They Say the Best Love Is Insane

Chui and I watched TFiOS on its first day, as what my movie ticket shows. *throws confetti* Heaven knows how long I waited for that and at first I was afraid that I might be disappointed of it being made into a film. Thank God it’s close to perfection.

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The movie was insanely good. Two years had passed and the book still gave me that same feeling I experienced when I first read it — perpetual sadness. It’s mind-blowingly awesome and definitely one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I have seen. I’m not even overplaying everything I’m saying here. It’s really good. The casts, the  music, almost everything. Shailene and Ansel were perfect for the roles. There was no trace of the Prior siblings, trust me. AND Ed Sheeran’s song as one of the official soundtracks? God must have favored the Nerdfighters when the whole production team was working on it.

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How about a selfie from us?

Our eyes were still kind of puffy after crying so hard during the movie. We even waited for the credits to finish before we get out of the theatre. Chui was kidding that maybe there’s a part two. Haha! We both had a good cry. It’s not like we planned on bringing the Nile River there. It’s just that we just found ourselves swimming in the pool of our own tears. We watched at SM BF and tried their 32-seat theatre, which they call the Director’s Club. Their La-Z Boy leather couches were overly comfortable. How I wished I had those pampering sofas at home.

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There were a few dialogues that were changed and several scenes that were cut, as per usual. It’s totally understandable to do that since it’s quite a long book. But what I can’t comprehend is the fact that John’s cameo made it to the cutting department. That just made me sad. I was waiting for him to appear on screen and wow. I got nothing. Again, it’s sad. But it didn’t make the movie less of a great movie that it was.

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I think it’s plain disappointing that majority of the people I know who have read the book only focused on that cigarette metaphor that Augustus never failed to point out. What about water? I see it’s not given enough emphasis. I truly believe that John Green is some sort of a genius to be that amazing. Two drowning teens in a drowning city. Perfectly crafted.

 Okay. ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

PS: Dear best friend, okay? Okay.

The title of this blog post is from Coldplay’s What You Wanted.

032014: We are whatever we choose to be.

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i wasn’t informed that i should have mimicked theo’s pose lmao

Our movie date was supposedly today but because of some reasons, we pushed it through yesterday. It was timely, given that it was the first day of showing and my mind, body and soul were more than ready to be thoroughly and irretrievably damaged by the movie. Thankfully, the movie did the book justice. Of course there were some essential parts that they got rid of, but I guess that’s  simply inevitable. If they’d put every gory detail into action, I can’t imagine what date we would be leaving the cinema. And yey! I watched it with my dauntless friend. Have I mentioned it before how this book/movie has become a big part of our friendship? I guess not.. yet? Okay. I read this book almost two years ago in the midst of an upcoming major exam. I bought Divergent on impulse, after reading the intriguing reviews at the back. And oh, plus the pretty cover. I’m not even sorry to say this but I got a low score on my Accounting quiz because of not reviewing and spending the whole night nosing the book. IT WAS AWESOME. Fast forward to December that year when this friend, who happened to be Chui, was having a rough month because of some people. So I did give her my very own copy of the book because I know she’s capable of so much more, that she’s dauntless. And she proved me right. I guess if there’s a book that signifies our friendship, it’s Divergent. While watching, I couldn’t help but see myself in Christina’s character and Chui’s in Tris’. Candor and Abnegation to Dauntless. Reader, I hope you do get me.

It felt weird seeing Miles Teller acting as Peter when a few months back I was just watching Spectacular Now. Oh well, Shailene, Ansel and Miles really are in demand. I don’t know if there’s a shortage of actors these days. Then on August I would be seeing Shailene and Ansel as Hazel and Gus. Not that I’m against it, but thank God I still have a few months more to get over this image of them being the Prior siblings. LOL. AND BY THE WAY, VERONICA ROTH’S CAMEO WAS PERFECT.

Forget about labels. Candor, Erudite, Amity, Abnegation or Dauntless, we are whatever we choose to be.

Until next time, reader! DFTBA.

I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different. — Veronica Roth (Divergent (Divergent, #1))

‘Les Misérables’ day!

January 18, 2012

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That was Sto. Niño’s first day celebration, we were only required to watch the annual CAS cheering competition that afternoon. Before we headed to school, we first watched the musical movie, Les Misérables. I wasn’t expecting much from it ’cause it’s a classic movie adaptation. whoopsy don’t get me wrong! I love  a few classics but I’m not really doting on those kinds. We agreed on watching the first show so I had to be there by 10.30. I was alone and it’s not a nice idea for me to wait all by myself so I went inside the bookstore and roamed around for quite a long time. I didn’t notice the time!! I was busying myself deciding on what book to buy. Buying the book of Les Mis had been on my mind for weeks but the thought of saving money is making me guilty. I was fighting the urge not to buy the book but unfortunately, I lost.         Continue reading