I wanted to but I can't...

Since it's sembreak, I got to find a way to unwind myself after all the strains, if you know what I mean, the last semester brought into me.

I wanted to try skydiving and scuba-diving.

I wanted to travel alone. I wanted to go to Batanes and see its untouched beauty. I wanted to go to Bohol and have a tarsier on my palm.

I wanted to sit on one of the hills of Tanegashima and witness the twilight sky when the sun is visibly in its perfect shape. I'll stay at my very position, wait for the stars to appear and then I'll stargaze.

I wanted to go to Europe. See the midnight sun in Finland for real and spend time in at least one of Sweden's many lakes.

I wanted to go to New Zealand and taste a real fresh milk.

I wanted to buy an SLR camera to have all these photographed.

I wanted to try all these stuff but I wasn't able to since I don't have the moolah. Oh, yeah, money!

So instead of indulging myself the way I wanted to, I just busied myself watching my favorite american series, reading books I promised myself to read during sembreak, and seeing some great movies.

And now I am giving you my top 2 favorites among the movies I have seen during the break.

Here they are:

1. The Shawshank Redemption

This movie was shown more than a decade ago and it's sort of regretful on my part because I have just seen it yesterday. I'm not getting into giving details about the film since you can check it over the web. All I can say is the acting of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman is superb. The ending is quite surprising too. Watch the movie for you to find out why.lol.

The film was actually based on one of Stephen King's short stories, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. And trivia: it is the highest rating film in imdb. Check it out!

2. I am Sam

This one is soooooo two thumbs up too. The story is very very touching, which made me teary eyed.lol. Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer really deserve their awards for this film. If you watch it, you'll have your eyes glued on the screen because
of the comedy-twisted drama. And most of all, the reason why the film was so wonderful is because of the lesson it conveys. Learn it yourself after watching the film.lol.


RONeiluke, RN @ November 1, 2008 at 11:19 AM

hays... habang binabasa ko yung mga gusto kong gawin parang gusto ko rin. hehehe! my friend owns an SLR camera and she taught me the basic. i was blown away! whew!

hindi ko pa napanood ung first movie you mentioned but i already saw i am sam...it was one of the most moving stories ever...i am not sure if sean penn won an oscar for it.

peace out!

Leoj @ November 1, 2008 at 12:46 PM

You should watch shawshank! LOL!

Sean Penn didn't win an oscar for the film but he was nominated. At least! :)

Happy Halloween!!!

sollee @ November 2, 2008 at 7:38 AM

Well...have a great sem break...as for me we will be back to school tomorrowT_T....but I still want to see the two movies you've recommended...thanks for sharing^^

gillboard @ November 2, 2008 at 7:40 AM

nothing tastes better than fresh milk from New Zealand... well except for their ice cream... yum!!!

the donG @ November 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM

cool ah! yung skydiving dream ko din yon.

ayos ng ang shawshank redemption at i am sam. panoorin mo rin ang "k-pax". very interesting movie.

Leoj @ November 2, 2008 at 10:21 PM

@gillboard...nang-inggit? well, makakapunta rin ako dun someday. hahaha sana!

@dong...sige sige tsek ko kapag may libreng oras na ulit. magpapasukan na kasi, ayun enrollment naman ang pagkakaabalahan ko.

odin hood @ November 3, 2008 at 12:49 AM

haaay dami ko rin gusto gawin... wala lang mooooooolah!!! haaay kelangan magsumikap..someday magkakaroon din tayo maraming-maraming moolaaaaaaaah :)

Selerines @ November 3, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Shawshank Redemption!!!! Wonderful piece.... Superb one my friend....

Leoj @ November 3, 2008 at 4:18 PM

@sollee...same here, start na ng classes on friday. excited na nga ako magchristmas break eh.hehehe

@odin...tama magsumikap tayo! pero hindi lang naman pagsusumikap ang paraan para magkaron ng maraming pera. Marami jan masipag, matiyaga, nagsusumikap pero walang nangyayari sa buhay.

@selerines...indeed it is!

Anonymous @ November 5, 2008 at 4:42 AM

im dying to travel .out of the country too but well uhm , out of the budget haha
hey the Cannon G10 camera 12mp its really good compared to some entry-level DSLR range from 20k- 25,000php..

Leoj @ November 5, 2008 at 7:22 AM

Hi ash! magkakabudget din tayo someday. :)

Sige check ko yang sinasabi mo. check lang, wala pa rin budget para jan eh.hehehe

Anonymous @ November 11, 2008 at 3:18 AM

joel sa feb .. haha ;)