2018年6月16日

好歌同享 -- Shape of my heart



最近,經常看到一個香水廣告裏面的妮妲莉寶雯(Natalie Portman),讓我想起了當年只有十三嵗,她擔綱主演的一齣電影,《這個殺手不太冷 / ‎Léon》。
著名演員尚連奴(Jean Reno),在電影裏飾演殺手‎Léon,偶然救了鄰家小姑娘一命,之後的相處,改變了他對人生的看法。

喜歡《這個殺手不太冷》這電影,更喜歡由英國著名歌手Sting演繹的主題曲,“Shape of my heart”;歌詞提及占卜紙牌裏的階磚、葵扇、梅花,其中象徵愛的紅心,才是最能夠代表Leon真實的内心世界,反映出對命運有一些無奈的含意。

Shape of my heart

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

He may play the Jack of diamonds
He may lay the Queen of spades
He may conceal a King in his hand
While the memory of it fades

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape, the shape of my heart

And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong
I'm not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one

But those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who fear a loss

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

That's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape, the shape of my heart

2018年5月23日

隨談隨吐 -- 雙贏



在韓國人氣女團“TWICE”首站演唱會之視頻當中,看到了上面的片段,以爲RAIN來了當嘉賓!看清楚一點才發覺那是Dahyun(多賢),這個經常在鏡頭前搞笑,充滿喜劇細胞與綜藝感的成員,那嬌小的身軀卻能夠把RAIN在“Rainism”裏面的舞蹈編排,經過調校之後,再出色地重現一次,令到大家喜出望外,相信之前都沒有太多人認爲她可以演繹出這樣的東西。

之前談及「贏」,今天想談一談「雙贏」,這東西又似乎與多賢扯不上關係,但拿“JYP”和“TWICE”來比喻「雙贏」似乎就用得着,“TWICE”是“JYP”栽培出來的,“JYP”就是她們的老闆,幾年前經過嚴格挑選,揀出九位各具特點的年輕成員,組成今天的“TWICE”。 看到“TWICE”今天之勢如破竹,“JYP”的龐大投資似是做對了,老闆似是贏家;再看深一層,贏家又似乎不單單是老闆,九位成員憑著天賦、努力與堅毅,同樣也得到了自己心中想要的東西,圓夢了。

沒有“JYP”的欣賞和栽培,多賢與其他年紀差不多的八位好姐妹,何來努力的機會?什麽天賦都可能是徒然的;沒有九位有天賦和努力的成員,哪來今天的“TWICE”?

看來“JYP”與“TWICE”的成員各得其所,都是贏家,那是美好的事情,就是「雙贏」了。

2018年5月8日

隨談隨吐 -- 贏




早前看到一則有關「贏」字的文章,提及包括由亡、口、月、貝、凡的五個字所組成。

亡:思危
勝者為王,敗者為寇,有些事情之勝負興亡,往往只在一線間,一子錯,滿盤皆落索。世事無常,居安思危,風險管理似是重要之一環。

口:溝通
成功之雙向溝通互動,在某些情況底下,真是有可能成為決定輸贏,反敗爲勝之關鍵。

月:時間
把握適當之機會,可能是抓住了對的時間,便變成了先機;完成相同的工作,卻濃縮了所需時間,那是效率。處事快而準確,當然是無往而不利。

貝:財富
富有並非代表做任何事都可以成功,但在處理很多事情來講,有勝於無,貧難於富,卻是無可否認的事實。理財有道,自然會成為取勝之重要元素。

凡:心態
勝不驕,敗不餒。世事無常,努力爭取之餘,處身順境中,思危之心態要常在;意料之外的情況出現,要冷靜從事,雖則方法總比困難多,假如經常氣急敗壞的你,縱使給你再多的好方法,但總是不能好好實行的話,都是徒然。

如何才能贏?怎樣才算贏?贏了什麽?贏了這些會否導致輸了那些?這個由亡、口、月、貝、凡的五個字所組成的「贏」字,可能用畢生的時間和經歷都只能參透一點點而已。

(所示贏之設計,由 Simon C.T.W. 書寫,設計及提供)

2018年4月14日

舊景新情 -- 斗六


拍攝地點:台灣斗六
拍攝時間:2017年春天



去年初,探訪了台灣南部雲林縣,一個自己並不熟悉的地方,「斗六」,除了生活在台灣的人,相信會對很多人來講,都是一個陌生的名字。

在探訪「斗六」之前,對這地方所知不多,原來「斗六」有著自己的歷史(明鄭,清治,日治時期等)故事,附近一帶更是雲林縣盛産水果的地域,有柑、鳳梨、芒果、絲瓜各類著名之產品,後來,再回想起在火車站看到水果形狀之座椅,才明白是什麽的一回事。

「斗六」,當然不像台北,更不像香港;走在市中心的路上,仿似時光倒流,有的就是台灣南部那種純樸的感覺。

(所示斗六之圖片,由 Simon C.T.W. 拍攝及提供)

2018年4月12日

好歌同享 -- Reality



這天看到意大利美人Monica bellucci的照片,比對今昔之別,美艷不再,讓人感覺到時間這東西,永遠是俊男美女的天敵,任你是如何的漂亮俊朗,最終還是要向歲月低頭。

想起另外一位漂亮之國際巨星,蘇菲·瑪素(Sophie Marceau),想起昨天的她,與及一些曾經主演過如“芳芳/Fanfan”等等的經典電影,也想起她在1980年,初出道只有十多嵗所擔綱演出的一套電影,“初吻/La Boum”,除了電影之外,更喜歡的是主題曲“Reality”。

Reality
Richard Sanderson

Met you by surprise, I didn't realize
That my life would change forever
Saw you standing there, I didn't know I cared
There was something special in the air.

Dreams are my reality
The only kind of real fantasy
Illusions are a common thing
I try to live in dreams
It seems as if it's meant to be.

Dreams are my reality
A different kind of reality
I dream of loving in the night
And loving seems alright
Although it's only fantasy.

If you do exist, honey don't resist
Show me a new way of loving
Tell me that it's true
Show me what to do
I feel something special about you.

Dreams are my reality
The only kind of reality
Maybe my foolishness has past
And maybe now at last
I'll see how a real thing can be.

Dreams are my reality
A wonderous world where I like to be
I dream of holding you all night
And holding you seems right
Perhaps that's my reality.

Met you by surprise, I didn't realize
That my life would change forever
Tell me that it's true
Feelings that are cue
I feel something special about you.

Dreams are my reality
A wonderous world where I like to be
Illusions are a common thing
I try to live in dreams
Although it's only fantasy.

Dreams are my reality
I like to dream of you close to me
I dream of loving in the night
And loving you seems right
Perhaps that's my reality.