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#61 Raymadin

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:37 AM

I am going to watch it with my other half this Sunday :)

 

I ask because it calls something deep in my heart. It reminds me of what I am.

 

I can appreciate what you said there. I have felt that way toward certain movies and books that resonate with my identity.

I will watch the movie and let you know what I think :)
 


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#62 Raymadin

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Just finished watching The Red Violin and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks soo much for bringing this movie to my attention!

 

When the movie finished I went straight to Google to find out more facts about the movie. I thought for sure that it was based on a true story--but nope, just inspired by a violin with a red stripe. So the events in the story were all imagined? Wow, I has been awhile since I seen a movie that is so imaginative. My favourite era was when the violin was in China during the Cultural Revolution; I wish there could have been a scene or two showing us more story of the violin being played during this time :)

 

I also liked how diverse the movie is--it showcased soo many different languages. Thank goodness they used authentic language and not just English voice overs :)


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:10 PM

Just finished watching The Red Violin and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks soo much for bringing this movie to my attention!

 

When the movie finished I went straight to Google to find out more facts about the movie. I thought for sure that it was based on a true story--but nope, just inspired by a violin with a red stripe. So the events in the story were all imagined? Wow, I has been awhile since I seen a movie that is so imaginative. My favourite era was when the violin was in China during the Cultural Revolution; I wish there could have been a scene or two showing us more story of the violin being played during this time :)

 

I also liked how diverse the movie is--it showcased soo many different languages. Thank goodness they used authentic language and not just English voice overs :)

 

I'm happy your enjoyed it as much as I! And I haven't seen it in at least ten years. I wached it with a past girlfriend. And she showed it to me. I felt there was a reason for me seeing the movie. It called something in me just like 'Amadeus' did. And we must not ignore these feelings. :)

 

Raymand, where would you like to travel most that you haven't been to before? Why?


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#64 Raymadin

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:15 AM

 

I'm happy your enjoyed it as much as I! And I haven't seen it in at least ten years. I wached it with a past girlfriend. And she showed it to me. I felt there was a reason for me seeing the movie. It called something in me just like 'Amadeus' did. And we must not ignore these feelings. :)

 

Raymand, where would you like to travel most that you haven't been to before? Why?

 

Invisiblecat007: Well I haven't traveled to many places as of yet. In fact, I've never even been to the US...unless you count traveling across the US waters via a ferry to Vancouver Island (remember I am on the West Coast).

 

OK space travel aside, if I could go anywhere right now, I would plan a trip to an island that has clear waters and not too many people. I wouldn't bring technology--it would just be a nice getaway. So I am thinking Easter Island since I have a fascination with those Moai heads too.

 

But realistically speaking, If I had to travel with my own funds, my gf and I would take an Alaskan Cruise and stay over at one of the tiny islands off the coast of BC. Serenity and Nature there :)

 

I wouldn't mind knowing your destination of choice but I worry we would be going off topic in this movie thread?


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:41 AM

@ Raymand

 

Ha ha ha ....we around SG are pretty notorious for going off topic.

 

It's interesting....when you mentioned about going away to an island ....somewhere I remember having a discussion along the lines of 'what would you take' to a deserted island or something lik that.

 

If I am not mistaken.....it's an act of some kind of weirdo that all threads don't just bleed into each other.

 

My mom said I should be a professional nerd. But I told her I am not talented enough to go pro.

 

All joking aside, oh gosh.....where would I go? Oh boy....that is a loaded subject.

 

Well.....let me start with my basic inclinations. I wish to live in France, Italy, England, Germany, and Switzerland.....all at least once in my life. And to learn French, Italian, Deautsch as secondary languages. After that....I really couldn't tell ya :)

 

* I guess I might as well answer my own 'why' to the 'destinations' part of my question. As you showed me yours...I show mine sort of thing.

 

The traveling thing is much to me about desiring to experience the world more. I 'create' things so I can 'give'....with the hope that the 'vibes' will return to me and give me the 'freedome' and means to 'experience' the world and life more. I guess you could say it's like my little circle of 'life'. Or something along those lines. :)


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#66 Raymadin

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:07 AM

@InvisibleCat007

 

Hi there. Sorry I didn't reply to this thread sooner.

 

Haha OK I will keep in mind that going off topic is OK. I guess this thread is officially hijacked now with this reply :)

 

Hey you mentioned learning French and German--I am trying to learn French and have been trying to learn German for years now but haven't really put in the time. For French, I need to learn it now since I will be teaching the basics of it. Little do they know that I am actually a fraud :) For German, I wanted to learn in the past since I was very interested in WW2 at the time; I wanted to read German documents.

 

Your Circle of Life explanation is something I think I get--yet I can't seem to explain it any better than you just did :) I guess it is like a pay it forward using life experience as the deed?
 


