Hi all! My make-up challenge for January was by far the most successful one. Hmmm what does that say about me? Maarte ako. I like it because it makes me less frazzled on weekday mornings. It’s safe to say that I’ve incorporated it in my routine. It’s weird but I now go to work 15 minutes earlier than I used to. Something I couldn’t do with my December Go To Bed Early Challenge! I’m glad that my kaartehan got me somewhere this time.
Now on to February.
Continue reading “February Challenge”
I watched two movies in one week and loved them both. That doesn’t happen very often! So here are the two films that I think are worth seeing right now:
This movie is currently playing in Vancouver cinemas. Maybe it’s bad that there were only a few people in the theatre but it was a treat to watch without the blockbuster crowd. It’s about how the Washington Post proceeded to publish news on the Pentagon Papers. Meryl Streep portrays publisher Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks is editor Ben Bradlee. It’s quite exciting and timely (hello Trump era and the order to shut down of Rappler).
The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.
– Justice Hugo Black
Sand Storm (Sufat Chol)
Guys this is on Netflix! Yay for you! It’s a beautiful movie about two Bedouin women, a mother and daughter. There’s usually a focus on poverty or political conflict when it comes to international films but this one was simple slice of life, the tensions of personal desires and cultural mores.
There is always a choice. -Layla, Sufat Chol
(images from Time.com and Netflix)
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso
Is there something you always wanted to learn but keep putting off? That is drawing for me. I’m a doodler but never took lessons in drawing.
Continue reading “My First Drawing Class”
It’s surprising to me how I’m doing well in this challenge.
Continue reading “Challenge Update: Doing My Make-up Daily”
This took me forever to write but here’s some info that may be useful for someone who wants to experience Tofino off-season.
Continue reading “Tofino Stormwatching”
Happy New Year!
Here I am popping out into the blogosphere after a break from posting. It’s refreshing and weird at the same time. Anyway, before I chatter about my challenge of ze month, I’d like to share some snapshots of Vancouver. It’s not my hood but let’s just say I spend a lot of time in the city.
Continue reading “Mabuhay 2018!”
But not really.
Hi! I definitely haven’t given up nor forgotten about my monthly challenges! I got quite sick during my vacation leave, after we got back from Tofino. It’s a small surf town in Vancouver Island. Then even after recovering I just did not have the energy to do many things.
Continue reading “December Challenge = STRUGGLE”