Award Season is upon us… 7×7 + Liebster Blog Awards that is

Hello, hello! It’s mid week and right smack dab in the middle of the Olympics. Turns out that Michael Phelps isn’t the only one decorated w/ medals :D


Thanks very much to Michael @ It Rains… You Get Wet and Raghav @ Ticker Talks Films , the co-founder of the weekly Twitter event #MTOS for tagging me with this award… and sorry it’s so long overdue! :)

The 7 x 7 Award highlights a blogger’s favourite pieces of work and is passed on to others so that they too can do the same as a way to promote posts and/or blogs.

As is the case with such awards, there are certain rules;

1.Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.

Hmmm, let’s see. Well, most of you already know I’m from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, but even some of my friends don’t know that I actually spent time in a Catholic boarding school from the age of 7 – 12. It’s a bit unusual for folks in my country and no, it’s not exactly the kind of elite boarding school like Hogwarts or Eton College, yeah I wish! It was a bittersweet experience to be sure, and though at the time I hated being there, now I’m thankful for the experience and I do believe it shaped me to be the person that I am today.

2. Link to one of the posts that I think best fits the following categories;

a. Most Beautiful Piece.

I LOVE rain scenes, and so my top ten list of Ten Indelible Rain/Wet Scenes is full of beautiful, atmospheric scenes :)

…or
b. Most Helpful Piece.

Well, I hope this is helpful to some people, but I’d like to think that this Gregory Peck birthday blog-a-thon of sort is helpful for those who aren’t well-versed about the variety of films he has done [about 50+ plus total!]. Thanks to my blog friends for their submissions of posts/reviews on the acting legend.


c. Most Popular Piece.

I think my Musings on Movie Crushes post is popular because ALL of us surely have one, so it’s fun to see people sharing which actor/actress have captured their hearts. Do share yours if you haven’t already, there’s no such thing as a late comment :)



d. Most Controversial Piece.

It’s not exactly ‘controversial’ in the sense that it gets people up in arms, but I think my post of What Critical Darling You Can’t Sing Praises Of sort of went against the grain as a lot of people love The Hurt Locker, but I thought it was just ok, certainly wasn’t Oscar-worthy. To this day I still don’t know what the fuss is about Jeremy Renner. Now that might push a lot of people’s buttons, too :)


e. Most Surprisingly Successful Piece.

This is an honest list that my pal Ted and I did relatively quickly last January. Well, it turns out a lot of people agreed with us :)


f. Most Underrated Piece.

For this one I’m going to pick one I did a couple of years ago since not many people read my blog then, but I’m hoping to do a follow up to this as most of the then up-and-coming actors have sort of ‘made it’ in Hollywood now.


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g. Most Pride-Worthy Piece.
Well, since last year I went with my first movie pitch for Castor’s Anomalous Material blog, I’m going with the last movie pitch I did. It took me quite a while to do but I’m pretty happy with it. It’s an Irish crime drama directed by Kenneth Branagh starring Gabriel Byrne, Tom Hiddleston and Richard Armitage.



3. Pass this award on to seven other bloggers.

Ok, I’m going to tag the five lovely ladies who kindly gave me the Liebster award, and not only because I’m returning the favor, I mean these are seriously kick-ass bloggers. Girl power! :D And to be fair, I’m tagging two other bloggers of the opposite sex, he..he..



Thanks to Lady Sati, Diana, Anna, Ruth and Iba for kindly granting me this lovely award.

The rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to
  4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.
  5. Go to their page and tell them
  6. No tag backs.

