Saturday, December 11, 2010

DAY 5: My dreams

Back when I was 5, I've already seen myself becoming an engineer. But for someone who has an inexperienced mind set, i thought only guys have the potentials of being one, so, i switched to wanting to become a nun instead. Apparently, I shifted back and is now pursuing my first choice.

One contributor to my motivations is the book of Paulo Coelho "By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept", it's actually one of my favorite novels of all time. So, going back, I learned from the book that one dream is not an obstacle to materializing another, though in the seminarian's case, it is love that is not an obstacle to materializing one's dream. But indeed, we're talking of the same thing on the latter of both phrases-- Serving God.

That is why now, it's not only becoming a chemical engineer i want, but to become a Good Chemical Engineer. Good is a simple word but it makes a huge difference.

DAY 4: My siblings (or closest relative)

I'm the eldest among my siblings. Next to me is Joanna, 18, Paula, 13, then, Paolo, 8.
With those age gaps, it's no surprise that we're are all close to each other, considering my i-don't-act-my-age guise. I'm proud that we've all been brought up to share what we have to each other and look out for one another, no crab mentality, no disrespect, no envy, and the like. :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

DAY 3: My Parents

"Your parents may not be the most perfect one. But they are the most perfect gift God ever given you."-from Twitter

December 9th 2010, yes just yesterday, they celebrated their Anniversary. And here's a worth sharing story for the 3rd day of challenge.

"there's special providence in the fall of a sparrow,"-Shakespeare

That quote from Shakespeare speaks out what actually happened that day. Things weren't going so well but for some inexplicable reason came a tidal shift of the situation. Blessing in disguise it is. So, to elucidate your confounded minds the story went like this:

My friend, Nicole, and I were supposed to go shopping that day. The reason why for weeks I've been in my best penny-pinching self. But because of our Advanced(ChE) Math quiz the following day(today) we just decided to postpone it. After my classes, instead of going straight home or eating somewhere near UST, what utmost we should likely be doing, i went to my Thursdays soul searching commitment, The Doulos for Christ's wildsons. When I got home, i saw my sad mum, then i realized she knew i had forgotten. Without hesitation, it was already 9 or 10pm, I went out to buy them cake and ice cream. All my savings were spent but i felt fulfilled.

I know this isn't about my parents entirely but worthy enough to be published.

Sometimes, things happen because it's fated to make another person happy. And whichever way you look at it, the fulfillment you get right after is even greater than any forms of joy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Narrative of the movie Memento


A hard candy with a surprise center, that is what the movie Memento, basically, is. Viewers would tend to put themselves into the situation Leonard has been going through, hypothesizing, predicting and all that whilst the movie juggle them with too many riddles and with just very few thought-provoking hints. It proceeds in two convergent narrative lines, one from the present backward and the other from the past forward, elucidated in brief bits and pieces mirroring the unclear connection of the two situations. Nonetheless, aesthetic pleasure was greatly achieved by the movie; also, the ending radiates justice to all the confusion and things that hadn’t been revealed at once.

Leonard met an accident where he misthought the death of his wife, same incident where he got this short-term memory loss brought about by the head injury he had that instance. As aforesaid, he got this unusual condition and his wife dying was the last thing that had happened to him that he vividly remembers aside from his life prior the incident. His make-believe-death of his wife maddened and enraged him. He got overwhelmed by it and started to chase vengeance by playing detective, making up his own truth, creating a puzzle he couldn’t solve. The story focused on Lenny’s revenge for his wife’s death, the event where things seemingly fall to places where Lenny wanted them to be as part of his self-created puzzle caused by frustration of killing all the John G.s. In the course of finding out the real killer, he got manipulated by two people- John “Teddy” Gammell, an undercover officer, and Natalie, a bartender.

After killing Jimmy Grantz, Natalie’s husband, Lenny decided to make a new prospect in the person of Teddy. He was quite unaware of the whole thing going on, that he had been used by Teddy for his own advantage. Lenny’s just certain about the tattoo in his chest saying: John G. raped and murdered your wife. So the pleasure of killing a John G. gives a certain degree of satisfaction to him. After the death of Jimmy Grantz, Teddy told Lenny that the real hit-man was long gone and that his wife had survived the killing but just refused to accept what her husband has been going through; Not capable of remembering everything that has just happened or has been told, he decided to put a dartboard on Teddy’s back, another John G. It was set off by noting on Teddy’s picture ‘Don’t believe his lies’. Suspicious memo for an awaken gust, so, every time he’d see it, he’ll be nothing but dubious. Wearing the clothes and using the car of the deceased husband of Natalie, he went to the bar where Natalie’s working and met her. They discovered things about each other and in time, Natalie offered to help Lenny out of pity, as said in one of the pictures. Eventually, Natalie turned the situation into her advantage. He used Lenny to get rid of Dodd. In return, Natalie gave him traces about the John G. that Lenny had told her. All pointing out to one person who happens to be Teddy, just as he expected in the first place because it’s Teddy’s plate number he gave to Natalie anyway. Later on, it resulted to Teddy’s death which was shown in one of the first scenes.

Indeed, the movie Memento is invigorating in such a way that viewers would have no choice but to get hooked on it. So, as the main character unravels the riddles, they, too, feel for Lenny. It’s an effective thriller and is highly considered to acquire artistry, intellectual value, suggestiveness, spiritual value, permanence, universality and style.

Artistry because, as said earlier, it could have bewildered everyone who’s already watched it but the end is more than enough to satisfy their senses. Intellectual value, much as it stimulates thoughts through the many mysteries revolving in the story it enhances critical thinking skills in solving them. Suggestiveness, the movie never fails to draw the eagerness of people in knowing how things had happen; viewers are carried away by every situation. The movie is not entirely about getting witty, it also teaches people that revenge will not fully satisfy anyone that no matter how we’ve gone far on it we will still feel the incompleteness and will just have to yearn for more which is acceptance; it has a deep spiritual value that is sure to inspire people. In no doubt watching the movie memento again and again will give a different degree of delight, it will take the new insights, new worlds and experiences into a whole new level. Having one of the best and most original plots ever, it is certainly timely, remarkable and is favorably recommended to people. It sets and defines what an amazing movie is, it’s not necessarily the cliché happy ever after ending nor the many other overrated common films. It’s far cry from the many other movies we are used to but a good one to augment what the movie industry is lacking.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

DAY 1: My Best Friend, Cy-real.

Her name is Ann Cyril Ortega Valiente. She's my exact opposite. Keeps me sane all the time. We're more like sisters. She could careless about my feelings as long as it's truth she's saying. Sadly, she will be migrating before the year 2011 ends, and i still can't imagine myself in my day-to-day school and fun activities without her. I know this may sound selfish, but i want her to just stay. LOL-ing jkay. I love her. I'd stay single for her, she'd do the same for me. HAHA. Now, that's too much, but seriously i am too happy and content with her company already, no guy would be able to outdo that. You bet! ;)


Day 1 — Your Best Friend

Day 2 — Your Crush

Day 3 — Your parents

Day 4 — Your sibling (or closest relative)

Day 5 — Your dreams

Day 6 — A stranger

Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush

Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend

Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet

Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to

Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to

Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain

Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you

Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from

Day 15 — The person you miss the most

Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country

Day 17 — Someone from your childhood

Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be

Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad

Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest

Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression

Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to

Day 23 — The last person you kissed

Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory

Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times

Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to

Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day

Day 28 — Someone that changed your life

Day 29 — The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to

Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror