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I was on a movie marathon last night. First it was Goodbye Mr. Chips followed by The Old Man And The Sea, then another by a Hallmark movie that I didn’t actually finish. Too cheesy…haha!  Goodbye Mr. Chips  was so good.  I haven’t read the book by  James Hilton but the movie adaptation was just lovely.

“For Chips, like some old sea-captain, still measured time by the signals of the past. . . .”

I was familiar with the title, The Old Man And the Sea by Ernest Hemingway  but I never got the chance to read it before.  And now here was the movie adaptation that I  excitedly watched. A story of  courage and personal triumph. Imagine an almost a  one-man movie and his friend who was so concerned about the old man going alone to  fish.  I remember this lovely line while the old man was struggling to pull out a giant marlin.

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” 

Some had very negative reviews about this, I loved it though. I loved the ocean, the sunrises and the sunsets and the old man’s struggle to get the giant marlin to land. Some would not probably understand it. They would just say, why don’t you just cut the rope and  let the marlin go.  I was curious too how big it really was.

This morning I had the chance to go to the bank to update my account. Josef was on leave for a day. What was supposed to be a twenty-minute jeepney ride became almost an hour because of the traffic.

Don’t laugh, I went to SM East Ortigas afterwards to buy gifts for my kids and Nate. Perfect time to go around the mall since it was not crowded. Four  gifts off my list for Christmas. I haven’t bought Nate’s birthday gift yet  (he’ll be turning six next month) since I am in a quandary whether to give him a toy (which he has lots of) or maybe more children’s books that he could enjoy.

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