Movie Date: Beauty + The Beast

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The little superhero-loving dude in the house was not to keen on the idea of watching the new Beauty and the Beast motion picture. He reckons it’s a movie made especially for girls but I am glad I made him change his mind just in time. We were able to catch the screening at the local cinema this Saturday along with my siblings and he enjoyed the experience.

Beauty and the Beast in a nutshell

Of course, we are all familiar with Belle and her tale. This film was, after all, a remake of the 1991 Disney animated film which was based from an 18th Century fairy tale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. The 2017 remake boasts of an all-star cast, led by our beloved Emma Watson along with a number of familiar actors, including Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, and Kevin Kline. I am also sure moviegoers will find Josh Gad’s {Lefou} singing voice very familiar and will remind them of another lovely princess tale, Frozen, where he lent his voice to the equally colorful character, Olaf.

The movie revolves around the Belle and the Prince, who was turned into a beast by an enchantress as a punishment for his inhumane character. She also turned his servants into inanimate objects and left the Prince with an enchanted rose and a warning that he will forever be a beast if no one falls in love with him  by the time the last rose petal falls.

Young Belle, on the other hand, is the odd one out in her village of Villeneuve for being the only woman in the village who can read. She absolutely loves reading and would regularly go to the village library in search of new books to read. She finds her daily life mundane and longs for more and for adventure and love which she often reads in her books. She passe the time away by helping her dad, Maurice, with his art and tinkering work.

Things picked up when Maurice chanced upon the Beast’s castle after narrowly escaping vicious wolves. He finds the castle strange and hurried to live after seeking refuge from the biting cold outside. Before leaving, beautiful frozen roses caught his attention and remembered her promise to bring one back to his beloved Belle. And thus, unfolds the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast.

I am sure there is no need to go into the details as everyone knows this story by heart. The movie remains loyal to the original story and only have injected a few twists here and there. 

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Weekends Made More Fun With Gardenia’s New Pocket Sandwich

 

I have always wanted to make my little man’s weekend more memorable. The best way to do this is to visit my parents’ home so he can spend time with his cousins. It is always awesome to spend time with my niece and nephew since my son is an only child.  Also, I miss them so much since we do not get to spend more time with them. They are both growing up too quickly and it breaks my heart to not be a daily part of their lives. My nephew, Sean, is also turning another year older this month {my niece, Shane, just turned 10 last month} and I am amazed at how he’s grown from the tiny little bundle of joy who was too fond of biting his tita that I’d end up going to work with bruises on my arms.

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Family: 4 Ideal Activities To Bring The Family Together

Research shows that families spend less time with each other than ever before. However, there are a number of ways you can bring the family together and create new experiences that you will all remember in the future. Here are just some of them.

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Bake A Cake

The popularity of TV shows like the Great British Bake Off has made baking a popular pastime in the UK for many people of all ages. However, this can also be something you can do as a family, especially if you want to teach your children some cooking skills. There are a number of ways you can carry out this activity. You could have a baking night, where everyone in your family gets together to create homemade cakes, for example. Many retailers sell baking supplies, including bowls and baking trays, and you can spread the cost of any items you purchase over time and make repayments in a number of different ways, including via the phone and online.

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Host a Crafts Night

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