Only Rumors

I freaked out when I saw articles that Jamie Dornan will not play as Christian Grey for the next two sequels of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Who else will do it better than Jamie Dornan? He gave a very good justification of being Christian Grey in the film, as the “Dominant”, I mean he nailed it effortlesly!

Happily, it was just a pure guess. People who lack attention do create different rumors to have one. E! News confirmed that those speculations was not true, here is the link that says it all http://www.eonline.com/news/629149/jamie-dornan-is-not-leaving-fifty-shades-of-grey-rumors-are-pure-conjecture.

ChiBoomz xoxo

Just Got Lucky

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Monday never seems to be my day. But now, I think it is because there are many things to be thankful for. I feel lucky and blessed. Simple things in life really matter a lot.

  • Salary is a bit early; I expected it in the next days to come.
  • My mom won the lottery, not that big but more than enough.
  • Done my job correctly without rushing a lot and no questions asked.
  • Fast internet connection, I have downloaded recent episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 6.
  • A copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, not so clear but watchable.
  • My cough is gone without taking any medicines.
  • I can blog.
  • I’m alive.

“Good things come to those who wait.”

“Best things come in small packages.”

ChiBoomz xoxo

Almost Happy Chinese New Year!

I’ve been happy today. I got to satisfy my one day vacation. I have also been productive in some way.

Head out to have my picture taken for the ID card. I loved it. Me and my cousin bonded. I missed her. We use to bond a lot before,  but she has to leave to work somewhere else. She’s the only one who can take good pictures of me from the right angle.

I wish she was the sister I never had. If I had known she’d be coming home, we should watch Fifty Shades together.  I watched alone, and she watched with her boyfriend.  I’m downloading the movie if it’s available already,  so we can still watch it together.

I wish I could go to where she was heading but I can’t leave my mother alone. Maybe someday soon I could travel to her place.

I hate separation anxiety. It makes me feel worse. 😦

Out of words to say.

chiboomz xoxo

Sunny Holiday: Chinese New Year

Today is a holiday as we celebrate Chinese New Year. No work and school.

Holiday, for me, also means Blogging Day. I have plenty of time to blog, however my phone’s battery is not in the mood, it’s drained, and I have to charge it.

Having breakfast right now while listening to the soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey. I downloaded all the songs yesterday, you might say I’m obsessed with the movie, maybe yes.

I’m just after the first song in the movie, where Christian Grey is running and Anastasia Steele is dressing up. Since, I can’t find the title, I downloaded all of the songs in the soundtrack.

Maybe one of you here watched the movie already, can you tell me what is the title of that song I’m referring above?

Thank you so much! 🙂

chiboomz xoxo

Can’t get enough of Fifty Shades

I have read this article about Jamie Dornan’s wife, not watching Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m sharing it here with my opinion.

Here is the link: http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/02/13/jamie-dornan-wife-fifty-shades-of-grey-reaction/

Stated in the article:

“My wife hasn’t seen the film and I don’t think she will, to be honest,” Jamie, 32, revealed to the London Evening Standard at the U.K. premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey on Friday, Feb. 13. “I’d understand if she didn’t want to.”

I guess it would be quite awkward to see your husband doing intimate and sex scenes in the big screen with another woman.

In fact, if Jamie had it his way, it sounds like he wouldn’t want some of his other friends and family members to see his risque sex scenes in Fifty Shades either!

“I think there’s some stuff where my family and friends will never have seen that side of me before,” he told the paper. “But it wasn’t enough to make me not want to do it.”

Family and close friends of Jamie must have the same reasons like Amelia’s if they choose not to watch the movie. Right you are Jamie, they will never see you like that in real life. It takes a lot of courage to play Christian Grey, and I’m proud you’ve done it perfectly.

Jamie Dornan: The Sweet Way He Helped Dakota Johnson Through Sex Scenes

Amelia should at least take comfort in knowing that Jamie was a perfect gentleman throughout the filming of Fifty Shades.

He told Today show host Matt Lauer that he always helped Dakota cover up when the cameras stopped rolling.

