Being a Movie Junkie

Les Miserables- A Movie ’bout Life

I was in Paul’s house to write a script for our upcoming short film. While writing, our director, Arjay, sang some songs which I’m not familiar with. Two of my best friends, Paul and Robert, then said some stuff about those songs. Since I don’t have any idea what they are talking about, I just listened then asked.

Arjay replied, “Wins, have you seen the movie, ‘Les Miserables’?”

“No. Why?”

“You should watch it! It’s an amazing movie!” Paul and Robert uttered.

I felt like I was out of place as they continued talking about the movie.

Moments later, we transferred to Paul’s living room to watch some short clips of Les Miserables. There, I met Fantine, Cosette, Marius, Valjean, Javert and Eponine. While watching, I kept on asking questions about the characters’ stories. Seeing my utmost interest, Arjay suggested that we should come back to Paul’s house to watch the movie together.

That night, my mind was full of thoughts about the movie. I just can’t wait to watch the entire film. I got utterly interested because it was set back during the French Revolution (since I love studying history) and the cinematography is astonishing! Not to mention, it’s a musical.

The next day, Arjay brought his laptop and his external hard drive. Before we watched, he let us read the movie’s script which he downloaded from the internet. Afterwards, he prepared the television and his external hard drive then started watching.

Synopsis: After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean is freed by Javert, the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother’s death, but Javert’s relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming. 

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(I WON’T TELL YOU THE ENTIRE PLOT TO AVOID SPOILAGE. YOU MUST SEE FOR YOURSELF.)

The story’s really fantastic. Cheers to the creative author of this obra, VICTOR HUGO. The actors and actresses portrayed the characters well and it’s so WOW. The soundtrack’s creatively composed, I love the lyrics. It’s so deep and I gotta admit, I can relate myself to some of their songs especially the ones which are sung by Eponine (portrayed by Samantha Barks). Eponine’s character is simple yet she’s my favourite. She’s beautiful, kind and has a soft heart. I actually cried when she died (sorry to spoil you, I just can’t help myself because I love her so much) because of her love for Marius.

Tears fell down after I watched this movie. I didn’t care when I got teased by my friends. It’s just that I couldn’t help myself from falling in love with this movie. IT’S REALLY WORTH-WATCHING AND THEIR SONGS ARE WORTH-LISTENING, I’m telling you.

Until now, I still got this “Les Miserables Fever”. I sing their songs EVERYDAY. I even memorized two of Eponine’s songs in just two days.

My Rating: A PERFECT 10.

Again, my beloved reader, if you want to watch something that is so… WOW, check this one out. Au revoir!

xoxo,

Winslyn.

(Written on the 10th of June 2015)

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All about me

The Wandering Demoiselle

It was 5 in the afternoon of December 8, 1998 in the ciudad of dreams (Manila, Philippines) when I was born, weighing 8 pounds. According to my papa, I am a fast-learner that’s why I started studying at the age of 4. Kinda unusual, right?

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Back when I was only 2 years old.

I love to sing and write. I don’t know where or when exactly did I learn those things. It’s like I was born with those abilities and I really thank God for that.

When I was in elementary, I only have few friends. I was usually spaced out because most of my classmates back then were not my jam. I seldom play outside and spent my leisure time on studying, watching anime, writing and playing computer. During those days, I felt frustrated because I felt that I’m not the normal-kid type. I felt like there’s something in me that’s different from other kids.

The realization of the real me began when I was encouraged to join school reciting competitions like declaiming, extemporaneous speech contests and the like. Alongside was the time I learn how to draw, act and dance. My life rolls like that even when I reached high school. Despite the fact that I was being bullied and gossiped due to what they called, my “weirdness” or in my perspective, being different, I didn’t let my self down and instead pushed my self ’til there came a time that I was chosen to be the DJ of our school. I was nicknamed “Ms. Countdown” because of my job not only as a DJ but also the human alarm clock of the campus.

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Fourth year high school.

Since then, I made lots of friends and at the same time, more bashers. I guess that’s normal, for someone who became known in a wide campus. But that didn’t bothered me. I really enjoyed my job and I got my speaking skills enhanced and my confidence boosted, which became essentials in surviving college.

I dreamed of studying in the top university of our country but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to pass the entrance exam. So I decided to study in our local university, taking the course Entrepreneurial Marketing. College world is totally different from high school. Bigger campus, so many buildings and strangers,… But what I liked the most is that, my new friends accepted me for who I am. I never experienced bullying from any of my colleagues. I even got the chance to be in the Dean’s List because I’m surrounded by students with ambitions and the perseverance to succeed, which made me motivated and inspired.

There, I realized that I really am a UNIQUE person and according to the people around me, it’s because of me being outspoken, confident, and deeply imaginative.

I called myself the “Wandering Demoiselle” because I’m wandering not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually.

I’ve been to many places and I’ve experienced so many things. I also got the chance to encounter different people who became the reason I am striving so hard right now.

I thank God for the experiences I had back then. If it weren’t for those, I wouldn’t be able to stand where I am standing right now. I feel blessed to be given a wonderful and a worth-living life.

So that’s me. You’ll get to know more about me as I slowly write my life down on this blog.

xoxo,

Winslyn.

(Written on the 9th of June 2015)

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Me right now.