Monday, June 26, 2017


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 :*


Sunday, June 25, 2017


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. 


Saturday, June 24, 2017


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. 





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


Friday, June 23, 2017


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!


Thursday, June 22, 2017


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.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017


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 the most 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!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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


Monday, June 19, 2017


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. 


Sunday, June 18, 2017


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.


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 ;)


Saturday, June 17, 2017


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. 


Friday, June 16, 2017


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! 


Thursday, June 15, 2017


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! 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017


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.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017


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.


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 ;)


Saturday, June 10, 2017


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. 


Friday, June 09, 2017


“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. 


Thursday, June 08, 2017


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?


Wednesday, June 07, 2017


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... 


Tuesday, June 06, 2017


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. 


Monday, June 05, 2017


This is probably the easiest question to answer in this whole challenge. No doubt, no second thought, Christopher Nolan is my most favorite director. I have quite a list of favorite director but Mr. Nolan is my most favorite. 

He always create such a visually alluring, deep and powerful movie. Even if he makes deep and dark movie like The Dark Knight (2008), it is 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. 


Sunday, June 04, 2017


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. 


Saturday, June 03, 2017


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! 


Friday, June 02, 2017


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 


Thursday, June 01, 2017


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 


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! 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017


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.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Honestly, I'm a loser when it comes to horror movie but I do love watching them. I don't enjoy it entirely, but as a movie lover, I like to think about the effect it gives me. Not ghost effect but the production like camera angle, the sound effect, the story line. 

You can count how many horror movies I watched in my entire life. Probably lower than normal people do. But when I do, I take it seriously :)) this sentence makes me laugh just like it does to you probably but really! 

From all horror movie I've ever watched, The Babadook (2014) gives so many scariness because its story and the production. It seems okay at first, but as the story goes, my mind and my body react to how scary the story is, the creepy but perfect camera angle and of course, the sound effect that completed the whole eerie air around me.

The story is simple but original, that's why it is so terrifying! This movie doesn't have scary ghost like others, but holy moly, for me The Babadook is scarier than those jump-scare movies!

What's your favorite horror movie and why? xx


Monday, May 29, 2017


I'm not a big fan of hardcore action movie, I hate seeing people being punched, killed, stabbed or even worse, murdered. I hate seeing blood in the movie. So won't get straight up action movies as my answer. 

To answer this question, I have quite long list of favorite action/adventure movie. So, just like I did in my day 1, I'll make it short. Over 2016 until today, my favorite is of course, Captain America: Civil War (2017). The reasons? Easy. 

This movie is my most favorite from all three Captain America franchise, because the story is so well written, brilliant directing, on point acting game, and tolerable action scenes (people punched people, things threw up in the air, so many bones were broken). This movie adds more to MCU theories, opened up to so many chances of Infinity War, I just found it very great. I mean, it is a superhero movie, it tells about fantasy world, nonsense superpower but at the same time, it is so true. 

Captain America always been my favorite. Not only because he is Chris Evans, but also because his character is the most human and has a very big heart. His life choices sometimes seem stupid but if you look more closely, you will understand because it is so relatable to real life. I think that's what people will do in real life. 

I did my in-depth spoiler free review here if you're interested to read more. 

What's your favorite action/adventure movie? If it's not hardcore action, I might be checking it out! ;)

Courtesy of Captain America: Civil War


Sunday, May 28, 2017


I haven't watched the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie because duh school assignments, so the last movie I went to was Alien: Covenant (2017). I'm a huge fan of sci-fi-fi movie, I love Ridley Scott's movies, I love Prometheus so much but... I have to say, I have mixed feelings about this one. 

I like it provides answers from previous movies (it is a sequel to Prometheus and prequel to the Alien trilogy), but also triggers more questions? I don't know. 

Ps. This is a spoiler free short review. 

It still is a visually beautiful movie - the new planet is breathtaking, nothing compares to Ridley Scott's mind when it comes to terrific ideas about Alien, it has so many gorgeous scenes with Alien and weird thingy from the other planet. It's pretty scary at some point, pretty cool action scenes. There's one very brilliant scene when one character was trying to convince the other character, trying to make up his mind and for me that was very clever. I think that's the best scene ever in entire movie!

Michael Fassbender in this movie is an Oscar-worthy person. His acting game is so strong, so natural, so brilliant! However, the rest of the cast just fine. I don't understand, the actors in this movie are great people but their acting, their characters are just bland. Their characters are so dumb I found myself so pissed off to them the whole movie. 

