The Bucket List
Finally, this morning, I got the money BlogToProfit sent me via Western Union. For days, I have been going back and forth to the pawnshop, always seeing either an offline message or there’s no electricity. It was not that much, but good enough for a student. And so the initial plan of claiming it somewhere in the city has been canceled. Needless to say, I still visited the city. The trip going there has indeed been ‘cut’ — you have to transfer to a different jeep to be transported to the city proper. When I arrived at Robinson’s Place, Ricky Reyes’ salon was my immediate stop. I think the guy who did me was the same guy who took charge of me during my last visit. His Barber’s cut is exceptional (yea). Now I look like PPP. :laugh: 😆 I stopped by National Bookstore and upon my exit someone called my attention by directly talking to me. It was Kristine Joy, a classmate. When she left and I checked the movie schedules and had lunch at KFC. “The Bucket List” was then on.
“Find the joy in your heart.” Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) is a corporate billionaire who believes that in his hospital, there should be two persons in each room, no exceptions. But when he is admitted for cancer, he demands to get a room of his own. His personal secretary merely reiterates his strict rule and thus ends up with a complete stranger — Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman), a knowledgeable mechanic. While still in the hospital, Carter writes his bucket list (things he wishes to do before dying), until he hears from the doctor that he, too, like Edward, will no longer last long. Carter crumples the list and Edward eventually reads it. Before they even knew it, they were already doing the wildest things Carter could ever imagine, such as skydiving and traveling the world. Conflict arises when Carter tries to reunite Edward with her daughter. The bucket list was completed by Edward’s secretary at the end of the story, where he climbs the top of the mountain the two failed to climb, and bury the list under the snow.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I suggest you go for it. I don’t know, but movies that deal with time and growing old really inscribes something within me. I have now thought of, “Be not afraid of dying. Be afraid of growing old.” It’s pretty reasonable, right? 🙁 I bought a toothpaste and some junk foods before taking a jeep back home (afraid that there might be none at the usual terminal due to the occasional rerouting). That’s 180 (haircut) + 94 (lunch) + 80.50 (movie) + 105.25 (grocery) for the day. Sir Malecosio, the NSTP adviser who was also our Biology 20 teacher, was beside me. He asked me if I could be free this summer to finish or do the program’s website. He also informed me that I was referred to by our teacher when he asked of who can possibly do the work. Now isn’t that flattering or what? 😎