Because I can’t get enough of Kaley Cuoco’s sexiness in this “Call Me Maybe” flash mob video of Big Bang Theory!
I remember very clearly how I felt right after I watched Legally Blonde for the first time in my early teen years. I tell you, the feeling was priceless, especially considering how it was probably the first time I ever felt like that because of a movie. It gave me reason to celebrate who I was, and believe that I can be anything I wanted to be, as long as I stay true to who I was made to be.
“Being a blonde is actually a powerful thing; you hold more cards than you think you do.”
A decade later, I realize more than ever why I love Elle Woods so much. I love her because she has such an unquenchable spirit that no amount of towering intellectual substance or shiny social status can beat. She also has a heart of gold, just like her hair. (Heehee.) And she learned that, contrary to popular belief, she can be whatever she wanted—screw what other might people say.
“Forget about it. I’m just going back to LA. No more boring suits. No more pantyhose. No more trying to be something that I’m just not.”
“What if you’re trying to be somebody you are?”
I learned in this film how important it is to have the attitude of a “So What” type of girl, alongside with believing in yourself. It taught me that being classy isn’t so much about what you wear or what your money can buy, but is moreover about what you’re made of, the choices you make in life, and the strong convictions that shape your path.
It reminded me, too, to be wary of being at the feet of everyone’s approval, because a lot of times, those we bend our backs over to please are not even worth our effort. And those who love us simply for who we are and not so much for what we can do or be are the ones that are worth sticking out for. :)
“It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”
I watched Foster the People’s concert last night here in Manila, and they were SO good live! <3 Here’s their performance of “Ruby.” The video’s quite shaky but the audio is pretty good, I think! Check it out!
Catchy song and the video’s such an eyecandy!
Here’s the artistically shot Sun Short film, directed by Jolly Feliciano, called “A Life in a Day”. (Watch it watch it watch it!!! Hehe.) It basically follows a very young boy who’s terminally ill. He looks outside the window, sees the sun, and falls into a daydream of what his future could’ve been—exactly how he wishes it to be. If only…
Unlike some of our dreams, his could be faulted as one that’s much too simple and unambitious. He only dreams of falling in love, having kids, and growing old with the family he most treasures. And while watching, I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of life I’d want, had I also been on my deathbed at this very ripe age of 23. I thought to myself, “Would it be the same as the one I have now?”
Now that I am still healthy and young, I often have daydreams that involve some kind of adventure. I’m a Type 7 according to Enneagram, and one of the major characteristics that it says about me is that I live for experiences. I don’t know if that’s a very Christian trait, but if you ask me, if I was old and about to die and my life flashed before my eyes, I honestly would want to see a montage of happy and thrilling experiences paired with a happy-sounding song. But of course, not just that.
Besides the adventures and those silly, little moments filled with laughter (and, fine, maybe even tears), I’d like to believe that how I live my life now is more or less how I’d choose to live it even if I knew I would die very soon.
I still would want to choose to live an adventurous life of love and purpose. My own version, of course.
“I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money – I think that can be a burden – I’m greedy for an exciting life. I want it to be exciting all the time, and I get it, actually. On the other hand, I can find excitement, I admit, in raindrops falling on a puddle and a lot of people wouldn’t. I intend to have it exciting until the day I fall over.”
- David Hockney
One of my few everyday goals is really just simple. Whenever I veer away from self-absorption, it’s that I really just desire to impact people’s lives in my own little ways. Usually, I start with embracing the way I am designed and who I am meant to be.
I know that might sound a bit too cliche to the point of vomit, but growing up for me meant finding out and also creating my true identity. And I’d like to believe that for the most part, beneath all my quirks and possible weirdness, it’s a person who resembles a sunbeam—someone who never ceases (completely) to have a sunny disposition towards life. Perhaps, someone like that dying kid who still hasn’t forgotten how to smile. And hopefully, by being like that
and through the random cat photos that I find online and share, I might just be able to cause the people around me to at least persist in looking for the one true Hope in this lifetime. :)
Also, I realize that too often we live for dreams that are still far too distant from us, not realizing that’s no longer ‘living’. We tend to take for granted what is here and now in our relentless pursuit of a better future. And while I didn’t always get the importance of insurance and investments because, you know, I like being such a “present” person and even deceive myself to think I’m invincible sometimes (IDK why), I also have learned that the only wise way to be fully present and enjoy the now is to always make sure our ‘now’ today and tomorrow is protected. Just like what the film says towards the end, I also say, “Protect your dreams.” <3
Kari Jobe - Steady My Heart
I will run to You, because I know that You are lover of my soul & healer of my scars.
You steady my heart.
Kari Jobe - We Are
“Wake up, sleeper; lift your head. We were meant for more than this. Fight the shadows; conquer death. Make the most of the time we have left.”