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Tale as old as time 

I went to the movies to see “Beauty and the Beast” last night and honestly, I was brought back to my childhood and all the innocent yet beautiful emotions came back to me at the very first moment the movie started. “Beauty and the Beast” has always been my favourite Disney movie and I’ve waited for this version to come for so long. I always dreamt of becoming a princess and found myself a charming loveable prince. Which girl doesn’t anyway? I remember the first time I saw “Beauty and the Beast” – the 1991 animated movie when I was little. I was around 8 or 9 at the time and my cousin and I always stayed at his house watching movies and cartoons hired from the shop close to the house. Belle has always been my favourite Disney princess beside Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”. Watching the movie yesterday brought all the memories back to me when I was so fascinated by Belle’s yellow gown and the loving tenderness of the Beast. I love Belle not because she’s pretty. I admire her becaus of her fearlessness, her pure heart, her understanding and forgiving personality, her heart full of love and empathy, her intelligence and the constant eagerness for knowledge.


I didn’t realise how much I love the Beast until I saw the movie again yesterday. And I also understood why Belle and he would make a great couple. He lives with the great insecurity about his look, and the hopelessness about his fate, and all of the sorrows and suffering that turned him into the person he never wanted to become. He’s suffered a lot and been unkind to others because he’s also unkind to himself. His mind is complicated and messy but when he met Belle, a matching soul, who understands and helps him to unfold his heart, he suddenly became so loveable and tender. There comes a great lesson of “Beauty and the Beast”, that a thing must be loved before it becomes lovable. It’s become such a cliche when people always say that the inner beauty is more important than the outer beauty but not many appreciate the inner beauty at first when they’re not seeing a beautiful face or body. I made this mistake several times in life and of course I wish I never made them because I have missed out on so many wonderful opportunities to be with wonderful people just because of my initial judgement based on the outer look. That’s why I’ve always reminded myself not to judge a book based on its cover. Once you love someone, he’ll become as beautiful than ever and you’ll be surprised of how wrong you were before when you were not in love with that person and judged him by the way he looked. 

The thing that makes me happy the most after finishing the movie is not the fact that Belle got to married a prince and will be living a comfortable life in a castle with servants and luxurious things. The thing that makes my heart so fulfilled about the ending is that eventually she found someone who can understand and does not underestimate her dreams and visions, someone who appreciates her real beauty and does not care about her background. I love the scene when they sat down reading together, when they went out for a walk holding a book, when they shared the little yet meaningful moments together. I don’t care if the Beast is a prince or he’s just a normal fella, as long as he has a heart of love and empathy. The most important thing is that they find someone who they love and care for, who they want to spend the rest of their time with knowing that life is tough and the relationship is not always smooth and rosy but they strive to be together no matter what.


This tale somehow reminds me of “Pride and Prejudice” where the two main characters came from totally different backgrounds and misunderstood each other because of their pride and judgments on each other’s origins. However, they all end happily and I think it’s the way things should always be (even though in life they are not). Besides, the cast in “Beauty and the Beast” is brilliant, the music and  costume design are both very great. I definitely will watch it again soon and I’m sure I’ll always enjoy it.


“Tale as old as time

Tune as old as song

Bitter sweet and strange

Finding you can change

Learning you were wrong


Certain as the sun

Rising in the east

Tale as old as time

Song as old as rhyme

Beauty and the beast”

One day I’ll find my own beast and fall in love with him ❤

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The notebook

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My Dearest Allie,

I couldn’t sleep last night because I know that it’s over between us. I’m not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I’ll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I’ll be seeing you.

-Noah

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Merry Christmas!!!

I know it’s too late to say “Merry Christmas!” to people but as you know, I haven’t been on this site for ages, not really ages but my last post was on December, 2nd so I thought I would love to have a comeback today somehow, just to say something silly or upload a couple of random photos. Sorry for being a lazy blogger. Don’t get me wrong! I love writing and reading and expressing myself and how I feel through blogs but I’m just too busy working and Christmas time is always the busiest time in the year so I have no energy or motivation to keep this blog going. Well, whatever. I’m here and I’m back and let’s see what I’ve got you today =D kiki.