Honestly, Prometheus is still better movie. I'm one of those people who like watching movie with great characters, great story line, and of course, visually beautiful. I think movie is not only entertainment but I also like to think about it. 

If you're like me, who appreciate every aspect of movie, you won't found this movie enjoyable because so many things bother you. But if you're just want to watch movie about alien, not really care about the production aspect, I think you're gonna like it. 

Have you watched Alien: Covenant? What do you think? 

Courtesy of Alien: Covenant


Saturday, May 27, 2017


Start with good, classic question! It should be easy to answer but honestly it is HARD. I mean I have lots of favorite movies, right? 

To short the list, let's make it favorite movie over 2016 to mid 2017. It's still hard to choose, but it's easier. 

I have four favorite movies over 2016 until now, but I have to say LA LA LAND (2016) still is my most watched and of course, really punched me in the heart. 

For me personally, it's more than just about romance story which the girl and the boy who met by accident, fell in love, things didn't work out and then the broke up. La La Land has a very special place in my heart because it tells us about dreams, about choices, and about perspective. 

As someone who is currently fighting for her dreams, trying her best to turn her dreams into plans, this movie shows different perspective of ambition and love. It shows me, respectively, that everything has its own consequences and not everything will turn out as expected, not everything has to be perfect. 

I cried so much during the movie. It's so beautiful visually, probably the most beautiful modern musical movie I've ever watched. The acting is on point, no doubt. The story is so perfectly written, I couldn't describe how much it means to me. 

courtesy of La La Land from the official website


Friday, May 26, 2017


Just like last year, I will post daily in this blog for the whole month of Ramadan! I'm so excited to start another challenge! 

Last year, I did 30 day question. This year, I'm going to do 30 DAY MOVIE CHALLENGE! Are you excited? You know I am. 

I found this challenge somewhere in tumblr, so sorry I forgot the username but whoever invented this challenge, THANK YOU LOVE! xx

So, see you tomorrow!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

When I was a high school student, my skin care was very basic. Cleanser and moisturizer. I also didn't wear makeup, and very lucky to have a very clear skin - not even whiteheads. 

Now, I'm in my twenty-something, being a graduate student, live in a place where the pollution level is quite high, and I have very different activities compare to on my younger years. I have breakouts every now and then, my redness looks crazy, and of course, whiteheads. 

I don't have very bad breakout nor that I have acne-prone skin. My breakouts come when it's the time of the month but still, it's quite bad for someone who never had breakouts before.

Before I share my skincare routine, I have to explain my skin condition first. I have pale skin and also have a sensitive skin, not normal but also not very dry. I have some dry areas but it's not bad. My dark circles are genetic, not something that I can heal using eye cream or herbal. I have to do surgery if I want to get rid of it. Sucks, I know.

Conclusion: pale skin - normal to dry - and sensitive skin.


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Week ago, I watched the second installment to Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, with a good amount of excitement and expectation because the first movie was good, right? As I sat comfortably on the theater, watched the movie while eating my popcorn and drinking my soda, I laughed so much. I was so mesmerized with how beautiful the visual was. But... as I got home, I had mixed feelings about the story. 

Since the beginning, this franchise is a gamble. While every superhero movie presented their best characters with superpowers, Marvel released talking raccoon, creepy but cute tree with lots of branches, a green Alpha woman, and ex-wrestler with weird tattoos. People were crazy about the first movie because it packed with great visual, perfect humor and interesting story. Least to say, it took Marvel to whole new level of their superhero movies.

Welcome back, Star Lord! 


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

It has been nearly two months since 13 Reasons Why aired full episodes on Netflix. The response had been huge internationally. People from all around the world watch and talk about this series - those who have read the book years ago binged to read it again, those who haven't read the book compete to get their hands on the phenomenal book by Jay Asher.

But, unfortunately not every one agree with the idea of showing what it looks like to be bullied and the idea of preventing suicidal in younger viewers. Some people said that, the series is provocative, it glamorizing drugs, bullying, and suicide instead. Some even said the show is dangerous. 

I have read and watched this story and even share my thoughts on both (book review - series review). I love the book. I love the series as well. 

Few weeks ago, I watched an interview of the series cast and creators. I totally agree with the producer that said "People need to gain awareness of how important it is to be understanding towards other people. How important it is to be kind." I totally agree with that.

Bullying, drugs, and suicide are not the new issues. It has been here for so long and people seem to pretend they're not familiar with it. I grew up in a pretty much healthy neighborhood where there's no drug addicts, no bullying, not suicide case. But at school, bullying is real. It happened to me, to everybody else. It could be happen to everyone in different way. 

