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?