Trailer Fever: take 3

Surfed my way to Youtube and look what I found? A new batch of trailers!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

1) A Long Way Down

Didn’t seem interesting at first but as it kept going it was cute, funny and heartwarming.

Status: Sure, why not.

2) Frank

Incredibly weird, absurd, fascinating, unique and hilarious! ๐Ÿ™‚ Does it not make you want to watch it more? Well, I do! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s quite refreshing to find a combo like this in film and pretty much in storytelling. So I am excited to see how it will turn up.

Status: Count me in!

3) Annie

OHMYGOOOOLLY GOOOOSHNESS!!!

Never had the chance to be included in my childhood but nonetheless, fate just can’t let it pass! Thanks to my good friend, I was introduced to “Hard Knock Life” and “Easy Street” as she kept playing these songs few years ago. And booooy do I loooove them! ๐Ÿ˜€ GAAAAHHHH!!!

Despite of not being a huge fan of remakes or reboot of beloved films (especially in Hollywood) this I can definitely make an exception!

Not only does it bring back some exceptionally amazing songs in the menu but they did not drop a glass full of ‘modern’ and ‘un-musical’ into the dish. Just a tad but it made it all the difference. Like Ms. Hannigan being really sassy and hilarious but still has that villan-ess quality we are familiar with in the original. (Love you, Cameron Diaz!) ย And what made it unique and refreshing is it a Black Annie! ๐Ÿ™‚ That was really cool! And it did make it even more dramatic. So, that I can look forward too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Status: Fingers crossed! Will try to contain the excitement and not jinx it. But nonetheless SUUUUUPER EXCITED FOR DECEEEEEMBER!!!! GAAAAAHHH! (now stoooop!)

4) Walk of Shame

Hhhmmm…

Um…

Uhhh…

Don’t know how to say.

It’s quite hard to tell…with this kind of movies you know are… light heart comedies with just plaaain comedy and no substance kind of comedy. I mean I love Elizabeth Banks (She did have funny roles and hilarious movies) but…it just reminds me of ‘Hangover’…but not.

Though I did find the “beep beep” car scene seem funny but I don’t know. Let’s see…when the movies comes. Sometimes, trailers can be misleading and be suckie for an amazing film. So, let’s tightly cross our fingers for this one.

This seems to go on that category of “Feel Good Movies”. So let’s leave it at that.

Status: Maybe I’ll watch it to laugh or if I am thaaaat bored.

5) Mom’s Night Out

I usually put on these Trailer Fevers good ones, I think I find interesting. Well here is the thing, these things I put up are not only the things I stumble upon. I also bump into…the not so much interesting pile. However, this time around maybe I’d show you them because you guys might find it fascinating or it’d be your thing.

I am not a huuuge massive fan of these kinds of films. Yet, I’d do admit, these kinds of films… the “feel good” movies sometimes makes you laugh when your down, stressed or plain bored really. So, I call them “feel good”. Nonetheless, you guys might think it’s the funniest ever, and the greatest movie because not only is it funny it relates to you.

Status: Hhhmmmm…lemme think about it.

6) Zero Theorem

Quite possible confused at the moment after watching it. Yet it intrigues me what it is all about. Makes it even more appealing in a different way. Not only is Christoph Waltz in it (one of my favorite actors! C’mon he is amazing! He can do no wrong!) but the idea seems strange but really intriguing!

The trailer is quite ambiguous which is actually refreshing because most trailers just straight away tell you the story off the bat! So, this makes any viewer wait for the movie and watch it.

Status: Definitely!

7) Guardians of the Galaxy

Unfortunately, I am not a huge fan of Marvel or DC so I cannot say anything comic-wise. (I didn’t even know it existed. Sorry…) However, I’ve seen Chris Pratt in Parks and Rec (Which is incredible HILARIOUS! If you’ve never watched it, I encourage you too! PLEASE!) and maaaan he is funny. I’ve seen or rather I heard him in Lego (well, Lego’s trailer… unfortunately I haven’t watched Lego. Yes, I’ve been crying buckets!) And he fit the character. Though I watched him in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and he was different. This buff soldier guy.

So, when I watched this, okay…they put all of them together… let’s see how it goes. This seems quite interesting too.

PLUS KAREN GILLAN is in it! ๐Ÿ˜€ hehe Sorry, I just recently watched Doctor Who and I was delighted to see someone familiar from that and she is a villain so that seems interesting and different from her character there.

Status: UHUH! Gonna watch thiiiiisss!

8) Hector and Search of Happiness

I love Simon Pegg and it is fascinating to see him not only to get projects that are comedic but something heartfelt. Don’t get me wrong, I saw him in “Run Fatboy Run” and I adore that film. He can actually act in those dramatic kind of stories.

