2.14.2010

多年前已接受了在楓葉國過年沒有公眾假期現實﹐唸書的時候在外寄宿﹐工作的時候也鮮有為了農曆新年請假一天之舉。儘管本地華人社區的新春氣氛一年比一年喜慶洋洋﹐然而我們一家很少開車到人群聚集的地方去湊熱鬧﹐能夠在家吃一頓團年飯﹐能有一些親友上門拜年﹐已算聊具一點意思。

適逢今年大年初一是周日﹐覺得珍惜和家人團聚的時間十分重要﹐於是各自向上司請了星期五及星期一兩天假期﹐把俗務料理妥當﹐安心開長途車回多倫多送牛迎虎。


昨天星期六是我家賀年的日子﹐親戚一家四口﹐父母一家﹐姊姊姊夫外甥女﹐加上T和我浩浩蕩蕩到外吃團年飯。都忘記了有沒有收紅包利是﹐不過一家人歡聚實在是美事。外甥女兩歲多了﹐雖然在西式海鮮餐館吃飯﹐還是循規蹈舉﹐像一個小大人般。看見她一口氣吃了不少飯前的酸麵餐包﹐就知道小小肚子已是春雷乍放。因父親的病況﹐近年已減少上館子。昨天父親在餐館享受了一頓美味的海鮮餐﹐自己右手持筷左手持勺﹐慢慢把食物吃光。到了某一個年紀﹐快樂就是和家人吃一頓合意的晚飯。

飯後我和T跑到電影院看九點半那場「賀歲」電影《Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief》。剛剛把小說啃完﹐以為導演 Chris Columbus 會如開拍《Harry Potter》首兩集那末小心翼翼忠於原著﹐詎料編劇將故事的情節肆意扭曲增刪﹐拍出來的效果粗製濫造﹐賣弄一些見怪不怪的視覺特技﹐令人大失所望。年青演員的演技粗疏表面是一回事﹐角色欠缺深度感情則顯得導演拿捏失準。根據小說情節﹐本來男主角和戰神Ares(﹗)在Santa Monica 海岸決鬥﹐精彩紛陳﹐電影換來Percy 穿著飛鞋在紐約夜空和所謂的神電大盜追逐﹐就顯得無中生有小題大做。至於小說中比較精巧入微的佈局﹐在電影裡變成了中學生粗枝大葉的road trip﹐其實大可不必。連以厚道出名的T﹐看畢也不禁一言記之曰「cheap」。電影公司及導演如此糟塌原素材﹐隨手杜撰故事﹐也不必寄望電影能如《Harry Potter》或《Narnia》般廁身老少咸宜的長青傑作之列﹐更恐怕要步上《His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass》「只得一次」的後塵。


今天大年初一除了伯伯一家來拜年外﹐還要和T回家賀年。自跟T結識後﹐新年看「春晚」表演已是不可分割的節目程序的一部份。雖然水土氣候不同﹐不太領略國內相聲短劇的幽默﹐然而置身在T及其家人的歡笑聲中﹐已很足夠。

敬祝 愉快 身體健康

21 comments:

Fun said...

好懐念以前在加國年三十晚回電台或到戶外做直播.. 好開心~

我都祝你萬事順心順意,跟T情如金堅啦!

Wordy said...

祝您和 T 兩家人都身體健康,生活愉快!

又,我沒看過 PJ 原著,還以為是一般童書呢。

best actor said...

fun:

今年華人社區慶祝得好厲害﹐唔知定係我好耐唔係屋企睇過本地新年節目? 承你貴言,大家咁話﹗

wordy:

承你貴言,大家咁話﹗

PJ雖然都係兒童文學﹐但而家好多大人都同細佬仔一齊睇書增進感情﹐甚至在學校亦成為英文教科讀物﹐不乏研究分析討論嘅空間架。:o)

雖然將一本書搬上銀幕唔可能逐頁逐幕依樣葫蘆﹐我亦唔介意主角從書裡面嘅11歲變成電影裡嘅16歲﹐但將小說好多基本及重要元素捨棄(如古魯斯的復辟陰謀)﹐導演自闢蹊徑拍出來又不見什麼神來之筆﹐就變得自毀長城。換上別的作者﹐仲會唔會俾自己嘅大作哥倫布先生搬上銀幕﹖

JeThorpe said...

