Monday, December 29, 2008

What's on my heart, with a week to go...

As most of you know, I'm leaving for Anaheim in a week from today for the Disney College Program at Disneyland. Alot of you want to know and have been asking me if I'm excited, nervous, scared what not. So I thought I'd post a blog filling you all in with where I'm at emotionally, spiritually, etc as I prepare to leave.

So first, I was wondering when it'd sink in that I was leaving, and although it mostly has, I don't think it will fully until I'm on my way to L.A next Monday. I'm waiting to wake up and realize it's not real, but I know that's silly, because it is. Since I've wanted to do this program, and work for Disney for so long, I'm excited that it's only a week away. I'm not nervous or scared about the working/learning aspect of the program. However, I am nervous about the aspect of not only living hours away from home, but about my roomate situation. I dont' know who they are, I'll find out on the day I move down. Since I've always lived at home, (with the exception of one summer at hume), I've never lived with strangers, and am worried about clashing with them. I'm worried about conflicts and confrontations that may occur based on being strangers with them, and varying beliefs to mine. So for all you here at home, I would love it if you could pray about this for me. That I might be able to be a light despite whatever I encounter. That I would remember who it is I'm serving.

I ask that you pray for me as I head down there, because, as most of you know, this is where I feel God has called me to work for Him. Therefore, I know that He is in control of the situation, and I need to trust in Him. That I might have the strength to live a life with intention, like I have not done for so long. So please be praying for me as I go to Disneyland.

Here are some passages that I've been reading lately that have encouraged and helped me prepare for this...

Ephesians 5:1-2 "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
Colossians 4:2-6 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let you conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
Also please pray that I find a church I can go to, and that I can find one that meets when I'm available. That if I can't find a church, I could find a group of believers to meet with or some other way of fellowship would present itself. :) I'll try to keep you all updated on what I'm learning and what God's teaching me throughout this journey he has me on. Have a splendid day! And God bless!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

High School Musical 3: The Review

So, I know some of you read reviews on other blogs, but I want to start posting mine here. I really think I could be a critic, (even though I love most movies), I can talk about them as an artform and form of entertainment as well....So here's my HSM 3 ReviewFirst I must say that HSM 3 is probably not going to be a hit with one who is not a fan of the other movies. This being due in part because it follows the same pattern as the previous two movies do; the high school romance, the non realistic portrayal of the modern high school, and the big song and dance numbers. However, those who love film musicals will love this film I believe. It continues where the last film ended, with the East High Wildcat gangs' Senior year. It follows the activities and worries of the average high school senior, in a cheerful and lightweight manner. Now, those who have seen the prior two films will notice that the numbers are bigger and better and are not as few and far between in the third installment. It is obvious that this is a feature film vs. a television movie, in regards to this fact. The bigger dance and music numbers are likely due to the actors gain of experience, and no doubt to a larger budget. Any person would find themselves captivated by wanting to dance in their seats, and would be smiling through the entire film. Despite it's cheesy parts, and bad acting in moments (mostly due to Vanessa or lower cast members), it has an innocent and cheerful tone throughout the movie. Is it predictable? Yes, but the film and director Kenny Ortega, did a marvelous job at taking risks, and going from the small screens at home, to the large screens of the theaters. The crew also did well with catering to an adult audience who takes their young children to see the film. It resembles many other moments in musical film history, making it enjoyable to various ages; from young to old, and anything between. And unlike most threequels, this one is the best of the three movies, a perfect end to a much loved and popular series of films. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The holidays

Are right around the corner! So I thought'd I'd post about them. Since I didn't post a thanksgiving blog, here's a list of just a few of the things I'm thankful for...
  • First, I'm thankful for all my friends are family who have made my life so special. And I'll miss you all when I'm gone this next semester!
  • Second, I'm thankful for my group of friends at school, you all make life so much easier on a girl who would otherwise be "just a girl who is obsessed with theatre and media" a nerd as some may call it, so I'm glad you all share my passions!

  • Third, I'm thankful for the blessings the Lord has given me this year. A great internship, financial support for both my trip overseas, and life in general. Thank you Lord!

  • Finally but not leastly, (The last shall be first) For the reason of the season, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes it is now when we celebrate his birth, but we also need to remember his death at this time of year. So I'm thankful for the fact that He died for me. Without his death, I couldn't recieve the gift of life. His birth would have met nothing, but because he died, I can live and hope. It is Him on who I give all my praise, and worship this season and everyday to come. May we not forget!

Here are a few more pictures of my holiday's so far.

Girl's night at the Micus.

This was my gingerbread house!