Friday, April 25, 2008

The Shrine, The Pirate and The Forbidden Kingdom

We spent the ENTIRE day in the Shrine! Sigh! Trying to make headway into some columbarium stuff. I did get a big chunk done, thank goodness, so I'm estimating about a day or two more for vault adjustment stuff.

Anyhoo, when Lai and I were ready to leave the Shrine, Boydee said he was going to go home with us. Okay. Close to an hour later (maybe I exaggerate, but Lai will attest to the fact that we waited for a looooong time before Boydee finally got done!), we were all in the venture going home. All of a sudden Boydee decided that he wanted to watch a movie and proceeded to call our spouses to tell them of "our" i.e., his, plan to see one! Hehehehe. Typical Boydee.

But it was a chance for us siblings to get together and we had a blast. After sitting in traffic for more than an hour, we arrived at Eastwood. Japa and Bang were already there, since they came straight from the office. Our restaurant of choice? Il Pirata. Cute pirate-y things, but it just seemed weird to have an italian restaurant with a pirate theme, no?

After a hurried dinner, we went to go see The Forbidden Kingdom starring big Asian stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

Synopsis: While hunting down bootleg kung-fu DVDs in a Chinatown pawnshop, Jason makes an extraordinary discovery that sends him hurtling back in time to ancient China. There, Jason is charged with a monumental task: he must free the fabled warrior the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned by the evil Jade Warlord. Jason is joined in his quest by wise kung fu master Lu Yan and a band of misfit warriors including Silent Monk. But only by learning the true precepts of kung fu can Jason hope to succeed - and find a way to get back home.

It was quite an entertaining movie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not that big a fan of either actor, although admittedly, Jackie Chan was funny in the Rush Hour (?) series. The storyline was interesting; the kids would have loved it. At least, Rogan and maybe Raine, would.

Coming out of the theater, we went into "quote" mode: Boydee and Dic were spewing memorable quotes from the movie....and I made karate-like motions and sounds. Heehehehehe. You had to be there to really appreciate our antics! Maybe we were too full from the pizza at Il Pirate? Hehehehe.

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