I was meant to write every day here…but oh look, it’s a one-week gap? I’ll try to continue regardless. The top posts on this blog are still my film entries from 2012 – I mean, I truly had time on my hands to write a pretty decent essay that wasn’t for uni. Gosh, I do miss those days. I think I want to continue honing my writing skills, I miss writing reviews/film criticism. It takes time, admittedly and I think it’s a genre of writing that’s often overlooked. I still tend to google reviews of shows before/after I’ve watched them. It’s a sense of satisfaction I get when I agree with a review, or even disagree – that comes with a reinforcement of my own opinion of whatever I’ve just watched/read/listened to. I’ll continue!! I haven’t grown much in the past five years, honestly, perhaps horizontally, and also a slight shift in my music taste. Some pop culture things of I’ve been into as of late:
I binged part 2 of Terrace House: Aloha State – I’m obsessed. Can I take home a Taneshi, please? I’m determined to have a Terrace House itinerary of all the places to eat/visit from BIGITC when I’m in Tokyo in July ^^
Really digging Gorillaz, really glad that I get to see them live @ Fuji Rock, I feel generally lucky/an absolute privilege when I think about the lineup for Fuji Rock tbh
Cool podcast to recommend: Missing Richard Simmons – I just rely on my long-time faves for podcasts (i.e. The Bugle and This American Life), so it’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised when you take a gamble…on a podcast (wow could I sound more bourgeois?)
Am I one of those goons who snap photos of their food? Cos at times, you betcha. I’m not the most consistent with my food instagram but I enjoy a good one. I mean look at this savoury duck soba I had for lunch:
I think it looks pretty delicious 👌 tbh the allure in the food snap is like a selfie, don’t mean to compare you to food but the intention is the same – you/your food looks good to you, it’s a vote of self affirmation.
Well I understand the mild annoyance in waiting for your pal to finish snapping before you dive in…why not just join them? There is a certain sense of satisfaction in getting a pic right, food is good and so are your photo skills.
One time, I was sitting next to my crush and he had his laptop open, his window was on iTunes. I took a peek. I think he had a playlist named after me. I didn’t dare ask about it as it might embarrass him and me probably. I could be wrong, and he might have named a playlist “perp” or something that begins with “p” and it’s just my bad eyesight. But for a moment, it was the sweetest feeling ever. Here’s a playlist for the stickiest, sweetest feeling:
Cute – D.R.A.M.
Fool – Frankie Cosmos
Shut Up And Kiss Me – Angel Olsen
Lovesick – Orange Juice
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Take Me Where The Roses Grow – Mystery Jets
Say Something Loving – The xx
In Your Eyes – BADBADNOTGOOD, Charlotte Day Wilson
You’re The One – Syd, Kaytranada
Thinkin’ About You – Frank Ocean