The “Footnote to the Youth” is a short story about a guy who wanted to marry early. He had a son and realized he wasn’t ready and there were also times where he really just regretted marrying early. After having six kids, his oldest son told him he wanted to get married. He was hurt and pitied his son because he knew what will happen. Just a quick review, a footnote is a note that is at the bottom that explains what is more to that word or term. The youth is a generation where we are usually free and careless. So in the story was pertaining to the youth that they are careless. They don’t think about what they are doing and they just do it because they are young and wild. They think that they can do whatever they want. Like what is said in the story, the guy name Dodong wanted to marry at the age of 17 because he thought that since he is 17, it means that he is an adult and that he can do whatever he wants. But in the end, he regretted that he married at an early age because he noticed that he was not ready. So that is what is being pertained that the youth these days are very careless and they don’t really make wise decisions.
There was a girl named Chelsea. She is like a flower beautiful inside and out. She also has a heart of a tiger. One day, she went outside her house and saw a sparkling horse and followed it in the forest. She followed it until they reached a big dark cave but it was no ordinary cave for it had a magical waterfall in it. The next thing she saw was a very beautiful forest filled with animals. It was so beautiful that it blinded her eyes. “Tweet, tweet, ooo,ooo, kaka doodle doo!” said the animals around her. The birds sang, trees bowed and danced. She was so happy yet she was frowning and sulking. “Without this place, life is pointless” she said. Then she saw a prince with a beautiful bouquet that blossomed in the bright sun. The prince was so mesmerized by her beauty that she wanted to marry her. Chelsea knew he was going to propose, so she got so excited then suddenly she heard, “Chelsea wake up! Wake up! You’re gonna be late!” She woke up. “Wow, thanks for waking me up. It was such a good nightmare,” Chelsea said. Her mom just rolled her eyes and went out of her room. “It felt so real,” Chelsea thought.
The poem is about giving false hope to people. The lines of the poem has deeper meaning behind its words. Like the line “black streaked monkeys tote guns in tree perches” mean the soldiers that has guns behind the trees. “A dreaded king eats slime to live” could mean that at times life is just that hard. “Give them melted caramels” means that whatever someone offers you, you’ll be happy about it and that you don’t notice that it’s not real. The children are “wide eyed” not because they see something nice but because they are hungry.
This poem can be said to be talking about the present state of the Filipinos. When the president and the government give speeches for the country they say that they would do projects. They most likely never do the projects. Giving speeches on what have they done in the past years or months that was not really done. Projects that were only said and not done. So like the poem it is like telling them stuff that will not happen in reality and that are just imaginations. So that is like what the president and the government do they tell us stuff that they would not be able to do and that they are just putting our hopes high in something that would never happen in reality.
I agree with the author’s statement that telling children fairy tales is a way to kill children. Because fairy tales are tales that are not the truth about reality. It is just a myth, and an imagination and telling children fairy tales won’t open the eyes of the children of what is happening in reality. It make them believe that is easy and sweet. That there is always happily ever after that everything they want to happen is going to happen. But in reality there would always be ups and downs bitter and sweet it will not always be what you would expect.
The poem is entitled the way it is because you are really killing them not by harassment but by thinking and what really is happening. They are listening but they aren’t thinking. The mind is not processing. And the more you feed them sweets the more they want and blinding them from reality.
This is the second year in a row that Jennifer Lawrence has fallen at the Oscars and handled it with total grace and charm! Remember when she fell on the steps on her way to the stage to accept Best Supporting Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook? This year, she lost her footing on the red carpet, tripping on a cone, and hit the ground in her gorgeous red Dior gown. It was definitely a memorable moment — and it happens to the best of us! (This writer cannot even tell you how many times she’s fallen up stairs.) Can you even imagine the combo of a heavy evening gown and high heels?
2. Jared Leto gave the most beautiful, most open and honest speech we’ve ever seen as he accepted the Best Supporting Actor award for his supporting role in Dallas Buyers Club. Here’s what the 42-year-old actor had to sa
Are you kidding us? That is too sweet! Did Jared just become Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor? We think so.
Oscars 2014 Show Highlights: Ellen’s Selfie & Lupita Nyong’o’s Speech
3. In the middle of the show, Ellen took the most star-studded selfie in the history of, well, ever! Here it is from her official Twitter:
As of this writing, that was retweeted over 2 million times! Not only that, but the mass of people looking for and retweeting it temporarily shut down Twitter! Pretty sure that Ellen just won at social media.
