A Retrospect on the Year that was 2016

2016 was all sorts of crazy for me and it wasn’t an easy feat. There were a lot of challenges and roadblocks along the way – each of them pushed me to my limits and made me question every decision I made. But in retrospect, I would say it was one of my best years yet.

 

On my personal life

They say all wounds heal in God’s time and I couldn’t agree more. 2016 was my year of healing. I have made a lot of failed decisions in the past. I’ve done things that did not only hurt other people, but myself as well. I wasRead More »

It’s the Little Things

Wrote this ages ago from a now non-existent blog. Publishing it today because…it’s that joy of finding an old piece and realizing you were somehow “poetic”.

stroll by the beach

It’s the 15-minute solitary moment that you spend in bed just after waking up, breathing in the fresh air coming through your sun-lit window.

It’s the unexpected phone call of sweet nothings you get in the middle of a busy work day.

It’s finding a half-empty pint of ice cream in the fridge right after soaking up under the scorching heat of the sun.

It’s catching him staring at you while you paint your nails. And when he realizes you’re staring back, he smiles and looks away.

It’s the mini-heart attack you get after knowing that the pair of shoes you’ve been lusting for months is finally on sale.

It’s having a relaxing bubble bath after a grueling day at work.

It’s flipping the last page of a book that broke your heart to million pieces, but leaves you smiling anyway.

It’s the butterflies you get in your stomach just by thinking about that fun time you had with your special someone.

It’s the satisfaction you get after indulging to a certain food after weeks of craving for it.

It’s finding that little thing – a valuable keychain, maybe – that you’ve lost for years and realizing it was just in your drawer all along.

It’s receiving little rewards – a bar of chocolate, maybe – for a job well done.

It’s spending a rainy day in bed with your loved one, watching a movie you’ve already watched a gazillion times, but still watch it anyway because it’s the unlimited cuddles that you’re actually up for.

It’s doing absolutely nothing and not feel bad about it.

It’s the little things. The little things that make us smile in spite of and despite of.

5 Movies I’ve Watched Over and Over Again Because

When my husband and I were still dating, our weekends spelled m-o-v-i-e-s. Be it a stay in movie marathon or a trip to the movie house, watching new film releases has been our default dating activity. Now that we live under one roof, our movie bonding just continue to persist – it’s become a hard habit to break.

But of course, as individual movie junkies, we do have reservations. He does have a list of movies that he likes that I’m not necessary a fan of. You know those 300-ish, Greek wars kind of movies? I mean they’re great, right? But I just can’t get comfortable with a popcorn on that. As for me, I do have my list too that he clearly despise. If I want him out of the room, all I need to do is pull ranks and watch chick flicks!

Anyway, I feel like sharing some of my all time favorite movies; so much that they’ve become like second language to me. Here’s five films that I’ve watched over and over again.

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5. Dead Poets Society

“Carpe Diem. Sieze the day!”

What made me fall in love with this movie is the fact that poetry is neatly laid on a silver platter. I’m not necessarily the most poetic person on the planet, but I do like me some good poetry. I love listening to a beautiful story orchestrated through fancy words. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s played by the great Robin Williams. When the news about his passing came out, I curled up on my bed and watched this film. I cry every time I watch it, but that night, I cried the hardest.Read More »