Hi… It’s been more than a year since my last post in this blog. It wasn’t really that I stopped blogging since last year. What happened is that, I purchased a hosting service in siteground for 1 year and when it’s about to expire on March of this year, I decided not to renew my subscription anymore for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it is an expense to pay a hosting service every year when you don’t really need a hosting service. For someone like me who has a full time job and only does blogging as a hobby and an outlet of my thoughts, I learned that it is not advisable to to buy hosting service and a free domain is perfectly alright.
Secondly, I am receiving a lot of spam comments everyday when I had my blog hosted and I am not happy about that. Receiving spam comments rarely happen in my free wordpress blog.
Thirdly, the most important reason is that I do not want to think of an end goal of earning money as the purpose for blogging. I want to go back to the very reason why I created this blog 9 years ago, I was a fresh graduate then and so naive about the real world. I wanted to express my thoughts into words, to inspire myself and others who will stumble in my blog and to share my experiences and learnings about my life.
All the posts I’ve written when I had my blog hosted were gone when I did not renew the hosting from siteground. I can actually retain the posts however, I am not a techy person, I tried but it is too complicated for me. I don’t want to be stressed out anymore that’s why I just let go. Anyway, I have a copy of the articles because everytime I post in my blog, a copy is sent to my e-mail. Hence, I don’t have blog posts for more than a year because they were gone when I did not renew the hosting.
There’s a big change that is gonna happen in my life and I will be sharing it with you, my readers, soon. For the meantime, I want to post the article that I’ve written on June 2016 about the movie, Finding Dory. I made this article for one website but upon searching online, I couldn’t find the website anymore.
I’m very happy with how this article had turned out to be. I have not written in the past few months and to be honest, I really miss blogging. The authentic and vulnerable posts about pursuing my dreams, the experiences and lessons in my life that I am sharing here are the things that I look forward to doing again soon.
I realised that no matter where life takes us, we should never lose sight of our real self and who we really are as a person, our inner dreams when we were young. I will be sharing more about this in the future blogs.
For now, here is my realisation about watching the movie, ‘Finding Dory’ back in 2016.
Finding Dory is the funniest ocean adventure ever
Pixar Animation Studios released their new animated movie that upholds to the values that they have always instill in every movie they create. The latest is Finding Dory released in the Philippines on June 16, which is a sequel from the animated movie 13 years ago, Finding Nemo. I watched the movie yesterday with my very good friend who’s also a Disney Pixar fan, Maj. I have come to love all the Pixar movies ever since watching Inside Out and it hit me so hard. It is one of the best movies I have watched in my life. It’s perfect. Because of that, I got interested with all the movies released before and still to be released in the future by Pixar Animation Studios. If Inside Out was a tear-jerker, Finding Dory is a feel-good movie, you will have a great laugh with your company and with other people in the cinema, but the values taught are still there. I can categorize it as more of a comedy with deep sense and meaning.
Pixar always starts every movie with the essence of family love, there is a mother and a father together with their child. It was shown early in the movie that Dory has a condition that made her forget short term memories. And her parents, with patience and love for Dory, has taught her to stand on her own if ever the time comes that she will get lost or be left on her own. I got emotional at the near end when after all the years when Dory got lost, her parents didn’t give up the idea that one day, Dory will be able to find her way home which was the result of their effort of teaching her when she was still young.
I love Dory and all other characters. Here are the characters to watch out for aside from Nemo and his father Marlin. There’s the octopus named Hank, find out his role and the life that was added in the story because of him, the whale shark named Destiny, she’s so funny. In this movie, the members of the marine diversity are the lead characters, and the humans are somehow the antagonists as they invade the natural habitat of these marine creatures. I have realized in this movie that the fishes and other marine creatures have their own lives too. They have their own family, home, friends and the presence and need of other creatures to be able to live. It has exactly been the same for all of us humans.
One of my favorite scenes is the conversation between Dory and his octopus friend, Hank. It goes something like this, “I don’t like planning. It was not in my plan to get lost, and it was not in my plan to meet you. But we met, and I think it was not a coincidence. It happens for a reason.” That is so true because no matter how great we plan our lives are, sometimes, life doesn’t go the way we plan it to be. I realized to just be spontaneous, act and do what has to be done at the moment. To be in the moment.
The funny thing after watching the movie is that, of course, my friend and I had great smiles on our faces, and we started talking about other Pixar films and its co-founder Steve Jobs. We admire him a lot, because he did share the wonderful lessons he had learned in life from his younger days. We were still sitting in the movie house and didn’t realize that we were the only two left and the cinema personnel were already looking at us, still figuring out why we haven’t stood up from our seats. We got caught up with our conversation.
It is a feel good movie and my friend and I really recommend it for everyone to watch.