Insights on Life of Pi

POTATO I’ve always wanted to write what I really thought about the movie Life of Pi ever since I watched it more than two weeks ago but didn’t quite have the time. And since classes last Tuesday were cancelled because of the weather, I thought that writing it then would be the perfect time. Anyway, like all other people who’ve already watched Life of Pi, at the end of the movie, I was in so much awe. (Or maybe you too repeatedly uttered the now famous tiger’s name ‘Richard Parker’ – that often gets mixed up with a certain Spider Man named ‘Peter Parker’ – and did your best to imitate Pi’s Indian accent. Well, nice try guys. Haha!) My friend and I weren’t talking to each other when we got out of the theatre. We were both thinking to ourselves. After a few minutes, I was still all like, “Wait, don’t talk to me. Don’t you dare try to talk to me for even just a split second! I know you already want to say something but please, my mind is trying to work here.” But of course I was in smiles and sounded extremely friendly when I told my friend that. (Lol.) The movie was truly amazing and it was as if I was being tested and my brain was being divided, sliced and minced after Pi’s next statement after he thanked the guy for choosing the story with the tiger that went, “and so that goes with God”. Statements like that thrown out in the open before a movie ends just always lead you back to the start,...

Mongo and New Year’s Resolutions

POTATO It’s 8:06 pm and right now I am seeing my dog Mongo trying to rub his reflection off of this really big box covered in gold foil where our Christmas tree stands upon. He rubs and rubs and rubs it with his cute little paws and for some reason all the rubbing reminds me of that Downy commercial people are so crazy about. I’m just kidding though.  😉 Seriously now, just like my cute little Mongo, we people try our hardest to rub off or erase images of our past selves and experiences and pretend like they never existed or never happened. Most of the time we think that it’s the best way to move on and start a new chapter. But what I’d like to believe is that before we can completely move on, we have to look back at all of these things every once in a while because learning from our past mistakes, from our past selves, is the best way to grow and fulfill the change that we want in our lives. I’m not saying that we should constantly dwell in our past. That’s just completely bad for a person. One must always maintain the right balance of things. I guess that’s why we make resolutions. We make them because one way or another, we want to change. We always want to be better so we can finally say we’ve moved on. But there are a lot of people (including me, I admit) who say this line every time the New Year approaches, “There’s no use for resolutions. They never really happen.” We always make...
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