Status update before the weekend and a drama review.

Yes, weekend is here! After days of stressful work, it’s time for a good rest before welcoming another new week full of workload. I have started working for over two weeks by now and there are still quite a number of stuff that I’m unfamiliar with. This is certainly taking time especially when I’m new to the working culture here in Singapore, to the living environment here, and to the architectural standards here that may differs to what I have learnt from my previous working experience in Malaysia. I’m still adapting now and hopefully I can cope with all of them very well soon. Efficiency is the key.

I returned back to KL last weekend to see the ‘new’ Malaysia after the general election. This weekend, I’m not going back. It is tiring to go back every weekend. So for now, I’m planning to return home once or at most twice a month. So, what am I going to do tomorrow and on Sunday? Perhaps walking around in the city (well, Singapore is so small till I have no idea which place I should go to take a break or enjoy the scenery besides the city centre area), catching a movie (looking to watch ‘Deadpool 2’ this weekend) or having lunch with new friends. I will see how it goes.

I have just finished a TVB series called ‘Daddy Cool’ (逆緣). It is a TVB drama about a guerrilla fighter who was frozen by the Japanese during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1940s and has been awaken in the present time after seventy years from a storm. Coping with the present modern time, the man looks for his wife, children and other possible family members. The drama starred Carlos Chan (as Chung Ting Kwok, the ‘frozen’ man), Wayne Lai, David Chiang, Rosina Lam, Joel Chan, Patricia Ha, Chris Lai, Mary Hon, etc.

This drama is quite interesting (I find this idea of ‘frozen’ man being brought to life is exciting although this kind of plot is considered not new) and its first few episodes gave me some serious good laughs. The story also develops well with great performance by all the cast. However, as the series is getting into around 20th episode, I find things to be moving a bit too slow with many subplots derailing the whole course. This series would have been better if it is reduced from its current 35 episodes to 30 episodes. There are also some story developments that are not making sense in very obvious manner. For example, Carlos’ character is only revealed to be seriously deteriorating in health suddenly in the last two to three episodes of the drama although he has already awaken for so long is not logical. Just a point.

Nevertheless, I still have good time watching this whole series. The chemistry between the cast is very good. Carlos Chan is a fresh new face in TVB and I see a lot of potential for him to go further in this industry. It’s refreshing to see new people with good talent taking the lead in this drama while being supported by other senior and more experienced actors like Wayne Lai and David Chiang. David Chiang’s comedic role as the bad father in this drama is fun to watch by the way. Due to the lack of strong actresses in TVB now, I find that Rosina Lam is acceptable for this female lead role although I must say there is still huge room of improvement for her acting. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Daddy Cool’ a total of 7.4.

Have a good weekend! I can’t wait to get my first salary end of this month…!

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