THINGS YOU SHOULD DO EVERY MORNING

Friday, August 18, 2017



One of the most important things I've learned during this period of time, when everything is pretty much surprising and stressful, is actually to be always happy. I'm at my best when I'm happy and pretty much sure so does everyone. 

Being happy does change everything. I'm more productive, better at working on my post and I find it easier to stay focused. There are few key points of my habits which, for me personally, act as great rituals to be constantly happy or at least, keeping me in good mood. So here are things I like to do, and still trying to do everyday:

Wake up early 

I know sometimes it gets too much and too hard to do, but once you get used to it, waking up early is not so bad. It feels good instead! It gives me great start to begin my day, gives me more time to do more activities. I find with waking up early, I can do so many things in a day, stay focused and more productive. 

I usually get up around 5 to 6 a.m, it's the best time to wake up because it's not too early. I also try to do this every day, not only on weekdays but also on the weekends and if I'm on vacation.

Drink a glass of water once you wake up 

This becomes my habit for nearly fifteen years. My mom taught me long time ago to always drink a glass of water after you wake up to wake my brain and my body, also to cleanse all the way from mouth to your bladder because when we're sleeping, we didn't drink or eat anything for at least 5 to 6 hours, well unless you're sleep eating. I also like to make a hot lemon water - it's easy, just squeeze half of lemon to get the juice and add hot water. It's so refreshing, great for your body especially your digestive system. 

I find when I wake up and reach my glass on the side table, it feels so refreshing once the water come down on your throat. My morning voice is not raspy, my skin is even more radiance and glowing. My hair is healthier! 

Make your bed

I hate having my room messy. So once I wake up and drink my water, I pull my hair up into a bun and make my bed. If I didn't make my bed, I know I'm going to be super lazy and just gonna crawl under the comforter for hours. It's not a good habit.

Massage your face 

This is a new habit to me. The way I do it is not as complicated as it sounds, just give your face a simple little massage, sometimes I pinch my cheeks gently to make the blood flow. This is also really helps to wake me up. 

Breakfast! 

Never skip breakfast - even when you're planning to stay at home all day. I love breakfast, it's probably my most favorite meal time. Lately, I've been cooking something very easy like toast and scrambled egg, or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So easy but still filling me in. 

Working out 

Please do not working out with weight loss on your mind. From my perspective, it's not healthy. It is okay if you want to lose your weight but do not ever put it as a pressure. I've been there and it never worked out. Always working out because you want to be healthy and make it as a habit. Find work out that really suits you, make you feel good because you have to enjoy it. No pressure. I work out for 30 to 40 minutes a day. 

Shower 

Yes, seriously. Always take a shower every morning, it really refreshing and recharge your body so when you start your daily activities, your body is on full mode ready.

Get on skin care routine 

When you do everything right, you'll get the result. Always start with cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser in the morning - I like to use Bioderma Sensible H2O to cleanse any oil and product residue from the night before, then get on with my moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm and sun screen if I'm going to go out. A little beauty tip, I like to do my brows too even if I didn't going out. I feel put together and make me feel good. 

Are there any routines that make you happy? I would love to know! Thanks for reading, xx

THE PERFECT IMAGE

Monday, August 14, 2017

Before I started this blog, I was more active on tumblr, interacted and made friends with lots of people from all around the world. There's something about being friends in internet that really unique and in certain ways, my internet friends actually understand me more than my real life friends. 

As I wrote blog and posted the links to my tumblr as well, my readers grew bigger each day and I couldn't be more thankful for that. My internet friends were my #1 readers, they even asked me to write one or two posts, asked my opinions about beauty related or movies (because those are stuffs that I talk the most on my blog) and then my readers just frequently send me messages about literally everything - things that are related to my blog or posts, or even not related to my blog like my personal life, and their personal lives.

We build the trust together. I earn their trust - and if they asked me anonymously, it didn't matter. For me, when people take their time to send me messages, it means they really want to know from my perspective. I should appreciate it. 

I am fully aware that my readers mostly are younger girls and boys, the rest are coming from any age, sometimes older than me, and I couldn't be more thankful for that. I always want to help people but I know, I can't so I hope with my blog at least I can help one or two. Even if it didn't help at all, it is somehow entertains or giving my readers inspirations.

Within nearly eight years I become a blogger - or in my perspective, a person who spend too many times on internet, writing her mind and post it on blogger website - lots of time, with people reading my blog, following my tumblr, instagram and even my snapchat, it is often people assume my life is perfect. 

It is completely wrong. 

MOVIE | WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017)

Saturday, August 12, 2017


It's kinda late, I know. Like the old man said, better late than never. Right?

Following Rise of (2011) and Dawn of (2014), War for the Planet of the Apes is the third and rumored to be final installment of Planet of the Apes series, taking event two years after Dawn of with Caesar (Andy Serkis) a highly intelligence ape with his fellow apes being hunted by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) who has so much anger and hate toward the apes.

This movie is unapologetically dark, wild and frightening. 

From the very first scene, this movie is already kicking it with intense war between humans and apes, and it's kinda explain what happened since Dawn of. Humans and apes are still not getting along and the Colonel still asshole. From this point of view, humans are the enemy and me, as human, really drown into apes' feeling, the confusion, the hate, and lots of times, I am scared to what humans will do. I mean, I learn about humanity from animal.

