Friday, December 29, 2006

Thanks Hallmark Channel!

I rarely watch the Hallmark Channel (Ch 17 on StarHub Cable TV) but at around 2am last night, I was playing with my remote and I switched to Ch 17. Usually, I will just move on to the next channel but something caught my eye. Two guys were on TV. One, a sickly old man and the other a much younger man. And as they were talking, I realised that, oh my god, it's Tuesdays With Morrie!!!

There was a problem with the regular Hallmark Channel feed so they were showing recorded shows instead. This is the actual message that came across the bottom of the screen once in awhile:

"You are now watching recorded programme from Hallmark Channel as there is a temporary breakdown in transmission of the live feed due to undersea cables disruption caused by earthquakes off Taiwan. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Apologise?! Ha, no need to! Man, I have been dying to watch Tuesdays With Morrie, the award winning made for TV movie starring Hank Azaria and the late Jack Lemmom. The movie is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Mitch Albom. I have a soft spot for all Mitch Albom's books and Tuesdays With Morrie is one book that has a real special meaning for me. When my mum passed away, that book was my only company. I read it like it was some holy book, again and again to find some meanings and answers. While I was watching Tuesdays With Morrie on TV last night, my mind kept shifting back to what was written on the book and the events that happened few years ago, how my mum suffered from her illness and her death. So you can imagined how red my eyes were after the movie ended and the amount of tissue paper used to wipe off my tears and blow my nose.

Anyway the movie is brilliant. Hank Azaria is perfect as Mitch and Jack Lemmom's portrayal of Morrie is even better. Anyone who read the book will fall in love with the movie version too. It's so beautiful and touching.

Many thanks to the Taiwan earthquakes and Hallmark Channel for giving me that special moment last night. Now, can you guys in Hallmark show Five People You Meet In Heaven too?

13 comments:

Bengster said...

Even cable tv also affected by earthquakes liao

Myra Leong said...

Hug Hug. You should stop crying over your mum.

Karenz said...

I love Tuesdays with Morrie! You should go read his latest book.

Mr Big said...

Ah, you caught that too huh. Did you watch the show after that? Hawking!

dann said...

hmmm.... there's a movie for five people you meet in heaven?

Rickie said...

I agree with you man. Hallmark Channel is usually very boring. Ha!!

Lady Lara said...

Awww.
That's touching.
Anyway I love the piece you wrote about the Five People You meet in heaven.

GeekGod said...

Thought I share with you guys some quotes from Morrie taken from the book:

Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too--even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling.

Love each other or perish.

yannie said...

how come other channels not affected?

IZ Reloaded said...

Mr Big: Yes they showed the BBC show on Stephen Hawking's life. I thought it was very good too.

Lord Kimbo said...

Love each other or perish!!!

pinkdior said...

why don't they make it into a theatrical release? im sure it will more money than just for tv.

Anonymous said...

It is indeed a lovely movie.

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