If you’re a fellow lady and you’ve watched the movie Letters to Juliet, then you’ll understand why that’s my favorite movie (even Titanic takes only second place!). I also bought and read (of course!) the non-fiction book it’s based on:
“Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine,
the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love”
by Lise and Ceil Friedman
Anyway, I swear that it’s ALWAYS my go-to movie whenever I want to feel “in love” at any given time (mostly during weekends), and it doesn’t hurt that it’s set in Italy and stars an Australian actor with a British accent! HA HA HA
The movie was released in 2010… so you can say that for the past two years, THIS memorable line has never failed to put a smile on my face and a frown in my heart both at the same time:
“…’What’ and ‘if’ are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if?? WHAT IF??? I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart. I don’t know what a love like Juliet‘s feels like: love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for, but I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I’d have the courage to seize it. And Claire, if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will…”
Beautiful words, aren’t they? Well lately, the words “what” and “if” have been occupying my mind too. And today, it truly hit me when I saw these words in the book I’m currently reading (how timely!):
“…I realized the Fates really were cruel… For the rest of my life I would be thinking about her. She would always be my biggest what if.”
Except that when it comes to my own story, replace “her” and “she” with “him” and “he.”
But the thing with “what” and “if” is they don’t only apply to love. They are present in most aspects of our lives. Or in my life.
What if I said “yes” to that guy from my high school? What if I realized earlier my love for writing and took up journalism instead? What if I applied to Ateneo, too? What if I didn’t become friends with him? What if I acted differently toward him? What if I chose the other company instead of my now-former company? What if I answered this and that during my interview? What if I didn’t do this? What if I didn’t say that?
Ugh. Don’t you just hate THAT feeling? Of asking yourself questions that start with “what” and “if”? @_@ According to my friend Mr. Longman, “what-if” is a countable noun that is defined as “something that could happen in the future or could have happened in the past.”
Unfortunately for us, most of our what-ifs are the latter. Am I right? But if not, well I guess it’s up to each one of us to make sure that our what-ifs are ”something that could happen in the future.” Period.
Wala lang. I just hope the next time you have to combine the words WHAT and IF, you can finally think differently. Instead of going crazy, try reminding yourself of WHAT IS or telling yourself of WHAT WILL BE. At the end of the day, believe that everything happens for a reason. And that you, my friend, are the author AND editor of your own life. So gooo, write your own story. If you prefer a love story, why not? Just do it. And just don’t let me write any more words on this post or else our household will run out of cheese! Mwahahahahaha!
Oh well. Luckily, Colbie Caillat was able to sum up my “what if” in the love department with just one song! It’s also a good thing that it’s the theme song of my favorite movie — Letters to Juliet (see introductory paragraph). Anyway, take the time to click “play,” listen to the song, and read its lyrics… and again fellow ladies, you’ll know WHY:
“…In my heart is where you’ll be / I’ll keep waiting till we meet…”
How about you? Care to share your biggest what if in life?
Here’s hoping to turn my what if into what is or what will be,
Mikhaela Georgette ♥♥♥
…Iron Man, that is!
That’s right, I’m talking about The Avengers. (Spoiler alert for those who still haven’t watched the movie!)
Anyway, let’s get this done and over with! Even before I watched the movie, I already prepared myself for some major EYE CANDY! Pagsamahin mo ba naman ang dalawang CHRIS — Evans at Hemsworth — sa isang pelikula! Deymn! Wala na yatang mas iinit pa sa napakainit na summer na ‘to!!! @_@
If only the “Avengers” were in a contest, I’d probably award them with these:
Best Biceps: THOR
Oh my guulaaay! Ilang kilong gulay ba ang kinailangang kainin ni Chris Hemsworth para magka-braso ng ganun?! I seriously couldn’t keep my eyes off of his arms whenever he had his close-ups! Yes, Thor‘s biceps > Thor‘s blue eyes and blond hair! Chris H., pa-huuug nga!!!