“Let’s be honest,” Jamie said in his interview with Matt. “It’d be pretty shocking if I was just like, ‘Hey.’ For Dakota, it’s a different thing. She was literally in those scenarios for real. She’s tied up, she’s exposed, she’s naked. Of course when we called cut, someone had to step in — I’m not just gonna leave her lying there.”

Aww, so sweet! Jamie did add that he was “tempted at times” but he was clearly kidding. Rest easy, Amelia!

This is the part of the article I love the most. A gentleman Jamie Dornan towards his leading lady Dakota Johnson. He helps her cover up after the camera stopped, Dakota is lucky to have Jamie as his co-star. Indeed, it is very sweet! Jamie understands and feels how hard it is for Dakota to handle the hard scenes, being tied up with ropes, ties and hadcuffs while being whipped and beaten, and being naked. I salute your being gentleman Jamie. 🙂

Unacceptable Opinions on Fifty Shades of Grey

The 21 Meanest Things Critics Said About Jamie Dornan’s Fifty Shades Performance

As we already know, critics were not too kind to our beloved Fifty Shades of Grey. But while Dakota Johnson’s performance as wide-eyed Anastasia Steele was almost universally praised, poor Jamie Dornan was, across the board, dragged through the mud. Called everything from “Hobbit-faced” (unnecessary! and untrue!) to a “young Colin Firth on tranquilizers,” here’s the worst of the worst when it comes to Mr. Grey’s reviews:

Deadspin:

“[Dakota Johnson’s] performance is particularly impressive because she has to act opposite an inanimate block of wood. I’m told Jamie Dornan isn’t bad in the BBC Gillian Anderson series The Fall, so perhaps it’s not fair to blame him for being unable to breathe much life into the deflated balloon of his own character, but regardless, this is the sort of situation where you feel like congratulating the guy simply for not stumbling over furniture or breaking any of the props on set.”

 Vulture:

“With his fluffed-up hair and pert, pretty little face, Dornan’s Grey looks more like a natural bottom than a top. He’s a bantamweight. Although I did grow to appreciate his modest, unshowy acting, it’s clear he’s not sending much heat her way and that she’s having to work herself up in a vacuum—at a cost to her psyche, judging from her glassy, PTSD demeanor in television interviews.”

New York Times:

“Mr. Dornan, given the job of inspiring lust, fascination and also maybe a tiny, thrilling frisson of fear, succeeds mainly in eliciting pity. In print, Christian is a blur and a blank—a screen onto which any given reader can project a customized masculine ideal. On the screen, he risks becoming just some guy, which is how Mr. Dornan plays him, without mischief or mystery. ”

The Guardian:

Dakota Johnson plays the virginal Anastasia Steele, an innocent student sent to interview Hobbit-faced billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), who winds up being lured into his purpose-built dungeon of love.

Cinema Dope:

A number of other scenes are equally funny but played straight-faced, more by Johnson, who spends most of the film gnawing her lower lip, than by Dornan, whose “dominant” couldn’t be any more self-conscious or malleable; he seems to be forever apologizing for his fetish.

The Diva Review:

I know he was down a list of about a billion young actors who wisely ran in the other direction when offered this role, but Jamie Dornan does himself no favours playing much-fantasied Mr. Grey. Maybe I’m just not hip to what makes a romantic lead these days, but past that first awkward meeting with Ana, this fellow had all the charisma and magnetism of oatmeal.

The Atlantic:

But Dornan, despite his exemplary turn in The Fall, is utterly lacking in the fierce intensity this role requires. It doesn’t help that the Irish actor can manage only an intermittent approximation of an American accent. His native brogue is evident in the very first scene, and try as he might to choke it down, it keeps coming back up, like an elocutionary hairball.

The Globe and Mail:

As the titular anti-hero, Dornan is stiff and as unappealing as a preposterously good-looking, half-clad man could possibly be.

Philadelphia Inquirier:

Dornan’s performance is so one-note the question hardly presents itself. Maybe he’s a sociopath, but he comes off like a well-tailored cipher, a chiseled marionette.

Slate:

Dornan has one of those faces that makes you think you might have face blindness. Every time he appears in a scene, there’s a split second of wondering if it’s him or someone else. Needless to say that doesn’t bode well for presence in the boudoir.

Christian Science Monitor:

Dornan has all the charisma of a hologram.

