I Am So In Love With You, Moana

April 30, 2017

I've been growing up with Disney, Pixar etc that got along in few phases in my life. Didn't watch all of them and I simply could not recall most movies but one that is very significant to me is Mulan. She is honestly a character that I love so much. 

End of November, people keep sharing about Moana and all controversies and conspiracies of the movie. Lol. Tinggi sangat imaginasi masing-masing. I was in Malaysia end of last year but I didn't have the chance to watch the movie at the cinema. So, here I am, watching Moana after months it has been been released. :)

I knew it that I will love this movie as much as I love Mulan!

For those who have not watch Moana yet, let me share a brief synopsis. 

Moana is a daughter of a village chief and she is going to be a leader to her people very soon. They live on an island where Moana is always attracted to the sea since she was a small kid but her intention is always opposed by her father who cares for her safety. Until one day, she is finally crossing the sea to find ways to help her island that is attacked by blight. She meets Maui, a sea demigod who finally helps her to fulfill her task.   

Well, as usual, I will always try to learn something from any videos that I watched. Hehe. Here are few things I would love to share with you guys. :)

1. Reflecting who we are.
In this movie, Grandma Tala plays a great role to make Moana realized her true potential and who she really is. Being one of the elders, she knows well about the history of the village and delivers it to the children (although it may looks like folk stories). But, Moana is the one who finds the story to be so real and interesting. 

Once we know our history, we will know how great we used to be. 

Few years ago, I was exposed with the history of Islam (though I am quite bad with history and figures and names and so on haih), but this one that I've learned gave me sparks on how Islam and Muslims were so amazing one time ago. We used to rule at lead 2/3 of the world, with great names like Khalid al-Walid, Salahuddin al-Ayyubi, Sultan Fateh. 

They were great warriors!

2. Be thankful and grateful with all blessings.
Maui is a wind and sea demigod. Demigods are usually claimed by Roman emperors like the one in Percy Jackson.

So what can I say except "You're welcome" 

For the tide, the sun, the sky - Maui

Ignore the demigod parts but try to look from the perspectives of humans. 

We tend to forget and not acknowledge all things that God has created for us. Ourselves, family, shelters, food, animals and so on. We keep on asking for things that we want but not really saying thank you for all the things we are already given. 

3. Keep going!
There will never be at least once in our life that we feel like we are giving up to do something. I can't count how many times I feel like packing my stuffs and quit doing what I am doing right now. Things are getting harder but with hardships, our hearts are actually going stronger. Hopefully.

If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me, 

One day I'll know, 
If I go, there's just no telling how far I'll go. - Moana

But, somehow, along the way we may find out we are not actually doing things that we really want. Things change over time, people as well. Not to forget, our preferences. So, think wisely before taking any big leap to change our way, or to stay, or to leave everything that we have done behind to start a new life. 

But the voice inside sings a different song, 
What is wrong with me? - Moana

Our choice. But think about the consequences. If we are willing to take the challenges, go on. Do anything that suits us. 

4. You can find happiness right where you are. 
I am speechless actually to elaborate this. Sometimes, happiness comes in a way we don't even expect. 

A simple 'Hi. How are you?' can makes my day. A happy gesture from other people can make me smile. Reading emotional posts can lead me to happiness tears. 

It depends on us on how we perceive happiness. Personally, I try to be happy in anything I do - to see how it can benefits me, either physically or spiritually, no matter what the things are. Of course, with some complaints in the beginning. T_T My weakness. 

There comes a day when you're gonna look around 
and realize happiness is where you are. - Chief Tui & Sina

Always look for the bright side. Enjoy the current moment. 

5. It is time to go home. 
Moana does things for her people. She sails across the ocean to help her village. I can see myself in her. Maybe not literally sailing with all those sea creatures. But.... I think you know what I mean. ;)

We keep our island in our mind, 

And when it's time to find home, 
We know the way. - The Voyagers

Maryam shared the link with me to watch Moana online. So, let me share with you guys. Enjoy!

Have a nice day!

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