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I’m currently in Brussels, visiting a friend and enjoying my first holiday of 2016. With the tragedy that took place almost a month ago in Brussels still fresh on my mind, and my flight schedule being changed twice, I finally arrived and everything’s fine! But despite my hiatus from my computer for almost a week, I’ve still got posts scheduled to publish (including this one), and I’ll be back before you know it!

LIFE

This long awaited holiday of mine was long overdue. I’ve been feeling a little down since March, and I constantly feel tired. Sure, I could be sleeping longer hours but even if I do, I wake up without any energy. So I bought myself vitamins, and hopefully I’ll be able to kick this constant feeling of tiredness away by the time I return to work at the end of April.

I’ve also tried to be more active, as if my work isn’t enough, and I’ve been going to yoga. I try to go as much as I can, but sadly, my work schedule hates me and I can’t go as often as I would like. Still, it’s a nice change of pace here and there, which is always welcomed.

MOVIES

Since I saw The Witch, I haven’t watched many movies but I have been waiting for the next Captain America movie! Civil War is going to be amazing, I know it, I have this feeling that it’s going to be better than everything else! Plus, I’m a little proud that out of all the franchises Marvel has thrown at us, Captain America seems to be the only one who’s evolving and getting better and better with each film! Going to see it on 28th of April, so the wait isn’t going to be that long!

I’m was also very excited to see 10 Cloverfield Lane which caught my eye with its really good trailer. I mean, they hardly make trailers like that anymore, the ones that make you wonder and are a little weird and raise tons of questions – which is why I’m super happy that the movie was as great as the trailer, and actually, even better! I can’t wait to tell you all about it in my review sometime next week.

Television

I’ve turned into one of those horrible people who start shows and never finish them because my god, my list of unfinished shows is terrifying. Plus, I keep getting sucked back into shows I quit and then my list gets even longer. At this point I need to catch up to: Shameless, The Walking Dead and The Good Wife!

Also, I think I’ve been inhabited my an alien because I actually sat and watched the entire first season of Shadowhunters! Don’t get me wrong, I hated it and I thought it was so cheap and badly acted, yet, I sat and watched all 13 episodes and now can’t wait for season 2! Yes, there’s definitely an alien logged inside my brain somewhere.

For some reason, I started to watch One Tree Hill again and not going to lie, I still love the first season, a lot! It’s such a great mixture of angst and hope, and just, wisdom. I also wonder why teen shows nowadays shy away from making their characters interested in literature and art, or at least, minimize the importance of those elements. We had Lucas and Peyton, we had Rory Gilmore!, who loved to read, and now.. nothing.

BOOKS & MUSIC

Who knows what happened in the beginning of the month but I couldn’t stay focused. I almost picked up a Brandon Sanderson book, almost continued with the Outlander series and then decided I needed to read the The Mortal Instruments series instead. Then bought Illuminae and devoured that book in two sittings! So for my trip, I’m definitely taking my pad with me, even though I only plan to read at the airport, because I’m still definitely addicted to reading.

Music wise, I’ve been mercilessly listening to a remix of Zayn Malik’s I Won’t Mind on repeat for two weeks now. It’s good, I like it better than the original which I guess is an acoustic version. The remix is longer, with this smooth vibe that reminds me of summer and I hope I never get tired of it!

LINKS

My Filmviews talks about It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong.

Jake Gyllenhaal is good in Demolition, but Rambling Film didn’t love the movie itself.

Cinematic Corner shares her thoughts on the new and cool Suicide Squad trailer.

Read a review of 10 Cloverfield Lane over at Little White Lies.

Dan the Man reviews The Invitation.

 

 

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  • Reply
    elina
    April 17, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Zayyyynnnnnn mmmmmmmmmmm. I love his music so so so very much.

    Let me know how Shameless is, I was so disgusted with ep 1 I never watched further.

    And have a nice trip!

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    Nostra
    April 17, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Thanks a lot for the link love and enjoy your holiday. Can imagine the atmosphere in the city might still be a bit different after the events that happened.

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      mettelray
      April 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM

      It was great. The atmosphere was a little tense, for instance in malls, but otherwise, nice. I didn’t have any problems in the airport either.

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    mikeyb @ screenkicker
    April 18, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    I’m also one of those people that starts TV shows and then just loses interest!

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      mettelray
      April 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM

      I can name so many shows I’ve lost interest in.. it’s crazy.

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    Katy
    April 18, 2016 at 3:04 AM

    Yoga is sometimes a godsend. If you have a way to do some short videos at home before going to work, there’s a few on youtube that are nice. Yoga with Adriene is one of my favorites. She has a video with doing yoga before going to bed. πŸ™‚
    So excited and jealous you’re getting to see Captain America: Civil War so early! I can’t wait for this. The reviews seem really positive so far.

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      mettelray
      April 22, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      Oh, that’s a good idea, I have to start this yoga stuff at home!

      I know!! I don’t know why we are getting it so early, lucky me!

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    sati
    April 18, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Oh do catch up on TGW and TWD – it’s worth it πŸ™‚

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      mettelray
      April 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM

      I need to. I also need some extra days in the week . πŸ™

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    Brittani
    April 19, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Thanks for the link, and leave TWD, it’s so terrible now. lol I’ll never escape it.

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      mettelray
      April 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM

      I know it’s horrid, that’s why I stopped but JDM!!?? I need to see him.

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    abbiosbiston
    April 24, 2016 at 1:16 AM

    I was in Brussels earlier this week for work and seeing all those soldiers with guns was so ominous.

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      mettelray
      April 27, 2016 at 4:06 PM

      Nice! We seem to be hanging out in the same hood, first you visited Estonia, then we were in the same city pretty much at the same time. πŸ˜€

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