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What Is Your True Nature To Show?

Aug. 19 | Based on a true story, ‘The Naked Director’ depicts the dawn of the AV industry in Japan. As presented, are four key ideas raised and reflections on them. First, we are born and die naked. However, being humans, not animals with fur,...

Breaking Free Of Rebirth In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Aug. 12 | When trapped on the planet Sakaar, there was this conversation… Korg: I’m actually organising another revolution. I don’t know if you’d be interested in something like that. Do you reckon you’d be interested?...

Are You ‘Possessed’ Of Even Quicker Wits?

Jul. 29 | In ‘Possessed’ is an interesting scene of how a ‘sha-(C)on-man’ persuaded a (D)evotee to part with her money. As follows is the dialogue with comments between… C: You need to throw one. D: Are you talking about ‘gut’...

The First Things In ‘Cities Of Last Things’

Jul. 22 | The film (幸福城市) begins in the midst of a casual yet cautionary song – ‘爱千万不要给得太多… 你今天将它挽留,明天它悄悄溜走。你将一切给我,我却不知如何接受。啊… 请你请你不要再来找我。世界上的男孩不只我一个。啊…...

Six Reflections On ‘Aziz Ansari: Right Now’

Jul. 15 | This is the ironic era, when more comedians are speaking heartfelt truths than some politicians, whose words make a mockery of truth and themselves, often in ways not even funny… Ansari starts his latest comedy special with a confession on his...

‘Arrival’ Of Mis/communication

Jul. 8 | In ‘Arrival’, a language expert (Dr. Banks) requested to ask another ‘expert’ on the Sanskrit word for ‘war’ and its translation. The reply was ‘gravisti’, and that is means ‘an argument’. Banks...

‘Striking Vipers’ In A ‘Black Mirror’

Jul. 1 | With technological advances, there is an ever-thinning fine line between reality and virtuality; real-life versus ‘fun and games’. What if the day comes, when the fantastically and sensually simulated is maximised so much, that it is preferred...

‘I Am Mother’ Of Project Human Being?

Jun. 24 | In the probable event that there is very advanced A.I (Artificial Intelligence), will you trust it, if embodied in a single robot? To push the thought experiment to the extreme, what if you were brought up by this very robot, while you had never interacted...

‘Always Be My Maybe’ & Sorry?

Jun. 17 | In the pretentious restaurant’s scene, ‘Keanu Reeves’ (playing ‘himself’) asks, ‘May I ask, do you have any dishes that play with time, the concept of time?’ The waiter replies, ‘Ah! Yes, we have a meat...

What Horror Stories Teach Us

Jun. 10 | All horror stories, fictitious or true, are tragedies. All tragedies are with suffering. All suffering is from the Three Poisons (of greed, hatred and delusion). To have unhappy endings, there must be no resolution. To have no resolution, there must be...

‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ & The Dharma?

Jun. 3 | The KonMari Method is a technique to organise material stuff at home. Its first step is to heap especially clothes in one giant pile – to realise how much ‘more than enough’ one has. This creates motivation to declutter and to sort what...

Who Are You Behind That Mask? (‘Hema Hema’s Dharma Drama On Karma)

May. 23 | What if there is an secret camp of sorts, amidst the mountains, where for a fortnight, all don masks to hide their true identities, and are free to do whatever they wish? There, almost anything goes, though there are some basic rules to ensure there...

Not ‘Possessed’ Of Enough Compassion & Wisdom

May. 16 | Featured in the middle of season 1 of ‘Possessed’, are some dialogues that a fictitious ‘monk’ has. Try to spot the Dharma mistakes… The senior monk asks a few young child monks who returned to the Korean monastery if they...

‘A Land Imagined’ With Labour & Loss?

May. 8 | What makes a country what it is physically? If it is the land itself, what if it is being expanded upon by reclaiming land, with sand from other countries? Being one of the world’s largest sand importer, if Singapore’s millions of tons of...

Triple Take On The ‘Triple Frontier’

May. 3 | ‘Triple Frontier’ (Or ‘Three Frontiers’) refers to ‘Três Fronteiras’, the Spanish name for an area of the Amazon Rainforest in the Upper Amazon region of South America, named after the tripoint where borders of Brazil,...
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