For me, both the book and the show did not glamorizing anything but to raise awareness of humanity. The show has been truthfully following the original story, although they changed some parts but it's okay. I'm sure I'm not the only one who agree with this. 


Monday, May 01, 2017

Hello May! I can't believe it's already the fifth month in 2017! Where the time goes?!

  1. Always Done What You Say - Aquilo 
  2. Bloom - The Paper Kites 
  3. California Dreamin' - Sia 
  4. Don't Wanna Be Your Girl - Wet 
  5. Fading Through - Wafia feat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic 
  6. I Gave It All - Aquilo 
  7. Never on the Day You Leave - John Mayer 
  8. So Close to Magic - Aquilo 
  9. Taking You There - Broods 
  10. The Cure - Lady Gaga 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What it feels like to be broken hearted? It's hurt, isn't it? Is it like your world is turning blue, in a low light and fading? Like everything seems go too far away and you can't reach it anymore? Or it's like the world - no, the entire universe against you? Or it feels like your burned inside?

What do you want to do? Hurting back or just crying over it? There's no powerful way to get over broken heart but to deal with it. I know, it sounds so friggin' lame and super cheesy. I know you know it already. I know this is might be pointless.

But hey, let's analyze your shattered heart.

First, who did this to you?

Your family? Your friends? Your boyfriend? Everyone can breaks your heart. 
Family can breaks your heart - maybe your parents are getting divorce, or your sibling is no longer care about you. Or there's a serious problem and you really don't know how to handle or to help your parents. 

Friends can break your hear too - they no longer fun to hanging out with, they tell everyone that they're not supposed to (ex. your top secret), or simply they're no longer your friends. Or, worst, they once told you they loved you but then left anyway. 

Boyfriend... ah, love story. There's a thin line between love and hurt. To love someone is to give a trust either they can love you equally or brutally hurt you. 

Second, what did they do? 

Is your friend ignored you? Is your boyfriend cheated on you? My Mom once told me that people are what they do, not what they said they're going to. So, be rational. Is it something that can be forgiven? Is it understandable? Although from my personal perspective, not everything has to be understandable. Sometimes, it is what it is. 

Third, why they did what they did? 

You have to completely understand the reason behind it. If the reason is rational or somehow understandable, maybe this is the way to be more mature. But, if it is idiot as f, honey, this is not your story, please be brave to leave. 

Fourth, how long they did this to you? 

How many times your boyfriend lied to you? How did he? How many times your friends turned you down? Simply, the period times they did. You probably know this but let me remind you. If it's only once, maybe it was a mistake. Twice, well they didn't learn from their mistake and just really stupid. People who learn from their mistake, from their experience will not falling into the same hole. It's okay if it's different hole, maybe they didn't know.

Fifth, ask yourself: is this the story you want to live? 

If your answer is yes, then you should probably help them to be better person, help them to be able to learn from their mistake. You are the only person who can help them to understand what it feels like to be hurt. You have to tell them how you feel so they know and hopefully won't hurt you anymore.

If this is not the story you pictured on your future goals, why waste your time, honey? Be brave for yourself to walk away. We have two lives, the second one when we're realize we only have one. It takes courage to forgive but it takes the whole world to forget because the pain will stain with you. 

What I understand, this is a phase and you can get through this. It is going to be real hard, like a pain in the ass. You're gonna cry. like a lot. But you are going to be fine because you are amazing, strong and independent. You're gonna get through this, believe it. You're gonna be brave and kind and strong for yourself. Yourself only.

This pain you feel will go away. It will be fading then it's gone. It's painful, like mentally and physically hurt but you will be fine and it will go away.

As I type, I suggest myself the same. We are all humans, after all. Nobody is perfect. It is okay to cry. It is okay to feel like shit. It is okay to be weak. Remember, your feelings are valid so no shame on it. No more pretending, no more holding up your feelings.

Let's be brave together, fighter. We can get through this. It's going to be okay.


Yours truly. 


Saturday, April 22, 2017

If you're not familiar with this movie, well I guess you're not alone. Stoker, directed by Park Chan Wook is somehow an underrated movie which is kinda sad because this is actually a really good movie! For years as being movie lover, I haven't heard many people talk about this movie. I came to conclusion, it's not a movie for everyone. 

