Everybody is having a bit of hangover from last night.
It was fun though.
I spent most of the morning watching an old movie recommended by my aunt.
It's the 1994 movie by Zhang Yimou
My aunt gave me the DVD to watch.
It's actually available at YouTube too.
The movie is just nice for CNY viewing.
It's a story about the life of a family during the early days of communist rule in China.
The timeline spans through the Chinese civil war, "The Great Leap Forward" period and aftermath of "The Cultural Revolution".
It's a beautifully made movie - realistic, inspiring, tragic and funny, all moulded into one.
It reminds me of the early history of my mother's family coming to this country.
Those who are not very familiar with the Chinese should watch the movie.
If they are sincere, they will realise from the movie that Chinese individuals are the same as everyone else.
They want to survive, be happy, worry about their children, endure tragedies, overcome flaws, etc.
There's no real need to hate or fear them.
I wish we could have a movie like that to tell the honest story about the early days of Chinese in this country.
Then we can also have one about the Malays or Bumiputera too.
Not some propaganda stuff, but instead stories about the humanity of us all.
Maybe with better understanding from those movies, we could improve race relations in this country.
I think that's better than letting ignorance or someone else's personal agenda lead us into hating each other.
Anyway, here is the trailer of the movie,