Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sliding Doors

Me and sis love love the movie Sliding Doors. Or I think she does. I know I do anyway. hehe

courtesy of imdb.com

Firstly, 2 words. Gwyneth Paltrow. I won't be the first person to speak out any famous name for inspiration for style, but if say I'm asked as if my life depends on it, her name's probably the only name that will pop out in my head. So, in my mind, that says a lot already.

O wait, I lied, now I can add FLOTUS to that (very short) list as well. hehe

Secondly, Helen (Gwyneth's character)'s fashion, ie, Helen with the short hair, is so up my alley (yes, gotta talk fash too). Mind you, she's 5'10'' (she is, no?) and blonde (she is, no?) so anything would look good on her and the same outfits will probably just look blah on me, but I'm just talking about the classic-ness (yes, that is a word in my world) of it all.

Thirdly, something about the movie just speaks to the everything-is-in-perfect-order-because-it-is-a-perfect-universe side of me. Anyone who's seen the film will know exactly what I'm talking about.

The whole idea of how our choices or say the choices thrown our way even for the most mundane, or what we think are mundane, of activities, creating life paths that takes us to unexpected directions, just begs the question of how much effect or affect these things have on our lives.

Is it just me?

(Very "Five People You Meet in Heaven", no?... Noticing a pattern?)

I had a bit of a "Sliding Doors" moment yesterday when there was a problem with the train during my morning commute. I took this train which went the opposite direction, which got held up for an additional 15 minutes, which made me 15 minutes late for work. What if I didn't get on that specific train and just took the next one which would have taken me 1 stop before my usual stop which would have required further walk to get to work? What if?

Now I can't help but wonder about those little events in my lives. Or do the little events really have that much impact, to begin with?

I wonder...


  1. Sliding Doors is one of my favorite movies! I was just talking about it today. I think the whole concept was brilliant, plus I love Gwyneth! I think about the "what if" scenarios a lot because of this movie.

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

  2. LOLZ....so true...nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!


  3. LOL gotta love that line! So true, thanks to this movie, every missed stop, train, bus, line, whatever is a potential "sliding door" in my head hehe


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