The Perks of Being Sentimental

we are infinite

You know, ANYTHING in this life can influence you, or even change the way you see things right away. Being the touchy feely Stephany that I always am, there were certain little things that happened in my past life that had made serious, meaningful impacts.

Like, having this blog, per se… and how so many blessings came afterwards, even a new group of family were formed, completing my broken one.

Or like when I watched “A Walk to Remember” for the first time when I was on the 9th grade and how I was so awestruck by it. I know the movie probably did not mean so much to others, especially boys, but of all people, it affected me. I watched it when I was 15 and it had become my most favorite movie of all time. When I was deeply heartbroken for the first time at the age of 17, I remembered something from this movie that I had always wanted to do: collecting quotes and jot it down with my own hand, just like Jamie’s late mom did in the movie. It’s been 9 years since I started and I keep on writing 🙂

Years after years passed and of course there were a lot of good movies released in those span of years, some had sooo many good quotes and got me touched all over again. But that familiar awestruck feeling like I had with “A Walk to Remember” only happened once every 9 years, I guess. And that was yesterday… when I watched “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”

I know this might sound over the top but I can’t really understand myself why I love it so much. Maybe because the movie has a similar composition with my life. Not entirely, though, but still. Maybe because it has letters, books, music, great friends, love, heartbreak, a night ride, tears, fear, cuteness, writing, freedom, and time you spent sitting alone in the cafeteria and watch people passing by in it.


I just feel that I can so much relate to it for all the goodness, the fun, and all the sentimental aspects it brings. So. many. good. scenes!

And I know it left a huge impact on me ’cause it made me start making another project. One that I’ll reveal years and years after today, perhaps 🙂 I’m just so glad I got to watch this, will definitely buy the book!

So now I’m gonna leave you with my favorite quotes from the movie, one that I have posted a week ago:

Sam: Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we’re nothing?

Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.

And this…

“I don’t know if I will have the time to write any more letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me. Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about, or know someone who’s gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen, and there are people who forget what it’s like to be sixteen when they turn seventeen. I know these will all be stories someday and our pictures will become old photographs, and we’ll all become somebody’s mom and dad, but right now, these moments are not stories.

This is happening. I am here, and I am looking at her, and she is so beautiful. I can see it—this one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights and the buildings and everything that makes you wonder, and you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”


image from here


  1. I read the boom about a year ago and Charlie has become like a friend and a brother I need to protect. That’s why even the opening score was enough to make me hit Pause so I can regulate my welling tears. Beautiful movie, right?

    Soundtrack nya juga bagus banget, Kak. Worth a download. Track nya yg ‘Charlie’s Last Letter’ is beautiful and ‘Could It Be Another Change?’ liriknya quotable banget. “The only time I feel good falling is when I’m falling fast and hard for you.”

  2. udah menahan diri gak baca posting ini sebelum nonton film-nya, eh ternyata quote yang di-review sama :D. Gak rela ah liat Ezra Miller didandanin begitu, sakit hati! T-T

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