Today was kind of interesting.
So I started my day pissed off because not only I was running late to get to Kira who was claiming her HAIM tickets from someone she met on Kijiji, the trains also experienced major delays! Mondays are one of a kind. I admit I feel jealous that she’s going but she asked me to be there and protect her in case something bad happens. I mean you can’t just trust anyone you meet online anymore right. So after that I went to class with hopes of knowing what my midterm scores will be, but to my disappointment the professor didn’t even mark them yet! She also gave a boring ass lecture in which I decided to just take all my energy out by chatting with Cess through Facebook messenger. I miss her:(
I also saw a rather graphic brochure about going vegan. My classmate Adriana was determined to have me switch over the other side by showing me that brochure. I felt sick. I didn’t even eat lunch after that. I just stayed in the caf with Johnny, Donna, Prabavi, Krish, Bonnie, Karen and Ramon. We talked about ghosts and the Malaysian airlines that disappeared. I’m baffled and I’m hopeful. Later that afternoon, our Leadership class had the best game ever! It was really fun strategizing and transferring marbles using washers and dental floss. Survivor! Haha. One of my classmates thought my girlfriend was Julie Anne and I didn’t exactly deny it but oh well.
After school, I had something planned out with Ahmed. Froyo time! Mind you, I was supposed to start working on my English essay due tomorrow but I didn’t get to it. I went all the way to Scarbs and met up with him. That was our dinner. I love boba on red velvet froyo. We made plans for the summer (got a new TIFF bud!) and I found out he was leaving for Qatar on Sunday. I guess the #BROYO date was meant to be after all? Possibilities are there, but the future is always vague for me. I tend to always overthink things. I shouldn’t. I just wish tomorrow is more interesting than today.
Can we all talk about how amazing Lena Dunham did last night on Saturday Night Live?!
I was so excited for her debut and everyone on twitter raved about it. Some of course decided to hate on her as if their opinions matter but I can totally say she did a great job! My favorite skits were “Ooh Child”, Scandal and Girl! Her brand of comedy is a mix of intelligent, sarcastic and feminist which I call a trifecta: it reflects a part of the current generation. I love how she keeps it real and bring articulate about it. Her reactions to controversies always come from an honest place and she doesn’t compromise what she believes in. I just don’t get the hateful criticisms because of her weight. People are too shallow! Anyway, I know I’m getting off-topic already but I just wanna say way to go Lena!
I have been wanting to see this for over a year now after seeing the trailer. I couldn’t be happier I did!
This is a psychological thriller/horror about a new couple heading to a music festival through the woods and gets the scares of their lives when everything goes wrong. My take on it is that it was jumpy and really effective at times. The overall feel of it is insufferable if it were to happen in real life and I wouldn’t want that. I’m thinking of it as a claustrophobic type of thriller where the technicalities and production outdid any other aspects of the movie. Alice Englert is not your typical young starlet. I loved her in this. I enjoyed Iain De Caestecker’s accent. This movie currently holds a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes which I agree with because it’s a rare treat. Even though it has flaws, it still managed to give me the scares, I don’t know about others who call it bad or terrible. I loved it a lot. Go see this you guys!
Every 10 Years.
Drew’s reaction at the last part when Adam sings “I could be the guy who grows old with you”
Stumbled upon this movie on Letterboxd and now that I have seen it, I highly recommend this nailbiter of a movie!
It stars Elijah Wood & John Cusack (whose blackmailing voice is so damn perfect) and a slew of other actors who are limited to a piano hall all throughout the movie. It wasn’t a problem because the focus really didn’t disappear and there was plenty of momentum. That “unplayable piece” was a joke though, I mean is there such thing? I just loved the vibe the film gave and of course, the accompanying piano sounds was truly a delight to hear, even if it lead to such horrible events. Go see this guys!
“In 1981 I happened to see Joe Strummer – he was the singer for the punk rock band The Clash – on the tube. I saw him sitting on the other side of the seat, but I thought he was too private – he might get too angry – but I was trying to be brave, I went up to him and asked him ‘may I take a picture of you.’ he smiled and said ‘yes’, and I clicked several shots.
Just before he got off the train he said to me, ‘You should take photos of whatever you want. That’s punk.’ ”
Jimmy Interviews Harry Styles aka Kristen Wiig
I am fucking CHOKING
The Lego Movie
Last weekend I took my kid (not my kid kid, but the kid I mentor) to the movies and we saw this awesomeness of a movie called The Lego Movie. Could I sound any more redundant?
Anyway, simply put, this so far is one of the best family films for 2014. No doubt about it. Besides from great voice casting like Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Allison Brie, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell and others, the movie managed to be accessible at the same time really awesome. Jokes here and there but everybody laughed. It was a great ride. “Everything is awesome!”
Is it weird if I tell you that I’m gradually discovering sides to myself now and more than ever? I honestly have just grown more aware now that I’m meeting new people and want a lot more experiences under my belt. Also with shows or movies I watch, it definitely builds something in me whenever I spot something I’m familiar with and later relate it to my own personal life.
Case in point: this past Valentine’s day, I spent half of the day in bed and woke up around 11. Later I went to walk my friend’s dog and waited for her (slept more) at her place til she went home and we had some Thai food afterwards. We chatted for a bit until I went home. Despite a lack of date, I honestly just didn’t feel like I needed to have one and I was more than okay about it. It was just a normal Friday for us single people.
Another example is that constant realization that I may be a Marnie. I gave that example because I couldn’t think of anyone else to compare myself to. She’s a type A control freak and a very manipulative person. During my introspection session, I have come to terms that I do similar things as she does. I also feel that I’m unhappy because I set my expectations way too high (and sometimes impossibly reachable goals) from people who are not worth it. I also crave for attention from the online community more than I think I do. I always want to show people that I’m doing something productive rather than actually doing something at all. I mean school is killing me right now with all the projects and upcoming midterms but other than that I’m pretty sure that it would hurt if you were in my shoes. On top of that, my real friends are far away and I miss them so badly that I even forget to talk to them. Maybe I have delusions of grandeur and I always think everything I want will come true. I also notice how I don’t want to talk about problems even though when the opportunities already present themselves. Plans here and there but never actually happens. I guess I’m a rather self-involved, uptight millennial who just wants to find my way into this jungle called life.
"God laughs when you make a plan"
I wanted to fall asleep in my own vomit all day listening to you talk about how you bruise more easily than other people”
— Shoshanna Shapiro (Girls 3x07: Beach House)