Monday, 31 August 2015

036. A month in review || August

What better way to cap off a month than the last day? It's been a roller-coaster of a month, and that's pretty much an understatement. Words aren't enough, to tell the truth. 

Movie Potato

Was laid up by an unholy alliance of flu and asthma, and so, I stayed at home and watched movies--two, actually. I made a review of the other one, which is subject to revision, as I felt that I've not done it justice.

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The other movie, The Young Victoria (brilliantly, in my opinion, portrayed by Emily Blunt) shows what the life of Queen Victoria was, before she became queen. She really had a miserable life under the control of her mother, the Duchess of Kent (Miranda Richardson), and the completely odious John Conroy (Mark Strong). If it weren't for Prince Albert of Prince Saxe Gotha (Rupert Friend), I believe she would have reached the end of her tether. Throughout the movie, I really saw how he really cared for Victoria, and wanted her to do well, and at the same time, respected the fact that she was woman, wife, and Queen.

I'm still on the lookout for other movies to watch--be it old or new. Any recommendations?


Sometimes, the people who tell you that they can't trust other people often end up being the ones you can't trust. This happened and really, I didn't see it coming. The friend and I had rocky patches, but what this person did--I can't say anything more without going into the details. It still hurts, but there's a lesson learned: you may have your so-called friends, but you can't trust everyone. And conclusion? Don't expect them to cover for you because they tattle behind your back.

It's not often that I post something like this. Because seriously, one does not shaft his friends. Ideally, one shouldn't.

Here Comes The Bride

As someone who has different groups of friends in law school, I was able to experience the best of many worlds (haha). But I do love each and everyone of my friends, and in a way, they are my family.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

035. My thoughts after watching the film version of Alan Bennett's The History Boys

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The History Boys

Cast: Dominic Cooper, Samuel Barnett, Stephen Campbell Moore, James Corden, Jamie Parker, Russell Tovey, Richard Griffiths, Sacha Dhawan, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson, Andrew Knott, Georgia Taylor

While recovering from the unholy alliance of flu and asthma, I was looking for something that could help me pass the time. And as I was looking for updates on my favourite actor, I looked again at his previous work, which included this movie--which led me to wonder why I haven't watched it (with avid interest) before! So, I did and it was two hours well-spent!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

034. A month in review || July

It is with mixed feelings that I am writing this entry, but it has been more good than bad. And it's been a busy month too! To be honest, I'm glad that July was a busy month for me--I wasn't entirely the happiest person--it seems that you can't be immune to another heartbreak even when when you tell yourself you're used it! Anyway, moving on. And speaking of moving on, I've been to the National Science and Technology Week--it's a very much-awaited event for us in the office, and I do share the same feeling of excitement! I was there during the first and second day, and like the past year, I've taken a lot of photographs--although not as many as last year's!

One of my many stops was the booth of the Philippine Textile Research Institute, which is a sister agency (my office's mother agency is the Department of Science and Technology), and the woman who made a weaving demo fascinated me.

All of the threads used in the loom are natural--and the colours of the thread are of natural dyes! I've made the discovery that the cloth used in making our office uniform is made by PTRI--or that they had something to do with it. 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

033. Just read: Brave Faces|| Mary Arden

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Brave Faces
Mary Arden, 2015
Troubadour Publishing  

I came across this book in Netgalley--while looking for a good new read. 

As a little girl, I've heard bits and pieces of my father's stories growing up during the Second World War. It was atrocious at most, and I don't blame him for not telling us much about it. I was very interested in how people lived during that time--and I thought that reading this book was very much an eye opener.

While looking up stuff about this book, I read an article from the Salisbury Journal  about the author. I knew that the book was written under a pen name, and I was eager to know more about her.

Eve Warton writing as Mary Arden, with her published book. (Image source here)

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