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Mondays Don’t Have To Be Manic

Matrix Philippines & Status Salon gave me another reason to love Mondays. Aside from the fact that I didn’t have classes or duty on Mondays during my first year in graduate school, our crowning glory can now be treated and pampered every Monday and Tuesday. Yes, I did say “our” because Status Salon is offering 30% of hair coloring services with a free hair treatment on these days.

Be sure to try out Matrix Philippines’ dual colors in WonderBrown or WonderLight. Mine was WonderLight Medium and it turned out to be very multi-dimensional and alive. The first picture shows my hair before the hair coloring. My roots have grown out. The color was fading and dull.

The last two photos shows the finished product. The one on the left was immediately after and in daylight. I noticed how my hair looked a lot healthier and shinier thanks to the Matrix Biolage Hydra-seal treatment. The photo on the right is my hair a week after. Still very shiny and radiant. Since I loved the color so much, I made sure to follow instructions for after-care carefully, which was to use the Matrix Biolage Color Bloom masque twice a week.

So if you’re looking into changing your look or livening it up a little, drop by Status Salon and ask for Matrix Philippines’ dual colors on Mondays/Tuesdays til August and enjoy the 30% discount!

anonymous asked:

Can you please tell me names of movies that actually changed your life or even the way you look at things? Thank you in advance xx

Modern Times (1936) - after Fantasia, it was the next film I saw that really made me appreciate silent films. 

Fantasia (1940) - the first time I fell in love with the movies.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - my all time favorite film. Gave me an appreciation for character development, which is why I’m always harping about this in any movie I watch. 

Harold and Maude (1971) - one of my all time favorite movies because it deals with life and death in a unique way. 

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - watched this and decided I wanted to be like Indiana Jones. Initially majored in Anthropology because of it. It broke my heart when my Anthropology professor said the first day of the 101 class: “Real life archaeologists are not like Indiana Jones”. 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) - Any time I feel like I’m in a rut, I ask myself “What would Ferris do?”

The Land Before Time (1988) - first encounter with death in the movies - traumatizing experience as a child.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) - well duh.

Dead Poets Society (1989) - still pretty inspirational, even after all this time. Carpe diem! Suck the marrow out of life!

It (1990) - fostered my crippling fear of clowns. Tried to rewatch it a decade later and was immediately reminded of how scared I was that I cried at the opening credits.

Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa (1998) - a fantastic Filipino film that challenged gender roles in the Philippines. I remember watching this and loving the way it explored the traditionally patriarchal society in the Philippines.  

The Matrix (1999) - first time seeing something that was wildly entertaining but also thought-provoking, forcing me to ask great philosophical questions about the nature of reality, whether ignorance really is bliss, etc. I remember being really obsessed with this movie while at the same time suffering a mild existential crisis. I was 12.

Bowling for Columbine (2002) - had not really seen a whole lot of documentaries that were informative but also engaging, evocative and provocative. This got me into documentaries.

The Life of David Gale (2003) - had never really contemplated the justice in the justice system until I saw this movie. Actually, now that I think about it, A Time to Kill probably also falls under this category of reasoning.

Magnifico (2003) - a film that I think perfectly encapsulates Filipino culture and spirit. Inspiring and with great social commentary. 

Control Room (2004) - a fantastic, eye-opening documentary about journalism and the media, and brings up great questions about bias and reporting.

Into the Wild (2007) - I think it’s got a great message. “Happiness is only real when shared”. I think it took the image of the meandering twentysomething and gave it an interesting spin. Yeah, backpacking in the wilderness seems like a fantastic, soul-searching experience, but there are ways to still do this without completely severing your connection with society.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) - truly inspirational. As cheesy as it sounds, it really gave me a different perspective on life.

There are many more films that are transformational, but these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head right now.

What’s in your list of life-affirming or transformational films?