Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A year and some later I am back. The movie seemed fitting enough.

I read this book over the summer and was in shock. I felt like I needed to watch Barney, Finding Nemo or watch too many episodes of Full House.

I don't even know where to begin. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower captures the highs and lows of growing up. Beautifully told thru the journaling of a wounded freshman in high school, the story made me think of today how most of us are still growing up.

To think of the worlds that exist in each of our hearts makes me breathless; and not in a good way. Charlie, the main character in the story, is so flawed. There was always something there with him- that as a reader and a viewer you have no idea of. Then you are made aware of his situation. Then you realize that this congregation of "misfit toys" is 90% of ....everyone.

How can I explain this? Simple put: we are all a little fucked up.

Some stories are a little more tragic than others; but then sometimes the most insignificant "stories" are the most tragic for that person. *inhales deeply* 

People's hearts are not all as strong; some handle things better or differently than others.

At the end of the day we all grow up. Somewhat. And learn to deal. But then a movie like this comes along and it moves things inside and you realize that maybe, just maybe, you are not "okay".

Peace out.

Monday, October 10, 2011



I was robbed of a “real” high school experience. No one played hockey on the patio, there were no special events (ever), and no porno-writing counselor occupied the offices. As a matter of fact I think half of my senior class knew more than the people working there.  Ha ha. No offense.  Who am I kidding, no one read this anyway? My cousin could give me better advice than the counselors at school- and she’s two. *ga –ga*

What happened to Andrew Keegan? I know what happened to Ledger, but not to Keegan. jaja. Not funny yet? Chill, man.

“I know you can be overwhelmed and you can be underwhelmed. but can you ever just be whelmed?” “I think you can in Europe” jaaaaaaaaaaaajajajaj If you didn’t remember that then….then… *scoffs*

15 minutes into the movie- and I remember all the facial expressions, hand motions, and words-
Bianca: Where are you from? Planet loser?
Kat: As opposed to planet LOOK AT ME , LOOK AT ME. I always hated this line-
a k w a r d anyone?

“you don’t buy black lingerie unless you want someone to see it” jaaaaaaaaajajajja. the 90s.

I need “THE belly” for when I get daughters I can make them wear it before parties. That will make them think about it twice! *I speak reassuringly*

Romantic comedies:  heightening women’s expectations. aka Patrick dancing/singing a romantic tune publicly at his school's football stadium- nothing we didn't already know. just a friendly reminder that this is where it all comes from...and that it's not how it works. jaja

This part is my favorite- I want him to call in a favor for me, too. I wonder if Steve Jobs can help him. 

...and what the hell is Bianca wearing? I’m not even gonna upload a picture of her nasty arse looking prom dress...ugh!

and who can forget the undying words of KAT? And PATRICKS FACE (full of regret , *heart feels heavy*)  when he hears it? My god, if every girl had the opportunity to do this and every guy reacted like this the world would be filled with rainbows and pink bunnies. Instead there’s rain and crap-

THE BIG IDEA (Inside joke- I'm laughing inside)                                                                                        
Don’t let anyone ever tell you you don’t deserve what you want- 
lil scrawny boy gets the girl- 
jackass hottie ends up alone (for a while)
Scared girl opens up and gets the guy… AND A GUITAR.  
Geeks meets Geek

Truth is I learned absolutely nothing with this movie. But I remember exactly why I loved it: the music, the fashion, the story line and Heath … rest in peace (not funny yet, right?).  Check out the credits – gotta love the song. I don’t wanna say goodbye.

 peace. love. and popcorn.

Too difficult of a task- New rules

I have 82 days to watch 127 movies.
That's 1.5 movies a day - which won't work because I KNOW I will not watch one movie per day.

Let the games begin-

.....peace, love and popcorn

Friday, August 5, 2011

Letters to Juliet

I was watching this last night. I didn't finish it because I decided my beauty sleep was more important- however, I've watched it plenty of times to write about it.

Win. Win. What.... wait... who.... um.... if you could only see my face right now. I don't understand the whole win, win thing. I wanted to punch him every time he said that. Of course I laugh- it's funny- but it's ...UGH! I'd kill him. No. I don't want you to win. I want me to win. Lets do what I want and you enjoy it. and then we can do what you want and I enjoy it. And nobody is winning. SHUT UP. no. NO! ajjaa seriously. no. *straight face* NO.

I promise I'll talk more about it.... I just.... am bothered by THAT. ajjajaa

Everybody deserves their Lorenzo- everyone. And we all need to believe, if we haven't found him, that he is out there. True love exists- it's just hard to find sometimes.

This makes me cry every time.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

He's Just Not That Into You

I remember talking about this book with Ms. Foster, my college professor.

Years later I find myself amused at this movie. Yes, it's a chickflick. And yes, it's not always as simple or as complicated as we think it is.

But there are clear signs when he is JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU.

Him not calling; him not asking you on a second date; him not being interested in what you are saying; him not "believing in marriage".

Guys are guys and girls are just...girls.