Hmmm, this is the hardest part…

11 things about myself:

  1. Though my dad was in the film biz before I was born, I had only seen bits and pieces of one of his films, which co-incidentally is about an Indonesian Superman, ahah.
  2. I took piano lessons as a kid, maybe for about 3 years or so, but unlike Ruth from Down Under, I don’t know how to play it anymore :(
  3. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a screenwriter. In fact, in grade school when all the other kids wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, fireman,  etc., I was convinced that was what I wanted to do. Alas… who knows if my dream would ever come true.
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  4. I went to the same umbrella school that President Obama once attended when he briefly lived in Indonesia: St. Francis of Assisi. I only attended the Jr High part of the school, but it shared the same complex.
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  5. I have a Javanese-dialect accent [the island where the word Java for coffee comes from] when I speak Indonesian, I might’ve gotten that from my nanny growing up. I don’t speak the language fluently though, but my mother did.
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  6. My grandma was pretty strict growing up so I never could go clubbing until dawn like my friends did, yet I never had the desire to do it even as an adult. In fact, the few times I did go in college, I did not enjoy it at all.
  7. I grew up Catholic but now I attend a non-denominational Evangelical church in my neighborhood that has the most awesome Worship Band ever. I believe this Bible verse with all my heart and soul: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
  8. I might’ve shared this before but I don’t like chocolate, seafood or alcoholic beverage. I know those are a lot of people’s favorite things but I could do without those my entire life.
  9. I LOVE Zumba!! I’ve been taking the Latin-inspired cardio dance classes for about a year now and I’m addicted. I go three times a week, though now I’m also taking a cardio kick-boxing class just to mix things up.
  10. My love for British actors/movies might’ve stemmed from taking ESL classes from ‘native speakers’ from Britain. For some odd reasons, they only accepted Aussies and Brits in most of those schools, not Americans. I became friends with a few of them and I’ve always thought they were the coolest guys!
  11. I have a very high prescription that I’m practically blind. I guess it’s hereditary as most of my family members wear glasses.


Sati’s Questions:

1. What is your favorite movie scene?
Oh, there are sooo many! I picked twenty of them here and here, and I plan to do another post this year. Since I just did the Sense & Sensibility post though, I’d say the moment Brandon showed up in the movie all smitten for Marianne is one of my all time favorite scenes.
2. Your favorite performance?
Again, too many to list here but I’m going to go with the performance I saw in the last few months and that is Christian Bale as the Dark Knight. I think he shall remain to be my favorite Batman actor, just like Christopher Reeve will always be my favorite Superman.
3. Movie character that is most similar to you?
Hmm, this is a toughie. I really don’t know, but I tend to be kind of a dreamer and a bit of a loner, so I feel that there are some traits in Paul Dano’s character in Ruby Sparks that I identify with.
4. Favorite movie quote?
Again, since I just watched this recently, I really love this quote in Sense & Sensibility that explains why I LOVE Elinor so much:
“…It is bewitching in the idea of one’s happiness entirely depending on one person”
5. What is one movie where you would change actual director/actor/actress for someone else?
Well, I think I’d definitely cast someone other than Kristen Stewart in Snow White in the Huntsman, it’s automatically raise the level of enjoyment right of the bat. It’d be a lot better if a more capable director helmed it too.
6. What is the first film you saw?
Superman: The Movie. Which explains why I LOVE superhero movies to this day :)
7. Would you change any character’s fate? If so, whose and for what?
I wish Christian + Satine in Moulin Rouge and Joe Bradley + Anne in Roman Holiday lived happily ever after. But then again, the film probably wouldn’t be as compelling otherwise.
8. Your favorite track from movie soundtrack?
City of Lovers from Casino Royale.
9. What book would you like to see adapted for screen?
Amongst other books I’ve discussed here, I’d love to see Love Walked In as a romantic drama, which I think is in the works. I wholeheartedly hope they cast the right person for the protagonist though… and that Cary Grant look-alike!
10. Favorite guilty pleasure movie?
I’ve mentioned five of ‘em here, but I should mention a classic guilty pleasure. That’d be Duel in the Sun. I mean Gregory Peck as a sexy scoundrel? Yes please!! ;)
11. Favorite trailer?
This turns out to be the case of good trailer, not-so-good movie, but I really enjoy the trailer for the NINE musical with Daniel Day-Lewis. The Cloud Atlas trailer that’s recently released is gorgeous as well.


