Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Currently: September 2015

Ahh, what a busy month this has been so far. The good thing is I started keeping up to date with series. I used to be the kind of person who watched stuff only once the season is over. Now I'm the kind who keeps up with the shows as soon as they come out. I'm still settling to this new way and it's hard. This is what has been keeping me busy this month.

The Astronaut Wives Club S1 | Ever since I heard of the book and that it was made into a TV show, I had to watch it. I love everything vintage and 1950's and this is just perfect. I also have a new found appreciation for astronomy and space related things so this was just calling my name. 

Full House S6 | I do love shows with kids in them and who can ever forget this classic show? I feel like Myra, Mick and I are Stephanie, Michelle and DJ. It's such a blast to watch together and I adore all the clothes, hair and the PG rated jokes. 

Into the Woods | I am a sucker for fairy tales, Disney, Meryl, Anna Kendrick and Jhonny Depp so obviously I enjoyed this movie. It was so jolly and amazing with so many cool twists and basically such a wonderful time. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | This is my favourite fiction of all time, and for this month's Page Turners Book Club, we are reading it. I'm so excited to get back into adventures with Scout, Jem and Dill. 

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel | The book that the TV show is based upon. I'm reading along (but watching the show before) so I get to see the characters as the actresses in my head while I read and it's written very beautifully. 

WILD by Troye Sivan | Troye has such a hauntingly beautiful voice it would be injustice not to hear it over and over again. I just got this from my friend Abo and have been listening non-stop. 

What's keeping you entertained this month?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Perks of Dating Mal Reynolds

Thanks to my friend Jooz & Hishko, I got hooked on to Firefly. It's such an amazing show and definitely did not deserve to get cancelled (I'm very mad that it didn't get renewed) and I would always enjoy anything that Nathan Fillion is in. He's a bad-ass captain and definitely a complex character who always looks out for his crew and ship. Here is why he would make for a wonderful significant other. 

1. Once he commits, he's in forever. 

Just like him and Serenity, you'll know that he believes in your ship and won't let you explode into nothing-ness. 

2. He always gives the best advice

He will make you completely independent and teach you great life lessons so you won't have to depend on him or anyone else.

3. He's not the kind to give you up. 

You can go around the galaxies in Serenity and spend forever in adventures and you'll know he'll have your back because he's a forever kinda guy; and honestly every girl deserves a forever kinda guy. He'll fight the reavers for you!

4. He's a total bad boy

and I know you can't resist a bad-ass guy who isn't afraid to be devilishly up to no good. You need some darkness in your life for balance and Mal will bring it. Also your relationship will never lack spice. 

5. He can rock a floral bonnet

How many men can you honestly name that can rock a floral bonnet and skill kick-ass? If this isnt reason to date someone, then I don't know what is. 

6. He will always look after you even if you don't want him to. 

He cares and despite all that hard outer shell, you know he's a soft sentimental guy and honestly isn't that just the best kind. He's the best of both worlds and makes Hannah Montana jealous. 

7. He's got style

and groove. Suspenders and brown coats are so space-chic and Mal Reynolds can pull off a mean fashion statement that makes all other galaxies look like peasants in comparison. 

Watch Firefly and Serenity to catch Mal in action and get ready to fall in love again with a character only to have your heartbroken because you can't get enough of him!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Baskin-Robbins always find out.

Last month, my friend Niu and I went to see Ant-Man. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a fan of action movies but I was looking forward to this movie for the longest time because of Paul Rudd. I've been a fan of him since Mike Hannigan and will always watch anything he's in. 

The movie was absolutely amazing. Of course it was filled with action and lots of cool geeky stuff like references to other movies and it was so funny. The Mexican guy stole the show with his storytelling and most of it, I enjoyed the story line. 

The parts where he's tiny and moving across, overcoming obstacles and challenges were both nerve-wrecking and exciting to watch. I definitely loved them the most and I was able to get by the action (still not a fan of the fights, no matter how cool some moves are, I appreciate it but don't enjoy it) with minimal discomfort so that was a plus. 

Do get it on BluRay or DVD because Paul was amazing in it and it's one of the better action movies I've watched this year. Funny despite how much I dislike action movies, I tend to go to them because Schwack brings a lot of action movies and all my friends are a fan of them haha


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

August in a Nutshell

I have been pretty lazy/busy/demotivated the last couple months; honestly I don't even know how fast this year seems to be going. It's crazy. August was a pretty busy month, far more than any other this year.

It started with BOOKUBEATHON which is a week long read-a-thon hosted by a Booktuber named Ariel Bissett (the book part of Youtube) and it was my first time taking part in a reading marathon so I was very excited.

You can check all about my BOOKTUBE experience from the video above. It was quite overwhelming. I also broke my kindle so that's pretty sad. The other exciting thing that happened in August was Moodhu Maakandu Fest 2015 which is a marine festival hosted by IUCN on AA.Ukulhas and it was my first time visiting the island. I was volunteering to help with the festival and the three days went by in a breeze! It was seriously so much fun and hard work and it was right in the last 3 days of BOOKTUBEATHON so I couldn't read that much either.

I also had exams, lots of classes, anxiety over how completely crazy the roads are (I'm still a very amateur bike rider) and lots of general fear of everything. It was not cool. On the bright side, I saw Ant Man (Paul Rudd was amazing) and had a lot of fun with friends, went on picnics, had book club meetings and a very fun-filled month!

I'm going into September with lots of energy and inspiration; hopefully this will be a brilliant month as well. Happy September y'all.