Since the beginning, when Will (James Franco) started this whole thing - well sort of - the story line is so thorough, there's never rush, never lack of background or plot holes, it has been always deep and well written. The trilogy builds from the ground and it's a slow phase for sure but not boring whatsoever, instead it's pulling audience in ever more. The construction of this movie is brilliant. From Rise of to Dawn of and now, War for - they are all one gigantic movie. Like I said, it's so rare for a trilogy to be such a perfect continuity from the beginning. I wouldn't mind to watch 6 hours long movie if it was this good. Take my money!

More of the story, it goes even more intense and so dark, I was totally forgot my lemon tea and popcorn, thank God I didn't forget to breathe. Sorry for lots of annoying silly thoughts, but seriously, I can't even think at least one scene that wasn't make my jaws drop. Not even one.
I love every minute of this movie. It's genius! 
On cinematography wise, it is jaw dropping obviously. The motion capture work is so real, like, super real. When I watched this movie, part of my brain was thinking about how dark this movie and the other part thought about how the special effect teams working on this motion, making something that I knew it wasn't real, I knew it played by human but on the screen, all of the Apes were just like that, the apes. No less, no more, so freaking real.

I can't say this enough but this is, by far, the best trilogy ever made on earth. I honestly think this is truly a masterpiece. It's very rare on the trilogy that every movie on it is equally great.




Thanks for reading! xx

BEAUTY | FAVORITE EVERYDAY FRAGRANCES

Friday, August 11, 2017




On daily basis, I prefer body mist or cologne instead of heavy perfume. I want something that smells dan feels refreshing, make me feel like I just step out from the shower. More importantly, I hate having my skin feeling sticky. 

I've done this post in the past, back in 2016 and of course, I change quite a bit. For the note, I'm aware all the products I have here are coming from Victoria's Secret. I love their products so much, especially for fragrances. The smell is never too strong, always refreshing and some even relaxing. 

MOVIE | DUNKIRK (2017)

Wednesday, August 02, 2017


I never see myself fancy a war movie before, not until my most favorite director Christopher Nolan announced that he was going to release a war movie in mid 2017. Of course I have to watch it because first, it's Nolan's movie. Second, Nolan and his brain are really good couple. Third, Nolan and Hans Zimmer? Bomb! 

The amount of loving his creation becomes unhealthy now. I mean, I lost count on how many times I've watched The Dark Knight trilogy, alongside his other movies. I also watch Interstellar before bed because clearly I want to throw myself into blackhole and other dimension. please excuse my sarcasm.  

Watching Nolan's movies always give me some sort of experience, but Dunkirk is actually a whole new experience. It's something I have never experience before. Within around 90 minutes (which is shorter than Nolan's previous movies), since the beginning, when I just sat my butt on the cinema, then few minutes later the movie started and the first ever scene started, the soundtrack banging on the ears, holy moly...

Dunkirk is spectacularly horrifying, so raw and real. I literally lost count how many times I jumped on my chair. This movie is a new level of art combined with Hans Zimmer's beautifully eerie soundtrack. It is a masterpiece! 
Before I tell you more about Dunkirk, I want to mention this post is part of my collaboration with my friend, Ilham Hamzah. I talk about the movie, while he talks about the comparison between the movie story line and the actual event. Please kindly check his blogpost. I had a great time watching and discussing this movie with him! Thank you, Hamzah xx

This is also a SPOILER FREE review. I got you, guys ;)

PLAYLIST

Tuesday, August 01, 2017



Welcome the month of August! New month, new playlist, enjoy xx
  1. Ahead of Myself - X Ambassadors
  2. Bad Luck - Adam Barnes
  3. Born to Make You Happy - Britney Spears 
  4. Change - Lana Del Rey 
  5. Lay It on Me - Vance Joy 
  6. Please Keep Loving Me - James TW
  7. Rainbow - Louis Baker
  8. Unfaithful - Rihanna 
  9. The Woods (acoustic) - Hollow Coves
  10. What Breaks My Heart - Parachute

Full playlist on my Spotify 

BEAUTY | CURRENT FAVORITES

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


For the past two months, I've been playing around with new beauty products - some of them work really well and I love it which ended up on my go to basket, some of them are just okay and some of them are not working for me. They might be worked on other people. 

Here are products that I'm currently loving... 

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint in Mani and Perf - you guys know my lip color selection right? Like I can't get enough with these range of color. Mani is my current day time lip color and Perf is my night time. They're subtle, pigmented and long lasting! I also find it very easy to use because the applicator is small, so it can reach my inner part of my lips without touching my teeth or my skin.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - oh dear God, I feel so dumb to not buying this palette since beginning. So beautiful, so pigmented, so perfect! Ah! My favorite colors are tempera (I used as my base color and to highlight my brow bone), vermeer (such a beautiful shimmery pale pink for inner corners and also to highlight brow bone and the bridge of the nose), primavera (gorgeous gold shimmery color! love to put it all over my lids, make my eye color pop), raw sienna (my perfect transition shade) and warm taupe (for more darker outer v of my eyes). I haven't tried every color in this palette, but so far, this is the only palette that I'm reach when I get ready.