What I like about him is, he makes the character relatable because he makes them not only serious (to deal with life, think about life, reflect about life and so forth) but brings it smiles which in reality YES there are people like that. Most movies I see, if its drama…its all serious. A depressed person finding meaning of life or happiness or a happy person who never knew the meaning of happiness. Mostly its those opposite poles, which, I cannot argue they DO Attract one another and makes a great story.

However, I felt through this trailer this sense of refreshing vibe to Simon Pegg’s character. So even though, we’ve seen this formula of a story a million times, it gives it another go!

Status: Of course, I am going to watch this! ๐Ÿ™‚

9) Maladies

A different kind of heartwarming vibe as I watch it and you know what…it got me hooked! These kinds of films makes my heart melt like butter and sit in a cold breeze and just think about life. A great combo heartwarming + substantial + slice of life + funny= a perfect film dish for a warm cozy day.

STATUS: Yes, count me in for that order and bring some apple pie and hot coco with that!

10) Love Punch

Emma Thompson [CHECK]

SIMPLE YET HILARIOUS [CHECK]

Did i mention EMMA THOMPSON already? [CHECK]

Okay in all seriousness, there is really something about British films or even tv series that just makes me like it better most of the time to American movies and tv series. (I still like some okay! Just to make it clear)

They have this interesting realism humor people can relate to. I mean, they don’t try to be funny but the realism of someone getting older and is about to do something action packed needs to suddenly go to the loo? C’mon! That’s really funny!

I guess this is the one I am trying to talk about. Compared to the movies “Walk of Shame” and “Mom’s Night Out”ย above I’d rather watch this in full conviction. This is the comedy I meant, its funny but has substance. Or that, hilarious kind of vibe but not trying to hard. But then again, maybe it’s their culture and American audience are more comfortable in that kind of comedy.

STATUS: Definitely!

I Discovered a Hidden Feature in Facebook

Ever wonder what the other door is like? Or have these questions ponder you:

“What could have been?”

“What if?”

Well, don’t look any further. Apparently Facebook has that feature!

It isn’t a button you are grown accustomed to thanks to “like” or ย “share”, which are constantly in your page. However, it is that notion of being present in Facebook itself, the invisible “whatifs” button as I’d like to call it.

Have you had that instances in your life where you have to choose this certain path or keep going the same direction? Yes, right? Okay, let me make it more difficult. This time, have you had instances in you life that you were in a good place, great city, great company of friends and family yet, you know deep inside you are not “there yet”. You haven’t fully blossom, or better yet, haven’t reached the dream you strive to achieve in life. The only solution for you to shoot up is to go leave the place and venture to different places.

So, you are there in the crossroad of your life. Choose to stay and settle on this comfortable and happy bubble of yours. I mean, you can still grow as a person or in your career. Especially if you’ve found people who will not only accept you for who you are but help you to be a better person. And maybe find a job that is simple but makes you ultimately happy. Or choose to venture outside that bubble. A place you are not certain. Can give you a hell of a journey yet, give you a lifetime of experiences. You’ll be alone, nevertheless you’ll come out strong.

Now, its the moment of truth and finally you decided to leave. Your family and friends bid you a great farewell. And as you stroll around the unfamiliar waters of life you’ve never dealt with, you are both excited and nervous. Yet deep in your soul, it actually makes you happy.

The thing is as days and then months pass you by, you miss the comforts of home. And thankfully enough *tan tan tanan!* We’ve got Facebook!

You stay connected with them. Get to comment, share, chat and pretty much be still part of their comfort bubble. The thing is my friend, you are long gone on that bubble. Most probably, you are in a different hemisphere and most of the time feel you’re in a different planet! And it will eventually consume you.

And subtly, this Facebook feature emerges. Surprisingly, from, invisible it choses to be visible in your settings. You double check and it does. You are bewildered.

You see in your feed what they’ve been doing. What is happening in their lives, what you are missing. And finally it dawns on you, “I am seeing the other path. The path if I stayed. I pressed on the invisible “whatifs” button in fb.”

This made me think.

There is a reason why when we are in that certain crossroad of our lives, two paths, two doors are always the analogy. If you’ve got two paths and you need to choose the ultimate path, you will never be able to see what lies ahead on the other path. Same goes for the two doors.

Before, I’d always wonder why not make it transparent…or as we stroll along the decided path why not let us see what happens to us if we did choose the other one?

It’d be interesting.

It’d be fascinating.

It’d be a cheating.

You see, thanks to this special feature in Facebook, I finally understood why in life we need to decide in ONE PATH and never be able to see what lies in the other one.

