8 DECEMBER, 1997

So, here it is. My last essay for the year. Comrades, Almost A Love Story, such a good film! I'll never understand film distributors. Why aren't they releasing this movie in the West? Maybe they will... it's still early I guess (the few Won Kar Wai films that have been released took ages to come out). Having won the Best Film of the Year award at the last Seattle International Film Festival might encourage them. One can only hope... Anyway, hope you enjoy the comments. I don't worry about the photos, I'm sure you'll enjoy them! That's it for me for the next 3 months. I'm leaving for Canada/France/Thailand in about 3 weeks. Can't wait!

And keep watching those HK movies!


22 OCTOBER, 1997

At last, I found a site on the Web providing an exhaustive list of links related to Hong Kong films, actors and actresses. I've been looking for such a site for a long while now. I knew of one other site, Loop, but it went off-line recently. Check the new site. You'll find a link to it on my Links page.

11 OCTOBER, 1997

The site is finally ready to post on the Web. Three films are featured. I am planning to add more as soon as I find the time. The site was two months in the making, and involved dozens of packs of cigarettes. I need a break! I am leaving at the end of December for a three-month trip overseas, and I haven't even begin organizing myself, i.e. passport renewal, sub-letting, etc. If possible, I would like to add a film or three before my departure and hopefully catch a few good movies in Chinatown!