Diana’s Questions:

1. What’s the song that you keep listening these days (the repeat curse)?
Well, I listen to classical radio and fortunately they don’t play the same music over and over. But not too long ago I was obsessed with Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap, apparently the lead singer is Indonesian and from the same region as my husband!

2. The last film you saw in cinema? 3 words to describe it please.
Total Recall
–Sleek, bland, empty.

3. Childhood crush?
Christopher Reeve.

4. Think of a soundtrack of a movie and tell me the best song from it, one that you still listen, years after you’ve seen the film.
Come What May from Moulin Rouge is one I can never get tired of.

5. What’s that one genre of films that you usually don’t watch?
Horror.

6. If you could adapt a book into a movie or miniseries, what would it be and why?
I’ve answered this above. Since Hollywood seems hot on Biblical epics again all of a sudden, I’d love to see the story of King Solomon, Job or Ruth get a faithful adaptation, perhaps as a miniseries with a bigger budget and a great ensemble cast.

7. Tell me one actor/actress that you would be starstruck by (imagine you walk in a Starbucks and you see him/her 2 feet from you – possible reaction: eyes wide open, legs shaking, suddenly it’s hot in the room).
Well I have met such a person: Gerry Butler, and my reaction was pretty close to how you described it, ahah. Another actor I’d probably get weak in the knees for is Henry Cavill. That man is incredibly beautiful!!

8. If you could recommend a book to your readers, what would it be and why?
I haven’t read too many books unfortunately, but I really like Love Walked In, an unconventional love story.

9. How would you describe a perfect (or close to perfect) script? what are they key elements it should have?
Oh boy. I don’t know, I guess for me, I like a combination of suspense and heart-wrenching love story. I think the key element is unpredictability, which is a tricky one to pull off.

10. Favorite British actor/actress?
I think it’s obvious from the above answer, no? Let’s just say most of my favorite actors are British :D

11. What did you have for lunch?
I love it, a non movie-related question. I had a Subway sandwich.


Ruth’s Questions:

1. What is the first film you remember watching?
Same answer as above: Superman: The Movie.

2. If you could pick one film composer to score your life, who would it be?
I’ve been loving Patrick Doyle’s work, so he’d be my first choice!

3. On that note, how much of your music library contains film scores/soundtracks?
About 90% of them!

4. Do you have a prized film poster on your wall? 
No. I’ve been wanting to get the Roman Holiday poster though.

5. Film (as in 35 mm etc.) or digital? 
No preference to be honest, so long as it has a good story!

6. Favourite foreign language film?
Paris Je t’aime

7. Not including ‘director’ if you could have any type of role in creating a film, what would you like to do? (Writer, Producer, DOP, Sound Designer – even a production assistant if you like!)
Casting director, hands down!

8. Desert Island Flicks – pick 5. Go!
I’ve done a post of ‘em here.

9. If you could only choose to watch either dramas, or comedy films for the rest of your life (and this includes black comedies), which would you choose?
Oh boy, I hope I’d never have to choose, but I probably would go with comedies.

10. Favourite animated feature (or short, if you like)? 
I LOVE a lot of Pixar movies. My latest favorite is BRAVE.

11. First film festival you ever attended (or wish you attend. I’ve only gone to my first this year).
TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) back in 2005 and I’ve been covering for the local Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) for the past two years. I’d LOVE to go to Sundance or Cannes one day.


Anna’s Questions:

1. Any actors you show promise for?
The first time I saw Sophia Myles was in Jane Austen’s adaptation Mansfield Park many years ago. Though she only had a small part I thought she’s very talented, plus she looks like Kate Winslet. I’ve seen her in a few things since and was impressed with her acting. I hope she’d still get her big break in Hollywood in the coming years. 

2. Anyone you’re hoping makes a comeback soon?
Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser. I know they’re working in some stuff but I’m talking about a high-profile project with a decent director. I think they both are pretty underrated actors.

Name someone in Hollywood you find overrated.
I’ve already said it here and I’m going to say it again: Brad Pitt. I don’t feel the need to explain why.

