13 December 2011


Feel-Good Film

My favorite moment from the film "New Year's Eve": Hilary Swank's character's speech (finally found it online, hope this is the correct quote) --

"...it's (the ball) suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by.

To remember both our triumphs and missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt. Because that's what new year is all about -- getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be. 

So when the ball drops at midnight, and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long."

RELATE. RELATE. RELATE. At this point in the movie, umiiyak na ako nang bonggang-bongga. At tawa na nang tawa ang asawa ko. Lol.

We're so blessed to be where we are right now. We're so blessed to experience the ups and downs of this Great Big Adventure. We're so blessed to be allowed to dream bigger dreams. And to pursue them together.

Here's to the promise of a new year!

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