I suddenly want to know what you guys like :p because I love a lot of things and activities! For example, I love cooking, swimming, hiking, eating… But, what am I going to do next? I have no idea… There are too many things that I want to do! Ah! I have an idea – to listen to music (: Let’s see what things and activities Manu Chao likes~
I’m sure almost all uni students have done with their first semester, and I’m now enjoying my holiday (:
Anyway, I’ve written a bit about a movie that made me do some reflection – Real Women Have Curves. The story takes place in a Mexican community in Los Angeles. There’s a girl who called Ana Garcia (portrayed by America Ferrera). She’s a daughter from a traditional Mexican family. She’s an outstanding student who wishes to study in a university. However, her mum (Carmen – portrayed by Lupe Ontiveros) doesn’t allow her to do so since her family needs her to earn a living. Afterwards, Ana works in her sister’s factory and at the same time, she starts exploring her life. She applies to a university secretly with the help of her teacher. Also, she meets her boyfriend and has gained some sexual experience. Finally, she can enter a university in New York to continue her studies with a scholarship.
I think that this movie is very significant since we can see the difference between American and Mexican culture, as well as between educated and unlearned people. What’s more, we can learn the importance of chasing our dreams and the necessity of maintaining a good relationship with our families, which are super important for university students.
I’d like to share how I feel after watching the movie – Chico and Rita.
First, I like the jazz music very much. It’s a type of music that can express the emotions of the composers and the singers, that allows me to understand what they are thinking. Second, it;s important for us to speak the truth with someone we have a relationship with. We shouldn’t be jealous of anyone since this will possibly affect the relationship and damage to our souls. Third, we have to be friendly and adapt to the racial differences. I was a bit sad when I saw the poor experience that Rita had even though the people at that time made her a brilliant singer. We must respect everyone from different continents.
I would recommend this movie to you all since I think a movie with much music is very interesting and exciting. Also, it’s an animation, which is very special, that I believe you all would enjoy it.