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Reaction Paper on “Goodbye Mr. Chips”

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Honestly, at first when we were asked to watch this 1939 movie, I was like “its boring… black and white and never mind…” I actually had difficulty in finding an active downloadable file due to movie age. Watching through this film proved the above statement wrong.

The story line was simple, talked about a life of an elderly classics teacher, Mr. Chippings, looks back over his lengthy teaching tenure as his in his twilight years. The movie, Goodbye Mr. Chips provided a comprehensive look at one teacher’s life and love — from the disciplining of his students to the chance meeting of the love of his life on a mountaintop.

If I had to quote one line from this movie that I could ponder my reflection about t is this:

Chips: I do believe you’ve really meant it, too…Well, that I might be headmaster one of these days.
Katherine: My darling, you’re a very sweet person and a very human person and a very modest person. You have all sorts of unexpected gifts and qualities, so unexpected that you keep surprising even me with them. Never be afraid, Chips, that you can’t do anything you’ve made up your mind to. As long as you believe in yourself, you can go as far as you dream. Certainly you’ll be headmaster, if you want to.

After watching this movie, I realized that if you really wanted something great to happen in your life, you would achieve it as long as you put your every thing to it— time, effort, dedication, compassion and more. Having a dream and making a goal is one of the rare things that are free in this life and with that, we should DREAM BIG. We should not settle for some petty dreams because when you have achieved it, you will just stay in that state until you realize that you still wanted more than that but you don’t have anytime to pursue it.

Another point in the movie is, every one is entitled for improvement. Criticisms are both positive and negative depending on the way you look at it. Positive, when you make it as your inspiration to do more than is expected you to be and negative, when you let it into your system and hindered the realization of your dreams. There is always a chance to change and improvement is good not only for your self but also for the people around you.

Offering one’s life to service is one of the greatest things to do in this world. You can touch many people from generations to generations. Not all people will sacrifice their life just for the sake of the many. It is very heroic and courageous to do. Everyone wants to be remembered after they have gone to the after life and for sure, people who helped in their own little ways in his life deserved to be remembered just like Mr. Chips.

Being a teacher is a tough job because you need to deal with a lot of personalities. You need to be patient, you need to possess authority and most especially you need to be flexible as to the modern times today to be able to reach out to more people. Nevertheless, being a teacher allows you to have extended family because your students will become your children that would really touch your life and will make your life extremely meaningful.

It was indeed a heartwarming film about a teacher and his students. I also remembered the movie, The Dead Poets Society in this film. Goodbye, Mr. Chips may seem dated today to those who demand non-stop action, but as a leisurely paced character study, it still can hold its own.

P.S

This is one of my reaction paper for my Teaching Profession subject. Just in case you need it. Hehe 😀

EMO 101: At least a goodbye…

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Trivia about me:
My poetic self enfolds during the night…
Writing poem is a way for me to detoxify the bad elements out of my system
It is a way for me to regain my homeostasis…:]]

So here’s something that I wrote few nights ago… (using my SE phone… LOL!)

Is it worth to wait and hope
Or is it the end, I feel so cold

It’s been a while and I miss you so
Please tell me if you needed to go

Don’t hang me in this plight of ours
Cause I am happy by your side even for enth hours

Are we still on it
Or am I on my own feet

Spare my mind in this cloudy confusion
Are you sending clues for my own realization

I know it is not manly for you
I am sorry but I want what is true

Is this your way of saying goodbye
Tell me and look straight into my eyes

Are you continuing just “for the sake”
Don’t show me what I feel is fake

Please say that you’re still here
But if you can’t, at least a “Goodbye” my dear

EMO 101: I dont wanna…

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Here’s something that I do to release stress and disappointments as to my whereabouts… Hope you’ll like it…

I don’t wanna let you know how I feel anymore
Cause I can see you’re not the same as before

Is it because I let you feel I am so into you
Or is it because I became out of the blue

Sometimes I miss you and sometimes I don’t
Do I still want this or I just had an antidote

I wonder if this will change
Or this is just a phase

Will we go back to those blissful moments
Or is this a sign of another torment

You told me things I now believe
But why does it suddenly leave

Help me to ignore you
If this is your goodbye cue

Please don’t let me feel this way
Cause I don’t want another dismay

EMO 101: I Want to DEVIATE

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

I am a person who always wants the truth because I believe I deserve it.
I am a person who is always sure of what she does
I am a person who always wants certainty
I am a person who doesn’t want to be a toy
I am a person who doesn’t what to doubt because if she does
she would not pursue no matter what it is
I am a person who is serious when it comes to feelings
I am a person who is damn honest when it comes to her own feelings
I am a person who doesn’t play games
I am a person who is easy to please but I am not gullible
I am a person who doesn’t think that anger or hatred is the opposite of love but FEAR
because when you FEAR LOVE, YOU CEASE TO LOVE…
I am a person who always wants to be assured and don’t want to take risks

Because she’s afraid

Afraid of believing the things she shouldn’t believe
Afraid of being played and be left behind
Afraid of getting hurt because she thought it was real
Afraid to fall because she thought someone would catch her
Afraid of committing mistakes and end up wounded

I am a person who doesn’t want to invest on something but I sometimes do “Unconsciously”
I am a person who doesn’t want complications but I am always in the same situation
I am a person who always wants to be sure with her decisions but there’s always that ONE deviation

and that ONE deviation, I am afraid is not the right time now

but in my sentiments

I want to DEVIATE

So IRONIC


I hope YOU followed.

EMO 101: Uncertainty

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Have you ever find yourself in a situation wherein you don’t know the situation either?
It makes you happy and at the same time scared
It makes you believe at the same time doubt
It’s like you are falling at the edge of a cliff and floating in air
Your heart is thumping joyously fast and yet its pounding enormously

It’s like you are in between of something you know and you don’t know
It’s like you want it and even need it but you play it safe
You hear the sweetest things on earth and at the same time, you hear lies
It’s something you think you’re sure of but you’re not
It’s one thing that you (maybe unconsciously) know but then you deny
It’s one thing you want to give but you hold back
It’s something makes you spontaneous and yet stagnant
It’s like you’re there but you’ve never been
You felt you knew it all but you are unfamiliar
It’s like you were found and at the same time lost
It’s like you’re assured but just temporarily
It’s like you’re just playing a game and yet you are serious
It’s enjoying life but then your heart is at stake
Is this what they call…

UNCERTAINTY

Because if yes, then I don’t want to be in that situation

but I uncontrollably do…

*i have so much to blog about school, there are a lot of things going on...
 i am actually busy, i just miss feeling the "emo" me, and so there... :]]
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