Last Saturday I turned a year older. Alhamdulillah. It’s one of those days where it occurred to me that my life is different than what I’ve planned all along, of course reminding me that God’s plan is always better. All those missed chances for something I thought would be good for me actually opened another door of opportunity for me, some of which shaped me to become who I am today. Things I didn’t know possible for me became possible, things I didn’t know I’d enjoy became enjoyable or even things I thought I’d hate became admirable now. At certain point of life, many things have different meaning. What I deem as happiness changed as I grow older. How amazing is that?
I’m also grateful knowing my whole life is governed by God that it’s through His mercy that I’m always protected and saved even when I forget to save myself. Isn’t it the same case for everyone else? I also believe blessing comes in many ways of which sometimes we may have overlooked some of them. We’re definitely blessed beyond measure. It’s through others’ kindness that we are reminded of God’s love. You know how God blessed us with so many good people around us. I have a loving family I wouldn’t trade for anything in this world, wonderful best friends who’d always be there emotionally and physically and of course the rest of the people in my life. Life may not be easy for some of us but look around, look at how God placed each and everyone in our life, how they’re all carrying different role to ease our life in many ways. Okay this may be going too far, I could go on and on but I sounded like a motivational speaker or something like that so I’ll stop right here :’) Enough with that.
So it was my birthday last Saturday. Didn’t do anything fancy, I spent the whole day for movie marathon with my best friend. We watched 3 movies. First was Beauty & The Beast. I know we’re so late but I grew up with Disney’s princesses (Though Belle is not my fav) so I went for it. Hearing bad reviews from our friends made us lower our expectation so much. Surprisingly it was not that bad. I mean it was okay-ish minus the excessive singing part. I hate musical movie but we all know how Disney always has songs in their movies but I think Beauty & The Beast was too much. I never like the main idea of how a girl fell in love with a Beast etc but I watched it for the sake of re-living my childhood. I guess it was okay.
Second one was King Arthur: Legend of The Sword. It wasn’t exactly the best but entertaining enough. Probably because I love Arthurian legend and this was kind of a “new story” for the Arthurian legend. The story line however is disappointing and floppy. The music score was quite good. I was expecting Merlin in this film but there’s no Merlin, it sort of killed it for me and the rest of the characters didn’t really have any significant role despite being Arthur’s companion. Beckham had his first acting debut in this film too. I cringed even if it’s just for a short scene.
Final one was Alien: Covenant. The cinematography was good. Well it’s filmed in NZ. I’m not really a fan of alien movie but I watched Prometheus. Honestly it was a long time ago so I couldn’t recall most of the plot anyway. Watching this again, I was recalling this and that. Scientifically, I like the sick idea of how David used Shaw’s reproductive system to create the ovomorph and all that mumbo jumbo to blend her DNA with host DNA. At first, I didn’t like Capt. Daniels but her character grew on me. I admire her bravery.
We wanted to watch Gifted too but no time left. 3 movies consumed too much of a day for us anyway. We started at 11.15 am until 9++ pm including time for us to have lunch and prayers, yeah we skipped dinner and later replaced with dessert. We had fun but next time I don’t think we should watch sci-fi movie, not my best friend’s genre anyway. It was actually her idea to watch Alien:Covenant but she was
frightened restless for most of the scenes anyway. But of course, we laughed it off when it ended.