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Five life lessons from Dr Seuss

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I’m blogging this pic because the quotes are mostly taken from my favourite Dr Seuss book (ever since we read it for someone’s birthday) and there are five of them, which is my favourite number. Ha!

And reading the list of simple truths made me grin a silly happy grin, so I want to share my joy with you. Yes, you.

It’s amazing how Dr Seuss can write stories that appear to be made up of gibberish and yet they are so enlightening. Agree?

I am totally gonna live my life like how Dr Seuss thinks everyone should! Join me!

P/S: This is also one of the fastest blog posts I have ever written.

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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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Oh, the thinks you can think

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According to the trending topics on Twitter, it was Dr Seuss’ birthday yesterday and I hope you had a blast re-reading one of his books or googling his numerous witty quotes.

Dr Seuss has been our favourite author ever since we read “Oh, The Places You Can Go” last year in bed. It was a great morning as we took turns to read the pages each other. And I’ve captured the memory of that perfect morning right here. Reading that blog post again made me smile. She got me this book (pictured above) as one of the numerous gifts for my birthday package and she said it reminded her of me and I love it!

One of my favourite quotes from the book is:

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

So who exactly is Dr Seuss?

Theodor Seuss Geisel (2 March 1904 – 24 September 1991), better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books.

So 2 March was his day and let’s celebrate… With a birthday tweet from funny host Ellen DeGeneres:

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By the way, is it weird if I have been reciting any Dr Seuss books in a Cantonese accent?