Etude House Zero Sebum Loose Powder - I use it to set my under eyes and it works amazing! The powder is very white but when you apply and blend, it disappears. It has no color on it, so you don't to have worry about it adding color on foundation. I like to apply using powder brush instead of pad that comes with. This powder is also works as dry shampoo! What a win-win ;)

St. Ives Apricot Scrub - what a life changing product! Ever since I use this scrub two and half months ago, my skin is seriously getting better. No more whiteheads, no more little bumps (like texture on my skin) and also it makes my skin even more radiant and glowing!

Secret Key Natural Daily Pure Sun Cream SPF 50+ - I used to wear prescription sun screen from my dermatologist, I don't use other prescription from her, I went dermatologist because of my dermatitis and also asked for sun screen. My skin is very sensitive and I had bad experience with  drugstore sun screen. Until my friend came to my house, we had a little beauty chit-chat and suggested to try this product. At first I was afraid, but she convinced me that Secret Key only use natural ingredients (most of Korean beauty products do). So I gave it a try there months ago and so far, I didn't have any problem. Instead, I feel more comfortable adding sun screen on my morning skin care routine. This sun screen also work as primer, leaving my skin feels very smooth and glowing.


What beauty products you've been loving right now? Let me know! Thanks for reading xx

MOVIE | TO THE BONE (2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Eating Disorder is not a new issue but yet, I feel like there's not enough conversation about it. Personally, I've never experience it, although there was one phase I didn't like how I look, how my body was. To be able to overcome such a negativity that I had, is probably one of my biggest achievement. Back then, I didn't tell anyone, I just kept to myself because I was so embarrass about that. 

Right now, I am a working progress. I'm accepting what I have, working toward more positivity than things that I can't change, because I am perfectly imperfect this way. 

Few months ago, I watched a trailer on Netflix youtube channel. To The Bone, starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves. The trailer was pretty self explanatory at that time but what made me really interested and looked forward was how true the story was since the beginning. There are so many times we've been fooled by movie trailers (not gonna talk about that, so upsetting) but I knew this trailer was not. 

There were conversation about this movie - pro and contra, how people were looking forward because "it looks promising" and the fact that the writer and director, Marti Noxon and Lily herself are both have the same experience about eating disorder in the past and they wanted to share this story to the world. But of course, some people were worried and even upset for no reason (because the movie hadn't come out yet) said that this movie would glamorizing eating disorder just like the others. 

I am not a person who believe what people say unless I see it myself. So here's my honest thought. 

AFFIRMATION OF LETTING GO

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


This morning, I wake up feeling different. It was a fine Wednesday morning on 06.10 am, the sun rose, bright and beautiful. The clean air gathered around me as I opened up my windows. My room still smelled like fresh cotton sheets and baby powder because I lighted my candle last night. I still on my months off of college. What was so different? 

Oh. Last night, I made a decision. A decision that would probably change a part of my life. One thought, one decision to all of my decisions. 

I decided to let go

It was hard, like really hard pain in the ass. It is still hard. I cried so much last night, but as I finished crying my eye balls out, I smiled. I felt like... tons of weight on my shoulders were being taken and I felt free. 

God, I feel free.

Today, I embrace the memories of my past. I will never forget all those memories - it made me smile once, it made me cried once. Now, it makes me feel grateful to have those as part of my journey. I feel both blessed and grateful with all life has given to me, and I'm excited for what life will gives me in the future. 

It takes courage to let yourself trying and fighting for what you think the best for you. It also takes lots of courage to let go. 

I am fully aware that I did the best as I could at that time, it wasn't my loss because I did trying and trying and trying to understand the circumstances, the feelings, the future, the consequences. Now, I'm ready to let go.

As I clear my heart and my mind, I clear my future road ahead for miracles and happy surprises as well. I am so proud of myself for being brave enough to let go one thing that used to make my heart bloom and also tearing it apart. I'm proud to be me. I'm proud of what I believe.

Never feel sorry to make yourself and your life better. It's yours, so the decisions are also yours. 


Live and love your life, xx. 

MOVIE | SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017) - SPOILER REVIEW

Friday, July 07, 2017

Spider-Man! Spider-Man! 

I am so happy to finally hear that theme song again! It's been... what? Ten, twelve years? Crazy, right? 

Spider-Man: Homecoming directed by Jon Watts, is the new movie of this timeless hero which everyone loves - including myself. I'm growing up with Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, which I think great movies (yes, three of them). However, I'm myself not really fancy with The Amazing Spider-Man, with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. I'm not disappointed with Andrew, it's just... off at some point. He's too handsome (nothing wrong with that irl honestly, i'm big fan!), too cool for a nerd and... yeah, not really Peter Parker we all wanted. I love the movie, but not really? It doesn't make any sense. I know. I'm weird. 

Homecoming takes time after The Avengers (2012) - we get too see Toomes (Michael Keaton) is taking care of the aftermath, Stark tower is burned and all that stuff that happened on New York, then fast forward to during Captain America: Civil War (2016) because we all see Peter with his vlogging skill to take us along his journey of recruitment, Happy drives him to the private jet off to Berlin, Peter sees his new Spider-Man suit for the first time (which is so darn awesome!) and during the battle with team Cap. It all happened so gracefully fast! Then, few months later we see him on his normal, ordinary teenager life.

Not really.

BEAUTY | 90 SECONDS MAKEUP

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Lol, no I'm kidding. It probably takes two minutes tops but I like my post name to be pretty dramatic so... 

