The James Bond Family

James Bond series

We are James Bond Family! Ciaaaaat! No no no, it was joke haha. But, I tell ya, we are James Bond addicted. We have been waiting for four years for Skyfall, ahhh we love James Bond so much! So, when the Skyfall movie, which is the James Bond series out in cinema, yes, we can’t wait anymore. We went to cinema and darn it all to hell, the Skyfall movies was really great! And the opening of the movie, yes you rite, lol. The opening of the movie started with James Bond falls off a bridge with backsound Adele’s song, Skyfall. What a great combination!

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva

Skyfall is the 23rd film in the 50-year-old Bond series and absolutely Skyfall is the best Bond yet! There, I said it.

For Craig’s third outing as the MI6 operative, he stars here opposite the best Bond girl yet; Judi Dench’s ‘M’. Although the painfully beautiful Berenice Marlohe had been pushed as the front and centre femme fatale, it’s actually ‘M’ who stands out here, acting as the emotional anchor of the film. With Dench’s character on the cusp of forced retirement, Skyfall’s plot brings everything that bit closer to home, adding a layer of sentimentality not usually found in a Bond film. With the safety of MI6 under threat now more than ever, Craig faces the best villain since Blofeld, that being Bardem’s Raoul Silva. Though not introduced until half way through the film (a brave move to say the least) Bardem brings something new to Bond; a very authentic sense of the foreboding, akin to Batman’s Bane. What’s more, he’s pretty damn funny too.

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Beautifully shot by Roger Deakins (No Country For Old Men, Revolutionary Road) with a whopper score from Thomas Newman, Mendes squarely hits the nail on many levels. The back and forth between M and Bond is fantastic (even with Bond atop a train, grappling with his first target, the banter fails to wane) while the respectful nods to earlier films – among which a slick vintage motor is included – are a treat. The edge-of-your-seat action scenes are as impressive as you’d expect, with one in particular making you less than excited about your next experience on the London Underground.

Studio 21
Ticket of the Skyfall movie at Studio 21

What’s most commendable about Skyfall however, is the blue-eyed blonde haired Bond, Daniel Craig. Granting us access to the more personal details of his past while demonstrating that he hasn’t got the emotional depth of a rock, Craig shines through the complexity of this role. While his character’s physical and mental state may be somewhat worse for wear here, Craig himself is certainly on top form.

And now, I’m gonnalead you to Adele’s song, SKYFALL! I love Skyfall by Adele so much! You gotta love too, pals hihih. Here the lyrics of Skyfall by Adele and I’m gonna tell you the meaning of that.

SKYFALL

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again

For this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment
So overdue I owe them
Swept away, I’m stolen

Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together

Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall
Sad skyfall

Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds collide and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name
But you’ll never have my heart

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together
At skyfall

[2x]
(Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall)

Where you go I go
What you see I see
I know I’d never be me
Without the security
Of your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we’ll stand

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together

Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together
At skyfall

Let the sky fall
We will stand tall
At skyfall

Nah! You might wonder what does mean of Adele’s song, rite. Here…

This might give away some of the movie so don’t read if you haven’t seen the movie yet!

First of all it says “this is the end”. This is when he gets shots and falls off a bridge. When it then says “hold your breath and count to 10” this has a strong link to the scene going on in the opening sequence. He accidently gets shot and falls off a bridge into water. This means he’s holding his breath as he drowns. When it says “so overdue I owe them” I think it means that he’s finally dieing after all those years of service.

Skyfall, is the place where Bond lived before he became part of MI6. So when it says “Skyfall is where we start” That is what it means. That’s where he lived when he was a child.

Moving onto the chorus. (I’m doing this in a random order) When it says “Stand tall, at Skyfall” etc it’s referring to when they take shelter there from the bad guy and they have to basically fight there. Another point I would like to point out is when it says “When it crumbles” It’s talking when the house (Skyfall) is destroyed in their battle. Luckily Bond hated the house so no bad feelings!

Then, when it says “Where I go, you go, What I see, you see” it explains that the secret service are watching what he’s doing at every point. That’s what it’s pointing out.

Well, that’s about all the meanings I can gather really from that song! Hope you became wiser from reading this!

At last, Skyfall was great! I love it! Well, actually we went to Godiva Bistro, before going to see Skyfall. We had dinner at Godiva Bistro restaurant. I enjoyed an half hour at Godiva. I ordered Capcay (Chinese food) and avocado juice for the drink. Here we go!

 

The Carrot, The Egg, and The Coffee Bean

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that, as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.

She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me, what do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” the young woman replied. The mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity – boiling water – but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened! The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. “Which are you?” the mother asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong but, with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit but, after a death, a breakup, or a financial hardship, does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavour.

If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

A lovely message, and a reminder that we can be what we choose to be.

Young World

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