Meryl Streep is one of my favourite female actors – I can’t think of anyone else who is as beautiful, elegant and as versatile as her.
i) The Devil Wears Prada – she plays the deliciously evil role of Anne Hathaway’s boss, who is supposed to be like Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue;
ii) Mamma Mia! (The Movie) – she is AMAZING as the owner of a dilapidated hotel on a Greek island, Pierce Brosnan’s, Colin Firth’s and another interesting character’s old flame and the mother of the young bride…
“Dancing Queen” has and will always be my favourite ABBA song
iii) The Iron Lady – if you’re interested in a biography of Margaret Thatcher, Meryl Streep is fantastic in her role as the former British Prime Minister:
One of her lesser known roles is in the comedy with Goldie Hawn in “Death Becomes Her“. In this movie, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are given the gift of immortality i.e. they can both stay young and beautiful FOREVER.
Ooh…sounds good, right? You got to watch the rest of the movie to see the funny antics these two crazy actresses go through in the name of beauty.
Talking about immortality, I wonder how the Chinese today feel about funeral preplanning?
In the olden days, Chinese children show filial piety towards their elderly parents by buying a coffin! It seems that an aged mother or father will feel comforted knowing that they will be well taken care of in their after life.
However, I don’t remember any of my uncles or aunties talking about such gory stuff with my Chinese grandmother. In fact, I think she frowns on ANY talk of death since my grandfather died early and left her to fend for herself.
My Mum also freaks out at the thought of choosing her own tombstone – I guess this belief doesn’t sit well with ALL Chinese.
Personally, I hate the thought of death too but you’ve got to be ready when it comes. Of course, I don’t want it to come too soon since I want to watch my kids grow up!
Choi, choi, choi! Knock, knock, knock wood.
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