Most people who know me well also know I am a crazy but serious moviegoer.
What they don't know is that although I go out to movie theaters a lot
more often than an average person does, rarely do I do so with friends.
For a very long time movie to me was just like my girlfriend. I was so
possessive of her that I don't want anyone else to share the joy I had
with her. (I still remember a long long time ago when I was actually doing
real dating, I somehow stopped watching that many movies. I guess I don't
want either of them to get too jealous about each other). However, in
summer 98 I started to have some second thoughts about this whole issue.
I suddenly had the guts to nurture the idea of sharing her with Vanderbilt's
Chinese community. Since then I have been posting my movie writings on
both Vanderbilt and later University of Maryland Chinese community's mailing
lists. The pieces of writing I have been doing are short and personal.
To call them movie reviews may be a misnomer. They are nowhere close to
the kind of movie reviews you will find on regular newspapers. In fact
(an emphatic one) they are more about myself, my life, my thoughts, and
my wickedness than about movies. Professionals write with skills, whereas
I with my heart. For those who are still curious about the person behind
this curtain. Here is a little bit more about myself. I came to the States
in 1995 and spent the next four years in Nashville, Tennessee doing my
Ph.D. in Political Science (or at least pretending to do it) and in the
summer of 99 I moved to Washington, DC area for hopefully the last leg
of my school education. Currently I am living in Detroit, Michigan.
You are always welcome to drop me a line: your comments, encouragements,
protests or whatever is on your mind. As for now, enjoy your reading!
Page last updated 1/14/2002