When you are given two choices of anything. Clothes, gadgets, shoes and etc you feel something. Well, okay, yes joy because you didn’t need to choose. You got ALL OF THEM! That is not joy, that’s just the icing in the cake. You felt, confident safe and assured. It is guaranteed that you have them both. ย You have an endgame. You are certain!

NEWSFLASH: Life is unpredictable. Nothing is certain.

Yes, that is scary, unnerving, ย terrifying however it is what makes our life more interesting and colorful. It gives us a chance to get better. And isn’t that what we want in life? To be better at this career? To be better student? To be better fathers or mothers? To be better people? To grow as a person.

If we knew what will happen, then what can we change? There will be no chances to do something different, unimaginable, something no one has ever done. Or simply make it ordinary if your life is too wild and fast.

Get that what ifs out of your mind. You shouldn’t even welcome it into your lives. Yes, its interesting, but if we keep walking on the path we did take yet look on that transparent wall we’ll be just those exercising buffs who chooses to use the treadmill. They feel the illusion of motion and sweat but they will never have the experience of moving in the woods, or any place which joggers or runners feel. They are just in one place. So, We will never grow. We will be stuck at that place. True, you are walking on the path you choose. But it will never erase the fact you are still yearning for the past…or better yet the present parallel universe.

So, I thank you Mark Zuckerberg or whoever is making those features in Facebook come alive to make this “whatifs” button invisible! You know what, keep it invisible forever!

Ignore, all those feeling of regret, or loss. You are never lost! When you think about it, being lost is a good thing because you can find new things you never knew existed within you. And this is a luxury most people do not use because they are so “busy”. It’s quite unsettling because few people use this perk. But trust me, it’s all good! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just take time and ponder and you’d go back in track even stronger than ever!

So, keep moving forward. Or if you are tempted to look at the other door, get those eye focus things horses use. ๐Ÿ™‚ And just be focused in one path, the path you’ve chosen.

Keep that ‘whatifs’ button invisible and just be happy with whatever is happening in their lives. After all, its use is for staying connected. ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Writing Challenge: My Funny Valentine?

Her eyes slowly opened as the sun shun down exactly upon them. She gave a comfortable yawn and placed her hand above her forehead just to shield her eyes from the glowing sun yet be able to see the beautiful day that had lay upon her. She stood there for a minute soaking in every inch of the start of the day and couldn’t get enough of it.

Alas, she walked away from the window and walked across her kitchen. Got herself a cup of coffee and smelled the great aroma behind it all and took a sip. She made some toast and some sunny side up. Took a warm shower, used her favorite sunday dress and hat. And off she went outside on that lovely day.

She skipped a bit when she knew no one was looking and gave a small satisfactory smile for her little successful act. She greeted and gave the most beautiful smile whenever she came across someone.

Then she passed by a flower kiosk. She looked at the colorful flowers and smelt them one by one. Oh, she beamed with joy. The vendor was so infective by her cheeriness and excitement that he gave her a bouquet of flowers.

“For the lovely lady. May you enjoy tonight!” He said.

I guess, when one is exuberant, it just infects people around you. And she did. But for some reason she radiated today. Why of all days?

Ah, yes! It was tonight! She knew it. She felt it!

Time passed by and soon the sun has set. She was now in front of the restaurant. The waiter took her to the table he reserved.

‘Just for the two of us.’ She remembered each word he said the other day. And she couldn’t help but smile to the thought.

Then, she saw him. He was walking slowly towards him just like those romantic movies or was it? She saw one of his hands shaking, his head facing the floor.

‘It’s really today.’ She exclaimed inside her head.

He did knelt down in one knee. People were now looking. Their eyes full of joy and excitement just as she did. He at the other hand was fidgety and full brim of nervousness engulfed him as he looked at the crowd. He was lost, he didn’t know where to begin. What words to use on this exact moment. And so he decided to look at her in the eye.

The next few things that happened came like a blur. As she looked at him, as he kept talking and explaining the only thing her head was repeating were the words… “I’m sorry, but I don’t love you anymore.”

Was this some kind of funny valentine joke that life just threw at her? She was motionless like a statue frozen in time.

He finally stood up and before he left her there in that restaurant gave a small kiss in the cheek. “Goodbye, Amy.” He couldn’t muster the words but she heard it alright, loud and clear.

She was devastated and lost for words. She suddenly felt her chest turn so cold and solid. It felt warm cement began to solidify right in heart and slowly but effectively was getting heavier by the minute. Was this what they call heart break? It was just too much!

‘They say it will pass…she though… ‘But… to feel this every single day…every single hour and every minute… I may not be able to bare it, let alone live with it.’ She said with tears streaming along her hot cheeks. She realized she had been crying for so long.

‘I do not one to live another day with this! Let me go out if this misery.” She pleaded. “Let me go!”

