Hello again everyone, I’m baaaack!

Hello, hello!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break. I was blessed to spend time with family to celebrate Christmas and my mother in-law’s Christmas-day birthday. I definitely need to get back to the gym pronto as I’ve been eating soooo much yummy food all week, most of them were home-made Indonesian food that my mom’s friends cooked for us!

Thank the Lord we had booked a morning flight last night as the snow got worse as the day progressed. In fact, our flight was delayed for an hour due to a de-icing snafu and I got worried it could be canceled & we’d be stranded in the snowpocalypse North East! Take a look at this photo of Times Square where our hotel was at. We were just there a couple of days before this blizzard hit!

Dan Nguyen's Times Square Flickr Photo
Photo courtesy of Dan Nguyen

Well, suffice to say it’s been a slow movie-watching week as I didn’t get to the theater at all. The only thing I saw last week was Shrek The Third after a big Christmas dinner. The movie itself was ok, not horrible but definitely not as funny as the original Shrek, but no matter, it was indeed a lovely experience watching a movie together with family.

But last night I finally got to see got to see TRON: Legacy! I had been wanting to see that for ages, and despite the so-so reviews, I still had to check it out for myself. Well, the dazzling visuals certainly didn’t disappoint! I’ll try to get my review done later today for tomorrow.

Oh, before I sign off, I thought I’d share this video that was shown on the Christmas day church service. I thought it’s a poignant look at what would happen if Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariah were using Facebook in the times of Jesus Birth.

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Well folks, it’s good to be back in the blogosphere and looking forward to catching up on your posts! Now tell me, what movie(s) did YOU manage to see during the holidays?

20 thoughts on “Hello again everyone, I’m baaaack!

  1. Hi Ruth! Glad to have you back and happy to hear you had a great time with your family over Christmas πŸ™‚ The last movie I saw in theater was Black Swan but I did watch the usual collection of Christmas movies on TV with Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Story two that I hadn’t seen before.

    1. Thanks Castor! It really was a wonderful trip. Looks like you definitely saw a lot more movies than I did. I better check out your Black Swan review as I know you’re not as psyched about it as other bloggers do. I caught those classic Christmas movies briefly as I was watching TV, I wish I had time to watch them from start to finish.

  2. Nice to have you back Flixy!
    Oh, a Times Square Hotel /greenwithenvy/ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I didn’t get to watch many films during the hectic festive preparations, but I did catch LOVE ACTUALLY again at Christmas Eve πŸ™‚
    And we are under snow too, and it will be -10*C tomorrow!

    1. Thank you Dezzy! He..he.. my dear sister in-law booked that hotel for us. Since she works for Westin, we got a really good rate.

      Oh, Love Actually is lovely. I’d like it better without all the cussing but the Christmas scenes are wonderful.

      We’re ok temperature-wise today and tomorrow but come New Year’s eve it’ll be about the same as where you are 😦

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    I caught two films in theatres over the past two weeks: Tron Legacy and True Grit. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch one more before New Years.

    1. Hey there Fitz, hope you had a nice Christmas too.

      I finally saw Tron on Sunday after we got back, and hopefully TG this Friday. What are you hoping to see before year’s end? I’m really curious about Black Swan as my sister in-law saw it and loved it.

      1. Lots of heavy duty stuff, eh Julian. Oh, what did you think of the new Wall Street? Have you seen the original before? Perhaps you can do a duo review to compare the two? πŸ™‚

        Ah, I remember you wanted to see SALT. I don’t think I’ll be seeing that as I was tired watching Angie in The Tourist almost in every frame!

        1. Yeah i saw the original before seeing the sequel(thank god for netflix streaming =D) and i will probably include them in a review post, but i’m going to try to make some other posts before that to add variety

  4. PrairieGirl

    The Illusionist (second time, this time my very own DVD!), Casino Royale (second time, rtm’s DVD), The Trouble with Harry (Netflix, first time, a 1955 Hitchcock comedy and Shirley MacClaine’s first film) and, finally one for Christmas (again and again and again on TCM): The Bishop’s Wife.

    1. Ah, so you did get some Roof dvds for Christmas, good for you! πŸ˜€

      The Bishop’s Wife sounds lovely. I might have to add that to my Netflix.

  5. What a great video! Thanks for posting it!

    So glad you had a good time with your family. Shrek3, huh? I’m sure it was nice to watch with family…but I hated that one of the series! LOL.

    Over the holiday season I watched Black Swan…twice…, True Grit, Little Fockers, A Christmas Story…4 times on TBS, Elf, Home Alone2, and Inception! Fun times!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. The pastor replayed it again as we liked it so much.

      Oh I didn’t really care for Shrek 3 either, it was just fun watching it with the entire family in the living room.

      Looking forward to your review on Black Swan (I’ll email you separately on my trepidation about watching it). Man, you watched a ton of movies, dude, good for you!

  6. Corinne

    I missed you. Glad you’re back! I watched a lot of Christmas movies over the weekend. I always watch Albert Finny’s Scrooge and Heidi with Shirley Temple every year. Then the movie Elf came on the tube and I had it on while I wrapped presents. I never saw it before and so many people seem to love it so I gave it a try. It was good! I mean for a Christmas movie. Then I got in the whole movie of A Christmas Story. Since it was on for 24 hours, I’m sure a lot of folks got that one in. Anyway, glad you’re back where the real snow flies.

    1. Thanks Corinne! Oh I did watch bits and pieces of Scrooge when it was on TV, Bill Murray’s perfect in that. Elf was fun, it was a lot of people’s fave Christmas movies. I still haven’t seen A Christmas Story believe it or now.

      Ha..ha.. the snow on my blog stops on Jan 2. If only the same is true in real life!!

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