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Dream 1

This dream took place outside during the day in a parking lot of a store, and a woman and I were helping each other.

She had a chocolate-like candy bar product that she had to figure out how to sell, and so she was going over business stuff.

Chocolate 2 (Zen: Warrior Within 2): Escape From The Avatar?

I think that this dream from last night was somewhat inspired by the 2008 Thai martial arts film Chocolate (Zen, Warrior Within), and this dream played more like a romantic comedy action film inspired by and/or continuing the film Chocolate (Zen, Warrior Within).

A Man Needs To Borrow Some Gloves

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is maybe something about a woman and/or some women, I remember an out of shape maybe somewhat overweight woman with brownish-color skin, and something about me and maybe how my body is starting to get a bit more muscular since slightly increasing my strength training.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Chocolate (2008 Film) (Zen: Warrior Within)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2008 Thai martial arts film called Chocolate (Zen, Warrior Within) that was directed by Prachya Pinkaew and starred the actress Yanin Vismitananda (Yanin “Jeeja” Vismitananda) as the character named Zen.

What is it about?

They did a terrible job setting up the plot of Chocolate and letting the viewer know what was going on and who was who in my opinion, and so we had to make up our own story about what was going on during various parts of this film as we watched it.

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

A kickboxing hero with a difference arises in this action saga from Thailand.

Japanese mobster Masashi (Hiroshi Abe) and his Thai partner and girlfriend, Zin (Ammara Siripong), narrowly escape death at the hands of underworld boss Number 8 (Pongpat Wachirabunjong) and his bodyguard Priscilla (Sirimongkol Iamthuam), but the scuffle has unexpected consequences — Masashi’s superiors order him to return to Japan, and Zin finds she’s pregnant with his child.

Zin raises their daughter, Zen (Yanin Vismitananda), on her own and discovers she’s autistic; one of the few things that helps bring Zen out of her inner world is chocolate, and in time the girl develops a remarkable skill in the martial arts.

When Zin is diagnosed with cancer, the family cannot afford the chemotherapy that could save her life until her friend Moom (Taphon Phopwandee) comes up with a plan — plenty of people still owe Zin money from her days as an outlaw, and with Zen as a candy-fueled enforcer, he might be able to get them to pay up and raise the funds for Zin’s medical bills.

Chokgohlaet (aka Chocolate) was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who previously made several pictures starring Thai martial arts master Tony Jaa.

~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Why do you like it?

I actually did not like Chocolate, it was not terrible but it disappointed me, but I did like and respect that the actors and actresses did their own stunts; and I got a few laughs, I liked some of the action scenes and stunts, and we had some fun making up our own story during certain parts of the film.

Why would someone else like it?

I think that people will like some of the non-stunt double actions scenes and stunts, and the fact that the main character has a disability that is used as an advantage.

Final Thoughts

I had no idea what Chocolate was about when I checked it out from The BP Library where I work as a shelver, I expected more from this film so it disappointed me, and I hated how they failed to explain important parts of the plot which left us not knowing what was going on and who was who sometimes.

This film was longer than it should have been and overall the action scenes were not as good as I had expected, I also think that many of the stunts were more dangerous than they should have been, but I do respect them for really doing these stunts and action scenes themselves.

I think that the trailer for this film and some of the outtakes/bloopers/on set injuries at the end of the film were better and more interesting than the film itself.

The end,

-John Jr

Childhood Revisited

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Daily Prompt

The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Childhood Revisited, and this is what it said:

What is your earliest memory?

Describe it in detail, and tell us why you think that experience was the one to stick with you.

And this is my response:

One of my earliest memories is probably a memory of when I was a kid living with my parent’s in The R Trailer and I left The R Trailer during the night without my parent’s knowing that I was gone when my mom’s side of the family was having a family gathering at my grandparent’s (my grandmother DE and my grandfather CE) house, I walked over to my grandparent’s house first and I saw some of my family members there having a good time and they probably said a few things to me, and then I walked over to my aunt ME’s house next door to The R Trailer for some unknown reason(s) (maybe I got lost and confused and/or I was looking for someone); and I remember my aunt ME, my cousin ME, and several other family members being there.

I remember one of my family members asking me where my parent’s were and if they knew where I was, they probably called my parent’s or walked me home or told me to go back home, and at some point I remember returning to The R Trailer to my parent’s who were surprised to learn that I had left without them knowing it.

I have no idea why this memory stuck with me exactly, maybe because I somewhat got lost and confused because of all the noise that my family members were making as they partied and because I never did anything like that before and because it was dark, but that is my wild guess.

Dream

I did not voice record any of my dreams from last night and so I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for barely part of my last dream which was very long and very unclear, but I will type what I remember of this dream.

All that I can remember of this dream is that a lot of the dream took place inside a fictional shopping mall during the day, I was inside the mall in a small narrow quiet section of a store, and there was a walkway that passed through the middle of this store that would take you through the store and into the rest of the mall.

I have no idea what I was doing there but I seemed to be waiting and/or looking for someone and/or something because I spent a lot of time looking around various aisles of the store like I was wasting time and waiting, and many things happened during this time that I can not remember.

I know that my mom and maybe some other people I know were in the dream briefly, I know that a lot of the dream was boring and realistic, and I know that some strange things happened during the dream that I can not remember.

During one part of the dream I remember finding a shelf that had some small chocolate candies covered in different colored pieces of foil, these chocolate candies had no price on them, and they seemed to be free treats for shoppers; and so I remember eating some and keeping some.

At some point in the dream it is possible that a man with a handgun entered the store, maybe there was a robbery or shooting or I and/or someone else managed to get the man to put the handgun away, but I can not remember; I just know that something strange happened, but I probably still did not leave the store because I still seemed to be waiting and/or looking for someone/something.

There is a lot more that happened in this dream before this and some things that happened after this, but that is all that I can remember at this time.

The end,

-John Jr