Boston Globe:

Dornan isn’t unlikable, but his Christian comes off as an angry geek as opposed to a cool guy. His discomfort—and constant constipation face—doesn’t help with chemistry…

Washington Post:

Irish actor Jamie Dornan portrays the wounded moneymaker with such restraint that he never channels anything more than his own good looks (which are indeed very good).

AV Club:

Dornan appears to have mistaken lack of affect for mystery, and despite his assertion that he’s “50 shades of fucked up,” he has about three shades, four at best.

St. Louis Post Dispatch

But the likably coy Johnson has no chemistry with the dreary, self-serious Dornan. He’s a casting disaster, and no amount of backstory trauma can explain his character’s obsession with a mousy student whose only personality attribute is a lack thereof.

Seattle Times:

For anyone who’s managed to steer clear of this phenomenon (lucky you), “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the extremely dull erotic best-seller by E.L. James, is about new college grad Anastasia Steele (Johnson) and 27-year-old Seattle tech gazillionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, sort of like a young Colin Firth on tranquilizers).

Mercury News:

Johnson brings a welcome sauciness to her submissive role (particularly in the never-ending contractual negotiation scene) and she does her best to gild the twisted high jinks with lust and yearning but Dornan doesn’t give her much to work with.

Toronto Star:

Those peepers prove to be all too fathomable, as Dornan fails to convey real depth to his character. His Christian is just your regular mixed-up rich kid with life issues, who doesn’t yet realize the sting he feels upon his derrière when he gazes at Ana comes from Cupid’s arrow, not a riding crop.

Arizona Republic:

Dornan plays Christian as a blank, a cipher with a big wallet, soulless apartment, spiffy helicopter and larger-than-average collection of S&M toys. For all his money and his hang-ups, there’s nothing interesting about the guy.

Rolling Stone:

Luckily, Johnson suggests her mother’s pert, Working Girl mischief and gives Ana a core of feisty intelligence the book never hinted at. Sadly, costar Dornan, an Irish model-turned actor (he’s quite good being bad on the BBC series The Fall), gives her a brick wall to act with. Either pulverized with fear or embarrassment, Dornan seems to have no idea who or what he is playing.

LA Weekly:

Grey is physically perfect, unfathomably rich and inexplicably obsessed with the guileless Steele, who, per rom-com tradition, first greets him while literally tripping over her own feet. Dornan plays him deadpan, his eyes as cold and appraising as those of a shark debating the fleshiest part to bite. Early on, asked about his hobbies, he replies, “I enjoy various physical pursuits.” He never laughs, even at his own double entendres, but we’re allowed to laugh at him—even though Dornan seems so uncomfortable that it’s unclear if he’s in on the joke.

For the record, Cosmopolitan.com’s Editor Amy Odell and Cosmo.ph EIC Jillian Gatcheco had very different takes on Dornan’s performance. Their reviews:

Fifty Shades of Grey Review by Amy Odell:
Jamie Dornan is really hot and I enjoyed looking at him for two hours. FOUR STARS. ~the end~

Fifty Shades of Grey Review by Jillian Gatcheco:

Jamie Dornan stayed in character and looked like sex on legs—and all is right in the world.

And those, my friends, are the only reviews that matter.

Reference: http://www.cosmo.ph/celebs/entertainment/the-21-meanest-things-critics-said-about-jamie-dornan-s-i-fifty-shades-i-performance


I find it absolutely unacceptable. If you haven’t got any good words to say, cut the crap!

Fifty Shades of Grey: My Opinion

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Just yesterday, I saw this article in the Internet through Facebook entitled “A Letter to my children about Fifty Shades of Grey”. Since, I’m very much interested and hooked-up about the whole “Fifty Shades Thing”, I read it.

Here is the link of the article I mentioned above, http://www.bonbonbreak.com/letter-children-fifty-shades-grey/. Feel free to read it and comment your reactions below.

Everyone is allowed for their opinion regarding things, right? This is mine.

“Fifty Shades of Grey, both the book and the movie is not silly. Well, if you do find it silly, you just have said “NO” in the first place to your friends and did not succumbed to peer pressure. If it was silly, how come it became a worldwide phenomenon. I guess “silly” is the new trend now.”

