April 18, 2014

Girls play either two cards: Where’s-The-Chivalry or Equal-Rights-Let’s-Be-Friends. But if you find one that doesn’t, put a ring on it. 

April 15, 2014
Angel Like You - Eli Young Band

My favorite selection of country music this week. :)

April 14, 2014
Lee Brice - I Don't Dance (Official Lyric Video)

I’ve never actively listened or remotely liked country music till spring 2013. That was the year I got kicked out of the dorms and moved off-campus. Met some new friends who became buddies and all we did was school, drink and chief to country. 
But over time, as I listened to more, I slowly fell in love with country. Now, I can’t wait for Country Jam 2014 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin! 

April 8, 2014
"I can’t seem to stop hiding behind sarcasm and irony and mock sincerity.
I hide from real emotions or I hide from talking about them.
Because I’m afraid of the embarrassment or self-lobbing it could cause.
It’s as if I’m afraid to take myself seriously.
And sometimes I hate myself for that."

— Her, “Something Real and Good”

April 8, 2014

I love this movie so much. It’s called Something Real and Good. It’s amazing


I love this movie so much. It’s called Something Real and Good. It’s amazing

April 8, 2014
"I’m kind of this more in between.
It’s like I know I can do anything,
I mean, I really believe that.
It’s just when thinking of actually doing it,
I’m petrified.
I guess,
I’m just kind of a holding matter."

— Something Real and Good (via ariessa)

April 2, 2014
A Legen… Wait For It… Finale

“Get your Kleenex and ice cream ready,” Washington Post reporter, Rachel Lubitz, wrote, a day before the hour-long series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” aired. After nine, long years, this CBS sitcom finally televised its last 208th episode Monday, concluding the highly anticipated wait. Yet, instead of receiving overwhelming positive reviews, the majority of television critics called it “fine,” some others, “terrible.”

Many felt that the producers of the sitcom failed, in the series finale, to deliver the perfect happy ending to its audience. Up till the conclusion, the 60-minute-long episode continued to twist, deflecting and keeping viewers on the edge of their seats as they waited in suspense.

 “We started out the hour with happy thoughts and heart-pounding excitement… After nine years of slap bets, drunken hook-ups, hilarious shenanigans and failed relationships, our 208-episode journey was almost over… Fast forward one hour later. We no longer have a spring in our step and a song in our hearts. We’re baffled, hurt, upset and dare we say it… really pissed off!” wrote an E! Online critic, expressing strong disappointment over the series finale entitled “Last Forever.”

In an article entitled “The Worst TV Ending Ever,” Ben Skipper, a critic for the International Business Times condemned the finale and called it “an absolute abomination.” He continued saying, “It turned out to be ‘How I Met Your Step-Mother,’ and that’s the ultimate disappointment.”

Brian Lowry, critic and columnist for the entertainment-trade magazine, Variety, wrote, “All told, the finale, like the series itself, was fine, if not, alas, legendary.”

Contrary to the famous catchphrase by Barney Stinson, one of the characters in the show, the finale lacked the punch that the majority of viewers were anticipating. In other words, it was not “legen… wait for it… dary” as expected.

Entertainment Weekly wrote that the series finale did not have the “perfect ending,” because it felt like an entire season was packed into a single hour. Indeed, it did feel like the producers rushed the final script and did not do the storyline or title any justice by only briefly showing how the main character, Ted Mosby, met the mother of his children. The plot then fast forwards to scenes in the future, leaving viewers in disbelief and without time to process the quickening twists in events.

For some, the less-than-perfect finale ruined the anticipation the show had built up over the last nine years. Alan Sepinwall, a HitFlix critic, wrote that the producers had a “flawed vision for the show.”

“And the result of that plan was among the more maddening things I’ve seen in the finale of a show I at one point loved,” he said.  

Yet, some critics argue that the producers never intended for the show to end happily, with a twist. Instead of projecting Hollywood’s mainstream “happily ever after” theme, the finale does not end like a fairytale, all smiles and contentment. Instead, it concludes with the main character finding love, losing it and starting all over again.  

“It wasn’t the happy ending we thought we were promised when Carter Bays and Craig Thomas [the producers] set out to tell the story of how Ted Mosby met his children’s mother. To viewers, it was supposed to be a story about finding your one true love in a messy, mysterious city… it was a story they wanted to tell, one we never see on TV,” wrote a critic for The Huffington Post.

Another critic, TvCritic.org, said, “The real story of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is about CBS offering Carter Bays and Craig Thomas truckloads of cash to keep the show going.” It argues that the finale was written years ago, but the producers decided to drag it out and keep viewers waiting in suspense over the course of nine years.

Love it or hate it, “How I Met Your Mother” has entertained and captivated millions of viewers for the last nine years. While the series finale might have failed to deliver the picture-perfect end, the producers did not set it apart from reality. Instead, they chose to convey an important life lesson about five friends in a big city who find friendship, adventure and love

March 31, 2014

March has been a “shitty” month of tough, painful realizations, having my iPod stolen and my phone of two years finally dying on me. Well, all that and waking up in detox with three stitches in February has given 2014 a bad name so far. 

This month has reminded me that even the best of friends can have the worst intentions. At times, it’s gonna be every man/woman for him/herself in this rat race. The difficult times has proven who my friends are and who are those who stroll into my life and then walk right out, the users and abusers. 

Just gotta carry on. April can be better. 

March 26, 2014

I gave love my best shot, time and time again. But they screwed me over too many times and gave love a bad name. 

I’m just pursuing happiness, success and adventure till I find love again. Till then, I dare you to prove me wrong. 

March 25, 2014

March 24, 2014

drinking, partying and all jokes aside, sometimes I wish I found the cure for all of humanity’s problems. I’d give it away free 

March 24, 2014

you’re a close and true friend if you’ve seen both my funny and serious sides

March 19, 2014
If today was my last day on Earth, I’d pass on knowing I gave life my best shot. Lived, laughed, loved without regrets. 

If today was my last day on Earth, I’d pass on knowing I gave life my best shot. Lived, laughed, loved without regrets. 

March 14, 2014

sometimes you can’t help but realize that we live in such a “disposable” society. everything from inanimate objects to people have been devalued to be “discard-able” and replaceable. 

March 11, 2014

and then I got reminded why I decided to go to college. not for the partying or drinking or the women, but to make a change. because I could have a mediocre job with a high school diploma and party. but going to college gives me a better chance at making a bigger change.
you know why I came to America? because this is the country where if you want something, you work for it. and no one can take it away from you. that’s why I came to America.

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