies, books, travel articles, museum special events, musicals or concerts or blogs, I will make every effort to see what it is all about. To see a film by Woody Allen, I think it is very important to be a fan. If not, the message and film contents may not go very well for the newbees. To see a film made by Woody Allen about Paris, you must have a certain understanding of the city of lights to completely appreciate the film for what it’s worth. I took a friend, who  has a youthful appreciation for Paris, to see her reaction.  The funny thing is that,  after 30 minutes into the film she turned to me and said, “what am …

classic actors in common, from my point of view

I am a movie fanatic and a complete junky of the entertainment world. What can I say, now you all know my weaknesses 🙂 So, as a child,  when I got introduced to film, I began to envy my mother’s generation, because of all the gentlemanly leading men in cinema. I secretly fell in love with a few of them even though they were old enough to be my father or grandfather. When  I was in my 20’s and 30’s, it seemed as if  there was a gap in the entertainment industry as far as having “gentlemenly” leading men. I just didn’t think anyone could step up to the plate to those from the classic Hollywood film era. But in the last decade or so I have discovered that, I too have reached a point in life, where I can honestly say I am proud to have known  a few classic and “gentlemenly” actors  from  my generation. Here is the list ladies and gentlemen, let me know what you think?