Things began looking up this past month and I’m incredibly grateful for being able to rise up again. I’m also incredibly excited for the upcoming months as I have various goals I plan to achieve, and I can’t wait to share them with you as I go through them!
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What better way to rebuild than to entertain me with a couple of healing movies? This month was the first time I ever watched these films and I find them to be exciting, emotional (especially Ne Zha), heartfelt, and rejuvenating to my mind and soul. I felt that I was able to connect again with my inner child and her admiration for adventure, family, and friendship.
FINDING 'OHANA (2021)
Finding ‘Ohana has made me miss being home and with my parents and close friends. It reminded me that no matter how small our islands are compared to everywhere else, the love and values we have for and about our families are greater than everywhere else combined.
Maturity Rating: PG • Genre: Adventure, Family • Original Language: English • Streaming Service: Netflix
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020)
Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey. That’s all that matters. Just kidding. Though I wasn’t familiar with the original shows and movies of Sonic, I seemed to be drawn to this film when I was browsing through movies to watch. I enjoyed seeing the character development with Sonic and his interest in experiencing life whenever opportunities arise.
Maturity Rating: PG • Genre: Adventure, Comedy • Original Language: English • Streaming Service: Paramount+
哪吒之魔童降世 (Ne Zha) (2019)
Ne Zha is an animated movie I never thought I’d ever watch and love. This movie brought out the waterfall through my eyes, while also making me laugh my heart out. I think the storyline is beautifully done, the characters are enjoyable to watch, and the lessons in the movie are unforgettable.
Maturity Rating: PG • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure • Original Language: Chinese • Streaming Service: Unknown
THE DA VINCI CODE (2006)
At the other end of the spectrum of movies, I enjoyed watching this month is Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code. I believe I saw this movie years ago, but I completely forgot the details of the plot and storyline. What’s made this my favorite is my love for mystery, puzzles, and solving clues. I absolutely love National Treasure, and I knew The Da Vinci Code would ignite the same admiration I had for National Treasure.
Maturity Rating: PG-13 • Genre: Mystery, Thriller • Original Language: English • Streaming Service: Unknown
After 1 year and 7 months, I was finally able to cut my hair and get rid of all of the damaged ends. And boy does my hair feel so much healthier right now. I can’t remember the last time it’s been easy to comb it with minimal time trying to detangle the ends of my hair. I feel as if I also got to save time in the shower from having to rinse my hair for a long time. Check out the transformation below! I’m aiming to definitely do more colors and styles with my hair in the future.
I AM GRATEFUL FOR...
- Cutting my hair;
- Catching up with friends;
- Celebrating my parents’ birthdays;
A gratitude list does not have to include major life events (but include them when they do happen). Simple blessings, such as showering with clean water, are overlooked privileges to be grateful for.
Incorporate or reserve at least 10 minutes of your daily routine to write at least three (3) things you are grateful for.
We all need a good reminder to keep our feet on the ground.
“You are stronger than you believe.” –Unknown