Just finished up my task this week after 3 straight night shift. Can we insert a confetti emoji here? :)) May came so fast, so here what’s I really up into lately.
On Finding Something You Get Fond Of
A Beautiful Mess
I know the website and the sister for quite a long time. I super love their colorful happy website layout and falls in love with all of their filter-perfect-photos. But just until last month I bought their book (signed dearly by Elsie and Emma, with a half price off, super love ❤) and suddenly madly in love with all of their products. Start to install their photo apps and start subscribing for their Happy Mail (shipping for international customer is $2).
I have this certain fascination towards stationary for a long long time. If I ever got a chance to be making an event or a pop-up bazaar (besides an open air cinema and drive-through cinema), I will definitely make something like this. It will be heaven! People will be equipped with welcome package contains of stationary kits. There will be a pop up card DIY station, the postcard station where you can send anything to anyone through a standing red blue and white mailbox, and all those beautiful paper bliss that force you back to writing with your hand. In Instagram era, hand lettering is associated with brush and fancy gouache paint, but I think you don’t need that to create something meaningful. Pen and pencils are just alright, it is the thought that matters.
Our stationary local products nowadays are so surprisingly good, in terms of quality and design. I believe it can definitely match up with anything out there. Some of my favorite are Pola, Kelly’s The Wrapping Paper Company, Kyub and others~ They might not as witty as Emily McDowell, but there are so many local brands out there who get really serious stuffs under their sleeves.
Finding Circa Waves these days is like finding a gemstone. While ‘older’ bands try new form of music, blending rock with R&B and electronic beats; the band comes as a representative of garage rock meets classic alternatives. Reviving the sound of the early 00’s indie scene. I was beyond excited the first time I heard them (BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge, they cover Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do).
These four lads from Liverpool are young, formed the band in 2013, did support act for 1975 and The Libertines, gaining fans from gigs to gigs. Their debut album Young Chasers (2015) is pure joy, each song is perfectly made for summer music festivals with infectious melodies and rousing choruses. The must notable tracks are T-Shirt Weather, Stuck in My Teeth, and Young Chasers.
And should I just say that YouTube Mix is amazing? It’s kind of the Nokia’s former Radio Mix, with videos :)) Watched all my favorite 2000’s video clips, right when they’re all still played on MTV.
On TV Series
Haha, how I kept finding time to watch TV series? There is undeniably good question afterall. Weekend marathon is one thing, multitasking is another thing. Just keep your player switch to ‘Always on Top’. Problem solved :))
You know, it is so hard to find someone who can narrated anything as good as Morgan Freeman. But let’s welcome Matthew McConaughey. Damn that voice tone. In 8 intense episodes, Nic Pizzolatto (creator) and Cary Joji Fukunaga (director) delivered a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece with terrifying fear, wrapped in a supernatural element. Finished season 1 in a day, it is toxic, brilliantly acted, and beautifully directed. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s performance is just grand and dazzling. After that kind set of cast, everybody will doubt whether the 2nd season will top up its predecessor.
Game of Thrones season 5
Four episodes of its newest season leaked before premiere day, Game of Thrones might secured its place again as the most pirated show of the year. The storyline is going on much more different direction than the books, but I found it somewhat more interesting. Book nerds, go bites the dust already.
Superheroes TV Galore
I just watched Avengers Age of The Ultron last week, and really realized that Marvel is doing great to brand themselves on superheroes summer movies. Year after year, sequels and the crossover. But it is hard sometimes to pack a great plot on 2 or 3 hours movie. So, sometimes it is just another bang bang, explosive sounds, and everything burnt that matters. DC on the other hand, is lying low with TV Series. Arrow is a successful series with right amount of heroism and brutality, layers of past after past, and did I mention about League of Assassin and the Ra’s Al Ghul?
DC’s other project, The Flash, gains new demographic they needed. With much more “superheroes power” simply called the meta-human, the show is more popular with the younger age. So many easter eggs on the show, which related to further show extension. Now, CW is already aired Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow’s first look trailer, and a crossover would likely to happen anytime soon. I gave up Gotham after 3 episodes and maybe it is the time to give the show second chance.
By the way, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is sucks, but Marvel’s Agent Carter is a five thumbs up. Peggy Carter is a character from Captain America’s movie (which I never watched any of it) and her series is packed with woman empowerment (bonus point, they got Jarvis on the show, like the real Jarvis).
Daniel: How can you just sit there and take that?
Daniel: I’m gonna tell that senator what really happened. Hell, I’ll tell Truman himself.
Peggy: It really doesn’t bother me.
Daniel: Well, it bothers the hell out of me. I saved that jerk’s life.
Peggy: I don’t need a congressional honor. I don’t need Agent Thompson’s approval or the president’s. I know my value. Anyone else’s opinion doesn’t really matter.
That scene when Peggy doesn’t get any recognition for saving the city is so powerful and it just screams greatness ❤.
So, what have you been lately?
Have a gorgeous Sunday, lover of the light.