Sunday, May 14, 2017

So it has been 20 years since Titanic...

and it has been seven years since the last time I posted anything here. I have one thousand and one reasons for putting this blog on a long pause, most of the reasons are discreet and I prefer to keep it that way. Recently however as I was re-reading my past entries I decided to resume the sharing of my thoughts into the cyberspace as they will soon become distant memories for those who knew me. And I for certain want my children to read and share these distant memories with their children when my time is this mortal world is put to a halt. I want my memories and stories be told to my descendants for they may learn a thing or two from my past.

Anyhow, last night as I was watching e-news on the television, the entertainment news caught my attention when the reporter interviewed the singer of Titanic theme song, My Heart will Go On; Celine Dion asking the infamous singer what did feel when they recorded the song 20 years ago. It was then that I realised Titanic was first released twenty years ago. It struck me then that it was some 20 years ago I first set foot into a cinema with my friends from college. I could vividly recall our first experience like it was yesterday. We were all drawn to watch the most anticipated romantic movie of the year on the big screen mainly because of the actor ie Leonardo DiCaprio. Leo was a heartthrob (he still is) to many teenagers back then. I went to the cinema twice just to watch Leo fell into the deep ocean on the big screen and I cried every time that handsome face of his slowly merged into the sea.

I wasn't the only one who was crazy about Leo and Titanic. It turned out my little sisters too had a crush on him. When I returned home from college, I was surprised to be greeted by a big poster of Titanic at the back of our bedroom door. Not only that, they even had a booklet of Leo's photos. Never had I realised that my sisters and I would share the same interest. Despite having watched the film twice at the cinema, I watched it again and again with my sisters at home once the CD was released. I remember how we criticised the way Leo's character; Jack gave up a chance to save himself from freezing to death to Kate Winslet's character;  and how we wished for Jack to not die too soon in the film. Perhaps it is not too much for me to say that Leo was our first crush.

Leo is no longer a young man as am I. A lot of things have changed since Titanic first's screening in the lives of its casts, production crews and its millions viewers. Leo has finally won his first Oscar last year after numerous nominations and his heroine Kate won her Oscar a few years back. The phrase "tonight Titanic celebrates its 20th anniversary", kept ringing in my ears and suddenly it dawned on me, what have I achieved in these past two decades? Hmmmm


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