I was just channel surfing this evening while waiting for “Sportscenter” to start at 10pm when I chanced upon “Honour and Passion” on Channel 8.Â And for the next 20 minutes or so, I was simply engrossed with the MediaCorp Drama series.
You see, in that short span of time, I felt I have seen two interesting romantic scenarios which urges me to address it in this entry.
Love Crime A
Rui En learns that her dad (Huang Wenyong) has been recently smitten by a young (and hot) lady friendÂ in the form of Ong Ai Leng,Â recently.Â Since theirÂ meeting, Mr LuckyÂ SOB hasÂ outright rejectedÂ the affections of a long-time family friend (Hong Huifang) whom through the years have been played the role of a surrogate mother to Wenyong’s children.
My Verdict :
Aww… ain’t that a shame? While Hong Huifang herselfÂ once played the role of the tramp back inÂ her heyÂ days of ‘Samsui Woman” (which was what, 1985?) You can’t blame Wenyong’s heartless decision. I mean, look at the picturesÂ I postedÂ !!! Have you seen Ong Ai Leng? Seriously! This is a no-brainer.Â There is simply no way in God’s green Earth would you find a red blooded man who would do otherwise.Â I don’t even care if she’s a scheming bitch who’s eyeing on his CPF money, from what I see, no amount of SAF moneyÂ can buy a man such good luck.Â Whats the chances of a bloke of his age and looks scoring with a woman like Ai Leng?
Redcon One* to the Encik Huang.
(Army talk for Grade A)
Love CrimeÂ B
Mr Commando, Tay Ping Hui learns that the woman ofÂ his dreams, Artillery Captain Felicia Chin only hasÂ eyesÂ for his own baby brother played by Bryan Wong. Like all love-triangles, Bryan of course, has no interest in Felicia (or he probably don’t dare to incur the wrath of his red beret and probably half-insane elder brother).
Later on,Â the lovestruck dumbass commando has really performedÂ the ultimate gut-wrenching love-kamikaze.Â Â Â After learning about Felicia’s birthday lunch/dinner date with Bryan, Ping Hui managedÂ to secretly arranged a pair of singing Indian waiters to bring out a cakeÂ plus a present (a Tag Heuer) for the pleasantly surprised Felicia, while pleading for Bryan through SMS to “grant her her dream date”.
*Cue : Ping Hui leaving the restaurant with his heart in two*
My VerdictÂ :
Now somebody pleeeeeeeeeeze explain thisÂ to me.
Boy meetsÂ girl. And girl goes forÂ …the Gay guy.
Hello?????Â There was even a scene where the baffled Rui En (she’s their sister) even asked Felicia why she would go for Mr Savvy rather than the grunt.
Felicia’s answer? “Personality clash, too quiet for her own taste, and…she relish a challenge!”
At that moment of time, I nearly fell over fromÂ the chair.
I truly believe, the only reason why girls go for the gay guy is simply ‘cos women love to change a guy. And what better challenge to the woman than to ‘revert’ a homosexual back to a straight guy through the power of her…pu..erm..love.
All I can say is.. Good luck to your ‘mission’, woman, you’ll need it.
Before I end this rant,Â I must give commendations to Ping Hui’s portrayal of being the lovefool.Â His awkward expressions in the presence of Felicia is really spot-on.Â But the real surprise here is Bryan’s straight faced performance.Â Gone are the snappy bitchy tones you see of his normal self, and instead, we get this superÂ cool successful business dude. Heck, even I would have thought the man was straight.
And by the way, can somebody tell me when in the world did Felicia become such a hot babe? Now there wasn’t one scene in the 20 odd minutes where we have Felicia in uniform, so don’t go telling me its her in the no.3 / no.4.
Wow. It is really amazing how much changes a good hairdo can do to a person.Â One day she was this skinny underweight girl with really bad mushroom hairdo and now, she’s this super and matured hot WOMAN in SAF outfit.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I am in the mood for some Vitagen.