What do you do apart from blogging and watching movies?
Um, well I have a full time job so that’s at least 40 hrs I spend at the office, ahah. Oh you mean in my spare time? Workout, spend time with hubby and friends, shopping, etc.

What TV shows do you watch?
None at the moment, still hoping to catch up on BBC’s Sherlock season 2 at some point.

Your most prized DVD?
My Gregory Peck collection :)

Do you watch movies in theaters more or at home?
On average I probably watch more stuff at home as it gets to be expensive to go to the cinema every week.

You have the chance to go back in time to see a film premiere. Which film would you see?
I’d love to travel back in time and go to ANY movie premiere of Gregory Peck, especially The Big Country so I might also run into Charlton Heston :)

Dog or cat person?
Both. I used to have a cat and a dog when I was growing up and my dog actually ‘nursed’ on my orphaned kitten even though she had no milk! Yeah I know, it was bizarre!

Whose movies have you seen the most of? (This can apply to actors and directors.)
Gerry Butler and Gregory Peck‘s, I haven’t counted exactly how many but probably two dozens of them. I’ve also seen about 20 of Christian Bale‘s movies.

Name your guilty pleasure.
Already covered in Sati’s question above. Now, I’ve never mentioned this before, but I quite like cheesy action flicks like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Eraser and Wesley Snipes’ Passenger 57 :)


Iba’s Questions:   

1. LOTR or Harry Potter?
Well I owned the Lord of the Rings box set but no plans on buying the Harry Potter set, so that tells you which one I love most.

2. What’s the longest you have waited in line for a movie?
It’d have to be Beowulf and Grendel as I waited in the rush lines for 3.5 hours in the rain at TIFF and was so worried I won’t be able to get in!! Fortunately I did get in and was able to meet Gerry Butler afterwards, so yeah it was well worth the wait!

3. Have you ever fallen asleep in a film? If so, which one?
I never fell asleep but I did dozed off a bit watching The Bishop’s Wife, the one with Cary Grant. I must’ve been very tired.

4. What was your first concert experience?
It might’ve been Tina Turner, I think I was in Jr High. It’s also the ONLY concert that I went with my extended family, including my grandma!

5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Scotland!! I’d LOVE to spend a month exploring all the cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paisley, the Highlands… see where I’m getting at? :)

6. Any hidden talent(s)?
Not exactly hidden but I used to create a comic-book of sort, well more like illustrated stories back in Jr. High. I might’ve made about 4-5 of them, they all have romances with suspense/thriller thrown in. It was quite popular that my classmates would take turns reading them.

7. Subtitles: Yea or Nay?
Yea. No problem with them whatsoever.

8. What book would you like to be seen made into a movie?
Already covered this above under Diana’s questions

9. What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Say a thank you prayer to the Lord Almighty.

10. Have you ever snuck into a film without paying for it?
Nope.

11. What is your favorite silent film?
I haven’t watched too many of them other than Laurel & Hardy and some Chaplin stuff, so I’d say The Artist.


Now the easy part… the nominations!

Well I guess not too easy as everyone seems to have been tagged for this award, but ah well, so they just have to answer more questions like I did, ahah.

  1. Josh @ Classicblanca
  2. Kristen @ Journeys in Classic Film
  3. Paula @ Paula’s Cinema Club
  4. Kristin @ All Eyes on Screen
  5. Samantha @ Banana Oil Movies
  6. Ronan @ Filmplicity
  7. Fernando @ Fernando Rafael Blog
  8. Mark @ Marked Movies
  9. Keith @ Keith and the Movies
  10. Alex @ Film Forager
  11. Raul @ The Movie Lounge

My 11 Questions:

