Sunday, March 5, 2017

The headline doesn't accurately express what she meant.


  1. Its a long article only posted part of th ereview:

    Review: Angelina Jolie´s Movie, First They Killed My Father
    The premiere in Battambang was public. I couldn't miss that chance, I left Siem Reap and arrived at Battambag to attend the premiere after a 4 hour motorcycle ride. More than three thousand people had packed the open air theatre. Though Angeline Jolie didn't attend the movie but sent a video message, Loung Ung was there. The crowd that made quite some noise before the movie had began met the historical confrontation with silence as soon as it began. Their recent history which even their parents refrained from telling was before them on the silver screen.

    As far as I have observed the audience, the movie has matched the local wording well. Some gestures and dialogs that only Cambodians can understand and laugh have been portrayed in some scenes. Another observation I made is that the audience became mesmerized to the point of almost clapping during scenes where Khmer Rouge agitators did Anti-Vietnam propaganda. And this indicates that Khmer society still perceives Vietnam a greater enemy than Pol Pot.
    Frankly, I expected to come across the anti-communist wording of an American from the cold war era in this movie. Angelina Jolie's realistic approach surprised me. Either in the beginning or the end of the movie Nixon policies were criticized and the fact that 250.000 Cambodians have died in American air attacks wasn't ignored.. I haven't seen any Hollywood-style anti-propaganda that purposes a political goal aside from Lenin, Stalin posters used as scenery in Khmer Rouge camps. Another pleasing thing is that stories told by amateur guides that involve exaggerated themes such as pregnant women and babies' being killed by Khmer Rouge hasn't been given any place. Additionally, the Vietnam army that protected Cambodians who were running away from the tyranny of Khmer Rouge at the cost of their lives has also been regarded in the movie.

    Angelina Jolie explains that Cambodia is an awakening for her. Who knows, perhaps finding out the fact that her country, America used Khmer Rouge as a pawn against the Soviets and Vietnam during cold war era, that Pentagon allocates 15 million dollars to Pol Pot annually, that British special forces trained Khmer Rouges on land mines and that the United Nations, of which she is a peace envoy, has protected Khmer Rouge's seat in the parliament until 1991 had influence in this awakening.

    A. Pompalitufek

  2. Mon Guerlain
    As leaders in women’s fragrance, the brand play an important role in the growing up of little girls in Paris. It is a little known tradition in France that mothers take their daughters to a Guerlain store to buy their very first perfume. I wish England had traditions like this, we do seem to miss that romanticised history in beauty that Paris has. This deep connection was the thing that apparently drove Angelina Jolie to become the muse for their new scent, Mon. Jolie’s mother was French, and she claims the iconic smell of Guerlain cosmetics (their powder has a distinct fragrance, almost like the sweets Parma Violets – go and have a sniff of their Météorites pressed powder at your nearest counter and you’ll see exactly what I mean) is one of her first memories of her. I feel that Jolie is a perfect fit for the brand, with her humanitarian work mirroring Guerlain’s commitment to sustainable development, her effortless beauty and delicate, yet strong and sensual, femininity.

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  4. Only posting part as long article

    Moving Past 'This Hell'

    I was one of the few journalists in Phnom Penh when the city fell, so I saw what happened then, and as I watched the film, I was overwhelmed by its accurate re-enactments—especially of how the Khmer Rouge emptied the city at gunpoint, forcing roughly 2 million people into the countryside. There, they toiled and died while attempting to create Pol Pot’s agrarian utopia.Four years later, that disastrous social experiment failed, and the Vietnamese military and disaffected Khmer Rouge fighters drove Pol Pot’s regime from power, installing a new, Vietnamese-backed government. The memories of what happened remain fresh for many here. For Panh, the director, the film offers an important lesson about the country’s need for reconciliation, not revenge. “The suffering from this genocide is so great that it exceeds the desire for vengeance,” he says, which is why he advised Jolie to change an incident in Loung’s book in which a crowd beats to death a captured Khmer Rouge soldier; in the film, he is battered but survives. This does not mean, however, that the victims have to forgive the killers. It just means they find a way to move on.

