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Saturday, December 8, 2007

My Favorite Things

I developed my passion for movies when I watched The Sound of Music for the first time. I was 9 years old and very inquisitive about everything around me. I remember how my parents gathered me and my 6 years old brother one evening to watch it. I instantly fell in love with the music, the Austrian nature, and the fun songs. My eyes were glued to the screen following every movement and every spoken word. The film went by in a blink of an eye, and I was left with a childish awe. I became oblivious to everything, and I spent the rest of the day reliving every moment of the film. I imagined myself running on the green hills, singing the silly songs, and playing along with the kids.



Of all the songs in the film, My Favorite Things stayed with me till this day. I smile every time I remember it. Whenever I am stressed out or sad, I hum the corny lyrics to make things light.


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling saaaad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel soooo baaaad

Now FanaticPromotion posted a video on YouTube by Negativeland that butchered the song; nevertheless, it produced a hilarious version of it.



The Sound of Music is based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. There is a very interesting article, The Real Story of the Trapp Family by Joan Gearin, that discusses the fiction and the reality between the original story and the movie.

2 comments:

M.Shaltaf said...

Nice memories, what "schnitzel " means?

Lulu said...

Schnitzel is a traditional Viennese dish, consisting of a thin slice of veal coated in breadcrumbs and fried.
(According to Wiki) However, we do make it at home with chicken instead of veal and with Parmesan cheese and tomatoes sauce..very yummy.. :)

 

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