Lately I've been loving bare face whenever I go, like running errands and grocery shopping. I found with less makeup, my skin breathes easily, and also helps to get better. People around me compliments my skin, even some of them asked "what foundation do you use? it looks very beautiful and natural!" and they're very surprised when I answered "I don't use foundation today and it has been a week now!" 

My skin is breathing. It's glowing and healthier! That's the secret. Still, even when I don't use many makeup like I usually do (not really) I do wear bits of makeup and I loving it!


PLAYLIST

Saturday, July 01, 2017



Let's welcome the month of July! Here are songs that I'm currently really into, enjoy! xx
  1. 2U - David Guetta and Justin Bieber 
  2. Beautiful Thing - Grace VanderWaal
  3. Broken-Hearted Girl - Beyoncé
  4. English Rose - Ed Sheeran 
  5. Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
  6. Friends - Ed Sheeran
  7. Heart - Sleeping At Last 
  8. Perfect Places - Lorde
  9. Ship in a Bottle - Steffan Argus
  10. Walking the Wire - Imagine Dragons

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 30

Monday, June 26, 2017


LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE

If you know me or read my blog often, you know I'm a big Marvel fan, but as much as I love MCU and all the characters... there's one movie that became my least favorite from all. Honestly, I don't necessarily hate it, nor I love it as much as the others, this movie works okay I just hope it would be better... IRON MAN 2 (2010) it is. 

I'm not entirely sure what is it, but I just... think there's something off in this movie. As a whole, it didn't fit right. I have watched Iron man (2008) and Iron Man 3 (2013) for more than ten times, but with this movie... I don't reach as many as usual. I only watched it two times: first when it was on theatre which was my first time watching it, and second when it aired on HBO. 

This is actually weird because I love Tony Stark, I love the idea of Iron Man, and this movie was Black Widow's debut who is my favorite character... but yeah, guess it's not really for me.

The 30 day movie challenge is done! Yay, I'm so glad to take part in it. It has been a fun month, until next time guys! As always, thank you for reading mwah :*


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 29

Sunday, June 25, 2017


MOVIE THAT CHANGED YOUR OPINION ABOUT SOMETHING 

One of my weaknesses was easy to give up. I used to listen to what other people say or might be say or think, rather than did everything because I wanted to, because that was my goal. I used to fear being hate because I couldn't give what society wanted. But ever since I watched Pursuit of Happyness (2006) back in sometime around 2008 or 2009, I realized something. 

This is my life. This is my happiness. I am fighting for things that I want
This movie really opened up my mind about making plans, achieving dreams, and live your life. It taught me that no matter how hard the situation is, no matter what life throws at you, if you believe you can and you change your dreams into plans, nothing is impossible. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 28

Saturday, June 24, 2017


MOVIE WITH THE BEST SOUNDTRACK 

There's no way I can answer this challenge with only one movie. So I just gonna answer how I want it  to be ;)

STOKER because... how can you not falling in love with India and Charlie Stoker's piano duet? 


thank God for Dustin O'Halloran and the song, Searching for Home in the movie LION. the most beautiful thing my ears ever listened!


and... this following movies are those which Hans Zimmer created for. who can't falling in love with everything Mr. Zimmer created? Nobody. 



THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 


INTERSTELLAR 


WONDER WOMAN 


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 


last but certainly not least...  JURASSIC PARK because come on, who didn't memorize that theme song? yes, the park theme song. 



MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 27

Friday, June 23, 2017


FAVORITE CLASSIC MOVIE 

Of course, no doubt, The Breakfast Club! This is such an amazing, relatable movie about teenagers and their problems. It packed with deep characterization, very thoughtful lines, and of course, cool soundtrack. 

This classic 80's movie has deep topics such as depression, suicide, drugs, alienation, materialism, sex and parental mental and physical abuse. Those topics sound very inappropriate but yet they're happen in real life. Personally, I think this movie shows the best way to communicate about those dangerous themes. Despite the heavy topics, this movie is very engaging at portraying teens and their problems in a very realistic way. This is such a must watch movie of all time!

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 26

Thursday, June 22, 2017


MOVIE THAT IS A GUILTY PLEASURE

I never feel guilty about my pleasure but if I have to, I think this Lifetime original movie,  Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012) is the one. You know how much I appreciate the story, the chemistry, the whole production and this movie is not really have them all but I happen to enjoy it more than I should be. 

I like to give Lifetime original movie a try, sometimes, it kinda okay to watch on your free time, sometimes it really deserve to watch. This movie, starring Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans, a remake from the original back in 1980, with some modernization here and there but still trying to keep the original, it is actually good as TV movie. 

The chemistry is great, the story is a little bit cheesy and at some scenes kinda rushed and the production is not really careful, mostly on the sequences transition and soundtrack, but overall, this is the movie that I reach for when I want to watch something but clearly have no idea what to watch, or when I have no desire to think.


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 25

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


MOVIE THAT NO ONE WOULD EXPECT YOU TO LOVE 

If you know me for awhile, or at least follow my blog, you know I'm not a big fan of anime. However, this movie called Your Name (2017) is actually one of my most favorite movies of all time. Yes, I love this anime so much, it feels weird to say that. 

