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An Unforgettable Movie-Watching Experience with "Pan's Labyrinth"

Although I'd heard of Guillermo del Toro before, I had never really paid attention to who he was and what kind of works he delivers. Watching "Pan's Labyrinth" burnt his name into my brain because I am never going to forget this beautiful yet harrowing piece of work. Symbolisms and technicalities aside, this movie is like a "reel" version of a dusty and heavy dark fairy tale book. (I am not a movie expert or an expert in symbolism – this post is just a personal opinion about the movie.)
While certain scenes like the one where the giant toad vomited its own stomach and the one where Captain Vidal stitched up his own mouth were very repulsive, they were still very intriguing. Although experts would continuously analyze these scenes and give their opinions about what each scene symbolizes, an average audience would only find them as another reason to "be in love with the movie". Understood that the director is trying to tell us much more, but fantasie…

Affordable Fashion!

The world of fashion has introduced women to outrageously expensive clothing and has left some of us with very limited options. We want to be wealthy enough to afford those glamorous gowns, stylish dresses, fabulous bags, and amazing shoes. However, when your income doesn't match your taste of fashion, you have to do your best with whatever you have. There are times when I lose the will to dress nicely because I don't have any new stuff, but when I do decide to dress up I try to make myself look as stylish as possible. Despite this, most of my clothes and shoes are not more expensive than Rs.1,500. That's all thanks to thrift shops, discount seasons, and shopping websites that offer affordable items.

In this photo (taken in November 2012), I have put together a cream-colored, layered lace dress and a pink one-button coat, both of which I got from thrift shops in Aizawl, Mizoram. A pair of coral ballerinas from and a brown, faux leather bag complete the look. I …