Movie Review: God’s Not Dead

It’s 2015 and it’s my second post! Haha. Anyway, I’ve just been recently engaged in movies and I just really want to share with everyone my review for God’s Not Dead.

To be honest, I never really knew that there’s a certain film last 2014 that dealt with Religion. I’ve just passed by a certain facebook profile (Okay, I admit I was stalking someone) and I saw it on that person’s cover photo. Deeply awed by those words, I just googled that phrase: God’s Not Dead and it lead me to this film! So, I’ve acquired a copy of that film and decided that maybe I should watch it today. (Err, well for some reasons… Pope Francis is here in PH so, I guess, I just wanted to watch something related to religion).

Anyway, the story revolved along Josh (a college student) who chose to stand up for God and defended Him against Professor Radison. All his classmates wrote in a sheet of paper, “God is Dead” except him. He angered his professor and let them to a mock trial. In which, Professor Radison is the Prosecutor, Josh as the Defender and the class as the jury. If Josh won, he’d pass the course and if he didn’t, well he’d fail. And his failure is very crucial since he wanted to enter law school. I could say that the movie has its flaws as well and I really was annoyed at some scenes.

To be honest, I am not a very good follower of God but I am a believer. However, it dawned on me that if I was in Josh’s position? Would I stand up for God as well? I really wasn’t able to answer it. Because I am fully aware that His followers don’t have it easy. And I assure you in the real life, I was really able to relate. But probably, I would seek for help too like what he did..

To be honest, I really pity Professor Radison since he blamed everything that happened to God. God didn’t want to take away his mother but He had to do it. And He’s not to blame if He said no to his prayers. I mean, He sure is powerful and all but there are somethings in life that we wouldn’t able to receive no matter how hard we pray or how hard we work. I mean, sometimes, we just have to suck it up and continue living and believing in Him. Although we may not understand His will at those moments of trials, I assure you that we would after we surpass them. And there’s even a bonus after each trial that we surpass, we become a better person.

The film was rated 17% in Rotten Tomatoes and it made me feel sad. Although, I could probably understand that there are some factors that were not good in the movie. The story line still missed something. And there are some movie parts that were quite confusing but its message is meaningful enough.

I just hoped that there was some kind of alternate ending though. I just wished that Prof. Radison was able to apologize to his ex-girlfriend before he died. 😦

Anyway, I would like to rate it 3.5 stars out of 5. :D. It’s a must watch, though

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I still long for it even if 5 years had already passed… (3AM Realizations)

Ever since I was a little kid, I always knew that I was different. When the teacher asks my classmates what they wanted to become someday, they always say, “I want to become a doctor so that I could help other people.” And gladly, I was not one of them. It was a different case for me. Whenever I was asked that question, my response would be, “I want to become a lawyer someday.” And then, they’d immediately ask why. But since, I am innocent and full of passion then, I would proudly reply, “Because I want to become the President of the Philippines someday.” And after that, I’d always see a smile that always bothered me then. And I only realized when I grew up that it was a smirk.

But it was a different case for some of my relatives. They would ask me that question and they (grownups) would usually laugh and comment afterwards “Wala na sigurong Pilipinas by that time.” I’d be so pissed off that I would walk out of the room. (And yeah, I realized by now that it’d be totally impossible for me to become the President of the Philippines but still I was a kid then and my dreams are way up high.)

Despite all of those jeers and discouraging remarks from my peers and my relatives, there was this one person who believed in me and that was Gramps. He genuinely cared about my dreams and he motivated me to push through that career. Up until I was in the sixth grade, I genuinely believed that I could pull that career off. I could even remember what I wrote in an english class when we were asked to create our own Epitaph. I wrote, “Here lies the body of a great lawyer who genuinely cared for others. Cause of Death: Assassination.” And when I think about that now, it kind of sounds morbid. I mean, my classmates wrote that they would die due to old age and I wrote assassination?! Seriously, was I even thinking of becoming a hero then, huh? (Too Ambitious. Tsk. Tsk.)

However, as we grow up, we tend to realize that our dreams when we were still kids are way too hard for us to achieve. And the depressing result is we’re going to settle for something less than that. Or even worse, we’d just grab up something that we’ve never really wanted but is already in front of us. (Choosy pa ba? Ayan na nga sa harap mo eh!) So when I was in my final year of my secondary education, I never got in my choice for law school. It really devastated me that it made me think that maybe that dream will never become a reality. It even got to the point that maybe those people who laughed at me before were right. So I just kept that dream locked in some place far away, pretending it never existed in the first place. I never realized that time passed fleetingly that I just woke up one day enrolling myself in an Engineering School.