I grew up watching anime like Detective Conan, Sailor Moon and Doraemon, but it was long time ago. I didn't watch them anymore, not even a bit. I just don't feel it. So, when my sister asked me to watch this movie, I was skeptical at first but as the story goes... darn it. It really drown me in!

The story is original, that's why I love this movie so much. This is probably one of my most loved animated movies I've ever watch in my entire life. At first, the story is fun, then a little bit confusing until... it makes my heart race!


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 24

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY
I watch quite a lot of documentaries: about history, the debate about vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based diet, about the right working out for any ages, islamophobia, feminism, science and space and many more. There's something about documentary that I consider as a fun way to learn about something without actually learning. 

So far, my most favorite topic is about science and space. You know I watch a lot of sci-fi movies, I always excited to watch about space, space travel and aliens. I think those topics are very interesting, open up my perspective even more. 

Have watched lots of science space documentaries, the best documentary so far is From Earth to the Universe (2015) directed by Theofanis Matsopoulos. The visual aspect is very beautiful, the explanation is pretty easy to understand - even for those non-English speaker like me and also, it doesn't take too long, with 30 minutes we get everything we need to know about earth, stars, milky way and beyond that. 

you can watch it here for free :)

courtesy of NASA

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 23

Monday, June 19, 2017


YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM ANY MOVIE 

It's obvious, no need further thinking... Hermione Granger I have several reasons why she's my most favorite character, some kind of my role model from fictional world.

First of all, she's a good example for younger girls to be smart. Girls should not be afraid to be smart because we already are. It's just the matters of exploring the right way to learn. She also never afraid to speak up her perspectives. 

Second , she's very brave and independent. Although her parents are muggles, she doesn't afraid to stand up for herself, fighting what she wants without any helps, without seeking attention. She stands up for herself, 

Next, she's the most loyal best friend you could imagine. No matter how silly, how ridiculous her best friends are, she's still herself, kind, loving, helpful best friend. She didn't leave Harry when Ron did, She didn't ignore Ron when Harry did. Hermione is true definition of true friend. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 22

Sunday, June 18, 2017


THE MOST UNDERRATED MOVIE

Whoaaaa... tough call! I have so many movie names to say, it's kinda list honestly. I could write down the list if you want me to, but I have one movie that I think deserves more than it got. People around me didn't talk about this movie - they didn't even know about it. I also knew about this movie because I happen to love the actors.

Barefoot

Have you watched it? or at least, know about it?

This movie is a good example of bad trailer and lack effort of promotion. Back in 2014, when the technology era was already rising, good movie trailers were technically everywhere, this movie didn't do anything. What a pity.

However, the story is actually really great! It's very light, fun, easy to follow but not a cheesy romance. I love how the chemistry of the main characters build slowly and somewhat understandable, nothing is forced to be there, so relatable, so fresh. Daisy (Evan Rachel Wood) and Jay (Scott Speedman) are really have great chemistry which is a key point in this movie. Their chemistry is heartwarming to see, at some point make me smile a lot!

The supporting characters are also important, add some more to the story and really complete the whole story. They're there not only to support, but also to add little elements that are really important. Like dr. Bertleman (J.K Simmons), Jay's parents, and the psychiatric patients who are also Jay's friends, their presence are not forced to be there, but instead, they're there because the story needs them, they complete the story.

There are so many tender moments that really touch your heart such as when bus station officer asked Daisy, what happened to her and why she didn't wear shoes, then when Daisy asked him to take her home and in that moment we can see that officer is worried about her, those little moments add so much more the the whole story.

If you interested to watch this movie, I suggest you DON'T watch the trailer. It's really bad, might be turn you off, just give this movie a try ;)

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 21

Saturday, June 17, 2017


THE MOST OVERRATED MOVIE 

I actually have two movies that I personally think are not really worth the hype, so I just gonna say it anyway... 

The first movie is The Fault in Our Stars (2014)It is based on a novel with the same title, the book is amazing - it's one of my favorite books to read over and over again. However the movie is lack of emotional feelings, so many things are forced to be there just to follow up the original story. It's disappointing, a little bit embarrassing, really. 

Second, Step Up (2016) ... I don't understand why people love it so much. For me personally, the characters are lack of personalities and the story is something that we used to see a lot. It's so cheesy and basic. Nothing new, nothing major happen in this movie. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 20

Friday, June 16, 2017


YOUR FAVORITE ACTRESS

Well, today is a lot easier because honestly I have one most favorite actress from all great actresses out there. I adore him since I was little, and now, nothing's change. I've never talked about her deeply on my blog so today is the day.

Nicole Kidman 



Who doesn't know her? This woman needs more awards than she already have because she deserves it. She's immensely talented and always brings so many emotions into her characters no matter how small or big it is. She's also always brave to choose character and knows how to tell audience the story behind her characters, knows how to bring her characters into life without forcing it.

Her role on Stoker is one of the best roles she ever had. The movie is unusual, her character is both lovely and terrifying but she can delivers it gracefully. It also happens on Lion, which is really emotional movie and she plays emotional character. It's beyond amazing.


I'm fully aware that she does acting because she loves it, no wonder her work ethic is equally amazing. What I know from interviews, she takes her roles seriously. Her latest and her best so far, Celeste Wright on Big Little Lies, HBO original mini-series, is probably the most amazing character I've ever seen in tv shows/series. As audience, I can sense her feelings and not every actress can deliver that as best as Nicole did.

