The only reason I'm updating this blog is because I have to do my homework using this blog. So yeah, after this short update, I'll paste my homework here :P. Anyway, I'm happy here. Nothing much to say. Actually, I've been repeating that so many times to a lot of people who always ask me how I am here. Can't blame them for being a good friend, right? I have nothing much to update as my life is pretty routine around here. Class, eat, crap, eat, study a lil bit and close it up with playing counter strike. haha.
One thing to note though, H1N1 has been quite an issue in INTI. However, the authorities were quick to react by setting up places for students to be checked for any symptoms. I'm okay so far but not some of my friends, suspected but seems fine. Guess that's all for now.
This is my homework - a review for the movie "Coach Carter"
Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love)
Those were the one of the many inspirational lines used in the movie “Coach Carter” – one of the greatest basketball movies to be made. However, this movie does not limit its fan to basketball hardcore fans, it reaches beyond. Though the movie revolves around basketball, viewers will soon realise the true focus of the movie is the troubled youth who, being pushed by Coach Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), achieved success and learnt respect the hard way.
In this true story, Coach Carter was hired to coach the Richmond Oilers in basketball. Being the militaristic man he is - the players were asked to sign a contract that includes maintaining a grade of 2.3 CGPA, attending all classes and sitting in front rows. Knowing that youth in that area has a higher tendency to get into prison than into a college, he implemented those unorthodox methods to teach the youth a lot of things about the world and basketball being a minor subject - therein where the youth found the hardest part to swallow. Once things started to turn for the best, the once 4-wins –only Richmond Oilers, became one the many great teams that’s written in history of basketball by getting 16 winning streaks. However, Coach Carter had to justify the contract between him and his player and lock out his team from the gym when he found out that his team failed to fulfill the promise.
Samuel L. Jackson has a natural talent in giving inspirational speeches without sounding too formal, too cliché, or even too rigid. This is the type of movie that can inspire kids to go to college, or just as easily get you to go home, type up that resume, and apply for a better job. There are few actors who could balance the abundance of strength and wisdom that Samuel L. Jackson brings to the role with the hipness that makes people want to listen to him
In the end, Thomas Carter whips out a few tricks to throw our concept of the sports movie on its ear and remind us all that sports are a pastime to be appreciated, but also one that teaches valuable life lessons. How to buck the odds, how to make a lasting impression, how to inform without getting too preachy. These are lessons that could not only be taught by Samuel L. Jackson's titular coach, but by the director who shares his surname as well.
P/s : I wrote it in Words. Hence, the different style and size of font.