SADNESS IS AS IMPORTANT AS JOY

Would you believe that I had only just watched Inside Out for the first time today? Like, why did I only watch this film today? Anyway, can I just say that this film is perfect for those who struggle with depression and other type of mood disorders and generally with their mental health to make them understand what goes through their head and understand their emotions especially acknowledging that sadness is a necessary and an important emotion.
 
I guess you all know the plot of the movie. Five emotions manage the brain activity of Riley. Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger and Sadness with Joy being the “leader” and making sure that Riley is always happy. But when Riley goes through a huge change in her life, Joy has her work cut out for her. But then Joy and Sadness got sucked into a tube that made them travel to a different place inside Riley’s head with Riley’s core memories, their goal was to get Joy back to the “head quarters” because without Joy and the core memories, Riley doesn’t have a personality and she won’t be happy.
 
Throughout the movie I thought Joy was the most important character and emotion, I’m not saying that Joy wasn’t important but then towards the end when Joy was stuck in the “forgotten memories black hole”, Joy found a specific memory of Riley where she was sad that made her parents comfort her and made her feel better again. That’s when Joy realized that Sadness was the one who could fix Riley’s situation. 

 

 
As much as possible Joy would never let Sadness “drive” Riley’s thoughts. Joy would always disregard Sadness for the thought of she might mess things up and Joy always wanted Riley to just have happy memories. But then Riley’s mind got really messed up without her core memories and only three emotions was “controlling” her brain to the point that she was really empty and not feeling anything at all. Joy and Sadness got back to the head quarters just in time and Sadness took over, making Riley confide to her parents about what was going on and that’s the time that the five emotions learned to worked together and not just let one emotion control Riley.


I would like to give props to Disney again for creating yet another great animated film where it depicts what happens inside our brains and what we can’t explain. Like, when Riley didn’t have core memories and her “islands of personalities” went down and somehow led to Riley being lost and depressed. It shows that our personality plays a huge part in our life and without it we might feel incomplete to the point of feeling empty. And also props to the creator for pointing out that Sadness is an important emotion, they try to tell us that once in a while it’s okay to feel sad and we need to acknowledge that emotion. It actually also shows that it is okay to seek for help and seeking for help can lead to making you feel better which is very significant to the people who has depression, anxiety or any other mental health illness because as we all know most of them struggle with opening up and talking about their situation. Never be ashamed to talk about your struggles it makes you stronger and talking about it to someone will take that huge luggage off your shoulders. 
 
I love the fact that this is an animated film where kids can enjoy watching it but at the same time adults can also enjoy it and might also pick up something from it. I’m hoping that there will be a sequel because I was sensing one with a puberty story which I think will be so much more interesting because we all know that being a teenager is one of the most complicated time of a person’s life with all the hormones and changes that are going on.

 

Have you watched the film? What did you think? 😊

WONDER WOMAN | IT IS LOVE THAT CAN TRULY SAVE THE WORLD

I watched Wonder Woman the other day and you know how they say that Marvel are so much better than DC and remember all the bad reviews for Batman vs Superman? Yeah but anyway, I actually enjoyed watching Wonder Woman mainly because of Gal Gadot, I loved her from Fast and the Furious films and I couldn’t think of anyone who’s more fit for the role of Wonder Woman, she’s really perfect for the role and everything that the character represents. 
 

I loved the film too because of how it made me feel more proud of being a woman, seeing those Amazonian fighting and being braver than men and refusing to be told what to do was so empowering.

 Like this scene…

 

I also loved the message about love— that love is the only thing that can save the world which is very timely to what is happening in this world right now with all those terror attacks.


Diana wanted to stop the war by killing the God of war which is Ares, she believed that by killing him, it would stop all the war that is happening but as she thought that she killed him, the violence didn’t stop, she was confused and frustrated because Diana believed that people are good and were just corrupted by Ares. Steve (Chris Pine) explained to her that the bad things that are happening does not rely on one man and maybe that not all people are good, Diana was so upset that she almost gave up on trying to save the world and saying that the world doesn’t deserve (good) people like her and being saved but Steve reminded her that it’s not about “deserve”, it’s about what you believe, this is probably the most used quote right now. 

But it’s true, it’s really about what you believe in and it’s not about what you think you deserve or what you think other people deserve, if you believe in goodness and in love stand by it no matter how corrupted this world is. The innocence, the faith in humanity and the pure heart of Diana are the things that everyone of us lack, how everything in her eyes were plain simple. There is a war, stop it. There is someone who needs help, help them. If there’s a problem you initially solve them. Why can’t it be like this? Why can’t we all be like Diana? Do we not believe in goodness and in love anymore? Are we really corrupted by Ares? (some things we all need to think about).

The movie was awesome, I loved it. I loved Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in it, it was empowering and it was funny as well. It was a bit cheesy too because of that “love speech” but love was meant to be cheesy right? 

*photo credit to giphy and pinterest

[FAVE] JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE

John Tucker Must Die is a teen flick romantic comedy film released on 2006. This is one of my favorite films and just like A Walk To Remember I can’t really count the number of times I’ve watched this movie.

