Sunday, 6 January 2013

To All Ye Feeling Like A Stripper!


Yes, life can become so busted.People at anytime can use you without you knowing

And even if you do, the strike of pain is concealed by pleasure


None of us is born to be liked by every dust on earth.So go, have fun.Everyone of us is destined to meet the star - our very own STAR.



Yes, you can become like a prostitute,

Used at anytime and at any place:For their pleasure and for their lust.They find in you the pleasure of their own heaven, them,Lusting to get their star. Wishing, hoping they see it in you.

You may feel buried under the crust from where they're standing

You may feel the shame of being humbled

But LOVE is more powerful than anything else in this world.You must love yourself.




Respect LOVE.Respect YOURSELF.


Yes, they may laugh. Just laugh with them. And face them.


You'll have your star.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

MARIE ANTOINETTE - the misconstrued queen that she was

I am not a History teacher nor I am a specialist of the life of this so-called extravagant queen. The queen famous for saying this infamous line, "Let them eat cake." The line, as most of the researchers are saying, is used as an answer to those peasants of the year 1700's for having no bread to eat. 

Back in high school, I didn't know that such queen existed. It could either be because I was out of pure disinterest of the History subject or of the History teacher himself, or it could also be that I didn't really give any importance of the subject being taught that they just come off my mind the moment the test was done, not that I'm proud of it.



In any case, here I am writing about this queen: Marie Antoinette. 

I happen to have read one of the Opinion writers in the Inquirer site (sorry if I can't point out who the writer is) talking about his thoughts and feelings about Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (she being the president the time the article is written) having such a grandeur lunch over one of her trips. His last line mentioned Queen Marie Antoinette of France, using her as an allusion of how exactly GMA is luxuriously spending her life during that trip. 

Since the queen's name was stranger to me, as a rule, it would be best to do a little research to satisfy curiosity. So I browsed through the internet to check out the reason why this Inquirer writer paralleled GMA to this said queen. 

These are the results of my "research" (browsing):

  • She married at an early age of 12 to whom for her was a complete stranger, the Dauphin of France Louis-Auguste.
  • She served as the resolution for peace between Austria and France for their ever so long political disagreement.
  • She was under pressure to an awfully a lot of things: being pushed to giving the family an heir, being a wife to a somehow problematic husband, and balancing on being a grown-up without showing her ever so young a character
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Antoinette


Being the queen that she was, so young that she was, one can expect nothing but detestation from this queen, notwithstanding the beauty that she naturally had. To escape herself from the constraints the world had for her, she lavished herself with buying expensive clothing and, well, gambling. While she was working on getting herself and her husband a child, people who were against her were already working on how she would look bad to the masses, making false advertisements about her leading her to be guillotined.

It was only when Antonia Fraser published her book, Marie Antoinette: The Journey, did it become known to many what lies behind the extravagance of her being, of how she was actually a victim of misogyny.

 

You can have the book by purchasing it at your nearest bookstore or by buying through online shopping sites like eBay and Amazon. You can also download it for free through this link: http://www.filestube.com/m/marie+antoinette+the+journey+ebook+free.




A movie written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starred by Kirsten Dunst was also released back in 2006 based from this said book and if you'd like to watch it in motion, you can again just do the same with the book, or you can borrow a copy from me provided that you agree on my terms :).

So after having done with all these research, I feel nothing for her but a complete sympathy. It's like how people misconstrued Jesus back then as the false Messiah.

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Monday, 1 August 2011

NOBODY'S PERFECT - Jessie J

                               If you look closely, the eye picks up more than you think.
                                  A simple blur becomes something. A light becomes a shape. 
                                 A world becomes colorful." 


This is the introductory line in Jessie J's Nobody's Perfect video from her album "Who You Are." The line doesn't appear to be so meaningful the first time you listen to it or read to it, however, as the statement goes, if you think about it closely, you'll realize there's something more to how majestically Jessie J stated it or how colorful it's written. Read it again so you'll "see" what I mean..






The song is about how sorry Jessie J is for what she's done against someone who loves her. On the song, it implies mostly on how she talks undesirably against the person she loves. This being driven by her strong egoistic emotion that she's forgotten to make some sense and turned out to be the reason of her loved person losing the trust for her. 


First two verses of the song:


   When I'm nervous, I have this thing that I talk too much
   Sometimes I just can't shut the hell up
   It's like I need to tell someone, anyone who'll listen
   And that's where I seem to fuck up


   Yeah, I forget about the consequences
   For a minute there I lose my senses
   And in the heat of the moment my mouth starts going
   The words start flowing, oh


Although the song is really apologetic in itself, but I don't agree much on that line where she somehow used the human imperfection to excuse her from not being forgiven: Don’t tell me you can’t forgive me ’cause nobody’s perfect,"


Yes, nobody's perfect, but I don't think it's right to tell that in front of a person whom you'd like to say sorry for. But anyway, Other than that, the song is perfectly beautiful for me.


I think the introductory part explains it all. True enough, we all know that there's more than just what the person sees. We all know that there's more than just what occurs. We all know that there's more than just what others do to us and for us. The truth of the matter is, we have the tendency to forget it. Needless to say, we have the tendency to take everything for granted, especially to our loved ones. That makes us human and that's what makes Jessie J and the people of the world say, "Nobody's Perfect."


Of course, the song is not just about the tendency of a person to badmouth a love one, I believe it simply includes everything that leads us having to regret in the end because we fail to look closely, we fail to understand what our eyes have picked for us more than we think, 
and because of it, we fail to keep the trust from the one we love, and it really is so hard to win it back.