And for some reason a bright beam of light shun upon her until her eyes couldn’t open wide. She closed her eyes and darkness came upon her.

Her eyes slowly opened as the sun shun down exactly upon them. She gave a comfortable yawn and placed her hand above her forehead just to shield her eyes from the glowing sun yet be able to see the beautiful day that had lay upon her. She stood there for a minute soaking in every inch of the start of the day and couldn’t get enough of it.ย She didn’t care what day it was. Never glanced on the calendar near her window. And to think the glaring sun covered it out of her sight.

Alas, dear Amy has been living the same day never waking up to the next morning. She never wanted to taste the bitter truth that comes that day or the following days. And kept the sweet aroma of the joy of that day… the anticipation and the excitement that the eve of Valentine’s Day brings.

Her life now repeats and repeats and repeats on that same day. Would you like some of this bittersweet sensation this Valentine’s Day?

So, I saw this post Weekly Writing Challenge and it got me thinking about it! ๐Ÿ™‚ It isn’t really my experience (obviously, one cannot repeat exactly a day) but I was quite inspired by the topic. I know usually people would put up some of their experiences and that is totally fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is lovely. However, I wanted to challenge, think outside the box , push the envelope and test the water for this one.

It’s a nice experience, being creative and sharing it to a community who is interested on what you do or have the same passion as you. (Hopefully they do. hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ ) So I am quite satisfied for this entry.ย 

If you stumble upon this entry or this link, hello and thank you for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Collector: Today 1

Wouldn’t it just be perfect if you can leave everything behind and just be another person? Start a fresh? Leave everything behind? And maybe just disappear into space.

Those thoughts have been consuming me for some time now. Yes, most people would say its part of life. Or youโ€™d get past that or itโ€™s just a phase and youโ€™d get back to your feet. I do agree with them and that is why you see me here, standing and carrying this humongous bags around me.

However it dawned on me today I am not most people. I am the collector.

You see I’ve been traveling for so long as I can remember. I don’t know why or rather I do not remember why. I look at myself and I see this large haystack of a hat too large for me. A scarf that has wrapped around my neck and its size is from half of my face to my knees. A Huge brown cloak that surrounds my whole thin body. With all this clothes on me, I can hardly see myself. I slowly made my way to my hands and there it was two large luggage hanging between my fingers. As I shifted the weight of the luggage for me to get its balance, I felt an even heavier weight hugging against my back and there it was another enormous baggage enveloping my back like it was clinging to its life.

Why do I have these things?

Why do I keep doing this?

Who am I?

As long as I remembered, I thought it was natural for people to have baggages. I see them all the time, in trains, airplanes, going to work, going home they have something to hold on to. However as years go by, I learned they didn’t have my kind of baggage. Mine was specifically different. ย  I mean you do see people, carrying bags all day. However in the past few years, I learned I am not carrying any ordinary bag like the rest of the world. It somewhat special. As I tend to get whatever I need and place it into one of these things I tend to forget what they are and I just remember I must keep on moving. There are times I have instances or memories putting something on it but everything turns blurry and white that I don’t remember anything at all. Next thing I knew I am sitting on a train and a ticket on my hand.

But today is different.

I looked at the glass across me. And I see I am growing tired each and everyday. Despite not seeing my whole face I can feel my eyes cringing from the pain. My hands are shaking from all the weight. My arms and back strained, hands shaking as the luggage hung on them. I can feel all the tension around my back from all the bag hugging and tightening its hold on to it. ย I cannot possibly bare it. Another step and I might collapse from the unbalanced weight that is lunging towards me. ย The weight is slowly killing me.

And so today, on a congested and busy train station somewhere on earth, I decided to bend my knees, slowly ease down my arms until I feel the luggages have landed on the ground; released my my hands from their clasp, got a hand on the bag at my back and slowly ease it down beside the two luggages. I checked if the ticket was still on my coat pocket and checked if the coast was clear.

I’d be lying to you if I said I hated the traveling part. I love new places, I love meeting new people and learning different cultures. And so I’ll continue with my travels. I slowly walked away from them.

For the first time in years, I felt relieved and relaxed.

.~.

Hello guys! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry, for not being able to post anything for some time now. I’ve been quite busy with things and for the spitwriting? Well, as much as I wanted to post for that category I can’t cause the people in the group stopped giving topics. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Quite sad really.ย 

Anyway, this is a short story-ish kind of thing. I got inspired recently! If you’d see carefully I’ve indicated a number in zeee title…so if you’d like to know what happens next just be up to date with things and wait for the next story. I’m trying to kinda make short stories but have that connection just like the book REVENGE by Yoko Ogawa.(BTW, loved that book! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe if I got zeee time, I’ll make a book thought on it!) ย So stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