Archive for May, 2017

May 31, 2017

The Shack (2017)

The Shack movie is finally here! I read the book while I was in the Philippines, heard about it from Margy who told me it was a best selling book at the time. I even read it with the audio book and I loved the story. So I was really excited when I found out that they made a movie out of that book, I was not about to miss it.

God is so good, He made a way for me to watch the movie for free! Ladyboss’s church had a fund raising event and she blessed our Achieve team with free tickets to watch the movie!

I came by the office around 4pm, and Ladyboss had already told us we had to leave work earlier if we wanted to make it to the movie on time since it started at 6pm. We did take a detour before heading to the Monterey Cinema down at Howick, and took a trip to Ladyboss’s new house at Hamlin Road. I took a ride in the car with Jack while Jeisson rode with Elwin. Ladyboss had her friends with her to come along to the house too.

I was very amazed with the progress the house has had since the last time I was there helping her with painting the railings. Lovely curtains and the floor is all sanded up and polished. It should be all ready to rent out except for the second shower room.

Because of the horrible traffic enroute to Howick, we got there about 20 minutes late and missed a fair bit of the earlier story. However, it wasn’t too bad and we didn’t miss the main jist of it as we started from the part that they were just heading to the camp site.

The cinema was a small theater and by the time we got in, all the seats were pretty much packed. So I got to the end corner of the cinema but the view was still alright. Elwin was sitting beside me and I was a bit embarrassed cos I was balling my eyes out throughout the movie! Despite how much I knew about the story and how it would end, every word seem to touch me so much and its all the words that have come out of my very own mouth whenever I questioned God.

I do have to say, I have no idea why they chose to cast Sam Worthington in this movie. Is he a Christian? Did he have to audition for the role? Who knows. He was not entirely terrible but I think another actor would’ve made it more convincing, but hey, I still cried!

Whether or not this movie is Biblical, I have no idea and I don’t really care. It was wonderful and relate-able in my personal opinion so I’m gonna give it a 3.5 star out of 5. It would’ve been a 4 if not for the mediocre acting not just from the protagonist but also other characters in the movie could have been better.

May 28, 2017

Ladies Night.

The last time I had a catch up session with Rain was two month’s ago when I went to her house. This time, we met up in the city in a newly revamped restaurant called 1947 Eatery (formerly called “Handi”) and she also invited her friend Ritu and this sassy lady Analyn whom I have not seen since she graduated from our college.

It was a simple night of drinks and Indian food, girly chit chats of work, life, Ms India NZ, immigration issues and love life! I spent more time talking to Analyn this time, I guess being that we didn’t manage to catch up when I went to visit Rain the last time (they were flatmates). So now that she’s moved out of their place just recently, I guess she also took the opportunity to catch up with Rain.

Rithima was sweet, she’s also a sassy one and it was nice to finally meet her after seeing lots of photos they had of going out etc. I didn’t stay long though, met up with them around 6:40pm and then I left by 9:15pm. It was a Sunday night after all, a bit mellow mood since people are preparing to go to work the next day.

I told Rain that we should catch up next after 5 weeks when I finally finished my course and have a bit of a breather. And she should also organize that looooong overdue house warming party that I told her about!

May 21, 2017

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Winter. #bbrrrr

It’s 13 degree Celsius outside, it’s been a while that I have felt cold like this. I am loving the weather, even though it tends to get really chilly and I feel like I have to wear thick clothing all the time. But truth be told, its really better than a 40 degrees all year summer time.

I haven’t been writing much lately, I feel awful about it because I love keeping memories and writing about what goes on in my life. It’s just been so overwhelming lately that I always find myself starting an entry, and then don’t actually end up finishing my drafts. By the time I get to them, I feel like I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say and all the emotions that were felt at the point when I started those entries. Urgghh…

Anyway, besides the change of season and weather, I am also facing a change in career and life in general. I haven’t felt “happy” in a while. I mean, I’ve had moments of joy, but I tend fall back into that deep cave of mine where I hide all my true feelings and all that feeling and emotions eat me up little by little.

I have told myself many times, that I need to be more “positive”. To learn to look at the bright side of things and not always try to expect the worst-case scenario. Today in church, the message was about living by faith, and not in anger. It really is God telling me to live by faith, to trust in Him even when trials in life are so hard to deal with. I think “Trust” is a word that I feel I am able to do, but also at the same time struggle with.

Ok, enough about my rants and troubles. I told myself I needed to stay positive. So it should start now. Things to look forward to in the near future: the end of the mid term exams, The Shack movie! And… the end of my diploma! So that’s something to look forward to ^_^