The story of this film centers around John Tucker obviously and four girls who’s trying to get even with him. Heather, Carrie and Beth are just the few girls John Tucker dates all at the same time but when they found out that John’s juggling them they decided to put him down with the help of Kate, now Kate is an ordinary girl who’s very different from the girls John dates and she knows how John operates with watching him date these three girls in the restaurant she works at and also her mom dates hundreds of this type of guys. But as they thought that they stopped John from all his shenanigans, John broke up with Heather, Carrie and Beth. The girls think they failed because John still gets to break their hearts and for their revenge they planned to break John’s heart through Kate, letting Kate date John and really make him fall in love with her and dump him in the end.

That’s the main story line of the film and what I loved about this film was it showed girl power. Girls from different cliques and had different personalities came together and helped each other because a guy was hustling them and that’s what all girls should do, stop “bitchin” around over a guy, stop that “she’s the girl who he replace me with” sentence when you see your ex with a new girl. This movie showed the problems of girls when they face a guy, how to act, how to impress a guy, how to keep him etc. I guess the biggest lesson of this film is that not everything a girl should do is for a guy because sometimes we become somebody that we are not just to get notice and to feel loved that we forget who we really are. And may I add on that tag line of this film which is “Don’t get mad, get even”, revenge never solves anything it just shows that you haven’t really moved on and you’ll only look like a pathetic person when you do it, when a person treats you bad let the karma do the work it’ll save your time and effort.

This is a movie that every girl needs to watch just like Mean Girls.

THE FINAL LETTER | 13 REASONS WHY

WRITING THE LETTER

This is the letter I had never wanted to write,

and here are the words I try to ignore each night. 

These are the words that has been screaming inside of me,

and tonight I decided to finally set them free.

I’ll begin the letter by saying “I’m sorry” for I committed a sin,

just know I never planned for it to happen.

I wanted to stay I really do 
but life got pretty unbearable,

so I made a decision out of the blue.

I’m saying sorry because until my last breath I became a disappointment,

but I guess I’ll never feel that again for it has finally ended.


FINDING THE LETTER

I began to have a lump in my throat 

the moment I read what you wrote, 

the one you left behind 

on the day you said goodbye.

The tears came streaming down my face,

I remembered how you were back in the days.

And how I didn’t even saw the signs,

that you were on the edge and feeling dead inside.

The memory of you and your written words are all I have now.

One day I will see you again up in the clouds.

And when that day arrives and I see you on sight,

I promise this time around I’ll make it right. 


This is inspired by 13 Reasons Why. I read the book a couple of years ago and I was really glad that they made it into a Netflix series and honestly I loved how it turned out, I even liked it more than the book. We need more of this in the TV and film industry because this thing really happens and it’s a topic that we don’t normally discuss which we should. Suicide, rape, bullying and mental illness are real but we shy away on the topic because it’s a sensitive one, it’s weird and uncomfortable topic to talk about which I think should change— we need to talk about it and I think 13 Reasons Why has helped spread and opened up more discussions about these issues and that it’s okay to talk about these kinds of stuff. The show depicted these issues truthfully they didn’t censored anything about it which I think was very effective and that is why right now it’s a show that got everyone curious about. I’m glad that many people are liking this show I just hope that they take the show’s message seriously and not just join the bandwagon. If you haven’t watched it you probably should it’s really good and it actually doesn’t matter if you read the book or not because the book is a little monotonous and they broaden the story in the Netflix series which made it more interesting. 

Now I can’t wait for my favorite book All The Bright Places movie adaptation which also covers the same topic. 😊💕

HACKSAW RIDGE



Written last March 20, 2017

Just want to write a short reaction on the film Hacksaw Ridge that I recently watched which is now one of my favorite film. The film tells a true story about beliefs and really holding onto it despite what other people are saying. Desmond Doss was a World War II soldier that had a strong belief of the commandment that “thou shall not kill” it was said that he was the first soldier to became a conscientious objector which means “an individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service”. He refused to hold a rifle which was really quite intriguing if you wanted to be a soldier but holding onto his beliefs Desmond Doss never held a rifle even after being threatened and beaten up about it. He wanted to be a combat medic and wanted to save lives while others are killing each other. I was moved by the high morality of Desmond Doss. He was so brave to save his fellow wounded soldiers by himself and he even saved some Japanese soldiers too. And I really loved how he fought and stood up for what he really believed in. 
 
Got me questioning how strong are my beliefs and how far will I go to stand by it? Right now I think most people are easily persuaded and influenced by certain factors that can make a change in what they believe in, how most people follow trends just to stay “cool” and to not be left out “everybody’s doing it might as well do it too” 
 
Friendly reminder: Just because everybody’s doing it does not mean you have to do it as well. 

 You are you and you don’t have to copy what everybody else is doing. You have your own mind and focus on what you want. Everyone of us is different, different perspective, different personalities and different beliefs so respect everybody’s beliefs even if it contradicts yours and don’t ever think just because what you believe in is different from what others believe in makes your beliefs wrong, I think that’s the time you have to hold on to it a bit tighter. But to answer my question on how far will I go to fight for what I believe? I actually don’t know but I hope I get to stand by it when the time comes.

How far will you go to stand by for your beliefs? 😊