  1. Who’s your favorite movie actor who’s currently starring in a TV show?
  2. Could you date someone who does not love movies?
  3. What makes you want to have a movie blog?
  4. Which director/actor collaboration you’d like to see [it has to be people who have never worked together before]
  5. What dish are you good at making?
  6. Any encounter with a celebrity you care to share?
  7. Since the Olympics is still going on, what’s your favorite movie set in London?
  8. Which is your favorite movie writer [could be a journalist, novelist, etc.]
  9. Which do you prefer: sweltering heat vs. cool, rainy days?
  10. Favorite outfit/costume from a movie?
  11. Which actor/actress you initially detest but then slowly warming up to [feel free to reverse the question, that is an actor you initially love but now can’t stand]


Sorry for the super long post! Thanks for reading guys, now you know a little [or a lot] more about yours truly :D

55 thoughts on “Award Season is upon us… 7×7 + Liebster Blog Awards that is

  1. CRAP! I don’t like doing these awards posts as of late for some reason. Ugh, I got this thing back in March though… *sigh* Fine, I’ll suck it up and do it. (Probably not until next week though.)

  2. Congrats for all the awards Ruth :)

    I feel like I know you more now…I enjoy reading things about you more than your answers for the questions.
    I was wondering, can you speak English with Java accent ;)

  3. Thanks for the award Ruth and congrats on your multiple noms!

    I will be working on mine to answer the questions. Thank you much! So great to read a lot of your answers, and I love the inclusion of one of my fave verses John 3:16.

    • Thanks T. It’s actually quite fun to do as I also enjoy getting to know other bloggers this way. Hey, after all I got to know you, my friend, and I am thankful that we share our love for the Lord.

  4. I never tire reading about you, Ruth ;-). Well deserved blogging awards, my friend. We also share the same country for question 5, too. I very much enjoyed reading all of your answers to some great questions. Well done.

    • BTW, there’s one thing I’d like to see done by those receiving this award. Perhaps, you (and others) would consider answering your own questions in the comment section. Iba, you and others posed some great ones and I’d like to know how those who came up with them would answer. What do you think, Ruth? I’m game, if you are. Thanks.

    • Thanks Michael! Oh you mean Scotland? Yeah, that is one country that still eluded me, I hope to visit there soon, I’m even more enamored with it after seeing Brave!

      Oh, about the questions thing, yeah I’m game. So you mean just answer them in the comments section or in the post itself?? I just don’t want to bore everyone with yet more facts about myself, ahah.

            • Hi Michael, so here’s my answers to my own 11 questions:

              1. Who’s your favorite movie actor who’s currently starring in a TV show?
              Well, I just realized the shows are not running any more but as of last year, my faves would be Gabriel Byrne (HBO’s In Treatment) and Alfred Molina (Law & Order: LA).

              2. Could you date someone who does not love movies?
              It’d be hard to do for me I think as my hubby and I talks about movies a lot, probably more so now than when we were dating though.

              3. What makes you want to have a movie blog?
              It provides a venue for my musings on movies :)

              Which director/actor collaboration you’d like to see [it has to be people who have never worked together before]
              I’d love to see Christopher Nolan + Clive Owen or Ridley Scott + Gerry Butler

              What dish are you good at making?
              Hmmm, not many but I think my Indonesian fried rice is pretty good.

              Any encounter with a celebrity you care to share?
              I’ve shared that here: http://flixchatter.net/2009/07/16/tiff-is-coming-soon-to-toronto-%e2%80%93-and-im-feelin-nostalgic/

              Since the Olympics is still going on, what’s your favorite movie set in London?
              You’d have to check today’s post :)

              Which is your favorite movie writer [could be a journalist, novelist, etc.]
              Too many to list here, but the few I could think of right away is Gregory Peck in Gentleman’s Agreement and Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge.

              Which do you prefer: sweltering heat vs. cool, rainy days?
              Cool, rainy days. I can’t stand heat & humidity even though I was born in a tropical country.

              Favorite outfit/costume from a movie?
              I LOVE Carey Mulligan’s retro outfit in An Education, and also Emily Blunt’s style in The Devil Wears Prada.

