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June 27, 2009 • 5 comments • 826 views

Let’s take a break from my Barcelona stories.\’a0
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In Barcelona, my dad asked me to watch this Liam Neeson’s film called ‘Taken“. Everyday since then he’s been asking me that, and when I said I still haven’t (I was away for God’s sake!), he got angry. So now that I’m back in London, as tired as I was, I went to HMV and got the DVD.\’a0
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I just watched it, and now I’m laughing because I can see how this film advantages my dad, and not me.\’a0
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liam
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It is a touching action thriller about a girl going to Paris, against her dad’s wishes. He thought she was too young to be traveling alone with friends. And plus she lied to him anyway, because she was really going to U2’s tour all over Europe. When she landed, she and her friend met this boy called Peter and shared a cab with him back. Stupid move because now he knows where they lived and true enough, he turned out to be a bad guy.\’a0
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The mobs were a dangerous group, whose business was trafficking young women traveling in Europe. They would tell the girls there was a party, and when the girls get there all excited to meet cute boys and get wasted, they are pulled inside a house where they would get drugged and made into prostitutes. The images in the movie was so disgusting and heart-wrenching at the same time, I almost cried.\’a0
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Lucky for this girl, her dad was an ex-CIA agent. So he tracked her down, in the coolest ways possible.\’a0
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I highly recommend everyone to watch it, just to protect and educate ourselves about the abuse of women in the world. Although this movie was not based on a true story, we all know these things\’a0happen. It is disgusting, filthy and everyone in this “business” deserves to rot in hell.\’a0
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I just thought I’d be contributing something by telling you about this movie. To show you that anything can happen. To remind ourselves to avoid danger and always be alert. Because if you don’t value your life and want to be stupid and get yourself in trouble, that’s fine. But if you want to be stupid and you get others (family and friends) in trouble, then you’re just selfish.\’a0
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Fun is fun. We all need it. But even in the midst of fun, we need to be alert and conscious. Anything can happen.\’a0
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With things like this, sometimes it’s stupidity (the girls sharing a cab with a stranger, getting drunk, taking drugs, being out late at night), but sometimes it’s sheer luck. Even the most innocent girls can get unlucky sometimes. So just take a moment to appreciate your good health and good life.\’a0
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Forgive me for sounding like your parents. But growing up the way I did, I know that life is valuable and safety is key.\’a0
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“Taken” is a must-see for all the women in the world.\’a0
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Just don’t show your fathers, because you’ll probably never go traveling again.