Friday, February 14, 2014

fab five friday {2/14}

happy valentine's day! and happy birthday to my dear, good friend ada!

this week was really a blur. i don't really have anything to share except...

...i finished this book (like 500 pages!)

...i had a bacon cronut and i LIKED it!

so here are some music i've been hooked on. have a wonderful weekend and upcoming week!!

counting stars by one republic

show me by kid ink feat chris brown

sirens by pearl jam

pompeii by bastille

unbelievers by vampire weekend

do i wanna know by arctic monkeys

talk dirty by jason derulo

Friday, February 7, 2014

fab five friday {2/7}

~ a phone call to and from an ex-coworker i haven't seen in almost 3 years
courtesy of panicd

~ rain

courtesy of smashingmagazine

~ this cake (blueberry cheesecake)

~ these cookies

~ these people

courtesy of friends angela & eric

Sunday, February 2, 2014

january entertainment

here are my reviews of the movies i watched this month:

an action movie where tom cruise plays mr. tough guy to solve a crime that actually involves something bigger. action-filled. exciting. somewhat predictable. ehh, it was entertaining ;)

i had added this to my netflix list without knowing much about it. it was during watching the movie that i looked it up online and learned that this danish movie won the 2013 academy awards and 2013 golden globe award for best foreign language film (among many other awards). set in the 18th century, it's about the triangular relationship between king christian vii of denmark, his wife, and the royal doctor. it is a long movie, made easier to watch with the pretty costumes, exciting plot twists and turns, and beautiful scenery. the actress is also so pretty. i would recommend it to anyone who likes period dramas.

* argo

i kinda put off watching this movie because, since it won best picture, i thought of course it would be a serious and long and dry movie. and yes, it was a serious and long movie, but it was not dry at all. in short, it tells the story of the american cia specialist trying to save the lives of 6 americans from iran by passing them off as a film crew, "argo" being the title of the fake movie. once you read up on the plot (during the movie) and understand the political background of it, it makes more sense (at least to me) and becomes a really good movie. i can totally understand why it won best picture. 

this movie is about a ghost writer finding out the truth about his employer. i didn't exactly enjoy or not enjoy this movie - it was just meh. 

this was a mellow movie about a successful but emotionally-devoid actor learning how to grow up and be a dad. it was kinda flat, in that there really wasn't a climax or a problem persay, but it was more of a feel-good movie. you watch it, you think about it, and you oddly have a "that was okay, that was decent" feeling. 

i really didn't mean to watch a second ewan mcgregor movie this month but it happened. i was iffy about him before, but this movie made him adorable as a lost and sad son who recently lost his dad (who came out of the closet at age 75) finding and accepting love. i also love the actress melanie laurent - she is so pretty!

i knew this movie had something to do with a young guy dealing with cancer, but it was totally not what i expected. it was heartwarming, funny, touching. not to mention, there are joseph gordon-levitt and anna kendrick! (i like seth rogen too but he wasn't the draw to this movie)

i'm also trying to read more so here is what i read this month:
* the minor adjustment beauty salon (book 14 of no. 1 ladies' detective agency series)

phew!! that was a lot to write about. i guess i kept myself pretty entertained this month ;)