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 01:23 PM

Hi Rayms,

 

I'm not the best source of advise for learning foreign languages. However I have picked up some tips that seem to work well for others who have been successful with it. First, try to set up a situation where you are forced to speak only the language of choice....second.....I hear only rave reviews about the software 'Rosetta Stone'.

 

The point about the 'circle of life'....as I see it.....we help others live.....so that we too may live. And be free.

 

Actually Rayms....chatting with you is a breath of fresh air for me. :)

 

I look forward to see what you will build in MC.

 

*Dare I ask what caused you to be teaching French before learning it? LOL


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#68 Blue_Dragon360

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 02:20 PM

I've heard Duolingo is good for language learning, but I've never tried it. Might want to check it out! :D
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

I'm an avid language learner too. I highly recommend Memrise. http://www.memrise.com They use a combination of multiple choice and other quizzes and make learning a lot like playing a video game. Hundreds of free courses to choose from. Feel free to friend me, my handle is Trinka5. They have almost every language.. including Klingon and Tolkien Elvish. Fun stuff!

 

I'll post some of my favorite movies soon. I definitely have some off-the-beaten-path choices. :)


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#70 Raymadin

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

 

*Dare I ask what caused you to be teaching French before learning it? LOL

 

Haha well to teach Elementary level, the students are mandated to learn some French--basic conversation stuff. Before it used to be endless drilling of vocabulary and memorization. So to answer the question, I wasn't planning to teach Elementary when I was doing my undergrad, but now I find I like the age level better--less class management issues. Plus I am taller than every student so I don't have to worry about being intimidated by height :)

 

Blue Dragon: thanks I will check that out.

 

 

I'm an avid language learner too. I highly recommend Memrise. http://www.memrise.com They use a combination of multiple choice and other quizzes and make learning a lot like playing a video game. Hundreds of free courses to choose from. Feel free to friend me, my handle is Trinka5. They have almost every language.. including Klingon and Tolkien Elvish. Fun stuff!

 

I'll post some of my favorite movies soon. I definitely have some off-the-beaten-path choices. :)

 

Thanks for this recommendation too :) Klingon! I was always curious about that language---I like their opera :)

 

Good that you will post your movies soon--then this thread can be unhijacked :)


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:26 PM

Tolkien Elvish? I'm sold.

 

@Ray: Where do you live in the US? The elementary required language here in Michigan is French instead of Spanish, although that's probably because of Canada.


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#72 Raymadin

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:07 PM

You got it right--it is Canadian curriculum for British Columbia. So ya, I don't live in the US, but in BC.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:09 PM

1. All the Harry Potter films ever created (Spoken like a true Brit)

2. The Evil Within

3: Devils Due

4: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

5: As Above, so Below

6: The hunger games mockingjay  

7: Interstellar

8: The conjuring 

9: Saw I, II, III, IV, V

10: The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

 

I just have a passion for horror films :P


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#74 Raymadin

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:54 PM

1. Al
4: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
 
I just have a passion for horror films :P


What about the Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby?
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:04 PM

@Alex,

No Hobbit movies? :0 lol


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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:57 AM

I don't know if I can think of a top ten list, since my favorites change all the time. I love all the usual suspects- Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc.

 

My forte and love however is finding weird little gem movies on Netflix. I'll post a few here as I think of ones that come to mind.

 

 

Today's Special

 

This one is awesome because of the mystical taxi driver. One of my favorite movie characters ever. Great food porn and a really uplifting message.

 

 

 

Castaway on the Moon

 

So this Korean guy tries to commit suicide, fails, and ends up stranded on an enormous traffic island. Loved this one so much, it got me into other Korean TV and movies.

 

 

 

Chocolate

 

Thai (I think) kung fu movie featuring an autistic child heroine. The portrayal of autism is accurate. This movie has some of the most bad @$$ beatdowns I have ever seen.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 08:25 AM

After hearing a lot of good things about that movie, I finally watched Memento this week. And yes, it was amazing.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 04:39 PM

I went and watched the March of the penguins, it is now my favourite movie of all time.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 07:29 PM

I love movies and its hard for me to list only 10 of my favorites but these are the first ones that come to mind. In no particular order...
 

  1. Star Wars: A New Hope
  2. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
  3. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  4. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  5. Mad Max 2: Road Warrior
  6. Jurassic Park
  7. Die Hard
  8. Aliens
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy
  10. Marvels's The Avengers

All Action/Adventure...lol. These are all movies I can typically watch any time and never get sick of, especially the original Star Wars Trilogy. I have so many more favorites though.

 

I recently saw Mad Max: Fury Road in the theater and it was fantastic! If you are a fan of action movies and the original Mad Max films you will love it!

 


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:11 AM

Avengers 1,2

Interstellar

The Devil's Advocate

Matrix

Lord of the Rings

Indiana Jones, all of them

Captain America 1,2

Iron Man 1,2

Fast and Furious 1,2,Tokio Drift,4,5,6,7

 

There are some others but I don't remember now.


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