Literally I worked nonstop from December 4th to Christmas Eve and I had only 2 days off over Christmas (Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and I was totally exhausted. My body ached and I didn’t feel like doing anything but laying on bed all day. However, I spent Christmas with my auntie’s family this year so I came to their place after I finished work on 24th and we had a BBQ on Christmas Day. It wasn’t so bad but I’m the type of person who isn’t so into BBQs and stuff like that. But the food was good and I received a present from my cousin, which I really liked. It’s a set of Honey fragrance by Marc Jacobs. I’m a sucker for perfumes and I always dream of having a massive collection of all kinds of perfume in the whole world and I imagine I would build a gallery just to display my perfumes. What a crazy lady!! Anyway, I like the Dot from Marc Jacobs too but the Honey one is a new product and I love to try it on.  It smells lovely, which has a bit of floral, citrus, fruity, sweet elements in it and it’s more suitable for an early 20’s person, which I’m one so yeah, I’m totally happy with it. Because it is a set, the cute bottle comes with 2 tubes of shower gel and body lotion. This is the first time I have a set of fragrance which has body lotion and shower gel in it so I’m getting super excited to try them one at once to see how they work together =) Yesterday out shopping with my cousin, I also bought me a set of L’Eau D’Issey Eau De Toilette Spray by Issey Miyake and I’m wearing it right now. OMG, I’ve been deeply in love with this fragrance for a very long time that I always wanted to get one but it was so expensive that I dare not spend that much money on a perfume bottle. Luckily, I got the set on sale yesterday and I was so happy about it. Actually, this perfume is more suitable for the winter weather as it’s quite intensive so I may save it for this coming winter. In the summer, I prefer something light and fresh like Daisy by Marc Jacobs, which I had from my birthday 2 months ago and now I’m getting another Marc Jacobs perfume from my cousin. Super delighted!!! I call the Issey Miyake’s perfume “Paul Francois” as it reminds me of a boy named Paul, who I had a crush on a while ago and the smell is just so elegant and French that every time I smell it, it brings me to a world where I was walking along the Seine with a cute guy in a summer night, when the city had been sleeping and there were just the two of us *smirk*. Haha. I’m joking but the truth is, I have 2 more bottles for my perfume collection and I’m absolutely pleased with it. Of course there are millions of perfumes I want to own but at this time, it’s quite enough.

*Note: I have to get me a burgundy lipstick and some kind of burgundy nail polish and a burgundy winter coat. Oh, I’m so ready for winter even though summer just started not long ago and there’s so much fun to enjoy but I miss my cozy outfits already. I look like a fat cat in them but never mind. I miss cuddles too =( *sad face*

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The second thing I want to show you guys today is a present from a “quite” special person. I don’t know how to call this kind of relationship. It’s a little bit embarrassing actually but he’s quite a nice person and as I bought him a shirt for Christmas, he bought me this necklace in return. I didn’t ask for anything but he bought it and gave it to me on Monday when we hang out and I was speechless. My reaction was so funny that I could never imagine I would be anything like that in front of any person because I’m normally very confident and proud and I hardly get surprised but this one actually hit on me so hard. I was a bit sad that we’re not boyfriend and girlfriend. I mean, I do like him and he likes me and it seems so easy for us to become something but it’s hard to explain. It’s complicated. Agrhhhhhhhh, forget about it. I really appreciate what he’s done for me and always been nice to me and he even bought me this pretty little thing. I think I would only wear it for him, I mean, sometimes when we see each other because I don’t want this little necklace to get old quickly (which it shouldn’t be but just in case teehee). Thanks for giving me this. I love it so much! Oh, he also said “Yea, it’s as pretty as you”. Actually melt my heart. Haha. Meow Meow. Miss you!!

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Awww, I’m getting tired now. I want to show my fake tattoo and some couple of things too but I think I have to leave them till my next post. Now I’m probably gonna go and watch a movie. I feel like to see a Julia Roberts’ movie tonight, perhaps “Notting Hill” or “Pretty Woman”.

Merry Christmas (even it’s late)!!! I hope you all get what you truly want for Christmas and enjoy wonderful time with families and people you love. Catch you later! =) Don’t forget to smile.

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Paris, je t’aime!!!

This is one of my most favourite movies. There are so many people living in the city light and love, so many stories waiting to be told… It’s not only about love of young couples but also about emotions and feelings that Parisians give the others, which are reflected beautifully in an unique way.
“We all go round and round
Partners are lost and found
Waiting for one more chance
All I know is,
We’re all in the dance…”

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