Like what I have written in my previous entry, this 3rd semester proves to be a quite challenging one for me. At this juncture, I am braving myself to weather everything. The show must still go on, no? Alhamdulillah, just finished the 1st assignment for the ever-dreading “Theory & Practices of Corporate Communication” which asked us to elaborate on the development of Corporate Communication practices in Malaysia, which took me more than 2 weeks to complete! True, there are still TONNES of assignments lining up queuing; but; at least I have settled one from them, though. The thought set me in peace, for a while.
Mother plays important role in Angie’s life. As mine as well.
But today, I was flabbergasted to find out that Angie a.k.a. Angelina Jolie, my No.1 inspiration had undergone another severe operation to combat the possible ovarian cancer that once claimed the life of her beloved mother, Marcheline Bertrand. In 2013, I have written about her plight when she underwent the mastectomy to remove the breasts at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/my-life-choice-be-brave-be-bold-be-free/ due to possibility of breast cancer. Now, in 2015, she has decided to once again be brave ‘on a mission to live’ – she has removed her Fallopion tubes as well as her ovaries; in the light of to reduce the chance of being infected by ovarian cancer.
I aspire to be like her. Full of empathy and compassion and to change someone’s life. We make a difference in someone’s lives.
I don’t know why some people make fun of this. It is not the fact that she happens to be a figure I look up to. It is due to the fact that when someone is battling with deadly illness, I didn’t have the heart to ridicule nor have anything to joke about. Maybe because I am a teacher; the empathetic nature when I see people entrapped or suffocated evoke some sense of melancholy.
Consoling a die-hard fan cold freezing.
I am not going to write what Angie had undergone. She had been very candid about her experience in the New York Times column entitled “Diary Of A Surgery” at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/opinion/angelina-jolie-pitt-diary-of-a-surgery.html?_r=0.
But I want to flesh out why she has been my inspiration. I guess I have been quipping now and then why Angie is my inspiration. Apart from her being a Gemini as well, I identified with her in a few similarities. We have a few bizarre tastes and fetishes; we are drawn into dark materials; we are both demented soul with empathetic heart that wants to make a difference in innocents’ lives; we both are able to attract both males and females libidos coming to us; we are both into intellectual discussions and care about the world. I once wrote in my blog dated 17th March 2010 (https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/boundary-bondage-boulevard-raw-honesty/) & even in those entry on 24th February 2007 (geez, I wanna laugh when I read my older entries; but hey, we grow up, no???! Haha!) at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2007/02/24/written-in-the-stars-genuflecting-the-gemini/.
I am always bedazzled with her bravado and coolness. Doesn’t have to put much effort – her presence is eminent within the crowd. But the one thing that really drives me towards her is her boldness. She takes the paths deemed to be dark, aloof and scary. But she braves herself for that. The paths that not many people are willing to take. For that value, I want to emulate her. I want to be brave like her. Because in life, we always have to do like what once she quoted :-
“Be Brave, Be Bold, and Be Free.”