Monday, January 28, 2013

Jean Valjean's Les Miserables

I came to watch Les Miserables with family today.
Papa told me this is a movie worth watching.
Honestly I thought he would sleep, even him said it could be boring,
but turned out both of us were surprised.
He finished it, congratulations papa!
He said it was biblical, came from book of Solomon and Psalm.

I cried 3 times, first when the mother (Anne Hathaway) sung I dreamed a Dream.
Second when the girl (who had been secretly inlove with Cosette's lover) sung about someone
she admires, she love and long for but she knew it was her only, she is just talking to herself and pretends she is alright - that he could never be hers.
And last when Jean Valjean bid farewell to Cosette.
Everything is Godly.
The moments linger, even after the film...
That's something...

"God gave me strength, to journey on..."
-Jean Valjean, Les Miserables

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Miserables' I Dreamed a Dream

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in times gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung

No wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we'll live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather 
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed


Love is
Like a gun with a bullet,
Like going to war
It's deadly
Prepare to be shot,

You know how it's like that?
That it's all worth it?
Because one day
You'll wake up
and the war is over.
And you realize
It's just a metaphor..
Just a metaphor...

You may have loved
But since war ended
It must be
And will always remain
Just a metaphor.
Because Love
In its finest
In its grand
is war
till the end
of time...

So love is
Like a gun with a bullet
Like war
that is worth fighting for
till the end
of time...

So love is
choosing the battle
that is worth living
worth fighting
worth none of this life time
and not even your own God damn life...

You may have lived once
You may have gone to different war
and shot more bullets
But there is only one
Only one that will make you satisfy.
To live in hell and heaven at the same time.
Because love is
Like a gun with a bullet
Like war
till the end
of time...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Meet Mrs. Adam L.

From Adam's Family
(from where I get the L.)
Fran Levine
<3 p="">

Dead Poet Society

"They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." - "John Keating" played by Robin Williams
Fran :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Life of Pi - Breaking the Code

I watched Life of Pi with family last Tuesday.A friend told me that it is biblical and infact, yes it's true. Those lines I remembered  striked lighting bolt cutting sharp right straight to my heart! It was like when you are in a situation where you still try to search for reasons your emotions react to scenes similar to that effect without consciousness. It was awkward at the same time because I did cried a lot, while managing to keep it from my sister's view. But she didnt bother maybe because we have different take to that and she's used to me being lokaret. Anyway, there are some points to ponder like:

** noah's ark - where he has to survive alone with his animal
**Pi as pissing as lion, his mother as orangutan, the sailor as zebra and the chef as hyena.
** Pi's father said you only see your reflection in the eyes of the lion  (one clue)
**the banana's dont float! so how did the orangutan survived from ship wreck carried only by floating banana's? (it's just pissing story haha)

lessons learned:
**Pissing was bullied, so he tried to explain his name came from Pi that's equivalent to 3.14 and the number goes on to infinity - But you dont have to prove yourself to anyone, you cant please everyone. Just do your best, dont mind them - focus on your task give your best because all you do is offered to the Lord - you reap your reward from GOD not from them.
** Lord I surrender to you myself, I got nothing, I lost everything. - but Pi did not die, he went to the lowest point of his life where he lost all his possessions and loved ones - his family. In the end he survived.
**He was given chances to choose his GOD - whatever his father says against GOD, Pi still chose to be baptized as Christian- Catholic.
**He was challenged not because God wanted to see what he's going to do when all that's left of him is HOPE-God knew Pi's life's story from the beginning and to the end - God just wanted Pi to realized that his God never fails - always on right timing. God is just and will never forsake his children who are in need.
**Pi was afraid, but he still kept on trying to survive - because LIFE IS A GIFT
**He was giving to lion - even lion was an enemy from the start- LOVE YOUR ENEMY!
**Does rational thinking or any scientific fact can prove feelings of human?! I DONT THINK SO, science cannot even prove who's my crush or whom I'm inlove with! HA! But my GOD - I can feel HIM, he knows he understands and he cares - And He is telling me that I am on my way :)
**When you are with people whom you love ever so dearly, hug them - say you love them. Or you could just wish you should have done that when they are still with you - that is when you already lost them. Say sorry when you hurt their feelings - and just let it be. Forgive! FORGIVENESS is FREEDOM!
**One day, you will lost all of it - what will be left is the love for people and the memories you create with them- so start making your own - make it a good one! Find pleasure in miss adventures - because there lies a treasure! EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF ADVENTURE!!! Life is a short dont you think? So always find ways to make you happy cause it will all be worthit! woot!
**Have faith.. It saves!
**On an island - where Pi is safe and all is bountiful- did he stayed? NO - why? Because we dont settle for anything less, we are far greater than that. God wants us to see his treasure do not just lie on material things, things that make us comfortable - Take risk, sail, find your true treasure. Just dont settle for anything less - your journey is not yet the end. God wants us to see what he has instore for us. GO FORTH.
**CRY for pity's sake! Breakdown, express your loneliness, hatred and remorse there's nothing wrong with those. But after sometime, collect yourself, get back on track, keep your goal in sight. PRAY! Talk to Him, by then you will know the answer.
**Thank You God that I am ALIVE.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Goodnight and Insomnia on Instagram

