Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Five Ways To Be Happier Today

I came across this blog today, Five Ways to Be Happier Today. Just brought in some interesting food-for-thoughts. Come check it out. I'm thinking of making a gratitude journal and see what a difference that makes.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

39 Pounds of Love

What an inspiring movie!!! 39 Pounds of Love is a movie about a 34 year old man named Ami whose mom was told that he only has 6 years to live when he was 1 and no more. And here he is, at 34 years old, fulfilling his dreams. A must-watch movie especially when things look bleak and need some uplifting messages of living life to the fullest and loving love.

Ami is now in my book of a really great role model who shows that you can do whatever you want in life just as long as you put your mind into it, never give up, and keep going. During the movie, I felt guilty since here I am, a healthy woman, who at times felt that all hope has gone and living life is too hard, thought the way I do when times get tough. But I believe that people like Ami is around to show everyone that even times get tough, there's still love and life is full of adventure.

Really inspiring and motivating. I'm glad I came across this movie.

Link to the movie: 30 Pounds of Love

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Mirror Has Two Faces

This movies is utterly moving. Barbara Streisand and Jeff Bridges have done a terrific job. This movie is about two professors who were fed up with love. Shy, plain English professor, Rose Morgan, met Mathematics professor, Gregory Larkin, after Rose's sister's intervention. Gregory has a theory that sex complicates the relationship between a man and woman. Therefore, is looking for a relationship that is platonic and completely intellectual. However, theories don't always apply to emotions and different feelings arises.

In a way, I'm jealous of Rose because she speaks her mind and have intellectual conversations with someone. I can sympathize regarding not feeling very beautiful and yet to find out that it's confidence that makes someone shine. Like Rose, I yearn to find someone who just "gets me".

I find Gregory's perplexing theory quite interesting about platonic relationships. Indeed humans need companionship and friendships tend to last longer than most relationships. However, without passion, it does tend to get stale. I feel that both worlds must be fused together and have a delicate balance to keep someone fulfilled.

Rose's words, "Why do we chase after love even if it has a short shelf life? Because it feels fucking great".

This movie is great to watch especially if you want to fall in love all over again. Can't truly categorize it as a "chick flick" because there's more meaning to it than the superficiality of the label. At the same time, it does have a Cinderella feeling to it. And who wouldn't want to meet their Prince Charming?