    Jolie and Panh hope the film, which will be available on Netflix in the fall, will help with that. Some Cambodians who have seen the film told me they felt less burdened by the past, more willing to talk to their children and grandchildren about the horrors they witnessed. As Panh puts it, “We have got out of this hell, despite everything. At last, we can talk and discuss what happened and...begin a process of reconstruction.”

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  7. I can't remember if I already posted this or not?

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  9. Guerlain 'Mon Guerlain' Perfume Launch
    To me, blogging is so much more than just a hobby. It's a way of discovering beauty cultures and immersing myself in lifestyles I never thought I would belong to until now. Through blogging I have had some amazing opportunities to discover high-end brands, and so being invited to the Guerlain perfume launch was nothing short of amazing.

    Guerlain is one of those prestigious, classic brands which make you feel like you've joined a society of elites once you own one of their perfumes. There is nothing more chic than French perfume, and so Guerlain is the essence of everything sophisticated, glamorous and luxurious.

    Their new fragrance 'Mon Guerlain' is described as being created for the notes of a woman. The woman in particular is no other than the truly beautiful and inspirational Angelina Jolie, who herself is an icon of class and glamour.

    Angelina has never before worked with any perfumery, however felt a special connection to Guerlain as her mother was French and used their pressed powders. The scent of the powders evoked happy memories of being a young girl with her mother, and so was the inspiration behind the perfume itself.
    The iconic perfume bottle was designed in 1908 and offers a 'contrast between strong taut lines and sensual curves, expressing contemporary femininity.' I love the meaning behind the stopper of the bottle, which is that it is designed to look like a four leaf clover in order to make the wearer lucky. It's a truly exquisite bottle which is so pretty and feminine and it looks amazing on my bedside table.

    The perfume itself has delicious notes of vanilla, jasmine, sandalwood and lavender, with the base notes of vanilla and sandalwood being the gorgeous base notes that this perfume mellows down to. The gorgeous blend of notes makes me feel independent and successful. I don't feel 19, I feel 25 and chic and totally in control. It's an amazing feeling. It's truly a 'blogger' fragrance and it gives me so much confidence, I absolutely adore it.

    Longevity wise, I put this perfume on a 8am and by that time the next morning it is still smelling sweetly. It isn't a synthetic sweetness, such as the notes in La Vie Est Belle, but it smells warm and natural. I think one of the reasons I love this is that the vanilla notes remind me of my American Cream LUSH conditioner, which I've said before is my favourite scent in the world.

    The sillage for this perfume is moderate, and makes me feel like I'm floating on a soft cloud when I enter a room. My co-workers, boyfriend, uncle and mum have all commented on how beautiful it smells and just a few spritzes of this fragrance can really change my whole mood.

    Despite never having tried Guerlain perfume before, I am now a complete convert. I'm already eyeing up a second Guerlain fragrance, Pera Granita from the Aqua Allegoria collection. It smells like pear and is just so juicy and gorgeous, I expect to have splashed the cash within a month.

  10. Hen• / AstroVogue©™^‏ @xaeromarine 22h22 hours ago
    Well done to Dame #AngelinaJolie, @BBCYaldaHakim & all people for bravely highlighting and helping #Cambodia to start recovery from murder.

  11. Yalda Hakim‏Verified account @BBCYaldaHakim Feb 19
    I met Angelina in Cambodia ahead of her Netflix debut - a haunting look at Khmer Rouge genocide. #BBCAngelinaJolie

    rwhittington05‏ @rpwhittington05 2h2 hours ago
    @BBCYaldaHakim just watched your piece on Cambodia. Very moving.

    Sarah Di Lorenzo‏ @sardilorenzo 2h2 hours ago
    @BBCYaldaHakim Angelina is a beautiful human being with a great outlook on life and the world.🌎❤ Thank you for sharing! #BBCAngelinaJolie

  12. People has a new interview about the Angies film. Just briefly mentions a post split appearance at her premiere

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