Friday, December 27, 2013

WEEKLY DIARY: 10 things I love

1-5. Still continuing with my love for short films, I love these five! They are all amazing yet so different, some made me laugh out loud, some moved me, some left me in awe with its unexpected plot. They are all brilliant!

1. Makeover. (2nd prize Tropfest 2013)
Sypnosis: Spring is in the air... and it's time for a change!
Directed by Don Percy.
This is so hilarious. OMG! The things he does to make himself look young! (staple his face, the eyeballs thing, etc).  Overall, the film is so sweet :)

2. We've all been there. (winner Tropfest 2013)
Sypnosis: A flat tyre connects a stranded traveller, a struggling waitress and a man in need of some luck in a way they couldn't imagine.
Directed by Nicholas Clifford.
This is so lovely. There is something about the theme 'we've all been there'. We've all been broke, been hopeless, and life is so full of up and down. It's nice to help others whenever we can because you never know some of them really need it .

3. Capuccino Tango. (winner Tropfest NZ 2013)
Synopsis: In a society obsessed with coffee, two lonely decaf drinkers overcome hostility and prejudice to find love in a cafe.
Directed by Dave Smith.
OmG how creative is this? Who would have thought to make a musical film about coffee and then furthermore just add tango on top of it?! Brilliant!

4. Things to do. (Finalist)
Synopsis: The things we do for love. How far would you go for the one you love?
Directed by Daniel Jameison & Ana Maria Belo.
Ahhh... this one melts my heart. Just watch it because I don't want to spoil it by saying too much :)

5. A man walks into a bar. (Finalist)
Synopsis: A man walks into a bar... and so does a woman.
Directed by Rhys Wakefield & Sophia Lowe.
This is so funny and brilliantly acted!

6. I love this song 'Live and be free' by Tim McMorris. Such a sweet and joyful song :)

Life is good, it is good, to, me
And it was meant, for you, to live and be free, to live and be free
Walk the path, take some time to laugh
And maybe it's been a while, but even try to smile, even try to smile

Cause today is only here and then it's tomorrow
There's no point livin' a life that full of regret and drownin' in sorrow
Lift your head up high and open your eyes
You can choose to be happy, if you try, you might be surprised
Choices that you have made can be revised

Have no fear, for the time, you're here
And if you don't know where to start, then follow your heart, follow your heart
And run, run fast, learn from things, that have passed
And know that everything O.K,
just make that choice today, make your choice today

Cause today is only here and then it's tomorrow
There's no point livin' a life that full of regret and drownin' in sorrow
Lift your head up high and open your eyes
You can choose to be happy, if you try, you might be surprised
Choices that you have made can be revised

7. I love this family picture. So cute!

8. This, below, is so cool! How did anyone even know how to do that?

9. Such a breathtaking picture of Canadian Pacific Railway, Alberta, Canada! I'd love to visit and do the train ride one day :)

10. I love this quote,

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."
-- Neil Gaiman 

You don't have to be special, you just have to be kind.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! x

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

10+1 things I Love this week: Films, Tropfest, Joshua Gates, and more

1. I LOVE inspirational words and especially when it is hand written in 2 different colours and has drawings in it :)

2. I LOVE a great film. I just saw 'Just another love story' and it blows my mind and at the same time, touches my heart deeply. It is a story about Jonas, a man who feels responsible for the car accident that put a young woman in a coma. He visits her in a hospital, pretends to be her boyfriend Sebastian and falls in love with her. She then regains consciousness but lose most of her memory and most of her vision. If you want to know what comes next, you have to watch the movie! This fantasy-like romantic thriller movie is amazingly made and edited. Narrative at the beginning, flash backs/forwards, slow motion incidents, dream sequences and unexpected surprises. I started watching what I thought was a normal love story (I was hoping for a light romantic comedy), and then the story gets darker and darker and then suddenly I'm on the edge of my seat. How did that happen? I love how the love story in the movie moves me, plays with my emotion and yet the twists throughout scares the &%$* out of me. I love the different love scenes in the beginning. If you see this movie, you absolutely can not miss the beginning! I feel sad for Jonas. One of his lines in the movie, "I'd dreamt of being a photographer since I was 14. I wanted to photograph the beauty of the world. Fly in a helicopter and photograph the landscape below. Not dead children." (He works as a crime photographer).
About his love for Julia, "I knew nothing about her. But I came to love her passionately. That's how you loved Julia. Like in a movie. Dramatic, intense and excessive. A sudden meeting, an insane moment. And the world as you know it...vanishes."
One of my favourite lines from the movie, "Maybe the setting was false. But the emotion was real."
This movie was nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

