Monthly Archives: March 2015

Review of Insurgent the movie


I just came back from seeing Insurgent. Once in a while, I see a movie, and the first thing I want to do is to tell everybody what I thought about it. So I decided to blog about it. I’m so glad I went to see this movie. I was feeling tired, and almost talked myself out of it. But as soon as the movie started, I was wide-awake. I think while I sat on the edge of my seat, my heart was beating fast during the entire movie. So much was happening so fast! This movie is a great sequel to Divergent. I loved Divergent and I loved Insurgent just as much. First of all, we got the badass heroine. Absolutely can’t go wrong with that. She’s tough as they come. But what I really enjoyed was watching her vulnerability. Tris has her fears, and her conscious is killing her.


Shailene Woodley plays her perfectly. I almost think that she may be one of the best actresses of her generation right now. Shailene is able to portray her weaknesses, her strengths, her fears, her guilt, and at the end, her finally forgiving herself. Let’s talk about Theo James for a minute. Again, a phenomenal actor. Well, his good looks don’t hurt either. But truly, he plays Tobias (Four) perfectly. I can’t imagine another actor playing that character.


The two of them sizzle on screen. Tobias by now has fallen hard for Tris and will do whatever it takes to protect her. When the truth serum is injected in him, he confesses that he has fallen in love with Tris. Sigh… And both of them together really can kick some ass. They take on the evil and the battle begins. I love movies like this. If you’re looking for some entertainment, a movie full of action, suspense, and some butt kicking scenes, this is a great movie. Oh, and let’s not forget the hot romance between these two.


“You die, I die.”


Quick, what’s the meaning of life?

Who remembers that line from St. Elmo’s Fire? For all you young folks, this movie was out in 1980’s. I remember seeing it in high school with my friends. Of course, we all loved it. I it was one of the movies from the Brat Pack genre. And who didn’t love the Brat Pack?

st elmo's fire

As teenagers, we were all trying to find our way in life. You know, figure out what we’ll be doing when we grow up. Basically, what was the meaning of life for us. So often, we found ourselves asking one another, “Quick, what’s the meaning of life?” Sure, we were trying to be funny, but in reality, we were just a bunch of lost kids, trying to figure out where we fit in this world.

Now, years later, I find myself asking the same question. So many times, I wonder if I’ve done everything that I’m supposed to do. Did I make a difference? Did I leave my mark with anybody? Am I supposed to do more than what I’m doing? Am I just stuck in the” cycle of life” and not doing enough soul searching?

We’ve all been there. How many times have we asked ourselves if we are doing what we love. I mean, what if we made wrong choices? What if we had taken the other path when we reached the crossroads in our lives?


Ah, so many what ifs. I guess we can’t really worry about the what ifs. But I still think it’s important to do some real soul searching. It’s easy to just get caught up in all of our responsibilities; we go to work, pay our bills, get some sleep, wake up, and go to work again. Yep, that vicious cycle we loath so much. Don’t get me wrong. It’s imperative that we are responsible and make a living. Obviously, we have to pay our bills on time. Sorry, we can’t get away from that. And of course, if we keep our jobs, we can take care of our family and perhaps afford the nicer things in life.

Still, I can’t help but wonder if this is all there is. Is there more I should be doing? Sometimes I think that because of that vicious cycle, we forget to live. I mean really live. We forget to do things that make us happy. That’s what I mean by soul searching. We all have to find our own happiness.

I’m not whining at all about my life. I do believe I’ve accomplished quite a bit actually. I’m quite content, if not proud of many things. I’ve practiced physical therapy for over 20 years. And truly, I’ve learned so much from some pretty amazing patients.

physical therapy

I’ve been married for almost 20 years to this crazy but amazing guy. That’s pretty damn awesome!

me and hub

Oh and did I mention that I have three beautiful children? They’re my everything.


And lastly, I’ve published three books. I mean to be able to say that I’m a published author is pretty cool, not to mention all of the awards and recognitions they have received.


And yet, I still find myself wondering… what’s the meaning of life?


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