4. Earlier in the show, Ellen walked down the aisles and commented on how everybody must be hungry. Well, it wasn’t an idle comment, because not long after, a pizza delivery boy arrived! She handed pizza out to Hollywood’s biggest celebs and then peer-pressured Harvey Weinstein into giving a huge tip! Ellen helpfully reminded him that there were only 1 billion people watching.
5. Just kidding – Lupita Nyong’o‘s acceptance speech was the most emotional of the night. When her name was announced, Lupita got a hug from everyone in her immediate vicinity — not just co-stars but even Liza Minnelli! Her speech was as gracious as we’ve seen from her this awards season, and her tearfulness was catching here at the HollywoodLife.com offices! Here are some excerpts from her beautiful speech:
“Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.”
“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.”
What did YOU think, HollywoodLifers? What was your favorite moment of the night? Did Lupita make you cry just a teensy bit? And are you bummed that Leo didn’t get that golden statue? Be sure to vote and weigh in below!
Jennifer Lawrence will be taking a break from acting once she wraps filming on The Hunger Games trilogy, claims producer Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein, who produced Jennifer’s Oscar-winning film The Silver Linings Playbook, told the Sun on Sunday, “She’s going to have a long break for a year where she won’t do anything. It’s been non-stop for her and she deserves a rest.”
Though a source has stepped forward to say that Weinstein was “misquoted” by the publication, it’s undeniable that the stunning Dior spokesmodel has been in overdrive for several years now. The 23-year old actress has appeared in six films since 2012 with four more in the works, including the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise. JLaw herself said told Empire magazine last month that “I get little breaks here and there. But on the last day of Hunger Games, I’m going to turn my phone off for a year!”
Perhaps she and her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult can take a long relaxing vacation together.
She is finally trying to quit smoking weed.………
Rihanna is already off to a good year. She’s on the cover of Vogue‘s March issue, she’s looking fantastic, and her relationship with Drake, 27, seems to be thriving. The Nothing Was the Same artist reached out to his “friend with benefits” on her birthday and the two had a romantic chat.
“Drake gave her a shout-out. He hit her up, asked how she’s doing and how she feels on her 26th,” a source close to the birthday girl EXCLUSIVELY revealed to HollywoodLife.com. “She said, ‘I’m good, Pa, thank you and much love to you.’ He didn’t want to keep her too long because he knows she’s enjoying herself with friends.”
Drake sure knows how to make a girl feel special!
So what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Rihanna quit smoking weed? Let us know!
– Written by Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Eric Ray
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Taylor first revealed she was cutting her hair on Feb. 11 via an Instagram video and the results were amazing! We know the real reason why she decided to chop it all off — find out below!
Taylor Swift, 24, sat in a chair smiling while almost 30 friends and family watched her cut her hair backstage after a London concert on Feb. 11. Her haircut has been very well received but why did she do it? We’re spilling on her thought process below!
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Less than a month ago, we watched Bruce Jenner announce his separation from Kris Jenner on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. A month from now we may not even see him on the reality TV show, as a report claims that he is quitting his family’s show.
Bruce Jenner Quitting ‘KUWTK?’
If E! decides to pick up KUWTK for another season, Bruce will not be returning, sources connected to the Kardashians and the network tell TMZ. The reality TV dad is on this current season of the show, and he is still reluctantly shooting another season, but then he’s reportedly done for good.
After being in the Kardashian spotlight for so long, Bruce reportedly really wants to slow things down. He allegedly wants to focus on golfing, flying helicopters and riding motorcycles, and most importantly spending time with his kids, TMZ says.
Bruce has only recently strengthened his relationship with Brandon and Brody Jenner, and he reportedly wants to make that his first priority.
Bruce Jenner Becoming A Woman?
After deciding to split from Kris, we’ve seen more and more that Bruce is doing things for himself. Not only may he be quitting his popular reality show, but a source also told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that the separation has given him the freedom to make some more personal changes in his life.
“Bruce looks back at his past fondly, but he is doing what he is doing with his facial surgeries and other changes because he is interested in his future,” the source said. “And that future is to be as close to a woman as possible. It’s embarrassing to the family, he knows that, but he has to live his life, not Kris’s life anymore.”
Whatever Bruce wants to do with his life is up to him. He managed to stay sane after spending more time in that Calabasas mansion than anyone, so who are we to criticize his life decisions? That said, we will miss him on Keeping Up.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
– Andrew Gruttadaro