Haven’t been able to make as much progress as I want to recently due to frequent travelling. Once I’m more settled into my life in this new city I’ll update the site more often. Tomorrow is Brigitte’s birthday! I’m so excited about it ^_^
The Bride with White Hair (1993) is a high-fantasy wuxia film, directed by Ronny Yu, and starring Brigitte Lin and Leslie Cheung. I remember watching this movie at home, on VHS with my family, after becoming a huge fan of Brigitte Lin. I remember being absolutely disappointed because I had no idea what was going on, thanks to the heavy censorship on the film (yep, most of Brigitte and Leslie’s scenes in the water? Gore? All gone). Now that I got to watch it 23 years later, I realized how beautiful the film was, and how masterfully Brigitte and Leslie […]
Short update: The page for Handsome Siblings (1992) is finally up. I have fond memories of this movie. It isn’t as well-recognized as the other Brigitte Lin wuxia classics, such as Swordsman II, New Dragon Gate Inn, The Bride with White Hair and Ashes of Time, mainly because it is peppered with too many low-level jokes. However, Brigitte is stunning as More, and Andy Lau shows off his funny, charismatic side. Ng Man Tat and Deanie Ip have great chemistry on screen, and Francis Ng gives an outstanding performance as the cowardly but evil Kong Yuk-long. I used to watch […]
Finally, I got the page for Secret Love for Peach Blossom Spring up and running. Please check the link here. After I am done with Handsome Siblings, my Brigitte Lin 1992 collection will be complete! Then I will move on to 1993, and 1994. That’s another 12 movies to go for the 90s…but I will get it done!
I have been taking this free course from Microsoft Virtual Academy on Visual Basic Fundamentals. The best part? It’s free! The next best part? The quality is awesome. There are no shortcuts or sloppy explanations. Visual Basic Fundamentals The course gives an overview of Visual Studio 2015, and makes it quite easy to understand for people who have never written a single line of code in their life (that’s me). There are some parts where the lecturer Bob Tabor goes over very quickly, but a little bit of extra effort to re-watch the video or do some research on Google […]
Finally, the movie page for Royal Tramp is up. I didn’t find much trivia about the movie, but if I do I’ll put them in. Here’s the link to the page: Royal Tramp II Good night world!
I haven’t updated this site for a while. Have been feeling kind of tired lately with the season changing, and I didn’t want to do a slipshod job. The last thing I did was the music video for “Center Stage”, a favorite movie of mine in the 1990s. I think it was quite well edited, even though I didn’t put in any special effects beyond some transitions. The painful part was actually not being able to include all the great scenes. But the story has to flow so…snip. Last night, I was browsing through some of my old “Favourite” videos […]
A couple of days ago I read a blog post from Treehouse titled “Imagine What You Can Do In a Year” about a Treehouse student Ms. Ashley Harpp. It was a motivating read and an apt reminder that we can accomplish a lot by doing a little every day. My biggest problem is always trying to get to the end point quickly, then losing momentum either through loss of interest, or giving up after hitting an obstacle. Or getting overwhelmed with other life events, and then not picking up that initial goal again after the busy period is over. Or getting distracted […]
Yesterday I subscribed to Team Treehouse (again) for their course on Front End Web Development. It is a basic subscription at about $25 USD a month. Had tried the Python course before, but it was a little too dry for me. After all, I have no programming experience, and I needed to visualize what I can do with the stuff that I’m learning. So my interest in Python sort of waned after going through a few exercises. Anyway, web development is different. At least, after putting in some HTML, I can see something appearing before my eyes, which is interesting. […]
Hurrah. After hours of sitting on my bum, I finished up the movie page for Swordsman II. 2 movies down, 98 more to go. Next up – I can’t decide whether to do Handsome Siblings first or the Bride with White Hair. Or maybe I should do Royal Tramp? Boys are Easy is kinda tempting too, at least it’s light hearted and funny…
It’s been almost a week since my last update. Mostly I have been putting up drafts of sections under another main section, wherever inspiration hits me. Now the main page is up, and so are the following sections: About Brigitte Lin About this site My Blog (obviously) Main Page for Movies Sub page for 1992 to 1994 films Sometimes I thought I could fly through with the contents, but actually finding suitable pictures, editing them, compiling them, putting them up, adjusting, etc. could actually take a whole night. I think after I set up the sub pages for Brigitte’s films […]
Disclaimer: NONE of the links here are affiliate links. They are just, y’ know, plain links. I’m writing based on my experiences setting up this site, and not promoting or putting down anyone’s services. Previously I fleshed out the structure of my site, did a video background for my landing page and set a static front page. That took me a whole week to figure out. Now I’m moving on to actually putting in content and styling my pages. I’m sure that would be more fun to do. As mentioned previously, my page composer of choice is Visual Composer by […]
Disclaimer: NONE of the links here are affiliate links. They are just, y’ know, plain links. I’m writing based on my experiences setting up this site, and not promoting or putting down anyone’s services. Continuing from where I have left off in Part 1…where I have installed Sydney theme and found out that it is bundled with SiteOrigin… There are many awesome things that one can do with the SiteOrigin page builder bundled with the Sydney theme, and NYC Tech Club even did a full-length video on how to set up a business website using Sydney theme and SiteOrigin from […]
Disclaimer: NONE of the links here are affiliate links. They are just, y’ know, plain links. I’m writing based on my experiences setting up this site, and not promoting or putting down anyone’s services. Let’s just say setting up a WordPress site for a complete noob and a lazybum isn’t easy. A couple of weeks ago I had the idea of creating a website for my favourite actress Brigitte Lin. After all, I had amassed a whole bunch of pictures and information about her, why not share it? So I did a bit of research on how to set up a […]
Setup as of 12/9/2016: Finally managed to set up a temporary landing page, that leads to a video front page, and then to the main page. Currently only the About Brigitte Lin page and About This Site page is up. Looking forward to set up the movie main page as soon as possible. It will then link to the individual movie pages. 100 movies! I wonder how long I will take to finish all. But the journey is more important than the end result, so I’m going to take it slow and steadily.