It was last year I learned about instagram. A soso Polaroid, hipstamatic or lomogram photo heaven sent editor. IT IS SO COOL that makes pictures look like it came from 40's! Some effects like amaro actually turns your complexion to snow white! But ofcourse the clarity still depends on the lighting and whether you use the 8 megapix at the back of iPhone or the VGA (is it VGA?). Some effects like early bird, gives classic scene, one of my faves! 

Back then I was so adamant to persuade my sister @fayeenriquez (her insta account) to create her own instagram account. Not until she noticed the fabulous effect on her pictures was she hooked! From then on she goes gaga over insta and even use Lumix first to aim for fine shots before transferring pictures on iPad.

Infact, all posts were given the highest level of attention to details. For all we care about the details?! But boy for sister it's big deal! I was like, you're worse than me! I can post whatever they should take that, live with it. She can't even stand my pictures it is like halo-halo kalamay (mixed) according to her. 

The picture above is from instagram. She posted hers yesterday after our escapade. Then mine I just posted it like one plus hour ago. I was flabbergasted to see that we both lie down and took picture HAHA! She looked pretty reminds of some Korea Novela star "Stairways to Heaven". And I prefer (HAHA) to look like Jenny, you guess! HAAA! I already have the picture on my head with someone name Jenny. Clue from Full House, eek! I love her face so pretty.

Should you like to visit 
her insta page
my insta page
You are most welcome. 
Spread the love. Smile! For all we know we could die tomorrow! 
Carry ON!

Fran :*

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mine Isn't Perfect, But I Prefer It That Way..

What does it mean when all of a sudden you lost track of time
you let things be and you don't give a shit anymore.
You feel you've got nothing to loose, so you do what you feel like doing anyway..

What does it mean?
You feel numb and tired.
You care less about people who care less about you
What comes out of your mouth directly comes from your brain
without filtering your thoughts and thinking of consequences.
Suddenly you speak of truth, cause you don't give a damn even your words scare the shit out of them.
You just dont care - you just feel it is your moral obligation to not tell a lie.
You dont see the fun out of faking them. It is just isn't worthy.

What does it mean?
You have guts to say - Hey you look shit. Dont wear that crap!
You just laugh in the face of demeanor - cause you know deep inside they know nothing about you.
When you lost the appetite of "someday's" and have  "eat-my-dust" attitude instead.
You lost the ability to worry about the future, cause it already smacked you right on your face and put you down and drag you to hell.
You're just as fucked up like everyone's face and you try to find a peace of mind
taking pleasure on being alone while others mind their own business.
You dont need assurance
No need of confirmation
No need of acceptance

What does it mean?
For the very first time, you realized you are enough.
And you dont need anyone living a fucked up life as you are to console you.
You lead a hell of a life - but you are doing fine.
For as long as You are not like them - you will be Ohh so K.

What does it mean?
I don't know. I am not sure.
Mine isn't perfect, but I'll get used to it.
So when I come across some random shit - I will say...
Fuck you. Yar disgusting sonofabitch. Incase you didnt notice..

See, I don't tell a lie. ;)