              Which actor/actress you initially detest but then slowly warming up to [feel free to reverse the question, that is an actor you initially love but now can’t stand]
              I used to despise Matt Damon until I saw the first Bourne movie. As for the reverse, it’d be Brangelina. I used to like Angelina a lot, but since she married Pitt I just got so sick of seeing the two of them and the media’s adulation for these two extremely overrated celebs.

              • Great answers, Ruth. Wish I would have thought of them, but I think your Christopher Nolan + Clive Owen or Ridley Scott + Gerry Butler would be fantastic collaborations. Funny you should say that about Matt Damon, as I’m finishing my re-watch of the Bourne trilogy this weekend ;-). As expected, well done!

  5. You’ve never fallen asleep in a movie? Wow. I envy you. I fight that urge constantly. That’s one of the reasons why I prefer watching movies in a theatre. I’m less likely to nod off in an armchair than in my sofa (though I can fall asleep in cinemas too, I assure you. I slept all my way through Wings of Desire first time I watched it. I got the first and last 5 minutes or so, everything in between was just a black hole.)

    I’m impressed at how you’ve answered this. When I counted to four awards I decided that I just can’t do this, too many questions. But you show that you really can. Well done!

    • Oh really? No, generally I’m not sleepy watching movies, especially at the cinema. There are only a few times that I felt sleepy watching some slower documentaries during a film fest, but that’s because I’ve been watching multiple films that day so it was more of a fatigue. I hardly ever fall asleep in my sofa no matter how comfy it is, ahah.

      Oh I hope you’ll try to do your Liebster post, Jessica, I’d love to learn more about you :)

  6. Enjoyed reading some stuff about you, Ruth. That was pretty cool having a dad made some movies. What was the Indonesian title for that Indonesian superman?

    My mother went to Catholic school, though she’s not one because at that moment there weren’t any good school.

    I heard that school you & Obama went have Obama’s statue and they even have their own cctv to watch the precious statue :D also there’s a movie about Obama as a kid. A bit silly how they behave just because he used to go to school in Indonesia.

    How come you don’t like seafood? I practically grow up with it.

    I might do Movie Crushes myself, seems fun :)

    • Hi Andina, he..he.. yeah, my dad apparently wrote the script for Rama, Superman Indonesia. Apparently someone posted the entire thing on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfKNTNnEzyQ

      Oh really, there’s an Obama statue there now? Too funny! I’m gonna pay a visit if I go back home this year, I’d love to visit my old school. Jajanan di depan sekolah tuh enak2x banget, favorit saya batagor and kue cubit, he..he..

      I don’t know why I don’t like seafood, I just don’t like the texture and the taste, it sort of repulses me.

      Yeah, do the Movie Crushes post, it IS fun!

  7. Good stuff Ruth, I definitely learned more about you than ever. Wow can’t believe you don’t like sea food since we Asians love them; well wait my brother’s not a big fan of it either.

    • I know, I think lots of people are baffled why I don’t like seafood. Ivan LOVES ‘em and he also likes spicy food and I can’t handle ‘em, ahah.

  8. Hey Flixy, I think you just crossed the finish line of the equivalent of a marathon! I know a lot about you since we are such great friends, but you, a “loner?” Come on now… do tell, really? ;-D

    • Well I guess I’m somewhat of a loner :) I kind of enjoy being by myself and can’t really hang out constantly with people, it’s draining me very quickly. And yeah, this post is like a writing marathon, ha..ha..

  9. Its always great to read posts like these. Not only do we get to know you better but also get to read a few posts that we might have missed before.

    p/s: what was the title of that Indonesian Superman film? Might want to chack it out.

  10. Congrats on your awards, Ruth! :) And thanks again for tag. I’ll get to your questions soon.

    It’s interesting that you went to Catholic school, as I went to a non-denominational Christian school for 5 years. And a screenwriter would would be my dream job. It would be awesome to get paid for writing movies.

