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Lorax made me LOL

I watched the movie The Lorax by Dr Seuss yesterday and it gave me such a feel-good vibe that I watched all its trailers and featurettes on YouTube the whole of today, which made me smile all over again.

I was laughing out loud and giggling throughout the entire animated film, along with many others in the audience. We all laughed, went “awwww” at the touching scenes (and some probably even sniffed), tapped our feet at the catchy tunes, “grrr” at the villain in unison and finally cheered when a happy ending was in sight.

The movie poster said it was 126 minutes long but honestly it felt like only 15 minutes had passed. It was so enjoyable that we were disappointed when it ended because we wanted the movie to go on for a bit longer. It was indeed a brilliant reenactment of a Dr Seuss classic. I even stayed till the end of the credits, hoping that there would be some extended scenes.

You would have felt the same way if you had seen the bears (which were a crowd favourite). Look at them go “ooooh” and keep an eye on that cute fish in the right corner.

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And Pipsqueak grinning with a mouthful of marshmallows.

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The fishes were my favourite comedic elements though. They could sing and dance and even crow like the rooster in the morning.

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More importantly, their expressions looked so adorable, innocent and “high” that they reminded me of someone’s facial expressions when she danced in a carefree “tao zui” manner. So happy that even Madonna copied her dance moves.

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Another thing that fascinated me was Ted’s hair. It looked exactly like my bowl cut. I kid you not. From its individually coiffed strands and bowl-like shape, I thought I was seeing myself onscreen.

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Right? Hahaha! So this is how I’d look if I were a cartoon. Oh, and the mule in the movie (not pictured here) looked exactly like my dog.

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And so I’m going to watch this video again.

By the way, the book/movie ended with this quote, which could apply to many situations in our lives and the world in general.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. — Dr Seuss

[Images via YouTube and The Lorax official trailers]

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That feeling you can’t deny

Few weeks ago, I watched the latest season of How I Met Your Mother (Season 7/Episode 01: The Best Man) on TV and there were two particular scenes that made me ponder about what I think I have with someone. I wanted to post the quote on Twitter but I thought it deserves a longer blog post.

The whole gang was at a wedding and Lily realised that Robin still had feelings for Barney and she was troubled by how she felt. So she said to Robin:

“It doesn’t have to make sense. It’s chemistry… You and Barney have the kind of chemistry that just doesn’t go away.”

Later Barney decided to call Nora to tell her how he felt about her:

“The reason I called is to tell you how I feel about you. I know we didn’t work out the first time and I know it doesn’t make any sense, but I can’t shake the feeling that we belong together. Is there any part of you that wants to try again?”

Two different scenes but both were about the same topic: chemistry and that feeling of belonging together.

Weird huh? How sometimes you feel so strongly that there is this special person who fills a big part of your life and fits you perfectly and you will never feel the same without the same person around. Because you are so used to being the maker of her day, creator of her rainbows, bringer of smiles to her face and the sunshine in her life and so on. And you are so sure that both of you belong together and so certain that you will be one of those very happy couples that people will look enviously at. Hahaha.

I have felt this way about someone for the longest time. It was this strong sense that we are intricately linked together somehow and our lives share this bond that we can’t shake off, no matter how we try to deny it. If you read my blog posts since the beginning of 2010 till now, you’d realise how I felt then is still how I feel now. Weird huh.

Maybe this is what “we are meant to be” means.