I scooted into a seat at the back of church, not in my usual place. And it took me a while to realise that I was standing behind you - I forgot that the mole on your neck existed. And while there was still a faint wrenching pain somewhere in my chest, I think I’m glad that my memory of you has turned out better than real life.

Of all the roles Tony has played, Cop 633 might just be my favourite (this choice might change tomorrow). Perhaps particularly so because he looks impish and childish in this film unlike the rest, perhaps particularly so because he’s not miserable unlike in In the Mood for Love and 2046.
But most of all, particularly so because of the way he looks at Faye — and Wong Kar Wai makes it so easy for us to imagine that we’re Faye. When Cop 633 walks out from the darkness and into the shop in that moment — just for that very moment — and takes off his hat, we see those winsome eyes and in that moment, it’s very easy to be Faye. Or want to be Faye.
The scene where he spends an hour trying to finish his coffee in slow-mo while the rest of the world rushes by. In a busy Hong Kong, that seems to be impossible, especially for a cop on his beat. But it seemed like he did it just for you.

Of all the roles Tony has played, Cop 633 might just be my favourite (this choice might change tomorrow). Perhaps particularly so because he looks impish and childish in this film unlike the rest, perhaps particularly so because he’s not miserable unlike in In the Mood for Love and 2046.

But most of all, particularly so because of the way he looks at Faye — and Wong Kar Wai makes it so easy for us to imagine that we’re Faye. When Cop 633 walks out from the darkness and into the shop in that moment — just for that very moment — and takes off his hat, we see those winsome eyes and in that moment, it’s very easy to be Faye. Or want to be Faye.

The scene where he spends an hour trying to finish his coffee in slow-mo while the rest of the world rushes by. In a busy Hong Kong, that seems to be impossible, especially for a cop on his beat. But it seemed like he did it just for you.

(Source: godzilla23, via murderous-moon)


"Tony’s very laid back and quiet, while I’m boom-boom-boom, let’s go! And he can relax me a little. He’s a very sensitive guy, and that’s important, especially when you do a lot of improvising. You don’t want to have this macho guy who’s just there looking great and standing on your foot… When I first met him, we were very young. But he already knew then what movies are about. I didn’t. I wasn’t interested. So at that time I wasn’t his match at all. He totally disregarded me. After In the Mood for Love, he could tell I improved. Now we’re finally on par.” — Maggie Cheung
"Working with Maggie is very different, as she is like my alter ego. We started our careers at almost the same time and acted opposite each other in our first television series and on some other occasions—like on the Days of Being Wild sequel, which was never released, and on Ashes of Time. But we did not work opposite each other again until In the Mood for Love. Maggie is a truly formidable partner—one to waltz with. We do not spend a lot of time with each other, as we like to keep some mystery between us. When I see her, I discover something new about her.” — Tony Leung

"Tony’s very laid back and quiet, while I’m boom-boom-boom, let’s go! And he can relax me a little. He’s a very sensitive guy, and that’s important, especially when you do a lot of improvising. You don’t want to have this macho guy who’s just there looking great and standing on your foot… When I first met him, we were very young. But he already knew then what movies are about. I didn’t. I wasn’t interested. So at that time I wasn’t his match at all. He totally disregarded me. After In the Mood for Love, he could tell I improved. Now we’re finally on par.” — Maggie Cheung

"Working with Maggie is very different, as she is like my alter ego. We started our careers at almost the same time and acted opposite each other in our first television series and on some other occasions—like on the Days of Being Wild sequel, which was never released, and on Ashes of Time. But we did not work opposite each other again until In the Mood for Love. Maggie is a truly formidable partner—one to waltz with. We do not spend a lot of time with each other, as we like to keep some mystery between us. When I see her, I discover something new about her.” — Tony Leung

(Source: strangewood)

The thing about oversleeping is the gamble on the train I have to take - which side to sit on so the sun doesn’t shine from behind me. It has to be a quick one because too much dallying would result in me standing - a choice far more regrettable than the sun burning up on my neck.

Today I made a wrong choice. I sat where the sun would burn up my neck, where the screens of my devices would be black no matter how much I turned up the brightness, where I develop a headache, where a heartache festers.

We met during a really warm and sticky season. And I think that’s all I’m going to remember for a while.

The reason why I overslept in the first place was because I decided that life could perhaps be on the pause today. It couldn’t. And I spent a long time under the sheets thinking about ways to write out an existence but I couldn’t find one I liked enough.

My hair has been a mess — a dry, unattractive mop of blonde. But unlike other people, you seem to keep your comments to yourself. I know you’re amused and slightly perturbed by the state of it, but at least you’re not dramatic about it.

That night, in between whiskey and a a lot of smokes, you put your head on my shoulder and you said, “Finally the strands can touch my face.” I laughed because you’d been whining about that for a while. And it really has been a long time since I could tie up my hair, or have someone tug at it. Your hand reached up to touch my hair on the other side of my face and I asked, “How many heads of dried hair have you touched?” You said, “Only one head who deliberately does this to her own hair.” Then you kissed my neck and ran your fingers through my hair. Black, red, brown, blonde, short or long — you were there at all stages. Just that some fingers felt more ghostly than the others.  

I tell people that I don’t drink anymore, but the fact is I still do, especially when I’m with you, or when I’m thinking about you. Which is most of the time. And it’s also cheaper to drink at home — because my feelings are cheap anyway.

There was one warm night where I lay sprawled on your floor smoking and drinking. It was so warm that it got too troublesome sitting on the couch. And when you laid beside me, I remember telling you about the adventures of a boy. I said, “it’s nearly been a year we met.” And you said, “and yet, here you are.” But that’s because I have no where to be and I haven’t built a home, I frowned.

"You finish work at 10 and come home at 1130. How’s anyone going to meet you?"

"You would try if you really wanted to, right?"

"That is true. I try all the time. That’s why you’re here."

I wanted to pack up and leave, but the humidity of the night and the slow heat melted me into your floors. My hair smells like smoke, but you’re the only one still willing to put your face into my hair to smell it. “Smells like home,” you mumble. I hate summertime most of the time, because that’s the time my relationships spontaneously combust due to the heat. But slow nights like this, coupled with the sheer comfort in knowing that someone wanted me, made me stay to see what happens.

(Source: englishsnow, via instantpug)

3intheam:

Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun, Cate Blanchett. For IWC

3intheam:

Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun, Cate Blanchett. For IWC

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