Watched this last night. One of the BEST movies I’ve seen in a while. Deep, ironic, realistic, comedic, twisted, touching, heart-breaking and amazing. I have new found respect for Ryan Reynolds’ craft. He wasn’t the usual funny, charismatic, hunky Ryan Reynolds in the film. (Well, still hunky) He was THE character. Every emotion was felt. And the script was bloody brilliant. Put this on your movie marathon list or movies to see before you die. Worth. It.
Always Love - Nada Surf
Love is louder. JStroup <3
Just this afternoon we had a 3 hour activity with the rugby boys. We gathered 9 rugby boys in a room. We started it with an opening prayer, we got to know each other and then we had games. It was hard at first, because the room was small and air conditioned , they were smelly
but we did not show a single expression that we were uncomfortable. As the activity processed we got used to the inconvenient ambiance. Every thing went spontaneously; we talked and laughed together. sang and danced together. After building a rapport with the kids. We let them eat their lunch. One boy asked me if he could just take the food out. And i told him “No” ‘cause everyone should eat well because we will be having more games and activities later on but He really insisted and one boy said that he was going to bring the food for his brother. These poor kids are being judged by many people.Whenever they see rugby boys they look at them with a raised eyebrow, many people even shout at them. But how amazing is that, they eat rarely but this one little kid still think of His brother. After the mealtime we asked them if they know what rugby is and they said yes. And we asked them individually what are the effects of this inhalant. They said that it will make you insane, it will damage your brain and it will kill you. They know the effects of rugby but why are they still using it. They said using rugby feels good, it makes you feel high, you see strange things, one boy even said he sees fire in his hands whenever he sniffs. And I told them that sniffing rugby is just like smoking or drinking liquors or even playing computer games. Once you try and get to like it you’ll never want to stop. And they said they want to but they can’t.
See the difference; smokers, drunkards, computer addicts do their stuff because they enjoy doing it. Although these kids also enjoy using it but the exact reason why they sniff is to forget the hunger.These kids were abandoned by their families and they do not have a place to live. They wander off the streets and they ask penny for food and if they can’t get any, they use rugby to escape the reality.We showed them a video presentation that shows kids sniffing rugby and the effects of it. A video they could reflect on.After that, we gave them coloring materials we let them draw what they want with their lives and each of them interpreted their drawing. Most of these kids draw a house because they wanted to have a house someday. But there’s this one kid who draw a Light.And then I asked him why, And He said nothing. And I thought maybe this kid is thinking that he is living in darkness. These kids have different dreams, we asked them what they would like to become, some answered they want to be a soldier, a policeman, a nurse and the last kid we asked whom we thought has no care about the activity at all said that He wants to be a doctor. After the session, they shared what they’ve learned from the activity and we said our goodbyes to them, they said “Thank you”. and the sweetest words “I LOVE YOU ate”.
Step 1: Attraction - The ignition of desire
-it is instant and undeniable
Step 2: Bargaining - Weighing up things, you convince your friends that you two are perfect for each other,
Step 3: Submission - Jumping in, You have a spare time for him, you set schedules, You do things together, etc.
Step 4: Perks - taking pleasure in the “benefits” of the relationship
Step 5: The Tipping Point - Where it starts to go downhill
Step 6: Purgatory - The culmination of annoyances
Step 7: Confrontation - Ending the relationship
Step 8: Fallout - The unavoidable backlash
Step 9: Coexistence - Letting go and moving on
I think that’s just it. Barney’s right. We all go through that. It is up to us if we go to the next step or get stuck with the previous one. :)