I have been resting at home since i had a minor surgical procedure done on Monday and it was painful and scary and i would prefer to focus on the positive stuff since my blog is supposed to be my journal of happy things :) The best thing about being cooped at home is having my mum coming over daily to cook for me. Of course i also feel bad that she has to cook for me daily and plan to treat her to her favorite high tea buffet when i recover :) I have also been getting visits from my other family members and spending alot of time sleeping as the medicine makes me drowsy. Hubby has to also be my temporary "maid" for awhile as it is painful moving around and he has to fetch me my reading materials and other stuff but he has also been benefiting from eating the delicious dinners my mum cooks. I love my mum's cooking and soup and have enjoyed 2 days of delicious home cooked meals. If only i can cook as well hehe ;)
I have been doing some reading and catching up on the recent episodes of the Japanese dramas i have been following like "Zettai Reido 2" and "Bull Doctor. I started watching 2 episodes of TVB's latest 20 episodes suspense drama "Men With No Shadows" yesterday. The drama is currently showing in Hong Kong and starring Bobby Au Yeung, Raymond Lam and Tavia Yeung. Raymond's role in this drama is quite different from his previous role and he is playing a devil who is out to get Bobby's life and his character seems very mysterious and unpredictable. His role reminds me of Japanese film "Death Note" as he kept eating apples in the show which is similar to the devil character. Bobby is playing the 'good person role' and Tavia Yeung plays his love interest.
Medical researcher Dr. Kong Tung Kin (Bobby Au Yeung) is lonely and impolite. He's just a doctor that concentrates entirely on long-term drug research, until he met Fong Siu Fong (Tavia Yeung), who is naturally born allergic to chemicals. Unfortunately, a rule stated that Dr. Kong cannot develop a relationship with his patients within 3 years. Dr. Kong can only wait 3 years before he can confess his love to Fong.
Three years later, when Dr. Kong was finally able to profess is love to Fong he gets into a traffic accident and was on the verge of death. That was when he encountered the Devil, Tai Fung (Raymond Lam) who demanded for his life. However, because Dr. Kong's wishes haven't been fulfilled, he begged for mercy from Fung. He felt he never done anything that offended the Heavens, so he and Fung came up with an agreement to prove that he's a good person. With Fung's assistance, he was finally able to marry Fong. When everything seemed to be going smoothly, the most ugly side of human nature are exposed. Was it all because of the Devil's trials or was it the Devil inside causing all the trouble?
Producer Poon Ka Tak describe the series as suspense: "This is another type of drama that can be considered a fable story. I want to warn viewers that this series is not written based on a true story, there is suspense, illusions and while we were producing the series, we had powerful imaginations. So, when you are enjoying the series, do not think it has anything to do with real life and put yourself into the story. If you feel Raymond is a ghost, then he's a ghost. If you feel he's human, then he's human. Just a small spoiler, the series will have an unexpected ending."
Producer Poon goes on and describes how "Men with No Shadows" is revolved around the word 'Trial'. In other people's eyes, he is a 100% good person that goes through trials, but actually good people have their weaknesses. You think Devils are frightening? In fact, the Devil in the heart is even harder to resist! Much of what draws people into doing something bad basically comes from the nature of that person. The saying "Cherish the people you have at present", just how many people really know how to cherish?
Those interested can watch it online at (http://www.jacinda1st.org/2011/09/men-with-no-shadows-chinese-subtitles/). I will write more about the drama and post more pictures maybe by end of the week or next week when i'm feeling better as i cannot sit too long in front of my Mac currently.