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Archive for June 30th, 2008

What Happens In Vegas

angel on Jun-30-2008

what-happens-in-vegas.jpgHave you watched the movie “What Happens In Vegas”? We were able to watch it and I think it’s a hilarious movie.

As the title obviously tells us, the movie is set in Las Vegas, the Sin City, and the story revolves around Joy and Jack, two people who can’t be more different from each other. Joy was depressed because of a recent breakup and Jack was just fired by his own father, and both decided to go to Vegas to escape their misery. Well, you know what happens in Vegas, there’s lots of partying, drinking, and of course, gambling.

After a night of partying and being drunk, Joy and Jack find themselves together in bed the following morning, in one of the fabulous hotels in las vegas, apparently, already married and with no recollection whatsoever of how they got themselves into it. They realize they hate each other so they decided to get divorced. But everything got complicated when one of them won a huge jackpot in a casino playing the other’s quarter. Everything got even more complicated when the judge assigned to their case sentenced them to “six months hard marriage” and the couple is forced to live with each other and see it through.

Everyday after that was a greedy battle between the two, culminating in each formulating a plan to get the other to give up or cheat or be late for counseling, anything to get the money for themselves. But then, like all romantic comedies, it gets predictable… they fell in love with each other along the way, and they ended up together.

I personally liked the movie because it made me laugh. I’m a romantic comedy kind of girl, and although the ending is quite predictable, I enjoyed the humor and love accents in the movie. I also liked that the main characters were played by Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz. Overall, I think it’s a good movie to watch, especially if you need to laugh a little or love a little.

Pain In My Heart

angel on Jun-30-2008

Pain In My Heart is one of my favorite songs ever since I was a kid. The first time I heard this, I didn’t even know anything about love. So it wasn’t even about the lyrics, at first. I remember I was too young to relate to the song. I just liked the melody and somehow it stuck with me. As I grew older, I started to understand the lyrics, and having experienced love myself, I learned to appreciate the words of the song.

It’s a very sad song, I think you have to experience being heartbroken to fully realize the sadness that it conveys. If you’ve never nursed a broken heart, then you probably won’t be able to appreciate the real meaning of it. But if you’ve lost a love, I think you’ll find the lyrics and melody piercing. It may even make you cry. It’s about pain, loss, and longing.

The original artist is Second Wind, but it has been revived by various artists. It’s a good thing actually, coz when I knew this song, not a lot of people really knew it then. Now, it’s quite popular and I’m sure there are lots of people who have gotten themselves attached to it somehow. I really love it, and having experienced a heartbreak myself, this song is always present in my play list. Here’s the lyrics:

Here I am alone in this empty room
And let my mind just fly you to the end
Thoughts of you still linger in my memory
Wondering why my life is not that fair
I could still recall those memories of you
The joy and all your laughter
The love that we’ve been through
Oh, I can’t believe you’re gone, oh no…

Talking to myself for reasons I should find
Finding out why everything went wrong
Tears falling down my cheeks
That I’ve been trying to hold
I just don’t know if I could still go on
I wanted you to stay, the tears begin to show
You said you cared for me, but then you had to go
And now I know you’re gone

But I don’t want to remember
The things we used to do
And all the things that remind me of you
I don’t want to hear the songs
The songs we used to sing
Coz I don’t wanna feel the pain in my heart

I just can’t believe you’re gone…