I stumbled upon Khethiwe And The Leopard on Refinery 29 and was so so so glad I hit the play button. I wish I could show my students this short film, if only there were Korean subtitles. *sigh* Set in South Africa, a young girl named Khethiwe teaches us to be ambitious, fearless, and to never, ever be silenced. Strong girls like Khethiwe will rule the world one day, and what a wonderful place it will be. WATCH THE SHORT FILM HERE: Khethiwe And The Leopard “You’re gonna remember this day, what it was like to feel small. I hope it inspires you to be better and if you ever forget, I’ll be here to remind you.” “My sister told me the most interesting places aren’t even on a map yet. When I grow up, I want to be an explorer because I want to see something nobody else has seen before. You have to keep searching until you’ve seen all the edges of the world.”
My hair is officially purple. It was a spontaneous decision that happened last week when my cousin Melissa asked, “can I dye your hair a funky colour?” No convincing was needed. #yolo See my hair and all its glory in my latest video on Get Up & Go Girl where I round up my beauty (skincare, skincare, skincare), fashion, travel, music, and movie favs from the month of January.
I’m not totally clear on how or why I haven’t seen The Holiday before last night. I bawled for the last 25 minutes of the movie but not a “I’m sad” sort of cry, more like, “I can relate to this situation, Kate Winslet you’re my spirit animal and Jude Law is so handsome I can’t even handle it” type. Ya know? What I loved most about the flick was its reliability. From my interpretation, The Holiday circled around the importance of letting people into your life who make you feel significant. All four main characters – Iris, Amanda, Miles and Graham craved a certain kind of attention, the type that makes you feel loved and attained by someone else. For example Iris, Kate Winslet’s character, was in an unfortunate situation where she was with a guy for three years who wanted her, but didn’t want to love her. It’s a mind-game people play and fall victim to. We let people into our lives who don’t see us as significant enough to respect our feelings or have the nerve to communicate theirs. …
Anna: I don’t want to think! I want to live! If ever I go to Eastern Europe, I am convinced I will have the same experiences as Anna Foster in Chasing Liberty. Swimming naked in the Danube and everything.
When Will My Life Begin – Mandy Moore
I shamelessly watch holiday movies all year ’round. Today I can celebrate because it is December, where viewing holiday classics are officially socially acceptable! YAY! Here is my list of the 10 holiday movies I will be viewing this season. Comment below which one you think is the best! 🙂 1. Home Alone (1 & 2) 2. The Santa Clause 3. Elf 4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 5. Love, Actually 6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas 7. Christmas With The Kranks 8. Fred Claus 9. A Christmas Story 10. What Would Jesus Buy