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Friday, June 24, 2011


It is 99 years, 2 months and 10 days since Titanic was lost. Upon hearing the word 'Titanic', many memories and emotions are revitalized within me. A few days back, I was watching the movie on TV and I'm honestly amazed at how it never fails to make me cry. Well, that lead to an idea of writing a post on the tragic events that happened on Titanic and how love sometimes come with a sacrifice.

To me, the reason why this movie became such a big hit was not only because it had such a heartbreaking love story but it also captured the true faces of humanity when caught in life-threatening situations. Of course the first thought that comes to mind is to run but as depicted in the movie, you can observe the chaos unfolding right before your eyes. There's no such thing as humanity then. The only mentality they had was to do everything in their power to survive. Even if that meant they had to shoot, shove or stab someone else to achieve what they wanted. Besides, why would you care for someone else's life when you can't guarantee your own tomorrow? I know, I know. I'm not saying that I'm not human. I'm sure if I was on the Titanic, I would be struggling to hang onto dear life and can't give a hoot about another persons' safety. But you see, that's exactly what I want to point out. It's such a frustrating fact and yet there's nothing much that can be done to change it. There isn't a single person out there who doesn't appreciate life. And what's more precious than being alive? I just want to highlight to you guys what a scary world we actually live in. That when circumstances demand for it, how mankind can be ruthless and so out of their minds. How they can do just about anything in order to see the sun rise for another day. It is almost painful to watch James Cameron capture all those ugly yet truthful side of mankind in his film, Titanic. THIS is why the film was so successful. Because it is real. Those emotions portrayed by the people are worth more than millions simply because it is true.

However, this brings my train of thoughts on another issue. The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that hit Japan this year was regrettable but it showed the world something truly imperative. A little something like humanity. The people of Japan stuck together and braved the trials that surrounded them with dignity. By the word dignity, I mean, there were no reports of looting or rioting in Japan during the disaster. There was also no pushing, shoving or arguing in line while waiting for food, blankets and other donated assistance. The people in Japan just calmly and quietly waited in an orderly line and only took what they needed. The Japanese culture truly amazes me up till this day. Why weren't we all brought up this way? If mankind were all aware of other peoples' feelings and do our very best to avoid hurting others, wouldn't this world be a much better place to live in? Think about it

And last but not least, I want to talk about the love story that tugs at your heartstrings. The endearing love story which caught the attention of millions and moved them to tears. Some say love is unconditional. Love is truth. Love is joy. Love is not a feeling; it's an act of your will. There are so many definitions and quotes about love but honestly, love, to me is indescribable. How do you measure love? Can you say that you love a person more than they love you? Or perhaps can you measure the depths of a persons' love by counting the years you are in a relationship? The answer is simply no. I love how in the movie, Titanic, they illustrated a love story so beautiful that it transcends through space and time. Who says that people who are young aren't capable of loving someone as much as someone who is older? I'm sure the love between Rose and Jack was real because they believed it to be real. There are no certificates to true love. Weddings are only a tool for women to get their fairy tale ending and simply to make things official. Even weddings these days do not guarantee your happily ever after. I think what keeps the love/ marriage alive is simply to believe. If it was true love 20 years ago, why wouldn't it be true now? If you truly love someone and believe in the love that you share, you would be bonded together forever. No matter what hardships that may come your way, you would always be able to overcome it TOGETHER. Do you remember this movie called Penelope? At the ending, there was a little boy who said, "It's not the power of the curse - it's the power you give the curse." What a smart kid! This applies just as true when it comes to matters of the heart. It's not the power of the love- it's the power you give the love. 

This is what I feel anyway. Things that we see but aren't able to describe everyday; humanity and love.


And if you're ready to cry, here's something that may help you :)

True love sometimes come with a sacrifice T__________T

*Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttssss!* :)

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