The song has an acoustic version and in case you might want to check it out, I have provided the 
video below. It's up to you to decide which version is much better, but for me, I like both. :)




 Gives me goosebumps... Almost makes me want to cry. <:'/





Friday, 22 July 2011

AMIGO - John Sayles









It's not that I was really liking this whole movie nor I was feeling some sort of a splendid satisfaction on understanding the whole history of that period the film was set. I was even looking for a pillow that time when I watched it on the cinema. It really was just so serious for me and find it difficult to watch on one of the characters; Padre Hidalgo (played by Yul Vazquez, a Cuban actor), although I was equally impressed with how he portrayed the role. He played the role of a Spanish priest who can speak the Filipino language; so saying, his role on the movie was really important because he served as the interpreter for the Americans when they were trying to communicate with the native Filipinos. A Spanish priest in the film, a Cuban in real life. As a Filipino myself, watching him acted as if the language was just natural for him, like he's been speaking it from when he was born, was actually a pain not just on my butt nor a pain on my ears, but most importantly, a pain on my eyes. But that wasn't really what's boring me much, it was more on the lack of the movie's adding some flavor to entice watchers to stay long.


Since I am bluntly implying that this movie is giving me a pair of heavy eyes, I would understand if you'd ask why I'm wasting my time and effort writing this whole blog. To be honest, I don't really know. I just feel that I need to write something about this, something inside me tells me that I need to do so. Now in this case, I would have to apologize if my writing appears to be so disorganized, I'm trying to allow the thoughts on my mind to come out freely unto this writing until this will have a point.


Maybe I should start the whole the story back from that moment when I decided to watch the movie. I was just sitting outside SM Cinema waiting for my friend to meet me. I didn't, in any way, have an inclination that I would watch a movie on a Monday, that's supposed to happen only on weekdays; Anyhow, I was there all alone. I entertained myself by watching over the pictures of the "Now Showings," the "Up Nexts," and the "Coming Soons" displayed in front of me. Then I laid my eyes on one of the "Now Showings," over to that picture of a middle-sized man being handcuffed by some soldiers. I find it intriguing because the setting was based on the past. I looked closely wanting to find more details to it. So there! Intriguing it really was--a movie based on Philippine history during the coming of the Americans.







As was previously mentioned, I am a Filipino. A chauvinist by nature and I get to see that picture, that really elegantly captured picture that basically centers on the Filipino life back then--Well, you get the picture. Immediately, I purchased a ticket to watch it.


So there I was, excited to be excited! But alas!--yes, alas, I should say for I was really surprised to see how only a few people were there to watch it; like it was just seven to maybe ten of us were there. When the movie was done, I went to the bathroom and got acquainted  with an old lady who happened to be one of the seven or so people who watched the movie. She said, "Bati ang salida 'day noh?" (The movie was bad, wasn't it?). I was like----"Uhhh..., not really. It was quite nice."


I wasn't actually contradicting myself here. It's true that it was not that entertaining at all,but it doesn't necessarily mean that it wasn't nice. And that's what this writing, I believe, is trying to point out. Nice movies doesn't have to be entertaining, just as long as it was able to let the watchers understand and realize the whole message of the entire story, I believe it didn't fail its primary objective.


It was nice because primarily, it was all about the Filipinos, what it was being a Filipino and the struggle they took to hold on to what they stand for: faith on their religion, love for their family and the patriotism that was obviously really difficult to keep that time. It was nice because of a lot of other things; understanding the story of both nationalities, the American soldiers and the Filipino natives. In fact, the movie received good reviews locally and internationally. There's just one thing I find it really alarming in the movie, though, and yes, I say it's alarming; for you see, the introduction says, "In the early 19th century..." eeeeennkkk!!!, Wasn't that supposed to be early 20th century? Since that actually happened early 1900s? None of the staffs involved in creating the movie actually noticed it. It's so good a story and with such a serious tone, it doesn't deserve to be laughed at. Unless it's used for that sole purpose, the I seriously doubt it was.


I think I'll just end this writing from here. Let me just recommend this film for you to watch and you'll see what I mean. AMIGO, directed by John Sayles.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

A LETTER TO MISS ANNE BRONTE


Dear Miss Anne Bronte,

Pardon me for my prose for I know it does not meet the requirements for which I believe is in accordance to your standard; but although I know it didn’t really matter much for this is just a letter, still, an apology is necessary for you’re an instructor—an accomplished teacher even, and it’s not right for me not to write well. However, another apology I would have to ask from you because of how I judged your novel; which turned out to be something that I really will treasure.
Agnes Grey: a novel which I thought was a mere narration of what a governess was; her sufferings and her thoughts about almost everything—what’s right and what’s wrong. A novel which; I thought, the plot was quite predictable, although I’m not questioning the intelligence of how it was done. I never thought how I could relate so much about it and even thanked you for writing it. I never could have imagined that I was really normal; that such feelings described in your accounts was a reality in mine. If only I was born in your time or you in mine, I would have liked to get to you and give you my warmest hug.
I pray that you will able to accept my apologies, and hope that even if you’re no longer here on earth, you’ll still be able to read this letter I made for you. I know that you’re an angel now so that my apologies won’t be hard to accept. J
Thank you once again and please extend my regards to your sisters, Charlotte and Emily, although I’m going to write them a letter as well and, oh yes, Miss Jane Austen, whom I’m sure you have already met in heaven even if you’re not of the same generation, she will have my letter too and I hope you all won’t mind.
Your friend,


Miss Jessa Lynn Marie Mangubat


P.S. you look like Taylor Swift of today! :)