“Surely, not in the distant but near future, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will be produced in DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, and even be downloadable through torrents and the like. Technology has its own way to do such things. The point is due to fast-paced technology, teens or even kids can see and know certain things that seemed to be a mystery before. So, it is up to us to educate and guide them to the right path and not mislead them.”

Every person have different interpretations about “Fifty Shades of Grey”. I recognize it for what it truly implies and it doesn’t pretend.

Here are my points:

  1. It can be considered a love story, not just between the two main characters, Ana and Christian, but for the other characters, as well. I have to admit in the first part of the story, there is only attraction between them. But as the story goes on, Ana somehow develops feelings for Christian. 
  2. A love story doesn’t need to show how big or small amount of love it has. In Fifty Shades of Grey, it is not that big but it was felt. Imagine the scenario when Ana called-up Christian while she was drunk, and José did take advantage of Ana. Christian suddenly showed up and defended Ana. There it is, a little act of love.
  3. Who said it was a fairytale? Ana is not Snow White, nor Christian is not Prince Charming. They are not living in a kingdom but in books. Maybe some people got caught-up of the idea that Ana is so lucky to get every material things Christian provides.
  4. About the naughtiness in the story, I think it’s quite normal. We now live in the 21st century, we have to be open-minded about those things, but be aware of its consequences and where it would lead us.
  5.  Let’s just face it that this fiction has a huge impact on us, whether positive or negative. It does knock our minds and make us aware of certain things.

Texts colored in blue are from the article I mentioned above and the red ones are my opinion.

“Romance is glaringly absent, in fact. As for harmless S&M, please understand that this screenplay’s message is the polar opposite of harmless. In this ‘harmless’ piece of fluff movie, a rich, handsome, experienced man uses his power to seduce and manipulate a young, innocent student into doing a lot of things she is extremely uncomfortable doing.”

Grey’s character has a strong personality being the “Dominant”. Often described as mysterious, rich, and handsome. While, Ana being the submissive, abides willingly, not forcibly encouraged by Christian even if she haven’t signed the contract yet.

“They are not equals. They are not partners. There is, in fact, no ‘they’ to speak of at all.”

Honestly, there is no commitment between them, they are just two consenting adults who wants to explore each other’s pleasures up to a certain limit.

“Rather, it’s a movie about a narcissistic man’s controlling and violent sexual desires and his sense of entitlement to use and abuse a vulnerable young woman’s body and mind as tools for his own gratification. It’s all about his needs, coupled with the arrogant expectation that she should comply, regardless of her discomfort, to please him.”

As I have said a while ago, it is Grey’s character, we can do nothing about it, there is no story if Grey is perfect. It’s not all about Grey after all, there are other characters we should also focus on. We should not hate him as if he is the antagonist. It’s Ana’s choice, whatever discomfort she might experience, she has still pleased him according to her own free will.

For whatever reason the story has been done, only E.L. James certainly know. And as a Catholic, I do believe that God has His own reasons for all of this.

We should learn many things in the story, maybe we are just like Anastasia Steele at the beginning of the story, but we should learn to be strong, fight for ourselves, and for what is right. And if destiny allows us to meet someone like Christian Grey, at least we know what to do. Let the story be a caution to us women and specially to young adults.

As for Christian Grey, if someone like you do exist in real life, you will never get us off-guard. We know you well enough and how to handle personalities like yours.

Parents should guide their children. Instead of putting the blame to Fifty Shades of Grey, they should be more aware of other things that might lead to more serious problems.

I do understand that it is hard to resist temptation when you entered a relationship. But come to think of it, free will comes with responsibility, and lack of responsibility means consequences. Love, trust and respect are the keys to a long-lasting relationship.

As a woman, I do sympathize on what the author has to say on the latter part of the article. I know someday, I will become a mother. And will be protective of my children. But I will never hinder them to happiness they deserve, instead I would join and guide them. However, I will never take the blame to something else because of some reasons that are not acceptable to many.

No offense to the author of the article. I’m just stating my opinion regarding the matter of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Honestly, I do see you as a good mother in the future. In fact, we do have the same first name. 

Thank you for your article, if it wasn’t for it, I couldn’t write all of this. 

Hope to meet you soon. 🙂

ChiBoomz xoxo