I can't wait to watch her upcoming movies! 

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 19

Thursday, June 15, 2017


YOUR FAVORITE ACTOR

It's a tough call, so forgive me I'm not be able to just name one. These are the actors that always make me awe because of their acting game. 


Alexander Skarsgard 
This Swedish guy is always take different role, he never afraid to challenge himself into character. Every role he takes always left me surprise and praise him even more. He played a rapist, a barista, then a 30 year old something who fell for 15 year old girl, a commander in US Navy, and two of most memorable roles are Eric Northman who is a sexy vampire and John Clayton or Tarzan in his latest movie back in 2016. From all different roles he ever had, I have to say his best role is Perry Wright in HBO original mini-series Big Little Lies


Benedict Cumberbatch 
I gotta be honest, I recognize him for the first time as Sherlock Holmes in BBC shows, Sherlock, and that's the best role he has. I couldn't imagine anyone else to play that iconic character who would be better than him. Sorry, RDJ, but it's true. It is completely personal opinion. More than his role as Sherlock Holmes, he always been good actor! Like in The Imitation Game, are you kidding me?! 


Dev Patel 
He's young, handsome and talented. He is so amazing to always make himself deep down into character he's playing in. I watched every movie he's in and man I can't tell if he's acting or not, always successfully bring the emotion toward audiences. So far the best role he ever had was Saroo in Lion. So many feelings, great character evolvement, no man can played Saroo better than him. 


Tom Hardy 
His roles are always different with different genre of movies, from romantic guy in a rom-com movie, to dangerous villain, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises which for me, his best role yet. I love him so much in the last movie of Batman trilogy, so daring, so dangerous but yet so likable. I can't wait to see him in Dunkirk!


Tom Hiddleston 
A handsome, very polite actor, known as Shakespearean actor because his undeniably love for Shakespeare, this British guy is everyone sweetheart. He has so many talents, his acting game is so strong and never failed, I think. From all roles he played, for me, his best role is Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak. In that movie, he's both fragile and dangerous, it's insane! 

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 18

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


MOVIE THAT DISAPPOINTED YOU THE MOST

I actually have two so far, but the other is like meh okay, while this one... I had so many expectation just by looking at the cast, then how cool was it the trailer... 

Yep. Suicide Squad.

I really really disappointed and even hate this movie. I rather pay to watch the trailer instead of watching the movie, honestly. 

Read the full review here.


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 17

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


THE BEST MOVIE YOU SAW DURING THE LAST YEAR

this is so easy to answer! it is of course, Captain America: Civil War. I've talked about this movie twice on my blog so I'm not gonna explain why.


MOVIE | WONDER WOMAN (2017)

Monday, June 12, 2017


Wonder Woman is not a fictional character, it's a mindset

The very first female superhero and an iconic character to represent strong, independent woman, Wonder Woman is one of the most recognizable superheroes. I am myself never watched Lynda Carter's TV shows (my Mom did and she told me it was great) but growing up, I know female is just as strong as male, that not every superhero is a man, not every girl needs to be save.


Before I share my thoughts on this one of the most anticipated movies, I'd like to say this is part of my movie challenge, which is day 16: the last movie you watched on theaters. This review also contains spoilers, so please be aware of it. If you haven't watch the movie, feel free to close the page or if you don't care, hope you enjoy it ;)

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 15

Saturday, June 10, 2017


FIRST MOVIE YOU SAW ON THEATRES

Wow what a major flashback! The first movie I've ever watched on theater was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). I was 9 years old back then, very excited to see the magical world of Hogwarts on the big screen with my brother and his girlfriend (now they're married couple with two kids). 

I had to say my first experience was really great. First time went to theatre and I watched the most magical movie (saga) ever. I grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione. I grew up with them through the movie, although I just read the whole book when I was 13 or 14.

This movie has a special place on my heart. I learned so much from this movie - to stand up for myself, to always be kind, to be brave and of course, to appreciate what I already have. I can't count how many times I've watched this and other movies, honestly. I lost of it, lol. But you know, if you're a big fan of Harry Potter, you'll understand how much it means to you. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 14

Friday, June 09, 2017


FAVORITE QUOTE FROM ANY MOVIE


“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” 
Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This quote from Professor Dumbledore is somewhat opens up my mind about how to make choices. It gives me deeper perspective on think before act. It reminds me how important it is to make choices, most importantly for ourselves. What's right for our life, only we know about it. No matter how hard it is, no matter how painful it is to live by, we know what the best for us. 

I used to think if I had so many talents, I was very smart - some sort of genius, I would live happily. I used to take all of courses back when I was in elementary school, like English course (because English is not my first language), and Arithmetic course because I realized I didn't smart enough to do math. 

But as I grew up - with part of my mind and heart remember this quote, I realize it's not my ability that I have to live, it is my life choices. If I was a genius but all I do was hurting myself, did everything I didn't comfortable to, did anything that wasn't make me happy, was I living at all? 

Now, I'm more to doing everything that makes me happy. I love blogging, so let it be. I love taking aesthetically pictures, I learn photography. Because that's part of me. That's who I am. 

