Thursday, August 14, 2014

Genie, You're Free!

When I heard the news, I was in deep shock. One of the most genius human being in entertainment industry passed away, and it gave a big impact to the whole world. It was the first time I ever cried to someone I don’t know personally but only through his works and characters as a comedian in films and television. I’ve known and admired him when he did the voice of Genie in the 1995 Disney film Alladin. It was my sisters and I’s favorite Disney movie ever. I don’t even recall how many times we have watched it on DVD. Genie is the life of the film; we didn’t stop laughing every part of his funny character in the film. It was only Robin Williams who can do that. I could even imagine the expression of his face doing Genie’s character. It was superb!

From Genie, to being Mrs. Doubtfire, to being the man who was trapped in Jumanji for Twenty six years, Jack, Bicentennial Man, and his famous role as Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, these are only few of his unforgettable characters, who could ever not know Robin Williams?

I admit, his death gave an impact in me as her follower. I lost part of my childhood. And it was heartbreaking knowing that another important figure of our entertainment world has left the Earth. 

I’d like to think he is not dead and instead waiting inside his lamp for Alladin’s next wish. It is really hard to believe that someone like him is an example of human struggle with depression. Not with Robin Williams. His image does not speak what he really is inside. He made people laugh, but how come no one knows his alone? And this quote from him really struck me: “I thought the worst thing in life was to end up all alone - it's not. It's to end up with people that make you feel alone.” 

Robin Williams was just one of 39,000 Americans who take their lives each year. The longstanding puzzle is why anyone arrives at so tragic a place. He was one of the greatest humans out there. Perfect? No. Struggled very much. But he lit up the room with joy. And that is a tragic loss.

Robin Williams chose to make other people happy when he wasn’t even happy himself and I will always have endless respect for him because of that. He transcended his art form and touched Generations. He left this world with the WORLD on his side. He is truly a league of his own.  His works and love for his craft will always be remembered. He will never be forgotten.

"Genie, you're free!"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Let the Dream Begin

"I have this motto for myself: “Dreams are free”; so I'm having as much as i can.

I started running as a wannabe. I want to be like those who feel achieved and triumphant whenever they finish their marathons. And TBR is one of those dreams. With TBR, I envision myself proudly crossing the finish line and feeling an immense sense of accomplishment. I feel that when i push myself, get that goal, and finish this will be life-changing. So, I'd do everything not to miss it."

That is my answer when asked "Why do you want to be part of The Bull Runner Dream Marathon?" when I passed my application last 08 August 2014.

And when they posted the 900 selected applicants, I almost passed out when I saw my name on the list. So I made the first step to my first ever marathon. To prepare myself, I know I have to invest strength not only physically but mentally and spiritually. Running a marathon is not a joke and not as easy as it seem. 

I signed-up for TBR Dream Marathon because I want to excel, from one rookie to another. I want to be consistent and fight to get my goals according to the training TBR will provide. I know that my commitment to the trainings to be given is critical to prevent injury and to finish strong. In finishing my first ever marathon, I want to be fully prepared and TBR can help me fulfill that.

Finishing a marathon is the one thing in my life that I could be most proud of...doing something I wasn’t sure I could do, something that I had always wanted to do but had been too scared of. And I feel that this could be the best time to do it and do it well. I know that TBR is an invaluable aide to me as a marathon rookie. Their insights, hints and clear instructions will make it possible for me to realize that what had been a dream is achievable with my motivation, my work ethic and direction provided by TBR.

15 to20 years from now, I still want to see myself running marathons or even ultra marathons. I want to push myself beyond my limits. Because I DREAM BIG!