The Beast of No-man's Land

France, Summer 1918.

Sergeant Collins was monitoring the war zone, looking out for any signs of the German army. Until he saw something moved, struggling. Nothing was supposed to move on that field. There wasn't even supposed to be anything alive on it.

He grabbed his binoculars and tried to identify this mysterious beast. He thought it was a cow but how did it even end up on this No-man's Land?

He suddenly realised it wasn't a cow. It was actually in fact a horse.

A War Horse. 
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I don't normally do movie reviews but this movie is definitely worth mentioning. Yes, I know. This is a pretty old movie (December 2011) but I didn't have the chance to watch it until yesterday because Sayanora exams!


First's first; this is by far the best love story that I've ever watched.  It's a story about Joey and Albert, a horse and his boy. They were separated by force due to World War I. As cliché as every other movies, this one is worth watching. What made this movie interesting is because of the different stories of different people that were told throughout Joey's journey during the war.

Don't worry if you're not a movie-goer, War Horse is adapted from a novel by Michael Morpurgo. I haven't read it but it's going to be on my Books-To-Buy List.


Heads up for any animals' and horses' lovers out there, make sure you have a box of tissue right next to you because I can assure you that you're gonna cry your eyeballs out. Never have I remembered crying so hard from watching a movie, though I have to make an exception to Hachiko: A Dog's Story. Whoever made that movie, damn, ya tryna dry up all of our tears, man?

It's sad and funny and encouraging. It was one hella of a roller coaster ride of emotion.

Steven Spielberg was really smart with it as he has always been with his other war movies. If you decide to watch this, do watch out for the scene that I mentioned above. From wiping my tears off my cheeks, I ended up laughing like a hyena.

Love, courage, friendship, trust, honour and belief are beautifully molded into this movie. It's not 100% about the horse because it's more about the war, so don't worry if you don't dig into the girly horsey movies because it's not. *Two thumbs up*

PS: Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch are in it. *Winks*


A Cuppa Tea, Please

She took the empty cup and cleaned it off while she waited for the water to boil. She picked up a tea sachet, put some sugar in the mug and poured in the hot water. As 3 minutes passed, she handed me that cup of tea. Perfectly brewed with very little effort.

The smell of the tea just lingered in the air that we breathed in. It looked delicious and smelled like it too. And so I took a sip.

I could feel the pupil of my eyes dilated.

Never have I tasted a tea this well done.

From horrid boring mugs, I started buying the cool edgy ones and recently bought the posh English cups. It took me a while to decide on the cups' designs but I am definitely happy with the change.

I can't control myself but to have a cup of tea everyday. Every single day without fail.

I got so excited that I parade my cups and my perfectly brewed tea around.

Little did I know that the cup had a thin line of crack on it. I thought I was sipping the tea away but some of the tea managed to drip without me realising it. Yet, I kept on adding more tea.

Little did I know that not everyone enjoys tea. They knew of the existence. Yes, definitely, but they got sick of the tea.Yet, I moved on.

Little did I know that I might have spilled some of the tea on my friends due to me getting extravagantly excited about it. They were too nice that they kept quiet about it. I'm pretty sure I must have had left a small burn on their skin.  Yet, I continued.

Little did I know that the tea that I have been parading around, wasn't the perfect tea I thought it was. Definitely a good one but there were far better flavours. Yet, I seem to ignore them.

What a fool.

I should have controlled my excitement. It wouldn't have fogged my mind from my surroundings. I would have realised the crack on the cup. I would have enjoyed every single drop of the tea and taste its richness. I would have been a better friend to realise the littlest spill.

I think I need a new cup. Keeping close to the whole English tea cup theme. I need to take better care of the cup and not get all too excited about the tea. But I still need to taste more teas before introducing them to other people. And when I do, I need to explore a better way on recommending them. 

All I hope is that everyone gets to taste it.

"Hati kita ni umpama sebuah cawan. Kita kena isi cawan tu dengan benda. Kalau kosong, nanti berhabuk. Tapi, kalau dah penuh dan kita tuang lagi air, pasti  akan melimpah. So, kita kenalah penuhkan cawan tu with the right amount of things."