3. I LOVE these two Tropfest short films. 'Revive' is so beautiful and touching and I can see why it received People Choice Award while 'Bamboozled' (the 1st prize winner) is the opposite, it is funny and it took me by surprise. I love both films equally, in different ways. I haven't seen many short films in the past (I wonder why?), I love these two so much that I'm going to watch more short films in the future. Recommendation anyone? :)

Directed by Ruben Pracas.
Synopsis: A young businessman decides to take it upon himself to be the change he wishes to see in the world - one crazy costume at a time.

Directed by Matt Hardie
Synopsis: No matter what changes, love is forever.

4. I LOVE this '8 things to do every day that will make you happier' by Paulo Coelho.
1.Thank someone. First thing in the morning, send an email thanking or praising someone.
2. Spend money -- on someone else.
3. Give 5 hugs. The hugs had to be front-to-front (nonsexual) hugs, using both arms of both participants. The participants had to aim to hug as many different individuals as possible (not the same person 5 times)
4. Do stuff you're good at. Deliberately exercise your signature strengths (those qualities that you are uniquely best at and the talents that set you apart from others) on a daily basis.
5. Do 5 little nice things for others. If you want to reap the psychological benefit, make sure you do these things deliberately and consciously, not just look back the last 24 hours and declare your act.
6. Create something to look forward to. Often, the most enjoyable part of an activity is the anticipation. Plan a holiday, then whenever you need a boost of happiness, remind yourself about it.
7. Spend time with friends. Get together regularly to have a catch up lunch/ dinner, etc.
8. Before bed, write down three good things that happened today. It is important that you have a physical record of what you wrote (journal, computer, etc).

5. I LOVE this art about modern art. Yes I could probably do that (as it requires only typing not drawing) but I didn't, did I? :p

6. I LOVE this cup. Do Nut Worry because there are always donuts :)

7. I LOVE how some true love never get old :)

8. I LOVE this Joshua Gates guy. He is soooo funny and OmG the review he wrote for Amazon at the end! ROFL :D

9. Haha this is funny! :)

10. I want this USB powered Mini Fridge. Please somebody, anybody? buy me this for Christmas ;)

11. I LOVE a good yogurt. This one is amazing! Silky smooth and doesn't taste anything artificial or too sweet. Just divine :p

I LOVE these quotes :

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."
- Alistair Cooke

"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a Proverb is no proverb to you till your Life has illustrated it."
- John Keats

"Deep breathing brings deep thinking and shallow breathing shallow thinking."
- L Elsie Benedict

Expect nothing, appreciate everything...

Until next week xo.....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WEEKLY DIARY: 10 things I love this week

1. This video shows how our smart phone culture preventing us to live fully in the moment. Quite sad hey?

2. This Halssen & Lyon calendar is made of brewable tea. Each day is made of fine pressed wafer tea leaves. How beautiful is that?!

3. I love these everyday objects blended with simple sketches by Javier Perez. Follow him on instagram at Love love love! :)

4. I absolutely love funny stuffs/short comics. Some people are just so creative and funny! :D

5. This, below is so adorable! Which one are you? :)

6. Whenever your faith in goodness and kindness is lost, remind yourself of these pictures.


7. I love this list of everyday awards by Beth Evans. Let's do all of these every single day! Promise? :)

8. I love these 2 pictures. The first one makes me want to travel the world so baddddly. The second one blows my mind!

9. Hmm.. sometimes my bed is like this too, hahaha ^_~

10. I love Etsy. There are so many cool stuffs in there!

I love these beautiful quotes :

"Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable."

"A hesitant man is the last thing in the world a woman needs. She needs a lover and a warrior, not a Really Nice Guy."
-John Eldredge

"Before you speak, ask yourself: is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?"
-Sai Baba

This week I :
Read 2 Jackie Collins books 'Goddess of Vengeance' and 'The Power Trip' which both I enjoyed tremendously. I always read her books really fast, each in about 1-2 days.
Watch The Carrie Diaries Tv series. The series are so adorable. I love the whole big hair and bright colourful clothes 1980s era. And of course I love the New York setting. I love New York full stop! And OMG Lindsey Gort is so fabulous and perfect playing the young Samantha Jones!

This is me :)

My bitstrips :)


Until next week .... xo ;)

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