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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Three Cities in One Sitting: A spur from Eat – Pray - Love

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For two successive weekends, my big rocks were left untouched and I soaked myself  watching movies in my almost worn-out DVD player.  To mention some (topping the list) From Justin to Kelly – a musical movie; think of High School Musical on a Spring Break at the California Beach.  With the beaches (and the bitches) the bods and the bodies – who will not love it especially summer is lurking  somewhere. 

Next is Julie and Julia – this one is about food and blogging. Though I won’t write reviews on these two movies. I will just leave that one to the experts.
But the latest movie I watched (after an exasperating day of checking the final papers of my students) brought me to three places in one sitting (literary in one sitting).  EAT – PRAY- LOVE is just one movie that I will keep in my treasure chest. Not to mention Under the Tuscan Sun also. 

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 EAT – ITALY.  All my life I have been dreaming of Italy.  The Food, the Language, the People, the Culture; everything Italian looks perfect.  The Gods must have settled first in Italy before migrating to Athens. I’m always left awed every time I watched movies filmed in Italy. In fact, Italy was not supposed to be part of my World Literature syllabus but I managed to squeeze it. I always feel this distinctive connection.  It must be my DNA.

PRAY – INDIA.  Namaste! India is my cousin Nui’s dream place. It is inevitable not to include India in any World Literature class. I had it at the very beginning of my class.  India – the land overflowing with religion.  Although I am not so India person because I cannot meditate and be vegan but visiting the place is more than a privilege.

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LOVE – BALI, Indonesia. The tsunami that hit Bali was insignificant to my impressions of the place. I know Philippines is a paradise to any tourist but Bali is heaven to me.  I have visited Bangkok (Pattaya) and partied hard, but that’s all that I remember of Pattaya. Though the occasional site of the massage parlors is not new to me (we have plenty in Manila) but the therapists are a sight to behold.  You will know what I mean when you get there.
Eat- Pray-Love – a movie that will appease me when things get uninteresting and life dull. For now I will Eat… I will Pray and I will Love wherever the place is.  I just have to save more. Enjoy watching.

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"There is no happiness for the person who does not travel. For Indra is the friend of the traveler, therefore wander!" by Brähmann On a personal note, I don't know Brahmann nor Indra, but the lines speak more than they are read. I gave birth to this travel blog, inspite of the fact that there are zillion of travel blogs out there, to share with you all that we can see the world without spending TOO MUCH. This is my Travel-budget-blog.