    • Looking forward to reading ‘em Josh! Oh, which school did you go to? Yeah, who doesn’t want to be a screenwriter? I’d rather do that than be in front of the camera any day :)

      • Danville Christian Academy. The school was only six or seven years old when I went, and it didn’t even have a high school. During my last year there, there were only 4 students, including me, in my class. One of them came for half a day, and another one got expelled (first expulsion from that school) before the end of the year. So, the classes weren’t that big. :) It has all grade levels now though.

  11. Wow. There is a lot of info packed into this post. So many things I just learned about you! I sympathize with your poor eye sight. I have a high prescription, too. I don’t even remember what it’s like to not wear glasses I’ve worn them for so long.

    I like Michael Keaton too and wish he worked more. Have you seen “The Merry Gentleman”? He starred in it and directed it. That was my favorite movie of 2009 and as a person of faith I think you might find it interesting.

    Thanks again for the award! You’re far too kind!

    • Hi Nick! Yeah I’m blind as a bat as they say, might have to get Lasik soon but I’m too chickened to do it.

      Oh I haven’t seen “The Merry Gentleman” but I have to find that as I like him a lot. He’s quite underrated I think, I mean I LOVE Multiplicity and he pretty much the sole reason to see it.

      Oh I hope you’ll do the 7×7 post, I mean you’ve got TONS of awesome posts man, this might sound like a broken record to you but you are a phenomenal writer!

  12. Great post. It took me a while to read but I now know you a little better. Thanks again for the award and expect my post soon.

    Tell me more about your father and the movies he worked in!

    The 6th thing about yourself (clubbing) is something I can identify with. My parents aren’t that strict. I just don’t like going out to bars or clubs. I don’t get a kick out of those things. I prefer a house party.

    About #8, I think it takes balls to say it! I understand the seafood, but chocolate and alcohol? Wow.

    If I were forced to choose between dramas and comedies, I’d go with dramas.

    I also want to attend Sundance or Cannes one day (who doesn’t, right?) and I
    would love to be casting director as well!

    You’re hoping Brendan Fraser makes a comeback, seriously? Haha,
    you’re the first fan of him I’ve met!

    Very interesting reading about that comic-book you did in junior high!

    • Looking forward to reading your Liebster post! Oh I didn’t know my dad that well actually, I lived w/ my mom + grandma since I was 3, so most of the stories about him were from my aunts. He did 3 movies I think, either he wrote it or directed them all I don’t know.

      Yeah, a house party is more my thing too, but not the crazy house party like in 21 Jump Street, ahah.

      He..he.. well I don’t mind some chocolates, I like those w/ almonds in it, but alcohol I just can’t stand.

      About Brendan Fraser, I think he’s an underrated actor, he just made really poor choices!! Yeah I think w/ the right material and director, he could still strike his comeback!

      I almost forgot about the comic book thing I did, I wish I had kept some of them!

  13. Thank you Ruth! I did 7×7 thing quite recently, so I’ll wait with this one a bit before doing it again.

    So cool to read all of those answers, I like Sweet Disposition too and after seeing 500 Days of Summer I used to listen to it on repeat.

    I’m the same with soundtrack music, practically all of my mp3 player (Yep, I must be the only person in the world not using Ipod) consists of music that played on TV or in movies.

    I really need to check out that Casino Royale track you mentioned, I don’t think I ever listened to the soundtrack for this one.

    • Oh that is perfectly ok, Sati, I did one last year too. I should check out your 7×7 post, do you have a link to it handy?

      I think since I have a blog I listen to more soundtracks than anything else. Oh I think you’ll like the CR soundtrack, it’s as awesome as the movie!

  14. I haven’t read all your answers yet, but I couldn’t wait to comment…I’m practically blind too…and so is everyone in my dad’s family…i hate messing with my eyes so I don’t wear contacts. Just glasses LOL

    OK…back to work :)

  15. Good stuff, Ruth. I like how you used different colors to separate your Q&As. I also got a kick out of reading about your run-in with Mr. Butler. :)

    Oh, and I agree about chocolate. It blows my mind that people go crazy over that, but then again I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Don’t think I could go without seafood and booze though. :D

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