Best (Upper) Body: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Hay Chris Evans! Oo na, ikaw na! IKAW NA ANG MAS SEXY SA’KIN! Kaasar, much!!! =))
Best Lines: IRON MAN
From being his usual “genius, playboy, billionaire” self, to his anti-kiss statement (more on that later), I think the outcome of the movie did quite very well thanks to Robert Downey, Jr.‘s witty lines! Plus, I think he’s the “best” Avenger (and I’m NOT being biased here! Haha!)
Best Temper: THE HULK
Whaaat? I know that’s sooo obvious… but I just can’t CAN’T include him! Besides, Mark Ruffalo‘s a-okay in his own way (well, just don’t compare him to Evans and Hemsworth and we’re good!) AND I love the color green! ’Nuff said.
Hahaha, okay! For all my men readers, I apologize. The things you just read were meant for my fellow lady readers! (Ain’t that right, girls? I swear, you’ll totally get me once you watch the actual movie!)
Moving on, I have to admit that I ain’t a genuine The Avengers fan. So let’s not get into all those comic book stuff and Comic-Con conventions and whatnot! My knowledge of The Avengers is only limited to its Hollywood version, so to all die-hard followers out there, chillax! This post is purely for fun! Or as they say in showbiz, purely for ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES only!!!
But overall, I can say that the movie was good! Maybe not THAT great (*cough*FIGHT SCENES*cough*), but it’s worth your money nonetheless. I actually plan on watching it again with my girlfriend Val!
Ooh, before I forget, S.H.I.E.L.D’s very own Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and Black Widow weren’t bad at all! So those are more “things” to look forward to!
Now going back to Iron Man‘s anti-kiss statement, THAT scene was actually one of my favorites! Laugh out loud kung laugh out loud talaga!
“Please tell me nobody kissed me!” -Iron Man to Captain America, The Hulk, and Thor (you have to watch the movie to relate! Hahaha!)
Seriously, WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO KISS CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE HULK, AND THOR???
Okay, maybe not The Hulk…
But when we’re only talking about Chris AND Chris, to answer that question… NOT ME!
By all means, please replace “nobody” with “EVERYBODY!” Diba? Wahahahaha!
Lemme know what you think once you watch The Avengers.
The Avengers is now shown in Philippine cinemas.
According to my very helpful friend Mr. Longman, a PRINCE is…
The Duke of Cambridge
Well obviously, he’s already taken! Heck, I even care more for his wife now! Hahaha! But I just have to give credit to the man… the person… the prince… who started it all — at least for ME! Thanks a lot, Wills! Dahil sa’yo, sobrang taas tuloy ng standards ko! At dahil sa sobrang taas, wala pang pumapasa! FAIL!
The Prince of Monte Carlo — the movie!
No, he’s not a real-life prince. He didn’t even play the role of a “prince” in the movie Monte Carlo. But mind you, he’s one heck of a talented actor! Yung tipong may awards! And did I mention that he’s French?! Oh I don’t know… he has this certain charm that I can’t quite… Ah basta, yun na yun! If my entire rambling isn’t enough, I think the picture can explain it all!
Hmm… feeling ko lang TOWER siya… kasi EIFFEL in love with him eh! WAHAHAHAHA! (Talk about corny-ness to the nth level!!! Please bear with me, my dear readers!)
You guessed it right — he’s none other than the son of the late Steve Jobs. And I guess it’s safe to say: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON! ♥
Condolence… If only I could hug you and be with you in these trying times… Seriously. :’(
The Commoner Prince
I’m sorry if I can’t name him, but only A FEW of my close friends know who this is…
Yes, he’s a real person! In fact, he’s a friend. It’s actually funny because it’s like I’ve known him for years, but it’s only NOW that I noticed him! (*gulp* heto naaa!) I guess what I CAN just tell you is that he’s a “prince” in his own right. Sa totoo lang, SIYA PALANG ANG PUMAPASA (in real life)! He’s ALMOST perfect! But then again, perfection is too overrated. And honestly, I don’t think I can star in the movie No Other Man — and no, that’s NOT a typo! Ouch! Bakit? Bakit kasi siya paaa?!
