31 October 2007

Natural Highs

I got this from Teen. It made me smile too. Before we go off for the extremely long weekend, a few natural highs to smile about.

Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one...
It does make you feel good, especially the thought at the end.

1. Falling in love.

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the supermarket

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.

11. Chocolate milkshake.. (or vanilla or strawberry!)

12. A bubble bath.

13. Giggling.

14. A good conversation.

15. The beach (Bora here we come!)

16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter. (or even 20 pesos)

17. Laughing at yourself.

19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

20. Running through sprinklers.

21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

22. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.

23. Laughing at an inside joke.

24. Friends.

25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep. (I love this.)

27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).

28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.

29. Playing with a new puppy.

30. Having someone play with your hair.

31. Sweet dreams.

32. Hot chocolate.

33. Road trips with friends

34. Swinging on swings.

35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

36. Making chocolate chip cookies.

37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies

38. Holding hands with someone you care about.

39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.

40. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.

41. Watching the sunrise.

42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.

43. Knowing that somebody misses you.

44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.

45. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

Now wasn’t that nice? :D

Orange Git at 3:05 PM


26 October 2007

Tonight I Write The Saddest Lines

Lines... lines... lines...
Some random lines I found on my friends' sites or wherever.

The worst feeling isn't being lonely.
It's being forgotten by someone you could never forget.

Grey's wisdom...

know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true.

Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers, you just breath deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time pain can be managed but sometimes the pain gets you where you least expect it. Hits way below the belt and doesn't let up. Pain, you just have to fight through, because the truth is you can't outrun it and life always makes more.

Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn't change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt, it's a freakin' ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?

Orange Git at 7:08 PM


25 October 2007

Mulitply It!

Glorietta has been poisoned for me. I think what scares me the most is the fact that my parents were a few feet from the explosion last Friday. So despite having really bad window shopping urges, I am staying away until it doesn't bother me to go there anymore.

My mom told me that finally I can stop shopping... Oh how wrong she was. I've discovered a new shopping haven and I don't have to go to the mall. Enter Multiply. I was floored at the amount of stuff on sale online. From accessories, clothes, shoes, bags, gadgets, condo units even... I've spent whole afternoons just browsing multiply sites and I still haven't seen all of them. It's evil.. Pure evil.

To date, I've only officially bought one item which were my gold jelly flats. But I have also ordered accessories (as gifts, promise) and a bag. I've placed an order for something I can give for Christmas but haven't heard from the owner yet. I've done countless inquiries and I'm still contemplating if I should get the other items I checked out. Seriously, I never thought "yes, it's still available" could be such a devilish statement.

Orange Git at 12:30 AM


10 October 2007

Shamelessly Plaigarizing

I went to postsecret.blogspot.com and saw this really sad postcard.
No puedo olvidar la pequeña sirena quien me canto tan dulcemente.
Eres un fantasma hermosa que vive en las ruinas de mi corazon quebrado.
The last line goes...
You are a beautiful fantasy that lives in the ruins of my broken heart.

Yes, you are.

Orange Git at 7:40 PM


04 October 2007

6th Spanish Film Festival: La Vida Secreta De Las Palabras

I was pleasantly surprised that the movie "La Vida Secreta De Las Palabras" (The Secret Life Of Words) was in English. There was a few seconds of confusion when we came in the theater and I was reading Spanish subtitles (which I can't understand yet) instead of English.

Familiar faces in the movie are Tim Robbins, Julie Christie, Sarah Polley (Go) and Javier Camara (Hable Con Ella). Hannah (Polley), a solitary woman with a dark past, ends up working in an oil rig as a nurse for Josef (Robbins), a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight due to an accident. They develop a strong bond and discover each other's bitter past. Josef is transferred to a hospital but Hannah disappears. He regains his eyesight but is haunted by the memory of Hannah and goes on a quest to see her again. He finds her in the factory where she used to work, talks to her and asks her to spend the rest of her life with him.

European films are unpredictable. There's always something mysterious about the movie. The synopsis never quite prepares you for what you're about to see. You expect the unexpected. The character developments are gradual. You discover each character individually and then what their purpose is to the story. There's also a reverberating silence that you're afraid to break, thinking that something might unravel that you're not prepared to see yet. The pace is not rushed and every scene is meant to be savored.

The same goes with this movie. Josef's first encounter with Hannah, how he teases her and makes light of his condition, how she never gives any clue of what she's really like.. Their succeeding meetings, slowly getting to know each other, discovering quirks, likes, opinions.. Then they begin to like each other.. Then each of them revealing their darkest secret that creates an invisible bond between them forever. I expected a sad and tragic ending but, unexpectedly, it had a happy ending.

My favorite scene before the movie ends..

Josef: I thought um, you and I, maybe we could go away somewhere. Together. One of these days. Today. Right now. Come with me.
Hannah: No, I don't think that's going to be possible.
Josef: Why not?
Hannah: Um, because I think that if we go away to someplace together, I'm afraid that, ah, one day, maybe not today, maybe, maybe not tomorrow either, but one day suddenly, I may begin to cry and cry so very much that nothing or nobody can stop me and the tears will fill the room and I won't be able to breathe and I will pull you down with me and we'll both drown.
Josef: I'll learn how to swim, Hanna. I swear, I'll learn how to swim.

The 6th Spanish Film Festival runs from 01-14 October 2007 at Greenbelt 3. For the movie schedules go to http://manila.cervantes.es

Orange Git at 12:44 PM