5 Everyday Problems That Don’t Seem That Bad After Watching The Martian
The best movies inspire us, make us laugh, and help us put things into perspective. Ticking all those boxes is The Martian, a story about astronaut Mark Watney who's left behind in Mars after being presumed dead due to a dust storm. He wakes up alone, with nothing but limited supplies and his wits and optimism. This isn't your typical space drama—Mark perseveres against all odds but also finds the humor and beauty in his predicament. It got us thinking about the problems we face on an ordinary day here on earth, and how they don't seem that awful in the grand scheme of things.
1 Feeling FOMO when your friends go on a coffee run without you.
That's nothing compared to being left behind on planet freaking Mars! But hey, we're sure your friends didn't mean to do it or hurt your feelings, just like Mark's crewmates didn't mean to leave him behind.
2 Waiting forever for a cab or car to pick you up.
A bit of spoiler: when NASA and Mark's crewmates found out he was still alive, they made a plan to rescue him. The problem is that the journey from Earth to Mars is no joke and infinitely worse than the EDSA carmageddon. Take it from Mark—pass the time by plotting out the fastest and safest route home and listening to feel-good music.
3 Being forced to listen to awful remixes while commuting.
You know those horrible remixes you hear on the bus or jeep, don't you? Mark only had his commander's disco tunes to keep him company and he is so not the disco type of person. He didn't have anything else to listen to so he just went with it and even sang along, which you can do too—but maybe don't sing along—until you get to your destination.
4 Having yet another burger and fries meal for lunch.
It's such a luxury compared to what Mark had to eat and how he had to stretch his limited supplies, even with the potatoes he was able to miraculously grow. Take it from him—ketchup makes everything better!
5 Cramming your homework.
One day, you might find yourself in a situation where you have to science the sh*t out of it, as Mark says. So absorb all the knowledge you can because the things you learn in school have the potential to save your life!
As for the one problem Mark doesn't have on Mars, it's—you guessed it—traffic. He has the whole planet to himself and no one's going to complain if he stops in the middle of the road to take in the view or snap a selfie or two!
The Martian is now showing in cinemas.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!