Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stay Tuned

I've got loads of shits to blog about but I only have a month left in Kuching, of which I'll be spending a week in Brunei, and another week in KL before leaving Malaysia for good. So that means I only have roughly 10 days left in Kuching!

So don't go anywhere, in a month, this blog will be bursting with new posts!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Movie: Forrest Gump

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People just don't appreciate the classics anymore. I try to dig up old movies to watch every now and then and I ended up with Forrest Gump. This isn't a movie for people who aren't sympathetic. Haters will hate and they sure as hell will hate this film, and if you don't, then you aren't as much as a hater as you thought you were. :P

The way I see Jenny, the one person who really mattered to Forrest aside from his momma and Bubba, was that she was just like any other girl. Perhaps even purer hearted than others. She had the kindness to ask Forrest to sit with her on that first bus ride - which is what most people overlook. Along the way, her life took a turn for the worse and she succumbed to self destruction. Running away from what could've made her life better. She wanted to suffer and suffer she did. People tend to focus on what they want to see, and most people saw a town slut who used Forrest to take care of her son and got what she deserved in the end. But people overlooked the fact that every one of us are different, who react to things in our own way. Perhaps you know someone who suffered from child abuse but grew up to be a decent person, but I know someone who suffers from virtually nothing and finds misery for herself. Some people are just stronger and others are just weaker, but that doesn't make them any better from the other. A great and simple example would be people who are born into rich families and those that are born into poor families, you don't blame them for what they were born with. If you still don't agree with me then, well, fuck it. We're all entitled to our own thinking and beliefs.

The ending was so poignant, his one and only love lies in the earth or in heaven with god... However you'd like to look at it but the truth is, his life isn't the same anymore and what made (past) him happy just didn't exist anymore even though he still has (present) his son whom he loves dearly. The ending scene made me reminiscent and nostalgic... I think that's how it was supposed to end. He wasn't sure what was happening 90% of the time but he did know that he lost out on some of the most important things in life.

If you're capable of finding beauty in simplicity, you'll enjoy this movie too. I loved it.