Advent calendar Box 14

advent calendar 14May the force be with you. I went to see ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ today. The movie series is a legend in itself. This is not a movie review so there won’t be any spoilers. What I will say is, when I saw Carrie Fisher on the screen, I did feel sadness she’s no longer with us. She was a legend and so is Mark Hamill. So it was great to see those two on the screen together for the last time. I really liked the movie. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

The force is real in this life too. It’s the force within you. You can either give up or you can keep fighting to the end. If you give into negative thoughts, you will fall to the dark side. Meaning, you can begin to hate and do awful things to other people because all those negative thoughts had taken over your mind. If you have more positive thoughts, you stay on the good side. You don’t get manipulated easily by negativity. A strong person has good willpower and walks their own path without caring what others might think. A person who has in their own mind been treated wrongly begin to treat others like dirt. But if a person is strong, they understand they can’t change the past. It’s the positive force in you that keep you away from harm.

I think my force within has become stronger. It hasn’t always been like that. There have been times I felt I wasn’t good enough. I still have those moments when everything seems too impossible and I just want to quit. But I haven’t felt desperation. People who have done me wrong haven’t been around in my life for years. The best revenge has been not having any contact with those people. They never did deserve my friendship or any of my time. If life was a movie, I would be a very bad villain. I just wouldn’t care how people have treated me in the past. I would have moved on ages ago. A character like Kylo Ren who hasn’t got away from his past but instead decides to get revenge. That’s a typical villain that you see in movies all the time. If you sink that low, nothing will change. Hate is a wasted feeling which is why I don’t dwell on something that has already happened.

One thing that I will say about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. There is no post-credit scene so no need to stay to the end. That was just an observation. May the strong force be within you and be your own legend.

May the hope be with you

SWFORCEToday it’s Star Wars Day. But it’s also a day of hope. There are forces out there you can’t control but you should never turn into the dark side. A side where all the hope is gone and you fall into despair. You think there is no way out of your misery and that nobody cares. But that’s where you are wrong. You just have to stay strong and not give up no matter what.

I’ve never suffered from depression so I don’t know how that really feels like. But I have lost hope and felt nothing good will never come to me. That’s what life is about. Everything can’t be like in Sound of music (never seen it but I can imagine it) where everything is happy. You have ups and downs. Some have more than others. If everybody lost hope, there would be nobody left in this world. There are days when it feels like everything is trembling down but everyone has a bad day. Even the rich and famous. That what makes us human. We get hope, we lose it but that’s not the end of the world. If aliens invaded, then maybe it could but that’s far-fetched. This is the real world and there’s always hope. You need patience and positive thinking. It’s the negativity that makes us lose hope.

We always see bad things on the news so we think the world is bad. If there were more positive news, maybe we wouldn’t be so paranoid about the intentions of others. There are too many concerns in the world. No wonder there are so many depressed people out there. We’re too busy complaining about things we don’t have. How about things we do have? We should all take examples from kids and animals. Or even disabled people. They see the world in a totally different way. Enjoy the smallest things instead of thinking about big things. Music, reading a good book, watch movies or just a walk in the park. Anything you fancy.

We also compare ourselves with each other. There will always be someone who got a better job, a better relationship or better looking but that doesn’t mean they’re better than anyone else. There have always been negative people who think badly about others and always will be. They’re the one’s loosing hope. They’re the one bringing you down. Life’s too short to have those kind of people around you so cut them out of your life. Believe me, nothing is better than live without negative people around you.

Never give up hope. There’s always a new day and maybe that day will finally give you more positive thoughts. Without hope there’s no life so never give up.

Guilty pleasure: Star Wars

SWFORCEWhen people hear the name ‘Star Wars’ they assume it’s only geeks who watch those kind of movies. But that’s where you are wrong. I watch them and I’m not a geek. Honestly I didn’t even like Star Wars at first. I thought it was a bit juvenile. People dressing like the characters was just weird to me. I still think so but each to their own.

The first movie I saw was ‘The phantom menace’ OK it wasn’t one of the best once but still you have to start somewhere. After that I saw the original trilogy on TV. Like most fans, I like those better. I have the Revenge of the sith on DVD which I think it’s the best out of the newer trilogy.

I went to see the latest one, Star Wars: The Force Awakens this evening. I thing it was OK but I thought it was a bit long. What disturbed me the most was the constant battles with the ships. There wasn’t much of a story but that’s just how movies are these days. There were some funny scenes though. When Han Solo appeared on-screen, people in the audience cheered. But not for  Leia which was a bit strange. Did they even know it was her? (and no Carrie Fisher doesn’t look old :P) I’m not sure I liked Kylo Ren. When I first saw the trailer, I was unsure about him. He’s just not Darth Vader. Not even close. Even if Adam Driver was good, I still doubt the characters abilities. Maybe in the next one.
Rest of the cast did a good job too. It’s always nice to see new faces in the movies.

Not spoiling anything but the short appearance of Luke was a bit WTF, that’s it?! And no cheering for him either. Weird people. The reason I went to see this in the theater was to see the old crew, him, Han Solo, Leia and Chewwie. But at least it was 3 out of 4. Until the next time.