In Article, Journal on January 8, 2017 at 10:55 PM
Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Self-preservation as a natural or instinctive tendency to act so as to preserve one’s own existence.
It is a survival mechanism and the theme of a lot of movies especially when it involved a battle in whatever form. It is the ultimate bottom line reason of Victoria Grayson in the hit TV show Revenge.
It is very tempting to save face, to point the blame to someone, or to justify why I deserve more power, wealth, and fame than any body else or worst at the expense of someone.
Is selfless the antidote of the negative connotation of self-preservation? It could be, if selfless is done not because of self-inflicting suffering but to have honorary sacrifice. To devote oneself for the greater good and to spark a positive change just like the inspiration the great noble men have left us.
In Article on June 28, 2016 at 3:40 AM
Airport is a very interesting place. It’s a place where truthful and emotional good byes and hellos exist. A good place to get my nails done. To shop without duties happily. Daydream for the upcoming adventure or planning the next one. Can contain various nationalities in one place.
I travel for both business and leisure and as a traveler who doesn’t want to think about work at all times (PAUSE: Something is wrong here, I think of my work too much, am I addicted to my work, that’s a whole entire post but going back to my original track! UNPAUSE) then having a light entertainment in this fairly lots of waiting time whether starting from the airport or during a long flight, is a perfect delight. It is here that I truly appreciate artists such as authors, musicians, and the entire team who made television shows and movies.
It would be amazing that during this down time where there is no where to go but be present for something then artists got the magnificent opportunity to not only provide a fun entertainment but inspiring airport audience. Giving people the seed of AHAs to launch them to their next battle is kind of fantastic.
May I one day be one of those artists and my wish for you too!
In Article on February 11, 2016 at 2:07 AM
The new ego that I got to know is the part in me that craves for attention, destructively repeat scenarios in my head just to keep me in a drama loop, it demands that it is always the center of attention whether as the leading lady or the weakest pity-me sad lady, and so I realised now that my ego has always been the source of story.
I was washing the dishes early on, The Holiday was playing on television, and I thought, “if your life as you believe it is full of drama, then it could actually be a good material for a movie, a story, a novel, well just to make sense of it and make it useful as an entertainment.”
It is no wonder I relate so much on different stories even if there’s a culture difference; at the end of it all, our ego speaks the same story line, we can relate about betrayal or triumph, and it is either fascinating or depressing depending on the inner peace that we try to draw out from every circumstance. I hope it will always be positive and we can overcome our fears.
In Review on May 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
I still prefer 2D movie. Iron Man 3 was available in 3D but I still watched it in 2D. I searched for the cinema that offers 2D even if it means I got to move to a different mall.
I am not a fan of 3D because they don’t really work for the whole movie. I would rather opt for a short 4D film that shakes my whole senses. I will look forward to the future of movie that it could be 3D without the glasses (found them uncomfortable) required and just see the illusion through my naked eyes. If I am too tired, a 3D movie bores me and easily invites me to doze! True story, I did that while watching The Hobbit and a Dinosour movie a long time ago.
3D for me is one of those new and expensive things that isn’t really worth it. I am fine with 2D, with comfortable seat, and a perfect surround sound speaker.
In Journal on October 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It is the first Halloween Party that my sisters and I threw with our exclusive friends. I was excited and was worth the wait and preparation. The props were set, the gory foods were readied, and the planned 3 horror movies complete with projector (very theater like) was cut down to 1 – it was a long story. The pop corn didn’t even pop!
Love the night ♥ I was a black kitty complete with a cute ear head band and whiskers.
In Review on October 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Last Scene from the movie Chloe (2009) – Moore wearing a hair piece.
The crazy thing about being a writer is being able to immediately come up with variety of conclusions especially if the writer required the audience to make their own conclusion.
I recently watched Chloe starred by Julianne Moore (Dr. Catherine Stewart) who had a very unusual affair with an escort played by Amanda Seyfried (Chloe).
Here is a quick evolution about the hair piece:
- Chloe owns the hair piece. She tried to give it to Catherine but she refused.
- Chloe later revealed that the hair piece was from her mom. Catherine accepted.
- Chloe tried to kill Catherine with the hair piece at the latter’s own home. Chloe died.
- Catherine at the last scene of the movie during her son’s graduation wore the hair piece elegantly.
For those who has not seen the movie, here’s a quick summary –
- Catherine knew Chloe by watching her from work. She knew Chloe was working as an escort frequent to a certain hotel close to her clinic.
- Catherine is jealous and insecure whenever her husband (Liam Neeson) flirts with different ladies.
- Catherine hired Chloe to seduce her husband and let her tell her what happened. The catch is Chloe never seduced her husband and just made out stories so she can see Catherine.
- Catherine during one confused night went to bed with Chloe.
- Chloe fell in love with Catherine and had tried to be part of her life.
- Chloe tried to kill her when Catherine asked her to stop being in her life especially that she worked out her insecurities and brought her marriage on the right track.
If you’ve seen the movie what will you conclude?
The writer has established that Chloe may be working as an escort but in her own ideal way has found positivity, innocence, vulnerability, and sweetness when she delivered this line during a conversation with Catherine: “I try to find something to love in everybody. Even if it’s a small thing. Something about the way someone smiles. There’s always something, there has to be. I try to make myself generous. I do things I don’t want to do.” With that in mind here are my conclusions for the last scene:
Why would Catherine wear the hair piece that almost got her killed?
- It symbolizes that one time she met a very young and beautiful lady.
- The experience of meeting Chloe made her marriage works again.
- A reminder that life is short, she almost died and yet here she is alive and celebrating her beloved son’s graduation.
- She was loved passionately and dangerously.
Reality speaking if that happened to me, I am not sure I would want to remember the thing that could have almost killed me. Freaky and odd choice to keep the hair piece and let alone wear it and work it. 😀
Photo Source: Polyvore | Quote Source: IMDB
In Article on October 5, 2012 at 5:08 PM
I use movie stars as example because they are available point of reference. It isn’t gossiping all the time duh, just citing a possible closest example.
Take for instance talking about a man who is quite an eligible bachelor, ready to start a family, and yet not taking the plunge. Was it nerve? Was it issues on long term commitment? Or he has not found me yet? As Joan Rivers says, he is a man who will not give a golden ring in a woman’s finger. George Clooney is hot and single again.
Money can’t buy everything but it does can make anyone look age flawlessly beautiful. Jennifer Lopez gets smokier as she ages and richer. Find her old videos and photos and see how the makeup was done and how she’s styled. Amazing leap of difference and it’s good for her. She is an inspiration that beautiful thing can become more beautiful.
And won’t you agree that making them as visual aid makes it a very attractive presentation than quoting my next door neighbor who I can’t even pronounce his name.
In Review on September 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I was a bit sad to see Suits Season 2 and the re-run of Celebrity Apprentice end. But last night and today, my heart skipped a mile of gladness because I am hoping that the X Factor USA Season 2 and the latest Season of Glee would give me something to look forward to from my
idiot creative box week after week.
I was surprise to hear Britney Spears speaks. I don’t mind that she is brutally honest, it was refreshingly good. I mean she has a lovely talking voice. She sounds like she’s singing when she simply is speaking. I love her as a judge on X Factor and I look forward to her comments. I liked the idea that they got the dark chocolate with the wedding veil IN with 3 yeses.