The English Patient is one of my all time favorite movie. It stars the oh-so-mysterious Ralph Fiennes as Count Almasy (who incidentally is also a real person).
It is based on a novel of the same title by Michael Ondaatje (which is also one of my fave writers).
Michael's writing can be described as "imaginative and whimsical." He likes to write stories about the ravages of war and the interesting people living it.
He also writes about relationships and betrayal. "Betrayals in war are childlike compared with our betrayals during peace. New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire." And of course, love.
This movie has "the movie lines" to die for.
Almasy to Katherine: "Swoon, I'll catch you" If only this statement can be trusted. If only guys are all like this in real life.
I hate weddings because it’s one of those
times that I am reminded of my solitary existence. See related post here. Which is why I do not understand fate’s
insistence that I become a bridesmaid four times over and maid of honor this
This time was a friend’s wedding.A much deserved celebration fora couple who has gone through so much.
I was made to give a speech as a Maid of
Honor and I guess in my haze and hunger, I talked about friendship, made some jokes and
such.I know I talk a lot but my
thoughts are clearer and much more meaningful when written, so I’d like to put
a much more meaningful message here:
I wanted to find out when we became friends
so I searched thru my email to find some clue. I learned that you first emailed
me July 2007.About the practicum
arrangements which was a requirement for our Master’s. This started a series of long conversations - on love, life and laughing moments.
How time has flown.Back then, we were so eager to learn, to go
back to sch…
I remember writing about this same topic in December of 2011. And now, around Christmas time, when everybody else was so
preoccupied with wish lists and Christmas carols, thousands of our brothers and sisters has suffered from the recent typhooon...again.
But if there is one thing admirable about the Filipino people,
it is our resiliency.Our capacity to
take what is given to us with smiles on our faces and hopes in our minds. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING can keep us down. And we have this uncanny way of turning even the worst
disasters into moments of fun and creativity.
At this time, the Ayala Museum has called out to fellow Filipinos out there to churn out their creative juices and submit entries relating to the phrase: The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof
And here are some of the examples: