Soon everyone at the dining table started pitching in and were choosing the church and the priest for me. Then they discussed what kind of wedding cake I should have. They even chose the honeymoon locations but were arguing which place was better! It was hilarious and it was like a scene out of a movie but with a room of enthusiastic Filipinos and thick accents eagerly planning a wedding and honeymoon for myself and a woman I hadn’t even met yet!
Of course I loved them all for wanting to help me out. After all, finding a loving woman to share my life with is still a big dream of mine and this Filipino community had warmed to my heart. On top of this I went to visit my 101 year old grandmother (Lola) in Santa Barbara and she insisted I move there because there were “prospects” for me. So I asked, “So Lola, you mean I will find a California girl here to be my wife?” She laughed and that made me feel so good I could make her laugh at her age!
Crazy Rich Asians 2018)
The romantic comedy drama film, Crazy Rich Asians, is about a Chinese American professor, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) who travels to meet her boyfriend, Nick's (Henry Golding) family and discovers they are among the richest in Singapore. This highly entertaining, hilarious and heartwarming movie is filled with memorable performances by a predominately Asian cast that include Gemma Chan, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.
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I was so surprised at how entertaining this movie was! Every character was wonderful and I loved seeing the Asian middle and upper class lifestyles through the eyes of Rachel. Awkwafina’s character of Goh Peik Lin was a funny scene-stealer as was her entire family! Singapore is also stunning to see because some of the architecture looks like a futuristic Sci Fi movie. And then there’s the wedding which was one of the most beautiful wedding scenes I’ve ever seen in a film.
indestructible optimism. Ethnic cultures like Asian or Filipino families can be filled with much hilarity and equal amounts of relationship challenges.
In the end love always shines through when we embrace all our family members (and future ones) as well as our own inner strengths. And if you need some inspiration to cultivate your love of family then find a film about family today to re-energize your heart and hope!
Tip#1114: What Does Family Mean to You? Part 10 - Moonstruck - Unleashed
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