對不起我來遲了!
祝你和T, 還有你們的家人身體健康!
不知為什麼, 來到這裡, 除了你, 我第二個想起的竟然是你的外甥女! 我有點想念她. 可能我愛小朋友啩?!

Tat said...

祝你一家大小身體健康,心想事成。

係呢,你會俾利俾外甥女嗎???

best actor said...

J﹕

謝謝祝福﹐也祝你身體健康﹗小女孩挺可愛的﹐討人喜愛是很自然的事﹐讓我在面書上放一些小女孩最近的照片吧﹗

Tat:

新年快樂﹐身體健康﹗去年小女孩還什麼都不懂﹐這年就不同了。上星期當她來家的時候幫我媽媽佈置新年擺設﹐我姊問小女孩﹕新年要收紅包嗎﹖小女孩說﹕要﹗ 我姊又問﹕誰給你啊﹖ 小女孩說﹕舅父﹗既然給人點了名﹐就躲不過了。

我和T各封了她一封大利是﹐大人小孩玩得蠻開心。

lemon tree said...

祝你和T及全家人,在虎年都身體健康,生活順遂開心!:-)

best actor said...

lemon tree:


謝謝! 敬祝虎年快樂﹐身體健康﹐開開心心!

Coffee n Tea said...

祝新春大吉,虎年喜氣洋洋!

galaxy said...

看完搞到我有D Home Home Sick忝 !
新年快樂~

naruto said...

萬事如意呀!:)

best actor said...

Coffee n Tea, galaxy and naruto:

Happy belated chinese new year!! My computer is now down with some weird and annoying virus, hence the delay. Wish you all the best in this coming year!!

michelle said...

happy new year to you too Best Actor!

just received your message... am sorry to hear about that :S Of course if you prefer i would ask if maggiejoella would take over your spot... however BA, you have already started your part, don't you want to finish it ? it is really be a pity...

Did you keep the part you've already finished? If you want, i can type the rest for you... simply send me your handwriting part (scan it)...

Please think about it and let me know your decision. Do not hesitate to send me via email.

Have a nice weekend :)

TT said...

好記得92第1年去加國讀書, 年卅晚姑媽一家帶我去北美影城行花市兼睇下香港明星, 但排隊車龍長到不得了, 逼到入去連肥肥個身影到睇唔到, 哈! 不過都感受到過年氣氛, 叫做解下鄉愁

TT said...

oh 唔記得同你講, 祝你新年愉快常樂, 工作順利!!

best actor said...

Michelle:

My computer is still being repaired as we speak, and I hope the files can be salvaged. I don't know how long the maintenance would take, and I feel bad holding up the train so to speak. I'll try to rejoin later on. Sorry again!!

TT:

Happy belated chinese new year to you and yours as well!! 1992, good old times, those were the days, which brought back very fond memories!!

best actor said...

My computer is still being repaired as we speak, and I hope the files can be salvaged. I don't know how long the maintenance would take, and I feel bad holding up the train so to speak. I'll try to rejoin later on. Sorry again!!

michelle said...

get it best actor ! then let's see how it goes, perhaps you may the 8th, after Haricot ?

best actor said...

Ok, sounds good, whichever causes the least inconvenience to everyone :o) (what's done is done)

微豆 Haricot said...

Best Actor:

I am glad to learn you had a great time celebrating the Chinese New Year in TO. Best wishes to you, your partner, and your family !!!

BTW, I note that Michelle mentioned my name. Please refresh my memory: Am I supposed to do something ??

best actor said...

haricot:

happy belated chinese new year to you and yours as well!

haha, no there's nothing you have to do in particular. it's a long story. my computer was recently paralyzed by a nasty virus and i had to use someone else's computer temporarily. given that i have held up 接龍說故事 long enough, i apologized to Michelle and asked her to let someone take my spot. instead she kindly reshuffled our order and I am now following you.

your name certainly wasn't taken in vain! :o)

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