And That Brings Us To This Moment. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


And That

Brings Us To This Moment. . . 

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,

and sharing of pleasures. 

For in the dew of little things,

the heart finds its morning

and is refreshed. 

Kahlil Gibran




On Sunday, a friend suggested we see a movie.  He had made the previous film recommendation, so it only seemed fair that I choose this one, he said in an almost convincing way.  You would think he might guess that I would select something kinda obscure. And I did. 


When I first learned of the movie a few days earlier - I didn’t really know much (okay, almost nothing) about the small country where it takes place. Although I had heard about the film, the details about it were also scant.  It turns out the basic information I learned about Bhutan proved quite useful.


You see the country has embraced a gross national happiness philosophy which plays a significant part of this film.  Believe me, Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom is not likely to attract much attention although I will say I liked it.  A lot. On the other hand, my friend said, “it was okay”.  After all next time, it’s his turn.   


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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (54)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Jan 27, 2022 06:23 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - Happy Thursday to you as well.  

Jan 27, 2022 06:30 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - The title, photograph, quote, trailer for the movie, and your story all came together very nicely. I would be interested in seeing this film, if it comes to my area. There's a lot to learn, isn't there? All my life I heard, there's no place like home... Yet we do learn a lot more by experience and seeing the world through other people's eyes. 

Jan 27, 2022 06:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - one of the things I have learned (and continue to learn) is that things related to home can be vast.  And varied.  Quotes, sayings and otherwise.  There is no place like home may lead to thoughts of you can't go home again for another individual.  There are those who believe home can be found "where the heart is".  It's definitely different for each of us. 

The movie showed the transformation of the lead character as he left his home in a much bigger place to go to his new assignment although his thinking was definitely not enthused with the idea.  Thoughts change over time.  

Thank you for adding to the comments.  I appreciate it.  

Jan 27, 2022 09:09 AM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

You've stimulated my interest in this movie.  I'll have to check it out and see if I agree with your perception.  In the meantime, have a productive weekend!

Jan 28, 2022 07:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Jan 28, 2022 07:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Barbara Michaluk - thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good weekend as well.

Roy Kelley - be sure to stay warm this weekend.  Safe, happy and healthy too.  

Jan 28, 2022 08:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Will have to take a look at the movie, it sounds like it would be enjoyable, Michael. Happiness comes from within and radiates outward, some could use a good dose!

Jan 28, 2022 08:15 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Michael, this sounds like I film I would want to watch!  A gross national happiness focus sounds like a wonderful thing!   

Jan 28, 2022 07:20 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Kennedy - how nice to "see" you.  I enjoyed the film a lot and not only for the message but the story was also a good one albeit rather simple.  And the theater wasn't crowded and the film well-paced.  

Jan 28, 2022 07:33 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I intend to check it out Michael Jacobs . Seems to me we often think alike so I am sure I will enjoy this movie too.

Jan 29, 2022 08:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Bob "RealMan" Timm - it's an interesting film but I realize it won't likely get much attention.  I thought it was entertaining and it had a good message. 

Jan 29, 2022 09:27 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs  So glad you are doing movies again . This looks very good and seems to a great message . Sometimes I am able to catch these movies on the stream . I will try . Thank you will look forward to more reviews 

Jan 29, 2022 11:13 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Michael Jacobs that looks like a movie that I would enjoy.  Unfortunately I doubt that it will show up around here.  I'll watch out for it on one of the streamers.

Jan 29, 2022 12:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jim Patton - streaming has certainly introduced many movies to people who might not otherwise see them.  

Hannah Williams - I liked it but realize the thought of sub-titles and the idea of a movie in a theater will keep some people away.  It does have a nice message.  

Jan 30, 2022 03:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 30, 2022 05:46 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We will look for it,  and chances are we'll like it. I generally like the movies you recommend. We watch MHZ a lot, so subtitles don't get in the way.  Gross National Happiness, that sounds pretty wonderful all on its own. 

Jan 30, 2022 09:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - the idea of a gross national happiness perspective for a country sounds pretty special to me.  

Jan 30, 2022 09:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

I'm intrigued about this movie based on what you shared and will have to check it out. I've not heard of it, but that means nothing given my limited movie knowledge! 


Feb 07, 2022 03:36 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michael, the movie and your write up intrigues me to check out the movie -- totally unfamiliar with it.  

Mar 15, 2022 04:01 PM