went and watched movie with Felicia at Mid Valley yesterday…we wasnt sure wht movie to watch and Felicia said she’ll confirm after she finish work. so i waited at the office….when she called and ask if we can make it for blood diamond, i was very sure we wudn be able to make it cuz the movie starts at 6pm and at bout 530pm, i was still at the office. hahha…
nevertheless, both of us rushed to mid valley…it still makes me wonder how the heck did Felicia reached Mid Valley faster than me when i’m at asia jaya and she’s all the way at klcc. =P and wht did ya noe…she managed to buy tickets for Blood Diamond..and the best of all was that we managed to catch the movie before it starts..i think the time was bout 620pm. heheh…=D
both of us were darn glad we rushed for the movie..cuz it’s really really very good. personally, it was truly an eye opener..before watching the movie, i noe heck bout the civil war in sierra leone, bout the RUFs and their barbaric and brutal actions they did to the kids over there. i didnt noe it was so bad that they jst kill without mercy. i was taken aback by the stuffs they did..so, in another way…i can bluntly say that the movie is quite violent but i think it was the violence tht made the audience wake up and realized tht sumthin like this is really happening in the world we live in. there were a few teary scenes here and there, but was fitted in at the right moment…this is definitely a must watch…=)
the movie also made me realized further how blessed i am living in m’sia, where violence and cruelty such as the ones in sierra leone doesnt happen. the number of ppl who were killed and suffered because of the stone, also made me think twice of getting myself diamond jewelleries the next time i want to buy any..i learned there’s a thing such as conflict diamonds. we should never ever buy conflict diamonds…
Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.
*”Diamonds are forever” it is often said. But lives are not.We must spare people the ordeal of war, mutilations and death for the sake of conflict diamonds.”
Martin Chungong Ayafor, Chairman of the Sierra Leone Panel of Experts*