We fall in love faster and easier. We give up things. We wait. We hang around the phone waiting for his call. But we know, deep in our hearts, the truth. The REAL truth.

All we want is to love and to be loved in return. It just SUCKS when it's just US doing the loving.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I realize

I'm short 5 months... and have over 100 movies to watch. I've watched too many and haven't reported back- so... I'm just droppin by to say... I'm coming. I have till midnight of Dec 31st. right?

Peace, Love, Cupcakes

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Life as We Know It

1. Josh Duhamel can do whatever he wants. Even prance around in his boxer-briefs and Nike's with a beer in hand whilst chasing a baby. (That sounds sooooooooooo wrong)

2. Movie star's hair looks great- mine just looks dead, dry and unflattering.

3. Cab drivers are not baby-sitters; then again, most girls would know this. Most people with a common sense would know this.

4. I've always wanted to bathe and talk on the phone. I'm afraid I'll die electrocuted. Sad end to my life... I must put this on my bucket-list. First I need to get a house phone.

5. We tell guys what to do, because how they do it is wrong. Then we do it. The same way. But we... we are always right. We're a pain in the ass. Learn that, live it, love it. Accept it.

1. people are nosey. Be careful. Be ready. And be prepared to receive life changing advice from little old ladies sitting at airports. Beware: everyone wants to change someone's life... so they snoop around until they've got something to say to you-  life changing or not.

2. "Just because you accept help from someone, doesn’t mean you have failed. It just means you’re not in it alone." Thanks to all the "teacher-supporters". We are more thankful than we can say it.

3. I hope when I have babies/baby/dog I don't die and have to pass it along to someone else. Oh, wait, I already did that to my dog...and I'm still alive. Shame on me.

4. I love romantic comedies. I love them. Leave me alone. 

peace/ <3/ cupcakes, fools

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

You see, the problem with these chick flicks I watch is that some of them, I must recognize, suck. Big ONES. There's not nicer way to put that. As unpredictable as they maybe they still lack the umph in every sense of the word. 

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is just... another reason I'm glad not all movies make it onto the big screen.

However, I did say that with every movie I'd watch I could learn something, and I still believe it's true. 

1. Life doesn't go as we planned it. So maybe it's a good idea to stop planning.

2. I've always said (so if you start saying it now I'm totally going to judge you) that imagination is 1% creativity, and 99% perspiration. When it doesn't come on its own, you must chase at it with a stick. Creative people aren't just born with it. We learn to find it and work with it. We find those things that inspire that creativity and use them. We can't give up. Every. We can't give up hope. We can't give up trying. We can't give up faith. We'll get what we want when we're ready. Everybody deserves what they want.

3. I love you. I really do. There's really no way of not talking about you in this blog, so I'll just try and keep it to a minimum. But every time I watch a cheap little romantic movies, the relationships are so authentic, so free. And although we lack the good hair or the perfect clothes, we live the fun they pretend to have... and I love that... and I love you. 

Just keepin' it real. 

Peace, love, and cupcakes

Saturday, January 22, 2011

In the Land of Women

I remember wanting to watch this movie when it came out only because Seth Cohen was on it (you know, the indie kid from the O. C. who is completely in love with Rachel Bilson, AKA Summer Roberts and together have this totally romantic on-screen / off-screen thing going on- just adorable. I'm still waiting for them to get back together). 

I never went to see it but I remember it had bad reviews. I love watching movies that have bad reviews, it makes me feel compassionate. 

I'll step away from the format of my other two "reviews" and *serious face on* I'll continue with what I learned. 

1. Great conversations shouldn't be taken for granted. There are only a few people you can actually talk with. Not to; not at. Conversing. Back and forth listening, back and forth understanding. Good conversations are underrated and hard to find. Stick with the people you like to talk with; those people matter.

2. "...wake up! There's a big fucking world out there. It's messy, and it's chaotic, and it's never, it's never ever the thing you'd expect. It's OK to be scared but you cannot allow your fears to turn you into an asshole, not when it comes to the people that really love you, the people that need you." So be mad. Be angry. Be scared. But just be that, and be it for a little while. Then get over it. 

3. We shouldn't judge our parents. We will never know what's going on; what their thinking; or how hard or easy it is for them. It's so hard not to sometimes, but if we really feel like judging, there's a load of stupid people to criticize at wal-mart.

I just... on this very chill afternoon, I can think of a few people that I really miss. 

Peace and cupcakes,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Boy Who Could Fly

Here I sat, staring into the great white outdoors nothing on this cold and frosty evening wondering what the hell to watch.Yeah, yeah. I know I said I'd revisit only the movies I owned.

You know what? Own THIS. I can do whatever I want.

I used the netflix included in my super awesome PS3, a friend's account and decided (must find new word) to find something a movie. Two words: Children's Movies. Section. Thats three. Whatever. It's a wonderful world of buried movies; a graveyard of forgotten creations... movies that have been buried deep into my brain and covered by all the romantic-comedy crap that has for so long filled my every thought, move, idea, contemplation. etc.
After a few minutes of aimlessly searching in this genre I found (drumroll not needed: the title gives it away) The Boy Who Could Fly. 

