May 14, 2011

Personal Writing: Thanks God, That Day is Over

I was half sleepy every time it came to an afternoon. I got music played surrounding me. It was Sara Evans. A Little Bit Stronger. I listened to this song and found myself giggle at the lyric. Well, my mind flew over the past time, to the day when this song was like a perfect fit to my days, days when I ended up that thing. I remember, I was worried thinking that once the whole thing was over, I could never be the same. In fact, that whole thing is over and I am still the same, literally. I am still human, I am still breathing, and I am still the same person like I've been before. But sometimes, it is kinda funny, remembering that I've once ever been in a strange love and I turned into a Taylor swift girl (I mean, like always happy, sometimes crying, but deeply in love with somebody). Here is the lyric of A Little Bit Stronger. Well, I am stronger, not a bit though. It's so much :)
Woke up late today and I still feel the sting of the pain
But I brushed my teeth anyway
I got dressed through the mess and put a smile on my face
I got a little bit stronger
Riding in the car to work and I'm trying to ignore the hurt
So I turned on the radio, stupid song made me think of you
I listened to it for minute but I changed it
I'm getting a little bit stronger, just a little bit stronger
And I'm done hoping that we could work it out
I'm done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I'm done thinking that you could ever change
I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay
Even on my weakest days
I get a little bit stronger
Doesn't happen overnight but you turn around
And a month's gone by and you realize you haven't cried
I'm not giving you a hour or a second or another minute longer
I'm busy getting stronger
And I'm done hoping that we can work it out
I'm done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I'm done thinking, that you could ever change
I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay
Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger
I get a little bit stronger
Getting along without you, baby
I'm better off without you, baby
How does it feel without me, baby?
I'm getting stronger without you, baby
And I'm done hoping we could work it out
I'm done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I'm done thinking that you could ever change
I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay
Even on my weakest days
I get a little bit stronger
I get a little bit stronger
Just a little bit stronger
A little bit, a little bit, a little bit stronger
I get a little bit stronger
Well, I never really put thing like this seriously. I mean, it is over and I never want it back. But remembering that day when I got somebody else to talk with is quite funny. I knew I was so stupid, even look silly. hahaha. Thanks God, that day is over, that day is over, and I'd never look back. :p

May 8, 2011

From Ashton Kutcher in 'No Strings Attached'

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I was shooting a scene in my new film, No Strings Attached, in which I say to Natalie Portman,
“If you miss me, you can’t text, you can’t email, you can’t post it on my Facebook wall. If you really miss me, you come and see me.”
I began to think of all of the billions of intimate exchanges sent daily via fingers and screens, bouncing between satellites and servers. With all this texting, emailing, and social networking, I started wondering, are we all becoming so in touch with one another that we are in danger of losing touch?
It used to be that boy met girl and they exchanged phone numbers. Anticipation built. They imagined the entire relationship before a call ever happened. The phone rang. Hearts pounded. “Hello?” Followed by a conversation that lasted two hours, but felt like two minutes and would be examined with friends for two weeks. If all went well, a date was arranged. That was then.
Now we exchange numbers, but text instead of call because it mitigates the risks of early failure and eliminates those deafening moments of silence. Now anticipation builds. Bdoop. “It was NICE meeting u.” Both sides overanalyze every word. We talk to a friend, an impromptu Cyrano: “He wrote nice in all caps. What does that mean? What do I write back?” Then we write a response and delete it 10 times before sending a message that will appear to care, but not too much. If all goes well, a date will be arranged.
Whether you like it or not, the digital age has produced a new format for modern romance, and natural selection may be favoring the quick-thumbed quip peddler over the confident, ice-breaking alpha male. Or maybe we are hiding behind the cloak of digital text and spell-check to present superior versions of ourselves while using these less intimate forms of communication to accelerate the courting process. So what’s it really good for?
There is some argument about who actually invented text messaging, but I think it’s safe to say it was a man. Multiple studies have shown that the average man uses about half as many words per day as women, thus text messaging. It eliminates hellos and goodbyes and cuts right to the chase. Now, if that’s not male behavior, I don’t know what is. It’s also great for passing notes. There is something fun about sharing secrets with your date while in the company of others. Think of texting as a modern whisper in your lover’s car.
Sending sweet nothings on Twitter or Facebook is also fun. In some ways, it’s no different than sending flowers to the office: you are declaring your love for everyone to see. Who doesn’t like to be publicly adored? Just remember that what you post is out there and there’s some stuff you can’t un-see. But the reality is that we communicate with every part of our being, and there are times when we must use it all. When someone needs us, he or she needs all of us. There’s no text that can replace a loving touch when someone we love is hurting.
We haven’t lost romance in the digital age, but we may be neglecting it. In doing so, antiquated art forms are taking on new importance. The power of a hand-written letter is greater than ever. It’s personal, deliberate, and means more than an email or text ever will. It has a unique scent. It requires deciphering. But, most importantly, it’s flawed. There are errors in handwriting, punctuation, grammar, and spelling that show our vulnerability. And vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say,
“This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more importantly, all that I am not.”

