Hugo: Did you ever notice that all machines are made for some reason? They are built to make you laugh, or tell the time, or to fill you with wonder. Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do.
Maybe it’s the same with people. If you lose your purpose … it’s like you’re broken.
Isabelle: Like Papa Georges?
Hugo: Maybe … maybe we can fix him.
Isabelle: So is that your purpose? Fixing things?
Hugo: I don’t know. Maybe.
Isabelle: Then what’s my purpose?
Hugo: I don’t know.
Hugo: I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need.
So I figure if the entire world is big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.
One of the movie dates Hubby & I went on when we were still dating was Aladdin. We had loved the humor of the movie so much (not to mention what cuteness occurred during our showing of the movie) that it quickly became a favorite of ours.
A few months later, in one of my rare displays of creativity … I surprised Future-Hubby with a nice romantic picnic on the floor of my dorm room. And since the movie was no longer in the theaters, I happened to find all the makings of an Aladdin-themed picnic for a very modestly cheap, “I’m a broke college student”-type price. To this day, Hubby & I look back on that “date” with such fond memories.
When it came time to plan our wedding, Hubby & I had no intention of having anything but your standard, middle-class Filipino-American reception. We never thought that we’d associate a theme with our wedding. But in another one of my rare displays of creativity (Hubby’s the one with the Fine Arts Degree … not me!), the thought of doing something around an Aladdin theme came to mind. And luckily, Hubby thought the idea was also brilliant.
So … here’s what we did to make our wedding unique. First off, Hubby wanted to design our wedding invitations; which, in 1996 was not a very common thing to pull off. Second, we decided that our wedding favors would be in the shape of Aladdin’s magic lamp and contain pieces of candy inside of it. Thirdly … we wanted to use a musical porcelain figurine of Aladdin & Jasmin on the Magic Carpet as our cake topper. And finally, the fact that the figurine could wind up and play “A Whole New World,” which we decided would be our “First Dance” song … well that was the icing on the cake (both literally and figuratively).
And that’s the song (one of many songs played that night) that we had at our wedding.
Here’s a video (seen on the Aladdin DVD) of how the song came to be …
Day Eighteen – A Song I Wish I Heard On The Radio:
I was 13 when “Pretty In Pink” came out in the theaters. And I absolutely loved the movie and (of course) the soundtrack. It’s because of Andie that I dreamed of working at a record store when I was old enough to get a job. Lucky for me, I was able to fulfill that dream.
There’s also this idea that I had, thanks to “Pretty In Pink,” that — once I was old enough — I’d be able to get into bars and clubs (with the requisite fake ID) where I could sit and listen (or even dance) to all the alternative music I wanted.
I really got to reconsider my stance on men with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Not that I ever had anything against guys with those particular traits … it’s just that I never felt any “attraction” to them.
Well, except for Brad Pitt as Achilles in “Troy”. But hey … I think any woman would have the hots for him after seeing that one “love scene” in “Troy”; gratuitous butt shot notwithstanding. <sigh … >
Hubby, lucky gal that I am, has always been good about my celebrity “crushes” … after all, wasn’t he the guy that let me go all stalkarazzi on Johnny Depp back in June of 2009? We’ve just always had that type of honest relationship where we can talk about silly things like that. After all, both of us have our own “Friends”-inspired Top 5 Freebie List.
But there are two films that I’ve recently seen that had me salivating over a pair of baby blues with golden hair.