Anyway, if you noticed one thing my “princes” have in common, it’s that they’re all WAAAY OUT OF MY LEAGUE! Hahaha! Oh well papel. I guess I just have to find out if there’s going to be AN EXCEPTION… and when I say “exception,” I was
MOSTLY referring to me! Otherwise, hello singlehood for life!!!
I don’t care if people call me “emotionally damaged” just like Jamie in Friends with Benefits (I love Mila Kunis, by the way!) because I want a “prince charming.” But one thing’s for sure: I will never ever settle for anything less OR second best! I’m sorry, but that’s just me! And besides, I think I can live with being “a lady” (as opposed to being promoted to “princess” or “duchess”) for life!
Oooh! Having said that, why look for a PRINCE when you can have a DUKE? Haha! ’Nuff said.
“Ang tunay na pag-ibig ay hindi nakikita sa mukha,
dahil ang pag-ibig ay nararamdaman hindi nakikita. “
-Mga Kasabihang Pinoy (follow it on Twitter @MgaKasabihan)
It’s been years since the last time I rambled about love and I’m sorry but the hopeless romantic in me just can’t help it so here I go again. FORTUNATELY, this time, the “focus” of this entry is not the same person anymore. Oh, thank God!
So, if you’re one of my friends on Facebook, you’ll notice that for the past weeks or so, my status updates are like a broken record — updated every minute/hour or so (thanks to my office computer! haha!) with never-ending one-liners, ALL with the same message:
OR SO I THINK. Here’s the thing, I’m kind of unsure with the exact meaning of that word because if there’s one thing “history” taught me, it’s that it tends to repeat — and I’m in no mood whatsoever to go through love hell once again!
Many people ask me why I’m single. Well, as @DamnItsTrue put it, “I’m single not because I don’t pray for love. I’m single because I don’t play around with love.” Yeah, that or I guess you can also blame me for my “high standards” that most of the time, the guys that do pass those standards are even waaay out of my league already. Heck, if you looked inside my uber-cheesy-and-mushy brain, you’d see Prince William‘s name on top of my “high standards” list! Haha!
That’s why I’m a sucker for rom-com movies! Speaking of which, have you seen Gerald Anderson and Sarah Geronimo‘s latest movie? If you have, then you’d already know why I loved it sooo much! I want a love story like that. I said “like,” so being the President’s son is not necessary. BUT being a gentleman, fearing God, having the ability to be suuuper sweet, loving selflessly, and whatnot ARE REQUIRED! Most especially, don’t make me fall if you don’t plan to catch me! Haha! (oh, enough. Just watch Catch Me… I’m in Love in theaters now!)
But you see, going back to my “high standards” list, the good thing about me is that I know and accept the fact that I’m no Kate Middleton — but just like her, I want to end up with my own “prince” — though not literally. And that’s where “New Guy” comes in. Excuse my mushiness but for me, he’s the perfect example of a “commoner prince,” as oxymoronic as that may sound. I still can’t describe him in detail because like I said, I’m still confused. Besides, @DamnItsTrue said (again!), “I know I love someone when I can’t put into words how they make me feel.” And that made me think… Hmm. But know this — he’s the one who put “kilig” back in my vocabulary and you don’t know how good that feels after being on hiatus from loveland! He made my dreams sweet again, my days brighter, and myself happier. I even find myself smiling out of nowhere just by reading some of my students’ names — just because they have the same name! Craaazy, right? Haha!
But no, up to this point, I’m still denying that I’m in love. Crush? More. Infatuation? Maybe. But love? As long as “unrequited” doesn’t precede it, then I can say MAYBE too. But overall, I’d say it’s just a state of mind. However, I read somewhere to not underestimate states of mind; they’re why we do everything. But still, I want to say it one more time, love is a state of mind.
IT’S. JUST. A. STATE. OF. MIND. Well, you’ve already read the title of this entry. So, go figure.
“I didn’t say ‘I Love You’ to hear it back… I said it to make sure you knew.”
-@DamnItsTrue (follow her on Twitter ’cause her tweets are just SOOO. DAMN. TRUE!!! )