Just saw Syriana today. It is the latest George Clooney / Matt Damon film. I loved it.
The acting was wonderful, the script was excellent and the good guys came in shades of gray.
The movie is about the oil business and the corruption / real politics associated with it.
Favourite quotes from the movie:
The Americian CIA approach to people threatening expensive oil
Bob Barnes: I want you to take him from his hotel, drug him, put him in the front of a car, and run a truck into it at 50 mph.
On the western view of the arab world
Bryan Woodman: You want to know what the business world thinks of you? We think a hundred years ago you were living out here in tents in the desert chopping each others heads off, and that’s exactly where you’re gonna be in another hundred. So yes, on behalf of my firm, I accept your money.
On contracts with those same oil rich arabs
Bryan Woodman: Do you understand what that means, it’s like someone put a giant ATM on our front lawn.
Since arriving in Korea I have lived in three different apartments or “villas”. A Villa is usually a three to five story apartment building as distinct from the ten stories plus apartment blocks you see all around Korea.
In a “my” villa there were six apartments per floor. In the photo below you can see the stairwell and the open door to my apartment.
Below is the front door to my apartment. At the back you can see the door to the toilet / shower.
You can see the bathroom door at the far left and on the far right is the glass door to the balcony / laundry. In front of the laundry you can see my bed poking out of the corner
Here you can see the “bedroom”
In the background you can see the kitchen and the front door to the left of it. in the middle of the picture is my bed. In the foreground is the glass door to the laundry where this shot is taken and the blue / greenish chair / table is in the bottom right of the picture.
View from the “bedroom” of the TV/ DVD and kitchen.
A self portrait of myself in the bathroom / toilet which is very small.