MOVIE REVIEW: LITTLE MANHATTAN


I know, it’a bit 10 years late or so but whatever. I ended my subscription to Netflix last week and they told me I have until 5th of November to use what I paid for. Thus, I chanced upon this movie in Trending Now.

IMDB summarizes it in one line: A 10-year-old and an 11-year-old find love in New York City.

Some of you would say it’s a teenager movie, it’s too chick flick and all, But I, I loved it. Yes, it was a light movie — but it completely reminds you and takes you back those good ol’ days when you thought that it would be the end of the world, when you thought that there’s no one greater person than her/him at 15 years old. What the heck right? But this movie captures every single small detail.

PROCESS:

  1. When Rosemary is stopping by at his house for a karate practice, he had his hair cut. He was also practicing in the mirror, ‘Hey, pretty lady!’ ‘Hi Rosemary!’ and all. – Wouldn’t it be nice if men actually prepares for your date?
  2. When they planned to meet up again. Gabe thought: ‘Best 3 words in the dictionary: ‘See you tomorrow’. – When someone is extremely excited to be with you. And you cannot wait for that time comes. Waiting is gruesome and excruciating even if the date is just tomorrow. It couldn’t come any sooner. Right?
  3. When Gabe was literally waiting by the phone.
  4. When they went to the concert. Gabe was mentally tortured whether to hold her hand or not. And he thought: ”Never had I been so keenly aware of the ability of palm to manufacture sweat, but I was determined to hold that girl’s hand for every single second.” – When being with that person makes you overly nervous and happy at the same time. And was just that too sweet? I was determined to hold that girl’s hand every single second. 
  5. When they were roaming around NYC and she had her arms wrapped around him. He thought: ‘With that girl’s arms around me… there was nothing I couldn’t do’ – We could only wish to have that same effect, if he feels the same way when we do it to them. 
  6. When gabe was looking forward to every single one of his karate classes, even if he was no good at it just because he’ll see rosemary.
  7. When Gabe was intentionally riding across his borders, outside of his neighborhood just to see her – because he couldn’t wait for 2 more days. – Let’s admit it. We’ve all done this! Secretly going to their ‘block’ so we can intentionally – unintentionally bump into them. Guilty! 

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There’s so much – it’s a time travel. And gabe also had a lot of realizations too;

  • Love is an ugly, terrible business practiced by fools. It’ll trample your heart and leave you bleeding on the floor. And what does it really get you in the end? Nothing but a few incredible memories that you can’t ever shake. The truth is, there’s gonna be other girls out there. I mean, I hope. But I’m never gonna get another first love. That one is always gonna be her.
  • Suddenly, I knew what I had to do. Love isn’t about ridiculous little words. Love is about grand gestures. Love is about airplanes pulling banners over stadiums, proposals on jumbo-trons, giant words in sky writing. Love is about going that extra mile even if it hurts, letting it all hang out there. Love is about finding courage inside of you that you didn’t even know was there
  • Maybe not everything is supposed to last forever. Certain things are like… like… skywriting. Like, like, like a really beautiful thing that lasts for a couple moments and then… You know?
  • As I held onto Rosemary Telesco for dear life, we both knew the truth. She was going off to camp and eventually, private school. We were on different roads, she and me. Two ships that passed in Sheep Meadow.
  • Never had I felt so alive! I had a date with Rosemary!
  • I couldn’t escape them, all the little things I left unsaid, I was drowning in them.

EVERYDAY: CRIBS FOUNDATION


I, for one have been wanting to help out a foundation or feed some stray kids to officially celebrate my birthday. It hasn’t happened ever since I planned on it. It’s a good thing one of my friends had a friend who was well connected with an orphanage.

After our usual Saturday Class, We head out to have lunch and finally wrap all the goodies we have prepared for the children — coloring books, face towels and crayons.

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We also bought them chocolates, cookies, junks, juice and burgers. IMG_1295

If you ever have a free time on your hands, you may visit them. Though, It would be best to send an email first as they can only accommodate 5 – 7 volunteers at a time. They strictly observe this as to also take care of the children’s welfare.

If you do decide to volunteer, bring a white shirt. Do not wear it yet. They want clean ones – so they ask that volunteers wear them only upon / before entering the children’s room. The Visiting hours are from 9 – 11 in the morning and 2 – 4 in the afternoon.

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After visiting the kids, we decided to visit Antipolo Church and have dinner at Cloud Nine – Over looking over the top.

THOUGHTS: What kids asks for Christmas


Christmas is fast approaching. And it’s that time again where pockets are emptied out to buy gifts to the people you love, the obligatory baby that was randomly picked for you, the frames and the chocolates that you will be receiving, the themed christmas parties you will be attending and lastly, the gifts that you will be receiving.
So what’s on your Christmas Wish List?

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Ryan Suffern wished that her fraternal twin,Amber Suffern be protected from all the bullies, among other things.

Isn’t nice to see siblings taking care and looking out for each other? How Children can think of other things than just gadgets, toys and video games?
We need to start learning from Ryan how to put other people’s needs first than our own.
Then it’ll pretty much be a Merry, Merry Christmas for everyone!
Good Job, Ryan!