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Ultimate Friend Zone

In my blog post about the film ‘Love, Rosie’, I mentioned about different types of ‘Friend Zone’ fighters. Just in case you missed it, here it goes:

1: Infantry–> only serves the ‘Goddess’, but cannot do anything to her.
2: Navy –> richer than ‘Infantry’, using money and gifts to maintain relationship with the ‘Goddess’.
3: Horse soldier –> Can have the qualities of ‘infantry’ or ‘navy’, or both, but gets to be the ‘friend with benefits’ with the ‘Goddess’. Is also the highest rank of soldiers.
4: Arrow army –> Long distance relationship with the ‘Goddess’, using text/ Skype/ Facebook to contact, possibly haven’t even seen the ‘Goddess’ in real life.
5: Wizards (Evil): Getting alcohol or drugs to get benefits from the ‘Goddess’

Type 1 Infantry is by far the most common I have known. Well, imagine at night-time when you are about to sleep, your ‘Goddess’ suddenly texts you with her problems saying that she needs help, you will always try to pretend to be ‘Ya I am fine, I am always here to help’ LOL this is one of the hardest things to do, you know you’re not getting anything, you are just ‘helping’ for the sake of ‘helping’ it. Blindly following what your ‘Goddess’ says has already been your moral, your philosophy and stuff. It just feels like your are doing your own work for the sake of doing it, while you know you’re not gonna be promoted to the General (Official Boyfriend). Well I can imagine one can be at a certain ‘Friendzone’ fighter to different ‘Goddesses’, so you get more chances to get promoted someday. But if you are going for several ‘Goddesses’, Type 3 (Horse Soldier) and Type 5 (Wizard) will not be applicable to you as they will ruin your impression to other people. Type 2 is not recommended either unless you come from a very posh background. So Type 1 and Type 4 will probably be the only choices for fighters with multiple targets so your ‘Goddesses’ will not notice what you did to their ‘colleagues’. Just remember, keep your ‘clean sheet’, try to portray yourself as good as possible, then you should be fine! From Infantry to General is not easy, it’s like From Paris to Berlin; it’s like growing plants, you don’t know if the plant will grow well but you still do it. Being at a certain rank, is like having a visa, while some provides you with ILR (Indefinite Leave Remains), while some is just temporary. When you get promoted to General, you have successfully immigrated with a passport of your Goddess’ mind. Yes, I will be General Chan sometimes! It will not be far!

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Since my parents recommended the movie ‘Love, Rosie’ a few weeks ago, I finally had a chance to give it a go.

First of all, the trailer itself spoils a little bit too much, unfortunately, I had a look on it before watching the film. Therefore, the film to me is predictable. However, it is still very realistic and touching.

Why do I find it realistic? Well, it is about a pair of good friends growing up together, thinking that they don’t like each other (although they do), they probably find it awkward if they have to confess to each other as they know each other too well, and therefore, they miss a lot of chances. Also, they probably avoid the chances of losing their long-lasting friendship as well. We all know how it feels, that’s probably the biggest obstacles of confession of all time, fear of losing. Then, people get into the friend-zone, and just live there forever and ever, believing that he/ she is not the right one. Anyone who has been in a friendzone should watch this, as it feels so real!

It is touching as well, partly because it’s so realistic, also when you think about the whole story, it takes more than 10 years for them to notice that they are the perfect one for each other. Some of the clips in the film are also impressive to make the audience feel that way. When watching this film, you get tears of joy, and tears of sadness, what a ‘meal deal’, or ‘movie deal’. I haven’t read the novel on which the film is based, but I am tempted to read it now.

Definitely, a good film, highly recommended to all those ‘soldiers’ fighting in the friend-zone. Here is the kind of friend-zone fighters I have known by the way:

1: Infantry–> only serves the ‘Goddess’, but cannot do anything to her.
2: Navy –> richer than ‘Infantry’, using money and gifts to maintain relationship with the ‘Goddess’.
3: Horse soldier –> Can have the qualities of ‘infantry’ or ‘navy’, or both, but gets to be the ‘friend with benefits’ with the ‘Goddess’. Is also the highest rank of soldiers.
4: Arrow army –> Long distance relationship with the ‘Goddess’, using text/ Skype/ Facebook to contact, possibly haven’t even seen the ‘Goddess’ in real life.
5: Wizards (Evil): Getting alcohol or drugs to get benefits from the ‘Goddess’

Well, which one are you?