Kathleen Ocampo. 21.
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All of us have our wildest dreams, right? Below are some of my wildest dreams that I want to come true before I die. Some are too far-fetched, some are quite reachable, and some are super mababaw. You, friends, can also make your list and check if we do have the same dreams.
1) Watch an NBA game live! (Most esp a Lakers game!)
2) Go to Coachella Festival! (Yes, and dress well, and meet models, artists there)
3) Travel the world (Uhuh! Like Santorini, Greece; Paris, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands)
4) Visit University of Oxford where Harry Potter movies were filmed
5) Watch David Beckham play or just see him in person (so malas of me I wasn’t able to watch LA Galaxy’s game against the Azkals here in Manila last December 2011) and also meet Victoria Beckham
6) Write a book (Yeah, a novel)
7) Inspire people to find God and welcome Him to their hearts
8) Help unfortunate children with their education
9) Drive a Chrysler! (Yeah!)
10) Wear one designer clothing (like Alexander McQueen! Hihi)
11) Be able to stay for a night at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai (the only, am I right, seven-star hotel in the world)
12) Meet J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson in person!
13) Meet Nicholas Sparks in person (Another boo-boo for me. Well he vistied Manila to promote “The Best of Me” but I wasn’t able to attend his book signing. I know, shoot me.)
14) Meet Kate Middleton in person (Aha!)
15) Be featured in ELLE Magazine (I know, this is too far-fetched! Haha.)
16) My wedding gown be made by Rajo Laurel, Veejay Floresca, or Ino Sotto (Hihi!)
17) Watch Australian Open live (watch Djokovic and Nadal play)
18) Have my own library at home! (Naku, eto ang dream na kahit ano mangyari, tutuparin ko!)
19) Have my own rest house
20) Watch FIFA Worlc Cup once
21) Watch the Olympics!
So these are some of my wildest dreams. What about yours? Share!
To tell you frankly, I just gave Twilight a shot because of a friend. She said that “Twilight” (the first book) was good, so I gave it a try. I liked the way it was written, and because Stephanie Meyer gave a different description of a vampire—rather than fierce creatures, she depicted them to be glowing under the sun (like fairies, right?). Anyway, Harry Potter’s the first series that I really loved dearly. As i said in my “Know Me More”, HP is my childhood. And i’m a type of person who’s really into series, don’t know why. The first books that I read were the Sweet Valley Twins series & Baby-Sitters Club series, so I guess that oriented me to love books written in sequence. I get satisfaction from reading them, the suspension, the excitement, the feeling you get while waiting for the next book, all of those excite me really.
As to why I love both Harry Potter and Twilight, they are good books in their own way. Harry Potter scares and excites the child within me, while Twilight touches the hopeless romantic that I am. And I love reading books, I get lessons from different stories and apply them in real life.
If which is better, Harry Potter or Twilight, I must say that they are both different so it’s but unfair to compare both. While HP depicts the world of wizards, witches, spells, and charms, Twilight on the other hand depicts the world of vampires, werewolves, and love between an immortal and a human.
What made HP lovable by almost everyone is that its story grows with the reader. As the reader ages, the characters in the books age, too. That’s why HP is loved by children and adults alike. Like me, I could relate to the characters because I saw them grow through reading each & every book. I could relate to their feelings, their experiences, their feelings, etc. That’s JK Rowling’s advantage. For 8 books, she successfully interpreted her characters as if they’re real, that they’re growing up with the reader.
With Twilight, Meyer did a good job with the first book. It’s smoothly written, the emotions are consistent, and it really set what the story is about—a story about love between a vampire and a human. But to say frankly, the next 2 books (New Moon & Eclipse) are quite dragging for me. The emotions became complicated and darker. If in the first book it showed a story about love, on how both Edward and Bella is willing to face any challenge to fight for their love, the 2nd & 3rd books didn’t (for me) successfully show that. Well in Edward’s part she did, but in Bella’s side, it’s kind of confusing. I wanted to slap Bella on the face because she’s so complicated to read. She didn’t want to let go of Edward, neither she didn’t want to lose Jacob. Where’s the story of love on those books? Even though Bella chose Edward at the end of New Moon, she still kept on doing the same thing in Eclipse. She’s like a selfish liitle brat who only thinks about herself, on what satisfaction or what needs she could get out of the two. And most esp that you know who’ll she end up with (obviously with Edward), all those bratty, selfish, complicated feelings of her don’t suit the story anymore. But I give Meyer a clap for this because she tried to give focus on the other side of the story—the challenges the relationship between an immortal and a human would face, and how fragile a human is compared to an immortal. The 4th book (Breaking Dawn), for me, is the best among the four. It once again interpreted the story of love, it’s not dragging and the theme is not too dark. My favorite parts are the honeymoon & when Bella gave birth (tho I know some question if it’s possible for a vampire & a human to possibly have sex, and if both could possibly make a child, and if Edward does have a live sperm even if he’s as hard as a stone and has long been a living dead). But I don’t think of those questions that much. As I said, i’m a hopeless romantic that’s why I let those questionable points pass. I just focus on the point that in love, it doesn’t matter if you are both different from each other. Love blinds the impossible, and makes the differences complement each other. Isn’t that sweet?
Anyway, what’s good with these books is that it made the youth love reading again. Harry Potter started it, then Twilight, and now Hunger Games. It’s good to know that the youth in this generation still has time to read, and gives attention to books. :)
PS: Pardon me for such a long reply. But thank you for taking a time out to read my blog. It really made me happy that someone out there is interested on my blog.