Monday, September 17, 2018

Currently: September 2018

For some reason, I have really not been able to watch or read much this month. I have been listening to a lot of music tho, mostly at work and on transport. Meanwhile, I have been a bit invested in some of these. 

Meteor Garden | This is a Chinese remake of a Chinese remake of Boys Over Flowers which is undeniably one of the more well known Japanese manga's turned into a lot of Asian versions, most notably the Korean version. I absolutely enjoyed this version since I have loved Shen Yue ever since watching A Love So Beautiful and she was amazing as the main character Shancai. I also found another new favourite, Sun Qian who was pretty good as well. It's extremely dramatic and cheesy, which obviously is mindless entertainment, haha

Riverdale S2 | I started this series super excited because Cole Sprouse was coming back to TV and while he is a great Jughead, the series is becoming dawning. It's so unnecessarily dark and the characters we loved to read about are so different which I'm taking with a pinch of salt. The cinematography is quite stunning unlike super crazy saturated high school dramas. This season is so intense and I am just watching so I can get it over with, at this point. 

Sierra Burgess is a Loser | Another movie I had mixed feelings for. I didn't enjoy a lot that happened but it was kind of a cutesy high school movie. If it was made in 70s, it would make so much more sense ugh. 

Golden Son by Pierce Brown | Finally getting around to reading the second book in the Red Rising series (which I really disliked much to the dismay of my friends), but this time Darrow isn't as insufferable yet and I'm just getting into it so I don't have many feelings about it yet. I do like Brown's writing style and the way he describes things. 

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan | There was a lot of hype about this book so I was excite to read it. So far, it's going alright, I'm not much impressed by it but it does have a very soothing sense to it, the characters and the story so far. It is definitely right up my alley. 

Chogada Tara from Loveratri | I am completely head over heels in love with this song, it's so beautiful. The zeal, the rhythm, the poetry to it. I want this to be played everywhere, including my wedding. It's so amazing. 

What's keeping you entertained?

Monday, September 3, 2018

August in a Nutshell

Last month was one of the craziest I have had all year. I had SO MUCH work. I'm talking like working from morning 10 to night 10 work for two weeks and then I had a much deserved vacation. It was definitely a roller coaster of a month. 

Being in a book club has been a dream of mine and we are going strong which I really love. We meet up every month to discuss the book we are reading. I really enjoy it. On July we were reading The Hating Game which we aptly really hated so the meeting was quite full of emotion. 

There were also so many banbuekyo baiy days (which are my favourite because I love it) that my mom so graciously made for us. She's the reason we are getting fatter by the day. 

One of the bigger highlights of my month is that I finally caved in and purchased a bicycle. I've been meaning to do it for ages (and my parents finally gave up on telling me it will get lost). Meet Saoirse, named after the Irish actress that I adore. I did ride it once in Male' and freaked out so much but I'm definitely going to ride more. 

I have been obsessed with nail art for a while and one of my friends came by and let me do her nails. This is one of my favourite nail art I've done and I even experimented with some rhinestones. Nail art is so therapeutic.

Ofcourse the most exciting thing to happen in August was the Eid trip to my island R.Rasgetheemu. We've been planning this for a year. My entire family and 13 friends went on this trip. It was so so much fun. We participated in all Eid festivities, held a kids festival, went on multiple picnic trips and basically had a blast. I shall write a whole blog post about the trip. 

Work was hectic as usual and I had so many classes. I had a new batch of students who were extremely fun to teach to and we had a wonderful time. 

Overall, what a nice month. I am excited for what September has to bring. How was your August?