November 12th, 2015

Ribbon Dress

Event: Gala Premiere of 'Return of the Cuckoo' 《十月初五的月光 》

Hey people!

Years ago when I was still in my schooling days, I remembered watching several episodes of Hong Kong TVB Drama, 'Return of the Cuckoo', otherwise known as 《澳门街》 in Mandarin.



Now, they have a movie version and I was ecstatic when Shaun invited me to attend the gala premiere with him at Resorts World Theatre.

2 weeks ago, I actually pointed to the poster and announced my plan to catch the movie. I didn't expect that I would have the opportunity to watch the movie premiere instead. So thank you Shaun!!!



Photo credits to Shaun.

We were late and didn't manage to take a photo of the cast at the red carpet so we decided to take a photo of ourselves instead. HAHA!



Lady luck must be on our side that night because we went into the theatre and managed to catch the cast on stage right before our eyes.

There was Charmaine Sheh, Nancy Sit and Julian Cheung and I was so thrilled to see them that naturally, I went trigger-happy with my camera. :D





Photo credits to cinema.com.my

In the drama, Julian Cheung acted as a character named Man Cho who was mute and adopted by Ah Kiu (Nancy Sit).

As a result, he grew up with Ah Kiu's daughter Kwan-Ho (Charmaine Sheh) and both eventually developed romantic feelings for each other despite being 'siblings'.

The movie was apparently a continuation of the drama series and the unfolding of the endearing tale between Man Cho and Kwan-Ho.



Photo credits to lockerdome.com

Every girl who has watched this movie would yearn for a Man Cho in their lives - a guy who loves unconditionally and is ever so self-sacrificial.

His feelings for Kwan-Ho was still strong even after she got married and when tragedy happened, he was by her side to take care of her and protect her. When she was upset, he was there to wipe away her tears and to do his best to make her happy.



Photo credits to hktopten.blogspot.com

'I can't sleep, will you carry me?'

And so he did. Damn romantic and at this point, I supposed every girl would want to be in Kwan-Ho's position.

To spice up the drama, there was a love triangle in the movie. While Man Cho was devoted to Kwan-Ho, a mute lady named Kiki was devoted to him and it was sad when one of them had to give up and leave the love triangle.

Interestingly, I also saw the difference between the way a woman and a man show love. When a woman loves a man, she will mother him by trying to meet his needs such as cooking his favourite food. She will worry for him. When a man loves a woman, he will play hero and protect her, even if it means putting himself in danger to save her.

In essence, if you have a thing for romantic movies, you have more reasons to love this movie because there are plenty of bittersweet and tear-jerking moments. It makes you want to love and be loved in return.




Check out the trailer above (I love the theme song, by the way) for a sneak peek of the movie.

The movie is officially out in theatres today so be sure to catch it if it interests you!

Disclaimer: Movie review is based on personal experiences.