I’m so sucked into Gossip Girl that I’ve left the online world and concentrated my whole attention to the TV series. What I figured would be more of a ‘girlish series’ turned out surprisingly delightful and unconventional. The story, revolves on Manhattan’s top class teenagers, and how they spend their parent’s wealth with their mind games and manipulation. It also tells of how difference in stature can effect a relationship, and how two love birds with different stature fall deeply in love despite the odds. Seriously, Gossip Girl isn’t cheesy, but it’s actually very very delightful to watch. The drama is played on well, and you take pity on these so called ‘spoilt rich kids’ whom are deprived of family love, but have great bonds in friendship. I know, sound like the same old, same old… well, what can I say, I’m sucked into it.
One thing interesting in the series which is prominently showed is how young Jenny Humprey (utmost right in photo above) dares to defy her farther, her brother, skip school all to go for her dreams, which is to be a fashion designer. At 15, she maybe the most talented fashion designer in the world to the extend her deigns are used by a major fashion label without her getting any recognition, but her father is against her, and wants her to finish school before she does pursue her interest. Just to note, Jenny is of the lower class, living in Brooklyn with her father and brother, but going to school with the ‘rich ones’. Her father made it a point to get them a partial scholarship so that they could get the best education in the best school where ‘rich kids’ go. (Photo below: Blair whom is gorgeous.. I have a thing for wavy haired Burnett 😛 )
I won’t tell you how it ended for Jenny, but her situation did strike me a question.
If you are a parent, or if you were a parent, would you deny your child the right to pursue what they want and happen to be talented in? I mean, lets say if you have a daughter good in singing, and she could go far and was spotted by a major label… would you home school her and let her go with her dreams?
or, would you be the traditional Malaysian which emphasis that everyone must work hard in school, get good grades, move up to the university and eventually end up working under someone in some big company/or working with the government.
The way I see it, Malaysians develop late, as in being successful after their 30’s simply because we start late in most things, for instance going for our dreams after we have only graduated or finish secondary school, while those abroad tend to be already going towards their goal in life when they are in their early twenties.
We all want something good for the future of our children, but are you willing to allow them to make their own choices when they are still in secondary school?
I believe in happiness, and I seek happiness on a daily basis. It would be a huge relief if I could do something I really love as my job… but I know its not going to happen any time soon because I’m in my late 20’s and I think I am running out of time to waste to try new things. After all, I wonder if anyone would actually want to hire a full time TV Series critic from Sarawak 😛
Owh.. I forgot to mention, my favorite character: Chuck Bass, a rich, manipulative, egoistic boy whom stops at nothing to get what he want, but deep down has a kind heart, and only seeks his fathers love.