Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I confess, I'm obsessed...

Currently Listening to:

Obsessed by BoA
Okayyyy, creepy title. I know. Let me explain.
I don't tend to find things that I get really passionate about but when I do, I go a little bit crazy. Like when I was younger, I was obsessed with Barney. I would watch that show and then pretend I was one of the girls named Cathy and repeat the lines after she said them. And then after this one episode, where she wore a pink coat, my pink coat became my "Cathy Coat". It was weird. I also became obsessed with Disney Channel. All the movies and shows and actors. I wanted to be on Disney Channel so badly that I started going online and looking up Disney auditions and...it was crazy.

So anyway, my point is that I've reached another obsession. Matt Damon.


Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar

I don't know why. Well, no, that's not true. I do know why. I saw Invictus about a week ago [12/20/09 to be exact...at 10:05 pm. Theater 9. $9.00. Can you believe that? $9.00 for a movie ticket? I mean, yes, it's a brand new theater with leather seats that kinda recline/rock/are really comfortable. But still. >: ].

WOW, I HAVE A.D.D. (unconfirmed).

Okay so back to the story. I saw Invictus with my girlfriends and I thought it was a really good movie overall. It was a bit slow at times but Clint Eastwood is always an amazing director (Gran Torino, anyone?) and Morgan Freeman is great in his role as Nelson Mandela1. Matt Damon was really good in it too2. At least, in my opinion. I guess I must have been super impressed with his performance because after seeing that movie I became a crazed fan. To tell you the truth, I had never really thought anything about Matt3 before I saw this movie. But with his golden hair and incredibly toned physique, who could not fall in love with him? Plus the accent. The accent was the cherry on top.



Director Clint Eastwood with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon 4

HAHA. See? Obsessed. I don't know why, exactly, I get this way. I tend to be a little bit more mature than this but, hey. I'm 17. Give me a break. I rarely act like this.


I'm not sure what the point of this blog was. I think all I accomplished by writing this was that I showed everyone how crazy I am. Okay, okay. I'll try to relate this back to the big picture. The BIG picture: what can I be when I grow up?

A stalker :(

I hope that's not my only option. I'll think about what this all means and get back to you. Time to go eat my last dinner of 2009!

Happy New Year!


-Haewon

So my questions for the day are:
  • Who are you obsessed with and why?
  • & how much do you have to pay for movie tickets at your theater? Because $9 is just ridiculous in my opinion! >:/
1: In fact, when Mandela was asked who he wanted to play him if they ever made a movie about him, he said Morgan Freeman. So apparently Freeman had been sort of mentally preparing for this role for quite some time, even spending time with Mandela beforehand.

2: Matt Damon was even nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood both made it on there for Invictus as well. Check it out!

3: Have you ever noticed how weird it is to just say the first name of a famous person? Like, you can't say, "I love Nicole Kidman. She's a great actress. Do you like Nicole?..." because leaving the "Nicole..." hanging there is like this weird empty space that must be filled. It must be filled with the famous person's last name. Kidman. Kidman. Nicole Kidman...you know? :/

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Can Anybody Find Me?...

Currently Listening To:

Somebody to Love by Queen

(linked to the Glee version)

"Can anybody find me somebody to love?"

Please? Okay, I'm not looking for somebody to love, just something.

There are so many things I have to say in this post, all of which are fairly insignificant. First of all, I love the show Glee. Have you seen it? 1 It is a pretty silly show with a goofy plot and dopey characters but it has a charm to it. The music selection is superb and always links back almost perfectly to the plot of that episode (and they always leave you feeling good at the end of the show). I guess I am a big sucker for musicals and theatrical entertainment. I did theater for six years at the local theater. It was a "if you try out you get a part" type of deal. I had done theater for a fairly long time but was never good until about my fourth or fifth play when I suddenly decided, "I'm not a very good actor. I might as well just let loose and make a fool of myself. What do I have to lose?"

So I let loose.

And after a couple days of not caring what anyone else thought about me and just acting for the joy of acting, the director pulled me aside for the first time in four years and told me something I will never forget:

"You're not just a little actor anymore. You're finally a competitor and I'm excited to start giving you bigger parts. Nice work."

! I was thrilled. It was a huge compliment and, although I was accustomed to receiving praise when I was younger, I had never been complimented on something I actually cared about. It was the first time I had experienced the feeling of success.

Every aspect of the theater intrigues me; I love being backstage and seeing the lighting and costumes and hair and makeup and going to rehearsals and taking a bow and the camaraderie of the whole experience.

I miss it. I miss it to the point where I sometimes think maybe I should go back, maybe I should make a career out of it. I could design sets or costumes or be a stage manager. It all sounds so fun. But, of course, me being me...I just don't know.

I guess that is something to consider. Theater.

Hmmm...

I'm sure I have tons more to say on that topic but maybe on a different day. This post is already getting long and I still have a couple things to say.

So I love blogging now, even if no one reads this 2 I still love writing and getting my ideas out there. I've always wanted to be a writer (and hopefully I will publish a novel some day) and this is a way for me to get my ideas out there. But as much as I love blogging about, well, whatever comes into my mind, I don't want to have a blah blog. I want it to be interesting, something people will read.

And then I thought of Julie & Julia. And how Julie blogged about her whole experience cooking through Julia Child's cookbook3. I want to do something like that. I want to go through an experience and document it here. It doesn't have to be anything drastic or life-changing (I am a high school Junior after all. I don't have that much time to spare!). But I want to do something.


I was thinking I could try being a vegetarian for a month, vegan for a month? If you have any ideas of what I should do let me know!

"Can anybody find me...?"

A challenge!

-Haewon


1: Leave me a comment if you love Glee!
2: If you are reading this, leave me a comment and let me know! :D
3: Is that how it goes? I didn't see it but my mom told me about it. Is it a good movie?