Life... do you appreciate the people in yours?

@ahgong (10064)
Singapore
June 22, 2009 9:10pm CST
I never really have much expectations when it comes to locally produced movies. Cos most of the time, the acting was either really lousy, or the script was really crap. I was watching the telemovie that was produced locally on Father's day and I was presently surprised at the quality of the movie! It has improved leaps and bounds compared to the last time I watch a locally produced english movie. You can catch the trailer here -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQnAbqfFIDs The show is about a boy who never appreciated his father and the things that his father did for him. That is, until he met Henry. The Angel that manages to open his eyes to the wealth of love that surrounds him. It is a pity that I never really got a chance to record this movie. It was really nice. From the acting to the script, it made me think a lot about what life has to offer. There are three most quotable moments in the movie that got me thinking the most too. The first one was when Henry asked Jason three questions: 1) What was your most memorable moment in your life? -- http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2047358.aspx 2) What was the worst moment in your life? -- http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2047368.aspx 3) What is the one thing you would want to do most in your life? -- http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2047372.aspx I have started discussions about these three questions and you can refer to them for further detailed discussions. The second one was when Henry said to Jason's father when Henry was lying down in the hospital, and it went something like this (recalling from memory... may not be exactly accurate with what was said in the movie) Henry: "You are a lucky man! You have a son!" Jason's father: "He makes me worry more than anything" Henry: "You are lucky that you get to worry about your son! Me? I do not have children. I can only go to the park and look at all the children. And the lucky fathers and sons and daughters" Makes me think so much about how little we appreciate the people around us. How we always only look at the problems we encounter when dealing with them. How we are always looking at these people around us, be it your father, your mother or even your sister or brother, we only see them in the standard we want to see them in, and never seeing them for who they really are or what they have done for us. How little we appreciate that they are the ones who add life to our lives! And the last one quotable quote from Henry: "Life is like a game of dice. You do not care how the dice is thrown or what numbers it is showing. Some times you roll a good round. Sometimes you don't. You just ride the ups and the downs and enjoy the excitement of game. And when you lose, you just get up and roll them again. Only this time, you get to roll them differently." Ha ha ha ha ha... a very good analogy of life indeed. We are always facing ups and downs in life. We do not have to worry about what comes next or try to expect what come next. Just accept the out come and move on. And in the event we fall, we just get up, wiser the next time we handle a problem. A nice movie indeed. I sure hope I can catch the re-run. This time, I am going to record it to keep!
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
i was reminded to appreciate people around me by emails and songs. there are two that stuck in my mind long after i've heard/read them. one is the song 'dance with my father'. it's about this man who lost his father, recounting moments spent together with his father and how he wish he get the chance to dance with his father again. every time i hear this song i will tell myself to be nicer to my parents. the other is an email i received years ago. it's about the writer visiting a friend who lost his wife a year ago. he entered the house and saw a beautiful red nightie on the couch. he thought to himself, 'hmm he is starting to get a new life.' his friend saw him looking at the nightie and told him this, 'i bought this for my wife a few years ago as an anniversary gift. she was keeping it for a special occasion. now the special occasion will never come.' it's so sad and made me realised that we all don't know what happens tomorrow. so now i treat everyday as the last day i will spend with my loved ones. just LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH. cheers
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
23 Jun 09
Haha =D Is the name of movie, Angel?? I did only catch a glimpse of it, whereby there's always this indian man who keeps flipping coins to decide on things, when there's actually something wrong with the coin.. haha =D Yeah, alot boils down to how we look at things in life ^_^ Instead of blaming us for something, one can actually be looking at another angle at the point of someone whom does not have the same priviledge ^_^ It's thru them, that we know we are so lucky in the sense.. Just like comparing we having the same dishes everyday, to those starving ple around the world, what do we have to complain about actually?? haha =D
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
25 Jun 09
Yep. Just like the chinese saying "Shen zai fu zhong bu zhi fu"! And a lot of people are like that! They never know what they have got. That is, until they lose it, then they will lament! Sigh...!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Jun 09
Yeah, and that's up to each individual.. Those things cant be taught because they have to learn it the hard way themselves, for at least once, before they know the pain and sacrifice made..
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@EliteUser (3968)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Yes of course, I actually most of the time appreciate the people in my life. But some people have done more things than others, while others haven't really done anything in my life, but I still appreciate them. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
29 Sep 09
Yeah, I know what you mean. Some people do more than others. While some do nothing at all. Most important thing is, you appreciate the people in your life! And hope that they too will appreciate you for being in theirs.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
So, there are things that surprise us and I wake up surprised everyday. Each new day causes me to think of what I can do and accomplish. Movies are not really an important part of my day. Cheers!!!
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
23 Jun 09
ha ha ha ha ha... well, this discussion is not all about movies. More about my thoughts on life after I watched the movies. So, what do you do each new day? Sit and create a list of things to accomplish?
@Shavkat (69496)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
In some point of our lives, we are not appreciated by other people. They can not treasure the sacrifices you've done for them. But then, people will realize this if they can not have something from you anymore.