Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hachiko - A Dog's Story!

Another year, another Christmas...Time really flies isn't it. 7 years ago, Me and The Horny One celebrated our first Christmas Eve Dinner at an Italian Restaurant called Ristorante Bella Italia @ Penang. Maybe it's because those period were our courtship moments, we tend to remember the events in details compared to our recent activities as an old couple, where we need to think so hard, of what we ate a few days back!!! Hahahahaha ......

And so, coincidentally, we went to an Italian Restaurant for this year's Christmas Eve dinner as well! Well, we didn't actually planned the whole ordeal, it's just because the stupid LDP and Federal Highway were terribly jammed on that night and we decided to eat nearby Ara Damansara instead! -- And when we sat down, only did we realize that 7 years ago we ate at Bella Italia! --- We can still remember what we ordered, Fettucine Carbonara and Pepperoni Pizza, just like what I've mentioned earlier...Courtship moments ma. Hahahaha...Back then, the meal cost us about RM60! We were still students ma and that amount is actually quite expensive lor!. And the restaurant was so crowded until they had to place the tables on the sidewalk! -- I think people might have been looking at us, wondering why two guys dining together on a Christmas Eve...Must be "Sei Gay Lou"! ( Cantonese slang for "Fucking faggots?! Hahahaha)

So there, our simple 2010 X'mas Dinner at Gino's Ara Damansara. Our dinner and X'mas celebration had to be cut short because of my parents' relative's funeral where I need to fetch them.

Anyway, on Christmas Day, the crowd at GSC Cinema, 1Utama, is packed as usual. So we managed to buy an International Movie Screening called "Hachiko: A Dog's Story". There were only 4 people, including us, in the entire cinema. Hahahaha. Another is a middle aged couple and the lady ask us, where we are a dog lover? Because if we're not, we wouldn't be watching the movie right? Hahahaha. We just laugh it off and we felt very awkward indeed, especially with the couple looking at us, thinking..."Why two young guys watching this kinda movie eh? Must be "Sei Gay Lou"! - Hahaha.....I was actually expecting the movie to be a cartoonish, cute-cute movie...But instead, I was transcended into a wonderful and touching movie about a very faithful dog, by the name of Hachi, with his owner, played by Richard Gere.



It is based on a true story and here's a short synopsis of the film:

An American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly his master departs one day, passes away and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station the very next day, and every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all unyielding loyalty. Today, a bronze statue of Hachiko sits in his waiting spot outside the Shibuya station in Japan as a permanent reminder of his devotion and love.
 
 The Hachiko Statue at Shibuya Station entrance. Tokyo

You can read more of the real story over at Wikipedia, HERE.


The dog is SO CUTE ! Do watch the movie. 
I feel it's worthy enough to watch it compared to other nonsensical movies offered in the cinema at the moment.


Richard Gere and grown up Hachi, an Akita breed.

Aiyo. I can tell you.....Me and the Horny BF cried dunno how many times throughout the movie!!!! Imagine watching the scene where the dog kept waiting for his master to come back from work, not knowing that he's already dead....For the next 9 years until the dog himself, succumbed to death later on. Very, very sad and touching! -- Thinking that one of us will leave us sooner or later as well =(!

Hachiko's Movie Trailer

With that, I would like to wish everyone, A Merry 2010 Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

6 comments:

William said...

Coming full circle?

XIAN said...

omg bella italia! been there before. hehe and 1utama is like my 2nd home!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Jaded Jeremy said...

Happy New Year!

Zhiyuan said...

"Thinking that one of us will leave us sooner or later as well =(!" Dont think about this so early la! but.. only 4 ppl in the entire cinema?? waa that means can do special things at one corner =p

simonlover said...

@William: Haha. Maybe? =P or hopefully not!

@XIAN: Haha. SO long nvr hear fr u d! Must be busy with boiboi(s) lor!

@JJ: HAppy New Year to you too!

@Zhiyuan:Bt we were to engross with the movie instead of doin' kinky stuffs! Hahaha

XIAN said...

lol no! nobody wants me. i follow ur blog often la. just that sometimes malas to comment. haha also kinda caught up with studies and my part time job. hehe im working somewhere nearby pavilion. =P