This is a story about a fairly odd family. Centered in India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) who just lost her father, Richard Stoker (Dermot Mulroney) on her eighteenth birthday in a weird car accident. On the day of his funeral, India met Charlie Stoker (Matthew Goode), her uncle who she never knew existed. The actual story began once Charlie lived with India and her mother, Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) which strange things occurred. 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Ever since I started graduate school, I like to use a little bit makeup for school. It's usually very simple and natural looking makeup not something that need an effort to do (but honestly, it takes an effort to get up every morning and do my makeup in hurry) but still presentable and define my face. 

In the morning, after shower I usually do my skin care routine first then leave it for few minutes whilst I get dressed. I want my moisturizer to sink into my skin first before I start my makeup. It usually takes 5 minutes for me to apply all of them, super easy and effective. I thought maybe you guys find this post useful or get some inspirations. 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Back in 2014, I wrote a 13 Reasons Why book review and was hoping it made it to the big screen. This is one of my favourite books, no doubt. I even thought about who played who. That's how much I wanted to see this book came into screen.

Dreams do come true, right?

2017... instead of come into big screen, the story of Hannah Baker comes into Netflix with 13 episodes which even better than movie! 


Friday, April 07, 2017

Hello April! New month, new slate, new chances!

  1. Dandelion Wishes - John Adams
  2. Don't Worry About Me - Frances 
  3. I Gave It All - Aquilo
  4. Learn to Love - W. Darling
  5. Roses - Ghostly Kisses
  6. Say It Again - Frances 
  7. Someplace Beautiful - Alfred Hall 
  8. So Good - Louisa Johnson
  9. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara 
  10. Tears Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson 
  11. The Night We Met - Lord Huron 
  12. The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley 


Friday, March 31, 2017

Growing up with Disney movies - princesses, animals movies - I become one of those people who believe in fairytale. Yes. You read it right. Knowing that one of my favorite childhood movies became a live action movie, played by some of my favorite actors, I'm very very excited. Fairytales do exist.

I love the original film (1991) still have the VCD, and yes, still watching it until now. For me, there's something about Beauty and the Beast that really taught me to be more than just kind. Belle is nothing like a weak girl. She is a strong, independent woman. She likes to read and has this ability to see something deeper, more than it actually looks.

As a little girl, I thought it was silly to be falling in love with some kind of horrific animal, but growing up as I am more understand and be able to pull the story together, I think there's so many great things to learn about her. She's willing to sacrifice herself for her father, she believes there's kindness inside Beast's heart. 

26 years later... Emma Watson and Dan Stevens became a part of my childhood - well, probably everyone's childhood. I am pleased to say that the casting team did great job! For me, none is better than them to portray those characters. Even Luke Evans, who at first I thought would be too mature-looking and buff to be Gaston turned out to be the best Gaston ever happened. The rest of the casts are good as well: Kevin Kline as Papa, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and the cute Nathan Mack as Chip, I love everyone in this movie.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Time has a wonderful way to show us what really matters.

Day to day living our lives and enjoy every moment, we tend to forget how many times left we can hold into certain things - or in some cases, certain people. Of course we are not living in immortal life situation, nor those people are immortal. We forget that they might leave. Maybe they're moving to other cities or even overseas. Maybe things are not working out and they just left. Maybe they're die. Maybe. 

I am a person who are not afraid to show my concern to people around me, especially those who really matters to me. When I concern about my parents' health, I'll go in full act and sometimes, forget about my own health. When I concern of my sisters' goals, I'll be their best supporter you can ever meet. When I concern about my best friends' problem, I'll listen to them and help them in the best way possible.

But when it comes to show how much I love people, it is so hard. I can show how much I love my parents and family. It's easy to show how much I love my best friends but for someone who makes my heart pounding, I can't. Even sometimes, it gets confusing because I seem care to everyone and I can't see the difference between concern and love. 

People say that my biggest strength is my heart : the amount of kindness, concern and devotion I have. But I just realize, it is also my biggest weakness. Recent situation made me realize I didn't fully understand myself. I was so naive, I was lying to myself because all the thoughts of this kindness and concern. I didn't know who I am. Not until now.

If only time showed me sooner, maybe things were not like this. 
If only I realized a little bit sooner, maybe I wouldn't hurt myself and this person who matters the most. 
If only... 

But, no, I didn't regret anything. I'm glad time showed me my real feelings, gave me answer to the question I never asked. I'm glad that I told this person how much he means to me. I'm glad he told me his feeling too. I'm so glad we did. Although it seems like we can't be together, I honestly didn't think about that. What matters to me is his presence in my life, because now I know, I need him more than I can ever imagine.

So what's the point of my post here? I don't know. I just want to write down whatever on my mind right now. Sorry if any of this doesn't make any sense.