Britney is Back!

I am soooo not a fan. Sorry I just felt like I needed to clarify that. But honestly, I like some of her songs. Probably because she didn’t make it herself!! (ooops..)

Now she has a new album, “bracingly unapologetic”. Even her critics are saying that it’s good although I have yet to hear one of her new singles. Oh and the title fits her just right, don’t you think?

Britney Spears’ first hit was ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’. (or so I think?) During that time, she was 16. I was the same age back then. Ok do the math. (kidding!)

I used to be very jealous of her. We’re of the same age, and yet the whole world knows her. It’s not a good trait to be jealous with someone else’s fortune but hey! I was 16. Right about the time when a girl is starting to question the inequalities in this world.

Let me list down the things that she has back then:

1. youth

2. fame

3. fortune (millions)

4. looks

5. a lot of admirers (I’m talking about guys here)

She has all of these things. So it’s normal for me to wonder. Does she know the theory of relativity? Can she do algebra? Does she has any idea how humans evolved into what we are now. (homo sapiens sapiens) Does she know anything else besides being an OK singer, good dancer and looking pretty and sexy?

Does she even go to school and study like the majority of us 16-year-olds?! No! I don’t think so!

But that’s ok. I’m just being melodramatic. ha!ha!

Back to Britney’s story. A few years after her first hit song, she started doing crazy things which led to the demise of her career. Now this is something that I could rant about.

Not all of us are given opportunities that she has. Not even close! Yet she doesn’t seem to care.

I’m not angry, or even jealous. It just makes me think…. It’s sad how some people take things for granted. And how I wish blessings always end up in the hands of good, sensible people! Really… it’s preposterous!

the Pitt’s did it again.

I was browsing through Channel News Asia for some light reading when I came about this article:

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie house hunting in Europe

MADRID – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are looking for a house in Europe so that their four children and future offspring can have a “broad vision of the world,” the actor said in a interview published Sunday.

“While we are very nomadic, we would like to have a base in Europe. More attention is paid here to what is going on in the world and it is easier to get to Africa and Asia from here,” he told XL Semanal, the weekly magazine supplement of the ABC newspaper.

At first glance, people would definitely find it inspiring. I mean a couple who adopts children and actually brings them to the spotlight. Then claiming, and I paraphrase: giving them a broad vision of the world.

I know it’s not really my business and I don’t even like talking about celebrities and their supposing private affairs. But I find this preposterous!

For a person like me who has been raised in a very happy and simple family, I can’t imagine asking myself why I don’t look like my parents and travel the whole world and not having a roots firmly on a single ground.

Ok the first one is shallow I have to admit. But shouldn’t any child have at least some resemblance to their parents? To be able to identify themselves by looking at their parents. You may say that I’m being superficial, but this is how I see it.

The second one, every child should be able to have a place to call home. These children can not possibly call the whole world as their home! Home by right is that single place where you have fond memories of you growing up, making mistakes and owning up to those mistakes.

Home is something constant… where you feel safe and secured.

I know it’s not a very good thing to question kindness and humanity in its face and I also think it’s weird for me to find these things as very fake.

I could be wrong. Maybe it’s just me thinking so much of something that should be taken as it is. Whatever it is, I still believe that something is not quite right with this picture.

This time around, I wouldn’t mind to be wrong. After all, if what they’re trying to portray is true then I will forever be at awe for their contribution to humanity itself. Until then, I’d rather stop commenting the moment I type out period.