Yesterday....was a less-than no-energy day. After my afternoon class left, I made myself totally horizontal on the sofa with the remote control in one hand and a glass of iced tea within reach of the other. Not a lot happening on afternoon TV so I was surfing around.
I came across a movie.
A Korean movie.
With Japanese subtitles.
So I watched it for awhile.
(May I take this time to remind you that I don't speak Korean or read very much Japanese at all?!)
Here's what I could catch (or what I thought I caught) from the story:
There was a young couple.
He builds houses.
She worked in an office and may have had a fling with her boss....who now has a slinky woman who spends a lot of time half-sitting/half-laying on his desk. The slinky woman is a bitch.
There's another woman...maybe the man's.....sister (?). Her oldest son is in jail and she thinks he is stupid.
The girls comes from a rich family.
She finds out she has alzheimer's.
She doesn't want to tell her husband, but he finds a note from her doctor and he goes to get the scoop...the doctor smokes a lot in his office and needs to clean his desk.
They decide that even though she is sick, they love each other and they will be strong together.
He puts notes all over the house to remind her about things.
He gets the crap beat out of him. Why? I don't know, but I think it has something to do with that bad guy in jail.
The girl's illness gets worse....she leaves...he finds her...she doesn't remember who he is, but she does recognize his cologne, which is enough for him.
Okay....so at this point....Issei comes home from school.
And there I am....on the sofa....with tears just running down my face.
Issei: Mom? Are you okay?
Mom: Yes, I'm okay. This is just really sad.
Issei: What are you watching?
Mom: I'm not sure....it's Korean.
Issei: What's going on?
Mom: I don't know.
Issei: Why are you crying?
Mom: It's soooo saaaaaaaaad.
Issei: How do you know?
Mom: I don't.
And then I flashed on one of my favorite scenes from one of my all-time favorite movies, The Big Chill.....
What are you watching?
I don't know.
What's going on?
I'm not sure, but...the man in the hat did something bad.
With that scene in my head, I thought of my "I bet we can say more movie lines than you and your BFF can"-friend, Dena...and I started laughing.
With that....Issei went to his room....to do homework...leaving his crazy mother on the sofa.
Here are some pictures that we took from the 4th of July. Yeah, yeah, yeah....just a few days after the fact...but...I can't be bothered with trivial matters just as that....I have packing for our vacation (which starts in 5 days!) to procrastinate!
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