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 13

Thursday, June 08, 2017


A MOVIE THAT YOU USED TO LOVE BUT NOW HATE

I was trying so hard to think what movie that I used to binge watching but now inexplicable hate? Because as long as I remember, I never lied to myself. If it's good and I like it, I would say so. But then, one title came across on my mind. Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).

Back then, I didn't love it, actually. I liked it because I was bingeing with the whole Bella-Edward cheesy love story (I told you on my day 9) but this movie specifically was bad. The story was okay for me, maybe because I read the book and I liked it, but the movie, it was such a disappointment. Why? Because the production was a mess! The CGI, the setting, the makeup... holy moly.

I wasn't really paying much attention back in 2009, but I knew this movie turned me off. Now, as I watched it again (yes, last night, what a painful night), man, what did I know back then?


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 12

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE


It is no doubt, my most favorite animated movie is of course, Winnie The Pooh. I grew up watching all of the Pooh's movies. His kindness, loving, innocent character is so easy to fall in love with. His friendship with Christopher Robin is also the one that I always dream of. I have one very best friend, the one that is actually my comfort zone and I think that's what Pooh feels whenever Christopher Robin is around. 

The animation is somewhat colorful, cheerful and cute. So appropriate for everyone. Even now, I still watch Winnie The Pooh, no matter how old I am, I feel happy to see Pooh and his friends: Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Roo and others, running around to save the day. I love how passionate Pooh is around honey and just being himself without thinking his tummy might be bigger after eating so many. That honey is his pleasure and you shouldn't feel guilty about pleasure. 

I cried - and always cry when Christopher Robin saying good bye because it punches me so hard, so many feelings, ah... 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 11

Tuesday, June 06, 2017


FAVORITE MOVIE FROM CHILDHOOD

My favorite movie from childhood is of course, A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). I was 11 year old back then and so into this movie. I practically watched this movie every single day - every time I just got back from school or before I went to bed. I really love this movie, even now, I still do. Netflix has done the series with the same title, and I love it too. Thou not as much as I love the original movie.

It has a very special place in my heart because the main characters, Violet (Emily Browning) and Klaus (Liam Aiken) somehow taught me to love, to protect my siblings. They also taught be never be afraid to be smart and creative. So for an eleven year old girl, watched this movie and inspired by it was a great deal. 

The story is actually very scary, at some point not really appropriate for younger viewers but I was okay with it, my parents watched it with me. Now - of course I watch it without my parents, lol - I still appreciate every scenes, never thought to skip any part of it. I love this movie so much.

This movie based on Daniel Handler's books and to be honest, I haven't read the book yet. I always keen to read it, tried to find it on my local book stores but I got nothing. So please, let me know if you know where to buy the physical book or e-book because I can't. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 10

Monday, June 05, 2017


YOUR FAVORITE DIRECTOR

This is probably the easiest question to answer in this whole challenge. No doubt, no second thought, Christopher Nolan is my most favorite director. He always create such a visually alluring, deep and powerful movie. Even if he made a deep and dark movie like The Dark Knight (2008), it was still an exquisite one. I have no idea what's inside his brain but definitely very different from us, lol. More than the physical appearance of the movie, he also writes amazing stories or screenplay, I mean, come on, who could write Interstellar better than him? His creativity is beyond amazing. 

I don't know about anyone else, but for me every movie he directs or writes, it's perfect. He's very thorough about everything even small details that audience will not even realize. I'm gonna be honest, his movies actually one of the triggers for me to not only watch the movie but also to think and being conscientious while watching. That's why I love writing reviews, thinking about theories and stuff. 

If one day I could meet him in person, I would be very very grateful and would be the happiest fan on entire galaxy. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 9

Sunday, June 04, 2017


A MOVIE THAT YOU PRACTICALLY KNOW THE WHOLE SCRIPT OF

Back in 2008, I was a hardcore Twilight fan - no shame for this fact. I still do, until now. I think the story is beautiful in one way, thou another way it makes no sense and such a cheesy story. But hey, let's be honest, we all do like cheesy romance story, right? 

I've read the books more than once - ten times, probably. I watched the first movie, so many times. I used to watch it everyday for a month, silly, I know, because I like it so much. So having read the book and watch the movie over and over again, I'm pretty much know the script - like I know what Bella is going to say or what Edward is going to do. 

Twilight is a part of my early teenager life. It is part of my transition from little girl to a teen, the phase when I was finding for my actual self and I have no shame on it. Back then, I was dreaming of having perfect boyfriend like Edward Cullen: kind, loving, protective one. Now, I still do want one who can understand me, who can loves me for who am I not what I can give to him. Don't get me wrong, I do not want 180 year old vampire to be my boyfriend. 

More than about love story, for me, Twilight was also somehow helping me to understand about the whole family drama situation - not every parent is perfect, not every family is understand each other. Although it wasn't that deep, but still, it was kinda helping me. Long short story, it's just a movie on that year that somewhat meant for teenagers, filled their imagination. I'm not saying it is a good example for young girls, it is not, Bella is turning herself down for Edward, willing to become vampire only to be with hime forever, that is a big NO. As for entertainment, for filling your imagination, it's nice. 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 8

Saturday, June 03, 2017


A MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU SAD

Everyone around me knows that it's easy for me to cry over small things. They say I'm very sensitive, well not gonna lie, I do. I get emotional so easily - if I see someone who is in poor condition, I cry. If I see heartbreaking scenes on movie, I cry. Basically, it's easy to make me cry. 

