Legend of the Seeker

Had I known that this series has been out since 2008, I’d have looked all over the net to watch it. I was finally able to watch the catch-up marathon at the Sci-Fi Channel the day after Christmas. My dad suffered through the day watching with me, LoL.

The series is loosely based on “The Sword of Truth” series by Terry Goodkind. This series is one of two epic fantasy series that my brother and I followed through the years, the other one being “The Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan. I used the word loosely because they didn’t strictly adhere to the books for the serialized TV version. Once you reconcile yourself with that, a true fan would be able to sit back and enjoy the shows. Of course, I’d still would prefer the original, but it isn’t so bad really.

Seeing this fantasy world on-screen made me want to reread the books. I haven’t even read Phantom and Confessor, the last two books, partly because I don’t really want the epic to end yet. Haha. My brother lent the first book, Wizard’s First Rule, to a friend and I don’t think we got it back so if I want to read them again I’d actually have to make another purchase. I wouldn’t mind that. Perhaps I’ll try looking for it in second hand bookshops 😉

Anyway, I can’t get enough of Bridget Regan; I love Kahlan, even when I’d much prefer to pronounce her name as Kah-lan, rather than Khay-lan as they do. They picked the perfect actress. I might just go ahead name a future daughter after her. 🙂

Here’s another fan-made vid:

Last week I had a conversation with office mates on how we value the medical benefits we get from work. I am reminded of this yet again because there just seems to be a lot of people getting sick recently. I know three people recently confined to the same hospital for dengue (not all at the same time though). Then there are the agents missing work because of acute upper respiratory tract infection. And not to go far, there’s me with my allergic rhinitis and my recurring migraines (which are back, now that the 3-month medication is over and done with).

So with the year ending, and a lot of whining on how much tax has been deducted from our income this year, I guess I can just think of it as money spent on health care. For those who don’t get as good a health care coverage as we do at work, you should really consider getting even cheap health insurance. It will definitely give you peace of mind.