Featured Thoughts: “Life of Pi”

“When you suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling…” – Yann Martel

Life of Pi Poster
Life of Pi Poster

As I was browsing through what movie could I watch over the weekend. I came across this movie “Life of Pi”. It puzzled me for a moment what this movie is all about, I don’t want to put my money into waste so I thought of checking its synopsis and check what is it all about.

The film was based on a novel by Yann Martel and was directed by Ang Lee, a well known director of movies Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hulk; so this should be good. As I watched its trailer, a saw the sense of the movie so I decided to go for it.

The movie is actually all about the teen-agers post shipwreck life losing his family from a thunderstorm and his quest for survival. And the dillema, he has to live with a full grown Bengal Tiger!

For 227 days, he managed to live in an environment like that…. I couldn’t just imagine myself if I was in his position. Maybe I’ll do the same but I am not entirely sure if my sanity will keep me alive.

Glimpse of the scene (grabed from nytimes.com)
Glimpse of the scene (grabed from nytimes.com)

The movie itself has thought me to thank life even more. I am totally humbled for most of the time complained about my ordeal, about how things that don’t work according to my will. How torn my pair of shoes are and not seeing the man who doesn’t even have feet. I also appreciate life’s wisdom shared in the movie and the way it teaches us to hope, and hope even more but do something about it.

These are just few of my favorites quote from the movie:

 I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.

If every unfolding we experience takes us further along in life, then, we are truly experiencing what life is offering.

Above all… it is important not to lose hope…

Check out more quotes of Yann Martel and the New York Times Review.

Check out also the trailer of the movie:

If you’re into a movie about life, this is for you.

What next for me? Maybe I should read the book…

The Dozen Dash

And when you want something, all the universe conspire in helping you to achieve it!Paulo Coelho

Run Keeper
Run Keeper record

December 12, 2012, 12/12/12. Two nights before that, a good romanian runner invited me to run on the date mentioned. Wow! What a good Idea! A 12K run on the 12th day of the 12th month in the 12th year of the 21th century. I was a little hesitant to join at first due to prior commitments but eventually, it pushed through. Hah! I was made for this indeed!  With the help of my Iphone application, Run-keeper, I was able to track my progress as I keep a normal and good pace.  I’m just glad I’m regaining my endurance.

Finished! Regaining my endurance again
Finished! Regaining my endurance again

It was a great night! Awesome winter breeze and an amazing run!

It doesn’t happen in a century right? Been there done that! 🙂

The 12K finishers of the Dozen Dash on 12-12-12 (Photo by Cristian Craita)
The 12K finishers of the Dozen Dash on 12-12-12 (Photo by Cristian Craita)

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