Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Simple Life by Ann Hui

A simple movie, yet touching the base and hearts of many. For this movie to have won numerous awards, it definitely deserve a 5/5 rating from me. Even repeated watch does not deter the tears from dropping like waterfall; just a figurative speech, but you know what I mean.

Gratitude and a show of respect for the elders no matter the relationship, status and hieracy. For the young master to repay the selfless love and sacrifices poured by the servant of the family, is a rare act of kindness that is available in the society nowadays. For the master family to take care of the servant in return after she had suffered a stroke and retired, does it not show that sometimes simple acts of taking care of the wellbeing of elders are being regarded as an redundant responsibilities to be shouldered by young adults in today's world? Childrens when grown up, send their senile parents to the old folks' home to be taken care in the hands of others instead of their own, making this a lucrative business. Traditional family values are being discarded as people progress towards a more individualistic society.

Humility. Viewing from the perspective of the servant, she regarded herself as a person of not much worthiness and is only a servant till Death comes and collect her soul. Her insistince of providing the fees for old folks' home by herself, her treating her own body as a piece of meat on a chopping board, showed that no matter the status and priviledges we might have, we are still a collection of living tissues which lives are in the hands of the God above. For the young master who does not have the obligations to take care of the servant, treats her as a godmother instead and showered her with the love and care she thought she does not and will not be able to enjoy, projected the bonds that can be created across what most would judge by comparing hieracy and social caste.

Our life in this world is just a tiny fragment of the soul's journey. Memories made will be engraved into the souls, creating personal legends that will be remembered. So why treat ourselves almighty and supreme when at the end of this short journey, what we bring along is only abstracts? Selfless love that comes from the heart and does not except anything in return, are those that will be remembered and treasured rather than a complex series of motives and hidden agendas just to obtain the same objectives. We tend to think that actions done with a firm agenda will secure a spot in the heavens above; but instead it is those that is done out of pure willingness, responsibilities and achieving pure bliss in the end are the ones that generates the most merits and karma.

Just because the world today celebrates gender equality, does not mean that it is practised and is part of daily lives. Favoritism is still the norm and will forever be part of our lives. This is only natural as even revolution favors the survivalist nature in all. No matter what is the circumstances is, it all boils down to us doing our parts right and complete the job and responsibilities we have been appointed.

For us that have faced numerous trials and tribulations in life, be rest assured that more will come. But also keep in mind that as we these obstacles, it made us more humane and celebrate life even more for its marvel. And at the end of the journey, when nothing is left but ashes and memories, we have truly lived a simple life no matter how grand we may perceive it as basic is simplicity.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I'm Not Dead - Pink

You were born together, and together you shall be forever more.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

Quote: Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Born To Try - Delta Goodrem

It's like I've never seen the light before
Before I see the radiance in your face;

It's like I've never felt peace before,
Before I see the serene face when you sleep;

It's like I've never been bathed in the glow before,
Before I see the glow in your eyes;

Now that I've seen the light,
I feel like I'll be in darkness without it;

Now that I've felt peace,
I feel like my heart will be forever be in turmoil without it;

Now that I've seen the glow,
I feel like I will not live through the day without it;

Tell me whether this is a fleeting feeling,
Or is this going to stay?

To forever bask me in the bliss,
And make me feel humane.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just the way you are - Bruno mars

A friend said that even though when we had all,we would still be missing something in our life if we do not love.we would still be the loser if we do not has a special someone to share the success with,a family to come back to in the end of a stressful day. Is this an important aspect of love that one must fulfil? Is this an obligation,a responsibility as a human being,a filial son or daughter, someone who contribute to the society? What if we are able to achieve all, but just lack of love? What if we are capable of balancing all, but just devoid of the special someone? Does that make us a little less complete? We as human, are not mapped out to follow a rigid rule, to do as the essential handbook of becoming human says. We, have our own destiny, our own road to walk on and our own book to write the stories out. We can erase any part of the essential portion that we feel does not suit. We are the writer and historian of our own book. We does not have to conform to the normality. Live out to be ourselves, and not for the wellbeing of the society.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rose Coloured Glasses - Kelly Rowland

When snowflakes fall and turn into sakura drops,
When clouds turn into birds and fly,
When rose petals fall and turn into little children,
When waves crash and bubbles fly,
When Father Time stood still and everything seems to be moving,
That's when I stop loving you.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Yours - Fay Wolf

Believe. We always want to believe. We want to believe that everything is going to be fine, we want to believe that what is being said is the truth, we want to believe that the sun is going to shine brightly and the rainbow is coming out after the rain. Sometimes, when we believe at things hard enough, they will come true. At other times, it's the believe and the determination that keep things going. It is the strong will and hard work that keep us going, try our hardest to survive, and work our ass off. But still, believe is good. Believing keeps the world go round, believing is what makes miracle. So, never stop believing.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera

Lonelines accompanies me,
Love eludes me,
Knowledge is ahead of me,
Success is waiting for me,
Childishness is behind me,
Determination is pushing me,
People surrounds me,
Warmth embraces me,
I am me.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I am - Christina Aguilera

Sometimes, we survive more things than we know. Our instinct just tell us what is most natural to do things, to avoid danger, to jump when needed. After all, we are human and we have our intellect, our instinct, our six sense, to survive the odds. We strive, we work hard to do what is takes to go through the miles in the road ahead. At times, we feel like giving up, we feel like abandoning everything and just run away into some other places to start all over again. We feel like its the end of road for things as it is and it's better to leave it as it is. But we have not try. And for that, we will never know the result until we fight to the end. In the face of the impossible, we're inspired. That is what spurs us ahead. To push us further, and not to avoid it.