I went back to watch it again on Sunday with my younger 13 year old daughter Riya who loved the movie as well. She went back again yesterday Monday on her own to watch it for the 3rd time. It’s her first time watching a movie alone by herself. She said ‘ It wasn’t a problem Mama, I actually enjoyed watching by myself except for that odd guy next to me who was nodding his head throughout the movie !’ Well done my honeybun :) Mama is so proud of you. Learning to enjoy your own company will always come in handy in the future. But do be kind because the guy could have just been enjoying the music and probably nodding away to it.
I tried to watch it again on my own today but 20 mins into the movie, a white middle-aged guy on my right ticked me off because apparently I was annoying him with my sniffles. I get the sniffles in any air conditioned environment. He asked me with annoyance written all over his face ‘ Are you going to do that throughout the whole movie?!’ I tried to explain to him that my nose is quite sensitive in a cold environment, but he went ‘ So? it’s disturbing others!’
What could I do? I could hv moved away to another seat but I just left the theatre because I will be very conscious about my sniffles (it was more than half packed) and won’t enjoy the movie. I felt snubbed but it was alright ... I had already watched it twice before but I was appalled at his lack of compassion for the sick. I pity his girlfriend or wife sitting next to him. And I always thought that the westerners were more courteous because they would have been brought up in a cultured environment. Oh what an eye-opener!! People can be so self-centered, so self-absorbed regardless of their background! Shocking.
Update as at Thursday 22 Feb 2018
I went to watch it again today morning. I'm having fever and the works. I popped some paracetamol and still went to catch it! There were only 5 of us in the theatre...and i controlled my sniffles and cough as much as I could. Fever may come and go but great movies on the big screen?? Uhh....Like never!!
I remember something once a friend said during Dirty Dancing musical that a few of us were watching in 2013. She said that she watched the movie Dirty Dancing over and over again because she absolutely loved it. I couldn’t comprehend what she said at that point, but now I can totally relate to what she meant.
Coming back to my movie The Greatest Showman , I don't think I've watched a movie this many times!! 3.5 times so far...and the thing is I'm still enjoying it....hmmm, should I catch it one more time?? Just to get my fill?? Just to get it out of my system? Omg...How obsessed can I get?
Somebody, please STOP ME!!!! :))
Friends disappearing from our lives is a sad part of our journey on this earth. Slowly you stop talking to them, slowly you stop meeting up with them and slowly these angels disappear out of your lives, unnoticed like in the excerpt above. Sometimes, it just stops me in my tracks .... when I realise that I may never talk to or see a friend again and I feel a deep sinking in my heart. I brush it aside quickly because I really don't want it to bring me down.
One day many years from now I’ll think back to the times we shared and how once they played an important part in both our lives. Will my friends miss me as much? They could hv moved on and they may or may not. But that’s life isn’t it? But it has always been my belief that if you want a friendship or any relationship to continue to last, we must make an effort. Both sides. Otherwise, it will ‘disappear’, even without any of us realising.
For instance, my current docent friends... A great bunch of ladies and I do meet up with them for drinks and have a lot of fun with them and we made grand plans to keep in touch even in the future but once our training finishes, where will we be? Will we have a common ground to stand on? Will our conversations have the same sense of camaraderie that we feel now ? Actually, it may or may not... but I’ll enjoy our hilarious moments now as long as it lasts.
Here’s to all the friends who hv ‘disappeared’ or who are currently 'disappearing' from my life. I sincerely hope you are well or will be well whatever you are doing with your life. Be happy always and be blessed.
I just returned home after watching a wonderful movie. The Greatest Showman. I saw the trailer last year and I thought looks like a watchable movie and that I must catch it. I had been postponing it but I’m so glad I made the time to watch this movie today.
Its such a nice feel good movie. And I was amazed at the songs, the dance choreography and Hugh Jackman’s acting just blew me away. Great actor - the greatest showman indeed. Left the theatre in tears and with goosebumps. Totally mesmerising. And of course who could say no to watching Zac Effron for 2 hours with his dashing good looks and baby blue eyes :)
After the last few days of feeling totally lousy, it was such a nice welcome to watch a movie with a happy ending. Where true love prevails even if our stars have to be rewritten.
I loved the movie soundtrack This is Me as well..it moves me and touches deep within me. I feel like I'm on stage myself dancing and singing .. I went to sleep with a little euphoria.
Please watch it if you haven’t seen it yet. Would love to catch it again. Care to join me?
My home is
usually in a mess and has dust settled on almost everything. But I believe laughter and love will win the day. In 20 years, my girls won't remember how messy the house was but will remember the time we spent together and the love they felt...