|There was a movie . . .
||[Jun. 6th, 2016|04:50 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
. . . (there's always a movie, hey) called Sweet Bean about a guy who sells these Japanese snacks that are basically two ordinary pancakes with bean curd goop between. He buys what he calls "the bean paste" in a five gallon can. An old lady shows up one day and wants to make the bean paste, "an" she calls it, for him. He doesn't want to be bothered, but she persists and finally brings him some of her an from home. He realizes it's the best he's ever had and he hires her to make it for him. Hers looks more like whole beans in goop like baked beans from a can in the US. Drama ensues and it's a really good movie. Go se it.
Then there was another movie the next day, presumably made in Thailand, called Cemetary of Splendour. This is one bizarre damn movie. It's basically "Guy Madden and David Lynch Have a Love Child While Vacationing in Siam." I highly recommend the movie, but be aware that it does live very near the edge of this universe. But it also speaks of bean goop and pancake sandwiches. It says "green bean paste" and you never get to see one so it isn't clear if they mean by green beans what we mean by green beans. But it was one of those weird deals where I don't believe I had ever heard or thought of bean goop and pancake sandwiches in my life then on two consecutive days I see two unrelated movies that feature or mention them. Another interesting thing in Cemetary of Splendour was that a woman had maried a retired American gentleman who moved to Thiland and she was telling her friend not to marry an American because they're poor, "That's why they come here; they have no money. Hold out for a European. They're living the American Dream in Western Europe." I thought that was cute, if a little stinging.
So what message from the Universe on high is there for me in bean goop sandwiches? Please leave a comment if you have any ideas.