Thursday, 14 July 2016

An Ordinary Day #1


I've been away for awhile but I'm back. Hooray!

But it's not like I was doing anything while I was gone. My 3rd semester started. I had the usual semester workload. My 3rd semester ended. Other than that, everything was pretty normal. Nothing significant or life-changing had happened. I guess the only reason why I didn't update as much was because I did what I said I wouldn't do in my first post. I worried unnecessarily that everything should be perfect. I had several drafts that I kept but never posted because I felt like what I wrote wasn't the perfect way to express it. Even now I'm still worrying over this post. But right now, it's about my grammar and I should be worried over that so I'll continue to worry over it. (lols)

I wanted to blog a lot more than this, really, but I have certain fears that I can't let go off. So this is my attempt in trying to loosen my grip over them. I don't really have anything exciting to blog about so I'll just type about my day today. Today, I watched a bunch of Youtube videos and a variety show. I'm really into the korean variety shows and pop music these days, I wonder if this is a temporary phase or something that I'll remain interested in for a long time. I never imagine that I would be so into the korean scene, but I am. I also met up with an old friend, MX, from high school. We talked about the most random things, from serious topics to funny stories and I like that I can do that with this friend of mine. We had a delicious dinner and went for dessert, or she did because dessert includes yogurt and I'm not a fan of yogurt.

I've been feeling inspired by a number of things lately and I have several little buds of ideas forming in my head but as per usual, I'm concerned about the perfect way to execute it. I never thought I was a perfectionist, but here I am. I hope the day will come when I can execute them.

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, nor a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."
   - Vince Lombardi

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A Little Update + My opinion of Zootopia


A new semester started and I've been feeling tired. Like proper tired. The kind where I reach home and crash onto the bed immediately then only getting back up after an hour (or sometimes, hours) later. I don't understand why I'm this tired. It's not like I do anything extremely strenuous, it's just a whole bunch of walking and sitting.


On another note, I've watched Disney's Zootopia recently and OMG AM I IN LOVE WITH THAT MOVIE. The funny thing is this show wasn't even on my List of Movies I Want to Watch. I happened to see the trailer while I was watching another movie (it's Deadpool, in case you're wondering. Or not) which was on the List, and I knew I had to go watch it and BAM, here I am. I'm going to go ahead and call movies under my radar the List, just fyi.

Spoilers alert. Maybe.

First of all I love the graphics, that was what caught my attention. It was simply beautiful. Animation has really improved from the time when I was a child. I love the personality of the main characters, Judy and Nick, from the very beginning; the wit and sass in their dialogue and that smirk. You know what I'm talking about. It was entertaining and fun to watch them just interact with each other. The plot line was better than I expected actually.  It didn't take me completely by surprise, but the story overall was good. Another thing I really love was the details. Those details. The way Judy's nose twitches and the way the animators makes it a point for the characters to be as close to the real thing as possible. It was just great.

There's a lot going on with the themes as well, the stereotyping that happens in the film is happening in real life all around the world. We see how Nick, as a fox who's stereotyped as sly and cunning, wasn't trusted by people (or should I say animals since, you know, humans doesn't exist in their world) who don't even know him, like Judy's parents who make her take a fox repellent, just in case. And no matter how peaceful Zootopia was, predators are seen as people who can easily become savage and attack others. And how Judy who didn't think she would stereotype others but because of her surroundings, she unconsciously does it as well. Like in the speech she given for cracking the case, and how she always brings the fox repellent around with her in the end. There's also the "try everything" message (great song by the way) where it encourages you to be whoever you want to be, as far-fetched or impossible it may seem.

You see now how much I love this movie? I give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars, in my opinion.

"It's called a hustle, sweetheart."
  - Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde, Zootopia.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Everything and Nothing


I'm currently in my semester break, which lasts quite a while, and I had all these plans in my head, all the stuff I would do during the holidays, to make it a productive one.

But do you know what usually happens in my holidays?

Almost all plans never work out. Except the odd one or two. But the rest? They remain as plans in my head, to be done the next time because things happened this time; because there wasn't enough time; because I don't have all the right material. I spent most of my time watching movies, dramas, maybe reading the a few books, spending the day out, but mostly lots of lazing around doing nothing. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the the things I did when they lasted, but somehow, they don't give me the accomplishment of having actually done something. I feel like I've done something but nothing at the same time.

I guess I might be a bit maudlin, but for someone who wanted to do so much, I do so little and I sometimes wonder if I'm ever going to do them at all. I want to and yet I don't. I tell myself this is it, I'm going to do it this time and yet it never happens. And the entire process repeats itself again the next semester break.

I should break this cycle. Like, I actually should.

Will I?

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"
 - John Lennon