OMFG!!! I remembered nothing except the crappy scene where they're flying over a school and everyone is running behind them. But this is such a sweet, sweet movie. Don't laugh. No. Really. It's sweet. A little treasure. Amazingly refreshing. I learned.... I learned.... I learned.....meh...a few things.

Very Obvious Lessons Learned:
1. Thank you Mr. CHI creator for giving me the opportunity to flat iron my hair without any frizzies.  Fro's are not cool. Nope. They are not. 
2. I'm old. I remember watching this and trying my best to fly. (Similar to the Matilda Disease: trying fervishly to move thinngs your eyes)
3. Now it's just outdated and unreal. Wonderful. But old. Just like me.
Bullies suck. And nice guys finish last first. In the end. Waaaaay in the end. past the credits.

Not So Obvious Lessons Learned:
1. Autism is a world unknown to me. I dare not even speak about the subject. I feel uninformed. I know that, however, there are many people that dedicate their life to these kids. Those people rock. Especially teachers.
2. Making out in the sky is better.
3. Clouds are, in fact, bouncy. Stupid scientist telling us otherwise. This leads me to number three:
4. Making out in a cloud in the sky is better than making out in the plain ol' sky.
5. More like a question. Why are the doors always open to the rooftops of humoungous buildings. I've always wanted to go up there... ALWAYS... literally. Lunch or dinner. Pre- or after- parties. Star gazing. Romance. Fun. Witchcraft. I want to be up on a frickin roof of a cool building with a cool person. It probably all started here. It's not true. Nothing is ever open. I feel bitter every time I think about it. 

Jealousy is real. That's what I learned. Give me pixie dust, give me a flying friend, give me open doors to rooftops, give me permission to rock my 80s frock, give. me. bouncy. clouds. I'm jealous.

Peace and cupcakes- 
P.S. Eric just flies away. I wonder if anyone ever saw him... Maybe he was friends with Elvis and Tupac. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011


First movie watched. 4 words: I. Love. You. Man.

Now, please understand I’m not here to make a review. You want a review? Go to rotten tomatoes or watch it and critique it yourself.

Things learned from this movie, other than the 2 most obvious.

2 Very Obvious Lessons:

1. Paul Rudd is as cute in this film as he was when he was Mike Hannigan (FRIENDS)

2. Some people just should shouldn’t wear bangs. Clearly.

Not So Obvious Lessons Learned:

1. People are watching when you’re clenching. Don’t fart in public. Just don’t do it. You’ll get caught. Trust me. Someone is always watching.

2.  “Trying is having the intention to fail. You gotta scrap that word from your vocab. Just do it.” ‘Nuff said. Just do it. Quit planning so much. Quit trying. Just do it. And if you do fail, then suck it up, take a deep breath and do it a different way.

3. Girls tell each other everything. I don’t know why we do it. But we do. I guess it makes us feel closer to people. Either that, or our heads are so full of useless information that we need to make space for more useless information by letting it out. Shut up a little bit; shut up a little while. People don’t need to know everything we do and don’t do, aaaand most importantly mystery = sexy. Ha.  *Serious face*...Filter…. Filter …. Filter…. Maybe I can make that my new year’s resolution …. ........................In 2034. Ha. Ba ha ha.

See you in a jiff!  Peace and cupcakes - Sasu

Friday, December 31, 2010

Project! Project! Project!

Hello reader. Stalker. Wannabe. Ha, ha. Just kidding. I'd been moping around doing my usual posting on the most popular social network and a stalker-friend (thanks Lorena) said , "you should start a blog".

Great idea. And (yes I can start a sentence with "and") to be honest it would give me a 2011 project that would keep me entertained. I love projects. Thing is, reader, I already have a blog; but it's private and personal and you'd find out I have issues all across the board. (Ha, ha!) Sooooo... as I was thinking about what my new blog could be about I decided it was very important to have a range of motion- feeling wise. It couldn't just be about love because, you know, I'd be too sappy all the time; it couldn't be about the Zacarias Clan because I'd be shunned; not about hate, because I don't hate ; cupcakes, the competition is to big; music, we already know THE BEATLES define music (jajaja that's for you Berronie); it couldn't be about just one thing- that's the point in this long run-on sentence filled with a bunch of semicolons.

My new blog had to be about something I love and a place where I can express my many faces. SOOOOOO (I need to find another word for "so") I decided (and another for "decided") to combine a few of my new year's resolutions (2 to be exact)

1. watch all my movies
2. become famous (jaja)

It is with great pleasure I present to you THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM A MOVIE; a blog about how life, no matter what everyone says, really IS like a friggin movie. :) I have tons, and I've decided to watch them all. (I won't tell you how many because then you'll come in and steal). Every time I watch one, I will tell you what I learned and how it can or should be applied to life or how it shouldn't.

I welcome your ideas, your comments, your sending my stories to Oprah so that my Quest to Stardom is quicker.

Here's to a New Year....

3.... 2.... 1... action

Peace and Cupcakes- Sasu