5 Films that will satisfy your cravings

Theatre

The year 2016 has, unquestionably, rocked our cinema and television. Do tell, who did not enjoy the movie adaptation of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them? Those magical creatures lurking in the alleyway of New York. And then we had these new and mind-blowing episodes from Black Mirror where San Junipero defied time and space and made a home out of us. With all these masterpieces on the screen, what could possibly beat them? We ask what 2017 has in store for us. So, here are the 5 films that will satisfy your cravings for the big shows.

  1. Beauty and the Beast
    Magical and romantic, and with Emma Watson as the protagonist, Beauty and the Beast will take you to the realm of fairy tales this March 17.
  2. Ghost in the Shell
    Based on the 1995 animated classic, Ghost in the Shell is a syfy film about the migration of human souls to machines.
  3. Tulip Fever
    Written by Tom Stoppard, Tulip Fever will take you back to the 17th century Holland where tulips were maddeningly worshipped like stockmarkets.
  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Did you miss this timeless, amazing hero? Be ready for this return this year, then.
  5. Wonder
    Directed by Stephen Chbosky from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder is about a young boy whose face was deformed. Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, this too will captivate your heart.

So, like 2016 with all its magical creatures, the big films in 2017 promises more adventures, entertainment, and wonders.

The Dukha and the Mongolian Reindeer

So, my post for today is a bit, well, serious and thought provocative. Reindeer, as creatures of the forest, have always fascinated me. They have such mysteries that simply draw me in. You get what I mean? The elusiveness and secrecy they possess, to me, is very attractive.

Deer

I stumbled upon this write-up about The Dukha or Tsaatans, an ancient tribe in Mongolia who identify themselves as reindeer people. They inhabit the remotest and deepest part of the Mongolian forest. They are the bearers of the oldest traditions in the country, and sadly, they are classified now as a dying culture, according to Hamid Sadar-Afkhami, an anthropologist from Harvard. From 200 families, their numbers have significantly fallen to 40 family units, with more or less 1000 reindeer.

Reflecting with this phenomenon, I guess extinction of certain culture or language is an inevitable consequence of modernization. From living in the deepest part of Mongolian forest, it was noted that these people have moved south in order for them to sustain their economic needs through tourism. Reindeer have proven themselves as a must-see sight that attracts people all over the world. For just $2.50, you can have a reindeer for a photo shoot.

And this is precisely the problem: the Mongolian culture has a deep connection towards these creatures and in light of all these commercialized tourism, this connection is slowly dissipating. I think it is our duty to leave a better world for the next generation.

Dress up: 7 clothes that will stun the crowds

If you are looking for perfect clothes that will stun the crowd, then you should go straight to muee.com. Founded in 2007 and currently based in China, MUEE is a global online retailer of quality clothes and apparel to suit special occasions. Wedding dresses, homecoming dresses, first communion dresses – MUEE have it all for you.

With a clear understanding that special occasions deserve superior arrangement, MUEE only selects materials and manufacturers that can guarantee excellence and class for their creations. Added to these, the company’s clothes are without doubt affordable. Compared to other fashion retailers, you can save up to 60% when shopping with MUEE. To give you a glimpse of what MUEE has in store for you, read on for a quick overview.

Flaunt your beauty, accentuate your sexiest curves, and stun the crowd with a wide variety of clothes available for you – from Boho inspired wedding dresses to elegant one shoulder long chiffon prom dress to glamorous A-line tulle in long sleeves and rose weavings.

  1. Wedding dresses
  • Off Shoulder Short Sleeve Fit Flared Lace Wedding Dress with Ribbon.
  • Boho Vintage A-Line Lace Overlay Tulle Wedding Dress with ¾ Sleeve
  • 1950s Vintage Sleeveless V Neck A-Line Ivory Satin Wedding Dress
  • Sleeveless Jewel Neck Lace Bodice Ball Gown Sequin Tulle Wedding Dress
  • Chic Modern Sleeveless High Neck Beading Lace A-Line Short Tulle Wedding Dress

  1. Homecoming dresses
  • Elegant Empire One Shoulder Beading Blushing Pink Long Chiffon Prom Dress
  • Glamour Illusion Red Lace Long Sleeves A-Line Tulle Vintage Prom Dress with Keyhole Back
  • Luxious Sparky Beading Pattern Bateau Neck Long A-line Red Chiffon Prom Dress
  • Modern Chic Sleeveless Gold Beading A-line Long Chiffon Prom Dress
  • High Low Strapless Sparkly Beading A-line Peach Chiffon Prom Dress

 

  1. First communion dresses
  • Bohemian Tea Length Lace First Communion Dress with Bow
  • Cap Sleeve Lace Satin Long First Communion Dress with Flowers
  • Luxurious Sleeveless Ball Gown Organza Long First Communion Dress With Bow
  • Short Sleeve Beading A-line Long Satin First Communion Dress
  • Short Sleeve Ball Gown Long Organza First Holy Communion Dress With Dramatic Bow

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Saying goodbye to Courageous Catie: A new angel has entered Heaven

On Thursday, March 31, a brave little girl named Catie Lucas joined our creator. Known as Courageous Catie on social media, the 3 year old passed away after battling a rare blood disease – juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.

Needless to say that learning about her passing has broken my heart. I may not know Catie personally, nor met her or her parents Feliz and Jayjay Lucas, still her story has touched something deep inside me. Since late 2015, the little girl and her parents have gone through a lot. Their medical journey has even taken them to several hospitals, including the National University Hospital in Singapore where Catie recently passed away.

Courageous Catie

Looking through the Lucas’ Facebook account for their daughter Catie, I can only imagine the kind of inner strength needed for what the family went through. It is also saddening to know that such a sweet little girl has suffered through so much. Her story has been heartbreaking, yet, it has also managed to inspire many people.

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Through all the medical tests, confinements, injections and IV piercings, Catie still managed to give a smile here, a laugh there, as well as say a little prayer. Her faith and that of her parents are truly commendable! She was such a courageous and brave little girl.

Her journey has also touched countless people. From the Lucas’ family and friends including strangers, many individuals stepped forward to offer their assistance. The outpouring of prayers, love, help and support seemed tremendous! It was heartwarming! It was touching! And those are feelings coming from a person who wasn’t even a recipient of that support. I can only wonder at how blessed Catie’s parents may have felt with all the love and prayers.

However, the time has come for all of us to say our farewell to Courageous Catie. I offer my deepest condolences to Feliz and Jayjay. Please take comfort in knowing that she is in a much better place now. Although the pain of her loss may not go away and that journey may not be easy, but try to stay strong since Catie is looking down on you from up above.

Thank you Catie for serving as an inspiration to many. Thank you Feliz and JayJay for sharing your story. Heaven has definitely gained a new angel through Catie!