To be honest, I’d almost forgotten my passion when I studied in that school. Too many school requirements to finish but there’s too little time. I could still remember that I’d sleep at midnight only to wake up at 3 in the morning in order to finish those requirements. It was really effective then. However, little did I know that the more you bury your feelings inside, the more hard it’d be for you to control it when it resurfaced. And yeah, that realization hit me 6 months before graduation. I still love law. I still long to be a lawyer. And this time, I’d do whatever it takes to become one.

I know some people would definitely object to my decision and say that I’d be wasting my bachelor’s degree if I wouldn’t be able to practice it. To be honest, I’d also feel some guilty feelings if I wouldn’t be able to practice my profession. But what can I do? It’s the key to my happiness. Should I just let things be and be forever thinking about what could happen should I have chosen law despite its consequences? Well, I don’t really want to spend my life regretting things and thinking about those stupid ‘what if phrases that ran constantly into my mind’. I don’t want to live my life like that so this time, I’d be definitely chasing my dreams.

I’ve been always a fan of this saying: ‘If there’s a will, there’s a way.’ =). If you really want something so bad, you’d definitely do whatever you can to have it. And you’d be surprised when you realized that you could also do things that you’ve never even imagine you’d do. In conclusion, I sure will do reach for it, as soon as I’m done with these things that I need to prioritize first. And I’m still young so I guess I could pull that one off. Haha. 🙂

PS. Releasing stress by writing really feels great. :)).

Because High school was indeed “AWESOME”

June 18, 2014

It has already been five years since I have my Alma Mater. Looking back, all I ever wanted before was to end this whole high school thing. I never realized that the more that I wanted to grow up faster, the less happier I get. I never realized that my high school life was definitely the best experience ever in my school life.. You might wonder why I have brought up such topic.. It’s simply because of the reason that I was busy reading our notebook (my best friend and I’s) crime busting, detective like, spy life. Hahaha. If you were my classmate before and you happen to remember the speaking opportunity that we had when we were in our sophomore year, I cut the notebook in half right, but that was only the bogus one. HAHA. Seriously =)

Anyway, looking back at those moments, I could definitely say that I am indeed one of the luckiest persons in the world before. I mean, I was not really serious then and was taking life for granted but still, I am happily doing childish things and such. But nevertheless, if only one soul was able to look at that notebook or told our teachers, my best friend and I would definitely be out of the school. And, we might not even see each other anymore, but thank God nothing bad happened and I still have the notebook. 🙂

Anyway, I am writing right now because there are a lot of things that changed. My best friend and I separated schools and we just kept on moving forward with our own lives. and I miss those times.. those times that we used to fool around.. And then I realized that we cannot do that anymore, because THINGS have finally CHANGED. :(.

If there’s only one thing that I will never regret. Having done that risky and fun thing with her. :). I wish you all the best bestfriend! I love you and miss youuuuu <3.

Throwback. My bestfriend (left) and I when we were sophomores

Throwback. My bestfriend (left) and I when we were sophomores

The notebook that brought us closer. :)

The notebook that brought us closer. 🙂

That Bucketlist. :)

Hi. Since #100happydays is indeed mainstream, I decided that I make up a bucket list that I need to accomplish in my lifetime. ♥ Sounds sweet. 🙂 Hihi. 🙂

1. Get back in shape and be gorgeously beautiful. (HAHA)

2. Be a Juris Doctor Student

3. Pass the BAR examinations

4. Spend my birthday in Paris, France

5. Meet someone special. ♥

6. Go back and travel with my family in Singapore

7. Be fluent in French Language. 🙂

8. Be a part of Mountaineering Club and climb a REAL mountain. 🙂

9. Write my own novel. 

10. Take good care of a beautiful Labrador Retriever.

11. Give my parents around the world trip as my gift to them. (I really need a lot of money by then). ♥

I will update this lateeer. :))

I pledge to read 50 books this year

Reading and writing were my favorite past time since I was a kid. Back then, my parents were very strict and I am not allowed to hangout with my friends outside of school so more often than not, I prefer reading than going out of our house. You could say that I was an introvert before, but now I’m far from being like that. Anyway, I am really fascinated with books, so I will start to read again. :)) And don’t be surprised if my blog is full of book reviews. Hehe. :).. :D. Thus, I pledge to read 50 books this year. 🙂