Date Night Outfit!

I dragged my sorry sick ass out of bed yesterday to go on a date night with Sam… I’m going to make it a point to go on specifically-arranged dates twice a month! We’re nearing 3 years together and I think it’s important to try and keep the flame alive, especially since we live AND work together!!!

The dress I chose for the night, which fetched me a lot of compliments! Yay! My mum has impeccable taste (most of the time), she bought this for me :)

The back of le lacy dress!

Wore teal eyeshadow to match my dress… somehow I didn’t get the memo that your eye make up’s color is not meant to directly match your outfit’s color, lol. What a noob fashion mistake. I just thought it’d be fun to have some color on my eyes since I wear brown all the time, and now I realize why I stick to brown. It never fails you.

My new favorite bag which made its debut last night even though I bought it months ago!

 All this fancy get up was actually just to have a nice-ish dinner (I say nice-ish dinner coz we have nice dinners almost everyday hahaha) and to watch TITANIC 3D!!!!! Which I was extremely stoked about. I sobbed like a baby in the cinema. When the hymn of the sea played in the very beginning of the movie, I was already close to crying. I was so thrilled to be able to catch my favorite movie on the silver screen, considering I was only 5 years old when the original Titanic was released in cinemas. Pretty pissed that they cut off Rose’s topless scene though. WHY DENY US SINGAPOREANS GREAT TITS???

I don’t think there will ever be another movie as timeless and classic as Titanic. I love tragic love. I went home and ended up spending hours reading up facts about the real story of RMS Titanic.. I was surprised at how accurate the movie portrayal was compared to the real story!

Here are some of the most gripping facts:

 Were Jack and Rose based on real people?
No. Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, portrayed in the movie by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, are almost entirely fictional characters (James Cameron modeled the character of Rose after American artist Beatrice Wood, who had no connection to Titanic history). The movie’s love story is also fiction. It was created by Titanicscreenwriter and director James Cameron. In addition to Rose and Jack, a handful of other characters associated with them are fictional as well. They include Rose’s fiancé Caledon ‘Cal’ Hockley (Billy Zane), her mother Ruth (Frances Fisher), Cal’s valet Spicer Lovejoy (David Warner), and the third class passengers, who include Jack’s friends Fabrizio (Danny Nucci) and Tommy (Jason Barry). Some of the third class passengers were modeled after real people.

Who sketched Jack’s drawing of Rose that we see in the movie Titanic?
Director James Cameron did the sketch of Rose (Kate Winslet) wearing the necklace. It is actually Cameron’s hand, not Leonardo DiCaprio’s, that we see sketching Rose in the movie. James Cameron also drew all of the pictures in Jack’s sketchbook. — (RESPECT!!!)

Were the movie’s underwater shots of the Titanic wreckage real?
Yes. Most of the underwater shots of the Titanic wreckage are real. In 1995, James Cameron hired the Russian vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldyshand its two submersibles. He made a total of twelve dives to film the underwater close-ups at a depth of 12,500 feet below the North Atlantic. Special cameras and housings were designed to withstand the 6,000 pounds per square inch of water pressure. Each dive lasted approximately fifteen hours, but the cameras could only store 500 feet of film, which meant that only twelve minutes of footage could be shot per dive. As a result, a few of the underwater shots had to be faked.  

Did some of the passengers choose to go down with the ship?
Yes. Near the end of the movie Titanic, we see an old couple embracing in bed as water pours into their cabin. The couple is first class passengers Isador and Ida Straus. Isador was the co-owner of Macy’s department store. In real life, Isador and Ida were both offered a place on Lifeboat No. 8, but Isador chose to stay on the Titanic so long as there were women who remained on the ship. Ida refused to abandon her husband. Witnesses on the deck and in Lifeboat No. 8 heard Ida tell her husband, “We have been living together for many years. Where you go, I go.” The couple was last seen sitting on a pair of deck chairs (not lying in bed like in the movie). Only Isador’s body was recovered and identified. 


Was the Heart of the Ocean (Coeur de la Mer) a real diamond?
 No. The Heart of the Ocean diamond is a fictional device that James Cameron added to the plot in order to give Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) a reason to hear Rose’s story. The Heart of the Ocean is based on the famous Hope Diamond that King Louis XVI of France gave to Marie Antoinette to add to her jewelry collection. The Hope Diamond is currently on display at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. It holds no place in Titanic history. As a result of moviegoer fantasies surrounding the fictional Heart of the Ocean, the Asprey & Garrard jewelry company decided to make a real Heart of the Ocean diamond necklace. The 170-carat sapphire, surrounded by sixty-five 30-carat diamonds, was worn by Celine Dion during her performance of “My Heart Will Go On” at the 1998 Academy Awards Ceremony. The necklace later sold at a benefit auction for $2.2 million.

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Another interesting article I read about the Titanic’s real story was the inaccuracy of the portrayal of rich people in the film. The wealthy passengers, in the film, were made out to be snobbish, valuing their own existence much more than the poor but it is said that in actual fact, a considerable amount of First Class passengers sacrificed their lives to save the poor ones out of good will. I was most shocked to know that the ship’s wealthiest man, John Jacob Astor IV, did not even make it out alive. He refused to get on a lifeboat, as with many other First Class men, they believed in the policy of “women and children first”. I’m pretty sure someone as wealthy as him could have gotten out alive if he wanted to, but gave up his place so that women and children from Third Class may live. It did not matter to him that he was the wealthiest man on the boat.

Imagine that.