Versatile Blogger Award

Last week, Novia at Novroz’s Favorite Things kindly tagged me for this lovely award. Thanks for thinking of me, Nov!

The Rules for the Award are:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Pass the award along to 15 who you have recently discovered and who you think fantastic for whatever reasons! (in no particular order)
  4. Contact the blogs you picked and let them know about the award.

So…here are 7 things about me:
(Nov, since I didn’t get to do the  previous meme, I’m going to answer some of the questions here, so hit two birds with one stone, right?)

  1. My first movie-going experience is actually the same as Novroz, Superman II. I was also a toddler but I had an immediate crush on Christopher Reeve, never too young to spot a cutie, eh? 🙂
  2. I don’t own many dvds, and I pretty much stopped buying them a year ago as we’re shopping for a Blu-Ray player later this year. I do have quite a few boxed sets: Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, X-Men, Ben Hur, Gone with the Wind, among others.
  3. I have a bunch of guilty pleasure movies, a few of which have been highlighted in this blog (here and here)
  4. This is probably no secret to most of you, but I have a penchant British or Aussie actors. If I see a movie and spot an unfamiliar face that caught my eye, most likely they hail from either one of those regions. Perhaps having Brit/Aussie ESL teachers growing up have something to do with it??
  5. Two Qs in One:
    You’ve compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which one didn’t make the cut? I haven’t compiled my list of Top 100 movies, but I might do that before year’s end. What movie posters are hanging in your room? Don’t have one now, but if I had to pick just one, I’d probably go with this German version of the Phantom of the Opera poster. Oh la la!
  6. The movies I compulsively watch over and over? My Desert Island DVDs post pretty much cover that.
  7. Though I’m from Indonesia, I never follow my home country’s film industry. In fact, I’ve only seen a handful of Indo movies (less than 10 in my entire life), and the best one of those is Ada Apa Dengan Cinta. The high school scene reminded me of the good ‘ol days, plus Nicholas Saputra is pretty cute 🙂

Now, I’m passing this along to 15 other fab bloggers who I think are lovely (some are newly discovered, some are old friends):

  1. Castor @ Anomalous Material Blog
  2. Marc @ Go-See-Talk
  3. Meredith @ M. Carter @ the Movies
  4. Ronan @ Filmplicity
  5. Dan @ Top 10 Films UK
  6. The gal @ Addicted to Films
  7. Heather @ Movie Mobsters
  8. Aiden @ Cut The Crap Movie Reviews
  9. Dan Dreher @ Where the Buffalo Roam
  10. Univarn @ A Life in Equinox
  11. Andy @ Fandango Groovers
  12. MadHatter @ The Dark of the Matinee
  13. Steve @ The Film Cynics Blog
  14. Dezmond @ Hollywood Spy
  15. Darren @ The Movie Blog

Thanks again Novroz for this lovely award!

A Random Confession: What’s a tiger, a wolf, Matthew Goode & R-Patz have in common?

Well, they were all in my dream last night for some strange reason. I don’t usually divulge my dreams for the world to see, but this one is just so bizarre I felt compelled to share. Plus, since it involves a couple of actors, technically it’s movie-related (it’s a stretch I know, but it’s my blog ok?) 🙂

Now, before your mind starts conjuring scenes reminiscent of The Hangover, it’s nowhere near that crazy (based on what I’ve been told anyway, I haven’t seen the movie myself). Sometimes my dreams do get quite vivid, and this one happened to be one of them. It started out where I’m in the car with my twin brothers (I do actually have a twin brother so that part is real) and suddenly I spot a loose tiger walking on the side of the road. Then we end up in some kind of motel and lo and behold, that same tiger is walking around nearby! Can’t remember what happens next, but the next thing I know, there are a couple of wolves in front of our motel and the door was opened, so I rushed to close it. But the motel room actually has a storm door as well, and I only had time to get that door closed before the wolf arrives right in front of it! I remember yelling to my brother to block the door with the leather foot stool. No need really, as the wolf pretty much just rests on the doormat.

Matthew & Amy Adams in Leap Year

As my dream tend to be kinda haphazard, suddenly I find myself in the woods on some kind of hiking trail with the über gorgeous Matthew Goode! For you who don’t know who he is, he’s a British actor recently seen playing Colin Firth’s lover in A Single Man. He’s also in Watchmen, Matchpoint and Leap Year, to name a few. Anyway, we’re just strolling along when I suddenly asks him of his involvement in Leap Year. Cinematical had a post on what his real opinion was on that banal rom-com, and he pretty much confirms it. I then proceeds to tell him that Amy Adams got her acting start in Chanhassen Dinner Theater, just a few miles from my church (this one is a fact), and Matthew was quite bemused when I told him that. Not sure how he is in real life but he sounds like a very fun and cordial fellow, and definitely a fantastic hiking buddy! 🙂

Now, this brings me to the bizarre part involving Robert Pattinson. We’re back in a motel/hotel room of some kind, not sure if it’s the same one as before, and there were a few other people, including my husband (he’s almost always present in my dreams, even in the most surreal ones, go figure!). While the people are in the kitchen, R-Patz and I are in the living room and we’re quite chummy together. Heh, I’m not even a Twi-hard by a long shot, though I must admit, if the guy cleans up a bit, he’s quite a looker. I do prefer the non-sparkling version and with just a smidgen of a tan. Anyhoo, I remember being confused by his um, amorous behavior, though I bet his Edward fan-girls would totally welcome the can’t-take-his-hands-off-me part 🙂 I don’t recall if we talked at all during this encounter, but I remember his signature disheveled, unwashed hair and he appears to be very tall (like a foot taller than me!) and very, very skinny. Oh well, I woke up soon after, feeling disoriented and completely perplexed by the strange dream.

Now, has any of you ever had a strange celeb dream like that before? Or perhaps it’s a routine thing for some of you?? Come on, do share 🙂