Adversity

Adversity… It is a big word. In fact, nobody wants it. But it happens… Even the richest person in this planet has troubles and somehow meets it every now and then. Perhaps the only difference between rich and poor people is that rich people have the money to either buy the solution or use their money to escape the issues at hand, whereas poor people have either slim exit doors or none at all.

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Blue Moon

Blue moon… we recently watched “The Smurfs”… Yeah, you figured it right. I got the title of this blog from that movie. I just find it apt because there are things I don’t do often like reading a novel for leisure, cross-stitching, swimming, shopping and dating with girl friends…

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Dear John

I watched the movie 3 weeks ago… It is my habit to watch the movie first before reading the novel. I saw the novel way back 2007, but I decided not to buy because I was not up for reading… I know It will come to the silver screen soon just like Message In A Bottle, A Walk To Remember, The Notebook, Nights In Rodanthe… I read the books after I watched them… but I never watched them with my husband during the first viewing, I went mostly with my girlfriends, or my mother [like with Dear John] or sister [the notebook]… and I ended with copies of the movies. I am a sucker for love stories.

Anyway, I bought the book last Monday {as a gift to myself, for the job well-done at work and post birthday gift too, for the record I only had eBooks of Nicholas Sparks from friends}, and finished reading today… and surprisingly, I liked how it ended in the movie… which is not the usual case… exception to the rule I know… I always love the novel as anticipated of course…

I know I am not the only one crying… I will persuade my sistah to read it… so that she will be grief-stricken as I am.

Overall, the book was… well not bad… for a person like me who can tolerate somewhat ludicrous sort of plot… It was nothing heavy nor meaty. I know it is a bittersweet story…Well, what do you expect, It is Nicholas Sparks, he is so good with that… even if people would say, his novel is predictable…but on the other hand I give good credit to the scriptwriter of the movie, Jamie Linden, for making some twist, for making it clear in the ending, which the novel cruelly left me hanging… sure, I can end it the way I want it… and I want it that way in the movie. I just love romance and how can things be so romantic when the ending didn’t bring justice to the lead characters? That’s seamy on that part, right?

Nevertheless, I was entertained for both novel and movie ~especially it was Channing Tatum… my lachrymal ducts work, so I shed tears and my heart was crushed while reading the book, which made me look crazy by the way as my son described me… but I would like to throw the book too nonetheless… for making me feel so bad especially after finishing the book.

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I just love Stephenie Meyer’s Saga. I have the complete books. I love how it was written and how the story was told. I might be too old for this genre but I would still raise the banner that Love is universal and it knows no boundary.

I am a very romantic and passionate type of person. Stories like these appeal to me much like other genres that i go gaga with. Though I have loved novels written by J. Grisham or R. Ludlom or Nelson Demille, Tom Clancy or Sidney Sheldon… even Johanna Lindsay and Daniele Steele… but S. Meyer has captured me effortlessly…and how I wish her novels can be translated to movies in Toto. I would not mind watching it for hours… I would watch it like how I patiently watch all the Seasons of Prison Break in less than two weeks. Whoah!

Well… it might not be able to retell the entire novel…but I am very much excited for New Moon. I need time machine to speed up the time.

Odd Pair?

When someone dies, all good things are said. Yet at the time the person was still living, all the mockery and curses and bad mouthing were said. I am not only talking about MJ’s. Anywhere you attend memorial, eulogy is an expected piece. And sometimes, forgive me for this confession, I could not help but be skeptical about eulogy. In my point of view, good things and good  deeds and good word must be extended when the person was rather breathing. It is good to know the dead man during memorial, but it is rather more fitting and right to show those acts of kindness when the person can still respond.

Anyway, when Brooke Shield honored Michael Jackson, I was moved and emotional. I sensed genuine friendship. And it was admirable.

Dazzled

t-09126” I will Love You Forever… Every single day of forever…” -Edward Cullen


It’s been like three months since i got hold and read the TS (and still rereading for the 3rd time the whole saga) and still watching the movie for… i dunno… perhaps beyond my fingers can count…

Obviously, those were a hyperbole … but that only implies how i am so into it already… somehow i find the excuse that i always am a passionate woman.. i love romance and the happy-endings and the thrill of being in-love and being loved… despite my age and the fact that i have someone with me for about 11 years not only to warm me in the cold night but my a-matter-of-factly- hero in this world. John has always been my knight in his own shining armour as i pictured him to be … 14 years back… and he gets better everyday…

Reading the TS, has unearthed that fondness of reading romance. I didn’t know that it had been long buried to the deepest core of the earth as i busied myself in the real battles of life. I had no idea that the undercurrent of this fast-paced world, not to mention the mammoth concerns that our family have been facing, has drifted me away from things that i enjoyed and even loved doing….

The TS has enlivened my old self. The “me” that i have shhhed every time it calls “myself” for attention to enjoy life…

I am so glad that Stephenie Meyer was able to write these novels splendidly that it brings “me” back to life.