There's one movie, that literally made me cry so hard and lasted till days. It's Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009). Seriously, I cried over this movie for three days! Every time I remember scenes, I cry. I'm such an emotional wreck! It makes me sad because I always touched by everything about animals and their loyalty. It broke my heart into zillion pieces to see Hachi hopes like that. 

It's a remake of the original movie from Japan, Hachi-ko (1987), I haven't watch the original - I couldn't find it anywhere (let me know if you know where to watch!). The story is about a man and his dog that very loyal. Hachi, the dog, always picks his master, Parker after work every afternoon on the train station. It becomes a habit for Hachi. Then here comes the sad part, the worst part to think, Parker has heart attack and rushed to the hospital while Hachi waits at the station. Even when Parker is passed away, Hachi still waiting. He waits everyday until he's dead.  Oh my God :((

See, even when I type this post, my tears are falling down like waterfall! 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 7

Friday, June 02, 2017


A MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY 

I enjoy movie so much - much more, I love watching movie. For me, book, movie and song are some that help me through my bad days. When I'm feeling sad, my escape are either movie or song. There are some movies that company me on my tears days, but I have one that always works. 

CLUELESS (1995) it is. I discovered this movie probably 10 years ago, and on the first watch I knew this movie is one of my most favorite movies. This movie makes me forget about my sadness, all of those things that worry me. 

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is someone that really youthful, cheerful and I think that's why I feel happy whenever I watch Clueless, because I see the world from Cher's perspective in this movie. She's naive but at the same time, she's also being true to herself, not worrying what others think. 

Growing up, I realize one of my weakness is I think about what others might be think about me, what others might be say about how I live my life, my decision, what I wear and everything. Now, as I get older and hopefully wiser, I embrace all of my flaws and use it as my wings to be better. That's what I see on Cher. She's not afraid to be who she is, either it is society expected or not. Cher is someone that always have ideas and bracing her creativity. 

More than her character, the story of this movie is also important. Clueless somewhat teaches us to be kind, about friendship and love. The perfect amount of drama, romance and comedy are the keys to why the final product is pretty much making me smile. The story is so easy to understand, so relatable even right now, 22 years later. 

Every character in this movie is actually great too: Josh (Paul Rudd), Dionne (Stacey Dash), Tay (Brittany Murphy), Murray (Donald Faison) and even Cher's Dad (Dan Hedaya) are very funny. They all pretty much show different kind of people in real life. 

Which movie that makes you happy? Let me know! xx 


MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 6

Thursday, June 01, 2017


YOUR FAVOURITE COMEDY MOVIE


This is so easy to answer because so far, my favorite comedy movie is still Vacation (2015). It's so funny! The story is dumb but guys, I laugh so hard every time I watch it. It is stupid, sometimes offensive but it's still tolerable. Of course some scenes are overdramatic, but I think it makes the whole movie is very funny. 

It's not a type of Award movie, obviously, but I think it's so easy to watch. You don't have to be genius to understand the humor, you don't even have to think to understand what is going on. I appreciate how this movie just want to make you laugh without make you worrying about the story line or the production. 

Vacation is the only movie that I don't care how dumb the story is, how offensive some scenes are, because this is the movie that I play when I need to laugh, the movie that really works to destress. I know it's not for everybody else because offensive jokes, but when I watched it on cinema, everyone was leaving the room with smiles and happy face. 

What's your favorite comedy movie? Let me know! xx 


PLAYLIST


Hello June!

I'm not sure what mood I am in from May to June, kinda have mixed feelings about life, love and perspective. But any how, here are songs that I literally dying to. Probably explains a lot... However, enjoy my playlist! xx 

  1. God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl 
  2. I Break My Heart - Grayshot
  3. I Want to Love You - Lenachka
  4. Just You and I - Tom Walker
  5. Marry Me - Train 
  6. Musician, Please, Take Heed - God Help the Girl 
  7. Rules of Beautiful - Jacob Whitesides 
  8. Slow Dancing in the Burning Room - John Mayer 
  9. Sofa - Ed Sheeran 
  10. Tomorrow is Gonna be Better - Joshua Radin 
  11. Whisper in the Snow - Josh Savage feat. Alice Pearl 


If you'd like to check more songs I'm into, you can check my spotify playlist! 

MOVIE CHALLENGE | DAY 5

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


YOUR FAVORITE DRAMA MOVIE

This is so hard to choose! I have lots of favorite drama movies from each year! But I have to say, Lion (2016) probably my most favorite drama movie. It's fairly new, I know, but I know this is the most beautiful drama movie I watched so far. 

Lion puts so many perspectives that I can think of. It's so brilliant to write such a deep, full of circumspection and beauty, with ability to bring audience to think, to feel so many emotions. Not only the story is the most beautiful story I've ever witnessed in a movie, the finished product of it also very beautiful. The directing, the acting, the setting, the timing from one to another sequence, the original soundtrack, every aspect is exquisite. 

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman are both no doubt great actors, but in this movie, they're amazing. Their characters are already written greatly and they portrayed it beautifully. They deliver great performance to share such an astonishing story. I can't praise enough of this movie, for me personally this movie deserves more attention that it got.


 
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