Favorites: 4 Movies I Have To Watch This May

Well, I’m a movie freak. I love the one with love, fight, and thoughtful plot involved in it. Love, such never let me go, beauty and the briefcase, a crazy little thing called love, or something like the tourist and inception. Inception is not about love but worththinking, I mean, people need their genius brain to watch this movie. From all good movies that I've found in some sites of movie, here’s the list of movie that I have to watch this May (take a look, maybe there's your fave too):

1.      No Strings Attached
It has been played since about several months ago (I know that so) but I didn't have any spare time to go to the cinema and watch this movie and anyway, I think the cinema on this city didn't have NSA on their screen to play. 

No Strings Attached movie poster
Well, it’s about Adam and Emma, they're friends and hardly tryna to keep their friendship away from something more physical. But as time goes by, they know that this relationship needs something more than just what friends “do”. 

Adam and Emma
Adam and Emma
And after all the things that happen between ‘em, the have to face one rhetorical question: “Can you just have sex, without love gettin in the way?”
Some say the movie friends with benefits have a very same plot with NSA,

Friends with Benefits - No Strings Attached
but yeah I prefer this one (read: NSA) cause, for godsakes this one has Ashton Kutcher on it! Lol~

2.      Something Borrowed
One night I go online and accidentally found this movie synopsis in a site I forgot the address. It’s kinda touching and romantic and I think, worthwatching.
Something Borrowed movie poster
“It’s a thin line between love and friendship

Back to the old thing: Love and Friendship and the conflict between ‘em. I haven’t see the trailer so I don’t know exactly what movie said so. So I brought the synopsis from a great site, called: Rottentomatoes
'Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend, and, unhappily, still single-as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield)...who just happens to be Darcy's fiancé. As one thing leads to another in the frantic weeks leading up to Darcy's wedding, Rachel finds herself in an impossible situation, caught between her treasured friendship with Darcy and the love of her life. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, is busy evading the affection of Darcy's hopelessly love-struck friend Claire (Ashley Williams) while harboring a secret crush of his own; and the charming and irrepressible Marcus (Steve Howey) has designs on Rachel that don't necessarily exclude any other woman who catches his eye.'

3.      One Day
They have Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway in the same movie! What a movie! I love ‘em both, so much. So it’s like a miracle when I found this movie and look at the cover with their name on it. Great!

One Day movie poster
The story starts with the college life of Emma (oh, the name again) and Dexter. After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation, Dexter and Em are revisited each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

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One Day Book Cover

It based on novel with the same title which is published on 2009. God, I need to find the book, too. But, many people say Anne is just too perfect for this story, umm, where did it go wrong? I really have to watch this movie.

4.      The Tree of Life
Tree of Life, very wise title. It’s a family drama movie staring Brad Pitt (Oh, they must be a very lucky family). But Jack, the son of the family is not lucky having him as his father. He learned a very different thing form his parents. His mom taught about love and mercy while dad talked about how to put ourselves first of anything, The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, in the everyday and above all in the family—our first school—the only place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves, or discover life’s single most important lesson, of unselfish love. 

The Tree of Life movie poster
Unfortunately, it’s still an upcoming drama film. And the good news, the film is scheduled to premiere In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

That's the list! Great great movie, I wish I have any spare time to watch these four movies. Starts from tonight, I’ll go watch NSA, 1st :)

May 3, 2011

Favorites: The Ballad of Mona Lisa

'Say what you mean, tell me I'm right. 
And let the sun rain down on me. 
Give me a sign, I wanna believe'
Well, I do really love every song by Panic! at the disco! They're genius in music. The way they play their songs, its kinda strong, gorgeous, smart, and beautiful. And this song, one of their perfections from the album "Vices and Virtues", their 3rd album. It's, well, more than awesome!