Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Keira Knightley <3 and congratulations to President (elect) Obama.

i love this woman! i like the fact that she picks (or is lucky enought to get) roles where the woman is no damsel in distress. i'm not saying that she's perfect as she can never be a Lizzie Bennet in my mind's eye, but she is someone who i admire.

i remember reading something about her when she was younger. she had trouble fitting in and kids would always bully her. she also had dyslexia so she'd cry all the time and beg her mom not to go to class. her only outlet was her art.

i love people with fascinating histories and who eventually turn out to be such incredible, admirable people. and, of course, it's a bonus that she has a great eye for fashion.

"I'm dyslexic, and at six years old they realized I couldn't read a word and had been fooling them. My mum said to me: `If you come to me with a book in your hand and a smile on your face every day through the summer holiday, I'll get you an agent."

"Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh are my heroes. Not because of their ability, but because of their perseverance."

And of course, I would be remiss in not acknowledging the event that has just passed and would like to congratulate America in electing for themselves a new president. I offer you my thumb!

My sister and I were joking one time that so much is always at stake when it comes to American politics that maybe we, outsiders, ought to get some say as well during American elections.

I was actually for McCain, but I will be as gracious as him and offer my olive branch to the winners. Congratulations yet again.

We often take note during history class turning points in history. Points where crucial decisions or events take place that defined history thereafter. We do know that that has just happened, and I am excited to be at the prime of my life at this particular time in history wherein I await for this turning point to unfold.


Susanna-Cole said...

Oh I've never really looked at Kiera's style much, but now that I have, I must say I'm impressed! :)


Vain and Vapid said...

I like Keira's quirky style too, she is always well put together without looking like she tried too hard.

the healthy ghost said...

Well I don´t like her style but at least she tries to be original

Betsey said...

ooh i love keira
great choices!

M said...

Keira Knightly is such a great woman.
I definitely agree that she knows how to pick good roles and has a great eye for fashion.
She is definitely someone I look to for some fashion inspiration.

Yup, I am a fellow pinoy =) hehehe

kaye said...

Thumbs up to Obama!!! Paul McCartney was soooo cute when he was young. Love his music too :) Maegan said...

lol.....that's hilarious

Timmy Sy Ang said...

red flannel she wore with the black jeans.

dudes love that laid back casual workwear look.

Sydneydoll said...

keira has really improved!!

great choice of pics.